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Size 6 is the New Plus-Size

Posted Jan 24 2012 11:24am
Sheesh already. The video really says it all

I am someone who has always struggled with body image and weight and have, at the age of 41, only just now fixed some of the errors I've made, inside my head and outside. As someone who has been plus-size in the past, it's just hysterical to me that, in some circles, size 6 is now considered plus-size. Even with vanity sizing running rampant, that's what--a old size 8 or 10? Sheesh.

I will never be "skinny," not by these standards. And screw these standards anyway. They aren't mine. I will be--and already am even though I still have some fat to lose--healthy and strong. I think I will be focusing more on my lifting numbers instead scale numbers or that useless, pointless BMI number. (Lifting numbers are more fun to pay attention to anyway--did you know I recently did a 115# clean and jerk? And I've got more in me, too!)

And I plan to keep taking my kids with me to CrossFit semi-regularly, so they will get to see lots of good examples of what the healthy bodies of real people can and do look like.

H/T Crystal
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