“Thin Privilege” Isn’t A Thing-Here’s Why

“Thin Privilege” Isn’t A Thing-Here’s Why

“Thin privilege’ isn’t a thing…here’s why. I was reading an article written by a woman I used to follow whom I found on Instagram and then began following  on Facebook because I liked what she had to say. She hadn’t really crossed my mind because I follow a lot of people and she hadn’t come across my feed in a while  but then a couple months ago she wrote an apology for making women feel bad about themselves and projecting the image of a fit woman. I was like, “whatever”. Then her last piece got to me. It was all about “thin privilege”. Before sitting down to write this, I decided to “google” “thin privilege”. I was actually surprised her article didn’t pop right up. Something from a “feminist” website came up and it was basically telling thin people why their lives are so much easier than someone who is overweight. And being fit? Let’s not even talk about how awful these articles are. I won’t even share because I don’t want to give them attention through links on this article.

I Don’t Identify As A Thin Person

First of all, I’m not writing this in defense of myself because I don’t consider myself thin even though I’m sure there are people who see me as thin. I don’t “identify” as a thin person. I “identify” as a fit person. So let’s just get that out of the way. So I explained I googled this term and so much information came back…not even the person I was looking for, but lots of blogs from a  “feminist” website. Seems modern feminists demean and disparage any woman who does not adopt her ideology.  Why is a “feminist” trying to tear down ANY other woman? I mean, isn’t that the point of being a feminist? To support other women whatever they decide is best for them and supporting them living their lives? Sadly, I find that most modern day feminist do not have the same views I do and because of this they don’t support me.

Being Unhealthy IS A Thing

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) over 1/3 of American adults are OBESE! You can read the statistics hereThis is a real problem! If you’re overweight, but don’t have heart issues, diabetes, cholesterol issues or any other medical issue due to the extra weight and inactivity, then WONDERFUL!! If you’re “thin”, and you’re unhealthy because of poor food choices and inactivity, that’s BAD! You see the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Just because you’re overweight doesn’t mean you’re unhealthy and just because you’re thin doesn’t mean you’re healthy. BUT…I can almost guarantee a person who eats well and takes care of her body WILL be healthier and live on fewer medications.

Six weeks after baby #2. The beginning of my weightloss and fitness journey.

Your Best Life

You see, I’m about living your best and healthiest life. You shouldn’t have to struggle getting up and down stairs, or hurt when you bend over to pick up your children or loads of laundry…and that’s where I was almost six years ago when I started my fitness journey. It has been life changing for me, and while I’m actually not as confident with my body as some people may think, I’m a lot more confident not only with my body, but my body’s ability to do things now. I try daily to live my best life. Are you living your best life? I’m not saying you have to become a fitness buff, but ANYONE reading this can eat a little better and move a little more. We can be offended by everything, and think everyone else has a leg up on us, or we can do something about our situation. Who’s with me? Let’s get started!

2 Replies to ““Thin Privilege” Isn’t A Thing-Here’s Why”

  1. I would love to know what “thin priveledge” actually is. I hear from people “You’re so skinny”….I weigh 160lb at 5’9″…..”Look at those chicken legs”….I have 17” calves. The entire concept escapes me. Am I “fit”? Hell no!! I’m a 49 year old gramma of 5 that while blest with great genetics is actually built a little squarely(?) and am definitely squishee. I can’t do the physical things I did in my younger years because rheumatoid and osteo arthritis will do that to a body. Do I wish I could jump around and use an exercise ball properly? Well of course I do!! But I most certainly am a testimony to what eating correctly will do for you. My youngest daughter went from morbidly obese and borderline diabetic to as hale and hearty as a person can be just through nutrition. People need to understand that biology, physiology and just plain old age can change our options but eating right never has to change. BTW….love you cuz!!

  2. Thanks for the feedback! Yes. And why do people want to say things like “chicken legs”? I used to wish my legs were thinner. I’ve finally come to terms with the fact they’ll never been skinny and build muscle quickly. It is what it is. You can always find SOMETHING to do even if you’re not able to do “extreme” workouts. Love you back!

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