people living in bodies that society considers "standard" can be so threatened by fat people who can do whatever they can do because it can threaten their own view of their place in the hierarchy of the world. especially those who have lost a lot of weight and continue to hustle to lose more or keep the weight off. if you're #livingyourbestlife, then great! i am here for you and love your love of salads and smoothies and working out. we have some things in common! I love working out too! but if you're on a food and exercise plan that doesn't feel enjoyable or sustainable and doesn't always make you feel good about yourself then you are not #livingyourbestlife, you're living the most instagrammable life.
i know because this was me. i'm 100% guilty of this. look at me. i worked out. here are all my sweaty clothes, here are all my sweaty selfies, here are my plank and wallsit times, look at what i can do. i am so deserving of your approval.
cue up the gaga.
i've removed so many people from all my social media feeds but instagram was the most populated with #fitspo. these images aren't for me anymore. I'm also selective in following fat athletes because it still feeds into the part of my brain that wants to overdo it in the gym. Last Saturday i wandered a Fred Meyer and listened to Food Psych #126: How to Reject Diet-Culture Marketing with Kaila Prins and Kaila proclaiming how she's tired of talking about bodies and seeing bodies and making everything about bodies has burned her out and she's over the whole thing. this rang true for me. i'm on body burnout.
there is more to human beings than their body.
i could also be burned out on this because of nanowrimo this year. i'm analyzing my body through every stage of my life and it's maddening. I was a thin 6 year old. and then i wasn't. who the fuck cares.
i don't have the time to film myself screaming into a coffee cup but why would i do that when this bird screaming into a cup is 1000x better.
16,000+ words into nanowrimo and i took a day off and i'm behind. BLERGH.