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Body Positive Fitspo

February 23, 2018

A few days ago, I posted a tweet:
“If you remove the caption from your body positive post, and it looks like a fitspo/thinspo post, then you are doing body positivity wrong”

A few days ago, I posted a tweet: “If you remove the caption from your body positive post, and it looks like a fitspo/thinspo post, then you are doing body positivity wrong” The twitter trolls have been coming for me since but if you watch my stories, you will see I’m 100% OK and I entered the new year having fun with them and utilising their tweets to release my sarcastic nature. (PS I’ve decide 2018 is going to be sassier, more sarcastic and passionate than ever before!). Anyway, one of them, being a smart arse tweeted this photo back to me and said I was being hypocritical cause this looked like fitspo… Ok… if you say so. 💁🏻‍♀️ So here’s my top fitness tips to achieve this position: 1) Make sure the gym is as close to your bedroom as possible, to pre-empt your fat arse giving up and not exerting unnecessary energy to return back to your bed 2) Take yourself to the gym. Make sure to bring paper airplanes with you to fly into the mouth of anyone gawking at the amazement of seeing a fat person working out 3) Play loud music. My chosen song choice was “Funhouse” by Pink to mourn the fact that the gym used to be my funhouse and it ain’t anymore 4) Lie on the floor to do hip thrusts and be glad no one is watching you whilst you gyrate the air. Also secretly hope that someone was watching so you could stare them down until they felt awkward. 5) Do 2 hip thrusts… ya know, cause fat people have no perseverance 6) Wonder why there isn’t a spiderwoman?! Seriously. 7) Take matters into your own hands and become spiderwoman and climb the walls your damn self. Be the change you want to see in the world. 8) Check your beautiful self out in the mirror 9) Take picture to capture a position you will never replicate again Done. Congrats. Oh and to the trolls, I never said thin/fit, I said thinspo/fitspo. If you don’t know the difference, find a dictionary. (Probs an urban one, cause they won’t be in the Oxford one). I stand by my statement, no caption can undo a triggering picture. If you want to get your egos hurt, go for it but if you keep coming for me, I might just take my fat arse + sit on you + trust me, that will hurt more. #scarrednotscared

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The twitter trolls have been coming for me since but if you watch my stories, you will see I’m 100% OK and I entered the new year having fun with them and utilising their tweets to release my sarcastic nature. (PS I’ve decide 2018 is going to be sassier, more sarcastic and passionate than ever before!). Anyway, one of them, being a smart arse tweeted this photo back to me and said I was being hypocritical cause this looked like fitspo… Ok… if you say so. 💁🏻‍♀️ So here’s my top fitness tips to achieve this position:
1) Make sure the gym is as close to your bedroom as possible, to pre-empt your fat arse giving up and not exerting unnecessary energy to return back to your bed
2) Take yourself to the gym. Make sure to bring paper airplanes with you to fly into the mouth of anyone gawking at the amazement of seeing a fat person working out
3) Play loud music. My chosen song choice was “Funhouse” by Pink to mourn the fact that the gym used to be my funhouse and it ain’t anymore
4) Lie on the floor to do hip thrusts and be glad no one is watching you whilst you gyrate the air. Also secretly hope that someone was watching so you could stare them down until they felt awkward.
5) Do 2 hip thrusts… ya know, cause fat people have no perseverance
6) Wonder why there isn’t a spiderwoman?! Seriously.
7) Take matters into your own hands and become spiderwoman and climb the walls your damn self. Be the change you want to see in the world.
8) Check your beautiful self out in the mirror
9) Take picture to capture a position you will never replicate again

Done. Congrats.

Oh and to the trolls, I never said thin/fit, I said thinspo/fitspo. If you don’t know the difference, find a dictionary. (Probs an urban one, cause they won’t be in the Oxford one). I stand by my statement, no caption can undo a triggering picture.
If you want to get your egos hurt, go for it but if you keep coming for me, I might just take my fat arse + sit on you + trust me, that will hurt more. #scarrednotscared

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