Keen to do a bit of #FatShaming?

Image by starsandpolkadots {deviantart}
Image by starsandpolkadots {deviantart}

Well are you? Here’s a hint: rather shut your mouth.

I had a little rant on Facebook so decided to share it here too.

I made the terrible mistake of clicking on the #fatshaming tag on Instagram this evening and once again I am disgusted by the human race.

There is a movement out in the world that shames, bullies and yes even hates fat people. And here’s the reality: Making someone think/believe that they are less than human based purely on the size of their body makes YOU the broken person. NOT them.

I’m a big girl. I know this. I’m okay with this. I love my curves and hips and my round face. I LOVE my body. Not because it’s bigger than most or smaller than some, but because it’s MY body. It’s what I live in. It’s what gets me around, allows me to hold the ones I love and sing and be a human being. My body doesn’t make me a good person or a bad person, it just makes me human.

Making someone feel bad about being fat (or skinny) makes you nasty, spineless and not worth a minute of my time. Why? Because IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. Want to use the excuse of making sure that person is “healthy”? Don’t. It’s none of your business. Want to justify your opinion because you “want to help”? Don’t. It’s still none of your business.

Want to be helpful? Ask that person you’re about to judge how their day is going. Ask them how work is treating them. Be a decent human being and curb your desire to jump on any shaming bandwagon. The world doesn’t need your negativity.

Get back on that horse!

I know it’s a zebra but it’s so cute…

Today, after 6 months of not being near gym, I went back to Curves. And all I could think was ‘why was I ever away?!’.

It was tough but I took it slow and it was sweaty but it felt so good to be moving again.

I could tell my whole body was excited by the prospect of getting fit again. And I’m happy to oblige.

Plus, I know it’s all in my head but I swear I’m thinner already. :P (Shush, it’s my blog!)

So here I soak, in the bath (yes I’m blogging from my waterproof mobile in the bath – Thanks Motorola and Android!), and my body is stiff but it feels awesome.

I’m gonna soak here a bit longer and let my thoroughly shocked muscles relax.

Leave me a comment encouraging me to keep at this magical gym thing? I’m gonna need it.

x Robi x

Working out with Curves


So that was a shock.

I had my fitness assessment and first workout with Curves this evening.

It had me in tears…

I have picked ALOT more weight than I had expected. It made me scared. I looked at that little card and thought: I’m killing myself.

It was scary and an eye opener.

My body fat, weight and centimeters were through the roof and I literally sat and cried with the (thankfully) nice lady at the Curves in Edgemead. Thanks Dawn. You’re awesome.

So this is me starting my fitness journey.

I’ll be signing up with Curves at the end of the this free month trial. I have to. What is R270 compared to your health?

I’m excited now. And looking forward to being a slimmer and healthier me.

Keep an eye on me people! :D

x Robi x