“Too Bulky” Part Two
We’ve been telling our girls for far too long to be less. Weigh less. Talk less. Affect less. Quiet down, you’re too loud. You’re taking that too personally. You’re too bulky. You’re too fat. She’s too tall. She’s too smart for her own good. Stand out less. Eat less. Dance less. Lift less. So often in our culture, young ladies grow up with the idea that they are too much. Who’s in charge of deciding this? And why?
I wonder what would happen if we started encouraging and teaching them, as a culture, to be more. I don’t know the answer, I just think it’s worth looking into, for all of our sakes. Maybe you read this and think, “my girl is enough already”, maybe you’re a part of the problem.
I would love to see the effects of teaching and encouraging our daughters to stand up for themselves more, eat more of the right foods, gain more strength, dream more, demand more, accept and expect more of yourself than the world will of you.
Again, I don’t have the answer, but I’d like to find it out. I don’t have a daughter, at least not yet. If I do one day, I want to teach her to be more than what the world expects of her. I often encourage my wife to stand up for herself more, to dream more, to be stronger in her opinion.
My job gives me the opportunity to teach women how to lift more weight, gain more strength, and sometimes I can even help them to see more of themselves. I’ve only ever experienced good come from this.
Maven Fitness, where we encourage our ladies to be more.
328 South Street.