The coolest thing happened to me the other day. I was running home from a CrossFit workout, i.e. running slowly to cool down from the 100 pull-ups and 100 push-ups required for the day, looking pretty haggard with chalk all over me when a young girl on her way to the baseball game said to her mom, “I want to be strong like her.”
I’m not writing about this to toot my own horn about looking fit but because maybe, just maybe, there is a shift in how the younger generation of women view their bodies. For so long the super skinny, psuedo-anorexic look has been the ‘ideal body,’ which has always worried me for so many reasons (I don’t think I need to wax poetic about it here) but the fact that this young girl (she might have been 8?) used the words “strong like her” almost made me want to cry with joy.
This is what Fit Approach is about; it’s what Sweat Pink is about: strong women, both in body and in mind. Accepting our bodies and being our best, strongest selves. Strong is the new skinny, it’s the new sexy and confidence above and beyond anything else is the most attractive way we can be.