Who wants to be skinny anyway?

Published On August 7, 2014 | By Helen Harper | News

I find myself hearing the phrase, “I guess I’ll never be skinny” over and over again. My first question is always, “Why do you want to be skinny?”

I never get a straight answer.

Most of the reasoning revolves around a variety of different reasons: “I want to be more attractive” and, “I want to look like *insert photo-shopped celebrity here*” seem to be amongst the most popular.

What makes you think skinny is attractive? Are you seriously going to tell me that these women are attractive?




Still no….

They look like they would fall over, should you tap them on the shoulder.

So what would happen if we idolized fit women instead of skinny ones? What would happen to our society? Would we start to get healthier as a nation? Maybe our children would grow up with real role models, people who work hard to achieve their goals.

Admittedly, strong and healthy women are starting to reach the public eye. She might be a bit mental, but you could never call her a bad role model, Ronda Rousey has done great things for both women and women’s MMA.


She is definitely not skinny. Muscular, yes. Toned, yes. Strong, yes. Attractive, yes. Skinny, no. I am going to go ahead and assume you’re all with me on this so far. Still want to be skinny?

What if I told you, that getting strong, fit and healthy was not only more practical than being skinny but also a lot more fun. Let’s do a little test, which looks like more fun – option A or option B?

lettuceOption A

Woman boxing and exercising
Option B

Again, I am going to assume you went with option B – if not, you need to get out more. So what can you do to get stronger, fitter and healthier whilst simultaneously having loads of fun?

I would suggest checking out your local Martial Arts gym, where lots of people go to learn various different forms of self defense. In doing so, they not only end up learning how to protect themselves from the dangers of the modern world, but also getting fitter, stronger, healthier AND making new friends.

I don’t own any of these photos, they are all from the mighty power that is Google.

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English Mixed Martial Artist fighting out of Andy Roberts BJJ and Legacy BJJ with a pro record of 4-1.

One Response to Who wants to be skinny anyway?

  1. Vassilis says:

    Hellraiser you simply rock girl! Amazing article, agree with you 100%! Women are afraid to get fit and toned cause they think that if they do so they’re not gonna be females anymore. Of course this is loads of crap. Ronda is a hell or a role model for you ladies and I hope lots of women will follow her example…

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