It seems that people are shamed for admitting to wanting to lose weight/get fit for vanity reasons. We all say we want to lose weight to be healthier. When you say you want to look hot people tend to be a bit more judgmental.

Well, screw them. I am trying to lose weight to be healthy but I also want to look hot. I want to look like a bad ass. My goals include a 6 pack and the ability to run in just a sports bra and short shorts. When it is 110 degrees out I don’t want to wear a shirt. I want my thighs to not rub together so I can rock those short shorts.

Is this wrong? Should I only be focused on being healthy? Technically I am healthy right now. I have a good BMI, all my blood work is good. Cholesterol isn’t high. So, do I continue to say I want to be healthy? I am healthy. I want to lose fat, not weight. I want my body to look slamming. I want to wear crop tops and low-rise jeans without a muffin top or love handles.

I want to look like this:
gina 1 gina 2

Or this:
ronda 1 ronda 2

I want to be strong. I want arms with amazing definition. I want abs. Does this make me a bad person? Does this make me vain? Shallow? Maybe. But I think those that know me would tell you I am more than just a pretty face that wants to be able to beat the crap out of you.


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.