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 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.