Ok…so sometime last year I decided to bite the bullet and start a very slippery slope of getting qualifications for being a personal trainer in the UK. Typically one needs to be insured via Public Liability Insurance, which doesn’t happen easily unless you’ve got qualifications from either REPs, CYQ (Central YMCA Qualifications), FIA, NRPT etc. etc.
There’s no *one* governing body for fitness professionals, though obviously some are seen in a better light than others for a gazillion and one reasons. But this isn’t the point of this
I decided to get my quals from Future Fit training and I’ve been slowly going through the modules. Mostly having to disregard what I know from my own background and up bringing, and reading out of books/journals. What’s really gotten frustrating is going through part 1 of 2 nutrition modules. A LOT of what is written is obviously from “guidelines” from the government and we all know that those guidelines are archaic at best.
So I was going to do a video blog about something that’s been bothering me as of late, (it’s still on my hard drive, I’m in two minds as to whether I should upload it or not) but then came upon an article posted on another site about the ill conceived perception of what a “Paleo” woman should look like.
That phrase in itself is an oxymoron really. If we’re talking about how a woman should look like from an evolutionary stand point, then the hourglass has us down to a T, if not MORE so. Here’s evolution for you, “Mmmm, she’s got child bearing hips”…
Anyway, Paleo aside, the booty really isn’t something that should disappear. I know there are cultural differences where by some say a big butt is bad, and others say a big butt is good (the bigger the better) and that’s their prerogative. All I’m saying is rather than pining for these images we’re force fed on a daily basis giving us a false foundation of where happiness lies, look at yourself in the mirror and say “hello”. Find the bits you’re not so keen on and look at WHY you’re not so keen on them and what you’d rather prefer…NO don’t look at a magazine and say you want *that* body. Unless we’re going into genetic restructuring, that’s not a path that’s available.
Venus of Willendorf
So every time I have a moment free or an idea for an article, I fire up WordPress on my phone, type away frantically for 10 minutes, then realise it’s a big topic and I won’t be happy with it till I’ve done research and backed things up with proof blah, blah, blah.
I love reading those kinds of posts but sometimes just posting what you’re up to is just as good.