Welcome back my lovely followers!
By now I am sure you are all well aware of the ‘This Girl Can‘ campaign which has been everywhere lately. This is a campaign which was started by Sport England and it aims to celebrate women being active no matter how they look or what others say.
This Girl Can celebrates the women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, what they look like or even how sweaty they get. They’re here to inspire us to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome.
I am a huge fan of this campaign and if you are looking for some serious motivation, I urge you to watch the video above!
With a song as upbeat as Missy Elliotts ‘Get Ur Freak On’ it can only be good, right?
In the vain social media of today, it is so refreshing and encouraging to see real women going for it and enjoying exercise without fear of judgement. This isn’t an advert that is suppose to ‘look good’, its about being real. It shows something that every woman can relate to who sweated it out at the gym or adorned the dreaded Lycra. You can exercise and feel good no matter your size, age, or how much cellulite you have. A huge part of this is fear of what others might think or say, and of feeling like you’re not good enough. I completely relate to this mentality.
Gyms and the likes can be very intimidating places where the physically gifted parade around with bodies carved by angels. From past experiences, these people can be the people who berate people for trying, and possibly put them off ever returning. Why do this to someone? Everyone was a beginner at some stage.
Social media has had a major influence on the ‘ideal body’ of the 21st century. From Facebook, to Tumblr to the famous Instagram glamazons, it is hard to not face the idea of ‘perfection’.
This is why I think this campaign is so important. It is a reminder that these ‘ideal bodies’ aren’t realistic representations of women’s bodies. This is especially important within younger girls, who are growing up surrounded by these images of technologically enhanced women.
Sport England have really hit the nail on the head with this campaign. It is one that everyone definitely needs to see.
So, at the end of the day, it is important to do what works for you. If that’s going to gym for an hour after college or work, doing an exercise DVD in your sitting room or just going for a walk around the block. Just go for it, and in the words of Kevin G: