Why I Refuse to Post Pseudo-Porn to Gain Attraction to my Blog

I have something to say.
Something I haven’t wanted to say because I in no way want to belittle the hard work of fellow health and fitness enthusiasts.
But something, none the less, I feel strongly about and that needs to be said.
I am a little embarrassed by the recent direction of the fitness industry. 
Why is it that the primary way extremely fit and successful athletes  show off their hard work is in skimpy outfits and sultry positions? 
I have found it more and more common that all of the ‘best’ fitness and fitness motivation social media accounts are chalk full of men and women showing off every inch of skin possible in come-and-get-me poses. 
Don’t get me wrong, I have incredible respect for these men and women. The work and determination they have to shape their bodies the way they do is something I can only dream of. But why has it become synonymous with nearly pornographic photography?
I’m not prude by any means. 
I even take the occasion sports bra selfie to track and share my own improvements. 
But you will never catch me willingly posing in a thong for my iPhone (let alone anyone else) for more likes on Instagram. 
Is it just me, or does anyone else feel you can see the well toned figure of a fit human in the already skin-bearing athletic wear we sport? If you are proud of your improvements, why do you have to put it all out there to be considered a famous fitness model/ public figure?
I am fully aware of the “if you got it flaunt it” mentality, but where is that line crossed? Where does it stop being fitness and lifestyle motivation, and become a women selling her body to those much less interested in a health regiment and following for the free nude shots they can’t get in trouble with their significant other for? 
While this is purely my opinion, I cannot be the only person who feels that all the ‘extras’ are not necessary. 
I want to be able to look back at any work I have done 10, 15, 20 years from now and be proud of the way I represented myself. My rule of thumb? If I wouldn’t be comfortable with my dad looking at it- no one should see it.
For these reasons I will never show up to the gym in less clothes then I go to bed in, never post images that could grace the cover of playboy, and never misrepresent what I stand for. My fulfillment will not come from strangers ‘enjoying the view’ but from fellow people looking for betterment in their life and encouragement from someone working towards the same thing.
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I hope you all have had a wonderful week 😊
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12 Comments

  1. I’m totally with you 100%. Do what you feel is right, but as a fitness professional myself, I’d rather be taken seriously as that, then have 500 likes from peeps I don’t know or care to know. Great post!

  2. so true! I totally agree with you. I refuse to post half naked pics of myself just to gain viewers, because all the viewers I gain are just pervy guys who want to stare at my body, and have no interest in my fitness regime and tips whatsoever. Love this post, you go girl!

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