So it’s taken me a couple of weeks to fully digest what happened when this blog post went viral and to write this post in response.
The post went viral across the world being featured on news sites, entertainment magazines and even being posted by celebrities (thanks Zooey Deschanel!) which blew up my social media channels and phone as people got in touch for interviews.
Ultimately it’s a brilliant piece of exposure for me and my new business (www.thefitologyway.com) but it’s been a massive learning curve and a stark reminder of the importance of self-belief and confidence.
As well as some amazingly positive and supportive messages I also received some negative, unpleasant and downright abusive messages.
Luckily (and I have the fitness world and my friends and family to thank for this) I’ve come to a point in my journey where I love my body and that love is unshakeable enough to deal with people telling me that I’m fat, stupid, ugly and vacuous (that last one is my personal favourite, I mean, really?).
I still stand by my message that fitness and health comes in all shapes and sizes and you don’t need to look like a ripped god or goddess to be fit and healthy (but it doesn’t matter if you are).
It’s time to focus on yourself, take a good hard look at your goals and start to love your body.
Join the Fitology movement because #weloveourbodies