No, I will not have a “Thinspo” board.

23 Apr

So the other day I was casually wasting time browsing Pinterest. Because, you know, I need more ideas for things that I can do with mason jars…

When I came across yet another skeletor-like photo labeled “thinspo.”

Seriously life? This has got to stop.

First, I’ve never quite understood the pinning of motivational quotes or photos. I mean, they’re nice to look at, but do people actually go back through and read these, like pre-workout? I’ll meet you at the gym, just as soon as I re-read my exercise motivation pins…

It would make more sense to print out said motivational quotes and put them someplace useful–like the front of the fridge.

Second, if you combine “inspiration” with “thin, ” you get “thinspiration.” I don’t quite understand how this shortens to “thinspo.” It’s not thinsporation. AND since we all know how I feel about bad grammar…this just really puts a bee in my bonnet.

And third? Photoshop works wonders. I bet half those skinny-girl thinspo photos have been retouched. So keep that in mind the next time you’re pinning some ridiculously flat-abbed skeletor who to your “thinspo” board. Even models have cellulite. So does Britney. And Kim K.

Sometime between a dress fitter calling her assistant to re-take my measurements because I’m just really big in the hips and having one of my friends tell me I’ve got a great personality which looks awesome in a v-neck, I came to the realization that I won’t ever be someone’s thinspo.

But I might be someone’s real-spo. My reality isn’t a Nike ad. I don’t have uber-flat abs, and my butt probably wouldn’t pass the pencil test. And I have embarrassing stories of my upper arm getting trapped in too-tight button-down sleeves. I’ve been known to wear spanx.

I eat cupcakes, cook with real butter, and I thoroughly enjoy carbs. I sometimes put whole milk in my coffee and I really love the way a full-calorie coke tastes. This is what my real life looks like. It involves lots of leggings.

Stupid quotes like “nothing tastes as good as being thin” make me seriously question some people’s sanity.

So no, I will not have a “thinspo” board. And you shouldn’t either.


5 Responses to “No, I will not have a “Thinspo” board.”

  1. loftyappetite April 23, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Haha I agree! But I have a fitness board that I love. When I’m on a pinning tangent and can’t get away I go to my fitness board read a few motivating quotes that get my butt away from the computer and to the gym. Also I pull up my fitness board at the gym all the time to do the circuit workouts I save. And I’m pretty sure a cookie with butter tastes better than being thin and sad. Haha I’m into balance more than “thinspo” (a phrase that is new to me!)

    • cakerypapery April 23, 2012 at 11:03 am #

      See, now that makes sense! I agree balance is key–everything in moderation!

      I think I could get into fitspo–like fitspiration.

      • loftyappetite April 23, 2012 at 11:17 am #

        haha fitspo. I’m not sure I can say that with a straight face.

  2. thedamsontree April 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Could not agree more, I just love food way too much to think like this haha! I’d honestly never heard of ‘thinspo’ until just, so I had to Google it (not going to lie about my lame, uninformed self). It’s actually a little bit crazy, I hate to be so generalising but from what search results came up it was displaying quite a few women with eating disorders? Sod thinspo i’m going to go eat some cake.

    • cakerypapery April 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

      As I always say–keep calm and have a cupcake.

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