There is something beautiful trendy in the world and that is the idea that strong, fit and athletic are the new beautiful. Whenever I see or hear 3 things in a very short amount of time and they all echo the same message, I pay attention. Earlier in the week, it was a mannequin that although referred to as “full-figured,” was in fact simply not skinny. Then I picked up a copy of Vegan Health and Fitness at Whole Foods yesterday and there was a great spread on “Muscles are the New Skinny.” I loved that. Finally, my friend Jeff posted a WTA (World Tennis Association) campaign picture (see below) and their slogan is Strong is Beautiful. I love that, too!
So with spring in the air, and the rebirth it always brings, how about we all eat healthy, lots of fruits and veggies, and make exercise (wherever you find it–in the gym, on the streets, on the courts, in the water, etc.) part of our daily lives and let go of the idea that skinny is the goal. I think resetting the brain may save us from ourselves!