I saw a magazine cover the other day that said, “Get back to high school skinny” and I could do nothing but shake my head. Why would you want to be skinny when you could be healthy? If someone is skinny, it doesn’t mean they are healthy; Gina was a prime example of that.
The other day I wrote about how when we first met she was what we call “skinny fat”. She had a terrible diet and only ran on the treadmill. She was skinny, but not healthy. After training with me and doing CrossFit for the past year I look at her now and I drool because she’s fit, strong and healthy and I think that’s sexy as hell. In my opinion the word skinny doesn’t describe healthy and I’ve had a hate on for it for a while now.
This all seems ironic considering the name of my blog, doesn’t it?
So, why did I pick the name “Your Inner Skinny” originally for my blog? It was four and a half years ago when I started writing and to be honest, that was my mindset back then, I wanted to be skinny. Well, not necessarily skinny, but I wanted to be “not fat” anymore, and in most people’s eyes, what’s the opposite of fat, skinny…
If you read my blog regularly, you may have noticed that over the last four and a bit years my mindset has changed a lot. I no longer want to be just “not fat”; I want to be healthy, fit and strong. I eat well, I train hard in the gym, I’m now well educated about health and fitness, and I’ve actually turned my passion into my career. For these reasons, along with a few others, I’ve decided that I’m changing the name of this website and all of my associated networks.
From this point on I will no longer be known as Your Inner Skinny; my new site name is Your Inner Strong. But don’t fear, nothing besides my name is going to change. I’ll still be doing all of the same writing, tweeting, and awesomeness that I do now, I just feel this name better suites me and everything I represent.
So, spread the word; Strong is the new Skinny.