That's the underlying message behind this news from Ms. Michaels. It's just one more piece of evidence that
- Even really fit women are not allowed to love their bodies in public
- The messages that "our bodies are not good enough" are ubiquitous and pervasive
- The fitness industry (and the diet industry, and the fashion industry, and the cosmetics industry, and the plastic surgery industry, and the porn industry... Gezus...) is built on and profits from women's self-loathing rather than self-love
I spent years hating my body. It was never going to be good enough because I was comparing it against some unrealistic ideal (the origins of which I still don't know). I finally got smart, though, and realized that my body was here not to look a certain way but to do certain things, such as...