Welcome to Size Strong – a community and resource for those who are passionate about (or aspire to become passionate about!) fitness, health, and wellness.
So much of the rhetoric around fitness — especially women’s fitness — is centered around LESS. Fewer calories, smaller waistlines, losing pounds. We’re urged to exercise and eat well, but the implication is that we should do so to look a certain way and be received a certain way by society. And so from a young age, so many women develop an unhealthy preoccupation with specific numbers – our weight, our dress size, the number of inches that comprise our waist. Our goals are almost exclusively oriented to these numbers; we aim to consume X number of calories in a day, weigh X number of pounds, squeeze into that ideal size of jean. The language that we use to talk about our “healthy” lifestyles is overrun with words like light, lean, reduce, slim, cut. Pick up any magazine aimed at women off a newsstand and read all the verbs; they all compel, instruct, advise us on how to be less, to lose some of what we are, to be smaller, lighter, thinner, and therefore – or so they imply – better.
At Size Strong, we’re changing the dialogue. We’re changing the goals, the instructions, and most importantly, the mindset. We’re asking you to step away from the idea that you need to be less to be better, that you need to weigh a certain number of pounds to be happy, that you need to fit into a certain dress size to be attractive. Instead, we’re taking you back to the roots and true reasons to exercise and eat well:
- To have a healthy body and a healthy mind;
- To feel good in your own skin;
- To know that you, as you are right now, are worth caring about;
- To be strong and confident from the inside out
We’re so excited to share our personal stories, hear YOUR personal stories, and open up these discussions with you. Come to Size Strong for motivation, workout tips, delicious recipes, fitness fashion, and the opportunity to connect with other women who share your passion for being your best, healthiest, strongest self.