OK, we know that she was being interviewed by a fitness magazine, and she’s admitted to having to work out four times a week to stay in shape now she’s a forty-something, but Lisa Snowdon has been talking about her wobbly bits and suggesting that we all love ourselves a bit more.
Lisa told Your Fitness magazine, which is out today, that she hates phrases like ‘muffin top’ and ‘bingo wings’, adding, “I think they’re degrading, mean words. As you get older you notice things you’ve never worried about before, but I’m trying to be more accepting of myself and not pick holes.”
We totally agree. And we also agree that women should feel comfortable in their own skin, regardless of shape or size.
Lisa, who’s 44, said, “We’re so hard on ourselves but there comes a point where you have to make the decision to love yourself before it’s too late.”
Do you use mean words to talk about your body?
I can’t count all the times I’ve talked down about my own body, since I was in my teens and twenties. The thing is, we’re taught to do it by the media, who love to make women feel bad. Did you see the New Look PJ story in the press this week too? A set of pyjamas were on sale with pizza slices printed on them and the words ‘cheat day’…they were in the girls’ section but New Look denied they were intended for young girls, saying they’d been accidentally put on the wrong hanger.
Even so, we’re teaching our daughters to be afraid of food, to ridicule and put down their own bodies, and to hate themselves enough to start dieting from an early age.
Wouldn’t it be good if we could start a campaign to replace the derogatory terms we use to describe body parts with more positive descriptions?
There are many women who don’t feel confident baring their arms, for whatever reason, and they love Wingz as an option to give them more confidence with their clothes. That’s great and we’re really happy to be able to give women a shot of sass if that’s what you need. But even if you do want to cover up your body, which is 100 per cent your choice, we want you to LOVE it.
Comment below with the best positive names you can think of for the body parts you’re not so confident about…arms, tummy, hips and thighs, bum, whatever your personal favourite body part to hate on is. We’ll pick a few of our favourites to win a prize…
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