There, I said it! I’ve been biting my lip, biting my tongue, trying to hold back my true feelings. But I can’t hold it in anymore, I really can’t stand the Tone It Up girls. It’s okay if you still love them, we can still be friends, but I just can’t participate in any conversations regarding Katrina and the other.
First, I will admit, they are very successful, so they must be doing something right. Damn, If I could make money-making fitness videos on a beach, I would too! I wouldn’t look as good, but I would do it! Second, while I don’t like their workouts, I like how they’re basic enough to be welcoming to anyone at any fitness level. I can’t stand their protein powder or majority of their recipes, but that’s just personal taste and there’s many diets out there I’m not a fan of. That’s not what annoys me the most.
What really bothers me:
Dumb stereotypes… nothing perpetuates the assumption that fit, hot girls are dumb like these two. Just hearing their voices literally makes me cringe. I’ve tried their workouts, but I’ve never been able to get their a complete workout video without feeling like I just killed a few brain cells. I know they spend a lot of time on the beach, in the sun, doing these workouts, but I’m starting to wondering if all that sun killed some of their brain cells, or if they were born this way? Maybe, they’re really smart and this act is part of their brand that they sell to make money. Either way, selling yourself on being stupid and ditsy is not very respectable to me.
Average is perfection misinformation… I keep seeing comments how people love seeing average women on TV. They’re not average, they’re beyond and above average. Their full-time jobs is being a trainer. Your greatest asset as a trainer is your body, so of course it will be perfect. Yes we can be healthy and fit, but chances are of the “average” person ever resembling these two are slim without giving up something else in your own lives, like your own job. Second of all, being healthy is important but not everyone needs to look model tone it up stick thin. Personally, between their diet plans and the branding, I think most of this is just fueling more disordered eating.
Now that I got over my rant, I will move on. I know I’ll probably lose some followers (but worry not, I don’t have that many to begin with) but I just can’t stand the constant media I see on those two without over-sharing my opinions.
Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Two of my roommates are Chinese so we did some celebration! Sorta…
We went to scope out the new Shake Shack in Harvard Square. Let me tell you something, that place was packed! Trying to get a seat after waiting way too long on that line is quite a challenge in being a dick to anyone who looks like they’re almost done eating. Basically, you watch everyone like a vulture hoping to grab the first chair that empties.
All of us double stacked our burger and split a shake because Friday is vegetarian day!
Even the cats participated! Well they got a bath so they could start the lunar new year all clean!
Their fur is now all soft and fluffy!
Jack was like a king in his blankie this morning!
What are you up to this Friday? I’m packing for New Orleans after work!