Pinterest not Thinterest

This week I’ve been hating on Pinterest over images that people pin that encourage thinness rather than being HEALTHY, images such as this one:

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Source: http://fuckme-skinny.tumblr.com/

ICK! The caption with it? “Skinny Food Pyramid” (OMG!).

It’s….

Pinterest not Thinterest
Instead of giving up I did some more digging for GOOD images to pin to my MOTIVATION board – good as in they encourage HEALTHY living, and lo and behold – I found LOTS of them! Here are a few of the hidden gems I found:

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Source: http://itsfitnessbaby.com/

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Unfortunately this image on Pinterest didn’t link to it’s original source

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Source: http://activeinspiration.tumblr.com/

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Source: http://reasonstobefit.tumblr.com/post/18029948062/submitted-by-fitworks

I guess what I’m trying to say visually, is that there are images I LOVE (and images I don’t) on Pinterest, and what I may find motivating, is not always what others find motivating (and that’s ok). That said, I will continue to pin images that i *think* encourage a healthy body image, and motivate us to strive to be our best – stronger, faster, more flexible etc. We’re all different and that’s ok.


Happy pinning!

All the best in health and fitness,

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Comments

  1. says

    I don’t use pinterest often (gasp!). I like it, but just can’t find the time! I’ve missed seeing the images you’re talking about, but yuck. That’s annoying. I love the ones you found though. I really like that Bruce Lee quote. It’s so true! I think I’ll have to pin this so I remember it :).
    Kristen´s last post ..22 miles!

  2. says

    there are a lot of irritating and gross things posted that just make me want to smack a person or two.. However, I find that there are MORE bada$$ and awesome ones than there are crappy ones. :)

    happy pinning
    charlotte´s last post ..I Have A Secret…

  3. says

    Amen to that—I have even found myself pinning those images and then wondering what the heck?! Love the ones you found for motivation!

  4. says

    THANK YOU! I can not stand “thinspiration” or “fitspiration”. I don’t find motivation by looking at other people’s bodies. We don’t even know if those people are healthy. I find my motivation in MYSELF as I find what is HEALTHY for ME. Alright I’ll stop :) Great post.
    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes´s last post ..Curried Deviled Eggs

  5. says

    Thank you! I did research on “thinspiration” in graduate school and it is so dangerous and disheartening. I’m glad someone else is acknowledging this! Have a great day and keep up the amazing blogs :)

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