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The importance of having gym buddies (for all shapes & sizes)

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People that don’t train usually don’t want to hear about your workout.  I do get blank faces whenever I start about it, all enthusiastic. At my second sentence I usually notice the “I really don’t want to hear about this, but I’m trying to look interested”-face; so I end it with a  “….in short: it was good!”. All good, I get it totally. But I do really enjoy ALSO having friends around me with who I CAN share ‘gym talk’ with. It’s fun and motivational too.

I’m realizing ‘the joy of shared interest’ is probably even more important for people with tougher ‘fit-goals’ to reach. People trying to seriously lose weight when others around them don’t have weight problems. Sure, all will be happy for you when you lose pounds. But probably wont get how hard it truly is to reach your goals (and stay there).

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Origins of Body-image part 1: Prehistoric Barbie (24.000 BC)

'Barbie'; 22.000 BC
‘Barbie’; 22.000 BC. (Venus of Willendorf: not really pink)

Blaming Barbie, model, celeb or simply modern society for your own insecurity? Lets blame the primitive part of our brain that made us evolve. Without it we wouldn’t have been here, wondering about Kardashian butts (wuds?).

This blog-post is about the origin of aesthetic ideals. About it being a thing we created ourselves, to survive and to evolve.

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