it's great right? i was addicted from day one. it's the fastest growing social media site ever and there is no mystery why. i wish i knew about it before the wedding -- instead i had to download and save all the pictures from the internet into my photo albums. but now you can just pin it with the click of a button! it's the perfect place to find cute ideas. outfit ideas, home decorating ideas, craft ideas, recipe ideas, etc etc etc. it's like eye candy, am i right?
but alas, among all the amazing things that pinterest has brought, i do have some pinterest pet peeves.
this blog talks about a few that I definitely agree with. (too many words in the captions, not pinning from the direct source, etc.) But I want to focus on one. My biggest pet peeve: girls pinning other half-naked girls onto "fitness motivation" boards.
i want to throw up in my mouth.
STOP PINNING SUPERMODELS IN THEIR UNDERWEAR.
if you obsess over looking like that you will live a depressing life. we need to learn to be happy in our own skin (myself included.) don't get me wrong, I don't want everyone to be lazy. i am 100% a fan of taking care of our bodies and being in the best shape that we can be. (heck, i just got home from the gym.) but you can be healthy and beautiful without being a size 0 or having the muscles of a professional weight trainer. our bodies have their own 'ideal' and sometimes that doesn't match up with the world's 'ideal.'
there is nothing wrong with pinning a quote or a motivating picture or some cool tips for exercising. whatever. I just hate to see pictures flying around pinterest of girls that are either models or anorexic. I usually unfollow those boards as soon as i see them, but more and more keep showing up and it's driving me crazy.
i laugh sometimes when i see people pinning picture after picture after picture of 'skinny motivaters.' you have been on pinterest for an hour, it obviously hasn't motivated you enough to take a run. am i the only one that feels this way?
sorry that this post has a negative tone to it. i don't mean to offend anyone. it just saddens me that society has put so much pressure on women to look a certain way. we have it tough enough as it is. we should be grateful for our bodies (again, myself included.)
i realize that i am 'skinny,' but i still don't view myself as the 'ideal' image. i hate it when people say things like, 'oh, you're skinny you don't have to worry about stuff like this.' i think that is ignorant. everyone is affected by the world's view on women. we should all try to change it. it starts with us.