How should us normal women deal with
the Victoria’s Secret show?
Everyone with an Internet connection and a pulse knew that the Victoria’s Secret show was held in London yesterday evening. The most beautiful women in the world all paraded their perfect bodies on a glitter covered catwalk and were joined by singers Taylor Swift and Ariande Grande, in front of thousands of cameras. It will be shown in Holland on 15 December, but the photos and Instagram videos are all available already, which can have a rather interesting effect on the self image.
I won’t be sitting in front of the telly on the 15th because I have other plans, but I can still remember watching last year and I remember that the love and acceptance I have for my own body diminished by the minute. Those bodies, how can you as a women watch them and not be consumed by self pity? It stirred new plans inside of me to damn well start going to the gym more often, to find a new trainer, to never eat as much, something, ANYTHING.
All things that I did not carry out. I just cannot get sport into my system and I’m far too much of a sucker for cookies and candy and other scary carbohydrates, so I never seem to keep going at a diet for very long. And this all ends up in a strange tussle, because on one hand I’m very driven and motivated to want that kind of body, but I can’t get myself started on the other. This results in disappointment and if there is anything that works demotivating, it’s that, and so it goes from bad to worse.
I just cannot get sport into my system and I’m far too much of a sucker for cookies and candy and other scary carbohydrates, so I never seem to keep going at a diet for very long.
Those who look at photos of the Victoria’s Secret show should remember that even though it seems as if God himself created those Angel’s bodies by hand, they are actually the product of crazy training and months of not touching carbohydrates or sugars. They have an army of dieticians, trainers, spray tanners, hair stylists and make-up artists ready to make them as gorgeous as possible. The pressure is ramped up in the months before the show, training two to three times per DAY, only eating steamed vegetables and occasionally some white fish (fried in coconut oil naturally) and alcohol is avoided like the plague.
Those bodies do not just drop out of the sky, they are achieved through extreme hard work. Modelling is a top sport – to throw a cliche in the mix. Us normal people will never have those bodies through sitting on the couch, even if we go to the gym three times per week, it’s still not the same. And you need to ask yourself if you even want it. It’s no fun for a man to go out with someone who absolutely cannot enjoy a glass of wine or food. Besides I’ve even seen men twittering about such trained ‘chicks’ not being right for him because “women should be a little soft.”
Us normal people will never have those bodies through sitting on the couch, even if we go to the gym three times per week, it’s still not the same.
Anyway, all this is of course a great excuse to tell yourself not to go the gym and to go ahead and have that extra piece of pizza. But you know, do it, what does it matter? The Angels are nice to look at but perhaps not so nice to be, because seriously, would you prefer training three times a day with your trainer or going out to dinner with girlfriends three times per week? I mean come on.