I Happen To Think That Cameron Diaz Has GREAT Arms
Warning: this blog post may have a few swear words in it, because today I’m writing about something that makes me want to rip pieces of paper into tiny little bits. I also may get slightly animated, though you won’t see it. Just know that I’ll probably be waving my arms around, punching at the air.
So I was reading this article the other day entitled “Celebrities With The Least Attractive Arms“. Don’t ask me how I ended up there. I just did, through a very convoluted series of Google searches. Anyway, it had my blood boiling, and I’ll tell you why.
Here’s the thing: I don’t like it when people make comments about how women are “unattractive” if they have muscles, and I’m not talking about giant Herculean muscles either. I’m talking about any sort of muscle tone whatsoever. Case in point, Cameron Diaz in this stupid article. To me, that’s completely ridiculous.
OK, I get it. I might have a slightly different perspective on “what is muscular” given the fact that I’m a fitness person. And I understand, a woman who looks like a man may not appear attractive to the majority of the population. I don’t really like that look either. Besides, even a gazillion pushups isn’t going to create that kind of body. That would require some form of – shall we say – extra-curricular help.
I am however talking about a natural woman – a woman who eats healthy and exercises regularly. I personally don’t see what’s not to love? So let’s critique Cameron for a moment. Everyone else in the world seems to want to do it, so why not?
Sure, she’s lean, and yes, you CAN see her muscles. Obviously, she does something with her body other than just sit on the couch and eat bon bons. But she’s by no means Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Seriously, the woman is forty-years-old, and she looks freakin’ hot. And she has real breasts. For a Hollywood superstar, she should get mega bonus points for that alone.
Oh, and while we are on the topic of fake breasts, I want to mention something else that really gets my goat.
It is a real pet peeve of mine when women who claim to be “experts” or “role models” in the world of fitness – and I see this ALL the damn time – who are super lean but then they also have big, ball-like breasts.
We all know that if you reduce your body fat, chances are, your breasts are going to disappear as well. How many times have you seen a prima ballerina or a female track star with a large chest? That’s right. Not very often.
So you say you want to be lean? Fine. Train hard, and be very particular about what you eat. It’ll happen. But don’t go out and add fake breasts. They just don’t fit.
Sometimes I wonder what people are thinking. Wait a minute. I know exactly what they are thinking. They want to look good. They want to be accepted. They want to fit into that mould of what they think a “real woman” should look like.
Too bad there is no prototype.
Of course, I’d be a liar if I said that I didn’t care about the physical “visual” benefits of fitness. I like to look good, just like everybody else, but my main goal is to be healthy. If I get a nice butt and toned arms because of it, then awesome. I’ll take it. I’m not going to add extras though.
As a fitness enthusiast, I ask myself, What should a fit woman look like? Well, they sure don’t look like those Victoria’s Secret supermodels, I’ll tell you that daughter of mine whom I love so dearly.
My answer: A fit woman looks like whatever she looks like if she eats a healthy diet and moves her body regularly and to the best of her ability.
And “fit” changes too over time. It changes when you have children, and as you get older, and when you are going through periods in your life when you are less or more active. We are not machines.
Remember, being fit is about balance. It’s about finding and maintaining a good weight for you, but there is room for a little variation in there. Heck, a person can go up or down five pounds in one week depending on the time of the month or the time of the year. Can you say Christmas holidays?
So yes, being “fit” is about trying to stay on track, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get off the train every once in a while to take a trip over to the chocolate fudge brownie store. Come on, we want to live, right?
And Cameron? Haters will hate. I hope she could care less. Seriously, what kind of problem could a person possibly have with this woman’s body?
Oh shit, I forgot to swear LOL. There you go.