I believe that this article was written by Jon Gilson, the Owner of a Company called Again Faster which sells Fitness Equipment. I really don't know much about him or his company, but I do LIKE what he wrote in this article. I came across it on the Face Book Page of a Friend of mine. It is Too Good not to share it. And keep in mind that it was written By A Man.
"If I were feeling a little more lawless I would gather up all the copies of Cosmo and Seventeen, douse them in Kerosene and strike a match. I'd throw in reams of print ads from Calvin Klein and watch with delight as Kate Moss' stick thin image was reduced to carbon. I'd add copies of Shape and Runner's World until the flames reached toward the heavens and I'd crank call the Editorial Desk at Muscle & Fitness until they stopped publishing pictures of Women On Steroids.
"I'd get the Master Tapes of America's Next Top Model and dub over them with "Nasty Girls", broadcasting the results on EVERY Television Station in America. I'd skywrite "CROSSFIT.com" across the Boston Skyline, and gently admonish the hoards of Long Distance Runners trotting along the Charles River -- With a bullhorn.
"I'd take EVERY Woman with mass media-induced ideals of "Beauty", and I'd show them what it really means to be "Beautiful".
"Beautiful Women are Strong and Powerful. They are Athletes, capable of every feat under the sun. They have muscles borne of Hard Work and Sweat. They gauge their Self- Worth through accomplishments, NOT by the Numbers on a Bathroom Scale. They understand that Muscle weighs more than Fat, and they love the fact that their Designer Jeans don't fit over their well-developed quads.
"They know that High Repetitions using Light Weights is a path to mediocrity, and 'Toning' is a Complete and Utter Myth. They refuse to succumb to the Marketers that prey on insecurity, leaving the pre-packaged diet dinners and fat-burning pills on the shelf to pass their expiration date.
Beautiful Women train with intensity. They derive their Self Worth from the quality of their work and their ability to excel. They don't wear make-up to the Gym, and they wouldn't be caught dead with a vinyl Pink Dumbbell. They move Iron, they do Pull Ups, they Jump, Sprint, Punch, and Kick, and they use the Elliptical Machine -- as a place to Hang their Jump Rope.
"They spend their weekends in sport, climbing walls, winning races, and running rivers. They laugh as they sprint circles around the unschooled, turning the image obsessed into Bench Warmers. Beautiful Women don't care if they are soaked in sweat and covered in dirt, if their nails are chipped or their hair out of place. They care only about the Quality Of Life.
Beautiful Women are happy, healthy, and strong, and they are right there beside me, tossing Conventional Beauty on the ever-growing flames of what used to be.