Lauren Fisher was recently asked the following question on instagram.
“How come you exercise so hard and don’t have a flat belly?!”
“I shared my answer to this on my story but it was too important to not post about it as well. ? It got me a little fired up and I feel like it’s a topic that needs to be talked about more. ?”
“I don’t have a flat belly because I believe in fueling my body for performance over restricting my calories to look a certain way. Yeah if I starved myself or cut down my fats and still trained as much as I do I might finally get that 8 pack but reality is my body type won’t. I like to eat and I know when I don’t eat enough I just don’t feel good during training. And a lot of it also comes down to genetics. So I’m sorry but I will never be one of the girls with no belly fat at all and I’m okay with it. I’m not an Instagram model, I’m an athlete and what we do is completely different here so if you don’t like the way I look you can unfollow. ☺️ Thank you!”
“PS. This is me no makeup, hair not done, just got done with training. I eat around 3000 calories a day and I feel HAPPY and HEALTHY in my body. Yeah some of my pictures on Instagram don’t look attractive or my muscles might be bulging because usually a photographer comes in the middle of my training session. I’m not posing for the camera or starving myself before so my abs will pop through. I’m trying to be the best me and if I get a cool picture in action I’m going to share it. ✌️BE REAL, BE TRUE, BE YOU. ❤️ That is all. Thank you to everyone who shared or wrote me a kind message after I posted my story. Love you all.”
This is a great example of one of the most important principles of CrossFit in action, that performance comes first. In the words of Camille Leblanc Bazinet, “bodies should be defined by what they can do, not by how they look.”
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