This is something I agree wholeheartedly. But this is something most males & females here in Singapore (and Asia) would never agree - they're probably think its mad, crazy, sick? I quote:
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 the bathroom scale. They understand that muscle weighs more than fat, and they love the fact that 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. The derive self-image from the quality of their work and their ability to excel. They don’t wear makeup 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.
Now, this obssession with being skinny has spread to the males in Singapore too - horrible! (Think: tapered jeans and slim fit tees)
I think the media has a lot to do with how we all aspire to grow up looking like. Now, everyone has a morphed and confused idea on what 'beauty' is, as well as their definition of 'fit'.
Its a messed up, li' red dot over here.
Now, this is beautiful: