Personal é ofendida por ter celulite na coxa e dá lição sobre saúde e amor próprio

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Jessi Kneeland é uma norte-americana que, além de trabalhar como personal trainer, tem a missão de incentivar o amor próprio e autoaceitação das mulheres em relação aos seus corpos. 

Em uma foto recentemente postada por ela no Instagram, um comentário ofensivo feito por um internauta mostrou exatamente por que o trabalho dela ainda é tão necessário.

Crítica a corpo

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Oh hey there, have you met my fancy fat? It's these pretty dimples along the back of my legs and butt. Some people think fancy fat is "bad," and will try to convince you to get rid of yours, but we know better. Fancy fat is just a natural, healthy, built-in decoration. (Or at least that's how I choose to see it.) # Note: There is absolutely nothing objectively true about statements like "cellulite is ugly" or "perfectly smooth and toned is more attractive." Those are just examples of a social reality we pass along to each other so often, that our brains start to believe they must be true, they're "natural," or they're "just the way things are." # But they're not. We can change the way we see things by interrupting those old thoughts, challenging and examining them, noticing how they affect us, changing what we expose ourselves to, and finding new beliefs that affect us in a more positive way. # Which exactly what I've done by re-casting my so-called embarrassing cellulite in the role of beloved Fancy Fat. ❤️ # PS my fancy fat is more visible in some lighting or poses, and less visible in others. These 2 photos were taken when I happened to notice it popping recently in the mirror at my gym. 🤗

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A imagem deixava aparente a celulite em sua coxa, o que poderia ser motivo de muito elogios por quebrar estereótipos, mesmo entre profissionais da saúde. O seguidor, no entanto, respondeu negativamente ao post, afirmando que ter celulite não é normal.

Celulite é normal: NÃO indica falta de saúde

Na foto publicada pela personal - que hoje se define como coach de imagem corporal -, não há nada que as mulheres desconheçam. Enquanto posa sentada no intervalo entre os treinos, em uma das coxas é possível identificar os famosos "furinhos".

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"I posted about my cellulite because I think it’s important that we normalize real bodies. # I got tons of comments and messages from women who told me they thought I was “brave” to post those photos, and that they could never have done something so scary. # Which is heart-breaking. # It has become so utterly unacceptable to have a normal human female body, that the thought of other people seeing our normalness or humanness is mortifying. # I know this isn’t anything new. A few years ago, I wouldn’t have posted a photo like that, either. # But as article after article was written about my post last week (and my clapback at the troll who tried to tell me my cellulite is unnatural and unhealthy) it kept ringing in my head that we are a culture in desperate need of more exposure to real bodies. # More non-sexual nudity. # More female human-ness. # I’m not just talking about “owning our flaws,” here, either. Because my cellulite is not a fucking FLAW. # Neither is my belly being round and soft instead of flat and flexed. In fact, none of any part of the human body is a fucking flaw. # It’s all perfect, and when seen through the right lens, it’s all beautiful. (Hint: that lens does not include our mainstream beauty standards.) # Ok I guess I’ll end my rant here, with a call to stop hiding the humanness of your body. # What would happen if you let the world see your belly be soft and round? # If you stopped trying to hide your dimples and rolls? # What if we all agreed to stop calling our humanness a “flaw,” or buying into the idea that we must somehow try to fix it?" -Excerpt from today's #transparenttuesday email

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Ela explica na legenda que celulite não é necessariamente ruim, como fomos levados a acreditar. "Já conheceu minha gordura sofisticada? São esses lindos furinhos na parte de trás das minhas pernas e bumbum. Algumas pessoas acham que eles são "nocivos" e tentarão te convencer a se livrar deles, mas você sabe melhor. Gordura sofisticada é apenas uma decoração embutida natural e saudável", escreve a norte-americana, que escolhe chamar a celulite desta forma para acabar com o estigma.

Ao ver a foto, o crítico - que parece usar um perfil falso - decidiu atacá-la. "Fale o que você quiser. Ter uma gordura corporal doentia como essa não é natural. Isso é porque você come ou costumava comer alimentos ruins e seu corpo armazenou tudo. Pare de comer alimentos ruins e queime mais calorias do que você consome e isso irá embora", doutrinou.


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"I am a strong-willed woman who knows what she needs to be happy, and is very, very good at getting it. I know how to put myself first, advocate for my needs, and get what I want. # This skill set, like all skill sets, comes with some build-in limitations however. Pretty often, self-care for me has historically meant that I emotionally disengage. # As in… I’m there, fighting it out, and then something happens to create this shift for me, and I suddenly realize… huh. I don’t care enough about this person anymore to keep fighting. I’m done. I’m gone. Like a light switch. # I never felt like I was choosing to disengage from someone in these moments. Instead, it felt like a door would close in my heart, and my connection (with the person whose door it was) would simply be... gone. # From the outside, this habit of disengagement has been described to me as “bringing down the guillotine” on someone. It has also been described as hurtful and selfish. It has even been described as hateful. I wouldn’t know. I never felt *anything.* # My work this week will be to bring in some heavy machinery, and drill a fucking handle on a door I thought was closed a long one ago. # And in the future, I plan to pay closer attention. # To catch the heart-door closing right as it starts to swing, and jam an industrial-strength door-stop in there while I gather the skills to work things out." -Excerpt from this week's #transparenttuesday email

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A resposta de Jessi foi simplesmente uma aula de saúde e quebra de padrões: "Você está dizendo que eu e todas as outras garotas em forma e até magras com celulite têm uma quantidade não saudável de gordura corporal? Eu tinha celulite quando minha porcentagem de gordura estava em 12% e eu tenho agora que está em mais de 20%. Eu treinei clientes com níveis de magreza que eram tão nocivamente baixos que elas pararam de menstruar... e elas AINDA tinham celulite", disse.

"A razão para isso NÃO é 'gordura insalubre extra'. É devido ao modo como nossa gordura é estocada, e é perfeitamente aceitável, normal e saudável. Afirmações como a sua são perigosas, porque elas encorajam mulheres normais e saudáveis e perseguir uma ideia de perfeição tornando-se o mais magras possível para que consigam se livrar de algo que não é nem um problema, nem mesmo uma opção", finalizou.

Neura com o corpo

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I came back from a semi-vacation in New Mexico with a little extra weight on my body, thanks to eating many delicious meals out and drinking wine during the day (plus the extra puffiness from flying.) # After returning home and promptly reuniting with my partner (😘), I looked down at my naked body with curiosity. I laughed and grabbed a handful and remarked "wow I got kinda fluffy in New Mexico!" # He nodded, smiled supportively, and said "You really did! That's how you know it was a good vacation!" # Most people might find this comment rude or insensitive. But if thinness isn't a compliment, then fatness isn't an insult. You can't have it both ways. # Many years ago this comment would have cut me to the core. But this time I just laughed, and enjoyed the naked squishiness of my body with my man. # Later, I put on skinny jeans that were a bit tight and laughed again. I said the extra weight seemed to all be in my legs and butt, and my partner agreed again, mentioning that the view from back there has been amazing lately-- jiggly, feminine, and arousing. # Again, "jiggly" is one of those words we women have been taught to be ashamed of. But it's not really an insult at all. It's just a description, and the meaning I attach to that description is no longer negative. # I'm not worried about the extra weight, for two reasons: 1️⃣ Fluctuations are normal and natural and ok. I'll lose weight again naturally, whenever it feels right. 2️⃣ Jiggle and weight gain aren't insults, and I refuse to hear them that way. When the old programming about fat being bad is removed, the extra jiggle and shake can be seen not only as a totally normal and natural thing... but also, as a truly sexy bonus. 😘 #bodyimagealchemy #bodyimagecoach #bodyimage

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Em seu blog pessoa, a personal, que hoje se dedica a palestrar e ajudar outras mulheres a amarem e aceitarem seus corpos, conta que nem sempre foi tão confiante assim. Mesmo sendo considerada "dentro do peso" e com um corpo "normal", ela sofria com comparações e inseguranças. "Toda essa energia mental gasta em pensamentos autocríticos e auto-vergonhosos era esgotante e estressante", escreve em sua página oficial. 

Ao VIX, ela revelou que lidar com aquilo que considerava defeitos de seu corpo foi um processo longo e doloroso de cura poderosa, autoexploração e aceitação. Segundo Jessi, no início da carreira de personal trainer, há nove anos, seus objetivos eram completamente diferentes e visavam à "melhora" do físico. 

"Eu comecei a falar sobre confiança assim que me dei conta de que é exatamente isso que a maioria das pessoas busca ao tentar entrar em forma, e que ela não vem sem um trabalho interno, de cura e da mente", conta a coach, que acredita mostrar para as mulheres que elas têm, sim, opções, mas que não precisam odiar seus corpos.

Bem-estar físico e mental: