Previously on talking about “Measuring your ASSets”, I asked that you take a look at an ad that was placed in a local publication and tell me your thoughts and how it made you feel. If you have no clue what I’m talking about read Measure Your ASSets Pt. 1! I also asked that you rate how you felt about your own ASSet. At first glance looking at the ad it angered mea bit! I guess you can analyze the ad one of two ways; first that is society’s view of a sloppy looking rear end and if you take Pilates you can work the junk out your trunk OR second, this is society’s view of the perfect rear end, come to our facility and we can have your rear end looking like this! Now, which way do you think I perceived the ad? I was angry because there was a woman, in my opinion, that had a perfectly fine looking rear end and the ad was clearly saying “Get That Junk out Your Trunk”, I was like… What junk? You’ll have to excuse the fact that I take a lot of things literally. I saw a picture with a quote next to it and took it for what is was worth.
The business used a snazzy tag line along with a picture as a marketing tool to capture potential consumers looking to lose some weight, hoping that’s what you aspire to be. Now I know that we have an underlying obesity issue that we are trying to handle nationwide. However, I feel that it shouldn’t be glamorized or turned into a trend just to make a buck! According to; I’m a petite sized female. I’m small and short and I am somewhat satisfied with my body. I’ve had four children and I could use a little toning here and there. I did gain weight while pregnant that I haven’t lost completely and according to everyone I carry it well. After I had the baby I wasn’t able to fit my pre pregnancy clothing anymore, my hips got wider and all of my jeans don’t move past my thighs. I guess I’ve got some junk in my trunk!
I also found an ad for another Fitness Facility where in the ad a woman was praising them for working with her months before her wedding stating that she didn’t have to wear a train to cover her rear end in shame and she wore a fitted dress and was confident and feeling good in it. Maybe I’m being too literal but, if you had a large rear end wouldn’t covering it with a train make it appear even bigger. I’m just saying! Okay, am I missing something… Is there a new butt workout because that’s what everyone seems to be focused on now! I mean if you seriously want to lose weight I’m sure you just don’t want to lose it in your butt. How do you define junk in the trunk? Is it a big butt on an average sized person? There are so many body types to try and label them. There are so many people trying to lose this and tone that but, on the other hand, there are people going to get plastic surgery to enhance this and cosmetic Botox injections for that. It’s surprising! By what or whose standards are we allowing ourselves to grapple with just what is the perfect butt size?
I think we are all unique for a reason, its one thing to want to be fit; I mean total body fitness and another thing to want to be made into a completely different person. The media has a field day with what they think a perfect sized person is, and we all know that sex sells. You can take any regular ad and add a half naked woman or man in there and it sells the product, it’s sad but, unfortunately true. I guess we all need to look like Fergie from Black Eyed Peas, she was named the best desirable body for 2009. In light of this post I asked my husband what he thought of my read end, and I told him I wouldn’t mind toning up a little and he said and I quote:” I love your ass, there’s more cushion for the pushin’ Men…