Revenge = 0 Calories

        Chippendales Zero Calories Revenge

There are certain things in life that we are fairly sure of; we will pay taxes, we will die, we will never be thin enough, and men (especially hot men) will never worry about their weight.  Well guess what, the last part of that is completely false! I know when I look in the mirror I’m not always happy with what I see and I know that no matter how much salad I eat, or how long I’m on the treadmill, its never enough, however I think that if I had the female version of a Chippendales body I would be content. Turns out no matter how hot you are in the eyes of those removed from you, the reflection you see hardly ever changes. Sitting backstage the other day I overheard a conversation I would never expect to hear from a group of men let alone a group of Chippendales, and morbid as this may be it made me happy. So at the risk of giving away their secret I cannot withhold such information from my fellow women.  Backstage at one of the hottest shows around you would expect to hear about the escapades of the night before, the walk of shame this morning, or the plans for tonight’s debauchery, not the case.  What I actually heard was a conversation me and my girlfriends know all to well, the upcoming “beach season”. Oh yeah ladies, I didn’t even know men knew such a thing existed but, not only are they keen to its existence, they worry about it!! As the guys oiled up their six packs and put on their cuffs and collars, they discussed low carb diets, more intense workouts and argued over whose six-pack is really a four-pack, (like that minor detail matters to any of us, for me as long as that four pack isn’t of Bud I’m happy). Now one guy in particular found himself quite perplexed at the results he was getting from the scale. He kept saying “I’ve been eating right, working out harder than ever and no matter what, I am either gaining weight or staying the same!!” You can hear the frustration (or hunger lol) in his voice as the rest of the guys try to console him. They tell him muscle weighs more than fat, that sometimes you hit a plateau etc …  I know your thinking “How supportive”, I thought the same, until I really looked at their malicious looking facial expressions. Turns out revenge is best served cold and months later in retaliation for the snake episode one of the guys moved the little dial on his scale off of zero. Yeah not the best prank ever but the guy in question doesn’t have the best vision, and so far has been shocked every time he gets on the scale for about a week. I wonder how long it will be before he realizes that there has been foul play. All jokes aside (and it is hysterical to watch) I find myself shocked that  a man would even care that much. Watching this scenario play out I can’t help but wonder   has our society become body image crazy? I mean they broke the mold with these guys, you couldn’t dream up a more anatomically appealing physique, yet for them it’s not enough.  As I sat there and listened to them complain about their 1% body fat I had mixed feelings:

1. Thank god even guys with rock hard abs think they can lose a few, and

2. If their physical shape is not good enough then what the hell am I?

Well rest assured that while wanting to better your self is a normal healthy desire, the extreme standards to which we hold ourselves are unreasonable. What happens to the people who are the standard, like The Chippendales? Who do they strive to look like?  The male body image dilemma is an ongoing issue that even WebMD has addressed and probably will not be solved any time soon.  Us ladies though, we are pros at being hard on ourselves, the boys are just now starting to catch up.
So what’s the craziest diet you’ve ever tried?


16 Responses to “Revenge = 0 Calories”

  1. It’s all about to find a balance, without falling into an obsession. Keep your BMI in normal range, eat healthy, exercise, look after yourself and be happy with who you are. Everybody’s different and nobody’s perfect and there’s always going to be someone who looks ‘better’ than you, so don’t make yourself unhappy and don’t be pain in the ass for others with all your frustrations.
    If it comes to the Chippendales…. well, this is their job to look good and make us happy, and damn.. they do fantastic job! so let them count the calories, and let’s enjoy the Show! ;o)

  2. This is very well-written. 🙂 I enjoy reading these just because the blogger is so good.

    I am sure living in Las Vegas doesn’t help. Seems like Vegas is the new Los Angeles. So many gorgeous people in one place.

  3. Very good topic! I see this all the time and am amazed at the effect our societal standards are having on the psyche of Americans.

  4. The diet I’m always on is the Seafood diet… See food & eat it! LOL. I’m a curvy, healthy, Fun, young lady! Don’t judge me, take me as I am… I love me and my life! What’s the alternitive? Accept who you are, life is far to short! Where I come from boys go for the Blonde, Tall, Thin, plastic girls who’s topic of conversation is how many calories does a lettuce leaf hold haha! What is it with some men who wouldn’t want to be seen with a curvy girl. I’ll always be curvy and If I want a Burger King I will 🙂 I was brought up to love my body (Which I do) Everyone (even men) come in all different shapes and sizes and they are all gorgeous. Pity they didn’t think all of us girls were perfect too. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover… Get to know them first!

  5. I dont know why people are always obsessed with there imaged! I think you should just be happy the way you are! I’m not skinny or fat, im fun sized with I like how I am and I wouldnt change for anyone. If your worried about how people look @ you or if they think you are not appealing to anyone, then f*** him and move on. There are alot of fishes in the pond. So dont stress over a little thing like that. Guys always gp for the blonde, skinny, all plastic not real girls. Its all about natural baby! I haven’t tried no diet and never will! I dont like to starve! I feed my stomach when it talks to me! LOL! If a diet dosnt consist of steaks, ribs, ice cream, pizza, chicken wings, and ribs…(lol). its not for me! As for the Chippendales calm your nuggets, you look good no matter what, so chelax!

  6. I am a 22 year old fitness instructor and even when my older peers tell me that I have a nice body, I am still hard on myself. Some days, I am completely happy with how I look, but some days, I am hard on myself and become super critical because there is always going to be someone who is taller than me; skinnier than me; more tone than me; prettier than me; can wear clothes better than me. In the end, cognitive reappraisal is the best cure. Just think about how healthy you are on the inside as well as how beautiful your personality is. It’s humbling to know that even the best have their doubts as well.

    • Trying to be like someone else is boring. You should be happy the way you are. Thats why everybody is different, if someone wanted all of use to be the same then we all would. Im 20 and years old and happy the way I am, im not trying to look like a swim suit model, they dont have the curves i have form the bottom and the top! If you now what im talkin about… LOL!

    • Its comforting to know that a fitness instructor still has her doubts!!

  7. No diet for me. Never ! But really here in Germany, esp. where I live there are no men like the Chipps. The most of my male neighbours are over 45, less hair on the head, but much hair on chest and back, a tummy like a beer cask. Thats creepy. They want us women to be sexy, but them ? They don’t care about their looks. =(

  8. Anonymous Says:

    have you ever seen My Cousin Vinny? Girls on diets are always in bad moods!

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