In no way is it all right to shame another person for their appearance; it’s just not. You might not prefer those with extra weight, or those without enough weight or those who are tall or short or muscular or whatever, but it’s not your place to tell them that they do or do not look good or what they can and cannot wear – unless you are their boss and there is a dress code in the handbook. Liz Krueger was shocked when she went to a wedding with a friend recently and was shamed nonstop for her dress. She’s 31-years-old, she’s a fitness instructor and she looks good. She has a flawless body, and she appears to be a lovely woman, so imagine her surprise when people were smacking her on the rear end (and not her friends, either) and commenting rudely on her choice of wedding ensemble.
Listen, I might think to myself that someone might not want to wear something to a particular event, but it’s not my business. It’s not hurting me, so I don’t really care. I might not have worn her dress myself, simply because I prefer to show off one body part at a time as is my preference. I can do strapless if it has a longer hemline, or I can do a mini dress if it has sleeves. That’s my preference. On that note, I don’t care what you, Liz Krueger or anyone else wears to anything so long as you rock it, own it and make it your own. Confidence is key.
I do not like body shaming. I’ve been there and done that. I’d never tell someone that their body isn’t “Bikini-ready,” and think I could get away with it, and I fully expect that no one should tell me that I’m too thin after having four kids. Unfortunately, it happens. I hear it all the time. I’m almost 33, I’ve had four kids, my twins are 2 and I’m in great shape. Nothing bothers me more than hearing people tell me I must be anorexic or bulimic or I must not be healthy to look this way after four kids. It’s hurtful, but people don’t realize that just because a woman is thin or pretty or whatever that their comments aren’t just as hurtful as they might be when they’re directed at someone who might be struggling with that last 5-10 pounds, or with other body issues.
We are all humans, we are all imperfect, and we can all wear whatever the heck we want. Really, people, focus more on you and less on other people and I promise you that your own life won’t seem so miserable anymore. Because honestly, when you focus your hate on other people, it says more about you than it does them. On that note, let’s get to know Liz Krueger a little better; she seems like my kind of woman.
She’s in killer shape
Who wouldn’t want to show off their body in form-fitting dresses and clothing if it looks like Liz Krueger’s? She’s a fitness instructor in her 30s, she’s in amazing shape and she should be proud of her killer body. There is nothing wrong with that.
She’s started a movement
If you look up the hashtag #KruegerKindness, you’ll find that she’s begun a movement. It’s designed to empower women, do kind things and be a good person. At the end of the day, none of us are going to look like 20-year-old supermodels anymore, but at least we can be kind.
She loves coffee
Of course, what person that is an actual person doesn’t love coffee? I believe it’s been said before (by me, in case you were wondering) but people who don’t drink coffee on the regular are probably aliens.
She loves her dog
I don’t know what kind it is other than that it’s small and really cute, but Liz Krueger definitely has a sweet dog because it is all over her Instagram page. She clearly loves the dog, and there is nothing wrong with that. Animal lovers are pretty amazing people.
She doesn’t deprive herself
If you take a gander at Liz Krueger’s Instagram feed, you’ll see she likes sweets, she likes to have a cocktail and she loves food. She definitely does not deprive herself of all the good stuff in life, she merely focuses her energy on making good decisions. We love that.
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