Everybody sweats. It's a human thing, and it's not always pretty. We also jiggle. For some, worrying about what we look like when we work out is enough to prevent the workout entirely. Which is why this week's video from This Girl Can, a campaign from Sports England, is so important. It reminds us how real women look when they exercise: badass.
The 90-second clip "celebrates the women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look, or even how sweaty they get." If you've ever felt self-conscious about donning workout gear, perspiring puddles, or just giving it your all, leave those worries behind. Because you're doing something worth celebrating.
Trainers in fitness videos can appear to be a little too perfect, and it's easy to hold ourselves to that unrealistic standard. With phrases like "I jiggle, therefore I am" and "Sweating like a pig, feeling like a fox," this campaign overturns the expectation that we should all look like a bunch of tiny, perky Tracy Andersons. This Girl Can is here to inspire us "to wiggle, jiggle, move, and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome."