We've been longtime followers of Lauren Conrad's lifestyle website, LaurenConrad.com, because, um, hi, between her killer beauty tutorials, new clothing line announcements, and wedding advice, you'd be straight-up crazy to miss out on all her helpful tips. Now that June is here (a.k.a. bathing suit season *cue horror movie scream*), LC is kicking off her annual health and fitness-themed month of "Shape Up" content, but this time around doing things quite a bit differently.
When we’ve talked about getting in shape in the past, words like “skinny,” “slim,” and “thin” have often come up. Starting this month, we’ll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like “fit” “toned,” and “healthy.” We try do to this for the most part anyway, but now we’re making it official! The word skinny will now be reserved for skinny jeans. My editorial team and I had a long talk about it, and we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale. Every body is created differently—and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.
LC is totally right: a healthy body doesn't always look one certain way, and we love that she's shifting the focus from getting "skinny" to getting in shape, regardless of what size that may be. But what do you think: do you agree with Lauren Conrad banning those three words from her site? Let us know in the comments below!