By Korin Miller
“Celebrate your wiggle, your jiggle, your cellulite, and your imperfectly perfect skin.”
It’s no secret that Lady Gaga rocked the Super Bowl halftime show. But some people chose to zero in on Gaga’s body instead of her performance, criticising the singer for daring to have the teeniest of “bellies.”
Gaga fought back on Instagram, posting a pic from her performance with the caption, “I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions.”
Now, a personal trainer is coming to Gaga’s defence, too. Personal trainer Holly Perkins, posted a video of herself dancing around in a bikini to show that it’s normal for a woman’s body to have a little jiggle to it—even if that woman is super fit.
“I celebrate her body, and I celebrate my own even when I am not in my best shape,” Holly wrote under the video. “Being in the fitness industry I feel CONSTANT pressure to be ripped and skinny ALL the time. In truth, NO ONE can live a real life being super lean every day, especially women. We are not designed that way!”
Holly says that there are times when she’s “super fit” and days when she’s not. “The past year has been incredibly challenging for me and yet I survived,” she wrote. “I traveled to Bali with friends, I enjoyed good food and beer, and filled my soul to find some happiness. The result is a truly happier me, bold enough to post this video.”
Holly says that she hopes other women will be inspired to love their bodies, just as they are. “Celebrate your wiggle, your jiggle, your cellulite, and your imperfectly perfect skin,” she says. “I applaud Lady Gaga in her authenticity and for inspiring us all to be #BornThisWay”
Holly says this is “by far” the most daring and brave thing she’s ever posted, but she decided that the bolder her comment, the more likely it is to be heard. “I just can’t accept body shaming in any form and it’s time for us ALL to change the world,” she says.
Need more inspiration to love your body? Read these messages from celebrities to anyone who has been body shamed.
This article was originally published on www.womenshealthmag.com