Celeb inspiration: too skinny or just right?

10.4.10

I find it really encouraging looking at pretty celebs and their fab bodies to keep me on the right track when it comes to exercise and eating. However, I think it's really important to be careful not to look up to the wrong kind of person. For example, I love Nicole Richie but I know for a fact I will never be as slim as her. She is about 5 inches shorter than me for a start and we're just not built the same. Plus I love to eat!

As I was browsing The Daily Mail's website last week I came across these photos of Abbey Clancy prancing around in the sea and I thought "wow". What do you think - too skinny or nice n slim? Her flat stomach is certainly very enviable but again, I'm not sure this is the right role model for me.



Then today I spotted some photos of Kim Kardashian who is a beautiful lady with curves in all the right places. She was spotted out and about with her sister trying out some crazy looking pogo shoes. Now I don't think I will be sporting a pair of these shoes any time soon but I officially want her body (hair.. face.. style.. etc etc). She looks slim and toned but still kinda 'normal' - if that makes sense!

Thanks Kim - you are going to inspire a few workouts from me this week!




Who inspires you when you need a kick up the butt?

Photos from The Daily Mail website

34 comments:

  1. the kardashians are gorgeous (: so is abbey but i think she needs a few more curves,X

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  2. Kim looks best here fit and healthy. I find Abbey a tiny bit too thin - her bikini isn't fitting too well either her pants to loose and she is buldging out of her top - when can't people wear thinsg that fit??

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  3. Kim Kardashian looks really good, curvy and healthy. I think Abbey Clancy looks a wee bit thin there, but to be honest if I had a stomach like that I wouldn't be complaining! I find Nicole Scherzinger really inspiring fitnes wise x

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  4. Your question: Who inspires you when you need a kick up the butt?" -- Art is my inspiration xoxo

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  5. Abbey is too skinny for my tastes, Lim is fabulous though!

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  6. I think I agree with most people here ... Abbey is gorgeous but just that little bit too slim. I for one have never been built like that, so Kim is definitely more of an inspiration for me! xx

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  7. Kim Kardashian has an amazing figure, she still looks feminine whereas Abbey Clancey looks too flat and not shapely, the fake boobs don't really help either! xx

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  8. Abby is a bit too skinny, my bf loves me with a bit of meat on my bones and constantly has a go at me for being "too skinny" but its what you are happy with and no one else. i think Kim is beautiful and has an amazing figure, i personally LOVE curves and i think Kim has the perfect figure she has a great balance between curves and slimness (if that makes sense) but I dont think we should pressure ourselves into having a certain persons figure because in reality we will never obtain it because we are all different build etc etc. But I do want to look like Kin or Kourtney (cheeky grin). You are perfect anyway you dont need to aspire to be anyone :) just be you.

    xxx

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  9. Don't bet me wrong I love Abbey Clancy and think she has an amazing body - I would die for it! But think it is slightly unobtainable she is a model and i think that Kim has a much more "real" womanly body!!!

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  10. I always think that Kim Kardashian has curves 'in all the right places' :)

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  11. In my oppinion.. neither has a ideal figure!! And yes I find Abbey C to be too skinyn! I like Adriana Lima's body now that she is older.. much more curvey! xx

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  12. I think Abbey Clancey has an amazing body! She isn't rib-showingly-skinny but I also don't think just anyone could have her body - she definitely has the advantage of having a footballer boyfriend and so probably exercises with him.
    Kim Kardashian is gorgeous and just one of those lucky people with a nicely proportioned body in my opinion!
    I think Emma Watson is a good inspiration because even though she's young, she hasn't given in to the pressure to be very thin!

    On another note: I WANT THOSE POGO SHOES!

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  13. I think Abbey Clancey looks wonderful! Not too skinny really, just thin and toned...

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  14. I have always envied Abbey Clanceys body but she is literally nearly 6 foot tall so she is naturally going to look longer and skinnier - same with almost all models and victoria secrets models (who i would die to have their figures!) Their stomachs are so elongated. Kim and Kort both have fab figures!
    As long as your healthy and exercise then that's all that matters. I think it's really important to watched what you eat then have a treat once a week, i usually always have a takeaway on the weekend. Life is short and us girls should stop obsessing over our weight so much.
    You are gorgeous Vic :) x

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  15. To be honest if I had to choose between my body and Abbey's then I'd pick hers, but do I think it is attainable if you are not naturally like that with a small frame no I don't. My inspiration is Katy Perry, she goes to the gym a lot and looks slim and toned without looking anorexic or wearing bikini bottoms that are far too baggy lol xx

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  16. I think they both have fantastic figures in different ways! They both look healthy and fit for their frames.

    You can see Abbey has a really small build and she looks great!
    Not too skinny at all. My hubby thinks she has the perfect figure! :) Plus as she is tall she is bound to look long and lean!

    Kim looks AMAZING - killer curves!

    I think both look incredible! :)

    x

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  17. I think Abbey looks good, just not in this particular picture. Her bikini bottom is just too big for her, or maybe she is wearing the smallest size and it's still too big for her? She could put on a few pounds and would look better in my opinion. I think a woman should have some curves, but that's just me :) When it comes to Kardashians, I think they are all gorgeous! They have curvaceous bodies that look feminine AND healthy. I love how Kim and Kourtney look in these pictures, they aren't stick thin at all but are in shape and healthy.

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  18. Hmm it's a tough one isn't it, i think both of the girls look great. Someone can be a natural size 8/10 yet get slated for looking too skinny when that's just how they naturally are, likewise a 14/16... and so on. As long as you're healthy and not damaging your health then that's all that matters.

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  19. I think Abbey is one of those girls who is naturally very slim anyway. For me, Kim K has the perfect enviable figure out there! Toned, but still has gorgeous curves!

    xoxo

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  20. i think both kim and abbey look great! definitely 2 different body types, but both look fabulous in my opinion!

    ps- your dogs are PRECIOUS!

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  21. I would kill for Kim Kardashian's figure.
    and her hair/face/everything while I'm at it :P
    xo

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  22. The thing that bothers me about Abbey is those hip bones poking out - not a healthy look. She has a lovely flat tummy but with an extra 5lbs or so on her she'd look so much healthier. The kardishans are gorgeous though.

    I've never found looking at celebs bodies to be good inspiration. Everyone is built different so even if we all did have personal trainers you're aspiring to a body that isn't yours. I for example could never have Abbey's body 'cause I;m just not built like that. I've always thought Myleene Klass had a gorgeous figure though. But like Sadie says, so long as you're healthy that's all that matters. I often get slated because I used to be a size 16 and now a size 8.. people seem to refuse to believe I did it healthily and assume I have some sort of eating disorder.

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  23. I think Abbey Clancey is bordering on too skinny, but i do love her body. Kim K's is gorgeous too!
    It's good you have aspirations, but don't push yourself too hard, we're meant to be different! xx

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  24. I like my ladies skinny but I think even Abbey Clancy looks too skinny on those photos, especially from the front. KK is a much more realistic thinspiration for most ladies, including me! xx

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  25. Kim Kardashian (I hope I spelled it correctly - btw she's no-one here in Italy! I only know her because of blogs)'s body is certainly much better!
    The other girl (no idea who she is, LOL) is way too skinny. Where's her butt again? A woman needs CURVES! A man needs a woman's curves! trust me!

    Despite that, I must add that I don't think KK is inspirational anyway. She is very short from what I can see, and I bet if we all meet her in real life, we'd be surprised of how bigger we'd think she is (compared to her height). Anyway, I prefer her, cos she embraces her curvy figure and is proud of it! that, I must appreciate!

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  26. I don't think she's too skinny, because you can see that she's fit! But when you are are looking at them as inspirations, you really have to know their' height and body type! For example, my inspirations is Joanna Krupa, we have the same height and body type! We have the same bust measures, and I only have a few more inches than her on my belly and booty, so my weight loss is based on that. And she's not skinny, she has curves! A while ago I looked up for Marisa Miller, but she's getting wayy to skinny and it will be unhealthy for me to be that weight (:

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  27. Well, I think she needs a bigger top most importantly.
    I don't think she's too skinny because she's still all in proportion. However I'm like a twiglet so it would be a bit silly for me to say she's too thin. Then again I'm 16 so hey...
    I think Kim is lovely. Curves are always nice - look at Marilyn Monroe! x

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  28. I think Abbey looks amazing, would love a figure like hers! Unfortunately I never will though because I'm an hourglass and my hips could never be that tiny! Abbey and Kim have completely different body shapes, so I suppose they inspire people who have a similar shape. Kim is an hourglass whilst Abbey's curves are more slight. Personally I've never been a fan of Kim K's body. I know a lot of people seem to love her bum but I think it looks a bit out of proportion and I'd rather have a pert little Kylie bum! I think Kelly Brook has a lovely figure, as does Katie Perry, and Marissa Miller has the best body I've ever seen! Do you know what kind of body shape you have? It makes it easier finding celeb inspirations then xxx

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  29. More importantly, what the HELL is that on K.K's feet?! I need me some of those babies!

    I think you should stop looking at crazy skinny ladies V, you want a bum, boobs and a bit of shape, it suits you and you look like a little slice of fit (remember!) If you are looking for 'thinsperation', definitely look to ladies like Kim. K, and Kelly Brook and not the straight up and down types.

    I'm done now :) xx

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  30. They both look gorgeous but it's what suits your body. Two people can weigh exactly the same and yet look totally different. I think Katy Perry has an amazing body. xx

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  31. Kim is definitely gorgeous, but I would prefer a body like Abbey's.. The main reason why is that you can wear everything if you have a skinny bod, but with Kim's curves it takes a reality star budget to find smth that fits :) + If you are curvy, you need to work out ALL the time.. Miss a week or two, and you find your backside hanging somewhere near the back of your knees and that's definitely not pretty :)

    My personal inspirations are Jessica Alba and Nicole Scherzinger (last name is a bit tricky to spell.. hope you forgive me if I got smth wrong). Oh, and recently I got one more inspiration - Karina from toneitup.com.. She also has a youtube channel, search for toneitup.. She's gorgeous!

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  32. personally i'd be more inspired by kim kardashian as she has a figure i'd love to have, whereas though abbey clancy's figure is deffinately enviable with her abs i don't have a hope of changing my figure to be like that. i think it's best to focus on a body type you're most like and then work towards a healthier version of that. hope the exercising is going well! xxxx

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  33. I've never been able to identify with figures like Abbey Clancy's because being that small is just not realistic for me. Therefore, I think I'm naturally conditioned to find figures like hers too skinny. Personally, I don't think that's attractive.

    Kim on the other hand, seems to embody womanhood and femininity and I aspire to have a body shape more like hers. I think girls like her, Scarlett J, Charlotte Church, Kelly Brook, Blake Lively are just waaaay more healthier role models for me.

    XXX

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