Dear anon, I understand your concern but unfortunately I will not stop reblogging work out pictures. I am sorry it makes your girlfriend feel like she is not good enough and I understand if she wants to unfollow me because of it, but I hope you and her both can hear me out as to why I won’t stop reblogging those type of pictures.
First of all this is my blog, so I feel it is my right to be able to post whatever I want. Many people started following me because they thought I was a “love/couples” blog. Yes, I do post many pictures of couples, engagement rings, weddings, etc. but in my mind my blog has always been a personal blog, and here is why. If you go back into my archive to when I first started this blog, you will see that most of the posts were about mental health, eating disorders, self-harm, tattoos, and inspiration. At the time I started my blog, that is what applied most to my life. I would blog random pictures that I liked or applied to me with no general “theme”. I then slowly started posting more love/couples pictures and once I got engaged it turned into a lot of wedding photos because that is what applied and still applies to my life at the moment. Currently I have been posting a lot of workout pictures because my New Year’s resolution was to get healthy and fit. Once again, I am just reblogging what applies to my life.
I have always posted personal posts, continued to post about mental health and eating disorders, and basically just reblog pictures that I like or catch my eye. I reblog things I can relate to, and right now, reblogging workout pics is what I relate to and keeps me motivated. I will never apologize for posting something on my own personal blog, but I will apologize for ever offending anyone or upsetting anyone because of what I post.
However, your girlfriend also needs to realize she is good enough. She shouldn’t be comparing herself to the images she sees on my blog because she is beautiful just the way she is. I do not look like any of the girls I post on here and most likely never will. But I continue to post work out pictures because I know with enough endurance and motivation I can get there some day. I was once like your girlfriend, and sometimes still am, comparing myself to images I see online or in the magazines. But I came to the realization that if I live my life comparing myself to others and never feeling good enough I will never be happy and never get anywhere in life. So do I still wish I was as fit as the girls in the images I post on here? Of course I do, I would kill to have a body like that. But does not having a body like that make me any less of a person, less beautiful, or less “good enough” than those girls? Never. I am beautiful the way I am, and your girlfriend is beautiful the way she is. The day that she is able to stop comparing herself to others and putting herself down is the day she will start realizing that too.
So I apologize for the long response and I appreciate the kind way you asked this question; however, I will continue posting workout pictures as long as they relate to my life. I hope you and your girlfriend can understand my point of view, but if not, I understand if you unfollow and if you do, thank you for being such a faithful follower up until this point in time.
Or maybe I just care too much about people I don’t even know :/