The Kardashians are ubiquitous. From sex tapes to breakups to suspiciously large lips, the Kardashian clan dominate the media. Pretty much anything this family do can be twisted into a news story.
Recently however, a story emerged surrounding Khloe that caught my eye and I began to think about the way we think we are perceived by our ex-partners.
The story was the announcement of Khloe Kardashian’s spin-off reality show simply titled ‘Revenge body with Khloe Kardashian.’
A revenge body refers to the result of losing weight after a break up. Usually, the relationship did not end well, hence ‘revenge’.
For me, this raises some serious questions about what attributes we assign value to in a relationship. It spreads the notion that if you looked a little better, your ex may not have done you wrong.
Of course, this is completely false. Your appearance has nothing to do with how your ex treated you. It won’t change the fact that your ex was unfaithful or was simply unhappy and chose to leave.
During the process of attaining a revenge body, it may feel like you are gaining the upper hand in the situation. However, if you are altering your body to suit the preferences of someone you are not even in a relationship with anymore, who really has the power?
I’m not doubting that eating healthily and exercising can help ease emotional pain that accompanies a break up. It is also more productive than wallowing in ice cream and self-pity.
However, if you want to get in shape, do it for yourself. Do it because you want to feel better. Do you really think your ex cares if you finally managed to get that horrible green juice in you? Or if your stomach looks particularly chiselled this morning?
The best way of ‘winning’ a breakup is taking care of yourself and this can vary from person to person. If running a marathon makes you feel better about the situation then great!
If you feel like you need a couple of days watching Netflix in bed, that’s okay too. Making yourself happy is a lot more important than making someone else bitter.