Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Love yourself

Some days I feel like I have something to say that will mean something to someone else, but blogging for me is also about self discovery and trying to be a better person inside and out and if that helps someone else along the way then I'm so happy. Lately I've been having a lot of conversations with girls about our bodies. I don't think there is one person that I've talked to that was even halfway pleased with their current looks. I've talked to all different shaped and sized women, with children and without. All of these women are beautiful. It just seems to me that we waste a LOT of time thinking about our bottoms and our waist size and how we look with clothes on or without. Sam has pointed out so gracefully;) that I do a lot of complaining, but with not much action to make things better. When my house is a mess I complain about how messy it is instead of just going along and picking things up. When my muffin top is more of a loaf top I complain and moan about not being able to wear any of my old clothes instead of just strapping on my sneaks and gettin' busy!

So, today I did my Fit to Strip workout. Don't worry, there was no stripping involved just lots of sweaty work. I hadn't done this workout in years and it was quite hard. I don't really like the rest of the Strip Aerobics series, but Fit to Strip gets my vote, that is if you can stomach Carmen Electra in pig tails and a Juicy sweatsuit.

My whole point is that we all struggle with how we feel in our own skin. It's hard to be a girl. I just want to do my part to be healthier and to feel the best I can. But above all we need to accept ourselves. As women we are our own worst enemies. We beat ourselves up. I think it's important to celebrate each other for who we are not what jeans size we wear. The only thing that matters in this life is that we make the most of it. I don't want to look back and think that I wasted 12343454 hours dwelling on my appearance. If I want a change only I can make it.

The media really makes things worse. I keep seeing pictures of Rebecca Romijn Whatever a month after giving birth to twins and she's rail thin. "Rebecca Romijn debuts her post baby body!". What kind of pressure can we endure? It's not just celebrities that feel the pressure to be thin after giving birth.


And don't get me started on poor Jessica Simpson....I mean geez she's probably the happiest she's been in years and put on a few pounds and a really bad outfit and all of a sudden she's fat girl.


I think we should look at exercise and eating right as a way of life, and that said healthy meals should be a family experience and exercise should include holding hands with your man and girl talk with your friends.

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anonymously chic said...

well said and i have the same habit of complaining and not doing a lot to fix things. (but those pants on JS were definitely a misguided choice). this is christina btw. xoxo

homemade grits said...

Hi Chris! I didn't know you had a blog! I got so sad because I thought you were no longer following me. How sad am I? I love you and agree whole heartedly about the misguided choice. Woof.

Claire said...

I love this blog entry! You are right on, sister . . . thank you for posting this. I love you so much!

Anonymous said...

I loved this blog. I think everyone could learn something from this. JX

Christina said...

of course i'm following you, silly