Being Happy With Who You Are

So…I love me some Yahoo News.

Here is a fun, inspiring article (mostly pictures) about Singers Who Love Their Bodies.

You have to be inspired by people who are proud to be who they are and don’t care what other people say.  I could get into a long rant about standards in today’s society and yada yada and so on… but I won’t.  This can be just plain and simple: stand up against society’s idea of beautiful.  Stand up for you and feel good about it.

I think that this is my ultimate goal- to just be happy with me and the wonderful way I look.

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Ban Excuses

I’m having a lazy day (aka no gym today)!  I blame Andrew…

I finally made that delicious sandwich for lunch today though- Cucumbers, spinach, low fat cream cheese mixed with low fat cottage cheese and low fat feta cheese, roast beef, and mustard.

It looks a little lopsided… it was yummy though! 🙂  Also ate delicious hummus with Kashi Pita Crisps as a snack.

So I was reminded today about a picture from years and years ago ***embarrassing photo coming up!***

The Early Years...

There are a couple of things I have always taken from this photo (and those deodorant stickers…):

BAN EXCUSES-  I understand the hilariousness of blaming Andrew at the beginning of this post for ME not going to the gym.  I feel that when it comes to New Years Resolutions, wanting to lose weight, wanting to exercise, and so on… Banning Excuses is key.  I know that I use more than my share of excuses and I try to work on it constantly.  BUT excuses are no longer ok, for any of us!  We will all do what we say we are going to do.  We are sticking with our New Years Resolutions!  No more Excuses!  (Look at that positivity!)

BAN SELF DOUBT + INSECURITY-  These are also very important.  If other people can be fit, healthy and happy, why can’t we?  No more feeling insecure about ourselves or how we look.  We must all stop feeling like we can’t do something.  We’ve totally got this.

WE WERE/ARE RIDICULOUS- just true. 🙂

And that is all folks!

Tina Fey & Women’s Body Image

Andrew and I got Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” audiobook from the library yesterday.  What an awesomely hilarious woman.

“But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”
― Tina FeyBossypants

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