Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Doing the research I do for blogging, facebook posting, etc...I have seen the crazy lengths people go to in order to become a certain size. Liquid diets, and crazy procedures that promise to take the inches off. Only problem is, even when I have a "skinny minnie" in front of me to start training, she's not happy. Yet, if the average woman saw her in the gym or grocery store, she'd probably have a moment of envy at how she looked....never thinking that the woman was just as self-concious (and sometimes more so) than the onlooker.
The media doesn't help in this matter at all. Photoshop is a wonderful thing, but not for the self-esteem of the average woman in America. Those models are flawless in the magazines, but it's completely concocted, and it's just not real. You can google the video on youtube of the model before and then after the "retouching" and it's amazing what they can do. Yes, there are those that are fitness models that compete and super low body fat and look super toned - but do you really know what lengths they go to for that? Anyone can do that if they are willing to work out 4-6 hrs a day, eat broiled tilapia and asparagus for a month before the competition, and down dry oatmeal the day of the event to suck out any fluids that might be lurking. (Ok - some of that might be a little sarchasm - but that's not far from the reality of being in that business). So....the next time you find yourself dwelling on the body part that is your "problem area" (we ALL have one) try to divert your attention to a positive about yourself that you can be happy about. Decide to work on your fitness a little each day to get you where you want to be, but don't wish to be someone else, because chances are good that they aren't happy with their body either.
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Posted by Melody Chandler at 2:13 PM