Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Body Image

Unless you are living under a rock, you probably noticed a pretty ridiculous photo showing up all over the internet. You know the one of Kim Kardashian breaking the internet? I will not post the photo here because there is no need. You probably have fallen upon it if you frequent the internet at all. It was really hard not to see a photo of it, even if you really didn't want to.

Anyways, the point of this post is to talk about body image especially during the holidays. We as humans are very visual creatures. We thrive on the things we can see and sometimes that does more harm then good. As a society we believe the images of women that are thrown in our faces daily are the normal way to do look. Take for example; most magazine covers or characters we see on tv are super thin and have perfect makeup all the time. Now women believe they need to be super thin with a ton of makeup on to be desirable. 

Don't get me wrong, I am huge into fitness and being healthy, but I also know it is almost impossible for every women's body to be a size 0. Young girls see these images and think they need to look that way to fit in. I am a short person clocking in at only 4'11''. I will always be so called "small" but I am in no way ever going to be a size 0. I have wide hips and thick thighs. It doesn't matter how much I work out, they aren't going to just disappear and become tiny with a thigh gap.

Fast forward to the holidays. There is a lot of food and a time to indulge. You can still indulge without going overboard. You should never be afraid to eat a Thanksgiving meal because you believe it will make you fat. You constantly hear people complaining they gained 10 pounds over the holidays. This is just so hard to do unless you eat a few thousand extra calories everyday during that time period. Ladies you will be fine to indulge a little.

Now back to the photo of Kim Kardashian. She is known for her larger backside, and you know what? That is great. I'm glad she is not ashamed of it. However, I am not all that thrilled that she did it in a way that was super fake. They have photoshopped the crap out of it. It makes me angry that we can't just be ourselves when it comes to showing the world what we got. It sends the wrong impression when we rely on photoshop for ever single picture we take, to make us look "good". How are people supposed to recognize you when you are just being you?

I hope everyone enjoys the holidays. Have a piece of pie. Get a little more stuffing. You can do all of that in good moderation. Be happy and enjoy every minute of it. Love yourself and others will too. Remember looks and beauty change with age. If you spend to much time focusing on it now, you will miss out on life.

Love you all! Have a great Thanksgiving and have some pie! <3

6 comments:

  1. Love this and totally agree! I see people talking about how they are going to stay on their diet or whatever on Thanksgiving Day and I'm like, really? You can't just enjoy the food and the holiday for one day? One day or one big meal is not going to undo everything, and I think it's important to let yourself enjoy and splurge a little!

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  2. Great post! I totally agree that celebrating curves by photoshopping them is just as bad as the other extreme. She's already got it going on - so just let us see that natural and real beauty. And I agree that people freak out about holiday splurging, but there's a cap on the amount of calories your body will consume in that one day. It is physically impossible to gain several pounds in 1 day of real fat (maybe water weight or a food baby, but not actual flesh on your body). So we should all feel free to enjoy our holiday meals and go back to our healthy lifestyle habits the next day. One day isn't going to ruin everything and a diet without moderation is a diet that doesn't last.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. You know it. I ate like it was my last meal and I loved every minute of it! I hope your thanksgiving was great and fulfilling!

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