What you are about to read is a candid disclosure of my experience with Anorexia Nervosa. It's part memoir, part field guide, but pretty much all naked from an emotional perspective, so I ask respectfully for your gentleness in digesting these pieces of my heart....more
How often I’ve heard women saying, “I love my 40s! I finally don’t care what anybody else thinks! I have confidence! I love my body! I’m sexy as hell! I’m going to wear that damn bikini!” or some such variation.
I keep waiting for that confidence that was supposed to come with this stage of my life. I’m into the second half of my fifth decade, and when someone from my youth finds me on Facebook, I still dread them seeing my photos. I’m a good 40 pounds heavier than I was in my college days....more
One of my favourite mantras is "Let go of what no longer serves". Swimsuit season in its current interpretation doesn't serve me anymore. I mean once upon a time, I used to look forward it, a time to show off my achievements. There was nothing quite like fun in the sun and the sand, and a respite from the never ending rain. Somewhere along the way, it was hijacked and bastardized by the fitness marketing industry and it lost its luster. When starting my fitness journey, I had to find my “why”, and I quickly realized that swimsuit season wasn’t going to be it....more
As a fitness professional, it's expected that I follow the rules. I work out almost every day, I rarely take a day off. I hardly ever eat out. I eat clean and commit to my daily Shakeology. Sounds good right? Where are those abs? Come on baby belly, when will you leave me?
I still cheat almost daily. I allow myself to have one cookie. Sometimes I eat an extra carb.
I have realized that I am more superficial then I thought. I never thought before how important my self image is to my self esteem. However, my husband so nicely pointed it out to me recently that my confidence and over all self esteem has changed since we were married. The reason behind my self doubt is that I weigh more and look different then I did 4 years ago. ...more
Last week, I read an article online about a new “realistic” fashion doll called Lammily that would rival Barbie’s unattainable and quite frankly, ridiculous proportions. Here she is:Get em, gurrrrl....more
Over the last week I have posted 100 words a day about feminism. Here they are all together. What can you say about feminism in 100 words? The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue…There has been a lot of talk about whether or not the words ‘feminism’ and‘feminist’ have lost their purpose....more
So I was shown an article today about the possibility of peach scented girly bits.
Yeah, you read that right.Oh, and it was developed by dudes.Thanks, dudes!
Peach in woman's hands, Image Credit: Shutterstock...more