One of my recent guilty pleasures is the TLC show My Big Fat Fabulous Life. The show follows the life of Whitney Thore, a self-proclaimed 'fat ass and bad ass'. I admire Whitney for being comfortable in her body and truly wish I could have the same attitude about mine. While being inspired by her story and her attitude as portrayed on the show, it dawned on me that how she lives her life can be applied to my writing as well. As a matter of fact, anyone who's pursuing a passion can apply these same 5 lessons from Whitney, regardless of what that passion is.
The hot-catch Bachelor feigns somber nervousness as the final, trembling-lip Bachelorettes approach his stage. Teetering on stilettos and wrapped snugly in revealing duds, these women look like overeager Barbies. Their sparkly costume jewelry radiates the very hope in their hearts: each wants that rose....more
I can feel the light creeping in through the blinds. Please no. Not yet. My head is throbbing. I am starving. No… nauseous. No… starving. I can't decide. I try to turn over but I cannot move. I am frozen in place. My arms feel dead. Pins and needles. I struggle to shake them. I squeeze my eyes shut tight. I can do this. I can roll over. On the mental count of 3, I heave my body over to lay on my other side. My arms...they must have fallen off. I can no longer feel them. They are...more
It is okay to not love your body.It is okay that you look at yourself in the mirror and be unhappy with what you see.It is okay to be frustrated with what you do and don’t have.It is okay to not love your body....more
I am starting to feel better naked again. Odd statement but a very true statement. As a former college athlete, being pregnant was a very interesting journey as I had to come to grips with allowing my body to lead me and seeing what else my body could do.
It also revealed to me my various strengths and it reworked my definition of what femininity and womanly strength meant outside of the ability to run, jump or compete with/against men.
How would you like to add 3 simple changes in your life to make this year even better? I’ll intrigue you even more. You can start this anytime during the year, and know that in 12 months your life will be changed....more
Remember how I kept going back and forth about whether to start my new life or not? Well, I didn't. There were events coming up, dinners and parties that I needed to be able to eat for. Last night I went out to a friend's house with a bunch of other ladies that are part of my book club. I was so looking forward to it. I got a babysitter for my 2 kids because my husband is out of town, and getting a sitter is something I almost never do. But I didn't want to miss this and I felt like it would be so fun. ...more
The struggle to lose weight as a post-child woman approaching her 30's is real. I have heard the myth of it becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a pristine body once you hit the third decade of your life and even more so if you have gone through the labor of rearing a child. But I didn't think it would happen to me. Well it did, and now I am fucked. Excuse the french and the clichés but I just can't understand why in God's name I can't lose weight....more