Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Day 24 P90X
Yesterday I bought Fitness RX for Women. A great magazine geared towards women's fitness. There was an article about "how skinny is too skinny". This topic really bothers me. All our lives we have either been picked on because we were too fat or too skinny. No wonder women have self esteem issues. We have these 16 year old girls posing for magazine covers and strutting the catwalk that are nothing more than skin covered skeletons. If you look closely you will see that their knee joints are actually BIGGER than their thighs! That is just unreal to me! So tell me....who's healthier a bone bag thin model or someone like me? The model exists on diet coke and cigarettes barely eating and even then it's some stupid fad thing like the "master cleanse". I bet most of them don't even exercise. I get up every morning at 5:30. First thing on the agenda is my P90X workout. Then I eat breakfast and shower. I pack my food for the day so I won't be caught off guard. Everyday I try to make myself better in some way. I am really concerned about these young girls. I am even more concerned about the people that LET them do this to themselves, the people that say they HAVE to do this if they want a career in modeling. I am also concerned about the women/girls that are role models for our young women. There are very few young women out there that I would want my daughter to emulate. Thank goodness that Leighsa is old enough to think for herself now. She is learning how to eat right and exercise. She is beautiful and I would like to keep her that way! She is tall and slim, but not skinny. She has curves--she's a REAL woman. I am liking those Dove commercials more and more everyday. The women they showcase are all REAL.
Okay...I'll jump down from my high horse now! But this is really something to think about. What mental issues are running around in your psyche? We need to work on changing our mental pictures. Visualization, people!! Affirmations!!!
I am a strong vital woman (man)
I love myself for who I am today
I exercise everyday because it is good for my body
Thanks for visiting with me today. I apppreciate all my fellow "shredders" and regular readers. I do this blog as much for you as for myself! Hugs to you all.