The other day I was scrolling through my Facebook and a video of this super hot woman working out came up.  

She looked PERFECT!

Her abs were to die for (perfect 6 pack) her butt was so tight it was scary, the arms? Not one inch of too much skin and on top of it all she was beautiful, drop dead gorgeous.

As i was looking at it for a minute I got jealous, I was like “wow why don't i look like that?” for those of you who know me, you know I definitely don't look like that!

Then reality struck, really? Im in my 40’s,  really is this where I am that I have to sit here and want to look like that and be jealous of that?

WHEN WILL THIS FEELING EVER END???

We live in a society where the only acceptable way to be is skinny.  Well no let me rephrase that, skinny is not enough anymoreyou have to be RIPPED!

eing skinny is not enough anymore, you need to have a six pack, a beautiful face, lips to die for and an ass that you can literally bounce a coin off of!

At one point in society, for our daughters and our sons, we have to start realizing that there is so much more to life than going to the gym 3 hours a day to have to look like that!  We are meant to do more in life then work out!

That does not mean that you should not work out, or that you should not be careful with what you eat, in fact more and more evidence shows that 85% to 95%  of weight loss comes from what we eat!

That being said this cannot be the most important thing in our life, there are much more important things to think about than what we look like.  Our meanings in life have to be more then skin deep, what we do, who we are what we give back has to be bigger that what it has become.

How come we all accept our hight, but never accept our weight?  Again I am not talking about people that are obese, I am talking about people that are an acceptable HEALTHY weight that are not ripped.  We as women (and unfortunately men now have added themselves to the equation) will do anything to look good, drink, eat, not eat, operate, remove, add… whatever it takes to look like what everyone considers to be physically acceptable!

WHEN WILL THIS FEELING EVER END?

My decision is…. TODAY!

Health is what I am going for from now on, I want to make the right decisions because it is good for me.

I want to eat home made food from scratch because it feeds me from the inside out

I want to know that whatever it is that I do for my body is the best I can do for it.

I want to work out 3 or more times a week because it is good for my mental emotional and physical health!  NOT because if i work hard enough and I stay long enough i will look like the girl in the first picture, not because if i do i will look like this:  or maybe not like this because this is no longer acceptable!

So let’s learn to accept our bodies, LOVE our bodies for what they are and stop thinking that we need to look a certain way in order to feel and look beautiful.   Teach our girls and our boys that we are meant to do a lot more than work out!  Our life has so much more meaning we are not meant to be on this earth just for what we look like!

WE ARE BEAUTIFUL!

What do you think? Let me know what you think about what is happening in society today!

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