Now hold your horses before you think I’m going to scoff at this one. I’ve always loved Britney. Each to their own musical tastes I say. But I’ve always adorned her spirit, her smile and her naivety.
But when she came out with this, “maintaining a healthy body can be hard work but is more than worth it … sometimes it’s hard to be motivated. But once you get up and do it you feel like you’ve conquered the world,” she went right to the top of my “Most Admired” List. Check it out – Britney Says No To Size 0 – just fabulous!
One of the reasons many of us develop issues with weight in the first place is because we see anorexic broom sticks walking down a runway in Milan and believe that this is the ideal.
So we starve ourselves stupid to attain an unrealistic ideal and end up in a vicious cycle of self-loathing and if you’re really lucky a dose of bulimia as (now I’m being snide – forgive me). This was my life.
I believed the lies I saw in magazines and believed that if I didn’t measure up to the likes of Elle, Claudia and Naomi (dating myself aren’t I?) then I wasn’t OK. And these were ‘healthy’ models.
Today’s models are another breed altogether! Does this look attractive? Let alone healthy???
I’m very fortunate today as I have a husband who looks at these women and can’t understand why they are considered beautiful. And he looks at me and loves me exactly how I am.
It would appear that I am the only person who has a problem with my appearance. But where did it begin?
When I was a baby I would have only known that I was perfect.
Up until I went to school I made no distinctions between tall and short or fat and slim.
School changed all of that pretty quickly.
All of a sudden I was informed that there was something “wrong” with me. Life was never quite the same again.
So for me this is a very personal and sometimes painful journey as I reflect on what started this crusade and how long ago it began.
I’m thrilled to see role models such as Britney, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fergie all embracing their curves. It makes it so much easier on the rest of us to accept us as we are, whatever our optimal look is for us.
For some, living life as a larger woman is just fine. I find many larger women to be extraordinarily beautiful because they have embraced their voluptuousness and they are confident with who they are. But if that’s not for you, then that’s OK too.
You’ll find the path to getting into the best shape of your life, without ever having to diet again right here!
P.S. If you’d like to see where this journey began 52 days ago, you can check it out here.