Showing posts from June, 2014

Love Your Body, What Does That Mean?

Just a warning before you continue, this blog post is laden with controversy. I don't mean to offend, just to offer another perspective that many of us may have not considered in our experiences with food and exercise. Proceed with caution and take this with a grain of salt.

If you've ever been on Tumblr, odds are you've seen young women blogging about loving their bodies and embracing their natural curves. Right off the bat, I think that's awesome. It is so important to be proud of your God-given shape and the way you're "programmed". If you're naturally slim without any prominent curves, odds are you're not going to wake up one morning with the boobs of a lingerie model. By contrast, if you're like me and you have a larger bottom half, you're probably never going to fit into size 2 pants. That's okay. The sooner you learn that, the better. Sizing charts and Victoria's Secret Angels are both unrealistic examples of Western society…

This is Summer

When I was a little girl, I used to count down the days until summer vacation officially started. I would cross the days off on a calendar, daydreaming about days spent at the pool and sleepaway camp. The heat was invigorating and I could eat pizza in a bathing suit without worrying about my body. Now? Not quite. This is Summer 2014.

Wake up. Alarm clock, because even if there are no plans for the day I detest wasting an entire morning in bed. Go to the gym if I'm feeling ambitious, only to find when I get in the car that my gas tank is running on empty. Fuck, again? I definitely bought gas last week. Where do I even go? I think to myself, begrudgingly driving to the God forsaken gas station only to spend 50 dollars I don't have. In the time it takes to get to there, I realize I've used all my gas driving to Target and Starbucks, where I have fallen into the habit of spending moremoney I don't have. As the car is filling up and I see my savings account draining right b…