R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The nail salon is full of interesting conversation. There’s plenty of gossip, exchange of ideas and suggestions….

Well, over the last few months, weight loss has been a regular topic.

What I usually hear is an excuse as to why healthy living hasn’t been accomplished thus far and the new trick they’ve learned that’s going to be their miracle answer this time. The conversations that follow are based on why that last miracle fix wasn’t good for them and what next miracle fix they’re going to try.

It’s getting harder and harder for me to stay quiet. I’ve pipped up a bit, but have refrained from getting on my soap box. These women see me as someone who was born thin and doesn’t have to work as hard as they do to stay thin.

It was compounded when that picture of the “plus size model” was circulating Facebook. I had to listen to them talk about how real women are curvy. Mind you, they were saying this while drinking their Frappuccinos.

I may be genetically pre-disposed to being thinner than others, but that doesn’t mean I don’t work hard to stay healthy and tone. What’s so wrong about treating your body well by giving it wholesome foods and improving its functionality by being fit? Why is it such a weird concept to eat healthful foods as a lifestyle rather than diet for a while, go back to eating junk food and then repeat the cycle?

I wish I could encourage each woman (and man) in the entire world to love and accept the body they were given, BUT to treat it with the utmost respect it deserves.

Our physiques don’t have to be perfect, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to reach YOUR tip-top state of health. Don’t sell yourself short. Feeling fabulous on the inside will make your outside glow with radiance no matter its shape.

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One thought on “R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  1. Aleta says:

    Great post! I completely agree!

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