Skinny Does Not Equal Healthy

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™

 

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Christina Hendricks: Classy & Curvy

Over the Thanksgiving weekend several interesting conversations were held by the women in my family regarding their current weight, wanting to loose weight and just a general disdain for being overweight. It was amazing to me because (1) I can relate to some of the things they were saying – yes, men have body image issues too – and (2) no one seemed focused on what really mattered: being healthy.

I know the media bombards you with images of super skinny women and men with abs that only Photoshop can give but the true measure of your beauty is not provided by the scale that most of society uses. I submit that there are probably more healthy “fat” people than there are “skinny” people in the world. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that even at my current weight of 330 pounds I’m healthier than most of my friends because I don’t smoke, I exercise and I watch what I eat.

You do not have to be a size 0 to be healthy. Be happy with the body you have and treat it like the temple that it is and you will be doing a lot better than most. Even if there are some things about yourself you’d like to change, don’t do so because of what society says you should look like. Do it because you want to live a longer, healthier life and you want to look and feel better for your own sake.

Check out What Ellen had to say about body image and being healthy:

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4 Responses to “Skinny Does Not Equal Healthy”

  1. TVP, you are absolutely correct! I already have a Wii and I have been using it for Netflix *shamefaced*, but I will put the Wii sports disc in and turn off the Netflix, LOL.

  2. I think you hit the nail on the head! You can be over 200lbs and healthy. Enjoy food in moderation and exercise to maintain your body and health. I started an exercise regimen about 6 months ago and lost about 30lbs. I feel great and am learning to listen to the signals of my body. I don’t deny myself chocolate cake, when I crave chocolate cake; I eat a hunk (not gonna lie and say slice) and keep it moving It has been harder to exercise since the weather has gotten colder, but I am determined to get some time in, at least once or twice a week (I usually go 3-4 times and spend an hour). I don’t believe we were intended to all look alike, but we were intended to live long, healthy, satisfied lives and you don’t have to be a size 0 to have that life.

    • Hey Gen321!

      First, thanks for stopping by – and “liking” this post – the TVP Blog; much appreciated. 🙂

      Second, thanks for commenting. My advice for curing winter workout blues: get a Wii!!! My daughter let me keep her Wii for a few weeks and I was going to town playing Wii Sport Boxing! Trust me; 25-30 minutes a day doing that and you will more than account for the recommended daily cardio training! 😀

      Thanks again for stopping by! Do come again! 🙂

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