During the show my Twitter feed blew up with tweets about the show. Some tweets included things such as "there goes my self-esteem," "most depressing hour of my life," and "eating my sorrows away." It makes me sad to see girls think of themselves as fat, unhealthy, or unattractive because they compare their selves to the models on TV and what society depicts as the "perfect" body.
Now we can't all have personal trainers and personal dieticians, but working out a few times a week and eating healthy is a good start to being as healthy and fit as you can be! Don't fall into believing that women should look a certain way and weigh a certain amount. The number on the scale does not matter, what matters is that you are healthy and feel good about yourself!
WorkoutOn the schedule for today was a 5 mile run but due to lack of time and it getting dark outside, I only completed 4 miles. It felt great running outside today and I think that I would have been able to easily run another mile. The splits for my miles are below. Mile 2 and 3 were a bit slower than mile 1 but mile 4 was back on track to almost the same time that mile 1 was. I was happy with my splits and was even happier that my mile 4 was almost the same time as mile 1.
FoodAfter my run I grabbed some food! First, I had a Clif Builder's Protein Bar that was jam packed with protein. I got the chocolate flavor to try and Jancee got the chocolate peanut butter flavor bar so we tried each others. I liked the chocolate one but I think I would rather have the chocolate peanut butter.
Then I had a pb&j sandwich, carrots & celery sticks with ranch, grapes, and a cheese stick. I think that school is starting to get on the kids-want-to-eat-healthier bandwagon because today we saw they started offering veggies in the grab-n-go section. After eating dinner I headed off to my night class.
Do you ever find yourself comparing yourself to the models on TV?