Wednesday, December 5, 2012

You're Beautiful

Last night I watched the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. I didn't watch the show last year but this year's music, outfits, and performances were all amazing. After the show I was also informed that two of the models had given birth just a couple months before the show! I would have never have been able to even pick out which models they were because they all looked good. All of the women had amazing bodies and pretty faces and I know that most people who workout every day strive to look like that but in reality it's not that easy.

The models get paid millions to look good and follow a strict diet and exercise regimen that is not suitable for people who go to school or work full time. I read online that some of the models workout up to 6 hours a day and others consume liquid diets of only protein shakes.

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!


On 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.


After 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?


  1. Is that the nike plus app? How do you like it? I use map my run and I really like that.

    1. I really like it. I tried the map my run and didn't like it as much. But whenever I used map my run the gps signal would drop for some reason so maybe that's why



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