How is it that your teens are supposed to be the best years of your lives? How is it that the greatest time of your life is swarmed with school work, school acceptances, part time jobs, spending money, needing money and on top of it all, wanting to be skinny?
If digital cameras weren’t invented, would this still be the same?
I grew up in a family where being bigger was 100% okay, and you were loved the same. So why do I feel the need to be so small? I’m one of the smallest on my moms side and I still constantly think about the calories I’m eating, what exercise might counteract that bagel I just ate, or how long of a workout can I endure tomorrow? I constantly compare myself to other girls and wish for certain parts of others people’s bodies. I find myself looking at blogs and websites of pictures of skinny girls, unrealistically skinny girls - or at least it seems unrealistic. I wonder how hard I am willing to push myself to be just like them. But why?
Do I have an eating disorder? Definitely not. Lets call it a body image disorder, and I am personally diagnosing millions of girls in the world. Sure, maybe not everyone would agree. I hear a lot of, ‘I’m happy the way I am’ and ‘She’s TOO small, guys would rather have a girl with a little meat on her bones’. Well let me ask you this, Tumblr. If you are one of these girls, and you had the chance to lose a few pounds without having to work your ass off, would you stay the way you are? If you could have a flatter tummy, a plumper bum, flab-free arms, would you do it?
I personally could print off pictures of myself, take a sharpie and from the top of my head to the tips of my toes, come up with at least 5 things I’d like to be different by this time next year. Sooner, if possible.
So what I’m really getting at is, I’m insecure. It takes a lot for a girl like me to admit that. It takes a lot for a girl who works out - or thinks about working out or looks at new workouts online in the privacy of my room - every single day, to admit that sure, maybe boys like a little meat on their bones. But I would prefer none at all. But that’s just me. Or is it?—
OK, now mark your calendars… Here’s the schedule!
11- Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge:
Saturday, April 14: 10-minute Boot Camp Workout by Jeanette Jenkins
Sunday, April 15: Bikini Body Strength Training from Tone it Up
Saturday, April 21: Circuit Workout by Celeb Trainer Jason Walsh
Sunday, April 22: Total-body Toning Circuit by FitFabCities.com
Saturday, April 28: Heidi Klum’s Boot Camp Circuit Workout
Sunday, April 29: Fit Sugar’s Full-body Circuit Workout
Saturday, May 5: Stacy Berman’s Beach Boot Camp
Sunday, May 6: Warrior Fitness Boot Camp’s Total-body Strength Circuit
Saturday, May 12: 6-minute Boot Camp by Fit Sugar Editor Susi May
Sunday, May 13: Circuit Workout by Celeb Trainer Valerie Waters
Saturday, May 19: Fit Sugar’s Legs, Abs, and Arms Full-body Circuit Workout
There ya go! Who else is as pumped for these workouts as I am?!
Reblog or comment on this post if you plan to join in on this 11-week challenge with me! Every Saturday I’ll be blogging about each workout after I complete it, so make sure you come back to find out what I thought and let me know how you liked it!
Raise your hand if you’re ready to get your Best Beach-Ready Bikini Body now! (I’m raising mine, you just can’t see.) OK, let’s go!!!!
TV Challenge Five Current Favourite Shows (random order)
1 : Gilmore Girls
2 : Golden Girls
3 : Pretty Little Liars
4 : Dawsons Creek
5 : Veronica Mars
1. Who is your favorite character in 2?
This is so hard, but I’m going to have to go with Dorothy. So funny :)
2. Who is your least favorite character in 1?
Hmm, that’s tough. Probably like, Kirk.
3. What’s your favorite episode of 4?
I honestly have so many favourites that I can’t choose.
4. What is your favorite season of 5?
Season 1, when they were figuring out who killed Lily.
5. What’s your favorite relationship in 3?
hmmm… Spencer and Toby, or Hanna and Caleb :D
7. How long have you watched 1?
I own every season. I started watching it in 2000 :) I was only 7!
8. How did you become interested in 3?
I heard it was really good from friends after the first few episodes aired!
9. Who is your favorite actor in 4?
10. Which show do you prefer 1, 2, or 5?
Don’t make me choose… I have literally seen every episode of all of them.. I’m in love with them all :(
11. Which show have you seen more episodes of 1 or 3?
One, mostly because there’s more seasons.
12. If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be?
13. How would you kill off your favorite character in 1?
Hmm, I have no idea.. Fire at the inn? Which happened in season 3 I believe, but she wasn’t in the building. But that would probably be it.
15. Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple.
Hmmm, Gonna have to say… Suki and Christopher. Obviously Suki wouldn’t do that to Lorlai but they’d be cute!
16. Overall, which show has a better cast, 3 or 5?
Hmmm, they’re both really good!!! :(
17. Which has better theme music, 2 or 4?
That’s tough, golden girls theme song makes you smile cause its so cute and suits them, but I really like the Dawson’s theme. After they changed it after the first few seasons… I don’t wanna wait, for our liiiives to be ovaaaaaa.