So I don’t have much to share with you today other than the fact that when I woke up this morning I couldn’t walk and my body told me it was time for a rest day. So I’m resting today and looking forward to a 5am Friday class tomorrow
BUT I do have a few blog posts I want to share with you that my friends shared on Facebook today.
My first and favorite one that I read today is this: When Women Look Strong: The Sexism at Wimbledon
Here’s a quote:
We need more women like Bartoli in the public eye. Bartoli is a perfectly normal looking woman, but she is exceptional. Her body is a tool. It is strong. It is powerful. It is not decorative. She uses it to do tennis, and there is no reason for her to be apologetic about that. She proves that women’s bodies have tremendous value even when they are not primarily decorative. Women can brim with strength and athleticism, and look unapologetically human, and win events on the global stage.
LOVE this. Love this because beauty should have nothing to do with defining who you are as a person and as a woman. And I’m not trying to idealize being strong here just as much as I’m not trying to idealize being thin or skinny or beautiful or chubby or whatever. Look, I think you should be whatever you want to be as long as you truly LOVE YOURSELF and you are HAPPY. But if you think that you “have to be” a certain way to be beautiful — no matter WHAT that ideal is — and whatever that standard of beautiful is — then it’s wrong. If I thought I had to be strong to be beautiful, then I would be wrong. But if being strong helps me love myself, then I’m right. See the difference? You don’t have to be anything other than yourself. Just find out who that “you” is and then love the heck out of her (or him).
My second favorite one is this: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
And a quote:
You have a little panic attack at the idea of a sandwich on commercial bread: GMO wheat, HFCS and chemical additive dough conditioners. Some people see Jesus in their toast but you know the only faces in that mix of frankenfood grains and commercial preservatives are Insulin Sensitivity Man and his sidekick, Hormonal Disruption Boy.
Bahahahahaha. I can’t handle it. And this article is EXACTLY how I feel all the time because every food has something wrong with it.
And finally, a third for all of those who are close to 30 like myself: 30 Signs You’re Almost 30
Instead of drunken party photos, your Facebook friends are all about the baby pics. And marathon times.
Sadly, I can relate. To EVERY.SINGLE.ONE.
What have you read recently that you love?