It's a Trap!
Ladies, we compare ourselves to others TOO much! It's easy to blame the media, to feel overwhelmed about ads with perfect looking girls in them, but let's be honest, the people we most compare ourselves to are people we know! Not too long ago, I was going to a party with my husband and I was feeling pretty cute in some distressed pink denim skinnys and a cute grey top. We walk into the party and there was this adorable blonde beachy goddess all dressed down in boyfriend jeans and a flannel shirt and ankle boots. I felt over done and like I was trying too hard. She was prettier than me, no debating that issue, but I was the person allowing it to affect my being. There are millions of girls prettier than me. I have got to be secure in myself and STOP COMPARING MYSELF TO OTHERS. I'm terrible about it! But I'm committed to stopping. I have two beautiful girls and I never wanting them picking themselves apart in the mirror the way that I do, and if they do I won't be able to blame it on the media. The media doesn't share a bathroom with them, I do. More is caught then taught! If we really want to change beauty standards, it has to start with us, in our minds, and in our actions, and in our homes. If we did that, the media would have to change its tune because it's marketing ploys would cease to work. Let's stop worrying about our thigh gap, and start worrying about how our self critiquing is affecting those around us. You know I advocate a healthy lifestyle but part of a healthy lifestyle is having a healthy self image. I know its cliche but it doesn't make it less true: be the change you want to see!
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"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.