Can we talk for a minute?
Maybe 2 or 3 minutes.
I’m surprised with myself on this one. Specifically how passionate I just am on this topic. It came to a bubbling surface a few weeks ago when a friend shared a clip from The Doctors show. The segment was mostly talking about women and how our bodies bounce back (or rather how they don’t!) after pregnancy and birth. A passionate young mom and “fourth trimester” photographer was put on the spot and basically told by one of the hosts that women should be expected to bounce back fully after giving birth, getting their old body back. It should also be noted that (speculation here!) it appears said host has had plastic surgery worth more than my mortgage…so I don’t really think she can speak on this issue.
Before I get too riled up here…I wanted to share what I’m really passionate about.
That’s you. As you are.
Please. (I beg of you.) Please. Please. Please. Don’t follow the “this fudge is so delicious” comment with “I’m so fat.” or “This is going straight on my rear.”
Spare yourself. And the awkward moments with your friends and loved ones.
Fight it. Fight it. Fight it.
Not only do you have to fight the spoken comments, but you also have to fight the unspoken comments to yourself. In your head.
Grab your sword. And fight. Fight to the death.
It’s time we start seeing and thinking about ourselves as we are. It’s ridiculously easy to get caught in the trap of thinking negatively.
This infographic pretty telling about what we are saying about ourselves and when we say it. Kellogg’s Special K has partnered with world-renowned supermodel and actress Tyra Banks to help shift the weight management conversation to a more positive one. Special K® has shown that positivity is important to weight management successunflattering photo or shopping for jeans, these negative comments women make about their own bodies and othersare a destructive and significant barrier to weight-management success.
Fat Talk is contagious – and it’s weighing women down. Visit www.FightFatTalk.com to help SHHHHut down Fat Talk (#FightFatTalk).
This holiday season…start the mantra before the party starts, before you stand in front of the mirror and admire your new holiday dress. Before you hit the department store and see all the shiny little black dresses hanging on the racks. Before you meet the girls for dinner or a drink. Get the mantra going in your head so that you will be ready to fight back with positive words and comments. Speak love.