Look, it's doll me!
Hi, my name is Jaymie. Iím a 22-year old full-time college student. I live with my boyfriend and am trying to develop better habits so that I can lead a healthier lifestyle. I, unlike most people, am not struggling with being overweight in the grand scheme of things, but my situation is rather unique. Iím already incredibly thin and, therefore, underweight, but I need to lose more weight b/c Iím gaining more weight than my body can physically handle. I donít actually want to lose weight, but I have to. Iím not one of those crazy girls who believes Iím fat! Iíve just learned after a series of problems that my small structure requires me to be thin. I used to despise having such a fast metabolism b/c the cost of food is outrageous, my appetite was never satisfied, and I felt denied my entire life. There were so many clothes I couldnít wear b/c they didnít make them in my size. People would assume I was younger b/c of my size and tell me that they hoped I would grow and develop into a woman. It made me feel inadequate. But after many episodes of stubbornness, Iíve now learned that my body is supposed to metabolize at an impressively fast rate. Unlike people with bigger builds, when a smaller person gains as little as 2 lbs, the itty-bitty fat goes straight to the stomach, and the next thing you know, you canít even wear the same size pants! Because I have more fat than my body can maintain (in my stomach area), itís actually starting to misalign my back! Itís also throwing my center of gravity off. Going through all of this isnít worth it b/c society doesnít accommodate my body weight. Iíve found that itís easier for me to get over my insecurities and get my life back. Now to leave you with something:
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day
And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you will never walk alone
To achieve the inner harmony and balance I once had with my body
To develop the positive habit of sticking to my workout routine
To build upper body strength in my arms and shoulders
Tone, tighten, and strengthen my abs (Iím not looking to be ripped, but I miss having that vertical line across my stomach Ė an indicator of well-worked out abs)
Gain back my lean muscles and strength in my legs
Strengthen and tighten the muscles around my knees to hold them in place better (yes I actually said that last part)
Strengthen my weak ankles
Do core strengthening exercises
Strengthen my back muscles and release tension through daily stretches
Get back to stretching daily for the sake of good habit, as well as to loosen any tension and advance towards becoming impressively limber like the good old days
Cardio & healthy eating
Be more confident in myself
Replacement of past bad habits will be my program structure. Variety is key.
Upper Body: I''ll split them up during the day and do them during study breaks or while I''m watching TV.
Abs: Daily cardio and ab workouts from workout DVDs
Legs: Strength training & ballet will be well rewarded.
Core Strength Training: I''ll include this in every workout routine also focusing on my ankles and knees.
Stretching: Daily in the morning & before bed
Cardio: Preferably Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Food Choice: Eliminate trans fat & continue eating healthy
Daily Breathing: Before bedtime
I enjoy holistic therapy, ballet, hanging out with my friends, eating out, shopping, spa treatments, writing, psychology, nutrition, karma, fashion, beauty, researching anything, organizing, planning, and decorating.
Favorite TV Show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Favorite Colors: Violet, Purple, and Lavender
Favorite Books: The Modern Girlís Guide to Life, Detox Solutions
Quotes that I Love:
Nothing is more empowering, for females and males alike, than to fully realize the influence and strength they alone can exercise over their own individual lives.
Knowledge is dangerous but so is ignorance.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Follow the three R''s: Respect for self, respect for others, and responsibility for all your actions.
Be gentle with the earth.
Happiness does not depend upon getting other people''s approval - it depends upon getting your own approval.