Thursday, November 18, 2010
Ok it's been forever since i've blogged...no I haven't fallen off the face of the planet :) I've just been really busy with school. The weight loss was at a stand still for a lil bit but i'm back in the game. I'm really enjoying pilates and often do them twice a day. I've had chronic back pain for as long as I remember and yoga used to be my way of relieving it but I've found that pilates gives me the pain relief in one session that I can get only after days of doing yoga. It's a really beautiful thing. And it pulls your figure back to svelte in a snap! My skin and my muscles are taught once again and i've only been at it about a week. It's a really beautiful thing!
I'm taking Anatomy/Physiology 101 and the body is beautiful! People normally look at the outside and see beauty but really each individual microscopic cell is an intricate beauty all its own. We were having a discussion as a class about the irony of the statement "beauty is only skin deep" and I posted about how the compilation of the intricate cells that result in what we look like is a beauty in itself. Completely outside of what our features turn out to be! We're so obsessed with having the biggest eyes, longest lashes, straightest teeth, puffiest lips smoothest skin and we're unaware that we steal from ourselves the natural beauty of the proper working of the body in order to morph ourselves to society's standards. We compromise so many areas (as far as function) in our bodies for asthetic purposes when really the beauty is found within ourselves! We are killing ourselves for "beauty" because we are so ignorant of the beauty that is the body! I can go on and on....it really made sense to me. Every part of ourselves need nourishment. Not just our tummies and our eyes so that we can see what we want in our bodies, but our skin, our muscles, bones, not to even mention our minds, our spirits, our souls! Really!
What a revelation this was for me! Well i'm off to clean my house...speaking of asthetic beauty....my house could use a little of that! LOL :)
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!! In ALL meanings of the word!