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End With a Nice Quote

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Today went really well. I didn't get enough sleep last night, but meh. What I did get accomplished, is having a lot of fun with my workout! Particularly my High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout! I've done this particular workout before

There it is up there ^^^^
And normally I die when I do it. One minute intervals of high knees and burpees are crazy killer. Today, however, I put some dance music on (Katy Perry, Daft Punk, PSY, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore) and wow! I didn't want to stop. On the rest periods I found myself dancing. I'm glad I have the energy today~~

Also, today while I was waiting for a haircut I read an interesting essay in Allure. It was by a play write by the name of Paul Rudwick. It was about his interactions with models, and how envyingly beautiful they are. I was feeling the green eyes come on as I was reading his essay. Models are of a kind of beauty that is hard to find... Not to mention they don't really help with body image (being 5'4" and pear shaped I would never stand a chance, lol).

Here's the quote he ended with, which I really like.

"...Maybe the best route is to enjoy a model's beauty as a gift...while reminding yourself, 'Yes, she's unbearably gorgeous, but at least I can have a snickers bar.'" --Paul Rudwick

Haha! Too true. Yes, eating a snickers wouldn't help me lose weight right now. But if I were at maintenance level, it wouldn't kill my career~~ He also mentioned in the essay that comparing one's self to a model is like trying to compare yourself to a Nobel Prize winner- there's a reason why they get the special treatment, because they're special.

Not saying any of us aren't, but just a reminder-- you are who you are, embrace it. I'll do the same!
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