Friday, June 14, 2013
I ran into this blog at another sparker's blog scottabel.blogspot.com/2
From what I gather, Scott Abel is a body builder trainer and he sells lots of DVDs and other merch, which makes me a little wary.
BUT. I was that kid who thought she was fat at age 10! Whose momma and grandma thought they were fat. I have a weight problem that I don't want my daughter to inherit. Am I guilty of this! My mom used to count calories, and when she wasn't, she was binging. Heck, we even did Richard Simmons together when I was in highschool. I even made me own little set of food exchange cards. Gah! gah!
Things I want to model for my daughter.
1) eating good food for sustenance and healthy pleasure.
2) loving my body, regardless of its size.
3) having a healthy relationship with alcohol (this one is a toughy-- my parents are teetotallers and that didn't help me very much. This could be a wildcard for anything I might be tempted to use as a crutch for emotional pain)
4) exercise for the joy of it, not as a punishment or chore.
Living in a female body has a lot of challenges, but it also is a beautiful thing with terrifying power and pleasure. I have so much more to say, but I hear my kids stirring. Good Morning!