Body Proud: 'What I Love About My Body'

By , SparkPeople Blogger
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Body Proud: "What I Love About My Body" Fitness magazine
Love this! Real women share what they love most about their bodies--and why.

Jillian Michaels's Top Get-Fit Tips Self
The celeb trainer shares her best tips for losing weight, shaping up, and staying that way.

Reforming a Picky Eater, Step One: Children Don’t Control the Family Meal NYT Motherlode blog
Dealing with a picky eater can be tough, but experts say the first step is to not let the kid reign supreme at the supper table.

Biceps Curls And Down Dogs May Help Lower Diabetes Risk NPR
Just an hour of exercising with weights (including yoga) may help lower your diabetes risk, according to a new study.

Combat Jiggly Arms With This Dynamic Yoga Sequence Fit Sugar  
Fight back against arm flab with this strength-building yoga sequence. (Not suitable for beginners.)

Good News: Your Poop Is Probably Normal US News eat + run blog
As the book says, everybody poops. And though our daily BMs will vary based on diet and lifestyle, what's normal for you is likely normal.
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Oh, SACKRET, ditto ... I am financially/time challenged (at this point, primarily time-challenged--it's how I got sick in the first place!!!) ... but anybody could find something they love about their bodies ... lol ...

@SIF, I have been practicing yoga for years regularly, and somewhat less regularly for the past one year, due to health concerns. The headstand or any other inversions, including plow/shoulderstand ... are contraindicated for my condition ...

Am an intermediate, and barely able to get into balancing star; swapping an extremely low-slung crow for two of the others (have to guard against eye pressure) ... agreed and extreme understatement ... luckily, NOT my yoga style--not even now that I've ditched NOT playing one's edge ... because you could either go real middle path or you could go ALL OUT ... ! Report
What do I love about my body:
Its intelligence.
I really should feel "betrayed" by my body. I woke up this morning with what felt like a hot flash/slight amount of vomiting, my fasting blood sugar was high (still within MY liberal limits) ... hey I'll be 60 soon, but I have avoided hormones despite being tempted (mostly due to cognitive issues, natch!) - postmenopausal ...
Feeling better now, though a part of me feels I have to avoid undue stress (thankfully a holiday today) ... perhaps I'd dry heaved part of my diabetes oral medication (not on injections) ...
My stomach feels OK now ... it took a piece of low-fat cheese ... (though my ultra low fat tastes better) ... immediate better feeling ...
I swear I have a stomach-brain and a heart-brain ... or at least I know to listen to those "brains". They never, ever steer me wrong ... Report
These are NOT "real women". I couldn't get past the "perfect stomach lady that rides horses all day." The only people I know that have that option are independently wealthy and don't have to work a real job. Putting her in front of us as someone who loves her body effortlessly is obnoxious at best. Clearly your editors no longer know the community. Report
I think that it is a lot easier for most women to love their body parts when they are perfect. If you go in to a meeting, or restaurant, or theatre, and have all the women stand up, I don't think many of these "real women" would be represented. Show me how overweight, lumpy "real women" learn to love their body parts, and that would be an article that I would love to read. This one just made this "real woman" feel depressed. Report
So "Real Women" means bone thin? Not in my book.
Re: Yoga sequence... I think "not suitable for beginners" is an understatement. Report
I need the combat jiggly. Report
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