Thursday, July 13, 2017
I went to the gym today. Before I started my cardio, I was in a strength exercise room just for women. I had heard a woman talking to an elderly lady. (I later found out that she is 83 and in awesome shape) The elderly woman went on to a workout class. The younger woman entered the room, where I was. We were the only two women present. I asked her what was wrong. She said that she was so depressed over her appearance. What I saw was a fit woman. I didn't see any flaws. She said that she is 46 (I am 62) and she didn't feel pretty anymore. I sincerely spoke to her about what I saw....I saw a woman in great shape. I saw a woman that did not look 46, in fact, she looked 10 years younger. She said but look at my neck and my wrinkles. I was just so shocked that she felt that way. None of what she said was true. She told me the 83 year old woman was in disbelief, just as I was, that she felt that way. I spoke to her and told her that she was being very hard on herself. It is so unfortunate that our looks seem so much more important. She is married and has two healthy children. Why should she not enjoy this time of her life. I know that if we were not in this era of skinny being beautiful and cosmetic surgeries, we would be a much more confident society. It really hurts me to see people think that looks mean more than character or personality.