WT Hungry

4 Dec

Strong is sexy

I’m sorry but I can’t help myself right now.  I’ve never in my life watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and tonight, for shits and giggles, I’ve decided to tune in online (to watch the pre show).  I’m all for a pretty face but I guess as I’ve gotten older, and gained respect for my body and have begun to treat it right, I am looking at this display of models and feeling sick.  At 5’9 (i’m assuming this is the shortest model on the runway tonight), these girls don’t look like they’ve eaten for weeks.  Not one of them, and I’m being honest, has any muscle tone in their arms or legs.  HOW IS THIS ATTRACTIVE?  As one of my guys friends recently put it – “I like meat on my women.  Bone on bone does not feel good”.  (i’m avoiding vulgarity here just to get the point across)

I’ve decided to write this blog as my boycott.  I’m not even planning on turning on the TV to watch the actual show.

While training for the Tough Mudder, I experienced something that I’d like to share with everyone out there that has talked about setting a new goal for themselves.  The mind is a powerful tool.  I believe you can do anything you set your mind to.   I was in decent shape when I started training for the TM.  But I was not a runner or a hiker or someone that liked to give my body unnecessary electrical shocks.  At the end of the day, I wanted to set a goal for myself to do something challenging.  Something that was beyond what I thought I was capable of.  I didn’t care how long it took me to do complete the course, I just wanted to make it to the end without damaging myself… and I did and it felt fucking amazing.  Was it hard?  Hell yes.  I was sore for days.  Had a stomachache for a week(don’t drink the muddy water) but as I crossed the finish line through the last obstacle (Electroshock Therapy is what they called it), I said “I can’t wait to do this again”.  I couldn’t have been more proud of myself and my team for trooping it out and kicking ass.  Should you do it?  My answer would be ABSOLUTELY!!!!  Set your mind to it, and Just Do It(Thanks Nike).  And if you need someone to do it with, call me.  I’d gladly do it again.

Why is it that we wait until December 31st when we’ve had too much to drink and too much food to eat during the holidays to set new goals for ourselves for the new year.  My friend recently started a Facebook group called ‘No New Years Resolutions Ever’.  I LOVE IT!!!!  I’m declaring every day the time to start making changes.  Be healthier, work out more, Be nicer to your spouse, quit smoking, stop cheating, have more sex – whatever it is you are doing (or not doing) that you are planning on stating to yourself or your closest friends when you’ve had too much to drink in a few weeks, SAVE IT. Wake up tomorrow and make the change.  Any day is a good day to be a better person, be healthier, be happier, work harder, spend more time with your family or make a commitment to something or someone you love.

As for the people that want to look like a VS model, I have a new hashtag for you….. #StrongIsTheNewSkinny.

I’m including this poll and ask you ALL to vote.  Occasionally I am wrong, so I’d love your feedback here.  Don’t be shy.

3 Responses to “WT Hungry”

  1. Magic Mike. ;) December 5, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    Always interesting, thought provoking and forces you to have an opinion. You state the facts as well as an empowered take action, but not pillow hitting liberal. Lol! That being said, I watched last years VS fashion show with Kate Perry and it blew my mind! Everyone looked smokin!!! These models are what you say, but probably not by choice, they make millions$ looking the way they look, so I can’t hate, but you make valid points on the dismorfia of what is a general idea of how women should look if your considered Hot? good work, and the rest of your WTH I already have become a better person reading your post, responding and thinking about it, so keep them coming. I like it!
    PS you know you speak the truth cuz you have a rocking bod and def. Not hatin….;)

  2. kyotoredbird December 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    I’ve read (don’t know if it’s true) that these VS girls follow a very strict diet and exercise regimen in order to look the way they do. I don’t necessarily think they are starving themselves, but I do think they probably have a relationship with food that a normal person would find unhealthy or odd. (Adriana Lima did admit to not eating or drinking anything for like 48 hours before the show, too.) I’d also like to point out that skinny doesn’t mean one is weak. I am a naturally thin woman (very short, though. Not like a VS model) and I practice martial arts. I’d say I’m in pretty good shape; I bet I could probably do more pushups than my husband can! Just because a woman is thin does not automatically mean that she isn’t strong or that she has an unhealthy relationship with food. I bet most VS models, like all models, start out naturally thin and are just pushed to a more extreme frame.

  3. mymiss@aol.com December 6, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    Great post!!!
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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