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Diets Are Bullshit

This is one of those hard topics because EVERYONE has an opinion and most of us probably don’t agree. I want to make it very clear, from the beginning, that this piece is about telling you that dieting is bullshit. So if this isn’t for you, that’s OK, no judgment. We can’t agree on everything and we never should that’s what makes us interesting. I would hope that you would read it just to see what you think but if you feel like just moving on then I hope you will come back next week for another topic. I still love you! Dieting is bullshit. I am not even going to bore you with the details of how the diet industry makes a TON of money off of our insecurities (60 billion dollars a year). Insecu

Recovering From An Addiction to Numbers (Scale, Size, Calories...)

I am recovering from a lifetime addiction to numbers. Scale. Calories. Clothes size. Who knows where it starts, truly I have no idea. But somewhere along the line I learned that those numbers were an important part of who I was. That they had the right to define me to society, and maybe even worse, to myself. Too many of us have learned, and at some point in the past or even now believe, those numbers are in direct proportion to our worth. Those beliefs keep us addicted to numbers, they cage us in, they get us on the scale every day, and they get us questioning and disliking our bodies. I recently had a doctor's appointment and they weighed me, no surprise, but it hit me after that this appo

It Is Not Your Body. It Is The Clothes.

Have you ever listened to what you say about your own body or what you say to other people about their body, especially when trying on clothes? We have to learn to choose our words more wisely. And don't think that being wiser about our word choice means we have to lie or that we have to tell people something looks great when it really doesn’t. Being wiser means understanding how we have been taught to use words that put the blame on someone’s body instead of the clothes and how that can affect someone’s self-esteem and self-worth in the future. I don’t think we really understand what we are saying, likely because people have said the very same things to us. I just know that for some reason

Fighting The Voice Inside Our Head

I woke up, got ready to go to the gym and found myself in that frustrating moment, judging my body as I looked at my reflection in the mirror. I am tired of those moments. The greatest way to grant ourselves independence is to free ourselves from the person who looks in the mirror, sees the reflection, and has ridiculous internal dialogue of self-loathing. Who speaks to that reflection in a manner we would not speak to anyone else. The person who spends countless minutes and sometimes hours in a day deconstructing the things we perceive as negative about ourselves. Research continues to show that females have a hard time accepting their bodies and spend way too much time trying to figure out

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