Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Skinny B**ch

Skinny Bitch? The title of a book I am reading.

Okay, everyone knows I am memorable, something exceptionally good - at least, that is one dictionary definition of bitch . Ha!

But skinny? Not.

Not that I have to be. As the website says ~ A Skinny Bitch is someone who enjoys food, eats well, and loves her body as a result. It has nothing to do with how much you weigh or what size you are! Skinny Bitches come in all beautiful shapes and sizes!

But I do feel the need to get back on track with healthier, mindful eating. Which is precisely why I am reading Skinny Bitch.

In some ways, this book goes over the top. No alcohol. No caffeine. No meat. No dairy.

I can handle the no meat and no dairy.

However, as with a buffet dinner, one doesn't have to sample everything. One can take bits here and bits there.

And it is the advice that helps me. The mind stuff, not mind-boggling lists of have-tos and eat-nots.

Okay. Use your head. You need to get healthy if you want to get skinny...The first thing you need to do is give up your gross vices. Don't act surprised! You cannot keep eating the same shit and expect to get skinny.

I like the tough love, tell it like it is approach. I hate beating around the bush and never let myself do that mentally. No mental rationalisations, please. I try to cut others some slack and try not to cut myself too much.

You can either continue plodding along in your life feeling like you're not living up to your glorious potential or you can dedicate yourself to creating the life you want. F*ck excuses about not having the time..You spend forty hours a week working, or more if you're a full-time mom. Certainly your health and your body, and you are important...

Now that you are a Skinny Bitch, don't turn into a skinny bitch...Smile a lot, give compliments out whenever you can, and be nice to everyone...

Now we know we keep encouraging you to look your best but, for the love of God, don't associate your worth with your appearance...Our insides are much more important than our outsides. So don't you f**king dare measure your worth by the amount of attention or validation you get...It's nice to be appreciated, but it is not a necessity.

So, there it is. Some guidelines for me re working on my eating and my attitude towards fitness in the new year. Working on my mind and the whys and whats .

The fitness component of my new year resolutions.

Still thinking abut the mental and spiritual and relationship components.


Louise said...

Actually, that's all pretty good advice, isn't it?

Leonie said...

Oh, yeah - especially the bit about working on the inside not just the outside..

Louise said...

Merry Christmas, btw!

Greg said...

Good reminder that I've still got to look at thoughts for the year. But you're right, the 'no-nonsense' approach is usually best. Tip-toeing around issues helps nobody!
Of course I can say this because my life is 100% planned and on track ;)

Leonie said...

Ha, Greg!