SP Premium


A barbie figure IS NOT the goal

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

In this fast-paced, techno-world of butt implants and augmentations, lipo and injections, just what are we looking for anyway? What REALLY is our goal? What is MY goal?( Because, truly, your goal may be to look like barbie.)
I am not setting myself up to be a size 2 (I'm 5'10", doubt I could ever get there! But I've been a 6).
My goal, simply put, is to be healthy; To be active; to physically enjoy life and what God has given me to do. I am not physically handicapped so I HAD BETTER use my body to it's full potential! DUH.
I WILL myself to be physically active EVERYDAY. I will lift weights (dumbbells at home) or canned food (yes, I've done it!) to keep my muscles from losing their form or strength AND also to GAIN form and strength.
I WILL myself to be HEART and LUNG active most everyday. Walking, jogging, cardio dancing, kick-boxing...the more variety the better! I'm always adding more to keep it FUN!
In other words, my goal is not my look (appearances are deceiving anyway) but my goal is fit-living. If I look like a barbie in the process, so be it (lol). But seriously, this journey is about being a good steward of what is entrusted to me and my body/health is one I am focusing on right now. Yep...trimming the fat. I encourage everyone to BE HAPPY where they are at...work it out in your own way and time. But enjoy your life. Don't wait for some unspoken destination to THEN start living. Live now. Live FULLY.
I may not always eat what I should (more greens) and I might eat MORE of what I shouldn't (pizza). So I do have some work cut out for me ...trimming more fat. But don't be down on yourself. Say YES more often to YES FOODS and say WAIT more and more often to the NO foods. Wait is good.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Well said and amen. I get caught up in the numbers actually - I get caught up in the goals, but I don't think my goals are unrealistic, I just think I'm not moving toward mine as quickly as I'd like...Barbie, nope, I will never be Barbie. And I don't even have a goal of a size 6...but I also know that where I go depends on my nutrition and fitness. Honoring God with the very strong body that He gave me. That's what He wants for me and in His time, I'll be where He wants me to be.

    Thank you Beth, for the beautiful background on your page and the very true words in your blog. Blessings to you. Karen
    3457 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6334461
    Well said. Thank you for the inspiration!
    3459 days ago
    Amen sista!
    3460 days ago
  • LUV2RUN72
    So true! With such a great attitude and and a realistic goal (health) you can do it. Hope to see you again at a Moxie night. emoticon
    3460 days ago
    Amen! Very well said. Thanks for reminding me what is really important. I know all too often I get caught up in what I look like versus what I WANT to look like. I feel like I will be happy when I look like Barbie! Time to enjoy life now! Thanks dear friend :)
    3461 days ago
    Well said Beth! I too have seen that size 6 and I would love to be near that again one day, but a Barbie? Nope...won't be me!

    A word one of our LIL Mommies has for this year is PAUSE. Fits your "WAIT" exactly!

    By the way...glad your meeting went great last night with the grads.
    3461 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10197796
    Yes!! This is what healthy is about!! No Barbies, no killing yourself and joints to be at some level as an athlete....just healthy living!!
    emoticon emoticon
    3461 days ago
    Great blog! This is such sensible and godly balance to remind me . . . Thanks!!
    3461 days ago
  • TMA1913
    Love it!
    3461 days ago
    emoticon this is very true. We sometimes try and make goals that don't fit our own body. Thanks for the good article. I need to learn this is so many ways. emoticon Judy
    3461 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.