It's that season again, where it seems that every single fashion article has the words "summer" and "skinny" in it's title. I look forward to the sun every winter, with the dream of little dresses and bathing suits, but that joy is always tainted by the articles and fashion editorials reminding me that I am no model.


In the year 2010 we are still debating that models are too skinny and not the real woman, but instead of embracing healthier looks, note I didn't say plus sized, healthy ones- would suffice at this point. The industry is still being saturated with skinny minis.

Is it sad that I am happy that these two images are close to the healthy look I am talking about because look ma no bones!

What pushed me to do this little rant, I was looking through my favorite magazines and I realized that once again I felt guilty for not working out harder, for enjoying my Coca Cola and piece of chocolate.I am not lazy to say the least, I try to work out 3 times a week, I play on a softball team, walk everywhere and eat healthy meals. Yet, thanks to these articles and images I feel like I should have done more.

Just to let you know that I am not an impressionable teenager, I know that these are put through all kinds of photo magic... yet they still have an effect on me.

So the magazines that I love so much are calling me fat! Maybe last summer I let my insecurities stop me from doing or wearing something here and there. What can I say, my 4'11 self couldn't help but compare my body to a 5'11 model.

I know silly right, now that I write that out, I see it. Well not this year!


Rheanne said...

i know what you mean it can get depressing with all the diets coming up to summer, im trying one myself but i can't resist the temptations :( but it's good so see slim curvy models like the ones above with no bones sticking out :)


^^ hopfully follow :)


Anonymous said...

You're not the only one affected by it! I work my butt off to stay healthy, but I will never be the size 2 that magazines seem to deem as perfect. But, like you, I'm not letting it stop me this year. I'm going to be proud of my bod and wear a hot bikini for once.

Love Stella Rose said...

PROVE IT!!! hahaha we expect to see your brave little 4'11 self out there in her swimsuit without a care in the world..


Unknown said...

Ooo...Now I'm expecting swimsuit photos of you. ;P

But yes, I feel guilty too. Not only because I don't work out enough or eat healthy enough, but just because I don't think I could ever be that lean. My bone structure is not going to shrink by starvation, is it now?

ElodieVeryPetit said...

We all look fat compared to them !

Kate Moore said...

I agree, we all look fat compared to them. Go to the beach where the normal people are. You'll feel better.

Anonymous said...

It's better feel good with yourself and don't compare you with no one else :)

- Laura

Heather Feemster said...

You just do your best and enjoy life. A lot of these models are naturally thin and that is their karma but a lot of them starve themselves and do drugs to look like that and are not very happy inside, never forget. I do have to say Cokes are not your friend, kind of toxic and if you eliminate them it would be better for you.......but eat the brownie and have fun! Remember what the little buddha book says everything in moderation including moderation!

Maha M. said...

i couldnt agree with you more.. everyday i blame myself a little for enjoying food cause i dont have the slim figure of Daria Werbowy..
Sad..but true story haha

Embrace your body, and enjoy summer :)

Meho xx

Unknown said...

great post x

Taylor Sterling said...

I agree. I think small steps are being taken to show more athletic and healthy models, but there is still a lot more that needs to be done. :)

Jonna said...

I agree.. Great post!

Vivian said...

Fashion magazines are always a bad influence on a woman's body image. You rarely see anything like the images above at the beach. Maybe just in magazines and reruns of "Baywatch"

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