I have one more 2-word mantra to add to my list:
I stumbled on this awesome post that showcases the preferred and popular body types through the decades. It’s FASCINATING!
I have to quote their takeaway because it quotes Tina Fey AND ends with, well, pretty much my mission and tag line…
Body ideals, like everything else in pop culture, are a trend. As Tina Fey wrote in Bossypants,“Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits.” Rather than chase that preposterous laundry list of attributes, embrace what your momma gave you! And remember: The media’s idea of beauty is subjective and changes, but confidence is always in style.
My favorite is, of course, ’90s waif….
That’s all I wanted to look like when I was younger and my body couldn’t be the furthest from it — all those years of dieting trying to match a trend instead of just focusing on being the healthiest me I could be.
This was such a great reminder to just do me! Well, you.
You know what I mean!
In other news… I just posted episode 2 of the #wycwyc podcast. Click here to check it out!