30-Day Challenge Module 25
- Read today's module on "True Beauty."
- Make a list of ten things you like about yourself. Feel free to share one of those things with the Facebook Group.
- Continue to log what you ate today, the portion sizes, and how you felt in your food log. Remember that you are to make at least three smoothie recipes for breakfast this week. If you would like to try our Red Velvet Detox Smoothie CLICK HERE.
- Participate in your choosen cardiovascular activity.
We can't go anywhere without being bombarded by media, with their images of tall slender bodies on TV commercials, billboards, magazines, and the internet. They give us the impression that if we purchase this product we can look like this model or that one. We all know that if you continually smoke cigarettes it won't make you look dignified and intelligent. We all know the images on magazine covers are airbrushed. So if the gig is up why does the media continue feeding us these lies? The answer is: because we continually keep buying it. It's human nature to want to feel love and acceptance. And if these images are what we need to look like to acquire that love and acceptance from others then we want it. The truth is, real beauty is not found in the number of inches on your waste line or the number on the scale. Yes, I am a fitness expert and I believe we need to be continually making efforts to be healthy. But I believe the fitness industry is one of the worst culprits in feeding the public these lies about beauty. Here's my take on what true beauty means.
I was on Facebook the other day and there was this "selfie" challenge where women were asked to post their self portrait without makeup. It was considered brave and courageous if you can show the public your true face. Although I agree that we shouldn't be hiding who we really are, how did wearing makeup go from enhancing our beauty to covering it? Why is going without makeup being considered brave? Let's get real women, I'm talking to you. The woman suited up in army garb stationed overseas fighting for our freedom is courageous. The woman who decides to take the kids and step out of an abusive relationship is courageous. The little girl who steps in to intervene on a person being bullied is courageous.
Integrity is more than being truthful or telling the truth. It's about doing what is right even if it means hurting yourself. It means doing what you said you would do and not going back on your promises. Integrity also means being truthful to yourself, because at the end of the day you have to live with the decisions you made. Perhaps for you, integrity might simply mean showing the world who you really are and not trying to be someone you're not. Being you is BE-YOU-tiful.
I'm talking about self-confidence, not the kind of confidence you need to perform a task or duty, but the kind of confidence you have to just be. Remember, we are human beings first, not human "doings." Self-confidence is taking our rightful place on this planet as a human being. What really shatters our self confidence is when we compare ourselves to others. Don't feel less-than when you see the images on an ad – what you're seeing might not even be real! But guess what? You are the real deal.
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