Last night, many of us, had our eyes glued to the spectacle that was the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. It aired on CBS, just short of a week after Thanksgiving. Did you wonder why they weren’t bloated from stuffing and pounds of leftover turkey? Well if it’s any wonder, the show wasn’t live but rather pre-recorded. However, to their credits all the Angels strutting their wings took initiative to get their bodies ready for the runway. Including Adriana Lima, who followed in Heidi Klum’s high-heeled footsteps by strutting the runway months after giving birth. Are these women super-human? Possibly.
But like Actresses on the cover of magazines, these Angels have made a business of their bodies. Wouldn’t we all look a bit better if we were paid to look like a 10? I’m not hating on these women, as I respect them (I’ve never really been a fan of hating on beautiful women, I’m more likely to ask them for tips or pay them a compliment). I do know they take care of their bodies. I think particularly with Victoria’s Secret as opposed to other fashion shows, at least there is diversity in body, where curves are indeed appreciated. While I think I will never be a healthy looking stick-thin gal (nor do I have desire to be) or a super curvaceous buxom gal (I think even if I ate an entire world of pie my fat would be placed everywhere I don’t want it to be); I do think Victoria’s Secret has a look and image that I feel I could say ‘Hey I could look like that’, and why not? They look healthy, there are curves, some even have a more athletic build to them.
While I didn’t watch the VSFS with a bunch of gal pals which I’m sure would have led to the discussion and promises of working out and eating right, it also would have led to a great disappointment of lost motivations and canceled buddy workouts in the months to come. That’s why ‘Get In line or Fall Back’ is my motto for the New Year. I feel with this motto, I at least don’t care if I have ten or twenty people marching to the beat of my Bombshell drum on a glitter encrusted runway (125lbs of glitter to be exact). If I have to march by myself that is fine because by the time I’m at the end of the runway I’m where I want to be, that is what is most important and well those who decided to drop out can wait till the next season or whenever their motivation comes along. I hate waiting till New Years to start on my resolution because often times failure to plan is failure to succeed. I’ve always heard of stories about gym memberships that lasted a few months and ended up to be a waste of money because the new member stopped going. I’m not going to lie, I like my body right now, I’m probably the most comfortable I with it now then well…ever. I’ve learned how my body works in relation to certain exercises and foods. I have a huge sweet tooth and I don’t always eat healthy but I’m at a point now where I’m down to a healthy weight that is not only natural for my body but is a weight where if I gain 5 lbs or so, it’s ok, because 5lbs is easier to drop than 50lbs.
I think when it comes to weightloss it’s important to get to a healthy weight. What is a healthy weight? Well, I’m first and foremost not a doctor or a nutritionist but I’ve been very thin and very not-so-thin and at both extremes I was not happy. I believe a healthy body weight is being able to look in the mirror and smile, having appreciation for your body. I also believe it is a weight that doesn’t make you feel guilty or doesn’t leave you with a constant obsession for food. And most importantly I think a healthy body weight is one that serves as a positive in your fitness and health meaning you can go up or down a couple of flights of stairs without being completely winded if an elevator broke down and there were an emergency.
With that said I’m going to start posting entries in a ‘Hello… Bombshell’ category. I’m going to be sharing tips and motivations I’ve personally used as well as research new techniques and inspirational stories and quotes to hopefully inspire you to unleash the Fireworks inside of you. I will also post recipes and fitness regimens you can do. I was posting exercises on my FB for a few friends but I found my newsfeed to be annoying with my status updates so this will be my avenue to express Bombshell commandements. I am wishing everyone a very blessed, safe and motivational holiday season.