Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Nobody's Perfect

How many times have you looked at glossy magazines with scantily clas girls; bums like peaches, washboard abs and Barbie busts? How many times have you thought, ‘If only I looked like that I’d be perfect… life would be perfect’?

Well folks, here’s a surprising piece of news… it is a massive FIB! Hours of airbrushing, touching-up and lighting have created these ‘perfect’ models, not good diet and fitness. Here’s a little perk… even models suffer from the horrid curse of cellulite! 

Just this morning I was watching an advert which featured a beautiful, flawless, 34-24-34 woman and what was she advertising?... Cream Crackers. 

The media use our craving for an ‘unattainable’ body to sell their products but we are so bombarded with these images that we now deem them ‘normal’ and see ourselves as ‘abnormal’ as we don’t fit into that mould. 

However, all you have to do is look at the ‘circle of shame’ that graces the same magazines, where we get a guilty pleasure in getting a glimpse of celebrities’ wobbly bits/cellulite/stretch-marks, to see that they are, in fact, just as ‘abnormal’ as us. 

What we need to do is destroy the dangerous myth of ‘perfection’ that has turned our lovely ladies into a nation of hermits, shunning their bikinis in favour for Victorian ‘all-in-one’ bathing suits, hiding their shapely legs in tights thicker than George Bush. 

Instead of looking in the mirror and think, ‘I’m never going to look like that’ we need to say to ourselves, ‘I don’t want to look like that, I want look like me’. This must be the first step; to be realistic. 

If you are not happy in your body, do something about it but don’t get disheartened by gluing your face onto Paris Hilton’s body and sticking it to fridge door. … Guaranteed you will get more acquainted with the inside of your fridge than before your diet. 

You are setting yourself up for failure from the word go. Instead, root through those old photos and find a picture where you looked and felt you’re most fabulous: this is your new goal so stick this up instead of a stick-insect. 

Remember, this picture is how you WANT to look, not how you ‘SHOULD’ look. It is a slight change in your attitude that makes a big difference to your success.

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