Friday, 2 January 2015

Let My Haters Be My Motivators

Hello My Loves

Happy 2015!

This post is a bit different from the beauty ones I have done before, but I needed to vent! I feel like this is an important issue and wanted to share my little story with you all.

6 months ago, I had high cholesterol. It was so high for my age (31) that my doctor was shocked and wanted to put me on tablets to bring it down. I'm a bit wary of taking medication, I would much rather the herbal route on things when possible. So I told her, let me try to lower it down myself and if it doesn't work then I will take the tablets.

I knew I could lower it myself. Cakes, sweets, chocolate, full fat dairy products, cheese, milk etc were all a big part of my life. I used to gorge every day and since I don't put on weight, I thought yay its brill, I can eat what I like.  But no, because it does catch up with you eventually, with me, it caught up in my arteries! I always ate healthily, I like fruit and veg, I'm not a big red meat eater and I love fish etc. But my sweet tooth was killing me! So I went semi cold turkey. Monday to Friday were fat and sugar free for me. I upped my running from 3 days a week to 5 days a week, 5k each time and I got a personal trainer to help with back pain I always had. In other wards I did a health and body MOT.

Like I said, I don't put on weight, so I have always been in or around 8.5 stone weight.  I lost a stone in weight. I went from 8.5 - 7.5 stone. But what changed the most drastically was my skin. I have never had acne, but I do get hormonal spots. Once a month Ill get a spot on my chin. This doesnt bother me too much as its coming from hormones, I feel there isnt much I can do about it. But I used to get other nasty spots every so often and since changing my diet, exercise and increasing the amount of water I drink - huge difference - there is no real spots anymore!

I got myself a personal trainer, as I had always had back problems, from a surfing accident and from a car accident. So I got a brilliant trainer and started working out with him once a week. We do a lot of weights, squats, deadlifts, bench-pressing, chin-ups, lunges....I could go on all day! I never ever thought Id be the girl found in the weights section of a gym, but I LOVE IT! I feel so much stronger, not just physically, but mentally. I feel it has really focused my mind. I feel more disciplined. I'm 5 feet tall and I feel I could pack a hefty punch now if I needed to! I have some guns now, and I just love it.

However, I have noticed the last few months, women telling me how I am developing a boyish figure and loosing my boobs! One girl even told me that my husband is no longer going to be attracted to me over it! I kid you not! The fact of the matter is, I am never going to look like a man. I don't have enough testosterone to ever look like a man. 

I have hips, a big ass (getting juicer from my squats), I have never had big boobs (Id feel out of proportion if I did anyway on my petite frame) My husband loves me for my mind and my soul first and foremost. I am the healthiest I have ever been. My body shape affects no one else's life, so butt out! I feel like screaming at these rude women!

Is it any wonder ladies have eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia? Is it any wonder women go under the knife and have breast implants and other plastic surgeries? Why are women so hard on other women? My male friends tell me I look good and toned. But some of my female just feel the need to attack.  Its like we picked apart from the media and society about how we look, so then we internalize it, develop insecurities and from those insecurities, we attack other women!

So in 2015, it would be great, if we as other women supported each other more and loved one another more. We get attacked and scrutinized in the media all the time. Can we start supporting one another a bit more? We are all guilty of doing it in some shape or form, because habits formed over decades take time to break. So perhaps even being aware we are doing it is probably a big step to take. 

What do you think? What are your opinions on this topic?

Much Love,

Mini xxx

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