Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Operation Beautiful!!

I hate "fat talk", and well so does my husband. I will be the first to admit that I have said many negative things about my body in front of my husband. If he thinks I'm beautiful, why don't I? I have enjoyed reading Caitlin's beautiful posts about ending "fat talk", and it has really encouraged me to try to love my body for what it has provided me (the ability to run 13.1 miles, bike 150 miles in two days, or even just pull reads). My mouth dropped open when I read that 54% of women would rather be hit by a truck than be fat and that 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat. If I am blessed with a daughter someday, I want her to beat these statistics and be able to look in the mirror and say "I am strong. I am BEAUTIFUL."

One of the reasons that coach Girls on the Run, is because it encourages preteens to live a life of self-respect. So when Caitlin started Operation Beautiful, I had to jump on board. Today I finally posted some Operation Beautiful Notes in my gym's locker room.
I also took a picture of my dog with a sign saying "I love you just the way you are". And I printed out the picture and posted it on my bedroom mirror, so when I'm getting ready in the morning I can smile!

If you didn't visit Operation Beautiful yet, it is a very beautiful site to check out!


Rose said...

Love it! These are beautiful!

How have you been doing?

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

i think its so sad to hear that 81% feel they are fat...they are so young! they don't need to be thinking about that kind of stuff. no one really does.

i love your operation beautiful note!

Steph said...

I love operation beautiful!!! I intend of putting up a note as soon as I start working in a couple of weeks!!

Jennifer said...

Because of operation beautiful I am noticing when women say negative things about themselves and you know what it is all the time.

I'm going to stop doing this right now. I'm not going to complain about the way I look or anything else about me because starting right now I will be an example to my daughter so she doesn't fall into self hatred.

healthy ashley said...

I love the first note! OB is great because not only are you positively impacting the women who receive your paper notes, but we all see them too!

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