Time To Pull Myself Together…

… again and focus on healthier eating again rather than only the exercise. Thanks, Silver Threading, for reminding me about what I promised myself at the beginning of this year (see here). The year actually started off really successful but then I got sidelined by a terrible flu in the middle of it and honestly almost totally lost track of what I promised myself I’d do.

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Plant An Issue

“How much influence do mothers have on their daughters’ views of their bodies? A social experiment in the US shows how mothers often unknowingly share their own body image issues – an innocent comment about tight jeans or wanting to lose weight can impact a child and teach them to worry as well.”

This just popped up in my Facebook feed and I when the author of this at the end asked about our thoughts all I could think of was the word “yes”.

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The Biggest Loser

I admit, I’m not a fan of the show “The Biggest Loser”. For many reasons. The other night though I was so exhausted that I just sat down on the sofa and switched on the TV without choosing a channel really and “The Biggest Loser” was on. Do you have these moments too, when you just can’t be bothered to change channel although you feel like you should? Well, I had one of those moments right then and there.

So I watched it. I got hooked. I watched it again. And again. And what happened blew my mind.

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Who’s Body Is It?

I recently posted a fact about amputations in relation to diabetes (see here). Already when I heard that number for the first time I thought of a young women I once interviewed and wrote a story about for a local newspaper.

Your comments made me think about here and what she told me then even more.

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Stripped Bare

Following up to the earlier post I thought I share a clip of a TEDtalk I’ve seen a little while ago. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

“The message to women in society is the same: You are valued for how you look, not for what is in your heart or in your head.” – Tracy Spicer

Started The Climb Up

Just about ten days ago I’ve mentioned how much I struggle with my workouts. Not with the routine! Oh no! With the actual workout. After being away from my regular workout for way too long it felt like standing on the bottom of a mountain, not sure if and how I will ever get back up there. Up where I used to be, climbing with a certain ease before I had to stop training while it now suddenly felt like impossible to even do the first step.

I knew it would be hard. I knew my body would have lost strength, fitness. And still it hit me hard. The good thing is: I did not give up. I could have and I thought about it for a brief little moment. But I didn’t. Ten days later I can say that I’ve started my climb up and that my pace is slowly getting stronger and faster and more confident.

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