Oh my, it’s 8pm already?? Ahh, Wednesdays always fly by. Today has been a good day. Lots of productivity!!
Again, the beginning of my day started out shaky — I think I just have been easily dehydrated as of late. Instead of my usual coffee, I decided on getting some tea this morning so that I would be getting some water into my system, instead of milk. I stopped by the local Derne St. Deli and got a tea – to goooo. I’ve heard their food is delicious, I’ve just never had it…it sure did smell good in there though. I’ve been hydrating ever since. It really is amazing how much better you function (body and mind) when you are hydrated.
On my way home, I picked up the latest issue of In Style (the one with Reese Witherspoon on the cover) in order to do a little “research” for my advertising class — aka I needed an excuse to look at pretty clothes I can’t afford. I was pleasantly surprised to open up the magazine and see THIS advertisement.
Oh and so you know — the text says: PHOTOGRAPHER: Captivated -STYLIST: Jealous – MODEL: Flattered, but not surprised
Honestly, I was surprised to see it — especially in a magazine mostly devoted to style, but it made me really happy. Why? Because she is beautiful, and God knows that young women need to see that people…BEAUTIFUL people…come in all different shapes and sizes. I read an article yesterday (which I’ll admit, I found due to a “tweet”) about how 19 out of 20 young women would switch bodies with someone else if they could. I just found that so sad…and believe me — I’ve been there. Heck, there are days when I’m STILL there. There are days when I look at the mirror and say “ICK!” I still struggle with the fact that I am a woman who is 5’10″ (yeh, I’m tall). — My body isn’t where I want it to be, but you know what, that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with it though!! This society (not just in the US, but it’s really almost universal in Western culture now) projects these unattainable, airbrushed images of women…I cannot imagine being a teen girl today. It was hard enough for me 10 years ago (eeps, I was 13 that long ago?? haha).
Here’s a link to that article: 19 of 20 young women ‘would change bodies’
I spent the afternoon perusing the magazine, sipping Green Goodness, enjoying greek yogurt, flax, sunflower seeds and honey, and munching on popcorn and hummus
I love Cedars. It’s somewhat local. I drive by the headquarters on my way to my mom’s house and to my dad’s house, too, actually. haha
After class, I came home and immediately put some sweet potato fries in the oven and made myself some brown rice, salsa, Laughing cow, corn and spinach.
Oh, and last night, I made that concoction of vanilla pudding with some creamy honey peanut butter mixed in. Oh. My. GOODNESS!!! SOOOOO GOOD! That’s my dessert tonight, again. haha Seriously, only about a tablespoon of PB went into the entire batch of pudding — it’s the perfect peanut butter flavor. Yummm.
I hope everyone’s day has been absolutely spectacular! Hump day is almost over!!
Peace, Love & Munchies!