Healthy Body Image Role Models

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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It was tough getting out of bed this morning. The weather was cool and crisp outside, but my bed was nice and warm– and oh, so comfy!

Murphy felt the same way about waking up this morning.

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But, it was Mal’s first day back at school, so we forced ourselves out of bed and got moving.

I made my hubby breakfast while he got ready for school. We chatted and ate together while watching Murphy play in the living room. He had a ton of energy then!

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In the mix:

Serves 2

  • 1 cup dry oats
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • Nature’s Path Agave Granola
  • Almond butter

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We also had iced coffee with chocolate soy milk. Delish!

Check out the pug tail in the background! 😀

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Kelly Clarkson Rocks My World!

kelly-clarkson-self-magazineSeriously! She’s awesome! 😀

Kelly Clarkson makes great music, but I never really thought of her as a role model… until I read her interview in Self’s September issue. This girl has got her head screwed on right! I was pretty blown away about what she had to say about her body, her life, and her happiness. I love her attitude, especially in regard to her weight and body image!

Here are a few things that really impressed and inspired me:

  • About what she eats: “Whatever I’m craving, I go for it. As long as you’re not eating the whole damn cake, have a piece! When you get so strict [about your diet], that’s when you screw up.
  • About her happy weight: “My happy weight changes. Sometimes I eat more; sometimes I play moreWhen people talk about my weight, I’m like ‘You seem to have a problem with it; I don’t. I’m fine!’
  • About self-confidence: “Self-confidence comes from not focusing on yourself. When you’re focused on your nose being too big, your eyes being too deep-set or your hair being too red, that’s when you start freaking out and believing the things other people say. Anyway, who care what they say about you? They’ll not even remember you in five minutes.

Question of the Day

Who is your healthy body image role model?

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77 Comments

  1. I read that article on vacay last week and loved it! She was so real! My favorite actress for similar outlooks on body image is Kate Winslet. She defies all those typical Hollywood body image labels. Love that!

  2. I use you and other healthy food bloggers as my role model. You all now how to live life and enjoy it and stay healthy at the same time.

    I’m sorry, but after that photoshop of Kelly Clarkson, I will never buy SELF again. Absurd. What she says in the magizine is great and all, but she totally defended their decision to photoshop 40lbs off her frame. Unreal.

  3. My body image role models are a couple of my yoga teachers. For a long time, I had only ever been taught yoga by people who were clearly naturally very small boned and thin. At my new studio, there are teachers with a variety of body shapes and sizes. They are all very fit and healthy and strong, but they aren’t all tiny. One of my favorite teachers is a former dancer who has very fleshy, womanly hips. Another is very slim, but carries some of her weight in her arms, like I do. They inspire me to feel confident in my own shape and not compare myself to anyone else.

  4. i just read that article yesterday at the gym! it was a great article and she seems to have a healthy attitude towards body image. what do you think about the whole photoshop thing?? that picture honestly doesnt look like any of the “real” pics of kelly. its like self has the problem with her body, not her….

  5. Jillian Michaels is my healthy body role model. I work out to her DVD’s almost every day and she makes believe that I CAN do it.

    I agree with many of the other ladies who are upset with Self for photoshopping her so much. I wonder how SHE felt when she saw the end result.

  6. I think I first heard about the Kelly Clarkson thing while … at the gym, running on a treadmilll. I love her healthy attitude — kind of reminds me of Jamie Lee Curtis. Remember a few years ago, when she posed in her underwear and had the magazine run the photo — UNtouched, instead of touched up? That was great! I try to have a good image, but having put on a good 1/3 of the 30 pounds I lost 4 years ago, I confess I’m struggling. I’m back at Weight Watchers, because I need to feel healthy again. I do confess I do NOT equate my worth with my weight, though — though sometimes it’s a struggle. Take a look at this great book on how you can love your body no matter what it looks like. She’s got a 5-step process, that includes coming up with your intention of what you’re going to do, identifying and getting away from negative thoughts, discovering who you really area, befriending your body and finding your purpose. We ALL need to get over negative body image! Kelly Clarkson is helping lead the way.

  7. hmmmmm i would say my healthy body image role models are definitely jennifer lopez, beyonce, fergie, and marissa miller. all of these ladies work HARD to look good and they freely admit that. i work my butt off too so its refreshing to see people who are not “naturally” skinny saying, “we want to look good so we work hard”. instead of people who say “i have good genes” ok because i have “bad genes” i have a big butt? GREAT thats nice! lol
    i was upset they photoshopped kelly clarksons photo.. what kind of message are they sending the readers by saying “we wanted her to look her best” is her best skinny? or is it the way she was in the magazine when she says she has no problem being “bigger”- such crap! im glad i dont subscribe to self anymore!

  8. My healthy role model is definitely my Mom. She has been through more crap in her life than anyone I’ve ever heard of and she still keeps a positive attitude and continues to work hard no matter what.

  9. I just read that Kelly clarkson article and fell in love! What a positive voice for healthy body image! I also adore Scarlett Johnason, Beyonce, and Katy Perry — they are the epitome of beautiful and healthy women!

  10. I am always amazed by the energy of puppies in the morning! Santana will go from completely 100% asleep to full tilt high-energy play mode in half a second…it blows my mind! But it definitely puts a smile on my face on an early weekday morning 🙂

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