Wednesday, October 10, 2012

True Beauty. // Jen J.

You may not look like the women on the cover of magazines and despite what society says this is perfectly acceptable.  Let’s face it, there is always going to be someone prettier and thinner than you.  But this does not mean they are HAPPIER than you.

Chances are your body is not perfect.  In fact, you probably have some cellulite, varicose veins or stretch marks.  But what you need to realize is that it’s all about how you look these things.  For instance, see those stretch marks as a road map.  Perhaps they are from carrying your beautiful babies or heck, maybe they a from a bout with emotional eating.  Either way, they are part of who you are, what battles you’ve won, and are part of this journey we call life.

All that matters is that we do the best within our ability.  Do amazing things with what you have to work with.  A half a mile walk for a 350 pound person can be just as victorious as a 150 pound person running 5 miles.

Be you, be your own competition.  That is all.  No more.  No less.  And that my friends, is where we find true beauty.


  1. LOVE this. What a great idea to look at our flaws differently. I will try to do this with my stretch marks from my beautiful baby boy. I really needed this this morning because I weighed in and did not lose an ounce this week.

    Thank you!

  2. Love love love this. It made me tear up a little (touching though it is, could also be TOM hormones :-/) I really appreciate this blog and the fit camp and all you do for us Jen. You are awesome!

  3. What a better perspective! love love.

  4. It's all about using where you've been to decide where you are going! "Don't let comparison steal your joy"

  5. :) good advice. I know we all need to hear this sometimes!!

  6. Thank you Jen J for such a beautiful post. I am making a conscious effort to be happy right where I am. Doesn't mean I don't want to change things, but I'm trying to look for the things that I like the most and focus on those things. Thank you so much for the reminder!

  7. THANK you for sharing this today! I needed to hear it!!


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