Posted in Health and fitness, Women's issues

Sometimes we’re silly about body image

It seems such a shame that so many women have bad body image. Silly really isn’t it! The issue keeps being raised again and again in women’s and health magazines, newspaper, TV and radio, even on the street you’ll hear women discussing it.

“Why did Mary get a boob job? I thought her’s were fantastic already.”

“Apparently, they were sagging.”

“Really? God, she’s only twenty.”

I’ve heard this type of discussion and seen the young women but it’s also the older women who are not happy with what they have and strive to be more beautiful (often to the detriment of their health).

They exercise and diet madly, they still think their hips are too big, their boobs too small, their faces too lined, their stomachs too big and – strangely they mostly already look fabulous.

I have friends who attend Botox parties and afterwards I can’t even tell if they have less wrinkles or not. I have better ways to party than that!

The latest Women’s Health issue (April 2011) features and article titled The Rise of Adult Eating Disorders.

Zeus author Marion Maclean talks about having exercised for 40 hours a week. Phew! I am exhausted just hearing that. Her book Defeating Anorexia Athletica is an inspiring read from over-exercise and dieting to health and happiness.

Personally I love to exercise and I eat a healthy balanced diet. I’ve found that everything in moderation is the key to good health. I’m very short, big bottomed and flat chested but I embrace those things because I can’t change them (believe me, like Marion, over the years I have tried). As long as I look after myself I’m mostly happy with the results and try not to dwell on my faults (which of course I have many).

We all come in different shapes and sizes and it would be terribly boring if everyone looked like a Barbie Doll.


And if you need a personal trainer who can customise your diet and nutritional needs with healthy, safe guidelines and train you to workout for maximum results, go to:

Joel Munro Personal Trainer (Facebook)

or call 0409 096 356


Donna Munro is the author of The Zanzibar Moon, Kendwa's Secret and Elephant Creek, freelance writer, blogger, graphic designer, content writer, book marketer, administrator, web editor and book reader. She's been published in Take Five, The Australian Woman's Weekly, For Me, She, That's Life, Woman's Day and Club Life and other smaller publications. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of Australia and the current Administrative Assistant. Donna lives in Queensland and is addicted to beaches, reading, Peanut Butter, elephants, koalas, Sydney Roosters and Home & Away. You'll often find her digging her toes in the sand with a book in her hand.

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