Aerie Promises Not To Retouch Their Models

Aerie Promises Not To Retouch Their Models

Check out this amazing article.  Aerie, the lingerie company associated with American Eagle, has promised that it will no longer be using supermodels in their advertisements and will only be using real girls.  The tag line is that the real you is sexy.

This is a message that more girls should be embracing.  It is a truly lovely and magical thing that a large, corporate business like American Eagle is making this advertising decision.  They are telling girls that it is ok to be themselves.  They are telling them that their bodies are beautiful the way they are and that they should embrace their bodies.

This message is glorious and special and should be embraced by all of us.  We should love our bodies, because THE REAL YOU IS SEXY.  Revel in the fact that your body, who you are, what you were born into, is real and sexy and natural and that you don’t need to be a supermodel to be beautiful.

Aerie is setting a beautiful and wonderful example for girls and one that speaks volumes about the appropriate body image that we should be setting for girls and young women.  We are not all supermodels and we should not be expected to look that way.  We should embrace the bodies we have, our real bodies, our sexy, natural bodies.


Healthy Weight Week

Healthy Weight Week

A friend of mine shared this article with me, and I couldn’t help but adore the message that it sends.  This event, Healthy Weight Week, and the message behind it, that we should love our bodies and stay active and healthy, is something that everyone should embrace this upcoming week.  Check this article out and take a minute to positively embrace your body and what you’re doing to lead a healthy life.

Love yourself!

7 Moves for Lean Legs

7 Moves for Lean Legs

Tomorrow is leg day.  Recently I haven’t been feeling as much soreness after leg day, which means I need to be pushing myself harder and adding more weight.  But, I decided to switch things up tomorrow with this great legs workout that I found on Women’s Health Magazine online.

The moves seem to be challenging and will force my body to switch things up from the regular routine.  I think it’ll make for a great change in routine that will hopefully yield some great results, including lots of soreness!  Hopefully, I’ll have time to complete the whole routine, but my gym time here at school is sometimes a bit more limited, so I’ll try my best.  I’ll let you all know how it goes.

The Real Story Behind Your Poop

The Real Story Behind Your Poop

I know that perhaps a discussion on poop was not something that you were dying to delve into, but often times, poop, or rather having regular bowel movements is important to overall health.

This is a fascinating article on poop and what is normal and what might be a warning sign.  Overall, remember that your poop doesn’t have to be pretty, but rather just that you’re pooping normally is enough.

Beating Stress


I found this great set of tips for reducing anxiety on Shape Magazine online.  It offers some great ideas on ways to minimize stress and anxiety that we can do on a daily basis.

I think that often times we get caught up in the day to day stresses and the minutia that causes us anxiety.  By doing these things we can take a breath and focus on ourselves.  It is important to our health not to be stressed or anxious all the time.  We need our bodies to be at peace if we want them to feel good.  Treat your body, and your mind well.