Hi friends! Happy Tuesday.
I recently read a Glamour article on the stair-master (your probably sensing a little bit of a theme here) entitled “Mothers, Daughters, and Bodies”. It was all about what influences our body image. A LOT of things contribute including: media, social media, and comments from everyone around us. Research has shown that a girl’s mother is perhaps the biggest factor of all:
- A girl that grows up with a mother that criticizes her body is more likely to dislike her body, or develop disordered eating or an eating disorder.
- Same if the mother comments on the daughter’s eating or tells her to eat less.
- Additionally, if a girl sees that her mother is constantly dieting herself or obsessed with her weight…the daughter starts to have those same tendencies. Zosia Mamet, the author of the article, gave the example of her mother being obsessed with low-fat, low-calorie foods. This rub off and influenced how she felt about food.
American women overwhelmingly have a negative body image. If we are going to change this fact, we need to change the way we raise our kiddos and speak about ourselves.
So yes, FIT-ISH, happy, healthy, confident those are my #goals. I don’t need a 6 pack, a crazy pre-vacation diet, or an ever changing and challenging goal. I’m happy being me 🙂
Let’s do it together! We got this!
Have a great Tuesday,