Happy Saturday Ya’ll!
I hope everyone’s day has been just as nice and relaxing as mine has been :-). I taught an awesome spin class this morning, and had TONS of newcomers as well, which is super exciting…its a great day when I see a new face in my class. We worked out hard, and then I did 20 min on the stair climber (I wasn’t tired enough yet I guess lol) and I alternated between levels 8, 10, 12, and 15 every 2 min. It was fun. Really ha.
I have some good news…..
I GOT THE INTERNSHIP with Team Active Life as the Events Intern, and it has been approved by the UNT so everything is set in stone….Austin here I come!
During my interview I read an exerpt from “Supersizing America: Fatness and Post- 9/11 Cultural Anxieties” by Courtney Bailey to Coco (the interviewer) regarding the issue of weight in the U.S.
I agree that the basic health of others is reason enough to have a nationwide movement to a healthier United Sates, but why do you think America is overweight?
Americas issue with weight, in my opinion, would be solved if we finally addressed the issue of excessiveness in this country. I mean honestly do we really need a supersize meal in order to make it through a day or would a small french fry and a simple one patty burger do the deed?
The article states:
“First, fat bodies manifest the US’s insatiable greed for land, resources, and conquest. Fatness stands for the destructive ways in which America throws its weight around, running roughshod over the rest of the global community. In Paul Campos’ words, the US’s current obsession with weight ‘has become a convenient way of avoiding a more direct engagement with any number of issues regarding America’s size, excessiveness, and out-of-control consumption,’ especially ‘that we are threatening to consume the entire planet’ (234).”
Does that statement have an effect on how you look at the issue of obesity in America?
I don’t think America needs to be stick thin or super ripped like fitness models, but I do think each and every human being and animal deserves to live a healthy life filled with tons of great memories and love. I completely agree with the statement because here its all about the money, where you live, what your house looks like, what kind of car you drive, what clothes you wear, where you eat out at etc. At the end of the day though how does this all matter in the long run? I understand the “want” aspect of it all, I have my weaknesses (lululemon, BCBGeneration, etc.) but at the end of the day the only thing that TRULY matters is how many lives I’ve been able to touch with the Lord’s Blessings…honestly. I believe that through my actions, my smile, my just attitude and outlook on life shines His love.
I plan on taking FULL advantage of this opportunity that I have to make a difference in the US with my internship and hopefully get many more on board with me!
just a little “food for thought” :-)….please let me know your opinions on this issue.
Now for some photos from California and other randoms…..
I start the Insanity Program Monday
Some photos from the trip to Cali
I also am having the worst breakout I’ve had in years, I’m pretty sure its been caused by all the traveling I’ve been doing, so I went to Sephora for a skin consultation where I got the facewash, lotion and nighttime treatment by DERMAdoctors “Aint Misbehavin” line
Have a great rest of the weekend ya’ll!
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