Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Body Positive Post # 8 : Healthier Choices
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Body Positive Post # 8 : Healthier Choices

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In honor of this week's Valentine's Day theme I figured this was another perfect addition!  Not only is it pink, but it helps with any of us who like to snack on the most delicious goodies around V-day haha!

Before the end of the year my company started a new type of wellness program for us to take better care of our health in the coming year.  They had told us we needed to log on to a website and fill out the health assessment along with fill out our profile.  I did just that.  The great part about this website which is also an app it gives us daily cards which is pretty much just daily advice on how to make healthier choices, it’s also been extremely educating.  Along with this program they also provided us with fitness trackers.  I ended up buying my own (The Jawbone Up2) and I love it because of the style and I mean it’s pink, how can you beat that?  You may or may not have seen it in certain pictures.

So why am I putting this under a body positive topic?  The BOPO movement has this reputation that it’s only an “excuse” for curvy women to feel better about themselves which in my opinion is not the case.  It is a movement for ALL women of ALL shapes and sizes to fall in love with themselves and feel confident in their own skin.  I decided that since I was unhappy with myself and the way I looked I would start becoming more mindful of my habits.  I may not be using my tracker to run marathons or to make sure I burn a certain amount of calories, it’s more so to make sure I’m getting up and moving, and that I’m mindful of what I’m doing to my body.  The Jawbone Up2 actually has a setting where you can have it vibrate every so often to remind you to get up and move.  Mine is set to every 45 minutes of no movement to vibrate, that’s when I usually take a quick trip to the bathroom at work or something of that nature.  I’m not saying I’m going to go on a crazy diet like I did here on the blog a few years ago, because yes I did lose my goal weight however I was still unhappy.  I was counting calories, carbs, and sugars like a maniac.  Now, I decided that if I lose weight, I will be happy, but I’m not going to stress if I feel like eating a burrito from Taco Bell.  I’ve decided that my weight does not define me as a person.  What I eat does not define me as a person.

I also wanted to touch base on a different side of body positivity for this movement.  People forget that there are women out there who are constantly struggling to achieve their dream body.  I know some women who go to the gym and have UH MAY ZINNNGGG bodies and they still don’t see what everyone else does.  These women have this ideal body that they are working towards, just like most of us and they work extremely hard to achieve it.  I wanted to start this BOPO movement here on the blog because I wanted to open up people’s eyes.  This movement is not just an excuse for women who have curves to feel better about themselves.  There are women out there who have the perfect body in society’s eyes and still don’t feel comfortable in their own skin.

With all of that being said, here’s to a healthier year and to feeling comfortable in your own skin!

Also, don't forget to check out my BOPO video on my YouTube Channel!



P.S. If you want to join in on this movement/topic and don't have a blog just post on Instagram using the hashtag in the title #JGTHBodyPositivity or tag me @JerseyGirlTexanHeart I'd love to read your stories too!

   


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2 comments

  1. I love when companies have wellness programs. It really speaks to their positively on health and fitness!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. My company is doing something similar, but with fitbits. They are rolling it out to different areas over time.

    I think it's important to make just little changes to b healthier - doesn't have to be completely overhauling your life, just do tings to treat your body right and never worry about numbers on a scale. You have a great outlook! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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