Yesterday I came across some very disturbing pictures and messages online. I’d heard of thinspo, short for thinspiration, but I had no idea how awful it really was. Girls are posting and liking pictures of emaciated young women as their inspiration. This is what they aim to look like. I refuse to post any of the pictures I saw, but some of them had messages like “I only feel beautiful when I’m hungry”, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” and “Your stomach is not growling, it’s applauding”.
When I started this blog, I decided it would be my happy place. I could go on about how horrible and dangerous these thinspo photos are, and how damaging they are to young and not so young girls everywhere, but I won’t. Instead of adding to the negativity, I decided to create my own form of inspiration. Let’s call it Blisspo. I know that word makes no sense. That’s not the point.
What is the point? I think it’s about balance. I try to eat right and excercise, but I also like brownies and watching tv. Sometimes I think it would be nice to be a little slimmer, usually when I wear a bathing suit, but I work out to be healthy, not to be skinny.
So here is the first ever collection of Blisspo photos I created just for you. Enjoy and don’t take it too seriously!
18 thoughts on “Positive motivation, from me to you!”
Very nice post, thank you for the inspiration! ~Stylelyte
My pleasure! I’m glad you liked it. As a rule, I think people need to laugh at themselves more and be less serious!
This is perfect 🙂
I’m so happy you saw this post! Try it with some of your favourite pictures and post them somewhere you can see them often. It’s like magic! 🙂
I love this. I’ve seen those posters and pins on Pinterest and they make me very sad. I’m reblogging your post. It’s really good and I really love your motivational posters!!
I was shocked at those pictures! I guess I’ve had my head in the sand, but I can’t believe girls think like that. Hopefully some of them will see that being healthy and having fun is so much more important than being skinny!
It is really sad. Especially when that is such a minority…being that rail thin. You only see it in magazines and on the runway. It’s not what normal women look like.
Reblogged this on Green Thumb Mama and commented:
Great motivation for and by REAL women.
Love this! It’s so you 🙂
Thanks! I’m thinking of making this a regular thing. I have lots of pictures to choose from and so much to say!
Merci ma soeur! xxx
These are great! Thanks for the great message and inspiration. And thanks for visiting my blog!
Hello, originally the name of your blog caught my attention as it is blogs like yours that are truly needed. I loved the photos with quotes. I have nominated you for an award, The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers. Stay strong and keep blogging. The award details can be found at my blog – http://chronicpainsurvivor.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/blogger-award/
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