Positive motivation, from me to you!

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!

  1. Green Thumb Mama says:

    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!!

    • The Bliss Project says:

      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!

      • Green Thumb Mama says:

        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.

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