Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Positive Body Image~ Renee Arnold

Posters, magazines and music video's, everywhere we look we see photo shopped bodies that are tan and toned. Exercise DVD's and diet pills promise us amazing weight loss and a bikini ready bod in time for summer. All this bombardment can make you feel drained and just plain not good enough.
You're not alone, I guarantee you that every girl at one time or another has wanted to change something about her body. Even celebrity's have set standards that they can't even live up to, why do you think they spend thousands of dollars on stylists and personal trainers. They're not perfect either!!!!
I encourage you to take your problems to Jesus, ask him to guard your heart from Satan's lies that you will never be good enough. Look to role models in your life that encourage healthy habits and maintain a healthy weight, maybe a mom, aunt or youth group leader. Make sure that you are eating and exercising but that you don't become obsessed with calories or fat content in food.
If you are concerned about your weight, talk to your Doctor, they can let you know if you really need to lose weight and what the healthiest way to go about that it.
Don't fall into the trap of never feeling satisfied, you are beautiful to God and at the end of the day, isn't that who we really want to impress?
Did you know that Renee has a little sister named Dana?!
Did you know that Lauren loves history?!
Photograph property of Lilies Among Thorns Magazine. Photograph taken by Lauren Jaji.

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