Hi guys! Welcome, welcome, welcome. While this is a very serious issue I’m raising with you guys today, I want you all to just relax. The moment we all start stressing is when things tend to go all pear-shaped. Health and fitness issues facing women today is no laughing matter but I can laugh at those women who hate being what they call pear-shaped. I can’t see why this issue of how the body is shaped should be a problem. More important to me is the matter of being healthy and fit one time.
Stop being vain
One big reason why so many women truly fail to become completely healthy is that they are too focused on how they look and on how others, especially the men, perceive them. When that happens, their dieting and exercising plans go all pear-shaped. In a desperate bid to lose weight, they ignore important food groups such as protein and those containing healthy fats. Salads are all good, fine and dandy, containing next to no fat at all, but on its own, don’t do the dieting woman’s health any good.
Stress is known as a silent killer, and it seems to be affecting more and more women today. This has got to do with the pressures of life, certainly, but a lot of the pressure on their shoulders is caused by the women themselves. While busy housewives have their own typical issues, let us not forget the single, overweight woman who, depressed witless, tries in vain to comfort herself with junk food on her couch that end up leaving her full for a while but more empty, emotionally and physiologically speaking, by the time the next day arrives.
Learn to say no
Part of the reason why many women struggle so much in life, no matter what their cultural or socio-economic circumstances, is that they just can’t stop and say no. they are too eager to want to please others in order to be liked and loved a little bit more. Healthy exercise regimes and time spent outdoors over weekends, alone or with like minded friends becomes indicative of the proverbial ‘me time’. It is also a new thing to practice learning to say no to the body that might still be craving helpings from the ice cream tub or pizza hut.
Look after yourself first
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Have I told you lately that I love you?
That song comes from the Irish folksinger, Van Morrison. I don’t know his music well at all but this is the one song that I can recall over and over again. Good music never dies. Most of you have listened to it over the years. Some of you will be Van Morrison fans. If you are from that generation, some of you will have been Jim Morrison fans. Not me. These days I just cannot stand music that depresses.
I don’t want to hear depressing lyrics about pain and worse. I contradict myself here slightly because I’m a big fan of Sylvia Plath’s poetry. I am slowly but surely getting into the meat and potatoes of her work and that of her great lover, the famous British poet laureate, Ted Hughes. I want to do a compare and contrast paper someday chronicling the endless cycle of words of love between these two famous lovers.
I contradict myself because many of the words that Sylvia wrote had to do with the pain that she felt and eventually, perhaps, led to her suicide. Every girl loves poetry surely. And did you know that good poetry does not need to rhyme at all. I found this difficult to do when I was just starting out, always trying to find words that rhymed, like Shakespeare and the many other famous poets that followed him did.
Good poetry, especially today, is just so metaphorical and it’s loaded with symbolism. It depicts the poet’s observations of life and the objects that surround her. It’s a great way to talk about love in not so many ways if you get my drift. The Old Testament Bible has a book called the Song of Songs. Perhaps those words are dated by now because it’s very tacky if you don’t mind me saying so.
But for amorous lovers, this is still perfect. I’d like to get my hands on the writings on the Prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon Him – someday. Yes, even he was known to have composed beautiful odes with love as its motif. Oh, and by the way, love makes the world go round. In spite of the mess created by the morons of the world, there’s still plenty of it to go round.
It’s usually creative people like you and me, and brave men and women of this world dishing out