Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Well it's the second full week of January and by now I'll bet some of the shine has fallen off those New Year's resolutions. You know, the ones you fervently spout while sipping (or slurping) champagne on New Year's Eve. And also the ones you whisper as you nurse your hangover on the first morning of the year. Yeah those are the ones I'm talking about. And while you're still enjoying the shiny, new, I can be a size 4 by February resolution fantasy it can be a little hard to talk to you. Believe me, I know exactly what that's all about. But now that you've had a few weeks to think about it, and to allow reality to filter in allow me to offer you an alternative.
This year, a lot of folks in the fat acceptance and health at every size communities (including me) decided to create a "New Year's Revolution" instead of resolutions. This year, for every day in the month of January, we're focusing on a way to love, nurture and care for the bodies we already have rather than trying to change them into something else. It's super fun and super cool. You can find out more about it HERE.
I hope you check it out. The idea of loving and caring for yourself may be revolutionary, but at another level, it's just common sense. Viva la revolution!
The Fat Chick
Posted by The Fat Chick at 7:16 PM
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
When sharing my plight with my awesome friend Barbara, she offered this tasty tidbit of insight. "Well we all know that a great performance is usually preceded by a really crummy dress rehearsal. Naturally this means you will have an awesome year in 2011." And you know what, I think she's right. I don't need a fire extinguisher to put out all the fires. I need it because 2011 is going to be too darn hot! So circle up my little chickadees. I want to reassure you that 2011 will be less than perfect. We will need a fire extinguisher nearby to put out fires along the way. Stuff happens. But we will take it in stride. We will giggle at the absurdity of our tribulations. And we will win. And naturally, we'll also need a fire extinguisher nearby just to protect those near and dear from our overwhelming hotness! Happy New Year.
The Fat Chick
Posted by The Fat Chick at 7:56 AM