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Sadness

Today I’ve had the day off because the teachers have gone on strike for one day. My day started out wonderfully, I took Lucy for an hour long walk early this morning and it was great to see her getting pats from all the small school children that she passed.

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It was great because Lucy’s getting old and doesn’t get out much. She’s deaf and blind and it was good to see her so excited the way she was as a pup to go walking 🙂 The walk did wonders because last night I was started to feel the beginnings of a cold coming on, but I woke up this morning and felt fine! Kristine’s coming over later so we can do some baking and I’m liking the idea of giving these biscuits from Oh She Glows a try. I’ve taken a real interest in vegan cooking lately, not because I plan to become one, just to broaden my food horizons. (I’m LOVING VeganYumYum at the moment, also why I changed my blog theme, I wanted a more bright and open layout. This vegan food site is so fun and bright and welcoming and the food looks absolutely mouth-watering. The photo below is from the site)

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Anyway, the crux of this post is about a blog post I read this morning on Oh She Glows followed by the Tyra episode I’m currently watching. It makes me so sad to see the body image issues that are still relevant in society even though there has been such a battle against it through things like Operation Beautiful. After reading the blog on Oh She Glows about 9-10 year old girls who were shopping for jeans that will make them look “skinny”, I just felt so broken-hearted that the ridiculous expectations of women in society have reached the impressionable minds of young, pre-pubescent girls. That is setting them up for disaster! Body image is a battle that women should absolutely not have to battle and deal with, just as you think we’re making progress in the world of body image you hear about things like those young girls and it feels as though all the hard work has been in vain.

I was further disturbed by today’s episode of Tyra. It’s about Women who are extremely judgemental of other people, saying things like a woman who is obese must “smell bad” and a woman with a big nose looks like “pinnochiHOE”. I just cannot believe my ears when listening to those words come out of other women’s mouths. Women insulting women based on their physical appearance that they have no control over such as their weight, their nose, their height etc. As women we should be sticking together to try and fight back and destroy these stupid expectations.  I cannot understand how they can so casually throw insults at complete and total strangers based on utter crap about their looks. I know that it’s because they have personal issues… blah, blah, blah, but I still don’t think that is any sort of acceptable justification.

I really hope that there will eventually come a day when all the stupid crap about body image and being judged is just a distant memory. I know some people just cannot be helped with how judgemental they are, but I guess we just have to remember that they’ll pay for it in the end, mentally that is.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with some positivity 🙂 I hope you all have a great day.

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September 14, 2010 at 11:57 pm Leave a comment

The pleasure of walking, yoga noob + social sport?

Yesterday I went on a glorious 4k walk with Kristine and her dog Max 🙂

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The weather was so perfect, spring is definitely kicking in! It was so great to actually go for a walk just for the sake of walking. I haven’t done that in months and it was so refreshing. The dog seemed to have a great time and I can’t wait until my puppy Coco is trained to walk on a leash 🙂 I wanted to take either her or my Granddad’s dog Veeta for a walk this afternoon but the sky is BLACK!

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So instead I’m snuggled up at home in front of the fire with a cup of green tea and the August issue of Australian Women’s Health magazine.

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Oh, and this beautiful face to keep me company 🙂

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I would really like to give Yoga a good go, every time I’ve been to a class I’ve really really enjoyed it but I don’t know what classes there are available here in Whakatane. Does anyone have any good classes to suggest or any websites with podcasts I can download with good yoga moves? I’m a total newbie and I’m not flexible at all and pretty horrendous at yoga really, but I love the feeling of satisfaction you get afterwards.

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I’m struggling a lot right now to find exercise that isn’t extremely painful with my knees. Running is pretty much completely out of the question now and even long distance cycling. Jiu Jitsu is proving to be painful and a challenge as well, hence why I want to give Yoga a go and start walking a lot more. I might start swimming a bit more too because the outside swimming pool is now open down town. I’d also really love to have a social game of something each week on like a Friday or something. Soccer or Basketball etc, just something fun and relaxed, no pressure or anything. If anyone is interested in joining me, let me know! Leave a comment or send me an email: jennyeatliverun@hotmail.com

September 14, 2010 at 5:44 am 1 comment


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Hey there, my name's Jenny. I have a huge passion for cooking/baking, writing, yoga and photography. I love nature and my favourite thing to do is spend an entire day outside, breathing in crisp, fresh air. Even better if I have a pen and paper with me. I started out running in March 2009 but sustained an injury in October 2009 which has unfortunately prevented me from running. I've been experimenting with other kinds of exercise to find another one that clicks. Follow me on my journey to maintaining good health + surviving high school and pursuing a career in Journalism. I Hope you enjoy reading my blog!

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