“…Look like a cow”

So tonight is senior night at my school. WOOOO! I finally get to put on my cap and gown… too bad I’m going to look like i have gained 50 pounds. When I tried my cap and gown on a few weeks ago, my brother who was sitting at the kitchen table looked up and the first thing out of his mouth was, “Are you sure you got the right size?? It looks huge!” After a few moments he then stated, “Ann, you are not fat… but you look humongous”. Oh great, so the shining moment that I get to walk across stage, I get to look like a whale swimming in the ocean. 

whale

One of my teachers very blatently warned us girls that, “When you put your gown on, no matter how skinny you are, be prepared to look like a cow.” wow.

I think it is so crazy that weight is such a prominent issue and effects SO much stuff. Of course Hollywood blows “beauty” way out of proportion. You have to be 6 foot, and weight like 100 pounds to be beautiful in Hollywoods eyes.  I was talking to a friend about weight a few days ago. It was funny to see his different responses to me asking him if i gained 50 pounds. Of course, gaining 50 pounds either way didn’t bring a excited, YEA THAT’S AWESOME response. It is crazy how driven we are to look good or fit into a certain size or be able to rock a bikini. Honestly though, I just like to feel good. I feel good when I work out and when I eat healthy. I operate better when I take care of my body. It isn’t about losing “10 lbs” or dropping a pant size, it’s about taking care of your body. Don’t stuff your face with a nasty cheeseburger and large fries and then wonder why your pants are getting tighter. Just take care of your body. Eat healthy, AND DON’T STARVE YOURSELF.

1 Peter 3:3-4

3 Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. 4 You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

I want to clothe myself with my inward beauty. I don’t want people to be drawn to me because of my looks, but instead, be drawn to the woman of God that I am. The woman who is passionately in love with God.

Love A.

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