I’m watching botched with the beautifully blonde and buxom, Nicole Eggert. We met her in her early twenties and or late teens as a hottie from Cali who had a thin waist, big boobs and a pretty face. Well, now she’s in her forties, still beautiful but those boobs are sagging and her waist is bigger. She told the plastic surgeon on Botched that she wants HER OLD BODY BACK! Yeah Nicole, you and every forty year old out there. During prep for the surgery the doctor told the camera, “I hope she doesn’t expect to have her old body back. She can only get that by going to the gym.” Well dammit man, why didn’t you tell her that during the consult when she mentioned that she wanted her old body back? I feel like starting a campaign titled, “I am Nicole Eggert”. I want my old body back too. My waist is bigger and my thighs now have an extra little thigh attached to it. There are lumps and bumps that now exist that weren’t there two years ago. Are these the lady lumps that Fergie referred to? Fergie Ferg, can you take some of my lumps? I really don’t need so many.
I won’t be resorting to plastic surgery anytime soon but I promise to start watching what I eat. I also started wearing my sneakers to work. I love a cute boot but they don’t motivate me to walk, to move. I feel cushioned and more apt to walk when I’m donning my Nikes. You know, I’m going try this whole eating right and exercising thing. I get so jaded by the idea that I can’t eat the fatty foods that I enjoy but it’s time to start feeling content in other ways. I have a great little stair stepper from Brookstone that will now be used to work out these little legs of mine. Time to start really investing in this body that is so strong and has been so good to me.
What’s an old body? I had the one re-first born, the one after her, then the body after the second child…I can never be the size 1 or 3 that I was pre-babies. I’m okay with that. My poor boobs will never be the same after nursing my kids either, but I’m okay with that. I too have that “extra” thigh attached to my thigh, and I’m even okay with that! Have you seen the new “Love your Lines” campaign from bodygreen.com? It’s beautiful. I think that if we can be happy with who we are and love our bodies, we won’t strive for this false perfection. I do agree with you though, about healthy eating and exercise. It’s good for the body, mind, and spirit.
Aaaahhh Angelique, oh the beautiful work that our bodies do everyday is astounding. I am so thankful for my body but I don’t always treat it as kindly as I would like and I don’t always appreciate it as much as I should. Yup, Hollywood even has it’s own people wrapped up into this false sense of perfection. Without photoshop a great majority of these women look just like us! I have not seen that campaign but I have to check it out. Thanks for the great comment and feedback.