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Challenging What Beauty Is

In so much of our culture what is identified as "ideal" beauty is often described as a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, size-two woman.  Ive spent my entire life knowing I could never fit this mold of idealism for several obvious reasons...and yet Ive never lost a moments sleep over it. xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /

 

This is was my third food challenge and, I have to say, it went well.  I lost about seventeen pounds, and a little over two minutes off the Dumb Bell Hell WOD(which btw I have figured out it a new level of hell so the next time someone pisses you off tell them to “go to dumb bell hell” and it will really mean something) which lead to a huge increase in my self-confidence.  This has ignited what I think of as an "inner glow".

 

Ive noticed my connections with others has grown a lot lately.  Getting to know people and building friendships has helped me grow as a person.  I am seeing that when you walk hand and hand with your neighbor, get to know them and get into one anothers lives, it changes you for the better.  When we love one another as Jesus really wanted us to...encourage each other through tough times, spur each another on when were ready to give up and when we let each other know how proud we are of the job theyve done...thats when we really shine from the inside out.

 

Ive learned during this challenges that its not about the weight loss.  Thats just a really nice byproduct, but what its really about is being on the same team.  Fighting the good fight so that our inner beauty comes to the surface for everyone to see.

 

We women spend so many countless hours plucking, bleaching and painting in an attempt to achieve an unrealistic, manufactured image of beauty. It took the last two of my 30 something years to realize Ive been going about it all wrong. As much as I hate to admit it my mom was right true beauty is on the inside not the outside. I wasted a lot of time trying to find beautiful in tubes, bottles and compact cases when all along it was in a box. 


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  • PaShunD 02/10/2012 09:24:16


    NydiaS wrote:
    I knew this was gonna be a great blog as soon as I read the title! Ahh, I just love this, Pashun! You have got it all together. I'm definitely gonna work on getting that "inner glow." 


    Also, totally love the idea of saying go to dumb bell hell! Haha.


    Nydia you already have that glow and it shows, you are a beautiful lady and my hero XXX! Thank you for setting a best example.
  • NydiaS 02/10/2012 08:59:39

    I knew this was gonna be a great blog as soon as I read the title! Ahh, I just love this, Pashun! You have got it all together. I'm definitely gonna work on getting that "inner glow." 

    Also, totally love the idea of saying go to dumb bell hell! Haha.
  • PaShunD 02/09/2012 11:44:06


    LeticiaS wrote:
    PaShun,

    Little one you have it all! You are funny, beautiful inside and outside. Its just not fair, jk. 


    Thank you that means so much coming from you especially since your one of my biggest role models.
  • LeticiaS 02/09/2012 11:01:39

    PaShun,

    Little one you have it all! You are funny, beautiful inside and outside. Its just not fair, jk. 
  • PaShunD 02/08/2012 15:42:11


    JoshuaL wrote:
    BOOM!  Nicely said. 



    That's me dropping booms all day long lol. Thanks Josh XXX!
  • JoshuaL 02/08/2012 15:37:55

    BOOM!  Nicely said. 

  • PaShunD 02/08/2012 12:17:09


    PaulF wrote:
    Great Blog Pashun!
    Your point about being a part of the team and building those STRONG relationships really embodies what the challenge meant for me too. It's the same reason we show up at 5:30am or 12:00 noon. You don't want to let anyone down by not being there...for you and for them.

    Should I throw in a XXX for you?! :)


    You got it too Paul, so i'm not the only one who has caught the bug. I love this place man XXX! (always lol :)  
  • PaulF 02/08/2012 12:08:35

    Great Blog Pashun!
    Your point about being a part of the team and building those STRONG relationships really embodies what the challenge meant for me too. It's the same reason we show up at 5:30am or 12:00 noon. You don't want to let anyone down by not being there...for you and for them.

    Should I throw in a XXX for you?! :)
  • PaShunD 02/08/2012 10:15:01


    CabriniS wrote:
    Way to go PaShun!  Keep up the great week!


    Thank you for all your support.
  • CabriniS 02/08/2012 10:13:02

    Way to go PaShun!  Keep up the great week!
  • PaShunD 02/08/2012 08:54:27


    marlam wrote:
    Love ths blog, so much I can apply. Thanks for sharing!


    Aaawww you are too sweet. Thank you for being a great coach. We couldn't have done it without our LJ lol.  
  • marlam 02/08/2012 08:51:33

    Love ths blog, so much I can apply. Thanks for sharing!


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