Tip of the Week

Roll with the punches! Life is gonna smack you right in the face when you don't expect it. If you're head's on straight, you're certainly gonna handle it just fine. Roll with it. Complain a little bit, and let it go.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday Things Thin Girls Know: Abby Cox, January 14, 2010

Today's Thin Girl is the unbelievably glorious Abby Cox, a ground-breaking singer currently in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was so kind with this interview, offering a coffee date and giving all the lovely information she could. Please take a moment and check out her vintage clothing shop on etsy: ValiantVintage. You're sure to love it.

As a thin girl, what advice would you give to anyone losing weight?

The key to losing weight is maintaining a balanced diet. Too much of one thing or not enough of another throws the body off balance. The body craves fat because fat is good for the body, it just needs to be balanced with everything else the body needs like protein, grains, veggies, fruit, and dairy. I think I look and feel my best when everything is in proportion. My other piece of advice for someone who's trying to lose weight is exercise. It seems like such a simple and cliche answer but it makes sense. If someone is truly using up the calories they are consuming, they will lose weight. I believe that the hardest part about diet and exercise is making it part of one's routine. If you can just get a balanced diet and exercise to be part of a daily routine, a healthy body can be achieved.

How do you feel about your body?

Like most people, I sometimes worry about the way my body looks. It's hard to constantly see tiny women on pedestals in the media. You begin to think that is the way we are "supposed" to look. But I try to remind myself that these images are not the definition of perfection, and that truly there is no such thing as perfection! I like to look back and see that at one time, curvy, full-bodied women were the ones on the pedestal. Marilyn Monroe was a size 12 after all! Each body, no matter how many curves or how few, is beautiful in its own way. I am happy with the body I have because its the only one I've got; so why not cherish it!

What is the one habit you swear by?
My habit to swear by is simple. If I am trying to shed a couple of extra pounds, I cut out alcohol, chips (other similar snacks), and sweets. All the extra calories that I consume, not out of need, but out of pleasure. It's amazing how much just that reduces one's daily caloric intake!

What inspires you?
I am inspired by strength. I think that most people are very vulnerable and it is easy for us to follow a leader or hide from the world because it feels safe. But someone who can hold their own, be true to themselves, and still have compassion for others is a person that I admire. I strive everyday to push myself to be stronger, to be kinder, to be braver, and to be more accepting than the day I was before.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i would marry this girl, if i had the chance.