Fuelled by Fury

It’s been so long. I apologise!

This is what has brought me out of my hibernation today. My fitspo facebook friend ‘liked’ this picture and it sparked a response I would never normally post the likes of. But it’s early. And my baby’s sleeping. And she’s beautiful at eight months old. And I never want her to look at something like this and feel that maybe she’s not good enough or maybe that what’s aspiration looks like.

Here’s the pic:

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And here’s my comment. It’s nothing like anything I would usually post in facebook, and no doubt someone will make a post suggesting I’m jealous or insecure about myself… Do I regret it? Absolutely not.

Yes, you can see she’s dedicated by the expression on her face. Oh, no, wait. She hasn’t got a face. Or in fact anything other than a disembodied, oiled up stomach with a hint of boobs – and don’t forget the suggestively posed thumb in the knickers. Save your weak soft porn and stop dressing it up as ‘Fitspiration’..

One Lovely Blog Award!

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I had a delightful surprise to find my blog nominated for this by Caitlin at caitielou – thank you very much for making my day!

Here are the steps to accept One Lovely Blog:

1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. You must list the rules and display the award.

3. You must add seven facts about yourself.

4. You must nominate up to fifteen other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

5. You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

️Seven Facts About Me⭐️

1. My profile picture is a drawing my son did on the cbeebies playtime app on my iPad.

2. I am a huge Bob Dylan fan.

3. My favourite colour is purple.

4. I play guitar and love to sing.

5. My favourite actor is Michael Sheen.

6. I like quotes from films and tv shows, and usually try and sneak at least one into every conversation I have.

7. My perfect Sunday would involve toast and tea for breakfast, Lego and football with my little ones, an afternoon nap and curling up with a cup of tea and a good book or film.

I nominate the following wonderful bloggers:

cancer killing recipe

the catss meoww

Writings And Ruminations

My Epic Motherhood

So, there you go! Thank you again to Caitlin for the nomination, and I look forward to reading lots more facts about bloggers as the award continues! — BWG

Change and Acceptance

I found a similar image to this on Pinterest a few days ago and have been debating whether or not it’s something to share on this blog. As luck would have it, I finally managed to track the original down on google from my inaccurate memory of the words, and discovered this, better version.

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The original didn’t have the last frame, but it still made me think. I’ve been cutting out junk food and trying to do a little exercise every now and then and I am finally starting to feel a bit different. But I think that this ‘Fitspiration’ doesn’t have to refer to diet and exercise, maybe it can refer to breaking harmful habits, or studying or anything else that we commit ourselves to for the betterment of ourselves and society. Four weeks for us to start changing from the inside, eight for those close to us to notice our change and twelve for everyone to see the difference. When the fitspo is removed, it still holds true as a positive reinforcement that, whilst change is not always easy to achieve instantly, it is noticeable and worth it in the end.

And that’s what I mused upon before I found this version, which I like infinitely more. Yes, we can change, it takes time – but we are also enough as we are and should have confidence in ourselves even if the change we want takes longer than we would like. — BWG