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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beauty Tips

I haven't been cheesy for a while so that means it is about time for a mushy gushy feel good post right?!?!

First up, my workout this morning was 50 minutes on the stairclimber (that thing is trying to kill me) and 40 minutes on the elliptical.  My calves are so sore today from really focusing on my foot strike the last few runs so cross-training was all I could whip out today:)

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Someday's your boots break and you walk around all day with a limp........

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Someday's your arm hairs are so long because you haven't had a chance to shave your arms in a month and you are clearly FREEZING.......

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Someday's you can't control your hair horns and they are pointing everywhere.......plus, it is almost your birthday and you notice new wrinkles everywhere....

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Someday's it is hard to feel beautiful.  We all have those days that we just feel like a beast and want to crawl back into bed to watch the Bachelor and fill our veins with sugar.

But here is a lil' somethin somethin that helps me put things in perspective of what really matters and what really makes us beautiful.......

(Sorry boys, I will be back to my running adventures and daily 300 grams of sugar posts tomorrow, so bear with me)

Beauty Tips

For attractive lips,

Speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,

Seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure,

Share your food with the hungry.

For beatiful hair,

Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise

Walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,

The figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes

Because that is the doorway to her heart, the place were love resides.

-Sam Levenson

Two of the classes I teach everyday are health and also a class that is all about self-esteem.  I also get to be the supervisor over a club called 'The Breakfast Club.'  This club meets after school and it is for girls to get together and support one another and talk about sensitive issues such as depression, eating disorders, self-esteem and body image.

As soon as I start complaining about the way I look, the next thing I know it I am teaching teenagers about how to love themselves.  I think God had a little role in having me teach these classes and advise the 'Breakfast Club' because I have struggled with these issues for the majority of my life.  These classes have changed me.  Between lesson planning, talking to my students and researching these topics I have learned so much about where our true self-worth comes from and I don't think it comes from a new pair of jeans or if my 13 year old boy acne went away all of the sudden.

I am WORKING ON gaining my self-worth from my physical health (fueling my body properly and exercising), serving others, having integrity, making smart decisions, accomplishing things and developing new talents and skills.  These are the things that really make us feel good about ourselves.  ***Remember this is just my opinion and what works for me:)

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Check out Jessica's amazing Giveaway....she is too darn cute!!!

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What do you do on those days that you feel blah/gross/unpretty (remember that TLC song?) and want to feel better about yourself?

-I have a bunch of self-help books that I love reading, service, listen to 'Freckles' by Natasha Bedingfield, call my Mom and EXERCISE of course:)

Is there anything that you want to see more of on hungryrunnergirl?

-Don't ask me to take out my candy obsession or the stories of me and Bill's crazy adventures cause those are my favorite!  But, if there are any topics that you want me to cover I would love too!!

P.S. My bro is five years older, I am the baby of the family!!! People always think I look older than him so that is why I asked:)

86 Comments:

At February 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM , Anonymous Carin said...

i agree...i tend to call my mom. and i take a shower, make sure my skin looks nice, take a nap, and drink some water. and go to yoga. when i'm peaceful inside i'm much happier outside.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:31 PM , Blogger A Big Little Life said...

I just had to go to itunes to listen to unpretty. What a throw back!! Such a wonderful thing you are doing with those young girls. When I'm having one of those days, I try to remember that life is too short to be on a diet and worry about a number on a scale. My mom used to leave me little notes like "You are beautiful the way you are" in random places. Mom's are pretty good at helping with that stuff--I agree!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:35 PM , OpenID aspoonfulofsmash said...

haha that TLC song is so great. I just like to look at cute pictures of myself (narsasistic?) and get dressed up cute if I don't feel like I am looking that great, or avoid mirrors. I think your doing a great job so far :) would still love your input on my half schedule I posted a few days ago if you get a chance!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I sing, I dance, I cry, I call my mom, call my sister, write, exercise, bake, whatever it takes! I usually want to take a nap...but that never happens. :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

hehe, I have the same arm hair. Too funny! When I am not feeling pretty, I go get a pedicure. I love the feeling. It relaxes me.
I love all these beautiful quotes. God created us in his image, so how can we not love that!
LC

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Anonymous chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said...

That is totally God playing a role in your life right there! I think it's amazing you are a role model to these impressionable teenagers. Go you!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:37 PM , OpenID runyogarepeat said...

That poem was great! I exercise or usually do yoga because it makes me feel good about myself...or watch a feel-happy movie.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:40 PM , Blogger WannabeRunner said...

Great post! :)

And yay for February birthdays! Mine is the 5th. :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:41 PM , OpenID chefkatelyn said...

Girl, I have been feeling icky goo lately too:( I love this post, and I love you for putting up that quote, it is one of my favorites of all time!

Slash exercising is perfect for cheering me up, and so is some good food and my puppy:) Cheer up doll you are GORGEOUS!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

If I feel bad about myself, I call my grandma. She will tell me (and you, too, if you call her) that "God doesn't make junk." Kicks me back in gear.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:42 PM , Blogger suze said...

haha that's happened to me with my heels before. I had to wear my sneakers from my gym bag the rest of the day.
when I feel blah exercise and a long shower always helps!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM , Anonymous Kimberly @ Im Not Done said...

Love the breakfast club group, doing service work like that is great and it makes you feel like you're getting more than your giving.

I'd love to hear more about your training and the coaching you're getting. The kind of stuff that us marathon runners geek out over!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:44 PM , Blogger Kate said...

I love this post SO much. Some days I feel very unpretty. I hate what I see in the mirror and I can rattle off a list of things I would change about myself. I never know how to get myself out of these funks. Usually, the negative thoughts dissipate over time.

I love everything you said. Such a great way to think about BEAUTY and what it really means.

I think it is amazing that you lead 'The Breakfast Club'. I wish we had one of those when I was in high school. It would have been very beneficial. You are the perfect person to lead it.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM , OpenID fitchocoholic said...

I love those quotes!
When I'm having a bad day, I might exercise, or bake, it just depends on what kind of "bad" feeling I have. I have a lot of self esteem issues, so sometimes just taking time to look for the positive things in my day helps. Some other things I do are pray, help someone else or watch one of my favorite movies and have a total girl day!
God is definitely using you to help those girls!!!! =D

I loove your blog, by the way! =D

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger middleagedrunner said...

I loved this because I was most definately unpretty toady.... Dealing with horrible weather, a bad back that has me very nervous and a whole bunch of pre teen students who I need to be VERY confident for- it was tricky.... I loved this post and think that you do amazing things for your kiddos. And BTW- I have broken a heel before too, from dancing too hard at a wedding! Ahhhh, it was funny...

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:49 PM , Blogger Jessica Joy Daly said...

When I am feeling crummy about myself, I make sure that my mind is in the correct spot and try to refocus on the fact that God made me just the way I am. And then, I exercise. I am addicted to endorphins... and I'm okay with that.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:51 PM , Blogger Reese's Runner said...

I literally choked on my tea when I read you "hair horns" sentence. Hahahahahahahhaha.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:51 PM , Anonymous Kimberly said...

Ooo u mean what do i do on days like today :)
I told myself that i prolly dont look any different than i did yesterday so i exersized and prettied up :)

Sooo cool of u to lead that groyp. SO wish i had someone to look up to during those times! Way to let God use you sista!!

I loove all ur posts so dont know what id add. Maybe add a post announcing that your preggo??!! Cuz u and B are too cute not to create a mini hungry runner! :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:52 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

hair horns! I love it. I have curly hair so I ALWAYS have hair horns!!

Keep doing what you're doing, I love your blog and always look forward to reading :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:55 PM , OpenID marathonmaiden said...

i've been feeling blahhhh lately. i'm blaming the weather. i dress to the nines when i have an unpretty day. it instantly lifts me up

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:56 PM , Anonymous Maria said...

When I'm not feeling myself, I bake. Or run. Or just completely unplug and read. I've been dealing with self-esteem issues lately so this post came at just the right time!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:57 PM , Blogger ShortSkirts said...

when I'm feeling blah i have a couple goto outfits that are cute but comfy and generally tend to pick me up. There are also a couple songs I love that will always put me in a good mood

 
At February 1, 2011 at 4:58 PM , Blogger Mallory said...

Great post, Janae! I love that poem. So inspirational!! On days where I feel super blah I usually request cuddles because that always makes me feel a lot better! I also like writing and listening to my favorite music.

I think your blog is great and I don't think you should change anything -- unless you want to! I think it's a great combination of running, life, humor, motivation and candy. :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:02 PM , Anonymous Jamie said...

I just love when you talk about teaching. I'm in school getting my teaching degree and every time I read about you in the classroom it gets me excited!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:02 PM , OpenID mickiruns said...

i ask my husband why he's married me. definitely a confidence boost since he's so sweet ;)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:06 PM , Blogger BeePie said...

This was a great post! I've definitely been struggling with the "unpretties" lately... being almost 7 months preggo can do that to you.
Also, you shave your arms?? Is that a Utah thing?

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:10 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I'm still trying to figure out what to do those days (which tend to be every day) when I don't feel pretty. Sometimes working out helps, but sometimes the effect only lasts a little while, or some little quirk in the workout will make it worse.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM , Blogger my little celebration said...

On days that I feel bleh about myself, I try and put things in perspective and remember that my self worth doesn't come from the way I look, but rather from the person that I'm becoming. And also that God made me perfect in his eyes, so who am I to argue? Plus, it doesn't hurt that my husband still tells me I'm gorgeous even when I look like a homeless person.

As for preferred blog content, I enjoy your motivational workout posts where you share encouraging mantras or things that inspire you in the gym. Also, I love it when you share dialogue between you and Billy because you two are HILARIOUS.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM , Anonymous Dorry said...

I just love you. And I really love the list of things you are working on. I'm RIGHT there with you. My blog has definitely helped me to try and practice what I "preach" - I still struggle with self-esteem issues, assigning value to things that don't ever deserve my energy (like acne!), but I've gotten a lot better at focusing on taking care of my body, my relationships with Billy, friends, family and most importantly, God. Where would be be without GOD? No where. That's where. Love having my blogging buddies who are believers. It brightens my day. You brighten my day. xo

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

Umm. Can I come to this breakfast club group? Sounds super fun and I could use some extra self-lovin'. I felt "unpretty" today too... then I went to the gym and I didn't care anymore. A good run makes me feel better. Always.
And even with hair horns you are gorgeous!!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Blogger Megan said...

So great! Love this and love you. Your self-esteem class reminds me of a neat activity I did in my Advisory classes (kind of like homeroom) where each kid had 5 slips of paper and they were supposed to write something they were good at one each one (1 academic thing, 1 non-academic thing, 1 thing my parents would say I'm good at, 1 thing my friends would say I'm good at, and 1 thing I like about myself). When they were all done, we stapled each strip together to make a loop and then made a big chain out of all of them and strung them around the classroom. It's so neat being surrounded by positive things about ourselves all day. :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:44 PM , Blogger Jessica Miller said...

I love self help books! I tend to hang out with friends, eat, or run when I am feeling down!

Great beauty tips!

Your classes sound so motivating!

Thanks for posting about my giveaway! :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:45 PM , Blogger Jamie Pickle said...

Love that poem!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Maddie said...

I love that you have Breakfast Club. That is a wonderful idea. I would have most definitely benefited from something like that in high school. Recently, I've found inspiration in www.operationbeautiful.com. It's all about ditching "Fat Talk" and judgment and appreciating ourselves for what we are.

Ohh and for a tangent from earlier, I was away for the weekend and I came home to find that my husband had "cleaned", but really he only washed the cups he used and left everything else in the sink, and put his laundry on top of the hamper instead of in it. So weird. And I eat Greek yogurt pretty much every day...and york peppermint patties. :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Three Girls and a Dad! said...

I never have a chance to comment, but I just love your blog. I really look forward to reading it everyday! You are amazing!

When in feel blah about things (like my flaws) I stop and remember how blessed I am to have given birth to two beautiful baby girls! And, I run of course!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:52 PM , OpenID runthelongroad.com said...

Ah, hair horns! I got 'em too!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM , Anonymous Michelle @ a Whole lot of life said...

I had a bad day today and I called a good friend during my lunch after going to starbucks for their mini chocolate donuts and a nonfat misto. Normally I try not to cope with my bad feelings with food anymore but for whatever reason that just worked today. When I started feeling guilty for eating junk I literally just said NO to the thoughts in my brain and I feel so much better.

I really really enjoy that you share your struggles alongside your triumphs. It makes me feel like you are a "real" person, which you are, obvi.

Would love to see more running FAQs or super cool updates as you prepare for Boston. What else? Would love to see a little bit more of your area. I've never been to Utah and like to live vicariously through other bloggers. :)

I seriously love hungryrunnergirl just the way it is, though

 
At February 1, 2011 at 5:57 PM , OpenID forensicphilly said...

I love your blog! And I think what you're doing with those girls is so great. I like to paint my nails when I'm feeling blah.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:01 PM , Blogger Sue said...

You shave your arms???

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:27 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

Love the breakfast club idea. Those girls are lucky to have you!!
I like everything about HRG. Keep it all coming!!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:27 PM , Blogger Cait said...

When in doubt always call mom, that's a given ;)

On days that I feel blah and unmotivated, I look at Self Help books, call my best friend, or go through a section of emails I have that say "pick me ups" which have notes that friends/loved ones have written me that say nice things about me/what i've done.

great post!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:29 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You are so funny!! Thanks for alwasy brining a smile to my face!

You are the perfect role model for the Breakfast Club--I bet you touch so MANY lives leading that group.

Loved the "Beauty Tips"! Beautiful! Like you!!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:31 PM , Blogger Rachel McPhillips said...

Ahh... TLC!!! Great song!! I need more candy posts! :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:35 PM , OpenID Ali @ Ali Runs said...

You are the best! I love all of these quotes! You are gorgeous girl! :)

And I love the idea of the "Breakfast Club," I wish there was something like that when I went to school.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:41 PM , Blogger EBURNS said...

To feel better about myself I do do those things like wear a cute outfit, look at picture from some of my favorite vacations, dance to some sassy music, do something nice for someone else.
BUT
the thing that really works for me to be my own mother/my own best friend. i love to call my mom, and I am not suggesting you stop, but i had a real breakthrough in self esteem when I was able to give myself exactly what my mom/best friend would give me.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:43 PM , Blogger J said...

I hate those hair horns! I used to have them real bad in college and my teammates on the bball team would make fun of me!

When I am having a blah day sometimes I exercise just for a little bit and it makes me feel better. If I am feeling ugly or fat I try to wear something that is flattering but also comfy! Being comfortable in my clothes makes me feel better!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:45 PM , Blogger LindseyAnn said...

I was just singing that TLC song to myself the other day! *highfive*
I say, just keep being real! It's cool to see a post that shows who the blogger really is, and I think you do a fantastic job of that! :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Sheanna said...

Aw, you're a really beautiful person, Janae!

What do I do when I feel like a ball of yuck? I write.

Working on my first novel!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:49 PM , Blogger Katie said...

a shower usually perks me right up, usually because it's been 4 days. or some cheese, goodness i love me some cheese. also my hair horns were wild at the gym this morning, i think they poked the person on the treadmill next to me.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 6:51 PM , OpenID chefkatelyn said...

I just printed out the poem and put it on my wall. Love you, girl!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 7:01 PM , Blogger Carmen said...

I love how genuine you are! What a treat each day to absorb your honesty. It is like you are in my head sharing those things I keep bottled inside.

I definitely take a shower, exercise, or buy a new shirt to feel more beautiful. I may have no boobs, no butt, and flat hair but I have beautiful children inside and out, I can run my heart out and eat as much ice cream as I want!

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I felt like a super star stopped by. Made my day!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 7:06 PM , Anonymous Bess@Bess Be Fit said...

I have hair horns and they don't go away! Wah!

And fyi your package is en route! Yayyyyayayyy

 
At February 1, 2011 at 7:18 PM , OpenID lauravirginia said...

My high school boyfriend shaved his arms! Haha, I have always kind of wanted to shave mine because they are really dark, but I am scared of them growing back all prickly.

Loooove your blog just the way it is! If you're ever feeling super-reflective, you could write more about your experience with self-esteem, body image, etc... I think it is something that so many women struggle with, but have a hard time talking about. Hopefully I'll get brave enough to publish that kind of post of my own some day.

ppssssst. When is your birthday? I want to send you a little present. :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 7:25 PM , OpenID antosdoeslife said...

I usually go to Mike and ask him to give me a compliment. Sometime's it's forced but it's just what I need to hear from someone I love. Exercise helps too.

I would love to see more of you and Billy's crazy adventures. Today me and Mike went to a con-ed dinner for our EMT stuff and it was a free dinner with lecture and I thought of you! We could totally save money in the future by just going out to these really nice con-ed dinners and getting free food while listening to someone speak for half the time. Hahaha :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 7:36 PM , Blogger The Running Family said...

What a great post! I typically look at my girls and think about how beautiful they are and they have no worries! I also talk to my dog and my hubby.
I love your blog so I'm not sure what I'd like to see more of, I guess whatever you want to put on it!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 7:44 PM , Blogger Angie said...

I like to pray/read, shop, or exercise... I love that you do the Breakfast Club with the girls. I would love to know how that got started!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 7:47 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Wow, really great post! Love the beauty tips! Haven't seen that before.

I love your candid honesty. Raw and real. Definitely one of the major reasons I keep reading:) You're beautiful, FAST, seemingly perfect in the eyes of others but still struggle like a "normal" person. Very relatable.

3 Tangent Tuesday:

I sometimes buy an entire bag of candy when I only want ONE piece and then dump the ENTIRE bag (except that one piece) into the garbage disposal so I won't eat any more of it. Do you think I have issues...hmmm?

I won't end my daily mileage on a decimal point unless it's 13.1 or 26.2.

I have been known to keep my work scrubs on all evening after work and occasionally even sleep in them. Yes, I have people's spit on me and I'm still not motivated to change....

Hope you're having a great night:)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 7:49 PM , Blogger Sef + Sariah said...

i just stumbled on your blog through carolyn's Hang on little tomato blog - how cute are your pics! and i love your outlook on everything.. will be following! me and sariah are over here just starting out with our video blog - check us out if you get the chance!

-sef (of sef&sariah)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 7:54 PM , Blogger Meg said...

I usually just kind of deal with it. That sounds weird, but I know that I'll feel better the next day if I just stick it out. I, too, exercise. It usually makes me feel better, just to get the negative energy out of my body. And when things are just super crappy, there's always candy. hahah

 
At February 1, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Jaeme + Randy said...

Hey I don't know if you remember me from high school but I randomly found your blog through Megan's Munch & Crunch blog. I love reading about your running and your funny posts. My dad is extremely into marathons (would have been running Boston for the fourth year in a row this April but it filled up in like 8 hours and he didn't sign up before work. He basically cried about it for a week straight until he found out he is automatically into New York because of his time. That helped!) I always talk to him about your running times now and I tell him you teach spin at Golds and he should go to one of your classes :).

Anyways...I definitely feel better after I work out. I work long shifts (12 hours) and really try to go straight to the gym after because I know how much better I feel but sometimes I am just too dang tired. Luckily I get work over with in 3 days each week!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 8:07 PM , Blogger wendy said...

Your workouts amaze me. I cannot believe how much you fit in every day. I am jealous and in awe of you. ;-)

I love your positive attitude. I like reading what you write every day and wouldn't change anything about your blog.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 8:26 PM , Anonymous Just Run With It said...

"hair horns" hahaha.. oh my gosh, I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one with that problem! seriously, I've got some FIERCE hair horns that really drive me nuts. I love that quote, btw, makes me smile :) Great post!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 8:37 PM , Blogger sdralphs said...

Love this post girl! I think we truly have the best job in the whole entire world. We get to talk about things that actually make a difference in a person's life. I love it.

When I am feeling yucky and unattractive I like to re-focus my attention to other people. It makes me forget about myself and I love feeling love for people around me. That make me feel beautiful. I also love to be around Shane because he make me feel special. I really focus on listening to him when he tells me I am pretty and I know he really means it. Getting my hair done is also a big thing that makes me feel good!

Nothing more I want to see. I love love love love your blog and you most importantly!!!!!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Anna P said...

Since having children, I suffer BIG time with body image. I was very vain in highschool. KNEW I was pretty. Knew everyone else knew I was pretty and I was VERY into myself. Then I had kids. Lost the nice figure, my nice silky hair went flat and frizzy, got enough stretch marks to make a US map and a certain 'perkiness' is gone forever, oh and the acne, I can TOTALLY relate to you on that one...
But. Then I remember that God made me in His image. As long as I am doing my job as a wife and mother and taking care of myself as well as I can in any given situation, then I find peace in that. And in knowing that my hot sexy, super fit hubby will love me no matter what =)
As far as your blog, you rock like a grandma, so I dont think you need to change one. stinkin'. thing. =)
You're brother has good aging genes!! =)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Suzanad said...

It would be really really REALLY cool if you video-ed yourself out on a run! We would get to learn about your mind-set while running, which I think would be awesome! :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

my mommy knows how to cheer me up... shes the bomb diggity!!! :)

i have so many questions for you but cant even begin to start asking!!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM , Blogger natalie said...

OH NO...sorry about your shoe

 
At February 1, 2011 at 9:25 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

I love this post so much. I definitely have and do struggle with all of the above.
I can usually get it together with a run, hot yoga or by going to Starbucks. Texts from my wee sister or phone calls from friends are also helpful to remind me that some awesome people love me just the way I am :)

 
At February 1, 2011 at 9:43 PM , OpenID lovenrunning said...

I think you were in my head today. I definitely needed this! I missed my spin class today so I could spend some time at home with Kris and so I could get some more studying done and I felt completely guilty, I cried, yes I bawled because I missed a workout, and I know this wont make me fat but I feel guilty for missing, and your post made me feel so much better!

My ultimate goal is to become a public health nurse work with over weight kids and nutrition and with young girls who suffer from eating disorders and distorted thinking :)

I hope you are well
xoxo

 
At February 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Mara... said...

I am almost 40 and STILL working on all those issues!!! It seems like the world changes when you have kids and your body goes through all this crazy stuff and then you have to pick up the self esteem pieces and put them all back together again. I'm still working on that. Thanks for the great post. I am working on being positive for my daughter and son, so hopefully the won't have the issues that I did and so many of us do. I usually like to chat with my mom/sister/girlfriends when i'm feeling unpretty and my hubby is a great shoulder to cry on too!!

 
At February 1, 2011 at 10:04 PM , Anonymous Leah @ Why Deprive? said...

When I start to get down on myself, I focus on something else. I will actually look in the mirror and focus on something I like - I find that helps a LOT. Or I'll go for a run. Sometimes, I just need to run it out.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 10:22 PM , Blogger Food Police said...

first of all...HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR (year of the rabbit.) :) When i feel down I do the same as you...I work out (cardio is always best.) It's afterwards that I realize how amazing the human body is and how lucky I am to have my health and be able to engage in physical activity.

Additions to the blog? hum...that's difficult since I already love everything! Maybe you can let us in to your secret on how you can eat so many goodies ;) even with all the running and exercising I do I have to constantly monitor what I eat.

 
At February 1, 2011 at 10:23 PM , Blogger naomi said...

i love this quote. in fact, i loved it so much, i snagit'd it and will print it out and put it on my fridge. thanks for making it so pretty in different colors!

 
At February 2, 2011 at 12:58 AM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

Aww Janae you are so amazing and AWESOMESAUCE!! :D Its so fantastic that you are helping those girls!! Seriously welling up here...you are such an amazing and beautiful woman of God!
INSPIRATIONAL.

 
At February 2, 2011 at 1:23 AM , Blogger Charissa Steyn said...

This is so cool!! I too have struggled with my appearance and body image throughout my life..but so grateful that God has saved me from that and set me FREE. I am free to be me and enjoy the life He has given me. Like you, I too love working with young women and teaching them about identity, purpose, and their worth. I am also working with a program called ShineGIRL that is going into schools and leading young women in this area of self-image! Exciting stuff to be a part of!! Blessings girl, Charissa

 
At February 2, 2011 at 1:25 AM , Blogger XLMIC said...

Wrinkles, schminkles... you are youthful and lovely! Are we supposed to be shaving our arms now? I missed that memo ;-)

Love those Beauty Tips! Thanks for posting those :)

 
At February 2, 2011 at 5:43 AM , Blogger Siobhan said...

I just headed ovr to youtube to listen to Natasha Bedingfield's "Freckles" and it made me think how I don't know why I don't own this album. There isn't a song by Natasha that I don't love.

But serioudly-- what a wonderful post! I love that you have your own Breakfast Club. That's fantastic and so inspirational. And guilty- I love watching the bachelor to feel good about myself while indulging on treats.

 
At February 2, 2011 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous Megan said...

I love that you do The Breakfast Club! As a teacher myself, I see kids struggling so much with body image and self esteem even at a young age. I loveeee your blog :) I love reading about your running and eating and how you're so honest!

 
At February 2, 2011 at 7:12 AM , Blogger Big Daddy Diesel said...

You know, I was going to skip over this one because I am already so pretty and didnt think I needed the tips, but I am glad I read it, especially the beauty tips list

 
At February 2, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

ha! back to the bachelor... emily is such a sweetheart, but i think you're right, i think she's a little too insecure and he's not patient enough for that. that girl he took on the shopping spree (was it shawntel? there are too many chantals/chontels around here) is precious. they're cute together. i was so stinking jealous of all the stuff she got! so was michelle. ha.

 
At February 2, 2011 at 9:22 AM , Anonymous Beth said...

I wish they would have had a "Breakfast Club" when I was in high school! I have struggled with body image issues for as long as I can remember. Now being 31 with three kids I feel I have somewhat learned to accept myself. Of course I still have some bad days :) On those days I run, use self talk and try to work myself out of it, and think about my children and how I want to be a role model for them and teach them to love themselves and not have to struggle with body issues. You should have your "Breakfast Club" check out Operationbeautiful.com.

 
At February 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Pam said...

Dangit! I barely have time to shave my legs and pits (and other certain things that I won't mention here) and now I find out I'm supposed to be shaving my arms too?????

Funny how new wrinkles seem to know when it's your birthday, right? I asked for Botox for my birthday last month. I didn't get it.

 
At February 2, 2011 at 1:44 PM , OpenID athleticsandalcohol said...

I love that poem. It's so true.

When I feel blah, I usually go running, call my best friend and listen to A LOT of hanson. :)

 
At February 3, 2011 at 6:43 AM , Blogger 5 Miles 2 Empty said...

I love the beauty tips! Thanks for sharing! And WOW! Love that you get to be involved with the programs at your school. Teen years are so hard and can just plain suck....they need someone like you!!! I'm impressed!!! =)

 
At February 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Pretend this is real said...

Sorry... got a bit distracted... you shave your arm hairs!?! I thought only swimmers did that!

 
At February 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM , OpenID ratherthecouch said...

You shave your arms??? Sorry - that one caught me off guard.

It's surprises me that you've struggled with self image in your life. Because you're gorgeous!

I certainly have my gripes about the way I look, but for the most part I think I've been happy with my appearance. And, really, I'm an average looking girl.

Sometimes I wonder if the truly pretty people in the world (like you) are under the most pressure to always look really good. Like looking good is your thing and there's no room for error or hair horns.

Well - just to make things perfectly clear - my main impression of you (via your blog) is how remarkably positive, welcoming, accepting and friendly you are. And I'm always too busy marveling over your last workout to even notice things like hair horns.

 

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