Check this out: I was nominated and selected to be one of Rochester’s Roc health all-stars!
Here’s the article, and here’s the video:
I am so honored to be part of this group. It really shows that health is multi-dimensional, and that it means different things to different people. It also illustrates that health is not just about the body, but also about the mind, heart, and spirit.
Now, it wouldn’t be Big Fit Deal if I didn’t tell you the whole truth, so… Yeah, I am not loving what I look like in this video. At all. To wit:
Here was my train of thought:
Oh, man, they picked the part where I got super emotional. Ack, is that what my makeup looks like? My skin is so blotchy. Why did they have to shoot it at an angle where my chin looks enormous? My nose is so crooked! No wonder I don’t have a boyfriend – look at that face!
Interestingly, I love the shots of me power walking on the oh-so-snowy canal path, which is exactly the part I most feared seeing when they were being shot! But it’s the video clips of me just talking in my living room that bother me. Of course, the point isn’t what I look like – the point is what I’m saying. Still, I’m allowed to feel my feels, and these feels are along the lines of “ugh.” I told you I was going to be honest!
At the end of the day, I hope that when people see this, they hear my words and take them to heart. In the meantime, I’ll work on accepting – and maybe even loving? – what I look like. Deal? Deal!
Oh, and a huge thank you to Heather and Amy for nominating me!