Monday, Monday. We meet again. But this time, instead of a giveaway, we have a giveaway winner and she is #4:
Congratulations, Erin! I will email you with details about your spoils. And for everyone else, do not despair, because you can still use this discount code on your order at Balancing Act Clothing: RUNBLOG04. I should also add that because Alissa is so awesome, she is willing to help you get what you’re looking for if there’s a style that you can’t find in your size or in the color you want on the website. If this is the case, get in touch with me and I can pass on her contact information. Also note that if you do want to go this route, you’ll need to give her an additional week for your order. Not bad considering the fact that you’re getting a custom shirt! Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, I hope you’ll all hop on over to BAC and get yourself a lovely tee.
And now that the excitement is over, we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming. Tonight, I want to encourage you to embrace a concept. It’s something I’ve written about before, and that I tend to talk about a lot; however, I do like to belabor my points (especially when I think they’re good ones), so I’m not giving up on this one just yet, especially given how rampant fat-shaming and fat-hatred is in our society. As I indicated, this is something that is on my mind pretty frequently, and with the recent (not to mention embarrassing) anti-child-obesity campaigns in Georgia, the release of Shape-Ups for girls, and studies that suggest that spending time with fat people will make everyone fat (OH MY GOD THE HUMANITY!!), it seems like it’s more acceptable than ever to use assumptions and stereotypes based for the most part on personal prejudice to discriminate against a population based on its physical appearance. And because this is wrong, and because it should stop, I encourage you to embrace the concept of Health at Every Size.
It’s simple, it requires very little effort and energy, and it could change the world. As the HAES Community website states, HAES supports:
-Accepting and respecting the natural diversity of body sizes and shapes.
-Eating in a flexible manner that values pleasure and honors internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite.
-Finding the joy in moving one’s body and becoming more physically vital.
To show your commitment to HAES and do your part to end fat-shaming and fat-prejudice, sign the pledge, blog about it, and talk openly to people about how judging people based on their weight is no different from judging them based on their sexuality, religious beliefs, skin color, or anything else about them. Maybe if we start making more noise, more people will start to listen.