from skinny--bones.tumblr.com (the site name goes well)
I understand parts of it. I KNOW that it's nice not being fat. Maybe it's the hip bones part that rubbed me the wrong way. The whole thing just gave me the impression that you can't do anything you want, and that being a stick is how you'll be happy. I may just be sensitive to this stuff because my old roommates are working on their PhDs and studying representations of female bodies in popular media, and I've kind of been following their blog about things like this.
Well, for whatever reason, I don't like it. I like positive motivation instead, and lately I've been finding that on Awesome for Life, which is a blog of a personal trainer who is really into running. Here's something I liked from her blog:
Personal power is finding something you believe in and are passionate about and making it your own. You have the ability to do anything you want as long as you have 100% focus and tune out judgement from others. Women especially need to stick together, encourage each other and support each other. You need to honor and respect that you have the courage to take the journey and step into the void. Take out the ‘I cants’, the ‘I don’t knows’, the ‘buts’, and the ‘what ifs’ and replace them with ‘I can’, ‘I will’, and ‘I do’. Stay true to yourself and be the hero of your own journey.
I like that one much more.