Healthy is the new Black

I can’t believe there was a Kickstarter campaign for “Anti-Thigh-Gap” jeans; all I can say is HALLELUJAH!!!

This video gives me confidence that the lunatics who still push the very unhealthy Kate Moss definition of beauty are FINALLY fading into obscurity!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I fully appreciate people who have a naturally small frame like Kate Moss or Keira Knightly. With that said, I’m fed up with that cookie-cutter stereotype still existing. Mindy Kaling is a great example!

Look at these Elle covers:
Granted, this happened in March, but it shouldn’t be happening at all!

I’m so excited to help women be mad scientists; I’ll give them as many tools to help them be successful in their life-long experiments with food, exercise routines, menus (I’m officially banning the word diet because it says “die” for crying out loud!!! — menu is intended to reveal your “New Me!”), makeup and fashion that will solidify their Aphrodite Attitudes!

Much Love!

My Aphrodite Attitude Adventure

Last night I was debating what I should write about in my next post: I couldn’t decide if I wanted to write about makeup or food. Then I saw this in my Facebook news feed:


I really connected with this quote and I realized that I had to be willing to expose more of my struggle if I truly expect to connect with anyone else.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve HATED every picture of myself. The running joke with my friends in.high school and college was that if you wanted a broken camera, let me catch you taking a picture of me. Everyone knew I’d never actually break their camera, but I got scolded many times for untagging myself in pictures on Facebook. Even now I’m rambling to prevent you from seeing me…. Here it goes — this is the most current picture I have of myself:


Me in July 2014

There’s so many flaws I’m cringing at right now, but I want to turn over a new leaf and proudly put my health journey out there for the world to see.

Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, weight is not the end-all, be-all in my definition of healthy, but it’s also not something you should completely ignore.

So, rather than get into nitty gritty details I know I can become absurdly obsessed with, I want to share with y’all the different things I’m doing in my life to solidify my own Aphrodite Attitude: whether it’s in the kitchen, my home gym or in fashion.

I will end with a positive reflection on myself: I see the beginnings of a beautifully curvy, yet healthy woman.