Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mixed Messages, Does Anyone Else Find This Ironic?

Scrolling down the pages of Pinterest the other day, I was suddenly struck by an irony: endless pins telling us how to get a perfect body adjacent to pins tempting us to whip up a decadent desert! It's both funny and a bit sad...







How tempting to think we can all "have our cake and eat it too."

(maybe you can, but those days are gone for me!)

21 comments :

  1. Yes! I always giggle the magazine covers that feature a huge cake and "exercises for a beach body inside!"

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  2. funny! The pinterest food pictures are the best! Have you discovered Zumba? It is the most fun way to exercise that Ive found yet.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  3. funny! The pinterest food pictures are the best! Have you discovered Zumba? It is the most fun way to exercise that Ive found yet.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  4. I've read its all about balance. The truth is that it must be imbalances for me. I must do more exercise than I enjoy doing, and eat less of the yummy foods I want to eat. That imbalance will keep me healthy & fit. Balance will actually make be fat & off-balanced. Yes, it is ironic.

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  5. It's funny you mention this because I've been telling my friends that Pinterest makes me want equally to a) be skinny, and b) eat really fattening food. It's a constant struggle laid out in beautiful color images ;)

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  6. So funny and so true! I'll never look at my pinterest page the same again without thinking of this post. ha!

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  7. I hadn't noticed that, but now that you pointed it out, you're right...it's ridiculous.

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  8. Apparently I'd rather sit on my couch eating the pinterest cakes and just complain about my body rather than actually taking the advice of the workout pins.

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  9. Hahahaha! Truth! Preach. This is hilarious!

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  10. haha! i have thought the same thing!

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  11. Yes,Pinterest is the ultimate paradox :) I still ♥ it though.

    Boot camp workouts( 3x a week) are the ONLY thing that let me have my cake and eat it too! ( I just turned 56 BTW, and I didn't start Bootcamp until I was 52...)

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  12. I do pin desserts--but plan on using them for special occasions, unless they are healthy (as in fresh fruit...or low cal desserts)

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  13. Yep! I once read that food is the most over used anti-anxiety drug and exercise is the most under used anti-depressant. So true!

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  14. absolutely. it's some weird form of torture. Forcing you to pin between the delicious snickers brownie and the amazing abs and bum!

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  15. I guess it's everything in moderation, huh? America is not an easy country to stay slim, that's for sure. xo

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  16. Why, yes indeed! I found myself chuckling at the same thing when I was pinning healthy receipes and fitness routines - and then came across some yummy dessert recipes too! Cest la vie.

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  17. Ha! No Kidding! You are not going to have a "booty" like that if you eat anything with the words chocolate, caramel, and gooey in the title! Now excuse me while I go do some lunges and sit-ups!

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