I can’t pick up a magazine, cruise the internet or turn on the TV without seeing some person/celebrity who is being either judged or applauded for ” how much they weigh”, what size they have obtained. Quite frankly as a fitness professional it makes me crazy. It’s good to have goals and standards. It’s not good when images of these people become more important than their character. I can appreciate what it takes to achieve physical perfection. What I admire more is perfection of character. The exterior is a reflection of many things. Discipline, genetics, hard work, youth and sometimes even undesirable things like anorexia and bulimia. At the end of the day…you are not your body, your job, your money,your house, your social standing or your bench press. Character…your kindness, morality, ethics…thats’ what defines us . Not being a size 2. Strive to be the best you can be physically and spiritually. Neither may be perfect and that’s okay. From one imperfect human to another, don’t let the media illusions get you down!!