I love how Britney Spears has released the un-airbrushed pictures of herself from a photo shoot. You can tell that she does actually work out but she has real-women issues. Cellulite on the back of her thighs, some bruises on her leg. Then they airbrush the hell out of her! You can tell that her skin is just un-naturally smooth.
When I was going up my mom always had the latest issue of Glamour magazine laying around. She always talked about how fat she was and what diet she was on. She was never thin enough and she was always binge eating. I don't think she realized the affect it would have on me though. I have had an unhealthy relationship with food and I have in the past been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Right now I have been eating very healthy, normal quantities and exercising a normal amount (mostly running). I am actually happy with my weight and size so now I don't feel the need to weigh myself at all (unlike my mom who used to weigh herself multiple times a day).
I do like that Annika has taken a notice to the healthy eating and my exercising. She likes to try to do push ups with me and burpees! Now she's even eating healthier too by having an apple with me as a snack instead of our usual cookie or candy of some sort. I hope I am able to influence both girls to have healthy lifestyles.