Anywho, what brought this on was, my calendar is getting super busy... I'm being pulled into more, and doing more with my business. And my first thought was "I need to drop 50lbs immediately!". What brought that thought on!?! I'll tell you what, I know that smaller women are more respected. People look at skinny women differently in the corporate world.
And, I work to hard, not to be respected. There is more to me than my size, but I don't want people to tune me out, before I even get started. Now, I am secure in myself... Let's NOT get that twisted!! And I wanted to lose weight before my calendar started to fill up. But, this is even more of a push for me.
I know for a fact, that most times over-sized people don't get as much respect as smaller people. I'm embarrassed to say that I have judged larger women. About 3 months ago, I was a speaker at an event. And there was a really LARGE woman there. I didn't even know that she was a presenter. And when I found out that she was, I was like "WOW! Really, what is she going to get up there and talk about?". I mean I was being really judgmental. Lord, please forgive me for that one, because that was terrible.
But, it's the truth, I couldn't even receive anything from her. She wasn't put together, very little make-up, clothes were very tight, and faded... And she looked very uncomfortable. And, it's unfortunate, but I was thinking "What can I receive from her?" And, I know... That was very unfortunate!! The women that were there, that was dressed nice, were smaller, and face made up... I was very interested in what they had to say. Again, very unfortunate, but, that is the reality of this world now.
It takes a lot for women to get respect in the corporate world as it is. But, especially if you are an over sized woman. They are perceived as not caring about themselves, or about the way that they look. And often times, people don't respect them.
At the end of the day though, we should all respect one another and ourselves.
Be Good.. Live Life.. And Above all else... Be Unusual!