A Body Warrior to Meet: Alyse

March 31, 2008 at 9:12 pm 1 comment

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What I love about myself:  I don’t take myself too seriously. “Don’t sweat the small stuff” is something I live by.

My biggest challenge in accepting my body and beauty:  my weight, I wish I was smaller but god, I love food. Why can’t lettuce taste like chocolate?

My biggest support in learning to appreciate myself: my amazing husband. He accepts me no matter what. For that, I am truly blessed.

Beauty is:  evident everywhere. An amazing song, a playful child, a loving man and, a laughing woman are all beautiful. 

Why I am strong:  I have faced many challenges in my life, often brought on by myself, and I have overcome them. I am strong because I help others to be strong. I have passion for a few things, and I try to let others see and experience that passion. 

Why I am beautiful:   Because I am at ease in my own skin and confident of my abilities.  

What women must know:  That they can do anything. Women are amazing and when they decide to get something done, they get it done, usually with grace and style.  

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  • 1. richard  |  April 2, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Personally, I think she sounds like a really together woman, someone who knows who she is and who she wants to be and how she can get there.

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