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#REALWomenWrinkle

#REALWomenWrinkle

This summer on Nantucket I have seen a lot more plastic surgery than ever before...And honestly, it makes me sad! Women of all ages not only here, but all over the world are starting to morph into something that is far from REAL. Women are injecting their bodies with "stuff" constantly to stop the aging process and it has become a serious and disturbing addiction. Women are turning into something that is far from a "natural" look. What happened to aging gracefully?

I remember when I was younger, my Mom would always say to my Dad: "I just want a little tuck here around my eyes and a little pull here on my neck?" My Dad, who was a surgeon was very adamant that this was not going to happen...The main reason was because he LOVED her for who she was inside and out and he did not want her to change. I am glad he said no because my Mom is aging beautifully, but it is also because her beauty is so strong within. 

I too have even thought about plastic surgery. When I lost a lot of weight after college, my boobs took on a whole new look and it was definitely not the perky look. And it is not my boobs that are sagging too, it is happening everywhere. No matter how many chest presses I do, different variations of squats I perform, cardio, lunges, my body is just not the way it used to be. This is LIFE and this is REALITY! I have cellulite that will never go away. I have stretch marks on my inner thighs. I have freckles and sun spots on my face. I have wrinkles around my eyes and mouth. This is me at 37! 

#REALWomenWrinkle

Would it be nice to have perky boobs again...OBVIOUSLY! But going under the knife and changing my body into something else is just not what I want. And that is my choice. I will continue to train hard as long as I can. I will continue to eat well on a daily basis, but make sure that I indulge in wine, pizza, cheeseburgers, and sweet treats whenever my big heart desires. I will do it the natural way to achieve the look that makes me feel my BEST!

I do not want to look like the Kardashians. I do not want to look like a plastic doll. I do not want to look unrecognizable. How weird is it to see so many women on TV these days of ALL ages caked in makeup, filled with botox, and never looking disheveled? And you wonder why women put so much pressure on themselves to look a certain way...to eat a strict diet...do hours of cardio...It is a hard look to maintain day in and day out. It looks flat out miserable! 

#REALWomenWrinkle

If my friends and a man cannot accept these beautiful imperfections, then we are not meant to be. REAL beauty comes from the inside! Do not get me wrong, I work really hard to get to stay strong. To eat well. To maintain a look that works for me. And YES, I have had my own demons with food and exercise in the past and even some days now. I am human and I have slip ups and YES society can put pressure on me too. That is normal. But I recognize it...Talk about...And then move the HELL on, because I do not want to waste my time on constantly worrying about "what I should look like". There is way too much fun to be had out in the world to focus on this! 

#RealWomenWrinkle

LOVE what God gave you! Embrace your strengths, your weaknesses, your flaws, and remember that the REAL beauty comes from deep inside! When that inner beauty vibrates out, others notice it and LOVE you for who you are! #REALWomenWrinkle is definitely my favorite hashtag of this summer and I constantly remind myself to that is REAL!

#REALWomenWrinkle

What are your thoughts on #REALWomenWrinkle?

Are you disturbed by the "look" that women are trying to attain?

GIRLS Weekend

This photo pretty much sums up this past weekend on Nantucket! 

GIRLS Weekend

When your best friend comes to visit you 30 miles out at sea, you whoop it up BIG TIME! This past weekend was filled with lots of food, booze, laughter, swims, and living in the moment and enjoying this amazing island! We ROCKED it and we had an absolute blast reconnecting, reminiscing, relaxing, and most importantly DISCONNECTING! I did a little work on Saturday morning, but after that there was no posting, sharing, liking and gosh darn it felt good. It felt good to not be connected and to be constantly checking my phone for updates. It felt good to take a social media break. It felt good to only be checking my phone for text messages from the boys we met. High-Fives!

GIRLS Weekend

Saturday afternoon was spent out on the boat and soaking up the sunshine, the views, and the water! We were in our bathing suits for hours until we came home to BBQ and head out on the town. The only time we weren't laughing was when we were at one of the restaurants drinking wine at the bar and a man looked at us and told us to move because we were blocking his wife's view...LOL!!! We were actually flabbergasted and walked away speechless...did that just happen? Oh the sense of entitlement! 

GIRLS Weekend

We ate lots of burgers, ice cream, and chips and guacamole! We drank all the wine! There were NO RULES this weekend. There was no working out. There was just lots of fun in the sun! We spent so much time outside on the deck in our towels, covered in sand, salt, and sweat. listening to hours of country music. 

GIRLS Weekend

I wonder how many hours we spent in our beach towels? We cooked in our towels, we drank in our towels, we walked to the beach in our towels for many swims with Lucy. We may have had a dance party in our towels. It is summer and that is what you are supposed to do! 

GIRLS Weekend
GIRLS Weekend

The flowers on Nantucket are in full bloom and they are so beautiful! I even had a flower in my bubbly on Sunday afternoon at brunch. Who knew that a hibiscus flower in a cocktail could taste so good. 

GIRLS Weekend

Car rides to and from the town were always comical! There was seriously never a dull moment on this weekend trip, except when Monday morning rolled around and my friend had to leave and we spent a good portion of the morning recovering from all the shennanigans. 

GIRLS Weekend

It was AWESOME...all of it! I have no regrets! We lived in the moment...We had fun...We made the most of every situation...We laughed at ourselves...We laughed at the silly people who think they are so important...We just had FUN! I cannot wait for her to come back in September so that we can do it ALL over again! Love you girl and thanks for making this past weekend a knock your socks off FUN adventure! XOXO

What was your favorite moment from this past weekend?