Last year, Curvy Girl Guide did a series of Project Real posts that encouraged women and teens to step outside their comfort zone and embrace their bodies. The response was overwhelming!
This year, we are excited to continue our pledge to reinvent beauty and rebuild body image with our 2012 campaign, Reinventing the Resolution.
Trust me, we know that New Year’s resolutions can be self-esteem crushers. If I had a nickel for every failed diet, canceled gym membership or unopened juicer, I’d be a girl with lots and lots of nickels.
But we never learn. We go into January 1st with high expectations, and the fallout of not meeting them can be devastating.
Not this year.
Curvy Girl Guide is Reinventing the Resolution in 2012 with the launch of our first of the year campaign, Take Back Your Number.
Forget the number on the scale, it’s time to live your life by your own terms, by your own numbers!
Define your life by the goals you want to achieve, goals that have nothing to do with the stupid numbers popping up on a scale. Those numbers are powerless.
Celebrate life lived, and embrace the number that matters the most. Your number.
Heather: This year, my number is 365. I sometimes forget the small pleasures in life. I am going to take time each day to photograph the small things in my life that make me happy.
Brittany: My number is 1000. As in, 1000 words a day. That is my writing goal, getting me that much closer to finishing my book.
Jen: This year my number is 30, because my 30th year will be the year that I find my self confidence in the person I am on the inside… now that I’m finally comfortable with who I am on the outside.
Angie: My number is 60, because I will be spending at least 60 uninterrupted, undistracted minutes with my girls every day. Making my girls my priority is a goal I will accomplish.
Greis: This year, my number is 3. I will strive to make it to the gym at least 3 days a week.
Emily: My number is 4. 2012 will kick off with me giving birth to my 4th child, a son, and I resolve to be a more attentive mother and a better loving wife, but without losing my sense of self as a woman.
Mishelle: My number for 2012 is 2. Since joining the gym, I have tried various group fitness classes, and I love them all so much. They provide me with a great workout, but, beyond that, the instructors and my fellow “teammates” inspire and motivate me immensely. With this new year I am committing to taking two RPM, two BodyPump, two BodyFlow, two CXWorx (core training), and two Zumba classes, every week!
Kelli: My number is ∞ (infinity), because this year, as long as I believe in myself, the possiblities are endless. (Also, as a math teacher, I feel the need to tell you that infinity is not a number, it is a concept.)
Nanette: This year, my number is 2. It’s too easy to focus on our family of three and lose sight of my husband and I as a couple, so I want to make the two of us, as partners, a priority in 2012. My hope is for more date nights, less TV and internet, and more focused time together.
Allison Z: My number is 1. I always get way too ambitious with my New Year resolutions, trying to tackle too much at once. So, rather than accomplishing anything, I get overwhelmed and give up on everything. This year, I am going to try and incorporate 1 new, heathy habit every month. I’m hoping taking things slow will help my resolutions become more of a lifestyle and less of a fad.
Jenny Grace: I’ve decided my number is 30. I’m turning 30 this year, and my goal is to accomplish 30 things on my bucket list. I could not be more excited for 2012!
Amber: My number is 26.2. I used to be a long distance runner. I called it my one-foot-in-front-of-the-other therapy. It was my time to clear my head and recharge each day. Over the last year, I’ve chosen to put my needs last, and that included giving up running. I want to change that in 2012. Not only do I want to resume doing something I love, I want to take it miles farther than I have before. In 2012 I want to run a marathon!
Jodi: My number is 100. Recently diagnosed with diabetes, I’m shooting to keep my fasting blood sugar below 100. (So far, it’s a total bitch.)
Holly: It is said that 3 is the magic number, and for me it represents art exhibitions in 2012. My goal is to see my work hanging in at least 3 gallery exhibitions before the end of the year. That means entering competitions, updating my portfolio and website to showcase my work, and reaching out to local and regional galleries. Basically putting myself out there more—and maybe selling a few pieces along the way.
Daisy: My number is 13, a baker’s dozen. I’m starting one good habit every month, and one extra for good luck. January I’m tackling being more active and drinking more water. I think February will be about adding more whole grains into my diet. By the end of the year, all of my new habits should add up to a healthier, more relaxed version of me.
Tena: This year, my number is 40. I will turn 40 in the fall, and instead of mourning the loss of my thirties, I am counting down to it. I have no intention of letting it get me down and feeling old. Bring it on. After all, 40 is the new 20, right?
Maya: This year I am embracing number 12. As in, once a month my husband and I will be forced into a date night of sorts- we never have time at all!
Katie: My number is 40 because our goal with this pregnancy is to stay healthy, mentally and physically, through all 40 weeks.
Kim: This year, it’s number 3. It’s been almost 3 years since my husband died, and in my third year as a widow, I’m finally ready to take back my life. I’m taking control of my mental and physical health, my joy, and everything else that I’ve let grief take from me. I’m ready to take the best old parts of who I was, and the new me that I’ve become, and unleash her on the world!
Rebecca: My number is 12. It’s all about the year. I had my first child in 1991 and the second in ’94. I couldn’t foresee a day in 2012 when they’d be grown! (Pretty sure I thought 2012 would mean we’d be driving flying cars.) But here it is, and here they are growing up. It’s an exciting year. It marks a time for my kids to move more firmly into adulthood, and a year for me to pursue career and creative goals that I put on hold so I could be there for them. So 2012, a year when my whole family takes off – flying cars or not!
Meghan: My number is 36, the number of self portrait style photos I want to take with my children this year (12 for each kid). Because even if I don’t love the way I look, I always love looking at the pictures later, and at this point in my life, I don’t have nearly enough pictures of me with my kids. This is the year I am going to fix that.
So tell us… what’s your number?