Own Yourself

Photo credit: Facebook | An undated profile photo posted on Facebook by Maria Kang

Oh yeah…I don’t need one. However, I do love having a reason to pose in my pajamas. Toss in the kids and you have a real family portrait opportunity.

I Don't Need an Excuse.

Just in case you didn’t know, YOU are amazing. Your belly rolls, your toned abs, whatever intestinal casing you have, it’s all yours.

I am going to lay it out real simple for all of you.

You love cake? DIG IN. You love working out? Sweat it up!! You want to be healthier? Own it! You give no fucks? Highfive! See, we are constantly so hung up on body image these days that we forget one huge thing…to mind our own business. Worry about YOU.

But the little girls! They are so confused with the media and magazines!! Here’s a novel idea. Turn off the TV. Give your daughter an intelligent book. Have an actual conversation with a kid.

But what about fat/slut/skinny/whatthefuckever shaming!ย How about you put on your big kid panties, throw your middle finger in the air and strut your stuff? One of the coolest things about having your own body is that you get to do whatever you want with it!

Look, here’s the thing, you don’t need an excuse. If you aren’t happy, it’s your own fault. It’s not media or society or your asshole significant other destroying your self worth. You are.ย Don’t let any outside sources tell you how to think or feel. Just stop.

Just. Stop.

Letting go of fear, insecurities and anger isn’t easy. Neither is getting up at 5am on Saturday to score a full box of yesterday’s discounted doughnuts…but it is SO worth it.

It really is that simple and I debated writing an exasperated blog post to stroke our egos but I don’t have time for that shit. YOU, and only you, are in complete control of your thoughts. That inside space where no one can touch or see, is all yours. What you put in is what you are going to get out.

I choose acceptance. I choose happiness. I choose to close with the Beastie Boys.

We need body rockin not perfection
Let me get some action from the back section

Love,ย Kylee Lane

Your media is not the boss of our bodies.



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20 Responses to Own Yourself

  1. April. Hawley says:

    Awesome. Love it ballzy

    • Kylee says:

      Ha! Thanks April. Hard to believe I am that same Kylee from HS, huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Alyssa says:

        Don’t be fooled by the message I re-tool
        I’m still I’m still Kylee from highschool

        Big shout out for this.
        I linked it up multiple times and people love it.

  2. Jenny says:

    I LOVE this! You are spot on. As the mom of four, I get it. At the end of the day it is about what makes me happy, and what works for my family! Whether it be those Saturday donuts, or walking on the treadmill to hairbands from the 90’s! Keep on doing what you do!

    • Kylee says:

      It is about what makes YOU happy! …I love hairbands from the 90’s!! I pretty much love everything about the 90’s. Ha! Thanks for the comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Michael says:

    You and your family are awesome in the true meaning of the word. To cause awe and wonder. And you do. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Kylee says:

      Thank you Michael! PS your letter is still pinned to my IMPORTANT board. Promise you are first in my next round of semidrunk letters. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Jenna Villegas says:

    Your balls are showing. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Kylee says:

      Dearest Little Sister, Sometimes one must protrude ones testicles in an effort to make a point. Or some bullshit like that… The kids had lots of fun being goofy for the camera, we have lots of cool outtakes!!!

  5. Chelsea K says:

    You are amazing. Thank you for doing this. Real Women FTW!

    • Kylee says:

      Thank you Chelsea!! It is CRAZY how many people have read this, I am just happy it put across so many positive vibes!!

  6. j says:

    Love the message, and the X-Files tat!

  7. chiefted says:

    This is a freakin awesome post. I wish more folks would take this to heart.
    Thanks Kylee for posting it (it helped me out today).

  8. Leah says:

    BRAVO AND HIGHFIVES!! You and your children a beautiful!!!

  9. Freaking beautiful. I loved it.
    Keep up the good work… I just found a new blog to follow! Woot!

  10. Bonnie says:

    Rock on sister!

  11. Chelsea Cohen says:

    Fabulous post!

  12. April says:

    I’d like to credit my older siblings for how much the Maria Kang thing did *not* upset me. One of my sisters in particular was always asking me, “Why are you upset? Is what she said true? If it’s not, don’t worry about it. If it is, you can either change or be happy with the way things are, but don’t be mad at her.”

    Good on Maria Kang for working towards a body she’s happy with. Good on people who really don’t give a cowpie about six-pack abs. Like you said, I just wish people would own it, instead of fake-owning it by trying to convince everybody else how they should feel and what they should want.

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