Bar Exam Body Image Goals

By: Gabriela Yareliz

When you sit and study for 16 hours a day, something is bound to change or give. I am not going to lie, it freaked me out a bit. While you can remain healthy, the sedentary lifestyle takes its toll. Mind you, I am not planning on gaining thirty pounds. That is not the point. The point is, I guess, as much as it pains me to say it, that even when we think we are over some insecurities, they somehow pop up to haunt us. The truth is, New York and my work schedule made me thinner, and there is some wiggle room my hips used to fill that I have been pretty afraid to gain back.

So, I have decided that instead of fighting the inevitable and falling into a negative body image mindset, it is time to channel an icon. A woman who doesn’t believe in diets or cutting back on carbs. A woman who has always expressed herself with security and loves fullness. The one and only (and very Italian) Monica Bellucci.

My new motto, as I study for the bar and consume more food than usual to fuel the brain power, is:Instead of going to the gym, I dress in black – a lot more practical and much more fun,” Monica Bellucci told the Daily Mail.  Maybe, if I play my cards right, I’ll score some Bellucci curves by the end of the summer. Or at the very least, I will walk away with her badass mindset.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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