So what am I trying to tell you here?
It is quite an easy equation, really: I am a strong believer in physical fitness, in good nutrition, in tough work-outs that make you scream, suffer and sweat (well, the screaming and suffering is probably a different story, but we'll get to that another time).
People who shop until they drop to make them feel good about themselves - well, it's not like I don't get you - but actually I have one advise - you can buy hundreds of pairs of shoes - but you only got one body. So you better take good care of it! If you're not comfortable also the latest pair of gorgeous Louboutins won't help you out here. You might be able to change your look - cut and dye your hair, dress in different ways - but your body will always be with you.
And yes, if you really cannot handle it and you are sure that the only thing that can make you feel alright about yourself is plastic surgery, go for it - no judgement.
However, to all those people out there who feel that this measure might be just a tad to drastic for them, you better brace yourself and start loving yourself for what you look like!
Go to the gym, get rid of that extra 5-10 pounds that we're all carrying around eventually and go get that butt of yours be firm and bootylicious.
You've got only one body, your body should be your temple.
Ok, ok...maybe I went a bit over-the-top-no-need-to-become-the-big-moralist...however, here comes the important twist to the story:
My equation from the beginning - You only got one body versus you only got one life:
If your beauty-fitness-delusion takes overhand, you might actually compromise a bit too much on your over-all life quality. Such as - indulging into that gorgeous juicy slice of chocolaty-chocolat cake, the big bowl of pasta with that extra bit of parmesan and if that is what makes you happy - that juicy cheeseburger with mayonese and ketchup. And we're not just talking about food here - if you have to cancel a date because you have to go to your Spinning Class or Body Pump - and that happens frequently, maybe you should re-consider a)if you're exaggerating your exercising plan and b) if you need a new social circle.
Get my point? Set your priorities straight but don't overdo it! It's about the balance, folks!