Embrace the body, Mossy Mountain Heather flower essence is known to help support self acceptance. This is a great flower essence to use for one who has a distorted self image. This flower essence has widespread healing applications. We can think of using this flower essence to heal our relationship with our bodies and physicality it self. For example, it can support the healing of unhealthy eating and body image issues. It can be used anytime we have felt our bodies were trampled on, stressed, and mistreated such as after a jarring car accident, surgery or negative body image behavior. It’s very effective when we apply it topically to areas of the body that we feel ‘disconnected’ from, that feel ‘beat up’ or that need more healing loving comfort. ⠀
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Not my best angle. But definitely my best self.
A year ago you probably could’ve blackmailed me with this photo. I would’ve done anything to stop it from getting online.
My waist? Definitely not looking the smallest it’s ever been. Booty? The opposite of poppin.
But me? HYPED. Hyped because i had an amazing day, with amazing people, pushing myself out of my comfort zone and truly genuinely enjoying the day.
There’s so much more to life than constantly trying to look your best whether online or off. My life got a whole lot happier when i started focusing on being my best self instead of looking the best I’ve ever looked.
Bodies fluctuate. Bloat is a real thing that i personally battle constantly. Your best self isn’t your least bloated self. It’s your happiest self. Your strongest self. Your kindest self.
Your best self doesn’t let a little bloat or a bad angle ruin your day, your morning, or your idea of yourself.
See yourself for what you truly are.
Somebody awesome. Somebody who’s doing their best. Somebody who’s overcome everything life has thrown at them so far.
Focus on the good. And let the good get better.
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So often when it comes to mental health I hear, “But it’s so hard.” 🙃 Look, growth and healing won’t happen if we’re in that “comfortable nurturing our inner demons” place. ••We need to get comfortable being uncomfortable•• Breakdowns lead to breakthroughs. 💣 ALSO, I usually challenge my clients. It’s hard? Really? How “easy” is it being stuck in the cycle of insanity of trying the same approach over and over expecting different results? I’ve found “easy” is sometimes inaccurate... our self-defeating beliefs and behaviors are FAMILIAR. Even if it’s harming us, we often prefer familiarity because it proves our beliefs about being unworthy etc. 💎 It may feel “hard” and messy, but the HOPE and process of growth will bring clarity, peace, and joy. I see it happen. ALL THE TIME. 🤟♥️💯 . Self love, body image, ditching diets, healing eating disorders, anxiety, depression... you name it. .
The whole being mindful of your thoughts & feelings thing may feel daunting at first, but “easy” is overrated and won’t get you to your mental health goals. It actually gets easier once we get over the initial hump! Funny how that works, right? .
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When I was deep in the middle of my eating disorder I would wish for the discipline to simply not eat. After a purge I would get so angry at myself for not having more self control and restraint. The cycle was ugly.
The picture on the left was taken in 2013. For 4 years I was sick with a diseased gallbladder and physically unable to eat more than a few bites before being doubled over in pain. I went to so many doctors and had countless tests done all to be told I had IBS or was depressed. Well of course I was depressed, I couldn’t eat!
While I absolutely do not believe I got what I deserved or was being punished, God used this situation for my good.
The girl on the left is sad, fragile, and weak. She also thought she was fat. The girl on the right is strong, solid, and determined. She knows she is capable of anything she puts her mind to.
I wouldn’t change one single day of being sick or shorten the time it’s taken to walk out my healing. I have a steadfast faith that is rooted in my experience of seeing Gods goodness time and time again. The struggles and uncertainties have instilled compassion, gratitude, and an unshakable confidence in who I am and who I want to be. I am forever grateful for the transformation.
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"Do you truly know how to love yourself? And how much do you truly love yourself – deeply and beyond the superficial, ego-based definition?
Can you honestly say that you love yourself? Are you having a hard time being happy with yourself?
We are so quick to tell people how to love and appreciate us in relationships especially. We are so quick to tell people what we think they should do for us to show their appreciation. But do you know what you supposed to do to appreciate yourself?" Sotho Meyer was in conversation with Actress, Rami Chuene and Musician/Dancer, Busiswa Gqulu on Home with Mapaseka on the topic of self-love. Visit #FMRewind
for the full conversation.
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On the left is a snapshot from age 10. "Grease ball, chunky, stupid, ugly, you look like a boy" etc. and anything along those lines was said to me daily, even when I minded my own business. I wanted so badly to know what it felt like to be beautiful (as you could tell from the pose). It took me a very long time to piece this together and to actually say this, but I was beautiful. My heart was beautiful and just wanted so badly to be loved. What is so ugly or wrong about that? Nothing.
On the right, is a woman who absolutely felt every single sting from every single comment but at the end of the day refused to let it define her for the longrun (trust me when I say LOTS of mistakes were made by this said woman along the way). She still went to college after being told she wasn't smart and learned how to feel beautiful in her own skin despite the nasty opinions of others. She started listening to awesome supportive people and most importantly, listened to herself. Now I'm done talking obnoxiously in the 3rd person... Here's the catch, and all the irony, without working on myself mentally & spiritually I never would have fully become this woman. Physical attractiveness is simply a gratitude-filled bonus. I thought the end goal would be "I dont even know that girl anymore look at me now" (ego aka temporary). But I do know that girl and I will always know that girl. With the confidence I have now I see clearly. I wish I could go back, hug her, tell her she was beautiful and assure everything is not only going to be ok, but amazing 💜
Oh dear wine glass l, what does this week have in store? Please be a good one 🤞🏼
When I found hooping, lots of things changed. (One of those things was my body and body image)
The hoop (or any flow art) changes your BRAIN which has the potential to change your whole life. This is just an outside reflection of what’s transformed for me on the inside thru hooping.
I’ve struggled the same depression, anxiety, and pain that killed my father when he was 49.
Hooping has replaced unhealthy habits of mine like binge eating. Instead of picking up food for comfort I pick up my hoop. (Most times) anyways!
If you have ever struggled addiction, you are not alone! If it’s been a food addiction, I know how deeply that pain goes and so do many others.
You can’t run from food, you can’t escape it, you can’t avoid food.
You need it to survive, you need it to thrive.
For me hooping helped me so much. Meditation was too hard for me to start with. For someone that has anxiety and depression sitting there and meditating isn’t always the easiest thing.
Hoop Meditation by far has been the biggest help in my entire life. I want to share it with you, I want to be real with you, I want to be open to encourage more healing for all of us.
I recommend finding a flow art, the gateway to meditation and self love in my opinion.
More to come about hooping has changed my life! Xoxoxo
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Hey YOU... Forget the flowers💐 and chocolate🍫
THEY just want YOU around at your mental & physical BEST for a LONG, LONG, LONG time. ❤️💚🧡💙
Dude, it’s easy to ignore your own health & wellness. It’s way too cool as a man to not give a s*#t
, eat pizza and drink beer all week. I understand...I used to be “that guy”😕 C’mon now...YOU are so much better than that, and DESERVE to feel fu*#ing
FANTASTIC! Soooo...the best thing YOU can do for the wife & kiddos today is to 💥JUST START💥 with a... ✅ Workout ✅ Healthy Breakfast
Some days you have to come out swinging...but when I keep hearing the groaning & moaning about positive changes you say you want to make...but still not stepping up to the plate...something has to give guys.
Let’s Do This 🙌
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Back when I was 472 pounds...
I thought losing weight would make me happy. It’s all I thought about every single day.
“Once I get lean, THEN I can start enjoying life.” Or “As soon as I have a six-pack.. THEN I’ll feel confident enough to go out.”
Can you blame me ? Social media is chock- full of half naked hot people smiling and laughing all day long. Essentially saying “be more like us!”
No wonder we get sucked into believing weight loss is the answer to all our woes!
Weight loss is NOT going to make you happy.
In the short-term, it can make you feel a bit better, sure. But it’s equivalent to putting a band-aid on a wound...
Eventually, whatever deeper reasons you have for being unhappy are going to bleed through.
START WORKING ON YOUR HAPPINESS NOW!
Instead of losing weight to be happy , flip the script. Use fitness as a way to better yourself and express self-love. On the outside you will still be losing weight, but on the inside , it’ll make a world of difference ❤️
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Real talk. Before Plexus I was terrified if anyone ever took a photo of me. I didn’t want to be tagged. I didn’t want to see it bc I was so self conscious. •
I was 40lbs heavier than I am now. Any video I saw of myself I had no joy in bc I focused on my weight. I wouldn’t watch myself sing, wouldn’t look at photos bc all I saw was how uncomfortable I was in my body. I desperately just wanted to be comfortable putting on a tank top and shorts with ZERO fear of body image.
And guess what! This specific photo is an example of the comfortability I now live in! I no longer have a fear of being tagged or being filmed or looking at a photo and only seeing my weight.
So many people assume weight loss is just about wanting to look good. Is that part of it? Duh😝 In my industry I’m judged by my appearance. BUT my journey was and is about something so much deeper.
Plexus has allowed me to find balance, to help me be disciplined, to help me heal my body FROM THE INSIDE. •
I can truly say I am comfortable in my own skin. And that’s priceless🖤
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Tuesday after a long weekend mood
Veränderungen brauchen Zeit, es wird einem ein Umdenken abverlangt, neue Routinen und Gewohnheiten müssen sich einstellen. In diesem Prozess fängt man an selbstbewusster zu werden und wird sich allmählich seiner Stärken bewusst.
Sei es das zum Ausdruck bringen von Wünschen und Zielen, sich Dinge einzugestehen und danach zu leben, benennen zu können, was man möchte oder wie man etwas möchte,
all das lässt das private Umfeld stutzig werden, weil sie die gewohnte Person vielleicht nicht wiedererkennen.
Veränderungen, beziehungsweise die Schritte hin zu gewünschten Veränderungen zu verbalisieren, ist in meinen Augen immer noch die stärkste Form der Manifestierung und Richtungsgebung des persönlichen Fortschritts. Es mag manche Menschen abschrecken oder sogar beängstigen, doch durch das Aussprechen kann ein Umfeld auch besser verstehen lernen. Und ein Unverständnis beruht meistens auf der Unsicherheit oder Angst der Menschen, die selbst nicht in der Lage sind Veränderung zuzulassen. Man kann nicht alle glücklich machen, aber man sollte darauf aus sein sich selbst glücklich zu machen.
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Prioritizing your well-being isn’t just about you. It’s about being able to show up for your loved ones. Being able to have the energy to follow through on the things that matter to you. Being able to bring your best self to your career. Being able to expand in all other areas in your life because you aren’t wrapped up in food stress drama. Being able to bring more joy, laughter, and light to everyone around you because you aren’t scared of being seen anymore.
This sh*t MATTERS. You have so much more to give when you prioritize what you need to feel amazing, inside and out. If you are ready to get serious about feeling unstoppable, let’s chat. I am opening up ONE spot in my private 1:1 coaching program for a woman who is ready to finally ditch the insecurities, the diet drama, and the food stress, and is all in on saying HELL YES to living the life she knows she is capable of. If that woman is you, send me a DM and let’s make magic happen together ✨
wearing my favorite shirt on my day off. I love the color & the way it feels on my skin! It feels like doing something nice for myself when I put it on. I get excited to wear it!
I am sharing because there were longggggg chapters of my life when I didn't have a favorite shirt (or favorite anything). I was so hung up on what looked good to other people, what made me look slim, and what the numbers were on my tags.... when dressing was an act of trying to appear & feel worthy.
Now that I know that I am #morethanabody
& already worthy regardless of appearance, I have given myself permission to wear what I love - what #sparksjoy
It's totally possible, and something I hope you get to experience, too. *
The feeling of accepting myself and going on about my day is so much greater than any of the weight loss goals I ever hit.
Wearing a favorite shirt isn't going to cure depression, poor body image or make an otherwise unhappy person happy. But feeling joy for the first time in a while might just be one small milestone on the road back home to you.
(I realize that I have a ton of privilege to be able to wear what I love & openly reject dieting without judgement & comments from "concerned" others.)
#mentalhealth #bedrecovery #depression #anxiety #bodyimage #bodyacceptance #bodyautonomy #effyourbeautystandards
Twinkling are my eyes in the dark.
For I can only see the reflection of my eyes in the mirror when a light shines upon it.
This is where I'm happiest.
When the boy I love lies in my bed I pray that he only feels my head as he falls asleep.
Because to feel what is beneath my clothes, is to feel too much.
As he grabs my waist, I jump.
Because what comes next is the disgust of the fat that sits below my chest.
The disgust of my misshapen, oversized, jiggling stomach.
Consumed by anything that can be fried.
'ew' I say as he touches my belly and kisses my lips.
Is this what he likes?
The dimples on my waist?
The way my thighs touch?
The fatness in my chin?
The stretch marks on my tummy and hips?
The sagging of my breasts and arms?
Is this what he likes?
My body gives me a sense of depression that is different to the rest.
From the sadness that comes with the hatred of my overweight self comes a happiness of my significant other.
To hate what someone else loves is a sin.
But to love something because someone else loves that something is also a sin.
So let me stare at these mirrors until I learn to like my sack like body like he does.
And let my mind stop only loving the darkness when I sleep.
~A severely self-loathing mortal creature
more ‘boundaries’ personal investigation photography, because apparently that’s all i do on a fine art course x
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.
But like, what does that actually mean?
You know when you come home from a seriously long day and your body feels like it got hit by a truck and your brain no longer works? (Ok that was a little dramatic, but you know where I’m going with this right?)
Listen to it. Your body is telling you to give it the rest it needs. So fuel it with some good food, drink all the water, and chill on the couch. It’s OK to skip your workout. (Yes, as a trainer I’m telling you that)
Or what about that moment that you finally get up from your office chair and everything is super tight? Your body is telling you that you need to get up more, it needs a stretch/mobility, and more water. (Hint: water is always at least one of the answers)
A lot of you ask if it’s okay to workout while you are sick.
Ask yourself this first: Do you honestly think a workout will actually make you feel better than you currently feel? Or do you just not want to miss your workout?
LISTEN to your body. It’s your best friend. It’s your biggest fan.
Three tips to really listen:
1 Slow down.
2 Relax and take a deep breath
3 Move without thinking (just do what your gut is telling you)
What is your body telling you today?
#selfcare #bodylove #bodyimage
hallooooo humans of earth! This is Gabrielle. I want to connect more authentically w y’all on this platform, so, I want to start sharing more of my personal story with you.
I want to support people — especially others with not-quite-typical brains and bodies — in finding tools for feeling less isolated and maybe even more inspired. I want it to become really NORMAL to talk about mental health and self care.
Meeting others who experience something like what I experience, knowing tangibly that I’m not alone, has been such a balm for me. And I want to use my platform to facilitate that kind of wider connection.
SO HELLO, these are some things I experience: • I have Bipolar Type 2
• I dissociate. A lot. • I have dry eye and sensitive/scarred skin from a severe skin reaction I had (12 years ago this month!!) called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / TEN Syndrome that covered 87% of my skin • I see a therapist and also go to a weekly DBT Group therapy (DBT skills rule; highly recommend)
• Other self care: making art, dancing, singing, writing, yoga, meditation (guided meditation like yoga nidra is my fave), fun distractions, good sleep, enough social time and alone time
I wanna start a conversation with ya! What is your self care? Do you work with a therapist or coach? Do you have nice hobbies? And if you’re feeling open, do you have any ongoing physical or mental stuff you’re wanting to share?
Wherever you’re at, your experience is unique to you AND (and and and) you are not alone in your suffering.
I love ya,
back to work this morning & honestly would give my left big toe to be back in atx eating these lemon ricotta pancakes again. so i’m just gonna leave these here for us all to drool over together 🤤
happy tuesday! make it a good one - the choice is yours! (my elementary principal used to say that at the end of morning announcements. i used to make fun of her but now i’m like 🤯🤯 dayuuum, Mrs. Fitz, u right!!! the choice isss mine!!)
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i'm going to be breaking down my 8 steps to food freedom, the exact system I used to heal my relationship to food and my body 🙌🏼
this training is for you if you're tired of fighting food and your body and are ready to really learn how to love yourself and feel free around food 🥰
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A gentle reminder for you today... Social media is not reality. It is carefully curated by most who use it - rarely do we see the real, raw, difficult junk people are dealing with (& even then, it's still kind of curated.) If you're noticing that the more time you spend on social media, the worse you feel it may be time to take a break. You also have permission to "mute" or unfollow any accounts that make you feel less than or not good enough as you are.
It’s never too late to learn and grow