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for a long time (too long), i avoided myself. ⠀ i spent most of my younger years in hs & college trying to find my way, accept myself, find a place i felt accepted, & fully step into the power i felt i had. ⠀ i felt this intuitive pull towards, ‘you have something, share it, there’s more here’. ⠀ but i was young, scared, shy, used to being bullied by girls, always overlooked by boys & so i took it all out on myself. ⠀ back then, i couldn’t make sense of it. so i avoided ME. ⠀ . ⠀ now, when things come up, i want to understand WHY. ⠀ and most of the time that means sitting WITH myself, BY myself, FOR myself. ⠀ . ⠀ we’re all in different seasons of growth. and i’m in a deep one myself. ⠀ i’m learning to be alone, reconnect with Self & intuition, give myself the love/attention i’ve been programmed to believing is only worthy from an external source, & be still. ⠀ . ⠀ this is a big reason why i’m spending so much extra time on my morning routine & why you should too. ⠀ you’re here because you want #CHANGE . ⠀ but in order TO change, you must BE different. ⠀ & that means doing the dirty, messy, sob story work that you’re avoiding. ⠀ so here’s your sign to take some time & dedicate to yourSELF. ⠀ there’s no more time to avoid it, it’s all happening right now 💫 ⠀ #ExcellenceOverPerfection#Extremist #Perfectionist #ExCompetitor #NPC #BodyImage #LoveMore #Yoga #Fitness #BodyBuilding #Body #FitnessJourney #Workout #FitTransformation #FitJourney #HolisticWellness #Mindset #DreamBig #DreamBigger #FatLoss #ExtremeDieting #GutHealth #AdrenalHealth #HolisticHealthCoach #MindsetCoach #TransformationCoach #HolisticHealth
Saturday Aug 25 2-4p // Kol Rinah @thejourneystl Hanley Road // Join us for an afternoon of learning — Peace With Food: Building Body Kindness in an Unbalanced Wellness Culture. Open to the public and helpful for parents, teachers, or individuals looking to expand their knowledge and language around a healthier food mindset and body image in our modern era. Drop a note if you have questions! #wellness #nutrition #foodpeace #bodyimage #bodyrespect #livelighter #stl
I found this to be so funny but so true! I can’t tell you how many people I hear say “ I’m cutting carbs so I can lose weight” . Cutting carbs does not make you lose weight. Being in a calorie deficit is what actually makes you lose weight. I would be miserable if I couldn’t eat carbs 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️. #fatfit #fat #fit #empower #food #behappy #flexibledieting #bodyimage #carbs #carbsoncarbsoncarbs #carbsarelife #gym #fitness #motivation I
Important message from @bodyimage_therapist 🙌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Parents and anyone who loves kids: we have the power to change the cultural disease of “wellness” by ending our attachments to dieting— this means we must promote #bodykindness acceptance and respect for our own bodies and others — all sizes, abilities, and health states. Fatphobia is a danger to kids. We must decouple health with weight and look at the ways in which our society does not want ALL KIDS to have access to positive self care behaviors — what’s your biggest fear about kids, health, and culture? Comment below. Working on a #podcast series #Repost @bodyimage_therapist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ・・・⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Encouragement from parents to diet predicts unhealthy weight control behaviours in adolescents, including weight gain over time. Weight based teasing by family members is strongly correlated with greater body dissatisfaction, extreme weight control behaviours and binge eating. Neumark-Sztainer et al., reported no instances where parent weight talk, parent dieting and family weight based teasing resulted in better outcomes for the adolescents in the study.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ References:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hanna, A. C., & Bond, M. J. (2006). Relationships between family conflict, perceived maternal verbal messages, and daughters’ disturbed eating symptomatology. Appetite, 47(2), 205-211. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Keery, H., Boutelle, K., van den Berg, P., & Thompson, J. K. (2005). The impact of appearance-related teasing by family members. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37(2), 120-127. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Neumark-Sztainer, D., Bauer, K. W., Friend, S., Hannan, P. J., Story, M., & Berge, J. M. (2010). Family weight talk and dieting: how much do they matter for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating behaviors in adolescent girls?. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(3), 270-276.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #psychology #arttherapy #children #family #bopo #wellbeing #bodyimage #bodypositivity #fatstigma #weight #obesity #edrecovery #healthateverysize #intuitiveeating #mindfulness #dietculture #health #feminism #effyourbeautystandards
Lately we’ve been living in a haze! This means my walking outside has been halted. I feel a little guilt over missing my walk but then I remember walking is not something I have to check off my checklist. The walk is about creating a mental space for myself. If I cannot do this one day by walking I can do something else to help me de-stress like meditation. The focus is not on “exercise” but instead on the benefit I get from moving my body (ie stress relief) . #fuckthediet #yychealth #bodyimage #forestfiresmoke #cantexercise #bodymovement #moveyourbod #bodypositive #bodypositivity #youareenough #itsaboutlove
Sometimes you just have to say fuck it and put all those stupid, self made doubts behind you. My first pregnancy I struggled big time adjusting to how my body was changing as Shea grew inside me. Today, on the blog, I'm jumping outside my comfort zone, sharing photos from our recent maternity session with @crabapplephotography and why second pregnancy has been a breeze when it comes to loving my new look. _____________________________ Maternity Photos with Crabapple Photography http://hungerthirstplay.com/maternity-photos-with-crabapple-photography/ _____________________________ #maternity #maternityphotos #flowercrowns #mommyandme #mama #babygirl #momofgirls #loveyourself #pregnancy #8months #comfortzone #bodyimage #overcomingobstacles #mindbodygram #iamwellandgood #creativehappylife #beherenow #healyourself
"To feel good about yourself, you need to feel good about your body, not just how you look when you’re dressed. " @PsychologyToday https://buff.ly/2vEan2l #dating #bodyimage #positive #relationships
Day 59!! 💪 ... The more I workout the more I begin to have a distaste towards fitness models on IG...primarily for the image they give off. ... Let's be real... unless your career is fitness training your probably won't look like that all the time. Anyone maintaining a body at 7% body fat is putting in the WORK both in the kitchen and in the gym DAILY. ... I honestly have no clue what my numbers are...I'm just a stay at home mom trying to stay conditioned enough to ward off fibromyalgia pain and keep myself healthy. 🤷‍♀️ ... I know that if I exchange lifting for cardio or my hormones decide to shift my body can go from looking extremely toned to the human version of Baymax overnight. 😂 ... Either way I still believe I am beautifully and fearfully made. -Psalms 139:14 and my identity always begins and ends in Jesus. 🙌 ... Stay in your own lane, love yo'self, and break all those ridiculous expectations babes. 💕🙃
Refusing to succumb to outside pressure is a game changer 🙌🏻
Happy hump day to you and yours. Pic cred: @alphachanneling
Normal eating is NOT: Counting calories, weighing food or following a strict diet Always eating low calorie foods, for example diet biscuits rather than bread Eating to lose weight, but knowing that you can “watch” your weight if you want to Assuming that you can control the amount and type of food your body needs better than your body can Having to constantly weigh yourself for reassurance Playing games with yourself to prevent eating certain foods, for example saying to yourself “dairy products make me feel nauseous” or I’ve become vegetarian for health reasons” when the real reason is to justify eating excessive amounts of fruit and vegetables. 🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗🥗 For more tips head over to my blog page - link in bio ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️. #eatingdisorder #eatingdisordertherapy #counsellor #counselling #bodyimage #anorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery #bingeeating #bingeeatingrecovery #selfesteem #bodypositivity #selfcare #loveyourself #anorexia #bulimia #bingeeating #mentalhealth #eatingdisordersupport #eatingdisorderprevention #thoughts #improvemood #therapist #emotionaleating #emotionaleatingexpert #healthywomen #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #beatbingeeating #edrecovery
I’ve always been Foxy, I just keep getting better at it. Two years ago this week, I was so happy I had lost almost 40lbs from my postpartum heavyweight of 179! Then this whole past year has been keeping it off and maintaining muscle growth and advancing in my physical abilities. Sitting around 122-125 and my body continues to transform. Do you want to know how I do it? I can tell you a huge tip...are you ready? Here it is, stay the course. Stop starting over.stop giving up. Celebrate, live your life, and stop stressing when you do. Live an 80/20 rule. 80% of the time Eat that fresh raw organic healthy whole nutrient dense diet of the time and exercise 80% of the week .. 20% of the time give yourself some room to enjoy things take a break relax and breathe if those two ratios collide brush it off and stay the course. This course is for long lasting life and health. Your physicalPhysique on the outside is just a really nice side effect. If you are interested in joining fitclub click the link in my bio. Fit club includes meal prep delivery, personal trainer and register dietitian team all to help you reach your healthy goals. @thebodyraid Leggings: @foxyathletics
What she said. ♥️ #bodyimage #love #bodypositive #fatpositive #children #eatingdisorderrecovery #intuitiveeating #healthateverysize #antidiet #effyourbeautystandards #losehatenotweight #stopbodyshaming #Repost @danasuchow with @get_repost ・・・ Hello everyone, happy Tuesday! How is your day going so far? I love you and appreciate you! Thank you for being a part of this incredible community ❤️ • Another thing to keep in mind here is being careful about the way we PRAISE other bodies around children too! Talking about how great someone else’s body is can send similar messages to kids of “I would love you more if you looked like that!” Remember, we never want children to think they’ll be loved more if they were thinner, had clear skin, were less hairy, were taller, shorter, etc. So show your kids that all bodies deserve respect by giving them the unconditional love they all deserve regardless of body type or abilities ❤️ x-Dana
An endless summer and there is never the perfect time to start working on you. Everyday is the right time. 🙌🏻⠀ .⠀ Making yourself number one is so important to lead a fulfilling life. To be there as a professional, a wife, a mother, a top friend you need to feel good in your own skin 💟⠀ .⠀ I specialise in working with busy professionals aiming to lead a healthier lifestyle, with effective, short home workout plans. A daily drink that has the contents of one big salad and full of all the nutrients we need to keep us going, plus food programs and meal plans that are sustainable and simple for our busy lives. ⠀ .⠀ If you need more one to one direction, I offer private fitness training, nutritional consultations, aqua fitness, and it's never to late to learn how to swim {adults and children}⠀ .⠀ My services are offered online, and if your island living face to face is also an option. ⠀ .⠀ Why not try something new today, if your movement and regime needs a little TLC or your ready to jump in and focus more energy on you, let's GO!⠀💚 .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #easygym #soulcycles #entrepreneurlife #chelseafitness #bodyimage #effectivefitness #studentfit #veganaf #veganfriendly #marieclairemagazine #toptips #healthcoach #healthylivingtips #busyprofessional #islandlife #citylife #liveyourdreamsoutloud #beoutrageous #positiveminds #aquafitness
Thanks for the yearly reminder of my debt... thankfully I'm not paying anything yet its just getting larger every year because I don't/can't. You don't start paying any until you earn a certain amount and considering I can't work I don't pay yet. But love how our government remembers and reminds me of this & that they hope to get it all one day and yet our same government won't help with any costs of therapy that they've TOLD ME TO CONTINUE because our healthcare services refuse to help. Love the UK 🙄😒🤨😏 #eatingdisorderreality #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorder #edrecovery #edfamily #edwarrior #ed #anorexia #anorexic #ana #anarecovery #dissociativeidentitydisorder #didrecovery #bodyimage #bodydismorphia #ocd
Hey thickies! You heard our story! Now it’s time to hear yours. Drop some love below⬇️⬇️⬇️ . . . . . . #bodypositive #bodyimage -#excusemythickness #womenempowerment #babe #plussize #women
“My goal is to fall in love with everything that I am.” ❤️
New Blog Post | Fuck Flattering : Breaking Fashion Rules. "Fat girls are tired of being told to hide their bodies. Whether it’s said verbally or with a lack of clothing options. We want to be able to express ourselves through fashion but it’s not an even playing field as far as quality brands and quantity of retailers." #FuckFlattering #newpost #linkinbio
Trying to buy a wine vineyard when I’m rich.
“I have had many experiences with cutting and suicidal thoughts ever since I was in middle school, but I have been bullied almost every day since first grade and no one seemed to care. I was bullied for my pimples, my fat, my nose, and for just being me in general. At that point, I took matters into my own hands and helped myself and others too when they had a problem, but I never shared mine. I think that’s when I broke down into my state of depression because I couldn’t handle trying to make everyone happy and have a “perfect” life when all it was doing was crushing me. I’m working on myself now and getting better, and learning to block out the people that don’t matter and start letting in the people that do. Don’t ever let someone tell you who you are because I think you are perfect just the way you are and you should never change that.” (Leah - Middletown, CT, USA)
Qual é o melhor açúcar? Açúcar de coco, açúcar mascavo, açúcar demerara, melado, adoçante de stévia, xylitol? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Todos os açúcares vão ser interpretados pelo seu corpo da mesma maneira. Seja ele branco, mascavo, de coco, de beterraba... a diferença é que quanto mais branquinho e refinado, menos nutrientes ele vai ter.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ O açúcar mascavo, por exemplo, é rico em cálcio e potássio. Já o açúcar branco já deixou seus nutrientes pra trás há muito tempo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sempre que eu faço alguma sobremesa procuro adoçar da maneira mais natural possível. Ou com frutas, ou com frutas secas. As tâmaras fazem muito bem esse papel, além de serem riquíssimas em nutrientes e fibras. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Para bolos, devido à textura, as vezes opto pelo açúcar demerara. Mas já ouvi dizer que a opção mais rica em nutrientes é o melado. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Uma coisa é consenso: adoçantes industrializados, de qualquer tipo, são as piores opções. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Eu não sei você, mas se for pra comer um doce, eu prefiro que essa experiência seja prazerosa e sem culpa. Sem essa de trocar algumas calorias por um adoçante falsiane que só se faz de saudável. . . . . . . . #vegan #veganfood #comidavegana #plantbased #vegano #whatveganseat #wholefoodplantbased #naturalfood #wfpb #wholefood #naturebased #receitavegana #receitasfit #wwoof #comerintuitivo #intuitiveeating #bodyimage #rio #mindfuleating #vegana #coach #dicadecoach #coachtip #foodovermedicine #açucar
💜💕❤️ YES! Sometimes it is really hard to fully love our bodies... and if we haven’t practiced self love in a long time, it will take time to fully embrace who you are, but you will get there! Start with accepting your body and talking to yourself non-judge-mentally. Instead of saying “my hair is so oily”, say something neutral like “I have brown short hair”. Once you can accept your body, you can start showing your body ❤️ 💕💜 #eatingdisorderrecovery #loveyourcurves #loveyourself #positivethinking #bodyimage #thebodypositive #artitout #creativelyyou
Exactly. Once you realize this, your entire paradigm changes and the world begins to look like a very different place. #beauty #beautystandards #women #men #malegaze #body #bodyimage #image #worth #value #beautiful #feminine #truth #girls #fitness #radfem #toronto
Where do I derive my worth? After over a decade of trial and error, I think I finally know. . I exist. Therefore I am worthy. . I was created, just like you, for an incredible purpose in this life, given breath and a brain to speak and care and love fiercely. I have worth because it is IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME NOT TO HAVE WORTH. It doesn’t matter the mistakes I’ve made, the size of my body, or the lies I sometimes believe in the darkest of nights. . We often make the mistake of believing our entrance into this world starts a life long hustle to worthiness. A life long fest of proving ourselves, competing for love, and acquiring bits and pieces of worthiness like badges we collect desperately trying to fill a bottomless jar…Not only is it useless, but exhausting as well. . Your worth, sweet darling, is not derived from anything you did or didn’t do. And no matter where you are in your self worth struggle, in this moment, I want you to hear me: You were created ON PURPOSE. You are not an accident. And literally nothing could ever change that. . You’re here. You’re alive. You’re worthy. . Rest in that today my friend. Tell me, where do you find your worth? #theauthenticwomanseries #theauthenticwoman
Here are some flowers for you. I hope that they bring you joy today. - I hope that joy follows you all throughout your entire day. - I hope that you smile uncontrollably. I hope you laugh so hard, you throw your head back. I hope you act so silly that people stare. - I hope you get to the end of the day and know you spent the day in a way that makes you smile as you reflect on it.
There is a big difference between caring about nutrition vs. allowing food fears to dictate your eating decisions. Butter doesn’t have to be as scary as diet culture tells you it should be! If adding butter makes veggies (or any food) taste better, feel more satisfying, and causes you to actually enjoy eating veggies - go for it! Greater health is not achieved by greater restriction.
Book review: Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review Finally someone wrote a book with characters dealing with food addiction/body image issues/obesity! As a woman who has ALWAYS struggled with my weight and body image, Good Luck With That resonated very deeply. Good Luck With That is the story of 3 young girls that meet at fat camp and their struggles as they grow up and become adults. Struggles with eating, relationships and dealing with the "skinny world". There were times I laughed out loud and some that brought me to tears. To anyone that has struggled with weight and body images, this is a must read! @kristan.higgins @berkleypub #bodyimage #obesity #bodyshaming #foodaddiction #fatcamp #friendshipquotes #bookreview #readingislife #readersofinstagram #bookish #booklove #bookclub #booknerd #bookstagram #rwbookclubgoodreads #rwbookclub
BODY CONFIDENCE HACK NO. 3: Unfollow all the insanely hot people on Instagram who convince you to think negatively about your body or lifestyle. I'm serious. Some quick truths that you may already know about your precious #fitspo but like to conveniently forget from time to time: 🍑 the vast majority of these men and women are genetically blessed to have the bodies that they have 🍑 a lot of #fitchicks had to make sacrifices you wouldn't realistically be able to for over many many years to look good on stage, in a sparkly bikini, for a disproportionately short amount of time... they then damage their own relationships with food and their body in process 🍑 more men and women on Instagram than you would think take performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) 💉 ... even those who don't compete 🍑 they may not even look that hot all year round, but will try to convince you otherwise 🍑 enough of these god-like #inspirations with #relatable but amazing personalities use both of these things to make money from young people struggling with their self-esteem 🍑 some of the products they're promoting is rooted in pseudoscience and the only reason these products sell is because far too many people didn't pay attention in Science class (fuck BCAAs and sweatbelts) Go through your following list and mute or unfollow anyone who ticks more than one of these boxes. They aren't always inspiring or motivating you to be a better you; they are giving you unrealistic expectations and fueling further self-hatred, probably for a quick buck. It's a vicious cycle that only you have the power to break. Do it now. P.S. tagging just a handful of people who are worth following in the first photo
Jus feelin GOOD today 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My birthday yesterday was relaxing and full of some amazing food. I did feel a little bloated after dinner considering I’ve been tracking macros for 2 weeks and didn’t track too much yesterday. But I took my optigreens before bed and this morning, and have been drinking A LOT of water and I’m back at it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Hope your day is going great guys! ❤️
I was listening to the radio in the car today and the top news story was about Perry (some famous girl) posting a picture on Instagram of her and her freckles and saying how she has come to love them after years of feeling conscious about them. It got me thinking...seriously? Like SERIOUSLY? Are today's media so friggin short of news that they try to make a big deal out of someone posting a picture of their freckles?! Who gives an actual shit?! What a bloody first world problem if ever I heard one So what's the answer? Post pictures about stuff that matters people, stuff like food So here's the marinated pork shoulder with a chilli and lemongrass salad from @railwaychelt. I talk about it in my latest blog post. Link in bio #perrie #freckles #bodyimage #perrieedwards #firstworldproblems #food #foodie #fdblogger #honeybourneline #cheltenham #thesquad #ad #therailway #marinatedporkshoulder #porkshoulder #salad #thaibbq #thaistreetfood #streetfood #spicyfood #chilli #lemongrass #bbq
#Repost @tamaramenaofficial • • • • • Same dress, different postures... On the left, I’m kind of slouched because of my paralysis & level of injury.♿️ In the middle I’m straightening up a bit. And obviously to my right I’m using my arms to push myself up!🙋🏽‍♀️ It’s the way that elongates my body the most.💁🏽‍♀️All women, whether you’re sitting down or NOT, we all have certain body angles that highlight more our bodies, AND others that may highlight more our insecurities.😂😭 Right? * I say There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, but I ALSO wanted to share these different postures so you can see the difference!💯 We ALL struggle with different things in our lives, but most of us women, we are self-conscious about *something* and I don’t think there should be any shame in accepting that you may not be confident “all the time” because nobody’s perfect!!!💯 Also for whatever reason there are days that we are just more bloated, retaining fluid’s or maybe up on our weight!🤦🏽‍♀️ I know I gained a few pounds while being on vacation!😂 _ There are certain clothes, styles or colors that are hard to wear, for anyone!! But honestly especially if you’re in a wheelchair ♿️because a lot of stuff was not designed to be worn sitting down!😏 It bulges up, were you don’t want more bulge!😂 The struggle to finding things that fit “right” sitting down is real!!💯 Right? It’s not easy! _ I just want you all to know that no matter what our bodies look like we’re still beautiful and worthy!!🙌 There’s always going to be pictures of people on social media who have amazing and perfect looking bodies, but trust me, everybody’s always looking for their best angle to post! It’s OK to accept yourself in every way!!🤗 •No matter the reason as to why your body may change over years, you are still beautiful and you should always be proud about the body that you have!!❤️ Keep pushing and shinning no matter what! •Like if you agree! And TAG someone 👇 you want to SHARE this with!!❤️ Btw, I think I’m digging the color yellow💛 right now!😉🌟 #realtalk #bodyimage #bodypositive #transformation #loveyourself #thingschange #itsok #beproud
Loving ourselves is the greatest Revolution ❤️❤️ What we tell ourselves repeatedly we begin to believe. I think a MILLION times before I post a picture or video. I find everything that’s wrong and obsess over it. Today I’m going to find something positive and obsess over that. 🖤🖤 Find the BEAUTY in YOURSELF ...in OTHERS ... in everything. Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable❤️ #bodypositive #loveyourbody #positivethoughts #motivationwednesday
A moment in time where you actually STOP and look at your progress! I mean c’mon we all deserve a little second glance at ourselves in the mirror! This morning I liked what I saw, I praised myself for my hard work and dedication to my training and meal plan. The funny thing is two days before this I felt bloated and bleehhh when I sent my weekly photos to my coach. WE ARE OUR OWN WORST CRITICS but on the flip side of that we can also be our biggest fans. We CAN share a post about the positive changes we see in our bodies without being conceited. We can think we look good without being ‘all into ourselves’ and we can still celebrate our results while staying humble. So I say, why not do that. Why not recognize yourself a little more often for all the good things, the things you’ve done right and the things you like rather than all the things you want to change and improve on. Imagine if you did that once a day! Just think of the big impact that could have on your life! . . Today I challenge YOU to post something about yourself. Share something you’ve noticed, something you like about yourself and PRAISE it. Praise yourself without restriction. Tag me in the post so I can celebrate with you! Who’s up for it?!
Hello, welcome to my Ted Talk bih! So... can we talk about shame and guilt right quick? The woman telling me my breasts made her feel embarrassed was a VERY powerful moment for me. It further validated a plethora of things I believe to be true, such as: 👉🏾We truly believe bodies are communal as opposed to individual. We think our idea of a perfect body should be everyone’s idea. We think the shame and insecurities we possess should be held by everyone! So, a woman conditioned to believe expression of confidence and sexuality without shame is an embarrassment TRIED to make em share her embarrassment. She believes I should be insecure about the things she’s insecure about. This is common. 👉🏾The person who’s insecure about their body and believes “thin is the only way to be confident” will feel uncomfortable when you confidently wear a bodycon dress fully displaying you tummy print. This same person will feel uncomfortable when they see you eating something unhealthy without shame or guilt. This person feels guilty and shameful for eating certain food, so how dare you not? Not only do you need to share my same ideas of a perfect body BUT you also need to have the same ideas toward food and diet. 👉🏾We’d like everyone to feel as rotten as we do about these things and we become upset when others don’t share out shame. 👉🏾Homophobes have been trained to feel shame when they don’t adhere to the “rules” so they attempt to make others feel their shame... “How dare you PROUDLY rebel against the my values. How dare you exist without shame! You need to feel shame! You must know the book written by who the fuck really knows tell me that the way you exist, (while it isn’t ANY of my business) is wrong! How dare you not live in fear or guilt? How dare you not be as miserable as I am” Does this sound like a homophobe you know? Let me translate better, “the Bible says gay is bad. You’ll go to hell. Ewww, two dudes is just wrong. If I were gay id kill myself.” I’m sure we all know this person... this person is some of your parents, grandparents, cousins, religious leaders, sisters, brothers, friends, and more... 👉🏾(continued in comments)
I get it…it sounds totally woo woo. And those of us who are familiar with language such as ‘listen to your body’ often forget what it must sound like to hear it for the first time. There aren’t actual little voices telling you what to do, but there are very real signals that your body provides. If you respond accordingly to these signals, you keep functioning to the best of your body’s ability. . Some signals are overt. When your bladder is full, you don’t confuse that signal with anything else and it usually catches your attention even if you are preoccupied. You begin to sweat when your body temperature rises too high. This is automatic, you can’t turn it off and on. Sweating or shivering are signals that your body is adjusting to keep you in a safe temperature range. . Some signals are more subtle, so they require more attention and intention to receive them. When your body needs energy, you feel the hunger signal. Many things can interrupt or dull this signal. It’s your job to look for the different variations and intensities of this signal to keep your body functioning well. Fullness, tiredness, satisfaction at a meal, the need to stretch or move…these are a few more examples of signals that you have to ‘listen’ for. . Most importantly, no one else can ‘listen’ for these signals for you. If you’ve lost touch with your signals, or felt you’ve never had them, Intuitive Eating might be a framework that can help you reconnect. A practical first step is to reject dieting since dieting disconnects you from the ability to listen to your body 😊
This from a colleague in the Clear Lake area of Houston. Please share. She's an excellent psychologist. #bodyimage #eatingdisorderrecovery
😱BODY DYSMORPHIA😱 . Issues surrounding body-image are not discussed often enough in men and I want to start to open this conversation. . Body dysmorphia is one of the reasons I stopped competing in bodybuilding. . I'm just like you, I wanted to be lean, ripped, shredded, and have a sweet 6-pack. . I can tell you one thing, once I had all of that, I did not gain an ounce of confidence, what I did gain was shit load of body image issues I did not previously have. . I think a lot of us feel like obtaining a "look" will help us obtain a certain "feeling" inside. But it does not work that way. Surface level vanity does not help us feel better on the inside. While it may not provide the desired result, it can actually come at the cost of certain things. In my case it came at the cost of health, and body-image issues. Severe and chronic dieting can wreak havoc on our bodies. . These days I try and distance myself from extreme levels of dieting. I actually am trying to spend more and more time away from dieting trying to get back to a feeling of normal. I can remember before I started bodybuilding I never once thought about looking or feeling bad. Never worried about what I was eating. But that all changed. I am slowly working on repairing that within myself and I want others to know that they are not the only ones. If I feel like this, I know others do too, but it is not a conversation that is had. . I have been challenged by @jasonphillips_in3 @amandabucci to be more vulnerable and inspired by @carynnicole , so here it is folks. . I am super excited to be dropping a podcast soon all about body dysmorphia in men. . Here are a few things you can start doing today; . 1️⃣ Stop dieting if you are dieting 2️⃣ Stop comparing yourself to others on IG, unfollow them if you have too 3️⃣ Start doing more things that make you happy, so we avoid relying on how we look to fill that void . If you are like me, you have a disconnect from what you see vs. what others see, or have felt that being leaner would make you feel better, or constantly feel "fat"-> . ➡️ Shoot me a DM, I would like to chat and show you that you are not alone in this journey.
When we weren't busy being active, we were busy making our very own 'Girl Make Your Move' logos! 🖍... How fantastic are these?! 😍🤷🏻‍♀️ Combining positive attitudes with healthy minds after all our nutrition and body image discussions! Well done girls!! 💪🎉✔😁 . #getcreative #creativity #sport #logo #advertising #spiritof2012 #yoyp #kaleisure #gmym #girlmakeyourmove #northayrshire #girlsonly #active #sports #fitness #combat #summer #sumup #celebrate #summercamp #fun #stepup #positivity #healthy #nutrition #bodyimage #teamwork
Hey everyone: can we agree that #wordsmatter Last week dozens of #bodykindness readers posted words adults said to them when they were just a child... hurtful things about their bodies. As the #backtoschool posts come rolling in and my own girls start school next week, I wanted to offer some space for this pain and hopefully room to heal. As adults it’s our job to make the world a kinder and more loving space for all kids. No matter what happened to us (or didn’t) we can help all kids practice kindness to themselves and others. We can help them set boundaries for what’s OK and not OK and we can do our best to model for them what we wish to see in them. I’ll be sharing more posts in the days to come. Feel free to add your comments or post your own memes. Tag me so I see it. Words matter. We can change ours and teach others to change theirs. We have to stop the harm we bring to kids when we make them think their bodies are anything but whole and worthy just as they are. #effyourbeautystandards #losehatenotweight #bodypositive #bodyimage
GUESS what im having done? #boobs #bodyimage #confidence #sortitout #surgery #getmequal #love #confidence #growth #loveyabits #memories #presents #loveandremission if anyone has or is going to read my book they will see why.... my surgery was never finished and after receiving a good result last week - im going IN 🙈⚽️⚽️ #rugbyball #bra #boobjob #breastaugmentation #reconstruction #lovemysurgeon #embrace #whynot #thetimeisnow #mentalhealth #loveandremission #scarsbetterthantattoos #breastcancersurvivor #BCN #katieprice #belgiumbuns
August is indeed my miracle month. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿. I wake up each day committed to my goals with the realization that I’ll face challenges which I must overcome. I am grateful ❤️❤️
Loving her lips! Lip augmentation with Juvederm is very popular and really perks up facial aesthetics. Dr. G stays true to natural full results, with nothing weird or imbalanced in the outcome. @jessegalle
School starting in 3 weeks means back to reality with a little review 😩👩🏼‍⚕️💉⛑ Ready to get my final year of nursing school done, but how is this already my LAST year?! . . . Keeping focused with some 🥕 and 🍇
Comenta que te parece! 😍 - Menciona a todos tus amigo/as para que conozcan nuestra cuenta, un fuerte abrazo 🙈🔝
Shout out to all the lovelies working on loving their bodies, because that shit's hard and I'm proud of you! .
click the link in my bio for a full on rant (with zero structure) on how society promotes unrealistic body standards... and why self love is a revolutionary I've also had the pleasure to collaborate with a few of you guys, sharing your stories💛 please show it some love, give it a like and comment . . "beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are"💪🏼
“Building yourself up to the distress builds your tolerance, avoiding the distress builds your fear.” . I talk a LOT about fear because truly that is the one piece of the puzzle that continues to hold me back atleast in my recovery with food and exercise. . What many do, including myself is choose avoidance. Instead of being uncomfortable with certain thoughts and feelings or the fear itself we find something to distract. And really this could be any aspect of your life. . You have to GET COMFORTABLE WITH FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE. . Although this podcast was moreso directed to those with food and exercise disorders, there was also an example given in regards to flying. That maybe you have anxiety flying (discomfort) but when you get there and are having a good time you realize it was worth it. You were anticipating that fear to be so painful but you got through it. Same goes with food, exercise and life. We build up this fear in our head of gaining weight, decreasing exercise and socializing that causes so much anxiety and pain. We think it is the most painful thing actually, but when you think about it it can’t be more painful than feeling isolated, scared or alone with your negative thoughts. . Many of my addictions, routines, or coping mechanisms stem from the fear of feeling lazy or not good enough which I’m sure many can relate to. Feeling like I need to “look a certain way” to “fit the part” can be tough. And with this we develop certain coping mechanisms (avoidance) to distract from learning to FEEL and understand why you feel certain things. . You don’t have to love everything about yourself and your life. You don’t have to love your body every single day. You to have to love your weight gain. But learn to appreciate your life, your body and yourself for all that it is. ✨ . . . . #selfdevelopment #selfgrowth #growth #mentalhealth #bodyimage #plantbased #vegan #fitnessmotivation #lovelife #selflove #happiness #nourish #soulsearching #vancity #goaldigger #dreamer #dreamchaser #vancouverfitness #igdaily #lifestyle
These 7 people do more for me than they will ever know 🌟 Recovering from an eating disorder is hard to do on your own. It’s a gruelling task that requires a lot of time, strength & dedication. But sometimes accepting support from others can be another challenge in itself 🤯 For a long time I insisted I could get through this on my own. But in reality I knew that wasn’t true. I needed to accept the support my loved ones were so ready & willing to give. But my eating disorder was fearful of letting people get too close to what was really going on 😣 I also struggled with the idea of me becoming a bigger “burden” to those around me. If I were to reach out every time I was battling with eating disorder thoughts, I’d forever be on the phone whinging in their ears 👂🏼 plus people have their own things going on, things of which are obviously way more important... ? 🤔 As I get further into my recovery I’m starting to realise that people want to help & sometimes we need to let them. Because the truth is we need support & despite what our eating disorders may be telling us, we DESERVE support 🦋 I do understand that a lot of loved ones may believe they are being helpful, when in fact they might be contributing to your anxiety & saying things that are completely inappropriate in recovery. But something I need to work on myself is setting boundaries with those people & communicating with them what is & isn’t helpful. As soon as you set those boundaries you are then able pull them up whenever they cross them & be firm in reminding them that they aren’t being helpful. If you’re anything like me you may be scared of hurting their feelings. But someone wise reminded me recently that they will get over their hurt feelings. But we will not get over this disorder unless we are putting into place actions of which contribute to & don’t hinder our road to recovery. So doing what is necessary is exactly that.... necessary! 💪🏼 We are fighting for recovery. Which essentially means we are fighting for our lives. So we need to do whatever it takes to get there & allow those who care to be by our side along the way 💖
Monday Mantra 👑
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