Yesterday I had a revelation. Of course, I'm hear to share it with you. I'm five foot two, and the shortest of my friendship group, with everyone else ascending from five foot six (except one of my friends who is five foot three, the others are - five foot seven, five foot eight, five foot nine and five foot ten). I've always liked my height but yesterday with my friends, whilst walking towards the reflective windows, I realised how drastic the height difference was. Then I began to point out my flaws compared to my friends such as," maybe if I was taller I would look my age" or "maybe if I was taller my fat disproportion would be better". In my head I began to put myself down based off of other peoples traits despite the fact that I know I will never look like them. I'm five foot two, there is no way my legs can be long and slender! I'm here to say that I shouldn't compare myself to others and instead of wanting to be better than my peers, I should strive to be the better version of myself. Wether that means emotionally, mentally or physically. I can not compare myself to others when we have completely different genes, sizes, traits and flaws. We are all different and our individuality is what makes us beautiful. I should appreciate other peoples beauty and should also appreciate my own. Yes, it's nice to compliment others but it's also nice to take time to compliment yourself. If you are going to take anything away from what I'm saying this is what I want you to- take five minutes out of your day to appreciate your body and mind. Just five minutes, show yourself a little self love because you are beautiful and you deserve it! And stop comparing yourself to others! :) #selflove #bodylove #love #bodypositivity #excercise #singer #feminist #equality #fitness #yesterday #music #singing #voice #voices #life #loveyourself #beyourself #embraceyourself #sing #followforfollow #f4f #piano #selfconfidence #alto #fff
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Can I be completely honest and admit that I resisted the urge to give @msrachelhollis
a chance in the beginning?! I didn’t get it. I didn’t know why I needed someone telling me that I need to get my life together in a book. I didn’t want to buy into the hype. BUT I can listen to a friend’s advice so I decided to give her podcast a shot (thank you @fadya_larson
) and y’all, was I ever wrong!!! I have been listening to it nonstop. In the car, in the bath, at work with my headphones on. She’s so much more than I ever would have thought. So smart, so insightful, so encouraging, so much knowledge both professionally and personally. And now I’m listening to other top leaders, nutritionists, business moguls because of her. So here I am, I have finally purchased her book #girlwashyourface
and also #bodylove
‘s book) all because of #therisepodcast
. So I apologize for being skeptical in the beginning but I am stoked to dive into both of these new books to gain more knowledge and to continue listening to the podcast!
They all say it, It’s the most wonderful time of year, the thing is it's not for everyone
This time of year can be the most hardest of all for some people.
Those who aren't close with their family
Anxiety of the year coming to the end & the start of a new one
Stress over buying Christmas presents
Stress of having the perfect Christmas
Fears about gaining that holiday weight
It's hard but i'm here to tell you that you can do it! You don't have to make all the little things possible, just make time for you. Eat that cookie, make time for that work out, be aware of your mental health, It’s just a holiday, Take care of you!
Having lived with an incredible amount of body shame for most of my life, I feel deeply uncomfortable sharing this photo. In fact, it has sat as a draft for almost a month as I’ve wrestled with the pros and cons of posting it publicly. .
Firstly, I cannot look at this photo without seeing a multitude of flaws telling me to be embarrassed of my body. Telling me to wait until I work out a little more, or eat a little less. .
Secondly, I fear being sexualized and told that if I don’t want that, I shouldn’t post pictures like this. I fear being told that I’m inappropriate. I fear being told, again, that my trauma is my fault. .
But despite my fears, my insecurities, my stretch marks, I feel so damn proud of this body. Guiding in the winter time asks a lot of her. My pack is heavier, the weather is harsher, and my bones ache a little more when I wake up. But still she persists. She follows the rhythm of the seasons, asking me to nourish her with more, now that it’s cold, despite my objections. She is an example to the women I work with, of how to love yourself, when self-love feels almost impossible. .
As a woman on a journey to healing, I acknowledge that some of the medicine I need does not come from plants. It comes from taking chances to love myself in ways that feel terrifying.
#selfcare #selflove #heal #medicine #bodypositive #bodylove
My house is filled with sweets, chips, & holiday treats. This is insane! WHY? Less than 2 weeks ago I couldn’t handle being around junk food. It was ALL I was eating & I had NO self control. Like I legit threw away all the junk & presses reset on my fitness journey. The treats aren’t for me btw, but for family coming in town this weekend. & the best part? I don’t feel like I’m missing out by passing on them.
This isn’t goodbye forever... give me another 12 weeks & I’ll be popping champagne & eating Chick-Fil-A. But for now, I’m practicing a little discipline, getting my control back, getting my LIFE back & running towards my goals.
Nonscale victories are cool, friends! Happy Friday! 😘😍👏🏻
my prayer is this, that above all else we trust the innate wisdom of our bodies.
Lately I have been releasing a lot of things. I really tend to hold on to memories, habits and stories about myself that don't longer serve me. But in the last months I genuinely put my intention on only keeping in my life what truly feels light and is in alignment with my highest truth.
For those who know me it is a given that I am crazy about holistic health, mindfulness and wellbeing on every level so it's not a surprise that I like combining different health theories to see what feels good and helps me thrive and not just survive.
Last year I discovered Ayurveda - the oldest health system there is ✨ it acknowledges the strong link between the mind and the body which nobody can argue about.
The fact that I was holding on to so many things emotionally (characteristic for Kapha) showed itself physically - and releasing emotional weight is showing itself physically, too
My loves, seek on healing yourself holistically, on living in harmony with yourself.
Self doubt and self punishment have been present in your life for so long but where has it taken you so far? To a healthy body image? To ultimate wellbeing?
Try out genuine appreciation and awareness and look what happens - you have nothing to lose and everything to gain 👊🏼💕
She doesn't know what the future holds, but she's grateful for everything that's happened to her. #SouszyIsStrong
Stop comparing yourself to others. . You are YOU, and nobody else could be you even if they tried to be. You are UNIQUE and BEAUTIFUL. Nobody else is YOU. I want you to believe it, because that moment when you will realize this, you will feel happier than ever. Everyone of us is special in their own way. .
It's important to remember this, especially when nowadays most of pictures online that are fake, photoshopped or taken from the best angles. Nobody walks around posing! We are all human being. Just because someone doesn’t showcase cellulite, stretch marks, scars - doesn’t mean they don’t have! It’s completely normal. You should never feel bad about it! Be proud of your body as it is and how much it has done for you. ❤️
#acceptyourself #stopcomparing #bodyconfident #bodylove #curves
I’m all about honesty and rice cakes ain’t it 😂🙅🏼♀️
Now I’m not saying rice cakes are the devil but if we can’t laugh about these things then we’re definitely taking life too seriously.
On a real note, I remember a time in which the majority of my food choices were all about calorie saving and macro hoarding.
I would constantly eat:
Rice cakes instead of bread
Powdered peanut butter instead of the real thing
Egg whites instead of the whole egg
Cauliflower instead of rice
Water dense veggies instead of potatoes
Artificial sweeteners instead of real sugar
Zero calorie crap instead of real food
Food like this has become so normalized and passed off as a healthy alternative. Sometimes, it’s not only not satisfying, but it actually is not healthier at all. Especially when we talk about artificial sweeteners.
I used to pretend it was just as fulfilling but I was kidding myself. When even real whole foods feel like a spurge, you know something is wrong. In all honesty, it’s behaviours like this that lead to all the binge eating.
What if we ate a whole egg and a piece of toast?
What if we listened to our bodies instead of trying hold back what we actually want to save 100 calories??
I will never betray real nut butters like that again 😂😂
On that note: what’s your favourite REAL dessert?
#eatingdisorderrecovery #emotionaleatingcoach #bodypositivitymovement #selfloveclub #dietssuck #dietculture #bingeeating #progressnotperfection #bodylove #healthylifestyle #balancedeating #selflovetips #selfcare #strongwomen #girlbosslife
This is a little flex Friday AND flash back Friday for ya, because I’m definitely not this lean anymore 😂🙈 This picture was taken in Utah before I left for Brasil. In this picture, I was at me leanest I had ever been and I felt great! 💪🏼 I was In such a great routine with my workouts and eating habits. Since being in Brazil, I’ve actually gained weight. I sometimes get so disappointed because I sometimes look at past pictures and compare myself now versus then. Then I tell myself to STOP COMPARING 🙅🏼♀️ Even with my own self. My current situation here in Brazil is COMPLETELY different than when I was living in Utah, and I need to remember that. The food down here is just so hard for me. In Utah I was on such a great eating routine— I had the foods I liked dialed in and had so many options to curb cravings 🍪🍭🍫🍿 There are SO MANY less healthy food/snack options down here. But this is just a phase in my life— I’m not going to live in Brazil forever. So here I am, embracing all the food, all the eating out and trying new things even if that means not being as lean. Everyone has phases in life— whether that’s pregnancy, changes in jobs, moving, etc.. just remember to embrace and enjoy life! I’m not saying I’m not loving Brazil, I totally am— I absolutely LOVE the beach and island life 🏝 Just trying to be real and say that even I find myself comparing my body to others/my past-self. Embrace the body you have and enjoy all the life changes you may be going through ❤️ Happy Friday everyone ❤️
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seek no approval babe -
We aren’t born with insecurities we are taught them 🙅♀️ Through magazines when we are young, people when we are teenagers and constantly through media when we get older. ✨Here are three tips I want to share with you to stop caring about what other people think about you:✨ 1️⃣ unfollow the people on your social accounts that make you feel like you are skinny enough, smart enough or successful enough
2️⃣ look at yourself in the mirror every single day and think it in your head or even better say it out loud, “I am enough, I am amazing.” 3️⃣ stop spending time indoors and online, go to a yoga class and talk to the person on the mat next to you, get a coffee with an old friend, share experiences not posts. The more you get out there into the world the more you’ll realise people don’t actually care about the way you look or any of the downfalls in your life because they are to busy caught up in their own life ☺️ let me know if you have any tips!!! 📷 @roshimccartin
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Clothing creates shape, and you are allowed to decide what shape that is! •
This was the realization I had been trying to form for the last few months and it finally all came together. •
After years of altering clothes for other women, calming their insecurities, trying to be an example of body positivity before that was a even a thing, but without giving myself the same grace. I finally had my own eye opening experience! •
It’s just a dress. It holds no value, status, or prize at the end of the day. But when you feel comfortable and 100% yourself, YOU are the thing that stands out. YOU can decide what you put out into the world. If you don’t like how something fits, CHANGE IT! It doesn’t change your value or worth. •
Don’t let your clothes defeat you. ♥️ #theclothingprojectslc #alterations #clothinglove #bodylove #betterbodylove #selflove #selfcompassion #yourworth
✨ New up-cycle ✨ I talked about this dress on my stories a few weeks ago. and I finally took some pics to show it off. 👏🏻 I got it for my brothers wedding a few years ago. Both of my siblings were getting married a few months apart. I took it upon myself to to be ‘X’ amount of pounds by that summer and then buy some awesome dresses so I could look good in all the pictures. Well, I hit my goal and bought this dress and only wore it 2 more times after that. I wanted too, but I couldn’t. The arms were getting way too tight and the pleats were starting to poke out in a way I didn’t like. I let this dress defeat me.
Fast forward to a month ago, when I needed something nice to wear to my husbands work party. I turned to the only item that was appropriate in my closet, and out of necessity I brainstormed. New sleeves and turning the pleats into darts was the easy answer to not only my immediate need, but what I realized was also the final piece I needed to heal my heart...(continued in next post tomorrow)
#theclothingprojectslc #intuitivedresser #usewhatyouhave #upcycledfashion #holidayfashion #partydress #clothingalterations #bodylove #betterbodylove