i look at this picture and i see a woman who is still figuring things out. things like, how to be kind to myself when i look in the mirror naked on a “bad day”. or if i’m in the right field, wondering, is it too late to change my career path?
sometimes it’s simple things, like: will i ever make a matcha latte that doesn’t taste like f*cking dirt?
other times it’s serious things, like: will i have enough money to pay all of my bills this month and also buy my groceries?
i look happy most of the time because i am happy most of the time! i life a blessed life and i’m grateful for every second of it. but, the reality is: i’m still confused, stressed and anxious sometimes, too.
i like sharing these little moments of honesty with you guys because it’s easy to become envious of others and their lives on this platform. i fall victim to it, too. i’m just so tired of people who portray having their shit together all of the time. because real talk: NONE OF US DO!
the only story we’ll ever truly know in its entirety is our own, and we should never be expected to share the privacies of our lives! but i want to encourage expression and acceptance of both the good & the bad. it leads to the realization that we are all humans, celebrating & suffering just the same.
so go out there today and live your truth. don’t focus on others and what they have versus what you don’t. greet every person you see today with compassion & love. remind yourself that they too, have insecurities and anxieties. then shift focus back onto yourself, find gratitude in your life, and keep on keepin’ on 👊🏽
Love my Green Tea & a slice of Lemon in my Christmas mug🤗🎅🏻🎄🌱🍋 Green tea is naturally rich in Catechin, a powerful antioxidant & by adding a slice of lemon you’ll maximise catechin’s ability to keep your skin looking healthy🥰
Only 15 minutes & 0 Excuses! 👍💪🏼
🔸skipping rope ( 1mins, x5)
🔸Squats & DB shoulder raise
🔸bird/ dog pose
I went on a starvation diet in beginning of May 2017 for 2 weeks and went from the pic on the right to the pic on the left. The problem was that my body was lore dehydrated than anything and I was not exercising my body to help burn fat, I just took away the fuel. Not a good idea, not healthy , and No fatloss occurred. Just me gaining back 12 pounds plus more😒😒
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Don’t underestimate the power of gratitude.✨🌸
Ever stepped on the scales & felt your heart sink? @sixpackfemmes
I’m right there with you girl! It’s soul crushing isn’t it 😭 What if... there was another way to measure health & happiness 🤷🏻♀️ 💃🏼 . . 4 reasons the scales are BS 💩 . . 1️⃣ There is no perfect weight. You do not have a ‘magical’ number that will make you happy, healthy or ‘fit’. Whatever weight you ‘desire’ is simply a number. This number will fluctuate every day! Stop trying to obtain this magical unicorn & start focusing on the efforts you put in day in & day out 🦄 2️⃣ Womens bodies retain water. Water retention, bloating, time of the month ALL affect the scales. Eating, drinking, training ; using the bathroom also affect the scales. You can see from my photo how much our weight can fluctuate in under 24 hours! 3️⃣ The scales will never represent how hard you’ve truly worked. I remember days where I’d eaten ‘perfectly’ and spent extra time in the gym and the number was still higher. I also remember days where I’d skipped gym and eaten chocolate and yet the number was lower. It used to mess with my head so much and it always left me thinking I wasn’t good enough or I hadn’t worked hard enough 🤦🏻♀️ . . 4️⃣ Your WORTH as a human ISN’T determined by a number❤️ Your worth isn’t determined by this tiny metal square which more often then not - is an inaccurate representation of your health. Focus on other health measures - not your weight. Most days I track my energy, mood, sleep, gut symptoms ;stress ... this reflects my overall health SO much more than a silly number on the scales. Plus... these are things I CAN control 🙌🏼✨ . . My tip to ditch the scale is to use other measures of success such as body composition machines, a pair of jeans that are a little too tight or progress pictures. Or... Measure your energy, stress levels; happiness instead ❤️ Ditch the scales ; start living your best life without being held back by a silly little number 💃🏼 Drop me an emoji below if you found this post helpful! #sixpackfemmes @the_fitness_dietitian
👇🏼 . . . . . #ditchthescales #strongnotskinny #healthyliving #loveyourbody #girlsthatlift #comparisons #progresspic #fitgirls #screwthescales
One of my favorite parts of health coaching is being connected with old friends. 👯♀️ Katie is my friend from high school and these past few months of being her health coach has been so great to reconnect but also there isn’t much of a better feeling than seeing someone you care about take back control of her life and become this powerful force 🔥 right before your eyes. Here is her story: “A few months back my life felt totally out of control. I was going from work, to kids, to bed on autopilot. I wasn’t making healthy choices in any part of my life. And then one day I decided to do something about it. .............................................. In about 3 months I lost almost 30lbs. I honestly was looking to lose maybe 10-15, but something clicked for me. Not only did I lose weight ,but I regained control of my life. I had more energy, I was more focused, I was IN CONTROL.” I know so many people can relate to where she was at! But let me tell you, she is in a completely different place now. Physically, emotionally, mentally.... all of it.
Just think, YOU could be just a few months away from the version of yourself that you truly desire to be!! 💪🏼💥💃🏻🎉
It doesn’t take that long to turn your life into a different direction... We all know how to do the hard thing, we just choose not to. Too many times we look for a quick fix or an out rather than facing it head on. “Success is about choosing what you want now and what you want most.” @msrachelhollis
If the girl from two years ago could see me now, she’d be so proud! 💕 #gritandgrace
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a nutrient naturally produced by your liver that can be found in nearly every cell of the human body. It is comprised of three amino acids: cysteine, glycine, and glutamate. Glutathione helps your body process and eliminate toxins, supports energy production, is a potent free radical scavenger, and boosts your immune system. Recent research has even correlated levels of glutathione in your cells as a predictor of how long you will live!
Low glutathione levels are a critical factor in the onset of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis. Without enough glutathione, your body cannot properly detox, which means toxins linger in your bloodstream or get stored in fat, wreaking havoc on your immune system and setting you up for chronic illness. Here's more detail: http://bit.ly/2QnnBxH (Thanks Amy Meyers for all the great info) #inflammation #detox #healthyliver #healyourself #loveyourbody #stress #trauma #emotions #healyourgur #letfoodbethymedicine #alternatives #healthy #family
Got cardio done today! Had to stop and blow my nose a few times but all in all, I feel so much better! Amazing how rest and good nutrition can heal your body! ❤️
Happy Friday y'all! 😘❤️
Is it just me, or does no one talk openly about role models anymore? 🤷🏼♀️
I’m talking about someone out there that demonstrates what you wish to embody? Someone that shows you whatever dream you have is possible. Someone that reminds you of who you are called to be.💫
Flashback to 2016: *Googles* “Podcasts about Happiness” as a run down pharmacy resident craving connection, purpose and hungry to inspire others. This is where I met Lori Harder on the “Earn Your Happy” podcast.🎧
Lori (and her guests) inspired me to look within myself, connect deeper and establish a tribe. She was living out a version of what I wanted to do, and showed me the limitless possibilities of the future. She is living proof that no story or amount of fear can hold you back. 💎
Fast forward to 2018: *Claudia googles* “How to start a podcast” while we sit in a Starbucks planning our first ever women’s event. Claudia and I created the “Free Your Mind” podcast 1 week later.✨
11 weeks later...we are proud and extremely grateful to introduce to you our 11th episode of our podcast “Free Your Mind”...featuring our special guest and my role model @loriharder
On this episode Lori dishes all about:
-Owning your story
-Leaving your comfort zone
-Following your curiosity
-Dropping expectations in relationships
-Details about her women’s event in March called the “Bliss Project” 👑
Check it out, link in bio.
Honestly, who is your role model?👇🏻
gente, comprei esse biquíni (passa pro lado pra ver melhor) mostrei nos stories e recebi algumas mensagens numa vibe "eu não uso assim com a lateral fina não, fica tudo dividido, acho feio demais. mas assim, vc pode usar se quiser..." .
MIGAS, é lógico que eu posso usar, tanto que ta ai! Odeio grosseria, "mas assim", não pedi permissão!
E o escroto de tudo é que eu sempre usei as calcinhas mais largas na lateral por insegurança, e agora que decidi vencer isso, vem gente puxar pra baixo.
Vão pra longe daqui!
Eu hein... -
E aproveito o espaço pra falar algo importante:
Nenhuma de nós é obrigada a se amar gorda, tampouco não se importar de mostrar que é gorda.
Entretanto, meu Instagram tem o propósito de mostrar o MEU estilo de vida. E eu sou uma mulher gorda que tá feliz sendo gorda e hoje está confortável em acreditar que usando hot pant ou fio dental, a gordura tá ali igual, as dobras, barriga e a porra toda, nada disso some de acordo com a roupa que usamos, só somem os julgamentos de terceiros, a depender se o outfit agrada ou não a eles. E justo por esse motivo aprendi a não me importar com opiniões alheias, pois todas elas só serviam pra depreciar ou barrar um processo de aceitação que foi MINHA ESCOLHA DE VIDA! Tenho esse corpo e o amo, isso está elucidado, não é algo passível de debate, principalmente vindo de terceiros!
Então eu tô super de boa com meu biquíni, quem achar uma boa pode passar na loja e comprar um e quem não achar, que viva sua vida sem me mandar essas mensagens escrotas. -
geralmente não me abalo tanto com mensagens negativas sobre meu corpo/minhas escolhas, mas sempre que elas vem de mulheres e travestidas de preocupação ou um "incentivo desmotivador" ("eu não usaria, mas se vc quer, tudo bem") isso me irrita demais. -
e fica uma dica valiosa que mudou minha vida: quando você tiver pensando em falar qualquer coisa que possa soar desagradável pra alguma pessoa, pq não converte o pensamento para autoavaliação de conceitos e escolhas? assim bem menos pessoas vão se chatear e sofrer por conta de opiniões desagregadoras, e você ainda tem a chance de se tornar uma pessoa cada vez melhor!
o resultado é incrível, eu garanto!
The real glow up is when you stop waiting to turn into some “perfect” version of yourself and consciously enjoy being who you are in the present.
This statement really hit home for me. I don’t know how many times I’ve told me “I just want to lose 5 more pound, I just my thighs a little smaller, I just want my shoulders not to be so broad, I don’t like the fat on my stomach, and blah blah blah...” I LOVE this statement so much because ultimately our goal (at least my goal) is to BE healthy in my mind, body, and spirit and to feel comfortable in my own skin! This was such a great reminder! Choose to love yourself the way God created you. Choose to take care of yourself through exercise and good nutrition. And speak LIFE over yourself! I am beautiful. I am fearfully & wonderfully made. I am smart. I am intelligent. I can do hard things. I am adequate. I am enough. I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.
I want to spend the rest of my life helping women to be able to look in the mirror and love what they see. To help them to be able to truly and genuinely love the woman God made them to be. ❤️🙏🏻 #goodmorning #godisgood #godislove #joyinmysoul #joyinmyheart #lifechanging #nutrition #fitness #fitnessgirl #fitnessmotivation #loveyourself #loveyourbody #loveyourcurves #fearfullyandwonderfullymade #youarebeautiful #youareenough #wellness #healthylifestyle #health
Good Vibes Only!!
Give yourself and others grace today and be happy about life 😘
Zum Mittagessen🍴Hefezopf mit Butter, Erdbeermarmelade 🍓, und Nougatcreme 😍
Gab noch eine Scheibe ohne allen hinterher 👍🏻
It is easy for people to give Advice and victimize or blaming us especially women for all our wrong doings rather than motivating us and ignite our light again. People do tend to do mistakes. Understanding someone truly requires true love & passion, lot of time and patience. It is not easy to unlearn and learn and relearn within days or months and it does take some time. Always step in people shoe and think from their point of view. Depending on people and objects has been a routine for all of us, especially living in movies and expecting real life will be perfect like that. Things I learned: Being a #women
in India has been a real challenge despite being a tomboyish girl back in school. Being an #extrovert
and possessing #leadership
traits made life more challenging and breaking stereotypes. When following passions but skillful was not allowed to make it a career due to low pay and societal stereotypes. Facing rejections and pleasing everyone was the hardest of all. Things I truely learned the hard way; If you don't love yourself you can't love anyone. Working on your positive self-image and not being emotionally dependent on people or objects. Please teach your children to love themselves and never give up on their passions. Find 10 things women should not comprise in love relationships and there shall be no expectations. Focus on your true happiness always and remember people do change and believe the best is yet to come as we are God's favourite children. Finally #RealMen
take initiative to tell your #wives
how much you are proud of her for all the achievements in her life despite all the challenges she has faced and motivate them to follow their passions and dreams and please ignite their light always. Tell them that " You believe in them." #betterfull #fillyourcup #loveyourself #believeinyourself #inspireothers #womenempowerment #smartwork #loveyourbody #embraceyourtalents #findyourtrueself #jfwmagazine #indian #equality #mentalstrength #divorced #beingsingle #respectwomen #communication #appreciate #motivate #youarebeautiful #iam #changinglives #smallsteps #heartfulconversations
Ostatnio przysłuchuję się wypowiedziom różnych osób, zarówno kobiet jak i mężczyzn, którzy skarżą się, jak często otoczenie wytyka im ich oryginalność (na różnych płaszczyznach). Wiecie, takie polskie podpierdółki w stylu: uuuuu jaka elegantka/elegant. Ale się wystroiła/wystroił. Proszę, nasza wielka gwiazda przyszła.
Jednocześnie widzę jak wiele osób pragnie wsparcia w tym temacie, świadomości, że można, że to jest Ok, że to jest dla każdego z NAS!!!! A CO? BYCIE SOBĄ, CHĘĆ ROZWOJU, CHĘĆ ZMIANY I WYJŚCIA ZE STREFY KOMFORTU.
I cieszy mnie jaką radość sprawiają im spotkania z ludźmi, którzy tą drogę przeszli i na niej zostali i nie dali się złamać.
Ja sama szłam tą drogą. To była długa, ciężka droga. Nadal nią idę.
Idę, bo ciągle się rozwijam, chcę robić to co kocham. I to już wystarczy aby zbierać krytykę. Chcesz się otworzyć? Czasem po prostu być sobą - momentalnie znajdzie się całkiem spore grono ludzi, którzy czują silną potrzebę pouczania, komentowania, krytykowania. I ja nie mówię o konstruktywnej krytyce, chęci wymiany doświadczenia. Ja mówię o tekstach w stylu: to jest źle napisane, to zdjęcie jest słabe, po co wrzucasz takie rzeczy, inni robią to lepiej.
Ja się pytam po co? Skoro Ci ludzie sami nic nie robią aby się spełnić. A wiecie czemu? Bo się boją, boją takich ludzi jakimi sami są, boją się krytyki. A jednocześnie zazdroszczą tym co robią coś, cokolwiek. Wiec wolą ich udupić i zniszczyć ich poczucie własnej wartości - bo przecież mogą...... A ja wam powiem - TO JEST PROBLEM TYCH LUDZI!!!! ŻYCIE JEST ZA KRÓTKIE ABY PRZEGLĄDAĆ SIĘ W OCZACH I OCZEKIWANIACH INNYCH OSÓB. RÓB SWOJE, BĄDŹ SOBĄ, WZBOGAĆ ŚWIAT SWOJĄ WYJĄTKOWOŚCIĄ!!!! #justsuper #justsuper_fashion #lovefashion #fashionlover #crazyfashion #nevertoomuch #stylistapersonalny #personalstylist #shopwithme #personalshopper #vintagelover #lovevintage #justsuperfashion #polishgirl #poland #warsaw #warsawgirl #lotd #ootd #inspiracje #loveyourself #loveyourbody #kochajsiebie #kochajswojecialo #bethechange #beyourself #fashion #trends #trendsetter #grlpwr
@ Warsaw, Poland