Life is far too short to spend another day at war with yourself✨
I'm going to tell you the story of one of my clients. Let's call her Erin.
Erin is beautiful. I mean, like the kind of woman that doesn't wear much makeup and always looks so put together. She's actually hysterical and we get along so well. In fact, our counseling sessions are more like venting sessions where she updates me on her life and I'm there to support her in every facet of it, beyond just nutrition. I look up to Erin, in more ways than one.
But she will never know this.
She bases her mood, her worth, and her value off of her jean size. She bases it off of what stares back at her in the mirror on a quiet Friday night, when she's home alone. She bases it off of what the scale reads after it blinks twice and finally shows her weight. She bases it off of the girls on Instagram that she unfollows but checks up on their profiles at least once a day to compare her body and life to theirs.
One day Erin told me that she wanted to get a procedure to get her body to look like the other girls on Instagram. A procedure upwards of five thousand dollars. And my heart broke for her.
I shared with Erin one of my favorite quotes. A quote that resonated so deeply with her that the procedure now seems like a distant memory.
"Butterflies can't see their wings, they can only see the wings of the other butterflies. They will never know how beautiful they truly are. People are like that as well"
Comment below what is your TOP favorite motivational quote if you can only pick one. 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
P.S If this resonates with you, please send me a DM to explore how we can crush your goals and make these thoughts a thing of the past. 💪🏽 I'll catch ya in the DMs. 😏
How’s your Sunday?
We out here playing, cause life is short and the kid inside you should never die!
Type YAS if you’re with me ✨
Tag a friend you wanna try this with @jasonnemer #flying #acroyoga
MEAL FREQUENCY: Does It Matter?
I'm willing to bet you have heard that you should eat 4-6 small meals a day instead of 2-3 big ones. For the past several years, this seems to be all the rage in the health and fitness industry. While I think there are good arguments behind both methods, it ultimately comes down to your habits and lifestyle.
The bottom line is that either style of eating can offer health and weight-loss benefits. But what matters most is what will work for you. Try each way out for a week and see how you feel, both mentally and physically. There is no right or wrong way; you are more than capable of reaching your fitness goals with either method.
Read the FIT. Blog to figure out which method may be best for you (link in bio) ✨
Stability ball ab exercises:
1. Ab rollout- kneel in front of stability ball with your knees hip-width apart, then place your forearms on the ball. Keeping your back flat, brace your core and slowly roll the ball away from you by straightening your arms, extend as far as you can without allowing your hips to drop. Pause, then bend your elbows to roll the ball back to start.
2. Knee tuck - assume push up position with your shins resting on the ball. Keeping your lower back straight, tuck your knees to roll the ball towards your chest. Then return the ball to starting position.
Add this exercises to your ab workout- 3 sets of 12-15 reps.
It was love at first sight! ❤️ Boston, you’ve added joy, thrill, adventure, and deliciousness into my life!
The weather has never dictated our adventures nor has it robbed us from joy! Like why stop living just because it’s snowing? Why not explore because it’s gloomy? Why give so much power to something you have no control over?
What we do have control is the way we react and respond to the circumstances at hand! And if that means putting on pants underneath your pants and a few shirts on top of your shirt, then so be it!
The greatest moments are spent when you surrender to all the things that could go wrong, the moments that won’t go as planned, and high expectations!
Tell us one feature you love about yourself. We're all ears (and smiles).
“You can’t fail at a job that you were created to do.” 🙌🏼 - Rachel Hollis .
Motherhood is both the most challenging and most rewarding thing that I’ve ever done 💯 We have bad days that are defeating and we have easy days where I feel like Supermom. I go through waves of Mom guilt, worry, anxiety and feeling like a failure at being a Mom. At times these feelings can be overwhelming. It’s comforting to be reminded that these feelings are normal and that other’s too have struggled with them. Definitely needing the reminder to grant myself grace and to remember that I’m doing the best I can and that is enough! ❤️
Thank you Rachel Hollis, thank you! ✨
#rachelhollis #girlwashyourface #personaldevelopment #selflove #selflovejourney #grace #motherhood #aintnohoodlikemotherhood
Monday message: stay mindful even in the hardest of times.
You have no idea what the Universe has planned for you, nor do you know how everything will turn out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What you do know is how strong you’ve been all along and just how strong you can keep being until you see the light again!
We are given these experiences to find love again - love within ourselves and live in others so we can become even better versions of ourselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Any setbacks we experience are just part of the journey, teaching us valuable lessons which we can take with us to the next chapter. Maybe if we didn’t experience these setbacks, the next chapter would be quite different. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stay strong, the shift you’re waiting for is just about to happen! I can help you navigate those necessary shifts before you even experience them - send me a message to book your free session! 🌸
Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.
Confession: I’m not in the best shape of my life. And being in my bathers in public makes me feel incredibly vulnerable.
Here’s a little back story... I moved to the Sunny Coast 8 months ago. And sold my car before moving as I had these grand intentions of walking everywhere.
But then I got here and realised just how far most places are and walking isn’t really a viable mode of transport. So I got lazy because I work from home. And made excuses about not really needing to go anywhere. I didn’t join a gym because I didn’t want to deal with cliquey groups.
I also kept telling myself I’m not good at cooking so I resorted to quick and easy food instead. Which generally meant a lot of takeaway.
Then I went home for Christmas and my family started commenting on my weight gain. I’d gotten pretty good at convincing myself everything was ok because I love my body.
But hearing people say it out loud made me realise what I’ve been doing to myself.
Now I firmly believe in self love and body positivity. But I also realise self love isn’t just about looking in a mirror and telling yourself you’re happy with what you see. It should be much more about treating your body right. Because if you’re not, then you’re not really showing yourself the true love you deserve.
And that means thinking about what you’re feeding your body. And how you’re using it. Sitting on a couch all day working and eating quick meals to save time, is most definitely NOT self love. And that’s the point I had let myself get to.
So my mission for this year is to get my health back. By no means will I deprive myself of food (I love it way too much), but I’ll be focusing on eating less takeaway and learning to cook more. I’ll be aiming to move daily, this doesn’t need to be hardcore gym activity. Just something to get the blood pumping.
I’m not striving to get skinny, I’m striving to be healthy. And I’m sharing here to hold myself accountable.
In the meantime I’m going to continue to go out confidently in my bikinis and show the Instagram world that all bodies are beautiful.
So here’s to happy, healthy bodies.
#bodypositivemovement #selfloveadvocate #selflovejourney
Last day of the #ichoosemechallenge
Post a picture that you feel beautiful in❤
So proud of all of you lovely ladies🙌💪
I'm inviting 4 beautiful humans to work with me in a 1:1 setting beginning in February!
Are you ready to unearth your radiance + connect to your inner beauty?
If you have been feeling lost, stuck or disconnected, keep reading.
This program is for YOU if...
❁ you're ready to make your wellness a priority! (because you're allowed to!)
❁ you're ready to show up for yourself in the most loving ways. (because you're worth it!)
❁ you're ready to feel connected, grounded, aligned with your inner beauty + FULL OF LIFE (because you deserve to!)
During our time together you will...
❁ commit to nurturing your mind, body, heart + soul
❁ move through the layers that have been keeping you stuck
❁ learn how journaling, breathwork + mindfulness can make MASSIVE impact on your overall wellness
❁ UNEARTH YOUR RADIANCE + SO much more
And I will be there the entire time, guiding you and loving you as you heal, recover and learn to love yourself.
To remind you of the beauty within. To give you a piece of my heart as you repair the broken pieces of yours.
Ready to unearth your radiance + connect to your inner beauty? Comment "bloom" in the comments below or DM me and we'll see if this program is right for you.
Only 4 spots available!!
Loving you already,
Body acceptance—> Something most of us struggle with. .
There are certain things we can’t change; our bone structure, our genetics. However, you can gain muscles and lose fat through working out and good nutrition. .
I’m here to help you with exercise and nutrition. I’m here to help hold you accountable and create your journey to your best self. Let’s do this together 💪🏼 #newyearbetteryou
Chris Hauth is a 2x Olympian, ultra-athlete and one of the world’s most respected ultra-endurance coaches.
This podcast is hosted by @richroll
- a vegan ultra-athlete, father, public speaker and wellness evangelist.
⚠️ Vulnerable Post Alert ⚠️
I have spent the last 4 years working on being in ❤️ with the person i see in the mirror who has been through so much and still fighting for more.
I have learned that Self-Love is NOT selfish; i have learned that i cannot truly love ❤️ others until i know how to love my myself. I have learned that my greatest responsibility is to 💕 myself and know I’m enough.
So you’re probably wondering how and what i did to Transform and learn to love 💗 every part of me?
👉🏼 I invested in my mind (personal development and daily affirmations)
👉🏼 I invested in my health (daily exercise and changed what i put in my body)
👉🏼 I invested in myself (i have spent time daily growing my mind, fueling my body, reading books, becoming self-aware of how I treat people and what I’m willing to put up with, daily gratitude 🙏🏼, attending events that grow me, push me and challenge me, put myself in counseling, attended al-non support group as well as celebrate 🎉 recovery)
I finally feel like I’m in a place where my mind is healthy and i have made a complete 360 shift in loving myself and I want to see the physical change on the outside to reflect what I feel has transformed on the inside.
Many people won’t understand and I’m okay with that because I’m doing this for me. Many people will watch my videos, follow my journey and think 🤔 she’s great or that i have it altogether and until you’ve walked a mile in someone else’s shoes 👟 it’s best to remember we are all human and support is the greatest high five 🖐🏽 of all time!
Yesterday I did a thing! I went to see my surgeon that performed my augmentation almost 10 years ago just to follow up and see what he thought I could do about all of this extra skin around my mid section. I was surprised and relieved to hear him say how lean i was and that no matter how hard i worked on my tummy that it wouldn’t improve because of something called diastasis recti! 😱 Good news was that he could fix it! When he told me what my options were i started crying 😭 for a couple reasons:
1. I believed i wasn’t working hard enough on my exercise & nutrition.
2. I thought 💭 I would have to live with it & I don’t!
No surprise here....locker room #111
🙏🏻 Synchronicity is real. ✨💕✨
Challenge Starts Tomorrow.
Who’s with me?
Time with friends, afternoon tea and full moon skies. A pretty perfect sunday if you ask me!
Hi, Guys! For today’s DAILY BODY, MIND, SPIRIT READING (1-20-19) I decided to switch it up a bit and focus on how you’re feeling about yourself today and what you can do to change it. Interestingly enough the ‘LEMURIA CARD’ that came up in Friday’s reading popped up again. 👉 So, if you haven’t checked out FRIDAY’S READING, I recommend taking a peek at the @namastenslay
Instagram feed since there might be a SPECIAL MESSAGE in there for you. Let’s dive in! 🌟 BODY(King of Pentacles), MIND (6 of Swords), SPIRIT (2 of Cups), ADVICE (Lemuria): First of all I just want to say keep up the great work! 💪BODY: Many of you have shifted past an energy where there may have been a lot energetic highs and lows and you’re finally feeling more grounded, confident, and just straight up owning it! You accept yourself and your circumstances for what they are and are ready to make shit happen 👏. 🧠MIND: Whatever has been keeping you up at night, and causing you distress, you’re leaving it all behind. You’re making peace with what was, what is and who you really are, and this fills you with optimism for the future. 💫 SPIRIT: You’re finally stable and grounded in your emotions. Your self-love is on fleeeeeeekkkkkk… and making you a magnet for all that you desire. You may still experience bouts of sadness from time to time, but chin up, this is a normal part of the healing process. You’re doing an amazing job and are being encouraged to keep it up! ❤️HOW TO CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL: Don’t you dare change a damn thing! This energy is friken amazing!! The Lemuria card in this reading is simply reinforcing the message that YOU ARE WORTHY and on the right path. Stay committed to your self-love journey, because although you may not always be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, what you are going through now and how you choose to navigate these changes, will strengthen your self-worth and confidence. The quote that comes to mind is Ghandi’s ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ Choose to be a better you each day and watch the world change around you.🤗😘🤗😘
throwin back juice flights today✌️😜🌿
we spent the morning packing up our house 🏡📦 to get ready for our road trip on saturday🚗🥳 then I had a masterminding + planning sesh with my #fitblisstribe
🦄 babe @emilee.snapp
👯♀️ and since it’s our last weekend here Cam and I figured we would have a date 💏 at our fav restaurant with local/organic eats and fresh juices🌿🍋🥑🥒👅
this is my fav way to spend a sunday: perfect balance of productivity and play time🤸♀️ it not only allows me to kick of the fresh week feeling nourished and refreshed, but also ready af to slay ⚡️ bc I have a plan of action in place for the week!🤓 what’s your fav way to spend your sundays?💕
My placenta pills arrived ✌🏻
A little bit of backstory and more reasons why Harrison Brave is already everything name means and says: the placenta actually had an unusual presentation that has more increased risks for baby. It is called velamentous cord insertion. Instead of inserting into the middle of the placenta, the umbilical cord inserts into fetal membrane and then travels to the placenta. 💛
If more pronounced, it can be a reason for induction at 35 weeks due to risks for the newborn. The presentation could be why HBT was a smaller (though still within avg) weight at birth. Fortunately, the placement and severity for HBT was more mild and he was born so healthy and strong ❤️
So grateful for his health and to get allllll the benefits from this powerful organ: hormone support, stem cells, growth factors, vitamins and minerals. GIMME.✌🏻
Would you try placenta encapsulation or have you already ?
How my higher self speaks to the negative committee in my brain: "Umm excuse me...did you forget who the hell you are? You're a bad ass bitch! Don't make me come over there and give you a spiritual smack down. You know I got you boo. Love always." 🤣 Who else can relate?
i felt the wind
i was certain
it was washing
clean “look up!"
beckoning at me
“the moon is falling"
and I couldn't help
as the light
everything “we’re living the dream"
what looked like
launching it into the air
such that it fell
hurled at me
as he beamed at me
i thought i might
i was filled
with such glee
oh how i love you
as he turned
to keep running “i am staying here"
i heard myself say
standing on his toes
for prompt pivoting “what?!"
clearly incredulous “you’re not coming?!" “no"
at my own certainty
the thickness of my tone
the extent of my conviction
the depth of my knowing
and he (and i) got
i wasn't joking
not this time
i wasn't testing him
i wasn't playing “i need to go
the rest alone"
conscious i was choosing
what was right
even though it seemed
even though it seemed
i could see myself
following him forever
yes, even though…
i need to go
i need to go the rest alone
who i become
is more important
we can run
we become “okay, i’ll miss you"
the most gently
i’d ever heard him
it took me
a while to find
and by then
he was back
again “me too..."
i shouted into the dark
me too... and i watched
of the man
i had once loved
more than anything
with the horizon
into a memory
i'll endlessly have
important to me
be ❤️ @EmilyJoyRosen @the.secret.keepers @the.empowered.woman
#couragemylove #justwakingup #healinghearts #secretkeepers #findthelight #woundsintowings
MONDAY, JANUARY 21 … When you gaze into the depths of the full moon, what do you feel? Why are you drawn to its other-worldly glow? How does the moon manifest in the cycles of your life? Let us gather in sacred circle to honour and to nourish the Lunar energy that ebbs and flows within each of us. Join Michaela each month on the Monday (historically called Moon's Day!) closest to the full moon. You will be guided through a grounding meditation that includes an optional visualization/free writing session, followed by a sound bath of crystal singing bowls and other musical tools to awaken your intentions, cleanse your energy field, and invoke physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual release. Michaela creates a safe and inclusive environment where everyone can feel honoured and held. $25 per person
Link in bio
Wenn mehrere Bilder von ner Selfiesession lit sind muss man halt mehrere hochladen 🤗 and guess what, i gained some weight and i couldn't give less of a damn ✌
#isso #softbelly #selflove #selflovejourney
🤷🏼♀️ At what point did we start taking the fun outta our lives, ourselves and reaching our dreams? ⠀
I get it that you feel like you’ve gotta hustle your way their, and yes, some days there is going to be work to get done. ⠀
Other days, however, you are the one that is top priority and doing what heightens your passion, purpose and drive 🔮⠀
‘Dammit I am trying EVERYTHING!’ ⠀
I hear you say with frustration and overwhelm creeping in while the stress is rising 😳⠀
You are trying to hard, pushing sh*t uphill, with no love ❤️, that ain’t going to work long term - you WILL burn out and you’ll get bored from the lack of joy 😰⠀
Ask yourself ⤵️⠀
Are you having fun? ⠀
Are you making YOU and your ENERGY a priority? ⠀
Are you taking time to develop more self awareness and manage those shitty thoughts? ⠀
Are you diving into intention and creative time, fueled from passion and more intimate connections with your lover? ⠀
Are you working out and eating healthy daily ? ⠀
The pillars of your dreams and self care will look different to mine, but it is with the utmost conviction that I say, they are deeply connected.⠀
When you feel shitty about yourself, how are you supposed to show up with confidence and conviction to share your message? ⠀
When your sleep, energy and cravings are out of balance, your mood will be too, which means that will be felt EVERYWHERE. ⠀
Gurl, YOU ARE YOU BUSINESS PLAN. ⠀
Let’s get clear on this 😉 ⠀
I want to invite you to spend 5 days with me and a bunch of super cool, aspiring entrepreneurs who are craving a REVIVAL and some CONFIDENCE to stop holding back! ⠀
Tomorrow, Monday 21st, we begin 👏🏼⠀
Join me, let’s UNLEASH, that voice, that woman who is confident and not taking her life lying down 💯⠀
Link is in my bio!!! ⠀
👩🎨🤓💡《What is creative ?》
. ♧ Beliefs can be so powerful that one mistakes them as being facts. I've never thought creativity could be one of the aspect of myself until very recently. For a long time, I only associated creativity with artistic creations... too bad right?!! .
♡ I guess this strong belief I used to have comes from a split that was instilled: you are either artistic or a math/figure person, full stop. Especially in France we looooove putting labels and categories, don't we?! 🤓🤷🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
♤ But the most important is how self reflective exercizes have made me realized how I've used creativity to sort out so many issue or situations in the past, both at home and at work. And my first impression was: how did I missed that for so many years ?!!
◇Self development can be very powerful to unbuild strongly anchored beliefs... sometimes it's good, sometimes it's tough. But it is always useful: we're getting closer to the real self each time. 👇👉Does any of this ribg a bell?? Tag anyone who could relate! 🧡💚 #selfbelief #knowyourself #creativityfound
ALERT: It’s Monday Mantra Time! (YESSSSS!)⠀
Are you ready for your best week ever?⠀
Head on up ☝🏻 to my Stories to see what we’re talking about this week ❤️
I can’t even tell you how many people asked me since I moved back home “So are you a vegan now? 🤔 What do you eat then?”.
So, let me be honest. I call myself a part-time vegan 😁 as I still eat cheese and eggs occasionally. But eventually I do wanna go fully vegan.
I truly believe we are what we eat and changing my diet was a huge part of my transformation journey I started 2 years ago. “Why?” (as that’s the next question I get always asked😁).
It all started after watching a documentary Cowspiracy. I got really interested in this topic of global warming and how actually agriculture affects our planet so I started to read books, I needed to know more (feel free to check out my stories, where I am sharing with you the books I read back then). I was also gluten free for a bit and I still try to skip gluten whenever I can.
I had meat for the last time back in June 2018.
Before that I was on antibiotics 4 times in a space of 6 months😕, my weight was constantly changing, I felt bloated all the time and not to even mention the swings of my mood ha ha.
I haven’t been ill since then, my weight is stable and I feel more stable over all.
The key to creating new habits is to create a strong foundation. Study, do the research, find the information you need.
If I would just say “Ok, I gonna go vegan from today”, I know I would never stick with it as I know my buddy subconscious mind will run back to me and remind me how delicious the meat etc. is.
That’s why I read books, watched documentaries and studied people who have been through this transformation themselves.
Are you going through any transformation yourself at the moment but finding hard to stick to it?
Let me know in comments below⬇️.
Share with me your opinions below👇what you think! 🧠Anybody’s love in your life should be an added blessing not a desperate necessity 😊
Never underestimate your progress, because it’s yours & it’s different then anyone else’s! Steps forward in the right direction are progress in itself. Changed habits/behaviours, strides towards your goals, all while remembering its progress we’re seeking, NOT perfection!
Going through some clothes I’m reminded I’m doing it! We’re doing it! So don’t give up now! The results you have been waiting for are literally just around the corner! 👏🏻🔥 #goals #losingweightgaininglife #weightlossjourney
Just keep going. You're doing the right thing by working on you. ❤