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  • Day: 312 REST DAY
Day: 313 NO TIME FOR MOVEMENT
Day: 314
Feeling: exhausted. Life is really busy right now and that’s just the way it is! Just to be super real for a minute...physical health has become a priority in my life but so has my emotional health. Some times those two factors (fitness and emotional health) conflict. This weekend, I took a lovely and lengthy walk on the beach with @bridgethigdon and it was wonderful- just what my emotional health needed. Sunday I breathed and prepared for this week. Monday I was BUSY and if I wanted to workout it would have required me to a) wake up super early or b)not have brunch with my man on his birthday. NOPE!!! SOMETIMES YOU MUST SAY NO!
Workout: full body lagree led by @anaalarcon at @firebrandsports 
This video: bicep pull. 
#365daysoffitness #health #lunge #lagree #lagreemethod #lagreelove #lagreestrong #lagreefitness #sebastianlagree #megaformer #megaformermethod #megaformerlove #balance #bride #brideprep #bridetribe #bodygoals #bodyimage #plussize #body #selfcare #selflove #soulmate #april182020
  • Day: 312 REST DAY
    Day: 313 NO TIME FOR MOVEMENT
    Day: 314
    Feeling: exhausted. Life is really busy right now and that’s just the way it is! Just to be super real for a minute...physical health has become a priority in my life but so has my emotional health. Some times those two factors (fitness and emotional health) conflict. This weekend, I took a lovely and lengthy walk on the beach with @bridgethigdon and it was wonderful- just what my emotional health needed. Sunday I breathed and prepared for this week. Monday I was BUSY and if I wanted to workout it would have required me to a) wake up super early or b)not have brunch with my man on his birthday. NOPE!!! SOMETIMES YOU MUST SAY NO!
    Workout: full body lagree led by @anaalarcon at @firebrandsports
    This video: bicep pull.
    #365daysoffitness #health #lunge #lagree #lagreemethod #lagreelove #lagreestrong #lagreefitness #sebastianlagree #megaformer #megaformermethod #megaformerlove #balance #bride #brideprep #bridetribe #bodygoals #bodyimage #plussize #body #selfcare #selflove #soulmate #april182020

  •  1  1  5 minutes ago
  • It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week so naturally, I got very own recovery symbol tattoo (omg how original, I know)! For those of you who may not be awear, the @NEDA (national eating disorder association) symbol is appropriately known as the recovery symbol for eating disorders of all types. So of course, I wanted to represent my journey through ED recovery but also make it my own ;) So I decided to make the symbol out of poppies, which not only remind me of my mom (and her obsession with native plants) but it’s also the California state flower, which is where I’m born and raised baby! I’m absolutely in LOVE with this tattoo and excited to have a symbol of my recovery with me for the rest of my life. I am worthy, strong, and now have a dope tattoo :))
  • It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week so naturally, I got very own recovery symbol tattoo (omg how original, I know)! For those of you who may not be awear, the @NEDA (national eating disorder association) symbol is appropriately known as the recovery symbol for eating disorders of all types. So of course, I wanted to represent my journey through ED recovery but also make it my own ;) So I decided to make the symbol out of poppies, which not only remind me of my mom (and her obsession with native plants) but it’s also the California state flower, which is where I’m born and raised baby! I’m absolutely in LOVE with this tattoo and excited to have a symbol of my recovery with me for the rest of my life. I am worthy, strong, and now have a dope tattoo :))

  •  15  1  7 minutes ago
  • I struggled with eating not enough or too much! I struggle with the mentality that I deserve food. .
It's why when I started college - after a traumatic event I lost 15lbs, started in a new school and gained 20lbs, moved to Southern California and assumed that everyone needed to be a size 00 and the best way to get there was diet pills, cleanses, fad diets and really whatever worked. Or why when I was pregnant with Carter I gained almost 60lbs. Nutrition is what is the HARDEST part for me.
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In the last five years I have learned so much about nutrition and more about me and what triggers the good, bad and ugly! I have learned how to workout instead of eat my feelings, walk it out instead of drink the sugary coffee. BUT its also where I learned balance! 
See those little colored beans… MY DOWNFALL… the only thing they have going for them is they are ONLY available at Easter… and then you CANNOT find them! So what do I do… I set up personal rules so I don’t get crazy! That little container is better than the massive bag…. .
I have learned me in the process and thats been the most important part! I learned that I do need balance! I eat the right things most of the time! I do my best to choose the right things that fuel my body but I also learned that every once in awhile -- A little something is better than a spiral out of control. .
Here is a little something that helps me… If you want it, have it, but think about "how is this going to serve my body"? BECAUSE truly — “Kim you deserve food that is good for your body, you deserve food thats going to help it thrive, you deserve food that going to give you life!! Anything else is it really worth it??” .
I tell you this because I am not perfect. No one is. Just because I am a coach, doesn't mean I don't have issues or struggles. Emotional eating sucks. And it is hard to break. But if you TRY to eat healthy, TRULY TRY, and get better every day, THAT'S what matters!
  • I struggled with eating not enough or too much! I struggle with the mentality that I deserve food. .
    It's why when I started college - after a traumatic event I lost 15lbs, started in a new school and gained 20lbs, moved to Southern California and assumed that everyone needed to be a size 00 and the best way to get there was diet pills, cleanses, fad diets and really whatever worked. Or why when I was pregnant with Carter I gained almost 60lbs. Nutrition is what is the HARDEST part for me.
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    In the last five years I have learned so much about nutrition and more about me and what triggers the good, bad and ugly! I have learned how to workout instead of eat my feelings, walk it out instead of drink the sugary coffee. BUT its also where I learned balance!
    See those little colored beans… MY DOWNFALL… the only thing they have going for them is they are ONLY available at Easter… and then you CANNOT find them! So what do I do… I set up personal rules so I don’t get crazy! That little container is better than the massive bag…. .
    I have learned me in the process and thats been the most important part! I learned that I do need balance! I eat the right things most of the time! I do my best to choose the right things that fuel my body but I also learned that every once in awhile -- A little something is better than a spiral out of control. .
    Here is a little something that helps me… If you want it, have it, but think about "how is this going to serve my body"? BECAUSE truly — “Kim you deserve food that is good for your body, you deserve food thats going to help it thrive, you deserve food that going to give you life!! Anything else is it really worth it??” .
    I tell you this because I am not perfect. No one is. Just because I am a coach, doesn't mean I don't have issues or struggles. Emotional eating sucks. And it is hard to break. But if you TRY to eat healthy, TRULY TRY, and get better every day, THAT'S what matters!

  •  5  1  11 minutes ago
  • Body Shape Series - Diamond Body Shape
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The key to dress if you have diamond body shape is to balance your upper and lower body by creating an illusion of slimmer waist. Wear tops with belted waist, A- line skirts, anarkali's in soft fabrics are some of the clothing pieces you can opt for. Dressing is fun if you know how to dress accordingly as per your body shape.
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If you need guidance feel free to connect
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#imageconsultant #imagemanagement #imageconsulting #bodyimage #bodypositivity #bodytype #bodyshape #dresstoimpress #shapeofyou #fittofab #diamondbodyshape #chennai #chennaigirls #chennai😍 #postoftheday #womenempowerment #entrepreneur #homepreneur #positivity #selfworth #selfconfidence #selflove #loveyourbody #personalbrand #personalstyle #styleinspiration #styleguide #etiquette #expertadvice #nsimageconsulting
  • Body Shape Series - Diamond Body Shape
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    The key to dress if you have diamond body shape is to balance your upper and lower body by creating an illusion of slimmer waist. Wear tops with belted waist, A- line skirts, anarkali's in soft fabrics are some of the clothing pieces you can opt for. Dressing is fun if you know how to dress accordingly as per your body shape.
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    If you need guidance feel free to connect
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    #imageconsultant #imagemanagement #imageconsulting #bodyimage #bodypositivity #bodytype #bodyshape #dresstoimpress #shapeofyou #fittofab #diamondbodyshape #chennai #chennaigirls #chennai😍 #postoftheday #womenempowerment #entrepreneur #homepreneur #positivity #selfworth #selfconfidence #selflove #loveyourbody #personalbrand #personalstyle #styleinspiration #styleguide #etiquette #expertadvice #nsimageconsulting

  •  1  0  17 minutes ago
  • You are sacred and your time is sacred... zoom in on what's really important to you and pull your passions to the forefront of your life... step by step your core desires will lead to an awakening. Think of this as self-care for your soul. Awaken your inner wisdom by engaging in self-care daily and life will magically change exponentially. If you were able to start prioritizing your sacredness starting right now, what would you do? - Juliette 💗
#love #life #awakening #soulliving #healthcoach #lifecoach #empowerment #goals #bodyimage #bodywisdom #mindfulness #returntohealth #healthiswealth #wellnessweek #thrivecoaching365 #juliette
  • You are sacred and your time is sacred... zoom in on what's really important to you and pull your passions to the forefront of your life... step by step your core desires will lead to an awakening. Think of this as self-care for your soul. Awaken your inner wisdom by engaging in self-care daily and life will magically change exponentially. If you were able to start prioritizing your sacredness starting right now, what would you do? - Juliette 💗
    #love #life #awakening #soulliving #healthcoach #lifecoach #empowerment #goals #bodyimage #bodywisdom #mindfulness #returntohealth #healthiswealth #wellnessweek #thrivecoaching365 #juliette

  •  2  0  18 minutes ago
  • I crave human connection.
I used to think that I preferred to be on my own. Turns out, I was actually isolating myself and it was my ED that liked to be alone.

Through recovery I have rediscovered my love of being surrounded by others.

This is a great discovery, but it also opens me up to some vulnerabilities. For instance, if I go for a prolonged time without seeing others, I start to feel alone and lonely. My brain morphes the truth (ex. that I’m loved by others) and twists into a false thought (ex. no one cares about me). To protect myself and to remind myself that this false thought is indeed false, I make a list of times people have shown me that they like spending time with me. I jot down times when I’ve felt loved and cared for. And I reach out to others.

Isolation breeds more isolation and I’m NOT here for it.
  • I crave human connection.
    I used to think that I preferred to be on my own. Turns out, I was actually isolating myself and it was my ED that liked to be alone.

    Through recovery I have rediscovered my love of being surrounded by others.

    This is a great discovery, but it also opens me up to some vulnerabilities. For instance, if I go for a prolonged time without seeing others, I start to feel alone and lonely. My brain morphes the truth (ex. that I’m loved by others) and twists into a false thought (ex. no one cares about me). To protect myself and to remind myself that this false thought is indeed false, I make a list of times people have shown me that they like spending time with me. I jot down times when I’ve felt loved and cared for. And I reach out to others.

    Isolation breeds more isolation and I’m NOT here for it.

  •  33  1  36 minutes ago
  • 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁...
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𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲...
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𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗳𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗮𝗯𝗶𝘁𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀!  𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀... 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝘁...
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𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝘆, 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁, 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲... 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗱𝗼 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘇𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗶𝘁!
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𝗦𝗼 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝘁?  𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁 & 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘁...
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𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗶𝘀... 𝗮 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁!
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#loveyourbody #yourbodyisagift #benicetoyourbody #bodyimage #bodyimagemotivation #motivation #selflovemotivation #selfcare #selfcaremotivation #influencer #poledancersofinstagram #poledancing #freestyle #befree #moveyourbody #alrightguys #justdoit #motivator #motivatorsofinstagram #fitspiration #instamood #polemood #orlandoinfluencer #fitnessmotivation #womensmotivation #selfloveawareness #womenempowerment #womeninspiringwomen #womeninspiration #wegotthis
  • 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁...
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    𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲...
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    𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗳𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗮𝗯𝗶𝘁𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀! 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀... 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝘁...
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    𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝘆, 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁, 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲... 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗱𝗼 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘇𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗶𝘁!
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    𝗦𝗼 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝘁? 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁 & 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘁...
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    𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗶𝘀... 𝗮 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁!
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    #loveyourbody #yourbodyisagift #benicetoyourbody #bodyimage #bodyimagemotivation #motivation #selflovemotivation #selfcare #selfcaremotivation #influencer #poledancersofinstagram #poledancing #freestyle #befree #moveyourbody #alrightguys #justdoit #motivator #motivatorsofinstagram #fitspiration #instamood #polemood #orlandoinfluencer #fitnessmotivation #womensmotivation #selfloveawareness #womenempowerment #womeninspiringwomen #womeninspiration #wegotthis

  •  10  6  44 minutes ago
  • Agüita.
  • Agüita.

  •  9  1  53 minutes ago
  • Leaving ED isn’t simple. Figuring out where he ends and I begin is a battle in itself. Today, the battle is loud and confusing. 
I’m exhausted. The baby was up all night, leaving me with only a few hours of sleep. An early wake up call to get kids out the door and driving across town to a doctors appointment (with a screaming baby) has me feeling wiped. I would normally go to the gym between getting my preschooler and being home for the bus but I just wanted to rest instead. ED told me I couldn’t do that. He began to make me feel guilty and scream things like “you’re a failure if you skip the gym. You lazy fata**, get to the gym before you’re ruined forever.” As I was going to get my gym clothes on, I remembered I’m not ED. I’m Michelle. So I asked myself “what is best for me in this moment?”. Rest. I needed rest. As I began fighting with ED, I found a piece of me. The relief I felt NOT going to the gym was shocking. I’ve never felt that in the past. I’ve only felt extreme guilt and the need to make up for skipping the gym (usually with restriction &/or purging). Sure, the guilt came in waves throughout the day but my truth reminded me I needed to listen to my body’s need for rest. And I’m so proud I distanced myself a little further from ED today. He’s been yelling loud, but it’s making it easier figuring out who I am and the rules ED has given me. 
Today was hard. It honestly added to the mental exhaustion. But I won and that means I am one step closer to recovery.
  • Leaving ED isn’t simple. Figuring out where he ends and I begin is a battle in itself. Today, the battle is loud and confusing.
    I’m exhausted. The baby was up all night, leaving me with only a few hours of sleep. An early wake up call to get kids out the door and driving across town to a doctors appointment (with a screaming baby) has me feeling wiped. I would normally go to the gym between getting my preschooler and being home for the bus but I just wanted to rest instead. ED told me I couldn’t do that. He began to make me feel guilty and scream things like “you’re a failure if you skip the gym. You lazy fata**, get to the gym before you’re ruined forever.” As I was going to get my gym clothes on, I remembered I’m not ED. I’m Michelle. So I asked myself “what is best for me in this moment?”. Rest. I needed rest. As I began fighting with ED, I found a piece of me. The relief I felt NOT going to the gym was shocking. I’ve never felt that in the past. I’ve only felt extreme guilt and the need to make up for skipping the gym (usually with restriction &/or purging). Sure, the guilt came in waves throughout the day but my truth reminded me I needed to listen to my body’s need for rest. And I’m so proud I distanced myself a little further from ED today. He’s been yelling loud, but it’s making it easier figuring out who I am and the rules ED has given me.
    Today was hard. It honestly added to the mental exhaustion. But I won and that means I am one step closer to recovery.

  •  3  2  55 minutes ago
  • We all have our days where we look in the mirror and put ourselves and our bodies down. Nit picking every little thing you hate. Next time you find yourself doing that- try to interrupt those thoughts by remembering what your body does for you. Learn to LOVE IT. 💙 and by loving it and taking care of it and putting good things into it, you’ll quickly look in the mirror and see physical changes as well.
  • We all have our days where we look in the mirror and put ourselves and our bodies down. Nit picking every little thing you hate. Next time you find yourself doing that- try to interrupt those thoughts by remembering what your body does for you. Learn to LOVE IT. 💙 and by loving it and taking care of it and putting good things into it, you’ll quickly look in the mirror and see physical changes as well.

  •  5  1  58 minutes ago
  • For many of the people I work with, the idea of choosing drinks with calories is really, really scary.
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But drinks with calories are perfectly acceptable and can be really helpful when trying to meet our nutrient needs.
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Not to mention they can be really pleasurable and can help us get enough hydration!
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[Image: Background is two cups with pink smoothies and blackberries. Black text over a white circle reads, “Permission slip to: Choose a drink with calories”. At the bottom, black text reads, “Josée Sovinsky, RD | @joseesovinskyrd]
  • For many of the people I work with, the idea of choosing drinks with calories is really, really scary.
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    But drinks with calories are perfectly acceptable and can be really helpful when trying to meet our nutrient needs.
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    Not to mention they can be really pleasurable and can help us get enough hydration!
    🥤
    [Image: Background is two cups with pink smoothies and blackberries. Black text over a white circle reads, “Permission slip to: Choose a drink with calories”. At the bottom, black text reads, “Josée Sovinsky, RD | @joseesovinskyrd]

  •  30  6  1 hour ago
  • 3 weeks in and not the result i wanted but personal issues got in the way. I left group today feeling a whole lot better and 100% more motivated so heres to getting the result i want 💪. #foodoptimising #speedfood #synfree #healthyextras #slimmingworld #sw #swuk #swuk2020 #swworks #slimmingworldfooddiary #slimmingworldmeals #slimmingworldideas #slimmingworldjourney #positivevibes #bodymagic #bodyimage #motivation #determined #tranformation #lowsyn #foodblogger #weightlossjourney #foodblog #fooddiary #swmafia #swfamily #thatslimmingworldfeeling #touchingheartschanginglives
  • 3 weeks in and not the result i wanted but personal issues got in the way. I left group today feeling a whole lot better and 100% more motivated so heres to getting the result i want 💪. #foodoptimising #speedfood #synfree #healthyextras #slimmingworld #sw #swuk #swuk2020 #swworks #slimmingworldfooddiary #slimmingworldmeals #slimmingworldideas #slimmingworldjourney #positivevibes #bodymagic #bodyimage #motivation #determined #tranformation #lowsyn #foodblogger #weightlossjourney #foodblog #fooddiary #swmafia #swfamily #thatslimmingworldfeeling #touchingheartschanginglives

  •  3  0  1 hour ago
  • Bits and pieces of the new collection....😍 counting down the days until it goes live ğŸŽ‰ğŸ™Œ
  • Bits and pieces of the new collection....😍 counting down the days until it goes live ğŸŽ‰ğŸ™Œ

  •  19  1  1 hour ago
  • One of my favorite things lately is conquering fear foods. Girl Scout cookie season is a good time to practice 💁‍♀️
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We visited my mom recently, and she sent us home with a box full of boxes of Girl Scout cookies 😍 Thanks, mom!
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Once upon a time a box like this would have filled me with equal parts dread and obsession. Dread, because I had told myself I couldn’t control myself around this kind of food; obsession because I was restricting calories and ignoring cravings and unless everything was pre-planned and pre-portioned I would panic internally 😱
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Without food rules, there are no off-limit foods, there’s no restricting, and there’s no need to panic. It’s been really interesting eating these cookies intuitively and just observing. Instead of eating 5 or 10 in a blind panic and not even tasting them, now I might have 5 and actually enjoy them! Usually I’ll have 1 or 2 and feel totally satisfied because I am focusing on enjoying them mindfully. 🍪 Some nights I don’t even want any!
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I know they are there if and when I want them, and that I can have them any time without guilt and without having to earn them or burn them off. It’s wild, but I honestly had no idea that living with this kind of freedom around food was even an option. It’s part of the reason I feel so strongly about sharing the anti-diet, HAES, and Intuitive Eating message with anyone who will listen. We all deserve to have peace with food and our bodies 😌
—Shelby
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#haes #healthateverysize #fuckfatphobia #allbodiesaregoodbodies #bodyliberation #bodypositive #bodyposi #healthisnotasize #bodyimage #bodyrespect #edrecovery #bodytrust #dietsdontwork #ditchthediet #nondietapproach #dietculturedropout #intuitiveeating #bodyliberation #fuckdietculture
  • One of my favorite things lately is conquering fear foods. Girl Scout cookie season is a good time to practice 💁‍♀️
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    We visited my mom recently, and she sent us home with a box full of boxes of Girl Scout cookies 😍 Thanks, mom!
    •
    Once upon a time a box like this would have filled me with equal parts dread and obsession. Dread, because I had told myself I couldn’t control myself around this kind of food; obsession because I was restricting calories and ignoring cravings and unless everything was pre-planned and pre-portioned I would panic internally 😱
    •
    Without food rules, there are no off-limit foods, there’s no restricting, and there’s no need to panic. It’s been really interesting eating these cookies intuitively and just observing. Instead of eating 5 or 10 in a blind panic and not even tasting them, now I might have 5 and actually enjoy them! Usually I’ll have 1 or 2 and feel totally satisfied because I am focusing on enjoying them mindfully. 🍪 Some nights I don’t even want any!
    •
    I know they are there if and when I want them, and that I can have them any time without guilt and without having to earn them or burn them off. It’s wild, but I honestly had no idea that living with this kind of freedom around food was even an option. It’s part of the reason I feel so strongly about sharing the anti-diet, HAES, and Intuitive Eating message with anyone who will listen. We all deserve to have peace with food and our bodies 😌
    —Shelby
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    #haes #healthateverysize #fuckfatphobia #allbodiesaregoodbodies #bodyliberation #bodypositive #bodyposi #healthisnotasize #bodyimage #bodyrespect #edrecovery #bodytrust #dietsdontwork #ditchthediet #nondietapproach #dietculturedropout #intuitiveeating #bodyliberation #fuckdietculture

  •  14  2  1 hour ago
  • Reality is...I’ve been struggling with my body image lately. .
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Hear me out📢
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A year ago I weighed about 17lbs less than what I do now. 1-7. Yep. 😳That’s right. .
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It’s true, the numbers on the scale don’t matter. But it doesn’t make anyone feel good seeing the numbers on the scale slowly creep up over a year (when you aren’t trying to put on weight).
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So what did I do “wrong?”
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I did NOTHING wrong. Seasons change and life happens. A year ago I was paying a coach and my goal was to get lean. I counted my macros to a T and was in a major caloric deficit. It’s not a surprise I was weighing in at my lowest weight. .
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Today I coach myself and I do workouts that I love to do. I love lifting but I’ve also started interval training. I’m not counting my macros at ALL. I couldn’t tell you how many carbs, fats or protein I’ve had in months. .
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The point is, I get it. I get that you don’t like to see the scale go up. I get that you don’t like the way you look 24/7. And that’s OKAY because it’s a perfectly normal feeling.
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Next time you look at yourself in the mirror or step on the scale, know that you aren’t alone. These feelings are universal. Just make sure those feelings are temporary because you are beautiful just the way you are in your skin💕
  • Reality is...I’ve been struggling with my body image lately. .
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    Hear me out📢
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    A year ago I weighed about 17lbs less than what I do now. 1-7. Yep. 😳That’s right. .
    .
    It’s true, the numbers on the scale don’t matter. But it doesn’t make anyone feel good seeing the numbers on the scale slowly creep up over a year (when you aren’t trying to put on weight).
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    So what did I do “wrong?”
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    I did NOTHING wrong. Seasons change and life happens. A year ago I was paying a coach and my goal was to get lean. I counted my macros to a T and was in a major caloric deficit. It’s not a surprise I was weighing in at my lowest weight. .
    .
    Today I coach myself and I do workouts that I love to do. I love lifting but I’ve also started interval training. I’m not counting my macros at ALL. I couldn’t tell you how many carbs, fats or protein I’ve had in months. .
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    The point is, I get it. I get that you don’t like to see the scale go up. I get that you don’t like the way you look 24/7. And that’s OKAY because it’s a perfectly normal feeling.
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    Next time you look at yourself in the mirror or step on the scale, know that you aren’t alone. These feelings are universal. Just make sure those feelings are temporary because you are beautiful just the way you are in your skin💕

  •  58  7  1 hour ago
  • Bali has helped me get intimate with my own body. 
And intimacy with my body fuels everything in my life. ✨

I have been on a journey of exploring my sexuality and desire for years now, but something major shifted coming to Bali - I honor my body in a whole new way. ✨

I recognize that… 🍑the intuition I need for my business strategy comes from my body
🍑the sensitivity I need to discern which relationships to invest in comes from my body 🍑the responsiveness and sexual aliveness I need for a passionate relationship comes from my body 🍑the sensuality I need to experience life intimately and pleasurably comes from my body 🍑the magnetism I need to attract my audience and clients come from my body 🍑the emotionality I need to uncover deeper spiritual truth comes from my body ✨

So many gifts come when I decide to let go of my mind for a minute and listen more deeply to my body. 
To slow down and tune in. 
To feel sensations and be with emotions. 
To not-yet-know and wait for the answer to arise as feelings from my body. ✨ 🤷‍♀️ It wasn't always this way - I often lived as a "brain on a stick" as my mom called it, treating my body as an annoying thing to feed, water, and sleep. 
I would do the minimum amount needed to maintain my health, so I could continue to be productive and efficient. 
And I'd focus on diet and exercise just to look good, not really caring so much about how I *felt*. 🤷‍♀️Can you relate? ✨ 
Today I’m learning real humility by listening to my body. 
See, my mind always wants to KNOW the answers and FIGURE it out. 
But often, life is too complicated and full of mystery for that. 
My body has insights my mind can never fully understand. 
I trust that. ✨

What about you? What’s your relationship with your body like? I’d love to hear below!

Xoxo, 
Megan 
#bodypositive #noshame #balilife #listentoyourbody #feminineenergy #bodyimage #selfcare #selflove #realtalk
  • Bali has helped me get intimate with my own body.
    And intimacy with my body fuels everything in my life. ✨

    I have been on a journey of exploring my sexuality and desire for years now, but something major shifted coming to Bali - I honor my body in a whole new way. ✨

    I recognize that… 🍑the intuition I need for my business strategy comes from my body
    🍑the sensitivity I need to discern which relationships to invest in comes from my body 🍑the responsiveness and sexual aliveness I need for a passionate relationship comes from my body 🍑the sensuality I need to experience life intimately and pleasurably comes from my body 🍑the magnetism I need to attract my audience and clients come from my body 🍑the emotionality I need to uncover deeper spiritual truth comes from my body ✨

    So many gifts come when I decide to let go of my mind for a minute and listen more deeply to my body.
    To slow down and tune in.
    To feel sensations and be with emotions.
    To not-yet-know and wait for the answer to arise as feelings from my body. ✨ 🤷‍♀️ It wasn't always this way - I often lived as a "brain on a stick" as my mom called it, treating my body as an annoying thing to feed, water, and sleep.
    I would do the minimum amount needed to maintain my health, so I could continue to be productive and efficient.
    And I'd focus on diet and exercise just to look good, not really caring so much about how I *felt*. 🤷‍♀️Can you relate? ✨
    Today I’m learning real humility by listening to my body.
    See, my mind always wants to KNOW the answers and FIGURE it out.
    But often, life is too complicated and full of mystery for that.
    My body has insights my mind can never fully understand.
    I trust that. ✨

    What about you? What’s your relationship with your body like? I’d love to hear below!

    Xoxo,
    Megan
    #bodypositive #noshame #balilife #listentoyourbody #feminineenergy #bodyimage #selfcare #selflove #realtalk

  •  11  2  1 hour ago
  • 3 MONTHS PP ! 
Thank god for high waisted pants and posing angles 🙏🏻 Please don’t compare ur journey to anybody else’s... each body/journey is different 😊 honestly I preach that but I am also one to quickly compare myself to another #humannature ... Also let’s all take a moment to appreciate the 2 small dinner rolls on my back (last pic)... would u like butter on those ?! 😂Lol Geez how do these Instagram girls do it, bending/ posing without any rolls ... magic ! 🤷🏻‍♀️ If u saw my camera roll u would see how much effort goes into getting the “ right” picture ...and since having a baby it seems to be even harder ... 😬 
Lets talk about fitness post baby ! 
1 - always ease back into it, small steps, even if it’s only 30mins a couple times a week in a gym or at home is still better than nothing 
2- use body weight or resistance bands 
3 - it’s not selfish of u to do, u are important and without ur mental health as well as physical health u won’t be able to attend to ur baby (honestly think I would have lost it by now if it wasnt for the gym) 
4- listen to ur body 
5- seek guidance /help when unsure 
6- buy new gym wear for motivation
7- incorporate pelvic floor exercises into routine (great also prior to and during pregnancy) 
8- focus on transverse abdominal muscles to repair separation (gain clearance from dr, also great during and prior to pregnancy) 
9- water water water !!! Essential ! 
10- have fun with it ! Try new classes, join mums n bubs boot camp , train with a friend ! 
Progress pics is a great way to observe how far you have come and truly appreciate the power of ur body and it’s capabilities 👌🏻💪🏼 #postpartumbody #postpartum #fitlife #fitness #fitnessinstructor #3monthspostpartum #health #bodyimage #gym #weights #HIIT #fitmum #fitmom #rockwearaustralia
  • 3 MONTHS PP !
    Thank god for high waisted pants and posing angles 🙏🏻 Please don’t compare ur journey to anybody else’s... each body/journey is different 😊 honestly I preach that but I am also one to quickly compare myself to another #humannature ... Also let’s all take a moment to appreciate the 2 small dinner rolls on my back (last pic)... would u like butter on those ?! 😂Lol Geez how do these Instagram girls do it, bending/ posing without any rolls ... magic ! 🤷🏻‍♀️ If u saw my camera roll u would see how much effort goes into getting the “ right” picture ...and since having a baby it seems to be even harder ... 😬
    Lets talk about fitness post baby !
    1 - always ease back into it, small steps, even if it’s only 30mins a couple times a week in a gym or at home is still better than nothing
    2- use body weight or resistance bands
    3 - it’s not selfish of u to do, u are important and without ur mental health as well as physical health u won’t be able to attend to ur baby (honestly think I would have lost it by now if it wasnt for the gym)
    4- listen to ur body
    5- seek guidance /help when unsure
    6- buy new gym wear for motivation
    7- incorporate pelvic floor exercises into routine (great also prior to and during pregnancy)
    8- focus on transverse abdominal muscles to repair separation (gain clearance from dr, also great during and prior to pregnancy)
    9- water water water !!! Essential !
    10- have fun with it ! Try new classes, join mums n bubs boot camp , train with a friend !
    Progress pics is a great way to observe how far you have come and truly appreciate the power of ur body and it’s capabilities 👌🏻💪🏼 #postpartumbody #postpartum #fitlife #fitness #fitnessinstructor #3monthspostpartum #health #bodyimage #gym #weights #HIIT #fitmum #fitmom #rockwearaustralia

  •  41  8  1 hour ago
  • ¿Hablar español?
In our story today (and in the Hablar Español highlight reel after today) we are honoured to share an inspiring interview with our Mexico City team top models, Daniela and Xochitl. Thank you both for your amazing words and your participation in this project! 
Download the whole video from our website downloads page to support our work and future projects!
#bodyimage #wwha  #bodyhair #selflove #selfconfidence #selflove #armhair #torontolife 
#bopowarrior #bodyhairmovement #armhairdontcare #bodypositivity #bodypositivitymovement #bodyhairisbeautiful #beautyofbodyhair #womenwithhairyarms #hairyarms #bodyhairdontcare #bodyhairlove #bodyhairloveaffair #hairywomenunite #pcos #pcoshair #pcossupport #projectbodyhair #projectwwha #unibrowmovement #leghairdontcare #armhairdontcare #bodyhairdontcare #banhodelua
  • ¿Hablar español?
    In our story today (and in the Hablar Español highlight reel after today) we are honoured to share an inspiring interview with our Mexico City team top models, Daniela and Xochitl. Thank you both for your amazing words and your participation in this project!
    Download the whole video from our website downloads page to support our work and future projects!
    #bodyimage #wwha #bodyhair #selflove #selfconfidence #selflove #armhair #torontolife
    #bopowarrior #bodyhairmovement #armhairdontcare #bodypositivity #bodypositivitymovement #bodyhairisbeautiful #beautyofbodyhair #womenwithhairyarms #hairyarms #bodyhairdontcare #bodyhairlove #bodyhairloveaffair #hairywomenunite #pcos #pcoshair #pcossupport #projectbodyhair #projectwwha #unibrowmovement #leghairdontcare #armhairdontcare #bodyhairdontcare #banhodelua

  •  27  2  1 hour ago
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    It's okay to be picky with who you hang out with and how you spend your time. I know I've become more thoughtful in how I experience my day to day. The more I learn about myself and the things I appreciate and value, the more I find my groups are changing. I value experiences and people who make me feel good, inspire me and add meaning. No more BS guys! Our time here is so precious so lets make it worthwhile! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  •  13  4  1 hour ago
  • Birthday Week Bonanza😝
💛25th Feb to 2nd March!💛
Day-2: Fact of the Day -
My ultimate nightmare is when someone asks me to see something on the right or left in an image. I literally roam around asking people around me to identify directions!
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#fatandfabulous #webcomics #comicartist #illustration #doodles #doodleart #love #characterdesign #colors #sketch #illustrator #art #artblog #artblogger #blogger #bloggerlife #cute #red #artistsoninstagram #instagood #instalike #happiness #indian #seasons #bodyimage #weekend #noodledoodlebyrb #therbstory #procreate
  • Birthday Week Bonanza😝
    💛25th Feb to 2nd March!💛
    Day-2: Fact of the Day -
    My ultimate nightmare is when someone asks me to see something on the right or left in an image. I literally roam around asking people around me to identify directions!
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    #fatandfabulous #webcomics #comicartist #illustration #doodles #doodleart #love #characterdesign #colors #sketch #illustrator #art #artblog #artblogger #blogger #bloggerlife #cute #red #artistsoninstagram #instagood #instalike #happiness #indian #seasons #bodyimage #weekend #noodledoodlebyrb #therbstory #procreate

  •  25  1  1 hour ago
  • **Emotional post warning** So these three pictures put side by side actually make me cry... and here's why:

The me in the first picture thought she was HUGE, this was in 2011. It is crazy what comparing yourself to others can do for your self esteem and self worth. At that time I thought if only I could get a little skinnier would I get noticed, but what I didnt realize was I wasnt big. In that time I truly believed that I was this huge girl that noone wanted around, imagine if she had seen the girl in picture 2. 
The girl in picture 2 again is me at my bridal shower in 2018. The pictures from the bridal shower are the only pictures I can find of me when I was this large that show my body... After years and years of letting go and eating my emotions I just let it all go. I had the mindset of " well I've always been big " so I would eat and eat until everything felt better. I embraced being the "big girl" because that was the narrative I had for myself and got defensive when people would question my eating habits. I had a fiance who loved me and we were starting our life, I didnt need to change.

Fast forward to 2020, I am 8 months post partum and I realize if I am going to be here for my daughter and my husband for the long run things had to change. That is when I joined Weight Watchers. I have made some huge changes in the past month and a half and have already lost more than I could have imagined. I'm feeling more energetic and happier with what life has in store for me.  I look back on these pictures and feel a little sad and yet proud of my journey. If I could go back to the me in 2011 I would tell her she is perfect just the way she is. And to 2018 me i would let her know that with enough determination and patience the weight can and will come off. 
The moral of my story here is self love. Through all these stages of my life I really wish I could have just loved myself a little more.
  • **Emotional post warning** So these three pictures put side by side actually make me cry... and here's why:

    The me in the first picture thought she was HUGE, this was in 2011. It is crazy what comparing yourself to others can do for your self esteem and self worth. At that time I thought if only I could get a little skinnier would I get noticed, but what I didnt realize was I wasnt big. In that time I truly believed that I was this huge girl that noone wanted around, imagine if she had seen the girl in picture 2.
    The girl in picture 2 again is me at my bridal shower in 2018. The pictures from the bridal shower are the only pictures I can find of me when I was this large that show my body... After years and years of letting go and eating my emotions I just let it all go. I had the mindset of " well I've always been big " so I would eat and eat until everything felt better. I embraced being the "big girl" because that was the narrative I had for myself and got defensive when people would question my eating habits. I had a fiance who loved me and we were starting our life, I didnt need to change.

    Fast forward to 2020, I am 8 months post partum and I realize if I am going to be here for my daughter and my husband for the long run things had to change. That is when I joined Weight Watchers. I have made some huge changes in the past month and a half and have already lost more than I could have imagined. I'm feeling more energetic and happier with what life has in store for me. I look back on these pictures and feel a little sad and yet proud of my journey. If I could go back to the me in 2011 I would tell her she is perfect just the way she is. And to 2018 me i would let her know that with enough determination and patience the weight can and will come off.
    The moral of my story here is self love. Through all these stages of my life I really wish I could have just loved myself a little more.

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  • I absolutely love these words I stumbled upon today, and I encourage you to spread the message if it resonates: .
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“Loving your body isn’t believing your body looks good; it’s knowing your body is good regardless of how it looks.

It isn’t thinking you are beautiful; it’s knowing you are 𝓂𝑜𝓇𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃 𝒷𝑒𝒶𝓊𝓉𝒾𝒻𝓊𝓁. .
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It’s understanding your body is an instrument for your use; not an ornament to be admired.” - @beauty_redefined .
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  • I absolutely love these words I stumbled upon today, and I encourage you to spread the message if it resonates: .
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    “Loving your body isn’t believing your body looks good; it’s knowing your body is good regardless of how it looks.

    It isn’t thinking you are beautiful; it’s knowing you are 𝓂𝑜𝓇𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃 𝒷𝑒𝒶𝓊𝓉𝒾𝒻𝓊𝓁. .
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    It’s understanding your body is an instrument for your use; not an ornament to be admired.” - @beauty_redefined .
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    #havasupai #bodypositivity #bodyimage #lessonslearned #truth #powerfulwords #getoutside #hiking #mentalhealth #waterfalls #words

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  • In our society, there is such an ingrained idea about who can experience an eating disorder. According to SJ Magazine (link to follow), there has been a rise in the adult population experiencing eating disorders as well as about 10 million men this year (from NEDA). ED affects everyone- people from all ethnic backgrounds, genders, communities, SES, etc. It has not, does not, and will not ever discriminate. It’s time to break the stigma so that everyone and anyone can get the love and support they may want and/or need. .
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https://sjmagazine.net/july-2019/adults-with-anorexia

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/identity-eating-disorders
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  • In our society, there is such an ingrained idea about who can experience an eating disorder. According to SJ Magazine (link to follow), there has been a rise in the adult population experiencing eating disorders as well as about 10 million men this year (from NEDA). ED affects everyone- people from all ethnic backgrounds, genders, communities, SES, etc. It has not, does not, and will not ever discriminate. It’s time to break the stigma so that everyone and anyone can get the love and support they may want and/or need. .
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    https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/identity-eating-disorders
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  • Happy Mardi Gras! May your kids never find out what you did for plastic beads. .
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All kidding aside, we all have days where we look in the mirror and feel like we are at the top of our game. And others, when we feel like a parade float. I had one of those days yesterday and I wasn’t even celebrating Mardi Gras. I had dinner with a friend and INHALED my meal. Like a Hoover. Afterwards, I felt like crap on a cracker and said, “I feel like I just ate that meal as if I was about to walk the Green Mile”. I got an emotional slap upside the head. Basically, a “lighten up, Hil. Give yourself a break.” .
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We are so hard on ourselves sometimes, aren’t we? When we don’t feel as fit or as tone or as healthy or as pretty or as handsome, blah blah blah. OK. Join the universal club of life. We all have moments. The best we can do is get back on the horse and start again. Continue on the journey. It’s ok to live a little. Or as they say down south, “l’aissez Bon temps rouler”. Because tomorrow is a new day. Just put the beads in the vault. Because It’s evidence. .
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  • Happy Mardi Gras! May your kids never find out what you did for plastic beads. .
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    All kidding aside, we all have days where we look in the mirror and feel like we are at the top of our game. And others, when we feel like a parade float. I had one of those days yesterday and I wasn’t even celebrating Mardi Gras. I had dinner with a friend and INHALED my meal. Like a Hoover. Afterwards, I felt like crap on a cracker and said, “I feel like I just ate that meal as if I was about to walk the Green Mile”. I got an emotional slap upside the head. Basically, a “lighten up, Hil. Give yourself a break.” .
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    We are so hard on ourselves sometimes, aren’t we? When we don’t feel as fit or as tone or as healthy or as pretty or as handsome, blah blah blah. OK. Join the universal club of life. We all have moments. The best we can do is get back on the horse and start again. Continue on the journey. It’s ok to live a little. Or as they say down south, “l’aissez Bon temps rouler”. Because tomorrow is a new day. Just put the beads in the vault. Because It’s evidence. .
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    #HIListicallySpeaking #mardigras #fattuesday #healthcoach #healer #practitioner #holistichealth
    #fitfam #db365 #dailyburn #bodyimage #selflove #weightlossjourney #wellnessjourney #tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaytransformation #louisiana #neworleans #laissezlesbontempsrouler #healthyliving #youredoinggreat #forgiveness #forgiveyourself #yougotthis #youdoyou #instagood

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  • I’m going to be honest for a minute. I really don’t like being in photos. However, I do think it’s important to be in them. I want my kids, future grandkids, and future great-grandkids to see these photos one day and think...dang...she’s pretty badass! Or maybe one of them will say, “I have her freckles.” ⠀
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I spent much of my teenage/early adulthood years fighting bulimia. (Y’all know I like to eat, so anorexia was never an option for me.) Anyway, after I had my daughter, I knew something had to change. I HAD to start loving myself, or at least find things I liked about myself, and focus on those. ⠀
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That was difficult, because back then, I hated my hair, hated my freckles, and well, pretty much didn’t like a whole lot. ⠀
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Well, when Kelsye was two or so, I saw them. Freckles. She was getting freckles! I knew right then and there that I had to raise her to love those little brown dots. Every single one of them. ⠀
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But more than that, I had to love mine. It took me a long time (the year I turned 30), to realize that God gave me this body. The freckles and frizzy hair too. I either spend the next 30 years wishing for something I’ll never have or I embrace the shit out of what I do have.⠀
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Spoiler alert: I embrace it all. Not only do I embrace it, but I’m incredibly happy. I love my big hair and every single one of my freckles. Oh...and Kelsye LOVES her freckles too. She even gets excited when they darken when she’s been out in the sun. ⠀
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Moral of the story: Have your photo taken. No matter how awkward you might feel. No matter how self-absorbed you might feel. No matter what you don’t like...there’s only one you, so be proud of that and embrace it. ⠀
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I know this isn’t a normal post from me, but after watching the documentary, Embrace, I felt the urge share something a little different.
  • I’m going to be honest for a minute. I really don’t like being in photos. However, I do think it’s important to be in them. I want my kids, future grandkids, and future great-grandkids to see these photos one day and think...dang...she’s pretty badass! Or maybe one of them will say, “I have her freckles.” ⠀
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    I spent much of my teenage/early adulthood years fighting bulimia. (Y’all know I like to eat, so anorexia was never an option for me.) Anyway, after I had my daughter, I knew something had to change. I HAD to start loving myself, or at least find things I liked about myself, and focus on those. ⠀
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    That was difficult, because back then, I hated my hair, hated my freckles, and well, pretty much didn’t like a whole lot. ⠀
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    Well, when Kelsye was two or so, I saw them. Freckles. She was getting freckles! I knew right then and there that I had to raise her to love those little brown dots. Every single one of them. ⠀
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    But more than that, I had to love mine. It took me a long time (the year I turned 30), to realize that God gave me this body. The freckles and frizzy hair too. I either spend the next 30 years wishing for something I’ll never have or I embrace the shit out of what I do have.⠀
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    Spoiler alert: I embrace it all. Not only do I embrace it, but I’m incredibly happy. I love my big hair and every single one of my freckles. Oh...and Kelsye LOVES her freckles too. She even gets excited when they darken when she’s been out in the sun. ⠀
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    Moral of the story: Have your photo taken. No matter how awkward you might feel. No matter how self-absorbed you might feel. No matter what you don’t like...there’s only one you, so be proud of that and embrace it. ⠀
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    I know this isn’t a normal post from me, but after watching the documentary, Embrace, I felt the urge share something a little different.

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  • Hope everyone’s having a fabulous day so far! Just about to head to the gym, this is still a favourite set of mine by @ryderwear and it’s currently 60% off with code “TAYLA10” 💙💫
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  • Hope everyone’s having a fabulous day so far! Just about to head to the gym, this is still a favourite set of mine by @ryderwear and it’s currently 60% off with code “TAYLA10” 💙💫
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  •  210  12  2 hours ago
  • New post on everything calories!! Go check it out to free yourself from the ridiculous numbers. 
Link in Bio
  • New post on everything calories!! Go check it out to free yourself from the ridiculous numbers.
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  •  3  1  2 hours ago
  • #NEDAweek 2020 
Being a plus size curvy lady I often find myself wanting to validate my previous #edrecovery but during @neda week we remind ourselves and each other that our experiences are valid. Our feelings are valid. WE are valid. We are worthy of sustenance and joy and love and self love. #youarenotalone #itsoknottobeok #itsoktoaskforhelp 8 years #recovered and counting .... I now experience so much more joy and have so much more confidence in myself and (most of the time) my body - #bodyimage is hard for everyone and the ED voice is still sometimes whispering but #itgetsbetter and you only continue to get stronger. The fight is worth it. You’re worth it. You’re worthy. #projectHEAL also thanks to  @projectheal for allowing me to remind others every day (and in turn myself) why the fight is worth it.
  • #NEDAweek 2020
    Being a plus size curvy lady I often find myself wanting to validate my previous #edrecovery but during @neda week we remind ourselves and each other that our experiences are valid. Our feelings are valid. WE are valid. We are worthy of sustenance and joy and love and self love. #youarenotalone #itsoknottobeok #itsoktoaskforhelp 8 years #recovered and counting .... I now experience so much more joy and have so much more confidence in myself and (most of the time) my body - #bodyimage is hard for everyone and the ED voice is still sometimes whispering but #itgetsbetter and you only continue to get stronger. The fight is worth it. You’re worth it. You’re worthy. #projectHEAL also thanks to @projectheal for allowing me to remind others every day (and in turn myself) why the fight is worth it.

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  • 💢 There was a time when I’d experience emotional episodes on a weekly basis (aka: a mental breakdown). 💢
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I had so much going on in my head, so many unprocessed thoughts that I had no idea what to do with. I’d cry until my abs hurt, my face was swollen, & was too tired to shed another tear. But then I’d wake up & blame myself for not having thicker skin or being “stronger.”
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What I had to learn was that when we blame ourselves for feeling certain emotions, we’re only exacerbating a situation. We’re not doing the actual work to dig deeper and practice building new habits to improve the lives we’re living.
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In other words, WE CANNOT BE OR GIVE OUR BEST SELF TO THE WORLD WHEN WE’RE BEATING OURSELVES UP!
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Being aware of & listening to our needs when we’re emotionally unstable is a beautiful opportunity to explore our minds on a deeper level & each time we have an emotional episode (and simply let it happen), we’re being given the chance to experience a rebirth.
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You would not be who you are today without having lived through painful moments of inadequacy, rejection, heart-break, loss, & harsh truths, and you ARE a better person because of it.
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Respect yourself enough to follow through & give yourself what you need. Whether that means taking extra time to be with yourself, stepping back from (or stepping forward into) the gym, giving alcohol a breather, distancing yourself from specific people (family members included), seeing a counselor, experimenting with new hobbies that fulfill you, whatever it may be — give yourself grace & trust that having your own best interests in mind is the only way we can keep moving forward.
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And remember that no matter how low you might feel, you are ultimately stepping into a new version of yourself that your future self, & the world around you, will appreciate. 🤍
  • 💢 There was a time when I’d experience emotional episodes on a weekly basis (aka: a mental breakdown). 💢
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    I had so much going on in my head, so many unprocessed thoughts that I had no idea what to do with. I’d cry until my abs hurt, my face was swollen, & was too tired to shed another tear. But then I’d wake up & blame myself for not having thicker skin or being “stronger.”
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    What I had to learn was that when we blame ourselves for feeling certain emotions, we’re only exacerbating a situation. We’re not doing the actual work to dig deeper and practice building new habits to improve the lives we’re living.
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    In other words, WE CANNOT BE OR GIVE OUR BEST SELF TO THE WORLD WHEN WE’RE BEATING OURSELVES UP!
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    Being aware of & listening to our needs when we’re emotionally unstable is a beautiful opportunity to explore our minds on a deeper level & each time we have an emotional episode (and simply let it happen), we’re being given the chance to experience a rebirth.
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    You would not be who you are today without having lived through painful moments of inadequacy, rejection, heart-break, loss, & harsh truths, and you ARE a better person because of it.
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    Respect yourself enough to follow through & give yourself what you need. Whether that means taking extra time to be with yourself, stepping back from (or stepping forward into) the gym, giving alcohol a breather, distancing yourself from specific people (family members included), seeing a counselor, experimenting with new hobbies that fulfill you, whatever it may be — give yourself grace & trust that having your own best interests in mind is the only way we can keep moving forward.
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  •  5  1  2 hours ago
  • In the spirit of openness and sharing, I felt pulled to post this. 
I'm often so critical about my own body and have struggled to embrace my physical appearance literally my entire life.
In kindergarten, a little boy told me I was the chubbiest girl in class and I starved myself for a week. WHEN I WAS 5.
When I was 11 I sang in a school choir concert and afterwards my father told me that other parents commented how pretty I'd be if I just lost some weight.
Between the ages of 24 and 27 I had 2 miscarriages, a D&C, and 2 C-sections. 4 pregnancies in the span of 3 years took a tremendous toll on me, physically and emotionally.
I've been on a "diet" every other month for the past 20 years.
BUT as I look back at these photos I feel so proud of what my body has accomplished and how strong it is, despite not fitting into our culture's standards of beauty. 
I will never be a size 2. Maybe I'll never have a 6 pack. But the same way I'm working to break the destructive cycle of misguided self-worth for my children, I'll work to also break the cycle of skewed body image and negative self-talk. 
The female body is strong and beautiful and capable of so much, and I'm SO over second guessing whether or not mine is good enough.
#bodyimage #confidence #selflove #selftalk #selfworth #beauty #female #momsofinsta #motherhood
  • In the spirit of openness and sharing, I felt pulled to post this.
    I'm often so critical about my own body and have struggled to embrace my physical appearance literally my entire life.
    In kindergarten, a little boy told me I was the chubbiest girl in class and I starved myself for a week. WHEN I WAS 5.
    When I was 11 I sang in a school choir concert and afterwards my father told me that other parents commented how pretty I'd be if I just lost some weight.
    Between the ages of 24 and 27 I had 2 miscarriages, a D&C, and 2 C-sections. 4 pregnancies in the span of 3 years took a tremendous toll on me, physically and emotionally.
    I've been on a "diet" every other month for the past 20 years.
    BUT as I look back at these photos I feel so proud of what my body has accomplished and how strong it is, despite not fitting into our culture's standards of beauty.
    I will never be a size 2. Maybe I'll never have a 6 pack. But the same way I'm working to break the destructive cycle of misguided self-worth for my children, I'll work to also break the cycle of skewed body image and negative self-talk.
    The female body is strong and beautiful and capable of so much, and I'm SO over second guessing whether or not mine is good enough.
    #bodyimage #confidence #selflove #selftalk #selfworth #beauty #female #momsofinsta #motherhood

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  • Just getting back to basics and relearning squats and getting deeper. Thankfully no recent hip issues so I can keep working in these. Thanks to @thestrengthguys for helping me out! .
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  • Just getting back to basics and relearning squats and getting deeper. Thankfully no recent hip issues so I can keep working in these. Thanks to @thestrengthguys for helping me out! .
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  • I was bullied for years. .
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I was made fun of for being too skinny, too thick, for the size my butt, etc. I accepted it with grace & now here I am posting booty pics without a single fuck to give 🍑
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Body shaming yourself or others is overrated & unkind 🙅🏼‍♀️ The human body is a beautiful work of art that should be positively celebrated. More of that!!!
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    I was made fun of for being too skinny, too thick, for the size my butt, etc. I accepted it with grace & now here I am posting booty pics without a single fuck to give 🍑
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  •  670  29  2 hours ago
  • Eating healthy is boring... said no Robin ever. 😌 I have SO many recipes floating around my feed that it can be kinda crazy to navigate. Or you probably get lost in all the breakfast foods I share. You can say I have a favorite meal of the day. 😏🍳 I have so many hashtags that you might not know about and I’m listing them here for you!
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* Gluten free recipes, #whatrobineatsglutenfree
* Whole30 recipes (where you can find this whole30 orange chicken recipe!), #whatrobineatswhole30
* Pancakes, waffles, and french toast, #whatrobindrizzles
* Porridge bowls, cauli-oat bowls, and cauli-oat bakes, #porridgelikerobin
* Toast, #toastlikerobin
* Cold brew and other coffee drinks, #coldbrewlikerobin
* Poppy and Poppy’s eats, #whatpoppyeats
* Poppy’s sleep training, #sleeplikepoppy
* All things family, #theplotniks
* Pregnancy, #whatrobineatsfortwo
* Savoryish meals, #whatrobineatssavoryish
* Baked goods, #whatrobinbakes
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I think that’s it! Comment below if I missed one. 🤪💥
  • Eating healthy is boring... said no Robin ever. 😌 I have SO many recipes floating around my feed that it can be kinda crazy to navigate. Or you probably get lost in all the breakfast foods I share. You can say I have a favorite meal of the day. 😏🍳 I have so many hashtags that you might not know about and I’m listing them here for you!
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    * Gluten free recipes, #whatrobineatsglutenfree
    * Whole30 recipes (where you can find this whole30 orange chicken recipe!), #whatrobineatswhole30
    * Pancakes, waffles, and french toast, #whatrobindrizzles
    * Porridge bowls, cauli-oat bowls, and cauli-oat bakes, #porridgelikerobin
    * Toast, #toastlikerobin
    * Cold brew and other coffee drinks, #coldbrewlikerobin
    * Poppy and Poppy’s eats, #whatpoppyeats
    * Poppy’s sleep training, #sleeplikepoppy
    * All things family, #theplotniks
    * Pregnancy, #whatrobineatsfortwo
    * Savoryish meals, #whatrobineatssavoryish
    * Baked goods, #whatrobinbakes
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    I think that’s it! Comment below if I missed one. 🤪💥

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  • Set small goals and celebrate those along your journey to the bigger one✨
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My goal is to achieve more than 1.5 pull-ups (lol), but along this journey I’m here to celebrate what I have achieved!
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I might be working towards a bigger goal, but I’m proud of the back gains I’ve gotten along the way!
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Like WHEN did my back start looking like that? Because it sure as hell didn’t always! I wish I had looked back and noticed, celebrated, my small achievements earlier!
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I know we are all on our own journey towards the bigger picture, but don’t forget to celebrate the little victories! THOSE are what keep you pushing forward💪🏼
  • Set small goals and celebrate those along your journey to the bigger one✨
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    My goal is to achieve more than 1.5 pull-ups (lol), but along this journey I’m here to celebrate what I have achieved!
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    I might be working towards a bigger goal, but I’m proud of the back gains I’ve gotten along the way!
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    Like WHEN did my back start looking like that? Because it sure as hell didn’t always! I wish I had looked back and noticed, celebrated, my small achievements earlier!
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    I know we are all on our own journey towards the bigger picture, but don’t forget to celebrate the little victories! THOSE are what keep you pushing forward💪🏼

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  • Want to know why I’m obsessed with helping women become comfortable as hell in their bodies?
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Because I get it. I went through years of some deep rooted body image issues, years of criticism, and years of comparison.
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I thought hating my body would help motivate me to lose weight, but it was actually the biggest reason that I wasn’t.
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Because its deeper than surface level. How you view yourself, dictates your choices and controls your life. It’s directly related to habits, behaviors, your relationship with food, your mindset.
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And I’m telling you this to let you know, that I understand and I’ve been there. But I’ve also fought through it and won- and you can too.
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So you want things in your life to change? You want to lose weight? You want to be ripped? Great, I can get behind you and help you get there, but it’s not gonna happen without a serious foundation of loving and valuing your body.
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The rest will follow 💗
  • Want to know why I’m obsessed with helping women become comfortable as hell in their bodies?
    .
    Because I get it. I went through years of some deep rooted body image issues, years of criticism, and years of comparison.
    .
    I thought hating my body would help motivate me to lose weight, but it was actually the biggest reason that I wasn’t.
    .
    Because its deeper than surface level. How you view yourself, dictates your choices and controls your life. It’s directly related to habits, behaviors, your relationship with food, your mindset.
    .
    And I’m telling you this to let you know, that I understand and I’ve been there. But I’ve also fought through it and won- and you can too.
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    So you want things in your life to change? You want to lose weight? You want to be ripped? Great, I can get behind you and help you get there, but it’s not gonna happen without a serious foundation of loving and valuing your body.
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    The rest will follow 💗

  •  291  33  21 February, 2020
  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and yet the stigma attached to them is a huge barrier to individuals seeking support who need it. No matter if you have a formal diagnosis or meet the official criteria for one- you deserve help. Eating disorders exist on a spectrum and affect people of all ages, genders, including non-binary and trans folx, sizes, races and ethnicities. The National Eating Disorders Association hotline is: 800-931-2237. There’s also an online chat option available 💭 graphic from @ownyourstigma 💯 #nedaweek #nedawareness
  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and yet the stigma attached to them is a huge barrier to individuals seeking support who need it. No matter if you have a formal diagnosis or meet the official criteria for one- you deserve help. Eating disorders exist on a spectrum and affect people of all ages, genders, including non-binary and trans folx, sizes, races and ethnicities. The National Eating Disorders Association hotline is: 800-931-2237. There’s also an online chat option available 💭 graphic from @ownyourstigma 💯 #nedaweek #nedawareness

  •  2,833  36  24 February, 2020
  • Here’s what you let someone know by asking “Wow! Have you lost weight?” ⁣⁣
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You let them know you’re judging them based off of their body size, that they were “less than” before & now that they’ve lost some weight, they deserve to be celebrated.⁣⁣
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You let them know their body is the first thing you notice about them. And that you feel it’s completely okay to make comments about their physical appearance.⁣⁣
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You let them know that you have an ideal concept of how bodies should look, and now that their body is closer to that ideal, they finally deserve to be acknowledged.⁣⁣
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Maybe you’re not doing this with a negative intention, maybe you didn’t know that greeting someone in this way is harmful, and that’s okay. But please recognize that it’s not okay to make comments about someone’s body, ever. You don’t know what you’re commenting on - this person could be suffering from an excruciating eating disorder, could have been recently diagnosed with an illness, could be going through depression. And bypassing the root cause of the weight loss by complimenting this person completely disregards any of that. ⁣⁣
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Let’s stop commenting on people’s bodies. Let’s stop voicing our opinions about other people’s weight. Let’s stop assuming we know what is healthy or “best” for other people & recognize that each person has the autonomy & resourcefulness to figure that out for themselves. ⁣⁣
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Have you ever been greeted this way? How did it feel?
  • Here’s what you let someone know by asking “Wow! Have you lost weight?” ⁣⁣
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    You let them know you’re judging them based off of their body size, that they were “less than” before & now that they’ve lost some weight, they deserve to be celebrated.⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    You let them know their body is the first thing you notice about them. And that you feel it’s completely okay to make comments about their physical appearance.⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    You let them know that you have an ideal concept of how bodies should look, and now that their body is closer to that ideal, they finally deserve to be acknowledged.⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    Maybe you’re not doing this with a negative intention, maybe you didn’t know that greeting someone in this way is harmful, and that’s okay. But please recognize that it’s not okay to make comments about someone’s body, ever. You don’t know what you’re commenting on - this person could be suffering from an excruciating eating disorder, could have been recently diagnosed with an illness, could be going through depression. And bypassing the root cause of the weight loss by complimenting this person completely disregards any of that. ⁣⁣
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    Let’s stop commenting on people’s bodies. Let’s stop voicing our opinions about other people’s weight. Let’s stop assuming we know what is healthy or “best” for other people & recognize that each person has the autonomy & resourcefulness to figure that out for themselves. ⁣⁣
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    Have you ever been greeted this way? How did it feel?

  •  339  28  11 hours ago
  • OSFED= Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder.
Learn more here: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/by-eating-disorder/osfed

Welcome to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb 24-March 1)! 🥳 All week I plan to support #NEDAwareness by shattering the stigma of eating disorders, myth busting, dropping truth bombs, and making YOUR voice heard. One of the missions of my Instagram account is to make sure you felt seen and validated in your struggle with food and body. I believe in you. I believe in your struggle. And I believe in full recovery for ALL.

I hope you will join me and #comeasyouare

For more info and resources, visit nedawareness.org or link in @NEDA’s bio 🖤
  • OSFED= Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder.
    Learn more here: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/by-eating-disorder/osfed

    Welcome to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb 24-March 1)! 🥳 All week I plan to support #NEDAwareness by shattering the stigma of eating disorders, myth busting, dropping truth bombs, and making YOUR voice heard. One of the missions of my Instagram account is to make sure you felt seen and validated in your struggle with food and body. I believe in you. I believe in your struggle. And I believe in full recovery for ALL.

    I hope you will join me and #comeasyouare

    For more info and resources, visit nedawareness.org or link in @NEDA’s bio 🖤

  •  1,007  18  24 February, 2020
  • POSTPARTUM BODY IMAGE || I don’t know how to dress myself right now. ⁣
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Women talk about getting their body back after pregnancy. It’s true, I feel like I have ownership over my body again, which is something I longed for after back to back pregnancies. However, the body I have now is not the body I had before. That’s gone. It’s not a bad thing, but it’s important to recognize. Now I have a body that grew three babies and there is evidence of that. ⁣
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I rapidly lose muscle in the third trimester. My butt is officially non-existent. I barely have the strength in my arms to carry Piper’s car seat. I’m left with a weak shell of a body, but with new large (to me) and leaking breasts. I don’t understand or recognize my proportions. ⁣
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Not all postpartum bodies issues are the same, yet they can be equally jarring to their owners. ⁣
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If you’re in the season of life where you don’t quite recognize what you see in the mirror, give it time, and remember you won’t get back what you had before. You are forever changed, even if you “bounce back” immediately! Focus on giving yourself grace and feeling gratitude for what your powerful body has grown. On that note, I’m going to go do some bicep curls with my baby. 😉
  • POSTPARTUM BODY IMAGE || I don’t know how to dress myself right now. ⁣
    ⁣
    Women talk about getting their body back after pregnancy. It’s true, I feel like I have ownership over my body again, which is something I longed for after back to back pregnancies. However, the body I have now is not the body I had before. That’s gone. It’s not a bad thing, but it’s important to recognize. Now I have a body that grew three babies and there is evidence of that. ⁣
    ⁣
    I rapidly lose muscle in the third trimester. My butt is officially non-existent. I barely have the strength in my arms to carry Piper’s car seat. I’m left with a weak shell of a body, but with new large (to me) and leaking breasts. I don’t understand or recognize my proportions. ⁣
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    Not all postpartum bodies issues are the same, yet they can be equally jarring to their owners. ⁣
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    If you’re in the season of life where you don’t quite recognize what you see in the mirror, give it time, and remember you won’t get back what you had before. You are forever changed, even if you “bounce back” immediately! Focus on giving yourself grace and feeling gratitude for what your powerful body has grown. On that note, I’m going to go do some bicep curls with my baby. 😉

  •  323  95  24 February, 2020