We're coming on a week of awareness that has shaped my life. #Eatingdisorderawarenessweek is next week & brings light a series of diseases that millions are afflicted with and that are deadly. If my story can touch, encourage, change one individual I call that a success. I have suffered from eating disorders for half of my life. It started with #anorexia , I lost extreme weight in a short time living on under 500 calories a day. After that, it evolved to #bulimia . I have ruptured my esophagus several times, my #metabolism will never be "normal", I suffer from #bodydismorphicdisorder where my body and mind are in constant battle. My life revolves around exercise and food and control. Even now, over a year after my most recent recovery, I have bad days. For years I would throw up between 5 and 50 times a day. It consumes your existence and controls your brain. There are days I relapse and I could choose to dwell on that or start the next day anew with the goal of staying strong and shifting that control to my #fitness and my #macros . My bones are brittle, my body is tired, my body was so deprived of #nutrients for so many years that it will never fully recover. I lived on pills, shakes, starvation, cleanses and it destroyed my body and almost my life. I encourage you to eat real food, to listen to your body and fill it with nutrients not supplements. Cleanses, pills and fads are nothing more than #pyramidschemes aimed at making your "coach" money at your expense. You can have a quick fix but it won't last, those diets are not #sustainable . You only get one body and I don't wish the relationship I have with mine on anyone. I sank into a spiral and I see people selling their b.s. like its healthy and like they are nutrition experts. Fuel your body with real food. Eating disorders control my life, my entire existence. Choose healthy. #eatrealfood#loveyourbody#loveyourself#fadsarelies#nutrition#lifestylenotdiet#eatingdisorder#chooselife#saveyourself#foodnotpills#wholefoods#bodyimage#choosehealthy#recovery#goals#truth#nutritionscams#cleanses#alwaysgrowing @alwaysgrowing_nutrition
Two great single leg exercises: lateral lunges and reverse lunges _ When you perform lateral lunges, sit back into the hips. This is easily one of my favorite single leg movements -- @jamesfryernmt added it to my last program and it was killer _ When you lunge do not to drive through your toes -- think about planting the feet into the floor and pushing through the heel. _ You don't need to go super heavy on these movements. Start with body weight and increase as needed.
What we can do with those negative thoughts? First, be compassionate with you, don't judge yourself, there are days and days, accept that you are in that kind of day. Then, move your body if you are thinking too much you need to go to your bidy, go for a walk or to your Yoga practice, some movement to change your energy. The third one and most important: LOVE Yourself. Tell you how much you Love you, with those thoughts, with your beliefs, with everything. Tell yourself: I love You as you are ❤ That's the way to build your love relation with YOU ❤
We had no idea plastic surgery apps were being marketed to kids (GROSS). Kudos to Angela Barnett for driving the #NZ petition to end this as part of the #endangeredbodies movement. Read her now at Impolitikal.com
I don't want my daughters to feel all they have to offer this world is their looks and I don't want the world valuing them on how beautiful they are. This is why I do what I do, yes I may only be making small waves but they are waves in the right direction and that's what matters 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
Just this once, it's MY limbs that are blurry😂 . I'd like to say that I workout for my little guy - so that he can have a strong mama, a healthy role model, but that's just not the whole truth. . I do this for me. For a sliver of independence. For sanity. For awareness + mental health. For strength + physical endurance. For JOY. . And as it turns out, when I set aside a little "selfish" time each day, I am able to GIVE that time back tenfold as a slightly more patient, present and loving mama.💕💙 #bekindtoyourchildsmother
Nous sommes toutes belles telles que nous sommes ☺️ . J’espère que toi aussi tu es fière de ta vie, fière de qui tu es 😊 . Néanmoins, si tu découvres que ça n’est pas le cas, j’espère que tu auras la force de tout recommencer 👊🏻 . Il n'est jamais trop tard pour s'aimer 😉 . C'est difficile pour toi ? Rendez-vous sur www.unbrindisouciance.fr
Someone pretty incredible told me a LONG time ago to stand in front of the mirror and say I love my body 10 times everyday. My response 👉 🙄. (Whoops, I was a brat. I'm working on it😂🙈) but for real ladies! It's pretty life changing! For every negative thought we need about 10 positive. 🙈 We can't let our minds bully our bodies! #liftsomething#girlswholift#bodyimage#iifym#chronicallymotivated#chronicpainfighter . . P.s. I actually own and wear other gym clothes. Apparently I only take pictures in these pants and shoes tho.
I just wrote a blog post about my recent travels in Israel and how I ate intuitively during my time there. I wanted to indulge in all of the yummy hummus, pita, baklava, and magical Israeli chocolate, but I also wanted to be mindful about how these heavier foods make me feel. I wanted to be super present and feel super alive during my time there and also feel emotionally connected to Israel through the food that always makes me feel at home. 💙 Hit the link in my bio to read on about how to eat intuitively while traveling 😘 Ps- how gorgeous is this sabich?! If you've never had sabich you owe yourself a trip to the middle east. Hummus, hard-boiled eggs, fried eggplant, potato, and tahini all wrapped like a baby in a warm pita. (Though this one is decontructed...) drooooool
I've experienced CBT before when I was 16, didn't take it seriously and thought I was being patronised. I'm currently having therapy for body image issues but it feels totally different this time because I am accepting of how I feel, I am mindful, I want positive change and I most importantly....I am WILLING to change (the negative things holding me back). I am forever grateful I have been granted 4 extra sessions as I understand the waiting list is long for mental health services. I've had 7 sessions so far and been covering the behavioural side of the therapy, yet to the touch upon the cognitive side of things, that's if we even have time. There is so much to go through and I have shocked myself at everything I am learning about myself. All the small things that paint that larger picture. Things that I don't realise I do, or things I do on purpose, things that won't seem like an issue to others and things that do. On average people diagnosed with body dysmorphia have atleast 14 sessions. I am just so grateful I've had the chance to learn about the techniques so I can put them into practice outside of the sessions 😊 #bodyimage#anxiety#bodydysmorphia#cognitive#therapy#loveyourself#livelife#bepositive#staystrong#yournotalone#strength#courage#determination#mindful#mentalhealth#blogger#girl#essex#mentalhealth awareness #bodyshame#positivechange#inspire#struggles
Est ce que tu t'es déjà demandé pourquoi tu voulais perdre du poids ? 🤔 . Quel but se cache derrière cet objectif ? Être heureuse ? Être comme tout le monde ? Être aimée ? . Es-tu sûre et certaine que tu attendras ton but en perdant du poids ? Vraiment ? 😏 . C'est difficile pour toi ? Rendez-vous sur www.unbrindisouciance.fr
💜💗This amazing woman 👆🏻is giving me so much light on this snowy day in Stockholm 💜💗 Read her inspiring and beautiful words 👇🏻@whitmcwrites ✨ "These curves are my freedom. They allow me the opportunity of emancipation Daily, Reminding me of my privilege To move, To dance, To heal, To feel... this deep chocolate body, Sprinkled with cinnamon, Laced with tiger stripes Travelling effortlessly across my thick territory, Unyielding glory These, curves Uniquely crafted Expanded and contracted so often Like, muscle memory Their imperfection Is beauty. These curves, Are mine. These curves, Are me. "
Seeing messages like this makes my whole year! 🙌🏻Rach, I'm so proud of you and cheering you on!!💜💜💜⠀ ⠀ x AA⠀ ⠀ Regram @for_the_new_tomorrow: "I have followed @anastasiaamour for some time now, her words never cease to inspire me and motivate me to create a healthy relationship with myself. I treated myself to her book over the holidays, I've finally got the courage to pick it up AND do the exercise for today ☺ (only mostly scared!)"⠀ ⠀ AnastasiaAmour.com/InsideOut
We're pumped for tonight's twitter chat! Use #surgeryisnotagame and Join us TONIGHT, 8.30pm EST, as we take on dangerous plastic surgery apps for kids! Chat hosted by @endangeredbodiesnyc Proud to be Co-Hosting along side @carolinerothstein & @dothehotpants #notbuyingit#bodyimage
"Accepting yourself as beautiful with a chronic illness can be a revolutionary act." Lene Andersen of @theseatedview shares inspiration for feeling like your most bodacious self on the Mango Health blog at blog.mangohealth.com
Curious about Shakeology and want to give it a shot before you commit to a full month? Well your IN LUCK 😜 bc I am offering servings for 5$ each! 🍃 . I've got Vanilla 🍨 I've got Chocolate 🍫 I've got Strawberry 🍓 . Get with me today before they sell out 😘😘😘 . My local peeps I can meet you! And anyone else will have to PM me with your address and will have a 2$ shipping fee. Selling a minimum of four packs to ensure that you feel some affects and benefits of Shakeology if you drink it four days in a row. 👍🏻🙃❤️