Breakfast 2 slice bread 2 eggs 1/4 cup of tomatoes 1 tbs vegan chipotle mayo And remember guys, meal plans are flexible!!! So I added 1 starch (english muffin) and 1 fat (1 tbs guac) Have a great day my warriors 💜🍴
Excited to try some new products, both in aiding and covering psoriasis ☺️✨ Have been looking for a green concealer for ages as I have a lot of redness on my face, the lovely @bryneenee has sent me over some of her faves! About to give them a go, will keep you all updated! 💋
You will never feel inspiring on Day 1. But just remember, people aren't inspired by where you are after you finish. They are inspired by seeing how far you've come. 👊🏻 Don't ever fear your journey. #coach#mentor#fighter
I wish I had one of those picture-perfect "new mommy with her child" pics to post for you guys. The ones you see on social media where I'd have my makeup done nice and my baby has a carefully planned matching outfit. But this is the reality of things right now. I've taken one shower since giving birth. I've gotten about 6 hours of sleep since before getting induced. Already these past few days have included tears, worry, eating whatever is available to me while standing up multitasking, crazy physical pain, a level of exhaustion that I never even knew existed, and most recently, leaky boobs 😰🐄. But these days have also been filled with sickening amounts of love, indescribable joy, deep empowerment, and a sense of purpose that I didn't know was out there for me until now. Perfect "yay I'm a new mom" pics are amazing. But this is reality for me- impromptu (& not long enough) naps in my dirty clothes on my messy couch next to my out-of-this-world girl. It ain't perfect but it's perfect for me. It ain't easy but it sure is awesome. #NewMom#4DaysOld
Weight changes are rough. It's not just the number, but how your body feels. On the blog today I'm talking about how to cope with significant weight changes, be it weight gain or weight loss. Body acceptance doesn't happen overnight. It can take years before you become comfortable in your own skin. Here are 11 ways to help ease some of the discomfort and jump start your journey to body acceptance: (link in bio) and http://wp.me/p7TySU-8A 💫 Happy Monday! I started my Monday finding out we're running on half staff today. Here's to a busy day!
The first official "ManWellness Monday" newsletter is out! Starting today I'll be shooting out a bi-weekly newsletter full of workouts, recipes, motivation, humor and pretty much anything else that catches me! If you're not already on my mailing list/didn't receive it in your email today just drop your email below and I'll add you for the next one! Also please let me know what YOU would like to see in upcoming newsletters or questions you have that you'd like answered!
Have you guys listened to the most recent episode?? It's one of the longest episodes so far and that's because there were so many things I felt compelled to cover. Under eating is something that plagues just about every woman at some point in her life and we want you to STOP FEARING CALORIES! Every person's body is so very different with its own unique caloric and energy needs. Let us help you properly fuel! Go have a listen and BREAK FREE 😂 #mantrasandmacros
Good morning. ☀️☀️Want to wake yourself up ? First begin by checking in with how you feel. Do you feel anxious? ready for the day ? • • before rolling out to bed, we invite you to take some time to connect to your breath for a simple 5 minute breathing exercise or meditation. 1. find a comfortable seat or laying position in bed . ✨ 2. exhale all of the air out of your lungs . ✨ 3. inhale and feel your lungs expand. take a deep breathe and exhale. (repeat x2 ) ✨ 4. inhale for 4 breaths and/or counts . ✨ 5. hold the breath for 2 breaths or counts . ✨ 6. release the breath for a full 8 counts. (repeat steps 4-6 as many times as you like ) ✨✨ this is a great way to wake your nervous system in the morning. perhaps, you may want to add an affirmation or declaration for the day. Ours is "I am safe in my mind and body" 💜💜
Shopping with girlfriends or at the hairdressers', Flipping through magazines as I get my hair done Page after page of glossy perfection Sensuous curves and caramel skin so soft, Image after image Mocking me, calling me names One places me in the ‘before’ selling distant dreams of a beautiful ‘after’ Dreams contained in big bottles and labelled lotions, My skin needs lightening, body some tightening or, they reveal, I face a future so bleak- Men’s rejection, collapsing careers and eventual dejection I can’t look at the mirror no more That image is not me It’s an ugly monster I’ve created. So done with this, Now time to change My body is in my hands and I am its sculptor Carving those curves, perfecting that pout I feel good - I must be beautiful now! A glance at the magazines results in a broken heart The images look thinner, Eyes brighter, lips fuller Skin flawless My shame burns me Why can’t I be like them? I sit at the table Boiled vegetables on my plate Stuff myself and then run to the toilet A finger down my throat Out comes it all *Flush* Some calories down the drain! An evolving competition Me and those calculating calories till death do us apart Tiredness treads in now But perfection eludes me, So I must step up my game. Pit stop and I pick up some pills now I take them- 1,2,3 at a time Day after day, week after week, Now starved, some pills popped, I feel different. My body's not mine, Instead a dying corpse A sculptor’s worst nightmare Her masterpiece shattering in her own hands. In my race to perfection, I’d forgotten That perfection, didn’t exist I wasn’t the lie, it was the image Starved models make up caked, Living lies, Photo-shoots then photoshopped Altered curves and concealed spots Plastic smiles then painted on Creating a fantasy; destroying million others So I take a step back and see, While my body starved, my soul did too In the pursuit of perfection, I'd lost not one but two I prayed and the answer was lucid, To look beyond the body and go for the soul This I shall polish and let shine for the world The Creator created me this way and so it shall remain I'm beautiful and so are you #poetry#bodyimage#beautystandards#poem
Unfortunately through social media and body image expectations, in my opinion, yoga has become extremely commercialized and competitive. It has become focused on who can stand on their hands longer or look better in yoga pants while wrapping themselves up like a pretzel. Those women, they are amazing and beautiful. But I think some of us have forgotten the true meaning of a yoga practice. Especially for beginners, it's super intimidating seeing those women. Reading this was such a simple reminder and I absolutely loved it. Yoga is YOUR practice. It is what your mind and body are feeling, together, at that moment. So for those who are maybe just beginning their yoga journey or those who consider themselves Yogi's, take it down a notch and just be present. Spend a class in child's pose or half pigeon, letting out every emotion possible, flow through simple Sun Salutations until you sweat profusely and realize how strong and powerful you really are. Most importantly know that just stepping onto your mat, is enough. Because, you are more than enough. Happy Monday! Namaste🙏 • • • #yoga#yogalife#yogateacher#yogajourney#selflovejourney#acceptance#selflove#inspire#yogapractice#positivevibes#strong#peaceful#enough#youareenough#bepresent#breathe#balasana#selfdiscovery#warrior#important#yogis#socialmedia#bodyimage#strength#love#wearenotalone#namaste
Here's a tip for you. Just because you haven't got abs like the girl on Instagram, doesn't mean anything is wrong with you. Just because you don't fit today's standards of what beauty is (whatever the fuck it is), doesn't mean anything is wrong with you. Just because you have belly rolls and jiggle, doesn't mean anything is wrong with you. Just because you have cellulite or stretch marks, doesn't mean anything is wrong with you. Just because you had to tidy up and try and find matching underwear to take a photo like today (but may have forgot to clean your mirror 🙄), doesn't mean anything is wrong with you. Do you know how many times I get, "But you're a PT. Shouldn't you have abs?" UM. SAYS WHO?! Just because your life isn't in order like these so called social media profiles doesn't mean theirs is. You only see what they want to flaunt. At the end of the day all that matters is your happiness which depends solely on YOU, not the so called success of other people. And just because you don't fit a mould of what people want you to be, doesn't mean their is anything wrong with you. You are you. Embrace all that jiggles ✌🏼💕 #bodypositivity#selflove#bodyimage#effyourbeautystandards#curvy#fit#fitfam#fitspo#fitness#fitnessmotivation#fitnessmodel#gym#weightloss#slimmingworld#weightwatchers#mondaymotivation#motivation
Monday morning--a 5am workout. I never miss it. Because #bossesdontcancel and it’s day one of a 30 day challenge I’m taking on with over twenty other rockstars and they ain’t cancelling either! Thank goodness for accountability or my mornings would be 👎🏻 If you want this kind of tight-knit accountable sistaHOOD, throw up 🙌🏻 a below! How did you start your week?
Happy Monday! Here's a little inspo to start your week 😊 Changing your brain's habits is freaking hard. It takes a lot of strength and courage to kick a bad habit or thought. Once you start to change, it becomes easier and easier and eventually it will become your brain's norm. I believe in you. You got this. Just remember: Weight gain is cool. Being balanced is sweet. Kicking ED's ass is awesome.
How do you define beauty today? Beauty should not be defined by a media that is telling girls they have a pear shape 🍐like they are a piece of fruit trying to buy clothes. You are a whole person with a uniques beauty. Don't let it be defined by warped perceptions of beauty. Keep revolting today and love yourself. 💖💖
Love seeing women rocking a bikini!!! Did you know that no matter what size you are, you can rock a bikini???? Because you can wear whatever the fuck you want. Thanks for sharing this awesome authentic selfie!!! #Repost @empowermoore with @repostapp ・・・ Happy #authenticselfie
#Repost @sarahudson95 with @repostapp ・・・ 💥REAL TALK TIME💥 (Beware: This is a long post) I used to be pretty overweight. I lost the weight and now my stomach looks like this. How did I lose the weight? I lost about 3 pounds a week by eating way less than I should have and exercising much more than I should have. When you lose weight rapidly (aka not in a healthy way), your skin can't keep up. I wanted to post this to raise awareness about body image and eating disorders but I don't even know where to begin. I began to lose the weight by making healthy changes. I stopped taking meds that didn't make me happy, I cut sodas and super sugary stuff out, and started to exercise. I noticed the weight coming off and decided to push it more. Skip a meal here, an extra 30 minutes of walking there, and the next thing ya know I was eating 1 meal a day and exercising hours at a time. I would LOVE to say that I'm 100% better but that would be a lie. I've made tons of progress and gained a good amount of weight back and I feel much better, but I'm still not where I need to be. If any of you are struggling at all then you can always inbox me, I do not wish any type of eating disorder on anyone and it's totally okay to ask for help or to just rant👍🏼 Now to WHY I lost the weight. Tons of reasons. Being surrounded by people who think thin is ideal, wanting to be healthy but not knowing how, feeling out of control in other areas, and the list goes on. Please, NEVER feel like you need to shrink yourself down to be happy. I agree there's always room for improvement, but improvement doesn't have to be on your body. It can be on your art skills, your temper, your schoolwork, your relationships, etc. You should take care of your body, but taking care of it does not mean binging, purging, exercising until you want to pass out, or skipping meals. If you're doing any of that, I really suggest reaching out to someone. I only started to get better when I surrounded myself with supportive and caring people. I could go on for hours but hopefully I made some of my point. #youdontknowmystory#bodypositive#bodypositivity#bodyposi#bodyimage#selflove#womenshealth#women
I care more about the condition of your heart than anything else. When our hearts are connected and you see me and I see you...growth & change are inevitable. We give each other permission to be who we truly are minus the protective BS layers! You can do it...spend time questioning your way of being and you will stop resisting and will start daily rituals for your wellbeing! #wellbeing#wellness#bodyimage#embrace#selfcare#love#vulnetability#tribe#quote#16w2w
Full frontal. I'm staring at you, my new belly. Over the last 7 months, I've come to love you. It's been a journey, but I'm starting to accept you for who you are. I try not to look at you too much so I don't wallow in negativity about how my body used to be. But today, I'm staring right at you. I notice your ridges and valleys and lines. I notice the shadows of the breasts that feed my child. I notice how it makes me feel deep inside, the staring right at you. At 7 months postpartum, my body is still having issues because you helped me carry a baby. At 7 months postpartum, my body is still regulating its health because a human being called my body home for the better part of a year. At 7 months postpartum, I'm frustrated at my health situation. But when I stare at you, belly, I see more than ridges and valleys and lines. I see the child I carried inside. I see the healthy caesarean delivery of my baby. I see joy and acceptance. Thank you, body, for doing your job, and for doing it well. #postpartumbody#takebackpostpartum#postpartum#postpartumbelly#pregnancy#birthwithoutfear#bodyimage @takebackpostpartum
Since beginning my blog I was surprised at how quickly it became popular and how ever growing the readership is. Currently, I am aiming to push myself to gain weight. Many believe this is simple? WRONG. I aim to show my progression from a size 4 to hopefully a very healthy and curvy size 8. I will show my progression through meal recipes, fitness workouts and before and after pictures. Those in my situation know how mentally draining it is to receive comments such as "you look ill", "you need to put some weight on" and hopefully this page will inspire some to THINK before they comment on a persons body image. Many thanks! And happy weight gaining, let's smash 2017 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼 #WeightGain#like4like#healthy#food#skinny#bodyimage#blogger#blog#fitness#meals#workout#2017#inspire#weight#diet
We just LOVE @belle1401 story!; " Swimwear galore and Brazilian butterfly are making a change in the model industry! They have chosen 4 "real and normal" girls who aren't models, to be the face of their summer campaign..and I'm one of them!! I was born into a family of good solid thighs, broad shoulders and cellulite. For SO much of my life I've tried to change that, listening to those who have repeatedly said "genetics don't define you" and "you can look however you want." I tried every diet and have lost weight, but quickly realised that the problem was never with my body..it was with the 🌏 worlds 🌏perception of my body. A world that tells you your thighs shouldn't touch, that you shouldn't have cellulite, that you should eat this 🥑 and not that 🍫.Well I'm here to tell you that you can look however the heck you want to look and you should totally rock that. ~~Whether that's a size 6 or 26, big bum, big boobs, no boobs, cellulite, jiggles and all!!! ~~ Genetics ARE a thing and thank God we are all created so beautifully and uniquely .... Coming from a girl who goes to the gym every, eats super well and STILL has cellulite and big thighs...❤" You go girlfriend 👊🏻