Happy #makeupfreemonday ! I've been home sick today so no workout for me, but mental health is important too. I've never had a good self-esteem, but I'm teaching myself to love the way I am even without makeup. This is the real me and I'm grateful for the body which I have, with or without makeup.
I managed to get over to the mall yesterday & pick up my new glasses 🤓 I think it's funny how the majority of women's lenses have jewels on the frames-- like yes all women need bling on their glasses...I just need to see, I don't need to distract anyone in the process 😅
In all seriousness though, I was thinking about the role that practicality plays in my life & wondering how healthy it is at times 🤔 I've gone to the mall 3 times in the past 2 weeks for eye-care things & each time, I felt extremely awkward as everyone strolled around, socializing & shopping, while I was on an errand. I felt very serious as I weaved in & out of crowds of people walking in no particular direction; I, on the other hand was a woman on a mission (as usual). I picked out one of the simplest & least expensive pair of glasses & got out of there quickly. •
I also needed rainboots for work, so I went to Target. I started in the clothes section & felt so weird! I've spent most of winter hiding my body in huge, boring clothes- I thought "I shouldn't be trying on cute stuff that shows my body" 😔 The boots I bought were super cute, but I felt guilty! Like shopping & buying cute things is this huge act of indulgence; that I didn't deserve the floral boots & should've just gotten the plain, black, practical ones instead 😞 •
It may seem unrelated, but practicality, rigidity, & feeling in control are ways that my eating disorder manifests itself. Fear of "indulging" in pleasurable things scares me sometimes. It isolates me & also makes me very serious: I smile & laugh less & rarely engage in playful or relaxed behavior. I also make many of my choices based on productivity.
I know the arrival of the warm weather will force me outside my comfort zone a bit, & I'm actually okay with it. It will be harder to hide myself with clothes & there are also more things to do when it's warm outside (BBQ's, boating, festivals) I know I will have to push myself to participate.
To grow, we must constantly challenge our disorders & be mindful of potential roadblocks. I really want to be mindful of these behaviors and open-minded about changing them. Life is too short to buy the boring rainboots 😉 ❤
This may be one of my most controversial blog posts yet and I almost didn't even bother writing it, but as an "up-and-coming" health professional and personal trainer, I feel as though I have a duty to spread awareness and create discussion about this.
Please do not just look at the title and thumbnail picture and start to castrate me in the comments section. Haha
Read the article with an open-mind and THEN I'd love to hear your thoughts at the end. :)
🔹Blog 007 | Is "Body Positivity" A Dangerous Idea? | Link in bio --> @mattmcleod6
Day 22/30 Beast Body; Bulk Back
After a busy weekend and a lack of sleep last night we had no desire to workout today. The couch has been calling my name all day "Aaammmbbeerr" lol. BUT We've made a commitment to ourselves and a commitment to stick to this program so we put in our 30 minutes for the day and I'm so glad we did. My energy is up, I'm in a better mood and i'm still on track!
When did food become the enemy?
When did we start fighting our bodies instead of loving them?
Because society dictates the food we SHOULD eat and the body we SHOULD have.
About 80% of the food on the shelves didn't exist 100 years ago (FoodMatters.com).
Our bodies were not designed to deal with an ingredient list full of chemicals. Society is so ignorant to the fact that what we put into our mouths is either a form of natural medicine, or poison for our bodies, and a major contributor to the growing rates of heart disease and chronic health issues.
Embrace, nourish and love your body. It is the most amazing thing you will ever own.
Be mindful of each meal, and each mouthful.
You and your body deserve it.
If you see a pregnant mama, give her a compliment that will uplift her and make her feel special. No one wants to hear they’re "big" or otherwise. It’s irrelevant. There’s a baby growing inside—that’s a miracle and should be described as such. Mamas need empowerment, not judgement. #mamarant
#repost from @sarahsgettingfit_
I need to stop.
Constantly comparing myself to women im never going to be or look like.
I cant keep being so hard on myself and i dont want other women to either!
I always wanted to represent women in fashion and TV that arent a size 8 and perfectly manicured from head to toe.
Constantly being told im too big to be a normal model and too skinny to be a plus model really irritates me. For fuck sake my agency and friends support me cant i just work?
Whats wrong with being me flaws and all. We all lose our youth, WE WILL NEVER BE YOUNGER OR MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WE ARE NOW. embrace the fuck out of it.
What about if the words you said to yourself about yourself each day. Sometimes we are our hardest critics and our own worst enemies. Pay attention today to that inner dialogue and ask yourself would you let your best friend speak to you like that. If you wouldn't let your friends speak to you like don't speak to yourself like that be your own best friend today. #loveyourself
Day 120 of #365days#inthefaceofbdd : raising #awareness of #BodyDsymorphia 1 step, 1 person and 1 #photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on email@example.com. Today's photo taken by @ninafuga long awaited return of... Lol, Nina's been away on an artist's residency in Colombia for the last 2 years. Tonight was my first time seeing her back @irineunogueira amazing dance class at the Place in Euston. Uffff I needed that dance today, really needed that release. I'd been feeling so exhausted and like a walking zombie and I was really feeling sorry for myself. I'd spoken to a friend earlier and said that these days my bumpy days when they come - and they definitely still do - aren't to do with BDD anymore, but when I feel tired it is still difficult to resist feeling insecure and like I just want to go home. I looked in the mirror earlier today when I was feeling so groggy I felt like I'd been tranquillised and I was definitely really challenged by the eyes I saw looking back at me. But doing this campaign and knowing that everyday regardless of my mood, Is really giving me a feeling of having a lot on reserve for those bad days and I drew on that today. And that's what got me to class and as soon as I heard that amazing drumbeat, I was there. Tonight was like pure joy. We created 3rd energy happiness and my god I wish I could just bottle the excitement that was in that room! #bodydysmorphicdisorder#bodyimage#bodyconfidence#bodyissues#freedom#feelthefear#fear#courage#share#realstories
ITS THE MIND ITSELF, THAT BUILDS THE BODY. ✔
You have to enjoy your exercise, be motivated by your routine and be excited to take on each challenge.
The mind controls our results.
Its not about being 'motivated to get results', its about LOVING what you are doing. To get here, you need support, love from the people around you, to become 100% in the skin you are in. You are BLESSED to move 👉 use it with pride!
Once the pressure if off, re group yourself 👉 start with goal that is acheivable and slowly chip away.. Change your lifestyle - DONT hit diets hard, DONT sets a 8 week finish line... SET YOURSELF UP FOR DAILY MOVEMENT, DAILY ACTIVE ACTIVITIES, DAILY WORKOUTS. Its a mindsrt change that is nessesary! You need to enjoy the process.
Mumma's : the SBS FIT MUMMA EBOOK is coming, designed to help you ENJOY workouts, push yourself, but be excited for thr challenges in involves. 👉 Its cheaper than a PT session, and it will change your mindset towards training! Not to mention can be done ANYWHERE!
Lets raise our children, while they watch us look after ourselves. 🤗
There is peaceful. There is wild. I am both at the same time- sum #duality The theme of Sunday evening conversations with inspirational ladies was dualism. Sometimes when you can see both sides of the coin, it is so difficult to make a decision. But in life, they must be made. #manifest 🥊🌊🥊#picoftheday#sunsetporn
Your inner dialogue drives your behaviour, which becomes your reality.
The best thing you can ever do for yourself is become aware of your inner chit chat! Turn your inner gossip girl into a supportive Sistaaaaa
The 6 step transformation to inner dialogue brilliance:
Can I, maybe?
In my mind, these are two completely different photos. In one, a beautiful girl who is confident and comfortable in her own skin. The other picture makes me cringe a little bit. It's hard for me to look at. All I see is the weight I've gained and all I notice is that my ribs have disappeared under layers of fat. It's crazy that cropping a picture can change so much. As a big "fuck you" to ed I posted the top picture.
Emotional eating has been a huge problem for me, thanks to me fast metabolism it's not obvious but it doesn't mean it's left me healthy. All it means is people are judging me like they do people who show it more. I've made a conscious decision to be aware of my eating and take control. When I feel stressed, sad, tired, angry, anxious, I fill my heart with love, find something that makes me happy and do that rather than going to the fridge and eating a giant piece of cake to deal with those emotions.
Oh just another comparison...No, I want to talk about how I feel when I look at these photos...
We all know that the sort of leanness in the left picture is NOT maintainable...But what we don't know is how to love ourselves no matter what the mirror shows us that day.
Left-Couple days out from a show, I felt like I wasn't good enough, wasn't lean enough, wasn't really proud of what I had achieved...why?
Because coming from where I did...being super overweight and super judgmental of that, in some way I will always see the fat girl in the mirror and pick myself apart.
Right-Current, not the leanest I've ever been, but probably the most comfortable I've been in my own skin....why?
Because I've learned perspective, that health and wellness is soo far from just the picture in the mirror or the weight on the scale. It's in your daily choices, the voice that speaks in your head during the day, and understanding that perfection and that perfect body does not truly exist.
The success lies in loving yourself through the entire process. 💪🏻🖤✌🏻
Bom dia Brasiiill!! 😬💪🏼🙏🏼 E aí, mulherada?! 🤝
Curiosas para a continuação da nossa série de mitos que vocês encontrarão por aí?! 🤓
Vamos sanar essas dúvidas que vocês ainda não sabem que são dúvidas. 😅 🤓Hoje vamos falar mais 3 mitos, finalizando a nossa série, dos 12 Mitos da atividade física🤓 🔟
❌Grávidas não podem praticar exercícios físicos - Não só podem como devem incluir atividades físicas durante a gestação. Os exercícios podem trazer benefícios para a gravidez, incluindo preparo físico cardiopulmonar.
❌Musculação masculiniza a mulher - nós mulheres não possuímos o hormônio testosterona em quantidade suficiente para que nossos músculos hipertrofiem a tal ponto. As mulheres que conseguem atingir esta hipertrofia fazem o uso esteróides anabólicos, os quais são derivados da testosterona, dando-lhes a aparência muitas vezes masculina.
Somente exercícios localizados auxiliam na redução de gordura - a melhor forma para reduzir medidas é seguir dieta e treinamento intervalado de alta intensidade (HIIT). Esses são apenas alguns mitos sobre as atividades físicas😉
Espero que tenha sanado algumas das dúvidas de vocês.
Caso tenham ou surjam mais dúvidas é só deixar nos comentários que vamos nos falando.
Continuem praticando atividade física, você que já está a fazendo e você que ainda não está, inicie já.💪🏼😉 Todo dia é dia e toda hora é hora! 😜🤗 Luana Diógenes
So good to remember, even though it's hard in the moment. ❤ #Repost @lalecheleagueusa
Fussy baby? Sore nipples? Teething? Frequent night wakings? These and so much more can seem like they'll last forever. That discouraging feeling can lead to discontinuing breastfeeding. Don't fall into the "forever" trap! Most issues are only temporary. Contact your local LLL Leader or talk to other parents at your local LLL meeting for some encouragement