It's been summer for like five days but already sooooo many fun summer festivities going on in Milwaukee!
Festivals, weddings, and other events have kept us busy and have gotten me off track a lot of the weekends. But ya'll know I preach balance and not depriving yourself of the things you love. ✌🏼 Here's part of the reason I decided to to my favorite three-day plant based cleanse this week. I finally feel like I've found FOOD FREDOM and don't sweat it when I indulge on the weekends (because I eat 99% clean during the week) but I've been sleeping like crap for weeks and feel a mental fog.
Not trying to lose weight or find a quick fix - I haven't even gained a pound. I'm hoping to cleanse some of the sludge out of my system so I can feel 100% again.
It's worked for me before and I know it will again! 😊
Tomorrow I'll be posting all of my meals and snacks throughout the day (this cleanse actually lets you eat REAL FOOD!) so you guys can see EXACTLY what it entails. Just check out my story!! 🤗
Nostalgia post: "YOUR NIPPLES AREN'T WEIRD: a tiny book about nipple diversity" (2015) I made this tiny book to celebrate the spectrum of shapes and colors of nipples, so you don't need to feel self conscious about yours anymore, k? Each page represents a dif friends' nipple, with the approx color painted on the left, and an object of the same size on the right! Thnx thnx to my lovely friends who sent me titpics back in 2015 and still let me present their nipples as art 😭 i made this as apart of my creative project with @christopher__arthur, @darzhlowe & @benjaminrinehart!
Hello hello happy Monday IG! I have been on a little weekend hiatus because I had the privilege of doing some strength and conditioning coaching at a gymnastics camp! With that being said I was not able to train all weekend or really pay attention to my macros but hey that's life! So this week I will be doing a little "detoxing" and probably some low carb days 😂 What do I do to detox? I don't advise any crazy detox diets or weird teas, all your body needs to properly detox and get back on track is lots of water, antioxidants, and a proper diet! Mind your micronutrients! Those green leafy veggies will work wonders for ya! I also drink an apple cider vinegar drink which I have posted on my story and it has tons of benefits which I will post as well. & I'll be implementing a little more cardio into my training this week. Nothing crazy! When you have an off week, or weekend in my case it's totally normal to gain a little water weight and feel yucky but eating healthy and training right will get your body back feeling great in no time! I know it will feel so good to train shoulders this evening!
#selfcare is made possible and brought to you by: 🛀🏻 R E L A X I N G
📖 reading kick ass books
🙏🏻 turning your will over to Divine Source 🦄 trusting your value in this world
🥑 nourishing your body 💭 thinking gentle thoughts
⚡️ saying "no" when you mean it
🌈 listening to your inner guidance
Week 5 of my cut=complete! Not super lean or anything but loving where I am at currently. Was up in weight this week but just going to trust the process and stick to it. I am on vacation however and am human so today I tracked refeed macros even though I didn't get a refeed this week (😬) but the beauty of flexible dieting and this lifestyle is it's ok to not be perfect ALL of the time 👍 everything today is still tracked so I won't be falling off completely and will go back to normal macros tomorrow. In other news, my call for death to cardio was clearly unheard because now I have to do it 3x a week 😰 #prayforme
I think I feel, deeply, a lot of the first. I think a lot sits there, waiting to be felt, because by default I don't let it rise. I'm feeling a lot now, but again it's caught in the traps of my learnt defences. Like an umbrella in the rain. So I carry it and keep it from soaking me. And I think that's what a lot of my anxiety lately has been around, carrying that sadness, and all other emotions, mood swings, intrusive thoughts, on my own once I leave the hospital. In life there are no trained nurses to lean on. That's the scariest part about leaving. Feeling like you can't trust your own mind but having to control it. It's something that doesn't ever feel possible. Sadness.
“So many fashion magazines and so much media was telling me that I wasn’t supposed to wear them, things like crop tops or horizontal stripes or spaghetti straps or any skirt that wasn’t an A-line.” We love for @mariesouthardospina for wearing all of those thing. 👚👙👠👗Start your week off right and read her interview at bodyposproject.com #bodypositivity#wearwhatyoulike#yaskween
Been making lots of new artwork recently and they're all available to buy on multiple things. Fancy a tit tote, t shirt or travel mug? I've got you sorted 😉 Click the link in my bio and support a struggling art school graduate today 👍🏼
Haven't drank alcohol in two months! I was never a heavy alcohol drinker but I definitely got drunk when going out to festivals, clubs, or any type of friend's gathering. But ever since I became vegan my body absolutely HATES alcohol! I kept getting sick, my digestive system would be F'd up, and I'd be in bed ALL DAY the next day 😣I'm not saying I'm never drinking alcohol again, I might have the occasional wine here and there 💁🏻🍷 but putting my body through that every weekend is not how I want to go about life. I want to feel energized⚡️, vibrant, and fully AWAKE✨ (if you know what I mean). It’s nice to wake up on a early Sunday morning, not feel hung over and to be able to kill your workout💥 HAPPY MONDAY💕
I'm sorry that all of my pictures lately have been in dressing rooms 🙈
The other day I wore a crop top in public for the first time.
It was such SO freeing to be able to wear what I wanted, without the worry that other people will comment.
The first thing I thought when I grabbed this shirt out of my dresser was "my stomach isn't flat enough to wear that." (sorry if that bothers anyone, I'm just being honest)
But then I have realized that I do not have to be a certain weight or look a specific way to rock a crop top 🙌
I'm so happy to have found body acceptance within myself.
Gostaria de compartilhar com vocês esse post da Nutricionista Paola Altheia, que fez uma excelente colocação a respeito de práticas, como a de passar fome (comum nos jejuns), e tantos outros modismos alimentares que propõem medidas absurdas para se obter a perda de peso a todo o custo.
Escutei o seguinte relato nesta semana, narrado por uma pessoa MAGRA: "Amiga! Estou fazendo uma coisa maravilhosa. Se chama jejum intermitente. É assim: você fica 23 horas sem comer nada. Depois você quebra o jejum com presunto, bacon e muitos vegetais folhosos. Não pode comer nenhum vegetal colorido. Tomate, beterraba, cenoura... nada disso! Tem muito carboidrato. Só folha, tá? Eu comecei a fazer Zumba também. Dançar sem comer é ótimo! No começo você vai ter um pouco de tontura, até chega a ver preto. Mas não desanima porque é normal. Tá tudo certo!" Leu?
Agora me responda qual é a parte disso que se relaciona com SAÚDE.
É absolutamente assustador saber que hoje em dia todas as coisas ditas e feitas pelas pessoas ANORÉXICAS resulta em likes e reforço positivo. O público vê como uma linda demonstração de disciplina. "A comida é o inimigo" é um discurso que não é mais exclusivo de sites "proana"... em 2017 isso sai da boca de médicos.
Ficar sem comer não é saudável. E não é uma coisa boa. É algo extremamente disfuncional que pode se transformar em transtorno alimentar restritivo.
Não se deixe levar por modismos.
• BODY POSITIVE POST! •
POSING VS. NO POSING 🤗
I'm super tired of all those society beauty standards. I'm tired of all these people who're trying to fit in there, and I'm even more tired of the people who support those "beauty" standards. The only thing that matters is, that you feel comfortable in your skin, that you love everything about yourself. If you don't feel comfortable than you can change something about it, but not just because you think others might don't like your outside looks. You don't have to be beautiful for anybody else except for yourself, when will people understand that?
I was struggling with all that too, I didn't like several parts of my body for example : my eyes, my butt etc. just because people have bullied me and also because I thought I'm not beautiful because my entire self didn't fit into the beauty standards of society, it took me years to love myself and sometimes I'm still fighting with it.. but the important thing is that you're willing to learn how to love yourself, that you're pretty just the way you are.
YOU DON'T NEED.. ..A FLAT STOMACH..
..A BIG BUTT..
..A SHAVED BODY..
..FANCY CLOTHES.. .. TO BE PRETTY!
learn to love yourself, be confident, work on it everyday and you'll reach paths you never thought you'd go. You got this!
I believe in you.❤
I'm still buzzing from how awesome my show was on Friday. Thank you so much to every single person on here that came out and supported us, you know who you are 😘❤️🤗 Social media gets a bad wrap most of the time but when it brings together people who may not have found the community otherwise I am genuinely elated. Likes are one thing but ticket sales are what keep our industry going and artists need that more than people understand! We ain't nothing without our audiences ✨I care so much about burlesque, the power it has as an art form to inform and educate people about their worth and their bodies and it's history and hope that through producing much more I will let new crowds into our special lil' glittery space in the world and allow more people to know their power 💋 Thank you also to mega babes @valerie.savage @cheskigranger @rubyyyjones & @miss_glory_pearl for only making this job easier! 😍 #Burlesque#FemmePower#BodyPositivity#LoveYourself#PussyPower#NastyWomen
Slowly getting back on track. •
My next target is 'constancy'
I eat so many processed foods every day. Moreover I workout only a few days a week. (sometimes I'm too lazy and weak to do exercise)
As I don't see any change of my body, I've decided to try eating which is good for me. Not for my craving. Besides I will challenge myself to workout 5 days a week even if it's 30 mins. •
I might not weigh everyday from now on. Check my body shape in mirror and how I feel might be the key to keep my motivation 🙂
Heute habe ich eine Nachricht über Snapchat von einem Jungen zu einem meiner Snaps bekommen (Bild 5+6).
Er hat mich offen und ehrlich auf meine Figur angesprochen, da ich zuvor einiges zum Thema #bodypositivity gepostet habe und geäußert habe, dass ich mit meiner Figur vollkommen zufrieden, trotzdessen ich nicht perfekt bin, bin. Ich habe gesagt, dass es normal ist beim Bücken oder sitzen Speckröllchen zu haben.
Ich werde nicht wiederholen was er geschrieben hat, ihr könnt's ja lesen🤗
Im ersten Moment hat es mich verletzt, diese Worte zu lesen. Im nächsten Moment war ich total abgefuckt und fragte mich, wie man nur so ein Idiot sein und andere nicht in Ruhe lassen kann. Jedoch nach einigen Minuten realisierte ich, dass es doch MEIN KÖRPER ist, in dem ICH leben muss.
Ich bin wirklich zufrieden mit mir selbst, natürlich denkt man sich "der Bauch könnte ruhig flacher sein" "ich hätt irgendwie schon gerne so ne thigh gap"
Aber das ist Bullshit! Ich hab einen flachen Bauch, wer brauch (jetzt mal ganz im Ernst) so ne bescheuerte Lücke zwischen den Beinen? Ich habe Kurven und finde sie schön, und ich bin stolz drauf. Ich habe schon unzählige Male von meiner besten Freundin gehört "wie gerne ich deine Kurven hätte", aber ich wollte es ihr irgendwie nicht abkaufen, weil ich sie richtig schön dünn und sexy finde
Aber mittlerweile weiß ich das zu schätzen, was für Komplimente ich erhalte, denn sie können einen wirklich aufbauen und Kraft geben.
Was ich euch sagen möchte ist, solange IHR mit euch selbst zufrieden seid, ist es jucke was andere sagen. Natürlich können einen schon so ganz kleine Dinge einen runterziehen wie bei mir, das ist aber auch menschlich und ist nichts, wofür man sich schämen sollte. Mit der Zeit lernt man, über solche Dinge schnell hinweg zukommen, über sowas zu lachen und Selbstbewusstsein zu entwickeln sodass man Stärker wird.
Meine Schlussworte an euch sind: egal ob dick oder dünn, habt euch lieb so wie ihr seid, ihr seid einzigartig♥️ und wenn ihr euch unwohl fühlt, dann tut etwas dagegen und kämpft dafür, dass ihr euch wohl fühlt! Habt euch lieb, geht miteinander um so wie ihr auch behandelt werden wollt und #staypositive#makelovenotwar#love
Sure, I'm not currently at a weight I'm comfortable with. But, I'd rather be happy & healthy! Too much has happened during my journey to express in one post, and it's far too personal to make public. But? Even though I have my bad days, my down days where I hate my body, they are still better days. KEY: BETTER DAYS. I weigh 223lbs and am technically "overweight" & "plus size". Do I want to lose weight? Of course. Am I "promoting obesity"? NO. Am I making a point?? YES. I would choose the body I have NOW with my current mindset over ANY temptation of the "skinny/ideal" body days I used to have...you see?...at one time, I weighed 115lbs, being 5'7" tall...I had bones jutting out of my skin. You could see my rib cage & my protruding spine...the muscle mass I had gained was lost when I stopped eating & started exercising in extreme excess. Whatever I did manage to eat, I would then purge. Or worse, I'd binge & purge, then run dead-sprint for 2hrs on the treadmill. At one point I gave myself stress fractures in both my feet, I began to have dizzy spells, and then I'd sleep through most of the day because I had NO energy left to use. I was MISERABLE. But, all the while, I had people telling me how "skinny & beautiful" I was...but, all I could see was the extra fat in my inner thighs..the bit of stomach "pudge" that hadn't sunk inward yet. I couldn't eat anything without counting the calories & fat content in my mind. I couldn't enjoy a meal, because if my stomach became full, I'd have to throw up...there is SO MUCH MORE to my story from there...but? You get the idea...so? I may weigh near twice the weight I had once labeled "less than ideal", but I am HAPPY. I am HEALTHY. I can look in the mirror & walk out of my house with confidence. So? If I have to carry around some junk in my truck, some chunky monkey & jiggly-jello?? SO FUCKING BE IT!!! #bodypositivity#lovetheskinyouarein#confidence#happyandhealthy#ibeatmyeatingdisorder