Fear, negativity, and shame can easily creep in and ruin your day thanks to a simple comment from a friend, a photo on Instagram, or an advertisement on a magazine in the check out line. IT'S NORMAL, and it happens to all of us.
The biggest thing you can do to get off the shame train? Turn to POSITIVE mantras that you know are truths. What positive thoughts do YOU turn to when you’re feeling the shame train start to take over? 💕
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〰 THROWBACK 〰
As it's #throwbackthursday I thought I'd share this... it's surprisingly difficult.
On the right is me in Dec 2015 and the left is a couple of weeks ago.
<130lbs vs >150lbs - that's right, over 20lbs difference between the two.
Looking back I now realise how sick I looked, and why everyone I loved was worried about me. I was never diagnosed with anything but I was definitely not healthy. I had to walk a certain distance every day and I had to do extra workouts. I was constantly cold and used to pretend eat by giving my food away after making a massive portion.
I found this picture today and it's really put into perspective how far I've come. And I feel SO proud. And there ain't anything wrong with that 💕
Today was 25 minutes of straight high intensity cardio...one move to the next with no breaks! 😰 when I started this 5 weeks ago, I was constantly taking breaks. Today I took none! It's such a cool feeling to see how your body progresses and the different levels you can push it to. Try these moves for 30 seconds each! 👍🏽
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#SelfLoveIsNow challenge, day number four. Embrace your summer body. This one is kinda hard for me. I see myself and know that I don't have the summer / bikini ready body that I want and that I think society wants me to have. But that's ok. I have an amazing body. I wore this dress for the first time today since buying it. I had the tag still attached. I would always tell myself, maybe I'll put this on when I'm 50 lbs lighter, maybe I'll wait for next year, so many push backs that I would tell myself. But today's challenge helped me put this on, and wear it while doing all my errands for today! At times I would begin to think negative and feel like everyone is looking at me for all the wrong reasons, but then I told myself my mantra: I am kind, I am strong and I am worth my own love. Here's to accept and loving yourself. Not matter what size, age or height. #SelfLoveIsNow#challenge#dayfour#selflove#embraceyourcurves#bbw#spotted#vitiligo#justme#tightdress#bodypositive#bodypositivity#lovetheskinyourein
wie süss ist das denn! Bopo-bear love 🐻❤ Ich muss gestehen, dass ich momentan mich nicht so wohl fühle in meiner haut. Ich bin ja ein sportmuffel, aber merke trotzdem immerwieder wie mein körper das auspowern doch braucht! nicht zum abnehem, sonderm zum sich wohlfühlen. Deswegen war ich heute nach 6wochen wieder beim fitboxen 💪 😅 ach der ewige kreislauf mit dem inneren schweinehündchen.
There's a quote going around online that says "I'm no Victoria's Secret model but I can pick one up and squat her." I take issue with this; it's still body shaming the Victoria's Secret model for looking the way she does. It's like when people say "Real women have curves". Good intention there but realize what you are actually saying. Strong women build each other up, not tear each other down! Certainly I want to have defined muscles but I'm not shaming my sisters if they don't! Your best body is the body that YOU want. #nobodyshaming#nohate#strongwomen#bodypositivity#fitnessquotes#beauty
I'm always reppin' body positivity, 'breast is best', shake yo' saggy milky makers and showing off a smiley happy baby like I'm the perfect mama. I never post stuff like this but feel like I need to show the other side to all this too. Today I feel like utter poo! I hate the way I look, I'm really tired and I'm dreaming of a spa day by myself... Being a mum is really fucking hard and a breastfeeding one means that I have not been away from my son for longer than a couple hours in nearly 6 months. That means no 'me time', watching the clock constantly if I've popped out. Rushing to get out of the shower incase I'm needed for nursing and scoffing down any food as quickly as possible to get back to the job at hand. On a GOOD night the longest stretch of sleep I'll get is 4 hours, I can't even get dad to help a girl out. But don't dare act tired because a happy mum is a happy baby right? You gotta keep on smilin' and bouncing around. My body has changed so much and it's so hard to get used to after being a size 8 for as long as I can remember, it's almost hard to imagine ever being that small again. But in the same breath I don't think I would change anything, I love my baby boy relying on me for so much, being the sole source of all his nutrients, the cuddles he can't sleep without and the entertainment that brings out his big dumb smile. My stretch marks, the little bit of jiggly belly that hasn't gone away and dat ass that carried and made him the beautiful little (big) thing that he turned out to be and enabled me to strongly give birth naturally in a birthing pool like I whole heartedly hoped for. This pic is 2 days after giving birth at 3am in the hospital after having no sleep for 3 days and I didn't for another 2 days after that. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that we are so strong, we are built for this and mentally or physically sometimes it's so hard but because we have to pull through for our little ones we do it no matter how much we feel we can't. Today is one of those days I needed to remind myself. Thank you Freddie for forcing me to better myself and shout out to baby daddy for putting up with the sass today but still loving me xx
Call me fat; at least I'm happy. Start loving your body people. Every morning embrace yourself. I had a fat week this week. Every time I looked in the mirror I got upset. Here's the thing, society is unrealistic when it comes to women's bodies. Forget about it! Curves and a little pudge never killed anyone. Don't let the world and the media tell you you're not good enough (ps taco Thursday today and I'm about to eat all of them🌮🌮🌮🌮🙈) #positivity#selfie#snapchat#blackandwhite#selflove#curvy#notashamed#smile#bodypositivity#tacolove
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Food for thought. I almost didn't post this picture because I felt like all it did was show off my really horrible posture, which I'm all kinds of self-conscious about. And then I remembered that I'm awesome and beautiful and don't really care if anyone judges me for that 😅 Sincerely though, that is the mindset of someone who truly loves themselves -- you accept the flaws of both your heart and your body. Does that mean you just sit with those things that could be improved, and not do anything to better yourself? Not necessarily. You can always be working towards being the best possible version of yourself. But there should never be a "once I look like ______________, then I'll love myself" or "Once I can do _____________, then I'll love myself." Instead, it's "I am worthy and deserving of love right here and now. Nothing about my body, my heart, or my mind could possibly take away from that beautifully raw truth - that I am deserving of love. Find something today that you don't like about yourself. Recognize it. Explore it. Accept it. Love it. You will never be able to hate yourself thin. You can't criticize yourself happy. You can't abuse yourself into an emotionally healthy mindset. What you CAN do is choose to love and accept yourself, wherever you're at. And if change needs to happen, it will flow out of that naturally and peacefully. 🙏🏽
I have a confession to make...I cheated on my one true love 🙈
And I LOVED IT.
Yup, this gal decided to rock the vanilla route for a change and you guyssss it tastes like freaking BIRTHDAY CAKE 😍
Still will always be a chocolate gal, but man oh man, this shiz is TASTY AF 🤘🏻
Are you a chocolate or vanilla gal? 👇🏻👇🏻 #teaminspirejoy
Disclaimer: This post is specially dedicated to body shamers.
"I hope you will have a healthy child one day but neither you nor anyone else knows how that child is going to be when he/she will be fully grown-up but there is one thing that I can assure you is going to happen with your child and that thing is body shaming no matter how skinny or how fat(yes fat you don't know the future of your child he/she can be fat as well 50-50% probability) your child is going to be but people like you will never change because you haven't changed yourself yet and when your son or daughter will face the same criticism by unknown people on social media maybe you will understand that day, what you were doing 15-20 years ago and how painful, ugly and wrong was that. So the future of your child is in your hand you really want a happy future for your child stop social evils like body shaming and be a better person by not criticizing anyone's body."
Well although I had a slightly upsetting doctor's appointment, I finally got to the new gym by me. It was very nice and I was able to go with not much anxiety! ⚬
My doctor is sure that I have fibromyalgia. Which is okay I kinda already figured that. I'm going on a 4 week stomach medication so until I'm done with that I can't start working on the fibro. I'm also overheating terribly in my sleep which my doctor is really concerned about so I have to monitor for overnight fevers. ⚬
I cannot stress enough the importance of staying strong no matter what life throws at you. That's what will keep you going. 🌼