We think she is beautiful in both pictures... beauty comes from within and when you are happy and healthy - you are radiant! There is no 'fitness mold' we were not made to look the same. If you get motivation from individuals that are in shape 🙋🏻 i do it too! But DO NOT ridicule yourself for not looking the way they do on their best day with the best lighting and angles. Be real. Be you. #facethefork @girlmeetsweights
Three years later and hellllla of a lot more happiness 💃🙌
This isn't to show that the body on the left is worse or better than the right BC NEITHER IS BETTER 🙅
If I had the body on the left + my health then that body would be okay. But, unfortunately, I was very unhealthy due to being in prep 👎
I never thought I'd be able to gain *any* weight and be okay with it. Even a slight weight increase would lead to breakdowns and the disordered eating behaviors would be ramped up 😔
BUT here I am, on the right 👉, not tracking a single calorie or macro, body looking different, more fat held all over and I 👏 AM 👏 OKAY 👏
I am happy & I love and accept my body✨❤
[My Life] A glimpse into my Fri-YAY 🙌🏋🏻♀️ Completed a Hero WOD ("DT") at @crossfitauctus - My Mom's first class! And then fueled up with some sushi with a talk on prep for the run in Fargo... coming up! 🔹🔹🔹
Remember, living a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to mean 100% all of the time. A healthy lifestyle is only healthy if it has room to expand and grow in relation to your surroundings and needs. I think that's been the theme of my year so far. #yearofselflove ✌️#fridayfeels
When we are young we are asked, 'who do you want to be when you grow up?' Some of us in our older years are still pondering this... But I'm realizing, maybe we are missing the opportunity to ask, 'who do you want to be now? And how does that create a pathway for the life you envision?' #acceptancetoday#courageforthejourney#yearofselflove#pledgeofcourage 💚
My capabilities to reach the next goal, desire, wish... that's all dependent upon on my acceptance of me in this present moment. It's not something we attain, rather, a daily practice of empathy, self compassion and gratitude. #yearofselflove#girlboss 💚
Just a lil shout out to 13 year old Michelle who never thought she'd come out of the closet let alone walk around in rainbows and hold hands with a girl on the street. It's gonna be alright, kid, just keep on keeping on (And try to avoid falling in love with straight girls. It has yet to work out for you)
@Regrann from @girlmeetsweights - Picture on the left was exactly 3 years ago today. Two weeks out (ish) from my first & last bikini competition 👙
I'll say it once and I'll say it again - "looking" fit does not equate to being healthy 🙅
I am 10172192729x healthier on the right 👉 than I am on the left 👈 despite me being leaner years ago.
There is NO one look for health.
Being lean doesn't mean your healthy and having fat also doesn't mean you're healthy.
It 👏 is 👏 all 👏 relative 👏
So tonight while you're scrolling through IG thinking you need to have a certain "look", reflect on your HEALTH - it's what matters most ❤✨ #yearofselflove#bodyacceptance - #regrann
It can be easy to forget how far we have actually come in the midst of our every day lives. Looking back over the past year, the immense and shattering heart break, the ups and downs, the blood, sweat and tears that went into every ounce of me. All comes down to one thing. Love. It blows my own mind and this is me taking a moment to be immensely PROUD of ME. #lookbackatit#yearofselflove#sorrynotsorry#progress#fitness#fitspo
Often I role play with my clients on how to respond with empathy. They wonder... how do you do it. I remind them, it's a practice and starts with learning to be empathetic with yourself. #yearofselflove 💚