👑 Are you ready for another way?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you answered "yes" to this statement, I want to speak with you further on how I can support you in your goals! You are an ideal fit for my 12 Week - Food Freedom Group Coaching Program.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In committing to 12 weeks, you will discover:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
>> The # 1 mistake women make that actually sets them up to overeat, binge eat, and gain weight rather than lose weight⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
>> 5 steps to restore food and eating satisfaction so you can reach your ideal body weight without having to give up chocolate⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
>> Why willpower doesn’t work to stop cravings and unwanted eating and what to do instead⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
>> The #1 secret to stop cravings and urges to binge eat in their tracks in less than 1 minute⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
>> What causes your non-hunger or emotional eating and how to end it once and for all⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
>> How to stay on track even when the unexpected happens (stressful days, vacations, parties, etc)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
…all of this - while minimizing the stress, restriction, or guilt that dieting or your previous methods have caused. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This time will be different. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This time we will work together for sustainable change.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are interested in learning more, dm the word PROGRAM and I’ll send you the link to get more info and to register.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The next program starts 11/4/19 and there are ONLY 15 spots available.
Yesterday I ran a 5k. That’s 3.11 miles. I didn’t train. I didn’t even walk. My body allowed me to run that long with no issue.
And it occurred to me as I was running just how wonderful and blessed I was to be in my body.
For so long I hated it. I wished it smaller. I wished it “healthier” I wished it perfect.
As I crossed the finish line, hotdog in hand, no asthma attack in sight I realized that I do have a perfectly healthy body.
I didn’t need to wish is better because it was already good enough as it is.
I can run, I can walk, I can play pool with my friends. I can do yoga again. My wrist is healing. My skin is healing. I am healing.
And the healing began once I shifted my ideas about my own body, and realized that the only thing that’s left for me to do is live. ✨
(Real photos of me during and after the race, featuring my dad❤️)
I took too many attempts at this photo because I was picking apart every little thing... I wanted the perfect angle. Does my stomach look flat. Are my love handles raging on there. Do I look fit? .
After I lost count of the attempts I finally said WTF am I doing? Why am I trying to make my picture look perfect? I don’t have a flat stomach... I just had a baby 6 fucking weeks ago yo! But have you been there too? That voice. That voice that points out all of our flaws.. that inner “mean girl” basically saying suck it you can’t do this. .
Guess what?! I can do this and I will 👊🏼I’m here for it. 100 workouts. To prove I can be confident and happy. I ain’t trying to get a 6 pack because that’s not gonna happen. I like McDonald’s too much 🤣 #truth
You have a choice. Either work for it or quit bitching! I don’t like hearing girls pick apart their bodies but they won’t do anything to make themselves healthier. You have the choice. One day... usually turns out to be never for some people or day one. Today was my day 1 #postpartum and I’m in it for the win 💥💥💥💥
HERE’S WHAT I’M ❌NOT SAYING:
✖️ Looks matter, and we should all care more about how we look.
✖️ Working out is necessary to true confidence + healthy body image.
✖️ Being “in shape” leads to greater satisfaction with your appearance.
✖️ Body image is really the most important thing to women, they just don’t know it.
HERE’S WHAT I AM ✅SAYING:
✔️ How you *think* you look matters, and it’s okay to care about your looks.
✔️ “Exercise” of any form is a facilitator to confidence + healthy body image.
✔️ *FEELING in shape leads to greater satisfaction with life in general.
✔️ Body image influences all women in some way, even if they feel “weird” admitting that it does.
Look, I’m not trying to draw any more social or cultural attention than what already exists to the weird female beauty standards,
BUT— I do believe in addressing the way women treat their bodies (physically, emotionally + mentally) because I believe strongly in the link between how we FEEL about how we look + how we show up in the world.
You might care just a little.
You might care a whole lot.
Your thoughts about your body DO MATTER.
(Even if you think they don’t.)
👑 Yes, at times, it can be scary (like reallly scary). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I still feel this fear occasionally. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But more frequently, I feel moments of freedom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And once I felt freedom, I simply could never go back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This life is not a dress rehearsal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Spend your time feeding your soul, not starving your body. ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you're ready to heal your relationship with food and your body, click the link in my bio, tap the 1st button and register for my FREE, online training where I discuss the secrets to weight loss success you haven't discovered yet, and the 5 things I learned that helped me to lose OVER 150lbs WITHOUT giving up the foods I love like donuts and pizza.
It's time to start loving your body and feel amazing about your gorgeous self. Yes, you read that right, it's time to step up and be the fearless, badass, beauty that you were born to be.
Join my webinar on November 6th (don't worry if you can't join on the day, you can always watch it after the live stream). During this 90 minute webinar I'll be teaching techniques and skills you can use to feel stunning, boost your confidence, and jump-start your journey to self-acceptance.
If you want to feel beautiful then join my webinar and discover the magic tools that can transform your body image and my NUMBER 1 body confidence trick that will change the way you see yourself.
Check the link in my bio to join the webinar or DM directly to ask questions. I'm looking forward to seeing you on November 6th 😘😘😘
2 113 hours ago
Thank you for your questions! 🙏 Q and A up on stories now. Hope you find these helpful. Would you like more of these? Double tap if it’s a YES. 🙏 👆❤️🌈
1 213 hours ago
Just a Monday morning reminder that beautiful thing about God is this: even though we cannot fully comprehend his love, his love fully comprehends us.
His love comprehends that we will doubt, that we will falter and fail, that we will feel as though our hearts are breaking. But his love also comprehends that we will need to find our way back home. It is there He waits; in the garden of deepest love, the kind of love that lays its life down for all the doubters, the failures, and the broken-hearted.
1 394 hours ago
Lord, we desperately want to walk in Your glorious freedom. Open our eyes today to see the way You're calling us to walk. Help us keep in step with you, not lag behind or run ahead, but Lord let us grip your hand tightly and walk so closely that we can hear Your sweet whispers over us. We love You. We need You. And we invite You into this week with us. Amen?⠀
4 134 hours ago
Give me a ♥️ if you remember Tab!
Do you realize it was marketed as a DIET DRINK. Yup! Drink this diet soda as part of your weightloss plan! Just 1 calorie. Women in fitness outfits feeling “sassy”! We might all laugh at it now (and spit it out because it’s gross!) but we are STILL falling for clever advertising.
Maybe it’s still DIET SODA. Maybe it’s your friend selling “weight loss coffee “. Or a sneaky MLM telling you their shake gets you the results you ‘need’. Either way, they are ALL still making money off your desire to look and feel your best.
I want you to look and feel your best by TRUSTING YOUR OWN BODY and HEALING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD.
I work with clients who have quite literally TRIED EVERYTHING. From Weight Watchers to HCG ...NEVER getting having results that last.
Why? Because DIETS are based on DEPRIVATION. And your body can only sustain that for a period of time before you ‘give in’, believe you don’t have ‘willpower’ (not a real thing) and gain it all back (killing your metabolism in the process). REGAIN the trust you once had in yourself. HEAL your relationship with food. REDUCE your stress. REDISCOVER joy in cooking and movement.
How do you QUIT DIETING and get THESE RESULTS? It starts with booking a FREE session with me!
Click the link in my bio or contact me directly. ♥️
Working out mentality...
The fitness industry makes it hard to have a healthy relationship with exercise. 🧐⠀
It tells to push yourself to the absolute limit, ignore pain, neglect rest.🤯⠀
It says that if you’re not continually trying to change your body, you’re weak, unmotivated and lazy.😐⠀
This is not evidence-based, ethical or sustainable. Your body needs rest. It is important to listen to your body’s cues. Knowing when to pull back is a hugely important skill, both inside and outside fitness. 🤓⠀
It is possible to change your relationship with exercise.💜⠀
You can find out what you actually enjoy.❤️⠀
You can set goals that have nothing to do with changing your body.🧡⠀
You can focus on feeling stronger, having more energy and being more confident.💛⠀
You can change the language you use around exercise.💚⠀
You can take off your fitness tracker and find out what your body is telling you instead.💙⠀
If you need help in building this relationship with exercise, I might know someone that can help! 😏
🦋 Ieri ho vissuto un attimo di gioia pura guardando due ragazzi addormentati abbracciati sulla spiaggia. 🏝
Non importa se la ragazza non ero io, l'importante era che al mondo qualcuno si abbracciasse così in quel preciso istante. 💑
L'importante era che l'amore da qualche parte esistesse.
Certo, non può essere una condizione mentale continua, perché poi si sa che la solitudine ritorna, insieme alle notti in bianco e alle strette al cuore, 💔però è un bel pensiero luminoso quello che ci fa ammettere che le stelle non sono meno belle se nessuno ce le dedica. 🌟
Che l'amore finisce continuamente, ma non si esaurisce mai. ❤
Susanna Casciani, Meglio soffrire che mettere in un ripostiglio il cuore.
If you need to restrict, cut out food groups, monitor your calories in/out and deny your self pleasure and enjoyment of food to maintain your weight, you are not supposed to be that size.
My body has changed a lot of the last few years. Every time I look in the mirror, I see something different - a new stretch mark, a new dimple, extra softness.
Sometimes I catch myself grieving my ‘old’ body. I look back at photos and feel a sense of loss, almost like I’m missing an old friend. It might sound odd but I think it makes perfect sense.
We are brought up in a world that is obsessed with bodies and appearances. We are taught that some shapes and sizes are better than others. We have learnt the social consequences that come when we are perceived as “letting ourselves go”. Nobody praises us when we gain weight, even if it has helped us to survive. Instead we receive judgement and are questioned about our changing body.
Gaining weight (whatever the reason it might be, it doesn’t matter) can be one hell of an emotional roller coaster. Give yourself permission to feel a bit shitty, a bit lost and to grieve. It’s all part of the healing process 💜
Getting straight back into it after my hectic weekend. I’m not one to mope around, but get straight back on the wagon with a bootcamp session 🏃♀️ and wowza, tonight I struggled and realised how much I’ve fallen with my cardio fitness this year, but that’s okay, sometimes we fall but as long as we get back up and keep going 💪🏼 .
Wearing the new tie dye set from @cottononbody#realgirlsofbody .
Our incredibly talented writer, 14-year-old Ahelee, is back with a new blog! ✨ "As a society, we have advanced beyond measure in many ways, but in terms of the way we treat and look at women's bodies, progress has been relatively slow." 💪🏼 Head to the blog link in our bio read Ahelee's full blog as she unpacks the progression of females in sport.
#Repost@mumabubs_fitness with @get_repost
This is one of the scariest things I have ever done. To be BRAVE & put myself out there into the world in this way was not something I was comfortable with there were a lot of tears & push back in relation to this campaign.
For years I have struggled with body image. I have been bigger than I am in this photo & I have been smaller.
Before I had children my relationship with food was so dysfunctional. And all I wanted after having both of my beautiful children was to ‘get my body back’ & focused more on this than nourishing myself so I could heal. I wanted to be THE ‘yummy mummy’ that I thought I should be.
I’ve struggled with depression & anxiety. I have struggled with pelvic floor issues & prolapse.
I have spent many days looking at myself in the mirror beating myself up for not being skinny enough, or not doing enough to look better, look fitter, look more beautiful.
I, just like many women, have often felt like I am NOT ENOUGH.
However, it got to a stage where my health was suffering, both mentally and physically, & I had to make a change. I had to start loving myself like the way I loved my children.
I have learnt over the past couple of years that being strong & healthy on the inside, mentally as well as physically, should be the focus.
I realised that I could not expect my children to love themselves exactly as they are if I didn't love myself exactly as I am.
I could not expect them to have a healthy relationship with food if mine was anything but healthy.
I could not expect them to work through their feelings and emotions with words, if I dealt with mine with working through a bottle of wine & a block of chocolate.
This has been my journey. And it’s been hard.
A journey of learning that less is more, learning to listen to my body, learning to nourish rather annihilate with exercise or deprive myself of food. I am learning that acknowledging how I’m feeling and working through this, rather than emotional eating or drinking, is so much better for me and all those that I love & care about.
I still have days where I don't feel I am enough.
But, I’ve learned to love myself first & know that this is
6 118 hours ago
Not too many people know this about me, but for years I battled an eating disorder. Hating my body, crushed by expectations I could never meet, ashamed to the very depths of my being for the way I looked. I tried to escape my body, & in doing so divorced myself from my sense of aliveness. +
I’m grateful that those days are behind me, but I also know that they didn’t just disappear - it took decades of determination to love myself deeply. Fiercely. An absolute resolve to be *in* this body & experience every cellular truth, whatever that might be. To find freedom in radical self-compassion, as I teach my clients. +
Food, now, is part of that relationship with my body. I love to offer my body foods that deeply nourish & feed it in the best possible ways, & I get a huge kick out of eating a rainbow & watching my kids enjoy doing the same. +
But while a lot of my choices are ‘clean’ & ‘whole’, I almost always am eating for pleasure as well. Which means sometimes I’m loving them steamed veggies...& sometimes I’m making a cake & eating that buttercream icing as I go... Revelling in the absolute decadence of licking the spoon - slowly. Knowing full well that I love the batter more than the baked version, I don’t care that I’ve ‘taken’ portions away from finished product...actually I’ll take a bit more, thanks. Enjoying the fact that I’m celebrating nothing at all on a Monday afternoon except the honour of being alive & the sizzle of delicious in my mouth. +
And I do this with no guilt, because this relationship I’ve crafted is so important to me. This body needs nutrition, yes. And it also needs pleasure. Marrying the two is excellent, but going for pure pleasure is a Monday well done. +
This isn’t a small thing. In our society, deeply & fiercely loving who you are with abandon & desire is an act of radical defiance when we are conditioned to distrust our bodies & learn to ignore pleasure. It’s no wonder birth and motherhood are so hard. +
So love your body. Delight in your body. Pleasure your body. Be *in* your body. Let yourself come alive with the hallelujah of whatever your yum of choice might be. +
What’s your unashamed pleasure?
3 198 hours ago
"Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden" 💛💚 Running 2 groups this Term, I have some excited mini Yogi's. Each group will go for 5 weeks meeting every Wednesday!! Bring on Term 4 - I am looking forward to getting to know your child & helping them in learning some new skills. Children can often feel quite stressed, anxious & overwhelmed. They take on so much for such little souls. The sessions will be fun and positive. A safe environment where your child can truly be themselves 💕
There is peaceful & there is wild. Be both at the same time 🌿
Heads up lovers - I have no more bookings space available until Jan 2020!!
1 529 hours ago
We are bringing @msmodels_6430 to a capital city near you!
In 2020 we will be touring to capital cities around Australia, teaching our curriculum in a 3 day work shop!
You’ll be learning:
– Runway Training
– Photographic modelling
– Make up application and styles
– Hair care and styling
– Public Speaking
– confidence building
– Health & Fitness Regimes
– Photo shoots
– Image control and marketing
– Industry standards
We will be touring on these 2020 dates:
Perth; 31st Jan - 2nd Feb
Adelaide; 17th - 19th April
Brisbane; 10th - 12th July
Melbourne; 25th -27th September
Sydney; 13th - 15th December
Limited tickets available for each event.
Tickets are $499 and include;
- Entry into the 3 day workshop
- Morning Tea & refreshments
- Photo Shoot
- Free edited images - Workshop Journal
- M&S Models official tour shirt
- gift bag
- certificate of completion
Suitable for ages 13+
Good morning Monday!❤️
Vandaag zetten we de @ulla_lingerie_feminine Viola Body in de schijnwerpers En waarom ?
De bredere schouderbandjes zijn met zacht gevuld,
De cups zijn in 2 lagen gemaakt ..een binnencup voor optimale pasvorm en de buitenste cuplaag voor onzichtbaar draagcomfort . Het is een satijn aanvoelende body dus lekker glad onder je kleding. Heeft corrigerend buikgedeelte.
Kleuren : Karminrot - champagne , zwart , cafe. •
Some people talk to their #pets 🐶🐶♥️ with more love and compassion than they talk to themselves 😫 Negative #bodyimage is such an epidemic. It seems to be the culture we live in. But negative body image can also lead to a whole host of negative outcomes such as unhealthy weight-control practices, low self-esteem, depressive and anxiety symptoms, alcohol/tobacco/substance use/abuse, and reduced physical activity 😥 (ref: the Wiley Handbook of Eating Disorders). Do you notice how you talk to yourself? If you catch yourself focusing only on the negatives, notice how that makes you feel? What if you change and bring out your good qualities? Or even being neutral? Self-compassion can lead to better self-care. #eatingdisorder#saynotodietculture#selfcompassion#motivationmonday#positiveselftalk#positivebodyimage#redefinehealthy#พ ูดจริงเรื่องกิน
We can even have a relatively good childhood but there are some unprocessed memories that are still affecting us to this day. When we’re children we have little power or control and we tend to take responsibility for things that aren’t our fault.
Maybe you had a sibling that needed extra care, or you were hurt in an accident, or you were made fun of... many of these experiences are common and parents did the best they could but our systems weren’t able to process it adequately.
When you’re triggered now you’re pulling up the body sensations, beliefs, and emotions from that past experience. Therapy and EMDR can help process these memories so they’re no longer activating and you can develop a more positive belief about yourself. At the very least now you have some information that when this happens you’re brain is bringing up old stuff - even if it seems minor now, these things were significant as a child.
Watch out for the “love your body” trap. It smells a lot like diet culture, fantasy incense, and privilege 🤨
Coming to a place of loving your body can be cool and all but have you ever focused on enjoying your life? Putting energy into the things that matter to you? The things you think you could look back on and wish you had done more of?
Because most genuine responses don’t include wishing they had spent more time measuring their food, running on the treadmill, or having a scale determine the quality of their day or the worth of their life.
What are y’all going to do for fun this weekend? Body Love NOT required.
49 1,24311 October, 2019
Did you know companies like Dove, Nivea, L'Oreal, and Neutrogena sell self-tanners in North America and skin lightening products overseas? These companies rake in billions by telling some women they need "lighter, whiter, brighter" skin and others they need a "slimming, bronzed glow.” How have YOU been targeted? These products dominate global markets and target *women* directly. Women, then, spend billions of dollars per year to "fix" these "flaws" that never needed fixing. Profit-driven industries have a grip on EVERY INCH OF OUR SKIN!
✖️What if we opted out? I (Lexie, BR's co-director), was diagnosed with melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, and had a big chunk of my thigh and my lymph nodes removed. I started using all protections against the sun, and stopped using self-tanners because I decided to prove to myself that tan skin wasn’t necessary for my self-esteem or ability to be loved. I haven't looked back since! ❗️Please note, the reasons black women feel pressure to lighten their skin are not always the same reasons white women or those of other ethnicities feel pressured to change theirs. Much of it comes down to beauty and sexual appeal regardless of skin color, but black people deal with a long history of white supremacy that underlies the pressure to appear more light, and that is a totally different conversation had by other experts that extends far beyond body image.
✖️What if we spent our money elsewhere? What if we tested what life would be like without using these magic fixes that in no way fix our lives? Ask yourself “What is the worst thing that could happen if I stopped using that product?" And then seriously consider what that could be. That person isn't as attracted to you? You don't deserve to be with a person who loves your skin tone more than YOU. You look more pale or dark than your friend at the pool? Pools are for swimming and enjoying the day, NOT for you to be gawked at!
✖️You don’t deserve to be held hostage by companies begging you to fix every inch in order to be valued and looked at. You are more than a body and you can be an example that our looks do not define us. #beautyredefined#morethanabody#seemorebemore