Own It!

For all the girls rocking a bathing suit today…OWN it! Whether you’re at your goal or a work in progress. YOU are beautiful. Enjoy the day!! Life is about making FUN memories you will REMEMBER, not how you looked in your swimsuit.

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FUEL your bodies healthfully

It’s so important to remember where you came from to appreciate where you’re going…
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9 years ago, I was a dance major STARVING my body, depleting it with cardio, and felt unworthy of being ANYTHING other than a size double zero.
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5 years ago, I was HAUNTED by food. I tried desperately to lose weight as I continued to battle an eating disorder. I was lost about what I wanted to do in my life, and spent most days counting calories, and planning my next diet. 
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3 years ago, I suffered from an extreme LACK of self-confidence and body HATRED after “recovering” and gaining back all of the weight I had so unhealthily kept off for years.
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Now
I have learned the value of FUELING my body.
I no longer DIET.
I ENJOY a life I never thought I would.
I wear a bathing suit MINUS the panic attack.
I workout because I LOVE my body, not to torture it.
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Eating disorders, anxiety, body dysmorphia, you name it, I struggled with it. We’re all given our own battles and struggles to fight, and this was mine. BUT it was not without a LESSON.
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I’ve made it my personal mission to help other women find beauty in their own strength, FUEL their bodies healthfully, and learn to LOVE fitness. And to me the fact that I get to do that EVERY SINGLE DAY for a living is EVERYTHING!!!
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Banana Protein Slices

One of my favorite snacks!! Thanks TalesofaKitchen for this awesome idea :)

First, slice a banana in half and top with almond butter or peanut butter.

Second, drizzle with honey.

Third, sprinkle with crushed walnuts, flax seeds, dried berries, and sliced almonds.

Enjoy as a filling snack!

(the healthy fats from the nuts will hold you over longer and slow down breakdown of the banana)

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