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.
It’s so important to remember where you came from to appreciate where you’re going…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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)