Category Archives: Marvelous in my Monday

Monday Motivation

I used to FORCE myself to exercise and I hated every minute of it. I would count down minutes on the treadmill, put it off when I could, and always felt “punished” for having to work hard to lose weight.
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Then I changed my MINDSET. I stopped working out for weight loss. I picked weights over the treadmill. I stopped worrying about the calories I was burning, and slowly but surely I stopped HATING it.
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Now I workout because I LOVE it. I don’t feel like it’s something I’m forced to do but it’s something I CHOOSE to do. I feel better about myself when I workout. I get a mental stress release from moving. And it’s a means of finding pride in my body instead of hating it.

Change your mindset – change your REALITY!!

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Monday Motivation

A little extra on the thighs and all. This is one of those pictures that wouldn’t usually “make the cut” but I wanted to share it.
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To all the women out there hating their legs….stop.
Your legs carry you through life. They allow you to run, jump, even just walk.
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5 years ago I would’ve deleted this picture immediately. Now I simply see it as a picture that shows the strongest part of my body and now it’s something I’m proud of. Never be ashamed of your strength, your imperfections. It’s OK to show up to the world in a very BIG way. Stop playing small, pretty, and perfect.

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30 Second Transformation

30 Second Transformation. Same girl, different angle, different pose. 30 seconds later.
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Just a reminder that what you see on social media is often the highlight reel. The most beautiful, the polished, the fittest.
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So before you compare yourself to someone on social media with the “perfect body” remember that there were also likely 40 other, far less perfect pictures that didn’t make the cut.

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