Category Archives: Thoughts

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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For the love of flub…

There is a story behind this very odd picture I promise… see that flub I’m holding. I noticed it in my bathing suit the other day and smiled.. odd reaction right?!

What you don’t know is one of the few college memories I have is of that flub. I remember noticing it for the first time at school. I stood in my Mitchell hall dorm room for about 20 minutes analyzing it, crying, squeezing, poking, and pinching.

I was starting to increase my calories after years of restricting and I was miserable in my skin… looking back I was still incredibly underweight at the time, but I didn’t feel it.

So why did I see it and smile?! Because I took it as a sign that ANYTHING that weighs on your mind can be OVERCOME. It just takes time, but you can do it too

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Mindset of a LIFESTYLE

I used to start a brand NEW diet every Monday and expect to see six-pack abs by Friday. Seriously!
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That may be a bit of a stretch BUT for YEARS of my life my diet would start on Monday and when I didn’t see INSTANT results in a week I would get frustrated, fall off track, and give up completely.
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Then I realized that a healthy LIFESTYLE meant I was in it for the long haul and not just a 21-Day DIET. If I could be consistent about SMALL changes over time, I could see MAJOR progress.
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Sure, it’s a lot less glamorous but it’s a lot more REALISTIC! So instead of focusing on your immediate results, focus on the TINY changes you can make daily. Maybe it’s choosing a salad over pizza, or working out EVEN when you don’t want to, but I promise, it’s WORTH IT.
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Every day, keep MOVING forward!

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