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The Truth about HEALTH

I hate to break it to you sister – but living an active and healthy lifestyle doesn’t always equate to looking like a model. 

Every body is so different, and health really does look different on everyone.

At my tiniest I was dealing with constant fatigue, low blood pressure, and panic attacks. 
At my heaviest I was neglecting my health and fitness in favor of “body positivity”, I was sluggish, and even more insecure in my skin than ever before.
Then I found balance.

I workout 5 days a week, eat healthy 80 percent of the time and most certainly do not look like a model.
But I’m happy, I’m healthy and most importantly my MINDSET is in such a better place.

Workout to energize your body.
Eat well to nourish your body and thrive.
Find balance and stop comparing. Take care of you on the inside and I PROMISE you’ll glow on the outside – size two or not 😘

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The Power of Self Love

Where has hating your body gotten you?

Yes you?

Hating yourself will never serve you. 

I spent years hoping if I hated my body enough I would just do something about it. But nothing changed.

Crash diets. Hours on the treadmill. Not going out because I had nothing to wear {with a closet full of clothes}.
I continued to hate. Pull apart. Avoid mirrors. Pinch my fat.
And nothing changed.

So I decided to try a different approach {and trust me, it’s still very much a work in progress}.

I started loving what I have.
Appreciating my body for the things it could do instead of tearing apart the way it looked.
Going out even when I didn’t feel like it.
Fueling my body well and not “judging” my food choices.
Moving my body in a way that was fun.

And no my body didn’t change very drastically, but something much more important did…my mindset.

Hating yourself will not serve you anymore. Loving yourself will. 💛
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What you see vs. me…

True Story: I almost didn’t post this picture last week.
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Then I had to laugh at myself as I read some of the comments… not once did someone mention the ONE thing that was glaringly obvious to me.
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Know what it is was?! 🤔
The little extra chunk and cellulite on my legs.
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I wanted to share this to prove a point. We are in fact our own worst critics. The things you notice on yourself, pull apart, that seem sooooo obvious to you… are often times invisible to others.
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Stop being your own worst critic and start trying to see yourself through the eyes of others.💕
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Sure you may never match the “perfect” photoshopped images you see on social media, but you are YOU and that is something you should be so PROUD of. Own it. Little extra on the thighs and all. 😘

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Reality Check

Reminder… just because it looks like someone has it all together on social media doesn’t mean that’s always true. 💕

I should be in Mexico today on an all expenses paid vacation that I worked my butt off for. 🍍

Reality: I’m in Massachusetts. Trying to figure out a last minute move after a mini flare up of anxiety and depression.

I didn’t want to be the third wheel on vacay.

I was nervous to fly to Mexico alone.

I have a great job that I love. An awesome place to live, and soon a new one. And for the most part tend to have my you know what put together, but I have my obstacles too.

I’m sharing all this not for sympathy. I’m honestly quite happy with my decision, but because I never want to pretend my life is perfect.

And reality is: no one has it all together. So next time you look at that “perfect” person remember… their reality is probably very different than their “gram”. ✌️

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Bedtime Affirmations

Lately my anxiety has been in full swing… so when I came across these yesterday I just knew I had to share. 

10 Bedtime Affirmations 😴

It’s so amazing how changing your thoughts can change your life. Give them a try… 

1. I am calm and peaceful
2. I’ve done my best today
3. I’m proud of myself
4. I’m grateful for this day’s opportunities
5. My heart is grateful
6. I’m happy with my accomplishments
7. I’m safe
8. I’m filled with content
9. Everything I did today leads to a better tomorrow
10. Tomorrow is a new day full of possibilities 💛

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