Please never take your health or granted.
One of the greatest gifts we are given is the ability to move and so often it can be something we so simply overlook.
When you are short on time.
When you feel like quitting.
When you are tired, grumpy, or just don’t feel like exercising.
Remember what an amazing privilege it is to move your body.
Appreciate the fact that you are capable of getting stronger every single day.
Take advantage of a natural antidepressant and the ability to improve your health.
Choose to workout… because you CAN.
Who got their Monday workout in? 💪
For years I thought changing my body would be the magical cure for my poor body image, but I’m slowly I’m learning it will forever be a work in progress for me.
Body image is something I still struggle with.
It’s something that creeps in when I get anxious.
It’s my coping mechanism when things don’t go my way.
It’s my default to focus on when other things are off.
And I’ve learned no matter how small I get, or how much I grow. I will FOREVER find a flaw.
So I recognize that and am always working towards separating how my body looks from who I AM as a person.
And as I work to be the healthiest version of me on the outside, I work towards becoming the healthiest me on the inside.
I’m learning new ways to cope.
I’m reframing my mindset.
I’m choosing to work towards seeing things differently – even if I don’t believe it just yet.
And quite honestly, I’m learning to look deeper for the underlying problems triggering my poor body image (it often has nothing to do with my body).
Because if you never work on changing your mindset – the external will never be good enough.
𝗪𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞.
Next week we are officially 10 weeks away from the end of 2019
🎃 If you lost just 1 lb a week, you would lose 10 pounds. 🍂 If you lost 1.5 lbs, you would lose 15 pounds. 🎄 If you lost 2 lbs each week you’d lose 20 pounds
All incredibly doable if you decide to make a change now! And I’ve got just the thing to help…
🍭🍭Our 2019 Sugar Crush 🍭🍭
For 30 days we’ll be crushing sugar cravings, nixing the energy slumps, teaching you the ins and outs of sustainable nutrition, and let’s be real, avoiding the traps of the Halloween candy.🍡
You’ll get everything you need to reach your goals in 4 weeks from home! You’ll be fully equipped with a nutrition plan of action & optional fitness plan (plus major support from me).
If you’re interested in learning more drop your favorite emoji below ⬇️🍫🍬🍩⬇️ and I’ll send all the deets!!!
Movement is my THERAPY.
When I fell in love with dance, I had no idea that it would quickly become the greatest thing I could do for myself and my body.
I lacked confidence.
I was plagued by food and an eating disorder.
But it quickly became the one outlet for my anxiety and self hatred.
It brought me joy and community during a time when I felt very much alone.
When I fell in love with group fitness it gave me direction during a time when I felt lost.
I struggled with body image, speaking up for myself,
It taught me confidence.
I found my passion.
When I fell in love with strength training it taught me to appreciate my body for what it could do instead of how it looked.
It taught me strength.
It helped me fight depression and anxiety.
It became the outlet that saved me.
𝐁𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐦 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞.
It doesn’t matter what you do.
Find what you love.
Find what brings you joy.
It can be really easy to look at someone and assume they NEVER struggle with body image.
But I’d like to argue that almost everyone from time to time has a feeling of wanting to look differently.
And I’ll be totally honest in saying it is likely something I will FORVER battle.
It would be really easy for me to tell you that I’ve completely healed my relationship with food and my body.
Announce that I’ve finally found the confidence I’ve always wanted and you can too.
But here’s the thing…
Life is messy.
I will always be working on becoming a better version of myself.
Of seeing my worth.
Of battling body image.
Of tackling anxiety.
And that’s okay. Because it’s forever improving.
It’s not about never having the thoughts again. It’s all about hot you choose to handle them when they come.
Life will never be perfect.
Choose to show up real.
Choose to show up as you. 💛