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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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EXPAND

What you focus on expands…

 I have a hard time losing weight
 I need to stop eating at night
 I struggle with emotional eating 
 I do well all day and screw it up at night
 I can’t seem to stick to a diet
 I don’t like vegetables

I hear one of the above almost daily and to be honest I’ve said them all at some point too but here’s what I’m learning…

When we spend our time focusing on the negative, even if we’re working on changing it, it will continue to show up.

Focus on the positive. 🤗
Have gratitude on what’s already happening.💕
Have faith in the possibilities of what’s to come. 🙏

Struggle with the above?! Next time those thoughts come up shift em…

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➡️ I am full and satisfied after dinner.
➡️ I’m learning new ways to cope with my emotions.
➡️ I fuel myself for success throughout the day.
➡️ I eat fit optimal health and feel great in my skin.
➡️ I’m exploring new ways to enjoy my food the most.

They don’t have to be true just yet but say them enough and it will become your reality.

Change your MINDSET.
Change your LIFE. ✌️

 

Change your MINDset!

Wanna test your confidence?! Attend a fitness training event with thousands of women.
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Some will be fitter than you.
Blonder than you.
Skinnier than you. 
More successful than you.
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As you can imagine, the comparison trap always hits hard for events like this, and I’d being lying if I said thoughts of inadequacy didn’t float through my head.
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But here’s the difference.
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I used to let them consume me. Paralyze me. Repeat over and over again.
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Now – I let them come and let them go.
I am very successful.
My body is different than hers.
I am a proud brunette.
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I’ve learned to STOP comparing myself to everyone else, and start comparing myself to ME. I’ve learned that my INTERNAL genuine desire to work hard and help others far outweighs a sparkly ball gown, fancy title, or external appearance.
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The more we stress, worry, and fear that we aren’t good enough the more we attract it. Want to repel success, tell yourself you’re not good enough over and over again.
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Instead I came home and chose to focus on my own growth.
I re-committed to helping other women the best way I know how.
I choose to continue show up in the world as authentically me.
And decided that that alone is good enough for me. 

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