Are you itching to be part of the R20 community but don't know where to start? Our best answer is ANYWHERE. You are welcome to listen in and start wherever, we have a variety of content available that aims to make you feel heard, valued, understood, and most importantly, less alone 🌟 If you're still not sure where to start, start with our TOP RATED episodes by our loyal listeners. Swipe to find out which those are!➡️ • 1. Episode 54 ft. Jordan Syatt ✨ - Bald, short, harry Potter nerd with an affinity for deadlift and happens to be @garyvee ‘s personal trainer 2. Episode 44 ft. Mary Jelkovsky ✨- Former bikini fitness model turned self-love advocate and women's retreat host 3. Episode 50 ft. Mik Zazon✨ - Writer, speaker, creator, on a mission to #normalizenormalbodies 4. Episode 58 ft. Chinae Alexander ✨- Entrepreneur, lifestyle personality, writer, speaker, wellness seeker, host of @press send podcast. 5. Episode 48 ft. Alix Turoff ✨- Registered Dietician Nutritionist, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, entrepreneur 6. Episode 62 Ft. Dr Holly Richmond✨ - Somatic Psychologist, Certified Sex Thearpist, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist • Let us know what you think! Stay tuned for a future post on some of our personal favorite episode💕❣️
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Na internet tudo é pose. Pare de se inspirar em corpos de instagram. Ou se inspire, mas não condene o seu. Por muito tempo eu me cobrei muito. Principalmente pela profissão que vou assumir daqui poucos meses. Eu achava que só seria uma boa profissional se tivesse o corpo igual ao das blogueiras fitness que tem por aqui. Mas eu finalmente entendi, elas vivem pro corpo. E eu vivo para tantas coisas. Cuidar do meu corpo e da minha saúde é só mais uma delas. Eu vivo. E, pra mim, viver está muito mais em se amar do que em ter uma barriga "x" que nem saúde representa. Quero que minhas pacientes se amem. Se amem do jeitinho que são. E entendam, asim como eu entendi, que cuidar da saúde não é viver pro corpo, é ser grata pelo corpo que tem para poder viver para todas as outras coisas que importam. ⭐ #saudementalimporta #saúdemental #nutricionistacomportamental #nutriembrasilia #corpodeverao #normalizenormalbodies
Yes, posing and using make up can be fun - but being comfortable is even better! There's freedom in just letting your body be. No sucking in, no thinking about angles, just being. Smiling. Dancing 🤸🏼♀️
Welp, that just happened. This past weekend did not go as planned. Around 1 am on Saturday, I woke up with what I knew was blockage symptoms. I told Matt I absolutely would NOT go to the hospital. It has been 9 months since my last hospitalization, and I wasn’t about to break my streak. Thank goodness he doesn’t listen to me. After hours of trying all my tricks of the trade to get my gut moving again, the pain was too much, I could no longer stand or walk on my own anymore, and I started to throw up (my sign that it’s a complete blockage ). Off to the ER we go at 2am on Sunday. A few days with an NG tube, no food, and a lot of pain medication later...And I'm home and recovering. My goal is to always show you what your body is capable of after illness and surgery... but I promise to always be honest with you, too. Life isn't always rainbows and unicorns for ANYBODY. I gave myself time to be frustrated...But I won't unpack and live there. I will regain the weight I lost, build back my muscle, and recover from my food fear... once again. I’ll be posting about what I do to recover slowly after set-backs like this. Life is not about what happens to us. It's about what it can teach you, and what you learn. I am still safe in this body. #chronicillnesswarriors #chronicillnessmom #spooniesupport #chronicillnessawareness #crohnswarrior #chronicpainwarrior #nocolonstillrollin #crohnsandcolitis #ileostomy #ostomate #crohnsdisease #spoonielife #chronicallyill #ostomyinspo #invisibledisability #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chronicinsta #thespooniesisterhood #chronicloveclub #chronicallyfabulous #ulcerativecolitisfighter #invisibleillnesses #postopcare #postsurgery #surgeryrecovery #realnotperfect #realbodies #bodypositivitymovement #normalizenormalbodies #aeriereal
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Weighed in this morning! I did it! I’m officially down 60 pounds. Unbelievable! ⚡️ A couple weeks ago I had a self sabotage day or two and ate like an asshole. I was thinking about giving up, “what’s the point?” Well the point is in this moment, and moments like these. ⚡️ My first 5 pounds lost I cried. I never thought I’d make it there. When I broke out of the 200’s I also cried. I had been miserable for so long I didn’t think I knew how to crawl out. I have been notorious for doing a program and either quitting half way in, never even start it or even better finishing with some success and then quickly gaining it all back! ⚡️ So today I’m giving myself some credit on how far I’ve come! Been a wild ride so far💗
and snacks are NOT meals! you deserve multiple meals each👏🏼and👏🏽every👏🏾day👏🏿 coffee, water and gum don't count.
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Just here to remind you that you are a f✨cking queen. 👑 You are worthy. You are beautiful. You are enough. Carry on 😘 #selfloverevolution #bodyimage #bodyimagemovement #positivebodyimage #normalizenormalbodies #healthateverysize #honormycurves #bodypositivity #bodykindness #bodyliberation #allbodiesarebeautiful #selfgrowth #selfdevelopment #growthmindset #mindshift #inspiredaction #healthymindset #healthyminds #selfawareness #personalgrowth #selfconfidence #selfconfident #selfimprovement #authorssupportingauthors #confidenceiskey #strongmindset #authorssupportingauthors #alopecia #alopeciaawareness #alopeciamodel #bodypositivemodel
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🦋 3 STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR EATING HABITS 🦋 The #1 thing women tell me is: “I need help with my diet!” Most women have no trouble being ACTIVE—whatever that looks like for you! That can be running, dancing, weight lifting, pilates, swimming, yoga, etc. 💪🏼 Where 90% fall short is their 𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 🍏 With all the information out there, where do we even start?! Here are 3️⃣ steps you can take to improve your eating habits: 1️⃣ 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐙𝐄 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐓𝐄𝐈𝐍! 🥩🍗 Through my coaching programs I’ve reviewed women’s diets and it’s safe to say most women under consume protein! Protein is so important for building and repairing muscle, ensuring you stay satisfied after a meal, and your body actually burns more calories breaking down protein than any other macronutrient! So step 1 is to focus on having at least 25-30g lean protein with each meal. 2️⃣ 𝐀𝐃𝐃 𝐂𝐎𝐋𝐎𝐑! 🍊🥒🍓 It’s no secret that fruits and veggies are incredible for your body! Micronutrients are just as important as macronutrients but sadly, they don’t get enough attention. Fruits and veggies come in a variety of different colors and each color has a different component that provides your body with essential nutrients! Step #2 is to focus on adding a variety of color to your diet to really nourish your body with all the nutrients it needs. 3️⃣ 𝐍𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐒𝐊𝐈𝐏 𝐀 𝐌𝐄𝐀𝐋! ⏰ How many times have you been so caught up with work that you go hours without eating? Only to then get hangry and start snacking on anything and everything you see? Yeah it happens to all of us! Mindless snacking and skipping meals can lead to overconsumption of calories because you’re just so hungry! Keep yourself from making this mistake week after week by following step #3 ! Ensure you have some healthy snacks on you at all times (protein bar, rice cakes, fruit, handful of nuts, etc ) and establish a consistent eating routine. Let me know if these tips helped you in the comment section 👇🏻 #normalizenormalbodies #improvenormaleatinghabits #healthyeatinghabits #livingguiltless #ditchdieting #kconlinepersonaltrainer #retiredathlete #legionofboom #1stphorm
Let's fix each other's crowns 👑 Let's remind each other that we are amazing. Let's be uplifting, courageous, strong and smart. Let's give our little girls someone to look up to. And most of all...Let's never lose sight of just how bad ass we are. . . . #busymomfit #fitspiration #healthylifestyle #workout #fitnesspeople #fitnessgoals #followfit #momlife #fitnessofinstagram #momoffour #twinmom #workout #momswholift #fitnessfollow #fitnessisalifestyle #goteam #fitnesspeople #fitnessgoals #fitstagram #personaltrainer #issatrainer #motivation #normalizenormalbodies #mombod #fitafterbaby #weightloss #myfitnessjourney #quotes #womenupliftingwomen
Thank you summer, for giving me your warmth, your love, your beauty. By showing me your beauty, I found beauty within myself. A thrive inside of me of which I wasn’t sure if I still had. I found an internal joy for life again. I’ve consciously and unconsciously seeked validation externally, but you don’t seek it from anyone. You just give your beauty freely, not looking for love, and everyone adores you still. By showing me your way, I also realized I don’t need it anymore. I am enough. Thank you summer for giving me hope, energy, and making me see your magic. Thank you summer for showing me my own power. I will not lose it again, I promise.🦋 . Who's ready for fall? 🍁
Eine Freundin hat mir erzählt, dass sie seit drei Tagen nichts gegessen hat. Sie fastet gerade. Damit sie wieder in ein bestimmtes Kleid passt... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Versteht mich nicht falsch, ich sage nichts gegen das Fasten insgesamt. Ich denke, es ist eine tolle Methode zu entgiften und den Körper mal wieder auf Neustart zu setzen, aber bitte doch nicht so! Das ist doch die pure Bestrafung!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Da bin ich definitiv für ganz viel mehr Selbstliebe und ein neues Kleid!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #normalizenormalbodies #selflove #selfcare #healthylifestyle #healthylife #healthyliving #healthybody #healthymind #healthymindset #selbstliebe #selbstfürsorge #gesundsein #loveyourbody #always #loveyourbodyalways #fitmom
It's so easy to give a illusion. When we post on social media we pick the best picture, in the best lighting, with the prettiest smile, in the most flattering angel. We have MANY do-overs and can control exactly how to appear to to world. But remember that social media rarely give out the truth. When we sitting in front on the TV all day in our pyjamas and a stain from the milk we accidentally spilled on our PJ-shirt we don't post that. Instead we post a throwback pic from our glorious vacation 😕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know that you've probably seen plenty of these pics but i still wanted to post it because I think it's important. And every time I see a pic like this a smal weight lifts from my chest. I don't have to be perfect 🙏🏻 💕 The truth is that no matter how many post like this one you've seen lately the vast majority of social media content is still perfect pictures and your feed most likely contains more perfect pictures than pictures that shows reality. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If stayed with me for this long please comment down below and let me know what you think about these kinds of posts. Should I keep doing them? ⇩ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ------- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ------- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ------- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ------- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ------- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #selflove #loveyourself #happy #normalizenormalbodies #normalbody #health #healthateverysize #intuitiveeating #ie #fuckdiets #fuckdiet #fuckdietculture #antidiets #antidiet #antidietculture #healthylifestyle #healthylife #life #lifestyle #health #healthy #foodfreedom #recovery #friskochfri #anorexi #anorexia #fuckanorexia
In 2017, before I knew what squats were. 😅 📸 C.M.P. . . . . #girlswithtattoos #nerdgirl #lingerie #lingeriemodel #of #boudoir #boudoirmodel #indigenousmodel #lakota #bodysovereignty #decolonizeyourmind #shortmodel #purityculturedropout #trappingtones #normalizenormalbodies #fightlikeagirl #feminist #mybodymychoice #seattlemodel #tomboy
Oiiii pessoas lindas que me seguem vamos de challenge de dança ? Aaaaa espero que gostem Diz aí nós comentários oque acharam ?! #fitdance #coreografia #dance #meucorpoéperfeito #normalizenormalbodies #challenge #empoderamentofeminino #movimentocorpolivre #corpolivre #compreiumlançachallenge
ENG in comments 👇🏽 "Must tuntuu ku ois menossa johonkin hammaslääkärille tai jotain muuta pelottavaa & kamalaa." Sanoi @kainomaija , kun oltiin matkalla Särkitunturille tänään ja olin haaveillut kuvista vedessä 😂 Tämäkään kuva ei toden tosissaan näin seesteisesti toteutunut. Ensimmäisen veteen hyppäämisen jälkeen Aino hyppäs mun kaulaan eikä kumpikaan tiedetty itkeekö vai nauraako hän 😂😅 Molempia nauratti ja naurattaa edelleen mitä ihmiset ois reagoineet meidät nähdessään. Saatiin kuviin auringonnousun ensisäteet ja vietimme reilu kolme tuntia tunturilla ihan kahdestaan. Vau mikä paikka & maisemat, suosittelen! Myös pulahtamista virkistävässä tunturilammessa 💦 • #womankindboudoir #womankindcommunity #särkitunturi #allaboutlapland #nuedisnormal #visitlevi #visitylläs #onlyinlapland #finnishlapland #lapland #ruska #yoga #yogagirl #100syytämatkaillasuomessa #ourfinland #yogainspiration #loveyourcurves #sunrise #justthewayyouare #photographerlife #hairgoals #lovetheskinyourein #embraceyourself #selflove #normalizenormalbodies #selfcare #loveyourbody #selfacceptance #loveyourself #nakedcake
Every day I need to remind myself of a few things... 1. Slow & steady wins the race 2. Your only in competition with yourself 3. The goal is health not size 4. Exercise & healthy eating is not a punishment 5. Progress over perfection At 41 I am finally understanding all of this and more. Fitness looks different for everyone! Which is why we need to celebrate all bodies and fitness levels. You don’t need to eat like me or exercise like me, but in any decision you make your health should be considered. #mafiafitchallenge #momswhoworkout #thisis40something #momofboys #boymom #happywife #momsofinstagram #sdambassador #somosbeautycounter #latinamom #nanoinfluencer #fitnessjourney #normalizenormalbodies
Lessons from another week in the jungle: Do not mess with raccoons. They are criminals, they steal your food. They are also not as cute as they look 🤯 Did not mess with cats. They are criminals, they also steal your food (Especially croissants ) They however, are as cute as they look 🤗 I am ok with sharing my bedroom with frogs, spiders and worms. I am not ok with sharing my bedroom with flying beetles. They still have wine in the jungle ✌ And, on a slightly more serious note! Every day, the nature here is a call back to reality, to what life is really about... The cats chase the mice The raccoons eat your eggs The hummingbirds suck the sugary stuff from the plants The crickets cricket The little lizards freeze when they see you The howler monkeys howl This is how life is in the natural world. No worry about "Do I look good in this" "Do these people like me" "I'm worried about looking like an idiot" Just a simple - Where is the next meal coming from?! Us humans, we overcomplicate things sometimes. The natural world is beautiful, and it's in perfect harmony. So are we. We just need to choose to see it. Tap 💜💜💜 if you agree! Sending a ton of good ass energy your way xxx
So crazy to see the changes in my legs . Swipe to see a quick video of me shaking my legs when I had excess skin verses shaking my legs today in the same pants. ( the last video makes me laugh because there’s nothing to shake LOL ) Nothing worth it is easy ,but If you can dream it you can do it !!!!xo❤️
I explained why body comments aren’t the best already, so now we can move on to food quantity comments. Different line, but same theme. “Is that ALL you’re eating?” “Haha going back for another helping huh?” These seem innocent I know, but they can be extremely triggering to someone who might be trying to recover from disordered eating or other disorders... and quite frankly these comments are unnecessary. If you’re implying that someone isn’t eating enough to YOUR satisfaction, ask yourself why. What is the point of the comment? Most of the time people feel embarrassed and even more self conscious knowing they’re being watched. If you feel the need to comment on someone’s second helping or if they finished everything on their plate, again ask why. Implying that someone is overeating can also be triggering. Words affect us more than we let on sometimes. Even if our words come from a place of care and love, we need to think about their affect on someone. I know people are going to say they know their friends and they know their family so it’s okay...Ummm do you? Do you really know what’s going on in their heads? I would re think. Always put yourself in someone’s shoes, how would you feel called out in front of others when trying to enjoy a meal? Not so great.✌🏽 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #disorderedeating #disorderedeatingrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #edrecovery #edrecoverywarrior #edrecoveryjourney #normalizenormalbodies #intuitiveeating #intuitiveeatingofficial #intuitiveeatingjourney #haes #dietitianapproved #rdapproved #registereddietitiannutritionist #dietitianlife
Skin folds are normal!! I will be the first to say that I have them and that is okay!!! Post via: @the_motivat_her • • • -m (she/her )
Back when the sun was shining 🌞
I was celebrated at my utmost unhealthiest. (TW⚠️ disordered eating & weight loss. ) Friends, family & strangers all congratulating my weight loss and WOW I look so amazing now, how did I do it?! With unhealthy disordered eating habits that just DONT work. 👉🏼 Well, I starved myself the entire week running up to this event to fit into this dress “perfectly”. 👉🏼 I avoided carbs, salt, fizzy and consumed a stupid amount of spinach to ensure I had not one single OUNCE of bloating. 👉🏼 I drank an excess amount of coffee knowing it was a diuretic and would make me wee more - ridding of any water weight I could. ❌ But of course, I still hated what I looked like that evening, I still went to the event and mirror checked myself at every possible moment. Holding my stomach tight throughout the whole evening. 🍕That evening I got back to the hotel and went straight into a cycle of binging. I was fat and healthy, but I was judged. I got skinny and poorly, but I was celebrated. I am now at a beautiful medium of healthy in the mind and body, but I understand that is a HUGE privilege of mine that not many get to have. I am just one example of why we should never comment on anyone’s changing body. We must stop celebrating weight loss, and we must stop judging weight gain - even with the best intentions at heart. ♥️
It sure is flattering when someone tells you your body looks perfect. But is that even a thing!? 🤔 We live in a society where photoshop and filters are the new normal. And there’s nothing wrong with that, but don’t forget you should also love your body without! ✨⠀ ⠀ I used to think that my happiness relied on how my body looked. “If I would just lose 20 pounds my body would be perfect.. and then I will love myself!!” 🤦🏽♀️ Well hate to break you the news but happiness and selflove comes from within! I weight 220 pounds and that was the moment I realised my body deserved to be loved. Loved in any shape or size!💕 That mindset change was the key to my weightloss 🗝⠀ ⠀ Cause my body indeed is perfect... perfectly imperfect 💖⠀ ⠀ #perfectlyimperfect #normalizenormalbodies #instavsreality #bodyacceptance #selflove @gymshark @gymsharkwomen
This is not a before and after shoot. I’m getting vulnerable up in here & sharing my thoughts about the journey we are all on that is body acceptance. (Left: 2018 ) You “see” a happy girl at a waterfall. But what you don’t see is that day I hike 2 waterfalls with friends without eating at all. I was manifesting & controlling my depression and anxiety through not eating. It was a hard time for me in my life. Once I was home, my doctor found medicine that helped and was able to start eating normally again. Then later that month I was also diagnosed with melanoma. (Right: 2020 ) You also “see” a happy girl at the beach. For the past 2 years I have been cut-up by the doctor every 3 months, I now have 10 major incisions all over. That has been really hard on my body. I have not been able to be as active as I like because of the restrictions of surgeries/stitches. So yes, my weight has changed during this time but it’s okay because I’m listening to what my body needs. Self-care & body acceptance is important for your mental health. Gaining weight is not a bad thing. Weight fluctuation is also not a bad thing. It is normal. And we are all normal. Stop judging others (& yourself ) for your body acting normal. Normalize normal bodies.
I never thought there’d be the day where I’d tell my sister “Make sure you get my cellulite in the photos.” But here we are! Honestly even posting these pics now is making my heart race. Partly because I’m excited to free myself of my bad habits of only showing the good, but also partly (maybe mostly ) because I’m terrified of what people may think. However, this is my body and frankly the only persons opinion I need to care about is my damn own. So here’s to freeing myself from only posting my “good side” and accepting myself from all sides. And a special thanks to @briannaevelynphoto for being a fabulous and fierce photographer. Please follow her!!! 💕💞 #normalizenormalbodies #aeriereal #realstagram
One mom that keeps it even more real than me on here is @wongertwins .. in my post yesterday she said let’s normalize me leaving my house in yoga pants and a tshirt I slept in the night before. I said heck yes and felt inspired. (Ps she is one of my favourite ig mom friends ) SO after school drop off this morning Loges and I took this picture. I’m wearing black leggings and a black T-shirt .. basically what I wear every day. No make up. Hair in a mom bun. I look “insta worthy” because I have a cute coat and shoes on. That’s kind of my mom life hack — Just pick a cute sweater or coat and pair with good shoes and you’re set. No one will even look at your 2 -3 day old messy bun. Mostly though if you’re comfortable and happy and your kids are happy that’s all that matters. So I think this qualifies as a let’s normalize yoga pants and tshirt post — I feel like I’m cheating because of my coat though 😅 What do you think?
180 lbs. 250 lbs. 195 lbs. I have spent the last year retraining my brain to recognize that I was worthy of love and respect at every stage of my life. At my thinnest. At my heaviest. At my highest. At my lowest. And all the in between. That I should show my body respect even when I don’t love everything about it. To focus on all the good things my body has done for me. To realize I am more than a number. And the number does not represent who I am. So being told yesterday that I am in perfect health one minute based on my labs and then being told the next that I need to lose weight because of my BMI was hard for me. Did I take it personally? Yes. Did it make me question my worth and everything I’ve done to bring me to this point of self acceptance I’m at? Unfortunately. Does it bring me back to my personal dilemma of how can I be body positive but still want to be the healthiest version of myself? Yup. I never understood why it always came back to weight with my doctor when he’s telling me my labs are perfect. So I talked to my mom (a nurse ). She helped me understand a little better. You see, my doctor is also both my parents doctor, so he knows the health issues I could potentially face in the future. So he is looking out for me long term when he brings my weight into the conversation. Now, just because I understand why he brings it up at every visit, doesn’t make me love it though. It’s hard for me. To have every doctors visit centered around my weight. It does not help my mental health. So I have two options, find another doctor, or bring it up and ask why my weight is relevant to the appt when I’m there for a sinus infection. I learned yesterday that I need to speak up more in my daily life about things that make me uncomfortable. Do I always strive to be the healthiest version of myself? Of course. Is it possible my healthiest version is where I’m at right now? Yes. But could I also maybe treat my body a little better sometimes? Always. Does it change that fact that I truly love and respect my body at this point in my life, despite years of hating it? Absolutely not.