Day 2 #daretobarechallenge ~ my journey to self love......well, for me, I've learned that self love is built in layers, like a cake kinda. As we all know, the most appealing thing about the cake initially is the decoration on the outside. Nobody ever looked at a smashed piece in a bakery and say please may I have that one! No way! One would either search for another cake or request a new one be made, a pretty one. But what good is the outside of the cake if you don't know what's inside, or more importantly how it tastes? How many beautiful cakes have you eaten that tasted like chocolate sheetrock on the inside? We've all had a few! My journey to self love is an ever evolving long one to say the least! Self love used to mean to me that as long as I looked good then I was happy with myself. WRONG! I've been pretty obsessed with my image my entire life, always needing to be the skinniest I could be. I've been 100 pounds and was in the worst place of my life inside and I've been 130 pounds and although unhappy with my image, had been in experiencing the most awareness of myself and who I am, what I want, what I don't want, who I want to be today and tomorrow and the next day. Over the past year, I decided to make it my intention every single day to make the most BEAUTIFUL and DELICIOUS cake of myself that I am able and WOW what a double treat to love your body AND your soul all at the same time! The picture on the left from a year ago was how I looked after recovering from a really low time in my life. I admit to being disgusted by that photo but I can't be mad at the girl inside that chubby body. She was determined, self aware, and for the first time ever, she loved WHO she was😍 so I made some changes. I adopted a new lifestyle. I changed all of my ingredients and I have baked myself the most beautifully delicious version of me 💜 that's what I call #selflove @butiyoga @goldenrationutrition #butiyoga#butisattvas#mutantarmy#dopesoul#loveyourself#paleo#strongisthenewsexy#namastebitches
To me, being strong means I believe in myself. It means I can count on myself, rely on myself, take care of myself and support myself. Being strong makes me feel empowered. It makes me feel like I can handle anything that comes my way.
What does being strong mean to you?!
"we make our choices, and then our choices make us." - dr. hans diehl.
meal after meal, day after day, we make decisions about what we are going to eat. these individual decisions add up to become overall patterns, and it's these patterns that determine the state of our health and how we feel. by choosing plant foods, we are choosing to live energized, to be at a healthy weight, to promote a healthy microbiome, to have faster post-exercise recovery, to support a healthy heart, to improve circulation, to promote mental health, and to love our bodies with nourishing foods. our choices make us who we are. when we eat well, we are telling ourselves that we matter. we are telling ourselves that we are worth the very best. we are giving ourselves love and support to live a long, healthy life. i hope you'll make this choice with me, and choose plants 💚
I've been missing from Instagram for over a month... I've been doing so many fun things like fishing, camping, celebrating graduation, learning new makeup looks, working out/taking care of my body, and enjoying life in general; but to be honest, June is a really hard month for my mental health. It's not something I've been very open about or even talked about with more than a few people, but I know a part of getting my mental health on the right track is being able to be more open. I'm working so hard to improve myself and also to LOVE myself. If any of you are going through any difficult time in your life, please know that I am here for you, you are beautiful, and you can get through whatever you're going through!!! It's okay to deal with emotions instead of pushing them down... and it's okay to ask for help! #loveyourself#keepyourheadup#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth 🌻🌸🌼🌺
Feeling tired? 😩Making excuses? 🤥. It happens to everyone. To overcome these feelings...I look back at when I STARTED...and NOW. It keeps me motivated to push on. I believe in non-scale wins because it's so easy to retain water. 🙃Do you prefer looking back at pics or hopping on a scale to keep you motivated? 🤗
This movie really resonated with me, its about time we saw Women in movies as the central hero, not the sidekick, side piece, or sidelined. We are all Wonder Women 😊and we all deserve to be the main character!