C’est la semaine « Le poids, sans commentaire » organisée par le @groupeequilibre ! J’aimerais te lancer un défi... pendant une semaine (ou même juste une journée), prend conscience des commentaires que tu dis ou écris à tes ami.e.s en lien avec l’apparence et le poids. Je t’invite aussi à prendre conscience des commentaires que tu entends ou qu’on te dit à toi (autant par des gens proches que des connaissances). Quand ça arrive, prends un mini temps d’arrêt pour ressentir l’impact de ce commentaire donné ou reçu.. Écris-moi en commentaire tes observations/réflexions !!! Sois à l’affût; je vais partager une vidéo qui explique un peu mieux pourquoi cette campagne m’interpelle profondément ☺️ . . . #lepoidssanscommentaire#positivebodyimage#bodypositive#love#weight#beauty#apparence#equilibre#groupeequilibre#women#girlpower#iammorethanyoucansee#confiance#femme#femmes
Not gonna lie - these winter days are not my thing. I’ve been slacking when it comes to getting my workouts done in the gym and the darkness comes so early it’s hard to get a long walk in with this adorable pup. 💪🏽 Tonight we braved the ice cold piercing wind and walked to our apartments gym - the doors were all completely locked 😂 it’s the thought that counts, right?! 🐶 As the proverbial saying goes...When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! So, we bundled up, put on the only snowy weather “boots” we had and took Zephyr out to play and burn off energy - ours included. It was cold. It was refreshing. It was energizing. Movement is key whether its pumping weights for an hour or running on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Make each day a small step towards a bigger goal ⭐️ What did you do today to get some M•O•V•E•M•E•N•T in?!
Excuse me while I allow myself to feel extremely vulnerable and embarrassed. The first pic, on the left - 5 yrs ago. I had no idea I looked like a ball. I decided to lose some weight by making small changes, and also being a stay at home mom of 2 boys while my husband worked away. The picture on the right, was 18 months and 30lbs difference. I felt great. I embraced my body, and for the next three years I was just fine with how I looked. But not really - I hated seeing pictures of myself. I’m active, I walk, I practice yoga at home (not as much as I used to). Swipe to next photos where, three weeks ago, I took charge and decided I wasn’t actually ok with how I felt, even though I stayed the same weight for almost three years. Thanks to clean eating, and lots of walks, I’m down 18lbs in two weeks. I have a ways to go, and I have learned a lot. But now it’s time to make this my lifestyle, and apply my knowledge to my diet as I continue. It is so rare of me to feel this proud, and it is so rare of me to put importance on my body and how it looks - because I don’t think it matters how someone looks. No one is too skinny. Or too fat. Or too pear shaped. We are all made perfectly. And it’s ok if we want to change our shape, maybe fit some old jeans, feel like we have more energy...I’m not doing it for anyone else, other than myself. And my kids - they are learning so much from this. #happy#healthy#positivebodyimage#imnotavictoriasecretmodel#weightloss
Measuring ourselves (and our worth) against images of other women -- including photoshopped and carefully crafted social media images -- hurts us. The comparison diminishes us every. single. time. ✖️When we look at an image or an ideal and decide *that* is what we should be like, we divert energy away from our own strengths, potential, goals, passions, and accomplishments to fit an idea that someone else has created for us. •••It doesn't have to be that way.••• ✖️Once that constant self-comparison is less invisible to us, it will start to feel less natural. *Then* you have the ability to recognize what triggers it, reject those unnecessary feelings of shame, reject the messages that spark those feelings, and continuously resist that tendency to compare and unconsciously scroll through images that leave you feeling worse than before. ✖️You are a dynamic, multi-dimensional person with a body that can experience and accomplish so many things! When you *see more* in yourself and the images and people you're tempted to compare yourself to, you can *be more* than just a body that is in competition with all the other female bodies. 👊🏼👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿💗 • Beautiful illustration by @mylittlebelleville for BR! • Watch the TEDx video or enroll in the online course linked in our profile for help to SEE more and BE more. #morethanabody#seemorebemore#beautyredefined
When I first found out about Intuitive Eating (2 months after being married) My professor told us to do this, and I did! I did this with Jake. I told him that I need him to never make a comment on what I’m eating or how much. Since then, To this day, he still has never made a comment on what I am eating or how much. It’s now been almost 3 YEARS!! 🎉 . The reason why this is important: . “Wow! How can you still eat ice cream after that big meal?!” Leads to: feeling guilty eating ice cream. Which can then lead to eating ice cream in secret to avoid shame. . “Why aren’t you eating any dessert? Are you on a diet or something?!” Leads to: feeling guilty for not eating dessert. Ignoring your body and eating just to “fit in” and please others. . “You’re only eating that? Is that really all you’re going to eat?” Leads to: feeling guilty about honoring your hunger and giving in to a bigger meal you don’t actually want. . “Come on! Just order something! Anything! Just get something! Come on!” Leads to: ordering food when you’re not hungry. And- wasting money 👎💸 . There’s so much more! I’m guilty for doing this with Jake 😂 I ask “what have you eaten today?” Because I want to know if he is going to be hungry for a big dinner or small. But the point is, in the beginning of Intuitive Eating it can be really hard to listen to your body if the people you are living with are pestering you about what you’re eating and why. Their intentions can be of GOLD but it can still make things difficult for you in the beginning. Just ask those you live with that they’ll respect that. Some days you might be eating 4 helpings of dinner. Some days you might be prolonging lunch. Some days you’ll want cake, some days you’ll pass on cake. 🤗 Step 2. Intuitive Eating: Honor Your Hunger. . .
I hit 408x10 on leg press today 💪🏼 (don’t pay attention to those rolls, cause your girl is thicker than a snicker right now 🍫) I honestly contemplated posting this video because of how I looked, but then when I thought about my reasons for not wanting to post this, it just sounded straight up ridiculous🤦🏼♀️ This body is a constant work in progress, but I should never feel ashamed with how my body looks (I gotta tell myself this daily) I’m very lucky to have this body and all that it allows me to do. I work my ass off every single day, and I am seeing great progress! Positive body image is always going to be hard for me, but I’m really working on it. I’ll keep working on it until hopefully one day I’ll love everything about my body. Until then I’m going to enjoy every minute of this building cycle and continue to smash my goals each week👊🏻 #fitnessjourney#workhard#nevergiveup#legday#themquadstho#iloveliftingheavy#positivebodyimage#teamruneverything
Thank you to BCL community members Brian, Tyler, Sam, Martha, Wally, Jorgen, Jennifer, David, and Laura for helping to install a sprung floor in our studios this past Sunday! A sprung floor will support healthy bodies in this busy Nutcracker season, and already feels wonderful to dance on. We very much appreciate your time and energy spent on this project! We also want to thank Sarah from @prairie.school.of.dance and Susan from @stcroixballet for lending their marley to our studios.
How much do you really love your body ? Take the quiz below and find out your score 👇 (Disclaimer. This is just for you to take a general observation and bring about awareness) . . 1- I constantly call myself fat. 2- I find myself comparing my body to others, wishing I had someone else’s body shape. 3- I am always body checking ( the constant observation of ones body in mirrors, reflection in glass, taking photos). 4- I go to the gym to train because I don’t like the way my body looks. 5- I am always starting a new diet come Monday. 6- I believe once I loose weight I’ll be happy. 7- I believe skinnier is better. 8- I feel uncomfortable in my body. 9- If I have to go up in a clothes size I will become completely disheartened. 10- I hate getting photos taken because of the way my body looks. 11- I feel a sense of sadness every time I look in the mirror. 12- I feel like my body is the enemy. 13- I am constantly worrying about how my body looks. 14- I wear clothes that hide my body type. 15- I don’t feel like my body is a bikini body so going to the beach and putting a bikini on makes me extremely self conscious. . . Tally up your score and comment below and let me know what you got? Is it confronting for you to see a visual representation of how your relationship with your body is ? What could you to do today to take one step closer to establishing a positive relationship with your body? . . Your not body is not the enemy it is the home in which your soul lives in. Treat it with love, respect and kindness and watch how your life begins to shift🌸💕 . . #bodyimage#bodyimagemovement#positivebodyimage#healthateverysize#selflovetips#selflovejourney#goodvibes✨ #selfacceptance#bopo#bopowarrior#selfloveadvocate#selfloveisntselfish#quiz#effyourbeautystandards#edrecoverywarrior#beautycomesinallsizes#yourbodyisatemple#lovetheskinyourein#comfortableinmyskin#goldenconfidence#healthymindhealthybody#glowfromwithin
Have you ever been in conversations like this?? Hand raise if so!🙋♀️⠀ ...⠀ I know I have, and that I've contributed to them in the past. I vividly remember being in 7th grade (wonky hair + braces), getting my stuff out of my locker for the next period (ie all the binders), and listening to another girl talk about the size of her butt in her jeans. I wasn't super aware of my butt size at that point, but I was after that. Wouldn't it have been cool if something else sparked our interest instead? 🤷♀️⠀ ...⠀ So, let's think about this. Why do you start, or engage in, these convos?? What are you hoping to gain? I don't think anyone is trying to make others feel bad, or do harm in any way. I think we all want CONNECTION, to feel a part of something, to be included🤗⠀ ...⠀ So - if connection is truly what you desire from these convos, how else can you find that? You (we) can change these conversations, and find that connection in other, deeper, more meaningful, ways❤️⠀ ...⠀ Body/food comments --> ⠀ Swerve option: "Tell me more about __, I've heard such good things about that." ⠀ Direct: "I would really rather not talk about the most recent diet, can you tell me about ---?" ⠀ Feel statements: "I feel anxious when we talk about this, do you think we could talk about something else?" ⠀ Educational: "Did you know the majority of dieting attempts fail & that the diet industry is a multi-billion dollar thriving off of insecurities they themselves help manufacture?”😱⠀ ...⠀ Let's change these conversations!! We have better things to talk about 👊⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀