The best feeling is when you feel happy and confident in who you are... I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 Never let anyone change who you are or tell you that you are not beautiful, because you are!
I love my body! I love my curves I love my shape! I love me to be honest! But I do have a personal goal to get my mommy tummy down a bit! Everyone has some insecurities. Everyone makes excuses on why they can’t/won’t change. But if you’re happy who cares? Love yourself work your body you are amazing! I’ve had rough times were I felt ugly, fat, gross...and yeah sometimes I still feel that way but lately I’ve been so in love with everything I’ve been given! Had to share not the most glamorous picture but def fit how I was feeling at the exact moment. #loveyourself#curvygirl#naturalhair#naturallycurly#curvesarebeautiful#loveyourcurves#bodyconfidence#bodypositivity#mombod
When God told Simon "I have prayed for you that your faith fail NOT".....I felt that on a spiritual level! 😩🙌🏽 Don't let ANYTHING 🙅🏽 this week switch up your faith! God is praying for us! ♥️ #SundayVibes
Enjoy Your Food
Today I took breakfast with three ladies and two of them were saying that they just eat for necessity not for pleasure.
After breakfast I couldn’t stop thinking of that, because I love eating and enjoy that moment, I am not saying that you should eat it all or not take care of what are you eating BUT you can enjoy an amazing meal full of nutrients and of course a good black chocolate or a big salad like the one of the picture or a delicious hummus, etc.
How can you eat without enjoying those flavours inside your mouth?
You can eat and enjoy and take care of your body, that’s an act of love.
I can’t live without chocolate no no no
I also can’t live without enjoying that’s part of who I am. We can create a new relationship with food, as a healthy act of love.
Finding Balance eating and also doing other activities that make you feel that level of pleasure ❤️ Taking the time to create that relationship, piano piano 😍 you don’t need to run and doing everything in one day ❤️ every step counts.
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❤️❤️kind of a long read but so worth it!❤️❤️ On Sundays I like to reflect on my personal progress. Well today I just happened to mozie into #maurices while James was in sportsman's. I first went right to the plus size side (out of habit) wasn't liking anything, so just because I went over to the dark side...and by this I mean the REGULAR size side. (Dark side because I feel like this side has way cuter stuff) I was drawn to a pair of Navy shorts. So freaking cute! Well I grabbed the biggest size (15/16) the whole time thinking to myself walking to the dressing room, just put them down and walk out. But I didn't! I shut the door and looked at myself in the mirror and took a deep breath and put my legs in and they fit! Awesome right because most of the time the legs never fit around my thighs. Hurdle 1 was cleared, now for the next, I took a deep breath in and sucked it all in and buttoned them up, then exhaled. Figured out I didn't even need to suck in and they buttoned like a breeze! I CANNOT tell you the last time I fit in a 15/16 in the REGULAR section! I wanted to just cry! I am PROOF that hard work pays off, and it is so so worth it. Because of times like this I find the #courage and #strength to push forward, and I use these moments for when I just want to give up to NEVER quit. As a wellness coach I can't wait for my people to tell their stories! Don't be afraid to ask questions! Because you will get answers ❤️❤️
Positive body image doesn’t have a final destination - we don’t check it off the list and say ok I got that down, what’s next?! Our bodies are constantly changing and going through new experiences that will likely bring up unfavorable thoughts about our bodies now and then.
I work with women who said they never realized how challenged they’d be by the changes they go through after giving birth, going through a divorce, managing the dating world, or children leaving the nest. Life changes bring up a lot of body image stuff. What’s underneath: looking for a sense of control, feeling powerless, unlovable, not good enough, responsible, and shame to name a few.
Research shows we’re better off working on appreciation for our bodies and body functionality than on developing a favorable attitude towards appearance alone.
🔋Holding the belief that our bodies are good no matter what size they are
🔋Being attentive to our needs
🔋Honoring internal signals
🔋Engaging in health promoting behaviors
🔋Remaining aware of the ways diet culture tries to project unrealistic standards onto us
🔋Challenging the thin ideal
🔋Embracing and celebrating body diversity
You deserve to live a life free from constantly picking your body apart, chronic dieting, and rejecting the body you’ve been gifted. Your purpose is far beyond being attractive to others. No one will be at your funeral talking about what a beautiful figure you have. Your people love you for who you are, not what you look like.
The left picture is me at 13 st 6lb.
The right picture is also me, a few weeks ago, at 13st 2lb.
4lbs, that's it. 4 whole pounds difference between those two photos.
At the gym, we often get asked about spot losing weight (sorry guys it just can't happen, I wish it could) and how important the scales are.
I think these photos show us why the scales aren't the be all and end all.
Do I look the same in these images? Absolutely not.
Would you believe I weighed almost the same in these images? Definitely not.
Next time you're looking at the scales, take a step back... Or better yet, don't look at the scales to begin with.
Take progress pictures, measure yourself, see how your clothes feel because your body may be changing right infront of your eyes, even when the scales aren't!
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Today I walked a path I used to tread regularly back in 2013-2014. Almost every day I would smash out a 6.5km walk in around 35 minutes (for my imperial friends, that’s fast). At that time, I also hated my body. I was regularly skipping meals (in an unhealthy, self-flagellation, ‘you don’t deserve to eat’, kinda way). I was in a toxic relationship with someone who frequently remarked on my body like it was his playground and it should look the way he wanted it to. When that ended I seemingly replaced it with a toxic friendship with someone whose relationship to their body and fuelling it was worth concern.
I took it all in, like a sponge. I didn’t walk with joy, I walked with self-hatred. I didn’t notice the world around me, I was far too caught up in my own self-defeating thought patterns to notice much else.
Today I noticed so much on that walk that I don’t think I’d ever seen. Flowers, trees, smells, the cutest little houses, fresh architectural perspectives, other people, animals. It’s like I had been walking around with my eyes closed and it made me realise just how much yoga has transformed me.
I walked into a yoga studio wanting a new body. But instead I came out with new eyes with which to see, new ears with which to hear and a whole new perspective on who I am. Yoga has brought awe, wonder and gratitude into my life. What a gift!
Sometimes I still have those thoughts about wanting to ‘fix’ certain parts of me. But this body is a vehicle through which I can experience the world, and as far as my experience is concerned, I have been blessed.
I will continue to care and nurture this body for as long as it’s willing to carry me.
This is a photo of me in Paris, in the Père Lachaise. Looking back at this photo is a mix of emotions. I’m about 5-10 kilos (estimate) heavier than this now, yet I love my body so much more.
Took @designbybrianna down to Marshall's Beach yesterday! It's one of my favorite spots in the city. Right now the flowers on the trail are in full bloom and make the hike down to the beach even more beautiful! When you are visiting San Francisco, make sure to check this trail out, the views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay are AMAZING! #marshallsbeach#summersalt#mysf
Got the rest of my professional pics through today and I’m so happy with them 😃 It’s such a great feeling to wake up every day and feel happy in yourself - if you don’t feel this way you can either moan about it or you can take action to change it 👊🎉💖💕🦄🌈✨ #bodyconfidence#selflove
There have been some amazing and beautiful tributes to Kate @witwitwoo and I’m not sure I can possibly add anything that hasn’t already been said but I’m loving the #bemorewitwitwoo hashtag and seeing so many beautiful women determined to be more body positive and keep Kate’s memory alive, what a legacy. Kate leaves behind two sons, I can’t imagine the sadness and devastation but she will have taught them well and they will I’m sure go forward and do her proud. Ok so I’m a bit late for #swimsuitsaturday but the sentiment is there. I’m about to head off to Sri Lanka where I will need to relax and let my hair down and go make up free, we have a busy itinerary so inspired by @natalieprschool I’m vowing to chill a bit! If you can spare a few pounds then please do go to the go fund me page to help Kate’s sons .... www.gofundme.com/funeral-fund-for-mum
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LIFE UPDATE!!!! .
Finally feeling like myself again after having caught strep throat last week🤒 Literally have only been to the gym once in the past 2 weeks, but feel rejuvenated & excited to get back at it!💪🏻 .
Headed on a little getaway with my ENTIRE family (including our significant others) this weekend & couldn’t be more excited!🌴 .
Took a leap of faith in regards to my profession & will be LEAVING my current full-time finance job to pursue my passion, explore new career fields & focus on finding/growing as an individual in order to figure out my end goal!🙌🏻 .
@dreamwalkfashionshow planning is in FULL SWING with our awesome team & we’ve had such a positive, high-volume response for this years Body Confidence Fashion Show which will be held in Philadelphia at @2300arena on Sunday, 11/4/18! Tickets will go on sale in August & you definitely don’t want to miss this inspiring, fun, sparkly event that will leave you a SMILING, DANCING, & HAPPY!🌈💕 .
Lastly, our 2017 BODY CONFIDENCE FASHION SHOW which was dubbed anti-Victoria’s Secret fashion show by the media has reached over ****25 MILLION VIEWS thanks to another post on @facebook from @aol@intheknowbyaol beauty!🎥🦋We’ve officially had over 130 articles written & reached 30 different countries with our message and I can’t wait to see what this years LIVE show can do!!🌎 .
Writing this post feels AMAZING & I’m one blessed lady.🙏🏻 THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart for the continued support & kind words. All of your comments never go unread and I appreciate each and everyone of you! .
If you’re currently in a situation where you feel like your lost or have more to offer then what your doing, explore your options and don’t just shut things out or believe you can’t do it....because YOU CAN and YOU WILL if you just try .
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🌼 BE BEAUTIFULLY YOU 🌼
Last week Kate from @witwitwoo passed away suddenly. Many in the blogging community knew her as a close friend, and though I wasn’t that lucky, I will never forget how lovely she was to @tobyandroodad and I at Wimbledon last year, full of warm smiles, sharing a pimms with me and so vibrant.
I’m told that Kate was passionate about body confidence, and her confidence was shining on that bright sunny day.
Bloggers, instagrammers and friends are sharing the message #bemorewitwitwoo today on #swimsuitsaturday in her honour, to share her legacy of body confidence. Wear the swimsuit, the bikini, the beautiful dress, buy the new clothes that you are waiting to buy because you need to shed a few pounds. Don’t wait. Life is too fleeting, but for Kate she left an impression on me in that one brief meeting.
Be more like Kate. ❤️ #bodyconfidence#bodypositivity#beyoutiful#bodypositive#bodypositivemovement#bodyconfident