@chr1styharrison calls diet culture “The Life Thief” and I couldn’t agree more. Too many of us spend our entire lives and so much money devoted to shrinking our bodies at the expense of everything else. When we eventually regain the weight, we blame ourselves for falling off the wagon when it’s the damn wagon that was really the problem all along. Our bodies don’t know that it’s not going through a famine and is designed to have us regain the weight.
Eating should be simple but diet culture and our $70 billion diet industry confuses the heck out of us when it comes to food. It convinces us that intermittent fasting or keto is going to save us and cure all our diseases or that the next cleanse or detox will fix our medical issues and make us live forever. It all gets so confusing and its no wonder that trusting our bodies can be hard AF.
But we deserve so much more than a lifetime dieting and fighting our bodies. We deserve to eat all kinds of yummy food in whatever body we’re in.
These cupcakes were a fun way of celebrating @theantidietplan reaching 20k and I’m thinking that all future cupcakes should look like this. 🤣
❀ Beauty comes in all different shapes, colors and sizes… And yet you are still struggling to believe this is true about YOU
ALL bodies are BEAUTIFUL (𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘸𝘯)
Women are so damn strong (𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘬 )
We are worthy of love (𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘮𝘦, 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘴)
>>Why is it so much easier to see the beauty in OTHERS than it is to see that beauty in ourselves?
I HAD this negative victim mindset for so long. I thought I was the exception who DID NOT deserve to be accepted just as I am- I was too weak and not worthy.
But here’s what I’ve learned:
1. 𝑺𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔𝒏’𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕, it needs to continuously be molded and strengthened.
2. We need to 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒑 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇-𝒔𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒂𝒈𝒆 + start seeing OURSELVES the way we see our Best Friend.
3. Being worthy of Love is not EARNED, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆. We must continue to pour love + light into ourselves so much so that it overflows to everyone around us.
If you are struggling to see the beauty that is in the mirror. I want to challenge you to shift your focus away from your “flaws” and remember that “𝒂 𝒇𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒕𝒆 with 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓 𝒏𝒆𝒙𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒕...𝒊𝒕 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒎𝒔.” ❀ You are absolutely beautiful and just because you don’t look exactly like the flower next to you, does not mean you are any less worthy of love.
❀ Just BLOOM baby, it’s your time ❀
I love seeing all the different women who I have worked with over the years, all beautiful in their own unique way. I may see their beauty from the beginning, but my favorite part of their transformation is when they truly start to see it for themselves.
♡ Tag a friend below and tell them they are BEAUTIFUL! #FlowerPower#GRLPWR#SpreadLove✌🏼
P.s. - my free macro 101 guide is available NOW if you click the link in my bio (you will also be the first to hear about some exciting things coming your way soon!) 🤓 🌷wall made by my SIL + Her BFF @acaciamarie
STOP, take a second and ask yourself a very important question.
What is the last thing you said about yourself, or to yourself? My guess is that it might not be the nicest. Comments like:
- Im fat
- I am ugly
- I am going nowhere in life
- I could never look like that person
- I could never wear that
These are what we call self limiting beliefs. Self-limiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that place limitations on your abilities. Self limiting beliefs never help us grow, they instead do the opposite and hold us back from the greatness we are all capable of possessing.
It is never easy to stop saying those mean things, and critiquing ourselves, especially because doing so becomes such a normal part of our day. We have to get purposeful with our intentions, especially when it comes to changing behaviours and habits.
I never thought in a million years I would be posting a photo on Instagram where I have rolls, or my skin is uneven or I hadn’t edited the photo. Yet here I am. Loving myself and realizing its okay and normal to have rolls, its okay to have acne, it doesn’t change your value, your worth and shouldn’t change the way your friends and loved ones see you.
It might sound strange but when is the last time you gave yourself a hug, and truly thought and thanked your body for all the things it could do, as opposed to dwelling on what it couldn’t.
I challenge you to take control, it might take a month it might take years. Get in the habit of finding that one thing you like about yourself each and every day. Overtime the nice comments we say to ourselves will become a little less weird to say, and we will start to believe them more and more.
I promised to get read and honest with my posts, and although I speak about all this self love and body confidence, I too have days when body image is hard for me, or I wish I looked a certain way, but I chose to try and focus on the things I like about myself rather than what I wish to change.
This encompasses so much and is much more than physical. I try to think or write 1 thing each day that I love about myself and I challenge you to try and do the same.
AND that means nothing about you.
If your eating disorder is telling you that you’ve failed because you’re size has changed.
If your eating disorder is telling you you’re wrong because your clothes feel tight-
YOU are SO okay.
You are not the clothes you wear. Life is not a fashion show.