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Sometimes, taking a warm shower just seems to melt stress away and just feels amazing on your body!
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Why not take a nice, long, warm shower? ~~~
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Sometimes, taking a warm shower just seems to melt stress away and just feels amazing on your body! ~~~ Why not take a nice, long, warm shower? ~~~ For more on Eating Disorders, body image and therapy information check out my YouTube channel: link in bio! ~~~ #EatingDisorderPrevention #EatingDisorderSupport #DisorderedEating #EatingDisorderHelp #Dietculture #Dietculturedropout #EDRecover #BodyPos #BodyDysmorphia #DietCultureSucks #DietsDontWork #RiotsNotDiets #EdRecover #EDRecoveryQuotes #BodyImageIssues #BodyImageMovement #BodyImageWarrior #MentalHealthMeme #AnorexiaRecover #BulimiaNervosaRecovery #BodyDysmorphicDisorder #DitchtheDiets #DietsSuck #EatingDisorderHelp #StopComparing #BingeEatingDisorderRecovery #BodyPositivity #TherapyMemes #MentalHealthRecovery #ItsOktoCry - 14 minutes ago

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Every time I wake up, I drink half a litre of water and pump out pushups. 
But I am going to be honest with you about something and it’s pretty serious...
Alright, here goes nothing- despite being a healthy weight for the last 5 years, I struggled with the way I saw/see my body and that’s been consistent for a decade- that includes the last 5 years. There are so many standards of beauty, there are so many concepts of what beauty should be. Men and women alike, put their bodies through endless amounts of pain via diet, disguising anorexic tendencies by starvation calling it authentic intermittent fasting or calorie deficits...but how far is too far? 
I am a firm believer in intermittent fasting. I eat when I’m hungry and for me that’s always in the evening. Yet, I criticize my body for trying to assist me every single day. I’m hard on it, I don’t give myself compromises, I go through unnecessary bouts of depression as a result of seeing my body as not ‘good enough’, not ‘skinny enough’ my waist isn’t the size 26 it once was. 
WHO THE FUCK CARES?! I’m strong, my body is becoming a weapon, I am trained in things the average person isn’t. I have used my body to help save lives, I’ve trained myself to use my STRENGTH for good. My body is meant to be that of an athletic build because I’ve spent the last 5 years building muscle and my ENTIRE life being an athlete. These are the realities and I highly encourage you to start PRAISING your body. Give it the PROPER nutrition it needs, the proper SELF CARE and that includes care of the mind. 
You are not a set of three numbers (bust-waist-hip). You’re a collection of uniquely individual cells, no one else is you. BE YOU. BE BEAUTIFUL. BE STRONG. 
STRONG IS BEAUTIFUL.🤘🏻 _________________________________________
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Every time I wake up, I drink half a litre of water and pump out pushups. But I am going to be honest with you about something and it’s pretty serious... Alright, here goes nothing- despite being a healthy weight for the last 5 years, I struggled with the way I saw/see my body and that’s been consistent for a decade- that includes the last 5 years. There are so many standards of beauty, there are so many concepts of what beauty should be. Men and women alike, put their bodies through endless amounts of pain via diet, disguising anorexic tendencies by starvation calling it authentic intermittent fasting or calorie deficits...but how far is too far? I am a firm believer in intermittent fasting. I eat when I’m hungry and for me that’s always in the evening. Yet, I criticize my body for trying to assist me every single day. I’m hard on it, I don’t give myself compromises, I go through unnecessary bouts of depression as a result of seeing my body as not ‘good enough’, not ‘skinny enough’ my waist isn’t the size 26 it once was. WHO THE FUCK CARES?! I’m strong, my body is becoming a weapon, I am trained in things the average person isn’t. I have used my body to help save lives, I’ve trained myself to use my STRENGTH for good. My body is meant to be that of an athletic build because I’ve spent the last 5 years building muscle and my ENTIRE life being an athlete. These are the realities and I highly encourage you to start PRAISING your body. Give it the PROPER nutrition it needs, the proper SELF CARE and that includes care of the mind. You are not a set of three numbers (bust-waist-hip). You’re a collection of uniquely individual cells, no one else is you. BE YOU. BE BEAUTIFUL. BE STRONG. STRONG IS BEAUTIFUL.🤘🏻 _________________________________________ #strongwomen #strongisbeautiful #strongissexy #intermittentfasting #hydrate #athlete #selflove #selfrespect #selfreflection #beauty #beautystandards #fitness #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #naturalbeauty #tattooedgirls #tattooedwomen #alternativegirl #training #trainingmotivation #dietcontrol #anxiety #mentalhealthawareness #bodyimageissues #bodyimage #motivationmonday #motivation #underarmourwomen #underarmour #herschel - 1 hour ago

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Truth is.. I don’t like the way I look in either picture.  Physical Changes, Yes! Mental Changes, No.  I didn’t like myself in the picture on the left and still don’t like what I see and am in the picture on the right.
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I have always struggled with body image and self esteem issues.  I honestly don’t know when I will get to the point of not worrying about the number on the scale and just be happy & healthy.
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I put on a brave face for you guys and sometimes don’t practice what I preach but just me being me, I don’t like my body still and am so focused on that number on the scale.
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I’m feeling the constant pressure to keep losing because I’ve came this far I want to see how far I can go.  The pressure to not only fit into a wedding dress but also a bridesmaids dress prior.  The constant pressure to now live up to expectations because of how much I’ve lost.
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I know I know “But look how far you’ve came Natalie!”, I get it but my mind tells me other wise.. 😔
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Truth is.. I don’t like the way I look in either picture. Physical Changes, Yes! Mental Changes, No. I didn’t like myself in the picture on the left and still don’t like what I see and am in the picture on the right. . I have always struggled with body image and self esteem issues. I honestly don’t know when I will get to the point of not worrying about the number on the scale and just be happy & healthy. . I put on a brave face for you guys and sometimes don’t practice what I preach but just me being me, I don’t like my body still and am so focused on that number on the scale. . I’m feeling the constant pressure to keep losing because I’ve came this far I want to see how far I can go. The pressure to not only fit into a wedding dress but also a bridesmaids dress prior. The constant pressure to now live up to expectations because of how much I’ve lost. . I know I know “But look how far you’ve came Natalie!”, I get it but my mind tells me other wise.. 😔 . . . #ww #wwinsta #wwinstafam #wwinstagram #wwinstafamily #wwtransformation #wwtransformationtuesday #wwtransformations #wwsuccess #myww #mywwjourney #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #wwaccountability #wwcommunity #weightlossjourney #weightloss #weightlossmotivation #transformation #transformationtuesday #health #fitness #girlswholift #bodytransformation #bodyimage #bodyimageissues #truth #weightlosstruggle #weightlosstransformations @ww - 3 hours ago

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“You have a really bad belly” he chuckled as he left the room.
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Direct quote from the surgeon I met with yesterday about surgical muscle repair 🙄🙄🙄🙄
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*In my head I said* 👇
“It’s not bad, because it’s really quite beautiful”
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A year ago this would have crushed me. Left me totally breathless, and upset for days.
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Yesterday, I was startled by his words, but the first things I thought about were how strong I am.
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How ABLE this body was in carrying 2 babies to term, pushing them out of me then recovering.
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How capable I have become in training my body to operate under duress, and circumstances life has handed me.
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How appreciative I am, of how beautiful it is despite my excess skin and stretch marks. Because they are a part of me.
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I appreciated his view of me, because, after all, he’s a cosmetic surgeon in the business of making people.... dare I say it- “beautiful”
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But beauty is a relative term, not defined by how flat your tummy is. Not defined by your stretch marks, or your boobs, or you bum. .
Beauty is totally uniquely yours, and no one can define that for you. Not a person. Not a surgery, not an item of clothing.
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You, in your must vulnerable state, is the most beautiful thing of all.
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Your strength becomes you, and that’s a gift that will FOREVER keep on giving. ❤️
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If you read this, and still have confusion on YOUR clarity and version of beauty- head over to the link in my profile and schedule a clarity call. $25 off for the rest of the month- because you deserve this vision for the rest of your life ❤️
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“You have a really bad belly” he chuckled as he left the room. . Direct quote from the surgeon I met with yesterday about surgical muscle repair 🙄🙄🙄🙄 . *In my head I said* 👇 “It’s not bad, because it’s really quite beautiful” . A year ago this would have crushed me. Left me totally breathless, and upset for days. . Yesterday, I was startled by his words, but the first things I thought about were how strong I am. . How ABLE this body was in carrying 2 babies to term, pushing them out of me then recovering. . How capable I have become in training my body to operate under duress, and circumstances life has handed me. . How appreciative I am, of how beautiful it is despite my excess skin and stretch marks. Because they are a part of me. . I appreciated his view of me, because, after all, he’s a cosmetic surgeon in the business of making people.... dare I say it- “beautiful” . But beauty is a relative term, not defined by how flat your tummy is. Not defined by your stretch marks, or your boobs, or you bum. . Beauty is totally uniquely yours, and no one can define that for you. Not a person. Not a surgery, not an item of clothing. . You, in your must vulnerable state, is the most beautiful thing of all. . Your strength becomes you, and that’s a gift that will FOREVER keep on giving. ❤️ . If you read this, and still have confusion on YOUR clarity and version of beauty- head over to the link in my profile and schedule a clarity call. $25 off for the rest of the month- because you deserve this vision for the rest of your life ❤️ . #selflovethreads #bodyimagemovement #bodyimageissues #postpartumanxiety #postpartumhairloss #diastasisrectirepair #diastasis #physicaltherapy #momstrong - 3 hours ago

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I started to love my body not when I was at my lowest weight.

Quite the opposite.. Once I reached weight on a scale which I thought would make me feel worthy- I was at my worst.. I was in a restricted-binge cycles. I developed bulimia. I was taking all of the diet pills 💊 I thought would help me trim myself up.

My moods were fluctuating. Relationship with myself was the worst. Relationships with others suffered as well.

For every gram I would gain, I would panic.

I was at the most toxic habits ever at that time.

Partying every weekend. Getting wasted.

Alcohol, cigarettes 🚬, part time drugs.

Diet pills, protein powders, supplements.

Waist slimmers.

Toxic relationships.

Killing myself at the gym.

Restricting. Binging. Purging.

Watching my body in the mirror and judging it every single day.

So yeah. This was happening at my lowest weight.

My skinny waist, shaped body, or compliments were just a cover. To cover up how terrible I was feeling inside.

My body was suffering. My mental health was off. Not to speak about my emotional and spiritual health. It was not there at all.

Low weight wasn’t my happiest.

I started to love my body and love myself not at the lowest weight.

I started to love my body and love myself once I started to feel grateful. For all there is.

I started to love my body and love myself once my weight had no influence anymore over my self worth.

I started to love my body once I accepted it the way it is & healed relationships that I am having with it.

I started to love my body and myself once I transformed my mindset.

I started to love my body and love myself once I healed relationships with food.

I started to love my body and love myself once I addressed my real emotions.

Once body & self love was built, I realized that weight was never the issue... Gaining weight was temporary. Until I healed relationships with food.

Now, eating intuitively, accepting, respecting and loving my body actually helps me to retain my body weight stable and healthy.. I learned this one lesson for life - Weight is never the main issue.

To heal struggles w body & food - real work has to be done. Weight alone is not solution.

Hits home?👇

I started to love my body not when I was at my lowest weight. Quite the opposite.. Once I reached weight on a scale which I thought would make me feel worthy- I was at my worst.. I was in a restricted-binge cycles. I developed bulimia. I was taking all of the diet pills 💊 I thought would help me trim myself up. My moods were fluctuating. Relationship with myself was the worst. Relationships with others suffered as well. For every gram I would gain, I would panic. I was at the most toxic habits ever at that time. Partying every weekend. Getting wasted. Alcohol, cigarettes 🚬, part time drugs. Diet pills, protein powders, supplements. Waist slimmers. Toxic relationships. Killing myself at the gym. Restricting. Binging. Purging. Watching my body in the mirror and judging it every single day. So yeah. This was happening at my lowest weight. My skinny waist, shaped body, or compliments were just a cover. To cover up how terrible I was feeling inside. My body was suffering. My mental health was off. Not to speak about my emotional and spiritual health. It was not there at all. Low weight wasn’t my happiest. I started to love my body and love myself not at the lowest weight. I started to love my body and love myself once I started to feel grateful. For all there is. I started to love my body and love myself once my weight had no influence anymore over my self worth. I started to love my body once I accepted it the way it is & healed relationships that I am having with it. I started to love my body and myself once I transformed my mindset. I started to love my body and love myself once I healed relationships with food. I started to love my body and love myself once I addressed my real emotions. Once body & self love was built, I realized that weight was never the issue... Gaining weight was temporary. Until I healed relationships with food. Now, eating intuitively, accepting, respecting and loving my body actually helps me to retain my body weight stable and healthy.. I learned this one lesson for life - Weight is never the main issue. To heal struggles w body & food - real work has to be done. Weight alone is not solution. Hits home?👇 - 4 hours ago

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Body dissatisfaction is something that affects people of all genders.
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Whatever sex you identify as, there are usually some set of societal standards that represent the 'ideal', and most of the time it's fairly unrealistic.
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Take, for example, Barbie and Ken.
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For the purpose of this post let's just say they fairly accurately represent the thin ideal of the western world.
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Toned abs and great arms on Ken, a tiny waist, lean legs and perfect boobs on Barbie.
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Although you and I probably don't play with dolls on a daily basis, we still see these kinds of images on the front covers of magazines, and online daily.
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The resounding effect of this is negative comparison, an "I'm not good enough" mentality, and an increased risk of experiencing low self-esteem.
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And guys are affected just as much as girls. Maybe they don't talk about it, but it happens.
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In fact, I have a lot of male clients who have abused exercise and dieting in the past, but nobody would ever know because from the outside looking in it masquerades as dedication.
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What it means to be a man, a woman, a healthy human and the representation of what this necessarily looks like needs to change.
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If the pursuit of a change in your physical appearance is something you still want for yourself - that's totally cool!
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Just be sure to check in with yourself along the way to make sure your healthy habits don't take over your whole life.
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Remember, you are so much more than just a body. Health is so much more than just a number. And attractiveness isn't just about having rock hard abs or the perfect booty.
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I for one, would rather be with someone who loves being active, enjoys eating healthy, but can also relax with a glass of wine and some takeaway on a Friday night. And that doesn't necessarily look like a Ken doll.

Body dissatisfaction is something that affects people of all genders. . Whatever sex you identify as, there are usually some set of societal standards that represent the 'ideal', and most of the time it's fairly unrealistic. . Take, for example, Barbie and Ken. . For the purpose of this post let's just say they fairly accurately represent the thin ideal of the western world. . Toned abs and great arms on Ken, a tiny waist, lean legs and perfect boobs on Barbie. . Although you and I probably don't play with dolls on a daily basis, we still see these kinds of images on the front covers of magazines, and online daily. . The resounding effect of this is negative comparison, an "I'm not good enough" mentality, and an increased risk of experiencing low self-esteem. . And guys are affected just as much as girls. Maybe they don't talk about it, but it happens. . In fact, I have a lot of male clients who have abused exercise and dieting in the past, but nobody would ever know because from the outside looking in it masquerades as dedication. . What it means to be a man, a woman, a healthy human and the representation of what this necessarily looks like needs to change. . If the pursuit of a change in your physical appearance is something you still want for yourself - that's totally cool! . Just be sure to check in with yourself along the way to make sure your healthy habits don't take over your whole life. . Remember, you are so much more than just a body. Health is so much more than just a number. And attractiveness isn't just about having rock hard abs or the perfect booty. . I for one, would rather be with someone who loves being active, enjoys eating healthy, but can also relax with a glass of wine and some takeaway on a Friday night. And that doesn't necessarily look like a Ken doll. - 8 hours ago

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Please don’t tell me (or anyone else) how easy it must be to live in "a perfect body". Because the only person who can say how easy it is to love or not love myself is me. I was the only person who was born into my body. I am the only person who lived a life in this body. I am the only person who made beautiful and not so beautiful experiences in this body. You can’t tell me how to feel about myself. Stop projecting your thoughts and your beauty ideal on other people. And stop taking their way and journey of selflove and selfacceptance away from them. ⋒ 
I had troubles too a few years ago. A lot. I was way thinner. But I was toxic in my thoughts. And that is what it’s all about. A healthy mindset is a daily practice. And the most beautiful girl (in your eyes) can be the most ugly girl in her eyes. You can’t take that away from people because you think your opinion equal reality. It doesn’t. Please let people have their journey. Stop judging and projecting. Instead reach out your hand. Offer a shoulder to cry out on and a ear to listen. Help people to progress & be supportive. #togetherwerise .
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Please don’t tell me (or anyone else) how easy it must be to live in "a perfect body". Because the only person who can say how easy it is to love or not love myself is me. I was the only person who was born into my body. I am the only person who lived a life in this body. I am the only person who made beautiful and not so beautiful experiences in this body. You can’t tell me how to feel about myself. Stop projecting your thoughts and your beauty ideal on other people. And stop taking their way and journey of selflove and selfacceptance away from them. ⋒ I had troubles too a few years ago. A lot. I was way thinner. But I was toxic in my thoughts. And that is what it’s all about. A healthy mindset is a daily practice. And the most beautiful girl (in your eyes) can be the most ugly girl in her eyes. You can’t take that away from people because you think your opinion equal reality. It doesn’t. Please let people have their journey. Stop judging and projecting. Instead reach out your hand. Offer a shoulder to cry out on and a ear to listen. Help people to progress & be supportive. #togetherwerise . . . . . . . #togetherwecan #femaleempowerment #womenempowerment #womanpower #womanpower #selflovejourney #selflovematters #selflovetips #selflovethread #selfcare #selfcaretips #mybodymychoice #mybodymytemple #mybodymyrules #hideaway #baliindonesia #balitrip #livingontheroad #selbstliebe #selbstliebelernen #igersvienna #bodyimage #bodyimageissues #bodyimagemovement #positivebodyimage #mindfullness #mindfulliving #compassionateliving - 10 hours ago

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POSITIVE BODY IMAGE IS BODY LOVE ❤️ The beauty of self-love lies in valuing yourself as you are, feeling comfortable and happy in the skin you are in. 
Your body is your best friend so honor it , respect it and take extra special care of your unique and beautiful self. ❤️
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POSITIVE BODY IMAGE IS BODY LOVE ❤️ The beauty of self-love lies in valuing yourself as you are, feeling comfortable and happy in the skin you are in.  Your body is your best friend so honor it , respect it and take extra special care of your unique and beautiful self. ❤️ . . . #selflove #bodypositivity #bodyimage #shapes #size #loveyourself #loveyourbody #loveyourselffirst #becontent #bodyimageissues #bodypositivity #bodyimagecoach #sgblogger #imageconsultant #singaporeimagestylist #singaporestylist #singaporeimageconsultant #becomfortableinyourownskin #becontent #healthybodyandmind 👏 - 11 hours ago

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When you look back on your life, you will NOT care.

When you look back on your life, you will NOT care. - 12 hours ago

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Today a customer made a comment about how I look skinnier since the last time she saw me. This genuinely made me feel amazing because lately I’ve been feeling relatively defeated with my body transformation journey. Though I’ve hit my initial weight loss goal, my new goal is to tone and flatten as much as I can. However, I don’t feel my efforts in that have been working because the number on the scale remains the same, plus, I see my body every day so noticing the changes from day to day can be hard if you’re not properly documenting it. Trying to tell someone who’s struggled with body image issues their entire life that the number on the scale doesn’t really matter because fat turns to muscle and that weighs more doesn’t entirely sink in to them. I know somewhere in my insecure head that my efforts ARE working, because of comments like this from people that see me on a regular basis that notice what I don’t. Also, a month ago I probably wouldn’t have posted a picture of almost my entire mid section without having a panic attack. I truly wish I could’ve documented my journey the right away, with photos and proper progress shots. I just didn’t have that in me. I couldn’t stand to even look at my body let alone take a photo of it. I hope none of you struggle with it that heavily and if you do can work your way to loving yourself a little more the way I did. It’s a tough road and rocky as hell but entirely worth it. #bodyimage #bodyimageissues

Today a customer made a comment about how I look skinnier since the last time she saw me. This genuinely made me feel amazing because lately I’ve been feeling relatively defeated with my body transformation journey. Though I’ve hit my initial weight loss goal, my new goal is to tone and flatten as much as I can. However, I don’t feel my efforts in that have been working because the number on the scale remains the same, plus, I see my body every day so noticing the changes from day to day can be hard if you’re not properly documenting it. Trying to tell someone who’s struggled with body image issues their entire life that the number on the scale doesn’t really matter because fat turns to muscle and that weighs more doesn’t entirely sink in to them. I know somewhere in my insecure head that my efforts ARE working, because of comments like this from people that see me on a regular basis that notice what I don’t. Also, a month ago I probably wouldn’t have posted a picture of almost my entire mid section without having a panic attack. I truly wish I could’ve documented my journey the right away, with photos and proper progress shots. I just didn’t have that in me. I couldn’t stand to even look at my body let alone take a photo of it. I hope none of you struggle with it that heavily and if you do can work your way to loving yourself a little more the way I did. It’s a tough road and rocky as hell but entirely worth it. #bodyimage #bodyimageissues - 13 hours ago

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🌱Finding the strength within myself has been hard. 🥺 Staying strong has been hard. Remaining accountable has been even harder. Taking it day by day & thinking about why I started in the first place. ✊🏻I love this community and how accepting and encouraging everyone else! 💖The support I’ve gotten has been unreal! I am so so thankful for those who have reached out to me! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 
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🌱Finding the strength within myself has been hard. 🥺 Staying strong has been hard. Remaining accountable has been even harder. Taking it day by day & thinking about why I started in the first place. ✊🏻I love this community and how accepting and encouraging everyone else! 💖The support I’ve gotten has been unreal! I am so so thankful for those who have reached out to me! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #keto #mexicanketo #fitness #whatieatinaday #food #lowcarb #weightloss #healthy #delicious #ketojourney #ketorecipes #ketoliving #ketofam #ketoaf #ketogeniclifestyle #ketosis #ketones #easyketo #dirtyketo #ketotransformation #lowcarblove #ketofood #ketorecipe #ketobeginner #ketoworks #healthylifestyle #ketomotivation #ketoarizona #bodyimageissues - 13 hours ago

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Make life worth it! . 💡Comment down below your answers! . ☑️ Want to get 1:1 counselling with me? DM me now. . 📢 DM me your questions and let's talk about your issues. . #masteryourmindset #positivemindset #doyouhaveitinyou #positiveselftalk #cultivateagoodlife #cultivategratitude #selftalk #selftalkmatters #selfimageissues #bodyimageissues #positiveselfimage #happymindhappybody #happymindhappysoul #transformyourmindset #selflovecoach #selflovematters #doyouloveyourself #howtoloveyourself #howtoloveyourbody - 13 hours ago

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Notice the swinging back and forth? Between “food police” and “diet rebel” and then back to “food police”? It’s exhausting.

The only way to break free from the swinging is to fire the food police. Let those delicious foods in, and discover ways to sprinkle them into your diet, and savor them, so that you don’t feel deprived. Eat them in amounts that feel good during and after.

From "Skittles Saved My Son's Life" - Dawn Clifford 
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Notice the swinging back and forth? Between “food police” and “diet rebel” and then back to “food police”? It’s exhausting. The only way to break free from the swinging is to fire the food police. Let those delicious foods in, and discover ways to sprinkle them into your diet, and savor them, so that you don’t feel deprived. Eat them in amounts that feel good during and after. From "Skittles Saved My Son's Life" - Dawn Clifford #bloved #baccepted #bfree #bodybloved #nondietwarrior #EDrecovery #christianblog #christianwomen #christianlife #christianwife #realwomen #loveyourbody #bodypositive #youarefree #bodyimage #bodylove #bodyconfident #bodyimageissues #intuitiveeating #mindfuleating #healthyateverysize #christian #christians #christianity - 14 hours ago

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Don’t forget how FABULOUS you really are.
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There is no one else like you, that’s pretty freakin’ amazing to think about.
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We forget about how special we are when we’re scrolling and comparing ourselves to everyone else’s highlight reel.🤦🏻‍♀️
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Girl, stop SCROLLING.  Put down the phone...turn on some fun music and shake your bum...make yourself laugh...dance around with your furbaby...dance around with your human baby...whatever!
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When the song’s over, I want you to look in the mirror.  Look yourself in the eyes and say, “you are fabulous”.
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Do it, I wanna know how it felt.  How did your body react?
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Don’t forget how FABULOUS you really are. ... There is no one else like you, that’s pretty freakin’ amazing to think about. ... We forget about how special we are when we’re scrolling and comparing ourselves to everyone else’s highlight reel.🤦🏻‍♀️ ... Girl, stop SCROLLING. Put down the phone...turn on some fun music and shake your bum...make yourself laugh...dance around with your furbaby...dance around with your human baby...whatever! ... When the song’s over, I want you to look in the mirror. Look yourself in the eyes and say, “you are fabulous”. ... Do it, I wanna know how it felt. How did your body react? . . . . . . . #xist2bhappy #emotionaleatingcoach #emotionaleatingsupport #emotionaleatinghealing #foodandbody #foodandbodyfreedom #foodandbodycoach #foodandbodymotivation #foodandbodycoaching #negativebodyimage #bodyimage #bodyimageissues #bodyimagecoach #bodyimagequotes #bodyimagehealing #antidiet #happinesswithin - 15 hours ago

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This past week I’ve really felt big, not just belly big but in my face and legs too which is messing with me! I’ve gained 11.6kg so far at 32 weeks. This calculator has helped A LOT with my head space. It calculates your pre pregnancy weight and height and gives you 3 estimates. Left is the lower, right is medium and middle is higher weight ranges. I’ve basically been tracking in the middle column the entire pregnancy! Ive been weighing myself weekly still whilst pregnant, as I think it’s dangerous to just plod along in life having no idea what the scales are doing.
Starting weight 62kg
32 weeks pregnant 73.6kg

Photo is from few weeks ago at my baby shower- incase you’ve all missed my face 😅😇 #pregnancyafterwls #pregnancyweightgain #32weekspregnant #thirdtrimester #bodyimageissues #bodydysmorphia

This past week I’ve really felt big, not just belly big but in my face and legs too which is messing with me! I’ve gained 11.6kg so far at 32 weeks. This calculator has helped A LOT with my head space. It calculates your pre pregnancy weight and height and gives you 3 estimates. Left is the lower, right is medium and middle is higher weight ranges. I’ve basically been tracking in the middle column the entire pregnancy! Ive been weighing myself weekly still whilst pregnant, as I think it’s dangerous to just plod along in life having no idea what the scales are doing. Starting weight 62kg 32 weeks pregnant 73.6kg Photo is from few weeks ago at my baby shower- incase you’ve all missed my face 😅😇 #pregnancyafterwls #pregnancyweightgain #32weekspregnant #thirdtrimester #bodyimageissues #bodydysmorphia - 15 hours ago

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😬 My husband said my mustache is bigger than my biceps. 🤣
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💫 Thats my goal in life! To have bigger biceps and mustache than my husband. 🤣
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💫 I remember when I HATED wearing tank tops! Or even sleeveless blouses for work.
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💫 I remember it was so hot during the work week, but I was still covered up.
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💫 I didn’t want to show my arms at work, afraid of what my co-workers would say about me.
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My friend at work was like ‘Why don’t you wear sleeveless blouses?’ 😮
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🤷🏻‍♀️ I told her quite honestly ‘I don’t like my arms’
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😮 She was like ‘Oh no girl! I cannot be uncomfortable, I don’t care what my arms look like, I’m wearing sleeveless’
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😮 And I’m all ‘I just cant’ 🤦🏻‍♀️
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😊 I can’t believe how much my mindset and confidence and how much I don’t care what people think/say about me has changed over the last couple years! 💯
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😊 I am so OVER being covered up just to go to the store. Like ‘That person pushing their cart over there is staring at me and judging me’😬 Uh, snap, no! 😂
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💫 So yes, yes husband, my biceps are big! And yes, my mustache is on par to beat yours! 🤣
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💫 In celebration of body parts we don’t like, used to not like, would like to replace (lol!) that people don’t appreciate now-
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😮 Whats your one thing your spouse said to you that made you go ‘UH... and! It’s better than yours!!’ 🤣
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👇🏼Comment below! I’d love to hear! 🥰
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😬 My husband said my mustache is bigger than my biceps. 🤣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💫 Thats my goal in life! To have bigger biceps and mustache than my husband. 🤣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💫 I remember when I HATED wearing tank tops! Or even sleeveless blouses for work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💫 I remember it was so hot during the work week, but I was still covered up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💫 I didn’t want to show my arms at work, afraid of what my co-workers would say about me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My friend at work was like ‘Why don’t you wear sleeveless blouses?’ 😮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤷🏻‍♀️ I told her quite honestly ‘I don’t like my arms’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😮 She was like ‘Oh no girl! I cannot be uncomfortable, I don’t care what my arms look like, I’m wearing sleeveless’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😮 And I’m all ‘I just cant’ 🤦🏻‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😊 I can’t believe how much my mindset and confidence and how much I don’t care what people think/say about me has changed over the last couple years! 💯 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😊 I am so OVER being covered up just to go to the store. Like ‘That person pushing their cart over there is staring at me and judging me’😬 Uh, snap, no! 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💫 So yes, yes husband, my biceps are big! And yes, my mustache is on par to beat yours! 🤣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💫 In celebration of body parts we don’t like, used to not like, would like to replace (lol!) that people don’t appreciate now- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😮 Whats your one thing your spouse said to you that made you go ‘UH... and! It’s better than yours!!’ 🤣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👇🏼Comment below! I’d love to hear! 🥰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mondaymotivation 💪 #mondaymindset #dogparkshenanigans #dogparkday #realtalk 💯 - 15 hours ago

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Have you ever had someone in your life who consistently told you you’re not good enough?! They would say one thing, you’d change yourself accordingly and then all of a sudden you’re not good enough for another reason. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️
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I grew up like this. Always contradicting, always changing, but most importantly I wasn’t good enough. This is where my body image issues stem from. From a very young age I was told my diet was garbage and if I ate the way I did I would end up overweight. To a few years later being accused of not eating enough. I’ll spare you the details but to those who know me, know this battle was ugly. 😬
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These contradictions happened in more areas of my life, not just my looks. So, as an adult it’s been hard to rewire my brain to truly believe that I am good enough. I am more than good enough. 😋🙌🏻
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I am good enough to know now that those things that were said to me weren’t true. I am good enough to push past the pain it brought me. I am good enough to rewire my brain daily. I am good enough to share my story so others don’t feel so alone. I am good enough, and so are you. 🌟💫
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If you have ever felt this way or if you have/had someone in your life tell you, you’re not good enough, let me tell you they are lying. Everyone has something amazing to offer this world. You included. Yes, you. People who tell you otherwise, are not worthy of your time or energy, they are toxic. I’m telling you, I am more than good enough, and so are you. ❤️💥💝

Have you ever had someone in your life who consistently told you you’re not good enough?! They would say one thing, you’d change yourself accordingly and then all of a sudden you’re not good enough for another reason. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ • I grew up like this. Always contradicting, always changing, but most importantly I wasn’t good enough. This is where my body image issues stem from. From a very young age I was told my diet was garbage and if I ate the way I did I would end up overweight. To a few years later being accused of not eating enough. I’ll spare you the details but to those who know me, know this battle was ugly. 😬 • These contradictions happened in more areas of my life, not just my looks. So, as an adult it’s been hard to rewire my brain to truly believe that I am good enough. I am more than good enough. 😋🙌🏻 • I am good enough to know now that those things that were said to me weren’t true. I am good enough to push past the pain it brought me. I am good enough to rewire my brain daily. I am good enough to share my story so others don’t feel so alone. I am good enough, and so are you. 🌟💫 • If you have ever felt this way or if you have/had someone in your life tell you, you’re not good enough, let me tell you they are lying. Everyone has something amazing to offer this world. You included. Yes, you. People who tell you otherwise, are not worthy of your time or energy, they are toxic. I’m telling you, I am more than good enough, and so are you. ❤️💥💝 - 17 hours ago

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**Even when the opinion seems like a compliment.** 👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻
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Body image has nothing to do with our bodies and everything to do with how we have been conditioned to view bodies. Opinions about other people’s bodies can tell us a lot about the person with the opinion and how much they have questioned their own conditioning.  They can’t tell us anything about the body itself.
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Bodies are neutral entities. Different cultures assign them different meanings and encourage different levels of entitlement to comment on them. (I’m still looking for the culture that gives citations to people who give unsolicited comments on bodies. Would love to settle down there, go for a run in peace, raise a kid or two, maybe take up basket-weaving.)
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What someone else thinks of your body has to do with their:
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It has nothing to do with:
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We all want to feel love. It’s an innate human drive. But love is NOT the same thing as approval. Approval is fickle and incomplete, and we can only search for it for a certain amount of time before we’ve abandoned ourselves completely.
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It is our responsibility to question our conditioning. It is NOT our right to burden someone else with it.
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You are so lovable in the body you have right now. And that *also* has nothing to do with your body. 😉
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What has your experience been with people’s opinions of your body? What is your experience with the idea that those opinions are irrelevant? Let’s talk about it! 👇🏻
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**Even when the opinion seems like a compliment.** 👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻 . Body image has nothing to do with our bodies and everything to do with how we have been conditioned to view bodies. Opinions about other people’s bodies can tell us a lot about the person with the opinion and how much they have questioned their own conditioning. They can’t tell us anything about the body itself. . Bodies are neutral entities. Different cultures assign them different meanings and encourage different levels of entitlement to comment on them. (I’m still looking for the culture that gives citations to people who give unsolicited comments on bodies. Would love to settle down there, go for a run in peace, raise a kid or two, maybe take up basket-weaving.) . What someone else thinks of your body has to do with their: -conditioned thoughts -projected phobias -culturally absorbed ideals -capacity to see others as separate from themselves . It has nothing to do with: -your body -your health -your worth -your lovability . We all want to feel love. It’s an innate human drive. But love is NOT the same thing as approval. Approval is fickle and incomplete, and we can only search for it for a certain amount of time before we’ve abandoned ourselves completely. . It is our responsibility to question our conditioning. It is NOT our right to burden someone else with it. . You are so lovable in the body you have right now. And that *also* has nothing to do with your body. 😉 . What has your experience been with people’s opinions of your body? What is your experience with the idea that those opinions are irrelevant? Let’s talk about it! 👇🏻 . 💗 . . . #bodyliberation #bodyneutrality #normalizenormalbodies #worthbeyondweight #allbodiesaregoodbodies #gainingweightiscool #effyourbeautystandards #orthorexiarecovery #bingeeatingrecovery #edrecovery #nourishnotpunish #respectmycurves #riotsnotdiets #dietculturedropout #antidietculture #antidiet #intuitiveeatingjourney #haes #dietculture #bodyimageissues - 19 hours ago

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Hanging on the wall at #tgthegymsandiego is a poster that says "When the scale tells me I'm big enough, I tell it that it's a liar." -- which I find interesting because, while it's meant as inspiration to keep working and keep growing, it also reminds me that women aren't the only people with body image issues. 🤷‍♀️ I've been giving some thought to how my own body image varies, depending on how much sleep I've had, whether the sun is out, if I had a good run, even where I am in my cycle. 🤔

So, I took this awesome #mirrorselfie, and I can tell you that I've had the following reactions to it:

1) "OMG, I have #nobutt " 😔

2) "I swear, my 🍑 is so huge you can see that thing from space." 😲

3) "Yeah, well, regardless, you still can bounce a quarter off of it." 😈💪🔥 And that was just THIS MORNING. 😕

I hope my trainer, @bodybydavefitness is ready for the crazy. 😳🤣 Seriously, if nothing else, I am working on letting go of immediate thoughts and emotions and focusing on longer term, less subjective themes, e.g., am I getting stronger? Because your brain can fool you, if you let it.

#bodyimageissues #bodyimage #bodydysmorphia #smallbutfierce #buildingtheunbuildable🍑 #strongnotskinny #notbadforanoldlady #loveyourbody #fitat50 #fitafter50

Hanging on the wall at #tgthegymsandiego is a poster that says "When the scale tells me I'm big enough, I tell it that it's a liar." -- which I find interesting because, while it's meant as inspiration to keep working and keep growing, it also reminds me that women aren't the only people with body image issues. 🤷‍♀️ I've been giving some thought to how my own body image varies, depending on how much sleep I've had, whether the sun is out, if I had a good run, even where I am in my cycle. 🤔 So, I took this awesome #mirrorselfie , and I can tell you that I've had the following reactions to it: 1) "OMG, I have #nobutt " 😔 2) "I swear, my 🍑 is so huge you can see that thing from space." 😲 3) "Yeah, well, regardless, you still can bounce a quarter off of it." 😈💪🔥 And that was just THIS MORNING. 😕 I hope my trainer, @bodybydavefitness is ready for the crazy. 😳🤣 Seriously, if nothing else, I am working on letting go of immediate thoughts and emotions and focusing on longer term, less subjective themes, e.g., am I getting stronger? Because your brain can fool you, if you let it. #bodyimageissues #bodyimage #bodydysmorphia #smallbutfierce #buildingtheunbuildable 🍑 #strongnotskinny #notbadforanoldlady #loveyourbody #fitat50 #fitafter50 - 20 hours ago

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