I’ve always been too self conscious to wear a crop top or sports bra at the gym or really in any public setting 😬 I was afraid about what people would think of me.
Would they think I wasn’t a good coach and trainer because I don’t have 6-pack abs?
Would they think I was full of myself?
I’d say I’m a fairly confident person but thinking about what others would POTENTIALLY think of me drove me insane.
And I realized that these thoughts are completely my own🤯Not anyone else’s. I have nothing to back up my own thoughts other than my own insecurities.
We do this A LOT. There’s actually something called the Theory of the Imaginary Audience that relates a lot to this 🤓Essentially we believe that others are thinking about us as much as WE are thinking about ourselves.
And thank goodness—THEY’RE NOT 😅No one is more focused on what you look like in a crop top or shorts than YOU are—chances are, they’re more concerned about what THEY look like.
Bottom line—what you think about yourself matters. Monitor your thoughts. CHALLENGE your thoughts. And wear the dang crop top or sports bra—especially if it’s @bootybybrabants 🤩😍 I hope this finds someone that needs to hear it today!
We don’t get that much sun in the UK so we get very excited when its nice and hot !!
According to the forecast there are a few nice sunny days coming up which makes me SO happy, the sunshine 100% improves my mood, I feel happier, more positive and motivated … until I have to wear summer clothes 😫
Im not going to lie and say that I am body confident or that I embrace my cellulite & wobbly bits because I really don’t, but I am filling my social media feed with women who are body confident, who have “normal” bodies and aren’t ashamed about it in the hopes that it will rub off on me 😂
Since being in recovery my body has changed a lot and I cannot stand my legs touching when I walk, I dont like how the back of my thighs look and overall I hate my legs so I don’t wear skirts, dresses or shorts, every year I try to spark a relationship with denim shorts but we just do not get along, however I have bought a pair this year and we are working on our relationship 😂
Announcing our July meetup! This will be our first meetup since March, and we're looking forward to it! Come skate safely outdoors with us, hand sanitizer will be available for use, and we'll follow social distancing guidelines. All wheels welcome!
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Do me a favor and go follow my little sister @a_pretty_ but keep it respectful I’ll go to war behind this one 💋😘
Toast and jam for brekky, a chilli chicken wrap for lunch and then dinner...
Home made cajun chicken burger in a @tescofood ancient grain roll (which was absolutely gorgeous!), home grown lettuce, red onion, sliced tomato and served with steamed corn on the cob and baby tatties.
(OH had chips but I'm avoiding them just now!)
~ Body image: my experience ~
TW: disordered eating, dysmorphia
I have previously been less open about my own perspective on body image , despite talking lots on mental health. This is also going a frank post about my journey with body image & my ongoing struggles. I know I can come across as confident but here’s just my truth, and I hope it helps you feel less alone if you get similar feelings.
There are things that I definitely like about my body: my eyes, clear skin, & long hair (particularly when it was down to my waist). But I definitely have a very complicated relationship with body, and I think insecurities I had built up from life factors, a perfectionistic attitude, and the constant exposure to problematic representations of what a woman should be.
I remember age 11, our uniform involved a purse belt which could be tightened around our waists, and all of my friends and I would only wear it on the tightest setting, just to prove we could (even though it hurt and made it hard to breathe).
I remember starting puberty, and feeling so insecure because all the other girls seemed so skinny compared to me (spoiler alert: I probably wasn’t *that* different to them).
I remember being around 16 and not wanting to ever go without tights (even in summer) because I didn’t like my legs. I would not want to go out without makeup. I also began to develop disordered habits - feeling guilty about food, throwing away meals, not allowing myself food, and other times bingeing on food or purging it. My weight yo-yoed a lot.
Through my adult life so far this complicated relationship is still there - I still feel terrified in a swimming costume and avoid certain clothing items (you’ll rarely catch me in trousers). And taking medication for my mental health has also meant that I *have* put on a lot of weight, that I feel very out of control of. I am not in a place where I’d feel comfortable posting a full body pic of myself, and I am not at my comfortable set weight for me. Like most people, I have days where I’m feeling myself and days which can be very dysmorphic. But I’m still working on my relationship with my body, and it’s effect on my mental and physical wellbeing.
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𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡'𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭.
Well that was quick google translation.
All i know is i love being barefoot whether inside or outside. Ever since i was a kid really.
Always feel a sense of peace when i am barefoot.
Never really knew it was an actual thing. Always thought it was just me.
Than i heard of earthing/grounding.
The light bulb finally came on.
𝘈𝘯𝘺𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 @earthingware_ 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘌𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘋𝘢 𝘎𝘰𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘵𝘴.
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Just out here with my pink paddle board and cute bikini to give my body some joyful movement #ad I have partnered with my babes at @lanebryant to show some of my favorite warm weather active pieces on the blog!
I have been finding ways of moving my body that I genuinely enjoy and help add positivity to my life. Right now swimming, practicing gentle yoga, and taking walks are truly helping both my mental and physical wellbeing.
Head on over to the blog for more details (and a special guest appearance from Lady) 💖 I would love to know what type of movement brings you joy?
I can’t give you all the answers or tell you what’s best for you- only you can do that. What I can do, however, is share my story.
(2013)- The fastest and most dedicated I’ve ever been as a runner. No period. Obsessively focused on weight and food, and comparing myself to everyone. Socially distanced from loved ones because I was constantly trying to hide how restrictive I was with food. Constant need for control, not good at dealing with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Repressing fears and problems instead of facing them. Self worth was based on appearance which felt like the only thing in life I had control over. Lots of fear and anxiety under the surface that I constantly hid.
(2018)- The heaviest I’ve ever been. Unlimited calories and healing my metabolism. Happier. Started weight lifting. Regular periods all year. Lots of internal growth and self love. Developing the ability to deal with difficult situations. Focusing more on mental health than weight. Lot’s of baggy clothes. Learning how to truly love myself independent of what I looked like. Realizing that health doesn’t always mean having a healthy BMI.. because you can’t have good physical health without first having good mental health. Lots of anger towards diet culture, and lots of projecting my perspective and experiences on to others. Demonizing weight loss entirely.
(2020)- Balance. Lifting weights and eating with intention. Healed metabolism. Working towards balancing fitness goals with self care and relaxation. Equally working on physical and mental health. Realizing that without athletic goals I don’t feel satisfied, but knowing that they can’t consume my entire life either. More compassion for myself and others. Knowing that there’s never one right way to live, and that no one can give me the answers for my best life but myself. Finally enjoying comfort foods fully. Intermittent fasting. Realizing that weight loss can coexist with self love. Understanding that people will project their perspective on to me just like I used to do to others. Openness to growth and constantly questioning things. Even better at dealing with difficult problems.
Continued in the comments..
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I became a lot more comfortable in my skin when I stopped measuring against what “they” say is beautiful.
I mean, what’s a body worth if you’re trapped in it?
Don’t 𝓫𝓮 [a size zero if you’re not. an inferior version of an airbrushed model. a thicc-ass weightlifter if you prefer ballet 😅] — 𝓭𝓸.
A body isn’t the end-goal — it’s the means.
This is mine. A display of what I love to do. It’s thousands of hours of squats and landing on my ass and learning the mechanics of my limbs and what the fuck a macro is.
There are scars on my shin from keeping the bar too close. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My hands are permanently calloused. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
My biceps are bigger than my legs used to be.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And my back has more abs than my front.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It may not suit you.
It definitely doesn’t suit “them”.
But I love how it keeps showing up, for me. 🖤
Je vous souhaite à tous un bon 14 juillet 🇫🇷Très fière d’être française et de mon pays ❤️ Vive la république VIVE LA FRANCE !
Bref sinon à part ça oui j’ai de la cellulite oui j’ai pris du poids, et je m’adore 🥺
Je ne retouche jamais mes photos, comme vous le savez c’est important de se montrer tel que l’ont est vraiment❤️🙏🏼 et si tu as de la cellulite toi homme ou femme ce n’est pas moche, ce n’est pas choquant. Aime toi ❤️
Merci @madamemmmmm pour le maillot 🙏🏼
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