It’s never a waste of time and there are so many ways you can be creative, not only in your classic art way... cooking, gardening, yes art, sewing, crafting, interior decorating, writing, styling... and the best thing about it is that there is no wrong way. It’s all just you. How do you express your creativity? #expressyourself#loveyourbody
Heute ist wieder Freitag😃!
Die Zeit vergeht so schnell, gefühlt zieht alles einfach an mir vorüber😶...
Was mich aber immer wieder bewusst werden lässt, ist meine Yoga-Praxis.
Ich gehe einmal in der Woche in eine geführte Stunde, die restliche Woche übe ich dann für mich.
Was magst du am Liebsten?
Dieses Wochenende steht ein weiteres Seminar an. Diesmal geht es um Patanjalis Yoga-Sutra.
Ich bin schon gespannt, wie das Seminar mich verändern wird, denn das tut es jedes Mal🧘🏻♀️.
Have you looked back on your fitness journey and felt despair as you remember what you used to be able to do? Maybe you could do the spilts and now you can barely touch your toes. You pee a little when you jump and you used to leg press 150kg and now your knees hurt getting off the sofa. It’s time to simply love your body for what it can do today.
Your best body does not lay in the past. You are not the same person you were 10 years ago. Accept that your body has also matured. Your today body complete with its scars, bruises, injuries and tattoos is the most wonderful history of you. Your future body may not be able to do what it used to but it can still do so much. Embrace your today body and explore new ways to make it move. Try pilates over boot camp or TRX over kettlebell swings. It’s not better, it’s not worse, it’s just different, and so are you. Make the journey to your future body an adventure. Love your body for what it can do today. We do. ❤️
So I'm laying here, just finished my workout, can't really move... thinking.
I'm thinking about how thankful I am for my friend @ashley_beeman_ .
I was a bit lost after i had my kid. I felt like a piece of me was gone. Yes it was replaced by this AMAZING tiny human, but I still felt like something was missing. The wounds of childbirth healed... the 3 surgeries to get back to normal were finally done. But I still felt like I was missing me. Who am I now? What is this new identity? This new body, yuck. Learning to love your body is one of the greatest things a mother can do. I'm still working on this love, and I want to help you work on it too. #postpartumjourney#myfitnessjourney#fitnessjourney#lovethejourney#loveyourbody#selflove#fitfam#mombod#workingmoms#cincymoms#momlife
When kitty wants in on the action that she missed last night! #catyoga
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Esto me lo preguntan con frecuencia cuando están iniciando cambios en hábitos de alimentación. Pasa que, RESTRICCIÓN genera TENTACIÓN.
Empecemos por entender que la comida no es NI UN PREMIO, NI UN CASTIGO; nos alimentamos para nutrirnos.
Ahora, entendiendo eso, comprendamos que somos humanos, en ocasiones se nos antoja comer algo que “se sale” por completo de la alimentación habitual, ¿qué puedo hacer? Les diré lo mismo que digo siempre, cómaselo, disfrútelo y siga adelante con su cambio de hábitos. Cómaselo siento consciente de lo que está comiendo, cómaselo sin exagerar en el tamaño de la porción (no me van a salir con que de les antojó comerse un queque🎂 entero). Cómaselo y disfrútelo, pero no permita que se vuelva su frecuente, o sea, no todas las semanas nos antojamos de comernos una porción 🧁🍰de queque, una de pizza 🍕 o un 🍦, etc. Sea consciente, escuche a su cuerpo y trate de no evitar el antojo, ¿por qué? porque a veces, evitando comernos ese pedazo de pan, o ese slice de pizza, nos comemos antes una fruta, unas semillas, algún otro snack, algún café...y al final, siempre nos comemos “aquel” antojo que teníamos; y por “evitarlo”, terminamos triplicando las calorías ingeridas.
Disfrute de la alimentación, jamás comer debería ser un castigo o un premio.
Folks. It is 2019... why does shipping take so long? I love the smoothie shakes I use, but dang. So when I run out, I am so sad! Today it gave me the opportunity to try something new and a little different for breakfast though: eggplant toast. I put garlic hummus over it and sprinkled chia and hemp seeds. So good! Yes. I missed my bowl, but now I have this cool alternate for other days and meals! >
Tonight was the last night of getting home late this week! Thank goodness for leftovers. Added fresh grilled chicken to lentil chili, sautéed veggies, shredded veggies and topped it all with cornbread, kale dip and hot sauce. >
I also had a green snack bar, a veggie salad with feta and bacon, and a yogurt bowl today. Oh and a quarter of a donut at the office.
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𝒸𝑜𝓁𝓁𝒶𝒷𝑜𝓇𝒶𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃 𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝓅𝑒𝓉𝒾𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃
tag your friend who’s always got your back ⚡️
________________________________________ @andrealejandrap wearing LIGHTWEIGHT SEAMLESS LEGGINGS in grey, SNS ZIP UP in heather grey & INTUITION BRA in white @liz.calles wearing HER SEAMLESS LEGGINGS in fog #bycruzwomen#womensfashion
Getting it in! Allergies are making it hard to breathe and my workload at school just picked way the hell up, so my timing for the gym is about to be really REAL! But I'm not making any excuses, if I want this, I'm going to add it to my plate. If that means telling people "no" (and putting Buffy on hold) so be it. We can all do it, just gotta put our minds into it.
real talk. i’ve realized that when i’m travelling, i tend to completely shed my insecurities about my body image. maybe it’s bc i don’t know anyone or maybe i’m just focused on getting where i’m going. idk. it might be weird to say this, but, especially this time around, traveling x connecting with other stunning women who have so much presence, are so driven, and who radiate beauty, (like Elanna here!) gifted me back a lot of the confidence that i’d lost over the last year in my struggle to not only love, but to take care of this body God has given me. there have been so many days where i looked in the mirror and wondered how my husband could even be attracted to this stranger’s body. every time i’d shop for clothes prior to my trip, it was so discouraging bc i just wouldn’t feel good in anything. i decided to try #intuitiveeating , and i started feeling better; a nice byproduct of it was losing some weight, too. eating no longer felt like an emotional free-for-all, but also like i wasn’t setting unrealistic restrictions on myself; and, i could carry it with me into my travels, unlike diets! i’ve maintained the weight i’ve lost, which i’m proud of, but even more so, i’m proud of the fact that i’ve started to love my body more fully, treating it better and dressing for what it looks like NOW instead of not feeling good enough to wear those pants or dress or whatever! despite my weird hives breakout, plus it being that time of month (tmi but hey, real life), i’ve been so happy about how i look and don’t ever want to go back! i’ve taken more mirror outfit selfies lately than i have in the past 2 years, bc i’ve truly been feelin’ myself! the other day, i literally caught myself having a moment where two girls walked into the bathroom while i waited on livi to go. they were both more petite, decked out in full makeup and hair, along with skin tight athleisure wear. i began thinking something like, « man, i wish i looked cute in stuff like that. ugh, i feel way less cute compared to them. » then, i literally stopped my train of thought in its tracks. i was like, « actually, no! that’s such crap! i look and have felt super cute... [continued in comments section!]
Believe it or not, you can have a breakfast that others may feel is odd or weird. This, for instance, is what my breakfast has looked like all week. Eggs with triple medley mushrooms, baked sweet potatoes with sea salt and pepper, and sugar snap peas with garlic, ginger, sea salt and lemon juice, with a side of mixed berries. It sounds like a lot, but for me it’s perfect. I’m getting plenty of veggies in at the beginning of the day, enough fiber, healthy fats, and fruit with good anti-inflammatory spices. Keep in mind - I prepped everything except the eggs earlier in the week so I’m not cooking every morning. I just get scrambled eggs at work to add to it. Even if it’s different, but it works for you, stick to it! #loveyourbody#eatwell#livewell
In case y’all forgot. Here’s Boomer to grace your insta feeds on this lovely Thursday 👋🏽 On another note, the beautiful human that took this picture just launched her OWN BUISNESS, @thisdaydesign. If you need a killer graphic designer for any and every event, check out my bombshell best friend’s new biz! Always surround yourself with friends who inspire you and motivate you to FOLLOW 👏🏽 YOUR 👏🏽 DREAMS 👏🏽 got get em, chick. Number one fan/cheerleader right here 🙋🏽♀️ #dreamztoplanz
Happy Thursday y’all! ✨ sorry I’m in front of my entry way again, it was kind of gross outside by the time I got home from work 😅 hope everyone is staying safe with all the rain Texas got today! ⛅️
I absolutely love this dress & I was so excited to finally wear it to work today!! I actually bought it before I got the job as my “if I get the job, I can wear this dress” kinda thing 🤣 anyone else do that?! It’s also on sale right now at @anntaylor for 40% off! No code needed so start shopping! Head to the LIKEtoKNOW.it app now 🛍 http://liketk.it/2F5tE #firstname.lastname@example.org
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@Regrann from @nikkimiles_ - Speak kindly to yourself ❤️ it helps to stop being your own worst enemy 🌈✨
1 591 hour ago
Be confident in your own skin because beauty is comfortable and confident. 😉💋
Growing up I was that girl in the 5th grade with the largest top half.. if you know what I mean. My body developed faster than most girls, and I hated it. I always drew so much unwanted attention. In high school other girls wanted what I had, and I always wished it were them instead of me. I would think to myself, why can’t I just have a normal proportioned body? When I wore baggy clothes to cover up my large chest, I looked in the mirror and called myself fat. When I wore a tight shirt, I was told I was showing off or that I looked inappropriate.
Passing through my teen years and now into my mid twenty’s, I have learned to love my body. I am confident in my own skin. I wear the clothes I want because I don’t care what others think. I am proud to be embracing the body I was blessed with. ♥️
10 871 hour ago
THROWBACK THURSDAY ⬅️ Today in my accountability group, we were asked to share a 10 year glow up transformation! Which led me to looking back through some of my old photos and reminiscing. Surprisingly, I don’t have as many photos from 2009 as I thought, but I did come across the one on the left and I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you guys. 🤯
I remember after seeing the photo on the left when it was first taken, I felt so proud of myself for how skinny I looked. That was probably one of the lowest weights I have been, but I was living such an unhealthy lifestyle (physically and mentally) and treating my body with zero respect. 😑
During that point in my life I was doing competition cheerleading for my high school as well as an all star team. After school, I spent around 5-6 hours putting my body through hard work. Looking back, I am not really sure how I capable of making it through all of that with the way I was treating my body.
Fast forward, I am so thankful I have finally learned that the number on the scale does not mean everything and when you are putting your body through hard work, you need to be fueling it properly.
I am so thankful that much of my ‘glow up’ has came from transforming from the inside out and changing the way I view my body in general. 💗
And, if you can relate to this at all, know that you are not alone and I am always here to help you in any way that I can. 🌈 Our minds can get the best of us sometimes.
Congratulations to my sister, I truly have never seen a more beautiful Bride!
I am one of four children, I have two older sisters and a younger brother. When we were growing up, strangers always thought that I wasn’t related to my siblings because I look so different to them. They are all blonde, curly haired and blue eyed and they always said I was the odd one out! They thought that I was the oldest sister because I was the tallest!
I had what you might call a typical relationship with my sisters. I would “borrow” their clothes or makeup without asking and be the annoying younger sister!
I can say that as we have grown up I have developed a strong bond with my sisters, which I never thought we would have when we were younger and I am so grateful to have them in my life!
Tell me about yourselves! Do you have any siblings? Are you the eldest or youngest? ❤️
simple & easy stir fry for dinner👏🏼one of those meals that’s on constant repeat over in this house! I use whatever veggies on hand with rice or noodles, then add a simple sauce to toss it all in. chop lots of veg & make some extra rice to have the very best leftovers to bring to school or the office the next day too😋
rice cooked according to the box but sub chicken broth for water + sautéed broccoli, peppers & onions in olive oil, garlic, and ground ginger. once cooked, stir in coconut aminos to taste
loaded peanut butter banana toast🥜🍌 made some caramelized bananas since I had a little extra time this morning! warmed fruit on toast always makes it taste 10x better😊 especially since the mornings are getting colder! happy hump day☕️
sourdough toast with peanut butter, honey, pumpkin spice seasoning, @micheles_granola original granola & caramelized bananas (slice bananas & cook on the stove for about 30 seconds on each side in grass fed butter)
56 1,58018 September, 2019
Momentan bin ich so glücklich. Also so richtig. So doll, dass ich fast schon ein wenig 'Angst' habe 🙊 denn in meiner Vergangenheit gab es nach einer richtig guten Phase immer eine richtig schlechte Phase 🙄 aber daran wollen wir gar nicht denken 💪🏻
Ich hab endlich wieder (m)eine ideale Sportroutine gefunden. Ich stehe morgens wieder richtig gerne auf, um Sport zu machen. Es fühlt sich so gut an. Ich fühle mich richtig fit. Auch mit meiner Ernährung läuft es richtig gut und mein Magen/Darm dankt es mir. Ich merke eine starke Verbesserung. Ich kann momentan in kleinen Mengen sogar wieder Sachen essen, die ich sonst nicht mal nur ansehen konnte, ohne dabei Bauchschmerzen zu bekommen. Das macht mich wahnsinniiiiiiiggg glücklich. Es ist so eine Belastung, wenn man Probleme mit dem Magen/Darm hat.. Wer das auch kennt, weiß wovon ich rede..
Naja.. Jedenfalls, wie gesagt, geht es mir gerade sehr gut. In so ziemlich allen Bereichen meines Lebens 😍
Das muss ich einfach mal sagen und hier festhalten 🙌🏻
Habt einen schönen Mittwoch und lasst euch nicht ärgern ❤️ #danibananislife#projektselbstliebe#blondie#blondgirl#hamburg#danisphilosophenkram#lifelover#loveyourself#loveyourlife#loveyourbody#selbstliebe#namaste#meditation#higherself#reiki#yoga
36 1,10218 September, 2019
Everyone knows you should be exercising regularly.. so why is it so hard to do? Maybe you are having trouble making it a priority (don’t tell me you’re too busy... I know your busy, we are all busy!) or maybe it’s because you feel like you have to go run for miles, jump rope for hours, or get on the treadmill or elliptical in the gym. I know personally, running or going to the gym to do cardio is not how I want to spend my time (which is funny because I used to run track and cross country!). And you don’t have to do any of those things to be healthy and get in shape!
Walking, yoga, hiking, body weight exercise, mountain biking, road biking, snowboarding, mall walking, and lifting weights are all things you can do to increase you’re heart rate and get the results you are looking for! I prefer hiking, walking, and yoga. I do lift weights as well but have not been consistent as of late. .
Studies show that walking 30-minutes per day can have huge health benefits. The main one would be significantly lowering your chance of developing cardiovascular diseases. Walking 30 minutes a day can cut heart disease and stroke by 27%! Increasing your heart rate also helps control anxiety and boosts your mood. And also aids in weight loss. .
During the the winter unless it’s above 45 degrees, I don’t go outside so inside excerise becomes criticial. This is when I really intensify my yoga and floor exercise. .
Finding what you prefer to do instead of the whole...”omg I have to lose this weight...I’m going to run 5 miles every day until I do” is a critical step to attaining your goals. You have to be real with yourself! I know I hate the cold so I’m not going to make my goals around being in the cold! This helps decrease the chances you will quit on yourself because your goals will be based on the scout items you enjoy doing. .
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