“How are you able to accept yourself bigger/find confidence/self love away from being stage lean?” ___ Well, first of all.... I wasn’t comfortable, confident or loving myself when I was stage lean. Sometimes I think about how much more comfortable I felt in a smaller body or how much easier it was to love myself... and I realize it’s not true. If those feelings were real, I would still feel that way now. ___ This journey of self love, acceptance and healing is much more difficult than any prep I ever completed. BY FAR. This is a journey filled with highs and lows and lots of self reflection on my relationship with myself. ___ This process is making me painfully aware of how much value and self worth I tied to my physique. I catch myself DAILY telling myself that I would be happier, that I would be more lovable, worthy etc if I were just a little bit thinner... ____ Happiness is an inside job and it starts right when you decide. It’s not going to come when you lose 10 lbs, get stage lean, win your pro card, look perfect in that bikini etc. Happiness and confidence doesn’t come from the “#perfectbody “ I had that and I still didn’t have that deep knowing and feeling of being “enough”. ___ So, the very long winded answer to how I have confidence and love myself at a higher weight? I’m working on it 😉 (if you want my tips for what I have been doing to shift my mindset, let me know below 🤗) #abs#bikini#selfworth#curvyfitness#selfdiscoveryjourney#beautyfromwithin
I've only just started reading #amindofyourown by @kellybroganmd but I'm already fascinated by the content!! . In terms of depression, while I have not ever been diagnosed, I now believe that I've had times of depression in my life. I was never the stereotypical picture of someone who looked depressed: constantly sad, not motivated to move from the couch, or even suicidal. What it looked like for me was constant anxiety, forever tired, having brain fog, and feeling dull (I thought for a long time that I'm just a boring person!) . That's what hooked me about this book - the recognition that you don't have to hit rock bottom or have extreme circumstances to find ways to make your life better. We are always comparing both up and down... and there's always someone who will appear to have more or less than you. . And that is why no matter who you are and where you are in life, YOU are WORTH feeling AMAZING!!! Even if you believe life is great 90% of the time, why not go for 💯?! Working on the things that are always in the back of your mind will allow you to grow into that next level awesome human! And yes, YOU deserve it 💕 . #liveyourbestlife#kellybrogan#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmatters#takecontrol#stopsurvivingstartliving
Last night a 21 year old, who recently had a bad break-up with his girlfriend & had come to the realization that he can’t communicate with anyone else unless he knows how to communicate with himself, asked me for some advice as he begins to embark on this process of self-discovery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Without hesitation I told him, “Just be willing to be wrong.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Slightly confused, he asked me to elaborate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Up to this point, life has taught you to believe certain things, whether it’s about the perplex intricacies of love & relationships, money, work or family, but just because life has taught you to believe these things through your experiences doesn’t necessarily mean what it has taught you is true. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It might be real, but is it true? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, just be open to the realization that you might be wrong. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It doesn’t mean you are wrong, but when you’re willing to be wrong, your heart is teachable & in a place of humility and you’ll be surprised just how fast you grow & how much your life will actually change. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What piece of advice would you give him? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #selflove#selfgrowth#selfactualization#selfdiscovery#selfdiscoveryjourney#selfcare#cbt#growthmindset
Buenos dias alegrias ☀️ in the "Down Under 🤸♀️" Happy Day to the 🌎 El poder de la manifestacion esta dentro de nosotros mismos. El visualizar desde el corazon 💜 con la intencion clara y de ahi evocar la emocion y agradecer desde ese estado 💫 What you think you create, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you become! Bendiciones a todos 💖 Surfing Butterfly 🦋 #mindhacker#biohackers#mindshiftlife
I've been feeling pretty antsy lately and ready to summit the next peak in my business. After venturing out on my own, getting clients, earning my certification, branching out into pilates as well as teaching... I'm still eager to know what's next. That knowing isn't a bad thing - this is the epitome of the drive within me. But when I look back, I've accomplished all this in less than 8 months! After spending a weekend in the deep south, where life is significantly slower, and then reading this quote on my daily calendar... I get it Universe 😜 I hear you and I'm going to lean into all the abundance that I currently have 💕✨ #slowitdown#appreciative#thankyouuniverse#laotzu#laotzuquotes#mondaymotivation#mondaymindset
Some people are just energy vampires, they just want to vent to you and leave. Some just love the attention. They like asking for advice and don't bother listen. And others just can't help but spew negativity out into the universe. Either way, you don't owe them a damn thing. 🤷🏽♀️ . . Everyone has a personal journey to take. Yours is not mine to travel and vice versa. All we can do is support one another and help each other grow. But the growing is up to us individually.👣 . . If they are not growing with you, then cut them off. You may not be able to cut them off entirely, or you may not WANT to, but you can make the necessary changes. 🌬 . . . After a while, you stop doing things out of fear and begin to do them out of fuck it👌🏽🍃👑💖 #repost#rp#twitter#memes#spiritualjourney#selfdiscoveryjourney#selfdiscovery#growth#motivation#inspiration#womenofcolor#thehaven#thefutureisfemale#om#spiritual#meditate
I used to avoid pulling my hair into a pony tail because I was convinced my face was too fat and didn’t want to draw attention to it. ___ I wouldn’t wear shorts out of fear that people would think my legs were too big. ___ I would be the last person to present a speech in front of class because I was afraid I would stutter or screw up so badly Id make a fool out of myself. ___ I was intimidated by the kids I went to school with and was raised to care too much about what people thought so I became so socially awkward and anxious that it was debilitating. ___ I ended up drinking in excess to make me comfortable in social settings, so comfortable in fact that I would flash my girls in clubs or would do anything I possibly could to get approval from those around me. ___ I just wanted to feel sexy, comfortable, and like I belonged. ___ Now? Now I have the confidence to not worry about “will they like me?” but instead I don’t give a damn who likes me or who doesn’t because I LIKE ME. ___ That level of confidence doesn’t happen overnight. It takes work. It takes analyzing yourself, being comfortable taking a look at your thoughts and questioning are these thoughts my own, or are they the thoughts of my mother, father, society, doctors, etc. Most the time you’ll discover the things you think about yourself and the world aren’t even your thoughts at all. I sure as shit wouldn’t be the person I am today (hell, I probably wouldn’t even be alive) if I never would have started analyzing the racing thoughts and programs running through my head. ___ So who are you when you remove everyone else’s projections, patterns, programs, and beliefs? Be that person. Be the person who cleans the slate and starts new. Stagnation is death, morphing and being pliable is life.