🎵Or maybe it’s just my crippling anxiety?🎵
This is something I have running around on repeat in my head. .
After a really heavy therapy session, it’s normal and it’s ok to feel disconnected from yourself and others. It’s all part of healing. .
My love and strength goes out to anyone struggling with their mental health and trying to find their way through recovery.
Speak your truth even while it's messy because your story could be exactly what someone needs to hear today.
Confession: I thought I was “too fat” to take fitness photos...
My friend @devinnestevens
is an awesome photographer and offered to take photos of me. At first I said “Yes!” But then I paused. Because I thought I should lose weight first.
How many of us have done that? Didn’t take the photo or go on the vacation or go to the pool or ask the guy out because you wanted to wait until you lost the weight?
Fact: I’m the heaviest I’ve been in years. Also fact: I’m a fitness coach. I lift weights. I do cardio. I eat well. And I’m actually pretty healthy AF. But I was so convinced that I wasn’t “fitness” enough for photos. -
Well F that. I took those damn photos on Sunday. And I’m posting them. Because I am “fitness” enough. You’re enough too. Stop waiting. Go do the damn thing 👏🏼
'Having thick thighs means I can hold more puppies; who's the real winner here?'🤷🏽♀️🐶
Just about ready for bed 🛏
Trigger warning for potentially triggering low weight images from image 4 til 6.
I think that it can be really difficult for us when we are in recovery to see photos of ourselves at our lower weights. We focus on the body. I focus a lot on how socially ideal my body was (minus the fact that I had zero boobs), especially after I'd gained 10lbs. Sometimes I start berating my body for not looking like that naturally. I wish that I wouldn't have to starve and torture myself to have a body that way. I wish that I could look like that without being very mentally ill. The truth is that it is harder living in a bigger body. You are not as accepted by society. Your body isn't the ideal so it's not envied by many. The compliments come less. Your body type ("obese") is ripped apart by the media. And the bigger you are the harder it is. I know I'm lucky that I don't live in a particularly marginalised body. There are people dying from fatphobia and I'm incredibly lucky not to be one of them. My body is still seen as okayish not desirable but still catered for by society. But it doesn't mean that it isn't harder than being slim. HOWEVER I take photos of myself like the first 3 images here and realise that I can be happy and healthy and loved and that's enough. I'm not on this earth to have everyone envy my body. I'm not on this earth to be gawked at by every guy or envied by every girl. I'm here to do the things that I'm passionate about and have loving relationships with my friends and family and my partner. I'm here to experience emotions and get pleasure from all my five senses. I'm here to be interested. I'm here to be passionate. I'm here to love and be loved. I'm here to do so many things and all of them are more important than being thin. And my body is my body. I get one. And to be thin I have to be unwell. And if I'm unwell I can't do any of the things i want to do in life. So there we go. Every time it comes back around to the fact that we have to make peace with our bodies if we want to dedicate our time to the things that make and keep us happy and healthy.
#bodypositivity #bopo #recovery #healing #edrecovery #edfighter #edwarrior #positivity #embracethesquish
Finally starting to feel a little bit more human
Comment the year you were born 👼 I was born in 1996 🧐
“she loved every version of herself. even the ones she had outgrown”🦋
It’s a beautiful thing when you look back & see how much you have grown, changed, & overcome. I think in order to become the next version of yourself you have accept who you are, where you are at, & then choose to change. Sometimes the hardest thing is recognizing your own BS ,accepting it, then actually taking action. I look back to all the past versions of myself & am grateful for them because they formed me into who I am today. All the good times & crappy times lead me to right now. Have compassion for who you were, inspiration for who you are becoming, & love for all that you are🌟
Black Girl In Blue Tent
Photography by @obi_soul
How was your Monday? Did you wake up feeling great, or need a little motivation? Tag a hun to let them know they’re beautiful the way they are! 💖✨
looking like a cupcake that has ticked off an amazing adventure on her bucket list.. if the Canadian Rockies aren’t on your list, please add it📝🌎
Testimonials from the babes that buy Manners 🙌🏼 Thank you Frances! 📷 via @meta_visions
I never ever drank beer before coming to canada🤭
“Start over, my darling 💕 Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it. Then start over and love yourself the way you were always meant to.” || Day 1 = CONQUERED!!! 🔥🔥 The babes in my wellness community are already raving about how this program is their absolute favourite, and it’s giving me all the warm, fuzzy feels!!! ❤️❤️❤️ It is SO fulfilling to connect people with the tools they need to reach their goals - and when they’re having a blast doing it?? Well that’s just the icing on the cake 🎂 🍰 #diditallforthecupcake #jkdiditforme #proudaf
Why haven’t you joined us yet, girl?! Slide into my DMs and I’ll hook you up with al the info!
it’s sunday which means new vlog up on my YouTube channel... come with me to explore #banffnationalpark
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