Instagram booty 🌿
Theres such a huge obsession with having a big booty and getting the perfect insta pic nowadays. All these Instagram photos of perfect bums used to make me insecure about mine and felt like I needed to gym like crazy to have one as well. But with majority of these photos it all comes down to posing. I had to sit in the most uncomfortable and unnatural position to get the left photo. Let’s not even get started on the pain of this bikini wedgie.
I remember going to the beach and stressing about not looking good in photos or seeing a bad photo and thinking “omg this is the worst thing. I shouldn’t be in a bikini.” But don’t let small things like this get to you. Getting a good insta picture and likes don’t dictate your worth.
Getting a specific body type won’t suddenly make you happy. You’ll always find a reason to be unhappy unless you work on appreciating yourself and the body you have now first. You have to realise that you are a person with insecurities like everyone else. Your body is incredible the way it is and we really are our own worst critics. So don’t be so hard on yourself.
Don’t change your body. Change the way you look at your body.
This is a thing I also have to work on. 🌴☀️
“When I was competing back in 2015, I dated someone who was also big into bodybuilding. We vibed about fitness, but otherwise the relationship was emotionally abusive, manipulative and F’ed up.
That October, I competed in my 2nd bikini show and gained about 20 lbs shortly afterwards, something that is relatively “normal” in the industry (even though it’s the unhealthy rebound effect of dehydration, starvation and post-show binge eating). But I, of course, felt like a complete failure for not keeping my “bikini body” after the competition and emotionally, I was a mess. 😔
One night, this person looked at me and said, “I’m so glad you’re not skinny anymore. I don’t like f*cking skinny girls.”
My whole world came crashing down.
Suddenly my entire IDENTITY was questioned because
(a) someone called me “not skinny” which in my head == fat which in my head == worthless, pathetic, lazy, failure, ugly, etc and
(b) I tortured myself to be thin and all my efforts were a waste?!??
All I could think in my head was “WTF, WTF, WTF” on repeat.
It took me much time to process this, but the main thing I learned is that your body is not created for anybody but YOU.
It’s not for pleasing men (or women).
It’s not for likes on an Instagram picture.
It’s not for society’s approval.
Your body is YOUR home.
So don’t give it away to fuckboys, to diet culture or to ANYONE who questions your intrinsic beauty. ♥️
. #loveyourself#selfloveisthebestlove#nobodyshame#allbodiesaregoodbodies#womensempowerment#bodypositivity#bopowarrior#selflovewarrior#bodyposi#loveyourbody#nobodyshame#curvyconfidence “ // reposted from: @maryscupofteaa // Photo Credit: @imdahlidurley
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La vera sfida è verso sé stessi, non verso gli altri!
Quando ci prefissiamo degli obiettivi è inutile fare paragoni con gli altri, guardare i successi altrui, sentirsi inferiori o sparlare alle spalle poiché si ha di meno.
Queste sono tutte DISTRAZIONI. Ciò che appare sui social è solo una minima parte di quello che realmente sta accadendo nella vita di una persona ed è solo quello che si vuole far vedere. Può sembrare tutto bellissimo e facilissimo, ma nessuno sa i sacrifici, le delusioni, le insicurezze e il duro lavoro GIORNALIERO che ci sta dietro. Dovremmo smetterla di fare paragoni ed essere negativi verso le altre persone e la vita in generale, una mente positiva e buona fà realmente la differenza!
La vera sfida è con noi stessi. La volontà di essere positivi e sorridenti ogni giorno, di guardare ai successi altrui con felicità e non invidia, di uscire dalla proprio zona di comfort, evitare di procrastinare continuamente le cose, essere felici interiormente con noi stessi e non avere pregiudizi...sta qui il vero successo.
Soprattutto in un mondo come quello del fitness e dei pesi, pieno di falsi miti e convinzione errate, dovremmo essere più buoni e non avere pregiudizi verso niente e nessuno.
Sarò pure una sognatrice o altro, ma continuerò a essere così come sono, un atteggiamento positivo e cordiale verso tutti mi stimola maggiormente e mi fà stare meglio. E si sa..se si vogliono ottenere risultati la mente viene prima di tutto!
This bowl of goodness would’ve been a “no” as a good option. You see, I was told dairy is “bad for you”, sugar is bad for you even if it’s the “good kind of sugar” (I.e coming from wild blueberries). I walked around daily scared to eat something deemed to be “unhealthy” so I would only stick to the “safe foods” 90% of the time.
It’s a process but today I have made the choice to enjoy this delicious bowl of Greek yogurt with peanut butter, warm wild blueberries, coconut sugar, drizzled with honey and peanut butter granola - GUILT FREE ❤️
I never understood the importance of “taking care of yourself” until I started doing it. I was unhappy with my body and the crazy things my head was telling me sometimes, so I made a change. I am 10000 times happier and I’m never going back ✌🏻 Reach out if you need a little help “taking care if yourself” 😘
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Essa foto tá bonita demais pra não ser postada! Não fui pra praia mas fui pra piscininha de plástico ❤️
Minha casa não tem um belo jardim pra sair uma fotona bonita, só tem aquela escadinha ali atrás pendurada na parede rebocada, e mesmo assim tá lindo hahahaha #plussizefashion#corpaoquerido#summer#loveyourself#fatgirlscan
Hey guys!! ITS HERE! Day 1 of our BACK TO BASICS 2019 10 DAY YOGA CHALLENGE! January 21st-30th 2019! coming back to our basic foundational postures of yoga! Our host of the day is my sister soldier Miss @koi_core & the pose of the day is #mountainpose feet grounded, fingers spread wide & heart open and ready to take on the world! We have some phenomenal sponsors & prizes up for grabs so roll out those mats, set up those cameras, and let's do this! Soaking up the energy of this sunny but cold Martin Luther King day and my beautiful mala courtesy of @atmasofferings feeling grateful and alive!
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yoga wheels make stretching feel more like playtime. 🔘🤸♀️🔘
[sponsored] i recently got a @yogabody wonder wheel & feel like i’ve stepped up my wheeling game. (is that a thing? well it is now.) if you work a desk job or tend to tense up in the back & shoulders, i commiserate with your janky upper body ways. stretching regularly on a wheel has done wonders for my jankiness, not to mention made a huge difference in backbends, pincha/forearm stand, & many more parts of yoga practice.
so why does this particular wheel feel like an upgrade? because it’s biggie size 🍟 without the extra calories & self-loathing guilt. a bigger wheel gives me so much more support & is gentler on my backbending stretches—it just FEELS better. i’m pretty averagely sized at 5’5”, but my spine apparently refuses to wrap itself around an average-sized wheel. 🤷♀️
i’ll be playing a lot more on this thing, so stay tuned for more ways to work that wheeling game. (see? totally a thing.)
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I may have missed getting to see the lunar eclipse last night for myself but I refuse to let my friends miss out on the limited release of Eclipse PTK today only til midnight 🌒🖤