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    Love Your Body Love Yourself

    It’s taken me a long time to finally accept and love me, the whole me. To finally be ok in my own skin. To finally look in the mirror and love my body – jiggly thighs, saggy arms, big belly full of stretch marks and a c-section scar. It’s taken a really long time…but I promise you when you get to this point, it is so worth it! Speaking of loving myself and my body, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. I used to be so against this day. I despised it. I hated all those happy couples around me being all gushy lovey dovey. Because I used to think I…

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    Don’t Let Someone Else Project Their Negativity On You!

    “Stop pretending your life is so great. Remember, I know the real you and your life can’t be as great as you’re bragging about lately.”   That’s the comment that stopped me in my tracks. Suddenly I started questioning everything I was doing on social media and here at the blog: Am I bragging? Do other people think I’m bragging too? Am I making others feel bad by all the good things going on that I’m sharing? Should I stop sharing? On and on the questions, self-doubt, and so many other thoughts came rushing at me… I went into a little funk for a few days but then I looked at…

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    What Price Are You Willing to Pay?

    You want to feel accepted & fit in but it means… Dieting – take it to whatever extreme you have to just to lose weight because that’s what you’re told you should do (by well meaning family and friends, doctors, and the media). Your extreme and my extreme will be two different things. I starved myself, landed in the emergency room because of diet pills (thanks ephedrine…I think the FDA finally banned diet pills with that shit in it several years after my scare!). I binged & purged, tried Weight Watchers, cabbage soup diet, Atkins, calorie restriction , and so many other fad diets out there to lose weight. Why?…

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    Setting New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s How to Do It Shame Free

    I’ve been kinda bashing New Year’s Resolutions lately and for me personally I don’t set them anymore, haven’t in a long time. Instead, I pick a word (usually it ends up being 2-3 words)/theme for the year to focus on. New Year’s Resolutions never worked for me and left me “hating” myself more for not being able to stick, yet again, to another diet/weight loss program, exercise routine, etc. But for some, New Year’s Resolutions are what they still do. So, today I’m saying if you’re going to set some do it shame-free and I have a great resource for you to check out. Amber from Body Positive Yoga has…

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    New Year’s Resolutions – Remove This One From Your List!

    Weight Watchers, Atkins, Cabbage Soup, Jenny Craig, South beach… those are just a few of the gazillion diets I’ve tried over the years.  I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t dieting or trying to lose weight. And that’s going all the way back to 5th/6th grade! Abut 3-4 months ago I gave myself permission to stop dieting. It’s one of the best decisions and most freeing decisions I’ve ever made! There’s a whole post behind this but that’s for another day 😉 When I came across 10 Reasons Not To Focus On Weight In The New Year I was like he** yeah, someone else gets it and understands! As I…

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    Self-Care Ideas for The Holidays

    Self-care is important all throughout the year, but I think it may be even more important this time of year. The holidays aren’t all jolly and delightful for everyone. Especially if you suffer from anxiety, depression, are going through loss or other tough situations. One of my new favorite blogger finds, Dominee from Blessing Manifesting, is all about self-care and has a great post about taking care of ourselves during the Holidays, especially if you “hate” this time of year. She says: If you hate the holidays, that’s okay. You don’t have to be that lady in the bright Christmas sweater decking the halls with boughs of holly. Love that she reminds…

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