Popular culture has placed a lot of pressure on how to look, feel, and act a certain way. Not conforming to the standard of beauty, can be one of the most difficult tasks for women. Self-doubt seem to be inevitable when all we see is airbrushed and filtered women on every billboard, magazine cover, music video, … Continue reading 5 Pressurizing Standards of Beauty
We live in a very judgmental and critical world. A world that wants each of us to fit into a certain "standard of beauty." If your body is not a certain shape, if your hair and nails are not perfect, if you contour is not just right, we skip over your pic on FB or … Continue reading What can you do when people make you feel ugly?
Love your body! Love every curve, slant, dip, dimple, and scar. Love your body to focus on your self-love. Love your body enough to feed it clean food and drink water. Love your body enough to be active. Love your body enough to meditate and do yoga. Love your body enough to rest. Love your … Continue reading Love Your Body
As a thick girl (defy the word fat), I have always considered the struggle of women who are overweight, but never considered a skinny girls' journey with weight. I have been told by doctors that it is not healthy for me to be the weight that I am for my height. Do I agree? Yes. … Continue reading How Do I Stay So Skinny?
I remember struggling with my weight when I was in high school; that was over 10 years ago, and I am still struggling. After I gave birth to my daughter, that struggle did not get any easier. I was breastfeeding and did not want more children anytime soon, so to avoid lowering my milk … Continue reading Get Your Body Back Foolishness: the story of a thick girl
Healthy wellness is a journey.... it is not a sprint, it is a marathon. In the past, I have jumped into full work out plans and diets; I was unsuccessful. For some, jumping into a workout may be beneficial, but for me it never helped me change my lifestyle. Eventually, I gave up, binged, and … Continue reading Why I prefer to take the stairs
"After giving birth to my daughter, I gained weight, and entered the 200 lb. club. In my mind, I expected that I would get my body back immediately. Of course it takes time to lose weight and so the process didn’t go as expected. As a result, there are times when I hate what I see in the mirror. At some point I realized that I was body shaming myself." (blog contribution to Rock Your Reality, Pinkspen)
What do you love about your body?
Everyday we struggle with our identity; constantly trying to define ourselves, until we are truly comfortable with who we are. But, does that ever really happen? Are we ever truly happy with who we are? I know that there have been times in my life when I was not happy with how I looked. In this … Continue reading Uniqueness is Beauty
We all have imperfections, but you have to find the beauty in your flaws because they are what make you uniquely beautiful!