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Men have body image issues too. I think the stigma attached to this is slowly changing, but it's such a delicate area. There's nothing wrong with feeling like this, it's societies ridiculous views and peer pressure, there's no wonder men feel inadequate and insecure. You are not alone, even if you feel it, I think more men are affected than we realise, it's also on the increase.....
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Happy Monday! It's a new week and you're a new person. Hoping that this weekend was a time of joy and freedom rather than a time of angst over clothing choices: a time of living the full life that God has always intended for you, released from the weight of society's expectations! .
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Motivation Monday:
You, my dear, are much more than a body. And your own body will never go out of fashion! 👊🏼😘
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. 🇧🇷No dia internacional do começo e recomeço de dietas e rotinas de treino, dessa vez eu vou de motivação diferente.

Só passando aqui pra lembrar que num década o corpo de Marilyn Monroe tava no auge, na outra era o de Madonna que todos achavam lindo, e agora o de Anitta...

Diante de tanta mensagem conturbada da mídia de como o nosso corpo tem que ser, feliz daquela mulher que sabe que ela é muito mais do que um corpo, e que o seu próprio corpo nunca vai sair de moda.

Há! E boa segunda pra nozes!!! 😉 .
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#tbt With scales on background this photo looks even more compelling. 🙄 For all those battling with eating disorders: YOU can have a baby of your own and a good body image! You are self-worthy. 🙏🏻 #Anorexia, #bingeeating and #selfhate - I had it all. The first step out is to realize that this path is not leading anywhere you wanna be at. Second step is to try and find your way out. For me it was a complex of things: I quit working out for good, started eating real food without thinking about calories, fat, protein and sugars. I found bloggers that helped me on my way out. You can do it. ONLY YOU can do it! #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorderawareness

I’m soooo happy to no longer be bound by low self-esteem due to my past.. Repeat after me: I have a right to confidently walk in and utilize my hurts and pain to fuel my passions, pleasures and pockets! #confidence #serialsurvivor #thehoodsdaughter

Five and half years ago (picture, left) I was competing professionally and on the outside may have appeared happy and healthy. The REALITY: I was depleting myself; physically, mentally & emotionally. I was starving myself and ruining my body with endless amounts of cardio. -
The smile you see was a mask for the anxiety I felt: would I be ready, would I be lean enough, who was competing for that particular show, would the judges like me, what would the judges look for this show…AM I GOOD ENOUGH??
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THE RESULT?
A woman with dealing with a rollercoaster relationship not only with food, but with body-image issues. A lifestyle that withdrew me from happiness and simply from just enjoying life.
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Fast-forward---2018 (picture, right)
A woman who is TRULY HAPPY! I am no longer determining my worth by the number on the scale, how I look in a “competition bikini,” how others judge me nor trashing my body with unnecessary amounts of “working out” or food restrictions.
I, NOW, live a life of balance!! I’ve reconnected with my love & passion for fitness: I work out approximately 4 days a week & NOT because I “have to” but because “want to.” I am NO LONGER a slave to a piece of cardio equipment! -
If you have found yourself dealing with similar body-image and food issues, I can reassure you that it ALL can change. Fitness and overall health doesn’t have to be a battle. It should be fun, exhilarating, and satisfying…FOR ALL LEVELS!!! -
I’m HUMAN and sometimes still “fall.” However, the “progress not perfection” mindset allows me to be STRONGER each day and hopefully can help others find THEIR WAY TO HAPPINESS!!

This was supposed to be a full-body swimsuit post. I went to the pool on Saturday (my happy place) and was rocking a super cute retro suit from @torridfashion (seriously can’t be grateful enough for their swimsuit line). I had my roommate take some pics by the pool and was having fun with the camera. I was pulling out all the model poses and feeling awesome.

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Then I looked at the pictures and immediately my stomach dropped. All the negative thoughts started flooding in. “Is that what my thighs look like now?” “Ugh my arms look HUGE!” “My face is so chubby” “I can’t believe how big I look”... and so on.

The shame and guilt set in hard, and all the happy feelings I had had previously about feeling great in my skin immediately departed. Luckily I still managed to enjoy that beautiful sunshine and refreshing pool water, but I felt super self conscious every time I walked by the row of the fit bikini-toting clan.
Moral of the story is... I’m not there yet. I wanted to be able to post a picture and feel confident, but I have a lot of work to do. I am trying to be okay with not being there yet. And my body doesn’t have to change for me to love it. Just my acceptance of it.

Please tell me I’m not alone 😢

Don't let your mind bully your body. Our minds have the power to build us up... make us stronger. But they can also distort our mirrors. I caught a reflection in the van while I was working out today and it caused me to pause.

I would be lying if I said I never struggled with body image. Truth be told, as a high school student it was pretty much a DAILY struggle and sometimes those negative thoughts try to creep back in.

And when they do, I turn to prayer and focus on being grateful for how far I've come. I lean on my support system and continue to work my butt off to stay healthy and strong. That's what it's all about!

PSA: There is no such thing as the perfect body. BUT you CAN get HEALTHY. You CAN get STRONG. You CAN be CONFIDENT. YOU can be a WARRIOR. And you CAN be an ADVOCATE for your personal health and fitness.

You are worth the effort to try 💪💕

Hey girl! Ya you! You know you TOO can do this right! You know you have the inner power, you just have to bring it out of hiding!!!
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You know what else? I used to see transformations too and dream and WISH I could have my own but I just didn't know how to start. .

After I had Lex last March, I was actually excited to get started back on my journey. I definitely took it easy...yet again... With my pregnancy... I gained over 50lbs fack. But you know what! This post partum journey has been different! I immediately had the TOOLS I needed to get the weight I gained off, get back in shape, and feel AMAZING inside and out. .

Carrying extra weight can be so freaking hard on our confidence. We hide ourselves in clothes, we can be miserable, avoid public outtings, we are embarrassed and ashamed. I get it girl. I have been there too. But 3.5 years ago I found something that finally worked for ME and into my LIFE. I eat healthy and according to an easy to follow plan, I workout at home (typically only 30mins daily) and I drink a superfood shake to get in my vitamins along with fruits and veggies (because I still don't seem to get enough of them in 🤷🏼‍♀️)
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This here is your SIGN, this here is an amazing opportunity for you to get started on your health and fitness journey NOW, with MEEE💕 Message me today! Now! Don't wait! Because if you keep waiting the years will continue to go by. Life is short😘 .

P.s. did you know I'm doing a draw?! Get started on your health and fitness journey and you will be entered in my draw for Beachbody Performance Recover ($85 value) and Fixate ($25 value) .
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For example, with sex addicts, they do not give their partners the ability to give them full consent, because, often, they don’t give them all the information. They don’t say, “I sleep with prostitutes, and I view porn once a week, and I masturbate six times a week. Will you have sex with me now?”

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I am a super neutral dresser but my colorful baby food game is strong...just saying. I’m not TOTALLY boring. About 75% of all his food is prepped for the week! Feeding my little guy is kind of fun, but don’t tell anyone that I might enjoy cooking. Any other neutral dressers out there? ♥️
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I remember it so clearly, almost like it was yesterday.
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I used to be so proud of myself if I only ate one or two meals a day. I thought to myself, “Wow, you’ve made it until 3 PM without eating anything, you’re going to wake up feeling so good tomorrow!”
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And from the outside, you would have never guessed how I was feeling.
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But on the inside, I was weak, tired, unmotivated and wasn’t really enjoying my life.
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I may have woken up weighing a little less the next day, but was it worth skipping out on dinner with my friends? From missing social events because I would be too tempted by the food around me?
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Not in the least bit.
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I’m all about leading a healthy lifestyle, but the key word there is HEALTHY.
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Feeling deprived of food is not healthy. Missing social events because you’re afraid of the food temptation is not healthy.
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For the longest time, I had this belief that the less I ate, the more weight I would lose. Calories in vs calories out, right?
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I couldn’t have been more wrong. I was depriving my body and that’s why I was hitting at plateau. I had no energy because my body was trying to conserve every ounce I was giving it.
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I was always under the assumption, that if I wanted to look good, I had to eat clean and eat as little as possible. I had to spend endless hours in the gym. I couldn’t enjoy the foods I loved.
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It wasn’t until I started cherishing the body I was given, fueling it with the right foods, stopped putting all my focus on the number on the scale. That’s when I started to see changes in my body & finding confidence in it.
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I realized the number on the scale did not define who I was as a person. That starving myself was not the way to lose weight. That my body deserved so much more than that.
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There are still days when I struggle with body image. But, I try to remind myself how lucky I am to have a body that allows me to do all the activities I enjoy in my life. Whether that’s hiking, biking, walking, running, lifting, whatever that may be.
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Remember to cherish your body and everything it allows you to do. Drop a comment below, one thing you love about your body.

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