#curvyandfierce

MOST RECENT

Mesh and denim is the perfect spring combo and @lushawnay absolutely slays this look ✨

My daily activity is done. Now time to clean my house and do some much need reading. Of course with coffee in my hammock. #fitmom#strongmoms#noexcuses #fitness #healthy#fearlessgirl #curvygirl #curvyandfierce #stronglegs

Happy Veterans Day!! Thank you to all who have served! Thank you for your commitment to this great country ❤️ Without you all a lot of wars would have taken this world. But you’ve stayed and you’ve made great sacrifices to hold up this great country! We Salute You! ❤️❤️ #Veterans #ThankYou #YourDay #YouDeserveSoMuchMore #USA #Excellence #PlusModel #CurvyModel #GoldenConfidence #Fiercewomen #fiercesociety #UnitedWeStand #modelmagazine #celebratemysize #ashleystewart #modelmagazine #qvcmodel #modelmag #USA #fullfiguredfierce #plusisequal #plusisbeautiful #confidence #boldandcurvy #curvyandfierce

It's WCW! @tishbostic, This gorgeous curvy bombshell is a Houston native who knows how to serve face, strut the runway, and still the show in the recent @pulp_fashion_week_paris_ . She worked it wearing the inimitable @jonmarc_collection. I am certain that we need to keep watch for this diva! Congrats to you for your success and for helping break barriers in the model world @parisfashionweek. #jonmarcollection #pulpfashionweek #runwayready #fireontherunway #pscurves #psfashion #bodyinparis#paristakeover #fashion #ncddesigner #nationalcurvesday #body#curve#curvemodel #houstontexas #tishbostic #thatredliptho #thickisit #curvyandfierce #parisfashionweek #love&;sunshinemedia #getittish

When life throws u curves, embrace them 😉 #lotd #curvyandfierce #curlyhair

When I worked in college admissions, I clocked in 14-hour days REGULARLY during travel season in the fall. I'd drive 7 hours to Baltimore, visit 4 high schools, put up info booths awkwardly in their cafeterias where NO ONE would talk to me (omg so much fun #NOT), spend 4+ hours at a night fair, then go back to the hotel room with a bag of chick fil a and WORK. In the spring there were so many events that we'd work for 2-3 weeks straight, including Saturdays and Sundays, plus many evenings. No overtime, EVER. I was so stressed out I had migraines WEEKLY, sometimes 2-3 in a week, and I'd load up on emergency meds and ice packs and keep pushing through. There was no time to hang out, no time to step back and breathe. Just survive.
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Listen - I didn't know ANYTHING about running a business, ANYTHING about computers, social media, etc. I'd even gotten off Facebook for a full year because I felt like all I saw were weddings and pregnancies and promotions...and I felt incredibly small and insignificant and alone.
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ALLLL I knew was that I didn't want to live an average "life." I didn't want to wake up when I'm 80 and look back and REGRET. 🙅🏼 I wanted a life where I could do WHAT I want, WHEN I want, with WHO I want and NOT have to worry about money or be drained by a life-sucking schedule! Guys - I DID IT. And so can YOU!!
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If you've been curious about what I do as a coach but not sure what questions to ask (how do you Earn Income? Is it scammy? What if I'm not fit? What if I wanna keep my day job? Do you really work from home in a snuggie? #snuggiesrock), my coach besties and I are going LIVE tonight to talk about #ThatNoBossLife! We'll share about what an online coach does/doesn't do, how we work on social media, how we make money, and answer ALL of the questions for you. It's free. You might as well see if it's for you.🌈
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Fill out the free interest form 👆in my bio👆or drop your email in a comment below to check it out!👇
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*Oh, and btw - Beachbody doesn't guarantee you any sort of money. It's your biz, you work for it. #duh #bossbabes
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As a plus-sized girl, I always felt like I couldn't wear white, bc it would make me look bigger; shouldn't wear sleeveless, bc it makes my arms larger (and can't hide the bacne from PCOS); and I shouldn't wear floor-length bc it would just make me look shorter.
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All those fashion magazines packed with "expert tips" to make you "prettier" aren't dishing out advice, they're dishing out insecurities.
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And I've MORE than had my fill of THAT plate.
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Happy #FacetoFaceFriday y'all!!!
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Left: picture of me my freshman year of college - and yes, that IS my natural hair color! #naturalblonde
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Right: picture of me this morning, right after sweating my way through an AWESOME workout right in my living room!
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It's crazy to think these pics are TWELVE YEARS APART 😨
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A new class of students is about to move into college this weekend - and looking at these two pics, it makes me wish I could go back in time, too.
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If I could go back in time, here's what I'd tell that girl on the left:
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❤️You are NOT inferior. You are capable of ANYTHING you put your mind to.
❤️The size of your jeans doesn't determine your worth - you are beautiful and intelligent and kind and caring, and you don't have to be a size two to feel sexy as hell. Be YOU - and LOVE YOU - at every stage. Because THAT is what makes you beautiful 🙌
❤️Start your Roth-IRA asap, girl! The earlier you save, the better!
❤️Your life doesn't have to follow one specific certain path for you to be successful - take leaps of faith, EXPLORE your passions and hobbies and interests beyond "what looks good on a resume" - you never know what will inspire you
❤️Stop eating your emotions - guilt leads to cravings. Cravings leads to Bojangles. Bojangles leads to binging. Binging leads to SUFFERING. #yodaquotes
❤️You're gonna look GREAT as a redhead 😉
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I was just an introvert from NC, trying to find my purpose 3 years ago. Crazy right? A little imagination combined with massive action goes a LONG way!! 14-hour workdays to THATNOBOSSLIFE!! 😘 Who would've EVER thought?!
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Earlier today a new coach on my team asked me what my thoughts were when I FIRST started building my coach biz. I said "I didn't know where it would take me, but I KNEW i was gonna be successful. I knew once I put it out to the world what I was doing, I was gonna REACH that finish line, no matter how long it took." It was a matter of pride tbh, putting my word out there and following through. And damn if that hasn't held true!
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I'm going LIVE TONIGHT at 8pm EST to chat about how I went from barely scraping by paycheck to paycheck to more than DOUBLING my full-time income! If you wanna be added to THATNOBOSSLIFE (a free private group explaining what I do, how I do it, how I make 💸, is it a pyramid scheme...ALLDAT), comment below with your MAGICLIFE 🦄 emoji and I'll add you to it! *no coaches duh. Ps - I don't post to post. This has CHANGED my life, and I know there's someone out there who needs the blessings this can bring. Sending positivity and hope your way today.💕
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#bodylove moment. I've got big arms and back fat and, honestly, who cares? I used to hide my arms (tbh I used to hide ALL of me - I didn't wear shorts for 16 YEARS) bc I was SO SO insecure that somebody would comment on the size of them, or the fact that they wobbled, or the #bacne that would creep across my shoulders bc of #pcos. I was CONSUMED by worry about what other people thought. But I heard #DrPhil say once that "You'd worry less about what other people think if you knew how little they did."
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We're SO prone to picking at our flaws and thinking everyone around them sees them too...but really, why can't we focus on the AWESOME things about us?? Yeah my arms are big and I've got back fat - so what? I've also got #killercurves and an awesome smile 😘 I love how my eyes have gold flecks around the center and that these big arms let me snuggle my nephew.
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We're so freaking blessed, but we lose sight of the forest for the trees. Focus on the big picture today - you're pretty damn awesome. 💕
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I've battled PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) since I was 18.
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I let it rule my life for nearly a decade. Losing weight was extremely hard (women with PCOS have slower metabolisms and insulin resistance, which makes weight loss like slogging through molasses in January - slow, painful, and like you'd rather just lie down and die). Everything I tried failed or backfired, so I just...gave up.
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I've now lost bear70 pounds, and here's what I've learned in my fight against PCOS:
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💙 YOU CAN'T GIVE UP. No matter how hard it gets, no matter how many times you stumble and fall - you CANNOT lose hope. WE are our only solution - no one else is going to come along and magically fix things for us one day. But more than that? We DESERVE to feel better, to feel healthier, to feel LOVELY in our own skin.
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💙 Cravings are AWFUL. And no, that old wives' tale about "drink a glass of water and wait 15 min" does NOT work on PCOS cravings - these are evil rabid beasts that don't go away. Instead, you've got to SQUASH them from the get-go. Dairy and processed sugars/enriched flours can actually exacerbate the hormone imbalances in PCOS that increase cravings, so CUT THEM OUT!! The less dairy/sugary foods/simple carbs you eat, the fewer cravings you get 💥
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💙 Get yourself a SUCCESS PARTNER! Women with PCOS tend to lose weight SLOWER than other women (when others lose 12 lbs, I tend to lose about 4). It can get SUPER discouraging and make you feel like you're not doing anything right, but really your body just takes a bit longer to let go. Every step forward is a step toward SUCCESS! And you need a success partner/support group/coach to remind you of that and encourage you! Don't have one? Send me a DM! I host monthly accountability groups online to help women stay encouraged as they rock their goals!
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💙 LOVE YOURSELF. Right now, wherever you're at on your journey, whatever the scale says or your pant size is or the last meal you ate. You are BEAUTIFUL, right now, exactly as you are. Don't wait til you're at your goal to feel beautiful - remember that yes, we're getting healthy and strong, but we've always been beautiful. We're just reminding ourselves of that. 💕

So I did a thing 😘
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I feel like SUPERHEROES have this color hair! 💪 What's the craziest/coolest color you've ever dyed yours?? I was gonna go pink today, but my heart said red!❤️
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I've had a sh*tty start to the week thanks to splitting migraines brought in by summer storms - I'm super sensitive to barometric pressure changes, and the start of this week has been super summer-stormy. Instead of getting super stressed about everything I've WANTED to do but couldn't and letting it ruin my week, I listened to my body and let it rest. I used to get 2-3 migraines a WEEK because of stress and lack of sleep at my old jobs - I lived in constant worry that my boss would think I was making it up and fire me (even though I worked extra every weekend and always took work home to stay caught up...I couldn't shake that fear). This time I rested.
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Today as I started to feel better I read, did simple stretches, and meditated. I was sitting there, breathing, and felt my heart beat. That's all I needed. I was REMINDED that I'm ALIVE. We're all so lucky 🙏
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I used to justify, defend, and accept my self-imposed drama because it was "easy" to.
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Example - I worked in dead-end jobs for 5 years BARELY making it paycheck to paycheck BUT it was "OKAY" because at least it had health benefits...right? Meanwhile, my spirit and my time here on this Earth was disappearing.
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I remember the day it all hit me. Like, REALLY Joy? Are you honestly willing to SETTLE for a job where you're giving your ALL - working nights and weekends and everything in-between...and not getting anything back? You may have health insurance, but you don't have ANY room to grow, and you sure can't build savings for the future! Are you really gonna do this til you're 80? HELL NO.
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This quote is everything if you're going through the same kind of thing I did: "Time wasted rationalizing the mediocre could be spent creating the magnificent."
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DUDE - LIVE YOUR TRUTH!
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If I can create my dream life....SO CAN YOU.
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Did you know that I'm not just a health & fitness coach? I'm a business mentor ✊. I've created a life I LOVE to live, and I'm teaching everything I know! Our team is climbing to the top, and I'd love to run WITH you (not drag because #barf).
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My team is hosting a LIVE Sneak Peek into coaching THIS WEEK! It's a free backstage pass to see EXACTLY what we do and learn how we create freedom in our lives by empowering others! Message me or drop your email below **WITHOUT the @** to check it out and see if Coaching could be a blessing in your life too!! (*Must be 22+ and in the US/UK/Canada*)
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