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Join the #instagramvsreallife movement!
Post your instagram vs reality pics with the hashtag, send them to us or just tag @comecuriousx and we will repost them ❤️
It can take us ages to decide on the best picture to post and hours to write something cool to go with it. Social media was not made to make people feel shit but can unfortunately create negative obsessions and feelings of inadequacy.
Be aware of how social media makes you and follow accounts that make you happy 👌💖
Massive props to @annavictoria who is a personal trainer and who kicked off this movement 🙌💕 #realstagram #instagramvsreality #bodyconfidence #bodypositivity #inadequate #mentalhealth #obsession #annavictoria #fbggirls

ONE MEAL/DAY WILL NOT RUIN YOUR PROGRESS ‼️
I took the first photo before our day at Disneyland. As I mentioned in my prior post, we thoroughly enjoyed ourself and had all sorts of goodies like churros, caramel apples, ice cream, bread bowls and more. I was super bloated when I got home, but I just drank a ton of water and got some protein in before I went to bed. And guess what? I woke up this morning looking the EXACT same pre-cheat meal/cheat day. One unhealthy meal or day will not ruin your progress just like one good meal won't make you lose weight. 🙅 In the moment of a cheat meal or shortly after when the bloat struggle is all too real, we let our minds go into a downward spiral and think we've just ruined weeks of hard work. No, you haven't ‼️ In fact, that one cheat meal likely helped decrease cortisol (the stress hormone that causes your body to hold onto fat/prevents you from losing it) and can even help your body more effectively burn fat once you're back on track the next day 🤗So let yourself LIVE! You can go out and enjoy a meal with friends and family without letting it ruin you emotionally. We have to understand that food serves a purpose: to fuel and nourish our bodies. And in order to feel our best, utilizing food for this purpose about 80% of the time is what will help us feel great, inside and out. That leaves the other 20% for you to indulge and remember that life is also about kicking back and enjoying yourself! The 80% is about long-term enjoyment and satisfaction while the 20% is short term. We need a bit of both. Too much of a good thing can be bad, in both cases 😉 I know this balance is hard to strike. It takes time, trial and error. For me, I can't do little cheats through the week for my 20% because when my sweet tooth gets a little taste, it wants more and more. So I save my 20% for one big ol' cheat meal on the weekend and I know I have to commit to getting right back on track the next day (usually Sunday). That means self control the rest of the weekend. When you are struggling, remind yourself why you're here and that you're doing this for you, and your future self will thank you for it. 💗 #fbggirls www.annavictoria.com/guides

I usually prefer to stick with silly captions and bad puns, but today feels like a good day to take a step back. While I really don't want to preach, I think it's important sometimes to reflect on what we put out there, who we interact with, and how it all impacts our daily lives. I'm not saying that social media is the villain or a monster in any way. In fact, I think it can actually be quite a powerful tool. What we sometimes forget is that we all hold the power. The power to exude positivity for ourselves, and for those around us. Although it's not always easy (I will be the first to admit my flaws in this area)...not only can we choose to use social media for good not evil, but more importantly we can to choose to live our lives as the imperfectly perfect and ungraceful humans that we all are. Just sayin' #realstagram

PS. @kaitlynbristowe @rawbeautytalks and @freetobe are doing some amazing things to educate and empower youth... check it out if you haven't already 🖤

This is one of my most important posts yet. If you haven’t seen a #Realstagram post, I do them every once in a while as a reminder that social media isn’t real life so we can’t get caught up comparing our story/body/wardrobe/relationships etc. with someone else’s. On average youth consume over 9 hours of media a day! I’ve teamed up with @RawBeautyTalks and together we want to raise $50,000 for youth media literacy and positive body image program @freetobetalks. This incredible program empowers boys and girls in grades 6-8 to reach their full potential by developing media literacy awareness, cultivating individual strengths, building resilience to social pressures that impact body image, and nurturing a positive social environment. IMPORTANT STUFF!

If you’ve ever felt low self-esteem or unsure of where you fit in the world please click the link in my profile and donate or share!!

Maybe you like me because I remind you of YOU. Imperfect, strong, and showing up. Since our second miscarriage, I've had to learn how to advocate for myself and my body. My self-love journey took an unexpected turn last week when I got a call from my fertility doc saying, "Girlfriend, you have a raging gluten allergy." 🤦🏼‍♀️🥖🍕
For me, it was my worst nightmare paired with hope. I'm the girl who has joked that she eats enough gluten for everyone and has a stash of Mac and Cheese that could feed an army. At first I was terrified, then I dove in headfirst. I am 7 days in entirely GF and I have to say, it doesn't suck. I am re-learning how to cook, prep and eat and I'm already feeling better.

This is a body of a girl in transition. This is a body that is trying to heal itself. This is a body being prepared to someday safely be a home for a baby. This is a body that is advocates for. This is a body I am learning to love.

Tag your fave gluten free resources below! (Also, I blogged about all the tests I've done, who I'm working with, my test results, and the cost! You can see all the details, link in profile!) 🤰🏼🙌🏻🎉 #aeriereal #ihadamiscarriage

“This does not decide my worth.
This does not define my body.
This is not the meaning of my life.
This isn't something to erase.
This is apart of me, apart of you, apart of bodies.
We are more than;
Our cellulite.
Our fat.
Our scars.
Our appearance.
We are more than;
Our traumatic culture attacking and commodifying our bodies.
We are love.
We are life.
We are the absolute world.” – Mad love to #SelfLove advocate, @omgkenzieee, for her inspiring words. {Photo: @mothermuse}
RawBeautyTalks #RawBeauty #SelfLove #Realstagram #BodyTalk

Last weekend I was telling someone what I do and that I take most of the images on my Instagram myself. When I showed them just one photo (the one of me sitting at my desk without makeup)..the response wasnt what I expected...."aah, the typical white-washed, over exposed, influencer Instagram". I don't think they meant much by it, but for some reason it rubbed me the wrong way. I don't know if it was hearing the word 'typical' or grouping me into a specific category (which isn't necessarily bad btw)..but they based it on one photo. They soon realized I didn't love the comment (insert my resting bitch face 😉) and starting asking if I work with various brands and companies. I just wanted to scream that my business is so far from that..so far. I don't get free stuff sent to me all the time, I don't get paid to post pics, I don't get invited to cool events monthly, I don't get free trips, and I don't even like sharing pics of myself. Little did they know that in the pic I showed I was probably emailing a client asking to pay their large outstanding invoice, or wondering if a consult I just had will actually book with me, or if the logo I just sent off will be good enough, or wondering how to set myself apart from everyone else who is the designer industry, or when I have time to design an invite for a friend, or what I can do next to help bring in a steadier income for us. Maybe I am 'typical', maybe I am seen as an 'influencer' but all I know is that I do have a talent. Talent...a word I rarely ever use for myself as it feels weird to say, but it is something that I hope sets me apart in these little squares. I spend so much time teaching myself new things, new styles, and new techniques to expand my skills and make me better. My business is not to take pics of myself in hopes to get free stuff or get paid per post (again, more power to those who do, as that within itself is a lot of work)..but instead it's to share my talent, my love of art, and my passion to create beautiful things for others. So with that, I thought it would make sense to post a legit selfie, a selfie that is over exposed, desaturated, and 'typical'...😉

Nach über 10,5 Stunden im Büro, bleibt von dem schönen Wetter nicht mehr viel übrig 🤷‍♀️🌅
Die Lust zum Kochen übrigens auch nicht 😂
Jetzt gibt's nur noch Couch und Kuscheln 🐱❤️ ich freue mich schon wieder auf "This is Us" 🙆 Leider hat Pro7 entschieden, die Serie zu "versenden" deshalb kommen heute 3 Folgen und ich werde nicht alles gucken können weil müde 😴
Habt einen entspannten Abend 😘
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Bu aralar çok görüyorum şu “instagram/gerçekte olan” postlarını, ya da şey de diyorlar, “poz vermek & vermemek”. Özendim ben de yapayım dedim.

İlk fotoğraf duruşuma özen gösterip, poz verdiğim. İkincisi ise postürüme dikkat etmediğim, doğal duruşum. Bu doğal duruşumdan farkedebilirsiniz lordozu zaten yıllarca omuzlarımı geri atıp, göbeğimi dışarı çıkararak yürüyordum ve bu bir duruş bozukluğuydu. Hala çok yorulduğumda maalesef böyle duruyorum ve bu belim için hiç iyi değil.
Görünüş kısmına gelecek olursak, bu iki kişi de benim. İkisi de kabulüm. Biri daha ince, fit, diğeri daha löbürdek ve dombili duruyor diye eskisi kadar dert etmemeye çalışıyorum. Günün sonunda kendimle başbaşayım, fotoğrafta nasıl çıktığımın sağlığıma bir etkisi yok. Kendimi kendimle kıyaslamaya bile karşıyım artık, çünkü belki eski bir fotoğrafımdaki durum şu an için hayatımda olmayabilir. Hem ben sadece fotoğraftan ibaret değilim ki. Al işte yukarıdaki iki fotoğrafa bak, 30 saniye içinde 5 kilo almış/vermiş gibi durmuyor mu?

Kilo verme, alma, koruma ya da kendinizle barışma yolculuğunuzun neresinde olursanız olun kendinizi fotoğraflarınızla kıyaslamamaya çalışmak iyi gelebilir. Geçin aynanın önüne, oturun, kalkın, uzanın, bağdaş kurun her açıdan kendinizi tanıyın, görün, alışın, öğrenin. Beden dismorfik bozukluğuyla cebelleşirken bunu yapmak bana çok iyi gelmişti, hala geliyor. Bunları yazmak istedim çünkü ben de çilesini çekiyorum, hala öğreniyorum, insan kendi fotoğrafları üzerinden bile bedenine yabancılaşabiliyor, kendini kendiyle kıyaslayabiliyor. Instagram gibi sadece en güzel görünen şeylerin paylaşıldığı bir platforma bunu da paylaşmak istedim.
Bu iki fotoğraftan hiçbirinde diğerinden daha değersiz, daha çirkin, daha sağlıksız değilim aslında. 7/24 poz vererek gezemeyeceğime göre, kendimi zayıf, şişman, çirkin, güzel çıktığım fotoğraflar üzerinden tanımlamamaya çalışıyorum. İyi geliyor <3 #realstagram #perfectlyimperfect #selfloveclub #idealdediğin

MOST RECENT

On my shoot with Kat, I set out to take at least one shot which really brought out who she was and showed someone instantaneously what she was about. I think this one does just that 🙍🏼
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Keep your spirits high and tell yourself one to put one foot in front of the other.

The atlas carry, bucket brigade, sandbag carry and plate drag were all back to back this year.... and I destroyed all of them. 💪🏽

Everyday take a moment to think about something you love about yourself. Maybe it's your kindness, your positive attitude, your ability to make people laugh, your drive to never quit. It's so important to recognize things we love about ourselves instead of always thinking of things we could change. What's your favourite attribute?

Some nights, we drink coffee at 10pm to meet a deadline. Related: starting a new hashtag. #zombiepreneur

I don't know if it gets more #real than a post workout [sweaty] selfie. 🏃🏻‍♀️

And yes, that is a hand drawn picture of me in the background from my high school drawing class. My parents thought it was so good that they put in up in the basement. 💋



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Alright, heads up, this post is heavy on the irony. I wrote this last year but I recently came across it again. The world is changing. People are changing. Customs are changing. Expectations are changing. Success is changing. Depression is rising. And the sound of real life laughter and the sight of a real smile is harder to come by. Give it a read. Maybe you don't agree and that's okay! Maybe you think I'm just bitter about a lack of followers? Nope, just sad about that 😜. But if you do agree, maybe we can put our minds together to find a solution and a way to change the cyber smile. Link to post is in my bio. Thanks, friends!
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Yes, Instagram is all about the pretty life, but what about real life? Here it is in all It's cluttered glory. (But I did put on a filter to Instagram the mess. ;-)

Took the kids to Red Deer outdoor pool. It's really nice there and the kids can't wait to go back! Also can't complain when they all pass out on the drive home. ☀️✌🏻#summervibes

#realstagram post sweaty and unfiltered gym pic after a workout leg day to be exact, I'm sooo happy w the way I've been feeling after my workouts recently drinking my vegan protein power yay more workouts soon #gymlife #muscles #peachday #booty #legs #hamstrings #quads #fitness #fitnesslife #happy #real #me #sweaty #dead #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #fitnessjunkie #updates #life #backtoschool #getfit

📸 #REALSTAGRAM
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****Disclaimer: Nothing has been altered or changed in the making of this photo. It is 100% authentically me! No make-up, No filters, No apps, No f*cks given 👊🏼🤷🏼‍♀️
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#WCW goes out to @kaitlynbristowe & @rawbeautytalks @freetobetalks for reminding me that authenticity is beautiful & although apps, makeup, filters, etc. can often times highlight that beauty; Your natural self, raw and untouched, is Perfectly Imperfect ✨
Shine on beauties!! 😘
{Also tagged in photo are some other amazing ladies that inspire me on the reg 💕}
#highlightREAL #naturalbeauty #wellnesswednesday #offthevine #rawbeauty #beYOUtiful #authentic #realme #real #healthy #healthandwellness #inspiration #loveyourself #love #igdaily #instagood #spreadlove #nofilter #influenster #nomakeup #happy #freskincare #activeliving #sweatlife #balance #shower #clean #instadaily

I usually prefer to stick with silly captions and bad puns, but today feels like a good day to take a step back. While I really don't want to preach, I think it's important sometimes to reflect on what we put out there, who we interact with, and how it all impacts our daily lives. I'm not saying that social media is the villain or a monster in any way. In fact, I think it can actually be quite a powerful tool. What we sometimes forget is that we all hold the power. The power to exude positivity for ourselves, and for those around us. Although it's not always easy (I will be the first to admit my flaws in this area)...not only can we choose to use social media for good not evil, but more importantly we can to choose to live our lives as the imperfectly perfect and ungraceful humans that we all are. Just sayin' #realstagram

PS. @kaitlynbristowe @rawbeautytalks and @freetobe are doing some amazing things to educate and empower youth... check it out if you haven't already 🖤

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