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Illustration series: Skateboard Reclaimer no.7/10 ✨🖍💕 @sejatharb "I was drawn to the workshop for many reasons. It offered a chance to connect with new people creatively who all share a passion for skateboarding. The fact that the boards are all handmade makes designing the boards even more meaningful. I most enjoyed the positive atmosphere and encouragement to push yourself on and off the board. It has reminded me how important and rewarding it is to engage in creative activities." ✍: @lookslikerae #reclaimtheskateboard #designer #women #series #girlsnight #feminism #womencan #nikesb #baysixty6 #graphics #takeupspace #girlskater #workshops #design #series #illustration #

Monday Mood: ☀️👸🏾💪🏾👏🏽
REPOST by @sunshineoutdoors | 'Mother Nature does not discriminate, devalue or judge all that embraces her beauty. No matter if you consider yourself fat, skinny, slim thick or petite she loves and welcomes all to enjoy the fruits of her labor.'

When I was teaching yoga, I was always exhausted. Mentally, physically, and spiritually exhausted. I tried so many iterations of teaching to try to make it work - freelancing, teaching in public schools, directing a studio, leading retreats, only leading teacher trainings. It all made me exhausted. .

I don't ever feel like that anymore. Sure, I get tired and burned out occasionally, but I'm not consistently exhausted. I work more hours and have more going on how than I ever have. I think the difference is that I'm doing work that aligns with who I am. .

I've always been a hard worker. If i want something, I push to utilize every resource available to get it. I like this about myself. I'm happy that I have this to tap into if I need it. It has served me well in a lot of ways, but it is so damn exhausting. This over-functioning mentality can look really good from the outside; it can look a lot like success. .

Now that I'm doing work that aligns with who I am, I don't have to feel like I'm pushing a boulder uphill all the time. Over the last year, I have watched opportunities present themselves to me over and over again. I have never once been in a place where I'm turning good opportunities down, because I don't have enough hours in the day for everything. .

Even with substantial evidence that over-functioning sucks and allowing things to happen is the best, I'm still having trouble letting go. So today I'm just going to practice. I'm going to practice allowing myself to abundantly receive good things.

That spark of renewed motivation I found just recently?
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It’s not going into Crossfitting harder, as I wished— at least for the moment. It’s going into taking care of my body the way it’s been *screaming* at me to do for some time now.
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It’s going into the details, working on imbalances, improving my mobility and spinal health, and focusing on other (v important!) aspects of my fitness and wellness.
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Things I’m stopping:
🔹PANSY ASS warm ups🙄
🔹Movements I know leave me feeling even a little not good or slightly awaken old injuries (even though they can be my favorites sometimes)
🔹Really fckn heavy barbells (for now 😭)
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Things I’m adding in:
🔸Big, extensive warm ups + cool downs
🔸Yoga + more mobility
🔸Accessory + prehab work
🔸Massages
🔸A renewed focus on fundamentals
🔸Walking + spin
🔸Actually keeping up with my bodywork and chiro
🔸@hybridperformancemethod Corrective Bodybuilding for Strength Athletes
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My body has spoken, and I’m (finally) listening. It’s time for me to start heeding the advice I give everyone else but somehow don’t hold myself to. Whether it’s age or just feeling the neglect in those areas, one things for sure: I’m not doing what I know I need to be doing + I feel it.
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I love Crossfit SO SOOO much, and I’m definitely not stopping, but I AM making some big changes.
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A new program, a new focus, a new outlook, a new spark... it’s a new dawn, a new day, a new life, and I’m feeling GOOD. 🤗

We’ve all been warned that taking HBC can cause risk of blood clots & CVD - but have we ever been told WHY? •
All HBC carries a risk of blood clots & CVD. We’re told that each new generation of the pill is lower dose & safer. Similar to how cigarette companies advertise how ‘low tar’ cigarettes are safer...yikes! •
The actual risk of developing a blood clot is small, but it’s something to consider when choosing your birth control method because your body does not live in a vacuum - if one system is affected, there are likely other systems affected as well. •
For example check out these ‘minor’ side effects listed: depression, loss of sex drive, hair loss, & weight gain. These so called minor side effects are so common that they are the rule rather than the exception... •
But let’s get back to the WHY behind the blood clot & CVD risk of HBC: •
There was a study that looked at oxidative stress determined in 87 pre-menopausal healthy women (24 with & 63 without HBC) using a blood assay for reactive oxygen metabolites. •
The subjects with HBC received a dose consisting of ethinyl estradiol & norethisterone (found in HBC pills). •
Subjects with HBC showed significantly higher oxidative stress than those without. This shows that the use of HBC may increase oxidative stress levels, independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, in pre-menopausal women. Scary! •
So maybe you are on HBC right now & that's fine - totally your choice! But let's see how we can reduce your inflammation while taking the pill… •
Lifestyle Habits to Reduce Oxidative Stress: -Sleep (set laptop, TV & phone curfew; read in bed; dim lights) -Quality foods (organic; gluten, soy, & dairy free; no vegetable oils) -Stress Management (get outside, meditate, journal, foster healthy relationships) -Exercise (10k steps, resistance train, some cardio) •
Supps to Reduce Oxidative Stress: -Vitamins E & C -Green Tea (EGCG) -Resveratrol -Curcumin -CoQ10 -Omega-3 FAs -Glutathione (Liposomal, S-acetyl-glutathione) -Alpha Lipoic Acid, N-acetyl cysteine (for liver phase I detox)) -Cruciferous veg, DIM, I3C, Sulphoraphane (for estrogen detox)

Set intentions to be gentle with yourself... Be gentle with yourself today when negative thoughts surface allow them to pass without judgement.

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#takeupspace #life #confidence #love #writer #inspiration #spiritual #inspire #inspiration #woman #selflove #instaquotes #soulmate #dreamer #strength #beauty #selflove #melaninpoppin #femininity

Why, oh why, do we shame aging so much? Think about it, the things we think of "problems" with our bodies are all related to getting older - wrinkles, sagging, stretch marks, scars, fat, hairiness in the wrong places and lack of hair in the right places, etc. Can we stop? Do we look at an old, majestic tree and point out all the things that are wrong with it due to aging? Nope. We actually celebrate the old tree, don't we? Old growth = good thing. I mean a person who has been around for many decades is pretty incredible. Think about something you've had for decades and decades. Maybe a journal from your youth or a blanket or a toy? Think how much of a treasure you view those things that have survived throughout the years. Can we do the same for how we view our selves and our bodies? #noretouch #honest #photography #empower #empowerment #nomorebodyshaming #bodypositive #bodylove #selfcare #beautybeyondsize #mybodymyrules #effyourbodystandards #allbodiesaregoodbodies #nojudgementzone #celebratemysize #femmeography #healingart #youareenough #takeupspace #selflove #beyourself #inspiration #music #dance #movement #selfdiscovery #journey #justbe #bodyappreciation 📸 Myra | Seattle, WA 2018

#movementmonday ✖️ Take up space. | What if your stretch, your reach, your yearning and desires became your fluid movement? Try moving into your stretch, let it lead you to its FULLEST capacity until another stretch dominates, follow that wave and let it take you for a ride, until another yearning pulls your body into another stretch and...into infinite movement possibilities 🖤✨💫

THIS is my favorite way to get out of my head and into my body. THIS is #embodied flow 🙌🏼 To let my brain rest and experience intuitive body led movement... 🤤

And if anybody steps to you, let them know it’s it’s a pretty occupied space. .
Affirmation- Alex Elle
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#affirm #alexelle #writer #selfaffirmation #takein #writing #space #takeupspace #trueism #truth

Shine bright. Show up. Show off. Live bigger! Don’t dim your light, just because it’s shining in their eyes.


What are YOUR bad-ass super powers? 👇🏼

M O N D A Y T H O U G H T
What if you supported yourself the way that you support your friends & family?
What if you stood up for yourself the way that you stand up for your friends & family?
What if you complimented yourself the way that you compliment your friends & family?
What if you eliminated your own unnecessary worry the way that you dispel worry in others that you love?
What if you did that? What’s the worst that could happen?
The worst that could happen is that you don’t ever discover how far you can actually go. THAT’S the worst that could happen. The worst thing is not someone rejecting you… it’s not failure… it’s not looking silly… it’s not appearing unintelligent… it’s not feeling like you’ve fallen short… it’s that you didn’t take the risk to GROW.
The worst case scenario is that you could have, but you didn’t.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live a life tattooed with “I didn’t”
I want to say that I DID. & that I will again & again & again & again. Because I will never regret time & energy spent pouring into myself & my dreams. Never. Will you?
#empoweredwomen #vulnerability #twentysomething #lessonslearned #female #authenticity #quarterlifecrisis #neversettle #progress #chicago #letsbereal #peptalk #growth #youfirst #mantra #powerful #grateful #teaminspirejoy #girlboss #bealight #embraceit #itsoktogrowslow #chicagoactor #doyou #navigate #youcandoit #dowhatscaresyou #empoweringwomen #takeupspace

Took off my coat for the pic, but even with a long sleeved top underneath, not only my shoulders got cold. My capsule wardrobe is shrinking by the day: last appearance of my sexy faux leather trousers, as my thighs seem to have killed them. Apparently they were just meant for posing, not for real life hours of walking. Maybe I need real leather trousers? Any experiences with those?
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#ootd #agepo #bopo #nofilter #nomakeup #nodye #fashionover50 #agepositivity #bodypositivity #psootd #losehatenotweight #silversisters #takeupspace #effflattering #effageappropriate #effyourbeautystandards #greyhairdontcare #fabover50 #embraceyourcurves #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #50plusandfabulous #wanderlust #travelling #capsulewardrobe #FullBodyLove #fatshion @plussizestylewatch #shamelessageing #Adelaide #PlusFashionPositive

Throughout my children’s young years they will have gone through an abundance of toys and “stuff”. What my children will remember most about there childhood is the experiences that they had and how magical it all was.
They won’t remember all the stuff they had, all the trinkets laying at the bottom of the toy box.
They will reminisce on the adventures they had, how expansive there imagination was, how riding through the dunes in Dubai terrified them at times but they can look back and laugh at how thrilling it all was.
These are the stories they will retell over and over.

Courage, perseverance, passion, grit, and heart, she what it takes. ❤️
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Balance ▫️ Being in balance may mean something different to each individual. For me, having a balanced life means creating time for the things I have to do, as well as the things I like to do. ▫️
Many of us work and find ourselves tackling different goals. With all the madness, It is up to each of us to create harmony between our life responsibilities while finding time daily, or weekly, to participate in activities that bring us pleasure, personal fulfillment, and rejuvenation. ▫️
Not everyday will you feel like a “WOD-killer” or like you’re slaying the day but find your balance. ▫️ Eat healthy and find time to do some form of physical exercise on a routine basis creating your physical balance. ▫️
How do you stay balanced?
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#crossfitfortiuseast #elevation #elevateyourmind #elevateyourself #elevateyourfitness #sandiegofitness #santee #lakeside #poway #fitnessmotivation #fitness #nutrition #intensity #consistency #reachyourgoals #mentality #crossfit #selflove #fitness #nutrition #selfhelp #santeetrainer #crossfit #crossfitcommunity #uplifting #unfuckwithable #takeupspace #motivation #shelifts #liftgenie #americanbarbell #rougefitness #virusintl

Balance ▫️ Being in balance may mean something different to each individual. For me, having a balanced life means creating time for the things I have to do, as well as the things I like to do. ▫️
Many of us work and find ourselves tackling different goals. With all the madness, It is up to each of us to create harmony between our life responsibilities while finding time daily, or weekly, to participate in activities that bring us pleasure, personal fulfillment, and rejuvenation. ▫️
Not everyday will you feel like a “WOD-killer” or like you’re slaying the day but find your balance. ▫️ Eat healthy and find time to do some form of physical exercise on a routine basis creating your physical balance. ▫️
How do you stay balanced?
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#crossfitfortiuseast #elevation #elevateyourmind #elevateyourself #elevateyourfitness #sandiegofitness #santee #lakeside #poway #fitnessmotivation #fitness #nutrition #intensity #consistency #reachyourgoals #mentality #crossfit #selflove #fitness #nutrition #selfhelp #santeetrainer #crossfit #crossfitcommunity #uplifting #unfuckwithable #takeupspace #motivation #shelifts #liftgenie #americanbarbell #rougefitness #virusintl

🌸Sunday behavior 🌸 • nice little Sunday outing to downtown Buda, TX for their Main Street Fair • Checked out some new Buda small businesses in town who’ve renovated historical buildings, and shopped some Austin pop-ups inside The Carrington event space. Enjoyed a craft-snocone of Wildberry Honey, some free frosé, handcrafted wood furniture, leather goods, patches of “the eyes of Texas”, antiques, cool photography, and some awesome f-bomb cards 🌞🌸🍷🍧🌵👀😆💣 • It was a hot one out, but a good day, indeed. Remember to shop small biz where and when you can, put money right back into the local economy 💸🏫👏👏👏 • #budaisbudaful #sundaybehavior #budatx #shopsmall #gotexan #frose #zinnias #keepaustinweird #theeyesoftexas #snocones #bossbabe #curvy #plussizelife #curvystylerocks #plussizestyle #plussizeblogger #takeupspace #visiblyplus #psblogger #fatbabe #lifestyleblogger #bopo #bodypositive #plussizebeauty #loveyourself #lovelisarenee

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This week we are talking about finding our confidence. Please join the full convo in my women/women-identified FB Group - Nikki Nigl’s ABOUT WOMEN.
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Plus this week’s raffle is sponsored by @positively_penny - FREE STUFF!
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#ABOUTWOMEN #UniteNotUntie #SpeakUp #OwnYourShit #TakeUpSpace #FindYourVoice #FindYourConfidence #confidence #confident #ActBeConquer #act #be #conquer #women #wimmin #woman #womyn #FlyLikeANigl

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