bodypositivemom Photos & Videos

2 days ago

Ready?! 🤩🤩🤩 . . There's something magical about lifting weights.. Why do I love it so much: Because it makes me feel strong, confident and unstoppable 💪💪💪! You?! . . Maybe lifting is not your jam?! Not to worry! There's so many other workouts to choose from! Goal: To move your body and feel great! Interested to try a few? My next online boot camp is starting soon! Let's chat 👍👍👍! . . #groupsupport #groupmotivation #workoutplan #momworkout #momgroupworkout #momstrong #mombodytransformation #mombod #getstronger #feelgreatbegreat #beunstoppable #livelovelift #moveyourbody #bodypositivemom #getmovingandhavefun #fittribeofmine #fitgirlgang #beabadass #boymomofthree #fithasnosize #healthytransformation #healthyhasnosize #naturaltransformation #superfoodsforsupport

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2 days ago

27 years young today and I couldn’t be more alive! I have had one of the best 27 years of my life and can’t wait to see what the future holds (probably more back pain, knee pain, can’t sneeze without peeing a little bit more, can’t function without coffee, going to bed even earlier than I do now and pulling out more gray hairs). _ I vow to make this year one of the best yet. I plan to ask more questions so that I can continue to grow in wisdom. I will make sure to after the things that I want and set bigger goals for myself. I plan to move myself in a forward motion so that I do not remain still and in one place for too long. _ I am grateful so for many thing in life. It’s incredible to think about how fast time goes by the older you get and it keeps speeding up faster and faster. _ How old are you turning this year?! 🎂 🎈 🎁 _ #birthday #27yearsold #birthdayvibes #birthdaygirl #birthdaymom #gettingold #gettingolderandwiser #bodypositive #bodypositivemovement #bodypositivemom #bodypositivewomen #curves #bodyimage #positivebodyimage #bodyimagemovement #confidence #wisdom #olderbutwiser #betterwithage #bodylove #loveyourbody #loveyourbodynow #selflove #selflovethread #selflovery

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5 days ago

What is the first thing you think of when you look in the mirror?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ *If you struggle with what you see, like I once did, keep reading.* 👇🏼⁣ ⁣ ⁣ For the first time in my life, I don’t care what my body looks like.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ✖️I don’t care what my weight is.⁣ ✖️ I don’t care to starve myself, binge eat, or make myself throw up.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ For the first time in my life, I’m seeing everything from the other side.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ✖️ It was never about fat loss.⁣ ✖️ It was never about impressing guys.⁣ ✖️ It was never about being a size zero, even though that’s what everyone in the media growing up was.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ➡️ It was about being comfortable with being ME, and not wanting (or, trying) to be somebody else. 💞⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Here I am, ten days post-partum.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💔 Sad.⁣ 💔 Disappointed.⁣ 💔 Heartbroken.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ But - I’m able to feel something inside me that I’ve never felt before.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I want to be healthy and strong. That’s it.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ✔️ Mentally.⁣ ✔️ Physically.⁣ ✔️ Emotionally.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ And that’s what I want for YOU. 💥⁣ ⁣ ⁣ P.S.A. 🗣 It doesn’t matter how much body fat you lose, because at the end of the day, if you’re not happy with yourself, body fat isn’t going to change anything. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Comment one thing below that you’re struggling with and tell me (and, yourself) how you’re going to work on improving it. 💕👇🏼⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #SpreadTheLove #BodyConfidenceCoach #ConfidenceCoach #OnlineConfidenceCoach #SelfConfidenceIsKey #InspiringConfidence #ConfidentAF #BodyPositiveMom #BodyPositiveMovement #IgniteYourFire #PostPartumBody #PostPartumMom #PostPartumLife #PostPartumSupport #FlexibleWorking #FitnessIsLit #FitnessCoachOnline #FemaleFitnessCoach #EmpoweringWomen #ImWithHer #FemaleRevolution #OrangeCountyMoms #MomsOfOrangeCounty #OrangeCountyFitness #OrangeCountyPersonalTrainer #PersonalTrainerOrangeCounty #OCPersonalTrainer #OCPersonalTraining #SelfGrowth #TimeToGrow

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1 week ago

Legs done.. I'm pretty done, too 😅😅😅 . . . I'm not counting calories, but I do have a Fitbit to see my approximately count.. And it does give me pleasure to see that I'm burning nearly 300 calories in 40 minutes 😜😜😜. I'm ok with that 😎😎😎. . . . #legdayworkout #notsosoreanymore #jellolegs #walkingishard #idrathersquat #squatsquad #momswhosquat #momstrong #squatsfordayz #lungeandsquat #bodypositivemom #buildlegs #beastiegirl #beastitout #beastlegs #pushyourlimits #youarestrong #boymomswholift #boymomlife #boymomstrong #boymomstruggles #mombod #momofthree #fithasnosize #fitmomof3 #fitover40 #fitover40mom

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1 week ago

Exercise doesn’t have to feel like you’re training for the Olympics. Unless you are training for the Olympics... Most of us just need some extra movement to get our endorphins flowing & strengthen the muscles we need for daily life. One of my favorite forms of joyful movement is dancing. I’m TERRIBLE at it, but it doesn’t matter! I just move to the beat while I’m cleaning, playing with my kids, or driving (dance & drive with care! 😆). It might not help me lose weight or win a gold medal, but it makes chores get done faster, it puts us all in a better mood, & it just feels good! 💃🏼✨ Exercise for LIFE, not just LOOKS! 🙌🏼 PC: #CaptainJackMacy ————— #joyfulmovement #cleaningismycardio #exercisetips #bodylove #nondietapproach #ldsmom #dancingismycardio #selflovetips #selfcaretips #motherhoodsupport #bodypositivity #bodypositivemom #morethanabody #seemorebemore #beautyredefined #mentalhealthmatters #joyinthejourney #youareenough #selfcompassion #exerciseforlife

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1 week ago

Calories don’t know what time it is....they don’t know when is 6pm...when its the weekend..when u’ve just work out...when u r having a cheat meal...CALORIES count 24/7...365 days a year....im not a professional but nuh badi cah bring dem mouth to mi bout weight-loss...3 words “calorie deficit” mi done talk....and the big bad “GYM”.... #bodypositivemom.. #csection #looseskin #stretchmarks #fitmom

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2 weeks ago

If you’re not worried about being “in control” then there is no “out of control.” Every time I went to a party or celebrated a holiday, I used to feel like I couldn’t stop eating. All I could think about was the food, and how much I wanted to eat it, and how I “shouldn’t” be eating it. Or I would give myself permission, since it was a special occasion, and feel physically ill by the end of the night. Now that I always allow myself all foods, in any quantity I want, a party isn’t much different than any other day. I can enjoy the food without feeling obsessed with it. I’m not sure if I eat less or not, but that’s not the point. The point is peace of mind. I wouldn’t trade it for anything 💛💗💕 _______________________________________ #joyateverysize #bodyacceptance #bodylove #bodypositivity #bodypositive #bopo #bodyimage #positivebodyimage #bodyimagecoach #recoveringperfectionist #dietrecovery #edrecovery #redefiningperfect #bopomom #bodypositivemom #bodypositivemovement #morethanabody #morethanlooks #effyourbeautystandards #effyourbodystandards #effdietculture #allfoodsfit #intuitiveeating #haes #edrecovery #bedrecovery #bingeeating #foodpeace #bodypeace

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2 weeks ago

This mama was such a hot mess today that it's not even funny..! Finally a moment to be still and chill for a moment 🤪🤪🤪 . . . It was not all sunshine and roses.. My 9 year old is sick with a bronchitis 😨😨😨.. He's doing ok, got meds that'll hopefully kick in soon.. 🙏🙏🙏 . . And the day had many blessings, too. Like for instance: . . 🙏 A lovely phone call from a dear friend in the morning. Just what I needed 😘 . . 🙏 Laughter and support shared with my morning workout crew! My 🌞🌞🌞 crew! . . 🙏 A great (and sweaty) virtual afternoon workout sesh with lovely company ❤️🙌 . . Oh, and we have a virtual sneak peek going on about our coaching community so if you're interested, you are welcome to come and, well, take a peek 😜. Purely informative! Positive vibes only! Just comment with a 🏋️ or send me a msg 👉👉👉. Would love to see you there.. 😎 . . . #mindsettransformation #sneakpeektocoaching #positivevibesonly #coacheffect #sunshinecrew #positivecommunity #healthycommunity #fitmomof3 #fitmindset #workoutislife #countyourblessings #seethepositive #shineyourlight #empoweringothers #strongwomenlifteachotherup #mypeople #momofboys #edawareness #bodypositivemom #bodypositivemama #fitisnotasize #healthyhasnosize

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2 weeks ago

/ #Repost @thehonestmagpie with @get_repost ・・・ Proud of this body that carried and grew a beautiful human being. Yes this might look ugly to many but I am grateful for the body that was strong enough to stretch,sustain and accommodate life. I have earned those stripes and am not going to photoshop it to fit beauty standards. A mothers body goes through soo much. Every mother goes through a different process some loose all the weight right after birth some have to work harder. We are all beautiful in all our different shapes and sizes.Respect to all the mothers out there!! #effyourbeautystandards #bodypositive #postpartumbody #fourmonthspostpartum #postpartumreality #bodypositivemom #stretchmarks #pregnancyreality #dubaimom

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2 weeks ago

You don't need other people to make you feel beautiful or good or worthy.. All you need is YOU‼️‼️‼️ . . . Changing mindset takes intention and it means you being open to change. It takes practice, it takes consistency. 💖💖💖 . . . First thing you do in the morning should be a kind and encouraging chat with yourself. If you're uncertain, tell yourself that you are confident. If you're scared, tell yourself that you are strong.. Pull your shoulders back, lift your chin! Heck, do the superhero pose with a cape! Be your own best cheerleader 🙏🙏🙏 . . . Like it?! Try it! 🙌🙌🙌 . . . #beyourownmotivation #innerconversation #beyourowncheerleader #mindsettransformation #beopentochange #transformyourthoughts #morningaffirmation #changeyourinnerconversation #youneedtoloveyourself #selflovemotivation #bodypositivemom #momofboys #edawareness #expatmom #healthyisnotasize #healthyisaninsidejob

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3 weeks ago

♥️ February Enrollment discounted through Thursday! ♥️ ♥️ Have you ever said to yourself- “I’ll love my body when...”? ♥️ Do you know that balanced nutrition is the answer, but struggle with making it happen? ♥️ Do you need to lose weight for health but don’t know where to start? ♥️ Do you struggle with emotional eating? ♥️Could you benefit from a “workout optional” nutrition program? ♥️Could you use some support? My girl Jess and I are teaming up to offer you something extra special in February. We will be pouring into this group and sharing everything we know to help you achieve success. You’ll get some great tools to help you learn about foods affect your body and your goals. Plus you’ll get a one month trial of the superfoods that I love so much. Through the end of January, you can get set up in this group for $20 off. If this sounds like it could be the answer for you, send me a message and let’s chat. #selflovetips #loveyourselfies #bodypositivemovement #bodypositivemom #raisingadaughter #raisingagirl #raisingatoddler #momfriends #carbsarelife #notketo #balancedlifehappylife #healthyhappyfamily

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3 weeks ago

Do something today that . . 🧡 Comes from your heart . . 🧡 Makes someone smile . . 🧡 Makes you happy . . 🧡 Makes you feel centered and grounded . . Act with intention. Do all things with love. . . . #doallthingswithlove #findyourjoy #dowhatyoulove #dowhatmakesyouhappy #actwithintention #howtostaycommitted #howtostaypresent #dailyactionplan #maketimeforyou #maketimeforthingsyoulove #mamabearforlife #fitover40 #mamaofthree #loveyourselfmore #bodypositivemom #bodypositive #healthyhasnosize #healthymindsetgoals

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3 weeks ago

Do you have a burning desire to reach your goals? Do you have any goals? . . . Are you open and willing to do what's necessary? To do whatever it takes? . . . I've always been coachable, kinda 😜😜😜. But it took me awhile to truly be ready to do whatever it takes. And I'm still working on it. Change doesn't happen overnight. But it'll never happen, if you don't take action. . . . What steps can you take today to make your dreams come a bit closer? To move your business forward? To gain momentum in your health journey? I'll be connecting with my team, ticking away my daily action pockets and making sure I have time to breathe in between and be present with my family... One of them will be turning 20 today.. 🙏🙏🙏.. . . . #dailypockets #healthydailyhabits #maintaininghealthymindset #healthymindsetgoals #doyouhavegoals #howtoreachyourgoals #healthynewyear #healthymomhabits #howtogainmomentum #areyouthedriver #takechargeofyourlife #itallstartswithyou #coacheffect #coachmode #fitwifefitlife #fitover40 #nottoolate #healthyweightloss #healthyweightgain #positivebodyimage #bodypositivemom #bodypositiveteens

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3 weeks ago

Wouldn't it be amazing if we could love ourselves as much as our children love us?😍 They love us unconditionally. They love us if we have a squishy tummy and they love us when we have cellulite. They don't love us based on what we look like and neither should we.💕 I've had many heart to hearts with myself over the years. I remember looking down at my body and just feeling disappointed and gross because I didn't look the way I thought I should. We are much more than the way we look. We are mamas with hopes and dreams, hobbies, goals, and passions. Listen mamas, we are meant to have curves and bumps because our bodies grew children! Our bodies are amazeballs!!!💥 I know we may think we're doing all the "right" exercise and eating all the "right" foods, but sometimes it is okay to just let our bodies be where they want to be. Find exercise we enjoy and eat foods we actually like. Maybe them we can learn to appreciate our bodies for being able to move and function and feel good.🏃‍♀️ Be kind to yourself. We are meant for so much more than looking a certain way. We deserve to feel good, appreciate, and love our bodies💙

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4 weeks ago

Elevate your life. Elevate and embrace your energy! 😎😎😎 . . . What a great feeling after my workout today. And yes, it was hard. It was challenging and I had doubts if I'm going to make it.. and the thing is.. I did make it through, I pushed and I didn't give up.. What I did, though, is I shed a few tears afterwards 🤪🤪🤪. And those tears were a relief, a release. I felt lighter. I felt elated🙏🙏🙏 . . . What makes you feel so good that you want to explode?! Think about it.. Can you do more of it? . . . #elevateyourlife #elevateyourenergy #releaseyourpower #releaseyourbaggage #liveyourpreciouslife #jellolegs #gaveitmyall #homeworkoutsore #homeworkoutresults #morethanjustaworkout #trustandbelieve #beopentochange #changeistheonlyconstant #mamabearforlife #mamafit #bodypositivemom #itsnotaboutthescale #itsnotaboutthesize #itsnoteasybutitsworthit #boymomfit #momworkout #spiritualgrowthjourney #yourpowerlieswithin

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1 month ago

Haven’t posted in a while. I have been busy showing up for myself and other, playing with my kids, working and living life free of Ed! For almost 10 months. If your struggling it gets better. It’s not all rainbows but it turns out shit can happen and I can still eat without purging. Sending 💗

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1 month ago

While finishing my workout, I thought about posting something about how hard postpartum workouts are. My stomach is in the way, abs are nonexistent, and I have what feels like zero energy. However. It occured to me, that I have never in my life felt athletic. Never. This includes when I was 17 and a competitive figure skater. I would skate several times a week and would go to a pilates class and workout a couple times a week at the MCC gym. It occured to me, that if I didn't feel athletic then, then maybe my feeling bad now has more to do with how athleticism is presented, and less with my personal fitness. #bopomom #bopo #bodypositivemom #bodypositivity #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #fuckdietculture

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1 month ago

Pick just one thing that your body has done FOR you that you can be grateful for. Turn off one little shaming thought about what your body has done TO you and replace it with the actual truth of the way it has served you and served your family. Often we get so wrapped up in the negative mindset of all the ways our body fails us and that becomes the loop we believe about who we ARE. *Your body is not who you are mama*- your body is a tool in your life, it’s what you use to make babies, grow humans, hug your kids, love your partner and carry your soul around to be in relationship with other people. . . ❤️Give yourself the tiniest gift today by dropping an expectation that your body has not met and share one incredible thing is has done for you: . . . . #bodypositivemom #bodypositivemama #newmomstruggles #momlife #mombod #mombody #mombodytransformation #thisbodycan #growinghumans #makinghumans #birthingbody #thisbodyismadefor #thisismybody #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingbody #breastfeedingfriendly #breastfeedingstyle #breastfeedingmom #4thtribodies #4thtrimesterbodiesproject #4thtrimesterbody #postpartumbody #postpartumbodylove #postpartumisforever #wholemotherco #wholemotherlevel #thatwholemotherlife #wholemother

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1 month ago

Motherhood. Sometimes I look at her and think how could the worst nightmare of my life have such a perfect outcome? Lately I’ve been feeling the enormity of what happened more. Perhaps it’s that she’s getting bigger and the whole thing feels like an awful dream that occurred in real life. Or maybe it’s that after five months of chipping away morsel after morsel of a blue pill I’m finally off of the medicine that saved my/her life when I was pregnant. Every now and then I’ll shake my head thinking how did that happen? Is that me? It didn’t feel like me. When I was pregnant I lost my sense of self with deathly anxiety and sometimes the mere thought of it still rattles me to the bone. Especially when I close my eyes at 8:00pm and my heart starts pounding and I have to remind myself ‘you are safe’. It’s the only scar I have left, but it is there. The fear that something terrible was about to happen, the panic attacks, the insomnia, the paranoia, the cotton mouth as if someone were attacking me in my body but no one was there, it was just my mind. The complete loss of appetite but my body is screaming for food and I’m having trouble swallowing because I can’t catch my breath. The google searches ‘severe anxiety while pregnant’ and finding nothing and thinking maybe I am crazy. Maybe I’ve been crazy my whole life, I feared. The impending doom that this experience would take me out forever. Looking around and silently saying to family and loved ones by this time next year I won’t be here. All while I was creating something exceptional. And then having to will my mind back to the present for days on end because of obsessive/repetitive thoughts that were never real....just a fabrication of my mind. And then she was born and as they wheeled me out of the room the anxiety left my system, never to return in the same way since. It was all mental illness. A ‘not feeling well of the mind.’ And now a horrible understanding that if enough things go wrong at exactly the right time it can actually push you over your edge. Mental health IS HEALTH. When people ask me when are you having another? I think it’s not in my budget. My mental health budget that is. I’m too afraid of THAT.

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1 month ago

Ski day with my man today. I was able to eat all my meals without second guessing the calories or compensating. I have been able to eat with out restriction for a while but took lots of effort to not think about Ed. Today I just did it. Progress! 9 months of recovery.

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1 month ago

Some body positivity I'm so proud of my body and everything it's gone through / overcome in the past two years alone I really must have nine lives to have withstood getting pregnant and then getting shot died for almost two minutes and almost simultaneously had an emergency c section imeadiatly followed by major brain surgery and THEN basically being put in a medically induced coma and waking up three days later and having my left eye removed and then after I had my left side of my bone flap removed being beaten nearly to death causing paralysis of my entire left half of my body I relearned to walk and am slowly gaining function of my arm this was a few months after I gave birth I ended up getting pregnant again and went through the most difficult pregnancy and got beaten all throughout it and finally going into labor and wasn't allowed to go to the hospital until the baby was crowning and I was forced to have a natural birth without an epidural so yes I have many many battle scars but I feel like my body is proof that mind over matter is a real thing your body is powerful and can persevere through anything put it through so my advice is never give up the fight #bodypositivity #bodyacceptance #selfacceptance #selflove #selfcare #stretchmarks #bodypositivemom #csectionscar #csectionbelly

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1 month ago

You only get one One body to treat well One body to nourish One body to move One body to love This body has been through weight loss and weight gain This body has had me hating on it for its dimples and loose skin, for not being as tall or as slim as others #wtf This body has held and nourished three little humans #hellyes This body has run marathons and ultramarathons #boom This body helps me to show others how to move their bodies in moving meditations through yoga This body is the first thing that tells me I need to look after myself better I know it’s not perfect-what is?! But I know that when I care for my external body my internal body feels stronger and better. I know I feel more confident like I can achieve more. It’s not about the physicality but about how i feel when I look after the body I have, treating it with kindness and care Let go of seeing your bodys imperfections instead see all the magic that it enables you to do and be. Show yourself compassion. Remember how much your body has been through and, what it continues to do for you. Look after your health. Take care of your body. There is so much power in loving the skin you’re in If you are thinking in 2019 that one of your goals is to improve your health, to become stronger or fitter. What will be your first step to doing so? Maybe it is walking regularly with a friend, going to a yoga class, planning your family meals each week and shopping at a vegetable market more, doing a fitness class or joining an online fitness family like @moveitmamasparkleon Whatever it is... Be strong. Be proud. Be you. Oh and mamas..... Chuck on your swimwear and rock it!💥 Ps. Yes I need to wear more sunscreen 🧴 🌞 oops!! #wellbeingcoach #marlboroughnz #bodypositive #nourish #fitness #health #mindset #bodylove #bodypositivemom #mumbod #perfectdoesntexist #yougotthismama #movement #kindnesstoyourself #lovetheskinyourin #rockyourbikini

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1 month ago

I just mopped the kitchen, dining room and living room floors+cleaned two toilets while Rosey basically whined the whole time (sometimes I feel like her mule🐪). Whenever I clean I’m always deep in thought about life stuff. Yesterday I was in a great mood. Today, not so much. It feels harder to be me and to live in my body. It’s funny how being human just does that to you. I used to judge it. Tell myself helooooo be happy wtf?? Now I just frown and tell myself to wait it out.. I know that being alive comes with all types of emotions. Some cool, some not so cool. And we judge it, tell ourselves be this or be that.. get over it. Today I’m going with it. If you’re feeling low you can just roll with it too. The beauty about time is that it will take care of a mood shift for you. 📷 @jennlellenburg • How are you feeling today? Comment below👂🏻.

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1 month ago

Oh the memories. This was taken in my father in laws bath room on Christmas. For 14 years I have purged in this bathroom 😢 at family dinners. But not tonight or the past 9 months. . So huge. So grateful for recovery and my new ability to show up and (mostly) enjoy the holiday with family. . Although I got to say I don’t like being told when to celebrate and how hectic and pressure filled holidays can feel. Glad they are over and so glad I was able to keep choosing recovery and eating all the delusions food. My favorite was the fudge, and bark treats 💗

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1 month ago

It’s my 31st birthday! It is SOOOOO nice to not be entering this birth year vowing this will be the year I stop engaging in my eating disorder. Instead I am going into this next year with the momentum of 9 months of not bingeing and purging. . I started the festivities yesterday by taking my son skiing and having cake and ice cream with the kids. Today I taught a yoga class that was a big celebration (this was some yoga play after class with a student) we played with the kids and tonight grandma is babysitting and doing a sleep over and my husband and I are going for dinner + dessert + ice skating. . This has been the first birthday in over 15 years I haven’t been stressing over how to restrict or how to compensate but instead just showing up and celebrating. . I am trying to vlog for my YouTube channel hopefully the video will be up in a few days.

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1 month ago

Meditation has been so incredibly helpful for me in my recovery. It helps me practice being with myself. No matter how I feel. Just sitting with myself instead of running to food at any discomfort. It also is a non moving practice. In my eating disorder I was always on the move and did practices and hobbies that helped me control my weight which is so surface level. Meditation is the opposite of that. It’s not trying to change myself or my size but instead it helps me get familiar with who I am inside not on the surface. Meditation helps you be YOU! Not like the model in the magazine or the person on IG or who you think others want you to be. Just you!!! Which is intrinsically awesome we just forget so we sit and we start to remember.

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1 month ago

This is the face of a human that experiences NO inhibitions around food. • You were once her too. • And it is your right to be this person again✨no matter your age, body size, body shape, whatever... • You deserve to have a GREAT relationship with food. • Her happy place with food=Yogurt all day. Every day. • If weight were not a factor, what is yours??? . . . . . #mymotherhood #lifewithlittles #raisingthefuture #raisingdaughters #motherhoodjourney #minfulmama #momtruths #theeverymom #motherhoodunited #bodypositivemom

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1 month ago

Eating the cookies my kids make me... one for the many sweet blessings of recovery. . Especially when I already ate breakfast and have dinner and ice cream plans tonight. . Really trying to let go of compensating in preparation for bigger meals. . I have realized I will allow bigger not restrictive meals but my other meals will be pretty “safe”. . Letting go of safe meals and face my fears consistently not dependent on other meals.

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1 month ago

Playing with a chair and grounding into my body with acceptance. . When I was active in my eating disorder I had so much shame and self hate the last thing i wanted to do was feel myself. . And if I moved my body it was for the sole purpose of trying to get smaller. . Now i move my body to feel what it is like to be me. To be playful and present.

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1 month ago

I have had back for 8 months sine being in Recovery and yet every time it catches me by surprise and I don’t know why I am such an emotional mess until my period starts. . I now have an app that tells me when it should be starting. I know it should be starting in two days. Which makes me get less attached to my sad feelings. I am questioning all my big Life deductions and feeling like an emotional mess. . Can anyone relate. Do you have tips for getting through your period better?

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2 months ago

Unexpected fear food challange⚡️ . A friend asked to take me to lunch. She choose the place and suggested what I should get. . I didn’t realize how much I normally plan out my meals. Not in the same way as when I was in active Ed. But I eat the same times and normally similar food I keep in the house. And if we go out we normally go places we have gone to before and I know pretty much what I will get in advanced. . It was nice to feel pretty normal just going out spontaneously.

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2 months ago

Burgers used to be a massive fear food. I have been getting them regularly with fries or onion rings for almost a year in recovery and I am getting used to them. . Tonight I ordered a burger and fries with my whole family. My sister ordered a salad. I have also gotten better at not comparing my orders to others but I am realizing my sister is real challenge for me. I am beating myself up around it. I think it’s a weird competition and a fear of an Ed she might have or develop. I remind myself that it is her journey. I can be an available loving sister and hope she knows she can talk to me but let her live her life. There is nothing she could have said when I was deep in my ed to get me to stop. . Just thinking about this. Typing this makes me so grateful I am in recovery and can go out for a burger and fries and it’s just another day. So much of the momentary food guilt has left. . Thanks for reading

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2 months ago

Grateful for my husband he is coming home from his first over night trip since we started ha omg babies over 5 years ago. . When he was gone I did activities with the kids and spent lots of time with family as we had to be away from our home for showing as we are trying to sell. . This is so huge to me if he went on a trip and early I would have spent it isolating from family. Sticking the kids in front of the screen or at a sitters and bingeing and purging all night. . Also grateful for him because he lets me know he thinks I am beautiful at any weight he just wants me to feel happy and have energy for life. . So excited to see him. This trip was hard with the house showings and also hard because both kids have been sick. First my son. And now my daughter. Mom life that I can fully show up to now in recovery.

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2 months ago

The comparison trap something I have fallen for soooo many times and something I am always on the look out for. . At first I was just aware of how much I compared my body size to others. However my awareness has grown to notice how I compare my personality, my success in my job, how I raise my kids, how much money we make, how I perform in sports. My recovery. I can compare anything. . I have realized comparison is a tool I use to beat myself up. Just more reasons to feel bad about myself. . I have gotten so much better about not stepping into these comparison traps... until this weekend. . My little sister is in town and I am comparing so much to her. . She is on a mission to lose weight for her wedding and is barely eating and into fitness. . And i just fount out they are going to buy a house and there budget is almost double to what ours is. . Thankfully I am constantly trying to talk myself out of comparing. . Before I would compare and constantly spin out the stories and just beat myself up. . Now I can tell myself. Good for her (about the house), remind myself the pain that comes with making my body smaller and have gratitude for my recovery. . This is progress moving towards self acceptance sprinkled with self love.

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2 months ago

⛸ Каток #МАМА #отдыхает ⛸ 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° Всё бывает в жизни первый раз. Я например, сегодня на коньки встала 😎. И это стало для меня проблемой 😡😏.,не очень-то уверенна/страх,что Я могу упасть (сломать не дай бог что-то).....Этот страх меня приследовал буквально пару мин. но всё же... ................Пару кругов с моим 👉 💋 @tekmenzhivitala за руки проехала 🙌И вуаля 👍 Давно не каталась на коньках ⛸, но и прошло более трёх лет я дорвалаааась!!! 😁Без падения не обошлось 😑 ____________________________________ P.s:- Докладываю: руки замёрзли 😏, копчик и рука до сих пор болит 😭, побаливает спина, одним словом разваливаюсь по частям 😁😂😂 #НОЯСЧАСТЛИВАААА 🙌👏 ___________________________________ #katokiceage #supergirl #ice #friendsday #одесса #катокпаркгорького #каток #паркгорькогоодесса #каток2018 ❄️ #newyear2019 🎉 #momlife #momholiday #bodypositivemom #мамавдекрете #мамаиконьки #KBSWORLDMOM #

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2 months ago

Faced a fear food tonight. Tater tots! This used to be a major *only eat if planning to purge food*. . Not tonight I had these tater tots along with left over pad Thai, fried rice tofu veggie scramble. . Taking deep breaths and reminding myself “food is food” thanks @megsy_recovery for this mantra and the encouragement to face fear foods. . This afternoon I also had hot tomales and popcorn. . Life is so big I don’t want to live in an isolated little bubble.

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2 months ago

Identifying and getting angry at diet culture has helped me so much in my recovery. . Instead of going along with the brainwashing that is coming at us 100 miles per hour preaching being smaller is better. . To unlearn those lies and consciously choose what I want! . I choose mental sanity, happiness, meaningful connections over the miserableness that comes with trying to be perfect and fit into societies box that is always out of reach.

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2 months ago

Tonight we had early Christmas celebration with my dads side of the family. It’s a tradition we have big breakfast dinners. This is a time when normally (for 15 years) I would purge after eating with everyone.😢 . Not this year. One trick I have learned in the past 8.5 months of not engaging in my eating disorder is bringing the kids with me into the bathroom. . I have also called or texted friends who know what I am going through so O have accountability and don’t feel like I am alone. . What tricks have you learned in recovery?

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2 months ago

This is how I teach yoga without making it about losing weight or changing the body. . This is the description of yoga class I am teaching tomorrow. . There is a place within us that is always present, deeply stable and has never been hurt. . When life feels chaotic I know sometimes I spiral down into the storyline of fear and stress. . However, what I find more HELPFUL is to pull deep inside and connect to my inner stability. . This doesn’t stop life’s pulsation from happening but it does allow me to show up again and again with better decision making skills + more ease as a result of drawing into ME. . So the practice becomes not only to draw into inner stability but REMEMBERING to draw in. . This is what we will work on tomorrow. Engaging the muscles of our body, mind and heart to draw in and connect so we can hold our ground no matter what life throws our way. . The eating disorder creates huge instability and is all about chasing the periphery instead of drawing into ourself. Drawing into a place within me that is instead good and stabile helps me so much . Plus how awesome is this quote??

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2 months ago

I have been practice yoga for 15 years. In that time some of my yoga practices fed my eating disorder. But I also credit my yoga practice for giving me a chance to look at the way I was aligning not only my body but my LIFE. I had so many intentions and yoga gave me the awareness to see that the actions I was taking daily like: -restricting -bingeing and purging -negative self talk -idolizing women’s magazines and models -scrolls thinspo and later fitspo .... That these actions were not bringing me toward my intentions. It took a long time to have the awareness and actually have the capacity to make a change. . Now my yoga practice is a time of reflection. A check in to make sure that I am aligning my actions on and off the mat in a way that stirs me towards my desires. Which is to have a full belly that allows for a full life full of ups and downs where I don’t turn to my eating disorder to numb out. . It has been interesting to watch my weight fluctuate so much from my worst eating disorder period, 10 years ago, to recovery to having two pregnancies and babies and into a relapse. . My practice has held space and awareness for it all and awareness is the first step to change.

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