Not your average type of transformation photo but I wanted to share my journey and transformation not only physically but mostly mentally. In 2013 I was my unhealthiest, I partied, I drank and I smoked. In 2016 I was the fittest I have ever been and was 6 weeks pregnant here. But mentally I was struggling with food intake and restrictions. I used to look in the mirror and pull at my tummy and thighs and tell myself I was fat even though this was the fittest I have ever been. 2018 I am healthy and I don’t restrict myself and this body carried our child 1 year ago. Mentally I love my body more than I ever have, I am so proud of it and I think my lumps, bumps and curves are sexy. I let myself eat whatever I want to eat in moderation therefore I don’t binge and I don’t feel the need for “cheat days”. The best transformation of all is learning to accept the way you look and then start loving yourself ✨
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D E L I S H
Breakfast was a real treat with the gorgeous @haideebirkett 💛
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Barely standing after leg and abs day yesterday and I wouldn't have it any other way!! 😁
Skinny vs strong, 5 seconds apart 😳...(excuse my super dirty mirror). I see these posts all over Insta lately - posed vs not posed, flexed vs relaxed etc...this is just another example showing how depending on what you want to show off of yourself, you can stand and pose in a certain way to get the effect you want. I hope the popularity of these posts drills into people's heads that social media is a highlight reel where people show off their best selves. It can be so hard to look at other people's selfies and not covet them but it's important to remember that people don't always look like they portray themselves online! Best example: I've gotten tights sent from brands in the past that are way too small for me because from my pictures they gauge that I'm much smaller than I actually am, probs because I tend to post more pictures like the left than the right..🤔 But let's face it my legs aren't actually that skinny and I have a decent bootay, so I ain't fitting in no XXS 😁 The truth is we all post pictures of ourselves that we find the most flattering, and there really isn't anything wrong with that. Just be aware and remember this fact when you catch yourself comparing to picture perfect Insta fitness models. You will never have anyone else's body except your own, so focus your attention on that and take care of what you've got 🙏🏻
Utáltam őket. Azt gondoltam, valamit rosszul csináltam. Most, ha rájuk nézek arra próbálok emlékezni, milyen csodálatos dolog ment végbe mögöttük. Hihetetlen, mire képes az emberi - ez esetben női - test, nem? Már nem utálom őket. Hozzám tartoznak. Hálás vagyok Istennek a testemért.
I hated them. I was doing something wrong, I thought. Now, If I look at them, I remember, what a wonderful thing happened behind them. It's unbeliveable, what a womens body can do, isn't it? Now I don't hate them. They belong to me. I'm grateful to God for my body.
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While I watch the rain pour down on #WaihekeIsland and my baby boy recover from Tonsillitis (thank goodness for my @doterraaunz oils and beautiful humans like @essentialoilmumma and @graced.co.nz), I am so very grateful to @teresapalmer and @loveyourzenlife for the feature on “Why Gratitude is the Key to Life ❤️”. I have so many things to be grateful for, especially these two ❤️ .
“We get caught up in so much BS that is so insignificant in this life. “He said this”, “she said that”. But at the end of the day, does it really matter? There are people in this world that can’t walk. People who can’t talk. People who have no money. People who don’t have a home. And we are worried about what “so and so” said?! It’s almost like we create drama in our own minds because we are so scared of being in the present moment.” Head over to @loveyourzenlife to read more 📖 #jacinthaakkerman#gratitude Big love to special human and Mumma to be @theadventuresof.zoe for editing, as always with all my posts 🤗🤗🤗
And let me tell you, after years of deprivation via diets and thrashing myself on endless exercising, its so freeing and liberating to finally own my own skin!! YASSS!
Yes, it was sooo difficult in the beginning, because I didn't want to 'let myself go' so to speak or heaven forbid 'accept' my body because for all these years I outrightly would say to myself.. 'I am not accepting you as you are'.. omg. to think how terribly I spoke to myself!!
The healing journey began when I accepted, it really did. BUT...!! This does not mean I have let myself go.. MORE SO I feel like I am more conscious about taking care of myself. I strive to want to be the best version of MYSELF, inside + outside daily, and you need to take super supreme self care of yourself to achieve this.
The difference has been that I am coming from a place of LOVE not FEAR. I've learnt to FLOW with life and my body because its a living breathing thing and is very very real, and its always ever evolving and changing! Rather than being in resistance with it and fighting it non-stop.. thats just exhausting and isn't sustainable for anyone involved!
Remember what you focus on you get more of... So what have you been focusing on with your body? Have you been depriving it, pushing it with constant strenuous & stressful activity and not resting it adequately..!? OR have you been loving it, resting it, nourishing it + moving it!? 💘💘💘💘
I remember the moment just before this photo was taken. The moment when my son said "Mummy, jump on with me!". 😣The moment when my heart sank because I thought I couldn't. I had this vision that I'd either:
A) Pop the bloody whale
B) Sink it
C) All of the above whilst drowning my son and causing a massive tidal wave, wiping out the sun worshippers at the side of the pool.
Then I looked at my son's little smiley face who was waiting patiently while I played out every worst outcome in my head and I had a realisation.
He didn't think that I couldn't do it. He didn't see me as being too big to enjoy this moment with him. All he saw was his mum. He saw no reason why I couldn't get on with him, yet all I did was tell myself reasons why I couldn't.
So you know what I did? I hopped on that big blue beast 🐳 and I owned the sh*t out of it. The outcome was this priceless photo of me and my boy, loving life. ❤
I suppose the motto of this story is to never limit yourself. Never think you can't do something, because you CAN! If I hadn't have said deuces 🖕 to my insecurities that day, I would have missed out on creating such good memories for my boy. And after all, that's what life's about.
Big white belly, cellulite, wibbly wobblys, unflattering poses and stubby legs and just-been-dunked-in-the-ocean hair.
The ocean is magic and soothed my very anxious mind and soul for a time yesterday.
I also felt amazing and vaguely mermaiderrific in my bikini (which I wore for the first time in public and the world didn't end)!
Auf mich wirkst du gar nicht depressiv.
An diesem Tag ging es mir sehr schlecht, an manchen Tagen hilft es mir zu wissen, wenn ich etwas schönes vorhabe, an anderen wiederum ist es egal wie schön die Aktivität sein kann , schon der bloße Gedanke reißt mir den Boden unter den Füßen weg. ABER jeder Mensch mit einer high functioning depression oder anderen Formen (zb. bpd) hat irgendwann gelernt dieses Gesicht aufzusetzen. Ich kann von null auf hundert im Zweifelsfall die Tränen wegwischen, etwas concealer darüber und bin wieder breit am Lächeln. Dass ich vor kurzem noch geweint habe wird keiner merken. Manchmal aber kommt sie raus (im englischen sagt man dazu „to lash out“ ich kenne jetzt kein anderes passendes Wort), wenn ich eh schon schlechte Laune habe, kommt dann von mir ein genervter und oft auch aggressiver und dominanter Ton zurück - manchmal fair, manchmal unfair. Meine engen Freunde kennen dieses Verhalten und je nach Situation kriege ich dann noch mal einen auf den Deckel oder mir wird nicht geantwortet damit ich mich beruhigen kann oder vielleicht auch einfach weil ich diskutieren würde bis zum nächsten Tag. Ich mag diese Seite nicht an mir, aber gleichzeitig muss ich verstehen, dass es diese Person auf dem Bild nur gibt, weil ich mich anstrenge . Ich denke ohne die ganzen Traumas und psychischen Erkrankungen wäre ich das wohl auch, aber es ist nun mal so, dass es für mich nicht der normalzustand ist, sondern einer für den ich arbeiten muss und manchmal bin ich überarbeitet, bin psychisch und physisch gestresst und dann kommt der lashout und dieser andere Teil von mir kommt ans Tageslicht. Ich sage immer, man lernt eine Person erst richtig kennen wenn man mit ihr zusammenwohnt. Ich kenne KEINE Person, die mir etwas anderes erzählt und vor allem bei Menschen mit psychischen Erkrankungen ist das „Zuhause“-ich einfach anders und ich bin unendlich dankbar, dass ich mich zu Hause fallen lassen kann und weinen kann und schlecht drauf sein kann ohne eine Miesepetra zu sein. Das heißt nicht, dass alles nur Show ist. Das heißt einfach, dass glücklich sein für mich oft Arbeit ist. Ich hoffe man kann nachvollziehen was ich sagen möchte :/
Morning lovelies! Are any of you feeling a bit blahh 👎🏼 this Jan? I've got to admit, after having a baby, getting back to my pre-baby body can seem a bit daunting! I mean...I obviously know what to do and it helps that my partner is a personal trainer 😂🙈 but something in my brain keeps saying 'can you actually do it though? You've got such a long way to go!'.
It's made me realise more than ever that our minds have SUCH a huge part to play in all of this and I'm sure most of you will agree that if we all had the right mindset then life would be a lot easier!
I'm currently working on something pretty special with our Body Project Mental Coach @sarahmillerme and I have to say, this will probably be the most epic thing I've ever created - it just feels so right and I know it is going to help so many people...including myself! I can't say too much more for now but will share all the deets very soon! 😙
Learning to love your curves isn’t as easy as just saying it, it takes time.
I’m still learning I compare myself to others constantly, but it’s about looking in the mirror and not just immediately pinpointing the imperfections but looking at the whole picture.
I’ve been slimmer, I’ve been bigger but I’ve always had curves they will always be with me so enjoy the wave of your own body.....it’s a masterpiece
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We love @chimamanda_adichie view on natural hair as a POC. Why is it such a struggle for the rest of the world to accept? 💜 #FTBOWM
Started this morning with some yoga which was actually rather challenging after yesterday's arm/ back workout at the gym. Very nearly fell flat on my face mid chaturanga 😂😂
Today's breakfast is some lovely Persimmons with a cuppa tea (I use oat milk) 🧡 I've recently started having just fruits for breakfast thanks to @eatza.pizza and I am really feeling the benefits. I still get the odd sugar cravings but nothing like I used to 🙏🏼
Coucou mes petits pandas 🐼 ! Troisième entraînement de la semaine ce matin. Dans une salle presque vide.
Je ne sais pas comment j’en suis arrivé à avoir un fou rire 🤣 seule, sur mon banc, en essayant vainement de ne pas faire trop de bruit, car OUI! Je n’étais pas seule. NON il y avait ce jeune gringalet, frêle comme un roseau qui ploie mais ne se brise pas (c’est poétique n’est ce pas?). Il allait de machines en machines (j’en ris encore). Je le voyais errer dans la salle, grenouille qui voulait se faire aussi grosse que le bœuf, oursins sous les bras, imposant sa masse avec fierté... Mais il y avait aussi cet autre personnage, arrivant tel Ferdinand dans le magasin de porcelaine (pour ceux qui n’ont pas vu le film allez y! 🤩) Qui pose un tapis au sol, sa serviette par dessus et tourne en rond dans l’arrière salle comme un lion en cage pour ensuite... s’allonger et se mettre en position de pompes version ailes de poulet 🍗 avec les coudes bien vers l’extérieur... et je suis repartie dans un rire nerveux, souriant niaisement, me faisant gauler évidemment 😅 Et lui alternant entre le lion et le poulet... voilà! Aujourd’hui j’ai bossé le dos et les pecs et ces messieurs ont égayé ma séance! Force et honneur les gars 👊🏽💪🏽 Soyez fières de vous et continuez comme ça! Y a que ceux qui ne font rien que ne se trompent jamais 🙏🏽 Bonne journée 🤣🤣🤣
Hallo ihr süßen 🌸🌿💕
Hab gleich Chefarzt visite und danach gibts vlt ein Update oder später einen livestream 🖤
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Thursday Love 😘
Have a great day everyone, go after those goals and dreams 🎉
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My oats recipe is requested multiple times a day so thought I’d do a little walk through for these ones! Gingerbread unicorn oats
I usually prep my oats the night before to save time but it’s not necessary! I mix ..lots? of oats with about 12g of protein powder and a few tbsp of green stuff sometimes, add a good sploosh of almond milk and mix it into a thick paste. I then add water until it’s pretty runny but not pure liquid if ye get me... fridge. Next morning microwave for 2 mins, stir, microwave and watch until it rises, remove, add hot water to desired constancy or if it’s too thin too it with a plate and wait. All about trial and error. Then top it with all the yums and there ye go.
I experiment every day with ingredients like banana and syrup mixed in, different milks etc so it just depends! Enjoyyyy
Today i have 2 stories for you !
Story 1 by @brazzabujadz
At my young age I’ve already seen that I was a bit different than other kids. I was the tallest kid.
ALL MY LIFE IN ALL COUNTRIES I’ve been, peoples always make comments about my height before anything else and that has always been embarrassing for me.
They ask how tall I am before even asking my name, some call me names that lows my self esteem.
That’s why I ended up walking with a forward head posture to feel a bit shorter than usual, hated my self so much that I became very anxious, began to dress like boys because I didn’t want people to look me and judge me.
I always thought that peoples talk about me in a negative way.
I also had problems dating boys because I was too tall. I ended up not loving myself anymore until I started to realize that nobody was perfect. My body is a creation of GOD. I also didn’t realize that some people who compliment me were actually right.
To all my tall girls right here, loving yourself FIRST is the most important thing. Who you are is enough 💖
A proud giraffe 🦒😂💖 Story 2 by @leahkinglive
One that’s not talked about much is what it’s like being a tall woman. I’m 6feet/182cm, which isn’t as tall as some women I’ve met, but definitely taller than the average man worldwide. I do love it, and have always loved it, but it also means that some people have called me degrading names since childhood, react crazily to me if they feel intimidated, and generally act as though my height is the only thing that’s important about me. It’s sad for them, and just frustrating to me! It’s just a wild journey of loving the body you’re in, isn’t it? Anyway I’d love to see a creative expression of feminine height and/or feminine grandness - it’s ok for us to feel larger than life and capable of taking up tons of space, even if it makes men feel small.
if you wanna feel a real burn try these squats on the smith machine...step your feet out and sit like you sitting into a chair...i cropped out the top of this video so u can see how low i get...squeeeeze those glutes at the top each time!!! i did 4x12 happy humpdayyy
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Remember that the most important thing about you is NOT what you look like. It's your soul, how you treat others, and your kindness that truly matters. ❤️Wouldn't it be nice if more us could live by this philosophy? #firstname.lastname@example.org 📷: @kellywestphotog
#tbt#repost I always had full lips and for a long time it bothered me. When I wore lipstick, I felt like a clown and hated it. After I grew up, I was seeing thick lips becoming a trend and more and more women searching for filled mouths like those of celebrities and I felt better with myself. I honestly never stopped to think about it until a little while ago that this is a pattern of beauty that undermines the self-esteem of many beautiful women who have thin lips. Beauty goes far beyond having thick lips and even though in this illustration your lips may not be faithfully represented, I am including you all. Be proud of all the traits that make you unique and forget the pattern. As I always say, there is no requisite to being beautiful - it is a state of mind and we all must and can have it ❤️Be pride of your gorgeous thin lips 👄💄💋 #thinlips#lips#bopo#bodypositivity#bodypositive#loveyourself#selflove#diversity#selfesteem#loveyourbody#art#feminist