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My sunday’s used to be a ritual of not eating all day & counting down the hours till i would trek on over to whole food in sweats & a hat as incognito as possible. because these rituals were shameful for me.⁣

i bought the same thing every week: a chicken cesar wrap, big bag of stacy’s pita chips, tub of original whole foods hummus, greek salad from the salad bar + a pint of häagen-dazs coffee ice cream. i went home, shut the blinds, and sat on the couch in front of the tv & ate every last bite of the food i just bought. usually in tears by the end.⁣

i ate it all because i needed to be “bad” enough to be really “good” on monday.⁣

i sat there & binged, mindlessly - because another guy i liked didn’t text me back, i no longer looked like or weighed what i did in college, and i was ashamed of what i drunkenly ate the night which i didn’t even remember doing till the next morning.⁣

not only did i not respect myself, i didn’t think i deserved to respect myself.⁣

after losing and gaining weight so many times, either restricting or binging & beating up on myself about how i looked & felt every single day, i kinda gave up on ever having a positive relationship with food.⁣

what finally changed for me was letting go of the idea that i needed to change in order to be loved, accepted & worthy. i decided to believe i was good enough just the way i was. i decided to start making choices from a place of self-love & self-respect, not hate. ⁣

i looked at what i was eating, not just how much. i looked at my triggers. i looked at what made me happy & what didn’t. i focused on sleep, stress, & self-care. i practiced compassion & forgiveness and gave myself the time, energy & space to find my groove after so many years doing things a different way. ⁣

you don’t have to hate yourself, or throw yourself under the bus, or never think you’re good enough ya know. you don’t have to know how to get there yet, you just have to decide you want to get there. ⁣

my new self-paced, online program wellness b**e is available now, and helps guide you through all the things i did to break free from feeling stuck around food & beyond. enroll through the link in my bio!✨

comment 99 star 1,829 Yesterday

Goals are like your hair, sometimes they need to be adjusted too!💫 i got a lot of requests recently to continue to post my goals for the week at the beginning of the week so here we go! 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
goals for the week 14/52 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1-if you don’t like it fix it ! whether it be your hair, a noise someone makes that drives you crazy etc. if you don’t like it change it, if you don’t stop complaining 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2- do more of the things that scare you - you guys didn’t think i was going to put a challenge up and not participate it with you. big or small, just do it! 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3- workout balance - one thing i used to love to do and still try to do as often as i can is compliment every cardio class (aka soulcycle) with a toning lower impact class. this week i’m bringing it back and back for good. 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4- increase spatial awareness - actually look up from my phone to look at what’s going on around me. the more aware you are of what’s going on around you the better equipped you are to handle any situation you may find yourself in. 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5- spread kindness and joy - smile at a stranger, hold the door for others, tell your neighbor in class good job (cc: @sophianichole ), and always say please and thank you!! 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
what are some of your goals for the week ?! 💫

comment 42 star 2,204 12 hours ago

Onward & upward.
👊📷 @freepeople

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comment 8 star 788 7 hours ago

If you went to a yoga class and didn’t love it - that is so okay. but promise me you’ll try another? think of it kind of like this: some people like running and some people like cycling. they’re both different types of cardio, they both move you forward (kind of - obvs not if you are on a stationary machine, but you get my drift), they both get your heart rate up. personally i hate spinning - but i love running

well yoga classes vary hugely from teacher to teacher too, and that’s so awesome because variety. but just because you didn’t gel with one teacher doesn’t mean you won’t love another. one teacher might be serious and another might be more playful, one might work on flexibility and the other might prefer strength… it’s okay to have a preference

yoga is so life changing and awesome i so wholeheartedly want you to find yours too. and if you haven’t yet try again. i’m not staying i’ll be your teacher but i have youtube videos if you wanted to give them a try

and p.s. don’t let instagram scare you. you do not have to be flexible to do yoga.

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comment 31 star 523 23 hours ago

Spring cleaning the entire body 💗🌸✨ with all the deep cleans and detoxes i’ve seen from everyone prepping for warmer weather, it made sense to take moment for my own self care.

though i haven’t said much about it, part of personal journey has included physical therapy for my neck and back, and trying to find solutions that compliment the work my therapist does each week. given so many options that are out there, finding something that truly works is overwhelming.

recently, the team at @theinvigory reached out asking if i was interested in their services, and it made sense to see what they had. from compression straight into cryotherapy, i could feel my legs flush as all the miles and workouts were squeezed out and frozen off. from a recovery standpoint it was incredible.

the absolute cleansing though came from the distraction-free salt room and sauna. plush throws, warm salty air and soft light put @jgwilb to sleep almost instantly, but for me the separation was the perfect for forgetting everything.

with a gentle knock on the door, jeff stirred and our time in the salt room came to an end. while we had been separated from time and reality the sauna had been prepped, and so we were ushered into a spacious room with a glass wall that looked in on the private warmth that was waiting. encouraged to make ourselves comfortable we were left to enjoy the sauna alone, a feeling new to both of us.

@theinvigory may appear totally unassuming as you approach from the parking lot, but our time with each therapy was elevated in a way that is difficult to describe. the friendly staff, the intimate setting in the private rooms, this truly is an experience based in recovery. i’m grateful for the chance to visit @theinvigory (so grateful in fact we purchased a membership!), and i can’t wait for the next time jeff and i can sneak away to this humble oasis right here in charlotte.
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thanks @jgwilb for helping put together my thoughts and grabbing extra 📸s!
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comment 1 star 209 1 hour ago

When you get the opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone, do you jump at the opportunity, or come up with a million reasons why you shouldn’t? if you’re like me, it’s usually option two. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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i have a big week stepping outside of my comforts zone. my work is doing a training at the end of the week in san diego, and you know public speaking is not my cup of tea. i have two hour long presentations, and while i’m chill now, once i start to think about it i start looking for a way out. like maybe i’ll get stuck in traffic for 8 hours. i have to remind myself that’s just the anxiety talking, and i have the conscious choice to acknowledge the fear, and choose not to listen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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in life we are always presented with opportunities to grow and step outside of our comfort zone. you’ll never grow if you stay in the comfort of what you’ve always known. we all have desires to grow, but anxiety is usually the one holding us back. the thoughts we tell ourselves about something usually creates the unwillingness to expand our horizon. i can look at my thoughts about public speaking more as an opportunity to improve my communication skills, instead of embarrassing myself in front of a room of people i don’t know. and i mean, is that really that bad anyways? 🤷‍♀️ when is the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone, how did it turn out?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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