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You know what’s the most attractive thing on a person? Well, it’s not even about on. It’s about in. It’s confidence. The kind that radiates from your soul because you know what you want in life, and you’re here to live your passion and make it happen. It’s about being YOU. Being you to the max. I urge you to fall in love with yourself, appreciate every aspect of your mind, and every inch of your body. With full self acceptance and appreciation, amazing things can and will happen. Now go be you. BeYOUtiful. Tag someone who you think is #beYOUtiful!

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You know what’s the most attractive thing on a person? Well, it’s not even about on. It’s about in. It’s confidence. The kind that radiates from your soul because you know what you want in life, and you’re here to live your passion and make it happen. It’s about being YOU. Being you to the max. I urge you to fall in love with yourself, appreciate every aspect of your mind, and every inch of your body. With full self acceptance and appreciation, amazing things can and will happen. Now go be you. BeYOUtiful. Tag someone who you think is #beYOUtiful!

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I finally did it guys! I taught myself how to do a headstand! Now you can learn too. Watch my tutorial for beginners, then try it yourself! Good luck and be safe!

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In the midst of scrolling through all of your fitspo posts today, remember, healthy isn’t the same for everyone.

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In the midst of scrolling through all of your fitspo posts today, remember, healthy isn’t the same for everyone.

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Did you know that well hugged babies become less stressed adults? Seriously! Don’t worry though - you’re not doomed!! Hug as much as you can. Human touch helps people feel closer together, less lonely, and more happy. I always swap a handshake for a hug even for people I meet for the first time :) Now tag a friend who you want to hug right now!! 🐥

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Did you know that well hugged babies become less stressed adults? Seriously! Don’t worry though - you’re not doomed!! Hug as much as you can. Human touch helps people feel closer together, less lonely, and more happy. I always swap a handshake for a hug even for people I meet for the first time :) Now tag a friend who you want to hug right now!! 🐥

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This image strikes me hard. As I little girl, I was chubby, I was made fun of (having my last name didn’t help either), and I do remember turning my fingers into little scissors and wishing I could cut off my fat.

Honestly, I didn’t even know what fat was or that anything was “wrong” with me until the other kids told me so. Some days I was really terrified of going to school. I tried to distract it all by just studying harder.

It wasn’t until 7th grade when I started to get taller/skinnier and when I moved to a new school that the bullying stopped. 

This notion that “thinner is better” and that “fat is bad” gets ingrained in kids’ head from an early age…whether it’s subliminally from media or just hearing it from other family members complaining about their bodies. So it is HARD to accept your body when everyone tells you not to. Body dissatisfaction begins to take over your life and you become obsessed with changing it. And you know what? Some girls won’t know how to. That’s when the dangerous habits begin.

"Over 80 percent of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat. By middle school, 40-70 percent of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body, and body satisfaction hits rock bottom between the ages of 12 and 15." (NYC.gov)

So how do I like my body now that I’m a fitness instructor? There’s days when I love it and days when I hate it just like any other girl. Social media comments don’t make it any easier, but seriously if you make stupid remarks and your profile is private and you have no followers, just stop it. 

I know that at the end of the day, I am more than just my physical appearance. Seriously. My body holds my talents, my dreams, and my drive. It doesn’t define me. So don’t let it define you either. Let’s teach our little girls this. They don’t need to know that anything is wrong with their body because there isn’t. They just need to know that they should smile, work hard, and reach for their wildest dreams, whatever it may be. The change starts with this generation, now.

Thanks @fit2fat2fitwife and @fit2fat2fit for the emotional conversation yesterday.

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This image strikes me hard. As I little girl, I was chubby, I was made fun of (having my last name didn’t help either), and I do remember turning my fingers into little scissors and wishing I could cut off my fat.

Honestly, I didn’t even know what fat was or that anything was “wrong” with me until the other kids told me so. Some days I was really terrified of going to school. I tried to distract it all by just studying harder.

It wasn’t until 7th grade when I started to get taller/skinnier and when I moved to a new school that the bullying stopped.

This notion that “thinner is better” and that “fat is bad” gets ingrained in kids’ head from an early age…whether it’s subliminally from media or just hearing it from other family members complaining about their bodies. So it is HARD to accept your body when everyone tells you not to. Body dissatisfaction begins to take over your life and you become obsessed with changing it. And you know what? Some girls won’t know how to. That’s when the dangerous habits begin.

"Over 80 percent of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat. By middle school, 40-70 percent of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body, and body satisfaction hits rock bottom between the ages of 12 and 15." (NYC.gov)

So how do I like my body now that I’m a fitness instructor? There’s days when I love it and days when I hate it just like any other girl. Social media comments don’t make it any easier, but seriously if you make stupid remarks and your profile is private and you have no followers, just stop it.

I know that at the end of the day, I am more than just my physical appearance. Seriously. My body holds my talents, my dreams, and my drive. It doesn’t define me. So don’t let it define you either. Let’s teach our little girls this. They don’t need to know that anything is wrong with their body because there isn’t. They just need to know that they should smile, work hard, and reach for their wildest dreams, whatever it may be. The change starts with this generation, now.

Thanks @fit2fat2fitwife and @fit2fat2fit for the emotional conversation yesterday.

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This is what 5 lbs of muscle looks like vs 5 lbs of fat. So don’t focus on your weight. Focus on what you’re made of.

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This is what 5 lbs of muscle looks like vs 5 lbs of fat. So don’t focus on your weight. Focus on what you’re made of.

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