7 Days to Love the Skin You're In Love Your Body Day 4

Love Your Body Day 4 – You Are So Much More Than A Number

For centuries, women have been told that their appearance determines their worth. Still today, we pay supermodels millions of dollars to portray "perfection." It's no wonder many of us deal with overall self-esteem issues stemmed from how we look or how much we weigh! When I was in college, I struggled with disordered eating and exercise. It got to a point where it was disrupting my day-to-day life. My whole day was focused on food (or not eating it) and exercise in a very unhealthy way. I decided a quick fix would be to find another hobby besides the gym and cooking. I truly love to workout and to eat healthy, but it got to a point where it consumed me. This is when I

7 Days to Love the Skin You're In Love Your Body Day 3

Love Your Body Day 3 – Flaunt What Ya Mama Gave Ya

Today, I want you to flaunt what you got! We are going to celebrate some of the five features you chose on Day 1. If you love your booty, wear your favorite jeans that really show off your curves. If you love your eyes, play them up with mascara and a little extra eyeshadow. If you love your arms, go sleeveless. If you love your lips, break out your red lipstick from the 12 Days of Fitness Challenge! You don't have to amp up all five traits, choose your top two or three. Girl, get ready for some confidence-boosting compliments! When we feel good about our bodies, it shows from the inside out. Have you ever met a woman and couldn't

7 Days to Love the Skin You're In Love Your Body Day 2

Love Your Body Day 2 – Change the Convo, Girl!

When one of your friends starts talking negatively about her body, what do you do? There's no way you chime in with, "Yeah, you know, your thighs do look sorta big. You should probably stop eating, then binge on a whole pint of ice cream, then cry, and feel worse about yourself." But I could put down a pretty hefty bet that some of you have said or done this to yourself! Today we're going to build on yesterday's challenge where we wrote down five things we loved about our appearance. We are going to use these little nuggets as amo. It's time to change the conversation. When you start engaging in negative self-talk, remind yourself of the parts about you you do

7 Days to Love the Skin You're In Love Your Body Day 1

Love Your Body Day 1 – Change Your Perception to Change Your Reflection

Welcome to the Love Your Body Challenge- 7 Days to Love the Skin You're In! To kick off our mini 7-day journey, I want you to start by looking in the mirror. I know, sometimes the mirror can be a daunting thing. I have clients who avoided the mirror for years because they didn't like what they saw. Let me tell ya. If you don't love your body now, at whatever weight it is currently, it's going to be pretty damn hard to love it even when you do see change. I remember having a conversation with another trainer at the gym about a patch of fat I could grab under my sports bra strap. Eventually we started laughing because

7 Days to Love the Skin You're In

7 Days to Love the Skin You’re In!

Warning: This post is a little lengthy. But, it's because I feel so strongly about this topic! I promise you, reading this post in its entirety will be worth it. 🙂 It's February! The month of LOVE! If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you already know I'm quite the sap for Valentine's Day. Experiencing love, whether it be in a friendship, romantic relationship, job, hobby, or passion, is what makes life meaningful. So why is it that for decades, women have struggled to fall in love with themselves?? One obvious scapegoat is the media. We're bombarded with messages that tell us everything we need to 'fix' about ourselves. A much harder culprit to accuse is ourselves. How many times