Did you love watching DISNEY movies as child as much as I did? • THE TRUTH: I still love to watch them from time to time and can‘t wait until my 2 year old niece will start to watch them! I know she will love the movies too! • So WHY am I telling you this? Cause DISNEY movies always have a powerful message! And so the music does too!🎵 • I lately listened to ‚LET IT GO‘ by Demi Lovato! It‘s the soundtrack of FROZEN!❄️ • If you don‘t know this song you‘ll have to listen to it! • It speaks deep to my heart!❤️ • I was hiding in the past, was a good girl doing my best to fulfill everybodys expectations! Until I got sick!❄️ • But here I am and I let it go! 💪🏼I live my dreams! 💪🏼I create my life! 💪🏼I don‘t hide anymore! 💪🏼It‘s all mine! I live my life to the fullest!
Fucking YES to everything she says in this caption. Omg I love it. #repost @becoming_audie with @get_repost ・・・ One thing that I have been trying to navigate has been coming home to my body and being body positive while still incorporating fitness and the desire to lose weight to be healthy. Fat bodies are NOT unhealthy bodies BUT my body is right now. I am 5 feet tall and over 300lbs. I can't sustain this for much longer without having some serious consequences. The key is now, I don't have a goal weight anymore. As @kortney_olson says, #goalsnotcontrols. I can't control what my weight should be. Only my body can do that. I want to be in tune with my body enough that I know where its health level is at. If that means 250, that means 250, if it means 180 then it means 180. Loving my body for it is right now means I can look at this video and not care about the buldges coming out from my sports bra or the VBO (visible belly outline) as the bar pushes it up to get into position. I can look at this body and appreciate it for the 135 it is lifiting. I can smile at the comments from my trainer, @_jc713 and know that I belong at this gym despite the size of my clothes. I can appreciate and love this body for the strength it has now as well as the strength it has a year from now. I will love my before and my after because they both are deserving of it. Don't tell me my fat body can't move weight. I and hundreds of others will prove to you that it can. . Leggings: @grrrlclothing (size Sam) Top: @torrid Sports Bra: @lanebryant . . #grrrlarmy#grrrlclothing#notyourcompetition#sisterhood#goalsnotcontrols#crossfit#lifting#powerlifting#powerliftingwomen#gwpl#fatlifter#plussizefitness#bodypositive#effyourhealthstandards#fuckfatphobia#allbodiesaregoodbodies#takeupyourspace#landwhale#allbodiesarestrongbodies
If you don’t see the relationship between food or health and privilege...might want to take a look at your own privilege (because not seeing it IS privilege)! Then, try googling Social Determinants of Health. . Over the weekend, I got to have lunch with two fabulous colleagues & among other things, we had a really great discussion about healthism and ableism in the fields of psychotherapy & nutrition, and all the subtle ways they rear their ugly heads and cause real harm to clients. We need to do better! ! . During this discussion, @bethanydietitian shared about how she’d seen an example at our local children’s museum- “healthyville” exhibit which included signs such as “health is up to you!” Some may ask- what’s wrong with that? Well, it assumes a whole lot of privilege & a level of control most individuals do NOT have over major factors that influence health (genetics, environment/ neighborhood, SES, access to healthcare, education & social supports, trauma/ abuse, racism, stigma, etc). According to the research on social determinants of health, “health behaviors” account for less than 30% of health outcomes, so AT LEAST 70% is NOT up to you (& even that 30% is very influenced by privilege & oppression). . I am all about empowering humans to do what we can to care for ourselves AND I think we need to acknowledge how often humans are facing barriers that are NOT their choices. It’s time we stopped shaming individual humans for living the lives they have and focused on dismantling the systems that are causing the harm! Whose with me?!? . . . #stopthestigma#socialjustice#privilege#health#healthism#haes#allbodiesaregoodbodies#fatacceptance#ableism#mentalhealth#humanrights#foodjustice#chronicillness#chronicpain#edrecovery#losehatenotweight#riotsnotdiets#activism#repost @whole_embodied_therapist
#repost @recipesforselflove ・・・ Women's relationship with food is notoriously complex. Food and eating can be a cause of trauma for so many women. Paying too much attention to food and eating, albeit when trying to be 'healthy', can be triggering for even the most body positive person. Building a healthy relationship with food is a difficult and ongoing journey especially when constantly being bombarded with external pressure and internal guilt. Although difficult and ongoing, this journey is one that is most definitely worth the effort. Love your body, love your food, it's fuel to keep you being the amazing person that you are!