I could wear a bikini, if only I’d lose 25 lbs. I could start a blog, once I learned everything there is to know about blogging. I could go on a fun weekend trip, if I worked out five days a week for a month. I’d bargain with myself. I was limiting myself, depriving myself. [...]
Tag: body confidence
Current Obsession: Midi Dresses!
I love midi dresses for so many reasons! They’re super versatile & can be dressed up or down with whatever shoes you want. I’ve been wearing mine with sneakers + a cardigan for work, but can’t wait to style them with booties & jackets if the weather ever cools down! https://videopress.com/v/ySM4YQTT?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata This first dress is [...]
A Quick Mental Health Check-In
Hi there! I wanted to just do a quick mental health check in. I hope you’re doing okay & hanging in there! I’m hanging in there but I’ve also just felt like I’m not functioning at my best. I feel tired. I feel good some days & am having terrible anxiety the next. I have [...]
You’ll Get There.
I hope this post encourages you! I know I can’t be the only one who sometimes feels like my goals are JUST out of reach; close enough to almost touch & yet so far away, all at the same time. Working on a graduate degree that will help me achieve my DREAM while navigating teaching [...]
Negative Comments & How I’m Dealing with Them
If someone chooses to make a negative comment regarding your appearance, that is a direct reflection of THEM. It has nothing to do with you! I got my first mean comment on an Instagram post the other day. It was a man who runs a business, who commented on my weight. It stung, for a [...]
Things I’m Thankful For
This week was hard. On top of going back to school & navigating the craziness that is COVID times, it was also the anniversary of my friend Bekah’s death. I felt my mental health suffering throughout the week; I try to be mindful of when I’m struggling but a sure sign that I am is [...]
Weighing Less Does Not Mean Being Worth More
I’ve spent my whole life with the goal to try to lose weight. I would research the latest diets, fitness teas, tips & tricks because I wanted results FAST. It didn’t really matter to me if I did it in a healthy way, honestly. My new health journey is VERY recent. Like literally only about [...]
My Thought Process When a Stranger Asks if I’m Pregnant (Again.)
Disclaimer: I write about my struggles with loving my body in this post. If disordered eating, weight loss, or anything like that is triggering to you, skip this post. It’s never my intention to cause harm or re-traumatize. This is just my personal experience. Hi there, I like to start & end my posts on [...]
Confidence in the Summertime
Ahh summertime.. the sunshine, the poolside drinks, & too often, the insecurities. Keep reading for some tips on how I embrace my body & aim to be my most confident self! Summer might look a little different this year but I think a lot of people might agree that it’s usually the time when most [...]
I’m Co-Hosting a Podcast!
This is Samantha! She’s my big sis/best friend/biggest inspiration/partner in crime. Hi there! I’m going to start out a little bit sappy today, but only because I miss my sister like CRAZY. Samantha is my absolute best friend; we lean on each other during the tough times & are first in line to celebrate each [...]