Posts in category "Mental Health"

Fat. Thin. Muscular. STOP BODY SHAMING!

Fat. Thin. Muscular. STOP BODY SHAMING!
Body shaming has become somewhat of a norm in our daily culture, which is saddening to think about. We are in a vicious cycle of attacking each other on how we look. Those who have extra pounds get shamed for being confident and wearing what they want. Likewise, however, people get shamed to being too... Read more »

Seeing The Other Side of Autoimmune Disease & Depression

Seeing The Other Side of Autoimmune Disease & Depression
I am the type of person who wants to have a solution for everything in life. If there’s a problem, you can bet your bucket that I will try my hardest to solve it! So, you can understand that it gets really frustrating for someone like me when they are presented with some things for... Read more »

Join the "No Shame Summer" Movement and LOVE your body!

These two started the movement!  Thanks Andriana and Jason!
How often do you find yourself saying negative things about your body?  Once per day?  5 times per day?  20 times per day?  We all do it.  Our bodies are amazing vessels and are awesome, but we constantly tear ourselves down, mentally, because something about our bodies doesn’t live up to the standard that we... Read more »
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Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward

Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward
The relationship that most people have with food is an unhealthy one.  I’m really no different in that, I still have good days and bad days, but I consistently work to get better, and I hope you do too.  I’ve struggled with binge eating and also the mindset that I should reward myself with food. ... Read more »

Are You Treating The Cause, Or Only The Symptoms?

Are You Treating The Cause, Or Only The Symptoms?
I need to be honest with you, I hate prescription medications.  I realize that some serve a purpose and are actually helping to keep people alive and keep certain pieces of their body functioning, but there are so many out there which are only treating the symptoms of disease and not even addressing the cause. ... Read more »

Are We Too Obessed With Physical Perfection?

Are We Too Obessed With Physical Perfection?
There’s a lot of talk on the web, currently, about the Photoshopping of celebrity and model images in media to make them appear thinner and more “perfect”.  The media is being bashed for adjusting images for public view, and I get that.  However,  it seems like a constant tug of war where people need to... Read more »
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The Triumphs of a Chubby Superheroine

The Triumphs of a Chubby Superheroine
For those who may not know, which is most of you, I dress up like a superhero from time to time.  Cosplay is something that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years.  I’ve been doing it since around 2007, simply because I went to school for theatre and I’ve always enjoyed wearing costumes... Read more »

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger
No matter how hard we try, we will never know everything there is to know about fitness and weight loss.  We will never have the perfect answer.  We will never truly know what the best option is.  All we’ll know is what we want our ultimate goal to be, and we’ll know that gut wrenching... Read more »

Kia Kaha. Be Strong. Lessons I Learned That Can Be Applied For Success!

Kia Kaha.  Be Strong. Lessons I Learned That Can Be Applied For Success!
This past weekend I attended the certification for Body Pump.  I’ve gone through plenty of certifications, but I think this one is actually the hardest one I’ve ever done… for a number of reasons.  However, I learned and re-learned quite a few lessons and I want to take a moment to share my experience with... Read more »
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When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
“When the situation becomes difficult, the strong will work harder to meet the challenge.” Well, I’m back!  After a month of being almost constantly on the road I’m back with more stories of where I’ve been, what I’ve done, lessons I’ve learned, and also some great tips and stuff for you, as well! I want... Read more »