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#FitFam Friday – Barbara Glover

It’s #FitFam Friday! Today I’m giving a shout out to the one and only Barbara Glover! I’ve witnessed her transformation over the years and she has become the fit, confident and radiant woman I know today. Down 47 lbs and too many inches to count and STILL going! Rock on BARBARA!! Her transformation has been amazing, […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Body Image, Inspiration|0 Comments

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Body Image

Working toward (and maintaining) a healthy idea of beauty in yourself and others is the key to lasting happiness and productivity.

In a digital world wallpapered with selfies, it might be easy to assume that we are more confident than ever. But maybe all this rampant self-art also masks our huge lack of confidence – people […]

By |March 11th, 2016|Body Image, Inspiration|3 Comments

Sweat with Soul

Has your workout lost some of its passion… have you lost some of your fire? You might be separating your body from your soul.

When it comes to fitness, if your routine is just about sets and reps, you can get lost in an emotionless routine and will find it harder to stay fit because you will just be sweating… but […]

By |February 13th, 2014|Body Image, Inspiration, Strength From Within|12 Comments

America’s Weight Obsession Hits a New Low: Body Shaming

Was I the only one shaking my head as the media shamed James Gandolfini for his weight and eating habits? Not 24 hours after his death, in between reports of celebrities talking about what a great friend, parent, and actor he was, the non-stop coverage of his weight started and it didn’t slow down. Just hours after he was confirmed dead, a legendary journalist was talking about him not being “one to push back from the table.” This coming from someone who had his first heart attack at 53, just two years beyond the massive heart attack that took Gandolfini, 51, to the grave. So what gives? Why has the media gone “mean girl” on a Hollywood star? Apparently his weight was bigger than his career.
By |June 27th, 2013|Body Image, Inspiration|0 Comments

Body Image Issues: Solving Them One Mirror at a Time

It’s one thing to want to look better naked, it’s another thing to be comfortable naked. It may seem as though the two are independent, but they are interrelated. The destination to looking better can only be reached by a bridge built with confidence that you can actually do it. That means being comfortable naked may have to come first. But when your looks don’t align with how you want to look, how do you get your mind to accept the change that you need to happen to look better? Researchers call it self-efficacy, I call it willpower. To do all that you have to do to get the body you want, you have to visualize yourself at your destination. So how do you get the willpower to win the weight loss battle? Get yourself A mirror. In fact, you need three. As you build the muscle of your willpower, reflect on your attitude, action, and accountability.
By |April 28th, 2013|Body Image, Inspiration, Strength From Within|0 Comments