Bananas, almond milk, almonds, rolled oats, and peanut butter make for a nice smoothie bowl this morning 🍌 crazy sore from the circuit I did yesterday & an eventful dance practice, so I am going to take it easy today. It’s okay to give yourself a break from time to time!
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#SelfLoveSunday

6 Signs You’re In Love With Yourself

1. Meditation - you check in with yourself regularly. Loving ourselves means we make time to be present with ourselves to reflect on where we’re going, what dominates our thoughts and most importantly to strengthen our intuition which helps us make decisions that will serve us rather than living through the ego.

2. “Alone” time - you spend time with yourself. When we love ourselves we know that we’re never truly alone because we are in a relationship with ourselves. Our “alone” time may be in the form of self-love dates which are a great way to nurture the relationship we have with ourselves.

3. Authenticity - you prioritise what makes you feel good. Acting in our best interests regardless of what others say, think or do is a key indication that we’re in a loving relationship with ourselves because it shows we’re not willing to compromise how we feel for the comfort of others.

4. Exercise - you take care of yourself. Taking care of the home we live in - our bodies - is a great way to create a love affair with ourselves. When we neglect the body we are neglecting our health - which has negative consequences for every other area of our lives.

5. Positivity - you love your life. Having a positive outlook on life comes from healing ourselves from the inside and making peace with the past. We move forward with the knowledge that the best is yet to come and living in the present moment, which all starts with loving ourselves.

6. Love - your cup is overflowing. Instead of seeking love from others with an empty cup we are the fountain that others are drawn to and we gladly allow others to drink without the expectation of them returning the favour. Loving ourselves first is the way we change the world around us.

Create a love affair with yourself.

Peace & positive vibes.

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I always hated pictures of my body and had the worst self esteem because of it, so my goal this year was to lose 30 lbs. Having hypothyroidism wouldn’t make it easy either, but over 6 months, with healthy eating, exercise, and determination, I can definitely say I accomplished that. I can see and feel the difference and couldn’t be happier 💃💖💅

Starting weight top left photo: 163 lbs.

Top right photo: 156 lbs.

2nd top left photo: 148 lbs.

2nd top right photo: 135 lbs.

Current weight last photo: 128 lbs.

Height: 5'3

Bodyweight Squats

Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart and slightly turned out with your weight in your heels.
Hinge your hips to sit your butt back and bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
Drive through your heels to stand back up straight. Squeeze your butt and keep your core tight as you stand.