WEIGHT LOSS FOR BEAUTY.....?


So I decided I wanted to do a juice cleanse because I felt fat. FAT! There, I’ve said it. Butter it up however you like, lots of people have body issues. I wanted to do this cleanse so I could be slimmer, and therefore a better person (in my head)..... right ?! Sounds like shit? - and that’s because it is!



I don’t - and you don’t need to do a juice cleanse (diet tea / lollies etc....)  to fit into any standards - including ones you’ve made up in your head. Eating well and exercising will make you feel great. It will boost your health. This has nothing to do with your reflection in the mirror. Only you can love your body image. There will always be a hurdle, that you make up in your head! Your body is already perfect. What you can change is - what you put in your body, both nutritionally and mentally. 



Doing a juice cleanse can be a fantastic catalyst for reminding yourself how to be nurtured. I had planned to share with you all the weight loss pictures I took during the cleanse......

...... the average person - and then the BETTER person at the end.  

I call BULLSHIT !!!


Jessica Megan

Jessica Megan


 

Well I couldn’t do it - because that person was a knob - for believing that in the first place. Yes I lost weight. But it wasn’t this cleanse that helped me love my reflection. Hard work does that - no not hard work in the gym / kitchen. Hard work in your head. ... and being naked a shit load. Seeing yourself naked helps you to love yourself. Remember yourself as a sensual being. Oh and kindness. Because when you’re kind - everything is so much better. 

Last year was the first year since I was a teenager that I have worn a bikini in public. Previously I was so embarassed to show my stretch-marks, & changed bellybutton from pregnancy. Whenever anybody did see my stomach I would apologise. I decided to no longer push this negativity within myself, and to positively bare, and share my body. To be thankful for all that it has done, and what it still does for me now. Thank you body of mine ❤️

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Nat - Style Me Sunday

Nat - Style Me Sunday



This image + text is from the talented CLEO WADE



And I wish I knew how

It would feel to be free
I wish I could break
All the chains holdin' me
I wish I could say
All the things that I should say

Say 'em loud say 'em clear
For the whole 'round world to hear
I wish I could share
All the love that's in my heart
Remove all the doubts
That keep us apart

I wish you could know
What it means to be me
Then you'd see and agree
That every man should be free

I wish I could give
All I'm longin' to give
I wish I could live like I'm longing to live
I wish I could do all the things that I can do
And though I'm way over due
I'd be startin' a new

Well I wish I could be
Like a bird up in the sky
How sweet it would be
If I found out I could fly
So long to my song
And look down upon the sea

And I sing because I know yeah
And I sing because I know yeah
And I sing because I know

I would know how it feels
I would know how it feels to be free
I would know how it feels
Yes, I would know
I would know how it feels, how it feels
To be free, no no




CLEO WADE

CLEO WADE


Thank you to both Nat (Style Me Sunday) + Jess Megan for agreeing to be featured in this post



 I love this letter written by Charli Howard

 

To my Body,

This is a letter to say thank you: a thank you for all the times you loved me, when I showed you no love at all.
Our relationship in the past has been complicated. I spent years comparing you to numerous women I will never be, and against bodies I will never have. I based my value on what other people thought of me or saw in me,
seeking their approval before I sought my own.

My curves were shameful; my stretch marks hideous. My hair should have been different; my clothes a size smaller. I was never satisfied with what you gave me, even when you tried telling me I was enough.
I wanted to change you in the hope someone else would love me in the ways I could not love you.


But, in reality, you’ve loved me better than anyone else ever could; more than anyone ever will.

I put so much focus on looking perfect on the outside that I forgot about the love you offered me from within. And the truth is, Body, you were perfect already - I was just blind to it.

When I abused you, you never left. When I criticised you, you never fought back.
You have repaired and renewed me; kept my heart beating and my blood pumping. You never gave up on me throughout all the times I was ready to give up on you. And, years later, when I finally realised how
much I needed you, you continued to love me like you had from the beginning.

That is true love.

So this is a promise - a promise to love you, flaws and all, and to make up for the years I didn’t realise your worth. And while my skin might not be the smoothest, or my hips the smallest, you’ve taught me what I needed to know:

I am enough.


So we’re in this together for the long run. Because you may not be perfect, Body, but you’re the only one I’ve got.

All my love, Charli xxx

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 Charli’s letter quoted from Glamour Magazine


Thank you to all the people featured in this post ❤️


 

 

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