Hey girl, buy the size up.

Hey girl,
Buy the size up.

Let go of the toxic relationship you have with those too small jeans you keep in your closet.
They represent the idea that your body at this size isnโ€™t desirable or worthy.
You donโ€™t need that kind of negativity in your life. โœŒ๐Ÿป

^ those are the words I told myself about the pair of overall shorts I had being holding onto in the hopes that โ€œsomedayโ€ theyโ€™d fit again. Truthfully all they did was serve as a daily gut punch that made me feel like my current body wasnโ€™t good enough.

This summer they hit the donate pile SO fast, and this new pair replaced them. That tiny shift felt like the biggest weight lifted off, even if it wasnโ€™t those extra pounds.

Do you have any โ€œwhen Iโ€™m skinny againโ€ reminders in your closet?
Itโ€™s time to let โ€˜em go! โœŒ๐Ÿป

New year, same you.

โ€œNew Year, same me.โ€

I know I know. Youโ€™ve probably seen this quote floating around A LOT the past few days.

Hear me out.

Since, I donโ€™t know FOREVER?! January has been full of new diets, new fads, change.
But WHY do we feel the need to overhaul ourselves just because the year is different?

I like who I am! The extra 2020 weight and all! ๐Ÿ˜œ
Do I have areas I would like to improve in? Sure!
But just because itโ€™s 2021 does NOT mean Iโ€™m going to just suddenly be able to be a morning person or hate pizza and cookies.
I honestly donโ€™t see a need to put all the pressure on myself to attempt to be someone Iโ€™m not. Who the hell has time for that?!

If youโ€™re feeling the pressure to loose weight, make a big change or take a big leap- we donโ€™t need to rush those things. Take your time. Starting in January doesnโ€™t make those things any easier or more important. โค๏ธ
And damn it, here is to always improving the people we are, NOT trying to completely change them. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Showing Up for Our Daughters

If you wouldnโ€™t say it to your daughter, donโ€™t say it to yourself. โฃ
๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ. โฃ
Now remember that the sweet little girl who makes your world turn is looking to you to show her what self love is. โฃ
How can we expect them to love themselves if we donโ€™t show them how? โฃ

Replace your negatives with positives. โฃ
Let her know that their worth is not determined by a pant size.โฃ
Be proud of YOUR body so she knows to be proud of hers. โฃ
๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ˆ๐˜•๐˜‹ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง. ๐Ÿงก โฃ

Itโ€™s Not Your Door.

๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง, ๐ข๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ซ. โฃ

Iโ€™m guilty of trying to force those doors open. Trying to fit in to a box that wasnโ€™t mine to be in.

I was driven by the constant need to fit in. Be included. Be LIKED. Fitting myself into a mold that just wasnโ€™t me.

It was almost exactly a year ago when I decided to say โ€œYESโ€ to myself. โฃ
The real me- not the me that I thought I should be, or the one others wanted me to be. โฃ
โฃDid I wake up one day and suddenly not care what others thought?

Of course not.

I still struggle with that. Everyday. But what I did do was decide that MY opinion mattered more than anyone elseโ€™s.

Do I like who I am? Am I being true to myself? Am I happy? Are my actions affecting my loved ones?

Those are the questions that I constantly ask myself, especially when I find myself feeling less than or knocking on those doors that arenโ€™t mine.

The last year Iโ€™ve found out more about myself and embraced my truth more than ever before. Itโ€™s been quite a year, and Iโ€™m so proud of my growth.

My only regret?โฃ
๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. โฃ