LOL 😂 here’s my way of starting off thanksgiving week🍗 👌🏼 what 1/2 my home HIIT workouts look like and what the other 1/2 of my workout looks like 😂🤗 Don’t forget to have some FUN during your workout! Also, I’m NEEDING new workout jams, so drop your current favorites down below🎶 ⬇️ Comment YES if you’d like to know what my current favorite HIIT routine is on the spin bike and I’ll get to work on it for you! 🚴🏼♀️ 🤗 #EmbraceYourReal
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When I was that smaller body, and active in restricting and purging in my eating disorder, I was generally accepted. Not to mention, I could find cute clothes in my size with ease, get seen by a doctor and have them actually take me seriously when addressing physical illnesses, and was no longer bullied for being fat (I was fat as a child and lost a great deal of weight at 14/15 years old). While I was struggling greatly with mental illness in that first image, I want to make the point that I was loved and accepted by many, and if I wasn’t, I was respected at the very least.
In that first photo, from 2011, I had a big heart. I was writing poetry and stories at the time. I had dreams about being an author one day. I so wanted to share my stories with the world. I had this passion in me - a spark of light and hope - that wanted to help others.
Now, fast forward to this year when the second photo was taken. I still have a big heart. I write poetry and stories. I still dream about being an author one day. And I still have that same passion in my heart to help and inspire others.
While I have grown up, while I am not longer 16 years old, while I have embraced recovery, while I have gained weight, while I am working on bettering my physical and mental health now, I am still that girl.
What I despise about society is that fat people are made out to be monsters - that because we take up more space, we deserve less. We are called ‘lazy’, ‘unimportant’, ‘ugly’. We are told we don’t deserve respect until we lose weight.
I think that’s unfair. And if you don’t get angry when you think about how that young girl in the first photo will grow up to be hated for simply existing, something is very wrong here.
Being fat is not bad. And while fat people are not asking for you to love them, or even like them, we ask for respect. Respect can mean supporting us. And respect can mean saying nothing if you have nothing nice to say at all.
I am not lost. I am not a monster. I deserve the same respect as a thin person does. I am not a skinny person trapped in a fat body. I am on my own journey, as are you. I am still Lexie. And I am so much more than what you see.
“il n'est pas nécessaire d'éteindre la lumière de l'autre pour que brille la nôtre” by Gandhi ✨
Je crois que ce matin je vais me contenter d'un selfie et de cette citation...et puis non 📝
Parce qu'on vit dans un monde qui nous pousse à la compétition, la jalousie, l’envie.
Un monde qui nous fait croire qu'il n'y a pas de place pour tout le monde, que seul les premiers gagnent, que le bonheur ne se partage pas et qu'il est réservé à une partie de la population.
Un monde qui nous fait oublier ce qui est en nous, ce qui nous fait avancer ensemble, ce qui nous unis : L’Humanité 🌟
Alors n'oubliez pas, le bonheur on peut tous y goûter, voir quelqu'un heureux ne doit pas vous nouer l'estomac de jalousie, apprenez à vous délecter du bonheur des autres, inspirez vous mais ne jalousez pas ce qui n'est pas à vous.
Je vous disais en story que j'étais fière, fière de voir mes copines du web réaliser leur projet, @me_versus_me_ et la sortie de son livre, @gomarfithappiness et son site de coaching personnelle, ses nanas m'inspirent, elles m'inspirent à croire en mes propres rêves en ayant réalisé les leurs 🌟
Savoir être heureux pour les autres ce n'est pas donné à tout le monde, au sein de la même équipe, du même groupe d'amis et parfois même au sein d'une même famille, alors que finalement s'aimer ce n'est pas vouloir le bonheur de l'autre? [A méditer]
Enfin bref, je vous souhaite d'être heureux pour vous et pour les autres, ça permet d'avoir une double ration de bonheur 🎇❤️ Kiss and Bonheur mes IG 💋
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i’ve got my Thanksgiving outfit planned and i’m soooo ready for a full on turkey dinner this week! 🦃🍂🍗 who’s with me?! we are headed to NYC in just about a day to celebrate with my side of the family this year. too excited to check off the Macy’s Day Parade from my bucket list! ✔️ // my cranberry satin blazer is on sale for under $50 and perfect for the holiday season! shop my exact outfit here: #firstname.lastname@example.org#LTKholidaystyle
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I seriously love this before picture of my belly 3 days after I had Noah. It is a true representation of how our bellies look after caring these little nuggets for 9 months. It’s nothing to ever be ashamed of. It’s something you should all embrace, love and cherish. Our bodies go through a lot and we should be proud 💙
Why I eat the way I do? To put it simple to, I eat the food I do to nourish my body, protecting myself from the inside out. It is from food that we get most of our nutrients from and therefore I want to give my body the best I can get. Wholesome, nutrient dense food (tasty too) is my main focus when fueling my body and I believe it should be yours to, that doesn't mean that you have to give up all your favourite foods but take a second before you eat consider when you eat how is this nourishing my body, physically or mentally (cause we all know chocolate is good for the soul). It is a simple concept that makes you aware of what your body is being fuelled by, and trust me your body will thank you.
I've been really grateful lately. Grateful for my life, my family, the body positive community, and a lot more. I'm excited about enjoying the holidays on my terms and not feeling bad about it. I'm excited about graduating with my associates in less than a month (!!!) and I'm really proud of myself for facing my anxiety a lot lately. Anyways, I just wanted to share this with y'all because I wanna show my good days in addition to the bad ones. Also, I know this picture is super blurry but it was my favorite out of the pictures I took because I think it really looks like me and reflects how I'm feeling 😊