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What’s your excuse? A non-attack on Maria Kang

Out of understanding and respect for those who find the Maria Kang Whats your excuse meme upsetting Im not reposting it here. A quick google search if you havent seen it will bring you up to date. Though, if you follow any fitness professionals, this meme is probably not news. So heres what happened Maria Kang is a fitness professional who took a photo in revealing workout clothes with her…

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Body work and hippy stuff

I love massages in theory, but it wasnt until recently that I started getting body work regularly. My Mother in law is a great massage therapist in Kansas City, MO and she gave me regular prenatal massages when I was expecting my daughter. It was wonderful. But then I moved to Lawrence. A few years ago I met my dear friend Karen. Her daughter and mine are best friends and…

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I just can’t do it anymore.

Not to be a drag but arent you just bored with talking about whats wrong with your body or other womens? With seeing and hearing that all the time? I cant go back there, regardless of how my body changes/ages/evolves because my life is so much bigger and richer than my stretch marks or what the scale says. My relationship with my body deserves more respect and love than any…

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Other Women’s Stories

I asked a few questions on facebook about womens journeys with their bodies. These are some of the submissions I received. This is the longest post ever, so come back to read a few whenever you feel so moved. I think its moving that while we all seem so different, our struggles are much the same. Its easy for me to share my story because I know Im far from…

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An open letter to my little fierce one

There are several articles floating around about how to talk to little girls, little girls and body image, little girls and beauty they are thoughtful and thought-provoking. But that is not the conversation that is happening at my house. I dont want my little girl to think that she has to be a princess or a model or some other standard of beauty to be worthy. I know that the…

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Perhaps the only piece of equipment you will ever need

HIIT (high intensity interval training) is one of my favorite ways to workout. It can be done staring at a clock with a second hand. But if you find yourself doing them regularly, it may be worth your time to invest in an actual interval timer. Enter- Gymboss. Gymboss recently contacted me to try their product and I was more than happy to do so. I have an interval timer…

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What’s making you fat

I used to be fat. There were a lot of things that contributed to this. Some of these things were knowledge deficits. Like I literally didnt know how to eat healthy. And with all of the contradictions in the diet industry it isnt any wonder how I was mislead. So I would alternate between trying everything (going hard core into a diet method for a time period, losing weight and…

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How I let go of self-hate, and discovered my beautiful

This is the most requested post Ive ever written. Whenever I post something about accepting my body the way that it is, women respond with cheers and often astonishment. How do I get there? How do you do that? Where do you start? I wish I could offer a simple step by step tutorial to letting go of all the negative feelings weve learned to have about our bodies and…

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Response to “Why it’s okay to be fat.”

This is a comment on this video called Why its okay to be fat. It isnt the meanest. It just sums up the rest of the comments pretty well. DISGUSTING!!! DONT LISTEN TO THIS FAT, LAZY, UGLY, SLOB. BEING FAT IS NOT OKAT ALL!!! EXERCISE, EAT HEALTHY, AND LIVE HEALTHY!!! Golda from Body Love Wellness speaks in this video about weight. She suggests that perhaps being overweight isnt the worst…

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Why I’m not pissed at the Abercrombie CEO

Im sure youve seen this. The Abercrombie and Fitch CEO made some troubling comments about only wanting thin, attractive people wearing his clothing line. This was done in an interview 7 years ago but for some reason is all over my facebook today. In case you missed it: CEO Mike Jeffries said in a2006 interview with Salonthat he wants only cool, attractive, skinny people to wear his clothing. Its almost…

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