Social media: It's a lot like a family picture. The final product I shared with all my friends was of a happy, smiling family. No struggles, just this perfect little snapshot of life. But that was one picture. And it took us a while to get there. We have a lot more of these … Continue reading Facebook and fairy tales
They asked me what my excuse was. They told me they had kids, a 6 pack and no excuses. They challenge me to be accountable for the way I looked. They told me I didn’t look healthy enough. "So what does it take to have a 6 pack?" I asked myself.
There’s a dangerous movement happening in the fitness industry that is starting to take health away from fitness. Fitness has become the pursuit of solely physical goals and health is determined by one’s ability to fit into a predetermined mould. Images of what is healthy often depict extreme body types, that while may represent a … Continue reading The Demise of Health in the Fitness Industry
Why don’t you just have surgery on your hernia? Why don’t you just have surgery to fix your diastasis recti? These are questions I've been asked more than once. My answer is two-fold: Firstly, I have had surgery on my hernia. I was born with an umbilical hernia (apparently 20 - 30% of children of … Continue reading Why Don’t You Just Have Surgery?
As women we receive a lot of subliminal messaging that our value and worth is based on our physical appearance. You can be educated, well-spoken, and dignified but in the end you also have to be "pretty enough". You are not your body, and I want you to stop defining yourself by your body. Do you know why Lions are kept behind cages at zoos? Because they are powerful. You are a lioness.