Why Confidence Is So Important

Why Confidence Is So Important

Last weekend, I was reminded of how important it is to develop self-confidence. I was at a bar, wearing a trendy outfit (don’t worry, the trendy part was confirmed with one my fashionable girlfriends), and I noticed a few women staring at me and whispering. I don’t know if they loved or hated my outfit and quite frankly, I didn’t care. I spent a majority of my early 20’s lacking confidence in who I was and I’ll be damned if I let a few stares and comments change how far I’ve come.

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The Body I've Always Wanted

The Body I've Always Wanted

I remember a few years ago when I was using at-home DVD workouts, there was a trainer who literally told us that we need to work hard for the body we’ve always wanted. At the time, I was like “YES! I want that super toned body and I am going to work hard to get there”. Looking back, I wish my younger self would’ve known that getting the body I thought I always wanted would not make me happy.

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Embracing My Cellulite

Embracing My Cellulite

Over the weekend, I attended a concert with one of my friends that I've known since middle school.  We live in the same town but had not seen each other for over a month!  Needless to say, I was excited to catch up with her.  It was a normal North Carolina summer day with temperatures in the 90's so I decided to rock the jean shorts.  Before the concert, we had our picture taken (obvi) and as I was scrolling through, I immediately noticed the cellulite on the front of my legs.

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Finding Peace

Finding Peace

Over the last six years, I've witnessed my body go through many different phases.  When I first graduated college, I was working out constantly and eating "clean" - then I moved into a phase of life where binge eating took over - and now I'm finally at a place where food is no longer the enemy.  With all of these changes in my behavior came changes in my body's appearance and I've had to learn how to accept my body at every phase of life.

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Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Recently, I was reviewing professional pictures that I had done back in March.  I was very wary while looking at these pictures because everything about them were professional - the makeup, the lighting, the editing (some of them are actually unedited, but I have not posted them yet).  I was hesitant to start posting any professional pictures on social media because one of my intentions as a coach is to help women embrace their natural bodies and I felt like a hypocrite looking all done up.

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Being Body Positive

Being Body Positive

It has been a busy few weeks over here and my usual workout routine has been put on the back burner.  When my weeks are not busy, I like to workout 3-4 times a week and this includes going to a spin class on Saturday morning.  Last Saturday and this Saturday, my day is taken up by family visits (yay!).  With that being said, I have been missing my usual spin classes and I've mentally had to tell myself that it is okay.

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