How I Lovingly Embraced my Body Through Movement

16299371_10155797948997796_3743407232770661359_nToday is the last day of my #movementchallenge and I discovered so much about my body. I discovered I’m stronger than I thought. I solidified the feeling that when I move my body out of loveūüíö instead of guilt/hate/shame that my spirit responds with compassionate self-love and my body lovingly embraces this concept. I discovered my body can get up and down from on the floor to play with my niece, with minimal effort. I discovered when I intentionally let go of the “diet mentality”

I discovered my body can get up and down from on the floor to play with my niece, with minimal effort. I discovered when I intentionally let go of the “diet mentality”

I discovered my body can get up and down from on the floor to play with my niece, with minimal effort. I discovered when I intentionally let go of the “diet mentality” I allow my body and mind to intuitively guide me to its needs of what I need to do, to make it feel well, happy and whole.

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I conquered a hill today.  I walked up and down a hill and was not scared to do it Рmy body wanted to and enjoyed doing the movement.  

And I have proven to myself that true body love is really soul love. Now, this is me living from within and stop weighting to be thin! ‘

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When I met a Rock Star & Still Had Fat Thoughts

img-20160306-02348I visited Isla Mujers  in March of 2016 and had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Bif Naked. She was the main speaker at the We Move Forward Conference.

As ¬†a single, plus-sized woman, this was my first time travelling alone. So that was a big deal in and of it’s self. I had my aunt warning me that I was going to be “KILLED” in Mexico.

My anxiety was built up around the fears about my physical body. ¬†My thoughts were ¬†– will I fit on the plane? ¬†OMG, I have to wear a bathing suit. ¬†OMG, what about my hair – I’m a Black Woman!!! ¬†I can’t get my hair wet. ¬†And old negative body thoughts came rushing through my mind. ¬†Let’s just say I was sweating ¬†and a hot mess – and it wasn’t because of the heat.

I worked hard to go to this conference. I had my ticket.  It was non-refundable.  I was not going to let my thoughts ruin my time on this trip.   The thoughts came and went but because I had worked hard to fall in love and accept my body as it is Рwhere it is РI ventured on.

On the last day of the conference, I challenged myself ¬†– and asked Bif Naked to take a picture with me. ¬†I shared with her how her talk was very inspiring and her experiences reminded me of my sister’s story. ¬†I shared with her how her story, had gave me great insight in how to helping my sister. ¬†I am not a lover of tattoos for myself – my sister loves them – so I wanted to show my sister Bif’s amazing tattoos to inspire her. ¬†So I walked up to Bif, feeling the fear, feeling those negative fat thoughts ¬†of (OMG FAT GIRLS DON’T WHERE WHITE – you look so FAT!!) and DID IT ANYWAYS.

I walked to Bif.  Told her a bit about myself and my sister and had this amazing experience.  I AM SO HAPPY I DID IT.

I ¬†looked at this picture and see a woman (me) who looks beautiful. ¬†I see a woman who is wearing her mother’s pants and felt honoured that I had a tiny bit of my mom at the conference. ¬†I see a woman who challenged herself and walked through her fears. I felt the fear and did it anyways!!!

Body Love is not always feeling love for your body ¬†100% of the time – body love is compassionate love for yourself – it’s embracing your body – it’s seeing yourself as a beautiful being – no matter your size – true body love ¬†is really soul love. – and it is a daily¬†flowing process.

Here is to feeling the fear and saying EFF-to those beauty standards and it’s time to Live From Within and Stop Weighting to be Thin¬ģ

Lots of Love,
Ophelia

If ¬†this resonates with you and you would like to start Live From Within and Stop Weighting to be Thin¬ģ¬†connect to me for a complimentary 30 minute Body W.R.A.P. ¬†(Wellness Resiliency & Acceptance Plan). ¬†Click here to connect to me today.¬†

 

 

EFF New Year New You BS

eff-your-beauty-standars-logoI worked hard for this me in 2016.
The highs and the lows allowed me to turn my wounds into wisdom.
I’m proud of who I am. I love my body. I counted over ¬†15 different ads on my Facebook feed that was all telling ¬†women that their current body was not good enough. That they needed a new body and that (the product) they were selling was the answer to their prayers.

I have good and bad #bodylove¬†days. However, I’m grateful that I have this body on ALL DAYS.¬†So why now in 2017 will I suddenly want a new one? ¬†I don’t want a new me!!!

I say #efftheNewYearNewYouBS and I will #celebratemysize because #ihaveembraced my body with love, light and compassion.

SO HAVE An INNER  REVOL-YOU-TION with me AND SAY:
#2017SameBeautifulMe
#effyourbeautystandards
#Iownthisbody
#DamnIamAwesome

BECAUSE
#youareenough
#youareworthyofsomuchmore
#youarebeautiful

AND THIS IS TRUE
#bodyconfidence #selfcare #bodylove #bodyselflove #selflove#selfesteem
#livingfromwithin and #stopweighingtobethin

Lots of Love,

Ophelia

#bim #bimgap