When your pants match your city... #cleareyesfullheartscantlose oh wait that is something different. My heart is definitely full, though, and so is my belly after this weekend! It is really weird being able to order without qualifications. I mean, I still ask for dressing on the side or whatever, but I don't have to make every decision with soy or dairy involved. .
Emmie is having some awesome food freedom too! She's learning to use those little paws for something other than a chew toy. Work in progress.
Lots of other fun things, as well as where I wore these colorful pants, on today's Weekend Catch Up! http://suzlyfe.com/lets-eat-34-weeks-weekend-catch-up-9-24/ #jorikiyoga#lookforwardgiveback#chicago#chitownpride#weekendadventures
Friendly reminder that >> angles are everything, lighting is everything, clothing is everything, positioning etc. People can be mean, cruel and nasty. It friggin sucks. Yeah, sometimes it’s hard to not let those comments get to you or even start questioning yourself You’re only human! SO many pictures online, social media, magazines etc that show these beautiful women flawless. Don’t. Compare. Yourself. Don’t. Compare. Yourself. It goes back to what I said. So much can go into taking a picture. I don’t have abs 24/7. I have extra skin/saggy skin. I have cellulite. I have stretch marks. I look weird in some angles and I’m
Like oh shit 👀. ITS OK. No ones perfect babes. Do not be hard on yourselves. Love yourself. Take care of yourself ❤️
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Yes to this! I love Instagram BUT we all know it can be highly addictive and cause unnecessary stress. Ask yourself this question: How do you feel when you scroll IG? Uplifted and creative? ✨ Or do you feel insecure and deflated? 😔 If you’re feeling the latter - look at who you are following. Which accounts are causing you to feel that way? Maybe it’s time to unfollow. Be ruthless! Or maybe it’s time to have a mini break from social media or reduce your time on it. I was on a panel @floatfestivalmcr on Saturday and we spoke about the positive and negative effects of social media on body image - a great suggestion made by @phelanwelll and @harri_rose_ was to diversify your feed - follow bodies of different shapes, sizes and colour (and age I will add); and most importantly follow accounts that uplift and inspire you and where you can stay true to yourself. 💛
I remember when this photo was taken, when I looked at it all I saw was imperfections - I wouldn't have posted it in a million years. But today I was reminded of what a privilege it is to have a strong, healthy body and I thought... f*ck it. Life is too short not to embrace everything you are and not to be grateful just for being here. So this is me - celebrating being lucky enough to have had so many days on this beautiful planet, especially ones like this 🙏🏼
How to ESCAPE REALITY ↠
It’s easy to fall into the misconceived trap that the only way to escape the daily grind is to jet off to some tropical paradise faraway.
However in fact, freedom and fun can be found much closer than you think...
Whether you’re looking to relax for a few hours, hope to reconnect with nature, or just want to do or be somewhere different, there’s so many opportunities closer to home than you’d imagine 💭
Here’s a few ways in which I like to ‘escape’ from reality, even if I’m not really going anywhere far...
✨immerse yourself in nature ↠ no matter how urban your local area is, I can assure you that there would be some kind of greenery surrounding you
✨explore ↠ be a tourist in your own area! Even if you think you’ve seen and done all there is, surely there’s something that’s been calling you’re name..
✨the earths surface is 71% water ↠ that means there’s a good chance you’re near a body of water. Whether that be ocean, lake, river or pond; go dip you’re toes in and let the water do it’s thing
✨sometimes all it takes to make the familiar seem exciting is to learn more about it! Educate yourself about the area you live in, or even just try looking at your favourite places from a different perspective
You don’t need to book a fancy holiday getaway to actually ‘get away’ - although it would be nice, it’s definitely not necessary 😌
I’d love to know ↠ what’s your favourite thing to do to escape? 🌿