The truth is, we are not born hating our bodies. We are not born with the impulse to diet, to lose weight, to change the way we look. Yet somewhere along the way, we learn to distrust ourselves. When I was around 15 years old I lost all sense of trust with my body. I … Continue reading Start Trusting Your Body.
I think it's a question we ask ourselves far too infrequently, if ever at all. Loving ourselves can sometimes seem like an impossible feat, especially on the days when all we want to do is criticise ourselves and fall into a hole of self hate. I may preach self love on the regs but that doesn't … Continue reading What Does Self Love Mean To You?
The other day I posted the above image on my Instagram, along with a lengthy debate with myself on the issue of body positivity in the fitness industry, and I was unusually (but pleasantly) surprised by the feedback I received following the post. So I thought I would delve a bit deeper and instead of … Continue reading Is It Possible To Be A Body Positive Personal Trainer In The Fitness Industry?
The above photographs show the difference between the way I am now, and a few years ago at my lowest weight. I use these photos because they are the most shocking contrasts, and they are the ones that makes people stop and notice, and maybe even read what I write. However, these pictures say nothing of my eating disorder. In truth, … Continue reading Eating Disorders Awareness, Week Part 1: Recovery = Gaining More Than Just Weight.
Every time I sit down to write a blog, I second guess myself. I question whether I am actually in a position to preach this stuff (when half of the time even I struggle to practice it), or whether it's actually needed/useful to anyone out there. But then I remember snippets of conversations I hear … Continue reading I Am Enough.
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured, and endure what cannot be cured." Yoga is a practice which affects every component of your being: mind, body and soul. Often with mental health disorders, or even just day-to-day life, we lose this connection and these three things can fall out of balance. … Continue reading The Healing Power of Yoga
Around 3 years ago, I started a proper exercise regime for the first time. Previously, throughout sixth form, I killed myself for hours a week doing cardio and eating miniscule amounts. But I was so over that, and this time was different - this time, I was "healthy" because I was lifting weights and trying … Continue reading Dedication or Obsession? The Danger of Exercise Addiction.