Some people truly come apart of your life at the right time, in the right place. Words do not express how blessed I feel to have a beautiful, supportive, wise and all-loving friend in you @leschelle. We are more than conquerors in Him #ColourConf17 #HillsongSisterhood #Conqueroroars
Hi everyone! I figured it's about time I introduced myself. I'm Mallory, married, mom to a 4 year old and 1 year old ~ I work (more than) full time as a 911 dispatcher (#thingoldline) ~ I've always been active playing water polo and swimming but once I had kids my motivation tanked ~ I've always been on the bigger side, usually feeling like the ugly fat friend ~ now that the kids are getting older I want to be healthier for myself but also as an example for them ~ I started this account to keep myself accountable, keep motivated, and find some inspiring people along the way. As it's working! I'm finally feeling good about myself, I'm at my lowest weight I've been in awhile, and I'm happy with myself for the first time in a long time. I started this as kind of anonymous and as each person that I know in real life started following was kind of like a kick... thoughts ranging from: I need to change this to private, to oh no! Now they'll know what I look like (News flash they know what I look like!), To i hope I don't fail because they'll see it, to yes, I feel free and open, to getting supported by those I know! Starting a new journey is hard, challenging, wonderful, and exciting. Some days it's literally one step at a time, other days I feel like I could keep going. So keep going friends, one step at a time, celebrate every little victory, and let's encourage one another! Please share about yourself, I'd love to connect and encourage you!!! #aboutme
We have generally been taught that feelings are bad. They aren't logical and rational. They are unruly, messy, unpredictable, and often intense. How wonderful to have such a range of expressions!
Often, as children, it was not just our feelings of anger, rage, sadness, or pouting that were stifled. We were told to be quiet and equally command to suppress our feelings or excitement, Joy, creativity, imagination, giggles, laughter, and happiness. Strangely enough, we have found that it is not possible to suppress some feelings and not others. When we push down anger, Joy goes with it. When we push down rage, tenderness goes with it. We are often told as adults that are anger must be appropriate, non-offensive, Justified, and expressed in the right way. What a joke. Trying to gridle my feelings is like trying to tie down the wind.
When I ignore and suppress my feelings, they come out in frightening, sometimes destructive ways. I need to learn to honor them... Whatever they are!
FINALLY been feeling a little better about myself FINALLY I'm accepting I will never be a 2, 4, 6 or 8. We're all built differently and that's what makes us unique. Some of the changes I did make I made for myself bc I wasn't feeling motivated with my workouts and I started slacking. I Upped my Cardio and started crossfit in November, the best decision I ever made; and recently found some exercise tips on Pinterest, printed them out and do those at the gym as well and my workouts have been A LOT funner. I could be stricter on my diet, I definitely cut my beer consumption (vacations are excluded), but I LOVE FOOD, life is short and things in moderation are ok Try different things until you find what you've been looking for. Crossfit was what I've been needing and it's been FUN DON'T FOCUS ON WHAT THE SCALE SAYS#FeelingStronger#StillEnjoyaBagOfHotCheetos#iDontWeighMyselfAnymore#FvckSocietyBeautyStandards#DoItForYourself#YesABathroomSelfie#CauseWhyNot#ThirdSpace#GirlsDontBeScaredOfWeights#StrongIsTheNewSexy#GetIt
Note to self: stay focused, motivated and hungry for success. It's okay to fall off, it's okay to temporarily lose yourself but you got to get up stronger and wiser. Turn pain into power and brave girl NEVER settle again. Throw all your issues on your shoulders and squat them like no tomorrow ♀️ #doitforyourself#idecidemyvibe#legday#fitness#therapy