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Love Your Body

  
Hello fitness friends! I hope you are continuing on your path to wellness! It’s been a whirlwind of things on this end, yet I did not forget about you! 

Today I wanted to talk about loving your body. Loving your body right now. Not loving your body when it looks like an airbrushed photo from a magazine. Even they have some digital help to look flawless! 

I used to work for a popular clothing and lingerie company. I found that the models had lots of help to look that good which made me feel a bit better. 

Yet I realized from working in the stores even the women who were close to flawless were trying to enhance even more what they had. I realized there’s a difference between health and vanity. 

  
If you’re curvy, love those curves! If you’re thin, love the skin you’re in, if you’re athletic, keep being a sporty you! If you have some pounds to shed for health reasons…love your body today. 

Body shame leads to emotional pain. Emotional pain leads to overeating or starvation diets. Both are unhealthy. 

Love your body because it’s housed your spirit and soul all these years! 

Love your body because it keeps going getting you from point a to point b. 

Love your body because without it…well you don’t have an earthly presence. 

Love your body because it’s a part of you and you are loved! 

I was singing from the stage last night and someone took a photo of me from below. Worst angle. Before I would’ve asked them not to post it online. Yet I said I didn’t care. I love my body. It’s muscular, it’s strong, it’s gotten me through all those years. I love myself! I love my body. It’s beautiful because God says so. I won’t starve, over exercise, nit pick,  or put it down! 

Hope this last picture inspires you! 

  
Xxxx

Erin 

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Choose Health Over Vanity

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Hello fitness friends. Today I wanted to talk to you about vanity. Our society is obsessed with looks. I don’t watch tv very often, but when I do, I am overwhelmed by the commercials that focus on appearance. How do you obtain the perfect body? How do you stop wrinkles? How do you become the world ‘s most beautiful person?

The problem is: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Just as the picture above states, you can be the juiciest peach in the world and there will still be someone who doesn’t like peaches. The obsession can never be fixed because the beholder is constantly changing. I’ve known people who lived at the gym or spent truck loads of money on products. They hurt their bodies in pursuit of vanity.

My two cents:

Enjoy life! It’s shorter than you think. So, every once in awhile have a cookie or some treat.

Love yourself! You may never fit society’s mold of perfection, but most people don’t. I worked for a swimsuit and women’s apparel catalogue; many pictures were airbrushed. We see “perfection,” and reality is less than perfect. When I go out, I rarely see models walking around. People come in all shapes and sizes.

Choose health over vanity! Your health is far more important than reaching a scale goal or trying to meet some external standard of beauty. Eat healthy food and exercise. Most of all, enjoy your life!

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