If asked to define self care the first images that spring to mind are Instagram posts of bubble baths, Netflix binge sessions, shopping sprees and a tub of ice cream. It’s what I see on social media and what most of my friends define it as when I asked them.
However, once I shake those enticing images out of my head, I would respond that our current view of what self-care looks like is simplistic, harmful and generally bullshit that encourages weakness and discourages growth.
Once upon a time I too subscribed to todays current form of self care. Whenever I felt shitty about my day I would go shopping and ride that endorphin rush that came from swiping my Visa like I would if Jason Mamoa was up in my bedroom right now, hard and to frequently.
Continue reading “Why I think our Current Obsession with “Self-Care” is Bullshit.”
I spent my entire life up until my early thirties overweight and eventually obese. With that body came quite a bit of body shaming. Mostly by kids in the school yard calling me names like fatty or whale. Being an overweight figure skater was also no walk in the park. I was often compared to other girls and just being so blatantly in the minority was a hard thing for a teen girl to deal with.
However, once I became an adult things changed. No one in university ever critiqued my weight. My family never mentioned it. My friends never said anything. The only real place I felt judged was the mall. The fact I was limited to plus size clothing stores and had a hard time shopping with my thin friends was always a stark reminder that my body was outside the “norm”. Not to mention girls above a size 8 were rarely depicted in media.
Continue reading “Weight Loss, My First Act of Self Love”
Last week I spoke about my struggles with binge eating and how seeing a counsellor and confronting a lot of shit from my childhood was the catalyst for me overhauling my eating habits.
This week I want to keep it a little lighter and share something everyone can do to cultivate a healthier relationship with food!
Are you ready for my big secret???
Do you want to know the little trick that helped me get my ass in shape?
Continue reading “Working on Our Relationship with Food”
We never have enough of it and it goes by too fast.
Time is also the number one reason people give for not working out.
It makes sense, we live in a society that prioritizes being busy, specifically in the pursuit of career goals. Add in family responsibilities, a social life and just the run of the mill things we all have to do to maintain a household. It doesn’t leave much time left to get in a workout.
Continue reading “When it Relates to Fitness, Time is a Construct”
In my last post I blathered on about how a shift in my priorities changed my relationship with fitness and forever eliminated time as an obstacle to moving my ass.
This post is going to go over a few of my practical tips for how to fit in some fitness time when you’re a busy lady.
1. Schedule in Time
When I say schedule in time I mean literally. Don’t just say that you are going to workout Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Get out your calendar and figure out when and where and write it in. Schedule it in like a meeting or any other commitment you would not break. Think of it as an opportunity to treat yourself to time that is all about investing in your betterment.
Continue reading “4 Quick Tips to Fit in a Workout”