Happy Valentines Day babes! Such a fun day to celebrate the special people in your life and make them feel loved and appreciated. But, what about you? What do you do to celebrate YOU and show yourself some love?
You might be wondering…what’s that got to do with anything? What’s the big deal about self care and self love? If you’re lacking motivation, inspiration and struggling to live a healthy lifestyle, showing yourself a little more love might be just what you need!
Self care is about truly taking care of yourself, doing what feels true to you and operating from a place love. When you approach fitness, nutrition and healthy living from a place of love instead of a place of self loathing, deprivation, shaming and fear, it becomes more natural, more enjoyable and feels nourishing, energizing and empowering!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to look at how the choices you’re making and the way you treat/talk to yourself is positively or negatively impacting your lifestyle. Do you tell yourself you HAVE to go to the gym and workout because you’re fat, out of shape or don’t have a body like the fitness girls you follow on Instagram? Do you tell yourself you can’t eat “this” or have “that” because you are afraid of gaining weight? Do you stay in toxic, draining, shallow relationships because you’re scared of being alone?
If you are in a loving relationship with someone you wouldn’t say those things to them, treat them that way or encourage them to continue with the behaviors and relationships that are bringing them down. When you are in a loving relationship with yourself, you don’t hold space for or give your time, energy or thoughts to those things either. You don’t shame, compare or put yourself down when it comes to fitness and exercise. You move your body in a way that feels good and stay fit because it gives you energy! You don’t restrict, deprive or eat from a place of fear. You nourish your body with healthy, fresh, nutrient rich foods because they taste delicious and make you feel amazing! You don’t surround yourself with people who dump their negative energy on you and suck the positive out of your day. You spend your time with people who lift you up and make your heart happy! Show yourself some love babes! Everything you do for those you love; kind words of encouragement and support, forgiveness for mistakes, acceptance and appreciation for imperfections, pointing out, sharing and doing the things you know are unique and special to them. Self love is about doing these things FOR YOU!
Once you start treating yourself this way, your healthy lifestyle just falls into place! You will be amazed at how motivated and even excited you are to challenge your body, try new workouts and take your fitness to places you never imagined! All of sudden, those leafy greens and nutrient rich foods could not look more enticing or delicious and once you feel the difference…Healthy. Nutrition. Done. Follow your heart, be true to yourself and allow your bright, positive light to attract people who vibrate at the same high frequency to come into your life and build nurturing, supportive relationships!
Enough with negative self talk, playing small, ignoring needs, demeaning, disrespectful and destructive behavior. It’s time to learn what LOVE truly means and to not only show it to those around you, but to operate from a loving place and show it to YOU. You are meant to SHINE babes, share your love and big, beautiful, light in everything you do! xo
We are so excited to introduce you to one of our favorite BbE babes…Lisa Sackman! She is such an awesome example of someone who has made some amazing changes to her health and fitness and truly embraced the BbE lifestyle! Lisa first contacted Emilee because her inconsistent starve and binge eating habits and cardio focused workouts were not making her look or feel the way she wanted. She was tired, frustrated, unable to lose weight or get toned. She signed up for a BbE nutrition coaching package and loved it! Emilee helped her develop a daily nutrition plan that not only helped her feel satisfied and fueled, but was something she could do consistently. Next, they decided to tackle her workout schedule and see what she could do to feel more toned and see more definition. At the time, she was only doing cardio and not incorporating any strength training workouts into her weekly regime. She decided to start fitness training with Emilee and hasn’t looked back! By working with Emilee and incorporating strength training into her workouts, Lisa has been able to maintain a healthy weight, build beautiful, lean muscles and feel energetic and strong! She looks and feels absolutely amazing! Keep reading to hear more from Lisa about her BbE experience…
Here is what she has to say about training with Emilee:
“I have been committed to working out at the gym since my early 20’s. I was a cardio junkie and food binger, consistently exercising, eating very inconsistently and just not seeing results. I first met Emiliee through a client of mine for nutrition coaching and started training with her soon after. Not only did I find a life long friend but someone who really listened to my needs and changed my life. She has taught me the importance of including strength training into my workouts and through it, I have seen my body transform. Not only have I lost pounds and inches, I have gained lean muscle mass and gone down 2 pant sizes. I also have developed a well balanced diet and been freed from the emotional toll of starving and binging. Emilee truly is not only a trainer but a motivational life coach and friend. Thanks for helping me reach my goals and live life to the fullest.”
You are such a fun, sweet & beautiful girl! You love your healthy lifestyle and it shows! xo