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
BbE: How has BbE changed the way you workout?
Through BbE I’ve learned how to increase the intensity and really move the needle in my workouts through interval and strength training. Almost a year later, I’ve seen how my body composition has totally changed!
BbE: How did working with BbE improve your nutrition?
Besides gaining muscle, what I truly gained was a partner in my healthy lifestyle journey. Emilee listens to what your nutrition and fitness goals are and provides you with a kick-ass strategy on how to achieve those goals. I have worked with personal trainers and nutritionists before, BbE is different….Emilee takes the time to get to know you, to know what your schedule is like, what foods you crave and then gives you an awesome plan of action. With no gimmicks. Through BbE I’ve learned to eat “right” nutrient dense foods not the so-called ”healthy” foods I was eating before.
BbE: Have you been able to maintain your healthy lifestyle?
“Working with Emilee has not only been a game-changer when it comes to my fitness and nutrition, but she has been a LIFE CHANGER and a true blessing. Fitness has always been a part of my daily routine but as I was preparing for my wedding I needed major help getting to the next level. Within 4 weeks I saw results and within 6 months I dropped a dress size, lost almost 3% body fat and started seeing muscle definition.
Emilee is a true joy to train with. She pushes you to be your absolute best and when I leave my sessions with her – I feel it! Her energy, optimism and drive is the greatest motivation.
Every woman needs Emilee and BbE by her side!”