SHINEFROMWITHIN
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the truth doesn’t have to be harsh
Monday, November 18, 2019      9 comments

Truth is, I haven’t been taking care of myself. I haven’t don’t a lot for me. I’ve been eating take out because I don’t want to cook even though it makes me feel awful. I haven’t done my PT exercises or been to the gym and I’m in a lot of pain b... Read more
what life do I want?
Sunday, November 17, 2019      9 comments

With a move, new house, new job, I’m feeling ready to embrace changes in other areas of my life. I’m ready to cook more. I’m ready to try new fitness classes. I’m ready to meet new friends. I’m ready to try new restaurants. I’m ready to try ne... Read more
my new coat
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      7 comments

I hate coats. My shoulders are broad so it’s hard to find something that fits. It makes driving incredibly difficult. But, I’m starting a new job and really wanted a new professional coat. I fell in love with a muted gray and beige leopard pri... Read more
I’ve found peace
Monday, November 11, 2019      3 comments

I’ve found peace with my body. I’ve found acceptance I never imagined. I found that I can love myself at any size. I distinctly remember as a child I was unable to play dress up with my sister and friends because the dresses were to small for ... Read more
why did I stop?
Saturday, November 09, 2019      6 comments

I loved to wear anything leopard print. I loved to try new haircuts and colors. I loved to make plans and do things. I loved to get dressed up. I loved to wear bold makeup. I loved to try new things. I was spontaneous. I laughed a lot. W... Read more
life is changing quickly
Sunday, November 03, 2019      8 comments

On 9/7/19, the offer we put in on a home was accepted. On 9/10/19, our home was put on the market. After 2 open houses and 12+ showings, we accepted an offer on 10/2/19. On 10/9/19 my husband and I flew to Arizona for my sisters wedding. On 10/1... Read more
picture imperfect
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      4 comments

Oh silly me, that title should read I’M PERFECT. Yupp, I’m perfect the way I am. I am picture perfect, wonderfully human, beautifully flawed, outrageously silly, kind to a fault, way too forgiving, awfully forgetful and so much more than you w... Read more
what’s harder?
Sunday, October 20, 2019      7 comments

Hello Sparkers! What is harder? Now, you’d think I would pose the usual question of dieting and exercising vs. hating how you look/feel in clothes... But I want to pose something else to you - something that I’ve been working through my ow... Read more
It happened
Monday, September 23, 2019      11 comments

Guys, it finally happened. I have been focused on a positive body image and a positive relationship with food. It’s taken a while to get here...and after years and years of bad, toxic habits, I’m able to say I’m in such a better space. I buy... Read more
well okay then scale
Monday, September 02, 2019      8 comments

I have been intentionally working to break free of the years of negative habits and the awful mindset I’ve built. As part of that, I have been eating freely, exercising in ways that make me happy, and not weighing myself. I have made incredib... Read more
stop hating yourself because of a picture
Sunday, September 01, 2019      4 comments

Oh goodness I’m so guilty of this...I see a picture of myself and if it’s “bad” I begin to hate myself and my body. A picture is a moment in time. It’s not always going to be perfect. Professional photographers take hundreds and thousands of p... Read more
there’s no such thing as empty calories
Friday, August 09, 2019      8 comments

Please note, this is a venting sesh. Yesterday, a coworker saw me grabbing a bag of potato chips and told me, “you shouldn’t eat those, they are empty calories”. I looked at her, and she continued, “sorry, I’ll stop being a mom”. A calorie i... Read more
gather up the nerve
Wednesday, August 07, 2019      7 comments

You can accomplish anything, if you have the nerve. Oh man, another quote that made me stop and really think. Am I truly capable of anything? And then I hear my inner-self say, why not me? What holds me back? Fear of looking like an idiot? F... Read more
my full life
Monday, August 05, 2019      7 comments

I posted a picture saying “we don’t have to love the way our body looks to live a full, meaningful life” Holy crap. Did that hit you the way it hit me? You mean to tell me, that I can enjoy and live my life and still not love how I look? Y... Read more
guys it’s so easy
Monday, July 15, 2019      6 comments

Anyone else feel like your life is a hot mess? Oye, that’s been me. But I just realized, life is so d*mn simple. Eat the food. Enjoy the ice cream. Incorporate your favorite veggies into you meals. Try new recipes. Get up and walk. Take a yo... Read more

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