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This body is worthy of love

  "Imagine if we obsessed about the things we loved about ourselves"   Let me start this out by saying that I used to be addicted to fitness. And I literally mean addicted. I spent over 2 hours in the gym every single day. Not only is this unhealthy, it's just unnecessary. If I've learned anything (to do with fitness/health) in the last five years, it's that balance is a beautiful thing. Something is always better than nothing. Life can get extremely busy, and for those of us who care about how our bodies look, it only makes things harder the busier you are. It's no secret that my sister and I used to have eating disorders. Luckily we both...

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Why comparison is the thief of joy.

  Three years ago I was preparing to stand on stage in a bikini. I was less than a month out from my first (and last) bodybuilding competition. For 12 weeks I did an extreme diet that consisted only of broccoli, tilapia, chicken, plain oatmeal, peanut butter (if I was LUCKY), very very lean ground beef and egg whites. For the majority of those weeks I was eating under 1000 calories a day. I did fasted cardio for 45 minutes to an hour each morning. Fasted meaning with no food in my system. Then I would go back to the gym at night and I would have a weightlifting program I would do each day and then more cardio when...

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