More Body Positive Instagrams :)

More Body Positive Instagrams :)

In the lead up to the summer months begins I have seen lots of articles and posts about becoming beach body/summer ready which is just ridiculous because if you have a body and are on a beach then you have a beach body. I have written a few other posts similar to this one but I thought that since we are in the lead up to summer I would update it so that you can follow some inspirational, confident people and see some positivity on your feed πŸ™‚

  • Ryley Isaac- https://www.instagram.com/ryleyisaac/: Ryley was on Season 3 of Glow Up and did some absolutely amazing make-up looks which emphasised her birth-mark which was super cool!
  • Shira Rose- https://www.instagram.com/theshirarose/: Shira is an Eating disorder therapist and body positive blogger who works to dismantle the stigma around body size and ensure that everyone has equal access to healthcare.
  • Laetdecar- https://www.instagram.com/laetdecaru/: Laeti is actually someone that I found on TikTok where she does Big Sister style videos about body image and raising awareness of eating disorders. She also runs the Sunflower Merch site which is so lovely πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have anyone you think I should follow ❀

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Top 10 Demi Lovato Song Lyrics :)

Top 10 Demi Lovato Song Lyrics :)

In honour of Demi releasing her 7th Studio album next month I thought that I would list some of my favourite Demi Lovato lyrics from her previous songs and albums πŸ™‚ I’m so excited for Demis new era as she seems to be in a good place currently and I have always been a big fan of her music and mental health advocacy throughout the years πŸ™‚ I have written a post listing my favourite songs of hers so far which can be found here.

  1. ‘Whats wrong with being confident??’- Confident
  2. Now I’m out here looking like revenge, Feelin’ like a 10, the best I ever been, And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt, To see me like this, but it gets worse- Sorry Not Sorry
  3. I’m my own worst critic, Talk a whole lot of shit, But I’m a ten out of ten, Even when I forget- I Love Me
  4. You can take everything I have, You can break everything I am, Like I’m made of glass, Like I’m made of paper, Go on and try to tear me down, I will be rising from the ground- Skyscraper
  5. Now I’ve got thicker skin, I’m a warrior, I’m stronger than I’ve ever been , And my armor, is made of steel, you can’t get in, I’m a warrior,  And you can never hurt me again- Warrior
  6. I need a voice to echo, I need a light to take me home , Kinda need a hero, is it you?, I never see the forest for the trees , I could really use your melody- Nightingale
  7. Baby when they look up at the sky, we’ll be shooting stars just passing by- Neon Lights
  8. I’m losing myself, trying to compete With everyone else Instead of just being me- Believe in Me
  9. It feels like someone’s stolen all the light I ever had. Like the world disappeared and I’m laying right here while the silence is piercing and it hurts to breathe- Still have me
  10. You try to smile it away, some things you can’t disguise- Give your heart a break

Let me know in the comments if you listen to Demis music and if you do what your favourite song and lyric is πŸ™‚

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More Body Positive Instagrams :)

More Body Positive Instagrams :)

As the UK starts another 4 step program out of lockdown and we have an end date in mind for when things might start to get semi back to normal I have seen so many social media posts talking about ‘I have to lose all of my lockdown weight by June’ and things like this which is simply not true! We have been going through an unprecedented time and you are beautiful no matter ur dress size ❀ Due to all of these posts that I have been seeing on social media I thought I would do another Body Positive Instagrams post so that you can follow some inspirational, confident people and see some positivity on your feed πŸ™‚

  • Fox+Luxe: https://www.instagram.com/foxandluxe/– Fox+Luxe aka Liz Sloan is a body confidence and mid-size style influencer who posts style photos which are so nice and I love her style and also body confidence affirmations which are amazing πŸ™‚
  • Hope Virgo: https://www.instagram.com/hopevirgo_/– Hope Virgo is a multi award winner mental health campaigner who is in ED recovery and the author of the book Stand Tall Little Girl πŸ™‚ I first heard about Hope through Jess Bacon and her podcast πŸ™‚
  • MidSizeGal: https://www.instagram.com/midsizegal/– MidSizeGal aka Abi is as the name suggests a Mid-sized girl who posts videos about fashion and the latest trends and also promotes other mid-sized girls in fashion as well which is amazing πŸ™‚
  • billieandersonx: https://www.instagram.com/billieandersonx/– Billie is a blogger who talks about her experience having a colonoscopy and posts regular body confidence photos showing her stoma bag proudly and talks about her struggles and her health journey πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have anyone you think I should follow ❀

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Blogmas Day 12: Body Positivity around the holidays :)

Blogmas Day 12: Body Positivity around the holidays :)

As many of you will know I am a big Body Positivity advocate having struggled with Body Positivity for most of my teenage years and early twenties to differing degrees and I know that Christmastime can often be a triggering time for people who do struggle with Body Positivity as the season is very centred around food and calories, then after all the feasts comes the typical New Year pressure to ‘Get fit and lose weight’ for the New Year which is ridiculous and is a topic for another blog post but I thought in this post I would talk about some of my tips and tricks for staying body positive during this time πŸ™‚

*DISCLAIMER* These are just the things that help me have a better relationship with my body around this time that I thought I would share in case they might help someone else I’m not a trained professional and don’t want to come across as arrogant and like I know best *DISCLAIMER*

  • Do a social media purge- Before the New Year resolution train starts and Christmas food shaming begins I would highly recommend doing a social media purge and following some body positive influencers so that when you find yourself in a social media void during this season your feed will be filled with positive people and I have a few posts about some of my favourites which can be found here, here and here along with quite a few other body positivity posts πŸ™‚ Alongside following people who are going to lift you up you should also unfollow/block/silence anyone on your feed who doesn’t make you feel good when you see their photos πŸ™‚
  • Take time for yourself and don’t spend time with people that don’t make you feel good- I know this is easier said than done but if possible try and avoid the people that you know don’t make you feel good about yourself however sometimes during the holiday season you have to see these people e.g. if that person is a family member however if you can try and limit your contact with them and if you do know you are going to have to see these people then try and schedule in some self-care either before or after the event πŸ™‚
  • Spend time with friends and family that want to uplift you and make you feel good about yourself and that you know will be patient and understanding with you πŸ™‚
  • Find a balance between positive experiences surrounding food and also Christmas events that don’t centre around food at all- I think this is really important as during Christmas it can feel like everything is focused and centred around consuming food however it doesn’t have to be! Its really important to find a balance between positive experiences around food such as dinners with friends/family and also Christmas baking which can be really helpful in making you feel in control if you are the one making the food and can make it more of a fun experience if you can get friends and family involved and can dance around to music πŸ™‚ You should also find things that you can do with friends that don’t focus on food such as movie days, going Christmas shopping together, Ice Skating, playing board games, Christmas decorating/crafting with friends πŸ™‚
  • GET RID OF YOUR SCALES!!
  • About a year ago I wrote a list of 25 things that I love about myself and I would highly recommend it for everyone especially around this time πŸ™‚ Another suggestion is to create a self-love advent calendar and write yourself 24 compliments, opening one each day in the run up to Christmas which is an idea that I absolutely love πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments any tips that you have to increase body positivity around the holiday season πŸ™‚

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My favourite songs and lyrics from Confetti :)

My favourite songs and lyrics from Confetti :)

I am a big Little Mix fan and have written a post about some of my favourite songs however this post was written before their new album Confetti came out so I thought I would add confetti to the list and talk about some of my favourite songs and lyrics from their new album πŸ™‚

  1. Sweet Melody
  2. Confetti
  3. Happiness
  4. A Mess (Happy 4 U)
  5. If you want my love

I’m sure as I listen to the album more different songs will pop out at me but for now these are my favourites πŸ™‚

  1. They look for picture perfect, Don’t look deeper than the surface, Bubblegum always pops and, Stars they fade out, life never stops- Not A Pop Song
  2. We’ll rewrite the history pages, believe that, Make sure they don’t forget, Change the green to red, Legend of the four divas- Gloves Up
  3. Got a smile on my face, love my reflection, In a better place, no longer stressing- Happiness
  4. Didn’t love me then, but now I do, I used to sit at home and cry for you, Diamonds on my neck, I shine for you, Ain’t blocking my blessings anymore, Never be the girl I was before- Confetti
  5. I’ll be good all by myself, Yeah, I’ll find a way to dance without you, In the middle of the crowd, I’ll forget all of the pain inside- Holiday
  6. I’ve been tryna be the bigger person, But it’s hard when I’ve been feelin’ so small, And nobody knows- A Mess (Happy 4 u)
  7. Yeah, I know you’ve been losin’ the fight, You been knocked down a million times, Screamin’ out, you don’t know what to do, That’s when I’ll be right next to you- My Love Wont Let you Down

Let me know in the comments if you have listened to their newest album and what you thought of it πŸ™‚

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Body Positive Instagrammers

Body Positive Instagrammers

1. Jess Bacon- https://www.instagram.com/jesskbacon/: Jess is a mid-size blogger who writes about mental health, confidence and has a podcast called The Guide to Life After University which I have been following for the past few weeks and loving!

2. Roseybeeme-https://www.instagram.com/roseybeeme/ : Rosey is an Instagrammer and is also one of my favourite TikTokers as she talks a lot about Plus Size representation in mainstream media such as rating fat suits and talking about plus size characters in movies and tv shows πŸ™‚

3. Joannvdherik- https://www.instagram.com/joannvdherik/ : Joann is a plus size model and also an avid TikToker where she often posts videos about her fashion and also body positivity and confidence πŸ™‚

4. Missmalinsara- /https://www.instagram.com/p/CFMkZP5pPyf/ : Malin was on Love Island Season 2 and since then she has been an avid body positivity ambassador and has talked about her struggles with her mental health following the show.

5. Amy Astrid- https://www.instagram.com/amyastridd/ : I absolutely love Amy’s style and always look forward to seeing her new posts and seeing her photoshoot days with her best friend MariaJBlogs who is also a youtuber and Instagrammer πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have any Body Positive Instagrammers I should look out for πŸ™‚

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July-ving and thriving Day 19: My running bucket list :)

July-ving and thriving Day 19: My running bucket list :)

At the start of lockdown I decided that after thinking about it for a long long time but always having excuses that I would start running as a way of feeling healthier and stronger πŸ™‚Β  I went on my first run on the 7th of April and struggled through it but was really proud of myself by the end and have continued to run at least once a week since but usually 2 or three times a week πŸ™‚ A few weeks ago I reached my mini goal of 4k and my next goal is a 5k! I thought that I would write down some of my running goals in the form of a running bucket list as I really hope to continue running for a while at least ❀

  1. Run 5k
  2. Run 10k
  3. Run with Maya in the park/through the woods πŸ™‚
  4. Run with a friend and don’t die!!
  5. Run Park run with Anna ❀
  6. Run on a beach
  7. Get ice cream after a run πŸ™‚
  8. Run in a different country
  9. Run outside/somewhere people can see you!
  10. Run in the rain

Let me know in the comments if you are a runner and if you are what your current goal is and if you’re not what you do for exercise ❀

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July-ving and thriving Day 16: 5 more body positive Instagrams :)

July-ving and thriving Day 16: 5 more body positive Instagrams :)

I am always looking for body positive people to fill my Instagram feed with so I thought that despite writing 3 of these posts before I would write another one with some of my new favourite people πŸ™‚

  1. Stephanie Yeboah: https://www.instagram.com/stephanieyeboah/- Stephanie is a body image and self love advocate and writer of the book Fattily Ever After where she talks about her experiences of racism and fat-phobia and I have actually purchased the book on my Kindle so it’ll be the next book I read πŸ™‚
  2. Jessie Paege: https://www.instagram.com/jessiepaege/- Jessie paege is an eating disorder survivor and she is now very vocal about body positivity on both of her Instagrams and looks absolutely amazing while doing it πŸ™‚ She talks about the stigma that surrounds someone gaining weight during their recovery and about some of the comments that she has gotten and how she deals with that and she looks so much happier and healthier now πŸ™‚
  3. Nyome Nicholas Williams: https://www.instagram.com/curvynyome/- I came across Nyome in the boots magazine which I borrowed from my mum a little while ago as they were doing an article about unique people to follow on Instagram and after reading Nyomes biography I knew I had to follow her πŸ™‚
  4. Sonny Turner: https://www.instagram.com/sonnyturner___/- Sonny starred in the channel 5 docu-series Curvy Girls Stripped Bare which went behind the scenes of the agency’s booming β€œcurve”, or plus-sized, model board. Sonny talks about body positivity on her instagram and also the lack of clothing options for plus sized girls including swimsuits and lingerie.  
  5. Jess Megan: https://www.instagram.com/jess_megan_/- I have been following Jess for a while as she was one of the first people I followed when I decided to make my feed more body positive and she always post the most empowering photos looking frickin fantastic and talks about women empowerment in every aspect of life πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments some more Instagrams that I should follow πŸ™‚

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Ten more body positive song lyrics :)

Ten more body positive song lyrics :)

In September 2019 I wrote a blog post talking about some of the Body Positive song lyrics that can be found in pop culture and since then there have been a lot of different songs released so I thought I would update that post πŸ™‚

  1. “I do my hair toss, check my nails, Baby how you feelin’? Feeling good as hell”- Lizzo, Good as Hell
  2. “I’m my own worst critic, Talk a whole lot of shit, But I’m a ten out of ten, Even when I forget”- Demi Lovato, I Love Me
  3. “Could dress up, to get love, but guess what? I’m never gonna be the girl, whos living in a Barbie world”- Daya, Sit Still Look Pretty
  4. “F*** your ribbons and your pearls, Cause I’m not just a pretty girl”- Maggie Lindemann, Pretty Girl
  5. “You can buy all the make-up, That M.A.C. can make, but if You can’t look inside you, Find out who am I too, Be in the position thatΒ make me feel, So damn unpretty”- TLC, Unpretty
  6. “Now I’m out here looking like revenge, Feelin’ like a 10, the best I ever been, And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt, To see me like this, but it gets worse”- Demi Lovato, Sorry Not Sorry
  7. “Pretty hurts, We shine the light on whatever’s worst, Perfection is a disease of a nation, Pretty hurts, pretty hurts”- Beyonce, Pretty Hurts
  8. “Who’s that sexy thang I see over there?, That’s me, standin’ in the mirror, What’s that icy thang hangin’ ’round my neck?, That’s gold, show me some respect”, Meghan Trainer- Me Too
  9. “You gotta speak up, you gotta shout out, And know that right here, right now, You can be beautiful, wonderful, Anything you wanna be, oh, Little me”- Little Mix, Little Me
  10. “Don’t go and waste your precious time, With all the nonsense on your mind, Don’t criticize yourself no more, You got a smile worth fighting for”- Fifth Harmony, Brave Honest Beautiful

Let me know in the comments if I’ve forgotten any πŸ™‚

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My favourite Body Positive Movies :)

My favourite Body Positive Movies :)
  1. Dumplin- Many of you will already know that I absolutely love love love this film- I am a big fan of Dove Cameron and Jennifer Aniston and add in a body positivity message and I am so on board!! πŸ™‚ img_0206
  2. Hairspray- This was one of my favourite films growing up especially since it has Zac Efron in!! Since seeing the film I have actually seen Hairspray on the West End and absolutely loved the new version they did Hairspray Live with Jennifer Aniston, Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron and also Kristen Chenoweth.
  3. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants- This film includes Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel and America Ferrera which is enough to make it one of my favourites plus the added Body Positive message makes it one of my favourite movies πŸ™‚ There are quite a few scenes in this movie which I absolutely love including when they are trying on the jeans and also when Carmen stands up to her Stepmother by saying ‘We can just tell everybody that Carmen’s Puerto Rican and it never occurred to you that she might be built differently.’
  4. Little Miss Sunshine- This film is so inherently body positive and includes a normal kid who wants to enter a beauty pageant despite not looking like all of the ‘supermodels’ and I absolutely love it! I am a big fan of Abigal Breslin and absolutely love the scene where Olive goes up to Miss California and asks if she eats Ice Cream πŸ™‚
  5. Isn’t it romantic- This is one of the newest films on the list and features Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine and Priyanka Chopra πŸ™‚ I love the message of the film is that she had to learn to love herself and didn’t have to wait for a guy to love her before she realised she is worthy of love πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments some of your favourite films with a Body Positive message πŸ™‚

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