Presenting to you my Rainbow Lunch Box: Garlic quinoa • Tricolor fusilli • Grilled Mediterranean chicken • Oven roasted honey tomatoes • Japanese zucchini dressed with yuzu & togarashi • Herbed & lemon chickpeas • Pink beets • Butter & thyme portobello • Chili sautéed broccoli. Anyone wants to place an order? ;)
Grilled salmon, Italian dressed salad, beets, avocado, sunny side up, and crumbled feta. This is my kinda food porn. #onebowlwonders
When you’re not feeling too great emotionally, you wear crazy bright carebear colours and pound the pavements :) because if you can’t make yourself smile, who can!! Take charge of your own happiness! x
Someone told me I’d never be beautiful because I wasn’t skinny. I agreed, I’m not skinny and my body wasn’t meant to be. I’m a stallion, I have thunder thighs that help me climb the rockiest of mountains, I have arms hard as bark that carries me high above the earth, I have calves as strong as steel that helps me chase after sunsets. I’m not fragile. I’m strength, I’m alive. Beauty is not what you see in the mirror, it’s what you feel everyday.
Grilled salmon, quinoa, beets, crumbled feta, olive roasted Roma tomatoes. #onebowlwonders
I don’t eat well to punish myself or to fit into smaller jeans. I eat to feel amazing at every minute of the day, and be at peak performance at my sport. If your body was the top of the line sports car, would you fill it with cheap fuel? ;-) #foodforthought
So I was out shopping today when I passed an Aerie store. My cousin pointed out that the butt in the photo huge advertisement (second photo) had stretch marks. I was confused. After second look I realized that there were stretch marks. “Wow!” I thought, “I can’t believe they didn’t airbrush that out!” I wanted to take a picture but there were people sitting on a bench in view of it, so I decided to to go in and find the picture. Much to my surprise, she was not the only one displaying imperfections! Their slogan is “The real you is sexy.” In amazement I took pictures throughout the store. I’m sure they thought I was a creep but that didn’t stop me. I had to pass this along to those who haven’t seen it. My question is, how isn’t this a bigger deal? Am I weird for thinking this is so awesome? I even made a point to say “Wow, I have to take a picture of this, that could be me!” A sales associates just chuckled. But little did she know I was so serious.
The tomorrow of brands is standing up for being comfortable with the beautiful being that you are. I’m not going to see what’s real or not real beauty, because some were born supermodels and they’re just as real as people like me who battled being obese and now have stretch marks all over my body.
What this stands for is the affirmation that you can still enjoy life and be proud of who you are and not be pressured to compare yourself to any pedestal. Fashion is for self expression, and that should be accessible to every girl and woman out there — and I’m glad brands are taking a stand to reiterate that.