I love my body because….

Day 4 of Mel Wells ‘self love week’ 

Today we had to finish this: “I love my body because…”


There was a time in my life when I ‘thought’ I loved my body. 

Recently I uncovered that what I thought was loving my body, was actually denying it the care and respect she truly deserved! 
In reality, I liked being the size that I was. That was it! I didn’t listen to my body!

⏩ Fast forward 8 years, a diagnosis of MS (Multiple sclerosis) & Fibromyalgia. 

🚢>β™Ώ Then the transition from the love of walking/hiking to adopting walking sticks, crutches, a wheelchair & the funkiest mobility scooter ever! And everything has changed, for the better!… I am happier now than I thought possible!

πŸ’š I was so lucky at the end of last year, continuing this year, to be a case study for my friend & yoga teacher Louise Aviles whilst she studied for her Health coaching qualification. (find Louise on Instagram: @louiseavilesyoga)



During this time, I learnt what loving my body really means! I learnt that having a thin waist, and being a size 10 isn’t actually the ONLY reasons to love your body! 

When I questioned my habits that I had when I was 6 dress sizes smaller, they definitely weren’t those that someone would have if they truly loved their amazing body


So… Why do I love my body? Haven’t you paid attention? She’s amazing! 

Everything that I’ve put her through! I haven’t been the kindest to her over the 36 years we’ve been together! 
She’s been starved, I’ve force fed her, self harmed, pushed her beyond capability, ignored her when she’s been screaming at me & she’s given me nothing but unconditional love in return!
She has enough to deal with because of how my MS affects her, so I learned new behaviours, new habits. And now I do my best to show her daily how much I love her! 

All the areas that I used to be negative about on a daily basis, I now focus on telling her why I love them!
I LOVE…
πŸ’ͺ – My shoulders: they’re strong & able to help carry my body using crutches when my legs are to tired.
πŸ™† – My upper arms: they have the strength to enable me to enjoy different exercises


πŸ™ – My wrists: they’re strong for my Yoga & Pilates practice

πŸ‘± – My beautiful face: its unique to me!
πŸ‘™ – My chest: its where the most loyal part of me lives, my heart!

πŸ™‹ – My skin: keeps me together, stretch’s, twists & turns when needed!

πŸ˜† – My smile: it always tells the truth!

γ€° – My stretch marks: they are the marks of my amazing and beautiful journey of my life!

I ❀ ALL OF ME BECAUSE EVERY PART OF ME HAS A STORY TO TELL! 

Thank you for reading this part of my wonderful journey! 
Love yourself for everything that you are, never for what someone thinks you should be! πŸ™

Family weekend of quilt free fun!

What an amazing weekend! 

We ate what we wanted, drank what we wanted, took selfies with no make up on, laughed so much we might have pee’d a little and just basically had a flipping incredible time!

I don’t feel guilty about it, neither am I going to punish myself by not eating or exercising until I’ve worked off those extra calories, (frankly that would be impossible!) 
I may think about cutting back a little but it won’t be much different to what I ate/drank before! 

(She says with a cookie in her hand!… Hey its ok, its gluten free! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚)
Life is all about balance!

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Shared via instagram, words are my own

Yoga is always the answer!

Couldn’t get to my weights class tonight & is looking as though that will be a rare occurrence due to my back problems.
So instead, there was Yoga!… Just what I needed! Don’t know where I got the energy from but I had the will! Only managed 30mins and that’s ok! The fact that I did & I feel good now is what its about! 
Yoga is the answer to everything!

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I really do miss my weights classes with the amazing @keza_h 😞

Photo is my own as are the words written!

Realising I let the negativity in & being ok with that!

Last week I let myself listen to that inner negativity, which is ok to a certain degree, as long as you don’t hold on to it!
That’s where my lesson was! I held on and forgot about all the amazing, positive things in my life. I was being far to critical and hard on myself.

I am so grateful to all the wonderful people that are always there for me, the ones that have my back, the ones that glue me back together! 

I love you all unconditionally! 

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Meme shared via instagram, words are my own

My body is calling out for yoga!

Alarm set for my self practice yoga in the morning, haven’t done any thing for a while. Just haven’t had the mojo for it, listening to my body, and she’s telling me she’s ready for the mat tomorrow. That’s if she wakes up in time! Maybe, maybe not, either way is good!! 

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Picture is my own with a inspirational quote by Alan Alda, words are my own

The yogic way

So ready for another incredible 1:1 with the lovely Denise Walters
Make time for yourself today to make for a better tomorrow! 
Feel like the luckiest girly alive to have 3 beautiful Yoga teachers! 

The thing that amazes me & I find hard to believe is how lovely & supportive these beautiful humans are about me having 3 different teachers!
There’s no animosity, no acrimony, resentment nor spite!

Its just not the yogic way! 
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Meme shared via Pinterest, words are my own

All the yums!

All the yums! πŸ½πŸ…πŸ†πŸŒ½πŸŒΆπŸ„
The difference in my lunch choice when I don’t go to Yoga, Pilates classes in the morning is immense! 

My fatigue is still bad but far less than when I’ve exercised! 

I can think a little clearer & listen to my body, so I can make better choices of what to have & what my body wants! 
I know its appears to be a simple salad, but nothing is simple when you have 2 chronic illnesses! 

I could have had some mixed beans with my salad but unfortunately, I have only just remembered them & my lunch is now in my tummy! πŸ€—
This lunch is nothing compared to when my DebbieRahRah is here, but it makes me proud to know that I created it on my own! 
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Photo is my own as is the writing