Fuck what my stomach looks like in a bikini or what my thighs look like in shorts. I want my plate to be colorful for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I want to run a mile and feel like running 10 more afterwards. I want to feel like I’m filled to the brim with energy all day long. I just want to be healthy.

(Source: thedieteticsstudent)

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This image strikes me hard. As I little girl, I was chubby, I was made fun of (having my last name didn’t help either), and I do remember turning my fingers into little scissors and wishing I could cut off my fat.

Honestly, I didn’t even know what fat was or that anything was “wrong” with me until the other kids told me so. Some days I was really terrified of going to school. I tried to distract it all by just studying harder.

It wasn’t until 7th grade when I started to get taller/skinnier and when I moved to a new school that the bullying stopped. 

This notion that “thinner is better” and that “fat is bad” gets ingrained in kids’ head from an early age…whether it’s subliminally from media or just hearing it from other family members complaining about their bodies. So it is HARD to accept your body when everyone tells you not to. Body dissatisfaction begins to take over your life and you become obsessed with changing it. And you know what? Some girls won’t know how to. That’s when the dangerous habits begin.

"Over 80 percent of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat. By middle school, 40-70 percent of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body, and body satisfaction hits rock bottom between the ages of 12 and 15." (

So how do I like my body now that I’m a fitness instructor? There’s days when I love it and days when I hate it just like any other girl. Social media comments don’t make it any easier, but seriously if you make stupid remarks and your profile is private and you have no followers, just stop it. 

I know that at the end of the day, I am more than just my physical appearance. Seriously. My body holds my talents, my dreams, and my drive. It doesn’t define me. So don’t let it define you either. Let’s teach our little girls this. They don’t need to know that anything is wrong with their body because there isn’t. They just need to know that they should smile, work hard, and reach for their wildest dreams, whatever it may be. The change starts with this generation, now.

Thanks @fit2fat2fitwife and @fit2fat2fit for the emotional conversation yesterday.

Delicious garden vegan sandwich at @sabrinascafe. So yum. Multigrain bread with fresh spinach, grilled eggplant, bell peppers, cucumbers, and a roasted tomato- dill- garlic hummus spread. (at Sabrina’s Cafe)

It’s time to get up and get going with both eating healthier, training smarter and getting better! But it’s hard when you’re trying to balance a healthy lifestyle along with school; therefore I’ve gathered the most helpful posts that I’ve seen and know about here on tumblr for every student trying to stay healthy! :)
5 Reasons why you should pack your lunch
School lunch ideas 1
School lunch ideas 2
School lunch ideas 3
School lunch ideas 4
How to make a healthy eating plan
What to eat when you’re really stressed
Peanut butter for breast cancer
Eat colorful foods!
Clean eating 101
Simple vs complex carbs
Gatorade vs water
Drink more water!
Grocery list
Why a calorie is not a calorie
How to choose the healthiest drinks
Nursing your sweet tooth
Yoga poses at your desk
3 HIIT style equipment free at home cardio plans
43 youtube channels for fitness/health
44 body weight exercises 
Blogilates HIITs
Back on pointe workout plan
30 burpee variations
27 squat variations
Yoga for…
Fitness do’s and dont’s
Bikini body workouts at home
23 skipping rope exercises
Ultimate workouts for your butt
50 fitness facts you need to know
50 ways to stay more active
Full pack posts:
How to stay healthy while living at school
Getting started check list
How to stay healthy during college
Free calendars
How to build muscle and burn fat
50 clever DIY way to organize your entire life
27 websites for a new year
The healthy eating handbook
The fitness handbook 2
The healthy living handbook 3
Other neat posts:
10 best fitness apps
Cardiovascular health
The science route to a longer life
Running from the dangers
Type one diabetes
The truth about weight loss plateaus 
What is an eating disorder
The color of your pee
Bipolar disorder
Sleep or die
Hope you can get some help out of these :)