For the first time in a long time I felt truly self-conscious

Hi Lovely!

As you may know I recently went on a long holiday with my husband. We decided to take our late honeymoon and go to Italy with a stop off in London first. While out of the U.S., I noticed how big I was in relation to most other women my age. I knew I was bigger but it didn’t really hit me until I was out of the states.

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Beauty is being true to who you are

Hi Lovely!

A few days ago I told you that I’ve recently moved. It has been an exciting few weeks and my blogging duties have not been as big of a priority (sorry ya’ll!) With that said, I am happy to announce that Fletch and I are almost done unpacking! Yay!! The last few things we need to do are hang photos and build the new dresser I bought this weekend. It is so awesome!

I spent all day today unpacking my area and hanging photos. I came across this little beauty and had almost forgotten all about it. It seems fitting that it will hang in my new cutie room.

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I leave you with these words. Be your wonderful self. You are beautiful just the way you are and if people don’t see that then they aren’t worth your time.

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Book Review of “Inside Out” – A Guide To Body Positivity

Hello Lovely!

I hope you are having a spectacular day!! Today I want to share a book I recently read titled, “Inside Out,” written by the wonderful, Anastasia Amour. Anastasia is a huge advocate for body positivity and her new book is a testament to that passion.

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Anastasia describes herself as, “the go-to source for women around the world wanting to stamp out self-inflicted negativity & embrace Fearless Body Confidence.” I agree. From her blog, to her social media sites, and now her book, she is a body positivity force to be reckoned with.

The book walks you through different exercises to help you learn to throw out the negative feelings you have towards your body and replace them with love and positive thoughts. Each exercise gets you closer to accepting and loving your body. I’d say that is pretty darn awesome.Inside Out by Anastasia Amour-VIP-Reviewers-Blog-Posts-Image2

I like to think that I have a fairly positive view of my body but I will admit that reading through, “Inside Out” helped me realize that I still hold some negative views of my body that I need to work on. Although I work hard at loving and appreciating my body I’ve noticed that I still hold on to the insecurities that have been instilled in me since I was little: I am too fat for a crop top, I should stay away from a bikini, I should wear dresses that hide my tummy. These thoughts are so engrained in me that I don’t even notice anymore. That just isn’t cool. By recognizing these poisonous thoughts I can learn, with help from a few of Anastasia’s exercises, to change those negatives into self love and embrace Fearless Body Confidence.

We all have the power to change the way we view our bodies. You are beautiful and deserve love, respect, and every good thing in this world. You got this!

This book is awesome and I definitely recommend you checking it out. Even me, a person that totally thought she had this body positivity thing down learned from it and I know it helped me recognize and understand my own insecurities.

If you are interested in checking out Anastasia’s book you can buy it on her awesome site anastasiaamour.com/insideout. When you go to checkout be sure to use the code THECUTIELIFE for 15% off! After you read it be sure to tell me what you think!!Discount code- resized

Don’t forget to follow Anastasia on social media!

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