Guest blog roundup!
I have had the absolute please of guest posting for some amazing blogs in the last couple of months but sometimes because they aren't on my site they get overlooked! I wanted to make sure I shared those with you here, just in case you missed them!
Featured on StudioHop Blog:
'Be brave, show up, love your body!'
It can be hard to love your body. I mean we are constantly inundated with advertising that tells us being skinny should be our primary goal because once we are skinny everything else in our life will fall into place.
There was a time when I wholeheartedly believe this. I held this as truth for years! Years I chased after being smaller. Just 5 more pounds, just a few more inches…then I would be happier. But in reality, I never was. It was never enough. Because even when I would lose the weight, I didn’t feel as happy as I thought I would, so I assumed maybe just a little more and then I would get there.
But shocker…this didn’t happen. I never got as skinny as I wanted to be. I never got the body I had always dreamed of. And I constantly felt like a failure. A failure because I had let myself down and would never reach my full potential.
Interview with The Southern Wellbeing Blog:
'Austin Based Body Image + Wellness Coach Kami Blease Has An Important Message For You…'
YOU ARE A BODY IMAGE AND WELLNESS COACH. TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH BODY IMAGE AND HOW YOU MADE YOUR WAY INTO THIS SPACE?
My personal journey is what drove my professional shift. As I was training clients and focusing on helping them lose weight, I too was focusing on that for myself. I had a lot of expectations about how I should look physically, not only to be a successful trainer but also to be considered a successful and attractive woman. I believed the narrative that to be happy is to be thin. This is a story we are told time and time again and it took me stepping back and really looking back on my life to see that the goal and hope of weight loss had never made me happier. Constantly focusing on weight loss had made me miss out on experiences, doubt my gifts, accept being judged from the outside rather than the inside and ultimately made me lose sight of what was truly important.
I went on my own personal journey with my body image long before I started coaching women on theirs. I had to walk through the fire a little bit first, but it was absolutely worth it. It can be hard to question and challenge the narrative that we have grown up with. But if that narrative is no longer serving us and is holding us back then I think it’s time to bring it into the light and to take a good look at why we’ve held on to it for so long.
Hope you enjoyed reading those! If you would ever like me to write something for your blog please always reach out, I love it!!