What Do You Mean, You're 'Unapologetically Fattist'?

The average newborn is 7.5 pounds. I came into the world at 10 pounds, so you might say I’ve been a Plus Size Princess since the beginning. I was eight when I began feeling bigger than the other girls. I was 12 when my pediatrician wrinkled her nose ...more

Make Your Own Cooling Towels for Workouts

Need a way to cool down while exercising or doing yard work on 90-degree days? ...more

10 Reasons to Lace Up Your Running Shoes

We all know running is good for your body.  But doesn't it usually go that if something is good for you, it doesn’t necessarily make you feel happy? Well, I took up running a few weeks ago and it feels great. My body is changing for the better, ...more

It's Not Too Late to Say Something Kind to Your Reflection

I usually don't talk to my reflection, which is sort of rude. I mean, I was always taught that it's not polite to stare, and it would certainly be creepy if I walked up to someone and just stood there, staring slack-mouth at them. But that's what I ...more

Which Celebrities Have Fibromyalgia?

Despite the fact that many of those with the disorder fibromyalgia often feel they are alone in their struggle, this post will show you that they are not. There are countless people around the world suffering from the symptoms of fibromyalgia, and ...more

Dear 'Unapologetically Fattist' Daily Mail Writer: I Am Unapologetically Human

The average newborn is 7.5 pounds. I came into the world at 10 pounds, so you might say I’ve been a Plus Size Princess since the beginning. I was eight when I began feeling bigger than the other girls. I was 12 when my pediatrician wrinkled her nose and bluntly told my mother that I was fat. I’ve been dieting, losing weight … and gaining more back ever since. ...more
Ahem! I am working towards adopting your attitude of being unapologetically human in the body I ...more

Goodbye Milk: I’m Giving Up Dairy and Here’s Why

I've made the decision to join the ranks of those who have decided to give up dairy due to health reason. I know it sounds strange, yet with the research that I've done, it's one of the best decisions that I could make for myself and here's why. ...more
AlinaZavatsky Thanks for your support and glad to hear that I'm not alone. :)more

Black Women, White Women, and Natural Hair

The burn of a relaxer on my tender scalp.The hiss of the hot comb against my untamed roots.The fear of moisture in all of its iterations: rain, sweat, ocean.The anguish of getting the most minor trim because length--not health--was paramount.These are the memories I carry of the never-ending battle to hide the state of my kinky hair. It's an experience belonging to sisters all over the globe, this fight to make our hair submit to societal standards of what is acceptable and proper....more
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Knowing when to say when!

What is humbling than looking yourself in the mirror and being actually happy with who you are.  Some days are easier than others.  Me, personally, on the days I get my eyeliner lined just right on both eyes I can tell that it's going to be a winning kind of day for me.  I've come to realize that I am not a superficial person, it just took me a really long time to become comfortable in the skin I'm in and to not apologize for it.  Some call it being conceited, and I call it quite the opposite....more

Good weekend was good. WAY too fast! I’ve got a case of...

Good weekend was good. WAY too fast! I’ve got a case of the Sunday blues for sure ....more

Some weekend pics

This little girl, so very happy to see her daddy. Family acai bowls. Spying on Bell, happily lounging on the patio ....more

Balancing Productivity with Laziness

Happy Sunday! Not sure about you guys, but I’m currently focusing all my energy on expending as little energy as possible. It is so dang hot and humid today ....more

Weekend warrior running and a future spy

If I can make it through the past two days of running, I can do anything. Yesterday morning my friend Katie and I decided that it would be “fun” to run with the high school xc team on their 9-mile trail run....more

This Week’s Workouts: Double Unders FINALLY + A Bear of a Workout

Hi! Hope you’re all having a great Sunday. I am co-hosting a baby shower for a friend this afternoon so I’ve been prepping for that today ....more

Part 22, My Goals

Hello again readers. I hope you're all enjoying what I've written so far. It's taken me a long time to write everything and get to where I am today. I hope with all my heart that it's helping someone else as they read my progress. Please share this blog to those you know so that they can hopefully, one day benefit from my story as well. ...more

Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Rider 17

I have been loving my Mizunos lately as I am on my seventh pair from the brand. Just over the past couple of years, I’ve had the: Mizuno Wave Inspire Mizuno Wave Rider 15s (2 pairs) Mizuno Wave Rider 16s (3 pairs) And now the Wave Rider 17s! I really love running in these shoes ....more

A Whole Lotta Warrior Moms Say Thank You, Katherine, for 10 AMAZING Years

I dove headfirst into blogging about Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders because of Karen Kleiman. But I grew into an online advocate because of Katherine Stone. She embraced me as I fumbled through the early days of running a blog, a website for struggling women, and my third pregnancy after two terrifying episodes of Postpartum […] The post A Whole Lotta Warrior Moms Say Thank You, Katherine, for 10 AMAZING Years appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress ....more

Coconut oil hair treatment

Mmmm, coconut oil. In my house, you will find jars of coconut oil in my kitchen and my bathroom. Yup, I use it for both cooking and on my body. Coconut oil is the base for most of my homemade beauty products.In preparation for two upcoming workshops this summer on Natural Beauty Basics, I decided to try something new with coconut oil.  I had read that it makes an amazing deep conditioner for hair, but I never actually tried it for myself.  I wanted to make sure that coconut oil was an effective hair treatment before discussing it in my workshops....more