#OwnIt

At some point EVERYONE has to JUMP

Running a Marathon

Everybody, at some point in their life has to jump if you want to be successful. Jumping is the hardest thing for people to do. But you have to jump. If you never jump, you'll never be successful. My brother talked me into RUNNING back to our hotel from the restaurant tonight in Jackson Hole. I haven't ran miles in a while, so I was nervous....but we crushed out 7 miles together at an 8.5 mile pac ...[Read More]

Love your Lines

Love your Lines

I used to feel ashamed of my faded stretch marks and loose skin from pregnancy. For a long time, I felt like it was unfair that I could get in really good shape but no matter what I did, I still had soft skin that wrinkled when I bent over and little faded stretch marks everywhere. Self acceptance was a long journey for me. Once I learned that my self-worth was so much more than just my outer shel ...[Read More]

How to Learn to Speak Kindly to Yourself

How to Learn to Speak Kindly to Yourself

Did you know that body image is the number one shame trigger for women? Studies show that most women have on average 11-19 negative body image thoughts every single day! The secret to changing this is to be aware of your thoughts and the way you speak to yourself. When you step out of the shower change your internal dialogue when you look in the mirror from, "ugh I look gross" to "I have a strong, ...[Read More]

Big Transformation!!! … Just kidding…

Big Transformation!!! … Just kidding…

"Don't compare your behind the scenes to someone else's highlight reel." Want to see a big transformation??!! Just kidding. There was only about twenty seconds between these two photos I just took today. I'm sharing this because the number one shame trigger in women is body image and this is something that needs to be talked about more. So many times we look at models posed perfectly in a magazine ...[Read More]

Free Podcast with Drew and Lynn Manning

Free Podcast with Drew and Lynn Manning

Check out my recent FREE podcast episode with Drew and Lynn Manning: fit2fat2fit.com/podcast On the podcast I chat about: - Gaining and losing 70 lbs with each of my pregnancies - How to get motivated - How to balance kids, work and your health - How to make healthy eating more affordable And you guys, I shared by most embarrassing moment that no one but my husband knew about. Oh man. Any guesses ...[Read More]

Self Worth

Levi Running

I used to feel ashamed of my faded stretch marks and loose skin from pregnancy. For a long time I felt like it was unfair that I could get in really good shape but no matter what I did, I still had soft skin that wrinkled when I bent over and little faded stretch marks everywhere. Self-acceptance was a long journey for me. Once I learned that my self-worth was so much more than just my outer shell ...[Read More]

This is NOT ok.

Self Care

  Something happened this morning and I feel like I can no longer be quiet about this.  I have been targeted for so long by distributors and salespeople selling body wraps and creams claiming they can "fix" my "broken" body.  Every time I make a post talking about how I am okay with the stretched skin I have on my stomach from carrying two ten pound babies I get literally hundreds, if not tho ...[Read More]

Breast Implants

Processed with Rookie

    I am going to open up and talk about something a little uncomfortable that I've gotten quite a few private emails about lately.....and that is breast implants. Nursing two babies did a number on my body. I have been pretty candid about talking about the stretched skin I have on my stomach (if you are new to my blog, you can read more about that here and here), but I would be lying if ...[Read More]

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect

I made this video last month for Heidi Powell (trainer and weight loss specialist on ABC's Extreme Weight Loss tv show)'s Perfectly Imperfect campaign and I was so happy to see the reach this video got. It was seen in over 3 million people's news feeds and the video was watched more than 1.5 million times. If you haven't yet, I hope you take a minute to watch it. I hope this is a message that will ...[Read More]

Rachel #ownitcampaign

Rachel side by side

Note from Natalie: Thank you so much for sharing your story Rachel!  I think so many people can relate to your words and how you feel. Baby Farah is so beautiful!  You are doing a great job mama.    #ownitcampaign #ownyourstory Hi Natalie! Big fan of yours here.  My name is Rachel and I am 23 years old, from Minnesota. I had a baby girl in October (who is almost 7 months old… whoa).  I don’t have ...[Read More]