A woman is truly beautiful if she is confident.
Confidence is something that can't be taught. Only you, yourself, can feel it. When you are confident you are not constantly looking for the approval of others. You are proud of who you are and what you do. This can be both physically and mentally! If you want to wear those comfy shoes that aren't that stylish go for it! If you want to tell your friend that you have a different opinion about something then you say it.
Sometimes you nail the handstand first try, and sometimes you fall on your backside and laugh 'till it hurts. 🤸🏽♀️ They're both successful experiences, in their own ways. One might hurt a lot more than the other, but trying is what counts. So try something scary today! Do something new! CHALLENGE YOURSELF. 👊 You deserve it. And you might be surprised at where you land! 😻 I was shooting for a beautiful #handstand pic here last week and ended up throwing my legs up so hard and fast that I went completely up, up and oooover and smashed into the ground, hard. And then laughed. A LOT. Because you win some and you lose some, and it's so much easier to move through life once you're comfortable with that. 🙏 I'll get it next time! 😝 #goodsaint #yoga
You can tell a lot about a person based on their smile. Physically, it is one of the most important qualities. Think about the first thing you notice when you meet someone. Is it their shoes? Maybe. But for the most part it is usually their smile. Your smile is one of those features that can give you away if you are faking it.
A woman is truly beautiful if she is optimistic.
There is nothing more contagious than a woman with positive energy. It is easy to become overwhelmed in today's world. Technology makes us more vulnerable than ever and our views of beauty aren't as natural as they used to be. There is no better attribute a woman can have than to see the silver lining in a negative situation.
Eyes are unique! They are basically the only body part we cannot change (besides getting colored contacts of course). Some individuals have two different colored eyes and damn am I jealous of them! The most important feature about your eyes is that you cannot hide them. When you meet someone they look at your eyes immediately. Your eyes are a dead give away of how you are feeling and thats a truly beautiful thing.
A woman is truly beautiful if she is unique.
Just be you! There is nothing more beautiful than a woman with a unique combination of style and quirks. With the amount of trends out there it is easy to get lost in doing what everyone else is doing. It is rare to find someone who stands out from a crowd. Physically or through fashion, being different is beautiful.
I know what you are thinking! That is so sexist! In reality it's not, everyone should know how to cook. FOOD IS LIFE. It is a skill that may seem difficult to possess but it gets easier the more you try it. Eventually you will not even need to follow recipes! You can just throw a bunch of tasty items in a pan and BOOM a delicious dinner is served.
when you're so indecisive on what to have for lunch so you just have everything #itme bed of mixed greens with avocado, leftover chickpea pasta, my black bean dip, sweet potato fries, radish, sautéed zoodles in ghee, chicken, beet sauerkraut and freshly fried cordyceps from the farmer's market. now it's time to get some ☀️ to help me snap out of this jetlag! happy hump day peeps! #bowlsbylee #leefromamerica
A woman is truly beautiful if she has passion.
Everyone out there is passionate about something. Fashion, a sport, animals, food, etc. It is that one topic that you researched and could discuss for hours. When someone gets excited about something, you get excited. It is contagious. There is nothing more beautiful than when a woman stands up for what she truly believes in.
A woman is truly beautiful if she is understanding.
It is hard to put yourself in someone else's shoes. We are all from different places, different families, and different traditions. It is easy to write off someone else's beliefs as "weird" or "inappropriate." To be truly beautiful inside and out you have to be thoughtful toward other's opinions and beliefs. Everyone is different. Just because you do not understand why they do something doesn't mean you can judge them on their life choices. While it may be easier just to throw your feelings aside, take a moment to try and understand where they are coming from. Ask them. I'm sure they will be grateful that you are making an effort to learn more about them instead of talking behind their backs.
A woman is truly beautiful if she takes care of herself, inside and out.
Being healthy is what everyone struggles with. Unhealthy food is delicious! Netflix is so easy to marathon! Our bodies are what take us from point A to point B, so we need to take care of them! If you do not take care of your body than it shows that you do not care about yourself. Doing some form of exercise is important, even if its just going on a 10 minute walk around the neighborhood. Exercising and eating well is also only half the battle. Emotional well being is almost even more important. There is a reason yoga is becoming more and more popular every day. It is not because it is a "fad", we are all so stressed that we need to release it in some form! It is not healthy to bottle everything up inside.
A woman is truly beautiful if she is intelligent.
We are not only talking book smart here! It is every form of intelligence you can think of. Wanting to learn something new everyday is invaluable. There is nothing more natural than having a good, quality conversation with people around you.
Laughter is contagious! Not only does it force you to smile but it can also help you relieve stress. Have you ever been at a party with a group of new people and a little awkward silence? All of it goes away as soon as someone cracks a joke or does something quirky. That is because laughter helps people bond. It strengthens relationships and even promotes group bonding. Laughter is mostly an involuntary action, which makes it hard to fake! It relaxes your entire body and releases those feel good endorphins!
Yes peeps, still on a cut. Not seeing progress in 3 weeks. Talk about a screeching HAULT after my diet break in Ohio. My coach tells me to trust the process (I also preach that too) so I'm going to do just that. I would get discouraged and throw a hissy fit BUT to be honest, fitness just makes me a better/happier person (can't you tell) so here are some reasons why I'm not getting butt hurt over losing a couple more pounds: 1. It makes me excited for the day to accomplish things I couldn’t the day before (productivity) 2. It has made me more confident in my abilities to do things outside of the gym (that’s where the real gains happen) 3. I’ve never that “thing” that was just mine and only mine. Now I do. People look up to me for it - (powerlifting and being strong is what l luvvvvv) 4. I have some strong freaking women in my life that make me a better person. Every. Day. 5. I can lift heavier than a lot of guys (hehe had to put that in there) 6. I smile and laugh more often because I make myself proud 7. I can eat more (lol) and I know how to take care of my body for my over-all health and to eat for performance 8. I know what I am worth, and I know I have potential Cough Cough… Notice how most of those things aren’t even gym related… I want to know how how fitness has changed your life OUTSIDE OF THE GYM. 3.2.1….. COMMENT! . . I'm actually laughing cause the garden guy at my apartment complex caught me taking this timed selfie
A woman is truly beautiful when she is happy.
Not only is laughter contagious but so is happiness and positive energy! A happy person is someone who tries to see the positive in everything. If they are having a bad day they try to fix it rather than bring other people down. When you are a happy woman you see more possibilities! Self help books on happiness are cramming the shelves. There is an overwhelming desire to find the "true" state of happiness which is something that cannot be accomplished through a book. If you are happy you understand that you can only control so much and to try and make the best of everything that comes your way.
A woman is truly beautiful when she is energetic.
An energetic woman is a beautiful woman! You need energy to get the most out of life. There is so much to explore. As we age, we feel more and more run down by the struggles of life. It is hard to have never-ending energy after work when all you want to do is go home and relax. As we have all heard before, you are only as old as you feel. Well if you want to feel like a teenager again you need to get out there and try new things. Physical activity boosts energy levels so if you are ever feeling down get up and walk around!
A woman is truly beautiful when she is curious.
Curiosity is a good quality to have! Routines are good in certain situations, like your pre-bed activities or your post-work gym sessions. If you did do the same things every single day you will turn into a robot. Wanting to learn new things is a great thing. Go buy a new book. Try out that cycling class you are always passing by on your way home from work. Try sushi! The world is your oyster.
A woman is truly beautiful when she gives back.
Do you ever run into those people who somehow find the time to volunteer every single week? Don't they get you angry with jealousy? Good! There are so many opportunities out there to volunteer your time for a good cause. When a woman volunteers her precious free time for a worthy cause it is something to admire. We could be getting our toes done! Instead we are getting down and dirty doing things for the good of others.
Your curves baby!
Embrace your curves woman! One of the most physically attractive features of a woman is her curves. Are you one of those lucky ladies that do not need help growing that booty? Flaunt it! Every single body is different, no one is the same. We are all unique. You need to embrace your figure and be damn proud of it! Never hide it or be ashamed. Even if it is "your work in progress" show that you work hard and your making moves!
A woman is truly beautiful when she is radiant.
Everyone gives off vibes. I know it sounds very "hipster" but it's true. When there is someone in the room that is naturally sweet and inviting you feel it. Being someone who can inspire others is a great quality.
Your natural beauty.
You without make up on and wearing whatever is comfortable is a beautiful thing. Someone who doesn't have to seek validation from others. If you are capable of going out with your friends and you do nothing to alter your appearance than you are embracing all natural beauty. You do not need to hide behind make up to feel good. Your smile says it all.
There are a lot of new people around here - WELCOME! ✨ I thought I’d play a quick round of ‘10 Fun Facts’ about me this morning so we could get to know each other better! 🙌🏼 Feel free to ask if I missed anything you’re curious about! ☺️ • I was born and raised in a tiny town in #Maine and moved to Southern California when I was 18, looking for new adventures. I met my (now) husband and we’ve been together ever since! 😘 • My favorite color is green, but to get specific: #Pantone 344 💚 • I have one younger sister who is way prettier than me...and taller. She’s a babe. But I’m the smart one! 😝 • I visited #NeckerIsland, Richard Branson’s Private Island, when I worked as a nanny in 2014. It was amazing, and I played with his pet lemurs. 🐒 • I come from a family with a huge history of alcoholism, so I don’t drink.✖️ #Kombucha is my go-to social drink! • I got married in June and we traveled to Europe on our #Honeymoon - Amsterdam, Brussels, London + Paris! 🎡 • I could (and basically do) live in yoga pants, crop tops + cozy sweatshirts. 👌🏼 • I was certified last month with my 200-hour Power Yoga Teacher certification at @corepoweryoga and am in a 50-hour Extensions program now. I love teaching! (Also still working on my handstand!)🤸🏽♀️ • I’m working on my 2nd #cookbook - a collaborative project - and it’ll be out next year! 🙌🏼 • In high school, I was voted ‘Prettiest Eyes’ and ‘Most Likely to Marry an Athlete’. I don’t know if I should feel more proud or pigeon-holed that I married a #hockey player. 🏒😂 That’s all I’ve got this morning! I hope you feel like you maybe learned something new about me or got to know me a bit better. I wanna go live with you guys again SOON! It’s always so much fun. Are AMs or PMs better?? LMK! 💛 And if you’re new here, WELCOME! And thanks for hanging out! 😘😘 #goodsaint #10factsaboutme
A woman is truly beautiful when she is honest.
This is a quality that only you can attain on your own. Being honest is one of the most important qualities in every relationship. People get confused on when to be honest and when to lie. The best answer is naturally to always be honest. Don't just say what you think people want to hear. Be your own person, say what you want to say when you want to say it.
A woman is truly beautiful if she is humble.
We all know one person who is so humble that we want to punch them square in the face. They volunteer their free time, they cook like Bobby Flay without even trying, they can run 10 miles without even trying, but they don't see these as unique qualities. It is just who they are. Not only are they humble, but they also let other people have their lime light. They don't take away from others and they don't feel a need to fight for attention.
You are truly beautiful if you just be yourself. Don't try to be like anyone else. Being different is a good thing! It is something exciting. Being a leader is always better than being a follower.