ACTIVE LIVING + POSITIVE BODY IMAGE…WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?
TWO INSPIRATIONAL LADIES
ONE UPLIFTING EVENT!
First of all, you’ve got your host! Lorna Jane Active Malibu, CA
Move your body. Nourish from the inside out. Believe anything is possible.
Then you’ve got Taryn Brumfitt!
Taryn Brumfitt is mother of 3, a writer, speaker and Founder of The Body Image Movement advocating positive body image by teaching women the value and power of loving their bodies…from the inside out.
I told you….what’s not to LOVE about this event?
Taryn shared with us her journey from being a Body Hater to a Body Lover. At one time, for a long time, Taryn loathed her body like nobody’s business. She even scheduled surgery in an attempt to “fix” her body. One day, while watching her daughter at play, she realized this is not the message she wanted to send her little girl. She thought “If I go through with this, what am I saying to my daughter about body image? How will I teach her to love her body?”
Taryn explained to us, in full detail…and I mean FULL detail (see wetting knickers and dirty tissue breasts ) everything that brought her to where she is now….her journey from, as self-described “a self-loathing, body-hating individual to a proud and confident positive body image advocate”. Taryn is a positive, happy, healthy, energetic (like…can’t sit still energetic!) woman reaching out to help others enjoy their bodies and their lives. Taryn’s desire is to teach and educate around the world that loving your body can bring you happiness and can change your life forever!
I will not detail her entire story as you can read it all here, in her own words Body Image Movement
I would like to highlight Taryn’s top 10 sentences of advice that she left us with (in my own words from my notes)
Suck it up
As in…there are worse things in the world than not having “the perfect” body…like maybe not having enough food to survive, or a fatal disease, you get the picture.
Talk to yourself like you would talk to a good friend
You wouldn’t tell your friend that you hated her body, why would you say that to yourself?
Health before beauty
Oxygen mask on first
You’ve got to love yourself, take care of yourself, before you can love and take care of others
Engage in sparkle activities
Try an activity you’ve always wanted to try, you just might love it!
Have a laugh
Be able to laugh at some of your body image hang-ups with a good friend
Don’t be brainwashed
Who are “they” to tell us we need to get rid of our wrinkles pretending that our bodies don’t age?
Fast forward to you final breath
On your deathbed, will you be thinking that you didn’t spend enough time worrying about how your body looked? Probably not.
Break the rules
Buck the system. Live your life.
Treat your body like a vehicle not an ornament
Our bodies are meant do so much more for us than just look pretty. They are the strong vehicles that help up actively live our lives!
I thought it was wonderful that there were mothers and daughters in the audience together asking questions and engaging. As a mother of two daughters, with a granddaughter on the way, with many issues of my own, I can really appreciate Taryn Brumfitt and The Body Image Movement.
Watch for Taryn’s upcoming documentary and read more about it here EMBRACE The Documentary
My fun did not end here! I was given a $50 gift certificate to use in this Lorna Jane Active Living store!! I was given this certificate for participating and reviewing this event from my own perspective. I am happy to have been given this opportunity and know I will carry with me and share The Body Image Movement and Move. Nourish. Believe. philosophies always!
I also enjoyed the Lorna Jane Malibu Store! What a beautiful location!
Are these or are they not the cutest running pants you’ve ever seen? I feel fast just wearing them!