In general, sports can be AWESOME for kids — especially young girls. I know for myself (and Kristen!), being active in athletics when we were younger gave us confidence, built inner and outer strength, and helped us to form friendships and support networks that existed far off the courts we were playing on. But — there is a darker side to some sports. A side that puts too much pressure on winning and/or maintaining a certain body weight or shape. Sometimes, there’s a focus on both of those things — which is a toxic and scary combination, especially when you’re…

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My path to loving my body — at its natural and intuitive and ever-changing shape outside of dieting — hasn’t been an easy path. Nor has it been a straight path. Like any journey, there are ups, downs, insights, fall-on-your-face moments, and everything in between. But, man oh man, am I happy for all of those moments, both high and low. Because, now that I’m pregnant (at the time of writing this at least!) — especially pregnant with twins (which is, I’ll admit, is a sight to behold) — I realize that I’ve never had so many comments thrown at…

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What if we told you that just about everything you thought you knew about healthy living wasn’t true — and was totally set up for you to fail? Yes, even when others had the best intentions. And yep, even when some saw short-term success. What if we’d all been conditioned to think that, in order to be healthy, you had to do some magic thing, follow some magic plan, and be some specific number on the scale? It’s a pursuit that many of us would spend our entire lives chasing … and never reach. And — even worse — we’d…

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We chatted about size inclusivity in gyms and what fitness professionals can do to better support body neutrality and positivity in this recent podcast episode. That chat got so much buzz that we wanted to keep the convo going. Because if there’s one thing we’d like to do in this world, we’d like let everyone know that fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes. So, when Blink Fitness told us about its body positivity and inclusivity movement at numerous locations across the U.S. and its 2019 campaign,”Every body is different, your gym should be too,” we were like, yep,…

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We recently had a discussion off-air about our disappointment in the way some personal trainers and gym instructors seem to be using old-timey talking points that incorporate body-, age-, and fat-shaming as a part of their interaction with members. And, as you’d imagine, we had thoughts about it. A lot of ’em. So we decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of bringing in a guest for this ep, we thought we’d pick up that discussion and share it with you all. So, in this ep, you’ll get lots of Margo, Jenn, and Kristen, as we talk about outdated ideas…

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Repeat: This is not a weight-loss program. via GIPHY After months of doing these Tell It Like It Is episodes and posting about all things sneaky diet culture, we know one thing to be very, very true: You are not your weight. You were put here to do bigger things than worry about dress size, and your health has very little to do with the number on the scale. via GIPHY Okay, fine, that’s three things. But they’re all so important. And they’re what led us to create Love Your Body. Love Your Life, our healthy living IRL online class — with ZERO dieting,…

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This is what we’d like to do to diet culture. via GIPHY And we are BY FAR not alone in this fight. There are a ton of amazing people who we listen to, read, follow, and generally want to high-five every darn day. We’ve already shared a few resources on what diet culture is and how “fit” doesn’t look a certain way, and we’ve had some awesome podcast guests discuss it, too. We’ll be sharing even more resources in the weeks to come, but here are 21 of our fave anti-diet accounts to follow on Instagram. Each of them drop non-dieting…

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