April 15, 2014
by Meg
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#bodypeace #selflove; #whatthehashtag?

I’ve been seeing a lot of hashtags along the lines of – but not limited to things like – #selflove #bodypeace, etc., and I have to really question whether the people using these hashtags really know what it means to have “self love” and this whole “body peace” stuff. I also have to ask myself – am I an advocate for self love? Of course I am; do I always live with these “self love” and “body peace” ideals? Hell flipping no – and if you do, I’d love to have some of what you’re smoking. I’ve already discussed on here how some mornings I wake up with a monkey belly and want to immediately take my poopy-bitch-pantsless-self and crawl back in bed instead of going to the gym. But usually, I don’t because I have discovered something about myself and my body that I think has made a huge difference in the way I approach things; I have made my body my best friend. But before you think “oh GAWD another one of these epiphanies about loving yourself and your body – GAG ME…” please read on.

Like best friends, my body and I have our secrets – some shameful, some just plain ratchet. Sometimes we cuss out the S.O.B. who just cut us off in the fast lane, can’t you see I’m already late to work and sans coffee, you m*#&*f*!@#!!!!… but that’s between us two. We have our arguments, like when I have one of those days as mentioned above and feel so far from attractive and comfortable that I’d like to hibernate. Or those times when I consider wearing a paper bag over my face cause Maybelline just ain’t gonna cut it. Damn you body for hosting yourself a little party on my face the week before my monthly gift; oh and while we’re at it, damn you for giving me that gift, shouldn’t you know I’m fine with just a gift card to Target?  We lash out at each other for a hot sec then apologize and move on as opposed to wallowing in that situation, cause after all, best friends are supposed to forgive and forget. And about that gift – at least I’m not pregnant, so thanks for the reassurance, we can be friends again.  I forgive you.

Like best friends, we don’t hold grudges against each other. Over the years we’ve learned more and more about each other and developed a mutual understanding of our relationship and more often than not – just like BFF’s – we keep each other in good company.

Considering my body one of my best friends also obligates me to provide it with the love and support that it craves – that’s why I workout and eat right. Treating my body with respect both spiritually and physically has been one of the greatest accomplishments I’ve mustered up in terms of my self love and body peace. I suggest you try and make your body one of your best friends too. You might just find that – just like a friendship -  self love and body peace is not always loving and peaceful, but it’s certainly meaningful.

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April 11, 2014
by Meg
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#liftupmyquest Instagram Giveaway

Hey pals! Just wanted to let you know of a current Quest Bar giveaway I’m hosting on Instagram – and there will be two lucky winners (see the details in the post.) I think we need more positive posts lifting others up on Instagram and when people enter giveaways they typically just think of themselves, but this way people can really discover and embrace how the people around them motivate and inspire them.

And let’s be honest, it’s always nice when someone wants to give you a box of Quest Bars.

If you would like to enter, head on over to my Instagram and do it to it. Happy Friday!

“Do you have someone in your quest that lifts you higher? I’m teaming up with Quest for a special giveaway for you AND someone who you share your quest with. It has to be someone special, someone who inspires you daily and motivates you – someone who you’d share your Quest Bars with, because you & your inspiration will each be winning a box of Quest Bars of your choice! To enter: repost this photo and tag someone who inspires your quest, tag @megmo7 and @questnutrition and use the hashtag #liftupmyquest. Make sure you BOTH are following @megmo7 and @questnutrition. In the post, tell us how this person lifts you up, inspires or motivates you. Giveaway ends Sunday, April 13th and the winner and their inspiration will be announced Monday, April 14th. Good luck and keep lifting each other up!”

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