Being confident in your own skin is not vanity

I was on a call with a woman named Jennifer, yesterday talking about fitness and life. I kept saying "Fitness is not about the perfect body, it's about getting your shit together, it's about figuring out who you're meant to be, and finding the confidence to simply go for it." When I started this fitness account and blog it was to hold myself accountable for the promise I made myself which was, to head into my 30s as the best version of myself. I wanted to be confident in my own skin. Which ultimately meant being confident in the choices I make for myself both personally and professionally.

In my twenties I thought it was so vein for someone to believe that the way the looked translated into the way they feel. Boy was I so wrong! Because the desire to feel good about how I looked became the driving force of my fitness journey. 

Back in May I had the honor to be in front of the lens of my dear friend Tonhya Wysong for her La Femme Forte series. La Femme Forte, the strong woman, is a boudoir series that was born form the heart. Tonhya set out to photograph women and to help them embrace their "flaws" and to redefine their own definitions of beautiful no matter the shape, size, or color of their skin. I'm sharing photos from my 2016 set of La Femme Forte photos here so please be kind and if you love them, hit up Tonhya and tell her to come to your city! For all you SF area ladies, our city was her first ever so don't worry she'll be back next year.

Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.

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