i've grown up in a household which has placed a huge emphasis on the importance of nurturing yourself, and only recently have i truly understood what this means. it means reading the signs your body gives you - and seriously, it's not that hard if you're just AWARE - your body gives you an incredible amount of signals!! - for me, this means i've changed from processed breads to sourdough to prevent getting bloated, cut sugar out of my diet to prevent eczema, lessened my meat intake, and understand that i need to start my day with a huge breakfast to stop myself from going on an afternoon sugar slump.
but the other important aspect to nurturing yourself is exercise. and exercise i struggle with. it's not that i don't enjoy it, it's the 'getting me off my bum and doing some' part that drives me nuts! but recently i've started to realise how important it is to have some inspiration, especially with summer looming and a fairly untoned body thanks to winter hibernation (ugh). so i decided to do some research into some women that i think have beautiful bodies because they're healthy and fit and still have some curves, which resulted in one person in particular - lara bingle. i follow her on twitter and she regularly comments on her love/hate relationship with the training she does, but with a body like hers, it's motivated me and made me realise it's so worth it. she portrays such confidence in herself, she still has ladylike curves and she embodies a healthy lifestyle.