It sure feels good to me 🎧

by Jaclyn McCabe October 01, 2020

 

My morning rituals have never felt so important. And while the practices themselves might ebb and flow, taking the time to nourish my mind and body is a necessary self-care tool.  

One thing I do in the morning, no matter what, is to find a way to connect with my body through movement.

I use to think this meant doing hard things that hurt my body - the goal was to get "in shape." I recently had a big "ah-ha moment" about the crafty ways my inner mean girl can twist language and dive straight into diet culture without me even noticing. 

In the modern-day diet sphere of "healthy is the new skinny," the concept of in-shape versus out of shape feels the same as being a good fatty. In practical speak, it's merely another form of self-judgment.

Those terms were so deeply embedded in my lexicon that I hadn't even stopped thinking about the judgment behind them. 

If I weren't judging myself, how would I choose to connect with my body?

After pondering this question for a moment, I've landed firmly on the concept of "magical movement." Meaning, if it doesn't feel magical, then I don't do it!

Magical movement can be bouncing along to Beach Boys' remixes (yes, that's a thing!) in a water aerobics class. Or joining up with Marc at Fat Kid Yoga Club to discover all the nifty ways my body can hold itself up without toppling over. Today, it looked like skipping along the riverfront while enjoying the crisp fall air and some old school R&B.

Magical movement not only gives me moments of joy, but it's also is a great way to quiet that inner mean girl. Because, as I proved this morning, it's impossible to beat yourself up when Tony! Toni! Toné! is stuck in your head. (Oh yeah, and endorphins are helpful too.) 😉

Tell me some ways you are connecting with your body that feel magical. 

❤️ Jaclyn

 

P.S. I found this little article "Notes On Hope" by Matt Haig in British Vogue really helpful in thinking about this challenging year. 




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Size Chart

Clothing Chart

How to Measure

Bust
Measure around your body under your arms and over the fullest part of your bust.

Waist
Measure around your body at your natural waistline. Keep the measuring tape comfortably loose.

Hips
Measure around the fullest part of your hips, placing the tape around midway between your crotch and belly button.

Inseam
Take a pair of pants that fit you well and lay them flat. Measure the distance along the inner seam between the crotch and the hem.

 

Bra - How to Measure

Step 1: Measure your band size.

With your bra on, measure firmly around your rib cage, underneath your breast. The measuring tape should be parallel with the ground. Please reference chart below for band measurements.

Step 2: Measure your cup size.

With your bra on, measure the fullest part of your bust. This works best with a non-padded bra. Make sure the tape is taut and straight. 

Step 3: Calculate your bra size.

Subtract your band measurement from your cup measurement. Generally, for each inch in difference, the cup goes up by one size.
Range 29"–32" 33"–34" 35"–39" 39"–41" 42"–43" 44"–45"
Size 34 36 38 40 42 44

Example:

Step 1: 33" = 36 Band

Step 2: 38"

Step 3: 38" - 33" = 5", which is an E cup size in Prima Donna or DD in Elomi

Step 4: Refer to Sister size chart to see equivalent cup sizes by brand

All sizes are UK SIZE

Sister Size Chart

PrimaDonna Elomi
B B
C C
D D
E DD
F E
G F
H FF
I G
J GG
H
HH
J
JJ
K

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