Podcast Episode 7: Your Beauty is not My Beauty and that’s okay

I am super passionate about spreading the body positive message, but I’d like to point out a trend I’ve noticed and have even been guilty of myself. Taking other people down, to feel your own beauty. And I have been guilty of it. I’ve been guilty of assuming that the overweight woman doesn’t exercise, or that the skinny woman doesn’t…

Trail Events to Check Out This Summer

There’s something special about trail running. Perhaps it’s the fresh air, perhaps it’s turning off the headphones and being in tune with your surroundings, or perhaps it’s the sense of adventure as you leap over branches, try not to slip in mud, and race down tricky, technical hills… Whatever it is, trail running is fun, and here are a few…

Body Love Project: Week 1 Wrap Up

Well this has been an interesting week for me! This week I have exercised intuitively, eaten intuitively, spent conscious time tuning into my body and trying to love on it, respect it, and generally look after it a LOT more! Hey body, you’re awesome! Exercise Exercise this week has involved: 2 trips to the gym (As opposed to my…

Paleo Pete: Modern Day Hero or Snake Oil Charlatan

The tanned, trim, and incredibly sparkly toothed Pete Evans is copping a lot of criticism for his Paleo Diet, and we are going to examine if his media baptism of fire is warranted, or if we should all be bowing down to Mr Evans and hailing his as the new cure for cancer. Wait what? Did I just say cure…

Gym Etiquette 101

Hey there sparkly thing! We are here to make your body love journey easy – and if you’re a gym bunny or an aspiring gym bunny then we would LOVE to share with you our list of gym etiquette tips!  Wipe the machines I shouldn’t have to say this, but nearly every time I go to the gym, there is…

How To Choose A Body Positive Gym

The gym can be a great place to work on your body-love goals. I personally love plugging my headphones in and sweating it out in the weight room. So we put together this guide to help you choose a body positive gym. And as the gym became something that more and more folks are getting into (thanks Crossfit… I think) we…

Motivation Monday: Sparkly Mantras For Your Monday

Hello sparkly, beautiful people! It’s MOTIVATION Monday! Huzzah! Monday is a day where sometimes we need a little extra coffee, maybe a hug, or even just some springs for our steps. Here at Polkadotsi we like to make your Monday sparkle! So here are a bunch of sparkly mantras to give you some zing! Enjoy your Monday, and the…

5 Body Positive Sites To Follow Right Now!

Do you need an extra dose of body love? Check out these ah-mazing women who are spreading the good word! Uplift a sister! The Body Is Not An Apology Run by superstar Sonya Renee, the Body Is Not An Apology fiercely explores all issues around body positivity including ableism, trans issues, gender issues, and of course body image. It is…

Body Positive Life Hacks To Help You Love Your Rocking Bod

Oh no! Have you had a blah day? Let’s turn that frown upside down and get to sparkling!! Enjoy our easy life hacks to help you get back into a space of body positivity! Speak Kindly Look at how you are speaking to yourself! Is it how you would speak to your friends? If it isn’t choose kind words. If…

Is Your Head Sabotaging Your Body?

One of the best things about writing for Polkadotsi is that I spend a LOT of time reflecting on my own body love journey, and what I consider to be body positive and what is just bulldust body shaming. I also spend a lot of my day speaking to women about how they feel about their diet and exercise, some…