Painting the Park Red

– Posted in: Fashion, Travel

I’ve been working as a nutritionist for a number of years. Always focusing on someone else’s health and fitness goals. My heart aches for those who live day to day suffering from joint pain, depression, IBS, anxiety, obesity, low self esteem, hormonal imbalances, thyroid issues and reproductive disappointments. I dedicated myself through school to obtain a worthwhile and well rounded education but of course it wasn’t until I started my career in holistic health that I learned the most.

What I didn’t realize is I wasn’t implementing the same practices with myself as consistently as I needed to. The old saying goes “The plumber always has a leak” and I have always had a sweet tooth. I finally set out to put what my head and heart already knew into practice and that is eating whole, unadulterated, delicious foods. I’ve lost about 40 pounds give or take the time of month. 😉 I’ve dropped 7 dress sizes!!

Those numbers mean so little to me now. I’m happy. I’m super happy. I kicked endometriosis in it’s rear! My thyroid is finally producing the right levels of T3 and T4. I’m not tired, anxious or in pain anymore. I might not look like a model. I’m not rail thin or ripped but I’m healthy. My conversion from what I knew to what I did wasn’t easy. I had to break habits. I had to start new ones. I’ve had to overcome some fears of mine. One of those fears is adorning the old swimming suit. It’s so small yet it’s ability to strike fear in my heart is grand. This is me overcoming that fear in a beautiful vintage suit by Brickyard Buffalo. Ps I’m super flattered that they even asked me to model a swimming suit!

There are a TON of photos but I just couldn’t pick! The suit was modest, comfortable and is the perfect red vintage swimming suit for the Fourth of July! The bag is by Tory Burch and I love the size. You do have to be tender with it!

Swimming Suit//Brickyard Buffalo  Beach Bag//Tory Burch  Flip Flops// Tory Burch Necklaces//Charming Charlie

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6 Comments… add one

Lara July 2, 2014, 7:24 am

This suit was made for you! Loooove!

chanelle July 2, 2014, 8:56 am

Ahhh Thank you!! I really appreciate that!

Beverley Johnson July 2, 2014, 8:28 am

chanelle, you look healthy, happy and beautiful. love your swimsuit and your bag. love your blog. Beverley

chanelle July 2, 2014, 8:57 am

Thanks Grandma! You are the sweetest.

steph July 2, 2014, 12:51 pm

40lbs?! 7 dress sizes?! I must have met you at he VERY end of that challenge! You always looked great to me 🙂 great suit – great model!

chanelle July 2, 2014, 12:53 pm

This is over a few year period! Slow and consistent progress! Thank you for your kind words!

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