Sveen, 28, has gone from a size 12 to a size 8-10, but, rather than focus on size the biggest change has happened mentally. “As our lives change, so do our bodies,” she says, adding how yoga has become her self-care. “It’s a woman’s job to love and care for her body, no matter how it appears or is perceived by others.”
BONNIE’S TOP HEALTH TIPS FOR A POSITIVE MIND AND BODY
1. Be an Early Bird! Sveen practices yoga first thing in the morning. “It’s about getting those endorphins high at the start of the day. You’ve dealt with all your thoughts and you’ve got a nice balance of hormones and it’s not just [stress hormone] cortisol.”
2. Give it a go! When it comes to exercising, Sveen has a relaxed approach. “Don’t beat yourself up about it if you’ve heard your leg or feeling tired. Maybe still attend the class but pull back. You might surprise yourself. Energy creates more energy.”
3. Eat for your type! Sveen generally tries to eat foods best for her blood type, which is A. “I’m a pescatarian, which is fine for A’s because we digest vegetables and grains better than meat and potatoes.”
4. Love yourself! “It’s important to love your body, no matter what it looks like,” advocates Sveen.
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