Day 10 of 30

I KNOW for a fact I wouldn’t have been able to show up fully to the retreat I’m at right now if I hadn’t started this experiment before hand and now I can grow and learn without my body mindset gunk weighing me down. I’m taking better care of my bod in regards to putting on lotion, exfoliating etc now - I want to glow instead of hide…

Day 9 of 30

Today I received a comment from someone who believes I’m endorsing unhealthy behaviors, he shared his confusion at my “happiness to be overweight” - my blood pressure spiked for a second, but it honestly passed quickly - it’s okay that he doesn’t get it, I don’t need for him to…

Day 8 of 30

We got in a fight right before we had planned to take photos, and usually neither of us shake out of a fight-funk so that was scary! We bounced back quickly after taking the first shot (it’s the one where he’s looking at the phone and I’m giving him the stink eye - when we saw it it sort of broke the tension and we let it go)…

Day 7 of 30

💥 “I want to love my body like YOU love yours”… and suddenly I feel like a fraud. DO not take these photos as proof that I’ve *arrived* at loving my body, see… I’m *on my way* just like you are…

Day 6 of 30

In case you’re new to whatsahappenin here... 👋🏻 I’m brooke & I’m conducting an experiment, posting real photos of my real body, every day for 30 days! Honestly, I’m hoping it helps me love my physical self again. See, I’m over 50lbs heavier than the size I spent most of my life at, and I recently realized it’s made me hide for too long, and I’m sick and tired of doing so. I hope this project and this very real, daily check in with this body that carries me through life, will bring more playfulness and wonder to my new year…

Day 5 of 30

🕯 Didn’t feel like smiling today, so I didn’t, felt a little guilty for not bringing big, bright energy
🕯 Only felt like shooting for a few minutes, so there are only 3 images
🕯Still feel amazing about the process BUT feel burdened by any requirement to do something with routine (if you know anything about the enneagram, I’m a 7, so that could tell you a bit about why daily things irk me)

Day 4 of 30

My 20 year old brother told me was proud of me and I was reminded yet again how AWESOME people are and how our world is actually getting BETTER every day, even if it's one insightful, loving 20-something at a time. Oh, and an artist offered to paint me & I'm super excited about it…

Day 3 of 30

👉🏽 I have extra energy
👉🏽 I'm drawn to spending some of said energy on hair, makeup and luxe self-care
👉🏽 I still avoid certain angles in photos (neck, chin)
👉🏽 I like taking the photos alone
👉🏽 I much prefer having natural light

Day 2 of 30

Had about 5 minutes to grab shots today, the sun had set and I was about to run out to head to my Grandma’s house for family game night. Love the sparkle of the Christmas lights but wish I had some natural sunlight flooding in but I can be too picky…

Day 1 of 30

Hey there, welcome! I’m Brooke and I’m conducting a 30 day experiment, beginning today... each day I’ll be taking real photos, of this real bod of mine and I’ll be sharing them here! My hypothesis is that checking in with myself daily, and being accountable to post here, will foster a fun, fearless 2019…