A Little Note About Integrity & Self-Esteem…


sweater: sheinside c/o | jeans: 7fam | boots: steve madden via zappos c/o | bag: gigi new york c/o | glasses: ray-ban | cuff: jewelmint c/o | bracelet: stella&dot | watch: michael kors | rings: jewelmint c/o, nordstrom, uo | necklace: jilly bean jewelry c/o | lips: red revival by maybelline

It’s no secret that I love Chris and Heidi Powell. I’ve had Chris’ book “Choose to Lose” (it’s about more than just weightloss) for a couple years now and it’s always a great pick-me-up when I get off track. Stress > emotions > unhealthy choices (for me). I have yet to experience a year in my life without stress, so learning to cope with my emotions and focusing on the simple principle of integrity (doing something when I say I’m going to do it), has been a big step in maintaining my progress and self-esteem. And trust me, I’m not perfect at it.

Here’s a little excerpt from Chris’ book that always gives me perspective:

“Right now, your integrity–the value you place on yourself–is delicate. It needs to be nurtured to grow. Reversing its decline begins by fulfilling just one small promise. One promise leads to two. Two leads to three, and so on.

Every silent promise fulfilled nourishes your self-respect a little bit more. You begin to believe your own promises again. Promise after promise fulfilled eventually builds your sense of self-worth to substantial proportions. What was once a weak and delicate seedling is now a towering redwood. When you set out to accomplish something–anything–it gets done.”

I love fitness goals and challenges because they’re a great way for me to test my integrity. But this truly applies to so many areas of life!

Have a great Thursday.
And don’t forget to enter the JewelMint giveaway (ends Sunday)!



  1. Sabina B. says:

    Love the orange bag and the leopard boots – great accessories and work well together!


    Posted March 13, 2014 | Reply
  2. love the monogrammed back chica! I might have to check that out for myself! xo


    Posted March 13, 2014 | Reply
  3. this entire outfit is just gorgeous!
    ladies in navy

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  4. Gorgeous!
    Love those shoes!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

    Posted March 13, 2014 | Reply
  5. You look fabulous and I love this uplifting post! Thank you for sharing that excerpt!


    Posted March 13, 2014 | Reply
  6. Wow, that is powerful! I need to pick up that book!
    P.S. LOVE the booties!

    Posted March 13, 2014 | Reply
  7. love this! especially those BOOTIES. im obsessed. hoping to meet ya at the event saturday! 🙂 xx, keena / justadashofkeena.blogspot.com

    Posted March 13, 2014 | Reply
  8. Great look. Love your booties.
    xo, Petra


    Posted March 13, 2014 | Reply
  9. You look gorgeous!! I love what you shared today.:) I think it is such a great reminder for us. Thanks for sharing it.

    Posted March 14, 2014 | Reply
  10. Bethany says:

    This was such an interesting and inspiring post! I hadn't thought about how stress really affects my bad choices (for me, it's a shopping addiction!), and how it's about how much I value myself. Really good stuff to think about. (Oh, and you look great! I love the necklace and the bag. And the shoes. And all of it, okay.)

    Posted March 15, 2014 | Reply