Perfectly Imperfect, The Series: Guest Blogger – Natalie Hodson!

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After the first two Perfectly Imperfect posts – both my own, and guest blogger Whippy Cake’s – the response for this series has been overwhelming! It is SO amazing to see so many of you embracing your small imperfections, and finding self-love and confidence. Today, I am so excited to be featuring a truly remarkable health and fitness blogger, Natalie Hodson! This beautiful woman is not only a  health and fitness guru and an incredible influencer, but she’s also a proud mama of two. Her Perfectly Imperfect message is so powerful and has impacted me in such a huge way… I am honored to be able to share it with all of you today. Check the video below to see what Perfectly Imperfect means to Natalie and how embracing her flaws has influenced her life.

Perfectly Imperfect shirts are still for sale, so grab a shirt and join the movement!

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Connect with Natalie on her blog or on social media here:

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Xoxo,

Heidi

Related reading:

Perfectly Imperfect: The Series…. And The Shirt!
I Am (Still) Perfect…

Blog was originally posted December 9, 2014


29 Comments

  1. Melanie - August 18, 2015

    I love this series. I think my biggest obstacle my whole life has been the little voice in my head that hold’s me back. Having started my own photography business last year it has been a struggle to remind myself I can do this. I love hearing ways to silence that little voice that doubts my journey. Thanks for this Heidi & Natalie!

  2. Merry - March 31, 2015

    Thank you, love it.

  3. myrna - March 5, 2015

    Hi

    I jusit saw your video and youre right.i also see that we live in a society where perfection is expected of us and its not only unhealthy but unrealistic too. Perhaps its the reason why so many of us are stressed out.

    I agree with you in that if there are people who judge and we should not have those people as connections cause they will only drag us down further.

    Its important to lo love yourself and respect yourself first above all.

  4. Sue grigg - March 3, 2015

    Thanks to my daughter who sent this to me. I have watched the video and love it. For 60yrs of my life I have never felt comfortable enough with my body, my decorating, in general life decisions. My decisions are usually seconded guessed by some people close to me so I worry and fret and cause my self a lot of anxiety that in turn I lose a lot of sleep. So thanks for the little kick to start becoming perfectly imperfect. As of today I’m making a list of things I avoid and or cause me anxiety and will make small notes about how to achieve the things make me feel better about life. Thanks again.

    • Cindy Kelley - March 9, 2015

      I will be 63 this year, and have struggled for years with my imperfections. Thank you for this blog, as I know I need to accept me for who I am, imperfections and all. So very true all that was said in the video. Small goals are much easier to reach than the long list of goals that have gone by the wayside. Thanks

  5. Heather D. - February 23, 2015

    I love the idea of perfectly imperfect. I have many flaws, I try to embrace them, but fail at times. That is okay and i k ow that, but I still beat myself up for failing. I love myself though and just am happy with my own company. I have my really close friends that trust with my life and embrace them when I feel low. I know I am not perfect, that is okay.

  6. William - February 23, 2015

    It’s sad that a lot of women fall into this trap. First off.. NO ONE is perfect. Secondly beauty is only skin deep. This woman is really beautiful, but she bends and twists to find thugs she doesn’t like about herself… That’s so wrong. If a man doesn’t love you for the way you look with an extra 20-30lbs then he doesn’t truely love you and that’s NOT your fault.. That’s his lack of being good enough for you. DO NOT fall into the trap of thinking you are not good enough, do not fall into the trap of believing in ad campaigns,. In the end you need to feel good about yourself. Excercise and eat healthy to stay fit if that’s what makes YOU happy.. Not because you don’t feel good about how you look. There is a man out there that likes you the way that you are, an loves you for who you are… Have faith in yourself and be happy.

  7. Lauren Saglimbene - February 21, 2015

    Too funny- a friend sent this link to me because a girlfriend and I had started a #perfectlyimperfect challenge on facebook and twitter, challenging our tagged friends to share an imperfection daily for 7 days this past year. My friend had thought maybe you were part of our tag-a-thon – but it looks like the theme of #perfectlyimperfect is simply popping up naturally for women everywhere. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Tracy G. - February 21, 2015

    My 2015 New Year’s resolutions were purposely few…way easier to manage…way more realistic. Thanks for your post! #simplify – http://www.thebeachyquilter.com

  9. Jessica - February 19, 2015

    Weird question, but what size are you wearing? As I am trying to determine what size I should get.

  10. Mark - December 20, 2014

    My flaws stopped embarrassing me decades ago, and I, nor have never felt that I was broken. I have never regretted my life’s decisions….even if they were the wrong or bad decisions. I view them as “lessons learned”, and move on. You only hurt yourself when you dwell on the negative.

    I have met quite a few people who feel that their opinions of me are much more important than my own opinions of me though. These are people who spend most of their conscious lives ridiculing and judging other people. I choose not associate with such people .

    Point: It’s never what other people think of you…it’s all about what YOU think of YOU. Love yourself as you are, and life will be so much happier…and NEVER listen to other people’s opinions about you. As the Late Robbin Williams once said, “Joke’m if they can’t take a [email protected]$K” :-).

  11. Danielle - December 11, 2014

    Loved watching this, the main thing I took away from this was to make small goals as I tend to make bigger ones and never reach them because life gets in the way or actually I get in the way of it! I have now downloaded an app called Balanced which is helping me set small goals like drinking water etc. Thank you for the motivation and inspiration:-)

  12. June - December 11, 2014

    This SO resonates with me, I’m glad that I clicked on it, and grateful that you shared it

  13. Táňa - December 11, 2014

    Love it Heidi! 🙂 Thanks for letting us know that even our imperfections make us unique and perfect in our own way.

  14. Angela - December 10, 2014

    I just wanted to say Thank You.

  15. Lindsay - December 10, 2014

    Love this! It reminded me of a song I wrote several years ago that goes along with this perfectly. Thought I’d share it with you – “Perfectly Flawed” – http://youtu.be/REffrcJCR3U

  16. Caitlyn Kithcart - December 10, 2014

    Chris & Heidi, can having an irregular period (for instance I haven’t had mine in 10 months or so) impact weight loss?

    • Team Powell - December 10, 2014

      That’s something that you should discuss with your healthcare team – they are best equipped to help you with this. I hope you can find the answers you’re seeking to help you continue on your transformation journey!

  17. Amanda - December 10, 2014

    Thank you!!! My post baby belly question of if that ever goes away is answered! I wondered if it would prune up or only be there when leaning forward. Silly to wonder but i havent anyone to ask. I also feel lonely and hate facebook because of the time it sucks from my life but afraid i will have no friends if i delete it. Love this! Love you both!

  18. Bianca - December 10, 2014

    I absolutely loved this video. I watched it 3 times in a row and then forwarded to a few people that I feel would be just as touched as i am. I recently started following Heidi Powell and she truly has been and inspiration for me and my own personal struggles with weight and other imperfectly perfect things in my life, but when I watched Natalie’s video it really hit home. Thank you so much Natalie and Heidi for being such an inspiration, motivator, and for being real.
    Thanks,
    B

  19. Sara - December 10, 2014

    Oh no! I really wanted to order the perfectly imperfect shirt (white) in small, but it’s sold out.. Will they be back in stock soon? Love the perfectly imperfect message from Heidi and the other bloggers <3!

    • Team Powell - December 10, 2014

      It’s an awesome message, right?! We’re checking on the status of the shirts, so please be patient. 🙂

  20. [email protected] Feet - December 9, 2014

    Thank you for sharing! My tummy is the same way annnnnd I have empty picture frames…all our wedding photos are STILL on the disc lol but that’s real life 😉 maybe I’ll set a tiny goal to print one photo and frame it. 🙂

  21. Samantha - December 9, 2014

    Kinda of an of topic question, but do you have any opinion on birth controls affect on the body? I recently got the mirena iud, and feel as though I am more bloated, and depressed since getting it

    • Team Powell - December 9, 2014

      Hi Samantha: That’s a question that’s best discussed with your healthcare team, as the same product can affect different people in different ways. I hope you can figure out what’s going on.

  22. Beth Peterson - December 9, 2014

    Will you be getting more of the XXL in stock soon of the black shirt?

    • Team Powell - December 9, 2014

      I’ll make our team member who handles this aware of this. Thank you for letting us know!

  23. Samantha @ Mama Notes - December 9, 2014

    So cool to see Natalie on here! I followed her forever ago when we were doing jamies program tomorrow. Awesome!

  24. Shannon - December 9, 2014

    Love Natalie and you Heidi! Both such amazing examples for us Mom’s and fitness enthusiasts to follow.

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