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From Zero to Zumba!

I woke up this morning with the title in my head so I thought I’d go with it.  It’s a pretty accurate description of my January!
Apparently I took a good few months off of any kind of physical fitness (unless you count the 4 hour Wii dance-athons over the holidays that would usually include a glass of wine or three:)

I’m back at Zumba and I really love it!  It’s danc-y, the music is latin and loud and nobody looks great doing it except those beautifully bronzed instructors in the videos.

But…the more I go, the more I shake my booty, the better I feel – booty and all!  It seems the secret to my success is to keep it fun, mix it up and turn up the music.  Anyone care to join me?

(we don’t look like this…)

Bodacious Boxing Week SALE!

It’s That Time Again!

Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season!  I had a lovely 2 days off to spend with friends and family and of course – indulge in some turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes…

Just a quick reminder that the Bodacious Boxing Week SALE starts today at 11 am!!!

– 50% off all CHALET and Echo Rain while it lasts!
– Up to 70% off everything in the store!

If you’re not on the coast but interested in shopping, just email me or call at 604.886.4119 and I’d be happy to ship.

I will try to post pix on facebook throughout the day of sale items so check in there if you can.

Now…carry on enjoying your week!

xo Lorna

You ARE Beautiful!

Reposted – ’cause it’s worth reading again!

Working in the Gibsons store lately has re-opened my eyes to the challenges faced by so many women (including myself many days) in loving our bodies – unconditionally.

I’ve been in this business 11 years this year and have had hundreds of conversations with women about ‘celebrating your curves’, walking tall, focusing on the best parts of …yourself.

BUT I’ve been feeling lately that women need more support, more reminders, more challenges to stop wasting time looking and focusing on the negative.

Our bodies carry us through this world – they create and nurture babies, work at important and life-changing jobs, hold hands with friends and lovers, dance, play, strut.

Let’s acknowlege and love the differences (lumps, bumps and curves) of our bodies.

They tell our stories. They are roadmaps to how we got here and who we are today.

I’ve wasted years of my life waiting to be the perfect size before I would take a risk at looking stupid or fat in an activity. (there was that perfect moonlit night on a glassy lake when I wouldn’t get into the double kayak with my boyfriend because I thought I was too fat.

I wasn’t! In fact I’m much bigger now and have been kayaking many times and have never got my butt stuck. I missed out on a magical opportunity while watching my boyfriend paddle off into the moonlight!)

NOT doing those activities/living life/trying new things only led me to feel stupid and fat.

(Oh, and the other thing that is interesting is that you can be ANY size and still hate your body!

This isn’t an exclusive club – anybody can join.)

It’s not easy when society/media still regularly sends out messages that thin with boobs is the only normal but there are things you can do to challenge that.

Help yourself feel good by wearing a colour that makes you sing or a fabric (have you tried bamboo?) that feels like butter on your skin. Get fitted and wear the right size bra. Stand up tall and look people in the eye! Own your space. Swish those hips!

Speak clearly and demand to be heard!

And here’s one more thing you can do…

When your daughter, mom, girlfriend, bestie complains to you about their body – don’t engage!!!

Instead, tell them they’re beautiful. Tell them you don’t see them as unlovable parts but as a whole, strong and beautiful person. And maybe the next time you look in the mirror, remember those words and repeat them loudly to yourself.

You are beautiful!

Introducing Dana – yet another Bold and Audacious inspiration!

I had the pleasure of meeting Dana Caple Smith this past spring at Leah Goard’s workshop, “Organized to Thrive”.   She’s an entrepreneurial dynamo with a heart of gold and I’m so pleased to be in the Rockstar Mastermind group with her.  Enjoy the interview…

What does Bodacious (Bold and Audacious) mean to you?

Favorite part of your body? Why?
My feet – I love making them look beautiful, with pink or burgundy nailpolish

What was the last thing that made you laugh uncontrollably?
Lots…When my girlfriend and I were talking about our kids and their ‘sweet curiosity about about down there..
I DON”T THINK YOU can use this – but it was SO SO Funny! Reacting with shock, or passing it off as tho it was fun..funny. (I’m using it:)

3 words/phrases your friends would use to describe you/your style? ‘ew…that’s a tough one.
A little ‘off the wall’, fun, busy…?

Who is your personal inspiration?
Benazir Bhutto, Pakistans first and only female prime minister..! Obama (TRUE Obama fan..) An 85 year old french lady who is ‘coquetish, laughs and is amazing – Annie Licart!

What is your favourite tv show/movie?
Negotiating the Rabbit Hole (What the blink…) Grey’s Anatomy!

Sexy jeans or a flirty dress?
yup -jeans

Heels or flats?

What’s your favourite colour combination?
black and..any colour except yellow/white.

Favourite phrase/quote that inspires you/makes your heart soar?
LIVE! LOVE! LAUGh! ..running out of time..

What (piece of clothing or item or?) makes you feel sexy?
sweaters with V necks that are long and ‘skinny pants’

What makes you feel confident and strong?
yoga..certain people

Most recent clothing purchase? Why?
BRAS..can never get them to fit!

How do you take care of you?
Yoga, sauna, walks, massage

Any upcoming projects?
Piles – can’t count them all:)

Final words?
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has! Margaret Mead..
And a few projects Dana has going on…

Saturday October 01, 2011

This always feels like a good time to clean out our closets
(virtually and literally), and start fresh projects.  The air is crisp, the winds
blow the leaves around, the temperatures cool and we want to spend more time inside.
I can’t tell you how many women I’ve spoken to who have just done a
major closet dump and how great they feel about it! (Check out the sidebar
for some help in this department!) That’s next on my todo list.
It also leaves room in your closet for fresh new fall fashion like this…
chalet tunic - fall 2011  echo rain dress - grey or plum fall 2011chalet plum - fall 2011chalet black jacket - fall 2011
We also have a great selection of jeans (including black velvet) in a variety of sizes and styles.
SWAK - Monika jeans
Remember that “back to school” feeling?
I remember wearing my new “big blue” wide leg dark brown corduroys
from Bootlegger on the first day back to school with my new striped turtle
neck sweater – I felt great for the first 1/2 hour until I realized that we
were still in the middle of a summer heat wave.
There’s no way I could’ve resisted wearing my new outfit tho’.
So to get to the point…Bodacious is moving into it’s very own store!
As much fun as it was to be in Molly’s Lane for the summer,
I’m very excited to tell you that I will be moving up to
449 Marine Drive in Lower Gibsons for November 1st!
I will be surrounded by amazing boutiques and restaurants
and will have my own pretty space to welcome you to.  I can’t wait!
Stay tuned for store opening events!!!
I’m always happy to take orders over the phone if you can’t make
it in and will ship within a day of receiving your order.

is the most current place to see new items and what’s on sale.
We’re well stocked in oh-so-beautiful Chalet and EchoRain and more
Chalet will be arriving next week!