How I Nurish: Chastity Garner Talks Self-Care, Confidence, and The Women Who Inspire Her
Chastity Garner is the co-founder of theCURVYcon and author of “The Curvy Girl’s Guide To Style,” whose style is best described as “classic with a twist.” She started her blog, GarnerStyle (formerly The Curvy Girl’s Guide To Style), back in 2008 to coincide with her image consulting business, and quickly realized the impact her message would have on the social media world and beyond. She’s now a full-time blogger living in Atlanta who continues to inspire women with her fabulous and fearless way of living and styling. Chastity shares some of her own sources for inspiration, self-care, and her upcoming nutritional goals (hint: there’s hopefully a baby involved).
1. NUTRITION AT A GLANCE
How does nutrition play a role in your everyday life?
CG: I use nutrition to help me feel my best on a daily basis.
How important is nutrition in nourishing our minds and bodies?
CG: It’s super important. Good nutrition is vital in your body working at it’s peak.
How do you try to meet your recommended nutrient needs through diet?
CG: I drink a lot of pressed juices. It helps me get my vegetables and fruits in quickly.
What did you learn about yourself in taking the nurish quiz? Any specific fitness or wellness goals you shared?
CG: The biggest thing is I do hope to have a child in the next year, so it’s already time to start those prenatal vitamins.
What’s in your pack? Anything that surprised you or tailored to a specific need?
CG: No, I’m on top of my health so I didn’t have any surprises.
Walk us through your morning routine and how nurish fits into it?
CG: My morning routine is wake up, do my skincare routine, have a big glass of water, take my Nurish by Nature Made vitamins and then have my morning coffee. Nurish helps me start off the day with getting the vitamins I need.
What types of activities are you doing to stay balanced during this time?
CG: I walk in the park to help give my mind a break.
What are your go-to self-care rituals?
CG: I take baths with bath oils, salts, etc to help me to sleep. I spray lavender in my room to help calm me. I also make sure my room is clean, chaos can make me anxious.
Tell us how fashion plays a role in your life and how you’ve found strength in helping others find their own style?
CG: When I look good, I feel good and I think that is true for a lot of people. Taking time to spruce yourself up can have a positive impact on your day. Helping people through style is just a part of who I am, so it wasn’t hard to do what I naturally love to do anyway.
What advice would you give someone who is struggling with confidence?
CG: You should talk to yourself to affirm your greatness daily. Be kind to yourself and you when you find yourself not being kind to yourself halt the behavior.
Who inspires you?
CG: People living their authentic lives inspire me. I look to people like Tracy Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, and Ciara who seem to live their best lives and who are also in their 40s as my 40th birthday is right around the corner.
What are the top 5 style staples you need to have in your closet?
CG: I have a moto jacket, high waist jeans, cool sneakers, black patent leather pumps, and big leather handbag.
Chastity is a 30-something plus size blogger and co-founder of theCURVYcon from Georgia, currently living in Atlanta. While makeup and fashion are her absolute obsessions, believe it or not she doesn’t even have her ears pierced.
This information is only for educational purposes and is not medical advice or intended as a recommendation of any specific products. Consult your health care provider for more information.