Do you struggle with the idea that if you had the “perfect body” you would be happy and your life would be complete? Do you feel guilt around the foods you eat and the amount of exercise you do? In this guest interview, the amazing Shelbye Schlange from the Podcast “Living over Losing” and Fitness Model shares her story of self discovery, self acceptance in a world where we are constantly told we are good enough, her journey to eating disorder recovery and addiction/anxiety/depression recovery plus the balance of the societal definition of “health” and real life, and much more.


In this episode, we cover: 

  • How Shelbye got into fitness and fitness modelling
  • What it was like to work in an industry that focuses on the outside only
  • What was Shelbye’s rock bottom and what made her shift the way she saw it
  • How she got on this path to self love and what actions she took
  • What 3 tips for women who are trying to let go of body image issues
  • What Shelbye would tell her 16 year old self
  • And more!

About Shelbye Schlange:

Shelbye Schlange Barragan is a professional model and host of the popular blog and podcast “Living Over Losing” that has begun to embrace her authentic self through yoga, meditation and mindfulness. She has struggled in the past with eating disorders and compulsive exercise. She has recently transformed her life from chaotic, stressful and anxiety filled to a more balanced and authentic path.Shelbye grew up in New England and has been a cheerleader her whole life. Body image has been a struggle for her since she was young. Yoga has helped to reconnect her mind and body so that she can focus again on what means most to her in life. She is now on the path to becoming a professional counselor and eating disorder therapist to help others that are in similar situations.

You can listen to her podcast at

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