Just a little Sunday reflection for you 👇
• Super restrictive diet.
• Skipped breakfast dinner.
• Lived mainly on rice cakes. .
• Drank no where near enough water
• Didn’t eat the next day if I ate something I thought was ‘bad’
• Little to no exercise.
• No strength, probably never lifted a weight before
✨ NOW ✨
• Not restrictive in my diet at all
• Balanced diet of protein, carbs and fat (including brownies, ice cream and wine)
• Never skip a meal or a snack.
• Minimum 2L of water a day
• Training 4/5 a week (maybe not the last 2 weeks, but usually!).
• Educated myself on what the body needs .
• Stronger than ever .
2 and a half years later and a lot of trial and error i’ve found a balance in my diet and my routine that allows me to reach my goals but still enjoy life 💕 (DM me if you’d like more info) .
Find what works for YOU and run with it 👊
March 2018/November 2018! 🤘 On the left was one of the last pictures I took before my extended tummy tuck. I used to get rashes under the flap of skin you see hanging at the bottom of my stomach. The combination of huge babies (9lbs 10oz and 10lbs 10oz hollllaaaa) and gaining/losing a lot of weight left me with excess skin (I still have it all over my body but my stomach is the only place I got rashes). I changed my life by revamping my lifestyle and losing the weight, but @drjosephmichaels really brought this journey full circle for me. 💕
Snapchat selfie from a month ago 😂🤗 let’s talk motivation. I love getting inspiration from others, seeing other change their lives truly inspires me to do the same. However, I get my motivation from myself. Why? Because I am my biggest opponent, I can only truly compete with myself. I don’t hate myself, I appreciate my body and mind, it has gotten me this far and it will go a long ways after this. Next year, I want to feel like my life is beginning, not dragging on. This week, after copious amounts of research, I have decided to do an extended fast. It will be a challenge, especially those first couple of days but I truly hope it will help me change my life around.
What does it mean to love your body?
I used to think I was above all the “body love” stuff because I had a pretty good self-image. I was never trying to diet my way into a smaller pair of jeans or skipping dessert because i couldn’t afford the calories. So I’m good, right? I love my body?
Wrong. It took me a while to realize that I viewed my loss of strength and health the same way other people view weight gain. While some girls hate their bodies for being too big, I hated mine for being too weak for CrossFit, too tired to stay out with my friends, and too fragile to push its limits.
If a change in your body makes you uncomfortable, I HEAR YOU. It’s not always about weight. There are so many different parts of our bodies and spirits that we can pick apart, detest, and try to change - or that we can love, care for, and embrace.
This is a journey, and it’s not easy. I’m not saying I’m the perfect role model for viewing and treating myself with love and compassion, but I recognize the importance of trying. Our bodies respond to our inner dialogue, so you sure as hell better be making your body feel safe and feel loved.
As always, the message today is to #chooselove. Who’s with me? 🙋🏽♀️
You’re far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.
I’m starting a January boot camp with coaching, workouts, and meal plans! Who wants in?!
One of my favorite throwback photos. I had just had my first baby and just like I do everything, I did my pregnancy big. I gained 70 pounds in 9 short months, and absolutely hated the way I looked. What started off as losing weight turned into running a Half Marathon, which turned into a Marathon. The Marathon brought me to run an OCR UltraMarathon, and that has led to the training of a Half Ironman. I have big plans for myself in 2019 and I’m so excited to take on new challenges. Pray for me y’all, I’m in knee deep and I don’t think I could stop now if I wanted to. 😂 #transformationtuesday#running#halfironmantraining