Let me start by saying how much I love cheeseburgers. I thought my love for cheeseburgers was insurmountable, but my desire for happiness takes priority.
Three years ago, I was 80 pounds heavier, crippled with anxiety, battling depression, and just plain scared. I had been diagnosed with PCOS. As a 17 year old, fighting a chronic disease I felt defeated.
At first I comforted myself with food. I wouldn't eat breakfast (a big no no), then for lunch I would have a McChicken with fries, and for dinner: two McChickens, a Big Mac, fries, and a vanilla shake. Looking back now I am utterly disgusted, but at the time that is how I coped. I remember feeling full, but still continuing to eat. The binging was my way of taking control of the situation.
Eventually my clothes stopped fitting, my complexion was horrible, and my health was out of control. My PCOS symptoms were at an all time high. I was pre-diabetic and my BMI was more than I care to admit.
I knew I had to make a change. I didn't know where to turn to until a girl reached out to me about home workouts and accountability groups. I was safely hidden away from the world with my support system 🙌🏻 Soon enough the pounds started dropping. I became addicted to the endorphins and less reliant on the McDonalds.
I have my ups and downs. I have weeks where I eat completely clean and workout everyday. I also have weeks where I don't and have nachos several times.
From the beginning, my goal was to be happy. I have found happiness through balance. I don't drag myself to the gym. And when I feel tired I let myself sleep the extra two hours. I still eat cheeseburgers, but I don't feel guilty because I know I am taking care of my body.
I have realized during this time is that goals are more attainable with others supporting you along the way. Eat those cheeseburgers to keep your sanity, but also exercise so you can eat those cheeseburgers for 60 more years!
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Aaahh I have missed you! Today on my mat the lightbulb came on...Back to basics baby! I have been away from yoga for over a year 😲 and my body is tight and crunchy😜 as the ego voice started her thing in my head "why have you been away for so long? "You used to be able to do the hardest version ". Well then I came back to present and told that voice to F off! 😜 And the beautiful voice came out and said It's so simple...back to basics it is good for the body, mind and soul. So true! When we take a step back we can honor ourselves, be present in each moment , balance ( saw that I could use this on my mat😬) , mindful, lots of belly laughter, don't sweat the small stuff, gratitude and love! I am grateful for the message that inspired me on this mat today! #backtobasics
Day 19 & 20 of 21 Day Fix .
💥Cardio Fix & Dirty 30💥
I love that she has someone with my name that's working out with her it kinda makes me feel like @autumncalabrese is talking to me 😂 Whatever works right?
I can't believe this Round is almost over!! I have to say that I feel so much stronger & can see more definition since starting 21 Day Fix! 💪
I am getting ready for 80 Day Obsession that comes out in January!! Make sure you have on Demand so you are ready when this is released Autumn said this is her most challenging workout. So excited!!
❤️ back to school yoga essay... I spent last weekend learning from @davsdennis and his wonderful coaching team and just wanted to say thank you to them, to Brian and Claire for the scholarship, and most especially to my yoga teacher @kyha98 for teaching me to balance strength and flexibility. I promised @almaniacolombo I would help Patrick to get ready for the Euro Cup in Prague this November since she will be traveling a lot, and to do that I am going to have to improve quite a lot myself, starting with this classic #standingbowpullingpose It's so beautiful a posture when done well that I'm a little shy to post a picture of it. But here goes, a baseline from which Patrick and I can improve. I'll try to be as consistent as @pmacfitness with posting progress, with this one, standing head to knee, stretching, half spine twist, splits, full camel and tiger ... #backtoschool#backtobasics#September#2017#yoga#teamkyha#yogalondon#londonyoga#stretch#balance#strength#flexibilty#hathayoga ❤️