I didn't realize how much I have changed until I compared these pictures. The one on the right was right when we moved up here around a week and a half ago. I wasn't eating quite like I should, and wasn't working out as much due to trying to get somewhat settled in a new city. The one on the left was this morning. I have dialed my nutrition back in, good supplements, and I'm doing some very intense workouts again! It's crazy how huge of a difference there is just by making small changes and working hard! Now to make sure I don't lose so much that my wedding dress doesn't fit!🙈
What's more painful? Allowing yourself to continue to go on a "diet" to lose the weight you want when you know a few months later you'll gain it back? OR finally deciding to invest the time in yourself in order to create long-lasting habits you can follow to maintain a healthy body for the rest of your life? My guess is the former.
One thing I've learned from talking to people recently is most people KNOW what they need to do to reach their goals. It's not a matter of not knowing what healthy choices are and what are not. It's not that they don't understand that incorporating more physical activity into their day is important. The problem is, they are NOT WILLING TO COMMIT themselves to making these choices a sustainable HABIT. They also feel the burden of others who might not understand why they feel so strongly about creating that change.
Even someone like me isn't always motivated to make the healthiest choices. But what sets me apart is that I'VE CREATED HABITS throughout my journey that keep me on track. Getting my butt into the gym has become so much of my daily life that it doesn't take as much mental effort to get myself there. Choosing wholesome, nutritious foods has become a habit that makes me feel so much more energized throughout my day. I've learned that these changes make me feel ACCOMPLISHED and give me a reason to be PROUD. But YOU need to be ready to commit to that change. •
The importance of HABIT can be used for good or bad. We have created unhealthy habits that have gotten us to the point we're unhappy with. Why not place more energy in developing habits that can benefit our body for good? Not even with just fitness and nutrition, but in all areas. Sometimes all we need is a little push and support from someone who believes in our abilities more than we believe in our own. Before you know it, it becomes a habit that sticks no matter who tries to change it. We learn that these choices make us feel amazing about ourselves and no one can take that away from you.
We live in a society where expectations are so high, like un-obtainably high, that it makes it extremely hard for a lot of us to be happy with who we are. I think that's extremely sad. .
Don't change so people will like you. Don't make decisions or do things you don't want to do simply because you feel as though it'll make you fit in. Do what makes you happy, and don't be afraid of judgement. Be yourself and the right people will come into your life and love the real you.
Avocado toast 🥑🍞
I really was never into eating breakfast or eating after a workout, but I've been trying to keep myself accountable. So far it's working and I'm happy I'm progressing!
One more day until Friday, we've got this ☺️
I've always been skinny, not by choice! I used to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted🍩🍪🍧🍨🎂🍰🍦🍫 but decided to try the gym to gain back in 2009 and was 126 pounds. The above picture is before, the below is current. Not much progression but I'm getting a slight VTaper, 43 years old and 134 pounds now! I don't get to see my back very often but whatever I'm doing it's working! I'd much rather lose bad weight than gain healthy weight, man this journey isn't easy!!
Some post-Thursday leg feels. There was a bunch of plyo jumps in today's set. My left knee is bothering me a bit, I'm not sure if I overextended it during Monday's legs, or if I'm walking too much. I did tear some cartilage in that knee a few years ago, so every once in a while it bothers me. That's said- I was operating at 95% today, rather than my usual 100%. And that's ok.
2 DAYS LEFT! Whose coming to see me in the fashion show!? Doors open at 8 pm, lines start when you show up 😉 first come first serve to meet the pros @urijahfaber @richgaspari @amandalatona @stevekuclo @erinstern5 @hideyamagishi, you DON'T want to miss this! @southernmuscle
Something about this picture just makes me smile. Confidence is something you have to find for yourself. It's something that NO one can take away from you. I have found it, and I'm becoming unstoppable. #dreambig#goalsinplace
Bon dia amores I was so excited to Hop out of Bed this AM to go Catch me some beach time, Meditate & Visualize my day. Yes am blessed to be able to do this in such Amazing place but That because 20 years ago I visualized my future and here I am. Never underestimate the power you & will you have inside. Make a powerful Day Boom♥️🌝 #Brazilian#strongwoman
"Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside."🔆
"They laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at the because they're all the same."💥
"You'll never influence the world by trying to be like it." 💯
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