[Now granted, this is me at the tail end of a stomach virus that hasn't allowed me to keep any food down in 3 days, but...] This is the best I have ever felt about the appearance of my stomach.....EVER. Being anorexic from the age of 12 on, all I used to care about was if my hip bones and ribs were protruding enough. And then, for me at least, the cruelest part of my PCOS was how it made me gain the majority of my weight in my midsection, giving me the constant appearance of being quite pregnant. It always felt like a double whammy, "Hey! You can't get pregnant! You're going to look suuuuuuuuper pregnant though! Have fun!" Even as I lost weight everywhere else on my body, my lower abdomen stayed swollen, a constant reminder to me of my infertility. But I have worked hard against my PCOS and today I was able to look at the scale and see a number I never dreamed possible, as well as look in the mirror and be proud of what was reflecting back. #strongerthanmydiagnosis#transformationtuesday
Showing off my battle scars. I have an awful cold, but as soon as I’m better I’ll be working on my legs again!
Swipe to see the #transformationtuesday tummy difference when sitting down ➡️➡️ but YALL I fit in every single seat I sit in, and that’s one of the best #nsv I’ve had thus far! No worries if I will fit anywhere or if I need a table instead of a booth. That’s pretty hype 💃🏼
Day 2 in the books!!! Even with the extended delay between rounds, I am fining in round 2 I "get it".... my muscles and mind have been through these movement patterns so I am able to adjust nuances to better target the muscles. Like light bulb moment stuff!! Today is booty day and this booty workout is awesome because it isn't squats and lunges... it is targeting the full roundness of the booty.
My sciatica and lower back have been on fire. To the point the old me would say to rest it. I knew my truth. 1) my tummy is hanging lower due to the bloat 2) it is all acting up BECAUSE I haven't been doing these moves. They feel INCREDIBLE right now and ZERO sciatica 3) I have been through harder. The events I the past weeks were not hard. But I was filled with fear. It forced me to practice the coaching I use and teach to others. It is not just my body that needed fitness but my mind.
I opened up a very small group to to put in the practice before the end of the year so you start the new year strong! 2 days back I after being off track and I feel strong AF. Stop watching.... thag isn't going to motivate you. Let me teach you how to exercise your mind and your body.
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Wednesday is for slaying, not for slacking. What are you doing today to stay on track with your health and fitness goals? 🙅🏽♀️🙅🏽♀️🙅🏽♀️#whathumpday#weslayonwednesday
I took a l'il look at my "best nine" for 2017 and realize y'all really dig the transformation pics.
If I'm being completely honest: I'm not the biggest fan of them because diet culture tells us we have to yearn for a better "after" picture. Although when I feel like I'm not making the most progress, they sure are useful in seeing how hard work is paying off!
Left> me running into Miss Okinawa at the airport back in 2015!
Right> Gene's office's Christmas party last week. I posted this on my regular Instagram and people were stunned that it was even me! I can't believe I've lost enough weight for that kind of reaction!
I could cry 😭
She did it 🔥😻🙌🏻💫
Guys please help me congratulate @LilSwole24 on smashing this AMAZING achievement ✅
She has been working super hard, changing so many lives, and also leading by example daily showing moms all over the world 🌎 it’s possible to have it all! In return, Herbalife is rewarding her with the VIP treatment she deserves like the #Goddess she is 👸🏻
This recognition is extra special for me because Margie was actually my first coach to say YES to this opportunity full time! I have seen her transform from a lost, skinny fat (97 lbs but high body fat) bartender into a powerful leader, who works from home raising both of her daughters/building her empire!
I am so proud of you babe 😍
Now let’s qualify for the Yacht 🔥
Up on the scale today, which isn’t a big surprise. I’m actually surprised this wasn’t more based on everything I’ve binged on! This is a wake up call and I’m ready to rock it from here on out! #weighinwednesday#teamdonteatallthefood
When I quit my “great” corporate job to go traveling I was called crazy. 🤚🏻How could you give up all that security and promise you have in your career?
🙈Nevermind the fact that I was giving up sanity, balance and health. I appeared to be all together. .
My life was truly a mess and I knew there had to be more to life than getting up at 5am making mediocre 💴 , working for someone else and making a big company rich 💰 .
I truly didn’t know what that thing was but I knew staying on my current path was not an option. .
👀 I quit my job 💥sold almost everything I owned 🙀put the rest in storage 🌎Ventured into the world for 2 years with just a backpack and in search of something new.
I came back to America with a new confidence, a new spirit and still looking for something new but planned to go back to Corp America because I didn’t know what else to do. I am a well qualified HR professional with my masters and international experience I can find a job easily. WRONG. I was told over and over you are not the right candidate how do we know you won’t up and leave for another country again. .
WHAT?!? Are you serious? My profound learning experiences were being used against me I couldn’t believe it. .
This lead me down honestly a hard freaking 2.5 years. I fell into a business I wanted to work soo sooo badly but no matter what I did it wasn’t my fit. It just wouldn’t work for me. It was like me trying to stay in Corp America. Just didn’t work right for me.
Then 4 months ago I was introduced to something new. Something that has truly set my soul on 🔥 like nothing else other than 🗺 traveling of course! .
I found my purpose in this crazy ride I have been on. So if you are still searching it will find you if you are willing to endure, sacrifice and 👀 look hard enough!
Comparison is a sneaky, tricky thing. We hear or see good things happening to others, the very things we want ourselves, and we compare. In the last two days, I have had three friends share exciting news that they are expecting. I am genuinely so excited for them but I also found myself starting to question “why not me too God?”. Comparison is a tricky thing. It’s looking at the filtered milestones of some else’s journey and measuring it up to your own. That’s the thing though, our journeys will never measure up. We all have our own beautifully designed plan, one that is intricately woven by the Lord, and to expect “fairness” or “similar timing” takes away from the beauty of our own plan. So today, I choose to be happy for my friends. Genuinely and wonderfully happy for them. I also choose to focus more effort on my own purpose. To ask “what I am I grateful for in my life today?”. To love the place that I’m at because I know it’s the exact place God has chosen for me. I also choose to give myself the grace of saying “it’s okay to be grateful and still a little bit sad”. Hopefully that little bit of sadness will turn into motivation for a good workout this afternoon!
What are you grateful for today?
BOOM! 🙌🏼 But what if I look stupid? What if other people judge me? What if it’s too hard? What if I fail? WHAT IF?! – Let go of the need to impress others and take a chance on YOURSELF!!! ✨ What have you been afraid to TRY?! LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW and TAG A FRIEND who can benefit from this message! ✨
@evolutionofmyformerself posted this & I had to share as well.
This quote rings true for so many aspects of my life the past few years.
Anything you truly want, doesn’t come easy. In fact, it’s often accompanied by heartache, stress and a hell of a lot of pain.
This applies to weight loss, trying to conceive, professional advancement and basically personal growth of any kind! It’s going to be a fight! You’re going to sacrifice a lot to get what you want. It’s not always pleasant and pain free!
For me, this quote hit home specifically for our fertility journey. There was absolutely nothing easy about multiple doctor appointments a week, getting poked and prodded like a lab rat, hormone rounds that made me feel like I was losing my mind and of course the greatest pain we have ever known- losing our much wanted, loved and worked for twin boys.
But we kept going. We felt we didn’t have a choice. As a woman, there’s only so much time I have to be able to conceive and carry a child. It’s like racing the clock- quite literally. Losing the twins one week shy of my 37th Bday didn’t allow us the time to grieve, get back to life and take time away. We HAD to keep going.
Was that easy? NO.
Was it worth it? YES.
Though I’m terrified something wrong can still happen with this pregnancy, I know I’ve done everything in my power to help us achieve our goal of creating a family.
I didn’t give up.
I kept fighting the battle.
And I WILL keep fighting.
If any part of my rambles sink in at all, please let it be this part:
YOU WILL SUCCEED.
You will lose the weight.
You will have the family.
You will find love.
You will achieve your physical, financial, personal and emotional goals.
You just have to FIGHT THE BATTLE...
Don’t let your fear, grief or pain win!
This has been Joye’s Wednesday Wise Words. (I just made that up😂)
I’m getting back to my battle now...
Enjoy your day! 💗💗💗
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Listen, people are constantly asking me how I have stayed in track. .
Answer? I want to live. .
I didn’t want to always be worrying about if I would fit somewhere or what I would wear, or avoid amusement parks and airplanes. I wanted to be able to hike and swim and travel and snowboard and skydive, if I want to. I wanted to give my husband the best version of me. I wanted to give myself the best version of me. .
I focus on being healthy, not losing weight. Losing weight was a bonus.... a very nice one. .
I was killing myself and cheating myself out of a life I have always fought for. I wanted to live. That drives me every day. 💜🍍🤙🏼