Snooze cruising. (Obviously, I am currently parked in a parking lot NOT driving). He fell asleep minutes after getting in the car. So now we run errands where I can drive thru: bank and a car wash.
My friend Joni's husband bet her that she couldn't skip the coffee drive-thru during our current 80 day workout and nutrition plan. I decided to take that challenge with her. When I drive SP for a nap is often when I often head to Dunks or Starbucks.
Not today. I packed my next meal....but I grabbed a fruit instead of some protein 🤦🏻♀️ No biggie. It's a bit of a learning curve. We should be home before I absolutely have to eat. #progressNOTperfection
Side note: Parker wouldn't eat honey straight off a spoon, so I put it on one of his spoons and put that on a plate on his table. Gotta think like a kid who wants to do it all by himself.
Finally got back into the gym after over a year and a half away. I’m actually a bit embarrassed and ashamed how far I let myself get from where I was.
I found every excuse I could to not go to the gym. From shoulder pain, to kids, to whatever. It was all an excuse, and the farther I got from where I was, the easier the excuses came.
But then a few hard hits came at me, practically all at once, including being told by my then girlfriend that she no longer found me attractive, and everything hit home.
I’m determined to get better. Determined to get back to being healthy. Determined to get back to being proud of what I see looking back at myself. For no one but myself and my kids, and I WILL see this through.
I couldn’t get off the floor after today’s workout! 🤣😅 but I used 15lbs for the heavy weights (those were my max last time) and I realized i need to go up in weights next time!! Some of the moves were too easy with the 15’s! Yay!
I don’t weigh in every day. I’ve learned to not obsess over numbers. I want to see progress in what I can do and how clothes fit. I’m not training to get skinny (although losing some weight is a goal). I want to get stronger and be able to do what I always thought was impossible for me! 😁💪
I am a work in progress and I’m ok with that! We all are! Let’s make progress a non-negotiable! 🙌💪❤️
You’ve probably seen me talk about my handy dandy colored containers and how I use them to portion out food groups for my meals... Well I guess even I have something to learn about them, because for some reason I had it in my head that one of my red (protein) containers was equal to 2 slices of turkey bacon. After revisiting my food list last night I found out it’s actually FOUR slices. 😱
Plus I get to have 2 eggs, a bunch of veggies, and some sprouted toast with almond butter. And this is just ONE of the six meals I’ll have today.
If anyone thinks they have to starve themselves to get in shape they are so wrong. I’m eating WAY more food than before, and honestly sometimes I don’t know how the heck I’m gonna fit it all in.
Trust me, I love to eat. 😂 So if I can get on board with this nutrition plan, anybody can!
My first time ever trying to run was a year ago today! I haven't been consistent at all with "training," I never finished that endurance plan, and still l can't run a 5k, but since this day I HAVE:
✅ Lost 70lbs
✅ Gotten my average mile down to 18min
✅ Ran a consecutive mile in 12 minutes... Once 😂
Progress is progress 🤷♀️
Gotta get that 🍑 back. Again. If you fall off a wagon or 5, just gtf back on. The gym is always there for you, your yoga mat is always there for you, the road beneath your feet is there for you whether it's scorching hot or blizzard cold. If you want to get from point a to point b, identify if you can change what is holding you back from making progress. If you can change it, do it. If you can't, ask for help on how you can build a bridge to get over it. Your community, is here for you. You built it, didn't you? So don't be afraid to reach out when you need it.
Thank you Robbie @silverbackpnw129 for not only holding me accountable, but also for reminding me that I am not alone. 💪☀️🌵🏋️♀️📈
Some of the things that used to be my biggest insecurities.... my arms and my stomach.... are now becoming by biggest motivation!
I used to believe it was “just my genes” that gave me undefined arms and a body that easily gained weight. And although that might play a part in this. I also know that my hard work, consistency to stick to a good diet and determination to show up and work out daily will get me to where I want to be!
After my workout today which was arm, ab and ass focused (who wouldn’t want to focus on those areas) I looked in the mirror and realized I’m finally pushing that scared unhappy girl out of my life! I’m finally learning to do things for me, not anyone else and because of that my body, my mental state and my health are reflecting that!
Fall in love with treating your body right and it will pay off!
Days like today, when the depression is oppressive and the ED is loud, I have to fight hard for joy - fight to remember why I’m working so hard for recovery. This pictures captures one of my happiest moments during an incredibly hard time. It took a sunrise trail run in Zion Canyon to show me that there is light in the darkness, joy amid the sadness. So today I choose recovery, I choose hope. I choose to find joy in the struggle, in the journey not just the summit. I am strong enough. I am safe.
Girl I wanna make you sweat...but for real. This #sweatyselfie is for all my #fitgirls pushing to get it in. Also wish me luck I’m going on a three day work conference and know there will be lots of temptations. I’m going going to take my #shakeology and workout gear with me in hopes to stay somewhat on plan. #progressnotperfection
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When I do the dreaded cardio things, I get REALLY red. I look like I’m sunburned.
And I’m a very fair skinned gal, so it’s super noticeable and it always lasts for like an hour!
It used to be really embarrassing. I felt super self conscious and out of shape about it. If someone commented, I was sure that they were thinking that I was incredibly out of shape and judging my #fatkidstatus
I wore makeup to the gym, not to try to look cute but because it would cover up how red I was getting.
Today is day 4 of 97 with my new trainer @dylan_fogarty
I reeeeeal red. And I’m good with it. Because today, I got 1 step closer to achieving my goals and my ridiculously red face just says to the world that as much as I wanted to stab Dylan for an hour, I AM going to accomplish my goals. I AM going to get there. I AM putting in the damn work.
Thank you, Dylan for pushing me harder than I would normally push myself in order to help me do more, achieve more and BE MORE.
W03D4(a?) - goal pace run. 2 mi @ 11:22-11:27, 1 mi w/u & c/d = 4 mi @ 11:53 avg (11:34, 11:36). This one hurt. It was probably because I did two speed workouts back to back but the cross training I was supposed to do with them got delayed (as you can see my bike wheel which is upside down) because we tried to fix my bike last night and ran into some problems but hopefully it will be fixed today 🤞🏼 and I can do my cross training tonight then I’ll be caught up for the week ☺️