The picture on the left was taken in October of 2017, the one to the right January 10th. I woke up one day and realized that I didn't even want to look in the mirror, I wasn't sure where to go from the state of mind I was in. All I could think was " this is not me", my outside appearance no longer reflected who I was inside. I had become severely depressed, and one incident gave me the wake up call I needed. My daughter (who is 4) asked me after school, "mommy are you sad today?"
Me- "no, why baby?"
Kass-" you've been crying a lot "
It was in that very moment I realized I needed change, one day at a time change. I'm on my journey to enjoy life with healthy habits that are going to prolong my relationship with my daughter. It's not easy, but nothing worth having ever is. #stayconsistent#chaseyourgoals#crushthenegativity#listentoyourbody#redirectyourfocus#staystrong
I'm an inherent overthinker... Which quite often leaves me overwhelmed, anxious, and getting in my own way! So I'm having a lovely hot relaxing bath and taking the time to plan and set my intentions for the week ahead!
Take control of your mind and the sky is your limit!!
155x2 the other day 🔥🔥 This is the most I’ve ever had on my back and it felt pretty good! [PR in the books]
Second training block started today and I can already feel the burn. Gonna be a challenging month but nothing I can’t handle. Push yourself!! Mind over matter people 💪🏼
Oh and BTW GO E-A-G-L-E-S!!!! 🦅🏈
@khuelst99 spotting just in case
Dana's first time on Long Island!
I've been online coaching my client Dana for 6 months now but today was the first time that we've actually met!
She's been following a training and nutrition program that I have created just for her and checking in with me daily/weekly. It was so nice to finally meet her! She's come a long way since day 1 and I can't wait to continue working with her and get her ready for NFL/NBA cheer auditions!❤
1-2 spots are still open for online coaching
This is a much more accurate representation of the progress I've made. On the left (2015) I was very insecure, not eating, cardio for hours & On the right is a girl who exudes confidence, eats whatever I want, and lifts heavy weights. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves where we came from & that wasn't even the beginning of my journey in fitness. I started gaining weight after high school in 2013, binging + fast food and I decided to lose weight. Obsessing over the fact I wanted to go from 160lbs to 110lbs and would not be happy until I hit that number. I hated my body, and then I continued disrespecting my body by going from eating everything to eating hardly anything. Once I lost the weight, I still didn't like my body & that's when I started lifting weights and learning about how eating was key. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. I was gaining weight but I stopped using my scale all together & that's when the changes started. Mentally I was freed, and physically I was reaping the benefits. I started eating a balanced assortment of foods & focused solely on gaining size & had a total body recomp! This is for all the girls out there that are trying to trust the process, I know at times it's daunting but it's literally all you can do! You need to trust yourself as well. The best things in life take time & you will reach your goals if you decide to love yourself and work HARD! 💪 #staymotivated#stayconsistent#trustyourself
I jus keep thinking about the saying, “You can’t fire a cannon from a canoe”💯😁 Quads were Full, I’m getting them figured out. There’s a specific look I want so I’m targeting certain areas more than others. I’ve definitely learned patience through this .
I’ve been having a vegan meal replacement shake after each workout then a solid meal 1 hr later. Then 2nd solid Meal in another 1-1 1/2 hrs.
I eat something like Baked spaghetti, meatless meat sauce, vegan cheese, w some dehydrated pineapple.
The month isn’t even over and I’m already down 6.8 pounds! 🙌🏽yay and all I’ve been doing is consistently hitting my macros and working out harder 💪🏽 it may not be a lot but it’s a good start for me ! I’ve even been able to eat out a couple times this week and enjoy Foods that are “bad” but I’ve stuck to my numbers !#winning#goals#stayconsistent#nomatterwhat
BODY DYSMORPHIA: As stated by the Anxiety and depression association of America, BDD is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one's appearance. 🤓⬅📚 Today's obsession with #aesthetic appearance is breeding more and more people with undiagnosed BDD. As a personal trainer and strength coach, 90% of my clients would come to me with something that they literally loathed about themselves. It's sad to say, but it was almost rare to have someone come to me and say "I just want to feel healthier", or "I just want to work on my overall well-being." The majority of people who step into the gym, do so because they want to change something physical about themselves. 'Smaller waist', 'tighter glutes', 'toned legs' etc ... and the 90% of people who wanted this, all had bodies that others would envy. .. Back when I was a teenager, botox and excessive exercise was for movie stars and cat walk models. When that stopped working or they were too weak to continue the regime, cocaine became their weight management tool. Now, with the platform of social media allowing people all over the world to become "public figures", BDD is wide spread and at it's highest. Plastic surgery is being accessed by people that haven't even finished developing yet. Women in the gym are taking male hormones or synthetic drugs, completely fucking up their hormones and messing with their psychology ... for what? So they can be admired by complete strangers 😞. Doesn't that sound completely retarded to you? .
I have suffered BDD most my life. Even when I know better, the negative self talk and obsessive behavior can sneak into my psychi. Recovering from being a #gymjunkie is just like recovering from any addiction. The thoughts and cravings never go away .. you just become stronger and more psychologically equipped to dealing with them. #stayconsistent#staystrong#justfortoday#gym#junkie#recovery#fitness#selfworth#lgbt#believe#meditation#vegan#bodybuilding#mentalhealth#depression#anxiety#personaltraining#lifecoach#behappy#soul#mentalhealthawareness#suicide#alllivesmatter#healthandfitness#love#eat
In case you though weigh losswas all about a number on the scale. 🙅🏽♀️ Check our everything Krista has GAINED from moving her health forward!!💪🏽 ”My chronic sinus problems from acid reflux at night are Gone!👍🏽
I no longer take anti-inflammatories 🔥every day because I don't hurt like before. 💃🏼
Clothes that I've had for years are fitting now.😍
I'm sleeping 😴better and feel rested after 7.5 or 8 hours of sleep rather than getting 10 hrs of sleep and still being tired ! ( like before) & SO many more!!!!”😱 I just LOVE what I get to do!!♥️
Came in after two weeks being off the bike with a knee brace on AND no microphone HA! No problem! We came and left IT —> ALL problems, worry, anxiety etc- ON THE BIKE! Seeya next weekend. Have a 🗣 BLESSED week!
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A little throwback to when I first pressed 400+ on the leg press. Before this, my legs had very little strength, but with consistency, I soon had monster strength. This is not the end though, I plan to push past 400+ and go to 600+. #setgoals#smashgoals#workhard#stayconsistent#grinddaily