After breakfast I was still a little hungry so instead of making myself wait for lunch, I made a quick #paleo smoothie 😋 A couple ounces of unsweetened organic coconut milk and strawberries 🍓❤️ blended up with a handful of ice makes the perfect summer snack
This is one of those things that's really difficult to post & probably a lot of people wouldn't. I know stretch marks are something that's normal for a lot of women while pregnant & I also know that skin type & genetics have a part to play in their development. I have very oily skin & have never gotten stretch marks in the past despite some very rapid weight changes due to my eating disorder. I knew I'd get a few but I figured I was pretty safe. Wrong. Hello third trimester, hello stretch marks. Now I'm not going to show the rest of them bc I'm not getting down to my underwear & sharing my butt region with the world. But it's hard. Every time I catch a glimpse of my hips/ butt/ thighs/ boobs ... hey, there's more. & the first thing that comes to mind is the fact I've got another 6-7 weeks of growing & stretching to do.
I'm not posting this for sympathy or anything like that. I'm sharing this to be real. The stretch marks to me have been one of the hardest things to get my head around, I don't know if it's bc I didn't really expect them or bc they're one of the more 'permanent' side effects or simply just bc I'm more emotional right now.
Pregnancy has been quite the test for me, on so many levels! But esp in terms of body confidence & "self-love" however I can still quite truthfully say I love my body even if I don't love everything my body has going on right now ... stretch marks, cellulite, fat/ weight gain, acne plus much more if we're talking beyond looks. I've cried & had some meltdowns over my body the last few months but what my body is doing right now is worth a hell of a lot more to me than the way it looks. The blessing of being able to create & grow a new life is incredible. Honestly, I was unsure how I'd cope with being pregnant considering my history. I'm proud that I have been able to maintain a balanced, healthy & positive relationship with my body despite the fact I've got stuff going on I don't love, is perhaps viewed as "bad" or "ugly" by societies standards & am basically going backward on all my goals from pre pregnancy. But you know what? I would (& will, God willing) do it all again in a heart beat even if I turn into one giant stretch mark.
What I had the night before after 3 consecutive exams😵 Red rice 🍚 pumpkins 🎃 beansprouts 🎋 sesame garlic doumiao stirfry 🌱 delish mushrooms marinated in sesame oil and cornflour 🍄 nooch 🧀 and linghan's garlic sriracha which definitely is the spiciest I've tried so far but I wouldn't recommend it to people like me who can't handle strong taste of garlic!😂🌶 As foreseeable, exams didn't went well at all yesterday. I'd definitely messed up and studied for the wrong topics and the lack of time honestly😞 Sigh does anyone else have the same vexations with time management?:'D
I didn't get inpatient ! I'm so so relived. I have blood tests on Friday and Monday and another hospital appointment Monday. I had two slices of musli bar for snack and then the hospital made me have cheese, crackers and apple juice. After my appointment I went out to a steak house with mum and my grandma (fear food!!) and had this. I finished it all and I'm super proud :)
195lbsx2 @ 8.5 with hip shift af.
**REPOST bcs I accidentally posted the wrong video and posted my last drop set instead of top set l o l hip shift actually really bad here complete with right knee caving. 🙄
동영상 눈바디 👌
폭식증 없이 토하지도 않고 절제하지도 않고 먹고 싶은 거 맘껏 즐기고 술도 즐기고 운동은 일주일에 3번, 유산소는 2주에 1번 씩 하고 몸무게나 수치는 재지 않고 살이 찌든 말든 신경 안 쓰며 그냥 즐기며 살고 있다. 👌 그래도 꾸준히 무거운 거 들어주며 운동하니 몸도 꾸준히 천천히 따라와 준다. 여튼 최고의 몸짱이 될수도 없고 바라지도 않지만 마음도 몸도 점점 더 건강한 나의 업그레이드 버전이 되어가고 있다! 🏋️♀️ 10년 넘게 폭식과 다이어트를 반복하다 이제서야 찾은 발란스. 이제 너무도 별거 아닌 일상이 되었지만 예전엔 상상도 할 수 없었다. 😂
I've seen a lot of people doing Low Carb High Fat lately.
Firstly... kudos to you, because if it honestly works for your body, then I'm all for it!
But please know it doesn't work for everyone!
I went strictly paleo, followed by eating a paleo based diet for nearly 2+ years.
At first I thought it was a godsend!
It seemed to help my IBS and gave me energy... that however, soon changed!
It started causing more issues than it helped and the mass amount of fibre I was consuming caused havoc on my health, but I put this down to me "not doing it right" because I saw sooo many other girls eating LCHF and felt that it had to work for me.
So I'd switched things up, the qualities of the food, increasing the fats, eating more protein, blamed it on certain vegetables I thought had been causing pain.
But finally, (not going to lie, after a big battle with myself) the last few months I've slowly been adding carbs and GRAINS back into my diet, giving my body time to adjust and honestly I'm feeling more ME again.
My energy is coming back, my mood swings and foggy head have faded and I have more clarity.
Gut health is so important!
A happy tummy means a happy head and I cannot stress enough the importance of listening to your own body!
Be true to who you are, what you love and how your own body works.
Just because something is "on trend" or everyone is doing it, doesn't mean you should follow✌🏻
#sweatisgold 😅 I was short on time for my ab workout today, but still wanted to get my blood pumping for as long as I could. I added box jumps in between ab sets to keep my heart rate up. it worked! 💦 try adding some box jumps or burpees to your next workout to keep your heart racing. it feels so good to challenge yourself 💪🏼 and sweat 😅
For dinner tonight I had a big bowl of brown rice, broccoli, flax tempeh, and avocado (first picture). After dinner I was still somewhat hungry so I had a nectarine (second picture). Practice today was amazing, but I am exhausted now. I'm currently watching the season finale of PLL!!!! I hope all of you love bugs are having a wonderful night! Stay strong 💪🏼
Hi you guys!
#throwback to last weekend as today is dark and gloomy and made me dream of sunshine and lollipops! ☀️ 🍭
The muscle aches are for real today. I can barely walk after Monday's leg day and washing my hair seems impossible after yesterday's upper body day! 💪🏼
But don't they say no pain no gain! Today is a night off and I have a date with my bed at 8pm! 😴
I have a month before I go to visit family and friends in Europe and till then I hope I stay healthy and get to train without interruption.. we all know what going home means.. endless amount of food and treats for few weeks!! I can't wait! 😍
Have a great day lovelies and keep in mind that after the rain comes the rainbow ☔️ 🌈
✨ NO FLEX ZONE ✨ after my ab workout today, without flexing my abs were super tight and i am so pumped!! my ultimate goal is for my tummy to look toned without flexing and i feel like i'm getting closer and closer! it's all about that strong, clean nutrition tho!💙
I wanted to get a few deliveries before I posted about this, but we have been using a delivery service called @ImperfectProduce and I'm so happy with it! They take fruits and veggies that can't be sold at stores (nothing wrong with them, just not pretty enough) and sell them at discounted prices in these mixed boxes. We've been getting the medium produce box and I just had to show all of the food we get in one delivery. Look at this! And aside from a few items it's all stuff I'd buy at the store anyway. With this service we're eating more fruits and veggies than ever! I think they're only available in parts of CA and in Portland but hopefully they can expand into more areas. Eating better and alleviating food waste...can't beat that. 🍏🥕🍋🥒 #imperfectproduce#eatugly#gettingfit#eatinghealthy#eatplants#workingonmyfitness#fitmom#igfitmoms#fitstagram#fitathome#homecook#strongnotskinny
Yes I am up in the gym at 11 pm getting my workout done. I don't care that I'm on vacation. Working out in an empty fitness center helps me focus and clear my head. It's almost like my meditation. I can set my purpose and mentally plan out my following day without being so stressed ❤️
What's for dinner on your plate?? On my plate tonight is grilled salmon, a little crab cake, grilled veggies, mixed salad and artichoke leaves. Salmon gives you some amazing omega 3 properties, the veggies have essential vitamins, artichokes help decrease the degeneration of brain cells, help with indigestion, have a ton of fiber and Antioxidants!! 😱😋. Plus some Rose. A good meal to eat tonight. .
I have to be honest...my boyfriend normally grills but tonight I am on my own. So I took a stab at it. It didn't taste as great as when he would grill, but honestly when someone else cooks it tastes so much better 😻. It still turned out tasty and I am still learning the art of grilling!!