This is not when I begin my fitness journey, as that started years before and will ever continue. This is simply the avenue I've decided to start sharing my progress and hold myself accountable (because, let's be honest... Most my friends don't care if I see a new vein pop or I can lift a heavier weight than a week prior). I'm starting a new fitness challenge next week when I return from vacation, and I am more ready than ever! --- (Disclosure: this photo is a couple of months old. I needed my motivation back and this is it. I want to be a better version of myself every day, and if I slip... I just co time forward in an upward direction.) #transformyou#ashlete
Running off of 2 hours of sleep but I didn't let that become an excuse! I was dead on my feet so I took some preworkout and prayed to the gym gods to give me enough energy to get through my workout. I didn't just get through it, I smashed through day 2 of #charliemike and then went ahead and did day 1 of #crux 👊🏻Found out my 1rm back squat is 105lbs👊🏻(originally I said 95 but I just found out the bar weighs 45 not 35!) My legs are going to feel destroyed tomorrow but right now I feel like a million bucks! Can't wait to see how much I can improve over these next 6 weeks and I'm super pumped for the #transformyou challenge starting next week! #ashlete#momswholift#beastmode#motivated#staytuned#pumpedaf#inthearena
It's Tuesday so that means challenger spot light ❤️❤️❤️ today goes to my girl sheena, who has been a lifer in my challenge group for quite some time. I am so thankful for her and wanted to share HER story and her words with you. "
I'm going to be completely HONEST right now- it is SO hard to look at the picture on the left .. 🙁 I appeared to be happy to everyone, because of my smile.. but I was literally MISERABLE , and dying on the inside .. especially anytime I looked in the mirror or even saw a picture of myself... (hence the reason I find it so depressing to look at the pic on the left now ) ...Eventually I couldn't take it anymore.. of course I tried pills.. crash diets... whatever seemed to be an "easy fix"- yes, they might have worked for days or weeks, but I always fell back into my old habits... Eventually I realized how exercise can legitimately make you, and ultimately your mind , feel better... do I work out every day? Hell no!! I babysit for a living, have 3 kids of my own, cook, clean, etc.. But I realized, if you get in the right state of mind (love yourself no matter what.. yes, sounds cheesy) it all seems to fall into place. Yea, I cheat... drink my wine... but, I finally realized that it doesn't happen over night (lord, I wish it did) .. but with the right frame of mind, and loving yourself genuinely, it all seems to fall into place.. Thanks to my beachbody coach (she knows I don't check in daily or even weekly, but I'm still trying ) ... and positive people and support in my life, I am where I am now.. Am I at my goal weight, no! But I am farther than I was a few years ago .. Trust me, If I can do it, you DEFINITELY can!💕" Sheena I am SO thankful for you for allowing me to be your coach through this wild ride we call life. You radiate with happiness and watching you bloom has been such a honor. I love you!!!!
April 5th to today.....7 weeks into my reverse through @avatarnutrition and I couldn't be happier. Today is huge for me because when I started avatar about 12 weeks ago my goal was to do fat loss for 12 weeks and get to last week and switch to a reverse. I was heading out of town to see a #fitfam compete in a bodybuilding competition and I'll be honest I wanted to be lean for fear of being around all these super fit people would bring out that negative voice in my head I've been able to shoosh! But 5 weeks in I was struggling so bad with the food and after hearing the voices on avatar Facebook page I knew I needed to surrender and leap into a reverse regardless of the weight or bodyfat gain. It was time to make the right decision for once. Two things happened one 7 weeks later I'm eating close to 700 calories more and from 119 carbs to almost 260 carbs without an ounce of weight gain(actually I've lost a bit) Secondly I went to the show and yes there were ridiculously fit people there but never once did I compare myself or think negatively about my body. Avatar has giving me back my life, my happiness, my future and the ability to kick ass at my workouts.....oh and the ability to eat the Memphis Mafia and Dirty Ole Bastard donut from @voodoodoughnut without gaining weight this weekend. That may be the best gift from all this yet!!!! #stillinit @dymatize @bodybuildingcom @transformforlife #bestself#transformforlife#reversedieting#flexibledieting#avatarnutrition#magnifyyou#ashleyhorner#ashlete#bodybuilding#muscle#fitness#fitgirl#strength#gym#muscle#gains#progress#transform#iifym#transformyou#lovethejourney#avatarnutrition#eat#carbs#bbcom#routetohappiness#reversedieting
This is exactly what I need! I’ve be following Ashley Horner for a couple years and I own 4 of her trainers. This couldn’t have come at a better time! I’ve been looking for a little extra push to get me back on track. 💪
If you want an extra push like me, or looking for some extra support…. or maybe you just want a challenge! I suggest checking this challenge out too! —
Don’t get discouraged by having to have one of Ashley’s Programs either because one of my favorite programs is her FREE Program “Charlie Mike” Yay!!! If you decide to sign up let me know and I’ll definitely keep an eye on you! 😏
Do things that you don't want to do. Do things that scare you. Break out of old habits. Create new and beautiful things. If all you want to do is lay down and just do nothing, leave your phone at home and go lay outside and do nothing. Get amongst nature and nice things. Love and appreciate the little joys of life.
Sometimes I forget these things. This is a reminder to myself to take care of me.
I fail at 99% of these challenges because I hurry it. I want it now or two weeks from now. Three months is too long.
Not this time. I've developed patience. What matters is not what I did yesterday, but what I do today, tomorrow, and in the following days. That's the difference between who will see results and who won't. I am willing to pay the price... are you?
ONE day until the #transformyou sign ups. Im not waiting until May 29th to start. I'm taking and submitting my pictures tomorrow and heading fast and furious into day one of Crux.
I could not have done this without you @holly_bar_ee and even if I could have I wouldn't have wanted to. Thank you for your support and your grace as a friend, as a coach and as a confidant. #48kgtakeover
Long Post!!! To a total Badass, her team and the AH community I have been more inspired than ever after today. Many Many Thanks to a memorable and awesome event. I completed my 10 week #AshleyHornerTransformYouChallenege and got to cheers my first beer with @ashley.horner at #CampValor2017 . How awesome of a prize is that! After this weekend, I have already won! A quick trip to Georgetown/ Austin to meet and greet THE #AshleyHorner and to have the pleasure to drip in sweat with her. Total understatement. I was soaked. Literally!! Especially, after a 10 1/2 minute plank. Yup! You heard me, right. I held a 10 1/2 minute plank coming in second (210 attendees) to a Wonder Woman of a Beast @lexflexes. I don't think I could have done it without Ashley's #BecomingExtraOrdinary Program, Ashley's voice in my head and all the other ladies at this event cheering me on. After the longest 10 1/2 minutes of my life..... and it's worst than the effin treadmill; 😜 I have realized if you put your mind to it, "you can go just a little more"!!! Cheers 🍻!!! Oh and who's in on the next #TransformYou challenge with me? #LightsOut#ATX#PlankChallenge#SoccerZoneSouthAustin#WagnersBackyard
I attended my first CrossFit regionals today. Seeing Katrin and Mat Fraser (along with Dani Horan, Kari Pearce, and Patrick Vellner) in the flesh was uh-mazing. Katrin's abs are even better in person.
This lit a 🔥 under my ass for the upcoming #transformyou challenge. I don't like using motivation, but today's experience certainly helps. Two days until sign ups. 👍🏼
So i didnt turn in my "official" post (@ashley.horner) transformation photos so I'm doing here because i just looked in the mirror and actually feel proud of my hard work!! And honestly I didn't think id see the change until now! It may not be so much in my physical self but emotionally I can feel it! I feel more confident and I've finally gained the whole "just do it!" Mentality when I want to give up!! Yup, I'm doing the next challenge and the one after that and...
Excerpt from @ketotrainerjane's new 28 day Ketogenic meal plan. From the looks of it, it's one of the best meal plans I've laid eyes on; nothing too odd or with weird ingredients I'd never use.
It was a bit pricey but I'm going to give it a go and report back with my opinion. Check back in a month 👍🏼
PS. Registration for @ashley.horner's #transformyou challenge opens Monday. Who's in? 🙋🏼
We are always taught to accept others, but, unfortunately, I think we struggle to accept ourselves. The things we tell ourselves, we would never say to other people! Throughout these last few months, I have become better at accepting myself. If my nutrition slips, have an injury, can't make it into the gym because of other obligations, I accept it. Before I would be angry with myself for enjoying a dessert. If I missed the gym because I had other obligations or had an injury, I would tell myself I was being lazy. This transformation has been about acceptance. Enjoy that dessert, let your body heal, handle other stressors...then set your goal for the next day. How do you want tomorrow to be different? As @ashley.horner said, we can only improve if we keep setting goals for ourselves. If not, we will be stagnate.
Swipe to see all the photos. The reason for the star is because I wanted to hide me tired face! 😴 I also love my cycling tan lines! 😁 🚲