2 treadmill miles done ✅ pace felt good and felt like I could keep going but know better than to overdue it as I ease back in. I find myself comparing myself to the me from a year ago- the me that was running 10 mile runs with ease with pace in the 10s/11s and was doing 25-30 miles a week. I ran mileage like that (or more) for 2 1/2 years and it was part of my routine and life. I am realizing that I can't do that anymore and that person doesn't exist anymore (and that's not necessarily a bad thing anymore). This RA journey for me has been tricky- last Saturday I was unable to walk due to horrible hip/leg pain and this weekend I got in 2 strong runs. I am seeing greater value in the days I feel great and am slowly getting the hang of this new body taking it one day at a time. Hopefully in the future I will hit remission and be able to hit those paces again but for now I'm okay💙 #runner#running#treadmill#rawarrior#motherrunner#fura#rheumatoidarthritis#strongerthanra#strongerthanyesterday#igotthis#healthyliving#fitmom#fitfam#autoimmunedisease#onedayatatime
I AM NOT ASHAMED ✌🏻Last week I shared that I will soon have the opportunity to remove the excess skin on my abdomen. My consultation is 16 days away and I am already working like a mad woman to prepare myself as much as possible. I am so incredibly excited to have this procedure but I wanted to take some time to reflect and share a few things with you all as well.. 1. I am not ashamed of my excess skin. This skin stretched to hold and grow my precious baby. This skin forgave me after years of eating my emotions and being morbidly obese. I'm not ashamed of it, I am actually incredibly grateful for all it has done for me. 2. I feel beautiful in my current state. I say this because it's important to me that people realize I am not having this procedure as a solution to my confidence level. I am very confident, but very little of that has anything to do with my looks. My confidence comes from my inner strength and drive and following my life's purpose of helping others. 3. I intend to share this part of my journey as openly and honestly as I have everything else so as to help others who are considering the same path. Some may be offended by this picture- this certainly doesn't fit the perfect body physique so many of us strive for in the fitness world. But here's the thing, I don't care. This is me, as real as it gets. All my imperfections, all my hard work. Some may first notice the excess skin in this picture- the first thing I notice is my smile.. the muscles I've worked so hard for.. the happiness that comes when your physical aligns with your soul. Every day I am becoming more of myself. A better version of myself. The happiest version of myself. I should warn you... I am only getting started 💋💪🏼💯
I am super excited to start this class. I fell in love with health and fitness about a year ago and ever since then, I have never looked back. I will be finishing my degree by the end of this year and I couldn't be more excited. I love helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. For me, it's more than looking good, it's about being both physically and mentally strong. For those of you that have heard my story, you know that I have suffered from anxiety and depression. I know what it feels like to find comfort in food, to hide away in baggy clothes, to feel so ashamed of yourself, that all you do is hide away from the world, to sleep all day because sometimes dreaming is better than your reality. I have been through all of that. So for those of you who are having a hard time getting through this crazy thing called life, I'm here to tell you that you are not alone and that you can get through it. What saved me was health and fitness, the gym became my medicine. I immediately became addicted, addicted to the high I get after walking out of the gym, to the process and to the progress. I have never felt better than I do today. It's not going to be easy and some days will be better than others but I am here to tell you, it's worth it. Don't give up on yourself, you got this. 💪🏻 #fit#fitness#fitmom#nutrition#health#healthymom#gym#gymflow#fitpregnancy#babynumber2#pregnancyjourney#fitnessjourney#getfit#gethealthy#18weeks#student#schoollife#fitspo#dontgiveup#khfitfam#fitfam
It felt good to get out there this morning and run. I was exhausted and it was cold but it felt great. I missed my running buddies and looking forward to some great runs this year. My time was ok and I will take it since it has been the furthest I have done post injury. Ready to be back and push myself harder. This year I am determined to run a full marathon before I turn 40. #run#runner#running#runlife#downriver#grosseile#fit#fitlife#fitfam#fitness#fitmom
Meet: @alaynahpaige An underproductive thyroid after college led me to gain over 90lbs! After taking my dream trip to NYC in November, I decided to lose the weight after being too self conscious to post any of the pictures! My highest starting weight was 227.I'm currently at 180 with a goal weight of 140. I'm very far from my goal but wanted to post this picture for accountability. And for honesty. I'm a master manipulator of a camera. I can hide and angle so that reality is the furthest thing from what you see on my social media, and why? I have friends and family that love me and people that support me. I'm happy and I want other people to be happy. Your health is so important. Take control and do what you need to do. Talk to your doctor. Start small and keep going. My biggest tip is to find what works for you and your body, and keep at it. I hate the gym, but I love classes. Finding what works for me has helped me stay strong and on the right path! Good luck and stay strong on your journey!I need accountability buddies-any takers? Follow my weight loss account: @findingfitnessketo for recipes and support! #wlstories . . . . More pics of this transformation available on our snapchat; username: wlstories
Sundays🌞📍, when ur in the😍🏋 GYM for 2 hours ✌ hours,, and your legs ache, ur dying of thirst, ur😰 sweating down ur back, ur 😲annoyed by the 🎧music in your ears...the ache in your😩 legs that make u weak to🤕 stand are making you want to throw up!🤕... BUT😜 you remember WHY you 🔪sacrifice yourself everyday and then... YOU 💪😜GO ON!!👉💪 #FITNESSLIFE#fitmom#muscles#gymsavvy#everydaystrong#igetfit#arms
Okay, I made it! I don't usually get a chance to run on Sunday but I actually really love it. I listen to some #ldsconf talks and some nice music, and just appreciate the beauty of what God has created ❤️ There we're a LOT of hills since I ran through the coulees and back, and I just took it pretty relaxed, so it was just overall a really nice run!
Sweet and Spicy Salmon is on this weeks meal plan. Is it on your list? We made this for friends Friday night and is was a huge success with all ages. If you haven't signed up for a free trial, go do it now so you don't miss this recipe. Link in bio.
Day seven of #21dfx is no small accomplishment for this girl! My muscles have been so sore as I get back into shape. Luckily, these two products have been my saving grace to help relieve my aching body! 💧dōTERRA Deep Blue Rub is a topical cream formulated with Deep Blue Soothing Blend of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, natural plant extracts, and additional helpful ingredients that provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas. 💧dōTERRA Deep Blue Touch delivers the soothing benefits of Deep Blue essential oil blend in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil—perfect for those with sensitive skin. Packaged in a convenient roll-on, it can be used as a soothing massage and to provide a soothing effect when needed. Try rubbing dōTERRA Deep Blue Touch on your hands, wrists, shoulders, and neck after exercising, lifting, or working long hours. Experience the cooling and refreshing sensation of dōTERRA Deep Blue Touch. Uses: •Massage doTERRA Deep Blue Touch onto growing kids' legs before bedtime. •Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise. •Rub Deep Blue on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.
*... man, was ging es uns gut hinterher... kommt doch mit #aufkurs ... mit mir und @edbelly ... (Link in Bio) ... @edbelly @onkel_nenny ... #Danke für den traumhaft schönen Tag !!!...* # run #running#fit#fitness
Day 6 Chisel Endurance It was scheduled for Yesterday, but I took the rest of My day to spend time with Mister Kai. What being behind tells Me about My schedule...is that I need to get up earlier to get these workouts in...so I still get the same quality time with Kai. Or I just miss them completely. Endurance was about getting the heart rate up and keeping it up with short breaks in between each exercise. I forgot to check the calorie and heart rate stats on My Fitbit when I was done. I've noticed with these types of exercises I don't really burn a lot of calories, but I have seen the biggest results. I have to do the scheduled workouts later while Kai naps🤓 Have a Great Sunday Everyone, It lools like its going to be another beautiful day in Calgary🤗 #fitjourney#autumncalabrese#autumnnation#fitmom#shakeology#beachbody#beachbodynation#beachbodylifer#adidas#yyc#endurance
Today's "cardio" session brought to you by caffeine from the first coffee in a LONG TIME!!! SUPER CHALLENGING. 20 seconds on 10 second hold Repeat 3 times I am damn proud at 18 weeks prego I can still do plyo push ups and push up holds. Those are damn challenging with all this extra weight up top!!!! 😋
Sunday Run-day! Today I didn't listen to music. My first mile was 8.29 and my last was 7.29 and I think this was partly due to all the thoughts that went through my head as I ran :). Sometimes I like running because I don't think about anything but usually I think about EVERYTHING, make decisions, get motivated and then I run faster :). . Where are the runners here? Do you listen to music when you run? #runner#run#sundayrunday @mamalivingfit @rgrmac12