Can I let you guys in on a little secret, I'm about to workout and I haven't been able to consistently workout for over a month, and I feel a little scared and a little defeated. I know things that used to be easy are going to be hard, and I know my body has lost a ton of definition and I've gained weight and I can't help but have this little nagging voice saying, "why bother, you're never gonna get back to where you were, you are so far away from your goals now". Self doubt is a little bitch that tells us to just give up when we have a set back. So I've got a couple of choices here, I can listen to that voice and let it be right and just give up, or I can not listen to that voice and I can just start, and I might not be as strong as I was and I might be a giant leap back on my goals, but who gives a fuck, because every day I show up and done let self doubt win, I will be a step closer to my goal. And I will get there as long as I TRY. Giving up is the only way that voice wins. So I'm gonna show up and do the hard stuff, until it's not hard anymore. And I hope you guys are too. Dig deep, find that inner strength, remember why you started and find a way ⚡️⚡️⚡️
The other day I was asking you guys a bunch of questions about your biggest struggles with clean eating, and what can be the biggest struggle of all, getting your family to eat clean with you. I have been, and still am right there with most of you trying to make everyone happy and still keep our meals healthy. Not easy with toddlers who change their minds about what they like on a daily basis, and a husband who thinks vegetable is a dirty word. I know my main struggles with cleaning up my eating were 1) my family and what they want to eat 2) I want my food to taste good....REALLY good. I like the experience of eating 3) I don't want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen everyday. I'm really excited bc I have teamed up with 2 other moms and we are each going to show you exactly how we eat with meal plans from our actual lives, the our kids and husbands love to eat with us, our favorite healthy snacks, and how we prep so that we aren't spending a ton of time in the kitchen. We all 3 eat healthy but very differently so we all 3 are going to share our own individual meal plans and takes on cleaning up our meals. One thing I do know about these ladies is that they love to eat just as much as I do, and I'm excited to get a fresh take from them. So jump in this free group if you need a pick me up, some fresh ideas, or just a place to start. 3 families, 3 different meal plans, all healthy and full of flavor. Comment below if you wanna join 😘
Seriously..... how can people get away with eating so many goodies and counting them as a 'syn' and lose 4lb+ and I have no treats exercise every other day and I can't even lose 1lb?! #ihaveaweddingdresstogetinto 😣😣
My determination takes a backseat only to my stupidity 🙄😩. I hurt my rib again and am back to square one. I wasn't pushing myself, I haven't been taking my pain pills before working out, so I could have a good gauge on my pain, but ONE sit up did it. And then I kept trying afterwards and quickly realized that I have to take a step back again. Am I disappointed. Sure a little bit, but honestly it's also a bit of a blessing and is giving me opportunity for a lesson. It's time for me to focus on my nutrition. They say you can't outrun a bad diet, but from my experience you kind of can. Not diet isn't total crap, I love healthy food, Iove junk food. My portions are crazy, I can smashing entire chipotle burrito no problem, and not even feel stuffed afterwards. I eat more than Nick all the time. I also drink beer and wine a little too much and eat tons of sugar. It's not uncommon for me to eat an entire box of cookies at one time. I like showing people that you can be fit and still enjoy all the things you love, but for a while I've known that I need to focus on my nutrition and especially my sugar intake, but I keep putting it off. I work out extra hard to make up for this area but now I see this as an opportunity for me to really buckle down and take the steps towards getting my nutritional little more on point. I don't for see me ever giving up the things I love, but I do know that health is important to me and my nutrition is a huge factor in my health, so I'm taking this injury as an opportunity to start to do that and to share with you guys as I go. I'm sure it will be hard and I'll have failures along the way, but as I discover new things I look forward to sharing it with all of you!
Good morning everyone! Im so poorly 😪 didn't sleep a wink last night but managed to catch a few hours late morning, so I'm a bit out of sync now 🙊 lunch is leftover leek, potato and spinach soup (why does it look black?!?) With some toast and sliced apple that needed eating. Got my lemsip, got the TV remote, that's mwle sorted for the day!
So I started my workout in those pants today guys, I have been sick for 3 weeks and haven't been able to workout. And I gained about 7 lbs and lost a ton of muscle, strength and stamina. And those pants were riding and creeping in all the wrong places bc they don't fit me right, they are too small for me right now. And it sucked. I'm not physically strong enough to do half of the stuff that used to be easy for me, and that's super frustrating and discouraging. And there is this little voice in my head telling me I'm never gonna get back to where I was. And yes know you all have heard this voice too. It's the voice that convinced us to give up, it convinced us that workout we missed means we are a failure or that donut we ate ruined everything. It's also feeding your mind full of bullshit. I didn't get to where I am, or where I was by listening to that voice. I didn't lose over 80 lbs by giving in to those seeds of doubt it was trying to plant. That voice still tries to drown me in doubt sometimes, but I don't listen. And neither should you. Getting control of your health and fitness is not something that happens over night. It's not something you can achieve with a wrap or a pill or by unreasonably cutting calories. The quick fixes are just that, quick fixes and quick lived. They aren't sustainable yet we've been fed this garbage that things should happen in the blink of an eye, or there is something wrong with us. That's not right. This takes time. There will setbacks. But setbacks don't mean failure unless you just flat out quit. Or you could tell that voice to shut the fuck up, remember that even the best of us struggle with this and decide to keep moving forward even if ya baby steps. Spoiler alert: baby steps WILL get you where you are going 👊🏼
I woke up at 2 AM with some pretty crazy pain happening in my ribs and was a little freaked out, I eventually found out it's just a bruise or fracture in my ribs which is a pretty common complication of pneumonia (which btw I'm *SO* fucking over, like please just get out of my life). Got some painkillers and anti-inflammatories and that was that. I slept in until about 8 am and woke up grumpy, feeling sorry from r myself, and just frustrated by how long this all has been dragging out. I lingered in that self pity for awhile, and then I realized, feeling sorry for myself was a choice, ok this shit happened and sucks, so am still just gonna sit here and whine about it and be in a bad mood and let it ruin my day? And I was like, fuck that, that's such a waste of a day, and that's what the old me would have done. And I don't want to be old me. So I jumped on the phone with the advice nurse, found out I can do things that don't require the use of my upper body, and that don't aggravate my ribs. To pay attention and go at my comfort level, and that getting a little out of breath would actually be good for me and get my lungs expanding the way they are meant to. So I took it slow AF. Started my day 1 which ig been really excited about. Old school Insanity here I come! I modified the shotbout of that fit test, I couldn't even do some of it, and I was ok with that. My body has been craving movement and if I have to inch a long and modify the whole way, then that's what I will do, and I will be thankful that I get as much as I do, because some people aren't able at all. Attitude checked. Workout done, and I'm kind of excited to see how my body can change with the modifications I'm going to have to make. Day 1/60 ✅
Clean eats to get me ready for the week ahead. Does anyone else have to go to 2-3 grocery stores in order to get all your favorite things or is it just me? I'll be heading home to meal prep and be hella ready to smash some goals this coming month. Also if I forgot to add you to the group, please remind me 😘