Feel like you're doing EVERYTHING right but you're frustrated with the process? Take progress photos!!! The SCALE LIES, trust me it does. I'm only a few pounds different in these two photos but I can obviously see there's been inches lost. When you're feeling frustrated with the journey, take updated progress photos and compare them to where you started. If you're doing the right things, you WILL always see a difference. Then, take stock of the small victories that have nothing to do with weight loss. Are you finally eating better? Are you trying new recipes? Are you finally being more consistent with your workouts? Did you pass on an indulgence last week because you know your goals are more important? Did you increase your water intake? FOCUS on those small changes, focus on doing them DAILY and your body will transform, just be patient with the PROCESS! It's a journey, a long one, with lots of obstacles and those who get their transformation stories are the ones who not only strengthen their body, but who also build MENTAL STRENGTH too.
I got on the scale this morning and that number had me like 😳😰🙈🤢😡 . I know weight is just a number but... wow. . That was kind of my "moment" and kicked my ass right back into gear. . Switching to 21 Day Fix bc it is the hardest total body workout that I feel I am capable of right now... it's hard but not so hard that I'll fail. . This is literally what I look like after finishing Total Body Cardio 😂😂 . It ain't pretty but it's done!
Ein glücklicher, zufriedener und schöner Mensch definiert sich nicht durch sein aussehen.. viele Muskeln, ein flacher Bauch, ein großer Po oder ein makelloses Gesicht haben nichts mit wirklicher Schönheit zu und schon lange nichts mit Glück.. Tu alles im Leben in erster Linie weil du es WILLST und weil es DIR GUT TUT denn nur so wirst du deine Ziele erreichen und wirklich glücklich werden🙏🏼 #keepitreal#realhappiness#motivationmonday
Those pike ups though!!! I can only do about 5 before I start dying, but I'm determined to get this move down!! 😀💪🏻 It may take a month or a year... It is definitely not an easy move, at least for me, but I need to remember the hardest moves are the ones that get you the best results! So it will be worth it!! 🤗 What's your least favorite workout move?
#Day1 of #28DayJumpstart ! Which I totally said yesterday before realizing I couldn't tell the difference between Sunday and Monday (despite watching football and being at my weekend job). Anywho! This is me. Right now (or about 15 minutes before posting this). This is really hard for me to post and I'm having a hard time trying not to apologize for what I look like. Growing up I was always thin and was told by a lot of people that I was "perfect". I've always been afraid of people seeing the real me. I've been afraid of not being perfect for as long as I can remember even though I've never been remotely close. I know that's ridiculous, but it's a hard frame of mind to get out of. This journey isn't about getting to "perfect". I just want to love me for me and feel comfortable in my own skin. I need to take care of myself. So it's time to get my butt in gear. The time will pass anyway ❤
We're all busy, I get it, but don't let your hard work in the gym go to waste by being unprepared with your meals 🙅🏻 Nutrition is vital to progress so make meal prep a habit even if it means physically scheduling it in. I prep for the entire week every Sunday and never leave home without my @fitmarkbags 🎒 #preparationiskey#dontgetcaughthungry 💢15% off at checkout with code: friends 🤑 #nicebag
Monday Vibes! 👊🏻✨💁🏼 Whatever YOUR version of badass is, be it today! Loving this book & love seeing everyone post #motivationmonday quotes this morning! Gets me fired up! 🔥🙌🏻 Going to be going live on my Facebook page (link in profile) today or tomorrow to talk about how I INVESTed in myself, and the most spontaneous thing I have done lately! #youareabadass#progressnotperfection
Little known fact: I LOVE Mondays! They're perfect for new beginnings! No matter what the past day or week was like, it's a chance to start again! I think sometimes we focus too much on the past when it comes to setting and accomplishing our goals. We're quick to remember past failures or heartaches and not let go of them, which keeps us prisoners of that past. We can't get where we want to be if we are constantly focusing on the past! It's as simple as driving: Face forward, hands on the right place to steer, and occasionally check your side and rear view mirrors as you go forward towards your destination. Just as I can't drive from Fresno to San Francisco with my eyes constantly fixed on the view in the rear view mirror or looking over my shoulder, focusing on the past is never going to get anyone where they want to be. Focus Forward on what you want, and you'll get it!
Hey IG! 👋🏻 I'm back!!! This past week has been all of the things. Definitely not what I had prepped in my head for it to be. Such is life tho! Lesson learned- don't plan ahead too much for the finer details - because sometimes life is a big butthole!! 🙊 I absolutely had time to reflect on a huge assortment of things going on in my life, which was one of my main goals. One specific thing I had also planned to really just focus on was my lifts - really focus on them. No selfies, no posts, just me doing me. But that never happened 👎🏻 A few weeks back I hurt my arm and thought that lifting through the discomfort was a super idea 💡 But no. It wasn't. I seen my doctor about it, hoping she would tell me that it WAS a great idea! But instead, I was told no lifting for 4-6 weeks 👎🏻😔.... I have tendonitis in my elbow and have only made it worse by continuing to lift like I did. High five to me.🙄 Sooooo taking a completely new approach this week. Something to do with some things! Haha. I honestly don't even know. Lifting has been such a huge part of my life and personal growth for the past almost year that I am feeling a bit lost. 🤔 I will get it figured out though! On a super positive note, I have been given the okay to stop my anti-depressants👏🏻 which is pretty AMAZING! Ending my long post by saying that even though life can be a butthole, & is filled with all sorts of ups & downs - I am beyond grateful to wake up each day and for being placed in the very spot I am in. We learn and we grow EVERY day. Even if feels sucky at times. Never EVER quit! #rechargeyoursoul#life#progressnotperfection#taketimeout#mommyfitjourney#depressionisreal#growth#grateful#fitness#fitlife#justdoingme#mindsetshift#happymama#alwayspressingon#nevergiveup#nevergivein
Yes! One of the main objectives of our journey will be to look within for validation, not externally. Nobody can make us feel worthy except for ourselves, external validation is temporary and often unfulfilling. We must realize our value, and then seek people who understand, respect, and appreciate that value. In order to have a healthy relationship with someone else we have to have one with ourselves. We can only love others as much as we love ourselves!
When you don't feel like much is changing because maybe you just have a day when you feel bloated...and you need that encouragement to keep on pushing... Measurements and of course pictures are the way to go!! I might only have 2 weeks in with @coredeforce but you can see the changes! Do I use a scale to measure?! HECK NO!!! You don't need a scale to measure your worth. Think of how your body feels, how it looks, how much stronger you've gotten. That's where it matters. So even if you don't think you've seen much changes, I promise you it's there! KEEP ON PUSHING!!! #progress#progressnotperfection#healthy#healthymom#doingthisforme#noscale#mirrordoesntlie#coredeforce