Passing beautiful sunrises and fields full of horses. It was a peaceful ride. A little slower and sore-r than expected but glad I got up and moving. Hitting 100mi tomorrow since I’ve just missed it 2 wks in a row. Have a great Saturday.
Sporting that Discovery Channel Chinese-knock-off on my ride today. I’m officially cut off from buying bibs and jerseys per my beautiful wife! 😂🤣
New day, new kit! Missed my 100mi mark again due to not feeling to great after a “heavy” dinner but still 97.5 is SO close. Ready for it this week. What are you looking forward to this week?
Yesterday was a dream come true for me. My first NPC Figure Competition and debut. All my hard work and dedication could finally be revealed. What an amazing feeling to hit the stage and feel right at home. Just by making it to the show I felt like a winner. The icing on the cake was placing 5th in Masters Figure +40 & Masters Figure +35. Two medals was just incredible.
My Coach @kristinadybdahl
has been amazing. Making adjustments as needed to ensure I met my goals. She was right there for every moment. I cannot thank her enough for this amazing opportunity to compete in my first show. Our next show is Nov 2018!
This moment made me reflect on how thankful I am that @t_reynolds22
opened a bootcamp where I became a member and this desire began.
thank you for life changing ab torture. We will continue to build and create a better package for Nov.
Thank you to everyone for all the gifts, flowers, cards, messages and phone calls. Thank you to everyone who came out to support or those there in spirit. There were a few that flew in from far away just to be there. Your support has been amazing and truly appreciated. I am humbled by this experience and journey. I'm committed to continued growth. Stay tuned!
Big thanks to everyone who helped me shine as #39
for this moment.
Hair Color Joanna Austria-Trotto
Hair Styling, Makeup & Tanning @Missmakeitpop
Custom Suit @illusionsbyaggie
Continue to live daily with no regrets. Most importantly, never give up on yourself. #npcfigurecompetitor #journey #nevergiveup #brownsugar #160lbsdown
Great morning ride with the world rushing past at 18mph. Other cyclists, I’ve been using a phone mount and Strava (which I love) but it’s a little bulky to keep at the head. What cycling computer do you use or recommend?
Made the leap! Felt good about last week and this morning’s ride so I registered for my first triathlon. Turtleman Triathlon Super Sprint at the end of the month. Can’t wait!
The great thing about goals is they do not go away because you did not hit them. It’s only if you give up on them do you truly fail. I set a goal for 100mi in a week this week. Well I did not hit it. BUT I rode 7days this week, 88.2 miles, 25mi in a single ride, increased my speed and have finally set a cadence I can keep without coasting. All on World Bicycle Day! Doesn’t matter if you get up before 10 or after dark. Just get up!
It was conditioning Saturday. No heavy weights. Weights are lighter and test periods are significantly shorter - 10-15 sec max. Cardio is often involves, usually tread/row AMRAPs (as many rounds as possible), sandbag walks/runs, step mill stuff or elliptical HIITs.
Today I wanted to share a “leg day” finisher (or even more brutal, day after leg day finisher). It consists of 3 body weight exercises. Set your timer for 15-minutes, this is an AMRAP.
1. 25 air squats
2. 30-seconds pop squat
3. 25 wall squats
Repeat - no rest.
By the time I got to the third round of this, I wasn’t sure I even had legs.
It burns! If you want a better legs and booty, this is part of the answer!
Up before the sun for 10 miles. Goal this week is 100+. How are you planning to hustle this week?
Sweaty selfie with my best friend😍 I did 3 miles in only an hour😱 I remember going to the city park at 400 pounds and struggled to do just 1 mile in an hour, now here I am, a few years later and 160 pounds down I am going 3 miles in only an hour with no struggles or complications! I even felt like I could keep going but didn’t want to overdue it since I’ll be doing a lot of walking at Lake Erie tomorrow☺️ I know most people HATE treadmills and trust me I can understand why lol but I’m a very imaginative person so I always go into my own little world and get lost in my music. This treadmill is the best gift my mom had ever gotten me, it has become my therapy, it’s gonna be the one tool that’s gonna help me succeed🖤
It’s happening, guys. This is almost two months of individualized training and focused nutrition. #changes
These are the changes that encourage and let me know that I’m moving in the right direction. I’m doing the right thing. #winning
The scale doesn’t reflect what I’m seeing here. #persevere
For a long time I struggled with dieting, being incredibly lazy, and just lacking the over all motivation to better myself. I focused on the unimportant things in life instead of the end goal which was my happiness and my health. My dad ALWAYS said going down this path continuing to be lazy, cheating on my diets, or putting of my responsibilities that I “wasn’t hurting anyone but MYSELF” . Of course being a young kid I never wanted to listen to what he was saying because I was lazy and stubborn, when all he was trying to do was HELP.. But he was 100% right. What the hell was I thinking??.... Now, I look back, and Thank God that he was always harping on me to get my shit together. Without that constant positive reinforcement or ‘kick in the ass’ when I was lazy/stubborn I would have NEVER gotten to where I am now. I owe ever ounce of my success to my parents, friends and loved ones that surround me. Words will never be able to express my gratitude. ♥️ #healthy #happy #humble #160lbsdown
Instagram Weight Loss Journal # 5
Body transformation is jarring.
I'm having to piece together a whole new wardrobe and going through a bit if identity crisis because if it.
After a lifetime struggling with weight and generally looking like a boy, I'm shy of wearing girlish things, or presenting myself sharply. Basically I keep thinking 'lawl, nah. I'm way too manly for cute things.' On top of generally being afraid that dressing to professionally makes me look unfriendly.
But I look nice in women's clothes now in a way I never used to and I like it. I just worry my friends (mostly comprised of nerd bros and and cuddle muffins) won't recognize me if I keep changing so much.
Now that I've proven I'm a wizard by shape shifting, I'm kinda in a place where I want to experiment with this new look. Something more womanly I guess? Idk man. Feels weird after a lifetime of Anime t-shirts, hoodies and cheap sneakers.
I'm probably overestimating my ability to look like a real adult, but still... Just don't like... Freak out if you see me wearing, heels, a short skirt or makeup er whatever. I'm trying some shit out.
#bodytransformation #bodydismorphia #genderqueer #160lbsdown #65kgdown #nanimahal #lifestylechange #weightlossjourney #tomboy
and soon the body will #follow
So to my new followers. My name is Courtney. I started my journey roughly two years ago. Heaviest known weight. 310lbs. This was after a month of bravely working hard. And gaining confidence to step on the scale. With the fear. I’d break it. .
I found comfort in food through loss. Friends and family leaving too soon. Food was the constant thing that made my body feel full. And full. It was getting. I hadn’t noticed I was a 3-4xl in shirts. A 26-28 in jeans. I was filling out. And not the way I wanted. Soon depressed. And too tired to move. I gave up. I kept eating. Hiding. Being depressed. After the loss of my niece. I moved away from everything. My family. My friends. I was alone. I was accepting into #acting #school
and, it was fun. But I pushed. And was barley keeping up. It was too much energy. I graduated. And then it started. I needed a job. I started walking #dogs
for work, later boarding them at my house. I was #obsessed
they pushed me to #hike
4 hours a day. They waited for me to keep up. A year and half later. I now carry them when they get tired. We are #furever
and we kill it! -
I do Cardio and weight training daily. I’m #learning
daily. Finding new ways to #feeltheburn
..... I’m #motivated
and I’m #inspired
My goal now. Continue my #fitnessjourney
but also help motivate and inspire others on theirs to.
two years of #progress
and I’m half my person. #160lbsdown
and I have a #life
#fitfam #vancouverfitness #vancitybuzz #positivevibes #workhard #weightlossjourney
I think I forgot last Tuesday. I’m not gonna lie - I’m 3 weeks post op plastics today, I have an incision that goes 360 degrees around my lower body and one that goes straight up the middle of my stomach. I’d be lying if I said it’s all a walk in the park, it’s not hard or even painful so much as it’s exhausting. My stamina has taken a real hit but I suppose that’s good as it’s really made me focus on recovery. I’ve lost 160 lbs total at this point (perhaps another five once all the swelling resolves?) and have no real plans to try to lose any more. I’m wearing a size medium shirt down from a 4X at my biggest, more than all of the numbers though and in spite of some current (temporary) surgical discomfort it’s always been about how I feel and I feel great in my body. I do have to have another round of plastics for my thighs and arms but that will be later and in the meantime once I’m released I’ll start lifting for those immediately for strength. I’m happy but most importantly I’m healthy! 💪🏼 it’s hard to believe this is me most days, this healing process leaves you feeling rather disconnected from yourself, I suppose as each day gets better I’ll feel and see more and more that this is actually me? 🤷🏼♀️ I’ve struggled with body dysmorphia throughout this entire journey I’m really hoping that resolves some as now all my hard work truly is reflected in my shape! #weightloss #extremeweightloss #losingweight #weightlossjourney #healthier #healthierme #healthierchoices #livinginloungewear #recovery #plastics #plasticsurgery #plasticsrecovery #healthyliving #happier #happierandhealthier #100lbsdown #110lbsdown #120lbsdown #130lbsdown #140lbsdown #150lbsdown #160lbsdown #bodydysmorphia #pinchme #imdreaming #exhausted