Super nervous to post that second pic, I have never worn a bathing suit without a lavalava or a pair of shorts over it. That’s always been a goal of mine, and yes, I know I don’t need to be a certain size to do that. This is all part of the mental change that’s happening alongside the physical change. Im hoping I can have that self-confidence to just walk into the water without a care but I’m not quite there yet. Almost though👍🏽🧠💪🏽 (this is from Feb ‘18, already 50+ lbs down, to July ‘18, haven’t weighed myself in a few months so I’m not sure where I’m at🤷🏻♀️🧡.)
You inspire me greatly
Regrann from @jacquelineadan44
- A smile can say a lot about a person. For so long I hid behind my smile. I made jokes, loved everyone I met with all I had, and was always happy and smiling. Even at 500 pounds, from the outside I looked happy all of the time. You would never have known how much pain I was in. I hid behind my smile. Afraid to show the world how unhappy I really was. Now, after losing over 300 pounds, I am still smiling. But I am smiling because I am finally happy. I am finally living my life. I am not smiling because I am perfect, or because I don’t struggle, or because I have a perfect body. I smile because I am finally at a place where I am not afraid to show who I really am. I smile because even during my hardest days, I love myself enough to get through them. I am done hiding. I might not be where I want to be yet, but I am going to make sure to enjoy this journey. The journey is the best part! So trust yourself, never be afraid to be yourself, and allow your smile to light up the world! .
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Morning Abs! Kinda ?? Iv been feeling so great since the start of July and cutting out Gluten and sticking to oats, yams and rice as my carbs. I'm week 3 of four weeks of phase two and just over half way done! It's been a challenging couple of days with a different work schedule to stay on track but I feel way to good to mess with it. Exercise is great for me it's an outlet for alot of reasons but nutrition is so important if you want to see good results!
Although it's been a challenge the last couple days it's easier than the past because I have my handy portion cups and a list of foods that fit into each category and it leaves no guessing or calorie counting on my busy days!
I’m not where I want to be just yet but in the matter of just 5 months I’ve made major progress my weight last year was just under 110lbs now I’m a good 140lbs and striving to be bigger #progressnotperfection #progress #godisgood
🔥🔥Trainer Tip🔥🔥 Exercise is sooooo much more about HOW you do things than WHAT you actually do!!💯💯💯 I will take 5-10 exercises done CORRECTLY over 100s of exercises done badly!! 😎 Not to say that you only have to do 5-10 exercises to reach you goal but you get my point.....hopefully!😜 Take this plank, for example... I have taught this literally FOR YEARS but I still have only had one client that actually had heard of the Draw in Maneuver/Core Activation and how to use it to do a proper plank!💪🏾😎 And I STILL see random people doing it wrong almost every time I go to the gym!! It's crazy to me!!🙃 I even help people that happen to end up in my space (can't save the world!!😋) and some people appreciate the advice and use it then others look annoyed as if they felt I was judging them for not doing it correctly!!🤔 That's totally not me or how I roll!! 😏I simply offer free professional advice in a nice way on things that might improve your workout!😘❤ Take it or leave it!! I wouldn't be a trainer if I didn't offer a little guidance on a subject that I know very well that can help others!!🤓 It's what I love to do!!😍
I love days at the lake 💕🌊☀️ What made today great for you?
I’ve been absent on here for abit now I’m sure most have noticed (I’ve been more on on twitter lately) so sorry but not sorry but it’s been tough seeing things as they were before and trying to appreciate things as they are now has been bit of a challenge after experiencing such a huge life changing event....I’ve just been trying to stay busy and not focus on things and live my life as I can but I know I need to continue making changes for the better....I need to make advancements in my career especially since that’s my main goal and priority, fixing and managing my financial situation and get back on my health and fitness routine not just for looks and but my own mental, physical and emotional health and status as well. It’s definitely been a process and I’ve only just begun. I know it’s not going to be easy and gonna have it’s ups and downs but I know it’s something I need to do and have been making changes towards. I don’t expect anything but the support I’ve received from those around me have been a huge influence in my transition and I’m grateful for all of them. As I continue back to being myself as much as I can I will try to be more active and post again, I just needed some time for myself and the right thing to say and post before I posted something random or completely out of the blue...so if you like I’d want to continue my journey with you to share and experience with thank you. #thejourney #myjourney #life #livinglife #enjoythelittlethings #thankyouall #thankyou #peaceofmind #betteringmyself #aworkinprogress #progressnotperfection #lifesjourney #lifestylechange #progress
My son hadn’t burped yet 🙃🤦🏻♀️ so I did one exercise switching arms after each set. If I had laid him down, he would’ve cried 💀BUT exercise done!!
Oodles of zoodles! 🥒 One of our favorite meals went down tonight- and no, the hubs isn’t sold on it, but I don’t care because the kids are! 😂
Some people steam their zoodles in a pot (that seems to be the most common cooking method), but I find they have plenty of moisture on their own, so over here, we simply sauté them in a pan on medium heat with a teaspoon of olive oil for 3-5 minutes. It’s one of our fastest, easiest dinners, and topped with some chicken sausage makes for a complete meal. 🥘
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Had to rush my session thanks to SouthEastern trains but I got it done! .
3x4 Deficit Deadlifts @ 85kg then 82.5kg cause I lost my nerve. I was powered by the “I met god and she said deadlift” T shirt from @grrrl_clothing
Also RDLs and close grip bench! I’m tired this week so looking forward to some kind of rest.
d r o o l 🤤
Post work out meal today was amazing. Definitely one of my favourite meals to have after a workout.
200g white rice
22ml pure maple syrup
5g peanut butter
106C 3F 8P 484 calories
Post workout, it’s so important to replenish the glycogen stores that you have used during your workout.
To make that happen quickly I have all simple carbs so they are broken down faster and I limit my fat intake as fats slow down gastric emptying, slowing down the time it takes for carbs to be metabolised.
Was a little jacked up on some caffeine earlier. I can definitely notice how much nutrition can affect your overall life! Better nutrition = more energy! I never really NEED caffeine to help get through the day but lately I haven’t been getting as many veggies in and really nutrition has just not been great because of my braces!
I know I know, there’s no excuses BUT I’ve been playing around with what I can and cannot chew. The result I have come to....LOTS of mushy veggies, smoothies with veggies, veggie patties, and veggie noodles. There’s ways around everything and even though I can’t eat super fresh stuff.....something is better than nothing, yuh know?🤷🏻♀️ So here’s to my nutrition being back on track since I figured out how to deal with these silly braces!☺️
Nice evening walk with my little guy. #sunset
Sitting here finishing up some work and making a new resume! I’m such a organized everything has to be planned type of person! I really like structure so getting back to some sort of structure soon will be nice! I’ve been super happy with my workouts lately and it’s exciting to want to go to the gym and not just dread it!!☺️ are you super organized??