I used to make time for happy hours filled with liquor and food, at least 4 times a work week. I used to cringe at the thought of wearing spandex and sweating in public. I used to find excuses why my body didn’t look like others.
I now schedule gym time, look forward to getting steps in from housecleaning, have a selection of yoga pants and openly sweat profusely I public.
Why did I waste so many years thinking gluttony was the path to happiness?? No more. I want to be healthy, fit my ass on a chair and be able to move my body how and and when I want. Meal prep, meal tracking and exercise take planning and time. I now have the time!⏰⏰ #wakeup #getreal #wls #wlsjourney #bariatricsurgery #vsg #vsglife #dosomething
Positive self talk. What you say matters. You can be your biggest critic or your own best supporter. Self esteem affirmations can come in here, big time. Help YOU convince yourself or your own self worth, at any size, at any shape and at any stage of your journey in life.
5 Affirmations for Self Esteem
I deserve to be happy and successful.
I deserve a good life. I deny any need for suffering and misery.
I am competent, smart and able.
I am growing and changing for the better.
I love the person I am becoming.
5 Confidence Affirmations
I acknowledge my own self-worth; my self confidence is rising.
I am worthy of all the good things that happen in my life.
I am confident with my life plan and the way things are going.
I deserve the love I am given.
I let go of the negative feelings about myself, and accept all that is good.
These self esteem affirmations and self worth affirmations great place to start, but ultimately you will want to form your own affirmations. Just think of the things that bother you about yourself or the areas you feel are lacking and create affirmations to tell yourself you are improving.
However, do not rely on affirmations alone to make a difference in your life. Affirmations are just part of the battle. You also have to do real work to make change.
For example, if you want to build your confidence, in addition to confidence affirmations you are going to need to do the "work" of meeting new people and putting yourself in slightly uncomfortable situations. Experiences like that will help your self confidence soar when coupled with some affirmations about self esteem.
If you work on your self esteem, it will come.
Thank the Lordttt for the live photo setting on my phone camera! Anyone who tells me this video is photoshopped can kiss my flat asian pancake🍑...but i'll expect them to do it wearing a 2-piece themselves! Incisions may or may not be visibile to you, but they're there. My stomach isn't flat and is and probably always will be a little fluffy, and my belly button either looks like an upside down T or looks like its frowning - but that's okay....because this is all me! I can wear spanx, put on all the makeup, get all the botox, and clip on as many tracks of hair as I want to look done up - but the body I have here shows the results in all the hard work & changes I've made in the past 10 months! This is my body. I was proud of it enough to wear a 2-piece at 2 months post op (previous post) - you better believe I'm damn proud to wear it now!!!!
Jesus take the wheel! It’s been a minute since I’ve had them professionally done...very nervous! 😬✨
This is definitely my motivation!! I have a co-worker who works out 7+ times a week and people always ask her “how do you do it” and her response is always “if I give myself an excuse to not go then it just makes it easier to always skip the gym” This is so true... I can easily fall into that pattern of I don’t need to go to the gym because I went yesterday, I don’t need to watch what I eat because I don’t eat a lot in volume, on and on and on! I go to the gym at least 5x a week because it makes me feel good inside and out, I watch what I eat and count my macros because it helps me stay on track! With that being said I do not deprive myself of rest days or fun foods - I just don’t eat them everyday (B.E.D. 101). I am not where I want to be yet with my goals and that is my motivation and what keeps me going on this journey! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
Forgot to post yesterday. The last time I flew was 7 months ago and I just about needed an extender. Check out that slack! #125lbsdown
My stories seemed to resonate with a lot of people so I thought I would post them on my page. •
FIND YOUR MOTIVATION. There is no secret or easy way... you just have to decide it’s what you want and grind it out. 🏃🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🏊🏻♀️💪🏼
I don't usually do this, but as a brand, this was weird.
Yesterday, I asked @bejuststrong
"what about strong girls larger than your XL (size 12)?" My comment has been deleted.
It was a valid question that could have simply been answered. By your sizing, you don't want anyone larger than a particular size wearing your clothes. That's fine.
But don't promote yourself as a brand that is, as your site says, "designed to empower and motivate women from all walks of life." That is obviously not the case if you operate in deleting questions from possible consumers inquiring about your sizing. That is no way to build a brand.
I bought a cheapy goal dress. Size 16. Next size for me. It's so tight hahaha.
It’s been a while since I’ve done an Anonymous Poll on my Insta Story. I feel it’s important to discuss this topic from time to time, as it effects so many of us before and after surgery. Having a high BMI and mental health illness such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders etc, often goes hand in hand, and for most, weight loss helps to resolve this. However, for some, it’s a life long struggle. There’s also the issue of addiction transference (alcohol being the most common one in the WLS community). There’s much that can be done to help treat and or support mental illness, but the first step is admitting somethings wrong, which can be the hardest step of all. Where to begin, talk to your doctor and they will tell you options available to you. If that feels too big a step, start with a friend, or lean on this community. You’re not alone! Wishing everyone the best 💖
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"[ : a weekly holiday observed by those in the weight-loss community, in which there is celebration of the progress made thus far ]. okay, sorry for being cheesy 😆 but, i have some news--ya girl has lost 80 lbs. 80 f u c k i n g pounds!!
it's been such a long road to get here, with multiple months of plateaus and gaining/losing the same 10 lbs but, I FINALLY DID IT! as most of you know, I've tried losing weight many times in the past but, this is the furthest I have ever gotten which makes me so happy and hella motivated to keep pushing forward!
i don't want to get too sappy but, I think reaching this milestone was the confirmation I needed that what I'm doing is actually working and that all of my efforts are worth it. I know that not everything depends on the scale but, finally reaching this number and being able to give a nice, "fuck you" to the scale is a pretty awesome feeling.
i hope that I am able to inspire some of you in the way you've all inspired me! i'm just a girl on a mission to improve my life and I'm so glad I found this incredibly supportive and inspiring community. also, side note: tag me in your pics so I can see everyone’s progress!
I’m now convinced that peanut butter goes on everryyythingg 😫 Left over sweet potato spuds from meal prep that I’ve roasted, topped w/ PB, blueberries and hemp seeds 😋 Ima call it a flavour explosion 💥 #lazydinnerbecausedunno
🖕🏽Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Vogel w/banana, PB & Walnuts
Crackers, Hommus, ham, tomato & feta
No Bun Lamb burger, beetroot, egg, tomato & onion
No snacks today just wasn’t hungry at all and was very busy most of the day!
I’m going to try take images of what I eat just for the purposes of allowing others to see what I in particular eat post surgery!