💥 this is for the girls... soz boys!
we all struggle with body image - if it’s either loosing weight or putting it on ... i guess these insecurities will always come from time to times in our lives... a really good friend of mine once taught me about self-love - and not the ego based type of one ! the one where you really embrace and love who you are regardless of the opinion of others. i did struggle with that for a while because us girls tend to always compare ourselves to others and falling into comparison is the worse possible place to be!
here is what i learned .... in life there will always be girls who are prettier, skinnier, fitter, funnier, smarter, richer, younger than you are but the most important thing is that you surround yourself with people who lift you up rather than drag you down. “If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value” choose those who deserve to be around you wisely!!! #happymonday#tb to my superfit days #iwantmymusclesback#letsgetphysical🌪@wavekini_beachwear
This morning, I fed Kane man and Mom and Dad were on baby duty while Justin and I went on a date! ...we chose... the gym! It was terrifying! It's my first workout since I was given the stop sign in early November at 36ish weeks pregnant! My doctor gave me the green light, so off we went! I've never been more excited to step into our gym! I've got a long way to go, but thank goodness for a healthy pregnancy, because even though I'm walking like a baby giraffe, it was an encouraging workout...now... How do I schedule in Mommy time at the gym with my sweet little Sugar Kane to take care of? Looks like Daddy will have some sweet father/son time each day so Mommy can sweat and lift! I already love being a Mommy and I can't wait to share my love of athletics and fitness with my Kane boy! #fitmom#gymdate#mommytime#newmom#newdad#fitparents#thebabyweightisgone#iwantmymusclesback#slowandsteady#momlife#boymom
Let me tell you a little something about myself... I suck at change. Any little blip on the radar and I lose all sense of my goals, and then I like to sit in "my story" of why I'm not doing this or that blah blah blah... Case in point, almost 2 years ago I moved in with my now fiancé, 8 months ago his 2 youngest children came to live with us, and 6 months ago I started my own business.. Top that with a pretty bad back injury and my decision to go vegan... oh and I turned 40 so there's that. I've lost the majority of my muscle and I'm friggin tired ( EXCUSE EXCUSE EXCUSE)
What I'm learning is you can start over anytime. Stop living in your fucking story, cuz that's all it is. A story that you keep telling yourself and everyone around you to validate why you ain't doing shit.
I was terrified to get back in the gym, with my now mushy body and noodle arms, but who gives a shit. We all gotta start or restart somewhere.
I look at old pictures from a few years back and I'm letting that bitch know I'm coming for her... #failureisnotanoption#imcomingforyou#iwantmymusclesback#yougottastartsomewhere#beastmode
Today was a success! More than that, I could have cried. Before I became very sick, I could not do much of anything. I pushed myself through work to provide. But inside I was dying. To some, going to a gym is just a thing, to me it is a privilege, one I do not take for granted. I swam, did legs, some arm work and got on the treadmill with an incline. Baby steps to most, but I feel like I just climbed Mt. Everest. God is just too good for words right now. #joy#Iwantmymusclesback 👊
Went for a small walk with the baby this morning 😅 carrying that extra 8kgs sure builds up a sweat! And now that daddy is off work for two weeks, I finally got to go down to #cityfitnessporirua for a workout 🙌🏼 felt a-mazing to be back in my second home after such a long break. I’ll be back tomorrow 🍑 #iloveworkingout#backatit#goals#geek
So after losing my 30 lbs I have gotten into a rut... I gained back 9 lbs but I finally looked at the scale today and saw that I lost 5 of them. I know people may say I’m not overweight but my weight really bothers me when I have extra. This is my weight loss journey to get back to my figure competitor body after having 2 babies in 3 years. I don’t want show body just back to slim trim and my muscles back. But seeing I’m back to losing fat has given me hope. I can do this haha just need to get my butt to the gym.. #muscle#iwantmymusclesback#girlswithmuscle#figurecompetitor#momof3girls#mybabies#gym#icandoit
About to get a little real...... had a dr’s appointment today... have not felt good for a bit and my body is hating on me. Blew off several dr appointments because I was scared of the scale......the photos on the bottom are less than a year ago.... stress, life, anxiety, depression created the pics on top, the recent ones! We are all not perfect, I am far from it! I know what I need to do to get back, it’s just the start that I’m struggling with right now.....but I have done it before and I’ll do it again. Tomorrow is day one....with some more day ones possibly in the future, but no matter how many I’m gonna keep going. I know where my body was and I know how to get back there. Now I just have to believe everything I just said on here 😳😉😒😏 #dayone#jessiehilgenberg#JESSIESGIRLS#jessiesgirls@jessies_girls@jesshilgenberg#icandothis#iwantmymusclesback#startingover#startingoveragain#imscared
Missing the sun as I sit reading psychology in a freezing cold house 😪
Current photos are rare when I am in school and I am realizing how little I actually practice now. My motivation is low and I'm tired ALL THE TIME. when I have days off the last thing I want to do is get on my mat, but I know it's the one thing that keeps me sane. A couple times a week is enough for now... #iwantmymusclesback#motivation#yoga#yogi#warrior2#mahavirabhadrasana#schoolsucks
Slowly but surely getting da body back after two back to back pregnancies. I was a little worried having the belly stretched out for so long but a woman’s body is incredible in it’s ability to grow humans, feed them and return to (almost) pre-pregnancy state. For me personally, dropping back to pre-pregnancy weight has been almost automatic right after delivery. I continued to train thru pregnancies and post partum never really taking a break which helps tremendously in the baby growing process and recovery after. What hasn’t been automatic is gaining back the muscle that I’ve lost. Not being where I want to be is making me realize how awesome it is to have goals to work towards and I’m excited to gain my strength and muscle back. I’m challenged to get out of my comfort zone and shocking my body which feels awesome. If you aren’t where you want to be, look at it as a positive instead of complaining about what you don’t like about your current version. Think how amazing you’ll feel reaching your goals! The formula is simple: positive attitude, put in the work, switch things up to avoid stagnation and eat to feed the gains. Let’s get it peeps!!! 💪🏼 Tag me in your gains, progress or transformations, I’m getting motivated watching all of you reach your goals. 😍 #gains#iwantmymusclesback
I'm going to have to break up with my morning coffee.
I calculate that my creamer intake is at least 239 cal/39g fat/39gcarbs...
I drink it everyday... This is the equivalent calorie wise of a balanced snack and almost a meal... So now I know why things are moving like they should. Bye Coffee!! for now at least!
Dinner: More chicken but this time with green beans.
I will eat one more time after this ..
What I know for fact... managing my nutrition was key. I know that even if I can't make it to the gym as often or for as long as I'd like... sound nutritional choices and meal planning will serve me well. I'm on my way.
I was tempted to get a breakfast croissant... but I thought better.
This week has been no bueno for making it to the gym... a restless baby in your bed definitely makes it harder. I'm not giving up though. I'll go tomorrow morning with my love @son_of_janus for a power day!!
Nothing great is accomplished in an instant or without resistance. I've been down this road before and I know I'm on my way!