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 👊
Another #throwbackthursday from 2013 😍 I still cant believe that was me! Look at those muscles! I have let go of beating myself up about giving up but I often wonder where I would be now if I had?! Much healthier for sure with the bangin' body i've always dreamed of having! Ive been overweight my whole life so that was the healthiest i've ever seen myself. And to think during that time I still felt too fat and couldn't see the change like I see it now. I didn't take "before" pics cause I hated having pictures taken. Always take pics! The scale and the mirror dont always reflect progress! Especially when your mind isn't right. I would look at myself and still feel like i wasn't making progress. I had hit a plateau. And the downward spiral began. But I have more knowledge now to push through. I am thankful for new beginnings! I didn't get to participate in the @loseitconkatie#decemberchallenge due to surgeries but i'll be back at it in the #januarychallenge! This is my year! #knowledgeispower #throwback #muscles#fattofit#weightlossjourney #weightloss #fitmama#iwantmymusclesback#fatloss#aworkinprogress#nevergiveup
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
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!
Awww my Blink 182,how I missed you! After 2 months of yoga and sometimes Bootcamp I'm trying to get back with basic exercises.
Everything needs to be scaled down to 50%. If I could do 8 pull ups now I am doing 4 and starting with strict movements. If I did DT before the break with 115# today I am going to do it with 65#! 5 rounds
8 back squats
4 Tempo Pull Ups
Remember start slowly! First always start learning and developing strict movement then move to kipping!
Be nice to your body❤ and love it!