Finally 100lbs lost! 😵 These photos are 10 years apart, I never ever believed I’d get here, 22lbs below my initial goal weight. There have been so many ups and downs including losing 42lbs in the past year and a half!! #100lbslost#transformation#10yearsapart#glowup
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@maxlivingofficial Atlanta conference was a blast, but we are looking forward to being back at the office Monday!
Hmm pretty much gave up in the idea of sleeping tonight 🤷♀️ @eltonjohn concert with my mom and brother and now time to finish packing because I leave for the airport at 3:30 and it is now almost 2, hopefully I will sleep in the plane 🤦♀️
It was a bagel for breakfast kindof morning post workout/therapy session this morning. I am going to be running on all the caffeine for the next 48 hours. Elton John concert tonight and then headed out to AZ early in there morning and oh wait I still have to pack 🤦♀️
We’d been married just over a year. I gained 35lbs in the first 8 months and had worked the next 6 months to lose that weight. It shouldn’t have taken me long, but my brain was quite unhealthy so I lost a whopping 15lbs in that time. And yet, I was still moving in the right direction and building confidence. Scratch that. I was WANTING confidence.
So this one day Josh asked if we could go out to dinner after work. I was thrilled. A date! I wanted to go all out. New dress + shoes... the works. So I went to Kohl’s and cried after I got stuck in multiple dresses and tops in the juniors section at Kohl’s. I was a young bride. Just 20. And I was in denial about not fitting into the junior section anymore.
Finally, I found this whole ensemble. I was so proud. Until I saw this photo. Then I felt devastated. I still had a long way to go and we knew we wanted to try soon for a baby....
9 years later almost to the day Josh snapped this of my outfit for a date to a concert. I gained another 60lbs to hit my highest weight of 265 before I got to where I am in the photo on the right... 157lbs.
I’ve had 4 babies.
I’ve confessed my binge eating disorder.
I lost 100lbs.
Then gained back 80lbs.
Then lost all of that + another 8.
I’ve fallen in love with running and fitness.
And now I don’t put my clothes on a credit card, I use money I earned helping women on their own journeys and buy only what I need because I AM confident now, not just TRYING to be.
But my point is this. NINE YEARS. It took me 9 years and a lot of life and growing up to do between photos to get where I am. To learn what I’ve learned. I’m probably more stubborn than most so if may have taken me longer, but the thing is I don’t want you to get it twisted. It’s been WORK. And the journey has been LONG. I’ll never lie to you and say that it hasn’t been!
But you can ABSOLUTELY believe me when I say, “IF I CAN DO THIS, YOU CAN DO THIS!” And, sister, you could probably even do it faster. I believe in you just like I’ve learned to believe in me. Now YOU go believe in you!
Ugh what a long day, but I got to the gym and got my 30 minuets on the hand bike in (and I’m only smiling in that photo because I was done 😂) and just accepted the fact I won’t be sleeping tomorrow night and will be packing for AZ instead. Now time for bed and up early in morning to head to the gym.
1 272 days ago
I use @advocare spark as a #preworkout drink or when the afternoon slump hits to pick me up! Pineapple Coconut is seasonal and sooo good! I stocked up on it this summer! I put it in the ww app and track it as 0SP a scoop. #100healthydays#day18
Today is my 4 year Surgiversary!! This was and will forever be one of the best decisions I could have made for ME. After 4 years, I’m only 7 lbs heavier than my lowest weight! It truly has been a crazy roller coaster ride of many up and just as many downs.. because this truly was and still is a lifestyle change. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been and have learned to love ME. I couldn’t have stayed on track this long without the love and support from my incredible family, everyday! Cheers! To 4 years and counting! 💯 lbs gone forever! #vsg#vsgsurgiversary#gastricsleeve#100lbslost#vsginstacrew#4yrsurgiversary
So apparently I just need layers of accountability. First week back on @ww as a monthly member and down almost a pound, I’ll take it. Last week I signed up for 3 months and that is three months to get back on track and back to lifetime ⭐️
Umm... you guys. So remember that time I went to @wholefoods and bought 100+ bags of @eatsmartsweets gummies?
Here are the results of my epic taste test.
1- At 3SP a bag, I’ve never met a Smart Sweets gummy I didn’t like!
2 - I definitely prefer the sour flavors! #TeamSour
3 - My favorite? Sour Blast Buddies. I like the the flavors (berry, blue raspberry, lime, lemon, and orange) the best and they remind me of sour patch kids.
4 - The Berry Sweet Fish were tasty! Give me all the berry things. 😍 They also were much bigger than the others and a softer gummy.
5 - My sister’s fav? Fruity Gummy Bears! They definitely satisfy a gummy bear craving!
6 - Sour Gummy Bears comes in a close second in my ❤️.
I’ve recently seen the fruit & sour gummy bears for sale at @gnclivewell. Otherwise, they are available at @wholefoods and from the @eatsmartsweets website. They also just launched a create your own box so you can mix and match the flavors! I’m still working through my stash! Should I do a giveaway?!
Me vs. Me.
If you think you CAN’T, I’m here to tell you that YOU CAN.
In May 2015 I was we were on a mini vacation in St. Petersburg as I was studying for my boards. I spent all weekend in the hotel studying and after the exam, we went to the pool and beach to finally relax and enjoy.
I’m totally in my element, clearly.
I swore this photo, much like many other photos when I was at my heaviest weight, would NEVER be shown.
The past few years I’ve grown to appreciate what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now.
I was so afraid of failing, I had a very difficult time asking for help starting. It was in June of 2015 just two months after the bikini, that I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired of being overweight that I decided to make a change.
I was afraid of failing and I was even more afraid of staying exactly where I was. Unfulfilled and uncomfortable in my own skin. I was working three jobs, drinking 5 cups of Starbucks a day and frequented Taco Bell way to often, eating as many as I could in the car before I could even make it home.
I would never, ever have imagined that my at home fitness and health journey would take me across the stage of the Beachbody Classic competition 2 years in a row.
Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t.
Maybe this is for you, maybe it isn’t.
Maybe you just want to loose a few lbs. or compete
Maybe you’ll start, maybe you’ll fail.
I can’t guarantee anything other than the fact that you won’t know unless to start.
Join us in our epic summer success group with 2b mindset or out challenge groups with LIIFT4 or 80 day obsession or just start with Shakeology.
Whatever you decide, just start today. Imagine it’s YOU vs. YOU and ask yourself “what’s it like now?” Then, imagine what your journey would look like in a year from now.
Want in? Comment below or message me for all the details.