One thing I’ve learned from recovery is that the weight on the scale doesn’t matter and it doesn’t define me. It will only set me back if I weigh myself because I’ll become obsessed with trying to get the number to go down rather than see physical changes. I’ve graduated high school and that makes me feel really good. I’m starting to work out more now and I feel great. I absolutely love Fall and everything single thing that has to do with it and I don’t want to spend that time being disgusted with myself like I did last year. So, Fall, watch out. I’m coming for you ass! 💪🏾🍁🍂🦇🕸🎃👻 #fitness#bodymotivation#fit#happiness#weightlossmotivation#bbg#bbgcommunity#vegetarian#vegan#weightlossjourney#weightlosstransformation#acceptance
Have you ever thought one way of doing things was the best answer or only solution, but then after a while either learned new information or just flat out changed your mind 🤔?
I know I have!
There was a time not too long ago that I thought circuit training was the absolute best way to train my body. Not only did I love it (and still do!), but it is what allowed me to finally see changes in my body composition 🎉.
But just because I saw changes I thought it was the only way I could train. However! My fitness mindset has shifted over the last few weeks. Rather than feel like I “need” to go all out and burn as many calories as possible except for the week of my period (which was the only week I extended myself some grace.) I have now been waking up and checking in to see what I feel like doing each morning 💕. I’m already in the habit of going to the gym and no longer need a guide to push me out the door - even though I do appreciate following other workouts when I'm lacking inspiration! (I highly recommend #bbg or #movesweatshred if you're looking for motivation to get into a fitness routine!)
Now if I end up excited to lift heavy until failure I do that! If I feel like circuits I do those! If I feel like a walk I do that!
You get my point. No matter what I decide to do I still get the same endorphins 💃. The same feeling of accomplishment in the morning 💪The same me time that is all my own 🙏. As long as I am moving and in-tune with my body in a way that feels good for that day I am happy ❤️.
Note: my current goals are for maintenance. If I were to decide to gain muscle, go on a cut, or train for something in particular I’d most likely go on a structured guide or plan.
What are your current goals and fitness mindset⁉️
I love SoulCycle.
To me, it's not just a workout, it's a journey to my soul, a heart to heart "talk" with the instructor, a moment to re-discover who I am.
What does soulcycle or any exercise mean to you?
PSA: you’ve got to work all of the muscles in your butt if you want it to be strong. try incorporating these moves into your workout to target your hamstrings and glutes (minimus, medius, and maximus) while giving your knees a break. keep the movements slow and steady, and add a resistance band for an extra challenge. remember, neither rome nor beyoncé’s booty was built in a day.
🍔CHICKPEA BURGERS... did you miss them?🍔
👀In case you didn’t catch the recipe for these, you can scroll down my feed a few months back and give them ago.
👌As far as meat free burgers go, they are up there with the best.👌
I never thought there would be a day where I actually CRAVED brussel sprouts, kale, sweet potato, and chicken but it’s seriously my favorite meal! Of course I still love me some pancakes, ice cream, etc but I just LOVE fueling my body with all these goodies 💪🏻✨💪🏻
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"In order to succeed, we must first believe we can."
- Niko Kazantzakis
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Spending today getting meal prepped for the rest of the week before work. I made these Asian ginger salads with red cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, and sesame seeds for my husband and I. He’ll most likely top his with some tuna and I’ll top mine with 🥑
I recently purchased @lauraleabalanced cookbook and I have to say I’m pretty damn impressed.
I made her 15 minute taco meat (subbed ground beef for turkey) for the next 3 nights since I’ll be working late and I couldn’t help but try one. SO DANG GOOD!
I’ve also been having her daily green smoothies in the morning which I’m surprisingly in love with. I’m not a huge cinnamon fan but it adds such good flavor to the smoothie, so I’m sold!
I think later this week I’m going to make the Curry Honey Salmon and the Apricot and Rosemary Pork Loin another night... so I will definitely let you know how they turn out, but I have a strong feeling I won’t be let down 😋
In all honesty though, if you guys are looking to shift your diets towards eating REAL unprocessed food that still tastes incredibly delicious then you should go buy her cookbook.
I got mine off Amazon for less than $20, so it is most definitely worth every sine cent. 😆💛✨
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“When the waiter asks me if I want more nachos with quacamole...” 🤓 Yes please! What’s your favorite way to eat 🥑🥑🥑🥑
56 g carbs
35 g protein
8 g fat
9 g fiber
Cook 4 oz chicken breast slices + 1 tsp coconut oil over medium heat for 4 min each side + 1 c steamed broccoli + 1 c cooked brown rice .
When in doubt and you feel like having a lazy meal, leftovers or mealprepped chicken and veggies are your best friends!
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It’s always hard to resist free food at events you attend. Emphasis on FREE! But always think about the guilt you feel after that 5 seconds of enjoyment. Not worth it!! You can do it. If you can’t resist there is reasons why you cannot.. “Happy Home Happy Health” let me help you find that perfect fresh start whether you need help selling or purchasing a home. I can help you get started in the right direction.
Happy Tuesday!! I trained legs today and it was such a killer after work! But so happy because now my mood is up and it’s time for dinner 🤗 #legday
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————————————————————————Luckily this resistance workout wasn’t too hard on me 😅
————————————————————————Before I started BBG I never ever thought of working out legs or arms, I ONLY did abs! 😄 & now I just feel SO good about working out the other parts too!! 👏😬 Feeling a lot more strong & confident! 👊🏽
————————————————————————Have a wonderful day/evening!✌🏽😚
Toast Tuesday featuring @wholefoods stone fruit 🍒🍑🍞
Nut butter, sliced yellow peaches, and granola
Vanilla yogurt, sliced plums, and pistachios
Coconut yogurt, chopped mango, and shredded coconut
Goat cheese, chopped cherries, walnuts and fresh basil
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Grateful to be doing more of the things I love the most. Helping people + Spending time outside! ❤️☀️🌴
The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself. The people who need your are waiting for you to step into your purpose 😎✨🥂 #workfromanywhere#positivevibes#payitforward
Up until recently I was eating in a caloric deficit...because of that I was hungry a lot so I used up every bit of my macros aka I tried to end my days as close to “0” as possible. Now that I’m on maintenance, I don’t stress if my macros aren’t perfect st the end of the day. I’m also doing more exchanging between carb/fat calories depending on my preferences for the day. Remember you CAN be flexible! I was strict during the reverse diet phase (you sorta have to be for it to work) but now I’ve finished and can enjoy more flexibility!
Here’s the breakdown ⤵️
🍌 Breakfast 6:45 a.m. : protein oats with banana and @rxbar vanilla almond butter • 392 calories | 44 C, 16 F, 21 P
🥛 Snack #1 9:30 a.m. : Greek yogurt with blueberries • 148 calories | 19 C, 1 F, 19 P
🥗 Lunch 12:30 a.m. : spinach salad with turkey and blue cheese and a honey crisp apple • 452 calories | 47 C, 16 F, 28 P
🥜 Snack #2 1:30 p.m. : pb & berries @rxbar • 200 calories | 25 C, 7 F, 12 P
🍠 Dinner 6:00 p.m. : grilled tilapia, roasted asparagus, sweet potato and buttered toast • 421 calories | 60 C, 6 F, 34 P
🍨 Dessert 7:30 p.m. : chocolate frozen yogurt sundae with cone crumbles, chocolate chips, and powdered pb • 285 calories | 43 C, 9 F, 10 P
Daily total: 1934 calories • 237 C, 54 F, 125 P
I have a weird sunburn on my back and there’s still sand in my nose/hair/ears (the beach was pretty much a wind storm) but I also spent a really nice day with my family which always makes me so happy.
I asked my sister take pictures of me yesterday (hehe thank you @kristin_wilichowski) but I was pretty unhappy with all of them. Not because of her ability to take a good photo, but because I didn’t like how my body looked despite people telling me otherwise. I even told myself my arm looked too big in this photo which is a ridiculous thought, but still one that popped into my mind.
I’ve struggled with body image issues on and off for my whole life. This was the picture I chose to post basically because you can only see my body from the side. It’s something I’ve been working on, but I want to be as transparent as possible because you never know the story behind a photo. I advocate self love and confidence, but even I struggle with both of those things. I’m slowly learning to quiet the negative voices in my head, and I don’t think they’ll ever go away, but it’s super important to learn how to deal with them in the right way which I’m working on.
So here’s a reminder for each of you that we’re all human, no one’s perfect, and we all deal with our own personal struggles from time to time