Fitness is better with friends. Grab your girls and go on a run, go take a class, or maybe start a small group with your favorite trainer. Whatever you choose to do have fun with it and be around people that are positive and want to be their best selves just as much as you do!
Vulnerability....Here I go! The pic on the left was at the height of my disordered eating. I was obsessive and lost in it. I felt defeated daily. Like a total failure. I was doing cardio in excess - no weights at all. You wouldn't know though right? That shows my natural body type hold muscle naturally. Eating 1,200 cal/day and bingeing Sunday. I was on a hunt for a perfect 6 pack!!! Why?!? Not really sure. I was a Mom, that has a lot of drive and intensity and had no outlet! So it worked against me as I used that energy to run myself into the ground. I don't even look unhealthy do I??? What you can't see is that I had no energy, had trouble sleeping, extreme hunger, lost my cycle for 9 months, my body temp was not regulating well at all, and I just felt overall horrible. A few weeks after that photo, I said to myself, what am I doing?!? I need to stop this.....scary part was I didn't know how. That scared me more then anything. I have never felt so alone or like more of a failure in my life. Here I am, the mom of 4 beautiful little kids and I'm just a complete mess. I thought I should be better then this for them. What a disappointment I must be to them😣😣😣That was my daily talk in my head, can you see the horrible cycle there? Long story short, I didn't know how to get out of this, so I decided to get help from someone who could tell me how to get better! It is the biggest blow to your pride and ego when you have to ask for help. Made me feel weak. I look back now and think....I was anything but weak. I was so brave and strong to battle this head on! It's the best thing I've ever done. I don't look back on my experience with any regret! The pain gave me empathy so I can sit in other people's pain with them! The humiliation I felt toward myself, taught me to never define myself by six pack abs or not. Such a waste of time! Without getting help, I wouldn't be who I am now! Was it an easy process....far from it!!! And each day I am aware and mindful that I could easily slip back! I have accepted that everyone has challenges, but I will never stop choosing recovery! So worth it!!!
If you've been with me the last six months or so you'd notice I've been gradually introducing healthy changes into my lifestyle. I notice the positive changes in my energy levels and weight, and the other day, my FIL's domestic helper commented I look more "sihat dan langsing" (healthy and trim). But still I found out there's more I should do. I'm lucky enough to stay near a good neighbourhood supermarket, so I've been mentally taking notes of other dietary changes I can incorporate. Carb free konjac noodles, hormone free chicken, swapping sugar out for lakanto, gluten free bread, nut milk ... I'm looking at you. Nothing as radical as my friends' keto/vegan diet or daily intermittent fasting, but baby steps. Trust me - after 40, your body starts paying for the sins of your wild days, so don't wait too long before treating your body better. You've only got one.
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• biscuit in paradise... jk you can’t have her..she’s all mine •
Who says eating on a meal plan has to be dreadful? Whipped up some North Shore shrimp, steamed green beans & wild rice for dinner! So delicious and not at all feeling deprived 👌🏼
I’ve attempted giving shrimp to Cam several times and tonight he told me “good”!! #momwin 🙌🏼 He’s been going through a stage of not wanting to eat a whole lot so this was a victory!
What’s a healthy meal you like serving your family?! I LOVE new ideas💛
🍩 got donuts on the brain 🍩 🤪 Day número uno of my 3 day detox after vacay went super well. As expected though, I’m thinkin bout all those things I can’t have lol 🤷🏼♀️ My body needs to reset and de-bloat and I feel so nourished 🌴putting all the healthy things in my body and connecting with this process 🧜🏼♀️ I’m a believer in the relaxation process that happens with #vacationmode but I also thrive in the routine I’ve built and crave that predictability and structure 👌🏼
Whatever stage you’re in regarding your health or just life in general, ENJOY IT ⚡️ Accept what you can control, and build on what you can improve. I spent years of my life stressin hard core about every calorie I put in my body. It sucked, and I was so freaking miserable. I’m way more confident in ME as a person and in terms of my physical bod now that I’ve embraced balance and worked towards constant improvement instead of perfection 💪🏼🙃
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This #takemebacktuesday is brought to you from the mountain tops of Iceland. Honest question: do you think I could make tying a jacket around your waist a thing again? This first pic has “walking fashion statement” written all over it. I digress. The reason I posted these pics (most importantly the lovely and emotional live action shot that is picture number 2) is because it gives a good pre/post conquering-something-I-was dying-doing analogy.
Hiking is not my strong suit. Shortly before pic two was taken (which I tried to keep PG), I yelled exasperated-ly at my sweet, sweet husband “THIS SUCKS!!” To which he smartly decided not to respond and instead just laughed to himself. The mountain we were hiking was f***ing steep and I wanted to turn around. But Sam was set on getting to the natural hot spring at the top and I am stubborn so keep hiking we did.
The reason I tell this is to get you thinking “what is my goal at the top of the mountain?” It’s super cheesy but I was in a spin class once where the instructor used a mountain analogy and asked us to invasion our “why” and what we were working for (be it family, kids, personal health, etc.) at the top of said mountain. This all really stuck with me and I still go back to that when I’m working towards a goal (or through that final climb in spin class 😅). As cheesy as it sounds, it works and keeps me motivated to power through.
Pictures three and four show me on the hike down the mountain after we took a dip in the natural spring. Yes, it was totally worth the struggle for the end result and Sam was the encouragement I needed to get there.
Props to you if you made it through this long ass post 🤣. I’m not 100% sure where I was going with this, but if anything I hope is gets you thinking about your “why” if and when you find yourself struggling to get to the top of your “mountain.”
Do you eat enough food?
Weird question you might think....
But the proper amount of food and nutrition is vital to fat loss and muscle gain.
Where do you think you sit on that scale of enough food to fuel your body (and life)? #foodisfuel#foodismedicine#hungry
Tomorrow can’t come soon enough! @hempbluejs starting hitting doorsteps and y’all can start sparking up and sharing with your friends! Keep your eyes on your mailbox and check your emails or texts for delivery confirmations! @hempbluejs are coming! 🙏💙 #chirpchirp
Strong not skinny 💪🏽
Workout powered by @womensbest Raspberry Rush BCAAs
And I bought a sample pack of @blessedprotein and I’m hooked!! Today after my workout I tried Chocolate Coconut 🥥
beyond yummy 😋 & so smooth (Vegan Protein)
Holy upper body buuuuurn🔥
Triceps are the most stubborn muscles to peak for me 🤦🏽♀️ I swear I could be 130lbs & they still would be this thick lol —
Truth is, you can kick ass in the gym & your diet can be on point but we ALL have our trouble areas AND THATS OKAY!
It is important to understand that genetics can be your best friend AND your worst enemy!
For me, I sweat super easily so I drop water weight extremely fast but I also hold it just as easy!
Find what works for YOU.
Follow fitness pages that are similar to YOU & YOUR GOALS.
Other than that?
Work HARD & stay CONSISTENT 🖤
100 %Truth, My hope is that we stop taking conventional advice at face value and do our own research. Ask questions, dig deeper there is always more that can be learned to heal yourself and make yourself healthier. There is nobody who is going to care more about your health than you. 🍇🍉🍊🍋🍌🍍🍓🍒🍑🍐🍏🍎🥥🥝🥑🍆🥕🌽🥦
Do you know what I will remember in 10 years ? ⠀
If, when I was 20 years old, I enjoyed as much as I can.
If I laughed as much as I can.
If I discovered, explored, savored, danced as much as I could.
Not the way I looked.
Picture yourself, 10 years from now on, looking back at all these years, and you realized you spend all these years despising your body ?
Being angry, frustrated, and sad ?
Focusing more on this than on truly living your life ?
❤️ Make the right choices. Take care of your body, but most importantly, of yourself 🌟
PS : I am filming a Q&A this weekend for you where I will answer ALL your questions so leave them below in the comments on my posts this week ! + bonus with my twin sister 👯♀️
Vous savez ce dont je me souviendrais dans 10 ans ? ⠀
Si, à mes 20 ans, j’ai profité autant que je pouvais.
Si j’ai ri autant que je le pouvais.
Si j’ai découvert, exploré, savouré, dansé autant que je le pouvais.
Pas à l’apparence que j’avais.
Imaginez-vous, dans 10 ans, à essayer de vous rappeler tous ses souvenirs, et vous réalisez que avez passé toutes ces années à mépriser votre corps ?
A être énervée, frustrée, malheureuse ? A vous concentrer plus sur cela qu’à réellement profiter de votre vie ? ❤️ Faites-les bons choix.
Prenez soin de votre corps, mais surtout de vous ! 🌟
PS : Je filme une FAQ pour vous ce week-end pour répondre à TOUTES vos questions, donc vous pouvez me les laisser en commentaires sous mes posts cette semaine ! + bonus avec ma soeur jumelle 👯♀️
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If your thighs touch, it’s just because they love each other 💕 and you’re a mermaid 🧜🏼♀️ because they don’t just live in water 🌊 we constantly walk the earth 🌏
Next level mermaid leggings from @grrrl_clothing!! Link in bio to save some $$$ on all GRRRL gear ✨
LET’S PLAY A GAME 👏🏼❤️ Leave your name or just an emoji below and compliment the person above you! It could be about anything - cute outfit in their profile, their name, kickass bio, or just leave an emoji that shows some love 🔥 If you know the person, let her/him know why you care 💬 Let’s start a big compliment train and spread some love ✖️❤️ @jamiesallmen wears the ‘ZOE’ lace top and ‘BARDOT’ bottom & @isabellecoheen wears ‘ROSE DUST’ ⚡️ Photo by @tennysdotter#elsaandrose