If I still believed in this mentality, my life would look a lot different. For many years I was a binge eater and was caught in the cycle of binging "bad" food, making myself feel worthless for it and creating a negative self fulfilling prophecy.
Learning to accept that there are no good or bad foods is something that is freeing. Adapting to and embracing that there are foods dense in nutrition and foods not so dense is the best way for me.
For a week and a half now I have indulged many in many foods and drinks that I generally don't have in my day to day life. I've enjoyed it a lot and made brilliant memories over my 30th birthday celebrations/vacation. Myself of old would have struggled to accept my overindulgence, allowing the negative thoughts to creep in and destroy my progress.
But I feel not one bit of food guilt. Just a mild hangover 😂 None the less, I am looking forward to cleaning my diet back up and turning to more nutrient dense foods again. This time of year can be difficult - don't feel guilty for having festive foods, just strive to enjoy it all in moderation.
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I've used the before and the after picture before but what it doesn't show is the during. Well, the after is still a during but you get what I mean.
There are going to be stalls, there are going to be slipups, there are going to be days when you question everything, but look where persistence and consistency can get you! .
I find myself often saying that losing weight is so much more than losing weight. It's all the battles in between; it's realizing the relationship you had with food and basically breaking up with food; it's finding what triggers you and working through those issues. This journey has been a lot of self discovery and though it's been hard, it's been so rewarding.
I say this everytime I'm trying to be motivational, but take that chance on yourself; you are so worth it!
Left: January 2017, 340lbs
Right: December 2018, 182lbs
I'm 5'9" with lots of 💪💪
And all I can hear while making this collage is 'shrink, shrank, shrunk' from the Grinch 😂😂😂
Good morning and Happy Monday! I am SO ready to have a great week. Last week started out great for me but ended completely horrible. As you know I unexpectedly had to put down my fur baby of 10 years and my heart is broken😿.
I cried until my eyes were almost swollen shut, had a couple donuts and cried some more. AND THEN I got to the gym. I am focusing on taking all of my emotional energy and channeling it best I can in to my workouts and overall focus for this final round of the year on the @21daymealplan
. Being mentally tough enough to do this is such an insanely huge #nonscalevictory
.. I can’t even tell you how proud I am of myself for not falling in to a massive binge fest this weekend.
I started 2018 very strong (on the left I was about 1 month in to my journey and 20 lbs down) and I plan to finish the same way 🙌🏾❤️ #strongasamother
lunch was made out of spinach, advocado and a hamburger
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The crazy part is... I have no reason to be struggling with losing this last 40lbs. I have a tool...and I work out almost every day, whether its lifting, running, or hot yoga level 2/3. The culprit?... calories in vs calories out. I'm lucky I've stayed the same weight for the last 1.5 years. Give or take 5lbs up or down. I haven't gone backwards, but I haven't gone forward either. This last 1.5 years has broken me down emotionally too. And just so we're clear... GRAZING is why ppl with a restrictive sleeve gain. And lord knows... my graze game has been strong to cope with my shit. I work out like a beast and just eat these tiny shitty meals all day long lol.
With that said, my life is starting to stabilize again. I've been working with a therapist and I'm making goals for 2019 that no matter what wrench gets thrown in my cog... I HAVE to keep my goals. I've downloaded some great law of attraction or good vibes books and I'm moving forward.
Anyone else relate? Lol
Coach Tip #3
: Purposeful Consistency!
Consistency is a word that comes up often in the world of fitness. There’s a reason for that. Consistency driven by purpose, and mindset, are the keys to greatness.
Not genetics. Not who you know. Not how many likes you get, but how often you are ready to grind it out and get things done with the right mindset!
Sticking it out on the weeks where your motivation is at rock bottom. These are the weeks, days, and moments that really matter.
Allowing yourself to say no, to fall short of the expectations you have been holding yourself accountable to, is detrimental to achieving greatness.
The “30 day challenge” offered by so many gyms or trainers at the start of every year is great for introducing people to the world of self care. However, they are also also fantastic for building habit! 21 days is widely considered the magic number for changing or introducing a new habit. Making a 30 day challenge the perfect opportunity to reset your life!
If you’re looking to make some big changes for the new year and want to join a 30 day challenge, I recommend you check out my man @itslondonbro
Instagram page. The man is beyond knowledgeable and has the ability to coach compassionately while also motivating the hell out of ya.
Comment below if you have participated in a 30 day challenge, or have a transformation story you’d like to share!
Today in the gym, I worked for 1.5 hours. Planned a workout for the whole body🤸♂️ I share with you the exercises that I did: 5 minutes of cardio as a warm-up, then
2. pull-ups in gravitron
3. lunges with dumbbells
4. swing legs in exercise machine
5. push ups on the knees
6. plank (10 seconds - my record). Then I switched to cardio (20 minutes). The most difficult exercises are those where you need to work with my own weight 😰
It's much easier to train on machines, and this is true🤔
Did you know that half of the annual weight gain in the US happens during the christmas holidays. Here's my latest article on how to stay healthy and mindful this christmas season!
Read the post at drcesarlara.com or click the link in the Bio!
, you know- that day you said you were gonna start on. you told yourself last weekend it would be Monday, and you told yourself this weekend it would be Monday. how many more Monday’s is it going to take? trust me, I was a habitual offender of this. “I’ll start on Monday” or “this #weekend
was already terrible, I’ll start new Monday.” — well here it is.. your fresh start, your new beginning. Don’t find yourself sitting on the couch this weekend, feeling guilty about your choices telling yourself the following Monday would be your day again. It’s a vicious cycle that never ends if you don’t start now.
-> swipe :: before/during/after. 3 years, 159 Mondays, 120+lbs down. 💪🏻👊🏻 #mondaymotivation #yesmyhairwaspink
From wearing a 4X to 2X feels awesome 🙌🏽😭💪🏽
In the past few years, I can honestly say that my life has changed greatly from year to year!
Over the past 2 years, I've improved my physical health, got out of a severe depression, and now I am working towards improving my finances. Money is something I have ALWAYS struggled with and I have "started over" with nothing 3 times now (the most recent time being after I spent the entirety of my money on loose skin removal last month). If we are being honest with each other, currently my two credit cards are maxed and both my bank account and savings are in the negative. NOT SHARING THIS FOR PITY, but simply saying that it happens. 🤷♀️ This year, I was working a very seasonal job that left me with $300-$400 checks for every TWO weeks for about 2-3 months straight. After that, I got a different job making much more money, but it was in a horrible company ran by horrible people, so I left. All that and having surgery has left me in a bit of a pickle, but I've recently started a new job and I hope to have my finances at least balanced by the end of January. Hopefully I will set myself up much better next year than I did this year. 💛
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I am so goal oriented that I sometimes forget this journey is about more than just chasing a number.
Hope you beautiful people have a great week! Slay!!! Thanks for the reminder @ladiesofanxiety