*and fellas. when you start taking care of yourself, you start feeling better, looking better, attracting better. it ALL starts with you. you matter, you’re loved, you’re worthy....and to top it off, you have a nice butt. I’m proud of all of you, ♥️ #thisjourneyainteasy #beyourownhypeman
This week has been exhausting 😓 Here’s a dump of some of the things I’ve been up to and what’s on my mind. 1) that turkey and cauliflower rice taco skillet I threw together (pictured) was 👌🏼 2) I have NOT been sleeping enough. My body is angry about this. 3) though August is always crazy at work, I feel like the craziness has been upped this year. My sanity and patience are being tested and yet people continue to say I’ve been extra happy 🤷🏼♀️ 3) still not sure why I’m throwing a massive birthday for a 2 year old (mommy/daddy issues is my guess) but it’s going to be awesome and I can’t wait for it to be over 😂 4) justin and I have been working on house stuff lately and it feels so much like a home it’s ridic 🤗 5) my eating has NOT been on point. Not that I’m eating shit but rather I’m not eating enough and when I do I’m eating too quickly (got sick last night, fml). I need to take care of myself (sleep, stress) but not sure where to begin right now 😐 6) in prep for Hawaii (one month away 🙌🏼) I went swimsuit shopping... let me rephrase that, BIKINI shopping. Guys, there is so much unsightly, lumpy, squishy skin hanging off my body and yet I bought two bikinis and plan to rock the fuck out of them on those beaches because I fucking earned it and still think I look fab AF 😎 #vsg #vsgbabe #vsglife #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #vsgeats #wls #wlscommunity #wlsjourney #weightloss #weightlossjourney #edrecovery #obesity #goals #milestones #keto #ketodiet #ketoweightloss #ketolife #ketoeats #lowcarb #intermittentfasting #extremeweightloss #goals #selflove #bodypositive #effyourbeautystandards #selfcare #dinner
Through thick and thin! 11 years married today! 🗣
Est. 8/17/07 🖤 2010 vs 2018 🎉
Cauliflower crust pizza. This whole thing is about 400 calories!! I only managed one slice (about 1/8).
Let’s talk vitamins. What works for you (whether they’re bariatric-based or not - I’ve heard some do gummies and flinstones)? I’ve been “taking” the ones on the left. They come right back up every single morning and I can’t do it anymore. I bought the ones on the right in the very beginning (not CHEWY like the starburst, but chewable)...tried grinding them up, placing them in pudding and yogurt. Nope. How do you get your vitamin intake, help a sister out! 💪🏼
Dinner was chinese take out again. I hadnt had any soy or eaten out for about a month. So i dont know if its that or just realizing my stomach doesnt like soy. I ate the aoy sesame chicken the other day and about 1/4 of this today and then my stomach felt really tight and started hurting a bit. I will no longer have Chinese take out. I will have to make at home with coconut amino instead of soy sauce. I went to my jar of sauerkraut, had 2 fork fulls and guess what stomach was better within a few minutes!
My brother is physically disabled, he ate something and had reoccuring diarrhea for anout 3 days. So i gave my mom a probiotic to give him and sent her with packet of them. He took 1 probiotic and the stomach pain stopped and no more diarrhea! He is always in a wheelchair and has always had problems with pooping. Day 3 of probiotic and my mom said pooping just fine!
I didnt know the power of probiotics!
#vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #vegan #plantbased #crohnsdisease #crohns #ulcerativecolitis
I love who I was then and who I am now! The woman on the left fought with herself everyday but still managed a smile bc she didn’t want anyone to know that she was at war with herself! She constantly put herself down and didn’t believe when people told her she was beautiful. The woman on the right... she is still the same person.. she doubts herself daily and she still smiles so people won’t know her struggles... but she is stronger! She tells herself everyday of her worth! She tells herself that self love should come first! She does, however, have a huge heart... and she cares waaay to much about what people think... but she is working on that... This adventure has been anything but easy.. but I HAVE to remind myself how absolutely amazing I am... if that’s conceited then I don’t really care. ✌🏼 #mylife #vsgsavedme #vsgcommunity #wlsadventure #myvsgadventure
Although I’m not there yet, I’m getting closer and closer every single day. The way that you speak about yourself and you body matters. Science has proven that our brain can’t distinguish our own self talk to other talking to us. Think of the impact that has on our well being!
So take a few seconds and thank your body for everything it has done whether it be hiking a mountain to see a beautiful view or allowing to pick up your kids...there so many things to be thankful for!
#vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #selfcare #selflove #selftalk #positivepsychology
Oh yeah! I forgot THIS HAPPENED today! That’s 6 pounds lost this week.
53.5 pounds down total.
I am stronger than this challenge and this challenge is making me stronger.
#weightloss #fitness #gettinghealthy
I’m not going to lie, a lot of the time I still feel embarrassed and unhappy with my appearance, but, I’ve put on makeup and gone out and done more in the past few weeks than I probably did this whole past year. I’m proud of myself. I’m half way to my goal. It may take me 20 shots to get a selfie I feel good about myself in, but 6 months ago I wouldn’t have even bothered taking them 🤷🏻♀️♥️ •
#vsg #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #transformation #weightloss
Through thick & thin....ner lol @mrjasonxj
❤️ Same crop top but now it’s not all stretched out and fits nice and flowy🤗
Felt like doing a comparison on this Friday! It's funny, I didn't think my legs had changed at all/much since I started! It's so funny the way your mind can play tricks on you! It's one thing I try really hard to work on when I notice my thoughts heading in that direction.. and I think I've done really well with it! (I know people harp on the whole "left to right is transformation blah blah" - but I have no idea what the format is for photos on top of eachother so.. the jeans one was taken today 💁)
#vsg #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #wlsjourney #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosscommunity #thiccthighs
It's been ONE YEAR, almost to the day, that I had my 360 body lift. Wow that was fast! You can see by the picture I just took today on the right, that I'm still battling swelling. I can't say that I've gone even one day, up to this point, without swelling. I was told that swelling could last this long, so as uncomfortable as it's been, I'm not worried, nor do I regret it. .
A reminder as to what I had done: 360 body lift, lipo, pubic lift and reduction, fat transfers, 7" muscle repair. 8lbs of excess skin was removed from my abdomen.
I could have never gotten these results solely by working out. No matter how strict I kept my diet, I would have never achieved these results. The average weight loss patient needs four to six surgeries to repair the damage after major weight loss. .
So be prepared, losing major weight isn't always what it's cracked up to be. but do whatever you can to make yourself happy and comfortable in a new body. .
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Yes, I’m up.
Yes, I’m snorting pre workout at the bus stop.
Yes, I’m bout to go smash some goals 🤙🏽
So today I wore a dress that I bought in February that I thought I would never fit into. I felt pretty fricking awesome. I didn’t spend the whole day wondering what I looked like or if I was feeling fat. I actually enjoyed myself for the sole purpose of seeing my friends get married. Congratulations Briony and Jamie 😘 #wedding #weddingvibes #vsgcommunity #fun #bestday
Living my best life 🏙🚃
I had a hard time posting this picture because I’ve never felt comfortable enough to do so. It’s not a big deal to some people but it is to me. For the first time in my life, I’m not ashamed of my body. For people who hate on surgery, and try to undermine my success: you DO NOT lose this much weight and be successful without lifestyle changes and hard work. I’m so proud of how far I’ve come.
⭐️goal-driven influencers wanted⭐️
Drop your email without the .com below! 💕
I wish I could tell you that I didn’t have a passion before I became a virtual wellness coach- it would be easier to tell you how coaching changed my life if I had nothing else. BUT I did have a passion and my story is different.
Teaching has my heart. My kids have my heart. During the school year, I wake up every day and show up for my students. I teach them, I laugh with them, I know them, I watch them grow, I’m there for them when they need me. I am so blessed to be a teacher and to teach young minds. I love knowing that I can have some impact, no matter how small, on who they may be as adults. 😊
But who says you can’t share your heart? Who says you can’t have two separate passions that you show up for every day?
I show up for my students.
I show up for my challengers.
I shouldn’t have to choose. It has been easy to devote myself to coaching when I was on summer break, but I’m not even slightly nervous for the school year to start. I’m ready to take on another year of teaching while also pushing my challengers to their goals.
If you are looking for something different- for someone who is willing to sow into you-
If you want to make an extra income or even start a full-time career-
If you want a person in your corner while you kickstart your health and fitness journey again- you just found the right girl. 💕
I’m looking for 5-10 girls that want to kick some booty in this fitness industry together. No six pack or a crazy amount of followers required. Just someone who wants to see other women succeed, that loves helping others, and could use some extra money. 👯♀️
Let’s do beautiful things together. Drop your favorite emoji or your email without the .com below or shoot me a quick DM to get this adventure started. 😘
I can’t wait to get you going. 😍
Cause failure won’t keep me down.
Seriously this is my life story.
I’m constantly failing every day in my journey to fitness and better health. But this is my journey, my story, I will try my hardest everyday .
I want to tell you my story...
For those that know me personally I don’t do things half ass. I’ve been working with @justinmurphynutrition
and I’ve been learning a lot. I used to work at a paleo food company and thought I knew all about nutrition. But it’s so much more than that. It’s about accountability, support, mentoring, teaching and some one telling me straight even when I didn’t want to hear it. As far as my meals I did great, meal prep and good choices. So guess what my issue was....snacking and depending on protein shakes and bars.
So quick history over the past few months. I was literally living off of protein shakes and bars. Then one day I was in tremendous pain in my lower back and lower stomach. I went to the doctor and found out I was having kidney issues. The protein drinks I lived off of for a majority of my protein in take was making it difficult for my kidneys to process. .
As soon as I found out i stopped drinking them. 2 days later the pain stopped. I was thinking...how can the liquid protein cause this? It’s good for you right? Just remember anything in excess is not good for you. .
The weight loss surgery and I have a love and hate relationship. It’s helped me get to where I am but eating has been so hard. I can’t drink a lot and eating some times takes me like an hour to eat everything to get my nutrition in. Some days I can’t hardly eat without feeling like I wanted to throw up. What’s done is done but sometimes I wonder where I would have been if I would met with @justinmurphynutrition
before I had the surgery. .
and I decided to focus on real food over the next few weeks. No processed food just real food. .
I will keep y’all posted on my progress. .
#competeeveryday #justinmurphynutrition #justgettingstarted #wls #vsg #weightloss #wlssupport #wlsjourney #wlscomunity #wlsinstacrew #vsgjourney #vsginstacrew #vsgcommunity #whyicompete