Everything became a little too real today. 😂
It’s crazy... Everything that I’ve been working so hard for in the past 10 months is coming to fruition. An awesome opportunity was presented to me, and I’m trying my best not the psych myself out and get in my own head.
As I’m sifting back through my Combat notes that I haven’t touched since June, I’m telling myself that this is what I wanted. This is what I’m meant to do. All the literal blood, sweat, and tears comes down to this.
Asking for good vibes as I prep for the weekend!
- Healing the Mind and Body -
This past year holding space, being seen in the community, and stepping into a leadership role has meant that I have had to work through my a lot of my shit, a journey that will forever twist and turn with gifts , challenges and lessons.
It has pushed everything to surface, all of the things i have been supressing, all the things I was denying in myself.
My physical and mental body have suffered while I built and explored my spiritual self.
Though I built a deeper understanding of Self, my purpose and vision- I became more aware of things about myself, my body and my life that I was not happy with.
My body image and self love, my eating pattern of binging - I knew I needed to nurture and heal this.
I didn't see at the time, as I so badly wanted the liberation and relief from these struggles, that I was manipulated and conditioned by people and groups who saw vulnerability and offered a solution.
No blame lays on anyone, we all did what we thought was best with the knowledge we had.
I ignored intuition in some cases, wanting change so badly that I blindly followed.
I fed my negative body image by jumping even further into the dieting and weightloss culture - using products that claimed to cleanse and support, partaking in restrictive exercise regimes, immersing in weightloss communities which glorify one particular body shape and way of life.
I've been feeling a lot of shame for partaking in this, and more so for sharing it with other women- im so sorry if I triggered you.
I wanted to hide, fell deeper into despair and hopelessness, lost even more control of my eating disorder.
I'm listening to Her now, I threw that rubbish out, left the communities and have been immersing myself in body positivity and feminine embodiment.
Thank you to women who supported me gently, who let me learn in my own time and way. ❤
If you recognise somebody in your life is struggling with body image or an eating disorder , please be gentle in your approach. ⚘
Your choice of words can truly hurt, even when you come from a place of concern, judgement and criticism furthers feelings of shame and failure.
Hold space for them, be present ❤
How’s everyones Wednesday going?? I hope
it is going great!
After posting a picture yesterday of a small portion of the groceries i get, i decided i should give you guys a better representation. 😊Today, i went grocery shopping. I typically like to get 3-4 small packages of meats. 🥩🍗A couple different/same bags of frozen veggies, eggs, bread, yogurt, etc. I have just recently switched to trying organic things like eggs, and meats(if available). Adding up everything including a few cans of dog food and two cases of water my total came out to $115. 💰 This was more expensive because of a couple different reasons, 1. here in hawaii we have to pay bottle and deposit fees, which suck 👎🏼 2. I bought organic things, but you can still eat healthy without it being organic!🥦 I also wanted to try those yogurt drinks in the back and they are 1.50 each, so that is like 7$ right there! ✨Depending on the meats you buy, and if you buy them fresh or frozen, will also determine your total. Have fun grocery shopping guys! 😃Do not try to over buy food(like i did in the beginning) Buy small and make sure you eat everything, my husband and I ended up wasting soooo much food & money just because we couldn’t eat all the food before it went bad. What are your favorite grocery items ? Like what is something you always have or always buy(: Comment your response below⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️😊
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Great post by my friend @kyle.coughlan
discussing part of the reason losing weight can be frustrating - that is, until you arm yourself with this knowledge. I’ll let Kyle take it away...
👇🏼Fat Loss vs Weight Loss👇🏼
The drawings in the diagram were drawn by my very talented brother @emmettcoughlan
and was inspired by one of my favourite fitness pages @pheasyque
Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything right but the scale is not moving or has even gone up? 😕
Yes I’ve been there and have been very frustrated when this happens. However, once you look at the science behind it and realised that it’s a very normal thing to occur, then you’ll be less stressed when this happens.
Your weight will fluctuate everyday and may even on an hourly basis. This is why I encourage people to weigh themselves every morning and then take an average measurement at the end of the week.
When your fat cells lose fat, it will then begin to maintain it’s size by filling up with water.
This can happen over a day or even a few days. So not seeing the scale move everyday is totally normal.
You can be losing fat even though your weight is staying the same.
Once water is released from the cells, your weight will go down.
Weightloss will come in waves, so be patient and stay consistent.
Should I collaborate with my brother to do more illustrated graphics? Let me know! 👇🏼
#fatloss #fatlossjourney #weightlossjourney #weightlosstips #fatlosstips #weightlosshelp #weightlossprogress #weightlossmotivation
This meal was awesome! 😋 I know it is basic but hey basic is good 😉 Panko breaded and baked chicken tenders, sweet potato fries, corn, peas and on the side sugar bbq sauce and no sugar added ketchup 😊 8 smartpoints and so satisfying
I’ve never posted a before and after picture of my weight loss that occurred naturally by going vegan, but after some coaxing (thank u @ms.bossfit
😘) I decided to share this little snippet of my journey. I stopped counting the pounds I shed at 120lbs. I rid myself of diabetes, hypothyroidism, hypertension, fibroids and anxiety. After my mother died 2 years ago I decided to go from eating everything under the sun to adopting an alkaline vegan plant based lifestyle. Years before all of this I was a vegetarian who was still not in the best health on multiple fronts. While my issues weren’t dire and I felt a change (to veganism) on the horizon I was not compelled to fully commit until my mother’s death. This weight loss I’m almost ashamed to say came with absolutely no exercise. Not proud of that as I know the importance of fitness...and I’m working on that currently reuniting with my inner yogi🧘🏾♀️. I must say though that in spite of my shortcomings in the gym, I feel amazing, I feel youthful, I’m loving my renewed body and the clarity of mind this journey has brought. Id probably feel full of energy if I wasn’t a struggling insomniac but on nights when sleep happens I wake up energized and ready for whatever the world throws at me. So if you’re considering becoming a vegan, if you struggle with some of the same illnesses I did, if you’re tired of taking medication or giving yourself injections daily, fed up being exhausted and fatigued, sluggish...consider learning about the alkaline vegan lifestyle. Research Dr. Sebi keeping in my mind that all great succeeders come with critics to tarnish everything they’ve championed. I am not a medical doctor but I do firmly believe that this lifestyle can reverse disease, remove mucous and inflammation from the body, create an environment of optimum health and ultimately save lives. I am on a mission to CHANGE LIVES for the BETTER, one person at time. Join me in doing what’s not only good for you, but the choice of compassion for our animal friends whom we share the earth with and should respect and protect and the best choice for our environment.🌍#vegan #weightloss #weightlossjourney #chef #transformation #atlchef
“The iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back.”
Here are two of my favorite workouts right now!
•Hip Thrusts: 8 reps x 4 sets (135lb) Feel free to add more or less weight but with this I like to keep it lighter rather than maxing out so I can keep good form and get a good squeeze in!
•Walking Lunges: 5 sets (15-20lb dumbbells)
I didn’t have much room to show these but 10-15 lunges in one set.