Dana's Fitness Journey

Down 125+ lbs by completely changing my lifestyle and mindset!💪🏻 3X/26 » M/10 BED & IIH Warrior 21 ∙ 5'10" HW: 313 ‣ CW: 181.4 ‣ LOST: 131.6

Feb 26, 2017 ➡️ Nov 25, 2018 My mom snapped this photo of Bentley and I in the snow on Sunday. I’m finally losing weight again but I’m still injured, so I am trying to take it slow and modify my workouts. It’s that time of year when food becomes central to every event and my BED is going to challenge me to the extreme. Just gotta get through the Christmas cookies, y’all. We can do it!
Move your head bitch, it’s selfie time! 😂
Striving to better myself every way that I can. 🤘🏻
85 pound difference. THAT’S CRAZY TO ME! Just wanted to do it in under 40 minutes and I did 😋 #oneyearapart #hc5k #hotchocolate5k #hotchocolaterun
🙌🏻 Take what you’ve got and make a change FOR YOURSELF.
Do I look older in the picture on the left? I was 18. I am now 22. Yes, poor makeup and a high quality photo can be unflattering BUT I still think I look MUCH older when I was heavier. I also carry myself differently now and am working on my confidence, which I see on the right. Unfortunately the “fat girl” is still inside me and acts through me every day. I was overweight longer than I’ve ever been in shape, so naturally this body feels foreign to me. #transformationtuesday
At-home-abs 💁🏻‍♀️ It’s no wonder why I cant work out at home because my Bentley won’t let me be at his level without attacking my face 😂 I’ve been having heel, knee, shin, back, pretty much whole body pain this week. I knew running wasn’t an option for me today so I stayed home from the gym on a day I’d normally go. I decided to do abs since it hurts my body the least and I think my weak core is the cause of my back pain. Trying NOT to miss a day, but being in pain sure makes it easy to do. ☹️
Yup, and I’ll keep going.
I still prefer to wear black because it will forever feel more slimming to me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I know it’s all in my head, but it’s my mental comfort zone right now. Everything about losing weight is mental. You have to choose to change. You can’t repeatedly say you will exercise or eat healthier and never do either of the two. Be your own motivation. You’ve probably tried at least once before, so you know you can do it.
What is this body I’m living in that has a THIGH GAP!? And it’d look larger if I didn’t have as much loose skin! Why do I value this? Not all for appearance reasons... It’s because I can comfortably walk without my thighs severely rubbing together EVERYWHERE I GO. Because now my leggings and my jeans will last longer without pilling in between. Because I no longer sweat EVERYWHERE and my skin is clearing up. Because I can cross my legs now. Etc. Etc. Etc. Etc. I’m just out here living my best life with two full legs now instead of ones so full of fat they’re indistinguishable from each other 😂
Doing it for me and nobody else.
Side by sides feat. Bentley are my fav 💁🏻‍♀️
A different kind of #progresspic for today - a favorite red shorts update! I remember posting about fitting into these shorts again. I was so proud of myself. It felt so good. Even though they fit in January, now I don’t have to squeeze into them to make them fit. They fit properly and comfortably now. Going day to day doesn’t seem like I make any progress but I am.
Do I look at these photos and see muscle definition in my arms? Yes • Do I also look at these photos and see the loose skin hanging from my arms and near my elbows, thighs that are still fatty, saggy ass from loose skin? Yes • It’s sweet to see all of the training paying off, but it’s hard to see it underneath the fat and skin that remains. I’m just going to keep building and working on how I feel about this new body I’m living in.
After my trip to Boston I gained about 5 pounds. Yes, it could have been much worse but I am up early today to head to the gym and I have been very mindful about the food I’ve been consuming since then. I can eat out, have fun, eat sweets, travel and experience their food, etc AND STILL REACH MY GOALS. Happy #MotivationMonday , fitfam. Continue to push yourself toward what you want to become.
Happy #MotivationMonday ! Today I am my own motivation. 💪🏻
Crushed our first 5K together 💪🏻 #KellyMannMemorial5K
You are worthy of spending time/money/energy on bettering YOURSELF.
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