"I’ve been every size in the world. Parts of my twenties, I was in great shape, but I didn’t appreciate it. If I was a 6 or an 8, I thought, ‘Why aren’t I a 2 or a 4?’ Now I feel like I have two great kids and the dreamiest husband on the planet, and everything else is just a work in progress. … At 20 you don’t have any responsibilities, so of course you’re a shallow narcissist. You can’t appreciate anything, you’re so self-absorbed. I bought into it — I should be taller, thinner, have better hair. But I think that’s part of being young. Now, especially with kids, you lose any sense of time or energy to worry about all the little stuff. It’s like the chip was taken out."
I’ve had the flu for the past week now and it’s really knocked me about! I’ve not been eating as well as I could’ve and I’ve gained some numbers on the scale :( sucks that this happened so close to the end of the challenge.
But then I look at the difference between these two photos and remind myself how far I’ve come, how hard I’ve worked and that it didn’t happen over night.
You’re always going to have bad days, weeks, months even. The important thing is what you learn from them and how you bounce back from them.
I can’t wait for this flu to be gone so I can come out swinging!
Kind of been a little down on myself after I ate way too much and gained weight this weekend so I was looking through old pictures and these two are just over a year apart. Sometimes it’s hard to see the progress till the pictures are side by side. I know I have a little ways to go but i know I can do it and it will be worth it in the end. So I guess it’s time to get back on track to a healthy lifestyle. Follow my change for the better at ready-set-roll!!! If love to hear where your journey is taking you and I’m whiling to answer any questions. Hope to talk to you soon.
Cw:160(varies a lot)
Gw: 135, but mostly whatever feels healthy
And I’m 5’6.5 if anyone was wondering
Obviously a before and during, about 25lb difference, 5 months
Sorry for the super shitty pics but I work with what I’ve got.
I started off by just changing portion sizes and completely eliminating any drinks other than water and milk, as well as fast food (which I already didn’t frequent, portions were my problem). Now I eat clean most of the week, I workout 3-5 times a week, 30-35min on the treadmill (I can now run continuously non stop! :D but at like 11min/mi) and I am only just starting with weights, mostly focusing on arms, cause I don’t know how to do anything else. I’ve had ups and downs but at least I’m still up.
Height: 5’5” (5’4.5” to be exact)
HW: 192 lbs
SW: 187 lbs (pictures on the left)
CW: 168 (pictures on right)
GW: around 130, and then hopefully with lifting I will be able to lose inches and gain muscle/tone up.
I was literally the laziest person ever but a healthy life style has changed my entire life style. I wake up early and hit the gym (if I don’t go to the gym in the morning I feel like shit the rest of the day now), I don’t look down when I walk down the street, I enjoy trying on clothes now, I am starting to love myself, not necessarily because I have lost weight but because I have realized my importance and am taking care of myself. If I can do it I KNOW you can. Hang in there. I still have a long way to go, hopefully I’ll reach the 150’s by the holidays.
Been so frustrated lately with my fitness (or lack of tbh) and being way too hard on myself. I’ve still lost over 50 pounds, even if it’s taken two years. And even when i look in the mirror and don’t see progress, it’s there and I need to acknowledge that.
So YEAH cheesy motivational before and during pic. 2012 halloween and last night.
I feel like a different person, inside and out.
It’s an on-going journey but I am getting stronger, I am becoming healthier and I am on way to being happier.
One of my favorite sayings 👉 PICK YOUR HARD! PS - If you focus on creating a lifestyle you can live with and enjoy rather than a short term how-to-follow “diet”, it actually won’t be that hard. 💁💁
Having a bad day.
Needs to reminder myself what I’ve done so far.
Over 68lbs gone.
November 2013 - May 2014 - July 2014
Feeling super strong and full of power!