REAL TALK. Not every workout is perfect. Today was a prime example of SHOWING UP and doing what you can do. 🏃🏼♀️ I was fired up early this morning to get a workout in, especially after seeing my first goal weight was finally a reality! However, things quickly shifted when it hit me during our workout how extremely exhausted I am from hiking with @sjrose24 yesterday! @rdm4 and I were what you’d call STRUGGLE city through this 30 minutes and it wasn’t perfect but you know what? It’s all good! 💪🏻🧘🏼♀️🙌🏻 We showed up! We got it done even if it wasn’t at 100%! I’ve learned to embrace the really hard workouts because they remind me that this will never be over. #myfighttofeelbetter is a fight I’ll have for the rest of my life. Last night on our jog/hike I told my husband that I thought it would be easier with the work I’ve put in but it was much more challenging that I anticipated. I told him I wish I was in better shape and all he said to me was, “I hear ya but are we ever really going to be in shape?” What he meant (and I understood) was that it’s always going to be hard when you push yourself. It’s never going to be “easy” - ever. And you have to be okay with that. Anyway, just wanted to share! I’m so ready for a nap haha. 🌷🙏🏻🙋🏼♀️ #workout#fitness#weightloss#weightlossjourney#myweightlossjourney#runningmom#momboss#entrepreneurlife#happy#fitmom#fitmama#selflove#exercise#whole30#myfitnessjourney#goals#athomewithemmarose#dreamchaserswithcameras#cardio#goaldigger#fitlife#theinstagramlab#communityovercompetition
“Grow through what you go through.” 2017 was a doozy. It was wonderful in so many ways don’t get me wrong but as I reflect on it I realize just how much it impacted me, challenged me, and helped me grow. 🌱 In life, and in business there are different seasons of change... of opportunity, of failure and of success. What does success look like to you? Is it monetary? Is it something else?
Last year for me it looked entirely different than my present season of life and business. Last year it was hustle, it was travel, it was monetary and it took its toll on me. I believe in hustle, but I also believe it has the power to damage. 🌷 I used to be jealous when I’d see photographers I admire jumping on airplanes alllllll the time to photograph the next epic adventure and don’t get me wrong - I want to experience that too - but just a little bit. I realized that my own worth and happiness isn’t defined by how many destination weddings I’m photographing across the world or how many weddings I have on the calendar. No, no, no. None of that matters. What matters is that you find what works for you. Currently, I’m no longer consumed by comparison or feeling like I have to be anything to anyone except true to myself. I feel free. And with feeling like this also comes the feeling that I can literally do anything I put my mind to. What I love about being an entrepreneur is that I get to try new things ALL THE TIME and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t! Have you ever worked for a boss who never let you do or try anything on your own terms because it was his/her way or the highway? ☕️ No thank you!
So I guess what I’m saying is do you, enjoy the ride and know that no matter where you’re at or where you want to go - you are in charge of writing your story and you have the power to do whatever it is you want to do. Nothing is impossible. Sure, it can be so dang hard but I honestly believe for myself at least, if I made it through last year I can make it through anything... so can you. I hope you have an amazing day, friends. 🙌🏻🧘🏼♀️💕 #emmarosecompany#dreamchaserswithcameras#pnw#pnwphotographer#seattlemet#seattlebride#centerpiece#weddingdetails
#myfighttofeelbetter journey began on December 4th, 2017. When it first started my primary goal was to reach 160 lbs. At that time and well before, I was 202. I've even gone back to my medical chart online through Wenatchee Valley Clinic to gauge where I've been over the years. The oldest chart I can find was back in 2013 (I emailed my doctor to see if she can dig back to high school time for me) - and at that 2013 appointment I weight 187. More proof that for over 7 years (probably more like 10), I've been overweight.
160 was a big deal for me. It's a number I haven't associated with myself in many, many, years... I couldn't sleep this morning for a number of reasons so decided to wander downstairs for a cup of coffee at 4 AM to sit and get some work done. I decided to drop my drawers and give myself a go at the scale. I haven't weighed myself in quite awhile because I've been at a bit of a standstill and didn't want to get discouraged with my progress while also keeping in mind that I am getting SO much stronger so I know muscle is also forming! Anyway - today I weigh 160. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today I'm 42 pounds lighter than I was in December.
And the BEST part of it all?
Today, and for awhile now, I can without a shadow of doubt sit here and tell you that I am truly LOVING myself for the first time in over 7 years. 7+ years is a long time to not be happy with how you look or feel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While this photo might not mean much to you, it means EVERYTHING to me. Yesterday I jogged/fast walked up some pretty intense hills for my comfort zone and I made it to the top without quitting. I truly believe I would not have been able to do this even just a few months ago. Cheers to hitting and CRUSHING goals because it IS possible! Hitting 160 was my initial goal by my 30th birthday and guess what - that's not for another month! 🧘🏼♀️🙌🏻🏃🏼♀️☀️🙏🏻 .