21 years old.
Obsessed with the gym.
Wouldn’t leave the gym until I burned 1,000 calories.
Hated my body even though I was the smallest I had ever been.
I hated my legs most.
I would measure them every time I left the gym by how they looked while I was driving and if they went over certain seam lines in the seat.
Weird. Crazy. I know.
Last week that memory about measuring my legs came back to me when I was driving.
I’m not gonna lie and tell you that I 100% love my body now but it’s a heck of a lot healthier than it was in the past.
I still struggle with the mirror on a daily basis but I know how to quickly turn that negative self-talk into positive mirror talk now.
And that all has changed because I DECIDED to change; because of the community of positive women that I have surrounded myself with over the last four and half years since starting my business; and because of the enormous about of personal development and therapy I do on a daily basis.
Body image issues/disorder is something that many women struggle with and I want to help. You can look at your body and love it no matter where you’re at (meaning you don’t have to be at your goal weight or size). Love your body now so that you will love your body at every stage of life because trust me it will change and change and change over time.
Drop and emoji below if you can relate so I know I’m not alone.
HAPPY! THANKFUL! BLESSED!
Those are the words that come to mind as I reflect on these past few weeks! I can’t tell you the high that comes from knowing that I made it through One of the most physically and mentally demanding and challenging things I have experienced! .
I said earlier that I have spent a lot of time wondering WHY I chose this??! Well this is it! This moment knowing that I didn’t quit when I literally thought I couldn’t take another step, or when I had to bite my tongue to literally stop the tears from flowing on the gym floor. I made it over ever hurdle that came my way! .
That was NOT without many trips leaving plenty of bruises and even some scars. But those are just reminders of the journey I went on and the PEOPLE who picked me up and dusted me off along the way. That made my survival and conquering of this process possible! .
Thy is ALL OF YOU!! 🤗 I can’t begin to describe my gratitude for the outpouring of love and encouragement! I truly couldn’t have made it through some of my lowest of lows without the many people who reached out to offering me inspiration and motivation! 🙌🏻 .
So today I say thank YOU!! And I am going to go up there Saturday and give it everything I got!
THANKFUL THURSDAY🙏🏻 AND THE POWER OF CHOICE🙌🏻.
Last Workout!! Felt so good to be in the gym knocking out this upper body pump! I am seriously soooo STOKED for Saturday!👙
@stevenacostas really out did himself this time🙌🏻 We took the judging feedback to heart and I am confident I will be bringing a much stronger package this time around.💪🏻.
This journey is a hard one. The ups and downs are extreme to say the least! You spend half your time wondering what could possibly have made you “choose” to do this in the first place?!!! And the rest of your time telling yourself over and over again that YOU CHOSE IT!
Well that’s what I do any way. In those moments when it’s freakin HARD, and I have wanted to play the victim to cry and complain, I stop and remind myself this is MY GOAL! 👙🥇 I own my choices... and I am DANG lucky to have such a fantastic team of supporters and coaches pushing me and sustaining me every step of the way💛 .
So sending my love and thank you to those people today who have gotten me this far, and no doubt will continue to do so for TWO... MORE... DAYS! @bhunt12 @stevenacostafitness @stevenacostas @liz_andre22 @candkclayton ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤
I get a lot of people saying to me that I must spend hours in the gym every day.
Truth is I don’t.
I don’t have the time!!
Currently it’s around 90 mins.
And 15 of those mins is on warming up and stretching after.
We are conditioned to believe that you have to work harder and longer to achieve anything in life.
With exercise you have to sweat, lift to your max every session and smash yourself to get results.
And we glorify those who can barely walk out of the gym, those who train for over 2 hours and the beetroot faces.
That’s what I used to believe in my cardio addict days.
I LOVE pushing myself to the max in the gym!!
One of the many reasons I have a pro team behind me is to reign me in.. 😂😂😂
To change this ingrained mindset.
To remind me that I am not 30... 🤔
I am in truly amazing condition at 51 years young and I often walk out feeling like I have barely done anything!!
It’s working smarter not harder.
It’s trusting in the experience of my coach who trains elite athletes to get the results I am chasing WITHOUT injuries.
Left to my own devices with my energy levels, passion, motivation and youth illusion I would do serious damage to myself!!
I could never achieve what I do alone.
I seriously just do as I am told!!
I am now scared to break my program because every time I have I injure myself and get a lecture 😂😂😂
I don’t have a degree in exercise science, strength and conditioning and physiotherapy like my pro team does.
I am no where near that smart!!
So I outsource achieving my dream life to those who know how to get me there.
I wasted the first half of my life in misery & mediocrity so I am VERY serious about achieving my dreams for the second half!!
One body, one life!!!
If my hectic life & dream chasing has taught me anything, it’s be prepared!! If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Every night, I pack my gym bag ready for the morning. If I don’t, two things will happen... I will frantically look around for everything and waste time, then I will give up and go back to bed 😂😂 #weightloss#fitness#gymobsessed#loveit#mysafeplace#everydamnday#hustle
I may.... 😭😭😭
On that note...I will not be going to the gym tomorrow. I really am that sore. I plan to go to class on Saturday to make up for it and so that I still hit my 5 day a week goal. Having decided to rest tomorrow, I already feel like a total slacker and guilty 🤣. #gymobsessed#itsanaddiction#nojoke#rainesvsgjourney
Słońce jest cudowne i bardzo nam potrzebne ❤ nic nam nie zastąpi słońca ❤
Witamina D działa propłodnościowo. Czy wiesz o tym, że wysokie stężenie Wit. D może działać ochronnie przeciwko endometriozie? *
No to co, suplementujemy na potęgę? Nie jestem przeciwna suplementacji, sama stosuję odpowiednią dawkę, ale mój dzień nie wygląda w ten sposób-30min w aucie do pracy, 8h w pracy bez wyjścia na zewnątrz, 30min w aucie, siłka, dom 😓 nie nie nie! Przynajmniej nie każdy i nie większość. Jadę rowerem do pracy, w trakcie pracy staram się wyjść chociaż na chwilę do sklepu, wracam rowerem, trening czasem na siłce, ale staram się wykorzystywać pogodę i trenuję na dworze jeśli pozwala mi pogoda i czas. Jeśli mam chwilę, leżę na hamaczku. Zakochałam się w słońcu ❤❤❤ Czuję się o wiele lepiej ❤ łatwiej sobie radzę ze stresem 🙈 czuję się szczęśliwa 😍
Nasze hormony będą wariować jeśli o nie nie zadbamy 😣 zadbaj o siebie, pozwól słońcu oddziaływać na siebie. A jeśli dodatkowo czujesz przemęczenie, to może zamiast kolejnego treningu wyjdziesz na dwór? Na słoneczko 🌞🌞🌞 korzystajmy z tego co daje nam wiosna ❤
Miłego dnia Buziaaaki 😘😘😘😘 *(Lerchbaum E, Rabe T, Vitamin D and female fertility, Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2014, 26(3): 145-50)
My new winter workout top 😁
Would it shock you to know I get all my clothes from eBay?
Yep the majority of what I wear is second hand 😮
But so much of it is new without tags!!
At half the price!!
I prioritize my finances for pursuing my dreams 🌈
My health, my wellbeing is priceless!! 💰
I invest in myself first!!
One life!! ☝️
But I still like quality clothes 😊