Happy #motivationmonday friends!
Yesterday we had the BEST day. It was unplanned & perfect. Hubby snapped this photo of me at @topgolf & I couldn’t help but smile when I saw it. Pure happiness on my face. Because I was with my people & I felt GOOD. I felt HEALTHY (& having a delicious @michelobultra in my hand didn’t hurt either😂) In the left photo, I was happy because I was with my daughter at an Easter event, but what you can’t see is that the reason I’m wearing that sweater, is because my size XL top that was once my favorite, no longer fit me & I couldn’t even get it to zip together in the back. I literally wore a top that I couldn’t even get to zip up AT ALL because I refused to accept what had become my reality. I just “hid” it like I was hiding all of my true feelings. I was miserable. Honestly, probably on the verge of depression & needing help. But I refused to let the world see that because I didn’t want to be just another “sad fat girl.” Using that terminology makes me CRINGE. I hate the word fat & I hate that there are people who assume all overweight people are sad & lazy. I know so many stunning, HEALTHY, happy humans who aren’t a size whatever the world considers acceptable 🙄 I wish I could have loved myself at every size, but I just couldn’t. Because I was ashamed at the example I was setting for my daughter, ashamed that my husband basically had a different wife than the one he had married years ago, & ashamed in myself that I let food take over my health. It took major change for me to begin loving myself again, AND THAT’S OK. It’s ok to not be ok with where you’re currently at. Work for what you want❤️
My next @dietbet starts TODAY! If you need a reason to motivate yourself for a few weeks, try this. You’ll put $35 on the line & push yourself for 4 weeks. Eat right, get some movement in, see what you can do is just 30.DAYS. Lose 4% of whatever your starting weight is & you will get your $35 back PLUS MORE. All winners will split the game pot!! I’ll be right there encouraging you, providing tips & tricks, we swap recipes & exercise ideas & I also host weekly giveaways just to add some fun! Link in my bio & story!
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Day 68: ✨Just another magic Monday ✨ |Werbung .
Hey ihr Lieben! 🤗 .
Genau heute in einer Woche wird mein Wecker um 5:50Uhr klingeln und dann heißt es auch für mich wieder ab zur Arbeit! 🙈 Krass wie schnell die Zeit nun verflogen ist. 😌 Deshalb heißt es nun die letzten Tage genießen und ganz viel positive Vibes tanken! 🙌🏼 .
🤸🏼♂️ #FNOCT 🤸🏼♂️
Herewith the mandatory “group shot” from this weekend’s @womenshealthmagsa Fit Night Out event at Grand West Casino✨
Shoutout to the WHM team, @adidasza and all the sponsors for once again putting on such a great event!! I have major DOMs from Saturday night but it was so worth it!
I have been attending FNO for the past 3 years and each year brings with it new workouts and even more fun!!!! If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to get your tickets for next year!
And thanks so so much for having me as your guest @womenshealthmagsa & @adidasza 🌸
HAPPY MONSLAAAY FAM ✨
30574 hours ago
When God closes one door, he opens another 🤍🙏🏽
Don’t dwell on the past and what could’ve been because everything happens for a reason. Each new chapter of your life brings new opportunities. .
176111 hour ago
You might not agree with me.
I recently spoke about struggling with how I show up here (eg talking about eating enough fiber & the next day talking about mindfulness)
But it’s more than just social media content;
it’s deeper than that.
I’m a health coach AND a psychologist.
I help people change their physiques, lose fat, build muscle, and learn nutrition + training science.
I help people break negative thoughts patterns, improve relationships with food and themselves, gain self awareness, and be more confident.
Sometimes, this makes me feel like a hypocrite 🤡
I see two main “camps” in this space (over generalization here).
🅰️ you track your food, workouts, and/or body composition. You closely monitor variables with strength, physique, and performance goals in mind. You care about your daily energy intake and expenditure.
🅱️ you eat intuitively, work towards self love and acceptance. Your goals are not to closely monitor scale weight or grams of protein, but to feel good and honor hunger signals.
Die-hard Camp 🅰️...
“Woo woo” self love goals aren’t enough.
Having structured goals get you excited.
Hitting macro goals everyday makes you feel accomplished.
Working towards a very specific goal makes you happy.
Die-hard Camp 🅱️ ...
Tracking food and weighing yourself everyday is obsessive.
You see specific body composition goals as unnecessary and potentially harmful.
You loathe the word “diet”.
Happiness is living a life without thoughts about food, *needing* to workout, or worrying about your body.
When I promote aspects of both camps, I don’t want my overall message to seem contradictory.
👉Here’s where I truly stand:
Self love and wanting to change aren’t mutually exclusive.
Some would benefit from tracking their food and their workouts, some people would benefit from backing away from tracking.
You can hang out in both camps simultaneously or move seamlessly between them.
❤️ I can confidently say that I’ve helped 100s of people depending on WHERE they’re at and WHAT they need.
It’s not about what’s *right*, it’s about what’s right for YOU, right now...right?