This is 44! ✨ Yesterday was my birthday! 🎂 While I can’t believe how fast time has gone by, I know that age is just a number. Instead of regretting getting older, I chose to look at it as a privilege. A privilege that is denied to many. With age comes wisdom and a comfort with oneself, and that’s a great feeling! So here’s to another trip around the sun! ☀️ I plan on enjoying the ride! 💫
1,2511427 January, 2020
Post workout breakfast is a peanut butter, chocolate, and banana oatmeal bowl 🍌🥜🍫 inspired by my most recent protein bar obsession- @thinkproducts#ithinkican i’ve been pretty much living off of these bars now that i’m back at school, and i love that they are high in protein & low in sugar 🙌🏻 I usually have the chocolate coated peanut butter one either before workouts or immediately after 🎉 #dEATS 👉🏻 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of almond milk, and cinnamon soaked together overnight. This morning I put the oats in a bowl, microwaved them for 1 minute and then for 30 seconds, then I added peanut butter, banana slices, and some dark chocolate chips! #partner
3,3098520 January, 2020
It’s funny how you can just suddenly make the switch to something. I’ve worn silver for most of my life, and one day I tried on a gold ring and from then have always only worn gold 😂
Feeling myself in these divine @mejuri pieces, especially the earrings, such a classic ✨
P.S they’re having a bloody amazing Black Friday Sale and it’s their only one all year. Perfect to stock up for Christmas 🎄 #livewithelle
7159027 November, 2019
I’ve had this cheesy smile on my face ALL DAY!
When I found out that my new Barre trainer @elisejoanfitness was going to be in Tampa, I told my team- “I have to workout with her on stage” ...
I wasn’t sure how it would happen, or even if I could... but I MADE IT HAPPEN! 🙌🏼😭
So... if you saw my cheesy grin today... my month is basically made!
SO READY to take on the next class of our Barre Babe Bootcamp— and from first hand experience... you will LOVE this barre class... maybe even more than the studio 😏😉
Anyone else ever forget to explore the city they’re living in? 🙈🙋🏼♀️🌿
I really love Sydney, but am often put off going out by the sheer cost of everything. Joe and I have made it our mission to still explore, but on a shoestring budget 💸
Today we explored @auburnbotanicgardens, that I found on Instagram. It was only $4 entry per person, and had so many beautiful areas, including Aussie flora and fauna. You can watch my stories for more!
Tell me, how do you explore but save money? 💰💰💰 #livewithelle
Stuffed myself with so much yummy foods while abroad! Especially croissant + coffee 😛 now that I’m home, I have a major need for a good routine and muuust stick to it. It’s been hard for me to be as disciplined as I used to be (>2 years ago), but maybe this was the trip that gets me back into gear? I literally craved a salad when we got off the plane. It could be a sign haha I took the rest of the week off from work, so hopefully I have the energy to get myself going 🙌🏼 xoxo 💋 tvo #spain#parcguell#eattheworld#croissant#eeeeeats#nomakeup
❤️“Я НЕ ЛЮБЛЮ СВОЕ ТЕЛО”❤️
Мне приходит огромное количество сообщений, типа: “Я не люблю мои ляжки”, “Я не люблю мой живот”, “ Я терпеть не могу мои руки” и тд… И мне становится очень 😔жалко ваши ляжки, животы и руки, так как они ведь в вашей власти.
❤️Приготовьтесь к суровой правде: то, как выглядят ваше тело зависит ТОЛЬКО ОТ ВАС, это результат именно ВАШЕГО образа жизни. Поэтому ❌НЕЛЬЗЯ❌ обижаться на ваше тело: оно просто является результатом ВАШИХ действий.
👍🏻И это мега круто! Сами подумайте: ваше тело в вашей власти! Хотите быть толстыми - вы сами это сделаете, хотите похудеть, опять же вы сами можете это сделать! Ваше тело в ваших руках!
✅Да, есть генетика, но поверьте, не важно широкие или узкие у вас бедра, большая или маленькая грудь - если тело в тонусе и если вы работаете над своими мышцами, любая форма будет красива💥! Посмотрите на Дженифер Энистон или J Lo… абсолютно разные фигуры, но обе безумно привлекательны! И могу поспорить, они старше многих из вас😉
❤️К чему это я… хватит обижаться на генетику и не любить свое тело, давайте лучше вместе над ним поработаем, чтобы летом гордиться вашим телом и офигевать, как круто на вас сидит купальник! А я уже сделала для вас Гайды с тренировками, так что хватит ждать, начинайте тренировки сегодня!
Every day I get messages like “I hate my thighs” or “I hate my tummy” and so on. Well, here is a harsh truth: your tummy and your thighs are results of your, not anyone else’s actions and style of life. If you want to be fat, you can do it, if you want to lose weight, again no one else but you can do it. And it is amazing that you don’t have to rely on anyone.
Of course there is genetics, but every shape, no matter if you have broad or narrow hips, big or small breast, you can be very attractive, look at so many celebrities rocking their bodies in all of their shapes and sizes.
So, I think it is time to stop hating your body, but start treating it well so that in summer you can be proud of it and rock that tiny bikini
I usually wear long t-shirts to the beach but yesterday I decided to be a little braver and stop hiding my body away, I actually don’t like wearing baggy clothes everyday because I don’t feel feminine so I’m working on healthier body image but also acknowledging everyday how well my body and mind have served me 🙋🏻♀️🌊🥰👩👩👧👧👏🏻
I did my workout using the 6 week yoga challenge on the @sweat app, yay! I finished it at 5:15am cos I was up since 2:30am from really bad tummy and back cramping and I feel sooo much better now 😁
Time to get on with the day 🙋🏻♀️❤️
Challenge D O N E ✔️⠀
I just did the last workout of the #sweatchallenge and I am so proud of what I’ve achieved so far. I’m feeling stronger and happier. Can’t wait to keep going and see the results, both: physical and emotional 💪🏻💕⠀
We should all be proud of ourselves 💖 Which program are you gonna do now? I will keep doing BBG 💁🏻♀️⠀
Terminé la última semana del #sweatchallenge y me siento muy orgullosa de lo que he logrado hasta ahora. Me siento más fuerte y feliz. Me emociona seguir en este proceso y ver los cambios, tanto físicos como emocionales 💪🏻💕
Progress after 6 weeks of the sweat challenge! 😍
The past 6 weeks have flown by crazy fast! I am so happy I signed up for a gym membership again because I really notice how much training with equipment and going to the gym has helped me with making progress. ☺️
Even though my body hasn’t changed a lot in looks I feel so much stronger and more grounded again having a set workout routine.
Over the next weeks I am going to continue with my current workout schedule doing bbg and trying to improve myself wherever I can. 🦋
This plate is so beautiful - no filter needed!
Breakfast - my favourite meal of the day. I literally look forward to it every morning!
Are you team sweet or savory for breakfast?
A fruit plate is essential for my breakfast, not pictured is a side of nuts, Amaranth and vegan protein, to balance all three Macronutrients and start off the day on the right foot.
We have here:
Pineapple 🍍- immunity boosting & anti-inflammatory
Papaya 🍈 - rich in Vitamin C, good for the menstrual cycle
Apples 🍏 - contain fiber, vitamins and Pectin
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries🍓 - antioxidant, vitamins fiber, hydrating, super skin food
Grapefruit🍊 - Vitamin C bomb, may lower LDL, blood sugar regulating
Edit: “Wow, you can buy $1200 tires (a $3500 bike!) but not an engagement ring for me!” •
T: 😕 •
Racing bikes are expensive, some tires are extremely expensive so this bike in totality is a bargain in comparison! Also, T and I have been together for over 10 years so I can poke fun of him/us and our nonexistent engagement until the cows come home.
𝙄 𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙪𝙥 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚, 𝙛𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙄 𝙛𝙚𝙡𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙄 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 💔 I felt that I didn’t have any true friends, didn’t have any support, didn’t have any purpose & I felt that I was just wandering through life aimlessly with no true LIGHT behind my eyes. .
It wasn’t until I saw a girl on instagram who caught my attention. 👯♀️❤️ Who I saw a light of JOY BEAMING from her.
She was sharing her health journey, her highs & lows through trying to gain muscle, her struggles with doubt, how she found her voice again, and how she was helping other women do the same.
THAT is what I wanted for myself & I realized I was the only one standing in my way to get that…….... So guess what I DID, I stopped feeling sorry for myself and I took action towards BEING MY BEST SELF .
-𝙄 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮 𝙤𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙨 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜.
-𝙄 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙤 𝙄 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙘𝙡𝙚. -𝙄 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙚𝙩.
-𝙄 𝙥𝙪𝙩 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙖.
-𝙄 𝙥𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙙𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙨𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙤.
𝙄 𝙎𝙃𝙊𝙒𝙀𝘿 𝙐𝙋 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙙𝙖𝙮.
𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣
You aren’t watching my Day 1, my month 1, or my 1 year journey… 👀 THIS HAS BEEN A 5 YEAR JOURNEY & I started when no one else was watching!!!
When no one else cared.
When no one else believed in me. BECAUSE I KNEW daily actions, lead to MASSIVE impact.
AND NOW everyday I wake up not feeling any fear. It's more a feeling of THANKFULNESS FOR PUTTING MYSELF FIRST 👯♀️🙌🏼
I used to be able to do over splits for both slide splits now I’m just barely getting to the floor- slowly but surely I’m working to get my side splits back! Also it’s v clear while my right side is generally stronger my left side is more flexible.
When I suffered from my eating disorders, I used to not eat all day..so I could drink.
It made me feel at FIRST like I was sneaky & cheating the system, but then it made me feel like CRAP bc the only calories I was getting was from my alcohol consumption & the 3AM 🍕 binge later that night.
My ED got to a point where I was sick of how much it was controlling my life. 🙅🏻♀️ How I would plan for my Friday night out around calories, how my Saturdays would be full of hangover / mental punishments / working out for hours......
I decided to join this community not just for the workouts, not just for the nutrition courses or meal plans.. but for the support.
The people that I could say “hey, I struggle and I need help.” The people that wouldn’t judge me, would give me tangible tips, resources and accountability.
I am so thankful for this business, for these girls, for this community. To be able to learn about nutrition, work on mindset, have the vulnerability when I get triggered.... bc being the happiest me is what serves me & the ones who surround me.
Amazed at the changes I’ve felt since removing these things! I’m still getting a lot of messages from women who have explanted or are explanting soon. I’m so excited that #breastimplantillness is becoming more widely known and women are educating themselves. I remember when being so vulnerable sitting in my plastic surgeons’ office wanting to appear more feminine with a breast augmentation. Never did I know that these things would cause me so many health problems.
Blood test after blood test everything kept coming back normal with NO explanation of my symptoms and so I took a chance and took these bad boys out in order to improve my health and my life. I was so sick and tired most days that I couldn't get out of bed to workout or play with my kids. I was literally sleeping 14 hours a day and waking up tired. I knew 80 year olds who felt better than I did at 29.
I, like so many other women, was prayed upon by society on what I should look like. I felt ashamed of my body. But my removing my breast implants, I’ve never loved myself more. This tough process has truly taught me to appreciate my natural beauty.
A few FAQs:
I had 400cc silicone for 7 years.
I didn’t do anything special to detox.
I explanted with @jchunmd1.
I didn’t get a lift.
My symptoms included hair loss, extreme fatigue, dry skin, weight gain, joint swelling, muscle aches, chest pain, and more.
My symptoms started disappearing almost immediately.
I did get all the capsule or scar tissue removed.
Insurance didn’t cover me-I paid $7600 of my own cash to remove them.
Complete healing took almost 12 weeks.
Arms and Abs week 6 ✅ I still haven’t decided what program I’m doing next. What are YOU doing??
27521 February, 2020
One of my closest friends in the world was published last week on Nature Research (aka, the pinnacle of scientific publishing) for a manuscript literally titled “Nanocatalytic activity of clean-surfaced, faceted nanocrystalline gold enhances remyelination in animal models of multiple sclerosis” 🤯 Then we went to a black tie gala supporting the @chicagosymphony and we went to @chicagoathletichotel to play foosball
I’m so glad that I know women that are at least 10000x smarter than me, are using their brains for good, and will still talk to me when I want to chat about sports & the Kardashians.
LIFE UPDATE 👩🏻💻
I feel like I’ve talked a lot about fitness the past few weeks but not about a lot of personal things so here you goooo!🙏🏼
My life is SUPER exciting and SUPER busy at the moment! 😍Trying to balance my master’s degree, work, volunteer work (in a student driven consulting agency and in the quality board of my studies), working out, healthy eating, socialising, getting enough sleep … you name it haha! 😂😂I know I’m not the only one and I’m not complaining at all! I’m actually super happy how things are going right now and I am learning so much by interacting with so many different individuals from different backgrounds 👥🌟
I am going to stay in Copenhagen until end of June to finish my first year here and then I’ll have a couple of weeks of a summer break where I might go traveling! End of August I’m going to University of Maryland for a semester abroad and I couldn’t be more excited! 😍 🇺🇸 Looking forward to being in the US again (after already completing one semester during my undergrad in Pennsylvania). .
So many great things are ahead and after a challenging 2019 that put me through a lot I can find myself thriving again. 💥
How has 2020 been for you so far? I would love to know!! ♥️
Acne is so shit! I’ve had it for 6 months now and I know now that it is gut related (diet) stress related, and a result of hormone imbalance. Just another reason that makes my journey for healing important. my body has been turning mental and emotional pain and stress into physical symptoms because I havnt been addressing my core issues. A lot of them are rooted in childhood trauma and daily stresses that have accumulated over time. Becoming a mum has brought those issues right up to the surface. It’s super confronting, and at times heart wrenching but in order the be the best me I have to dig deep and face all of this head on. It’s tough at times, but absolutely vital for my life and my girls health and well-being, and I’m excited to go even deeper because It’ll be helpful to understand some of my thinking patterns and re-evaluate essentially my entire belief system. There are weeds I need to rip out by the root that aren’t serving me.