💥Stop💥 PLEASE READ if you’ve ever been over weight or had low self esteem. •
•SAME SOUL- DIFFERENT FACE
• I lost myself while trying to please everyone else. Now I’m losing weight literally & figuratively while finding myself. 💜
My name is Hannah and I’m 32 yrs YOUNG. My weight issues started at a very young age. I was picked on, tormented, and bullied my entire school experience. I still had great memories but kids and people can be so cruel. I’ve always had a big heart- but my big heart led me to some bad behaviors and a terrible relationship with food. I am a people pleaser. I’m am a fixer. This happened when I was seven years old and my sister passed away. Within two weeks of her death my mom, papa, & I moved to IL, my parents also finalized their divorce. I didn’t have any friends and my mom was grieving the loss of my older sister & was unable to provide the attention that I craved since my dad and sister still lived in CA. From then on ALL VOIDS in my life was fulfilled with food.
I always want to make others lives better, for them to see the light at the end of tunnel. Often this takes away from my own issues. As an emotional eater and empath I would turn to food to disguise my pain. The burdens of others is not meant for you to carry. No matter how much you love someone you must take care of yourself first. Don’t lose yourself fixing others lives when you need the time and compassion to make yourself a priority. You are important, you have a purpose, and often we lose ourselves serving to others. This is proof, I let myself go and got lost. •
Happy Monday! Back on track and eating towards fuelling my body and my goals!
💚❤️💛 Egg, spinach and tomato breakfast sandwich!
48511 hours ago
To: My Doctor(s), -
I used to have trust in you as soon as you as soon as you walked in the door because of your apparent knowledge and education. You take advantage of your patients and have completely forgotten your drive and passion. You should realize how your detrimental assumptions and idiotic opinions effects me. Each time warring me down even more. Making it harder to continue to fight back out of the darkness you caused. Think of how you approach things for the others who will walk behind me. It scares me to think of how many others you’ve torn down. What if they were not resilient enough to take on what you have said and fight harder against you and the inimical things you say. Realize the fact that leaving your office in tears was a slight release of the emotions and thoughts you had brought through my head. At that point there was no one who could have told me that it wouldn’t be easier to be not here. Here on this earth fighting to keep above water. I was mentally stable for once and you completely ruined it. I leave appointments in more distress than arriving, continuously questioning why I put myself through this. Reminded that I have made it this far and through far worse. Unable to give up just to prove how fictitious you’re assumptions are. You built a fire inside of me and it’s not going to be easy to put out. After fire incinerates through the things you’ve done change will be necessary. Inextinguishable strength will conquer.
Sunday prepping completed. Made sure to plan and prepare everything I could to help set us up for a successful week. Tomorrow we both go back to work, and have kids activities everyday this week. I’m looking into a new workout program. Any tips? Anything you love? Failure to plan =plan to fail. #makingmyselfapriority#strongwomen#motivated#keepgoing 💪
Double workout day for me!
Plus week 2 of 21 Day Fix Real Time complete!
You’ll never regret the workouts you do, but you’ll regret the ones you don’t. This spoke volumes to me this morning because I let yesterday get away from me and I didn’t push play.
Trying to honour the promise I made to myself ❤️. Happy Easter! He is Risen 🙌🏼
51121 April, 2019
👏Definitely trying to start my morning off right 🤷🏼♀️ Vitamins, a glass of water and collagen in my coffee ☕️ ! 🤦🏼♀️Staying busy lately and I have not been great about my nutrition BUT I made a promise to myself this week that I would make both a priority starting TODAY! 🏋️♀️🧘🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️Even as a fitness professional I feel like this is sometimes the first thing to go when running my own business, being a 👩👧👧mom (most times the ONLY parent), grad school 👩🎓and a full time day job!
Y’all I L💜VE to be busy and if you have known me long if I am NOT busy I will be soon! It’s just how I operate and I normally operate very well this way! BUT normally part of my being busy is training 🏋️♀️ for something! All this learning and working is great PROFESSIONALLY 👩🏼💻but it’s time to make more time for my health! #makingmyselfapriority#fitnessmotivation#fitness#fitspo#healthy#morningroutine#bossbabe#gradschoolproblems#inmycup#flatlay#flatlaystyle#starbucks#coffeeislife#gottahavecaffine
How do you make time to care for your self?
When you realize it’s after 8 and you aren’t even half way to your workout/calorie burned goal. 25 mins jog/walk on the treadmill followed by 25 mins on the max trainer. Then a 9 min cool down walk. Didn’t realize I was at 59 mins or I would have pushed for 1 more. You CAN do it! Push YOURSELF harder. #makingmyselfapriority#strongwomen#motivated#keepgoing 💪 #mleitzwontgiveup
7119 April, 2019
How could this face be my excuse? He’s my REASON!! Believe me, I used to have all the excuses in the book.
I’m a busy mom.
I have 2 little ones.
I don’t have time.
I’m not into fitness.
I can’t spend the money on me.
Fitness and nutrition are a form of self respect for me now. I’m honouring my health to insure I can do whatever I possibly can to live a full and able life. To see this little man maybe become a Daddy one day. To meet and play with my Grandchilden. My dreams and future include honouring myself so I can reach for the stars and attain whatever I put my heart into 💛
I had hoped that it would have never come to this. I had hoped for more from this failed system but this has detrimentally corrupted my life. I will no longer patiently stand back and just hope and pray for a miracle. I need action today not for just myself but for everyone fighting and struggling with this health care system! I hope this opens some eyes and gets the attention it deserves. Ive been beaten down and walked on by too many physicians and nurses to count. My recent appointment being one of the worst. I am being wrongfully accused of having an eating disorder and now have to return back to my psychiatrist to hopefully help him recognize the fact that this isn’t the problem. Wrongfully accused after two years of reoccurring vomiting/nausea/pain that I do not know my own body, that once again I am not being looked at as person and I am picked apart for my weight issues despite loosing 120+ unhealthily. Im wasting away and may not be able to fight as this progresses so now is the time to take action or make a reaction.
_________________________________needing extra strength _____
Excuse the dirty mirror and the face I’m making, but this was taken after a decent run- and I was feeling proud. Getting back into my fitness routine, and eating healthy again. #makingmyselfapriority
67418 April, 2019
If you make working out a journey and not a destination... you’ll accomplish so much more.
There is no finish line for me. There is no ideal anything. All I’m striving for is a healthier body and strong heart!
These goals will guide me through life and give me all the tools to fight any obstacles thrown my way.
It’s harder to push play some days than the actual workout. It’s a mental journey as much as it is physical. If you can conquer the mental aspects, you’ll forever be in awe of all the things you can achieve!
Let me guide you. Let me push you. Let me support you. Let me celebrate you ❤️
59518 April, 2019
A lot can happen when you put yourself first.
You can go from being uncomfortable in your body, from being stuck within your life, to being empowered to keep pushing on your journey, to never ever give up and to help others do the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I honestly didn’t think my journey would last. I had given up time and time again. I had tried every program, quick fix, and it all never seemed to work.
I was the QUEEN of giving up on myself. Does this sound familiar?
I challenge you to not give up on yourself and to put yourself first. And girl, let me tell you... not giving up on yourself is hard. But damn is it freaking worth it!
Ready to start your journey of not giving up on yourself? Fill out the link in my bio “Bootcamp information” I’m so ready to support you!
86618 April, 2019
Who doesn’t get so excited for tacos!?!? Balance… my mantra for my nutrition!! There are so many ‘diets’ out there… none of which are truly sustainable for real life.
Believe me… I’ve done some… Counting calories or macros or cutting out food groups… they are all struggles and can become a yo-yo approach to your nutrition because they are hard to maintain on a continued bases. I always felt frustrated and would see zero real progress that I knew I could keep.
There is a better and easier way! My challenge group participants get nutrition made SIMPLE! All the work is done for them… the macros are balanced, the calorie count is measured, the portions are healthy and quality of food is number 1!
Food should be your friend, not your enemy!
32617 April, 2019
In the past week I have received several messages from friends saying my posts inspire them, motivate them, and help push them. I can’t thank these women enough for reaching out. We all get tired, over booked and overwhelmed, and when I do, I still make time to exercise and eat healthy. Taking just a little bit of time every day to focus on yourself isn’t selfish. I’m happier, healthier, and can show up better for my family because I choose to make myself a priority. It’s not about a number on a scale, or clothing size, it’s a feeling and always pushing to be better than you were the day before. #makingmyselfapriority#strongwomen#motivated#keepgoing 💪 #mleitzwontgiveup
These last few days I have been struggling with patiences; patience with my kids, patience with myself that things don’t just happen over night as much I would like. To say the least I’ve let it get the best of me these last few days and when that happens everything turns into a downward spiral and usually it ends up with me eating a few too many mini eggs...but this evening as I spent it outside with these little monkeys of mine I reminded myself that you can always restart and get back on track.
Here’s to tomorrow being a brand new day and a fresh start!
46517 April, 2019
It’s been a long time since I bought new jeans. I’m ashamed to show my past size, this was my biggest jeans and at one point in time they were super tight. 👖 BUT today I tried on new clothes, and these are 4 sizes smaller! I’ll take it!! Got a workout in while Kaylee was practicing softball, now I’m ready to relax. No matter where you are at in your journey keep going #makingmyselfapriority#strongwomen#motivated#keepgoing 💪 #mleitzwontgiveup#applewatch
20217 April, 2019
Let’s be fully honest!
Some days are harder than others. Some days pressing play is the last priority. Some days our nutrition can fall to the back burner.
Guess what... THATS. OK.
Recognizing the misses is exactly where you need to be. Wanting to be better tomorrow is all you have to strive for.
One day will NOT destroy all your hard work on your heart, body, mind and soul. It’s just a bump and you are human.
Give yourself Grace. Give yourself Credit. You are strong and you can get over this hiccup.
I believe in you! I’m here to support you when you’re ready💛
50317 April, 2019
I always get asked why I like my at home workouts so much. Welp it is simple;
- I can workout in whatever I want and I don’t care if it matches
- slippers are often my gym shoes
- I can dance it out before, during + after my workout with no judgment from others
- I know every move I will be doing during my workouts because they are explained to me
- I missed my AM workout, meaning my 24/hr at home gym has availability for me to make that up at any hour
To be truthful, the list could go on forever. But, the only way you will find out for yourself, is to try it out! So, are you ready for the challenge?
I remember looking at this photo of me in the pink when it was taken and I sadly didn’t focus on the light and joy in my beautiful daughters eyes, but instead, I was asking myself if I should even post this photo because I didn’t like what I saw in me.
I want the focus on a photo to be the moment shared, not filled with me judging that woman in the photo.
It’s said so much and it’s so true, we are all our own worst critics! Let’s stop critiquing ourselves and do something about it. No one can do this for you. You have to decide enough is enough.
Enough feeling sad and defeated
Enough tugging at clothing and feeling uncomfortable
Enough feeling sluggish and without energy
Enough with diets and yoyo behaviour
It’s not only about what’s in the mirror, it’s a confidence of knowing you can do anything and will accomplish anything you set your mind on!
You are important! You are beautiful! Let’s treat ourselves like that <3
Went to bed last night wearing shorts that I never really felt comfortable in, because of my thighs. And I did not mind at all how they looked on me this time. Then I looked at my stomach and was like.... wow small progress everyday really does make all the difference!
Then as I was sitting on the floor with the baby , I happened to look at my ankles and I no longer have a cankle but I have My left ankle back!! 😆 ever since I was at the end of my last pregnancy I had a left cankle, never had I had a cankle before especially after my pregnancies. But this one ankle of mine disappeared one day and finally decided to come back! Lol
It really is the small steps and things we do everyday that help us to feel, look, and think better.
Had I given up when I was frustrated and not “seeing “ all of my hard work, I would not be here right now enjoying all these little non scale wins! ~ I fit comfortably into my “goal “ shorts ~ no more cankles!! ~ no more bloated stomach ~ comfortable without needing layers ~ oh and I need new jeans because the ones I bought on Black Friday are way to big😮now ~ my core is so much stronger so less back pain when carrying big kids and baby girl ~and I can throw both of my boys 4 and 6 over my shoulders without even thinking about it. (Btw I’m only 5’3 and our boys are tall and solid) ~ I can out run our VERY energetic 6 yr old that had endless amounts of energy, this is a huge feat any other moms with wild and very energetic boys would understand!
This is in no way to show off, BUT to show other moms what is possible if you stop saying “ don’t have the time, energy, motivation, discipline , or money”
Because when it’s something that is really important to us we find all of those things to do it. Whether it’s for our kids, our husbands, for vacations and getaways etc. If we really want to do it, we find the way to make it happen. So why not find the way to take care of yourself as much as you take care of your family?
I’ll be right here to help , when you are ready to really love yourself and commit to taking care of you😘
If your tired of starting over...STOP GIVING UP!!!! This was the story of my life before I found a group of ladies to keep me accountable and to help me along the way! For years I would lose 20 to 30 pounds in three or four months and then life happened and I would gain it all back plus another 10 or 20 and then again in four or five months, start all over again. I did that for four years in a row🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️
It was so frustrating!!! So what has changed? What has made a difference for me? I found a group of ladies who Made their health a priority and are doing the same thing I’m doing. Having the same struggles but are able to relate to me and help hold me accountable and uplift me and encourage me. When things aren’t going my way and the weight isn’t coming off or I feel like I can’t do it anymore, now I don’t give up and quit!!! I just figure out what I need to adjust and keep on going. This wouldn’t be possible without the community and women that have surrounded me and help me along the way!! Today we start day 1 in my online health and fitness accountability group and we would love to have you join us! Please don’t ever give up on yourself, you are amazing, you are worth taking time for your self to better your health each day! And it doesn’t have to be hours at the gym, you can get the same results, 30 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home!
I’ve decided to keep enrollment open today, so if you would like to join our group of ladies, please reach out and message me!
I’ve been sore ALL week which is humbling almost a year into this lifestyle change.
Hurts so good!
Also, if you haven’t heard... yoga is SUPER relaxing with an almost 4 year old. It’s so easy to focus and be one with your breathing. Getting smoked in the head is just a bonus and it’s really helpful to have a moving object in and out of view while trying to balance 😂 Seriously though, this is conquering your mind at its finest! Lol
Love my little lady and her determination ❤️
64615 April, 2019
Sundays are for all the FOOD! Meal plans full of old favorites and new recipe searches that turn out amazing!! Oh and the coffee... so MUCH COFFEE on Sundays lol
Working out is SO MUCH MORE than “looking good” for me... it’s my stress release. It’s about how it makes me FEEL.
Working out is one thing I have for ME since I’ve become a mom.
It’s my place where I can unwind, de-stress, and have an hour of ME TIME amongst crazy mom life.
It’s my time where I can clear my head and not worry about naps, dirty diapers, or the next feeding.
It’s the thing that makes me feel like ME again, and within my 30-60 minute workout I come out a more present and energetic mom for the rest of the day.
The “looking good” part is just the positive side effect of 😅💪🏻 What does working out mean to YOU?? || .
I have to admit, I’m off my game mentally.
I’m an extremely emotional person and my emotions right now are a mess.
I’m struggling feeling like I’m doing my best as a mom. Like I can’t keep my shit together. Struggling with communication barriers in relationships in my life. Focusing on the negatives life throws our way.
I used to rely on food to get me through these times. What an unhealthy relationship to have with food. Yes I’ll have cookies, chips and cake when I want but I absolutely do not want to attach those moments to negative feelings. I want to enjoy them positively and have zero guilt after I do.
I knew, more than most weeks, I need to get some prep done today. To have things at my finger tips that would make moments easy and things that would FUEL my body and in turn my mind. Choices that keep my goals on track.
I’ve never prepped meals so that I’m stuck with the same things all week. I personally like to prep a bunch of things that can be used in different meals and different ways. I like variety but there is no right or wrong way to do it. The goal is to set yourself up for nutritional success for the week ahead.
So here I have some taco turkey, sautéed veggies, fresh cut veggies, quinoa, Mexican rice, cleaned strawberries and I made some crispy chickpeas. My fridge always has other simple things like spinach and boiled eggs ready to go.
What are some of your must have prepped items?! What self care strategies to you rely on during tough weeks other than working out or making sure you don’t let your eating get out of control?
45514 April, 2019
Honestly I have the great group of girls in the accountability group I am in! They support you when you’re having a few go, but then they they are there when we need to make things a little more interesting and fun! Like the plank challenge this week..we had to document the weird/funniest place to do a plank! Honestly don’t know what I would do without them! Having that bit of extra support is what keeps me going and striving to be my best self! It’s never too late to get in on our fun!
53214 April, 2019
Hello friends! 👋
It's been a hot minute since I introduced myself, So here it is!
I'm 26 years old and I have my bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.
I have 2 jobs and a side hustle! I work full time as a billing rep at a clinic. I work part time as waitress. And for a side hustle I help people reach their health and fitness goals.
I enjoy kayaking and binge watching Netflix 🙈 seriously, does anyone have any suggestions??
I would love to learn more about you too! Leave a funfact in the comments! 👇
After waking up for the day at 1:30 am the last thing I felt like doing after work was going to the gym, but I did. The last thing I felt like doing after an exhausting workout was get home at 6:30 pm and make dinner, but I did. It would have been so much easier to stop at one of the many fast food restuarant I passed between here and there, but I didn't. That's a wrap on week 2 ✌ #makingmyselfapriority#elevatefitness#backontrack#shrimp#peas#hummus
10012 April, 2019
You don’t grow from the easy times, you grow from the challenges you face and overcome!
Believe in yourself! Invest in yourself! I’m here when you’re ready to take those steps and JOIN ME!