#winning when you start falling in love with the progress ❤ Tbh, it was hard finding a full body pic..I was embarrassed to take one before The first pic is Winter '16 & the next 2 are from today. This transformation is not only due to physical exercise but also spiritual & mental. Choosing healthy isn't for a while or doesn't mean you can't indulge once in a while & take breaks, it's a way of living, it's about balance ❤ #progresspic #transformation #bathroomselfie #selflove #choosetoheal #choosehealth #boslady #diamondbound #before #now
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I haven't done a #progresspic in forever. Learning to flip my grip in #dhanurasana was one of the hardest things for me to learn. I had an injured shoulder and both of my shoulders were so incredibly tight from doing a million #chaturangas everyday. Because of my daily yoga practice, I have been able to open my shoulders and spine. The way I have practiced yoga has changed, I used to push so hard & fought my way into yoga postures while listening to loud music when I practiced to distract my mind; now I prefer no music or listen to soft music and repeat mantras when I practice to relax into the pose. Relaxing into postures has transformed my asana practice and been a much more pleasant experience for me as a practitioner. (Ps. I do sometimes fight with a sense of angry determination to get into a new pose. My guilty pleasure is practicing to Jay-Z and 90's hip-hop.)
Some back progress, I guess I'm her bitch •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #fitness girl #fitness journey #fitness #igfitness #fit #fitfam #backworkout #backandbiceps #progress #progress pic #progress notperfection #backprogress #fitspo #fitspiration #shakeology #cleaneating
Had my class take progress pics for their 4 week update! So I decided to post my progress as well, although my journey is 12 weeks along now! I can honestly say that I am more healthy now than I have ever been in my entire life. Yes, throughout my career, I always seemed to be in shape, ate healthy choices & exercised regularly, but my mind still battled my high school eating disorder & body dysmorphia issues every time I saw myself in the mirror. Although I ate regularly, I couldn't help but to give in to reducing calories to lose weight (which I didn't need to lose) &/or overexercise. Now if we rewind to WHY I originally had the eating disorder.. it was because I really wanted a 6-pack. So my high school mind decided that meant that I couldn't eat fat, or else I would gain it. So, I lost weight & was thin, but still no 6-pack. I became SO curious why it wasn't working & was dumbfounded to discover that muscles will only be present & stick around if you FUEL them! Mind Blown Now, I've known this for awhile but still struggled. Then I became pregnant and it was no longer about me; loving and growing my baby girl took hold of my heart & diet. I ate a well-rounded diet and gained weight appropriately (which was honestly super hard on me mentally at first). I exercised throughout my pregnancy & had a healthy delivery. Now if I'm being honest, after Layla was born, I kind of enjoyed having a break from exercise & all the pressure I would put on myself to look a certain way. I lost the pregnancy weight really quick (thanks to keeping in shape beforehand & during) but eventually felt physically weak. I exercised here & there, mainly cardio, but didn't do too much.. until recently. Now, I'm 12 weeks consistent with BBS resistance training 2-3X a week & Cardio 1-2X a week. I've been eating more well-rounded meals & snacks without reducing calories. I'm FINALLY for the first time in my life starting to see muscles in my stomach! I can't tell you what an incredible feeling it is to work so hard & have my mind allow me the freedom to trust God, the process, eat appropriately & not overdo it! Journey isn't over, but these victories should be celebrated!
Do you think its possible to be addicted to a feeling??? Or have a healthy addiction??? Because I'm addicted to feeling good about myself I tell you there is no better feeling then watching your body change, to see and feel muscles where there once was fat, to have your body be able to do things that you didn't think was once possible! So... "Shout out to all the girls working on loving their bodies because that sh*t's hard and I'm proud of you!" #fitness junkie #transformation tuesday
▫️These are almost exactly a year apart. ▫️Last year my son was getting baptized and I was so furious at myself for gaining all that weight back because I knew I would be so unhappy with the photos. ▫️And I was. I have so many beautiful memories of that day, but I feel like I ruined every photo I was in. ▫️I don't ever want to feel that way again. ▫️ Ever. ▫️ #transformationtuesday #beforeandafter #beforeandduring #beforeandafter weightloss #progresspic #progressnotperfection #nevergivein #nevergiveup #nsv #nonscalevictory
More tanned? Yip! Different angle? Yip! Better pose? Yip! Fitter? Yip! Stronger? Yip! Happier? Definitely! . . #transformation tuesday #transformation #bbgprogress #sweatwithkayla #50weeks #progress #fitlife style #fitness #fitness transformation #progress pic #fitlife #fitspiration #fitspo #fatloss #gains #strongnotskinny #girlgains #girlswithmuscles