Guardian of the coasters.
I'd love to pretend that my life is full of art exhibitions, masturbating and cool music gigs...but it's not. I spend my days wiping poo, dancing with little people and telling stories about animals doing silly things.
1 22 minutes ago
Finally updated my little achievement wall! Love having this up, as it keeps me motivated and reminds me why I'm on this journey every time I see it! I'm 63 pounds down (4 stone 7lbs) since February and although I'm currently a target member at slimming world, I'd love to lose another 5.5lbs to reach 10 stone! Don't get me wrong, I'm content with my weight right now (hence being a target member) so if I can maintain it, then great! And if the final few pounds come off, then great! I'm happy and more confident than ever either way 😅
Why would I be smiling with a leg day workout??? Honestly, because I know, for me, it’s one of the tougher workouts and when I finish I feel like a freakin’ badass!! It’s things like this that show me how strong I’ve gotten over the past year. I’m not just talking physically strong but also mentally! Doing these workouts without giving up is challenging because you have to keep pushing yourself! Keep pushing and challenging yourself out of your comfort zone! You are sooo much stronger than you think!!
2 610 minutes ago
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”
A lot of people hold themselves back because they are embarrassed by where they are NOW or how fast or good they CURRENTLY are. .
Allow yourself to be a beginner. Don’t be ashamed of where you are now or afraid people will judge (don’t worry, people do that no matter what you do 🤷♀️). .
Wie viele Tage im Jahr gehen uns eigentlich verloren, an denen wir damit beschäftigt sind uns mit anderen zu vergleichen und uns zu wünschen etwas zu sein das wir nicht sind?! Das Leben ist so viel schöner und einfacherer wenn du dich selbst akzeptierst wie du bist, mit all deinen Ecken und Kanten. Du musst weder eine Diät machen, noch musst du hungern um genauso auszusehen wie das eine Mädchen auf Instagram, das du dir so gerne anschaust. Hör auf dich selbst unter Druck zu setzen! Mach Sport, weil es dir und deinem Körper gut tut. Iss worauf du Lust hast. Und vorallem: Leb dein Leben ohne andauernd darauf zu achten was andere machen♥️ #dontcompareyourself#acceptyourself#liveyourlife
Still getting used to this body.
On the average day I’m fine and barely think about it but then I’ll catch a glimpse of myself or try on something that doesn’t seem to fit right, and not recognise who this body belongs to. I’m self conscious & don’t always feel comfortable in clothes unless they are oversized and shapeless.
I loved my pregnant belly so much, but this postpartum one, not so much.
Not every part of me that stretched to accommodate my baby has gone back to what it was. My hips, my bust, my belly... these are apart of my new body now. Stretchmarks, loose skin, balding and weightiness just make it hard sometimes
We’ve been through so much, this body & I.
Through feelings of hatred and shame with infertility. Betrayal and disgust when I miscarried, to pride and wonder when I carried and birthed my daughter.
This is just another journey we are on.
One I’m hoping that ends with love and tenderness.
I know I’ll get there, it just takes time, so until then I’m trying to be gentle and show this body some kindness.
Start every morning with gratitude.Then add the word that gives life to refresh your spirit. Then speak a word of faith over what you want to see that day. Now you can let the world in.
Your inner world has more power than you know. Build it up with prayer, affirmations and declarations of faith. Spend quiet time listening to the voice of God within you. Learn to hear your intuition also and let the Spirit direct your paths so that you will experience abundance, joy and love no matter what.
Life doesn’t have to be about a struggle. Work doesn’t have to be toil. Even if things don’t look great right now, stay focused on your faith and what you hope for and keep it moving. All things work together for your good! ... #faithnotfear#graceandgratitude#gratitudejournal
One of my absolute favourite babes!⠀
Carla is one of the most beautiful girls, both inside and out, that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.⠀
I'm excited to get back down to Melbourne this weekend and get creative with my main girl @rachaelamymakeup this weekend. We have some fun things planned!
If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how different our ideals of beauty would be.
Be proud of your body and all it is capable of regardless if it's size or shape because it holds pure magic inside. I look in the mirror and I see extra rolls and inches to love and adore, stretch marks to explore and happiness spreading wide. I dare you to look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself there positive things you see about yourself 💕
Nothing better than a mini #yoga sesh on #humpday to boost ya energy levels and refresh ya #body 💁🏽
I've had this dress for 10 years! Tonight I couldn't wait no more! ♥️ #skruop My former family in-law invited me out to dinner. Vegan Italian!!! I stepped out.. In my dress. POWERFUl 🔥 SHINING my light BRIGHT. 🌟 BEAUTIFUL. EMPOWERED! HAPPY 💗 Yes! We've got this! #beyoutiful#womenempowerment#chooselove 🌈
I WANT TO KEEP THIS RAW ⚡️ GYMTIMIDATION POST.
No makeup, no cute outfits, I don’t want to show only the happy moments. I want to share this journey with you guys! THE GOOD, THE BAD & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.
I know the program [ @bodiesbyrachel ] shows you exactly what to do. But I get to the gym and I get so intimidated by all the people around me. I wish there were nobody around me! 😩 That way I could get it right/wrong and learn the groove. I’m sitting here trying to silent my mind so I can start @racheljdillon ‘s amazing program! But I can’t help but to feel overwhelmed.
“Oh Carolina, it’s all in your mind!” - YES! And I know it is! But it doesn’t eliminate the fact that I’ve never used resistance bands in a workout before. I’ve never worked out with machines, let alone using these machines by myself! *overwhelming*
The thing I struggle the most are squats, and that also adds up to make me freeze these past few days when I try to workout here. I should have started the program on Monday... I didn’t.
As I said, I want to keep this transformation RAW! I feel like a lot of the girls only post the good/beautiful side of their fitness journey. I’m here to show you the struggles. It’s not always easy. At least I’m trying I guess. #myjourneytohappyfit
3 332 hours ago
I wasn't going to post this because I'm still not overly comfortable with my body in a seated position, which is ridiculous because as a wheelchair user I am very rarely not in a seated position.
Years of only ever seeing clothes on stood up models and mannequins makes dressing to permanently be sat down an intimidating task. I carry the majority of my weight in my stomach as well which makes it more of an "unflattering" angle.
Ive recently realised that I've fallen out of love with fashion because I feel uncomfortable in all my clothes. I live in leggings and vest tops and that's just not who I am.
I've decided to make a conscious decision to push myself and fall back in love with fashion. I'm going to work out what works for me and wear more exciting clothes.
I nearly let my self consciousness beat me last week in Italy. I didn't want to wear my bikini but I'm so glad I did because I had an amazing time and no one even looked twice. So here's to falling in love with fashion and pushing my boundaries
I’m not as jacked as I was last December. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That’s when the photo on the left was taken. I was on a 6-day bodybuilding program, eating around 2200 calories. My nutrition + training were super consistent. My weight never fluctuated far from 132/133lbs, I rarely got a pimple + no period at all since I was on hormonal birth control. WIN….right?
Not quite my friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was experiencing some pretty wild mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, low libido, and I was starting to question if this tiny pill I was taking daily reallllly was a good choice for me. Not having a period for 10 years sounds awesome, but the truth is, your period is like your monthly report card for good health. A pill bleed isn’t even a real period…so for 10 years I was pretty much in the dark with my hormonal health…so I quit the pill.
The months to follow seemed easy enough at first. The first 3 months off, I had no adverse affects. I felt great actually, it was like a cloud was lifted and my mindset improved so much. My period came back the first month off and I thought I was good to go.
But at about 4-6 months post pill, shit got cray. Acne came in full force (which is normal due to sebum levels and testosterone kicking back in), my weight starting fluctuating like CRAZY, I wasn’t interested in training and my cycles were irregular. This actually has a name though, and it’s called Post-Birth Control Syndrome.
These days things are leveling out again. I’m almost a year free of hormonal birth control, no unwanted pregnancy, skin is slowly but surely clearing up, and I can finally say my physical, mental, emotional AND hormonal health is where it should be.
If I knew there was another way when my doctor told me about the pill at 15 years old, I would have never went on it and that’s why I share what I do, because I want YOU to know there are natural forms of birth control and that your period doesn’t have to suck. I may not be as jacked as I used to be, but prioritizing my health during the last 10 months is something I wouldn’t trade for the world.💛
Questions? Comment below. I’d be happy to answer! #evolveyourperspective
✨ Current Physique✨
I haven’t been training properly for weeks just getting my 10-15k steps in and doing my stretches 🧘♀️ -
Have had a shoulder injury and tight hips for ages so I felt like I wasn’t even getting benefits from my workouts 🙈 😔 -
I have still kept calories high and to be Honest I haven’t been very good with my diet! Lots of chocolate thrown in to my diet 🍫🍦(I am a snacker guys as ye can prob tell from my foodie posts )☺️but I still do get my good meals in too but I need to work on cleaning it up , I feel so much better when I’m eating better!🥗
✨Happy enough with my physique , I would say I lost a lot of muscle and don’t really have definition but I will work on that! 💖
15 32017 hours ago
Forget what people say or think about you, love yourself and fuck the haters. 👌🏼