Went to the gym yesterday by 5:45am (wake up time 5:15am)
Reaaally didn’t want to go because I “didn’t want to see anyone” and then literally no one was there 😂 like not even the front desk guys were there 😂 hence the dark gym w no lights on
Today I was sooo tired that I didn’t wake up until 6:30am and then (it’s leg day) so I was like “I’ll just go after work!” And then a voice in the back of my head was like “you sabotaged this on purpose!!!”
Tuesday’s are hard for me to wake up (Seriously i don’t think I’ve ever woken up early on a Tuesday ) so today i made a point to at least do some fasted cardio this morning and keep the habit of going to gym in the AM.
Got in a quick 5K and stretch and was out by 7:25am
Tonight I’m going back to do some hardcore leg session before REST DAY tmrw #legday#running#fitnessjournal#fitstagram
T-3 Days | Nutrition
Getting in the goods. Weighed in at 53.75kg last night. These final few days are all about dialling in the details, enjoying the process and the people who are here to share it with me :)
A bit of Monday motivation for myself! I’ve had a very fun filled, indulgent and also chilled (in terms of not doing as much activity as usual) Birthday weekend and I am now feeling super motivated to smash this week! It’s so nice to be able to have the odd lax weekend and not have to feel extreme guilt about it. In fact it feels sort of weird, weird to be normal I guess. I’m always going hard core and 100mph and always feeling like I HAVE to smash workouts constantly. And being on prep so long, you can’t miss a workout if you want to look your best on stage. But now on offseason, I do still have goals to reach, but I don’t need to be as strict and as harsh on myself! But it still feels a little strange but also nice haha! .
Photography: @mattthomasphoto .
C H A N G E Y O U R E N D I N G
While stretching yesterday I could not help but go back to a moment, a thought, that has stuck with me. It really has helped fuel my passion to push myself and be better. It was the idea that I could not change my stories ending so why should I try? Why bother trying to rewrite it when it always seems to end with me feeling like I can't handle things? I could never measure up to those I admired, I am just an angry, frustrated, down on her luck mama. I found myself skipping meals and binge eating. Constantly talking negatively to myself and about myself. Never able to accept a compliment, giving a reason why said persons statement or thought of me must be wrong. I just didn't get it!
And then... I started doing last ditch attempts to lose the weight I had put on after having Elizabeth and never would have imagined the change that would happen within me. It was the one thing that God knew I needed to change my whole life and transform my mind. I found a health and wellness fit fam that has taught me that you can ALWAYS change your stories ending. You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can absolutely change the end. I learned just how bruised and scared I was on the inside and that I needed something so much greater in life. It ended up not even being about the physical benefits, it was about how badly I needed to create a positive and loving mindset. And allowing my heart and my mind to meet in a place that could help me to slowly overcome those fears and bruises.
Having a place that is full of support, friends, motivation, and encouragement has been the absolute game changer in my life! Getting to be surrounded by others who just get that = TRQNSFORMATION on so many levels.
So that one small thing that seemed so average ended up being the one thing to completely transform my life! All because I felt a need to lose the baby weight, I can now genuinely smile and feel the joy in my heart. My passions are fueled and my heart is full. And I am never looking back!
Spots open for now and December.
If you want in --- let's do this!!
Torch it up on Tuesday 🔥
I work out just because I love to work out.
I love the way my mind and body feels while doing the exercises I enjoy.💪
I’m not doing it for any competition or trying to win any medals. I can see how that’s a really great motivation...It’s just not for me at this stage of my life.
I just want to feel good doing things on my own terms.
Not letting others tell me what I should or should not do.
I create my life.
I am my experiences.
I am me....and that is enough. 😌 #justdoyou
y’all it really is so important to take care of yourself. In whichever way works best for you. You don’t have to go to the gym to take care of yourself. It’s not for everyone. Focus on your mental, spiritual and physical health. I still deal with a lot of anxiety that often comes out of nowhere, most days I’m fine but when it hits me, it hits me hard. Sometimes to the point when I’m sitting in the bathtub at 1am, crying for no actual reason. The gym is helping, eating healthy is helping, but I need to focus more on my mental health and taking care of myself spiritually ✨do what works for you.
4 5115 hours ago
Day 63 - 13 November 2018
“Hello from HK!”
Here on a work trip. :) I was itching to move/stretch after 5 days of NOT working out (and pigging out) so I decided to set my alarm clock an hour earlier. I spent about 30 mins in @hoteljenhk ‘s gym. Didn’t do much but it was better than nothing. Kinda bummed I only brought one set of clothing but I didn’t exactly sweat much because it was super cold... is it ok if I wore this again without washing? 🙈
What I did today:
5 mins of Row
10 mins of Jogging
2 Sets of Chest Press using 6kg weights
3 2615 hours ago
CHANGE IS HARD 🤦🏼♀️
You just gotta decide if the life your living is good enough for you!🤷🏼♀️ ................
You can complain about the cards you’ve been dealt (I know that feeling), or you can get your SHOT TOGETHER and create the life you long for!
Sister it’s all on you ❤️✌🏻
I loved the idea of going to a gym. I paid my monthly membership but never went, money right out the window. Not sure about you but I don’t have a stinking money tree in my back yard. (If you have one can I come over and pick some please) 🤪
I quit the gym and decided to work out from home with those DVD’s from an informercial, and joined an online challenge group. (You know what these programs really do work). Now I have a access to over 500 workouts online for a year for less than years membership at a gym and for some gyms the monthly membership. Now that is a no brainer to me.
Seriously think about it, why are you waisting money on a gym membership?
Save time and money by working out at home and join a challenge group, a community of people to help you achieve your goals.
Send me a DM if you want to know more. Tag a friend who wants to “quit” the gym.
Happy Monday! ☺️✨ Every Monday 5-7 I have fitness as part of my uni course! The teacher is sick and kicks my arse every time! Today’s burn for the 2 hours was 691 calories, not bad I think! 🤷🏻♀️ Then the last two weeks me and my friends have walked home from class rather then got the bus which my Fitbit is estimating as a 303 calorie burn!
I’ve also eaten completely clean all day, so Monday you may have kicked my arse but I feel like I kicked yours 2! 👊🏼💪🏼
This is My shape at this moment, I really im a impatience person but fitness learned me that having patience really is necessary! Don’t give up even if your staying on the same point, people with determination get much further in life
SCREW NEW YEARS, I'm getting this shit done right meow.
The left: this past March, in the midst of an unhealthy relationship, working 100 hours per week, and putting myself last in every area of my life. Fitness has been my one constant for the last 10 years of my life, and I didn't make it to the gym for 10 months straight.
The right: Living for myself for the first time in my life. Not for a relationship, not for the Marine Corps, not for school. For myself. I only returned to the gym two months ago, but along with it have transformed my mental attitude, my outlook on life, and I have the biggest fire in my heart for who I am and what I'm capable of🔥
Your body is a reflection of so much more than just your work outs and macros: it is a direct reflection of your environment, your mental health, and the energy you surround yourself with!!