Real talk. A big part of me struggles with the number on the scale. When my clients complain about their weight not changing or changing in the direction they don’t want, I tell them to stay off of the scale and focus on the way that they feel and the way their clothes fit, but I sometimes struggle to do that myself. These 2 pics are 20lbs apart...
The pic on the left is at 102lbs. I was going through some stuff and doing lots of cardio but also still lifting. The weight loss was completely unintentional, but I was happy with being lean.
The pic on the right is at 122lbs and current. I put a lot of effort into growing my legs and glutes, which also translated into growing my upper body. I’m happy this way too. .
It’s not all about the number on the scale. The idea of weighing as much as I do now actually still drives me crazy, but I feel great.
Had such a beautiful day today adventuring with my sis. Discovered this amazing reserve in her backyard with mangroves, lakes, and some gorgeous trails 😍😍 Walked for a few hours then found a cute spot to picnic and chill before heading to the mall to get our nails did 😊 Was overdue for one of these weekends after being in prep mode for so long! Hope you're all having a fun, safe weekend xo 📷 @stellalee_93
Let’s talk PATIENCE & CONSISTENCY ✨✨ Results⚡️do not take place overnight or in a week or a month.
BIG changes require ENOUGH time🤯
It’s not magic‼️
The moment you accept this; you’ll be on your way to success✅
Mind GAME that’s keeping you behind❌
1️⃣Give up on searching for a MAGIC PILL, MAGIC PLAN.
2️⃣Be EXCITED for change but NOT DESPERATE‼️
When you’re desperate, you ask to be LIED TO💵💸💰💸
You WANT to believe in any FALSE HOPE 🔪Lose weight in 10 Days
🔪Become a billionaire in 2 weeks
3️⃣You have the POWER⚡️Be WISE ‼️
YOU allow people to FOOL you with scams
Or You can STOP⛔️them.
4️⃣Consistency is key🔐
Are you someone who: 👉Follows your diet for 1 week, then take another week off. Then get back on it😬 👉Do you keep on changing your diet plan or workout routine every week⁉️Jumping from one plan to another❓
This is WHY you CAN’T see results & you QUIT❗️ ✨STICK TO THE PLAN LONG ENOUGH✨
You’ll never start or you’ll never see progress if you KEEP re-scheduling your tasks.
❌Do what you need to do.
🔪Get your food right 💪Get your workout done
✨Enjoy the journey ❌No rush but enough dedication & commitment. 👉Results won’t happen overnight.
But they will NEVER SHOW if you never work for it‼️ 6️⃣RESULTS TIME TABLE:
Some changes can be done fast-er than others.
👉For instance, you can lose “2-3kg” of weight in a short period of time (a month or so).
But 🤚building a better shape will take more work, more effort, more time ⏳
In this case, you need to build muscle mass, lose fat etc etc.. So, according to YOUR GOAL 👉have a rational expectation & timetable in mind.
I worked LONG ENOUGH on my goals to see this change.
- I COMMITTED to my training plan👊
- I was CONSISTENT with my diet plan👌
- I gained muscle mass
- Lost fat
- Put on more muscle
- lost some more fat
It takes TIME🔪
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5 352 hours ago
After catching up with some mates for dinner last night I did not stop eating until 4am this morning 😱 I lost control 😡 it happens !! Had a few hrs sleep & then into the gym, loaded up with calories it turned out to be a good session 😬
Pretty stoked with my progress so far! My run fitness has improved quickly and I’m now running 6km with less than 6mins per km 🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️but I’ve had to stop swimming for a little bit cause I hurt my finger and can’t get it wet for a little while 🏊🏽♀️🏊🏽♀️ 2 weeks ago when I started running and focusing on what I was eating again I put on over a kilo in the first couple of days.. I originally thought ‘holy shit’ 😫, i then thought that maybe I had gained muscle really quickly 😂 I researched it a little more and found that due to the microtears in my muscles after the first couple of runs it causes an inflammatory response that draws fluid to my muscles with the ‘fix-it’ critters to help heal my body. So I swelled up into a super healing woman, and I’ve finally deflated into a stronger version of me 💪🏽😂 I’m going to keep up my running schedule until I feel it’s a habit and then I am going to add in some weight training again 🤗 #weightloss#weightlossjourney#change#healthy#gemgetsfit#bbg#inspiration#myjourney#fitness#toned#gym#life#fitspo#bikinibodyguide#progresspic#pwr
It’s STATURDAY! This week I lost 2.4 inches which is impressive considering the week I’ve had 😂 Too many lattes - will fix that next week! Add that to last week’s inchloss gives me a total inches lost of 9.2 inches so far! Again, can’t really see it in my body shape yet but I am starting to feel some changes at least! Have a great Saturday - I’m off to work out!
Because who doesn’t love a salmon fillet for dinner 🤷🏽♀️🐟?! Rich in omega 3 and a good source of protein 👌🏼 I always include vegetables in my main meals and try to change them up as much as I can. Every vegetable is packed with a unique micronutrient package so the more variety you have in your diet, the more your body is going to thank you! In this particular meal I used eggplant and broccoli. I topped it with sesame seeds, tahini, soya sauce, fresh coriander and spring onion. Life is simply to short to eat plain food 🙈 •
I always try to prepare my main meals in advance for many reasons,
1. I get to eat food I actually like and not having to settle for some crappy, calorie dense option on the go 🥪 🍟
2. I can make sure I meet all my nutritional targets for the day without having to think about it 👏🏼
3. I save money and time 💰🕑
@health_priorities i have struggled with my weight my entire life. I learned early on that I was fat and fat was the worst thing I could be. Fat meant I wasn’t good enough. It meant my debt to the world couldn’t be settled without overcompensating for the size of my body. So I smiled. I smiled even when I was sad or angry because if I could be the nice girl then I didn’t have to be the fat girl. But being the nice girl, I learned, left me feeling ashamed of myself. I felt empty… like my life held no worth. Like my only value was in ensuring the happiness of others and my only job was to be accommodating to their needs. Throughout this journey I’ve learned that my voice matters. My obligation isn’t to the world, it’s only to myself, and it certainly isn’t dictated by my weight. The picture on the left was taken at the very beginning of my journey. It’s a rare shot of me without a smile, and it’s a pretty accurate visual of how I felt. Today, I still smile all the time, but it’s no longer a blank check for my imagined debt… instead it’s an expression of the joyful optimism I feel inside ♥️ #ketotransformation#ketoweightloss#weightlosstransformation#selflove#twinmom#exercisemotivation#fitspo#plussizeclothing#keto#beforeandafterweightloss#progresspic#realbodies#selfconfidence#mentalhealth#anxiety
Vegan orange chicken 😍🤤
✰ I’ve been so obsessed with this dish, and the brand makes so much meatless meat that I wanna try! I strongly recommend this and you can make it however you want. I throw some pineapple into the pan while I cook the ‘chicken’ and serve it over rice! Broccoli would be tasty thrown in too (:
Happy Sunday, here is an updated skin pic! This is a reminder of why I'm so passionate about skin care, It is the best feeling to be able to feel confident and feel like yourself again. I literally never left the house without makeup, now I only wear it when I feel like it.😘 #grateful#selfcare#getinspired.
You don’t have to go on a crazy diet or exercise 6 times a week to see these changes for yourself! 🙅🏼♀️
I found Instagram a hugely motivational tool when I first got into fitness because despite the bad press it sometimes gets, it has some really useful, sensible and realistic advice! Before joining Instagram, I had tried every diet under the sun. The baby food diet, the low carb diet, the 5’2 diet, the generally not eating very much at all diet. Nothing worked. I gave up after about a day on each 😂 I decided that exercising all the time and not eating just weren’t for me. I love food too much and hated working out on an empty stomach!
The thing that annoys me about these diets or ‘lifestyles’ like the intermittent fasting diet is that they overcomplicate what isn’t actually a very complicated thing. Eat lots of vegetables, move more, don’t eat an entire family sized bar of chocolate every night (I used to manage two quite easily 😂). You don’t need to skip an entire meal each day to get healthier!
The changes I made were simple. I stopped eating ready meals and frozen pizzas every night. I made my plate more colourful and filled myself up with veg, brown rice, brown pasta etc rather than sweets. I started a workout routine that I could stick to because it only meant going to the gym 3-4 times a week (I use the bbg guide because it’s easy to do at home and when you’re busy).
Please don’t be scared or put off trying to become healthier because of the strange diets and over the top fitness regimes you read about. You can and should make changes in a slow, healthy and sustainable way.
Getting fitter and healthier has changed my life in so many more ways that what you see here. I have more energy, I’m happier, I’m more willing and excited about trying new activities.
Don’t feel like you can’t have these benefits too because some idiot recommends that you have to go to the extremes of cutting out entire food groups to look and feel good. You don’t! 💚
31 131115 hours ago
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Celebrating #waistwednesday with my shrinking waist. I get asked often how long it took to see changes in my stomach. The truth is, it’s been one of the most stubborn parts of my body. By August 2017 I had lost 90+lbs and there was a huge difference in my stomach, but I continued to carry a lot of weight there. I’ve lost another 40+lbs in this last year and it feels like a good amount of it came from my mid section. As I start to become more comfortable with exercising I’m even beginning to see more toning and definition. My favorite easy way to target my stomach is a handful of good old fashioned crunches before bed. I also love the core workout I get from jamming out soul cycle style on my exercise bike. Whatever you do to help those stubborn spots along make sure you give yourself plenty of room to be human. Our bodies are so unique and weight is such an individual thing. Your body is going to change and evolve how it’s meant to. Don’t rush it or berate it for not following your best laid plans. Give it time, be gentle on yourself and be mindful... I promise you you’ll get there... one day at a time ♥️
0 26010 hours ago
This morning I was having a hard time motivating myself to get out of bed and get my workout done.. Some days are just harder than others!
As I put on my leggings I couldn’t help thinking about how far I’ve come and how these leggings didn’t fit a few months ago. It’s still so embarrassing to me seeing how far I let myself go and how I had completely given up on taking care of myself. I almost didn’t share my results at the end of my first round of #80DayObsession because I didn’t want anyone to see my before picture.
I am so thankful every single day that I had the courage to step out of my comfort zone and make my health a priority. I feel so much better and my confidence has slowly been built back up!
I still have a ways to go to reach my current goals, but I’m feeling strong and healthy and loving every step of my fitness journey! Sometimes looking at how far you’ve come is just what you need to get that extra push to keep going.💪🏼
Never would have thought I'd be putting up a progress pic but my coach @rda_fitness told me I should be proud of myself💁🏽
Usually the 'before' picture is the usual 'couch potato' 'not getting enough sleep' and all the negatives when in fact I took this photo a year after being in the gym, weight lifting. I actually got a fright when I seen myself cause I couldn't understand with weight lifting and a whole year of passing with zero results. I started with Rachel 12 weeks ago because I needed direction, a proper tailored programme and someone to check in with me to keep me on a tight rope. I was always training hard, even in the before pic but it's true when they say your diet is the most important for losing weight. Being veggie I thought I could get away with eating a little bit more because 'my body needed it' and all that but what my body really needed to see a difference was protein as well as constantly staying in a calorie deficit and doing cardio. If you follow me and watch my stories you would have seen me sweating like a betch on that resistance treadmill😅having to answer back to someone with progress really pushes you and makes you work a little harder too, Rachel has honestly been so good😍 it takes time, dedication and consistency. I've lost 12cm off my waste and almost 10kg lighter but don't be envious because I worked hard for it. I'm still curvy and I still have a long way to go before i feel completely comfortable in myself but I'm proud of myself for how far I've come💁🏽 my after photo will be my before photo now for the next phase and I'll be posting a lot more fitness posts and my progress throughout so stick around if u need some motivation too💁🏽
67 3522 days ago
|5 weeks progress|
“Okay, I’m just gonna smile and suck in, and these before pics won’t look so bad!”... woof. My face was breaking out. My face was puffy was sooo much sugar. My stomach was bloated. I was ashamed that being a health coach I let myself look this way. Truthfully, my passion lost its fire. ———
I’ve seen this program transform people, and it’s blowing my mind. 4 days a week has freed people from thinking they’re too busy. 30 minute workouts has allowed people to make it a priority. One cheat meal a week has removed the “restriction” mindset that makes us eventually fall off. I’ve seen it transform others, and it’s sure as hell transforming me. I.. feel.. amazing.. and we still have three weeks left🙌🏼💃🏼😍
I’m opening up another 10 spots for this program, and I’d LOVE to work with you on your goals. Click the link in my bio and fill out the client application. I’ll shoot you a message with the details and sign up info 😊
Below is an exchange between an online client of mine on her weekly update form. I felt the need to share:
Question: How do you feel mentally?
Client 🙎🏻♀️: “Honestly, I get disgusted with my legs and sometimes I let that get to me. I feel like it kind of hits me THIS time every month. I know it's a girl thing. I've been better.”
Dani 💁🏼♀️: “I totally get what you're saying...meaning I know what it's like to literally HATE a certain part of your body. I still even have a specific area that looks worse at certain times, and I can be pretty hard on myself...But, we all have our bad days (or weeks) and we all have our good days & weeks too.
Something to help is to think about it like this:
You are NEVER going to have your perfect body...and what I mean by that is:
As soon as you reach one goal, you're going to want more.
As soon as you lose 10 pounds, you're going to want to lose "just another 5lbs".
Right now you might say:
“I’ll be happy when my legs are more toned"...
but the truth is you won't be.
Because once they are more toned you're going to want more.
More toned arms.
More leg muscle.
More. More. More.
If you keep looking at it with the mentality of “I’ll be happy when….”, you’ll never be happy.
Fitness never ends girl.
So, enjoy the process as much as you can.”
Ever look back at an old picture of yourself and thought “Uggggh if I could just be as fat as I thought I was back then!!”? Yes you might be laughing right now because there’s so much truth to that for many of us...
But the question you need to ask yourself, is that if you thought you weren’t good enough back then, back when you now feel like you were your best, when is it ever going to be enough?
I used the photo above, because in every single one of those phases I looked in the mirror in that moment and wanted more. It’s taken me years of practicing, but I’m finally getting better at appreciating parts of every single phase 🖤