i was reading some one’s post the other day about how it’s “fake” for people to preach positive body image on social media but then also talk about their days where they personally struggle with body image here and there. and i’m sorry but that really made me mad.
no one is perfect.
no one accomplishes total self confidence over night.
self love for your body takes time.
as in every aspect of life there are ups and downs.
it doesn’t make you inconsistent or hypocritical to have good days and bad days THATS. JUST. LIFE
it’s okay to fall down sometimes and it’s even better to get back up and keep believing in yourself and hoping for a better tomorrow.
okay. rant over. back to the study grind 🙃
People who don't exercise always wonder what the appeal is of putting ourselves through all that hard work and effort. And besides the looking great, feeling great, being healthy, being more physically capable (which is more than enough I think) it's an addiction.
People who try for a month and give up will never understand. Once you get over that first hump where everything hurts all the time and you don't see lots of progress, everything becomes worth it. You start seeing progress.
You start looking skinnier, you're muscles start looking bigger, you start lifting heavier weights and running a little faster for a little longer. You recover faster so you hurt less for less time. You have more energy all the time. It's a great feeling. And the more consistently you workout the more improvements you see in all these areas.
It's infinitely more effective than fad diets and fitness shortcuts because it's addictive and it feels amazing to see that progress. It's the healthiest addiction you'll ever find.
What I would say to myself 5 years ago 👇🏼
1️⃣ STOP STRESSING ABOUT EVERYTHING.
2️⃣ FOOD IS NOT THE ENEMY.
3️⃣ EVERYONE WILL NOT AGREE WITH YOU. ITS OKAY.
4️⃣ IF YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE DRINKING, DON’T. IF YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE GOING OUT, DON’T.
5️⃣ YOUR WORTH IS NOT DEFINED BY YOUR ABS.
Helping people who are stuck here 👆🏼
That’s what I do BEST.
3 months into this bulking phase with @triagemethod and the King @paddy_farrell_ 👑
Up to 79 kg so far, starting to loose some abs definition now😅, calories are on the up for this next block!
Your life will only change when you become more committed to your goals than you are to your comfort zone.
It can be easy to find excuses when you don't make things a priority.
But it might be time for some tough love.. because excuses won't get you results and your goals don't care how you feel.
I dare you to do something this week that scares you, something that leads you closer to your goal.
Are you up for the challenge??
TRAIN SMART 🧠
I watched @ronniecoleman8 documentary the other day titled "The King" and it got me thinking- how often do we constantly push for our next PB without taking the time to consider training smart? I know I'm certainly guilty of it. I hate being 'stuck' at a personal best for an extended period of time and I'm extremely harsh on myself when it occurs. .
But the reality is, this mindset is both a blessing and a curse. It's allowed me to hit PB after PB, maintained my drive to achieve my goals and made sure I turn up to the gym and get things done even on the days I really want to lay in bed and do nothing. But it has also meant I play with fire at times with my physical health. .
I've had a niggling back issue for a few months now (it dates back to my pregnancy with my son, it's not training related), and despite knowing I really ought to get it checked out I've still been pushing myself to try and train heavy consistently. My thoughts were "it's not painful now though, it's just a niggle, I'll keep on going", but that's the precise mentality which risks leading me to a major injury further down the line.
So this week I've decided I'm going to go on a de-load. I'm still going to train but I'm going to drop my weights slightly and get myself booked in with a chiropractor to assess the situation before it potentially escalates.
Happy Friday everyone! Train hard, but train smart! Your body will thank you for it ❤️
In about a year, I achieved more balance and control on my body (and my mind!) and gain some flexibility. 〰️
I worked hard for it and I still do but I aknowledge the fact that I did progress. 😊
When I started to check the yoga community on instagram last year I felt really motivated to start when I saw progress pictures. I hope that mine may inspire some of you to believe in yourself. Nothing comes easy but after hard work it’s good to look back and see from where we started. 🙏🏻
LOSING WEIGHT 💦 VS. LOSING FAT 🔥
Isn't it crazy how obsessed we get with losing weight?
People will literally start their day happy & motivated 😊 or sad & defeated 😕 all because of a silly 3-digit number they see flashing back up at them each morning.
And it sucks, because “weight loss" isn't always a useful sign of progress. A buttload of things can influence it daily & weekly...
💁 Your cycle
🤢 If you're sick
💦 Hydration levels
😷 Food intolerances
🏋️♀️ Soreness from your workout
🥘 Food content still in your belly
💩 Whether or not you’ve poo-pooed
🍕 A higher/lower salt intake than normal
A lot can influence your weight on a short-term, day-to-day basis... but you know what you don't see on that list?
—> FAT LOSS ❌🙅♂️
Noticeable fat loss doesn't happen in a day. It happens over multiple weeks and months 📆
Weight loss & fat loss are related, but they are NOT the same thing.
Once you realize that☝️, you can start taking steps that'll put the power of the scale back in YOUR hands.
One way is by taking measurements. If you’re losing inches — even at the same body weight — it’s a good sign you're losing fat!
Another way is to look at how your average weight trends over time.
How to do it —> record your weight each morning 📝 , and for the love of god and all that is holy... do NOT worry about the number you see day-to-day!
At the end of the week, you should have seven weigh-ins.
Add 'em all up
Divide 'em by seven
The number you end up with is your weekly weight average. Over time, you want to see that weekly average trend downward 📉
The Bottom Line:
Don't let your daily & weekly fluctuations in body weight discourage you.
It's totes normal, and it does NOT reflect your true fat loss progress.
✅ Focus on fat loss by monitoring measurements, long-term weight trends, and progress pictures
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These were my favorite jeans for a few years. I love a baggy jean but these are a stretchy jegging material and they are looking a little sad now👎🏽😂