Healthy, curvy, happy

sunnystrong:

So I saw the first picture on my dash and could not be more repulsed/motivated.  Repulsed because the ideologies in the first photo are wrong —you don’t destroy yourself to be happy.  You improve yourself.  Depriving your body and your soul of nutrients and fuel gets you nowhere.  

Then, I was motivated to make the bottom picture.  So many people have helped me become who I am today.  I too, once used the top photo as “thinspiration”.  I then learned that harming yourself is not the answer to anything.  If I learned anything from this process, it’s to remain true to myself.  Feeding myself and fueling myself with positive thoughts got me as far as I am today.  Not negativity or body shaming.

Posted on Oct 3, 2013Share
Sweaty Betty after TurboFire 45EZ. I got lost a few times and just started making up my own moves. Progress not perfection.

Sweaty Betty after TurboFire 45EZ. I got lost a few times and just started making up my own moves. Progress not perfection.

A Lesson on Perspective.
I had another hard morning. I didn’t want to wake up at 5am. I didn’t want to work out. And I didn’t feel better after I did. I felt sore. I felt tired. I felt like it was okay to just stay fat, to not fit in any of my clothes, to ignore my eating plan.
I was just plain cranky this morning.
Then, on my drive in to work, I heard a woman on the radio. She was battling cancer for the third time. She was alone. Her husband left her. Her best friend was miles away. She said that sometimes she just feels like giving up.
That hit me like a ton of bricks. This woman has battled cancer three times and I am whining about one work out? 
Working out is hard. Losing weight is hard. Being fit and healthy is hard. But there are people out there fighting battles that are so much more difficult. Next time I think about how difficult a workout is going to be I am going to remember how lucky I am to be at a place where I can take control of my health. 

A Lesson on Perspective.

I had another hard morning. I didn’t want to wake up at 5am. I didn’t want to work out. And I didn’t feel better after I did. I felt sore. I felt tired. I felt like it was okay to just stay fat, to not fit in any of my clothes, to ignore my eating plan.

I was just plain cranky this morning.

Then, on my drive in to work, I heard a woman on the radio. She was battling cancer for the third time. She was alone. Her husband left her. Her best friend was miles away. She said that sometimes she just feels like giving up.

That hit me like a ton of bricks. This woman has battled cancer three times and I am whining about one work out? 

Working out is hard. Losing weight is hard. Being fit and healthy is hard. But there are people out there fighting battles that are so much more difficult. Next time I think about how difficult a workout is going to be I am going to remember how lucky I am to be at a place where I can take control of my health. 

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 with 844 notesShare
I got so excited about my morning snack that I took a bite before I remembered to take a photo! 

Wasa multigrain crispbreads with avocado, boiled egg and pepper. So delish!

I got so excited about my morning snack that I took a bite before I remembered to take a photo!

Wasa multigrain crispbreads with avocado, boiled egg and pepper. So delish!

Posted on Sep 29, 2013 with 2 notesShare
Clean eats on Sunday Funday!

Clean eats on Sunday Funday!

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 with 1 noteShare
Week 1 Wrap-Up

Weight lost: -1.8lbs 

Workouts: 5/6 (I missed yoga on account of forgetting my stuff.)

Eating: 3/5 (5 instead of 7 since I started on Monday)

So I am pretty proud of how well Week 1 went. There were a lot of mornings when Chalene really kicked my butt but I am glad I pushed through. I am happy with the loss. 

I am aiming for an 80/20 split on foods (80 healthy, 20 indulgent) so I am happy with how the week turned out. I am still low on meeting my protein macros but I have a game plan for that for next week. I will be stocking up on hard boiled eggs and greek yogurt to start getting those protein numbers where they should be for a 40/30/30 split.

Rock on Week 2!

And today was hard. After Chalene said “I’ll see you tomorrow” I sat down to take off my shoes and wondered why the heck I was doing this. Everything hurt. Everything hurts. 
I know the first week is the hardest. I know I just need to stick with it. I just need to get to the point where I don’t want to die.

And today was hard. After Chalene said “I’ll see you tomorrow” I sat down to take off my shoes and wondered why the heck I was doing this. Everything hurt. Everything hurts. 

I know the first week is the hardest. I know I just need to stick with it. I just need to get to the point where I don’t want to die.

fatmamadoesyoga:

Backbend+Balance. #yoga #health #heart #fitspo #fitness #exercise #wellness #mat #feeltheyogahigh #pose #practice #asana #play #fun #stretch #balance #om #namaste #homepractice #love #progress #weightloss #workout #strength #core #backbend #standingpose

I totally want to be able to do this in yoga one day!

fatmamadoesyoga:

Backbend+Balance. #yoga #health #heart #fitspo #fitness #exercise #wellness #mat #feeltheyogahigh #pose #practice #asana #play #fun #stretch #balance #om #namaste #homepractice #love #progress #weightloss #workout #strength #core #backbend #standingpose

I totally want to be able to do this in yoga one day!

Posted on Sep 24, 2013Share
Day 2

Today was supposed to be Turbo Fire 30, but my iTunes didn’t want to cooperate so I did Burn It Off instead. 

Thoughts - I definitely could have worked harder. I was frustrated and grumpy that I couldn’t do Fire 30 so that soured my work ethic a bit.

  • Burpees - I hate them. I felt like even the modified versions were impossible. It was the Senior Citizens version of burpees (except Donna was still faster than me and she practically is a legit senior, so I am just sad.)
  • Screamers - Anything with a name like “screamers” is enough to terrify you, but I did really enjoy them. Even if they did make my legs want to cry.
  • Skaters - LOVE these. These are always my favorite, even back to when I did 30DS. 

5 hours later  - Great googly moogly, I am sore! My quads are crying.

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