Never Miss a Monday

CONFESSION: This time of year always crushes me. Around this time last year is when I stopped working out as regularly and really watched my health and fitness spiral downward.
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I’ll be honest, this year I feel it starting to creep back BUT it will be different.
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I’m choosing NOT to let myself fall victim to a lack of motivation. 
So even though it’s Monday and I didn’t FEEL like working out…
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I reminded myself of how far I’ve come.
I reminded myself how disappointed I’d be later in the day if I skipped it.
I reminded myself that I will never ever wish I hadn’t done a workout once it’s complete.
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And I got it done.
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Just a reminder, you’re not always going to feel motivated but sometimes you just have to push through and do it anyway.
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Never Miss a Monday.
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Who got their workout in? What did you do?

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Appearances can be deceiving…

What you see…
Another online influencer who has everything going for her.
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What you don’t see…
The hours of workouts, staying late, pushing longer, and working on her weaknesses.
The time spent planning, perfecting, branding, and creating content to share.
The meal prep, my fitness pal tracking, and turned down drinks to get closer to her goals.
The Saturdays spent working, sending messages, planning, organizing, and preparing for the week.
The 40 pictures taken to get the one perfect shot.
The struggles she will never talk about on social media.
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Always remember for every picture you see, there are a billion things you can’t see
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I am not naturally athletic.
I gain weight easily.
I have a screwed up relationship with food.
I struggle with anxiety and depression.
I spent years hating what I saw in the mirror.
I have acne.
I have a slow metabolism.
I am probably worried about something as you’re reading this.
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Appearances will always be just that… appearances. No one’s perfect around here. Stop expecting yourself to be. 💛

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Please Stop

Let’s stop with the judgement on other people’s choices.
If you are working on you, I applaud you.
Vegan.
Vegetarian.
Paleo. 
Keto.
Lifting weights.
Doing yoga.
Shaking it at Zumba.
Whatever that healthier lifestyle looks like to you.
You have my respect.
We’re in this together.
Props to you. 🏋🏻‍♀️

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Transformation

I didn’t have the time.
But I made time.
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I didn’t have the knowledge.
But I kept learning and did what I knew. 
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I didn’t have the confidence.
But it came with the results.
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I had a lot going against me.
But I also had a lot going for me.
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I had plenty of excuses.
But I chose not to use any of them.
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You can do it too 👯‍♀️
Always here 💌

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I’m Sorry 💗

Full transparency. I regret a lot of things I’ve done in the past to my body.
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I starved myself on less than 1000 calories a day.
I did hours of cardio with the hopes of “burning away” my body fat.
I celebrated my size 00s. 
I fueled my body with low calorie ‘chemical shitstorms’ for years.
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Little did I know I was forever damaging my metabolism.
I was training my body to hold on to any fuel I gave it.
I was destroying my gut, my health, and would develop Celiac Disease shortly after.
I would develop panic attacks and anxiety that I would forever battle.
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But I would learn. I would share. I would heal. And I would THRIVE.
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Dear body: I’m sorry. I’m sorry for blaming you. Abusing you. Starving you.
But thank you for standing by me. For staying strong. And for teaching me some of the greatest lessons I now have the power to share.
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Be so very thankful for your struggles. They may turn out to be your biggest strengths. 💗

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