𝘈 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘣𝘺-𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦.
Fueling your body better.
Addressing your mindset.
Building up consistent, positive habits.
Let’s stop judging other’s decisions to better their health.
Everyone gets to decide how they will feel best in their own body.
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵? 𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶.
When we stop comparing, stop judging, and start focusing on our own individual journeys that’s when the positive change happens.
𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐬, 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧, 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥 𝐈’𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮. You gotta do you boo 😘
P.S. sharing after hearing all the controversy over Adele’s weight loss. I think she looks great, but what matters more to me is that she’s feeling the healthiest and happiest she can in her skin. 🖤 What’s your take?
𝘓𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦.
Whether it’s a goal weight, a magical number for happiness, or frustrations over lack of weight loss. I want to share a fact about myself that used to torment me:
𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭.
According to the BMI scale and most doctors ranking, my weight based on my height (𝘺𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦) puts me in the overweight category… and for a little bit there I was borderline obese.
In the past, that number would stress me out to no end, and I truly believed I wouldn’t be happy until I was a perfect 120lbs.
Then I learned better. In fact, now I know those numbers mean very little.
𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭:
𝘉𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘍𝘢𝘵 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦
𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘴 (𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳, 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘭, 𝘦𝘵𝘤…)
𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭:
𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩
𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺
You are so much more than a statistic and an “𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵”. Focus on feeling the best you possibly can in your skin and you’ll spend a lot less time focusing on a magical number to determine your worth.
There is no wrong way to have a body and health looks different on everyone. 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐝. 💛
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that it’s been a major work in progress for me right now.
Some days I do amazing.
Other days… complete trainwreck.
Panic for no reason (or a thousand reasons), inability to focus, tears, worry… if you’ve struggled with anxiety before you know the drill.
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘸.
𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭.
If I’m anxious, I own it. I accept that it’s tough right now, and give myself some grace for feeling a little crazed during this time.
𝐈 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐭.
It can be so easy to isolate and keep my feelings bottled in, but I am trying to push myself to admit that I am having a tough time when I am.
Whether it’s getting up and walking around my house, going for a walk with Sophie or forcing myself to workout (even though it’s usually the LAST thing I feel like doing), it never fails to break up my anxiety and put me in a better headspace.
𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤.
I’ve always been really good at staying as busy as possible to distract myself from my anxiety and yes, that has been helping a ton, BUT I’m also finding the opposite is necessary sometimes too. This means allowing myself to take a break when I normally wouldn’t; sitting outside and soaking up some sunshine or getting off of my phone and shutting down my laptop for a bit.
And most importantly, 𝐈 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐢𝐭 and create as much normalcy, routine, and consistency as I can.
Anxiety is forever going to be a struggle for me but, the more I learn to understand it, manage it, and accept it, the easier it can be to tackle one day a time, and that’s literally what I’m doing right now.
𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞.
I get a lot of questions about the fact that I do crossfit and at home workouts.
Yes I’m a beachbody coach.
Yes I’ve also been wodding at home in my garage.
𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧.
It saved my life.
Transformed my mindset.
And completely changed the way I viewed my body.
I started doing at home workouts when I was as young as 9 years old as a means to lose weight.
I had no idea what I was doing and zero confidence to step into a gym.
When I finally gained a small bit of confidence to go to the gym, I hid in the baggiest sweatshirt I could find and wouldn’t stray from the elliptical.
Over time, I fell in love with CrossFit and completely shifted myself away from my eating disorder mindset.
My wods are for me. They are my therapy. They are my time to turn off my phone and take care of myself.
My at-home workouts are for my community. They are my connection to my girls. They are my time to learn more about fitness, improve my endurance, and challenge myself with things I may not normally do.
𝐁𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞.
And I truly believe in helping people get started with both. Especially right now.
While we are being forced to workout at home, 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. Whether it’s temporary until you can get back to your gym, barre classes, or whatever you love OR you’re nervous about getting started, are a beginner to fitness, or just know you need to do something, I got you!!
I’ve been hearing a lot lately about overall frustrations with the scale, and not seeing change as quickly as you’d like. To that I will always say it is just ONE measure of progress and can be affected for so many reasons other than actual fat loss or gain.
𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯…
1️⃣ You’re weighing in at a different time of day. 2️⃣ You’re wearing different clothes. 3️⃣ You ate later than usual. (𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘕𝘖𝘛𝘏𝘐𝘕𝘎 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 – 𝘪𝘵 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮.) 4️⃣ You consumed more carbs or sodium than normal the day before. (𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘖𝘛𝘏𝘐𝘕𝘎 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘬𝘦.) 5️⃣ You’ve changed up your workout routine. (𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 – 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵.) 6️⃣ You’re STRESSED.
𝐁𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐦 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐞: BREATHE.
You likely did not gain actual fat and may not be plateaued on your progress. The scale can fluctuate for so many reasons other than fat loss or gain.
If you find your weigh-ins are dictating your day, frustrating you, or harming your progress, stop weighing in so frequently. Focus on the positive wins you are seeing and feeling.
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐚 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞.
𝘐’𝘮 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘪𝘯?