Feels big very out of my element today. I haven’t worn a shirt denim skirt in 13 years.. possibly longer... and now I am wearing it for a whole day out at a music festival. Which also haven’t been to a music festival in a really long time as well. And another thing I thought I try on this band shirt that I haven’t worn since I was 15 and it fits! Happy days 🤗 #nsv
When I began losing weight my goal statement was to lose weight at a healthy pace without fad diets or restricting specific foods and to build new eating habits that I can sustain for a lifetime while still living life. I totally fell away from my goal this last month without even knowing it. And I was honestly miserable. I called my sister up today because I really wanted pizza tonight and really felt guilty about it! I knew she was a good voice of reason for me and it helped me remember what the heck I am doing this for in the first place! I do want to lose weight and loved dropping it a little quicker over the last month or so but I've been so freaking hungry! I've been crabby, had way less energy and even worked out less because of it. That is not something I can continue for a lifetime. Now the first two weeks of carb cycling was actually good and I felt better plus lost some weight, however I should have listened to the advice of my fitness mentor when she said, "Don't do this for longer than 2 weeks." Now I know why. Some do great on strict plans but I really don't. Whether it's because of who I am (if anyone tells me what to do I won't do it) or because I tend to be a perfectionist, I don't know. If I give myself freedom to choose I will choose the best. If I'm limited I rebel and will eat a whole pan of brownies. So here's my pizza tonight. 1/2 of it was mine and it was good. That was it. I was still around 1200 calories for the day, ate great for most of it, nothing more after 6pm and lots of water. If I told myself I couldn't have this? Well, the whole pizza would be gone and many other high carb/calorie foods in our house. Each body is different and each one responds differently to the mental part of weight loss. I'm still learning. #postpartumweightloss#whatiate#figuringitout#everythinginmoderation#weightloss#weightlossjourney#fattofit#fattofitjourney#fattofitmom#carbcycling
Not me! 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼Grab a snack(it’s a long post).
However, maybe it’ll help some understand if you had questions you didn’t want to ask before. Deciding to have stomach surgery wasn’t easy. I laid awake at night , I cried, I had anxiety, I wondered if I’d regret it.
I read this girls article and it hit my soft spot.
I felt like I had wrote it myself.
I could tell you every single way to lose a pound, to work out , or to be healthier in general. However, I came back to the constant weight yo-yo.
Lose 25 pounds, gain back 40 pounds.
Lose 50 pounds, gain back 60.
This time, it doesn’t come off as easily as before.
My hunger felt insatiable. Probably mostly mentally, or the fact that I had stretched my stomach so far I really was always hungry.
At my heaviest , which I’m not ready to share yet..
I stopped looking in mirrors. I stopped buying jeans because I didn’t want to face the reality of the size on the tag.
I was depressed in the worst way. I didn’t want to leave my house. I lied, a lot and I’d find reasons to cancel plans because I didn’t want anyone to see me and think “did you see how big Brittany got ?” I’d cry because I was overweight only to comfort myself which would cause me to hate myself even more.
Hence my blog and Instagram name ..
Eat. Regret. Repeat
It was a cycle. A new normal.
Could I have just “gone to the gym and ate healthier”? Yes, but I’ve been doing that since I’ve been old enough to understand calories and how to count them . I was exhausted. Literally.
Physically, I was winded going up the stairs.
My butt barely fit in chairs with arms. My worst fear is a group of friends would suggest going to an amusement park and I wouldn’t fit in the roller coaster. Or they’d suggest going on a bike ride and I’d be left in the dust .
I feared everything and anything physical .
I could go on and on with this, but having the surgery has been life changing for me in more ways than you could imagine .
Was I embarrassed to admit I lost such control of myself that I needed to undergo a serious surgery, you bet your ass I was .
However , now I just embrace it.
I’m happier and on track to being a healthier version of myself. (Continued in comments)
Friday’s are for force production!!
-Today I wanted to share some of my favorite go-to exercises for force production. In my opinion these type of exercises are usually better suited for people that have a bit of gym experience. -
-Before speeding up exercises I want to make sure they have done the proper prerequisites and built a solid foundation. -
-Once you’ve crossed that line I’d definitely recommend throwing in at least a few force/power movements each week/every other week. Even if you are not an athlete there’s times where you absolutely need some solid force production. FALL PREVENTION is one huge reason!
-Of you’re new to these exercises. Always remember to use a weight that you are comfortable and confident with. And can 100% control.
-Give it a try, and let me know what you think!!
-Chase Mansmann Personal Trainer
As I look at this picture I realize all the things it represents.
It represents so much more than weight loss.
Nora snuck a picture 📸 while I sat on the floor with Nora.
There was a time I used to get mad when Rich tried to take pics 📸 of me; now I welcome the memories they bring.
I no longer obsess about checking photos before they’re posted on social media 🙈🙊. I’m finally starting to accept and love myself as I am NOW not with the idea of what I WILL be.
I remember feeling so skeptical before deciding to jump into my fitness journey - I can’t help but think about where I’d be if I would have let fear, self doubt or skepticism decide my future.
Here to help when you’re ready 👯♀️✌🏻📲
Day 67 of 84 of #the2018challenge
Coming back with a new one...i suggest watching till the end for my blooper
Let's show me what you got
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Bars
2 cups oats (I use Gluten-Free)
1 cup almond butter
2 tbsp agave nectar
/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 tbsp. dairy free and gluten free chocolate chips
1 cup vanilla protein powder (I use Prograde)
1 tbsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp Flax meal
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
You may have to use your hands to mix and incorporate well.
Place in a 8 x 11 baking dish lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes or until done.
By Michelle Marie
I could’ve made so many excuses for not doing this workout. I have a pounding headache, I need to do laundry and pack for spring break, I want to spend time with my dog before leaving her for a week, but I didn’t! I drank my preworkout on my drive home from school, threw laundry in, and got my workout done. My head is still pounding, but now I’m one more day closer to my goals! 💪🏻