I’ve made a lot of mistakes. My tummy will always be covered in stretch marks. My hips will always be wide. I will always have a flat chest. And I might as well never be as flawless and pure looking as other girls. But I am doing my very best everyday to overcome my bad habits, to love my reflection and the body I’m in. I’m not giving up. I’m going to be healthy and happy: Today, tomorrow and for the rest of my life. I’m going to be the best version of me, me and nobody else but me.
Most before & afters don’t really inspire me (they look skinnier but not healthier) but the message with this one is great. And she’s so happy looking in the after. Not some sad, hungry, bitchy looking tween.
chiffon-cloud asked: i can't wait till im fit enough to wear boyfriend jeans,bralettes,denim shorts, and velvet skinny jeans! that is really big motivation for me. do you have any dream clothes you hope to wear when you are done with your body transformation?
I have these impossibly large calves. No matter how much I lose, they never seem to shrink. However, I’ve never really accomplished my absolute weight loss goals. So I hope one day I can wear tall boots. And shorts. And boyfriend jeans. Haha.
Aside from that, size 4? I was once. I’d like to be again. But I’ll never get there if I keep eating as much CRAP as I have lately!!!!!!!!!
I have officially made the transition from incline to full lying down ring rows right-up-to-the-armpits. This is really a rather minor achievement but it does prove that if you put the work in you will eventually see results. And it means I can stop getting embarrassed about being the *only one* doing it.
Hopefully soon I can brag about moving to the bar. Now for making my dishwasher stop beeping…
Since starting crossfit & paleo just over a month ago I have lost…
1.5 inches from my chest
2 inches (and a bit) from my waist
1.5 from my hips
2 from my butt
1.5 from the fat part of my thigh (saddlebag)
and hang ups about dieting and numbers and other weird neuroses.
I just took my measurements. I’m gonna call them “start.” I’m not publishing them because I’m embarrassed but it will at least measure my progress. It’s hard not to panic because my body is expanding with my (quickly) new-found musculature. I just have to remember to keep an eye on what and how much I’m eating and incorporate lots of cardio in my spare time. And kale. Lots of kale.
Due to my first group class of crossfit yesterday, I was much too sore/tired to jog this morning but I’m going for a nice long walk to pick up my good food box later. Which actually turns today into a very progress-y day even though I’m not pushing myself.
I am down 2 lbs (again not disclosing my recent highs lol) but I also have to remember the number doesn’t matter too much because I am working hard and I am gaining muscle. I can *see* it… it’s actually really nice. And I only just began!
Make sure to do something nice for yourself today… anything at all (except mcdonalds).
My mom used to tell me I’d never be a size 2 and that some bodies just aren’t made for it.