I wasn’t going to do this until the end of the current 30 day challenge but something happened today and I’m so bloody excited I couldn’t wait!!! .
So, My clothes have been gradually getting looser and looser, to the point I’ve had a few comments from friends about how my jeans 👖 were looking baggy around my ass and hips and realised I needed to go clothes shopping! I’ve been trying to make do with some clothes I’ve had from pre-kids, over 4 years ago!! 🤦🏼♀️ .
Well, when I got to the shops, I instinctively reached for size 16 & 14, thinking the 14 should hopefully be fine but the 16 just in case. How wrong was I!! The size 16 were too big and so were the 14!!!!!! I’ve never in my adult life been smaller than a size 14!! I had to grab a size 12, a size I’ve never worn before 😮 I almost cried with joy! I’ve gone from a size 20 down to a size 12 over my entire journey to date. .
The last 25 days has consisted of me continuing with my great nutritional protein shakes and healthy eating and my 30 day challenge and this has resulted in me dropping another dress size!! I’m literally blown away! .
My 30 day challenges have made such a difference to me and my shape, especially as I don’t have the time to get to a gym and have a killer workout, so have loved that I can do these from home, as and when I get a chance during my busy days. I will be continuing to do challenges each month, you must join in if you can, as these along with eating right, definitely do work, I’m living proof of that! .
So let’s talk NSV!
Non scale victories can be anything! Today, without even giving it a second thought, I’m sitting in the 3rd row of my Landrover Discovery while my 16 yr old drives and my husband parents and guides him. 3 babies in the middle row sees me banished to the back... IM NOT BANISHED AT ALL! I’m sitting back here in all my smiling glory thinking this is something I’ve never done, something I never thought I’d do. Any yet here I am, sitting comfortably in the 3rd row of our 7 seat Discovery! #nsv#vsgjourney#vsgcommunity#wlsjourney#nonscalevictory#itsthesmallthings#allthingscount
On the left I snored, had back pain non-stop, was tired all the time, and was overwhelmed with the Everest sized mountain in front of me of losing the weight that I felt was holding me down in more ways than literally. I was unhealthy and trying to navigate my new normal as a mom and wife. That mountain can seem daunting, impossible and like it can happen for anyone else but you. Motivation is important but doing it for yourself is the crux of it all. Committing to myself was the game changer. Doing it for me. Checking boxes, #nsv , and feeling that “I FREAKING DID IT!” feeling, is addictive! And I continued on. Pressed forward always. No pressure and not looking backwards unless it was to propel myself forwards. Weight loss isn’t really a giant mountain like we think, or rather it doesn’t have to be, all it is, is small steps added together to make the miles. Choose yourself daily, have a plan, put goals and a plan together on a calendar where you can visualize checking off the goals when your done. It’s hard, yes, but what in life worth wanting is easy? Keep pushing!
What do you do to keep organized? Phone calendar? Itinerary? Meal prep? Sweat calendar? Need new ideas! Drop them below!! 👇🏻
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Feeling cute, most definitely won’t be deleting later IDGAF 🗣🔥💯
Got dressed and done up in a hurry, per usual bc its #chaoscentral over here and didn’t even think twice about my outfit or over analyzed it. Just got home and realized this is the FIRST TIME EVER I draw attention to my waist (and with a tiny belt btw!)... so naturally I just had to add it to my #NSV IG journal. I spent ALL my life trying to HIDE my midsection under baggy/flowy tops, wearing bold accessories and wild hair to keep the eyes busy. Tried it all to not have ppl look at my body, I just added this belt in a ah-ha! moment right before walking out the door and didn’t think twice about it. Its the little things that show me how much I’ve grown to love myself and how much I’m starting to like this body that has given me so much #loveselfie
Scenic Saturday: I’ve been a little MIA lately since I’ve been walking my butt off at @Disneyland and @disneyd23 but check out that #nsv guys! I’m a wearing and comfortable rocking a crop. #scenicsaturday
Today I spent the day with family and friends. Went to my niece’s house for a BBQ. It was a day of #nsv ‘s. I went swimming which I haven’t done in years. I played with my great nephew in the pool. I didn’t just stand around in the pool but actually swam. I did swim in a tank top but just the fact that I was willing to do that was major for me. I even hung out in just a tank top the rest of the day (and shorts of course). I didn’t feel awkward or self conscious. Just hung out and enjoyed not feeling sluggish and tired. I enjoyed a few low carb drinks (mich ultra and hard seltzers) and quickly got tipsy as that’s what happens now on keto. But I also sober up quickly when I stop and chug water.
I unintentionally fasted for almost 22 hrs but really didn’t feel very hungry until after getting out of the pool and having had a drink. My niece is very supportive of my keto lifestyle and had lots of keto options which she didn’t have to do at all. But I very much appreciate her support. I’m sure she sees the difference in how I feel.
The workout video streak continues! Day THIRTEEN! Today was a 45-minute routine called “Fusion Flow” with Ellen. I have to admit, my enthusiasm was lower today. I was less motivated to press “play”, and it took me about 20 minutes to really get myself going for this one. Yet as always, I never regret doing It.
Part of the trouble is my girth— there are some moves that are simply impossible for me to do at this point. It gets frustrating. For example, there’s a move where we keep our leg about 2 inches off the ground, and do small kickbacks (see photo #2 ). Sounds and looks easy, but with my size and the weight of the leg, I can maybe do one rep. So for now, I modify things, and at bare minimum, at least keep my body MOVING. While I won’t break the streak tomorrow, I will take a bit of a “rest day” and do a very simple video tomorrow, probably the same video I did last Sunday. Going to bed feeling a bit dejected, but at least the streak is intact.
Thirteen done, 121 to go!
## #WorkoutOfTheDay #Fitness #WorkoutStreak #fitnessvideo #WeightLoss @EllenBarrettFit #Vidiot #ShareStrong @Strong4MeFit @stridesapp @fitbit #Goals #FitnessGoals #NSV
Bought some new shoes today! Found out I’m not really a size 8.5 shoe. 😂 These are a size 7 and fit comfortably. My feet have shrunken considerably. NSV plus I bought a pair of size Large NB tights and they fit!!! I bought them in a really pretty pale pink and they are so cute and totally out of my comfort zone but hopefully soon I’ll be comfortable enough to wear them! #WW#weightwatchers#weightwatchersfreestyle#weightlossjourney#nsv
These pictures are 1 year apart. Within that year I went from barely squeezing into the harness to having extra space. I went from being winded just climbing up the tower, to running up the steps. I went from being concerned about my size, to being confident in my body. I HAVE NOT LOST A SINGLE POUND BETWEEN THESE TWO PHOTOS.
Yet I have improved so much mentally, and even physically. #progressnotperfection#nsv#nonscalevictory#strongnotskinny#keepreaching I
#nsv for me today. I saw this gorgeous summer dress in target from my fav brand #lilyloves and decided to treat myself. I grabbed a size 16 and my hubby said no, get the 14. I got it thinking there’s no way this is going to fit (fat brain at it again) and it fit me perfectly! I’m so happy, I can’t even remember the last time I was wearing size 14 clothes!!
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Hi, friends! It's been A DAY and lookie here! Two pics of me in a row 🤣
The hubby and I ventured down to Brooklyn to explore a new neighborhood to us - Kensington. Parts of it were super cute, but it didn't feel like home. He's trying to persuade me to seriously consider Newark, NJ. What are your thoughts? Should I be open to it?! TELL ME ALL THE THINGS! 🤔
I was really feeling my makeup today. Thanks, @beautycounter! Link in my bio, in case you're interested in changing up your skincare and/or beauty routine - feel free to send me a DM so that we can chat!✨💄 I was also pleasantly surprised when I had a #nsv earlier - I was able to zip and button my favorite pair of jeans! A size 8 that I haven't fit into in a couple months! My husband hid our scale, so I have no idea what's going on there. Swipe if you'd like to see my outfit 📸
It was so lovely to read such positive comments when I posted that FBF picture yesterday. Thank you! You all are the best - you really boosted me up! 🤗
How was your Saturday, loves? I hope it was amazing. Tell me all about it! 😘
Today I felt like a strong bad ass woman! I ran/walked 3.5 miles this morning at 7am. I did my best time and did a mile under 12 minutes! Fuck yes! I then celebrated hitting 199 by wall rock climbing at @highpointmemphis with my husband @ryanexpress and my best friend @smileybugface. So happy I did this. I went to do this when I was 350lbs and I wouldn't even try. Today, look at those leg muscles forming! I climbed for hours and got out of my own head.
I had a major #nonscalevictory today. I was walking through the empty school past dark classrooms whose windows act like full length mirrors. Usually seeing my profile walk makes me disgusted. My gut had grow out and down so that it matched my butt, and I hated it.
My gut hasn't disappeared, but it has shrunken, and I was happy today when I saw my body. I'm so proud of my progress, both physically and mentally!
After our workout yesterday, my husband swept me off my feet😍, quite literally! 😂🤣 LOL!! I went to take a post workout selfie and he picked me up last minute💪. When I was a child, I would see movies where the love of their life carried them through the threshold after getting married❤️. I would picture it in my head, but never thought it was something that would happen to me😍because of my weight....until yesterday☺️❤️❤️. I love you @condemnedjaguar thank you for helping my dream become a reality ☺️
Happy Sunday babes ❤️ here’s a 2015 ⇨ 2019 side by side w/ @totallysleevingitoverthere 👯♀️
Haven’t been as active on insta lately, just dealing with life and such. Hoping to refocus on the positive aspects of life and look at all the good that’s happening right now
One of which is my friendship with @totallysleevingitoverthere. We had a total #NSV yesterday just messing around at the mall. We have NEVER been able to go into just any store and try on anything we wanted...but yesterday we tried on some extra AF dresses and just LIVED!! •
Beyond thankful to call this goddess of woman my bff and I’m loving the difference in our smiles and confidence between these pictures!
Daddy/Daughter Before and after ... my handsome daddy is KILLIN’ it!!! 💪🏼 He was told he had borderline high cholesterol... kicked his butt right into gear and is down almost 50lbs... he does low carb and barely ever any red meat, mainly fish and some chicken... runs on the treadmill (not for me 🤣 I’ll take #mm100 ) Can you tell I’m just a LITTLE proud!!! 50 years GOLD, and 50lbs down... do it daddy! 😘
Happy #transformationtuesday friends!
My mom got me this shirt for Christmas, and when I got home, I tried it on and it was too tight! I got my phone out, took a picture and then told myself to work harder— the shirt will fit eventually. •
Fast forward to today! I saw this hanging in my closet, decided to try it on again, and it fit!!! •
Never believe the lies that say you can’t accomplish your goals— even if they come straight from your own brain. Because you can!!! Hard work always pays off in the end. Thanks for helping me along the way, @ww !
I'm in pre-op now! I told my wife that they're literally going to have to have someone assigned to hold my giant boobs away from my stomach. I think I'll be going to second base with a surgical assistant today. 😂