WOW! I actually can't believe that this is real. This is less than a months difference! There is change mentally & physically in this (even though my face doesn't show that😂) When I took the first picture I was disappointed , I just got to school & was in recovery of getting my wisdom teeth out so I had to stop working out and couldn't eat much of the good stuff and didn't choose to. I would give myself every excuse in the world on why nothing was working out for my body.
The picture on the right is today and although my face doesn't express it, right after I took the picture I was smiling and feeling so good inside knowing that this hasn't been a hard process. Consistency & nutrition have been key but I've been loving every second of this past month. I haven't starved myself, I haven't over excessively worked out, I have been BEYOND joyful and really have been in such a good place mentally.
Seriously message me, you can do this too! I'm still on my journey , it doesn't stop after just this short time obviously because I'm nowhere where I want to be but I wanted to give you guys an update! I wanna help you too! also the fact that I posted this was way out of my comfort zone but I'm serious about coaching, my journey and wanting to help others!
Yeah we're wall sitting in this photo because #CoachLife 💪😂👭 I've never been so excited to work in my entire life. Usually working on the weekends meant sacrificing time with friends and family, sitting at a desk, hating my life and counting down the hours until I could leave 🙄😣 What?? That's not how I wanna live YO 🙅 This biz trip is LEGIT though! I get to hang out with my #girlgang , eat awesome food, explore a new city and get some awesome biz training 💻📲 This is the LIFE! 💕 *p.s. you can join us if you wanna live the life too. link in bio to apply* 💌
Right now I am totally in love with 3 sets of 10. It makes me feel like I’ve some something but doesn’t keep me wrapped up in a set for 10-15 minutes, which I totally dig. Also if you want to make your workout harder practice slower motions and being super mindful of your movements and what your body is doing, which parts are working harder than others, or maybe your compensating for a weakness. Keep your abs activated as always and squeeze those glutes!!!! I promise this will be a killer workout!! As always funny faces are absolutely required. 😜💪🏼
Over the past 10 years, I've tried many different approaches to fitness and channeled my energy into things that I now know were the opposite of what I should be doing to get better.
I tried different types of eating styles from low calorie, low carb, low fat and vegetarian to just wanting to be a normal college student eating pizza and pop tarts at 3 am.
I have also tried many different styles of exercise. Yes, I used to be one of those “just cardio and abs” girls. I’ve dabbled in tae bo, exercise videos, bodybuilding style training, powerlifting style training, cross country running and parkour.
And guess what?
I’ve learned a lot along the way. Through the process of experimenting and weeding through various methods, I held on to the important pieces of each experience:
Nutrition comes first. I prioritize mostly whole, minimally processed foods and enjoy “junk food” here and there with no strict rules. I enjoy drinks on special occasions and chocolate or ice cream especially around that time of the month. I don’t have cheat days because I genuinely like the way I eat every day. This not only affects me on the outside, but on the inside as well. Proper nutrition allows me to be better mentally and physically.
In regards to exercise, I prioritize strength training for the best, sustainable results for improved body composition, posture and a well-functioning body. I focus my workouts around compound lifts and keep workouts short, yet productive.
I don’t let fitness and nutrition take away from my quality of life. I try to make sleep a priority and I enjoy doing things to de-stress like getting massages, getting my nails done or just hanging out with my boyfriend eating popcorn and watching Netflix (By watching Netflix, I really mean he’s watching and I’m scrolling through instagram ;)).
I get in cardio here and there in ways that I enjoy and get in other movement throughout the day from walking to cleaning.
I try not to sweat the small stuff and focus on consistency over perfection.
Kombucha and Medical Nutrition Therapy📝 with an MNT exam Monday, still weekend is full of studying and preparing. I found this delicious #Kombucha at @zummoscafe in Scranton PA, it's delicious and is providing so many probiotics to promote gut health (microbiome) have you tried kombucha?
Deadlifts, shrugs and upright rows will continue until trap thickness improves 👌💪
Caught a workout with @mszkelli last night. Performed some heavier complexes, then some higher volume arm and shoulder work.
Current weight is anywhere from 197-199. Up a few pounds from a month ago. Looking to keep this rate of weight gain to prevent getting so damn fluffy this off-season.
If you have anything that has really helped your trap growth, leave a comment!
Having a personal fitness trainer is a worthwhile investment to get the most out of your workouts. The SheypMe app will be your own personal trainer that will always be with you, wherever you decide to exercise. 💪
Today was a doozy. @fitness6.0
Wouldn't let me cheat myself & had me using 30# db for our #grouptraining I was grinding so hard I had sweat dripping from the brim of my hat, lol. Was a challenge but I totally missed the feeling of a good sweat after a great workout.
1min on /15s rest - 2 rounds
Burpee (no jump up & no thigh touch)
Pivot Push ups (knees)
Single arm snatch(R)
Single arm snatch(L)
"If you want things in your life to change, you have to change things in your life." 6 months and 63 lbs lost, muscle and confidence gained is my story so far. Im in between a size 6 and 4. I still have work to do, health and fitness is a lifetime of goals and choices. I have done it by counting calories with Myfitnesspal app (a free app) and daily exercise. Every day is not created equal. Some days I go to the gym and chase my personal best on cardio, giving it all I have, loving the intensity of the cardio, and enjoying every second of it. Some days I drag myself to the gym because I'm out of calories for the day so I'm chasing those calories. Other days I'm truly chasing every minute I can make myself stay on that stupid cardio machine...but every day I'm doing something, or almost every day. That's what's working best for me. You may need more off days, or different routines and schedules. I try and do weights 3 times a week, but I'm really at a place I need to change up my weight routine. It worked until now, but it's not getting me where I want to go any longer. I have lost the weight so far without products, shakes, skipping meals, pills...it's all been calories in and calories out. There's nothing wrong with any of the above, except skipping meals and unhealthy products, it's just not what has worked for me on this journey. I've also eaten out a lot through these months, something I really need to work on changing as well, but I've just made healthier choices and counted every calorie. I've made a daily change...and I'm seeing changes daily. You can too. Commit to making the changes that will get you to the changes you want to see. Start right now, not later, not tomorrow, not when things are perfect...right now!!! You are worth it and I believe in you!