I’ve been following @bri_getsfit for a while… I think since the beginning of my own journey. I follow quite a few people and sometimes miss their posts, so when I saw this, I HAD to share! Here’s her story 👉👉”I’ve been heavy my whole life but it wasn’t until the end of my college years when I started noticing how big I had gotten. I was addicted to fast food and fattening foods. In December of 2012 I stepped on the scale at a doctors appointment and couldn’t believe what I saw. I was hitting close to 270. A year before that I was around 240 so I allowed myself to gain almost 30 pounds in a year. I was sluggish, not as energetic and lazy. It wasn’t in my personality to be like this. So I decided to make a change. In January of 2013 my boyfriend and I took out 2 garbage bags full of junk food. People always say what’s out of sight is out of mind and it really helped! We began eating healthy foods and exercising daily. I’ve done plenty of research on foods that are good and foods that are not. Now a year and a half later I am down 93lbs, 6 pants sizes and 3 shirt sizes. I eat to fuel my body and I work out at the gym 6 days a week for an hour each day, 4 of which I go to the gym at 5 a.m. in the morning. I am motivated because I am doing this for my health and my future self. It’s not always about how quick can I get skinny it’s about being healthy. I had a lady tell me, “you just saved 5 years of your life by becoming healthy” and she is right. Do it for YOU and make sure you never give up! “
This, my friends, is @jojosullins… And oh my lord, what a great transformation! Here’s her story 👉👉 So I have lost this weight thru working out and eating clean. I lift heavy and do yoga. In the last three months, I started using advocare and love it as well. I’m here to help all women and men get their lives back. No one deserves to be overweight and unhealthy! I was fit until 22 and had a bad breakup and I gained 110 in two years! 😳 since November I’ve lost 53 pounds the healthy and smart way!
I get it. Weight loss is hard. Eating right is hard. Exercising is hard. But you know where great part of that idea that “it’s hard” comes from? Your mind. If you say to yourself, “man, this is hard”, guess what? It WILL be hard. Get RID of that idea. Instead think, “I can do this” or “It’s not hard” or better yet, “I like doing this!”. Put your attention on the end result. GET EXCITED ABOUT IT. Think about all of the seemingly insignificant (but not!) improvements that you experience along the way, like feeling more energetic, happier and more confident. Focus on THAT, not on how “hard” it is. If your goal feels too far away to seem realistic, FINE. Put your attention on how you’ll feel after a smaller accomplishment, like a workout well done or a week of eating right. After all, what is success but a accumulation of “small” accomplishments?
Omg. Not sure if I’ve shared this “before photo” already but… Oh man. This was right before I decided enough was enough. I was miserable and so, so, so uncomfortable in my own skin. I remember when my husband took it, too - I hated it so much - Not only because it was really NOT a flattering photo of me, but also because it was such a clear reflection of how I felt on the inside. He refused to delete it though, which is part of why I married him. ❤
Your Thursday reminder… Don’t ever, ever, ever stop working towards your goals. YES, there will be rough spots. YES, you might occasionally lose sight of WHY you’re doing what you’re doing. So, if you have to, just DO IT without even thinking about it. Work towards your goals like it’s your JOB. You don’t have to rely solely on motivation. Just get up and GO.
I’ve mentioned @fitnessblender in the past… And I will again and again only because (1) I always get a great workout from their videos , (2) I actually learn practical fitness information from them (like how to squat!) and (3) they have hundreds of FREE videos on YouTube. Just did the HIIT Cardio + Butt & Thigh Workout (part of a 5 Day Workout Challenge). PS - I don’t have weights at home… So I used a spare computer that was laying around as my weights. Lol. Need to find out where to get those weights!
Meet my workout partner, Buttercup (@the_peanut_buttercup_duo). Reminds me of some of your pet video-bomb workout videos @chalenejohnson! Lol!
Omg. Wow. Just discovered @be_healthytoday today. For starters, she has lost over 50lbs! She overcame food addiction, laziness, health problems, insecurities and obsession with diet pills. Here’s what she has to say 👉👉There are no short cuts, no need for scientists, you simply have to fuel your body with things that are good for you and you need to find a workout program that you will absolutely love and stick with.”
PS, @be_healthytoday and shares amazingly easy healthy recipes, workout routines, weight loss tips and more!
PPS - she says to check out the link in her bio for more motivation!