March 5, 2013
Can I just say…

Boottttty, Bootttty, Boottty!!!

Hahahaa, I’m a firm believer in “If you got it, flaunt it.” We all have a favorite part(s) of our body, I love my legs and arms. I’ve been working really hard on toning up my legs/bum for Spring and Summer and I have to say that I am quite pleased with the results. I still have a while to go but I’m further from where I once was. Stay positive ya’ll!!! Sending tons of motivation and love!!! xxo

July 28, 2012

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July 28, 2012

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July 26, 2012
Feeling Discouraged

Ahh. Hey y’all. I’m feeling pretty down in the dumps right about now. I’m lacking motivation and confidence. First off let me say that 95% of the time I’m completely confident, I don’t see a reason not to be; I mean if there’s something I don’t like about myself why dwell on it? And I’m also really good at looking on the bright side of things, including all aspects of my body. So why am I in the 5% category of no confidence? Well, here’s the thing, ahh it’s so unladylike (and so not me to reveal) but I have to admit, I’m on my monthly. Or at least I’m getting the symptoms, not everyone’s symptoms are the same so let me elaborate: I drink every beverage in sight, well a ton of water and milk, and my body holds onto every single flippin’ ounce!!!! I cannot stand it, but I can’t help my craving to just keep gulping and gulping! Also I don’t know if ya’ll can relate but when I look at the scale and it just keeps creeping up I get so ticked off that I get into the mindset that I should just eat whatever because I’m getting fat anyway!! So here I am 3lbs over my normal weight, pretty much back to where I started. And I’ve been working my bum off so I’m just beyond frustrated, and ya I know it’s “just bloat” ya well WE don’t know that FOR SURE. What if it doesn’t go away??? Do you know how much 3lbs is for a girl who is already “thin” to begin with??!!! I’m skinny fat, 3 POUNDS is a HUGE deal.

I feel ginormous right now, I can’t help stressing over it, and did you know that when you stress you hold onto your weight? 

It sucks working out too, I feel heavier, I am heavier. I like to feel the tightness in my body, I like to feel light when I’m jumping around doing plyometrics and right now I don’t, I feel like a flippin whale, and I want to eat like one. Let me tell you what I ate today that was just WAY out of line, 2 slices of pizza and a serving of white rice. Yup, that stuff plus all the extra water I’m carrying around. 

Today for a fleeting moment I thought, I should just stop working out and not eat anything.. get skinny THAT way. Then I quickly thought, no!! I worked hard for these lean legs, my body is reshaping I don’t want to give it up!!

There’s nothing I can do about my monthly, it just sucks, sometimes I’m better at controlling my intake on beverages because as you can see it just causes a snowball effect (me stuffing my face) BUT I will control my urges and I’m going to do my Level 3 workout with Jillian Michaels right now and add a mile run. Just sucks. I won’t give in ya’ll, I’m going to get over this wall and as many other ones I wish to defeat. 

xxo

July 24, 2012
Uhh. This is new.

So before I would workout and do some crash diet just to lose a few pounds, but I’d always gain them back. Now I’m experiencing something NEW. I’m losing inches, some pounds, and gaining muscle. Here’s the new thing… My clothes do not fit. I like my clothes to fit perfectly, they don’t anymore, I’m constantly pulling up my pants, shorts, trying to figure out how to wear particular shirts that now hang looser. I’m going to need an entirely new wardrobe in a few months.
Is it weird that this is a super WEIRD for me?? It’s crazy weird but also very exciting!!! It’s something I’ve never experienced…
Here’s to new experiences y’all. xxo

July 16, 2012
.. And this is why I love Gwyneth, she speaks the truth!! You have to fight for what you want!!
xxo

.. And this is why I love Gwyneth, she speaks the truth!! You have to fight for what you want!!

xxo

July 12, 2012
Motivation: Aim Higher

In order for us to really improve our bodies, in order for us to reach the higher bar, in order for us to get stronger, we have to work through the pain. If you push yourself to do 12 reps instead of your normal 10 reps, you just set the bar higher for yourself, and that’s what it is all about. The next time you workout you’re going to be able to tackle 12 or maybe even 15 reps because you know it can be done, you’ve done it before. Don’t settle.

That’s what No More Skinny Fat is all about, no more easing through, no more doing the bare minimum. Do your PERSONAL best. Once you change your mindset, once you realize it doesn’t matter that the girl next to you can run at level 8.0 and you’re giving it your all at level 5.0 then you will see greater results. It works the other way around as well, you may be in a room full of women who run 5.0, or squat 15lbs but if you can do more, DO IT. Maybe the program you’re doing isn’t tough enough, do you feel like your body is going to fall apart, or are you walking through the workout with a slight escalation in your heart rate? You need to feel like you’re going to fall apart. I’ll tell you why, one day you won’t feel that way anymore, one day you’ll be able to do every single rep, you’ll be able to lift more, run faster, jump higher… the neatest thing is the fact that the workout hasn’t changed, YOU have.

Believe in yourself, be confident, your body is capable of wonderful things.. you only have one, why don’t you push it to the limit? And once you get there, push it further. Create body you dreamed of, it’s possible, you hold the power.

xxo