Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy 2 year "FIT-aversary" to me!

About two and a half years ago I was at a crossfit competition with Mark playing the role of "team mom" as everyone so lovingly calls me. I was in the hotel room getting ready for  the day and I caught the reflection between two mirrors of my backside and thought to myself "that doesn't look like my booty!" I had not been working out regularly and had been eating "healthy" through the week and eating like a NFL linebacker on the weekends. #treatyoself 😜 At that moment, I realized it was time to get back to the gym and make better food choices. So, I went to the gym and did the 30 minutes on the treadmill and intimidated by the weight room thing... this went on for about 6 months. I lost a little weight but overall nothing had changed. I then decided if I was going to spend time in a gym that I wanted to be able to see and feel a difference. In 8 weeks, with the help of a trainer, I had completely changed my diet and gained so much knowledge on lifting weights. Then, after having a trainer, I turned myself loose and put everything I had learned to practice. Some days were easy but a lot of day were really freaking hard. I learned to enjoy the suck and challenge myself. What got easier is when everything became a habit. Once eating healthy and going to workout became part of my regular routine it wasn't something I had to think about as a chore or that I HAD to do it. It really feels good to be at a place where I feel like I've accomplished something and even more rewarding to be able to share my experience with y'all.  Some things I've learned in  the 2 years to being dedicated to becoming a healthier version of myself:

👊Be consistent..with your workouts and your diet. In two years my body has completely changed but it's taken TWO years. BE PATIENT.
👊When you achieve one goal whether it be a certain amount of pounds lost, a skill in the gym or maybe it's the appearance of abs you will always find something else to improve on. I constantly hit a goal and find something else I want to get better at.
👊 Cute workout clothes in fact make you workout harder.
👊Go to the gym even on the days you don't feel like going. My rule of thumb is to  jump on the treadmill for 15 minutes...after 15 if you feel like going home then leave but I promise once you get going you will be ready to start your workout.
👊Don't let fear stop you from doing the damn thannnggggg! 

Photography by L.Taylor Photography 

tank via Lululemon
sports bra via Lululemon
shorts via FLEO (shorts in photo are sold out but I've linked one of my favorite prints from their brand new collection.) 

Be Well,



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