I started this journey with the intention to look better and spend less time in the gym.... But what actually keeps me going is how I feel. The lifestyle benefits are SO much more than what the physical benefits offer. Both my mental and physical health is completely different when reflecting on the progress I have made. -
The BEST part of this is that now I can HELP YOU change your life to have the best mental and physical health! I am inviting 10 ladies into my next challenge group!! AND right now for these ladies you will get FREE access to my online virtual gym!!!!! 🌟🌟🌟 -
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2013/14 => 2018
I needed some Monday motivation so I decided to see how much I really have changed over the years and it was exactly what I needed to see for myself 😊
Yes I've definitely still got a long way to go to reach my goals but every little bit of effort and hard work will pay off 💪
Sooooooo.... today felt like a century..
I woke up and did my first meal with an EDRS person, she actually was nice... we spent from 9:00-10:35 with breakfast I didn’t finish but I broke one “rule” and starting adding in another item! So I guess a win...
The rest of the day my anxiety around food was really really really high. So a lot of my anxiety appeared in rudeness and me seeming snippy. Which is frustrating to me because now everyone just thinks I was being rude and not trying or anxious. I had to take my prn which really saddens me, because I want to be able to control it better.
I tried to make up the small bit of what I missed at evening snack, I did some not all but for me that is a big win no matter what people say....
This is hard hard work. I was able to speak to my really good friend @alexandra_doherty99
Which was nice. I hope Tomorrow is a bit better..... I worked on my room some more but wasn’t able to do so much because of all my anxiety...
Eat the cake, buy the dress, go to the concert, try that new restaurant, color your hair purple... don’t waste your life. It’s good to be healthy and work towards a goal, but it’s also good to make memories and go for your dreams... whatever they are!
When someone breaks a promise to you, how do you feel? What about if they do it over and over and over again? You lose trust. Their word means very little. You eventually stop trying. Your brain does the same thing when you continuously break promises to yourself. STOP BREAKING PROMISES TO YOURSELF 👊🏻 Stop saying you're going to do something and then not following through with it. Try really focusing on your priorities and decide what is worth saying yes or no to. Then stick to it. Stop being a flake to your own soul, you deserve better.
Do you have any holiday traditions?
This is one that I think we will be making a holiday tradition.
Tonight we went to Gardens Aglow. We went as a family two years ago, but missed it last year.
This year we went with friends, and it was great! And it wasn't too cold either.
It was so beautiful and fascinating! I highly recommend it to anyone who lives in Maine.
This will be one of our NEW holiday traditions. So I want to hear what some of your holiday traditions are. Drop them in the comments below!
Things have been a little bit ho-hum lately on my #ketojourney , so I decided to change things up this week by doing a 4 day egg fast. I was inspired by posts from @recipeslowcarbketo with #eggfast recipes. Everything looked yummy so I figured why not? •
I’m sticking with my normal daily calorie limit, but letting the egg fast tweak my macros. •
Hopefully this will break my stall and get me ready for the holidays. I’m 4 lbs from my end of year goal. It would be awesome if this nudges the scale down a bit. •
Spent all afternoon doing egg fast meal prep including egg loaf, fettuccine alfredo, cloud bread, and baked eggs & cheddar cheese. •
1 Day Down, 3 to go!! •
When you did some squats this week and swear you see some booty growth 😏😂😂😂 y'all the black girl with no phat ass struggle is fuckn real! Memba mi told you! The look of disappointment on these dudes faces, the struggle to find a cute pair of jeans, the unnecessary and unwelcomed comments about how i need to get fu*ked doggystyle. Yuck! Uggh... well i just want to say that little bootys matter too! And im👏🏽 here👏🏽 for👏🏽 it! 👏🏽👏🏽 #littlebootiesmatter#squatlife#gains#workinprogress#progressnotperfection
80 day results! 💫
Honestly I never thought I would get to share this post because I didn't think I could do it! I had no faith in myself that I could set a goal & actually achieve it.
Yes it was hard!
Yes I wanted to give up some days!
Yes I didn't always WANT to do it!
BUT I did it because for once I wanted to prove to myself that I could!!! 😊💖💪🏼 🗓 80 days, 13 weeks!
⏱ 45 mins to an hour workouts
👩👧 8-11 months postpartum
After such a long program I am SUPER EXCITED to enjoy the holidays, continue to take time for myself everyday but have a few treats along the way! 😉 #balance
I can not wait to jump into a new year feeling better than ever AND starting Jan 14th my workouts will only be 20 MINS! How crazy is that!?! So much more time for activities!! 😂
Who wants to join me in a kick butt 20 min workout where you are encouraged to laugh, have fun & do it all from home? 🙋🏽 Come on! You know you want to! 🙃
Sometimes my life complains, “Seriously? We’re binging Netflix...again?!” 🌟
Damn you, Daredevil Season 3! 🌟
You know, we do the best we can. It’s not about being perfect. It’s just about staying open to the conversation. ☺️ I’ve come to accept that there is value in whatever my life is asking of me in the moment. 🌟
Progress photos - dietbet edition
I struggle with dietbet.
I’ve done two kickstarters and im still in a transformer. I won one Kickstarter and lost one by a lb. but I actually dislike the pressure it puts on my weightloss.
I’ve seen great results for four months of effort physically.and visually. But there are definitely people who’ve lost more weight then me.
My weigh-ins to fall right on my menses days and I stress out about making the goals.
I’m not an all in personality. Im a slow and steady stream. I break agreements with myself and I forgive myself for doing so. I don’t think they are all bad but weight loss is not a solitary measurement of progress and health.
So in April I’ll be done with this 6 month transformer and I doubt I’ll do another one. However it is a tool that has helped a ton of people.
And brought me these weird angle progress photos!
30lb down- same ratty nursing tank!
If you’re interested in this meal plan (that jumpstarted my weight loss journey) please check out the link in my bio.
Use my code MadisonB10 for 10% off the meal plan (reg 19.99) or any recipe books.
Mom jeans are my love language. The way they button just below my belly button, preventing any chance of crack showing when I bend over to pick up my toddler who has decided to lay down in the middle of the grocery store to throw a tantrum. My mom jeans are literally always there to cover my ass. A few days ago, I decided to try on my favorite mom jeans packed away in the “too small” bin. My pants were fitting loose and I figured, hey girl, this might be the day. I’ve been building a consistent workout routine with online workouts that cover all my cardio, HIIT, weight-training, and stretching needs. For the first time in years I’m eating breakfast every morning, and I’m making warmer choices to nourish my body in a way that helps my body function better. I’m not focused on the scale, instead, I’m focused on how I feel. Do I feel energized? Do I feel full? Do I feel hydrated? Do I feel a little stronger? Working my muscles, drinking my water, eating my veggies, carbs, healthy fats, fruits and proteins, drinking my daily-dose of dense nutrition, and connecting daily with my tribe for the last three months has propelled my health and fitness journey. It’s given me the courage I needed to take my first training to teach a group fitness class. It’s given me the motivation to make myself a priority again. And a few days ago, it gave me the ability to fit into my smaller-sized mom jeans. I love my mom jeans. But I really love how this journey has given me the opportunity to make connections, see my strength, and to have better habits that will only improve my quality of life. Fewer headaches, more energy, less bloating, normal and regular bathroom visits if you know what I mean, less anxiety, and significantly less cramping pain. I’m a busy mom of three and wife to a husband who is making some great strides in his career. I have small pockets in the day when I can focus on my needs. But, it’s important that I do, and that I do this consistently. It makes me a better mom, wife, and friend. Does this sound like something you want in your life right now? I’m leading a three-week accountably group next month that will get you back in your groove, mama! You got this!
I’ve been doing some thinking lately. I was listening to a podcast by @msrachelhollis yesterday and she was talking about thinking about where you want to be in 5 or 10 years and writing down specific statements. I love this idea and definitely need to get better about thinking and dreaming big! But I also know the reality of hoping and waiting for something that is taking time to develop or doesn’t seem like it’s happening at all!
There is such a balance of working toward our dreams and finding contentment where we are. However, one thing I do know is that if we want things to change we need to take steps! That doesn’t guarantee an outcome, but if we do nothing, we know nothing will change! What steps are you taking to change your life and make it into what you want it to be?
This is the time of year when a lot of people do some soul-searching and think about making change, so if you want your resolutions to be more than empty words, make sure you’re setting realistic goals with a plan to be successful! If your goal is to get fit and healthy then let me know! I have some amazing resources that have worked for me, plus the accountability to go along with it! You are worth the money, time and effort that will take! #workforchange#dreamstakework#progressnotperfection#nutritionmatters#bodsquad#noexcuses#teacherswholift#fitteachers#fitteachersofinstagram#trusttheprocess
Day 🤷🏻♀️I don’t care. 🤣🤣 It is that crazy time of year. This is such a “mom post.” Y’all, I did grocery pickup and then ran into Kroger’s to get some sushi. Yes, this is a pick of me stuffing it in my face while sitting in my minivan in the parking lot.
Sometimes I just need a moment. A moment to eat some glorious sushi in silence (my whole family thinks it is disgusting 🙄) and today was that day!!!#progressnotperfection#onedayatatime#ifelloffthewagon
Success and failure like tortoise and hare have roots in consistency and warnings to share. Not one of us is alike yes we’re all unique in our own way. Focus on yourself and with smarts and hard work you’ll win your day. On the days when you feel defeated remember even when you fall on your face you’re still moving forward. It’s easy to get side tracked and worried about not reaching your goals as quickly as you’d like- but the tortoise won through consistency not with the speed of light. #hare#tortoise#rhymes#steady#consistency#patience#keepmovingforward#nobodysperfect#progressnotperfection#success#failure
Deadlift progress 🖤
225x5 and 245x7 .
About 5-6 weeks apart, from the start of my last training block to the finish. Working on cleaning up my technique with these and doing a whole lot of volume work over the next little while. Also baby tricep gains haha 😆 .
2018 Florida State Championship is OVER!!! 😅 Wow... so many races, traveling & sweating. Solid 5th place this year. First & foremost - huge thanks to my competitors 💪💪🔥🔥 These girls can #shred ! They kept me motivated & helped me push my limits more than I ever could. Thank you @f2performance for believing in me & @alexbicycles for excellent bike care!!! #fsc2018#progressnotperfection#podiumgirls#moregirlsonbikes#goneriding#campeonas
Cheesing as I kick off the new week & free boot camp!
I love this community and sharing these programs that changed the way I view food & exercise.
SO excited to give these gals a glimpse of why I love what I do. 💕
I can relate. I really can.
I know how hard it is to diet.
I know how hard it is to ignore cravings.
I know how hard it is to work 10 hour days and still go to the gym.
I know how hard it is to spend hours meal prepping my food.
I know how hard it is to look in the mirror and be unhappy.
I know how to change this perspective.
I now enjoy dieting.
I now have few cravings and when I do I know how to respond to them.
I now look forward to the gym after a 10 hour day.
I now love planning and prepping my meals for the week.
I now look in the mirror and see everything I’ve overcome in 2018.
I’m now happy with who I am and how I look.
The best is yet to come in 2019!
Are these things you’re looking for? Do you desire to be happier with your health and personal appearance? I can help you! I’d love to share everything I know with you! We have 15 days until the new year.. why not start building awesome habits to set yourself up for some new year success?
You can start transforming your life today. Message me and I can will write you a personalized free diet and exercise plan! 💪🏼☺️