Y’all, it’s getting close! These next 36 days are packed as I’m finishing up my last semester of school before heading out on my fieldwork. I know I can get through it, but it’s hard when I’m so anxious to get started!😬
Y’all this was a SERIOUSLY cold walk, but we got it in; snow and all 🏃♀️ ❄️ I typically workout in the evenings, but tonight I spent my time making some homemade chicken n’ dumplings for my husband. He works out in this weather so I wanted him to come home to something warm to put in his belly that isn’t terrible for you...lol even though I kinda went ham with the dumplings. Next time I won’t use as much...lol like half as much 🤣🤣
So I’ve been wanting to try these out and I loved them!!!! One box is 2 meals for me which also great but it was good it was actually hard not to eat the whole box. I’m excited to try the other ones now.
To each and every single one of you on this account that has showed me support along the way, thank you. Creating this Instagram has helped me tremendously with my success. The support, the motivation and the inspiration I get from so many of you. I’ve met so many amazing people from this community and I’m seriously forever grateful for this platform!
How do you feel about social media as a platform of support?
Accountability post. TL;DR I'm getting my ass in gear.....I was up to 190lbs after the meetup (6lbs above where I normally hover, 10lbs up from my lowest). It doesn't take much for me to get myself together. Decided that leaving out lunch is the easiest way for me to cut out calories (and by easy I mean super hard). So fasted almost 11 hours in between meals. I won't eat again until breakfast tomorrow. Last photo is dinner: brussel sprouts with pork shoulder steak. Also did day 1 of Mes de Más from #beachbody
Well I'm paralyzed from the boot camp class I went to! Walking and standing are painful but I'm so proud that I finished that class. I felt okay for the first circuit but after only 15 minutes I felt so weak. I really didn't know if I could finish and wanted to leave and cry. I stayed and slayed! My ass is even sore! Always wanted a cute butt so no pain no gain 😻 I'm taking a rest day to recover but I'm planning to jump back in to spin class tomorrow. Next week I will be traveling so I won't have access to a gym Wednesday - Friday so I gotta work hard this week! The holidays are haaard but we got this 💪🏼💪🏼 #wls#wlscommunity#wlsjourney#wlsfitness#verticalsleevegastrectomy#vsg#vsgcommunity#rny#bariatricsurgery#lapband#weightlossmotivation#ass 🍑
Today I’ve “started over”. I made a promise to myself that I’d blow up the phones of my loved ones with what I’m eating, what I’m feeling, and my workout accomplishments. And this morning, I woke up in “that” mindset. The one where nothing is going to stop me from being my best. Some days that will mean being 100% in everything, some days that will mean just feeding myself whatever I can reach from the couch. My best may not bring me to 145lbs, it may not bring me to chiseled legs or arms, and it may not bring me to running marathons, but that’s okay. I’ve been dealing with a severe spell of depression, which I’m working on, but accepting that my best will look different every day is a huge step for me. This morning I woke up, made a shake, put dinner in the crock pot so I won’t have an excuse to eat junk since I work late, and even wore leggings to work so I just have to throw running shoes on when I get home.
Happy Monday friends ❣️
I did a thing.
Boom Boom Boom, let me hear you say wayo (wayo)!
If you know, you know.
But in case you don't - I hiked Mount Whitney ❗🏔 I am on the summit of the TALLEST MOUNTAIN OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES!
22 miles | 6,100+ ft. elevation gain | 14,505 ft above sea level •
Hike No. 54 for the year, so far!
Lately I have had some new people want to follow my fitness journey and crazy antics soooo let me tell everyone a little about myself ♥️
My name is Stephanie. I’m 31 years old from Pittsburgh, PA. I am a pitbull mom to Ace & Trio (& a crazy cat, Rajah), nurse and wife to Big Kev, my #1 ride or die
I have struggled with my weight my entire life.. went through every fad diet in the book, exercised, quit, started again, like a vicious cycle so many of us on are on
I got married in 2014 & while i knew getting pregnant would be difficult as I have been diagnosed with PCOS since the age 15, I had no idea my weight would be such a large impediment to fertility treatments. After failing fertility treatments, I was posed with losing at least 70lbs until more invasive therapies could be discussed. Fine I thought - I’ll crash diet, remove everything I love from my food intake and workout everyday. Know how long that lasted? 2 weeks 🙄
Sitting at a staggering 301lbs, I decided to go through AND REALLY go through the process of getting a VSG (vertical sleeve gastrectomy). I had started & quit the process twice before
On 6/13/16 I had VSG surgery and went on to lose 160lbs to my lowest recorded weight. I tracked my food, worked my ass off in the gym, made so many compromises, creating a disciplined mindset, one that became my lifestyle rather than a struggle
Once I reached a “goal” weight or a made up number i had in my mind of 139lb, I realized I looked terrible- skin and bones. Flabby. Skinny fat. And that’s when I decided to change my diet... moving AWAY from low carb, build muscle, fuel my body appropriately and work on lowering my body fat vs a number on the scale
Today I sit at a comfortable 150-152lbs and I am LOVING my lifestyle. I’m bodybuilding now. I wake up and do cardio 5 days a week. I lift 6 days a week. I am on a meticulous diet that I track and weigh my food. I meal prep. I am working with @derock240 and @loudperformancetraining to build the body of my dreams. Unfortunately, the weight loss did not have a positive outcome on our fertility journey & that’s okay. We are moving forward with other avenues .
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