Why am I here?🤷♀️ • For many reasons, but, I’ve kind of made it my mission to make sure that people do NOT give up! I’m not giving up & this is something I pride myself on & that I feel I can lead others to do. I show up, I push play, I figure it out I am NOT a quitter & I don’t want you to be either. I ate like total CRAP yesterday! Most people would just let it derail them forever & before they know it they’ve quit AGAIN. I’m not. I know where I went wrong & I will work to figure out how I can avoid that again & keep going with my mission & journey • Back when I just could NOT lose Weight & I tried everything, but I couldn’t budge a single pound I still KNEW deep down inside that I couldn’t give up, I was NOT destined to be overweight & the big girl my whole life. When I used to cry after the gym because I worked so hard but I wasn’t seeing results, wondering why my stomach stuck out unlike my other friends & they all had flat tummies. Why did I get out of breath before them? Just WHY? 50lbs lost later...I know WHY❤️ • That’s WHY I run my online Fit Girl Bootcamps (we are just a group of girls supporting each other & working out virtually...that’s it) it is so that others do not give up & we can figure it out TOGETHER! Come join us. Its probably way more fun that what you’re doing!💪
Some days people are just like my pal grumpy here....🤷♀️ (even myself) • Spreading kindness & pixie dust anyway✨✨
Saying sorry to my GLUTES🔥 • Dear glutes, I’m sorry! Finished up my last workout of week two of my weightlifting program today I so was not ready for the workout. It was HIIT And we all know how much I hate cardio! But, I had a decision to make. I could either be super grumpy and focus on the fact of how much I hate cardio or I could modify do my best and keep going. • Good news! I lasted through all of the triple bear rounds which I am shocked at because that exercise is so hard. Today the format was 3 rounds of 4 exercises and then 2 burn out rounds. No equipment just bodyweight leg focused exercises that really got my heart pumping & I got my sparkle on! High knees, triple bear, catcher jumps and lunges. I’m definitely getting stronger which I didn’t expect to feel in the second week. YES I modify ALL OF IT 💪 • I’ve got the weekend now to rest and relax and get ready for week 3. I’m meeting a friend on Sunday and we’re going to go to a famous market in London and I will be definitely trying some treats! Thankfully my current meal plan allows for some flexibility so I’m going to take advantage of that this weekend • Thank you to everyone who is supporting the following along on my journey it means the world to me! I just want you to realise if I can do it you can freaking do it too I promise you that❤️
Stress can be so HARD to manage... • It’s kind of weird but I’ve always been super precious about my hair. Something that I haven’t mentioned on here because I’ve been too embarrassed/scared to talk about is the fact that I was experiencing quite a lot of hair loss last year. Last year was really tricky for me & I had a really stressful time. I was working 6 jobs & running myself into the ground! This started to manifest in various ways in my body- I was getting severe stomach pain every single day and my hair was falling out. Literally when I would comb it, so much would come out and I would wake up and there would be hair on my pillow and every time I moved my head, some would fall out. It was actually quite scary and really disheartening. I went to the doctors and they couldn’t really give me a reason why but they were concerned about my stress levels. • Along with my daily super foods which I have been taking religiously I have also taken biotin and keratin supplements. I wash my hair twice a week & I use good quality products now with none of the nasty stuff in it! I’m pleased to say that I have also really been trying to manage my stress levels & as a result my stomach pain is diminishing & my hair loss is not happening as frequently which is really great. It’s not all the way healed, but it’s getting there 💪 • Some things that have helped me with managing my stress are realising that it is okay. Nothing major is going to happen if I don’t answer a message/email immediately or I am two minutes late to class. There is always, always a solution! I’m trying to get better at meditating but I just don’t really like a lot of the meditation videos. They’re all a bit far-fetched for me! I’ve been practising a lot of deep breathing & when I feel myself getting anxious or stress I really just try to focus on what I’m grateful for & breath deeply.I’ve also had to let go of control of a lot of things. I have to realise I’m not always in control, all I can do is my best & sometimes there are just situations & parameters that are not in my control & that is okay! • I’m curious to see if you guys have ever dealt with serious stress and what you do to relax & chillout?
Are you the girl I’m looking for?❤️ • I am looking for FIVE GIRLS! Five gals who are READY to take control of their life, health & fitness. Maybe you came into the New Year with the best intentions but you just can’t quite stick to it? I’ve been there SO many times. I’ve tried everything in the past, but nothing would work or stick🤷♀️You’re NOT lacking motivation, you’re lacking ACCOUNTABILITY my friend 😊 • In my online Fit Girl Bootcamp you will be provided with a sustainable meal plan & nutrition guide, yummy recipes, access to 100’s of at home workouts, accountability & support! Daily check ins, prizes & a whole load of unicorn magic ✨I will share with you my best tips, tricks & hacks for losing 50lbs & keeping it off • We will workout TOGETHER , we will sweat TOGETHER, we are in this TOGETHER. I will help you in ANY way that I can, share my tips, tricks & motivation. I will keep you accountable & moving towards your goals. I am in the trenches with you, right by your side & we are going to CRUSH this TOGETHER💪 • STOP watching me, STOP waiting, let’s go, it’s time to jump on board this train & do this for YOU. Drop you fav emoji below👇
One week apart. REAL TALK • I came back from the holidays & my Disney trip & I REALLY thought that it was the end, it was the end of my journey. I was going to pile on the 50lbs I had worked so hard to lose & I was destined to be the ‘big girl’ I had fought so hard to shed. I put on quite a lot of weight over the holidays & I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin. I felt ashamed, sad, like a failure, disgusted & disheartened. This deep down desperation & disappointment in myself. I’m on insta & have this page for motivation & accountability, how can I inspire others when I’ve piled on the weight? • However, I knew this was a deciding moment & a crossroads. It was truly either get back up & try again or just backslide. Thankfully, I DID feel this clear sense of commitment to the next stage of my Journey. I am committed to my workouts, I am committed to my meal plan & I am committed to seeing it through. These pics are one week of ALL of this! Is it easy? NO! No it is not. But I am going to do this, I am going to give it a damm good shot. • Let’s get one thing clear, I am NOT trying to say to you that one week fixes everything! But I CAN tell you this, it is enough time to get you back on track & back in the game. It is enough time to realise that hard work and commitment does pay off • Keep going babe. You’ve got this ❤️
Ever just kinda wanna throw a temper tantrum & wear Minnie ears all day? • No, but seriously....I’m done with this whole reality thing, is it time for Disney yet? ✨
Week ONE & DONE 💪 • I am already done with week one of my new weightlifting program! First thing I want to say is that I’m really sore. There is no sugarcoating it! Jumping straight back into a hard-core program after three weeks of not working out is hard. Right now I am still waddling like a duck from leg day on Thursday. • Personally, what I like is that it simple. The moves are simple, their affective and you work your butt off for 30 to 40 minutes. And the best part? Is that it’s only four days a week. I don’t feel like right now at this phase of my life I can commit to working out six days a week so this program is perfect for me right now where I’m at. Also, right now I just don’t work at the weekends I, want the flexibility of an extra rest day & this is exactly what I get. There is even flexibility the mill plan and you’re allowed a treat/cheat day, but right now after my holiday indulgence, I am pretty determined to stick to the meal plan. This ain’t going to be easy. But I WANT to do it & stick with it • It’s very humbling to feel like you’re starting back at the beginning. I put on weight over the holidays & I lost a lot of my strength so right now push-ups on my knees are a real struggle & I can’t do the full set. But it’s something to aim for! • I’ve got seven more weeks left and I am very confident that this is going to be the transformation that I need right now. I want to get back to feeling strong, toned and in control of my nutrition. I know that my body responds well to weights, so I am excited for the transformation and recomposition of my body that’s going to happen. • Of course, I will be sharing my journey with you all & progress❤️#sweatygirl #myjourneytofit #50lbsdown
Seriously almost couldn’t finish my workout this morning for real! • I was already sweating six minutes in I woke up super grumpy and my legs were sore! After the lifting section it was a hit section and I just don’t like cardio. I decided I had to do my best and keep moving that’s the most important thing. I modified because that’s the states and Matt and there is no shame in that. But after The 2nd round of high knee marches, bear crawls and squat taps k was DONE. I was huffing and puffing, sweaty and red faced. I just decided that I was going to slow down, go at my pace and just keep going. And it worked! I survived. I made it through and it ended eventually. Then it was the abs burn out round! I want to share my top modifying moves and tips • Ain’t no shame in the modifying game💪. Take out the impact, keep moving & go at your own pace. This is YOUR race, nobody else’s. • Change high knee runs into a March. Use your arms to people and swing back and forth. Keep you beach and chest go straight & set your pace • Burpees! I hate them! Step out into a high plank, then step back into a wide squat to take out the impact, you will still feel the work! • Plank taps-modify by dropping your knees in the plank. Keep your back straight & don’t let your hips drop. With mountain climbers, just slow down! Plus your knee into your chest, engage your abs. • Squat taps & jumps. Stay low with your chest up. Squat side to side & set your pace. Keep your eyes fixed ahead. For jumps, just do a regular squat & do a calf raise at the top. • Hope these help! Remember this is YOUR journey & you are in control ❤️
What’s my motivation?💪 • That’s a good question! I was SO stuck for so long. I literally tried everything pills, weird tease, cleanses fasting and all the fad diets. Literally nothing worked. I would cry & scream with frustration at myself & my body, I am not kidding! I seriously thought I would never ever lose weight and I was destined to be overweight for the rest of my life. You see I was always a chubby kid, the big kid, the fat kid, whatever you want to call it. I Always knew I was different. My tummy stuck out more than the other children, my legs wobbled & I just knew that I was bigger than everybody else. • Motivation isn’t really something that will just bring up on you. Honestly, you have to create it because it is not always there I promise you that. There is not some Magical and ending bucket of motivation just waiting around. You have to find it and you have to create it. • Right now, my motivation is to become strong and to be toned again and feel lean. Every day that I stick to my plan and that I work out I feel Lean and I feel better and I’m really starting to lose my post holiday fluff and puff. Push-ups are pretty much impossible at the moment, and I am modifying and I’ve had to decrease my weight than form what I’m usually accustomed to lifting. But that’s okay, because I know I will get there because I’ve been there before! It will take work, it will take dedication and commitment but I’m ready for that. All the tears, tantrums , early mornings & sweat have been worth it FOR SURE • So, if you’re at a loss of what to do, if you’re really stuck I’ve been there. I know what it’s like but I promise you, you don’t have to stay there. You have to find the motivation to want more for yourself. I know you have it in you babe you’ve just Gotta unleash that in a fit girl!❤️
The RESULTS are in before (L) after (R) • Honestly, this is a really hard post for me to write & pictures to put out there. I don’t even know if I will keep them up! I didn’t know if this was a good enough transformation to post, or even if you guys would see a difference ( also the lighting is AWFUL-thanks to grey old London!). There is no hiding it for covering it up, I’ve put on weight! The holidays got to me, I totally overindulgedand & my weight gain is the result. There is Absolutely no denying that nutrition is the most important part and if the season has taught me anything it has taught me just that! I didn’t stick to my plan in Disney, I didn’t work out, sure I walked miles every day but you simply cannot outwork a bad diet 🤷♀️Just being raw & truthful with you all. • When I got back and stepped on the scale & saw a number I hadn’t seen in over a year I was mortified. I was disgusted, ashamed, sad and I seriously thought that was it! My biggest fears was going to be realised, I’m going to pile all the weight back on, That I’d worked so hard to lose and I was destined to be overweight for my whole life. I cried. Big time. • I decided that I had to fully COMMIT to the 3 day refresh detox I had planned & I made a pact with myself that I would NOT falter, give in to give up. Thankfully I did just that & I have lost a total of 6lbs & 2 inches off my waist. I am definitely pleased & proud that I stuck to it. You should all know by now that I don’t post this stuff for gratification or praise, I post it to be honest &to show you what is possible. • I am nowhere near where I want to be and I have another 6 lb to lose before I met my pre-disney weight and body type. I am driving right back into my weightlifting program because to be honest my body this way does not feel good. I don’t feel strong, toned or that confident. I just feel fluffy & blah. It’s amazing what 2.5 weeks of derailment can do to your body and mind, but I’ve also seen the power of What commitment, hard work & consistency can do. I am aiming for that again 💪 • If you’re in the small boat babe, it’s ok. It really is ok, you’re gonna get back on track & be stronger than EVER ❤️
Day 2 of my refresh & I’m hanging in there! • Honestly, I really haven’t felt famished at all. Last night was a bit rough, but that’s mostly because I was jet lagged & could not sleep AT ALL plus i had a migraine. I feel like if I can make it through this refresh with a migraine, sleep deprivation & the Disney blues...ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE • I’m keeping it super simple! Following the plan (you get a whole meal guide & maintenance guide) & basically sticking to it. It’s nice to see a ‘detox’ that encourages you to eat real, nutritions food & explains EVERYTHING. I can’t be dealing with weird juices, mixes or pills. Today, I feel leaner, was less puffy/bloated & my waist looks more defined. I will be sharing my before & after pics on Monday morning! I like how everything is timed & laid out for you so there is ZERO guessing. • Now, let’s talk cons, because nothing is sunshine & rainbows. I miss coffee SO BAD & I miss carbs. I really want oatmeal, like really bad. Eating veggies on their own still freaks me out but I am surprised how much I have actually NOT hated them😂 I’m still on the fence about broccoli, but surprisingly I am enjoying the kale. • So far, so good & i am kinda shocked. Tomorrow is the last day already! Crazy! I do love the vanilla unicorn shakes...they taste like frosting.
New year, time to REFRESH • I’ve been thinking for a while that I want to do a nutrition focused reset/refresh but the though of doing some weird juice cleanse or long fast just really didn’t appeal to me, like at all. I’ve tried those in the past & they don’t make me feel good. The post Disney fluff is super real (yes, I’ve gained weight). • I’m doing a whole food based, 3 day refresh. It consists of no heavy exercise (there is light yoga included in the program) whole foods-fruits, veggies & healthy fats & some dense shakes/drinks (I’ve heard mixed things about the high fibre one😂) no meat, no dairy, no sugar, no caffeine & nothing processed. • I am purposely choosing to do this over the weekend Fri-Sun, to kick the cravings & gain control after Disney, where I basically ate what I wanted & when. Pizza, fast food, ice cream, treats. I NEED to do this to prove to myself that I can get back on track, that I AM in control & I need to debloat after The holiday season. • I’m apprehensive, what happens if I can’t stick to it? What happens if I hate it? These are all possibilities, but I am going to give it my BEST & of course, it’s just 3 days! After that my plan is to go back to my usual meal plan & go for round 2 of my fav weightlifting program. I love sharing with you all, so stay tuned! Watch my stories for meals & how I’m feeling!
Going into the New Year like... • Decided today to live out my best dream life by wearing my fav Lilly P dress, spending the day at Magic Kingdom & wearing as much rose gold as possible! • As much as going back to reality & leaving the Disney bubble is hard, I know it has to be done. I need to do some work on me & here is my plan... • Start off with my 3 day whole food totally body reset & refresh (the Disney treat fluff is SO real). No devices 30 minutes before bedtime, go to sleep earlier, stop saying sorry every 2 seconds, 10 minutes minimum for meditation a day, actually writing in my journal & reading a book each month. • Anything more than that, is wont be able to stick to. I get overwhelmed really quickly. So I have to start Small. Maybe some of these ideas can help you too! I truly hope so, babe 💖
How do you feel about GOALS? • I’m super intrigued because this time Of year everyone is SO trigger happy setting goals & intentions, that I can’t help to wonder...what is their plan to actually STICK to them? There is a crazy statistic that most people give to by early February. For me, I get overwhelmed REALLY easily, so I’m focusing on smaller goals. I can tell you now, that if you aim too big too soon, you’re probably gonna get overwhelmed & give up. I’m not saying DONT aim high, shoot for the stars babe, but you gotta break it down into smaller chunks. • For the beginning on January, I am doing a 3 day whole food reset & my aim is to do a whole week of mediation & reading before bed with no devices 30 minutes before bedtime. Simple & not overwhelming. Honestly, I usually give up something new to try & change an old habit within 3 days. Weirdly, health and fitness finally stuck (after years of FAILED attempts, fasts, cleanses, weird diets, pills etc). I want to include gratitude journaling during this week span & feel calmer. My goal is to find balance during this time. Then, I can move on & encompass this into a bigger time frame & it will keep growing & growing, this achieving my BIG goal. Ya see?💓 • Fancy joining me? GREAT! I want like minded babes to come & join in on this goal quest. Send me a message, I don’t bite 😂
Elsa has left Florida 😂 • I’m pleased to say that winter in Florida lasted approx 1 week. It’s now hot warm & humid again! I love standing on this ‘mermaid bridge’ at Disney springs! I wanted to give you guys some tips to get ‘free food’ at Disney. Notice how I say free food & not full on meals👍 • Fixin’s bar at Pescos Bills in Magic Kingdom has a free side fixin’s bar when you order food from there. You can make a whole other meal with just the sides you can get. • Club Cool in Epcot-Super refreshing on a hot day. You can sample the drinks for free. AVOID Beverley like the plague, but some of the other flavours are good☺️ • Enjoy my friends! Who doesn’t love free, right? 💖
TOP Disney crowd survival tips! • So, I have been to Disney during pretty much every crowd level imaginable & I REALLY wanted to share my top tips with you all to help you have the most magical day possible despite insane crowds 🤣This is mainly holiday period focused! • 1.Accept it’s going to be busy! Don’t pretend like you’re shocked when you get in and is packed. Accept first off that it’s going to be crowded & it will be much easier for you to deal with! • 2.Book your fast passes! Ok, so you might not get on your fav rides, BUT you can still get on SOME rides by booking an FP. Beats waiting in line for hours! Just use the Disney app or the kiosks in the parks. • 3.Mobile order food! This is sooop much quicker because food lines can be long. Only certain locations use this feature, but there’s a good choice & it’s super simple. Again, use the Disney app which is easy to download. • 4.Go on filler rides! If you’re in MK go on the large capacity show experiences, country bear jamboree, carousel of progress & tiki room. They’re super cute, a good time filler & a chance to get some AC & a sit down! • 5.consider alternate viewing places for the shows & fireworks. Main Street can be super crowded so if you’re ok with not seeing the castle dying the fireworks, in fantasyland is an great view! For the parade, try and catch it at the beginning of its route & be ok with not seeing it front line, unless you want to get a spot mega early! They also do two parades usually during Christmas week so consider seeing one then take advantage or shorter wait times during the other parade. • I could go on & on but these are my top 5! Remember stay calm, kind, be nice to the Cast members & other people (even if they’re not nice to you) 💓
Happy Holidays everyone❤️ • Wishing you all a festive, magical, peaceful & wonderful Christmas!🎅 • P.s anyone as cray about Christmas as me?😂My onesie is a huge hit with the older ladies!