Took this video of myself when I was a few days out from NPC Universe this year. Being this lean is not maintainable what so ever but it's a state that most competitors get to for only a short period of time. Do I wish I looked like this now? Heck No! I prefer having some body fat on me🍗😂 I only get to this level of leanness for my competitions and I'm super aware of that. The point I'm trying to make is to love your body no matter what stage in your fitness journey you are in ❤️ Losing body fat, gaining muscle all takes time and remember to always be fortunate in having your health ❤️
I didn't always care about myself. I was thin all through high school so why should I care? I lived for processed foods and drive-thu meals. It always seemed to numb the pain of depression...or so I thought. I never played sports and I never voluntarily participated in gym class.
These habits grew with me as I transitioned into adulthood and my metabolism just suddenly slowed down. I'd diet here and there by eating Smart Ones frozen dinners and 100 calorie pack snacks (sodium OVERLOAD). As soon as I'd stop, the weight would pile back on.
In 2011, I turned to prescription diet pills to "help" me. I continued on with my emotional eating yet the weight was falling off. So again, why should I care? I went from 170lbs to 130lbs within less than a year yet I looked and still felt unhealthy. I quit taking the pills and guess what? The weight came right back.
It wasn't until I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2014 and my doctor looked me in the eye and said that my quality of life would always be poor, that I finally reached my breaking point. I knew I had to find the strength within myself to change. I found this online library of at home workouts and I learned how to eat right and meal prep through the help of my online support system. I woke up every day with the mission of just trying to do a little better each day. That is when I started to see real results.
This journey has been anything but easy. Believe it or not, I still have to give myself a pep talk every day just to get motivated to workout. I lean into my community of ladies every single day to keep me accountable. I now weigh 10lbs more than that picture on the left, 20lbs less than the middle picture, and I have never felt so healthy.
No matter how hard it feels to keep going, remember that it's so much harder to stay where you are. Every day won't be perfect. But every day is a new opportunity to try to be a little better than you were yesterday💗
🔹The only regret I have on my weight loss and fitness journey is that I didn't start many years before!
🔹For most of my existence I believed I was doomed to an unhealthy obese and unfit life.
🔹After a few weeks I remember getting used to my new walking habit.
🔹After several months I really noticed changes and started believing I could improve my life!
💪These days many new people I meet dont believe me when I tell them how far I have come, even when I show pictures.
♦Dont make the same mistake I did and postpone your weightloss and fitness journey! You are never stuck! If you have started, keep going and never look back!
➡ Have you also had a similar experience forming a new habit or lifestyle?
#motivation . . . shoutout to Lynn for her amazing (and one of my faves 😉) transformation and for living life happy, fit and healthy. Way to go!!👏🏼👏🏼💪🏼💪🏼#transformationtuesday ----------------------------------------------Click link in bio to get started today! 💪🏼
My lovelies, the cute @foodguideapp team invited me to an awesome and super delicious lunch @kiniskitchenmunich in Munich! All dishes and drinks were incredibly good AND I guess I would not have found the restaurant without the app! It's super cool as you can simply chose a city and then select the dishes you like checking real (!) photos and save them on your favorite list for your next visit. And it's super easy as it's using the tinder principle swiping left or right 😜 go and check it out - you can find me there "nadinemalou" ☺️ don't hesitate to contact me if u have any questions 😘 🇩🇪 Ihr Süßen, vor einiger Zeit hat mich das liebenswerte Team der @foodguideapp ins @kiniskitchenmunich zum Blind Dinner eingeladen. Und ich muss sagen - alle Gänge waren super, super lecker (ihr seht die Köstlichkeiten auf den weiteren Fotos!), aber ich wäre ungelogen ohne die App dort wohl nicht gelandet, weil ich es schlichtweg nicht gefunden hätte! Die Empfehlung war wirklich Goldwert und ich komme definitiv wieder und noch besser als der Hugo da ist der "Kini's Spritz" mit Beeren. ♥️ was klasse ist - bei der App könnt ihr anhand echter Fotos (!) einfach eine Stadt auswählen und so eure Lieblingsgerichte "Liken" und speichern, sodass ihr für den nächsten Besuch bestens kulinarisch versorgt seid. Und das ganze geht noch super easy mit dem tinder-Prinzip - also einfach links oder rechts swipen 😜😜 Schaut doch mal vorbei - ihr könnt meine Empfehlungen bzw. meine Uploads unter "nadinemalou" finden und ordentlich nachfuttern bzw. euch inspirieren lassen und tolle neue Restaurant und Gerichte entdecken! Meine neue Lieblingsapp - bin eh so verfressen 🙈🙈 In der Story findet ihr übrigens aktuell eine ausführliche Erklärung! ☺️ #foodguide#foodguideapp#munichfoodguide | In Kooperation | @foodguideapp@munichfoodguide
I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. �Angelina Jolie
See you at the top. Thats the place we want to be. And I believe that similar minded people will meet there. Is it doable, se observe people that are there allready, learn from them and apply that in your life. When you do, it's a matter of time until you het there.
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I’ve always loved the freeing feeling of warm sand between my toes! And palm trees 🌴 oh how I love thee!!! 😂😂😂 this picture is reminding me of vacation, hopeful someday I can wake up to sand between my toes and the view of palm trees everyday!
What gives you these feelings?