Vulnerable moment, here: I’ve been busy, lately, and haven’t put as much effort into my health as I probably should. I’ve seen the scale creep up a few pounds, but I’ve been especially frustrated by watching areas of my body that I got so toned and muscular now starting to get soft. I … More Perspective: Two Years
I always know it’s about time for new family photos when I don’t recognize myself in the old ones. Top right was six years ago, and bottom left was three… I’m actually pretty pleased with that consistency. I wonder what I might be able to achieve in three more years? What could you?
Oh, how I do not miss standing in group pictures and feeling like I want to hide. The left photo was at a friend’s wedding, and I was so happy to see everyone. I was really enjoying myself and catching up with old friends was so lovely. I knew the pictures wouldn’t be flattering of … More #TransformationTuesday
Sometimes I have a bad day and get frustrated with the fact that things aren’t moving much this week, despite how hard I’m working. Then I pull out a comparison photo. … More My Brain Just Needs a Visual
I’ve been really frustrated and upset the last few weeks with how I look. I’ve had injuries that kept me from working out the way I want the last few months, and I’ve watched my body change, feeling helpless. Now that I’m able to get back at it, I’m so frustrated with how relatively weak … More 1 Year Progress and a Note on Being Kind
Some weeks, it feels like everything I’m doing is pointless. Then I look at one year comparison photos, and I know I’m doing something right. #keepgoing #slowandsteady #healthynotskinny
I think anyone who says lifting weights will make you hard and masculine a) doesn’t get how curvy those muscles can make your body look when you’re not flexing, and b) hasn’t felt how distinctly NOT feminine it can feel, sometimes, to be really smushy. It also burns fat like nothing else. 😁 Still plenty … More Progress!
The “before” photos were taken after a year of running. I’d only lost 20 pounds by adding that to what I was already doing, but it was so shocking how much running changed my body, even though the scale didn’t move very fast. I was (am!) so proud of how strong running made me. The … More 1 Year: Heavy Lifting
"She believed she could, so she did." If I have a mantra, that's it. I've always said I'm too dumb to know when something is too much for me–I believe I can do anything. Be a little dumb. Be a little brave. #90poundsdown #facetransformation A post shared by Jen | Seeker of Joy (@fefferjen) on … More Face Transformation: 90 Pounds
Same shirt: today on the left, September on the right. I think I’ve gone running all of three times in that period. Heavy lifting for the win! #realgirlslift #liftheavy