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
On the left is me in March, 2015. Right: me, yesterday. Not much difference, right? And you know, I’m OK with that. There have been a lot of ups and downs in the past year: Some literal, like with my weight. One year ago, I hit my lowest weight ever since I started working at … More Transformation?
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
Guess how much weight I’ve lost in the last year? (Hint: it’s less than you think.) The scale is a great tool, but sometimes it’s a dirty liar when it comes to measuring progress. The truth? I’ve lost seven pounds this year. If I were to never take measurements or pictures, that seven pounds would … More The Scale Is a Dirty Liar
There’s this ubiquitous post floating around Pinterest that shows how, in just six weeks, you, too, can go from having flabby, flapping Bingo wings to Michelle Obama guns of steel. You’ve seen it, right? I have yet to find the original post to which it refers–each search seems to lead me to a seemingly unoffiliated … More Can You Really Get Sleek, Sexy Arms in Just Six Weeks?
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