I remember this pic on the left so clearly. It was back in 2010. We had just docked in Namibia on the coast of Africa for the afternoon and had heard about a restaurant, The Raft, and decided to check it out. I remember ordering a vanilla milkshake and feeling so guilty. Guilty for ordering something “naughty” whilst I was on a weight restriction and guilty for not having the strength to say no. I more than likely “punished” myself that night by either throwing up or running on the treadmill wrapped in cling film (or maybe even both). I remember looking at this picture and thinking I was fat!!! 🤦🏼♀️ I wasn’t as skinny as the girls standing next to me so that meant I was fat. My mentality was so unhealthy, my relationship with food was extremely negative and my perception of myself was totally warped. 🙍🏼♀️ And this is what we mean by not every transformation is external. The girl on the left may look totally fine to the outward eye but the internal battle she was facing every single day was torture!!! Little miss on the right had a milkshake today and guess what????? SHOCK HORROR the world didn’t end!! One of the best things that I have learnt over these last two years is that food is not the enemy! We need it to fuel our bodies so that we can function and have the energy to get the most out of our workouts. Although most outward transformations have more of a WOW factor, the thing that I’m most proud of is the internal transformation that I have made. Being comfortable in my skin, owning who I am and learning to love who I am have been the most rewarding achievements I have made ✨
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Life never gets easier... you just learn to manage it better. Some days I wake up and can take on the world, others I could list a million things I have to do and feel like I have no idea where to start... the older I get in life the more grateful I am for being this busy though. I’m not here to be mediocre or half ass this beautiful life I was granted. In time and with faith things will come. They will fall right into place after a while and it won’t be until a single moment when you look back to where you once where and the struggles you had at the time and kinda smile... because you got through it! It may a new struggle your dealing with now or something you think is holding you back by its all there for a reason. Every person, every heartbreak, every failure, they will guide you to be right where your meant to be in life. It’s those who cherish the struggle along the way and realize it’s out of your control who pull through stronger. I don’t ever think I will be exactly where I want to be, but through it all today, I am closer then I’ve ever been to that point in life! Hope you all had an amazing Sunday! I planned, deep cleaned the apt, watched football, grocery shopped, worked out, cooked dinner, and relaxed... time to have an amazing week! Who’s with me?! 💕
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Weekend recap time! Friday: went for a long walk in the sun, went out for dinner with new friends- drank only water, had a vegetable wrap with fruit instead of fries, saw a movie with the friends- no snacks and a Sprite Zero for a drink! Id call that a successful day 🙌🏼Saturday was a bad food day and a day of not very much movement. But I’m pushing passed that. Today (Sunday) I walked 1.5km to a cute little bakery and had a vanilla cupcake and an iced coffee, and then walked the 1.5km back home. Tonight I had a milkshake with some friends and my body is not reacting well to that; goes to show how quickly our bodies can adapt to change (which for me meant the sweetest thing I’ve had in 2+ weeks (until tonight) is 90% dark chocolate). So the last three days was a mixed bag, but a walk, lots of water, and food food choices are on the cards for tomorrow, so I will feel good again!
In light of the Women’s March yesterday, and all these posts about women empowerment and making a difference and encouraging change in this world that we so desperately need. I’m going to shoutout this woman, and share a little story.
So a couple months ago we did a live workout together with one of our favorite trainers, @shaunt 💪🏼 half way through this super crazy HIIT workout we were doing this move called diamond jumps and we were both struggling HARD, sweat dripping down our faces, breathing uncontrollably, I didn’t think I was gonna make it. I turned towards her and we locked eyes and cranked out the next 30 seconds of this move TOGETHER. There’s literally no way I would’ve done it if it wasn’t for her pushing me through and showing up beside me. After the workout I thought about that moment, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It’s why we do what we do as coaches. Yes it’s our job, and yes we get paid for it, but in all honesty, what we do...I would do for free. It’s easy to complain, it’s easy to point fingers, and it’s even pretty easy to march. But what’s NOT easy is doing the work. What’s not easy is doing the things you need to do to step up and actually make a change, to take a leadership position, and be the exception NOT the rule.
I don’t think becoming a Coach is the answer, but I do know that for me, it’s given me an avenue to wake up every morning and actually make a difference. To know that I’m doing something that maybe down the road will crate a ripple effect in enough peoples lives that they will feel empowered, and they’ll feel strong enough to step up and DO something about it, just like my coach did for me.
So my question for you is this - outside of the March that happened yesterday, what are you going to do in your workplace to make a change, to make sure that ALL voices are heard, and to push for the truth and act like the woman we WANT to represent? 👭💗👭 #TeamRootToRise#teambeachbody
The age old saying that everything happens for a reason? It's the truth. Don't doubt yourself because things aren't going the way you'd once hoped, have faith that all things will come together for your own good. Just keep working towards your goals, keep dreaming big dreams & never settle for anything or anyone unworthy of your time or energy. #sundaymantra#sundaynight#sundaymusings
hi girls. so it‘s sunday night here where i live and i just can‘t fall asleep. once again. this is an issue i‘ve been dealing with for a long time. there‘s a lot that happened in 2016/17. a lot of heartbreak. a lot. a lot of dissapointment. a lot of family problems and disasters and stress at work and uni. that all kind of let me fall back into an unhealthy relationship with my body and food and so i gained more than 25kg in about 12months. i‘m posting this picture and writing this down because i feel so so helpless. the pictures i took last monday made me realize how much i‘ve changed and just want to go back. and i feel like it‘s not gonna happen. but that‘s my silly mind playing tricks on me. so i‘m posting this to make myself accountable and to share a bit of my story with you. sorry for the long post. and i hope you all are having or will have an amazing and powerful start to week 2. PS: thank you @bbgmel12 for leading the way and encouraging with the progresspictures! .
I wanna talk realllll quick about body confidence, self love and appreciating your body overall.
You’re going to have days where you look in the mirror and think you look great! You’re going to have days where you don’t think a single nice though about yourself. You’ll have days that you regret eating this or that or not working out and hate yourself for it. These feelings are going to happen YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. Growing up, I had a very hard time with body appreciation. I’ve grown up with women who say nothing but bad things about themselves and naturally, that’s what I’d adapted to. It wasn’t until the last year or two that I’ve really been aware of how important self care and self love is. I no longer weigh myself everyday, I (try) not to have guilt when I go over calories/macros and I do my very best to have positive self talk.
I still live with my parents, and I still really struggle with my mom and listening to the harsh way she talks about herself and how obsessed with the scale she is. It makes me go back to the same mentality that I’ve worked so hard to break out of.
I can not tell you enough the importance of surrounding yourself with friends who build you up, show you their proud of you and who also love themselves.
I hope you all are ending today with peace and positivity as you go to start another week. Look in the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are. How strong you are. How unique you are. Xoxo . .
Meal prepped for the work week! 💪🏼 Whole30 week 3, I’m ready for yoouuuuu 🥑🌱
Trying to meal prep in what is going to be a demolished kitchen tomorrow. Saying goodbye to having a stove for a few months... luckily my sister said we can come to her house and use hers! Biiiiiiiig adjustment coming for my fam, wish us luck!
P.S. Let’s go Vikings!! #skol#nfcchampionship
Veggie food haul makes me happy 😊🥦🥒🥔🍠🍅#mealprepmondays
As an online health and fitness coach it is my job to mentor women on their fitness journey.
▪️ I fill in the gaps and support in areas my ladies struggle.
▪️ I provide them with materials systematically created by the top fitness professionals in the world.
▪️ I help them with a fitness and nutrition plan specific to their favorite mode of exercise, fitness level, and goals.
▪️ I then make sure they see that program through with customized nutrition, daily accountability/support, and tips and tricks to stay motivated and healthy long term.
▪️ It's not just about drinking a shake and throwing them in a group -- It's all systematic from the workouts, to the nutrition, and the one on one + community support.
A new week and another mealprep. Thanks to @lady.lolas for the fantastic ideas! Last week was so much easier for a healthy lifestyle and it is so quick to leave for work. Breakfast: not in picture, fresh made. Morningsnack: yoghurt and a banana. Lunch: red beet salad, lentils, goat cheese and walnuts. Afternoon snack: tomato, sweet pepper with hummes. #llmealprep#bbgfamily#bbgsisters#bbggirl