before and after weightloss pics

LOST: 95 lbs, 10 pant sizes, 8 minutes off my mile, 12 percent of body fat, breathlessness doing everyday activities, patience with bros who lift more than me but can’t re-rack their weights when they’re done

GAINED: 355 lbs in my big three lifts, at least 15 lbs of muscle, and the knowledge I can do anything I set my mind to

Left taken end of february 2016, right taken today on february 26, 2017. Officially about a year into this whole process of changing myself for the better. A year ago my life could be summed up in one word: settling. I settled, all because I believed my self worth was pretty much non existent. I didn’t think I deserved much out of life, love, or myself for that matter. But I woke up one day & simply made that choice to change. 2016 was one of the worst years for me, honestly, but one of the biggest years of growth for me. I can only hope I grow even MORE in 2017. Love life & it’ll truly love you back - I am living proof.

Soon I’ll be knocking on the door of 100lbs down. (I’m 5'11)

People always ask me how, and here’s the truth: I spend 5-6 days a week making sure I burn 4,000 calories, take 12,000 steps, have my HR in the fatburn zone for at least 100 minutes, consume at least 170g of protein, and don’t go over my calories. I spend the other day or two being a potato recovering in my bed to do it all again. Off days mean something different entirely to me now though— Cheat days can’t be the same as recovery days because I want my caloric deficit every day. Yeah. It isn’t easy. I feel a hundred different ways about doing this all week long: sometimes I’m tired and hungry and start to wonder why I’m doing this, and other times I am laser-focused on my future goals of kayaking with our baby or lounging comfortably in a bathing suit on a cruise.

The biggest thing that makes a difference for me now is the commitment to ignore myself when I want to give up. Don’t let the toxic mixture of depression, laziness, and self-doubt fuck up what you want for your life and your body. Let one act of self-care be that you are skeptical of your ability to make choices when you doubt yourself and that you will believe the days you feel good, healthy, and strong. If you wanna give up, go to the gym anyway and tell yourself you’ll decide whether or not to give up tomorrow.

(In retrospect, the before photo may be from February of 16, but I’m not going to change it over that)

i wish there were more fitness blogs that didn’t only post skinny girls :( i love seeing beautiful women but sometimes i just want motivation from my thick ladies like me


One week apart.
6 days of workouts.
More water. Less sugary drinks.
Feeling less bloated.

Still working on finding foods I’ll enjoy that are actually healthy for me without doing a complete 180° on my normal eating habits. Trying to ease into it and enjoy it.

93lbs ⬇️ from the day I started, by
✅running, rowing, cycling, hiking
✅lots of stretching + water, daily supplements
✅counting macros + calories
✅wearing my fitbit every single day
I’m not where I want to be but I’m so much closer to my goal than where I started 🌙💪🏻🏆

A little under a year ago, this dress fit me perfectly. Now it’s got so much extra fabric (top right) and you can really see how far I’ve come when I pinch all of that back (bottom right)
A little anxious for my final weigh in tomorrow, just needed a lil reminder my accomplishments.

Before: April 2014 After: February 2016 -80lbs difference 

Lil Flashback Friday before & after! I was thinking recently about how drastically different my lifestyle has changed from college until now. In college I was eating terribly, sleeping terribly, and drinking constantly. Now I’m an active vegan living in LA and loving my new body!