On the eve of my Golden Birthday, I’m gracing you with my progress pics. The top sets are from the beginning and the bottom ones are from the last few weeks of Crush60 to the first 10 days of Mass Effect. I’ve included my measurements as well.
Overall, I’ve lost 56 pounds, about 6.5% body fat, bicep down 4.5 inches, chest down 7.5 inches, waist down 6 inches, hips down 7.5 inches, gained half inch in my thighs, calfs down an inch, neck is down about half inch since starting crush (forgot to measure in the beginning). Most important: down one pant and shirt size. My energy is up, I’m happier, I’ve learned to overstep my insecurities and shyness.
I’m forever grateful for the @crushfit community. You guys never give up, you support and love each other UNCONDITIONALLY. Dedication and consistency gets you where you want to go! I’ve got 80 pounds to go to get to my goal. I know the roads long, but the journey is amazing! No matter how many times you fall, get back up and go twice as hard. Remember that failing only shows you the way not to go, it doesn’t mean you’ve lost.
Tomorrow’s NEVER MISS MONDAY BIRTHDAY EDITION! Let’s do it the only way we know how!
“Never Miss a Monday” - @baelsberry. This morning I found out some things that really upset me and are making today a little hard for me. But I’m ready to fight through it. The gym is my happy place and I’m going to take my emotions out on the weights. Trying to remember that everything happens for a reason. Just breathe easy. 💞 #wearecrush #crushfit #crushfitmonday #fitness #bodybuilding #health #motivation #dbwh
“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.”
This past week has been the toughest since I can remember. Thankful to those who were patient and checked up on me. It’s not healthy to keep things pent up. It’s okay to get knocked down, but it is not okay to stay there. Rise Above.
Life’s swinging hard, but I’m swinging harder.
#crush60 #wearecrush #beyourownhero #fitness #bemore #wellness #health #dbwh #rise #bodybuilding
Looking back at you…you’re 20 and you hated your life. You were a pro soccer prodigy kid with a cocky attitude and you were about to make it. One motorcycle crash and you lost it all. Then came the drugs. The drinking. The depression. You gave your life to something and it suddenly slipped out of your hands. You’re scared I know. You’re starting to feel like you’re not worthy. You’re with a girl who’s cheating on you but you won’t leave her because you’re scared to hurt her. You’re used. A tool. You have no direction. You’ve given up.
You decide to get to the gym and do some bench press. You haven’t been inside a gym since your soccer days. You throw on some weight to warm up. You do one rep and your collar bone snaps back in half. You get back in a cast and fail to complete the semester of school because you feel so sorry for yourself. You’re a failure.
You had just turned 21 in this pic, kid. Looking rough. What is that, a treasure trail? Nice work. I know you won’t believe this, but listen up.
By age 23 you’re going to be on the cover and centerfold of an international magazine that produced over 2,000,000 copies. Pretty cool man. You’re going to be plastered all over Cellucor.com. They make that new c4 stuff you seem to like. You’re going to be featured on bodybuilding.com and countless websites. People are going to interview you and ask you lots of questions. You’ll take 2nd in a bodybuilding competition, you’ll place inside the top10 in an international fitness model competition, and you’ll start two businesses. You’re going to travel outside of the county with Cellucor dude! Your first time out of the country. How cool is that?
By 24, you’ll land another cover, a centerfold, start another business, become an internationally published author, write an ebook, get signed by the same modeling agency that made Channing Tatum, and land work for sports authority, sketchers, and more. You’ll find the girl of your dreams, you’ll quit drinking yourself to sleep, and you’ll find happiness. You’ll change lives and help others love themselves. You’ll inspire hundreds of thousands of people and you’ll do it all while being a good person. Get to work… You have a lot of shoulder raises to do.
Keep your head up kid. I’ll see you on the other side. It’s fun over here, but we’re just getting started. PS - when you wanted to, but you were too scared to… Kiss her.
Wow, Lucy is KILLIN it! She’s made amazing progress in
just 14 days of Crush!
“I’ve been in a nasty plateau for about a year now so I’m
really happy with my progress in just 2 weeks. I thought I wasn’t making any
thinness wise, but I just felt stronger and stronger so I didn’t care, now I
see that I have made progress in both respects. Leaning out as a product of
eating more not cutting calories whattttttt,
and if I keep going at this rate I might finally get to where I want to be!” - Lucy
@tayyliana thank you for coming to Boone to workout with @fit4belinda and myself. It was a pleasure to kick ass with you today! @crushfit mass effect was no problem for you! Keep on killin it! Crushers Unite!
You tackled Jackhammer like a boss. You PRd all you lifts! Nothing short of amazing! When like minded people focus on a similar goal, things happen! I just wish more Crushers were in the area! You are more than welcomed to join us again!! 💪💯
Work until your idols become your…friends? Haha. These past couple of days were unreal. Whether he believes it or not, this guy here has been my biggest inspiration since I first started my fitness journey. I remember first coming across his story online somewhere randomly almost 3 years ago. It really hit home. I’ll always remember what he said in one of his posts: “Your dreams are closer than you think, reach out and grab them.” He’s taught me so much, but mainly: to get back up when you get knocked down. When I hit that “follow” button all those years ago, I wasn’t at all expecting that bbbenwilliamson would come to my home town to visit. I wasn’t expecting that he would now be a mentor to me, and honestly become one of my greatest friends. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing team. And thank you for believing in me. Time to make a difference. #DBWH #wearecrush #crush60 #crushfam #beyourownhero #worldworkshop #thankful #morethanmuscle #fitness #health #wellness (at Determined Gym Poughkeepsie)
It’s the first day of a new month - the weather is getting colder, the days shorter, and schedules getting busier. It’s a great time to start fresh, set new goals, and plan how you’re going to attack the busy holiday season. Let’s crush November!!
“Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.”
The most impressive transformation pics and the ones I aim achieve with my clients are the ones that show the SMILE GAINS ☺! I absolutely love seeing a mindset change between two photos.
It’s not how you look, it’s just how you see.
#fitness #wellness #health #bodybuilding #physique #motivated #dedicated #wearecrush #strength #transformationtuesday #dreambig #workhard #dbwh #smile #happy
So today, I leave behind my 20s and I enter my 30s. I cannot believe that another decade has passed. I’ve spent my last decade getting married, bought a house and had twins. I let my health get away from me. This changed in April. I decided to take back my life. I knew I was about to turn 30, and I had enough. My kids need me. So I put down the Big Mac and picked up the Dumbbells.
I’ve met and interacted with so many of you the past few months. I want to take the time to thank you all! I’m truly inspired by everyone of you. I see how hard you work. I see how much you care for each other. This truly gets me up at 5am everyday.
Thank you for letting me share my journey so far. I’ve learned to open up about myself and it truly made me a different person. I’m not as shy as I once was (ask @fit4belinda). @crushfit has opened me up in a positive way. I love that I’m able to talk to you guys, I’m excited when I hear how you overcame a bad day and decided to hit the gym. It’s stories like this that make me happy.
Please keep it up guys! Keep on sharing your stories. I want to know when your down and I want to know when you succeed! We are here doing this together!
It’s the last Monday of November, my birthday, and let’s make this a the best NEVER MISS MONDAY YET!!!
Did a bit of everything today. Always nice to change it up! Fun session with @aubernutter and @baecker817.
Constantly challenging each other to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Productive week. We decided to hold each other accountable while making some big changes in the upcoming weeks. Let’s go!!!
#wearecrush #crushfit #fitness #wellness #health #bemore #determined #beyourownhero #aubernutter #thegaintrainer #physique #hiit #dreambig #workhard #dbwh (at Determined Fitness)