Your weight is supposed to fluctuate.  Your weight is supposed to fluctuate.  Your weight is supposed to fluctuate.  Your weight is supposed to fluctuate.  Your weight is supposed to fluctuate.  Your weight is supposed to fluctuate.  Your weight is supposed to fluctuate.  Your weight is supposed to fluctuate.

The first photo was taken 3 years ago when I tried Insanity for the first time…. It sucked. I hated it so I quit. I gained for weight after that. The second photo is me today. A woman who has and still continues to shape he body and life. I wanted to share something with you guys. During my journey I got… Well let’s be honest..obessed with fitness and the idea of getting super fit. So, you may ask, what’s so bad with that? It lead me to hours upon hour a day of negative self talk, staying in, over thinking, stressing. Today, I am so blessed to say I have finally started to find my balance. I lift 4 days a week, while staying active on my off days. Fitness is no longer my life, but will always be a part of it. #fightingforbalance #newviewnewyou #transformation #weightloss #beforeandafter #beforeandduring #transformationtuesday #diet#exercise #iifym #powerlifting #girlswhopowerlift #fitness #healthy #motivation #onaquest #myprotein

What Certain Foods Do For You

Words by Valerie Bogerd // Photography by Juliette Bélanger.

We eat certain types of food because we like them and they taste nice. Some of those foods are actually very beneficial and super healthy. Not only does your health benefit from these foods, your appearance benefits from these foods as well.

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Weigh-in day!

Oh my god guys.

It has officially been a month since I joined the gym. At my weigh-in this morning I weighed 214.0lb even! That’s 8lbs down since I joined the gym, and 19.6lbs since I started my journey!! In around two months! I am FREAKING OUT I am so happy!! (Plus I’ve gained lots of muscle in my thighs & triceps, so imagine how much weight I could’ve potentially lost of I wasn’t strength training either!)

Y’all. I just went and told my mother and I was just so happy and she was so happy for me. I weighed around 215 or so in the beginning of my senior year of high school. In January of that year–so it was still my junior year–I was around 179. In April I was in a really bad car accident and was on bed rest for four months and on lots of medicine that made my appetite insanely large. So for four months of not moving except to go to the bathroom, and eating more than I usually was, I gained the 35lbs right there. And then over the next year and a half I gained an extra 15, probs just from binge eating and lack of exercise. So now I am down to what I was after my car accident. And that’s a huge step for me!

Y’all, this is great. I am so so so ecstatic! :)