My doctor once told me fat loss with PCOS was nearly impossible. My mom told me she heard the “I will actually do it this time” story a million times. My ex-boyfriend called me fat and told me I needed to go jogging. I hit 160 lb on the scale and my mental health hit an all time low. I didn’t start it for my physical appearance, my health was deteriorating and I would no longer just stand and let life pass me by. I credit no one but myself for my mental and physical progress. As it was said by Ally Stone (thefitally), one of the women who inspired and continues to inspire me ‘till this very day, “one day I decided to lift the weight of the world rather than continue to let it crush me, and that was enough.”

I found this photo from high school (left) before I cared enough about myself to exercise and eat well. Fast forward to post graduate school and here I am, probably the healthiest I’ve been in my life. I’m still working hard, but it’s important to honor the journey and remember how far we’ve come.
I believe I weigh about the same in both photos (max 5 lb difference)

I actually felt confident enough to wear just a sports bra and leggings at the gym! This has never happened before and I was never trying to make sure my extra tummy fat wasn’t hanging, I just felt good with however I looked. Also, one of my friends came to me for help with getting started at the gym and I was so happy about that, it’s great how a few people are starting to look at me and feel inspired with my progress! She said she never feels good after any of her workouts but she felt good today and she enjoyed working out with me, and I’m so proud of her to sticking to the whole routine while still listening to her body! I think that’s one of the biggest things about starting a fitness journey, always listening to what your body is telling you. Anyways, today was a good day!

Face to face Friday…

I don’t remember exactly when the first picture was taken because the app wouldn’t let me check the date. But this is about a year and some change from each other.

I’m hard on myself so sometimes I don’t see what others can see. I see the change in my face but sometimes I feel like I should see more. But nevertheless I will continue to push through.

Workout Log 3-18-17

–(sing-song), “Leg day, leg day, Saturday is leg day!”

It was a good one, too! My abs are still on fire from yesterday, and today I had to do that penguin walk back to the car. You know the one, this one–

Anyway, I had to do that all through the Kroger next door because I realized I actually was out of vinegar, and I’m sort of making pickles so I definitely need vinegar. Gee, Meg. It’s like–that’s the point of pickles. I also waddled over to the peanut butter to grab some of those pouches of almond butter because I totally missed the mark on fat macros for today. 

Anyway, that’s all babble. Here’s what we did today, movin’ on up in those dumbbells a little!

  • Treadmill Warm Up: 10 minutes
  • Lunges: 3 x 12 (no weight because I kept hurting myself, lol)
  • Sumo Squats w/ dumbbell: 20 lbs 3 x 12 (+5)
  • Calve Raises w/ dumbbells: 20 lbs 3 x 12 (+5)
  • Squats w/ dumbbells: 20 lbs 3 x 12
  • Bridges w/  dumbbells: 20 lbs 3 x 12 (+5)
  • Leg Press: 150 lbs 3 x 12 (+10)
  • Hip Abduction: 70 lbs 3 x 12
  • Hip Adduction: 70 lbs 3 x 12
  • Leg Curl: 70 lbs 3 x 12 (+5)
  • Leg Extension: 60 lbs 3 x 12 (+5)
  • Stretch: 10 minutes

Playlist Picks: Queens’s “The Show Must Go On” and “Damage Inc” from Metallica.

OK, now let’s penguin walk to the kitchen for some protein!

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Did chest and tricep today! Also did 40 minutes of cardio. Sprints later too. Let me know if you try some of these out! The one arm cable pull downs kill! The cable tricep one also kills 😬! I’ll mention the exercises I did not in the video as well. For the tricep pull downs you shouldn’t your whole body shouldn’t really be leaning into the machine. You only cheat yourself by using body weight. Also try not to let your elbows come up to get more of the isolation part of it.
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•tricep rope pull downs 3x15 (last set till failure)
•single arm pulldowns 3x12 (last set till failure)
•standing dumbbell tricep extension 2x15
•cable lying tricep extension 3x15 (this also works your core like crazy)
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•dumbbell flys 3 warm up 3 real x 12 (last set till failure)
•incline dumbbell flys 2x12
•straight arm dumbbell pullover 3x15

40 minute cardio 20 in beginning right after preworkout. 20 after lifting.
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Buddha Bowl

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Buddha bowls seem to be all over Instagram lately, so I decided to give this trend a try. To be honest with you, I was skeptical at first because in my opinion rice and potatoes just don’t go together. And the carbs tho. But man…little did I know…

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