Sometimes I look at old pictures and I think- who was that girl? That girl on the left was sad. I used to lay in bed and cry.. I wanted so much more out of my life and my weight was truly holding me back from being happy. I never imagined being where I am today. I used to make every excuse as to why I was over weight- you know the “I’m big boned” or “my body was meant to be this size” all of which is total bullshit- but at the time I totally believed it! I had no idea what my body really looked like under all those pounds- 130 to be exact! Now it’s hard for me to look I the mirror and see what the rest of the world sees. Obviously I know I’m no longer “fat” but I also don’t see myself as “thin.” Sometimes I feel like a whale- how is that even possible? Extreme weight loss is a total mind fuck. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I just hope you know- if you’re that girl on the left- you are brave, you are capable, you are significant- and you can accomplish anything 💕

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I hardly remember the girl in the before picture, but I don’t want to forget her. I don’t want to forget what it was like to feel like a prisoner in my own body. The pain, the powerlessness to change. Change is slow and getting started is hard, but it’s possible when broken down into tiny manageable habits. If you’ve never struggled with obesity, it’s easy to think you just need to muster up a little discipline and put down the fork, but you’re wrong. It’s so much more complex than that. There’s a reason why 95% of those who lose regain it and it’s not because they’re lazy. We probably judge ourselves more than you because we’ve all been taught that it’s our fault. I’m working really hard to have compassion for myself – then and now –and for those who share the burden of obesity. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. But it doesn’t make us bad or lazy or stupid, it makes us sick. and I’m sick of a culture that believes otherwise and marginalizes people who are trying and failing despite their other achievements. Sorry to go off on a tangent, but this disconnect in understanding and compassion pains me. I am strong willed and determined and pursue my dreams with vigor, but when it comes to this, if I let my guard down, I’ll be back there in an instant. Seriously, eff obesity, but more than that, eff anyone who doesn’t have compassion for those of us who are up against it. Excuse my language, it’s the only word that feels appropriate this morning. Keep fighting the good fight babes and never give up. Happy Humpday 🐫

IG : excessmatters

I did it! I ran 20 minutes without stopping! Remember just a couple weeks ago when I was amazed that I could run for 5 minutes at a time?! It was painful and I wanted to stop so many times, but I actually did it. I’m learning more and more that running is just as much mental as it is physical and I just have to push through every time I want to stop. I’m so proud of myself right now.

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Today I accomplished so many things before midday : cleaning the studio, grocery shopping, 30 minutes run session in the woods, meal prep and read many chapters or my book while enjoying a cup of tea. 😲 and I only woke up at 8 !!! Normally I do all of these stuffs in the afternoon and complain that I don’t have enough time haha so I rewarded myself and went shopping in the city and at Ikéa 😅 (I walked like 8km so not bad) and now I just finished eating dinner while watching an episode of Salem and in a few minutes I am going to wash my hair and body and go to bed early with a book ! I think that it is gonna be a great week. 😎

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🌟 MODIFICATIONS FOR TODAYS POSE!!! 🌟

Ok y'all, I see a bunch of people freaking about about the idea of going upside down 😂 let me start by saying: INVERSIONS ARE A MENTAL GAME! If you tell yourself you can’t do it, or you let your fear consume you, YOU WONT DO IT! I encourage you to at least TRY!

Put a pillow/blanket under your head. Use a wall. Anything you need to do to make yourself feel better! Make a fort of pillow around you for reassurance 😂

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO COMPLETELY UPSIDE DOWN! All I want you to do is try to walk your feet as close to your body as you can. Maybe lift one knee. Maybe try the other. THATS IT!

I promise you it’s not as scary as it looks 😜

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#natashaconkatieyoga #yoga #yogi #yogachallenge #inversion #headstand #weightlossjourney #weightloss #fattofitjourney #fattofit #yogini

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HOW DID I DO IT?🤷🏼‍♀️ Seriously. There is no secret. None at all. I changed my diet, started working out and changed my MINDSET.👊🏼

The only limitations we have are the ones we set for ourselves. There is nothing that you cannot achieve once you commit your mind to it. Yes, I am physically very different between these two photos, but what you can’t see is how much my mindset has changed. If you told me a year ago that I would think the way I do now, I wouldn’t believe you. 🙌🏻

On that note, it does not matter what anyone says or tries to make you believe - as long as you believe in yourself you can do anything!💭

If you plant the seed that you won’t be able to do something, then, of course, you won’t be able to. But if you plant the seed that you CAN … then you WILL. Keep replacing the negativity in your head with positivity and watch it grow and multiply!🌻

And please, stop asking for a secret or quick fix. This is real life, it is forever. It is not a race and there are no secrets to leading a healthy and fulfilling life.💖

IG : jovanafit

Two years between these two photos!
Change is possible! Don’t wait for Monday! Don’t wait to finish that ‘last’ bag of chips! Don’t wait till you wake up, or eat out one final time, or until you clean your closet.
There are #noexcuses !
Start now!!!

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The first thing I thought when I saw this video was “ugh I hate the way I look!” But then I had to remind myself of some things. 1️⃣ I’m working my ass off, first of all. I haven’t missed a day of working out since I was cleared for workouts post-op. 2️⃣ I had major reconstructive surgery 6 weeks ago so there’s that. 3️⃣ I’m recovering - mentally, physically, and emotionally from surgery and the sudden death of my father 3 weeks ago.

So what I see here is a strong woman getting shit done and working to better herself and get back to health 💪🏻👌🏻 #weightlossjourney #weightloss #fat2fit #fattofit #fit #fitfam #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #recovery #surgery (at Finish Line Fitness)

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reflecting on my weight loss progression. I’ve come along waaay. remember, it’s so important to love yourself at every stage of your journey. laugh a bit too. every progress pic I take I’m either cracking jokes or talkn shit. I’m looking back at these photos and really taking myself back to that point in time. and it’s all love. I say that with a smile too. 😊 I’m literally lmao 😁 right now just thinking about it all.

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Feb 2016 - April 2017.
127kgs / 280lbs - 84kgs / 185lbs.

I rarely post on here anymore as I’m unable to find the time with uni, assignments, placement, work, the gym, training for a 10K and mental health issues but I’m getting SO close to my goal weight and just wanted to let you know it can be done!

Don’t give up!

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Btw, this happened over the weekend! 300 days! 300 days of tracking everything I eat- the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s definitely been one of the biggest keys in me actually seeing progress. I love that tracking my food, even when I don’t want to, has forced me to be accountable for my choices. (And it’s a nice bonus that I’ve lost almost 90 lbs. in those 300 days. 😊) Also, I had a job interview today, so I actually looked like a kind of put together human!