Sunday Sweat Session

28 August 2016

I woke up this morning, heard the wind howling, and thought, ‘no’. Okay, it was only raining on and off, and you can call me a wuss, but it did not look enticing out there at all. What’s more, the finish line for the big City to Surf marathon, half-mara, and 12km fun run was just down the road, which meant closures and traffic funneled down alternate routes. So I avoided the weather and the grumpy traffic congestion and did eighty-five minutes on the trainer! I typed out 85 minutes in full to give maximum italics emphasis.

Not only that, I did the Strava Epic Climb video training session - intervals and hill climbs over 34km - it was hard work. It was also kind of fun pretending to chase down Aussie champion Cadel Evans in a time trial. Phew! It’s hard maintaining focus on the trainer so it was good having the encouragement, goals and countdown until the downhill! I earned my banana, pb and honey on spelt toast recovery snack, washed down with a probiotic shot of Kefir.

FMLS90 - Day 28

Weekly Report

After last week’s bomb, things went better this week. I got in my three rides; exceeded my 90km distance goal; completed a 4.6km run (just 400m short of my 5K goal but my knee locked up); I got to my early morning Thai-X-Fit class on Thursday and kicked butt! I even backed up that trainer session with some weights in the afternoon: lat pull-downs, Bulgarian split squats, fit ball chest flies, and I picked up that yellow kettlebell for some goblet squats.

The scales were positive too. I stepped back from the brink with a 1.5kg weight loss and 0.8% fat reduction. So that’s 300g and 0.1% until I am back to baseline, which I will smash next week!

No progress on my healthy habit goal but a new push begins on 1 September - the first day of Spring - new beginnings.

@spunkthefunk @she-called-me-mr-ewing

I am dressed and getting ready for my 10k! My guide / spirit animal for today is Underdog!

Some notes:

  • Injury free completion is my goal for the day. 
  • Race starts at 9 am central
  • It is 41f (6c) which is so much better than 28 and snow last weekend!
  • I am at 9,986 followers. How cool would it be to hit 10k during my 10k? I will be doing a nice solo promo for my 10,000th follower :) 

WIsh me luck, I’m off!

anonymous asked:

... Why do you keep reblogging peoples selfies? It's weird.

The main reason I reblog selfies is to promote and encourage self love, the realisation that we all are beautiful and deserve to feel that way. 

Many people in the community (myself included) have poor self image. We get bombarded by negative messages from friends, family and media telling us to lose (or gain) weight, lighten (or darken) our skin, to somehow be different than we are today. 

I don’t buy it. 

I think we all are beautiful as we are. If you want to work on a change your body, that is fine but that does change the fact you are beautiful today and deserve to be celebrated. 

I know that is not what you are used to hearing - and that you think “it’s weird” but that’s who am I and if it’s not for you, you may want to follow someone else.

Feb 2015 — July 2016. Difference of 102lbs. Sometimes I look at myself and don’t see a change. Then today I really was able to appreciate how far Ive come. I still have a long way to go, but this progress is with 5 consecutive months of plateau, plus 2 months of yo-yoing 10lbs. Hitting 100lb weight loss (naturally) was surreal for me, and really motivated me to lose the next 60lbs I want to. Thanks to everyone who has cheered me on. I love you all. 😘
#100lbsdown #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #lowcarb #oneyear #keto #vwefitness #progress #comparisonphotos #selfsun #sidebyside #journey

Made with Instagram

For my Self Love Sunday - I am going to embrace part of my body I am still learning to love, my legs. 

Years of obesity and poor circulation have caused permanent discoloration. It is now part of me. For years I refused to wear shorts because of what “they” would think. 

But, I am done with that now. My legs are pretty amazing if you think about it. They help me get around and play with my kids, they have ran hundreds and biked thousands of miles, they can max out most of the machines at the gym! :) 

With their help, I’ve lost 100 lbs. I’ve learned about self love and now know my outward appearance is just one, small part of who I am.

So this is who I am. Take me or leave me. I am good either way :) 

The difference of a year. Im not sure what I weighed in the first pic. I think around 350lbs, my highest weight being 365lbs. The pic today is around 282lbs.
For five months I lost/gained the same 15lbs by trying to use techniques that wouldnt work, eating small bits of poor food, and hardly working out.
Mid-December I finally decided it was time to stick to low carb (which is doc recommended for my thyroid) and work out 3 times a week. With school I havent worked out as much, but I still feel good and am losing weight. This just gave me the push to get a small salad instead of pasta at dinner tomorrow, and follow my goals.
I wish I could see my progress when I look at myself, part of me worries Ill always see who I was 80lbs ago, but Im not going to focus on that. I have summer to prepare for. 😄💪