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DAY 8: FORWARD FOLD
HOW TO ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Start standing in tadasana (mountain pose). Feet are hips distance apart, spine is straight, pelvis is tucked. Inhale raise your arms up overhead, exhale forward fold over your legs. Keep a microbend to your knees, it does not matter if you can touch your toes! This is a stretch for the low back. You can sway from side to side, grab opposite elbows, shake your head yes and no - do what feels right for your body. Breath into your low back. Hang out here for 5 breaths. Option to inhale for a halfway lift, with a flat spine, then exhale fold deeper.

BENEFITS ⬇️⬇️⬇️
🌟 Stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves.
🌟 Strengthens the thighs and knees.
🌟 Keeps your spine strong and flexible.
🌟 Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
🌟 Calms the mind and soothes the nerves.
🌟 Relieves tension in the spine, neck, and back.
🌟 Activates the abdominal muscles.


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Hi old friends! Remember me? I was wondering how many of my followers are still on, starting up, or are interested in weight loss? Like or re-blog this if so! I’m getting my blog together to talk about the picture that grabbed me a lot of positive AND negative attention (top photo from years ago). The second photo is me today. I will also be talking about my ups and downs since then and how I’ve finally learned to lose the weight and keep it off! Also, how my life has overall changed. I am so excited to share it with you!

Head over to my Instagram @parisritchie to be updated on my life, love, and travels.. I’ll soon be sharing a lot of my routine on there! Also I’d love to see what you’re all up to or to get a look at your regimens.. and keep an eye out for my first blog and post coming up this week! I’ve been working on this for a while and drawing up a “how to” guide for what worked for me. I’ll be looking forward to what you all think!

Thank you to all of those on here who have always been so kind. Also, send me updates on your progress or struggles. I want to hear. Talk soon, loves!

I have only a stone to go now until I reach my final target weight and I still can’t believe how far I’ve come on this journey.Its been a crazy 14 months since I started but I am oh so glad that I took those first tentative steps into slimming world and changed my life.I have met some amazing people,I heave learnt a lot and I am happier,healthier and stronger than I have ever been and I am loving every minute of it.
If I can do it then literally any one can,don’t give up and I believe in you.

Another before and after. On the left I was over 140lbs on a 5'2 frame. I was 16 years old and absolutely miserable. On the right I am around 112lbs. I’ve maintained my weight for over two years now! If you would have told my 16 year old self that I wouldn’t have lost the weight and kept it off until I was around 23, I would’ve been beside myself. With that said, I look back at my life and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Everything worked out the way it was supposed to and I am happier than ever. Getting to where I am now is one of my favorite accomplishments. 

 Also, I am so excited! My blog is coming together really well and I’ll be ready to share it with you very soon! I can’t wait to see what you guys think and if you see results from my guidelines and tips! Follow my Instagram (@parisritchie) for the announcement when it’s up. 

If you’re ready to make a change I want to be there to help! Are there any specific questions you would like answered? Let me know and I will try to incorporate them!

28th June 2017

I noticed that I spend literally all of my time on either Facebook, twitter, instagram or snapchat and as of today for the next 6 weeks I am signing out of all of them just to see if it makes a difference to my social life, mental state and gym routine.
Also last night I watched a documentary on Netflix about where our food comes from and I have decided that I want to be a vegetarian so I’m also gonna try that for the next 6 weeks.
Ideally I would like to be vegan because of all the shite that is in animal products but I’m gonna see how being vegetarian goes first. I also want to see how it will effect my weightloss.

Positive changes guys, positive changes🙌🏻

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I’m totally fine walking outside with my arms flapping around - next goal is to have my thigh jiggle totally out. I can wear my longer shorts that may clutter up and show them but shorts like this that go above the thigh make me feel self conscious. I want to get there. It’s a process!!
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DAY 17: DOLPHIN POSE 🐬

HOW TO ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Start in dolphin plank (yesterday’s pose). Your forearms are flat on the mat, with your palms and the mat and fingers outstretched. Your shoulders and core are engaged. Start to lift your hips upwards and back (like downward facing dog, but on your forearms). Stay strong in your forearms, pressing down into the mat. Your spine stays straight from shoulders to hips. Your neck stays in line with the rest of your spine and your gaze is going back through your legs. You are dropping your head between your shoulders and not crunching your neck. Try to press your heels down towards the mat and keep your legs straight (you can keep a micro bend in your knees).

BENEFITS ⬇️⬇️⬇️

🌟 Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, and arches.
🌟 Strengthens the arms and legs.
🌟 Prepares the body for inversions.
🌟 Builds endurance and warmth.
🌟 Improves digestion.

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Just a little response to some of the hate comments and messages about my loose skin posts. I’m going to continue loving myself, posting about my loose skin, and helping empower women like me who cannot afford cosmetic surgeries to make ourselves “appealing” to some people.
So, if you wanna take time to send hate, feel free but know that it will be promptly deleted and you will be blocked, so really the only person’s time you’re wasting is your own. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ And for all the awesome people out there with loose skin like me, keep rocking it, I know I will!
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DAY 9: WIDE LEGGED FORWARD FOLD
HOW TO ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Start with your feet wider than your mat, about a leg’s distance apparent (depends on how flexible you are). Inhale raise your arms up overhead, exhale forward fold over your legs from your hips. Keep a microbend to your knees, if you need to. You can sway from side to side, grab opposite elbows, shake your head yes and no, reach between your legs for more of a hamstring stretch, walk your hands from one leg to the other - do what feels right for your body. Breath into your hamstrings. Hang out here for 5 breaths. Embrace the feeling of being upside down, this is technically an inversion and preparation for headstand!

BENEFITS ⬇️⬇️⬇️
🌟 Stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves.
🌟 Strengthens the thighs and knees.
🌟 Keeps your spine strong and flexible.
🌟 Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
🌟 Calms the mind and soothes the nerves.
🌟 Relieves tension in the spine, neck, and back.
🌟 Activates the abdominal muscles.
🌟 Prepares for inversions.


Hosts: @natashaxjade and @loseitconkatie

#natashaconkatieyoga #yogi #yoga #yogini #yogaasana #yogateacher #weightlossjourney #weightloss #weightlossstory #fattofitjourney #fattofit

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Hey everyone! Thank you all so much for your sweet comments 😊 I originally started out with two rounds of INSANITY and I drastically changed my eating habits. I do not count calories and I eat massive amounts of vegetables, a few fruits a day, lean protein, and some complex carbs since my workouts are pretty intense. At this stage I am now training 2 a days for the next few weeks and I alternate between HIIT workouts and area specific training (legs, back, shoulders, etc.).. My HIIT gives me my cardio for the day and incorporates strength training as well. With a killer workout and super good eating habits there is no way to fail at being healthy! Don’t get me wrong.. I splurge and eat cookies, cake, or whatever, but only in moderation and not everyday. - quirkycurls #weilos

My Story:
My story starts as a lot of those who have been overweight and have struggled through life with their weight. In 2010 when I had my youngest daughter, I reached my all time heaviest weight of 340 pounds to be exact. I could not hardly move, much less get around the house to take care of my kids and the house cleaning. I was always lethargic and my asthma was horrible. I didn’t want to go out and do things as not only was I always tired but I was ashamed. I grew up eating out all the time and well, who is going to pass up their grandma’s fresh baked cookies? Not me! My grandpa would tell me how much he loved me but that he didn’t want to see me get sick and die at a young age. He would offer me money to lose weight, he would offer to get me on diet plans and that he wanted to see me get slim and trim. He would often say that he would love to see me get healthy now rather than later, from heaven. I just was never ready though to take that leap. I tried to eat right many of times but always gave up. When I reached 340 though, and took a good long look at myself, I realized that I was slowly dying, at 30 years old. I started to lose weight, even got down to 220 pounds. Then, when I “thought” that I knew what I was doing, I stopped. I figured I would be able to maintain and lose still. Hard truth was, was that I didn’t know what I was doing yet and that I had not really set the habits of health that at this time I am benefitting from now. I had went back up in my weight, to 313 pounds. Talk about ashamed, I was beyond ashamed. I let stress, life and crazy sleep take over. I was drinking alcohol a lot and all my bad habits came flowing back. My kids were hurt and could not understand why their mom was not like their friends mom’s. My marriage was falling down the drain and fast. I had so many health problems that I don’t know where to begin with the list.
Recently, on February 29th 2016, my life changed…
My Why:
My kids deserved a healthy and more active mom. My husband deserved a wife who cared about herself and helped keep up the house and kids while he was working. I deserved to live a great life and not one that would have to be cut short due to bad habits. I was sick all the time, getting ready to have foot and leg surgery that I knew was going to be a hard recovery for me. I was falling apart and slowly dying a little every day. My husband and I often talked of divorce and I was depressed all the time. I no longer wanted that, I wanted happiness. My kids, they were and still are my drive to keep going every single day. I am changing my lifestyle for them and most importantly, myself. So on that day, of February 29th 2016, I started a health program. Don’t confuse that with a diet program though. This health program was far more different than that of a diet. I didn’t have to take no crazy diet pills, eat gross diet food, that for a lot of people, makes you want to vomit. It was not where you start doing something and when you get to your goal weight, you stop and can eat what you had before and then gain all the weight plus more back. No, this was a health program, based on changing people’s lives and making them healthy and supporting them while they maintain that healthy weight. I have a health coach that talks to me weekly, who is there for me whenever I need. My coach as well as a huge community are there to help support me every inch of the way. The best part is, is that when I do reach my goal of 150 pounds, I still have my health coach by my side and the huge community of supporters to have my back, while I maintain that goal weight. I’ve been learning all the habits of health so that I can implement them into my life, for life. What is better than that? Seriously!
So now fast forward to today:
Almost 5 months later, I am now down so far, 71 pounds!!!! That’s right, 71 pounds! I am currently 242 pounds. It has only been 5 months, so I can only imagine how far I will have come, in another 5 months. Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan™ with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks. I walk everyday and ride my stationary bike but in no way do I over due it. I do not go do crazy hours at the gym and I am not stressing myself out. I am simply eating 6 times a day, on a strict nutrition plan, every two to three hours while awake, drinking water and implementing the habits of health into my life. I am now sleeping better, eating better and having better relationships with friends and family. Even better is, is that I am such a better mom to my three kids and my husband, well he is pretty darn proud of me too. I get a bit more lovin than I had before. Not because I am getting thinner but because I am more happier to be around. I am more … well, I am more energetic ;) Point is, is that I chose my health, I chose my life, I chose my family and I chose myself!
Note to heaven:
Grandpa, I know I didn’t do what you wanted when you were on this earth with us. I just was not ready yet to make that choice for myself. Even when I had started losing weight before, I was not as motivated nor had a deep enough desire. I wanted to make you proud and I wanted more then anything for you to see that I was beautiful even though I was so heavy. For the longest time I thought that you were just as ashamed of me as I was in myself. I sit here today and as I write this, I know I was wrong. You were never ashamed of me, you were worried for me. You just wanted to see me healthy and happy. I get that now, I really do. I know more now, than I done before. I am more stronger, more determined and my desire to be healthy and happy is on fire! My desire for health could not getting any deeper for me right now. Though my desire, it get’s deeper and deeper everyday, to help others. This is why I have become a health coach myself. I want to help all who I can, feel the way I feel know. I want them all to know that whatever their story is, it’s ok. It’s never too late to start. I help people now, to become the healthiest that they can it brings great pleasure to know that they can count on me. I know I didn’t get to where you wanted me to be before the good lord took you home with him but I am moving mountains now for myself and helping a lot of others move mountains too. For this, I know you’re up there and couldn’t be prouder of me. Love you!