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Text 27 Sep 1 note Non Scale Victories

My life changing decision is TOTALLY showing everything that I thought it would be!! I have more energy, and I look forward to going to the gym on a daily basis!!! I have been able to chill out (well not really chill) at the gym for two hours some days!! I had to tighten up my heart rate monitor strap yesterday because it was too loose. I did the same thing with my fanny pack. YES, I have a fanny pack because I use it to put my water in while walking/jogging!

FLASHBACK
I remember back in 2012 when I did my first 5K during a 90 day challenge at Life Time Fitness, my calves were hurting within 5 minutes of walking. That was the WORST feeling in my life. I was thinking to myself about how out of shape I TRUELY was, and it was DEPRESSING!!! I told myself I will never feel like that again.

Over the past two years, I have been in and out of the gym. I would fall off at times and just give up if I didn’t see the results I wanted. To myself, I thought I was giving 100 %, but deep down I know I was not!!

PRESENT
Earlier this year, I reached my heaviest weight! I was embarrassed. How could someone like me get to this weight? I look ok! But my clothes were telling me otherwise!! My puffy face was telling me otherwise! My energy level was telling me otherwise!! All the signs were there!

SOOOOOO, I started meal prepping, going to the gym, recording videos on YouTube (accountability), and setting goals. BEST DECISIONS EVER!!

MEAL PREPPING is my new best friend!! It saves me so much time, when I come home from the gym and just want to go to bed. I pop a meal in the microwave (2 minutes tops) and EAT!!

I can’t forget my support system. My family is so supportive! Even the negative criticism helped in so many ways. There is a guy at work that is always on my ass about my eating habits. I think I can truly call him a friend. He really pushes me to do better in the gym. I also have that BESTIE in Maryland that is AMAZING!! He is always checking on me!! Gotta love him for that!!

I am still a work in progress, but I am truly happy where I am right now!! It is a better place than where I was in May!!!

Well, I am off to do Yoga!! Be productive today folks!!

Photo 25 Sep This is my set up today. I finally decided to increase the weight a little. Have you worked out today? Make sure to do something active! #YouGotThis #BarbellStrength #strengthtraining #LifetimeFitness #groupfitness #dumbbells #wlj #shi85 #cincoranch #katy #Texas #Thursday #workout #takethat2014  (at Life Time Fitness - Cinco Ranch)

This is my set up today. I finally decided to increase the weight a little. Have you worked out today? Make sure to do something active! #YouGotThis #BarbellStrength #strengthtraining #LifetimeFitness #groupfitness #dumbbells #wlj #shi85 #cincoranch #katy #Texas #Thursday #workout #takethat2014 (at Life Time Fitness - Cinco Ranch)

Photo 25 Sep 1 note #latelunch #chipotle #Barbacoa #norice #blackbeans #sourcream #cheese #guacamole #burritobowl #izze #katy #Texas  (at Chipotle)

#latelunch #chipotle #Barbacoa #norice #blackbeans #sourcream #cheese #guacamole #burritobowl #izze #katy #Texas (at Chipotle)

Photo 25 Sep #ProtectiveStyle #senegalesetwists #SuwaBraiding #houston #Texas #naturalHair #confidenceBooster #happy #ReadytoMingle #selfie  (at Suwa African Hair Braiding & Weaving)

#ProtectiveStyle #senegalesetwists #SuwaBraiding #houston #Texas #naturalHair #confidenceBooster #happy #ReadytoMingle #selfie (at Suwa African Hair Braiding & Weaving)

Photo 24 Sep I soooo don’t want to eat this! Price I’m paying to get healthy! #lunch #salmon #kale #baked #liquidAminos #braggs #homemade #takethat2014

I soooo don’t want to eat this! Price I’m paying to get healthy! #lunch #salmon #kale #baked #liquidAminos #braggs #homemade #takethat2014

Photo 23 Sep Anger pushed me to the limit at the gym today. I could have chose to go home and do nothing, but I did not!! I am on THIS journey to change my life! The instructors Michelle and Milton were AWESOME! #BarbellStrength #strengthtraining #EvolutionCycle #cardio #TwoClasses #groupfitness #lifetimefitness #cincoranch #texas #katy #shi85 #wlj #workout  (at Life Time Fitness - Cinco Ranch)

Anger pushed me to the limit at the gym today. I could have chose to go home and do nothing, but I did not!! I am on THIS journey to change my life! The instructors Michelle and Milton were AWESOME! #BarbellStrength #strengthtraining #EvolutionCycle #cardio #TwoClasses #groupfitness #lifetimefitness #cincoranch #texas #katy #shi85 #wlj #workout (at Life Time Fitness - Cinco Ranch)

Photo 23 Sep #breakfast #EggWhites #AllWhites #spinach #tomatoes #garlic #salsa #steelcutoatmeal #oatmeal #strawberries #homemade #healthy #shi85 #wlj #texas #houston #wholefoods

#breakfast #EggWhites #AllWhites #spinach #tomatoes #garlic #salsa #steelcutoatmeal #oatmeal #strawberries #homemade #healthy #shi85 #wlj #texas #houston #wholefoods

Photo 20 Sep #cardio #polar #HRM #cincoranch #katy #texas #walk #workout #wlj #caloriesburned  (at Life Time Fitness - Cinco Ranch)

#cardio #polar #HRM #cincoranch #katy #texas #walk #workout #wlj #caloriesburned (at Life Time Fitness - Cinco Ranch)

Photo 17 Sep 1 note I SOOO needed this long ass workout today! Work was stressful, and I could had chopped somebody in the throat! Plus, I’m trying to cut out sweets, and I feel like I really don’t eat enough. #workout #legs #weights #strengthtraining #zumba #cardio #coreblast #abs #lifetimefitness #ilovemygym #cincoranch #texas #tx #Katy #polar #calories #hrm #wlj  (at Life Time Fitness - Cinco Ranch)

I SOOO needed this long ass workout today! Work was stressful, and I could had chopped somebody in the throat! Plus, I’m trying to cut out sweets, and I feel like I really don’t eat enough. #workout #legs #weights #strengthtraining #zumba #cardio #coreblast #abs #lifetimefitness #ilovemygym #cincoranch #texas #tx #Katy #polar #calories #hrm #wlj (at Life Time Fitness - Cinco Ranch)

Photo 13 Sep Not impressed. Bacon burger and waffle fries! #microwavablebacon #TooMuchSeasoning #WaffleFries #Katy #BullChicks #burger #MyFab5 #FirstTime #avocado #CheddarCheese #BunLess  (at Bullchicks - Katy,TX)

Not impressed. Bacon burger and waffle fries! #microwavablebacon #TooMuchSeasoning #WaffleFries #Katy #BullChicks #burger #MyFab5 #FirstTime #avocado #CheddarCheese #BunLess (at Bullchicks - Katy,TX)


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