I was hella nervous about posting that transformation in my story, but THANK YOU to everyone who showed such encouragement. You guys rock.
I’m no fitness guru or personal trainer, but I had so many people ask about the changes I’ve made, I thought I’d make a lil post. These are the things that have helped me:
1. LESS SUGAR. Sugar and sweets have and always will be my biggest weakness - I used to need dessert after every meal. So for the month of January I cut out refined sugar completely, and when I did reintroduce it I craved it less!
2. LIFTING HEAVY. I started lifting heavy weights at least three times a week. The gym was super intimidating at first, and I literally had no idea what I was doing so I just copied Instagram videos. But MAN, when you finally see progress and realize how much stronger you are than a month ago - it’s a great feeling. I hate cardio, so talk to someone else about that haha.
3. EATING BETTER NOT LESS. I ate A LOT before, and I eat A LOT now. But instead of processed foods, I try to eat whole, natural foods, and lots of protein.
4. GIVING YOURSELF GRACE. My body doesn’t look the same day to day, or even morning to night. Sometimes I have abs, sometimes I’m so bloated I look like I’m giving birth to twins. Sometimes I work out everyday, sometimes I go a week without working out. Pack of Oreos one day, salad the next. Whatever. It happens. 🧡
And finally, and most importantly, this body is just a shell. The spirit it carries within is infinitely more precious than the outside. 👊🏼