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Sweating for my wedding and maybe a little of the in between 😜 Following @fitnesscarli β€˜s 8 week challenge and BBG🍏πŸ’ͺ🏼 #fitnesscarlimealplan #bbg

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When β€œlife” gives you ripe bananas, make pumpkin blender muffins!πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‰πŸ˜¬πŸŒ These hit the spot today! Even though it’s been miserably hot & humid, my house at least smells like fall 😬🍁 β€’1 Ripe Banana β€’1 grated zucchini β€’2 eggs β€’1&1/2 tsp.baking powder β€’1/2 tsp.baking soda β€’ vanilla β€’1 cup pumpkin β€’2 cups oats β€’1/2 tbsp. Cinnamon OR pumpkin spice Blend all that together and then most importantly add CHOCOLATE chips as you see fit. I use @morlife_ dairy free option 😬🍫 #fitnesscarli #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #bbg #bbgmotivation #healthytreats #pumpkin #isittooearlytowishforfall #fallismyfavorite #mondaymotivation #ripebananarecipes #sneakygreens #healthyeats #chocolateeverything #healthytreats #sanitycalories #bbgcommunity

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A few of my favorite things: My girl 🐢, my overalls πŸ‘–, and @chickfila diet lemonade πŸ₯€πŸ‹πŸ™ˆ. I was CRAVING some @chickfila today; so I went with it! I stuck with @fitnesscarli s meal plan but caved and got a diet lemonade because well balance. πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #fitnesscarli #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #sweetsummertime #chickfila #dietlemonade #dogsofinstagram #overalls #90sfashion #bbggirl #bbg #balanceiskey #sanitycalories #aexme #foodfreedom

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This week has been H E C T I C. Between work, working out, cooking every meal at home; I decided it was time for a little timeout. Plus when you take all your hair extensions out, you get a fresh balayage to compensate for the lack of hair.πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Nothing & I mean nothing makes me feel better than fresh, clean, styled hair πŸ’‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #lookgoodfeelgood #weddingprep #cleanhairdontcare #summerhair #texturedhair #balayage #bbggirl #fitnesscarlimealchallenge

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Non Fitness related BUT I figure most of us on this page like to look & feel our best. πŸ˜¬πŸ’„πŸ’‹πŸ’ͺ🏼 My wedding is in less than 6 weeks and I’m trying to decide to if I want eyelash extensions; I have long(ish) lashes but they are not quite full. Please let me know your experience the good, the bad, even the ugly. πŸ™ˆ Will it ruin my natural lashes? I need to make up my mind! Second pic is of my lashes sans makeup. πŸ‘ #eyelashextensions #lookgoodfeelgood #helpme #everyonelovesafulllash #weddingplanning #beautyaddict #behealthy #behappy

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Non- scale victory over here πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈI probably bought these jeans two summers ago & let me tell you I did not feel good in them. But I β€œneeded” a white pair of jeans for summer. Last summer they actually were probably a little loose. When I went to put them on this spring I felt back to square one aka 2 years ago. I was so down on myself and defeated over a pair of pants πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ This morning I felt particularly positive after my workout and I decided to try to wear the damn white pants again. These pants had always fit aka zipped but today, I felt good in them too. Which really is all that matters. #selflove #bodypositive #bbg #tuesdaymotivation #tuesdaytransformation #fitnesscarli #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #bbggirl #positivevibes #whitejeansforthewin #nonscalevictories

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Let’s talk dreaded JEAN (short) shopping. It is & has always been the worst for me! Today was no different. First off, I am a @madewell jean person. I LOVE them and they always make me feel good. Today I ventured out to be a little more budget friendly for a few summer essentials. ( summer clothes I usually only seem to wear for one season πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ). To be honest today was very triggering for me. I had to go up not one but TWO sizes. Which is fine, a pant β€œsize” is just a number, right? But honestly for a few minutes I felt down. Like that number defined me and all my hard work somehow. That is simply not true, it has taken me years (at many different sizes to get this)! We as a society need to be better! I would never want my sister, nieces or friends to feel like I did today. Even for a split second. Friendly Friday reminder, you’re more than a size. Live life to the fullest & be your happiest and healthiest self! #fitnesscarli #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #bbg #bbgmotivation #bbgtransformation #bodypositive #youremorethanenough #youremorethananumber #womensupportingwomen #bodyimage #positivebodyimage #progressnotperfection #healthylifestyle #bbggirl

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Left: 5/29/18..Right: 6/6/18 A 9 day difference 😳 See ya later bloat & inflammation. Proof that eating healthy is the true πŸ”‘ to success. Especially eating your vegetables and greens! πŸ₯—πŸ₯‘πŸ₯¦πŸ In both pictures I am doing the SAME exercise routine. Thank you @fitnesscarli for the easiest & best meal plan to follow! #fitnesscarli #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #transformation #bbg #bbgtransformation #eatingallthegreens #8weekchallenge #sweatingforthewedding

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Can’t wait to wear this pretty little thing by @bhldn in 7 short weeks! πŸ‘°πŸΌ $hi* is getting real over here; I seriously feel SO motivated to get my walks in, workout, and most importantly eat healthy. We’re doing a very small, intimate wedding. But I still want to feel pretty & confident in pictures that will last a lifetime! Am I crazy for thinking I want to do a patterned shoe like pictured?! I’m very much a classic girl but I LOVE these & I have been eyeing a denim pair by @sam_edelman. Decisions, decisions! πŸ“·:@bhldn #sweatingforthewedding #bbg #bbgcommunity #fitnesscarli #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #somethingblue #weddingdress #bhldnbride #8weekchallenge

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Today did not go as planned. Work was BUSY. Painful girl problems πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‘ This weekend I had to put a hold on my bank account due to fraudulent charge & it just so happened my @sweat app was due for my yearly renewal. I almost took these all as a sign just to do a light walk today. But I decided to turn my day around + I needed the workout. I went old school and used my PDF to do BBG week 1. Let me tell ya, it does not get any easier. You just get stronger, mentally and physically!πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ🏼 #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #bbg #bbgprogress #sweatwithkayla #mondaymotivation #sweatingforthewedding #fitnesscarli #healthychoices #progressnotperfection

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Hard to believe this picture was only 7 short months ago... Since then a lot has happened: β€’ My busiest 6 months of work β€’ Basically all the holidays πŸŽ„πŸ¦ƒπŸŽ‰πŸŽ β€’ My engagement and all the celebrations πŸ’ŽπŸŽ‰ Needless to say I have gained a few pounds and don’t feel as great as I did in this picture. Even though my exercise routine has stayed the same and consistent with the @sweat app, my eating has been far from perfect. But that’s life. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Really excited to follow the @fitnesscarli meal plan for the next 7 weeks and see if I can get back to this. πŸ’ͺ🏼🍏πŸ₯‘ #beyourownmotivation #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #fitnesscarli #bbg #bbgtransformation #healthylifestyle #itallstartswithfood #sweatingforthewedding #noexcuses #wevegotthis #sweatwithkayla #progressnotperfection

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Happy Friday, ladies! With a new diet and/or exercise routine it is SO easy to put yourself & your body under stress. I truly believe hormones have everything to do with losing weight. I did BBG for almost 6 months before I started losing ANY weight. ( I’ll share those pictures another day)!Before that I was taking orange theory classes and nothing was working. Personally if my heart rate is too high and I’m pushing myself to the point that I’m sore for days it just does not work; My cortisol levels were off the charts and I experienced just about all the symptoms above. For that reason I walk a lot and really just concentrate on form during BBG, not how many rounds I can get through. Be kind to your body and kick @fitnesscarli meal plans πŸ‘. The rest will follow! #happyfriday #bbg #bbggirl #bbgcomunity #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #hormones #fitnesscarli #fitnessmotivation #eatrealfood #summerslimdown #nourishyourbody

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Made my green smoothie a tad bit on the sweeter side this morning 🌞 β€’ 1 cup spinach β€’ 1/2 frozen banana β€’ 1 cup light almond milk β€’ 2 Tbsp PB2 All washed down with a piece of peanut butter toast πŸ₯œπŸž #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #fitnesscarli #greensmoothie #givemeallthepeanutbutter #eatingmoregreensthanieverdid #bbg #healthybreakfast

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Since my wedding is in 8 weeks I FINALLY decided to stop watching and buy the @fitnesscarli meal plan! I honestly probably don’t have a ton of weight to lose. But I want to look confident & strong in all my pictures this summer + cut down the inflammation/bloat in my body. The food is delicious and there are so many options! Tonight I had a huge salad with a BBQ chicken pizza. Also, how have I never heard of @stubbsbbqsauce before?! I am so excited to add this meal plan with the @kayla_itsines BBG I’ve been doing the last year and a half. 😳😬 I clearly love following a plan πŸ€ͺπŸ˜†πŸ˜ #fitnesscarlimealchallenge #bbg #fitnesscarli #bbggirls #sweatingforthewedding #givemeallthegreens

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