‼️STRONG IS BEAUTIFUL ‼️ .
A little different kind of transformation for you all. In this first picture I weighed 108lbs. Same weight I was for pretty much all of late teens, early twenties. I literally never fluctuated with weight. To some you, you might think that's great, but that wasn't the case for me. Being skinny didn't mean anything. I wanted to build muscle, gain strength and endurance. When I started BBG I wanted exactly what the name spelt out a Bikini Body which to me meant a 6pack. For over a year, I did BBG and i got the results I wanted and it promised. I was super lean from all the HIIT + Soul Cycle on the side. So combined, looking back it was a lot of cardio .
With my new routine I am now doing a lot more Strength Training than before. Last week I went to the doctor. I don't believe in weighing myself but obviously it is in the routine to get weighed. I am now 118lbs which means I gained 10 lbs since last year & you know what.. I am so HAPPY. We all have different goals, loose weight, gain weight, gain muscle, etc. but one thing I have learned is that your goal should not be something quick and temporary like "getting abs" if should be about living a healthy lifestyle & finding what makes you happy .
First off, I stopped restricting myself from what I am eating &I found balance. I learned to step out of my comfort zone and start lifting weights and using machines. I was willing to try something new, like Paola's guide. I turned UP the resistance at @soulcycle instead of just sprinting & I realized that happiness isn't abs and a flat stomach it's being comfortable in your own skin .
So do me a favor-stop counting calories, instead ENJOY LIFE. Stop worrying about "getting bulky" instead PICK UP THE WEIGHTS. Stop telling yourself you aren't strong and START telling yourself that you ARE. Be willing to try new things, it is so important to change up your routine .
This is going to be the last before and after picture I post for a while, because there isn't any after photo can justify how proud I am of my hard work Work for Strong not Skinny & be the best version of you💪🏽✨