Happy #TransformationTuesday! .
"Oh hi! 👋🏻This is me 4 years ago (left). I'm sitting in a pizza joint on a random week day. My endorphins are exploding, but in about an hour I'll be suffocating in guilt. This is normal. I'm just coming out of a bout of depression and rely heavily on yoga and running to clear my mind. I love being active, but I've always struggled to see results so I stick to exercise for therapeutic reasons. I want to be as light and skinny as possible, but I don't know how to make that happen. The number on the scale and size of my clothes matter to me. I'm "skinny fat." I'm ambitious, but I'm full of self-doubt. I drink a lot of wine, I eat a lot of tacos and I often eat my feelings. My idea of "healthy food" is pizza on whole wheat crust. Food controls me.
On the right, this is also me as of a couple of weeks ago. I'm 5 pounds heavier, my body fat is about 7% less and I eat A LOT more food. I train 5-6 days a week to reach specific goals I have set for myself. I want to be as fast, fit and strong as possible. Gaining weight excites me. I see results on a weekly basis. I still enjoy yoga and running. I'm still ambitious, and at times I still have self-doubt...but I'm confident enough to always try. I no longer eat pizza for dinner, unless it's a cheat meal, and then I go to town. My version of healthy food is whole food. I meal prep weekly, although I never feel deprived. I eat well because it makes me feel good from the inside out. I indulge on cheat meals because I'm human. I no longer eat my feelings; I now sweat my feelings. The smile on my face is real. The mic on my ear is a reflection of my passion in helping others succeed, just as my trainers @devanklinefitness @ashleybeasley80 @shannydola helped me. I've ditched my Corporate America career path and went rogue with my Husband to make our own dreams come to life. @burnbootcampmanchester My "fit life" didn't just happen overnight. It's been a journey of ups and downs, tears and sweat. It still is. It's not easy...but it's worth it. Thank you @burnbootcamp for teaching me I am capable of many things, and giving me this life that I can fully enjoy. My kids, thank you too. 💙"