carinafitmama carinafitmama

702 posts   49330 followers   1278 followings

CARINA | 32 | SYDNEY  Fitmama βœ–οΈReformed Lawyer Fitness βœ–οΈLifestyle βœ–οΈNutrition Ambassador @peaknutritionals βž• @gassdnutrition Use code FITMAMA for 20% off Peak ⬇️⬇️

http://www.peaknutritionals.com.au/

⭐️ The timing is never perfect. Just start. Then keep going⭐️
.

The photo on the left was taken on 23 September 2015. I had pretty must just quit my job as a lawyer. I didn't have a new job to go to and to be honest I didn't even know what I wanted to do. My little girl still wasn't sleeping through the night and I was totally exhausted, emotionally and physically. I wasn't in a great place. I wanted to get fit and lose weight but I didn't know how to and I was just so exhausted it seemed totally impossible. But with the encouragement of my husband I made the decision to start @kayla_itsines BBG after seeing another woman's transformation pic.
.

The first few weeks I could barely do more than a few reps of any exercise and I found it too hard to change my nutrition. Progress was SLOW. But I just kept going and each week I'd get a little fitter and make another small change to my nutrition. I started this Insta to keep myself accountable but I didn't expect anyone to actually follow me. I would get discouraged a lot - there's been a lot of setbacks - but I kept trying to remind myself it was a lifestyle change, not a fad diet. Before I knew it a whole year had passed! I completed over 70 weeks of the BBG and then I decided I wanted to start lifting heavier weights so I joined a gym. .

Next thing I know I'm the fittest and strongest I've ever been, training for powerlifting comps, tracking macros and nearly 50k people are following my journey on here πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Things don't need to "perfect" for you to work on getting healthier and fitter. Start where you are, with what you have.... just start 😘
.
.
#nevergiveup #startingover #fitnessjourney #lifetimefitness #healthy, #lifting, #transformationtuesday, #weights, #progressnotperfection, #motivation, #exercise, #progresspic, #transformation, #inspiration, #fitgirls, #tbt, #goals, #weightloss, #throwback

If you are looking for pristine, carefully styled, on trend, posed and perfected pics...... this is not the right account for you πŸ˜‚
.

Nailed it team πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#screwthescales #gymjunkie #strongnotskinny #iifym #fit #fitfam #fitspo #bbgfam #bbgcommunity #bbggirl #kaylasarmy #bikinibodyguide #strengthtraining #beforeandafter #girlswholift #fitmums #transform #vacay #fun #laughterisgoodforthesoul

When the bathroom lighting makes you look like you've got some abs after eating half of Adelaide, you gotta take a selfie 🀳 πŸ™Š
.

By some miracle of god, the small person let me sleep until 9am this morning which meant I didn't have time to get to the gym before going to visit family. Instead of giving up on my workout completely I did a quick 30 min HIIT circuit in my Aunty's backyard πŸ’ͺ🏻 All I used was a skipping rope and a resistance band but it still had me sweating even in the cold weather. .

Tonight we are heading to my family's beachside holiday home so you can expect to be spammed with pictures of the beach and food markets over the next two days! #soznotsoz .

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Happy Friday! 😘😘
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#weightloss #gainingweightiscool #motivation #lifting #weights #squats #bodygoals #inspiration #fitgirls #exercise #progressnotperfection #strong #healthyliving #healthy #goals #progress #transformation #throwback #progresspic #transformationtuesday #tbt #motivationmonday #fitnessmotivation

Quite a few people asked me for the recipe for the Satay Chicken that I posted in my story the other night. I wish I could say it was some amazing, secret home recipe but it was a packet sauce! πŸ™Š I don't know about other people but on days that I work, I don't have time to be making sauces from scratch #nomasterchefhere πŸ™…πŸ»
.

I literally bought a packet of satay sauce from my supermarket, a packet of cut up stir fry veg and then added some broccoli and beans myself. When I picked the packet of sauce I checked the nutritional panel for sugars and I chose one that didn't have added preservatives etc. There is no reason you can't eat pre made sauces in your meals! You don't need to be some world class chef to prepare healthy, quick and easy meals that meet your nutritional needs. P33g F9g C6.5g (excluding the rice). .
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#weightloss #gainingweightiscool #motivation #lifting #weights #squats #bodygoals #inspiration #fitgirls #exercise #progressnotperfection #strong #healthyliving #healthy #goals #progress #transformation #throwback #progresspic #transformationtuesday #tbt #motivationmonday #fitnessmotivation

Insta chicks be like: "What?! This is just me looking "normal". I'm not even posing in the second photo" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ .
.

RANT INCOMING: Two days ago I saw a post on Insta that basically made my eyes roll out of my head. It was actually a repost on a really big fitness motivation account that I follow and it was a side by side comparison shot another woman had put up on her page. The woman had accompanied the photos with a long caption about how Insta is just a big highlight reel and that posed photos always looked better than "normal" photos. Her photo was meant to illustrate this point and I imagine she was trying to be "real", EXCEPT SHE WAS POSING IN BOTH PHOTOS πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Y THO?!? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I get it that we all post photos that are flattering on here. Guilty as charged. But why post a photo that is so clearly posed and then say it's just you normally? People are just too savvy for that kind of silliness these days!! 🀣
.

AND, YESSSSSS THAT IS THE SAME PHOTO FELICIA. SO CALM YOUR FARM. THAT IS THE POINT OF THE POST πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#weightloss #gainingweightiscool #motivation #lifting #weights #squats #bodygoals #inspiration #fitgirls #exercise #progressnotperfection #strong #healthyliving #healthy #goals #progress #transformation #throwback #progresspic #transformationtuesday #tbt #motivationmonday #fitnessmotivation

Today I tried a lovely little exercise for the first time, called snatch grip deadlifts. .

Points to note:

1. I repeat, this is the first time I've ever done these so the keyboard warriors can save their energy - I know I need to work on my form. DIS IS WHY I HAVE A COACH πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»
2. This exercise is hard work and it had me completely out of breath after a few sets, but apparently it's useful for improving your strength off the floor with conventional deads and also for posterior chain development πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
3. This was about set 7 of 10x6, so I was pretty much a fried egg by this stage 🍳
4. Like any good Insta chick, my phone is full so the video cut out halfway through the set.... #soprofessional
5. I don't know how to make fancy videos with music, etc so this is as good as it gets πŸ‘πŸ» If anyone wants to suggest some apps to help me be less of a noob at life that would be tops 😘
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
@revolutions_emuplains @jorwndavid
#weightloss #gainingweightiscool #motivation #lifting #weights #squats #bodygoals #inspiration #fitgirls #exercise #progressnotperfection #strong #healthyliving #healthy #goals #progress #transformation #throwback #progresspic #transformationtuesday #tbt #motivationmonday #fitnessmotivation

πŸ›£πŸ›£πŸ›£πŸ‘ΉπŸ‘ΉπŸ‘Ή
.

Happy Monday babes! The winner of my @peaknutritionals Tone Protien giveaway is @catnipgetsfit! Please send me your details so I can send out your prize 😘 Thank you to everyone that entered! I've got another exciting giveaway coming up real soon! 😊.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#weightloss #gainingweightiscool #motivation #lifting #weights #squats #bodygoals #inspiration #fitgirls #exercise #progressnotperfection #strong #healthyliving #healthy #goals #progress #transformation #throwback #progresspic #transformationtuesday #tbt #motivationmonday #fitnessmotivation

Despite experiencing some serious PMS feels this morning, I got up and got my Sunday leg session done πŸ’ͺ🏻 πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Now for lunch with the family. I'm literally not moving from this spot all day β˜€οΈβ€οΈ p.s giveaway winner will be announced tonight 😘
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#weightloss #gainingweightiscool #motivation #lifting #weights #squats #bodygoals #inspiration #fitgirls #exercise #progressnotperfection #strong #healthyliving #healthy #goals #progress #transformation #throwback #progresspic #transformationtuesday #tbt #motivationmonday #fitnessmotivation #family #love #sunday #food #familyfun #lunch

It struck me yesterday that I actually really missed doing my big meal preps. So I grabbed some meat and veg from the supermarket and whipped up this prep for the week ahead! .
.

BZZZZZZZZZ NOPE! πŸ™…πŸ»πŸ™…πŸ»πŸ™…πŸ»πŸ™…πŸ»πŸ™…πŸ»πŸ™…πŸ»πŸ™…πŸ»
.

In reality, it took two cooking sessions over two days, and a thousand pots and pans to get this bloody prep done. But the food tastes good so it was kind of, sort of, maybe worth it 😜 Don't know if I will do it again though....
.
. 🍭Meal 1 : Overnight oats with @peaknutritionals Chocolate WPI, apple, strawberries and almond milk. . 🍭Meal 2 : Lean Beef Chili Con Carne with jasmine rice, half an avocado and sautéed mixed veg. . 🍭 Meal 3 : Turkey rissoles or Lemon and Herb chicken breast with sautéed green veg. . 🍭 Snacks: Fresh fruit, boiled eggs, @chobaniau yoghurt.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#screwthescales #gymjunkie #strongnotskinny #iifym #fit #fitfam #fitspo #bbgfam #bbgcommunity #bbggirl #kaylasarmy #bikinibodyguide #strengthtraining #beforeandafter #girlswholift #fitmums #transform #mealprep #mealplan #whatsonmyplate #fooddiary #proteins #fuelfood #bbgfood #cleaneating #nourish #gainsfit #wholefoods #organic #iifym #macros

My good mate @pretty_rand0m sent me a pic of a book yesterday that was titled "how to eat clean all freakin year long" or something horrific like that (I may have edited the title a little). I used to be on the "clean eating" bandwagon but trying to eat clean all the time left me feeling very deprived and restricted and ultimately I would end up binging. .

In more recent times I've been tracking macros which means I have more flexibility with what I can eat. I've learned so much about nutrition and how much fat, protein and carbs my body needs to achieve my goals. To be honest I eat more intuitively now because I have a basic understanding of what foods are made up of these days. A lot of days I don't even look at MFP. Macros isn't for everyone and that's fine! But it has definitely helped me feel less restricted with my food choices. I can eat a donut (like one of these @krispykremeaustralia bad boys #donutporn) and still work towards my health and fitness goals. I don't need to turn a donut into a "skinny", "clean", egg free, dairy free, fat free, happiness free cored apple slice covered in some weird clean icing stuff. I just eat a regular donut, enjoy it and then get back to eating more nutritious, satisfying, vitamin rich foods. .

Ultimately you have to find a way of eating that is balanced, works for you and your goals and doesn't leaving you feeling cray, deprived or guilty. As the great saying goes, "I don't want to look back and think, I could have eaten that". πŸ©πŸ˜†
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#weightloss #gainingweightiscool #motivation #lifting #weights #squats #bodygoals #inspiration #fitgirls #exercise #progressnotperfection #strong #healthyliving #healthy #goals #progress #transformation #throwback #progresspic #transformationtuesday #tbt #motivationmonday #fitnessmotivation #food #healthyfood #eatforlife #iifym #flexibledieting

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags