25 min strength and 10 min core ☑️
Is that really my body?! Sitting and lookin cute?!💁🏼
Its obvi Aerin and I struggle with the way we view ourselves. We are overly critical and tend to think we haven't changed as much as we have... but watching my insta story back from this mornings abs circuit blew my mind! I would have never felt comfortable filming myself crunching in a sports bra, and when I first starting wearing sports bras to workout in at home it was to motivate/shame myself because my belly would jiggle so much and I wanted that shit GONE!👊🏼🔥
For years I have had this self doubt in my head that I would never make it this far. Or that I would get to a certain point and regress (totes been there MANY times). But I never wanted to go back to where I was so I kept pushing. But I also think I had unrealistic expectations of how the human body actually moves and looks for the majority of that time. We are so exposed to perfectly posed pictures with great lighting it can kind of give us a mind fuck when we look at our own bodies... and I wanted to be like those girls whose bellies didn't jiggle when they worked out, and I wanted to be confident enough to rock a sports bra while jumping, running, crunching, etc.
Well not believing in myself coupled with comparing my journey to other women's held me back. And so did my fear of failure! I felt like a failure for being on this journey and still not being where I wanted to be after FOUR years! How do some girls make this transition in their lives and it seems like it just clicks so easily?! I've thought a lot about this, and I think it comes down to the power you have over your brain.
Shifting my thoughts really started when Aerin and I started coaching. The accountability, motivation and support we got from women just starting their fitness journey really inspired me to take the steps necessary to own and control my own thoughts and feelings. I didn't want to see any of our girls waste time with negative thoughts like I did. I am now appreciative of how far I've come and how much my body can do. I honestly can't believe this is my body🙀 ⬇️just a wee bit more in comments below😘⬇️