This is probably one of the hardest things I have ever posted on Instagram.
Gaining weight is cool.
Gaining weight is HARD.
Gaining weight is worth it.
Earlier this year, I woke up one morning from a nightmare that I had been diagnosed with anorexia. I woke up scared as hell, and yet went on convincing myself that everything was fine. I was fine. I was healthy. I went to the doctor, and they didn't say anything about my weight, even though I weighed less than I had since my freshman or sophomore year of high school.
At this point in time, I was massively under-eating and over-exercising. It's a very real and very easy mindset to get caught in. Sucked in. Stuck in. No, I wasn't technically anorexic, but I sure wasn't headed down a healthy path.
I told myself it was okay because I wasn't using a calorie tracker. And yet, I kept a highly detailed mental tab on my meals, carefully calculating what I was eating. TONS of protein. Some days I only ate 1200-1300 cals, and thought that was something to be proud of. How determined and hard working I was, I thought. Working out as hard as I could. Disappointed if I didn't get over 10k steps on my watch each day. Obsessively checking how many calories my watch (arbitrarily) said I had burned.
If you are obsessed, you are not okay.
Accepting the fact that I was not healthy and coming to terms with what I was doing to my body has been the biggest struggle. When everyone comments on your "🔥 abs," it doesn't feel wrong. But when you think about what you forced yourself through to get there...it's a feeling of shame. Sadness. Regret.
It is okay to accept that you need to change. That you have to correct everything you thought about your beauty, your worth, your health. It's scary to accept that you've been harming yourself, because that makes it true. Acknowledging it makes it real. But acknowledging it leads to healing, happiness, REAL health.
Having fat does not make you fat. You were not meant to be the smallest you can be. You are meant to take up space, BE HERE, and enjoy your life, not waste it away with trivial thinks like calories and weight. You were made for MORE. ❤️

Roll out of the box....then step 👈🏽 Follow these movements, not only with our bodies but within our entire culture, HUMAN culture.
@7patterns_ @valerie7p
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A community that sweats together & bands together to use our energy to impact the world. #TeamTrainingLifeChallenging

▫️Was ist deine Lieblingsübung für den Trizeps?▫️
Meine siehst du auf dem Bild! 💪🏼💯
In Kombination mit Dips als Supersatz spüre ich meinen Trizeps sehr sehr gut und soweit ich das beurteilen kann, wächst er auch ordentlich. 😎👍🏼
Ansonsten haut doch mal raus wie ihr in die Woche gestartet seid und ob etwas besonderes ansteht? 🤙🏼

Blessings 🙏🏻

We got @adrian.mertz rocking the new #5starnutrition tank top! Check @crunchroundrock out for some awesome deals on memberships! -
#5startakeover #fitnesscommunity #5stardomain #5star #crunchfitness #crunchroundrock #crunch #gymlife

Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.

Next bootcamp kicks off October 8th, want to get hooked up with workouts, a meal plan, and boss babes that will help you get results? DM me or follow the link in my bio to sign up 💣💣💣💣

Even though it’s not #RUOK day, I think it’s important to talk about mental health on days that aren’t dedicated too... How many of you have had a night out planned, or arranged coffee with friends and suddenly the four walls you inhabit seem the only safe haven because it's the only place you don't have to pretend you are ok, so you cancel. Or when you are invited out you tell them how terribly sorry you are but you're already booked up that weekend, when you are actually just really busy holding it together in your safe box. And so the first problem starts, all by itself. People stop asking you and the isolation that at first wasn't true becomes your only truth.

Please don't give up on your friends. Ring them, go round, even when they don't want you to. Because they really do, they just don't know how to say it. And open up to others when you are struggling. Others positivity feeds positivity in you, even when you don’t feel like you want it.

I am forever thankful for those that have pulled me through the dark days, especially this one for putting up with the times when I really wanted to give up. The sun is shining on the other side. Just give it a chance to come out of the clouds 💖💖

Whovians, you NEED this, the first ever WRC challenge medal. For the bragging rights, for the sheer incredible size and impression of it, for the extra good it does for all our charity partners from this entire year!

And if you're involved in the Whovian Cup competitions with all our WRC teams (ask us in the comments if you're unfamiliar), you'll want the points it earns!

But mostly...it's the physical medal. Sweet OMEGA, is this thing gorgeous. And heavy. Very, very heavy.
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#whovianrunningclub #whovianrunning #whovianrunners #basicallyrun #laughhardrunfastbekind #fanthropy #virtualrun #virtualrunning #instarunner #runnersofinstagram #runforcharity #runnercommunity #fitnesscommunity #geekfitness #nonprofit #morethanamedal

Woohoo it’s leg day 🔥 my fav
Don’t forget to always always warm up
Fitness Blender Warm Up Workout

Circuit 1 & 3
Broad Jump Burpee 15 Reps
Walking Lunge 24 Reps 12 Per Side
Jump Lunge 16 Reps
Squat and Press 20 Reps
Circuit 2 & 4
Split Squat 15 Reps
Reverse Lunge and Knee Up 24 Reps 12 Per Side
X Hop 20 Reps
Outward Snap Jump 30 Reps

I’m not an exercise professional just a fitness bunny so please seek professional advice if required and listen to your body.
For more Workouts with demos check out our Facebook group: Babes In Fitness
Link in bio 📲
#Workoutwednesday #Fitlife#fightforit #babesinfitness #healthyjourney #healthymind #girlssupportgirls #fitnesscommunity #healthcommunity #fitnessbabes #eatcleangetlean #itslegday #wortheverydrop

Miranda xx

“It’s not about being PERFECT. It’s about EFFORT. And when you bring that effort every single day, thats where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. “
- @jillianmichaels
#fitnessmotivation #transformationtuesday #corefit #fitness #progressnotperfection #abs #fitnesscommunity #resiliencefitness
📷: @preethi_gv

We want to register so many #bdday12k scratch-and-sniff pizza medals, that our postal carriers think we're actually shipping food. 🍕😂

We're now creeping up on TWO HUNDRED registrations -- can we do it in time, with just over a week left in the event?
. ☕☂️☕☂️☕☂️
#chiltonrunningclub #chiltonrunning #chiltonrunners #sheconquers #fanthropy #virtualrun #virtualrunning #runnercommunity #fitnesscommunity #geekfitness #instarunner #runnersofinstagram #runforcharity #nonprofit #morethanamedal

Things can be a little painful, but it’s worth it at the end!
Double tap if you agree!

So often clients tell us that they have low energy, and 9 times out of ten this is to do with nutrition.
Try this breakfast has to get you ready for those workout days!
Fry chopped potato with paprika and cumin,
Add chopped bacon,
Add sliced onion and mushrooms,
Add spinach or chopped cabbage
Serve with a poached egg on top.
*Add a spicy sauce like siracha for an extra metabolic kick!
#healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthylifestyle #fitnessfoods #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel #personaltrainer #gym #gymmotivation #gymnastics #calisthenics #bodybuilding #love #selfie #protein #strong #gymlove #sixpack #fitnesscommunity

🔥Eyes are on the prize because that bigger picture is getting closer🔥

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