REAL TALK, and about as vulnerable as I'll get on here.
After posting my transformation picture the other day, someone that I went to school with reached out, congratulating me. They then went on to say how I'm really lucky, because this all comes so easy to me. I'd say I have pretty tough skin and don't often let things people say get to me, but that comment just rubbed me the wrong way. I'm not lucky & this does not come easy to me - I had to work my ass off to lose 40 pounds & 16% body fat, and then work even harder to maintain that weight loss. Nutrition doesn't come easy to me: I had to do my research to educate myself, still work on fighting off previous binge eating behaviors, and I make the time to meal prep, weigh & log my foods, and hit my macro goals. Sure, I love working out, but that doesn't make it easy, either. I've been busting my butt for the last 8 weeks after having my forth knee surgery by the age of 23. There's days where the motivation is lacking and the discipline needs to kick in. There's workouts where I feel like the weakest person alive.
I'm not lucky; I just have big goals set for myself, and I know that I need to work hard & stay focused to reach those goals. It doesn't come easy to me. Did I want to eat my homemade chicken alfredo pizza tonight? Heck no, I wanted to call up Domino's and get the chicken alfredo bread bowl! Did I want to finish my workout earlier today with 5 sets of these sandbag burpees and squat jumps? No way - there was sand flying everywhere and my leggies were on fire, but I finished the burnout anyways. Each and every day I remember my "why" and make the conscious decision to be better than the girl I was the day before. That's not being lucky; it's being driven. END RANT. 🙃 #myfitnessjourney #weightloss #transformation #workout #burnbootcamp #burnbootcampverona #burnnation #learntolovetheburn #progress #motivated #strongnotskinny #progressnotperfection #choosetobebetter #iifym #avatarnutrition #flexibledieting #eatcleantraindirty #girlswholift #neversettle #strongwomen #fitness #fitfam #goaldigger #findingfit #greasypigletgetsfit