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It's hard to for me to find old pics of myself! I deleted or threw most of them away as I couldn't stand looking at them! For a very long time I didn't want to be reminded of the girl I used to be. I was embarrassed and I didn't want any of my new friends or the companies I was working for, to know anything about that time in my life. πŸ–€ I went to my parents place tonight and I was on a mission to find old pics of myself! I dug up some old albums that my mum had in the shed and all of a sudden I was confronted with years of images that I tried for so long to conceal! πŸ–€ There was a reoccurring theme throughout all of the pics and that was the fake smile that was plastered on my face in each and every single photo!!! This fake smile pretending that everything was all fine and dandy!!! But I could see how unhappy I was and how completely uncomfortable I was in my own skin! It broke my heart πŸ’”And when I got to this pic on the left I got completely overwhelmed and started crying! I just sat there... bawling... How was I this girl? How was I ever this unhappy, unhealthy young woman that was staring back at me??? πŸ–€ I wish I knew then what I know now! I wish I made my health more of a priority back then!!! But that's why I do this! That is why I bust my ass every day! To keep pushing to keep working!!! To keep bettering myself each and every single day! THAT RIGHT THERE πŸ‘†πŸΌThat is my motivation πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I do this for me and for the girl that I used to be 🌸 . . . . . #bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #bbg2017 #bbgprogress #bbgaustralia #bbgsisters #bbgbabes #bbgladies #bbggirls #bbgover30 #bikinibodyguide #bikinibody #bbgfamily#sweatwithkayla #kaylasarmy #kaylaitsines #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #fitchick #fitties #thekaylamovement #strongnotskinny #iifym #bootygoals #gymjunkie #screwthescale

✨Be your own motivation ✨

This week I booked our honeymoon to Mauritius and words can’t describe my level of excitement πŸ˜πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸŒ΄βœˆοΈπŸ™Œ. It’s probably going to be the next time I can wear a bikini too because it’s coming into winter here in Australia. 😫. I find it so much harder to get out of bed and get to the gym in the cold (I’m not the only one, right?! πŸ˜…). Now I know this isn't any time to start using the weather as an excuse to be lazy, so my strategy to keep myself focused will be to look at my transformation photos and remind myself that I didn't make any progress by staying in bed πŸ˜…πŸ˜±πŸ‘°πŸ½βœˆοΈπŸ’πŸŒ΄πŸ’•.Every time I see these images of myself I feel so damn proud πŸ’ͺ. They capture not only my physical change, but represent my ability to persevere (and goodness only knows it hasn't always been easy). And before all the haters start with β€œthere was nothing wrong with the original photo” and β€œI prefer the original photo”. You’re right, there wasn’t anything wrong with original photo, but I certainly wasn’t as strong and healthy as I am now and that’s what’s most important to me.
Project honeymoon body is ON 😜😏πŸ’ͺπŸ™Œ #shreddingformywedding #bbg2017

The left photo I was 3 months clean from heroin. It was August 2015. I put on 12kg in 3 months from emotional eating and was desperate for help. I'd spent the last 12 years addicted to ice and then heroin and felt shattered. Honestly, I was so broken I didn't think I could get well or happy again 😒😞.. I believed everyone was better than me and I was just a shit human...
Cue @kayla_itsines and the #bbgcommunity πŸ™β€οΈ that was day 1.
The middle Photo was Feb 2017. I was being super strict with food and doing bbg and boxing 5 days a week. I'd started to lift weights but wasn't getting the results I was chasing as I wasn't eating enough and my body didn't have time to GROW πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ. So I cut back my boxing and bbg to 1-2 times a week and started to EAT πŸ›πŸŒ―πŸ₯” So here we are πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ™†.. Photo 3. I almost didn't post this cause I thought it 'looked' like I've gone backwards πŸ€”πŸ™„- but this is the plan πŸ“πŸ€“ (come onnnnnn muscles πŸ’ͺ)..
Fit and healthy don't look a certain way- they FEEL a certain way. Something that has taken me AGESSSSS to learn. So whatever your goals are- this is your reminder to GO CHASE THEM- even when you are shit scared πŸ™‹πŸ˜³πŸ˜

#throwbackthursday and #transformationthursday? πŸ˜‚ I posted a comparison of the first two pictures this time one year ago! So I thought I'd do an updated comparison. First picture is 2013. Second was 2016 and third is 2017. In 2013 I was around 185 lbs and in the second two pics I'm around 147! I started losing weight for the second time around right after that first pic in 2013. I'll be honest, when I saw the pictures from a few weeks ago of me in the black bikini, I was bummed. I feel like I see no progress. My lower belly pooch annoys the mess out of me! 😑 I guess I feel like I'm a little leaner than last spring?? It's just going to take me increasing my weights and continuing to build ALL the muscle. πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼 I'm still so thankful I don't look like the first pic anymore and I don't feel the need to hide behind shorts at the beach! Non scale victories are the greatest! #loselikelyss #curvyfit #strongnotskinny #girlswhoworkout #setgoalsandcrushthem #fitnessjourney #weightlossjourney #fitnessgoals #fitnessmotivation #fitspiration #fitnessbeforeandafter #bikinibod #itsalifestylenotadiet #weightlossmotivation #weightlossbeforeandafter #loselikelyss #setgoalsnotlimits #screwthescale #bodypositive #nonscalevictory

Happy #friyay ladies πŸ™Œ! Looking forward to spending time with this little πŸ’ over the weekend. Just knocked out #bbgabs (added a few more challenging modifications to our story) and heading to work! Hope all you babes get a good sweat πŸ’¦ on today and enjoy your weekendβ€οΈπŸ™Œ! .
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈAlso wanted to mention JC and I have decided to start training for the New Orleans #rockandrollhalfmarathon in February if anyone is interested! It may seem like a long time away but we find having something to work towards keeps us motivatedπŸ‘Š. Not to mention we will have plenty of time to ease into training. We will be looking for your workouts @meg_takacs ! .
Who's running with usπŸ™Œ?! We'll share our tips if you share yours πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰... #momlifeisthebestlife #loveachallenge #runhappy

I know. Where did my tan go?! πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’ Quite a few babes have asked me on my previous transformation posts about the time difference between photos. I've found it's often hard to use this to gauge genuine progress because bodies (mine anyway) fluctuate sooooooo much πŸ•žπŸ•–πŸ•˜ BUTTTTTT I can safely say the 8 months between these two photos has been fairly linear for booty growth πŸ“ˆπŸ“ˆπŸ“ˆ
First pic I had just lost quite a bit of weight from being sick so I was the LEAST muscley I've been for a while
Second pic is me now!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Hopefully this helps anyone who's trying to build their booty, I still have a longgggg way to go but it's such a fun and rewarding journey!
#gymtime #getstrong #bbg #sweatwithkayla #justdoit #fitspiration #fitnessgoals #beforeandafter #bbggirls #follow #sweaty #bbgweek12 #bbgprogress #bootyfordays #healthylifestyle #beachbody #transformationtuesday #fitspo #fitfam #fitgirl #thekaylamovement #fitnessjourney #goals #girlswholift #weightlifting #bbgcommunity #fitnesstransformation #bbgtransformation #screwthescale

I'd love to tell you all that I got a workout in this evening and I'm going to be eating some fruit salad for dessert tonight but I've got a full day of exams tomorrow and a long night of studying ahead so I am off to buy cake πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Have a great evening guys! I know that me and my cake will be πŸ˜‰

πŸ“Έ @carinafitmama
Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Ok I hate to be Debbie Downer guys but I've really been feeling like shite the past few days! 😒 I'm back home now after a wonderful holiday with my family in Hong Kong but instead of feeling refreshed and ready to get back into the grind, I just want to hide in bed all day! Between having an awful TTOM, my fainting spell, and coming down with the flu in the last two days, I honestly feel like I've been hit by a bus! I only trained once last week and I haven't felt up to training at all this week. 😩

I just have to remind myself that even though things haven't exactly gone to plan with my training and my health these past few weeks, it doesn't mean that all is lost! These little setbacks are just that - little setbacks. The difference between Carina in the left photo and Carina in the right photo is that I know once I'm feeling a bit better, I'll get back on track and back into my routine. Old me would have used these setbacks as an excuse to give up completely, but that just isn't an option anymore. Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
#iifym #fitnesstransformation #weights #progressnotperfection #glutes #gluteworkout #squat #powerlifting #squatbooty #lifting #bbgcommunity #bbgfamily #sweatwithkayla #throwbackthursday #tbt #eatforabs #abs #diet #girlgains #girlswithmuscle #bikinibabe #screwthescale #beachbody #weightloss #bodygoals #motivation #fitmum

✨ The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new ✨
To go along with my #transformationtuesday I always love finding a quote to go with itπŸ€— How true is that though? By focusing on the old, nothing changes. Change happens when we work to push ourselves in the right direction. It can be achieved one step at a time. It does not matter where you are at in your fitness journey, you can always move forward. From my experience it is never a straight pathπŸ™ˆ mine would be pretty zig-zaggy! The time between these photos is almost 2 years! There have been plenty of ups and downs, such is life😜 find your rhythm, set your goals and don't let anything or anyone stop you from reaching them! Whatever you do, don't stop! Don't lose hope, and most of all don't give up on yourself! Because you CAN do this!πŸ’ͺ🏻❀️


I had to document my hair down. This happpens maybe 4-5 times a month, because #momlife. Right after this my 1.5 year old walked up to me and gave me a hug so sweetly and then threw up down my shirt. πŸ™ˆ so, TGIF! πŸ˜‚πŸ™ŒπŸ»

🌸 RADIATE POSITIVE VIBES 🌸 "You attract the energy that you give off. Spread good vibes. Think positively. Enjoy life" - unknown
It's the weekend my friendssss πŸ‘πŸΌ it's the final countdown for my time at my current job! And although it has become a bit of a negative place for me lately, I'm going to go into these two last days with nothing but positivity ✨ It's been a place of growth and learning and although I know my time there is done, I'm grateful for some of the things it's has taught me and for some of the people I've met along the way! πŸ’« .
This past week it has felt like a weight has been lifted of my shoulders and I've become that happy, energetic, bubbly person again... I kind of lost myself there for a bit!!! BUT I'M BACKKKKKKK and on that note I'm off to the gym to smash a solid workout!!! I'm thinking πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ is on the cards! βœ”οΈ . . . #bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #bbg2017 #bbgprogress #bbgaustralia #bbgsisters #bbgbabes #bbgladies #bbggirls #bbgover30 #bikinibodyguide #bikinibody #bbgfamily#sweatwithkayla #kaylasarmy #kaylaitsines #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #fitchick #fitties #thekaylamovement #strongnotskinny #iifym #bootygoals #gymjunkie #screwthescale

Only the cool kids workout on Friday nights 😜🀘🏼 Since I slept in this morning I went to the gym after work and crushed week 3 full body! Finished with a nice foam roll/stretch sesh + steam room and I am feeling greeeeaaaat 😌 Also noming on the new @rxbar chocolate chip flavor which is absolutely delish!
Happy Friday and I hope you all are enjoying the start to the weekend!

Sometimes all we need is a new perspective. .
HWS legging in Plaid (ethically sourced//eco fabric//gives back)

W E E K E N D βœ–οΈ park dates with the kids today, this picture taken by my 3 yr old πŸ™Š


Feeling like I've been slipping backwards, unable to lose weight and putting it on even when I eat one cheat meal! Anyone else having the same problems?? I know a lot is muscle, but it's hard seeing the numbers rise. New game plan, new motivation, new goals- and I don't need to wait until Monday to start! πŸ‘πŸΌ #bbg #bbgweek16 #bbgmotivation #loveyourself #screwthescale

Metcons πŸ™ŒπŸΌ βœ–οΈ #Nike

Here is a summary of my favorite tips for portion control.

You can check out the full video and other tips, tricks and recipes over at my page.


Today I went to the gym for the first time in 2 weeks.... Been sick for so long bluggggh 😣
Wasn't the best workout because still not 100% BUT I KNOW I needed to recover and I'm over my sickness now so I can FOCUS on improving my fitness. Yes I may have lose definition and muscle and maybe even gained a little fat BUT its not the end of the world. We have bad days. We have bad weeks heck we even have bad months but we can fix that.
I need to learn to stop stressing lol.
I'm not even going to weigh myself.... Scales are fucking
I'm #Determined
I'm #motivated
I'm #focused
I can do this.
#health #fitness #gym #workout #motivation #musclebuilding #recovery #inspiration #motivation #bodybuilding #fatloss #sickness #anorexiarecovery #determination #justdoit #fit #goal #healthy #beyou #screwthescale #vegan #diet

Saturday morning grind and acai bowl βœ…πŸ˜Š. Now I'm off to grocery shop before visiting my mum and dad and If the sun says out I may even sneak in a little LISS this afternoon πŸ™β˜€οΈ . What are you guys up to this weekend? Don't forget to make time to reeesst and just enjoy yourself ❀️😘 x

July 2016 ➑️ April 2017
While my physical progress might not be as drastic as it "should be" for the 9 month difference between these pics, my mental progress is stunning. I may have been smiling on that photo on the left, but I wasn't happy. I was so self critical (and some days I still am) and obsessed with the number on the scale. I would be really healthy for a couple of days and then fall off the wagon. I was prone to injury because I wasn't warming up, stretching, working out the right way.. Fast forward to today and I feel stronger than I ever have. I am in a routine that I love #BBG and I am learning to take care of and love myself. Today I have pride in the work I've put in (something I've never felt before) and I wake up happy, energized and ready to kick butt - most days at least. Happy Friday babes! Do something awesome for yourself this weekend and do it because you love you. ❀️ #selflove .
#screwthescale #bbggirl #bbggirls #bbgcommunity #bbgprogress #bbgsocal #bbgstrong #bbglove #kaylaitsines #kaylasarmy #kaylaitsinesbbg #kaylamovement #bbgmotivation #fitness #πŸ’ͺ #bbgweek16

I can't believe how far I've come in the past 8 months since joining Orange Theory Fitness. I wasn't in shape , couldn't run a mile and much less lift weights. Now I've run 2 races a half and a VERY hilly 10 miler. I'm obsessed with weights and any type of core work. So basically I don't even know me anymore.πŸ˜‚ but in all seriousness this was the best thing I've done for myself. I remember when I joined a " friend" told me " oh only fat people go there " " you will plateau " Yeah... No! My body continues to change and grow stronger with every run and workout. I've set my sights on some pretty big goals and can't wait to crush them. Ain't no stopping me now!πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Still trying to work on my handstands! Haven't been practicing them as much, but getting better at holding myself up longer, and need to keep working on core strength for better balance. .
#handstands #balance #fitness #fitmom #noexcuses #fitlikeflint #healthylife #momswholift #momswithmuscles #chickswholift #rhinofitness #iifym #macronerd #flexibledieting #gymrat #bodybuildingcom #bestself #relentless #jessiesgirls #screwthescale

I've started doing ten minutes on the treadmill after #bbg resistance training. I do sprint/walk intervals and it's made me so much less sore the next day. And gets my heart rate flying after lifting weights and squatting for days. #fitmom #fitness #bbgcommunity #screwthescale #iifymgirls #iifym #bbgmoms and sorry for the blurry pic. Hard to believe I'm a professional photographer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚taken right after sprinting so don't judge my steady hands here πŸ€—

This is what the celebrities, media, society, and majority of men... teach our little girls! Guess what we need to teach our daughters... to focus on our character, core values, morals. How to respect ourselves to be respected. To do good, think good, BE GOOD! Life is not about the physical appearance, that ages badly. A great person ages beautifully!!! #daughters #fancyjlondon #beauty #selfie #health #instagood #igers #screwthescale #agebeautiful @instagram #like4like #repost #love #cute #thinkaboutit @theashleygraham @katyperry @selenagomez @fancyj_london

-afternoon snack ft cat
So I feel really disgusting right now because I feel like I ate too much and my dad made a comment and said "you're always in the kitchen" like thanks dad for calling me fat. Idk my ed just wants me to restrict and if I restrict I feel bad but if I eat I feel bad and it's just this constant cycle of feeling guilty and disgusting either way. I just wish I could eat like a normal person and not have this cloud hanging over my head :(
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#ed #edrecovery #edfamilly #bodypositivity #screwthescale #fuckthescale #ana #neda #nedawareness #edawareness #eating #eatingdisorderrecovery

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