#sweatingformylife

MOST RECENT

Booty day will always be my favorite day πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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This workout routine has given me the confidence in my own strength and abilities. I always loved strength training but was always too intimidated by the guys at the gym lifting heavy and yelling, or the super trim women who you felt like were judging you as you worked out. I loved the gym because I loved working out. I hated the drive, hated feeling judged or scrutinized, hated feeling "out of place" or unwelcome. .
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Now I workout in the safety and security of my own home, and I can rock it out and do my own thing without fear or insecurity. .
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Find what works for you, and keep doing it. .
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Anyone else get sweet cravings at night, or is that just me?
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These homemade superfood "Reese's" cups really hit the spot last night. Chocolate + PB = heaven 😍
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Want the recipe? Comment πŸ™ŒπŸΌ and I'll send it your way!
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Babes. These headshots have blown me away. 😍
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@ashjanephoto is so dang talented. Please go give her a follow and support her amazing business! .
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"She is at a place in her life where peace is her priority and negativity cannot exist." -anonymous .
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πŸ“Έ Photo Cred: @ashjanephoto
Edited By: Me @ashleyleeimages
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You get what you give. .
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So many people hope and wish and beg for things. I was one of them. I sat for far too long, wishing for my "dream body" instead of getting off the couch and just doing something about it.
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If and when you find that thing that sets your soul on fire, don't sit back and wait for it, because it will never come to be. You have to hustle, fight, and work for it! .
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Nothing worth having will ever come easy. .
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Happy Monday, friends! .
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Yesterday, I had my dress fitting. So many emotions were happening during it, but what stood out the most were the things the seamstress said: "Do you lift weights? I can tell."
"You have hips! And the perfect body shape for a beautiful gown!"
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I've never had a complete stranger compliment my body before, let alone in a way that talks about the parts of my body I've always been most insecure about - my hips, my muscular chest, big arms and calves. It was also so liberating to feel GOOD IN MY OWN SKIN!
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To wake up this morning feeling good about my body, good about my inner self, and to get my headshots back from @ashjanephoto and LOVE them, curves and all, has made this Monday amazing so far ❀
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πŸ“Έ photo cred: @ashjanephoto
Edited by: me @ashleyleeimages .
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Rocking shorts with a tighter tank top is a hug NSV for me! I always would buy looser fitting tops so that it wouldn't accentuate my waist in the wrong way. My first thought when I put this on was to switch out my top; I thought "Oh, I'm not skinny enough yet for this one". But then, my badass self yelled out "Look how good you look girl, rock that shit!" And so I am ❀
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Don't let your scared self drown own your badass self.
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When you burn more calories than you eat in a day, I call that a win. It was hell, but I have health to improve and a wedding in 4 months. Let’s go! #kdsquared #sweatingforthewedding #sweatingformylife

It's Saturday!
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Just because it is the weekend doesn't mean you stop working towards your goals. Have fun, girl, but don't lose all of your progress from the week. Ask yourself "do I need this eating opportunity?" @ilanamuhlsteinrd said it best!
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Balance and slay, girl, balance and slay ✌🏼
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69 days until I become Mrs. Smith forever ❀❀❀ .
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I have my first dress fitting tomorrow + I get to pick up one of the final touches to my dress. I'm so excited to wear it again! Anyone else wish they could wear their wedding dress around the house like they did in Friends?
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Headshot sneak peak! My photog friend and I ran out of time, so I went home and did my fitness shoot with my fiance, and I have to say he did a pretty good job πŸ€—
πŸ“Έ Taken by fiance
Edited by me, @ashleyleeimages
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Taco Salad - my lunch of the week. Lettuce + Cheese + Salsa + Ground Turkey + Taco Seasoning + Sour Cream. .
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I usually do the same breakfast and lunch all week long, and then plan out with fiance our dinners (which we usually don't stick to 🀣). We are more 'wing it' kind of people when it comes to dinners, which can both be a bonus and a struggle. .
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What are your meal prep ideas for lunch?
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"Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary."
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I hear so many people say "I just want to be happy". I've said it, myself, many times in the past. But happiness is a feeling. It comes and goes. True contentment with every day life, passion for your service, and motivation to reach for scary goals - those are what add up to be an amazing life. Even in the mundane, there is magic in the calm. .
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5 Weeks Ago 》》2 Weeks Ago 》》 Today
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Whaaaaa?! I'm sorry, this might not seem like much of a difference to some, but the first thing I noticed is that my lower pooch is SHRINKING?! That dang thing has always been the last thing to go and it's GOING! EEK! NSV πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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Unicorn crack and @inkwellpress planner, what more could a girl ask for?! .
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I'm a total nerd when it comes to office supplies and I find { oddly enough } great satisfaction when I buy new cute pens or matching clipboards. So, this #inkwellpressplanner hits all the factors needed for good office supplies: cute, functional, stylish, practical, organized. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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Water First πŸ’¦
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H2O is the most under-used, under-appreciated weight loss tool we have in our tool boxes. It naturally helps us: (1) flush out toxins (2) cleans our systems (3) keeps us 'regular'
(4) enhances overall feeling of 'fullness' (5) and helps us LOSE WEIGHT! .
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That last point should be enough for anyone, but water is seriously so dang important for our overall health and wellness. I want to challenge everyone today to get AT LEAST 90oz of water in today! I'm at 30oz already, and working on my next 30oz right now! .
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Morning workout βœ… It ain’t easy nor cute at times BUT, it’s worth it.. #keepthelovelosethegut #sweatingformylife #cantstopwontstop

Just Start. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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Fear is what holds us back from our dreams. Fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of failure. But if you don't start, you won't fail and you won't succeed. So what's really important? To fail? Or to succeed? .
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Just Start πŸ™ŒπŸΌ and we can do it together!
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#wcw needs to be a thing all the time. Being apart of this community has opened my eyes to how women can actually support each other, rather than tear each other down. This gal, right here, is one of the most inspiring coaches I follow. She is always genuine and full of life, and I mean, she rocks cheetah headbands like a boss #soalsista so, a huge shout out to you, @shortsassystrong never stop being YOU ❀
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Real Life: overslept by 2 hours this morning πŸ™ˆ rushed to work without having my shake or my water yet, and totally had a handful of peanut butter M&M's on the way out of the door πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ but this is real, and this is what happens sometimes. Shit gets in the way, things don't go to plan, but that doesn't mean you throw your whole day away. I won't let those M&M's ruin my wellness goals. I'm still going to drink my shake, I'm still going to hydrate, and I still have my food prepped for the rest of the day. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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