HOW TO TRACK YOUR PROGRESS WITHOUT USING A SCALE: . Scales are very fickle! So many people obsessing over a number that fluctuates so much from the littlest things such as stress or water weight or sleep. It can be SO discouraging! My solution? USE OTHER METHODS TO TRACK YOUR PROGRESS! . 1️⃣ How do you FEEL? (MOST IMPORTANT)! Do you have more energy day to day? Are daily activities (climbing stairs, walking, chasing kids) easier? If so, you are making PROGRESS 😄👍🏽 . 2️⃣Pants Size! Are your clothes fitting differently? If you’re trying to lose fat-are they looser? If you’re trying to gain muscle-are they a bit tighter? If so, you are making PROGRESS 👖👍🏽 . 3️⃣ Strength During Workouts! Are the same workouts/lifts you did last week feeling easier to perform this week? If so, you are making PROGRESS 💪🏽👍🏽 . 4️⃣ PHOTOS/MIRRORS! There’s a reason why fitness pros post selfies! Looking in the mirror & taking photos is one of the best ways to track your visual progress. Can you see it? If so, you are making PROGRESS 🤳🏽👍🏽 . Don’t rely on the scale! It really means so little. What’s your favorite way to track progress? . #progress#progressnotperfection#progressive#progression#progresspic#progresso#progressiva#progresspics#progressisprogress#progressshot#progressoverperfection#progressionnotperfection
Days like today really are true tests of just how far I’ve come! NOTHING went as planned...my workout was all over the place because autumn was going moving wayyyy too fast ! ((I mean how in the world do they get those loops on so quick! 😱 yes it’s been 6 weeks but I still fight them! Lol!)) then I get home and still have a laundry of list of things I hadn’t even got to. Totally hit the pause button on life and got my workout in! To me...THIS is priority!! I give myself 1 hour a day...so life just had to wait. This is how important this is to me. And THIS is how I KNOW that my progress is happening! Before...everything would have came before my workout...today...everything waited and my workout took priority. . . #progressionnotperfection#onedayatatime#imaketime#fitmom#beachbody#80dayobsession#obsessed#obsessedwithchange#iamworthit#youaretoo#investinyourself
It’s been a minute since I’ve posted on here 🙃 I honestly just do not have as much free time anymore between work & school to film workouts, spend 15 mins taking pics before/after my workouts, recording my meal preps & I MISS IT SO MUCH. But don’t let my absence fool you, I’ve still been grinding in the gym & staying on track with my nutrition (aside from my weekly cheat meal, which I take VERY serious 😂). - I want to get something off my chest. When I do take pictures for this account, I tend to think “I don’t look good enough,” “not lean enough,” “not enough muscle definition,” & so on. I haven’t been focusing on losing weight for a little while now. Instead I’ve been trying to build muscle & prepare my body for my cut, which I am super excited for. In the mean time, I’m going to try my best to focus on how much progress I’ve made these past 7 months & get those negative thoughts outta my head. I’m eating a whole lot more, doing less cardio, lifting heavier, & still making progress all around. I am actually HAPPY with this lifestyle & myself, so there’s no reason why I should be getting in my own head!!!! - Okay thanks for listening to me rant. Here’s a selfie of me in my only pair of leggings that fit since all my other ones are too big now, but I’m not complaining about that 🤗 ps - aren’t my shoes so freaking cute? pss- transformation post coming at ya in the near future so look out for that!
Happy FriYAY everyone! . . . Just hit an emotional milestone. I decided after listening to a podcast interview I did with @selfinthecity which I shared yesterday (go to my profile bio for the link) that going forward I’m going to OWN my body. Yesterday’s interview explains a lot about my evolution. Why I felt ashamed and how I’m currently evolving from that space of lack. Today, I stripped down and worked out in my sports bra. No more feeling like “I don’t have a nice body”. The negativity and shaming stops NOW. It’s strong, it’s beautiful as it is, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s not “perfect” whatever that means anyway. But it’s just perfect for ME. . . . Here are the two AMRAP workouts I did👇. (In real time) Keep scrolling 👉 to view the 2nd . . . 🔻12 min lower body AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) - 10 Clean to front squat - 10 stiff DL - 10 split squats each - 10 lower spine extensions - 10 side step up w/knee drive each 🔻8 min AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) - 10 reverse crunch side kicks - 10 leg lifts with side side hip raise - 10 v-sits w/alt knee kicks - 10 traveling seated bicycle crunches - 10 slow atomic mountain climbers . . . I hope that you feel empowered in your body today, tomorrow & foreverrrrr! PS - tomorrow will be my last class teaching at @titleboxingclubsyosset 10am! I’m so grateful for my students, my colleagues and the management team. I was one of the founding Master instructors of the Syosset, NY location. I have met incredible people and have fallen in LOVE with boxing. It’s not just another fitness class to me. I’ve learned major empowerment and strength - it’s the most humbling of sports because you never master it rather it’s a continuance of growth and improvement . There’s no ego. It’s a continuous journey as a teacher and enthusiast. I have decided to devote all of my energy as an instructor to the one really incredible company that has given me so much in the
Don’t take a NO from someone as the end all be all. NO stands for NEXT OPPORTUNITY. If you really believe in your goals, you’ll take the perspective of realizing that certain opportunities aren’t meant for you. Say your thanks for the opportunity, learn, and figure out how to get better at what you love so you’re ready for the next opportunity. I used to get emotional and cry over certain opportunities when I felt it was so perfect for me. I was confused as to why I wasn’t considered “qualified” or “worthy.” Yet maybe weeks or months later I got different opportunities that I realized I wouldn’t be able to have if I had gotten that last opportunity. Trust the process. Trust yourself. You can always find the positive in every situation. Always be grateful for growth 💪🏽♥️