That time of year is here. The time where we wait until the new year to get on track with our goals, our health, our weight. But what we you waiting for??? The time is now tomorrow isn’t a guarantee. Next week isn’t a guarantee. Heck the next year isn’t a guarantee. The time is now because we don’t know what tomorrow holds for us.
Two years ago this month I hit “join” because my stress and anxiety were SO bad, my IBS was out of control (aka I had no control of it), struggling with depression, I was overweight and inflamed, I was struggling to sleep, I lived off coffee and energy drinks, tummy was bloated af, and had no energy to live life. I was drowning myself in essential oils to stay afloat until the new year because it was going to be “better” in the new year. I would have more time to eat healthy and work out in the new year. I would be less stressed out and busy in the new year. This would change in the new year. HA. We all know how that goes.
When I decided to “join” I had enough of this new year, new me especially when it came working on my health because I have said this for 4 years in a row. 4 YEARS. I didn’t want to break a promise to myself 5 years in a row. (Anyone else????) “Join” was a promise to myself that this was it. This was the year I would change my habits and focus on my health. I am 2 years on this journey and everyday I am so grateful that I clicked “join”. I committed to myself to become a better healthier version of myself, for myself and for the people in my life. Because I deserve my best self and so does my boyfriend, my family, and my friends.
If you’re sitting around waiting for the new year. Let’s chat! I would love to encourage you to get started TODAY.
A lot of things I love in this life have been taken from me and have left me feeling empty inside. These weights may crush you, leave you beat up and sore. But they will never wake up one day and tell you they don’t love you anymore. They will always be there when no one else is. They will always be there to take your frustrations out on. It will always be your escape from your day to day life. The one thing I loved most in this world was those numbers on that platform. I’m ready to take it back. I’m hungry again. I want what I set out to do in the first place. #thecomeback#powerlifting#powerlifter#liftangry#hellbarbell
A super important part of feeling your best each day is make sure that you are eating the right number of calories. Too many calories and you will gain body fat. Too few calories and you may find yourself hungry, cranky and sluggish.
If you’re working out hard and not eating enough calories, you face an increased risk of burnout.
And if you’re not working out, you need to eat fewer calories to maintain your body weight.
Here's how to determine the right number of calories for yourself: Write down your current body weight. Multiply that number by a “calorie multiplier” that is based on your goal. Which are:
9 – If your goal is to lose weight and you are exercising moderately. 10 – If your goal is to lose weight and you are exercising more than 3 times each week. 11- If your goal is lose weight and you are exercising aggressively. 12 – If your goal is to achieve great energy throughout the day and want to maintain your current body weight. 13 – If your goal is to improve fitness performance, work out hard, and maintain body weight. 14 – If your goal is to maintain body weight, improve performance, and add muscle. 15 – If your goal is to gain weight and add muscle as fast as possible without increasing body fat too much.
Multiply #1 by #2 above to determine the number of calories you should be eating most days to achieve your goal.
This number tells you what you NEED every day - and you have to have to the courage to ask for and take what you need in order to see change. 🔥🔥🔥
When you find something you are truly passionate about, everything in the world just makes sense.
A desire fueled by passion will bring about the greatest results in life. Passion can push you through difficult times because you don’t care what it takes to become better.
You will never know what you’re truly capable of unless you push yourself. Find you PASSION. Push your limits. Live your life happy. 👊🏻✨
2019 ain’t ready for me. #thecomeback
Squats yesterday felt great but also soul crushing. I hit a belt-less PR for both weight and reps. 320x2x6 followed by 320x2x5, one set each belt-less, one belted.
I wasn’t kidding about that random #gymbro! 🙄😂