WHOAAA more selfies?!? Calmmm yourself josie!!
To be honest, I’ve been slacking lately. I know I know.. Josie you’re ALWAYS slacking. Pshhh tell me bout it! I don’t have the leanest abs, poppin muscles, strongest body, low body fat (according to my scale I’m hovering around 25-27% body fat actually 😳) and I’m around the 2nd highest weight I’ve been in my fit journey (highest weight I’ve been was 118, right now I’m between 112-114, I’m 5’0”).
But you know what? 💢It’s ok.
It’s ok to not look like the #fitspo accounts you see on Instagram.
It’s ok not too look like a fit tumblr girl.
It’s ok not to look like a Victoria’s Secret model👙.
It’s ok to eat freely. It’s ok to eat “unclean” 🍦foods. It’s ok to live it up and have fun in life and eat the dang cheesecake. ❗️ITS OK NOT TO BE PERFECT.❗️
No one is perfect anyway. Those #fitspirations you see? Well don’t compare yourself to them! It’s amazing what a little angling, flexing💪, lighting💡, can do for a picture. Maybe they aren’t showing the full picture through their pics! Maybe they aren’t always 100% on their game! But of course not everyone posts that stuff, so you’re forced to see the “perfection” and think “why can’t I be/look like them? Well 🙅ENOUGH.
Compare yourself to you🙋, who you were yesterday, what you did or ate or how you worked out yesterday and the days before, and aim to improve YOURSELF daily, not a second rate version of someone else!
I’m starting to get more comfy with how I am now. No macro counting, no counting anything actually, eating freely, what I want when I want, and even though I criticize myself sometimes (uck your legs, your chubs cheeks, Etc etc) I also praise the good things (I like my smile, I have amazing friends and a boyfriend and loving parents and a sister who’s amazing, and I’m no longer going on CRAZYYY binges).
I find I can eat freely too as long as I’m still active! I’m finding balance in my life. Letting go of the obsession I created a few summers ago and trying to make this lifestyle more enjoyable AND maintainable. Be positive towards yourself, don’t beat yourself up, praise the good things, recognize the bad but don’t focus too much on them, and LOVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE. Love the body you’re in while still trying to improve it!
Keep these 10 things in mind and your life will be golden. Happy weekend and happy Saturday everybody!
Remember: the key to this thing called life is to ENJOY IT. Don’t live it with restrictions, obsessions, hate for your body or others, or any kind of negativity!
Fill it with love, health, kindness, body positivity, movement, happiness, selflove, and more. Do things that make you HAPPY. Workout because it makes your body feel good to move. Eat for your goals and eat to fuel, not to overstuff or to starve. Love people because you genuinely love them, not because you think you should. Love and compliment yourself because you are more than the flaws that you see. Just be HAPPY.
Little things make a big difference!
MMMM Greek yogurt, peanut flour, maca superfood powder, flax meal, and a big ol spoon of almond butter 😍
sometimes, even the best of us can benefit from simple tips. the fitness world isn’t all black and white for some of us!
Get enough sleep
Just one extra hour’s sleep per night in the run-up to a major event can make a huge difference to your physical appearance and your general mood.
Water is vital to feeling and looking better, and I recommend that my clients drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water per day. If you become dehydrated your body underperforms and you can end up feeling tired and sluggish.
Have a day off between workouts
You become physically stronger when you recover from training, not during the session itself. Even when I was training Hugh Jackman for X-Men II we trained only every other day.
This applies to everything. To help you stick to your nutrition plan you should take ‘good’ food with you. This way you avoid the temptation to stray. Another tip is to use a diary to schedule your workout and rest days. This way you always know where you are, and you can make sure you have fun on your days off.
Read the label
Some food packaging can be really misleading. For example, low-fat products often have elevated levels of sugar (simple carbohydrates) and some bottled water has high levels of salt (sodium; or Na).
Do you have an extra 10 minutes in your morning to rev your metabolism and heart rate up?
👊I love HIIT workouts in general cuz they get me sweaty and huffing and puffing QUICKLY! And even better, I love doing them in the MORNING to start my day off on a high note!!
💪Try out this very very simple workout, but if you put your ALL into it, and do AS MANY ROUNDS AS YOU CAN IN 10 minutes, just 10 minutes! You’ll get a pretty good good mornin call 👊👊👊☀️☀️☀️
Dinner tonight: a huge turkey burger from #Costco, greens and spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes, topped with cayenne, oregano, garlic powder, and some braggs liquid aminos! (Healthier alternative to soy sauce!) 😍😍😍 diggin in!!!!! #vmfitfood #vmfityear2014
It’s as simple as that. You can blame others, blame your environment, blame busy schedules, etc but no matter how much you blame the outside world or make excuses, you will NOT IMPROVE OR PROGRESS. You have to take ACTION to move forward. Don’t expect yourself to just get to your goals by wishing for it. Stop allowing your environment to affect you so much. If you want to change, YOU need to act, YOU need to change your environment. How will you respond to temptations, weakness, unmotivated days? It’s all up to you and what YOU are gonna do about it.👊👊👊👊 #morningmotivation #motivation #motivationalquote #fitnessmotivation #gymmotivation
Soooo important. Weight does NOT tell the full story!!!! Water weight, Mother Nature *ahem*, different times of the day, your weight is ALWAYS fluctuating. Don’t measure your progress in pounds!!!! Measure by:
-how clothes feel
-how YOU feel
-your mood and energy levels
Can’t go wrong with some @youfreshnaturals cinnamon roll coco-nutbutter and apples! I swear I just cracked open the jar and it’s already half gone… 😂😂😂😍 #nutbutteraddict #vmfitfood #vmfityear2014
I will forever love this #motivationalquote - 💫KEEP GOING NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. Forget the past, ate like crap?? 🙊MOVE ON. Didn’t work out? 💪ITS A NEW DAY. Have no motivation? MOVE YOURSELF. Think about 💥WHY you want this. What you want to become, build, change into, progress to. You’re the ONLY THING STANDING IN YOUR WAY. Seriously.
You make the choices that affect your life. Do something to make yourself proud. Happy #HUMPDAY andddd happy beginning of Lent!!! 🙏🙏