Good Morning! 💪🏾Today is the first day of Hell Week @orangetheory and I’ve decided to eat super clean this week to see how much my body can change with a week of real hard work! Also checkout my new bio that has my fitness stats. #transformationtuesday
My recovery story: I was stopped before it was too late.
In the beginning of high school I became friends with Ana. Many of you know that Ana is a nickname for Anorexia. I'm sorry if you knew that but if you didn't know you do. Well the girls at school would make fun of me and call me names and put me down, but I couldn't talk to my mother about it because she was doing the same thing. Every morning before school we would get into a huge argument where she would call me names and have mean comments, sending me to school crying every morning. Once I got to school I didn't have many friends and a lot of girls have bullied me over the years. Well comments started being made about my weight in kindergarten. I developed an eating disorder freshman year. I never ate breakfast then I slowly stopped eating lunch and dinner shortly after. No one noticed. No one cared. Well I have this going on I'm also aware that I have depression and anxiety so that doesn't make any of this easier. Somehow the anorexia lasted for about 3 years and senior year I wasn't as bad about counting calories or over working out and I began to gain weight again. Shortly after I discovered I was pregnant with my first child ❤️ after I had her all was well I was 155 lbs but comfortable in my own skin. In the beginning of this year I started dating a guy (let's call him Luke), well Luke told me how fat and gross and disgusting I was. He would tell me I shouldn't eat that or I should skip that meal. Well guess who came back into my life? Ana. And she would tell me how worthless I am and no one will love me until I'm withered away to nothing. No one cares unless you're pretty or dying. I learned that wasn't true real fast. There's someone in your life that is there for you, and if you don't have anyone I'll be there for you! But back to the story, I broke up with Luke and lost 50 lbs in 2 months because of what he said. I began to starve myself, count calories like crazy, over exercise to the point I sprained both my ankles at the same time, took diet pills and wore a waist trainer all to look good enough so people will think I'm pretty. I wanted to prove Luke and everyone else wrong about me being
Ahhh I love this core balance/flexibility workout! Acted as a semi-active recovery day and I gotta admit, I dig it! Some days I just want to jump around and break a crazy sweat, but some days it’s nice to put in a good workout without over doing anything, giving my muscles somewhat of a break and stretching them all out WHILE still actively using them 🙂 .
These moves take some balance and getting used to if you’ve never done them, but without overdoing anything it’s a great workout especially for that core! 😄
Every day I see this goal posts: drink more water, exercise more, cut dairy, do this do what. So you will not have a cracker in months and you fear croissants with you whole being but that it's still not enough. You need to give up more and more every month: no more artificial sweeteners, no more diet coke, no more sugarfree chocolate, more water, more exercise. You just find a way to give up everything that makes you a person and you hide under this umbrella of healthy. You will not manage to keep it forever. Your daughter will get married, your children will have a bake sale, you will get pregnant. What are you gonna do then? Eat a piece of cake and have regrets? Live your life the way you want to. You gave up carbs. You gained a whole experience. Perfect people are an utopia. You already gave up a whole food group, why would you restrict yourself even more, demand even more of yourself, make it even more difficult? What do you guys think? Is cutting curbs enough? Or it gets to a point when you need more? I personally am on keto and intermittent fasting. What do you do?
A guilt free cauliflower crust pizza I made for anyone that's interested 😊 yes that is a lot of cheese but cheese is life 😋 Chop up the Cauliflower & pulse it on a blender untill rice like
Boil the "rice" for 5min
Remove from boil (let it cool) drain it and then place in a clean towel wrap up the "rice" in the towel
Squeeze squeeze and squeeze again untill all the "rice" is moisture free
Put the "rice" back in a mixing bowel & add one egg and some spices (I used oregano & basil with some salt & pepper)
Mix it all up
Mould it into a pizza shape on a lined baking tray
Bake at 200c for 40mins ADD whatever toppings you like 😊 I added tomato sauce peppers and chicken 👌 #cleaneats#foodie