Four years separates these photos. these past four years have been extremely formative. i became an emt🚑, worked in an emergency department🏥, fell in love😍, got married💍👱🏼♂️❤️, moved to england with my husband🇺🇸✈️🇬🇧, traveled to countries i’ve only dreamed of visiting🌎, and conquered deployments✈️💋🇺🇸. four years ago i wanted to make a change. since a young age i played sports year around, all the way through my senior year. exercise happened naturally, while at practice (swim team and lacrosse). however after graduation, i was lost; i wanted to transform my training. in addition to transforming the way i trained, i also wanted to learn how to “fuel my body”. i knew eating well was important, but nothing could have prepared me for the drastic changes that ensued when you truly fuel your body the way it deserves🌱 (i also found out i was intolerant to wheat 🌾 and dairy🥛, and completely eliminated those from my diet👋🏻). four years ago i signed up for @toneitup and it was one of the best decisions i’ve ever made👯♀️
over the past year i’ve also found love for @kayla_itsines and the community she has created. i had the pleasure of hearing @kayla_itsines speak at “a morning with kayla itsines” in london a few months ago and she is the most inspirational woman i’ve ever met. she has a true passion for helping women be the absolute best version of themselves possible and has such a refreshing outlook on what it means to truly means to live a healthy life. i have completed #bbg three times💪🏻 and am currently mixing #bbg with #pwr . #deathbykayla is no joke and regardless of how many 28 minute circuits i do, i’m still drenched in sweat by the end!💦 our bodies are absolutely incredible and capable of wonderful things; treating them well is a must💗
Thought i would try to keep an update going on my bbg before i finish it next week haha.
i have been incorporating some lifting workouts at the gym every now and then along with my bbg. it’s been an interesting month but i seriously cannot believe that it’s over next week! 😱 i haven’t been great as far as diet or water intake goes...and it shows a bit. but i’m stronger now and i’m happier for it! i’m going to be going on a vacay in a few weeks so i am cracking down on the food. speaking of! i got the ‘my plate’ app for macro tracking mainly and i love it! (much better than my fitness pal imo). i just have legs and a liss sesh to get in before the weekend is over. so that will wrap up #bbgweek11 🙆🏼♀️😍
Tag someone that’s making a fitness transformation 💪
@splattard "my sister @spansolo_ and i for this tuesday's post! some hella going on 👌👌 "
want to make a transformation like this? check bio for our five star, 30-day transformation program! 💪 made a transformation? badass female transformer engagement group in bio ❤️
Bbg week 1 :: resistance - arms and abs // done! i love this workout because my upper body is needs more strength. my arms were shaking at the end and my abs were on 🔥 . it’s not ideal for me to work out late at night but i love having my alone time to get it done. i’ll also add that i’m sooo glad i decided to start the bbg program over again. these workouts are hard and my body is still recuperating from being sick for two weeks, and caring for extremely sick kids on little to no sleep. i have zero shame in starting over and i’m giving myself grace. it felt so good to challenge myself and i can’t wait to start seeing the results :: not only in my appearance, but also in how i perform. i cannot do a “real” push-up yet, and the ones on my knees get difficult after completing about 8-10. i can’t wait to be able to do 15 reps of real pushups!!! here’s to building strength, in body and mind...and then, inevitably, soul.
Resistance band series: volume 2 - pull up
you can use a resistsnce band to not only help you achieve full range of motion with your pull up, but to really work on your technique including your core stability.
most pull up assistance machine will allow you to get away with doing reps while not needing to use your core. however with a resistance band, you will quickly know if you are correctly stabilising yourself with those muscles!
attach to a horizontal bar and step on it with one or both feet and you are good to go 💪 - mitch
Basically dessert for breakfast❤️ i can’t complain! healthy fats✔️ lean protein✔️ complex carbs✔️ so easy to make and inhaled in like 2 sec😅 and can we get a hallelujah that it’s the freakin weekend?! 🙌🏼