I sometimes find myself having to say 'never forget where you started', Even on a bad day, 'girl, remember where you started? Look how far you've come'. When I feel lazy and want to skip the gym, 'don't forget where you started'. When I want to eat an entire pizza by myself, 'never forget how hard you worked to get to this point'. I woke up on July 6, 2016, and said to myself, I do not want to be fat anymore, and I am going to do whatever it takes to change. And that's exactly what I did. And here I am, 90 pounds down and counting. I am so incredibly proud of myself, and have more confidence than I have ever had in my entire life. I am not quite where I'd like to be, but I know coming this far, I will reach my end goal eventually and have the rest of my life to enjoy this short period of hard work and dedication I have endured. #totally#inmyfeelings#weightlossjourney#hardworkpaysoff#90poundweightloss#neverforgetwhyyoustarted#ibetmylife#dedication#confidence#oneyearlater#nevergiveup
The picture on the right was taken 6 years ago. I remember being in the dressing room holding back tears because I could NOT believe I was in a 3XL dress and STILL uncomfortable. I was so depressed and over life in general. Because I was overweight my entire life.. I figured it was my destiny but I NEVER went past a size 14/16. Plummeting to a size 20/22, I KNEW changes needed to be made. It started out all about weight loss, but I quickly realized it was so much more. Mentally I needed a change. I needed to regain the belief within myself, I needed to restore JO! I always say there's nothing I REPEAT➡️ NOTHING spectacular about me or my journey. It was simply the decision to make ONE STEP that changed my life forever. I'm forever #grateful for that turning point. Maybe you're at that point where you are fed up & ready for some serious change.. but you just don't know where to start? Understand I've been in your position & I know how it feels. If you're SERIOUSLY ready for change or if any part of my story has inspired you, CONTACT ME‼️ Let me coach you! Message me and say👉🏽 "I'm READY" and let's talk about your goals!
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....and to think I was just stressing about not seeing a change in the scale! 👊💪🤗 Stop worrying about the scale, ladies!! Strong is way sexier than skinny and muscle weighs more than fat! Focus on being healthy, checking in to your journey every single day, and fueling your body properly as much as you can! Success truly is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out and the results WILL follow if you're consistent!! If you're in need of help getting started with a plan and would like to join my next accountability group, we start Monday! I have TWO spots left!! 🙌#girlswholift#muscles#fitmom#flabtofab#90poundweightloss#weightlossjourney#goodmorning#success#hardwork
Everytime I would eat something the first thing I would say is, " Well, I guess I need to do an extra mile at the gym."😒
My friend said, "Takiyah, I know you not complaining. At least you can walk. I am stuck at this hospital and can't walk. I wish I could complain." It made me change my whole view after I felt like my pride was introduced to humility. Each day I celebrate being able to move my body in ways I never thought possible. I view my body now as a gift. Accepting my imperfections but excited about making improvements. Your body is a gift.....
I just wanted to say hi to new awesome folks. I was so excited when I hit 500, it's real motivator to make beautiful food and take beautiful photos. I'm Chelon and a bit of my story- grew up hippie vegetarianish- not having much sugar or perhaps maybe just built in binge gene have made me real friendly with treats and booze. Sometimes to terrifyingly depressing lows. In 2010 i was waking up with excruciating pain in my feet- in my early 20s. I finally had an awakening..I lost 90 pounds that year (dance, got nia white belt, ww meetings) and have since gained about half back. This is a place to refocus, find inspiration, mutual accountability and joy. I'm into many things now..beautiful cookbooks, Fitbit, travel, meat (yikes still scares me raw), vegetarian, whole30, golds gym challenge, weightwatchers, cute babies, fancy dinner parties, you name it. So happy to share and listen with all of you out there! ❤️ #cheskitchen
The question I get asked the most is, 'how do you stay motivated?' The answer to that is simple, yet complex. In short, I don't. I have times, like everyone, when I don't feel like doing jack. The last few weeks have been one of those times for me. First it was just a lack of motivation to work out OR stay on top of my nutrition. Then I caught the stomach virus from hell which had me down for a week. Now that I've recovered from that, my want to pick things up and put them down is just not as intense as it normally is. Right now staying on top of my nutrition is easier than psyching myself up to go lift. Can you believe that?!?! But I am determined to power through this slump, just like all the ones before it, and I will be better because of it. I do believe some time off work during the holidays and a change of gym scenery will help tremendously. I was warned by a mentor that at some point, going into the workplace would actually become work and not so much fun. So there you have it: truth. How do I stay motivated? By taking it one day at a time. 👊🏻 Photo: Photography by Catina; Outfit: @fitnstylejax #mamagonestrong#80poundweightloss#90poundweightloss#arms#allinadayswork#anytimefitness#back#challengeaccepted#fitness#fitwithkids#fitgirlsarethebestgirls#humpdaypumpday#lovethefight#motivation#personaltrainer#quityourwhining#reality#strongwomen#thickfit#wonderwoman#womenwholift