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Anonymous said: Today was depressing I've been Eating healthy an working out for a year now & I've lost 40 lbs but today I Went shopping for my senior pics & it was bad nothing fit and if it did it wasnt flattering or it would fit my legs ¬ my stomach/butt I just felt like I put in all this hard work & it's Done nothing I can't wear the clothes I want or look how I want in them an I end up returning the clothes I buy cause they look so bad when I get home I know I'm not at my goal yet but Its so discouraging
I know this is something that words can’t fix but I need you to try to recognize the amazing progress you’ve achieved. Losing 40 POUNDS is a freaking amazing feat!! That means you burned 140,000 calories off your frame! That is dedication and you are a warrior. I know it can be discouraging but
a) think about how freaking far you have come
b) remember that your self worth is not at all dependent on your weight
c) remember that beauty is not proportional to skinniness
I want you to exercise and get fit because you love yourself, not out of hatred or self-loathing for who you are. Love yourself no matter your size and be proud of who you are.
A little hesitant to post this but here it is—- 1 week post show~ After months of being on prep I indulged for days on almost everything I had been craving for the past few months.. coach’s orders! I’ve had enough food to keep me fed for a lifetime haha I am so ready to make some serious gainz, add some mass to my ass, and put this little frame to shame! I’ve started the new diet a few days ago and my energy in the gym has been incredible. Gaining my strength back is the greatest feeling!
6 months progress. Feb 2014 ——————-> August 2014. In honor of completing my first ever contest prep, my upcoming 2 year bodybuilding anniversary, and transformation Tuesday, I would like to share what a little hard work, focus, and commitment to your goals can achieve. At the beginning of the year, I made a promise to myself that I would compete at WBFF World’s in Las Vegas. It had always been a dream of mine to compete since I first started bodybuilding in September 2012. Before I knew it, my dream began to flourish. I was introduced through mutual friends to my coach and had never felt more sure of embarking on this journey leading up to the stage. I have never felt stronger as a person, not only physically, but spiritually and mentally. This sport is about improving yourself. You cannot transform the outside without transforming the inside first. Your body will not go where your mind doesn’t push it and I’ve pushed myself so far past my own limits that I no longer have the same fears I once had. I’ve conquered them and I met my personal goal of competing with the WBFF where I placed 6th in the World among some of the best competitors, and even competed in two NPC championships where I placed in the top ten at both. For me, it was never about winning. I win every single morning that I wake up feeling stronger than the day before and by standing up taller for each and every time I’ve fallen down. Having true faith in yourself, fighting battles that no one else knows about, and overcoming every obstacle with a smile on your face. That is strength.