A Healthy Summer

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Last winter and spring brought a ton of changes and stresses. A break up, a move, finishing a master’s program that I wasn’t entirely excited or passionate about and doggie sicknesses. I gained weight, let workouts slip away and ordered pizzas for most of meals. I was in a slump. Nothing was motivating me to change until my favorite fitness studio, FLEXcity Fitness started to promote a new nutrition program they were going to begin offering in May. I knew with their guidance and the accountability that came up with the program, I could stick with it, if for nothing else but embarrassment over writing down and sharing my shitty “meals” and laziness with the food/workout journal. 
I went from eating shitty snacks every hour and drinking virtually no water and only pop to eating the appropriate portions of protein, carbs and good fats and drinking a lot more workouts–and challenged to up my workouts to four days a week. I was sick and lethargic for probably the first four or five days. I felt absolutely terrible. But after I came out of that, I felt so much more energy. My skin cleared up a lot, I could push myself harder during workouts and I felt confident, not ashamed by my lazy sloth-like lifestyle.
I lost 9 pounds and shit ton of inches in that first month and it took two months more, but I finally reached 10 pounds lost and even more inches. My waist went from a 31 to a 26 in the last three months and my thighs and hips lost a considerable amount of inches too. I’m 5’4″ and weigh 134 now. I was really tied up in the number, wanting to be in the 120’s, the weight I’ve always been at up until this last year. But now I fit all my old clothes better and feel so much stronger, so I’m working on accepting that number.
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I’m so thankful Jenny and Trista who own FLEX for offering the nutrition program and using their expertise to help us reach our fitness and nutrition goals. I would highly recommend this program if you live near one of their studios in Bloomfield Hills, Lansing or Grand Rapids (all in Mich. so far!)
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[top c/o CHLDR, align pants and sports bra from Lululemon, watch c/o Obaku]
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  • Merl
    August 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    You're such a bad ass bitch and I'm not only proud of you, but motivated by your achievements to stop eating so many of my feelings. Love you muppet!!

  • Consulenza di immagine Milano
    August 15, 2016 at 6:36 am

    No pain, no gain!
    Training is the key to maintain health and own body shape!
    Thanks a lot for the motivational post.
    Consulenza di immagine
    bellezza immagine
    cheers

  • Carla Altomer
    August 16, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Very inspirational! You look amazing! I wish we had a FLEX by us here in upstate New York. I have started to run in the morning and although I love eating healthy, my weakness is my vino! LOL! It is HARD to kick the 10lbs. So kuddos to you for putting in the hard work! πŸ˜‰