5-mile fasted run for active recovery - not because I have to - but because I want to. It isn’t because I want to be skinny - it’s because it makes me feel alive. It makes me feel good.
It’s because I live to love it. ❤️❤️ When you have a lot of weight to lose, this is how you lose it and keep it lost. You learn to love it.
Sorry, I don’t have any lotions, potions, expensive powders, or wraps to sell you.
And when you say things like, “I can have that, I just don’t want it. “ then you’ve arrived. When you stop trying to replace unhealthy things with things loaded with artificial sweeteners and honey - then you’ve arrived! You are ready!
Be an athlete and allow yourself to love it. Love the way it makes you feel.
Then it’s easy.
If you really want it - eat like an athlete, train like an athlete, and think like an athlete.
It will stay gone. #winning
💜🖤 the only picture I’ve liked of myself in a while. #160lbsdown
Fried rice is awesome because 1) it's a great way to use up cold leftover rice, meats, and almost anything else in the fridge and 2) it's easy to make it work for you by adjusting ingredients and amounts to fit your dietary needs. Also making your own hot chili oil is great because you avoid the preservatives and dyes in store-bought hot oils and you can pick the type of oil used. I made mine using avocado oil this time because I find that the chili works well with the more neutral flavor of the oil and I want the benefits of avocado oil. But the hot oil isn't enough spice to make me not need Sriracha 🤷🏻♀️
#foodstagram #Georgetowneats #friedrice #hotoil #chilioil #homemadechilioil #sriracha #howIlostweight #160lbsdown #bokkeumbap #중국음식 #볶음밥 #먹스타그램 #프드스타그램
Dnt like sharing personal things in social media but at one point I thought this was impossible . Can't believe how time flies healthier for my babies #weightlossjourney #160lbsdown
I still can't believe that I am that person in the picture on the left. I used to look in the mirror and think to myself that I wasn't that big.. but now looking back I realize how unhealthy I was.
Now, I look at pictures of myself and think "Woah that's me?" Weight loss is quite a mind game and it can take a big toll on your mental health. This is one of the hardest things I've ever accomplished, if not the very hardest and I am not done yet!
#weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #gastricbypass #rny #160lbsdown #moretocome #workinprogress #wasthatreallyme
The best part of this race 🏃🏽♀️was seeing my family, my boys, cheering me on as I crossed that finish line. Tears of pure joy came rolling down. 😭 .
8 years ago, I couldn't even walk up a flight of stairs without gasping for air, and here I was. Crossing the finish line at a race that only 1% of runners even attempt 😱 .
It occurred to me right then, I became the person I always wanted to be. I made my dreams come true, with the support of my family and closest friends. 🙌🏽 .
If my long, sappy, drawn out post annoys you, that's ok (I used to feel the same) but just in case you're scrolling through, feeling miserable and hopeless, thinking that change seems impossible, heres a picture of hope. For at one point or another, I felt the same way. .
It is possible to be whatever and whomever you want to be and it's never too late. One foot forward, is still progress. Keep going, and keep pushing. ✌🏼✨ .
#160lbsdown #weightloss #weightlossjourney #beforeandafter #transformation #plantbased #vegan #veganweightloss #leadville #colorado #weightlifting #runner #potd #runnersworld #runnersofinstagram #trailrunning #marathontraining #me #veganfood #veganbodybuilding #fitspo #health #inspiration #fitness #motivation #fitfam #healthylifestyle #vegansofig #transformationtuesday #plantbaseddiet
I can’t believe it’s been a year. #oneyearsurgiversary
- if you’re not familiar with my story; here’s a little summary. At 345lbs I was diagnosed for the first time in my life as hypo thyroid. After being put on medication to bring my thyroid back to life - I started the Options program at Kaiser. During my 3 month WLS health class, I really started making big changes in my life. I got a trainer, started using the healthy plate method and tracking my foods. I lost about 80lbs before my surgery. After surgery, I’ve continued to work on my healthy eating and train hard. Honestly, for the first time in my life - I like working out. And I work hard at it. Losing 160lbs was something I truly thought was impossible. I thought I would be heavy forever but now I’m here. From a size 26 to a 10/12, 4x/5x to a M and I am still in awe. Don’t get me wrong it’s challenging. I fight with the fat kid in my mind often.. she wants all the junk and sweets, almost always (so far- I haven’t gotten the dumping syndrome). I’m determined to never go back. I made it to Onederland and I never intend to go back to 200lbs again.
For those of you struggling out there or trying to decide if the sleeve is the option for you. I have no regrets - it’s been an amazing tool. I’ve met so of the most amazing people in this community. The #wlscommunity
has been so supportive and encouraging. So cheers to another year.. and to a healthier and stronger me. --- •
#vsgcommunity #160lbsdown #weightlossjourney #vsgeats #wls #vsgjourney #vsgbabe #wlsjourney #weightloss #weightlosssurgery #vsg #weightlosscommunity #bariatriclife #bariatricjourney #bariatricsurgery #vsglife #onederland #goals #fitness #fitnessgoals #fitfam #surgiversary #bodsqaud #oneyearpostop
Passing beautiful sunrises and fields full of horses. It was a peaceful ride. A little slower and sore-r than expected but glad I got up and moving. Hitting 100mi tomorrow since I’ve just missed it 2 wks in a row. Have a great Saturday.
Sporting that Discovery Channel Chinese-knock-off on my ride today. I’m officially cut off from buying bibs and jerseys per my beautiful wife! 😂🤣
New day, new kit! Missed my 100mi mark again due to not feeling to great after a “heavy” dinner but still 97.5 is SO close. Ready for it this week. What are you looking forward to this week?
Great morning ride with the world rushing past at 18mph. Other cyclists, I’ve been using a phone mount and Strava (which I love) but it’s a little bulky to keep at the head. What cycling computer do you use or recommend?
Made the leap! Felt good about last week and this morning’s ride so I registered for my first triathlon. Turtleman Triathlon Super Sprint at the end of the month. Can’t wait!
The great thing about goals is they do not go away because you did not hit them. It’s only if you give up on them do you truly fail. I set a goal for 100mi in a week this week. Well I did not hit it. BUT I rode 7days this week, 88.2 miles, 25mi in a single ride, increased my speed and have finally set a cadence I can keep without coasting. All on World Bicycle Day! Doesn’t matter if you get up before 10 or after dark. Just get up!
It was conditioning Saturday. No heavy weights. Weights are lighter and test periods are significantly shorter - 10-15 sec max. Cardio is often involves, usually tread/row AMRAPs (as many rounds as possible), sandbag walks/runs, step mill stuff or elliptical HIITs.
Today I wanted to share a “leg day” finisher (or even more brutal, day after leg day finisher). It consists of 3 body weight exercises. Set your timer for 15-minutes, this is an AMRAP.
1. 25 air squats
2. 30-seconds pop squat
3. 25 wall squats
Repeat - no rest.
By the time I got to the third round of this, I wasn’t sure I even had legs.
It burns! If you want a better legs and booty, this is part of the answer!
Up before the sun for 10 miles. Goal this week is 100+. How are you planning to hustle this week?
Sweaty selfie with my best friend😍 I did 3 miles in only an hour😱 I remember going to the city park at 400 pounds and struggled to do just 1 mile in an hour, now here I am, a few years later and 160 pounds down I am going 3 miles in only an hour with no struggles or complications! I even felt like I could keep going but didn’t want to overdue it since I’ll be doing a lot of walking at Lake Erie tomorrow☺️ I know most people HATE treadmills and trust me I can understand why lol but I’m a very imaginative person so I always go into my own little world and get lost in my music. This treadmill is the best gift my mom had ever gotten me, it has become my therapy, it’s gonna be the one tool that’s gonna help me succeed🖤