This is a picture of me doing a 75lb log press over a year ago. It was a big PR for me. I had struggled to lift the log over my head for so long but I just kept trying. I had many injuries from being hit in the head by this thing and not having someone properly spot me. You can tell by the look on my face that I was ecstatic, It was a big moment for me. I was proud of myself because I finally got it, after so many misses and injuries.
I often get asked about my workouts and my weight loss. I hear people say, “it must be so easy for you ” or “I wish I had the time” lol Obviously these people don’t follow me on social media or they would know my struggles to keep going. I have made so many mistakes along the way. I have blown my diet so many times and then cried when I stood on the scale. I have missed workouts for no good reason. I trusted people who said they cared but turned their back on me when I struggled and needed the help the most. I paid someone to help me and teach me but he was more interested in taking my money. I continue to let fear and insecurities affect my workouts. But I have not quit. I truly believe if I keep trying I will get there. No matter what crap you face , you have to believe that you are worth it. Just keep going, slow down if you must but never stop. Stand up for yourself and ask for what you need. Keep asking till you get it. Never let somebody who doesn’t understand your journey question what you need. This is about you! So, keep trying, you will get there. Know that you are not alone in your struggle.
YUMMY! Thank you Jennifer for sharing this recipe for low carb pancakes and waffles. Jennifer suggests using vanilla protein powder for a sweeter taste instead of using syrup.
- 2 large eggs
- 2 T cream cheese
- 1/2 scoop isopure protein powder
- Mix together in a ninja. Let settle for 2 minutes.
- Spray waffle iron with coconut oil cooking spray
- For pancakes, heat the skillet on med-high and spray with coconut oil cooking spray. Pour into dollar coin size pancakes. Cook until able to flip and repeat
- Calories 300
- Fat 19
- Carbs 2.25
- sugar 1.3
- fiber 0
- protein 29
- weight watcher points are 8 if you use regular cream cheese
20 Weeks left of 2016
1 lb week=20lbs
1.5 lb week=30lbs
2 lb week=40lbs
Don’t wait for 2017, start now! Every step forward, know matter how small is a step in the right direction. Check out my Pinterest board for recipes, work out and exercise information , motivation and diet ideas. Debbiet
Lift the weight you’ve lost is a great way to remind yourself how far you have come and to keep yourself motivated. This is a picture of me carrying 70lbs. I think this was one of my most favorite moments working out. I had hit a plateau, I was getting injured a lot and was feeling discouraged. My trainer used straps to attach weights to me and made me walk around the gym. You can also use dumbbells that correspond to the number of pounds you’ve already dropped. This experience really made a difference. I wish I had done it more often, I think it would have really helped. Try it!
Picture courtesy of Glenn Dickstein and NeighborhoodTrainer.com.- http://neighborhoodtrainer.com