Ever feel like fitness is an inconvenience?
A main reason why people don’t achieve their goals is they don’t want to be inconvenienced. The world thrives on convenience - drive thrus, to-go containers, everything delivered on a silver platter. That’s why when people have to put in extra energy, planning or organization into something, it doesn’t always happen.
So sorry to break it to you, but here it is: Is every aspect of working out and eating right easy? No. Is it worth it? Yes! How can you make it work? Plan and be organized and be prepared to be inconvenience - not in all aspects of your life, but in some. But also appreciate when the cost comes with benefits.
Is it convenient having to load my car at 5:30am with my gym clothes, work clothes and food for the next 10 hours? No. But hey, is it convenient being able to go from one place to the next with my meals in ready to go containers? Hello yeah.
Is it convenient having to precook 20 meals on a Sunday night? No way. But is it convenient not having to cook or wash pots and pants during the week? Ya that’s pretty awesome. .
Is it convenient having to spend time at the gym to work for the body you want? Not always, especially when you already have a jammed packed schedule and want to spend your free time with friends and family. But is it convenient being comfortable in your own skin, pulling on any outfit on your first try and feeling confident? Hell. Yes.
So get used to being inconvenienced. Until the inconvenience becomes habit. And all your goals just become that much closer 💪
Until then - Peace, Love and Coffee. And happy Saturday!
You may not notice it, but I do.
You may not see much progress, but I do.
You know what I notice most? My self confidence. The lack of what others are thinking about me. The lack of f**** given about showing my bare stomach on social media.
Y'all, let's get real about this... I've faught with depression, addiction, and self-hate. I've went through divorce and a baby & the dating game. I got remarried and packed on more weight and brought another baby into this world. I have put my body on a roller coaster of weight gain and weight loss. Life does that.
I've still got a long road ahead of me. But eventhough it's hard and it's going to take time to get there, I'm excited for it.. I'm ready for the journey. I'm only a couple months in and I'm changing my life! I hear so many people say they "wish they had my motivation", "wish they could do that", "wish they could get up early & workout"... STOP wishing and START DOING. I wished these things for myself too and then I put that plan into action! I don't wake up motivated everyday, I still struggle. But what I have now is the support, what I have now is the accountability. What I have now is the determination.
Believe me 💯 when I tell you, if I can do this >>YOU CAN DO THIS<< What are you waiting for? The days will pass by anyways, you could sit there and wish for it or you can join me and start DOING it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Day 8 of #fallforvata with a wobbly, not very serious Warrior 3.
A warrior is what I feel like. I am fighting my way back into the 'job world' and society. The first is the hardest but Im trying. The past week was my second week in my new job and i also gave an extra -unexpected- (sub) yogaclass. It was all much and overwhelming but i did it (well). At the same time im reminding myself (as well as my support system) that i am allowed to fail. That i dont have to fight for anything, but to fight for Love. Selflove. 💖
Transition happening and in a state of complete gratitude. All is well and good...knock on wood!! Woke up and meditated for a good 30 mins. Love and light to everyone today!! Enjoy the holiday season!! 🎄🥂💯💕🌻😊
Ahh back when I was pregnant with Xavier, long dark hair and used to use a filter every picture I ever took of myself because I hated the way I looked. November is a hard month, this time last year I was in early labour with Xavier, I had just found out I had high blood pressure issues & my baby wasn’t well.
Cue all the appointments about finding out what was wrong with me & little man. But that wasn’t all, I was going through a really tough time mentally.
I had a rough time with my relationship, that’s no secret. For those who knew me personally a year ago will know there was a lot of anger, tears, hushed arguments in the night and infidelity👋🏽 unfortunately a year down the line & I’m suffering from everything that happened, I felt so alone that right now those feelings are coming back. I’ll admit things are better, my son is the light of my life & he makes me realise why I wake up every morning but the past two days I’ve just kept myself to myself, in my own head away from everyone because it’s too much. I wish I could push all those thoughts out right now but I’m so paranoid all the time🙅🏽♀️
🌋 Amazing sunrise yoga @universalorlando ‘s Volcano Bay taught by @katyfayyoga 🧘🏽♀️
Thank you @jess_chinfong !
A great takeaway: Think of 3 things you are grateful for right now that have happened since you woke up?
1. Being here now 🙏🏼
2. An awesome start to the day ☀️ 3. Being able to spend the day with a longtime friend making memories so we can have real stories to tell- not just ones to share on the Gram 📲
What’s your 3?
"The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home."
To the mamas who feel frustrated or stressed because you can't seem to get anything done...I see you. I was that way with my first child. But this time around? I am able to relax & savor these precious cuddles (most of the time, I still struggle sometimes!) I hope you can find a way to let the stress go & find joy in this moment ❤