"…you’ve got my heart hemmed up in the palm of your hand" Goodnight ♥
Ready. Set. Go! One of the things I hear most often is, “I don’t know where, or how to start.” That’s normal for most of us seeing we are creatures of habit. To suddenly change our everyday routine and begin doing something new isn’t always easy. For me, everything literally happened overnight. I woke up one day and decided I wanted to change my life for the better and telling myself “I will start soon” was no longer an option anymore. To be honest, that was probably one of the best decisions of my life!When people ask me how did I do it, I always tell everyone you have to stick with your plan and trust the plan. We live in a society of instant gratification where we want everything now, but when it comes to fitness, instant gratification won’t get you long-term results. You will not lose 10 lbs over night or magically have a 6 pack just because you did 100 sit-ups. It takes time, patience, dedication, hard work and consistency. You have to be fully committed to your goals if you want to achieve the results you are aiming for. You also can’t get discouraged if your progress isn’t exactly where you want it to be. That simply means you need to switch things up a bit, or try something new. Everybody is different and our bodies respond differently to different things. That’s why it is so important to find what works for you. There is no “perfect” diet or workout regimen because what works for one person may not work for you.
Headed to get a Christmas tree! Thinking about how different life was for me a year ago. So thankful for everything God has blessed me with ♥
#TBT to Olympia weekend! This is me at a solid 145 lbs. Around this time was when I finally started embrassing all my curves. I had gotten down to 118 for my 1st bikini show and was pretty tiny. Watching my weight go all the way back up to where I started freaked me out, but I had a complete transformation and had gained muscle. As always, you have to trust the process. Find yourself a good coach, someone who you trust and who knows what they are doing :-) Most importantly, be patient. You can’t expect everything to happen overnight.
Thanks to everyone who made me their #WCW ♥ Always appreciated! @clyde_foster_ @falcon_fitness @conscious_brotha @pain2progress @tiykeisha @cy_slide_effect @mykenixonfitness @there_goes_jake @tommybutler79 and everyone else. (I can only fit 9 pics)
Here is another transformation for you guys! As you may know, I started my journey earlier this year. The photos show roughly 8 weeks of progress from when I first started back in February. I was extremely discouraged my first month. I thought I had lost a lot of weight, but I had only lost a few pounds, BUT come to find out I lost 5% body fat, which made me happy! I have never been one to weigh myself much, because numbers on the scale start messing with my head (BIG TIME). Comparison pictures really put things into perspective when you see how the body begins to change. Never get discouraged…I’ve learned patience is one of the most important elements when trying to get to your goal. (Feb- 146 March-141 April-135) P.S People say…”But you had some abs to start!” YES, “peekaboo abs”…I had been athletic my whole life, but had gotten out of shape. The left photo is after I had already lost 11 lbs prior to deciding to compete. #transformationtuesday #npc #npcfigure #gym #fitness #healthandfitness #musclecontest #abs #workout #shredded #igfit #fitspo #bodybuilding #lifting #physique #tranformation #eatclean #cleaneating