Yesterday, my dress slacks finally died...zipper broke Lol...I can't complain, I had them for over 10 years. (They were from the fashion bug, which closed in 2012 & I had bought them years before that when they were in their first location.) Anyway...I was overdue for new dress slacks. So I stopped by Maurice's yesterday, and they were having a winter sale! I got 2 new pairs of slacks and 2 sweaters for the price of 1 pair of slacks. I do love a good bargain! The new slacks are a huge #nsv for me! First off...the sizes. 1 pair is a size 20, and the other 18. The pair I threw away were 24s. Woot! The even bigger #nsv came with the choice of style and color. Up to this point I refused to buy pants unless they were boot cut, flare, or wide leg. The part of my body I am probably the MOST self conscious of is my legs. My legs as a whole, but especially around my knees. It bothers me so much, I refuse to wear dresses & skirts that hit even 1/2 inch above the knee. And shorts....forget it! Up until Bermuda shorts became a thing, the only time I would wear shorts was when I wore my men's Nike shorts that came past my knees...and even then, it was rare I wore those. I've started to become more comfortable with that area of my body and wearing leggings into the gym I don't even think about it much there. It's more when I'm wearing non-gym clothes. Both pairs of pants I bought yesterday are skinny leg pants.... And 1 pair is a grey plaid! This is huge because it was always black pants or jeans. Colorful patterns only happen in the gym. Well not anymore! Here's one of the sweaters (size 1 which = 18/20) & the black skinny leg pants. I'm gonna pair them with knee high boots... because I can! It may seem silly to some, but this is huge for me! #nonscalevictory#weightlossjourney#weightlosstransformation#selflove#learningtolovemybody#thursdaythoughts
The harsh reality, however the pictures are better than what I anticipated. After day 95 I started to fall off of the Keto train, but it was only like once a week. Started incorporating more carbs and started to “snack” more often. After about a month of doing that, I said, WTH! I’m still not gaining weight, I still feel fantastic, let’s try more... and then, it turned into more carbs, more processed foods, more late night snacking on Doritos or ice cream.. Drinking wine again. And eventually, Keto just went out of the window. However, because of my Keto journey, I learned MODERATION! I was not falling back into my old habits with portion size, or excessively eating.. just fell back to making unhealthy choices in what it was that I was eating. After doing this for almost a month, I noticed that my mood started to get worse. I was becoming more irritable and my anxiety and depression was at an all time high. In addition, I felt gassy and bloated ALL. OF. THE. TIME. For the last week or so I have been telling myself that it’s time to start again. But I was afraid of feeling like I did when I first started, so I continued to push it off.. I am so glad I started back up yesterday. I want to feel the confidence and the comfort I did in that day 95 photo, even if it is only 2lbs less than today’s pic. I hope everyone has a fantastic Thursday and stays aboard the Keto Train!! 💕 Day 1: 167lbs ; Day 95: 147lbs ; TODAY: 149.2lbs! #ketodiet#ketofat#carbmanager#keto#ketotransformation#ketoweightloss#ketosis#ketobreakfast#ketolunch#ketodinner#lazyketo#lowcarbfood#lowcarbhighfat#nsv#nonscalevictory
#7daysforeverybody #mywhy. This woman right here is my why. My Mom. Last night was one the toughest nights ever... my mom had a severe MS attack do to extreme stress from work. It was absolutely horrible to come home and see her like that. My Dad took my mom to the hospital and she was admitted and is still going through testing and such. After they left and I was home alone, I cried my heart out for my mom. I was so scared. I had never seen an attack like this before. The woman is the strongest, most bad ass woman I have ever met. To see her weak and her body raging a war on her was devastating. I hadn’t had dinner yet after a long day of work then night school. The temptation to eat the half pint of Ben and Jerry’s left in my freezer was STRONG to say the least. But I knew deep down it would only make me feel worse. I started on this journey to get healthy, to be healthy for myself and for my mom. Mom and I always did WW together. This is the first time I am doing it by myself. I want to make her proud. But I was still a ball of emotions and wanted comfort.... food. Luckily, my Dad has been cooking up a storm lately of our traditional Puerto Rican foods. The other day he even found this drink that I loved growing up as a kid on the island. So instead of eating Ben and Jerry’s, I ate a bowl of squid rice (around 8sp) and drank a Malta India light (4sp). It was warm and cozy and comforting. With less guilt than the ice cream. I am taking that food swap as a win. I realized how my habits have been changing over the last month or so. It’s amazing what some dedication can do. So here’s to a new day. May today be better than yesterday. May my mom come home soon. #ms#nsv ##habits#mymomismysuperhero
Breakfast: a @questnutrition blueberry cobbler protein bar. It’s my favorite flavor so far, but I still have several to try. I’ve also been working on my @starbucks venti iced coffee with a splash of heavy cream, sugar free vanilla syrup, and four packets of stevia. My tastes have definitely changed. My coffee is wayyy too sweet. Next time I’ll bump down to two packets. #nsv ☕️ . . . #keto#ketobreakfast#ketoadapted#starbucks#icedcoffee#coffee#caffeine#coffeeislife
REPOST FROM @dee_gets_fit_06 "You don’t know how proud/happy this makes me! Just trying this out made my night. I need to stop being afraid to try things in class. I hate failing, and hate failing even more in front of others. This wasn’t a fail tho, this was a non scale victory, a win. Slowly but surely I will accomplish a hand stand. For now, I’ll keep practicing "🧜♀️💕🔥🦊🥊 . . . Shout out to Andy, Ismael, and Tim for some BAD ASS KILLER classes today. . . . Follow: 🔊 @atfoxfitness @timothyzevahc_ @fortitude_lyfe_style @the_undrdogg_29 @tsnsportsnutrition . . #weightloss #handstand #assistedhandstand#ladelosojosverdes #wednesday #hungryforsuccess #nsv#weightlossjourney #nutrition #fitness #goals#dontbeafraidtotry
Another Non Scale Victory that I have to share ❤️❤️❤️ I’m just so excited!!!! I bought this jacket 2 YEARS ago and this is the FIRST time I have worn it!!!! Woohoo!!! • • What is a health VICTORY that YOU are celebrating today?!? Let’s celebrate together!!! • • Picture it, 2017 at the runDisney Fit for a Princess Expo... doors open and ladies go WILD trying to get any piece of Princess Half Marathon merchandise they can. Punches are thrown over tumblers, restocking cast members are rushed, it’s pure Princess insanity!! (Sadly, this is not at all an exaggeration 🤣🤣🤦🏻♀️) I manage to get to the wall of jackets and see this beautiful jacket in my most favorite color, but the size just won’t work... can’t even get my arms in without feeling like a Fat Girl in a little coat ... but I would literally never be able to get this exact jacket again. So, I buy it, and into the closet it went... until today!!! I am over the moon exited!! I didn’t give up on this beautiful jacket. More importantly, I didn’t give up on ME!!! • • • #nsv#ketoweightloss#ketomom#fattofit#fattofitjourney#fattofitmom#pcosweightloss#pcosdiet#noexcuses#noexcusemom#pcoswarrior#healthymom#healthychoices#sahmlife#mombod#momstrong#doingthisforme#sweateveryday#bodybybacon#mommyweigtloss#weightlossmom
I am POWERFUL ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, it’s because this mornings workout means that I managed to get my butt out of bed to workout BEFORE work every single day this week. No oversleeping! #nsv ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Listening to my #audiobook this morning, I heard Jen Sincero say “when you commit to transforming your life, you commit to getting very uncomfortable over and over again. Befriend the unfamiliar, the risky, the me no wanna”. That STUCK with me. Waking up to my 5:07AM ⏰...yes random I know, IS my “me no wanna”, and it makes me uncomfortable because...well because my warm bed is a heck of a lot more comfortable. But doing it over and over again turns it into my normal, and opens up other doors (like more free time in my evenings). Think about what YOUR “me no wanna” is—is it voicing your opinion at work? giving that old friend a call? signing up for that class? Do that thing already.
I needed this today. I have been so frustrated with the scale not moving. Bouncing around between 4-5lbs. But I have come so far and my body is getting smaller. Last night my husband snuggled up close and said he could easily wrap his arms around me. That feeling was better than any pound change on the scale.
*FUN FACT* . Just a few months ago this shirt was so snug on me that I almost threw it away. We’ve all been there! Now I have plenty of room and love wearing it!!!! #nsv . It takes hard work and dedication. Nothing else. Let’s all make 2019 the year we stop talking and start taking action! Next bootcamp starts February 4. Are you ready to commit to yourself FOR yourself? We’re in this together #nojudgement
Time to #reflect... I am so blessed to be able to RISE up to the OCCASSION! I can use a set of risers and step up to the step ... When I had #lymphedema, I could barely walk up the stairs. If there was no railing.. Forget it. Was Not happening... I needed to hold someone's hand like a child or elderly person. It was REAL LIFE FOR ME IN THAT MOMENT. But PRESENT DAY my real life.. In this moment... Is being able to do a program with a step. Being present in my body. Being active. Modifying and not having to modify moves. Being CAPABLE of being part of this coach test group. 🙌🙌 What you can't see in this photo was that I was crying. Tears of happiness because I have come so far. This is the MOST AMAZING FEELING! Finally Having a body that I feel blessed to have. One I am not ashamed of. One that isn't holding me back. Let's chat. You deserve to feel good too!!
Still behind on the #7daysforeverybody#ww challenge but #mywhy is finally taking advantage of my beautiful neighborhood and going for walks by the beach. I live close to the shores of Lake Ontario in the beautiful Rouge Beach area and it’s gorgeous, even in the winter! I am so blessed to finally get moving and active and take advantage of this pretty scenery not even 5 minutes from home!
P U S H U P P R O G R E S S 💪🏻 _____________________________________ I have never been able to do a push-up on the floor, except for a “girl” push-up. I have had to use my wall to get this workout in. _________________________________________ . For years my #back nor my #core have been strong enough to handle a push-up on the floor, but today I am one step closer as I am on my bottom step. This is a huge #nsv for my journey! _______________________________________ This makes me feel so good and confident because I know I am on the right path and doing what I need to be doing to not only better my health and myself but to keep my #multiplesclerosis in remission! #score . . . #futurebikinicompetitor #fitness#fitlife#fitfam#1stphorm #cuttingweight#over100lbslost #like#love#follow#videooftheday#fitnessmotivation #digdeep#goals#determined#shredding#pushup#gymrat#gym#upperbody#workout#workoutmotivation #nonscalevictory#transformationthursday
OMG NSV over here!!!!! Those jeans I’m rocking? 14s!!!! When I started this journey in mid June I was too big for the size 18s. I was 24/7 maternity leggings now I only wear those to bed lol t shirt choice today inspired by @themuchomama quoting one of my top 5 favorite movies (I also have Jaws shoes lol) in her stories last night 😂 #nsv#jaws#towelhairdontcare
Beautiful and delicious 5sp breakfast after yet another Leslie Sansone walking workout! Only missed one day this week - yesterday - because we had a plumbing situation - clogged kitchen drain. 😩 No worries, back to it this morning and no overeating yesterday to deal with stressful monkey wrench situation! #nsv
So, I’m packing for my trip to Orlando this week and wanted to bring a swimsuit for some much needed sun. Little did I know just how much my upper body has deflated. 😒 I just bought this top not even a year ago, but I couldn’t even salvage this for some sunbathing. The only plus side is that I’m finally at a low enough weight that I could call a friend to borrow a top instead of attempting to find something in the middle of winter here in Pensacola! I guess this is really farewell to the ladies 👋🏽 #nsv#thestruggle
New weight today Making it officially 35 lb down in under 5 months. @21daymealplan . . If you’re interested in the plan helping me lose weight it’s 21 day meal plan. (Link is in my bio) Remember my code MadisonB10 for 10% off the meal plan (reg 19.99) or any recipe books. DM me- I’ll give you a real talk low down on what to expect.
No motivating/annoying workout pic this morning since I didn’t *gasp* workout. I needed to actually get some work done before the day long meeting today. . After all the tacos I ate at the taco bar last night I definitely should have worked out. . Instead I bring you an awesome NSV! An outfit I haven’t been able to wear in over 3 years! And a T-shirt and capris for the win here in Florida! . . . #nsv#momoftwo#thisis40#thisis40#businesstravel#corporatelife
These last 10 days have progressively been a #nsv as before then I was losing all confidence. Everyday this week, I have made an effort to do my makeup. Here's to gaining confidence and energy back! #21daymealplan
It may not seem like much, but my first #nsv (non-scale victory) was a few days into the #21daymealplan when my “tight” size 14s were no longer tight (on the left). Today, after my first round of the #21daymealplan I’m able to get back into my not-so-tight size 12s (on the right). OMG - three weeks is worth it y’all ❤️ #mealplanbabes