10 HOUR TRANSFORMATION! The photo on the left was taken at 9 p.m. on Sunday night, and the photo on the right was taken at 8 a.m. on Monday morning! As *I* have said time after time, being 110% real, genuine, and honest with myself and all of my followers on this Instagram page is VERY important to me - ESPECIALLY during the holiday season that is creeping upon all of us!
On Sunday night *I* was SO blessed to have an early “Friends-giving” with all of my friends at school! We all contributed and had sooo many delicious foods and desserts for dinner Being lactose and intolerant and vegetarian, *I* genuinely could not have / did not want a majority of it. But *I* still had a LOT of food...
On Sunday night (left) *I* felt pretty bloated and honestly wondered HOW *I* could fit all the food in my stomach that *I* did over the weekend But on Monday morning (right) *I* truly didn’t regret ANY of it. This is because *I* live a balanced life where *I* eat intuitively! *I* would just like ALL of you lovely people to know that life should NOT be about restriction and punishment. Being bloated or gaining a pound or two (especially around this time of year) is NOT the end of the world and does not define you! *I* ate my heart out Sunday night and plan to again on Thursday. But *I* will NOT spend this week up in the gym working it “off,” step on a scale, or restrict myself from eating whatever yummy foods *I* want because of that!
*I* will be mindful of what *I* eat and how much *I* eat, knowing that I hate the uncomfortable feeling of a “food coma” and love the feeling of being satisfyingly full. And *I* WILL still be exercising 5/7 days this week, because it makes me feel awake and alive and confident and happy!!! Ultimately... YOU have to do you! Enjoy your life, every moment of it. Live it to the fullest, and NEVER feel guilt for doing just that.
Last day of Whole 30 is today, just in time for Thanksgving. I'm pretty excited to use all the things I've learned during the holiday season to stay healthy and keep reaching my goals. To celebrate, I found compliant #bacon at @traderjoes last night, so I'll be eating that at least twice today
I've been thinking about doing a paleo diet next, but that's too much focus on meat for me, and cuts out potatoes (which have been my favorite meal the last couple weeks). I think my plan is to just eat as clean as possible, avoid added sugars in my food, and continue to stay away from dairy and bread, besides the occasional splash of cream in my occasional Americano. I'm also planning to not drink alcohol, except on special occasions, since the negatives tend to outweigh any positives
Sometimes you just need to throw on a colourful sports bra & book into a spontaneous class - I even borrowed my colleagues gym kit (no excuses over here)
Today I was a big bundle of energy radiating happiness & positive vibes I aspire to radiate happiness, smile more & laugh harder - we all have a friend who makes us instantly feel happier from being around them - let’s aspire to be that friend! It’s so easy to be negative and be influenced from others around us.. I make a conscious effort to not complain about the weather, about how tired I am, about the chores I have to do! Making that conscious effort quickly turns into a good habit! It’s amazing how easy it is to start with a negative but also how a little bit of self awareness can change your attitude for the better! Give it a try tomorrow Happy Monday all • #positivevibes#pma#attitute#positivity
Anyone else wish it was still warm enough to do an outdoor workout? Since I can’t workout outside I am currently trying to figure out if I should renew my class pass, buy a package at a gym, or go back to doing @kayla_itsines. What do you to stay active and if you have any fave studios in Toronto I would love to know so I can try them!
This morning I had every excuse under the sun not to exercise... But I literally pushed past all of my negative excuses and thought about all those post workout endorphins.... I CRaVE those endorphins now!!
And while I was out on my run, I literally wanted to high five every women I ran past out exercising as if to say ‘yes! You’re amazing for making yourself a priority!’ - might have been a bit weird so I just stuck to a big smile !! .
Have a beautiful Tuesday