Bee Gone (@fit_heroin)

Exciting training week the past 7 days have been! Got to finally lift w @arielle_isabella who took this video of me attempting the rope, I honestly didn't do so well πŸ˜…! Also, got to witness @nursedani3 lift a 325 dead lift max this week! #stronggirlarmy

Danielle Scaffidi (@daniscaffidi)

Please ignore my ugly, gritty running face and post-workout face in pic 2 ! πŸ˜‚
The pictures on the left were taken my senior year of high school (2010, when I was 18), to now, at almost 26. I weighed 112 pounds (I'm 5'8", btw) during my track season of 2010, and struggled with body positivity and confidence, even though I was a successful runner. I loved running but became compulsive about getting my mileage in, as well as setting the next PR, in the hopes of winning the next big race. I never had an eating disorder as some people assumed, but I was obsessive about training and began to lose a substantial amount of weight, and became anemic. There was a point where I was running 50 miles a week in high school, and 70 miles/week in college. Needless to say, I started to feel the effects when my body finally broke down in my sophomore year at UCF, when I competed as a D1 athlete track/cross-country runner. I sustained bilateral Achilles tendonitis that constantly flared up, as well as a hairline stress fracture in my right distal tibia.
Clocking in at 5:08 my freshman year of college, I set my best mile time ever...Then, I reached burn-out, and couldn't break past it. It didn't help that my coaches were more concerned with my body fat percentage (which was 10% at the time of my freshmen year) and my times, than my health or wellbeing. Nevertheless, I eventually moved on and left the team to focus on school and take better care of myself!! My point to all this is that as much success and love I had/still have for the sport of running, I will never bring myself to the point of training 'til exhaustion, injury, or illness again; I mainly just run now to stay fit, by doing HIIT.Β I know that sounds like common sense to listen to your body and know your limits, but it was an addiction for me.

Now, 8 years later, I'm a healthy 140 pounds and love to be active in the gym. Am I where I want to be yet on my fitness journey? Hell no,Β there's always progress to be made along the way. But, I don't obsess about training anymore, and I no longer feel so damn insecure in my own skin. I'm so much healthier in body, mind, and spirit and stand taller than ever!

Raven Harrington (@ravenwb)

Happy #Sunday!!! Sundays are pretty notorious for being a "Meal Prep" day. Don't stress too much about it!
Keep your meals simple and go with what works easiest for you. Simple things like:
β€’ Breakfast- Oatmeal and protein (egg whites or tempah)
β€’ Snacks- Fruits or a protein bar
β€’ Salad from a trusted store if you're on the go

It's best not to get stressed out about things that are supposed to encourage you, and help you to attain your fitness goals.

#fit #workout #fitchick #traino #teamshape #abdos #dieto #lean #afro #happy #naturalhair #4chair #naturalista #fun #fitnessaddict #muscles #muscu #musculation #fitfam #fitspo #fitness

gabby (@gabby_g_sanchez)

🎢🎢Do you miss me? Am I crazy?
Am I losing hold of your love baby?
Either you want me or you don't
I need to know, I need to know Who are you today?
Will you be the sun
Or the pouring rain?
Who are you tomorrow?
Will you make me smile
Or just bring me sorrow? 🎢 🎢🎢 #musicislife #musiclove #fitgirls #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fit #instagramfitness #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitchick #fitnessbody #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessgoal #legs #legsfordays #leanbody #muscles #training #gains #bootcamp #strongereveryday #dedication #motivated #igfitness #igfitfam #fitfam #selfie #love #music β™₯️

Rita Shaba (@foreverloveritzy)

Underneath all that makeup, there’s a person inside. Make sure you treat her right #selflove πŸ’‹πŸ’•

Jennifer Hewitt (@jen2bhappy)

Late Day Workout πŸ’ͺ🏼
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No Excuses Sunday πŸ“†
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So Glad I Got My Lazy Bum Outta The 🏑!!
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My Attitude is πŸ’― Better Because I Made Fitness & Health Happen Today πŸ‘πŸΌ
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Something is Better than Nothing πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ {promise🀞🏼}
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🀚🏼Now ... Gotta Make My Good Count ↔️Nutrition Matters Most🍎
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#fitnesslifestyle #attitudeiseverything #makeithappen #goalsforthewin #sundayfunday #workoutmotivation #fitchick #fitmom #fitforlife #tiugirl #igfitmoms #igcardiojunkie #stairstepper #igfitfam #gymselfie

Emily Pietrangelo (@empiee)

Suuuuundayyyy funday meal prep style! Them greens that make your pee smell and the boobies. I really do enjoy asparagus πŸ˜› I really don’t enjoy chicken as much but with some lemon , evoo, oregano, & a little bit of tzatziki on top, it makes eating chicken a lot more enjoyable for me! For 30 calories, 2g fat, 2g carbs, 1g sugar, &&& 2g protein for a serving of 2 tablespoons - not toooo shabby if I say so myself πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ #sundayfunday #sundayvibes #mealprep #mealprepsunday #chickenboobs #asparagus #makesyourpeesmell #npc #npcbikini #npcbikinicompetitor #npccompetitor #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitspo #fitchick #fitfam #girlswholift #girlswhoworkout #yummy

Ghetto assπŸ‘πŸ’¦ (@sloppy_ass)

Regrann from @lovelynicocoa - Raw footage of a thirst trap attempt with @mooreuniquehair πŸ˜‚No slow mo or music, just drinks 😩. Yep I tripped 😌 Im a CORNBALLLL πŸ₯‚. SIDENOTE: shouts to whoever was buying our tequila shots at the bar and Cam at saks I appreciate the love ❀️ #slimthick #fitness #yogapants #yogaleggings #fitchicks #fitchick #fitnessgear #fitnessmotivation #leggings #jegging #jeggings
OmbrΓ© leggings from @poshsnobleggings
One take shawty on the πŸŽ₯ @mooreuniquehair - #regrann

Meagan (@meagodiego)

Happy Sunday!
I hope you’re getting sweaty πŸ’¦
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