Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Finding myself, at the gym.

I don't have many pictures of me when I was around 150lbs, this one was taken in Nov '09. I don't talk a lot about how I got to this weight, or the daily difficulties of just getting out of bed. So we are going to save that for another day.  
In late 2010, I had crash dieted (1100 calories a day, for my wedding) and dropped to 130.
 I still felt horrible, no energy and I still didn't like what I saw in the mirror. 
 I wasn't doing it the right way or for the right reasons. My husband would have loved me at any size. But I didn't see that, nor did I love myself at "any" size.
  I don't have a lot of pictures from this time either.
 Nov of 2011, I finally started my workout. I started slow, didn't understand or take it seriously at first. I did began to eat more sensible, using Herbalife meal replacement shakes and getting in lots of healthy snacks. (I love Herbalife)
I worked out with my trainer 3 days a week and we did a lot of cardio. Buttttt, I still didn't know a lot about what to eat, protein, good carbs/bad carbs, all that.
Eating right still was an issue for me. So, I "overnight"  got down to an unrealistic 112 lbs. I still wasn't toned, and not knowing what to do, I kept not eating right.
Flash forward, it's February 2013 now. I am taking in probably 1800ish calories a day, I don't keep too much track on that. I now love protein shakes for extra energy and weight gain  (Herbalife has yummy ones) and I am gaining knowledge on proper eating everyday.

I love working out, it's a part of my life now. I just know now, that it takes a healthy balance of a good diet and exercise.

 Everyday I get more and more comfortable in my own skin and love myself from the inside out.
Perspective is everything.

I'm looking for high protein recipes if you know of any good ones you have tried! I am an Herbalife Distributor and am working on my website today, so everyone can check out the product! Keep checking back! I will make a new post about it later, Love you guys!

All these cute tees and tanks are from skreened! I'm addicted to that website.  


  1. Girl I've been following you on Instagram but not your blog. LOVE this post! you look GREAT! I need to check out this Herbalife stuff.

  2. THANK YOU! I really appreciate your kind words! :)

  3. You look great! So toned and healthy!

    I also reallyyy want that 'Ain't Nobody Got Time For That' vest.

    1. Nicola, look it up. It has THE cutest stuff

  4. You look great! So happy for you!! Found you through IG!!

  5. This Candish Sports Stringer Top is a Sleeveless men gym vest which offers maximum comfort, as well as outstanding muscle recovery after exercise.


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