Week 5 is done!!! 👊🏼 .
That means we only have ONE WEEK LEFT!!!! I can’t even believe how amazing this program has been. People think 20 minutes won’t get me results. HAHA good joke!! .
If you’ve been watching me and thinking I need this program in my life, message me and I will hook you up!💕
Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you always SHOULD 😮
This is my personal journey and while reading this week... this paragraph stood out to me... “Too often we react emotionally, get despondent, and lose our perspective. All that does is turn bad things into really bad things. Unhelpful perceptions can invade our minds—that sacred place of reason, action and will—and throw off our compass.” My compass has been off... partly because i haven’t had my blinders on..i started chasing ALL the shiny objects and when faced with challenges, although i have embraced them, they weren’t serving MY GOALS!
Fitness is extremely personal for me and yet I still have my head on a swivel... so i love the workouts i did this week, yes i loved them... but are they fueling my fire 🔥... I think they are... but we just wrapped up week 🖐🏼 and it is OK if it takes a while to find your groove !
So it’s time to put my blinders on, do what i do best and INSPIRE others to get started and FIND THE FUN... to use #sweattherapy and work through your issues in a HEALTHY way!
Stay tuned ... this week it’s the road to the top #gameon TIME TO #conquer 👊🏼
My thoughts and feelings today.
But It’s the crappy days, the emotional days, the confusing days, the angry days that make me realize how much I’ve changed. And I’m so very grateful.
For example... Instead of telling myself what I should feel, today I just LET myself feel. Maybe that doesn’t seem like a big deal to you... but I don’t let myself do that very often. I like to stay in my head as much as possible and just hope it goes away😬woahh it felt good.
Instead of trying to make myself feel better with crappy food all day and laying on the couch, I got my butt up and EXERCISED 🤯🤯 there was also some chocolate and a nap... I’m not a monster. But I KNEW my mind and body needed to move so I did it. (Whaaa?! Listening to my body?! monumental) “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands”
Name that movie 👇🏻👇🏻 All that to say... if you would have told old Kelsey what type of change was possible I’d have laughed at you.
Change is possible. If you don’t like where you are, do something. Do. The. Work. Read books. Take care of your body. Go to therapy. Intentionally spend more time doing things that bring joy.
Little steps turn into two years and massive change.
I used to care wayyy to much about what other people thought of me. I hated if someone didn’t approve of me & I disappointed them. That made it difficult to be myself and made me feel like something was wrong with me. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t please everyone..and then one day I decided I didn’t want to live like that anymore.💔 It was a slow process of learning to love myself. It took a long time to see my value, my worth, & truly believe God didn’t make a mistake when He made me. Over the last 3 years I slowly took back my joy, I took back control of how I allowed others to make me feel, & I learned to say “no” to things that drain my
happiness.🙅🏼♀️ The crazy thing is this transformation on the inside started with a fitness routine. I never realized that taking care of my body would inspire wellness of my mind & spirit, but they all effect each other and I want this for everyone!!!🙌🏽 If you’re ready for your freedom & to take back your happiness then I am here to help guide & support you so you can get there way faster than me & build the habits you need for longterm success. Comment below or message me if you’re ready to feel AMAZING✨♥️
Top 8 Keys to Success
3. Positive Mindset.
5. Coachable/Willingness to always be learning.
8. Relentless/Work Ethic.
Music inspiration by @cagetheelephant ”Ain’t no rest for the wicked”
YOU my friend can do hard things!
This week was a test on my mind, body and soul. Today is the first day I’m feeling kind of human. I still have a lot of withdrawal symptoms that are being stubborn and won’t let go yet, BUT at least this, today, I can handle!
My entire body feels weak like I have no strength in my limbs...like all I want to do is curl up on my bed and sleep...but that’s not what will help me feel better.
What will help me feel better, is getting back into my normal routine with a light but fun program. I know it will take weeks for my body to recover from the hell its been through, but I’m glad I can get back into it.
It was a 40 minute workout and in the middle of it I had to take a 15 minute break. To say it was easy to jump back in would be a complete lie...but I DID have fun!
Do the best you can in whatever you do. You’re the only one in control of what you can and can’t do! .
I will be honest, chances of me following this program 100% just isn’t going to happen. I am not ready to do this every single day yet, BUT the fact that I’m back up and moving is a huge improvement...now to work on physically and emotionally healing from the damage this past week has caused.
Don’t give up on yourself even when you feel alone, because girl if you don’t fight for you, no one else will! #truth
First we sweat our ass off (and cuss and almost die 😜) and then we date night with the husband.
I love that when I make the time to show up for myself, it then carries over and I show up THAT much better for him.
Now if you would excuse me, I believe there’s a marg out there waiting for me with my name written all over it. 😍 #dateyourspouse#margme
I could have just spent the morning twiddling my hair, lazing around on the couch, mindlessly watching Netflix and chilling. 🛋💻💁🏻♀️
It’s Saturday. I toootally could have done that. 👌🏽
But I knew I would feel better if I pumped out a workout. So I did. ✊🏽
I took my hair twiddling to my gym (literal steps away from my couch), pressed play on my #netflex (I’ve got access to 700+ workouts at my fingers so it’s literally like the Netflix for fitness) and got to work! 🤸🏻♂️
No matter where you are in your fitness journey, let this be my reminder to you that what matters most is that you are ON your fitness journey. 💪🏽
Commend yourself for that. 👏🏽
Thank yourself for making that commitment. 🙌🏽
Be proud of yourself. 🤛🏽
You’re literally lapping everyone on the coach. 🏃🏻♀️ Remember that. 😉
My legs are absolute toast. FASTer Way to Fat Loss ® life is the real deal.
Less that a year ago I was having a hard time with 10 pound dumbbells at home.
@viviangillwellness is my saving grace, my bff , and second southern mama.
I had it in me the whole time. I just needed to find my people. .
People found = life changing greatness .
I’ll figure out hand placement sometime or another 😂
Ps there’s room for you too friend. .
Next round starts march 4.
Register using the link in my bio/ comments. I can’t wait to do this WITH you
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1️⃣-2️⃣-and DONE! Some weeks are harder than others. Between being sick, drowning at work, and single parenting (mad props to the full-tome single parents!), I was stretched about as far as I could go without completed breaking. 😬 But, this morning I pressed play not once, but TWICE to catch up. Not because I had to, but because I WANTED to — I made a promise to myself that I would finish this program with my girls & I don’t break promises to myself.
COMPLETELY is the keyword because I definitely have my moments. But, my tribe was behind me every day — even on the ones that my temp was too high & my body was too sore to sweat it out. I’ve only met a handful of these women (swipe ⬅️ twice) in person, but the connection and support is something that I cherish. A post, a DM, or a text message from them each day reminds me that I am not walking alone.
It’s okay to not be okay.
It’s okay to fall back on your support.
Do you have a tribe? Tag them below. 👇 If you don’t, tag ME! 💌
Be comfortable with who you are ... without results!! Be confident it your skills and then give back. Get real with what you want and once you figure it out be WILLING to do whatever it takes to get it! Just be you... share your heart and embrace the adventure.. without worrying about the outcome ✌🏼💕 #beachdays#floridagirlforever
When I first made the decision to do this bikini competition, I had to really think about my weakest area and what I needed to improve upon most.
MY BOOTY 🍑
It has absolutely no business being in a teeny tiny bikini bottom right now, so I’ve added on a booty day to my weekly workouts -AND- added heavy-as-shit weights to unweighted moves.
When you go from overwhelmed to overjoyed just by doing a 20 minute workout, I’d say it was worth it. This workout included literally laughing out loud moments which got me through the really challenging moves.
Thank to @shaunt for Cut week 5, I am on top of the world. My mood went from 🙁to 🥰
And I am pretty proud of those upper back gains I’m making 💪🏻 Need a lift? All it takes is 20 minutes a day. Let me help you get started, tag your bff and we can do this together.
Saturdays were for sleeping in, nursing a hangover, and hair of the dog boozy brunches. .
For years, weekends were my escape from work, yet I wouldn’t use them very wisely. They’d go by in the blink of an eye with very little accomplishments outside of the hilariously, non-productive (but therapeutic) complaining sessions about our “day jobs”. Then.💥BOOM💥. Monday. Again. .
These days I’m more intentional. I meet a crew of amazing therapists😆 (translation: runners🏃🏻♀️🏃🏼♂️) on Saturday mornings to knock out a sweat sesh before the day begins. Most days, I look forward to it. On the days I don’t, I get up anyway and show up with no regret....once it’s over☕️#willrunforcoffee .
Consistency compounds. In anything you do. Change is not a race, but you can’t even compete with yourself if you don’t start in the first place. ➡️Start something today⬅️
🔆Watch it grow🔆
I struggle with my workouts everyday. If a workout isn’t hard for me then clearly it ain’t working haha. I swear at the TV (my personal trainer is there) I get mad. But I always COMPLETE my workout as best I can. No workout should ever be easy. If you’re not struggling, you’re not working hard enough!
I workout every day for 20-30 minutes and see better results in that time frame than I did spending hours at the gym every week!
So if you struggle during your workouts too... that’s a GOOD THING!! When it starts to get easy then it’s time to push harder!
And ladies... there’s ain’t no
shame in the modifying game!
Workout is done and I am officially done with week 1 of my program!! This week has definitely challenged me. I didn’t always feel like showing up and giving it my all, but each workout just reminded me of how important it was to keep pushing, no matter how hard things may be. Excited to prep for week 2!!
Sweat it out Saturday!
Not everyday is going to start with a bounce in your step and feeling ready to workout! My secret is my superwoman powers that I drink 10 minutes before I workout and then I am committed to getting it done. I can feel the natural green tea kick in! Today I was lacking motivation when I woke up but I know I will feel so much better when I am done. I am ready to RISE UP beyond my own excuses to not workout. So let’s hold each other accountable—
What workout will you do today?
Heading down to get in a little cardio and BALANCE today- to keep me mindful and get me ready for my LAST week of my program. Now to figure out which one to do next.....
Do you have stress in your life?
Pretty silly question, right!?
More people than not say, obviously, Yes!
Did you know that, Cortisol, the stress hormone is relieved in sweat glands - if you are physically sweating you are physically shedding stress!! .
Adding in physical activity increases those feel-good endorphins to help improve your mood!! .
What stress do you need to shed? .
Let's do it together, and Lincoln will help! ♥ 😍 Who's ready to shed some stress?? 🙌🏻💃🏼Group starting Feb. 25 Comment 👇🏻 for details!
"The only bad workout is the one that didn't happen!"
I posed a few different ways to make sure my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me. 👀
Those are baby obliques. 🙌🏼
And I’m pretty dang excited about it! 🤸🏻♂️
I think all those home workouts are working... 🤔
But this is about more than just trying to get abs.
Or toning up my booty. 🍑
Or slimming out my arms. 💪🏽
Or building strong legs. 🦵🏽
Sure, that’s part of it. If I’m going to work THIS hard on my body, I want it to look like it. Obvi. 💁🏻♀️
But for me, moving my body truly is therapy. ✨
For someone as anxious as I am, that endorphin rush, the good sweat, the momentum you build during a solid workout, those feelings make me feel calm, peaceful, and they help to quiet the noise of my always on the go thoughts. 💭
I need fitness to feel cantered. 👌🏽
Do you find that working out makes you feel zen? 🧘🏻♀️