For dinner tonight, my boyfriend and I made this amazing taco pasta! Photos don't even do it justice, especially since there's no way to share how delicious it smelled 🤤
I found the recipe on Buzzfeed yesterday, and it was so simple to make! We added another cup of macaroni and used Mexican cheese on top (which they didn't include on the ingredient list)
I would definitely recommend this oh my goooood! I can't wait to have the leftovers tomorrow 😋😋😋
#whatsonmyplate (or, #whatWASonmyplate )
This is my WomanCrushTuesday post😌. And I'm dedicating this to @workoutbean, and I wanted to spend a few words on why I chose her. First of all, I've been following her for almost two years now and I feel like I kinda know her. I remember a couple of summers ago when she was doing bbg and I just started it and I was like "wow, she's so dedicated and omg, her progresses are amazing!". Then she decided to become a SoulCycle instructor and I could really feel her passion when she decided to start this new journey. But she got a "No" at the beginning. Of course I can imagine that she was sad. But she refused to get a "No" for answer and she did again the training and she finally made it, and I feel so proud even though we don't even know each other. So yeah, my all point is that your dedication, motivation and even subborness have inspired me a lot and I just wanted to say that you deserve everything you have in your life and I hope everything will be amazing, thank you for being such a star☀️🌟
Good morning lovelies! I'm on my way to the gym starving marvin dreaming of breakfast topped with @mindfulbitesuk brazil nut & cacao nibs nut butter 😍. If you're not putting nut butter on your breakfast then you are SERIOUSLY missing out! It tastes freaking delicious & we could all do with the extra protein 😋! Have a happy Tuesday people. It's cardio time for me 😊 .
Today is my 22nd birthday, and I can't help but think about how far I've come just in this last year. I am extremely proud of myself for finding strength and comfort in my own skin, finding my self worth. I went through such a life changing year, and I can only hope my 22nd year will see me grow even more (both mentally and booty ha). It's amazing the things you can do once you stop caring what society thinks you should be. I am on my own path 😊🌺 #mybodyismine#selflove
Bedhead 🎀 .
Just woke up with this shape 👆🏻and thinking of how much I ate and how little I worked out during this weekend - I'm ok with this 😅 Now I'm moving forward and I will be shredding this month of July. Note to you all - I don't cut carbs because without them I can't workout as hard as I want. I cut fat, but I don't exclude it from my diet. We need a little bit of everything, just the right amount and the right kind 💗
Food ready for work! I start work super early (6:30am), and I have 2 breaks, in one i'll eat one of the salads and the breakfast pot, and the second break i'll eat the other one.
When I start that early I am always starving by 9am, and if I don't have food with me I can eat whatever is in the store (i work in a food shop). So, temptations off, food planned, happy Alba :)
Have a good day!
✖️Okay guys✖️ so I’m hitting my normal slump in the process. I stepped on the scale this morning, and didn’t love what I saw. 👎🏻I know, I know. It’s not about the number, it’s about how I feel. And I sooo want to get past the part of myself that lets that number effect the way that I feel😔So this is me working it out, trying to get past it, and putting the feelings into words so that I can see how completely silly it is. The scale does not dictate my health. It does not reflect my self-worth. That number doesn’t make me any less of a good mother, it doesn’t take away the time that I have put in to better myself. Why does that stupid scale make me feel like I am not working hard enough? 😡Why does that dumb piece of equipment negate the fact that my muscles are sore, my activity is up, my diet is improving? I have to remind myself that I am going in the right direction. I can not – I WILL NOT – let that number on that scale alter the path that I am on. I will keep going, because even though it’s going to take me longer than three weeks to get to my goals, I will get there. I promise myself, I will get there. #bbg#bbgfam#kaylasarmy#kaylaitsines#bbgmoms#bbgmums#bbgmomof2#fitfam#bbgpretraining#bbgcommunity#bbggirl#bbgprogress#gethealthy#stayhealthy#getfit#bbgprogram#strongnotskinny#fitmom#fitmoms#bbgsisters#fitnessjourney
Oh my leggies!! The thigh burn felt so good and I am so proud of myself for finishing this workout WITHOUT MODIFICATION for the first time... have to admit I didn't trust my legs anymore towards the very last round of broad jump burpees! 💪🏼
Here's a different transformation Tuesday pic for you because well, this is where it is at hahaha
It's more my mental transformation that is happening right now because lets face it, I've got zero energy to work out thanks to my lovely little lingering virus. So a little story for you - my Mum came over yesterday afternoon after I had had yet another pretty awesome asthma attack just to make sure I was okay but she started doing what Mum's do - hassling you about shit haha... She is currently doing her own soul searching by going to a writing club to put an autobiography together which is pretty cool but she is also doing yoga and the teacher said something to her that she had to get of her chest to me, about me... It was these questions 'do you ever wonder why you have been so sick lately??? Do you think it is because you haven't gotten rid of some built up emotions from your childhood? Do you have anyone that you can confide in? etc etc... I told her that this platform has been more healing to my mind, soul and spirit than any Psychiatrist or Psychologist ever was, yes they opened up the wounds but they didn't help me deal with it... She then went onto say yes but that is the internet world, you need real friends in person...I preceded to tell her I have some amazing besties in my 'real' life but the ladies that I have on here I would classify more true friends than some that I have in 'real' life. You guys get me, isn't it so funny how people just don't get this community that we are so blessed to be apart of... The other thing she mentioned was yes but they don't know your past... I'm like yes that's right and they don't judge me for it either when I share it in my posts... I told her over and over that I am so much stronger mentally for having you all in my life on this journey than I have ever felt... Isn't IG just amazing sometimes... Anyway enough about that, here is my non make up, flabby flab flab multiple selfies cause well I can and hey I did... continued in comments ⤵️⤵️⤵️
Hi 👋🏼 My how time flies! Last July, I discovered the infamous BBG! It was the first time in my 27 years where I actually stuck to something for more than 2 days. I completed the entire 12 week program right before I left Poland to go back home to the US. Thinking I could balance work, a social life, healthy eating, and exercise, I was a juggling act set up for failure. So here I am again and again and again. I've been trying to pick myself back up for the last month+! Take 34262. 🎬 Hopefully I find a healthier balance this time and the strength to find some willpower! Missed the #BBGcommunity ! 💛💦 Ready to sweat and find my fire again!
So excited to start incorporating @teamiblends into my daily routine! Made some skinny tea to enjoy poolside & it helped me stay energized throughout the day! 👌🏾I'm trying to slowly move away from coffee & this is a great replacement so far! If you're looking for a great tea, check out their selection! Use my code: JCELINE10 for 10% off 💃🏽#thankyouteami
TAKE ME BACK! Spent this weekend at the beach and admittedly got a little burnt. Or 🍅 RED 🙈Whoops! But I felt very on trend in my @SwimsuitsForAll #ad ! @buzzfeed actually just did a video about their red Baywatch swimsuit and being a size inclusive company! For the first time I actually ordered the size I am and it fit. When does that happen?! Never! I feel very honored to be a part of the #Swimsuitsforall campaign & if you'd like to watch the Buzzfeed video - Link in bio.
As for Mondays... this week could fly if I'd like 😂 headed home for the 4th! CANNOT WAIT 🙌🏼💕 Hope everyone's weeks are off to a good start!!
Also just want to take minute to acknowledge the fact that I actually posted a picture of myself in a swimsuit without even thinking about it... maybe this #selflove is getting a bit better ☺️ it's a journey, not a race. Love yourself thought the adventure 😘
#sweatwithkayla , #fitfam , #fitness , #love , #bbgfam , #bodylove , , #tiu , #travel , #wanderlust , #bbgprogress , #runner , #fitnessmodel#swimsuit#summer17#99daysofsummer
People say strange things when you "transform" but I have come to find that's ok. Some people may say you look better before. Others may say your face looks gross. Some may ask if you're sick.
I have learned that change can be very difficult to implement into your life ... and even more difficult for others to accept. I did not start my #fitnessjourney for anybody other than me. I was depressed. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired and I knew I needed a change. I had heard of the mental benefits of working out and I knew I needed a routine. I found @kayla_itsines #bbg on Instagram and decided to give it a shot. I mean, these babes looked so confident in their progress photos that I wanted to see if I could do it. I mean, if they could, why couldn't I?.... I lasted 6 weeks before I quit.
Fast forward a few months later, I booked a beach vacation with friends and I wanted to feel confident in a bikini. So, I tried again. I couldn't do a single leg lift. Burpees? Forget about it. But, I stuck with it. At first, I could only complete 3 of the 4 circuits. I would slap myself with the jump rope every jump. It seemed impossible. But soon enough, a few weeks went by and I could do 4 circuits. I could do 5 push ups on my knees (etc). .
If you want something, just keep showing up for yourself. You are worth your time and energy. Be consistent and the results will come. I am currently giving myself this same pep talk for my #marathontraining ❤️ I am so grateful for the tools BBG provided me and the fantastic individuals I have met along the way. I never in a million years thought I would be this open with such personal struggles ... but I also learned to never say never 😉 happy #transformationtuesday friends ❤️
HOLY GUACAMOLE 🥑 it has been wayyy too long since I've been on this account. Real talk: I fell off the bandwagon a few months ago, then we moved across the country, so it's been busy to say the least! 😓 But I'm back in the game, y'all! Today I finished week 4, and I'm officially on week 5! 🤗
This time around I decided to try something different and download the @sweat app instead of just using the e-books. I figured I needed some change since I wasn't as motivated as I should be. And can I tell you, the app is AH-MAY-ZING! 🙌🏻 The workouts are interactive, I can track my water intake, read about nutrition, access recipes, plan my workouts, and more! 😁 If you have the money to spare (for first time users, it's like $37 for 3 months), definitely try it out if the e-books just aren't enough!
Just wanted to share a quick workout for anyone who hasn't had a chance to workout yet today (or anyone who is up for a challenge!) -------------------------------------I squeezed my BBG abs and arms workout in quick before I head to bed! I didn't get to bed until 2 am last night, but I really want to make positive changes in my life so I pushed through my sleepiness.
When you just did legs but the wrong muscles come out to play 🤔😂 #heybiceps 💪🏼 // Legs Week 9 is the DEVIL. 😈👺 I swear it's like a general consensus that this workout is PARTICULARLY horrible haha. 😓💦 This was the progression of my workout in emojis: 😒🤢😭😡😎 You go from "I genuinely hate every second of this, why do I do this to myself?" To "I feel phenomenal. I am an Olympian. I could go for hours, move aside bitchez!" 🤣🙄 Ahhh gotta love the emotional roller coaster of working out. 🎢 Now to go home & finally wash my hair - dry shampoo just ain't gonna cut it anymore I don't think. 😳💆🏽
Goodness gracious I can't even tell you how amazing I feel!!
When you make breakthroughs in your body I promise you feel like there is nothing you can't accomplish!!!
I have been trying to find this girl for years!!! The girl in me who is unstoppable!
I found her... she showed up in today's workout like I haven't seen her before!!
She made me proud, so she is sticking around for awhile!!!
No going back! EVER!
When you get a taste of what your body and mind are capable of, all you want is to keep seeing how much more you have in you!!!
I have so much more in me... I'm just getting warmed up 💪👏
(Modified) BBG Day 169: Photo of the day: Well, not quite the news I was hoping for...seems as if I'll be sidelined from cardio for a bit. Have a few minor tears in my leg including some torn fibers in my achillies. My doctor gave me permission to do any upper body and ab word that I want, just no pressure on the leg or LISS/HIIT for now. Trying to stay positive and super compliant so I can get back to the grind as soon as possible. Re-evaluating in 1 week so I'm hoping I can get a brace on and start working up to where I was as soon as possible. I'm just really trying to stay positive (even though I'm super frustrated)! In other news my eating has been flawless today (no wheat, no dairy, no sugar, no processed foods, no alcohol) and I'm feeling pretty good from that. This is just another day on this crazy journey...#kaylamovement#kaylasgirls#kaylasarmy#bbg#bbgcommunity#bbgfam#bbg2017#bbggirl#bbglife#bbgphilly#bbgsisters
A few weekends ago I had to go to a wedding and I bought a new skirt in a smaller size! That was after 4 weeks of pre-bbg training only. I'm so excited to be able to continue to move forward and tackle new exercises. It's actually fun and I didn't think it would be. I'm also looking for every opportunity I can to exercise. I work in an office 5 days a week so it's very easy to fall back into the old routine of sitting for 8+ hours a day. Even more than the smaller skirt I am enjoying how more firm I am becoming. That is my number 1 goal. I feel stronger than I have in years. 💪🏼 #firmbyfifty#babystepsleadtosuccess#bbgfam#bbgfamily#stronger
We spent the past few days soaking up the sun in Lake Powell with some amazing friends. I did not work out or eat healthy once. While I don't feel bad about these choices, I will say I was reminded of one of the reasons I work out that doesn't involve "looking good". Poor Lenny girl hit teething HARD this weekend. She was constantly throwing tantrums, screaming, and basically just losing her crap. (Terrible 2's coming in 7 months early 😩) I felt frustrated, I was emotional and I believed that I was a crummy mom. I had lost all my patience and broke down sobbing (twice). I know that's normal or whatever, but also I know that when I'm working out and eating healthy, and when I take that time for MYSELF every day- I handle being a mom so much better.
Moms- make it a priority. You need an hour for YOU everyday so you can serve THEM the other 23. 🖤
LETS GET REAL🙌So today my day was totally thrown off. I went to work for a longer amount of time than normal, I didn't get to go to my morning gym session, I needed to take care of my neighbors pets, I broke my moms new nail polish bottle... bottom line is it was just one of those days. It started fine though. I was prepared to be flexible, but I'm one of those people who get overwhelmed a little more quickly than others and I definitely let it get to me. I got frustrated when it was understandable but I still could have been stronger. My point is no matter what I SHOULD have done, I didn't, and you know what? It's okay!! 🎉 I realized I wasn't myself and I took control. I went in my room, locked my door, cried a little not gonna lie haha and then I blasted my music and I got to work 💪How do I feel now? I feel SO POWERFUL. I just took one of my bad afternoons and turned it around all by making a choice. Was it easy? Not at all 😂 but I did it. DON'T GIVE UP ON YOURSELF! You may not realize it, but when you make decisions like letting a workout slide or getting annoyed so easily and don't find a way out; you're only hurting yourself. Everyone else is worried about themselves (not in a bad way) and you should be too! The only one who is going to take care of you is YOU. I tend to depend on others but then struggle when they aren't available. I'm working on depending on myself and I just amazed myself tonight. Everyone gets sad and scared sometimes but don't forget you will ALWAYS be there for yourself 💕take care of yourself and REWARD yourself. Be smart and don't forget to LOVE YOURSELF ❤️ (old pic Ps!) #gym#sweatwithkayla#kaylasarmy#bbg#kaylaitsines#bbggirls#bbgfam#bbgjourney#deathbykayla#bbgbabe#bbg2#fitfam#fitness#healthy#fitchick#sweat#fitteacher#fitforsummer#fitnessaddict#healthyishappy#progressnotperfection#girlswholift#workout#bodybuilding
Meal prep Monday! Working full time for the summer means more food to cook and less time to prepare! I like to organize it all to make sure I have everything I need to get me through the day! Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack!
There are no truer words 🙌🏼 I used to workout to be skinny, now I workout to be strong and energized for my family, my job and MYSELF! Thanks @daileymethodrbp for a great interval class tonight! Just what I needed to get back into the swing of things after a long weekend in Nashville celebrating turning 30!! 🎂🎉
Heyooo 👋🏻My mental health's been all out of whack for a bit 😞Stress keeps hitting me and two days ago laryngitis hit me too! My voice is so pathetic but its trying to get better and make real, actual sounds 😂 I got to work out legs today and some other random stuff I felt like doing. It felt pretty good and kind of fun to throw in exercises I wanted to do and mix some things together like BBG legs and BABB instead of just following programs exactly 🙃