4 years ago today, I had the privilege of giving birth to my youngest 👶🏻🎀. I was induced on my due date because I had gestational diabetes. It is super common, yet scary. I always had in my head that someday I will probably have type 2 diabetes (my grandparents did). I fortunately didn't haven't to take insulin, just prick my finger 4 times a day, regulate my diet , and was monitored by machines every other day to make sure she was safe. Knowing more now than I did then makes me believe that if I had been consuming less sugars in my diet I probably wouldn't have had it. Some women just will, but for me I think it was different. I had it with my first and third, not my second when I was health focused between those pregnancies. Sugar is in practically everything! I didn't truly understand that. Bagel with veggie cream cheese is such a healthy breakfast for me 🤦🏻♀️😂 This has been a huge reason why I care about health and what I put in my body. It isn't about the outer appearance. That is a bonus it is about how I feel inside. Mentally, emotionally, and physically being here for my family. She was 9lbs 4oz heathy and I am forever thankful. #iammorethanmybody#health#gestationaldiabetes#fitmom#bbgmom#bbgcommunity#bbgstronger#bodypositive#strongnotskinny#selflove#bbgmn#fitpregnancy
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I was tagged by the always sweet @lowcarbcrystal for a #bodypositive quote. This is what I believe and how I've tried to live my life in the body I was given. I struggled with a lot of pain, self doubt, and self hatred when I was young. I thought I couldn't have a life because I was in a big body. I was a chronic and compulsive dieter and every diet made me heavier, crazier and more depressed. I finally realized I had to get off that roller coaster and accept myself and move on. It wasn't easy but It was the defining decision of my life. I took this body to the beach and anywhere else it wanted to go. Including Culinary school in NYC, and College, and even to be married in Central Park. I waited over twenty years for someone to say something about weight loss that made sense. I believe I finally found that in this #ketogenic lifestyle. But believe me even if I never lose another pound I will continue to live my life with joy, passion, and purpose. I believe that's what I was brought here, in this body to do. Thanks for listening #ketofam and thanks for the tag. @lowcarbcrystal
Alright I need your help!
Best networks that stream workouts to do at home?
I have come a long way with my ptsd but locker rooms and gyms still make me nervous. The crowns are terrible, if I see too many cars in the parking lot I will turn around. That being saod, I know a home workout may not be as good as the gym, but a girl needs to do what she can over time. So, suggestions? #workout#fitfam#networks#girlswithcurves#ptsd#recovery#domesticviolenceawareness#bodypositive
#tbtpost Short on time? I feel you on that one! I've become a bit of an "expert" (not by choice! 🙈) at getting things done with little to no time to do them, and I want to share with you! 🙌👌 Check out my list of 14 things to get done when you only have 10 MINUTES to spare! Click the link in my bio @becominghiscrown to read 😘🤓
Http://becominghiscrown.com to search for this post in the SELF DEVELOPMENT category!
Heading to the gym to do chest and triceps. I've been on a roll and I feel like nothing can stop me in the gym. Is it my preworkout? 😂🤣. Either way I don't even care. I love the feeling of crushing goals. Gone are the days where I am complacent with where I'm standing. I will always move forward. Don't let anything hold you back. Not even people. Now don't get me wrong. Still care about others, make someone feel like somebody-everyday. But remember you in the equation. Remember it's your life, therefore you must take care of it. You have to come first to yourself in order to care about others healthily and properly. Never put yourself aside because you think you have time to work on you. Start now.
Can I let you in on a little secret? The original rainbow flag had turquoise on it which represented Magic/Art. ✨🌈 The one magic trick I know to impress friends is that I can make any sausage disappear in seconds. Don't ask me where I hide them. #happypride
Yesterday I committed to another half marathon (I know I'm crazy, right?!?!). With that commitment comes training. St. Louis summers are HOT and HUMID. When I woke up this morning to run I made the bold choice to run shirtless- it was just too hot to run comfortably otherwise. My belly in motion looks like a hot bowl of jello sitting on a dryer- losing almost 130 lbs in 15 months will do that to a girl.... I had a daunting fear in the back of my mind that everyone who saw me would be staring and laughing. Am I really going to let the fear of judgement stand in the way of my goals?? HEEEEEELLLLLL TO THE NO! Fear is what got me to over 280 lbs in the first place. I am a beautiful, glitter sweating, unicorn magic fueled, goddess powered WARRIOR and like all great warriors I have my battle scars. And if some stranger really wants to judge me, let them because Those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter. #embracethesquish#battlescars#warrior#selflove#bodypositive#weightwatchers#extremeweightloss#wlstories#motivation#wlmotivation#fitness#run#strongwomen @nourishandeat