It's never been about getting rid of stretchmarks or avoiding loose skin or looking like anybody else. i get asked about skin a lot and to be honest my opinion on skin is just that. it's skin. the end. i have always been focussed on the f*t that i was carrying and the health risks associated with it. i had gestational diabetes twice and consumed way too much fat, sugar and processed food. my secret to getting from the first belly to the last belly in 9 months??? taking care of myself. plain and simple. putting my health first every day. drinking water, eating nutritious food and exercising for half an hour a day. focus on your health because it doesn't matter what others are doing, it matters what you are doing 💕
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Love a good monday!
love making to-do list.
love mapping out my week, my goals & my meals.
love looking forward to a week’s worth of bbg & seeing what’s in store (week 11 💀)
i also love ig.
i know lots of ladies started their ig fitness accounts for accountability but personally i was here for fun.
i started posting cos i found i was proud of myself & i wanted to give myself a woop woop 🙌🏻... so i did.
i found that i was inspired by others in the fitfam & wanted to interact with them more, cos i enjoyed their accounts.
i enjoyed sharing my pics, my story & joining in the community.
in terms of why i am here...
why do i post & participate on ig?
i’m here for the fun of it.
for the joy of sharing your journey & in sharing my own.
& cos having a way to look back over my own feed (journey) & see some serious joyous progress is pretty dang awesome.
i hope you’re enjoying your day, enjoying your journey, enjoying your movement, your food & enjoying your progress.
i’m enjoying this side by side of my arm progress.
& that’s 100% because that beautifully determined woman on the left worked her bum off to get here.
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I had gestational diabetes in two out of my five pregnancies which i'm sure would have been diet related for me.
i used to wake up feeling heavy and sore and would find myself pushing thoughts of "how it would get worse as i got older" to the back of my head.
it's never too late to start investing in yourself for a healthy now and a healthy future 💕
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* i know you’ve seen this before but i just posted this pic on my personal insta. 1) because i like my hair in this pic & 2) it looks like i still have b***s 😆 & meh, i like this photo 🤷🏼♀️ 😂 anyway, read what i wrote* .
these are both after photos & im proud of me in both.
there are 2 things that i’d love you to know about my fitness journey:
1) i began with 1 goal. to speak kindness to myself. i committed 12months to appreciating my body, giving honour to my experiences & calling myself amazingly created, wonderously valued & uniquely beautiful.
i said it till i believed it & i did it for a year. when i found myself truly at peace (tbh instead of using the word ‘happy with’) my reflection, i knew i had found the mental health to start on my physical health.
2) it did not just happen quickly or easily. i set my alarm on weekends to get up & run. on holidays, on busy days, in winter, in the dark, fog & frost. i began in pain, in exhaustion & i did it for 8months before any physical results really started to show. i consistently get up & workout. i push through when i am tired or busy or demotivated. i set goals & i chase them. it might seem like it just dropped away from when you last saw me, or when you began to notice... but it didn’t. it’s been a journey. a hard slog & the way i ‘look’ is only part of it.
i want to say this to clear up any misconceptions, & not perpetuate a diet culture that i don’t support: i am not dieting to lose weight, i am choosing food that makes me feel well, healthy & full. i am not exercising to change my appearance, i’m working out to change my life, my energy, my strength, my health & my hormones.
i just want you to know that my journey hasn’t been easy, short or purely physical. which you don’t see in a single photo.
there is always so much more to a before & after, to the timeframe, the mindset & the journey. for me, healthy body image was the key to healthy lifestyle. inside then out.
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Love yourself healthy ladies 💕
drink all the water
eat fresh tasty food
sweat for half an hour a day
and don't forget copious amounts of cheering yourself on x
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Home workout tips for bbg
1. avoid stepping on crawling baby
2. avoid kicking twirling toddler with red balloon
3. keep going for those 28 minutes no matter how many times you have to move, pause, apply band aids, break up fights, wipe bottoms etc etc etc 😁
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This is for the mamas 🙌🏻
the world is telling you to get your body ‘back’.
the world is saying that the biggest compliment that you can receive, is to look like having kids has never happened to you.
the world says that every part of you which has stretched & given & sacrificed, is a negative thing.
the world says that the experiences you wear on your skin, are flaws.
i am here to call bs.
i say how dare anyone ask you to be ashamed of something you cannot control or change... & of an experience which is so fundamentally miraculous and physically demanding.
i say how impossible to experience childbirth, & walk away unchanged at all.
i say that it’s messed up for any body ideal to be locked into a life stage or age. i’m not in a pre-kids body. i’m also not pre-puberty. 🤷🏼♀️ there’s no going back to either & it’s clearly unfair to make that my goals.
i say s***w ideals, body types & comparison goals.
i passionately believe that your best body confidence has to be one that honours your whole body.
& i refuse to believe that bringing 5 of the best people into the world, puts me out of the running to be proud.
i refuse to believe that any mama should feel anything less than strong, capable, beautiful, proud, & sexy as hell.
so, mamas, i want you to walk into your day with all the swagger that jim has in this photo.
i want you to look your insecurities in the eye & tell them to shut up.
i want you to hold your head high, give yourself the respect & credit you deserve.
i want you to move your body for the sheer pleasure of feeling happy, healthy & able.
and then, more than anything, i want you to walk about this world as a revolution of self acceptance.
& watch it sit up to take notice✊🏻
get your sweat on.
drink your water.
eat good food.
be a rebel today, & love the hell outta yourself. 🙌🏻
#bbgmumof5 #bbgmums #bbgmoms #bbgcommunity #bbgmumsover30 #bbg #bbgstronger #fitmum #motherhustler #mumlife #bbg2019 #mumsthatrun #motherrunner (edit: 🙄🙄yes. i’m standing on my bed haha. i’ve said a few times that i put my phone on my window sill in my room, if i didn’t, you’d be looking at blurry photos of jim’s forehead right now instead)
Consistency: small disciplines repeated with consistency every day, lead to great achievements gained slowly over time. john maxwell.
if you are looking for body transformation inspo because you hate what you see in the mirror then ✋ this account is not for you.
that badass chick on the left did bbg. a hard workout that she committed to & despite how physically sore, tired & weak she was, she kept going. she had 3 kids to homeschool, a preschooler to entertain & a baby too. her days were full, hectic, hard & she did it anyway.
she had spent a year investing in her mental health. so that when she began bbg it was because she loved her body & wanted to invest in it. she didn’t have an ‘after’ photo to show her hardwork... she put in the effort & sweat anyway.
you cannot hate yourself healthy. you don’t look after what you don’t love.
weight loss is not inherently healthy but working towards physical goals is not contrary to self love. you can train yourself to embrace your body. look in the mirror & call her beautiful. do it until you believe it. it’s very important.
it is the most important aspect of my journey.
at every point between me on the right & the me on the left, i have worked hard to appreciate the body god made for me. at every point it was a conscious deliberate choice to say that, i am proud. i am beautiful. i am enough.
so that while i was feeling healthier but not losing weight, it didn’t matter.
while i was feeling strong & lean but the scales didn’t move. it didn’t matter.
if you are starting bbg than hells yes to you. to every sore muscle & every choice to do it anyway.
you should be proud.
you are beautiful.
you’re best is excellent.
you are enough today.
i do purely bbg using the @sweat app. i run or walk for liss. i don’t follow the food plan, i have a jerf motto (just eat real food) & i drink about 2l of water a day.
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