I tried the squat rack for the first time. I could only squat the bar at first. Then I added ten pounds to each side. Man, it's hard. Should I be embarrassed I can only do that much right now? :/ The top part of my back is a little sore from where the bar was. Does that mean I am doing it incorrectly?
Absolutely not! Everyone starts starts some where!
I’m in shape and I’m not the best at loaded squats. It’s just something that comes with practice and patience.
And yes, a bruise is normal. I get them on my collar bones, shoulders, and back of my neck from bars. You can place towels there to help make some cushion. But eventually you will either get use to it or find just the right spot where it stops leaving a bruise.
Thank you so much Sharee- I did a little happy dance when I seen your comment! I’m receiving such overwhelming support! For a girl who at one point everybody considered the “fat friend” this really is shocking for me.
One thing I will say is to all you looking to improve your health and fitness for whatever reason: do it for yourself. At one point in my life I was considered to some people “too fat” and now some people say I’m “too skinny”- you can’t please everyone. Be confident, be strong and be yourself.
Progress picture, love from the girl who now loves to see the sunshine :)
Gorgeous inside and out ❤️
I don't always have time to workout because I'm a super busy person. Usually when I have time, I'm just too tired to do anything. Also, I've noticed that when I'm bored I tend to eat.. Any advice of how to get on track an motivated?
If you have time to be bored. You have time to fit a workout 8)
It’s all about setting your priorities. If your health and fitness goals are important. You will make it work.if not, you will make excuses.
I am an athlete with four children a runner and I am going to get a tummy tuck for my loose skin. How soon were you able to work out post op? And are you able to do sit ups yet?
8 weeks was when I was cleared to workout. I couldn’t do ab focused work (I was approved to do them) but physically was unable to get my muscles to work till about 3.5 months.
I started teaching fitness classes around that time too.
I didn’t feel my core start regaining strength until about 4 months.
It took 5-6 months before I could push-ups and actually get really low lol my core just couldn’t support me.
The only time I have ever experienced any real pain after recovery was at 11 months I went to climb a rope at crossfit and when I jumped I felt a tear in my muscles. It had more to do with being incredibly sore than my surgery. But it hurt! Lol
I can do any ab stuff no worries.
Some people wait soooo long before they start exercising and they have a really difficult time adjusting because their whole body lost strength. Where as I started right when I was cleared so only my core and arm strength took a hit.
I'll join gym next week.. I'm very afraid of it. I always get a very red and sweaty face from working out - then I feel very uncomfortable.. Also I don't know if I should have my lunch before or after gym. Could you please give me some tips? You're amazing and my idol! <3
I get so sweaty when I workout I actually slip in my own puddles of sweat! Lol if you still look cute at the end of workout you didn’t work hard enough, that’s what I live by! Lol
You WILL sweat. That’s what you do at gyms. Sure some people look prettier when they sweat, but I’m not a pretty sweater lol.
Focus on your workout! Of all places to be sweaty and red in the face it’s at the gym.
If you eat before allow 60-45 min before you workout. I like to eat something light before and than eat again afterward.
Trying not to get muddy!! #funeralformyfat