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?
Anonymous

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.

finallygoingthedistance:

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 :)

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Gorgeous inside and out ❤️

finallygoingthedistance:

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 :)

Tumblr: finallygoingthedistance

Gorgeous inside and out ❤️

funeralformyfat:

Super easy and healthy  Breakfast cookie: 2 ripe bananas, 1 cup quick oats. That is the base and you can add whatever you want! I added: 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate covered walnuts, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 tablespoons shredded coconut mash everything in a bowl.  Bake 20 min in the oven @ 350 they are perfect for breakfast! Soft and full of flavor.  #funeralformyfat #vegan

funeralformyfat:

Super easy and healthy Breakfast cookie: 2 ripe bananas, 1 cup quick oats. That is the base and you can add whatever you want! I added: 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate covered walnuts, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 tablespoons shredded coconut mash everything in a bowl. Bake 20 min in the oven @ 350 they are perfect for breakfast! Soft and full of flavor. #funeralformyfat #vegan

lions-tigers-and-quinoa-oh-my:

Just made funeralformyfat's Breakfast Cookie! So happy with how they turned out this time.

This time I added mini chocolate chips, coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Recipe here: http://funeralformyfat.tumblr.com/post/61134086229/super-easy-and-healthy-breakfast-cookie-2-ripe

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?
Anonymous

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.

finallygoingthedistance:

144 pounds to confident in a bikini! Never thought I would reach this stage :) I would like to thank funeralformyfat for being my inspiration throughout my journey, in honour I’ve got that black bikini top on but spiced it up with the colourful pants. Actually looking forward to my holiday and the beach, never been this confident in my body and myself.

Tumblr: finallygoingthedistance

Feel free to follow and ask any questions! 

You look AMAZING!!

finallygoingthedistance:

144 pounds to confident in a bikini! Never thought I would reach this stage :) I would like to thank funeralformyfat for being my inspiration throughout my journey, in honour I’ve got that black bikini top on but spiced it up with the colourful pants. Actually looking forward to my holiday and the beach, never been this confident in my body and myself. Tumblr: finallygoingthedistance Feel free to follow and ask any questions!

You look AMAZING!!

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?
Anonymous

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
Anonymous

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

Trying not to get muddy!! #funeralformyfat

garden-of-vegan:

Seasoned brown rice, black bean, and kale burrito on a whole wheat tortilla with butter lettuce, tomato, and lime. Peeled navel orange segments.

garden-of-vegan:

Seasoned brown rice, black bean, and kale burrito on a whole wheat tortilla with butter lettuce, tomato, and lime. Peeled navel orange segments.

buffyshot:

@m_t_b_fitness: Fitness is not about being better than someone else….It’s about being better than you used to be!! 💙

buffyshot:

@m_t_b_fitness: Fitness is not about being better than someone else….It’s about being better than you used to be!! 💙

workitawff:

Umm guys don’t mind me over here making personal bests! I ran a kilometre in just under 3 minutes! And 4km in just over 20, I’m so happy considering the last time I ran was like January!

p.s. I wear black cause it’s a funeral for my fat!

oneyearthenforever:

funeralformyfat I picked up a copy today!