Countdown to end of Summer: days left!

gettingfitandwhatnot submitted:
-5’9-190 on left 175 on right-This is about a exactly a year difference, i have been gaining muscle so my weight has been staying the same basically, but I have been losing inches. Since I started I have lost over 30 pounds, which is exciting! I am going to use this summer to keep going.-Cut out soda, a lot of chips and eating way more whole foods and cleaner. I did insanity from October-January of last year and then this year I have been doing the pure cardio one and going to the gym, a lot of running! I need to get back to it :) It’s great having people tell me I am their motivation, gets me wanting to keep going!

—- Submit your own Before and After photos HERE.

 submitted:

-5’9

-190 on left 175 on right

-This is about a exactly a year difference, i have been gaining muscle so my weight has been staying the same basically, but I have been losing inches. Since I started I have lost over 30 pounds, which is exciting! I am going to use this summer to keep going.

-Cut out soda, a lot of chips and eating way more whole foods and cleaner. I did insanity from October-January of last year and then this year I have been doing the pure cardio one and going to the gym, a lot of running! I need to get back to it :) It’s great having people tell me I am their motivation, gets me wanting to keep going!

—- Submit your own Before and After photos HERE.

diaryofalaughaholic submitted:
I consider this a before and during because i have such a long way to go! But I’m so proud of myself!! I’m 5’4” and in the before picture was taken August 2013 I was 210lbs and in the during picture, April 2014,190lbs. I know it doesn’t look like a lot at all, but it just motivates me to keep going! I basically started to control my potions as well as working out 3-4 times a week.
—- Submit your own Before and After photos HERE.

 submitted:

I consider this a before and during because i have such a long way to go! But I’m so proud of myself!! I’m 5’4” and in the before picture was taken August 2013 I was 210lbs and in the during picture, April 2014,190lbs. I know it doesn’t look like a lot at all, but it just motivates me to keep going! I basically started to control my potions as well as working out 3-4 times a week.

—- Submit your own Before and After photos HERE.

livelyupyourselff submitted:
Stop dieting. Stop making yourself miserable. Stop beating yourself up for overeating. Stop counting calories. Stop hating your body. Stop giving up. 

I fell into this vicious circle and developed a binge eating disorder. When I changed my goal from getting skinny to getting healthy, I truly began loving myself again and treating my body with respect and kindness. I deleted my fitness pal app and went old school with a notebook to log what I eat, how I was feeling when I ate it, my exercises, and how many hours of sleep I get. That alone got my brain out of the mindset of either eating “perfectly”, which meant depriving and restricting myself, or saying “f it” and calling it a binge day and consuming an overwhelming amount of calories. I started becoming very mindful of not just what/when I ate, but of my feelings and what emotions triggers my urge to overeat or eat really unhealthy. I realized that those feelings are inevitable and using food to temporarily ease the discomfort was only hurting my self and making me deeply depressed. 


It’s been a constant battle with this eating disorder and it might always will be, but when you never give up and wake up in the morning thanking god for giving you another chance, another day, to better yourself, that’s when you’ll start noticing a difference in yourself. 


Ps- I recommend the C25k app! Thought I was physically unable to run but I sure surprised myself week after week using that app.
Also I’m more than willing to answer any questions, you can put them in my ask box :) http://livelyupyourselff.tumblr.com/ask
 —- Submit your own Before and After photos HERE.
 submitted:
Stop dieting. Stop making yourself miserable. Stop beating yourself up for overeating. Stop counting calories. Stop hating your body. Stop giving up. 
I fell into this vicious circle and developed a binge eating disorder. When I changed my goal from getting skinny to getting healthy, I truly began loving myself again and treating my body with respect and kindness. I deleted my fitness pal app and went old school with a notebook to log what I eat, how I was feeling when I ate it, my exercises, and how many hours of sleep I get. That alone got my brain out of the mindset of either eating “perfectly”, which meant depriving and restricting myself, or saying “f it” and calling it a binge day and consuming an overwhelming amount of calories. I started becoming very mindful of not just what/when I ate, but of my feelings and what emotions triggers my urge to overeat or eat really unhealthy. I realized that those feelings are inevitable and using food to temporarily ease the discomfort was only hurting my self and making me deeply depressed. 
It’s been a constant battle with this eating disorder and it might always will be, but when you never give up and wake up in the morning thanking god for giving you another chance, another day, to better yourself, that’s when you’ll start noticing a difference in yourself. 

Ps- I recommend the C25k app! Thought I was physically unable to run but I sure surprised myself week after week using that app.
Also I’m more than willing to answer any questions, you can put them in my ask box :) http://livelyupyourselff.tumblr.com/ask


—- Submit your own Before and After photos HERE.

fattofit1984 submitted:
-39kg in 356 days
I am a 30 year old South African woman that weighed 125kg at 1.60m tall. I now weigh 86kg and am not finished with my journey.  Invested in a personal trainer and changed my lifestyle :) Cardio and weights! <3
www.fb.com/LeandiesLifestyleChange http://instagram.com/leandie84_sa 

Submit your own Before and After photos HERE.

 submitted:

-39kg in 356 days

I am a 30 year old South African woman that weighed 125kg at 1.60m tall. I now weigh 86kg and am not finished with my journey.  Invested in a personal trainer and changed my lifestyle :) Cardio and weights! <3

www.fb.com/LeandiesLifestyleChange http://instagram.com/leandie84_sa 

Submit your own Before and After photos HERE.

escapingconcrete:
Left: 70 kg/154 lbs Right: 60 kg/132 lbs 170cm/’5”7
Took me half a year and a lot of hard work!

escapingconcrete:

Left: 70 kg/154 lbs
Right: 60 kg/132 lbs
170cm/’5”7

Took me half a year and a lot of hard work!

eatsleep-liftrepeat:
The picture on the right was taken at my Sweet 16 when I weighed my heaviest at 170 lbs at probably 32-34 % bf, the picture on the right is 2 years later after a long and steady journey of becoming a healthy, fit me.
In the past 2 and a half years I discovered myself as a person and learned how I have a very strong sense of discipline and I love to work hard. I love all types of exercise and I also love healthy food. I have a new found love for helping others get healthy and make changes in their lives too!
I am more confident and self loving than ever, and I’m always working hard towards new goals to push myself!!
Most of my fat loss occurred over 10 months to a year at the start of my journey and since then i’ve just been maintaining and improving.
Now weighing somewhere around 130-135 lbs and 23% bf at one point I weighed around 120 lbs and was 27% bf but I looked heavier than I am now because of the lack of muscle. Over the past year and a half I fell in love with lifting weights and lifting heavy weights at that!
As of lately i’ve been prepping for my first ever bikini competition and I’m taking my journey to the next level. My goal is to get down to 15% bf 
This is me taking my journey to new heights in the next 2 months
so much more progress will be made!!
Love, 
Jess

eatsleep-liftrepeat:

The picture on the right was taken at my Sweet 16 when I weighed my heaviest at 170 lbs at probably 32-34 % bf, the picture on the right is 2 years later after a long and steady journey of becoming a healthy, fit me.

In the past 2 and a half years I discovered myself as a person and learned how I have a very strong sense of discipline and I love to work hard. I love all types of exercise and I also love healthy food. I have a new found love for helping others get healthy and make changes in their lives too!

I am more confident and self loving than ever, and I’m always working hard towards new goals to push myself!!

Most of my fat loss occurred over 10 months to a year at the start of my journey and since then i’ve just been maintaining and improving.

Now weighing somewhere around 130-135 lbs and 23% bf at one point I weighed around 120 lbs and was 27% bf but I looked heavier than I am now because of the lack of muscle. Over the past year and a half I fell in love with lifting weights and lifting heavy weights at that!

As of lately i’ve been prepping for my first ever bikini competition and I’m taking my journey to the next level. My goal is to get down to 15% bf 

This is me taking my journey to new heights in the next 2 months

so much more progress will be made!!

Love, 

Jess

(Source: itsybitsyfit)

afoodiepatootie:
2010 to 2014. Sometimes I need to remind myself how far I’ve come, because like many people, I am too hard on myself. I’m not perfect, nor will I ever be. But I can keep working on improving myself, improving my body and my mind. It’s a journey that I’m happy to be on.

afoodiepatootie:

2010 to 2014. Sometimes I need to remind myself how far I’ve come, because like many people, I am too hard on myself. I’m not perfect, nor will I ever be. But I can keep working on improving myself, improving my body and my mind. It’s a journey that I’m happy to be on.

fit-and-skinny-kate:
Transformation Tuesday!
Work hard, eat well, and love yourself the entire journey! 💗

fit-and-skinny-kate:

Transformation Tuesday!

Work hard, eat well, and love yourself the entire journey! 💗

gypsy-gymrat:
A little progress shot for kicks. 2 yr difference. 75 lb difference.

gypsy-gymrat:

A little progress shot for kicks. 2 yr difference. 75 lb difference.

(Source: feistypantsfitness)

undressedlunch:
Tummy progression
180 lbs »&gt; 157 lbs
It took me a while to get the nerve to put this up. The photo on the left is me when I’d already lost 35 lbs. (!!!!) 
Proud of myself. :)

undressedlunch:

Tummy progression

180 lbs »> 157 lbs

It took me a while to get the nerve to put this up. The photo on the left is me when I’d already lost 35 lbs. (!!!!) 

Proud of myself. :)

fireyourjobandheadsouth:
All you really need is patience, and a reason to fight for.  This is only about a 20-25 lb weight loss, but it took me a little over a year to achieve (and maintain) it.  When I started, it was never something I thought of as a permanent change, but rather just a quick fix. I always deep down felt like once I reached my goal weight, everything would be fine and that I would get to stop working so hard and eating so well.  Well, I did reach my goal weight in August of last year, and guess what happened? I stopped trying.  And I slowly packed the fat back on.  It’s taken me this long to figure out that it’s a lifestyle change and not just a band-aid solution.  Not only am I slimmer now, but most importantly I FEEL better. Working out makes me happy.  Eating well makes my nails strong, and my hair shiny.  Yoga has kicked my depression in the ass. Running has shown me how strong I am mentally and physically. So find whatever works for you, whatever makes you happy (it doesn’t have to be running 5 miles a day, or becoming a yogi. everyone’s different) and stick with it.  You’ll be better off in the long run :)And I’m not done here.  I’ll be continuing the progress pictures as I get more toned. My body’s loving all this yoga, and changing still every day. Find what your body loves!

fireyourjobandheadsouth:

All you really need is patience, and a reason to fight for.  This is only about a 20-25 lb weight loss, but it took me a little over a year to achieve (and maintain) it.  When I started, it was never something I thought of as a permanent change, but rather just a quick fix. I always deep down felt like once I reached my goal weight, everything would be fine and that I would get to stop working so hard and eating so well.  

Well, I did reach my goal weight in August of last year, and guess what happened? I stopped trying.  And I slowly packed the fat back on.  

It’s taken me this long to figure out that it’s a lifestyle change and not just a band-aid solution.  Not only am I slimmer now, but most importantly I FEEL better. Working out makes me happy.  Eating well makes my nails strong, and my hair shiny.  Yoga has kicked my depression in the ass. Running has shown me how strong I am mentally and physically. So find whatever works for you, whatever makes you happy (it doesn’t have to be running 5 miles a day, or becoming a yogi. everyone’s different) and stick with it.  You’ll be better off in the long run :)

And I’m not done here.  I’ll be continuing the progress pictures as I get more toned. My body’s loving all this yoga, and changing still every day. Find what your body loves!

yungqtandfit:
72 pounds down and counting! My height is 5’10 :)

yungqtandfit:

72 pounds down and counting! My height is 5’10 :)

createhappyhealthy:
I remember being so proud of the fact that I was able to wear this shirt a few months ago. Now it’s big on me and holy shit do I look good! :) the first pic was february 22. And then the one on the right is from today. It’s crazy how somedays I feel so skinny :)

createhappyhealthy:

I remember being so proud of the fact that I was able to wear this shirt a few months ago. Now it’s big on me and holy shit do I look good! :) the first pic was february 22. And then the one on the right is from today. It’s crazy how somedays I feel so skinny :)

healthyhowesee:
Updated back progress - from July 29th to May 11th, with 36 pounds lost and 36 left to go. Sometimes I feel like I still weigh 16 stone though, and even though I’m starting to feel positive more often, I still have days where I’m daunted by how much more I have to do. But I’m at the halfway point now, I only have to repeat what I’ve already done.

healthyhowesee:

Updated back progress - from July 29th to May 11th, with 36 pounds lost and 36 left to go. Sometimes I feel like I still weigh 16 stone though, and even though I’m starting to feel positive more often, I still have days where I’m daunted by how much more I have to do. But I’m at the halfway point now, I only have to repeat what I’ve already done.

whatittakestobefit:
So I promised a before and during a little while ago - so here is one :)
Sorry it’s blurry.  I’ll make sure to do a proper one before I leave for Europe on Monday :)

whatittakestobefit:

So I promised a before and during a little while ago - so here is one :)

Sorry it’s blurry.  I’ll make sure to do a proper one before I leave for Europe on Monday :)