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there came a point in my life when i was tired of being tired from getting out of bed. after marriage, i gained weight. a lot of it. and i was tired of eating like crap. i've always been a gym rat. but losing weight and nutrition is 80% what you consume & 20% excercise.

i haven't really mentioned this much. but for the past couple of weeks (and for my future, too!) i have been doing "clean eating." i never realized how hard it was until i realized, "oh shiz. i can't have chocolate!" then, i started craving cheesecake from the cheesecake factory. randomly. mr. schroeder says, "on your birthday, on your birthday." that is a fabulous excuse. ANYWAYS, i'm not one to broadcast all of my accomplishments at the gym, but i was so impressed that i did this, i wanted to share with everyone who may need a little "umph" in getting up and going to the gym. in 40 minutes, i burned 450 calories on the treadmill doing the incline trainer. this was not easy, however, if you don't hold onto the treadmill, you will be amazed at the results!

when i need motivation, i go look at all the toned girl's all over my pinterest feed. i'll save em to my phone, and when i see a massive chocolate bar, i have to tell myself that i will never look like that until i do this. sometimes, i think it's so unfair. because i have a few friends who are so thin. they are size zero's. they eat like crap and they have only worked out a handful of times in their lives. it's kind of not fair. but then again, i posses some lovely traits that those girl's don't. mr. schroeder keeps telling me (and i know it's true), dieting and eating right is 90% attitude. yep. dang, right? here are some things i always have to think of (i found 3/4 of these pictures on pinterest).





what do you do for inspiration to work out?
are you one of those people who don't even have to work out?
if so, i envy you. :)


16 comments

  1. On my mission, I gained 25 pounds. It freaked me out because I'd always been able to basically eat whatever I wanted and not gain any weight. When I got home, I seriously had to completely change the way I ate and exercised to get it all off (well, almost--I still have about 5 pounds of it).

    I wrote a post all about losing the last 10 pounds. If you want to check it out, here's the link:

    http://autodidacticambitions.blogspot.com/2011/08/change-it-up-beforeafter-10-lbs.html

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  2. I wish I didn't have to. I have a love hate with running. And I hear you about the cheesecake. My birthday is coming up and we usually get the red velvet cheesecake and I'm avoiding that like the plague. Clean eating is awesome but expensive and doesn't fill that void cheesecake does ;) but it pays off..eventually


    Nightchayde

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  3. hmmm to get fit, i try to just motivate myself, when i compare myself i get too depressed.
    i've always been super active, but haven't always had time. so my main thing is finding time. i have to find the time to do it.
    also, i like activities more than just working out.
    treadmills=death
    my goal is to do yoga or pilates 3-4 times a week.
    we will see.

    K

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  4. I always see my friends work out and I think if they can do it I can. it's good to be surrounded by motivating people.

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  5. I have a handful of friends like that; eat whatever the crap they want (and it usually is just that - crap) and don't even have to think about exercising and somehow they manage to be a size 0 or size 2. It's hard to see that because I am someone who HAS to watch what I put into my body and who HAS to exercise if I want to maintain a certain weight, and I'm not a size 2 and probably never will be. Keep up the clean eating and the exercising though! Your friends might be super skinny and be able to eat whatever they want, but all you are seeing is what's on the outside. The reality of it is, their bodies are not healthy and they will end up paying for it down the road.

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  6. My sister is one of those size 2 (the one I posted prom pictures of on Instagram this weekend), likes to sit on her butt, hates to work out, loves to eat, eats lots of junk food, never has a problem. Everyone tells me, "It will catch up to her like it did you" first of all, thanks for that guys, and second of all, it caught up with me a lot faster than her, and I was nowhere near a size two after my sophomore year of high school, and we are built different.
    Right now, my motivation is that I don't want anymore awkward, "Oh, are you pregnant, when are you due?" situations anymore. And I have made myself a "poster" of pictures of myself when I was in shape three years ago and that convinces me to be better. I tried to bribe myself saying, "After you lose your first five pounds, you can have a pedicure." But then I gained five pounds, and a little more, so obviously that wasn't working!
    I just want to be healthy, I want to feel comfortable in my clothes, I want to not hate shopping again, and I don't want people to think I'm pregnant. But.... it's hard.... You should teach me your clean eating thing, have you seen results?

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  7. I gained SOOOO much weight after we got married. I made the mistake of trying to put my wedding dress on like.. 6 months after we were married and I cried because I couldn't fit in it. I just have been eating healthier and now that we have a puppy I have been going on walks with her every morning. Also drinking lots of water. I drank a TON before our cruise and i fit into a pair of jeans i have never been able to really fit into! It was a wonderful feeling. Way to go though. I totally feel your pain, I have genetics that are totally fighting against me in every way possible. You're amazing to go to the gym, and do clean eating, i cannot go without my sugar!

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  8. Girl I am right there with you! Why does marriage make you gain weight?! I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest too, and as hard as it is you have to realize who you're doing it for. Yourself! As long as I'm comfortable with how I look, that's all that matters!! Keep up the good work I know you can do it :)

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  9. Exercise is one of those things that is very hard for me. I used to have an eating disorder so for me it is a fine line that I have to walk. I'm not really a big fan of just going for a run so I try to find other things that I can do that I find more fun. My husband and I have been going on a lot of hikes and we've actually made it our goal to go every Saturday morning somewhere new. It makes me actually look forward to getting out and sweating a bit! I'm so glad that you talked about nutrition too. I think that nutrition plans a much bigger part than most people realize and I'm glad that you brought it up in this post. My husband and I have been making juices every morning for breakfast and we have noticed a huge difference in our health. After all, you are what you eat!

    http://discoveringjanae.blogspot.com

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  10. I love these quotes. Thanks for sharing. I was using a trip to hawaii as my motivation, and it worked. Now that hawaii is over, I'm having a hard time with motivation again. This post was perfect for me right now.

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  11. good luck!! i gained a lot since my wedding too... this week we started our clean eating again.. good luck to you!!

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  12. I'm glad you posted on this because I struggle with it daily. My man is all about going to the gym and working out every single day and eating only green things and fruit and lean protein. I, on the other hand, have way too much to do and need that extra two hours of sleep I get when I don't go to the gym. I have a whole load of inspiration pictures. At the end of the day, I still am lost when it comes to pushing myself at the gym.

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  13. Those skinny girls are SO NOT FAIR! Pinterest and Instagram give me motivation as well. Nutrition is so hard for me but I know it's worth it for my body inside, out and how I feel about my body!

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  14. I honestly need to get a babysitter for an hour or so a day so I CAN go work out. YOU give me motivation girl!

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  15. you haven't gained weight. if you have, it doesn't show.
    i try to eat good all week and reward myself on the weekend (usually sunday).
    it's just not realistic for me to NOT eat sweets. but it has become tradition to make sunday dessert (mostly to bribe my kids to be good during sacrament meeting). :)

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  16. I just started clean eating also! So far so good. I love how good it feels to pass up a sweet treat and then pat myself on the back later every time I think about how I didn't give in. Thanks for the inspipration photos :)

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