March 2012- October 2013. I am 5’3” and this is a 20-25lb difference. I slipped up and took a few breaks along the way. Slow progress is still progress. The journey will have ups and downs the entire time, so don’t quit. <3 I’m definitely not done yet :D
I’m 9 days out from my first WBFF competition in the most recent photo. Follow me on instagram @teakteak to see the rest of my journey!
Best Body-weight Exercises For Burning Calories…VIDEO
1st Picture: Taken 24th May 2013/98lbs
2nd Picture: Taken 29th Dec 2012/98lbs
I just really wanted to show my progress! I’m the exact same weight but the difference is so amazing, I never realised until I put the two pictures together. The “before” picture was taken at the beginning of my fitness journey, though I still exercised and ate okay even then. But now I workout 5 times a week, doing the Blogilates calendar and prior to that I did 30 Day Shred. I also eat 80% clean. I don’t count calories either, so I really just base my eating on how much fruit and veg I eat, as well as complex carbs and nothing too high in bad fat/salt/sugars. I hope this shows that just because you’re not losing weight that your eating well and exercise makes a difference! I definitely look leaner but without having lost any weight, which is awesome :) I’m so proud for keeping at this and I will continue to do so! (Oh and I still have cheat days and days where I really don’t feel like working out… one day every so often without these things is totally okay and it won’t affect your progress!)
Dang the before looks a lot like me
The top Five Superfoods
*Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. This energy tonic contains vitamins A, B12, C, and E, the minerals sulfur, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and chromium, as well as antioxidants, fiber, amino acids, enzymes, sterols, lignins, essential fatty acids and is naturally rich in polysaccharides. The polysaccharides that are available in aloe have a particular lubricating effect on joints, brain and nervous system and the skin. They allow our immune system to fight back chronic viral, nanobacteria, and fungal infections.
*Spirulina is anywhere from 62-71 percent essential amino acids. It contains beta carotene. It also contains chlorophyll, , and vitamin B12. It is actually the richest source of vitamin B12. B12 is important for healthy tissues, energy, and nerves…especially for strict vegetarians.
*Barley Grass has high anti-oxidant properties and significant levels of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, necessary for healthy cell wall development and brain function. Barley grass is also an alkaline food and helps keep the pH of the bloodstream at a normal healthy level.
*Coconut oil helps to balance hormones, stabilize blood sugar levels and boost the cellular healing process. It is also known to stimulate the thyroid and reduce stress on the liver and pancreas. This increases metabolism and helps us burn fat more effectively. Additionally, coconut oil increases our energy levels due to its very clean and easy digestive process.
*Chia-Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids and much more ♥
Height: 5’2” (157 cm)
SW: 110 lbs (50 kg)
CW 108 lbs (49 kg)
I know I haven’t lost much weight since I started my journey 2,5 months ago, but my intention was to lose fat (not weight). The progress is slow, but I can see it from day to day. This picture is of my tummy after 2,5 months of working out 4-5 times a week and clean eating (80% of the time). I still think I have a lot of workouts to do to get the body I want and this picture motivates me :-)