Sparklyofmyveryown

A guy and a girl and their pups

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1.5 years worth of hard work and clean eating (Prob about 80/20. 20% being cake, wine, gummi bears etc. )

It’s a process. A slow one. And a lifestyle.

There’s no easy way for getting fit or losing weight. There is no secret. It’s consistent work over the course of time. But this is my encouragement to those of you who are struggling. It CAN be done. I’ve seen people at my gym loose over 100lbs. It takes time, but the goal is achievable.

In reality, I had no actual weight I needed to lose. But I wasn’t fit, toned, or healthy. And I wanted to be all of those things. I wanted to be my best self. I still haven’t met some of my fitness goals or my goal body fat percentage, but this improvement is huge, and I make choices every day that lead me closer to my goals.

Other random facts:

I’m wearing the same pair of pants in both photos.

I’m weighing in at the same weight in both photos too. (Within probably just 2lbs give or take either way.)  As I mentioned in a previous progress post, I did lose about 10lbs after 3-4 months of Crossfit and eating right. As it stands now, I have gained that back but in the form of muscle, thus the huge visual change in the before and after photos here.

How I feel in my own skin is worth all the sweat, broccoli eating, and tracking macros and workouts. I feel like myself again, but stronger. And let me tell you, feeling strong makes me feel alive. It’s like nothing I’ve experienced. I mean, I can squat and deadlift over 1.5 times my body weight! Never in a million years, did I think I could do something like that.

And it’s one of the best things I’ve done for myself in a very long time.

Filed under crossfit before and after progress

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Ootd
Boots- target from last year
Skirt- $10 Tjmaxx I adore this skirt and it’s so soft!
Tank- Cynthia Rowley tjmaxx  $10  worth the extra cost on this tank bc it stays looking nice and doesn’t stretch out of shape.

Ootd

Boots- target from last year

Skirt- $10 Tjmaxx I adore this skirt and it’s so soft!

Tank- Cynthia Rowley tjmaxx  $10  worth the extra cost on this tank bc it stays looking nice and doesn’t stretch out of shape.

Filed under ootd outfit

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PR’d both my squat and deadlift this week! 
Feeling excited!
Whooooo! It’s been a hellova week at the gym!

PR’d both my squat and deadlift this week!
Feeling excited!
Whooooo! It’s been a hellova week at the gym!

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Ootd:

When my boss is away, this mouse does play! With color! 

Leggings- my fav brand. Kyodan at Tjmaxx. I wear them for both working out and casual wear. $25. Worth. Every. Penny. They last forever and I can vouch for that. I wear them to Crossfit and to weightlift in regularly. 

Boots- target last year around $30

Tank- rainbow stores $3 on clearance 

Cardigan/blazer- Dillard’s outlet $12. Was like $80 reg price

Ootd:

When my boss is away, this mouse does play! With color!

Leggings- my fav brand. Kyodan at Tjmaxx. I wear them for both working out and casual wear. $25. Worth. Every. Penny. They last forever and I can vouch for that. I wear them to Crossfit and to weightlift in regularly.

Boots- target last year around $30

Tank- rainbow stores $3 on clearance

Cardigan/blazer- Dillard’s outlet $12. Was like $80 reg price

Filed under outfit ootd

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Hit my year end goal of 200lbs on my backsquat tonight!!!

I AM SO PUMPED. It felt easy. Went for 209 and had to bail.

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Got my ratchet hair spruced up this weekend… whoooo thank goodness my chick is back from maternity leave !

Got my ratchet hair spruced up this weekend… whoooo thank goodness my chick is back from maternity leave !

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My house is mostly clean. It’s a freaking gorgeous fall day. I can’t complain.

Oh see little white doggie? We volunteered to foster her so a local rescue org could get her outta the kill shelter. She’s precious!

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ootd:
Haven’t done one of these in a while!  I feel like I could dress this outfit up a bit more and make it more interesting/stylish, but for a regular work day, I wanted to be more casual. 
shoes- $5 thrift store (naturalizers)
skirt- asos  I bought it on clearance & it’s not on sale anymore, but you can find it here .
tank- Cynthia Rowley via tjmaxx $10
leather belt- Coach via an estate sale $3
earrings- street vender in Sante Fe, NM  $28 (made from vintage porcelain pieces)

ootd:

Haven’t done one of these in a while!  I feel like I could dress this outfit up a bit more and make it more interesting/stylish, but for a regular work day, I wanted to be more casual.

shoes- $5 thrift store (naturalizers)

skirt- asos  I bought it on clearance & it’s not on sale anymore, but you can find it here .

tank- Cynthia Rowley via tjmaxx $10

leather belt- Coach via an estate sale $3

earrings- street vender in Sante Fe, NM  $28 (made from vintage porcelain pieces)

Filed under ootd outfit