The infamous “mommy pouch” aka muffin top. The single most insecure part of my body then and now. The good news? It gets better. The bad news? It won’t ever be 100% gone without surgery. Right now, I’m going to focus on the change and not beat myself up with how bad it is still.
My #tummytuck saga is still unfolding and still trying to find the right surgeon for me. I will be getting an #abdominoplasty and muscle repair as well as a #breastaugmentation since these are my loose skin problem areas. I have a lot of loose skin on my breasts and I have a really hard time with it.
Please don’t let loose skin EVER deter you. If it has in the past, look at my 230lb photo on the left and 138lb photo on the right and decide which one you would rather have. I have no loose skin side effects, there’s side effects to obesity. Make the right decision. Not only for you, but for your family. #makethechange#itsworthit
55901362:55 PM Dec 12, 2018
✨ How To Be Brave?!✨
Literally, just SHOW UP.
⚡️Read to the end for something exciting⚡️
You may have heard the saying, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it"
Showing up is the action of mastering your fears and making yourself present at opportunities.
I know it would be much easier for us to stay silent about our goals and dreams, doubting our abilities, and making excuses like there is never going to be the "perfect time" for us to finally do something.
Except, when we do this, we are failing ourselves and keeping ourselves drowning in fear.
You gotta start pushing yourself to get uncomfortable.
If you're looking to grow and make a change in your life, that's how it's going to happen.
Choose ACTION over COMPLACENCY and see what happens for you.
✨ LAW OF ATTRACTION, PEOPLE! 🙌🏼
Instead of thinking to yourself, what do I have to lose?
Think to yourself, WHAT CAN I GAIN?!
The truth is, you ONLY have gain, not lose to be made.
Because if you do fail....what you gained is more knowledge and more opportunity for growth.
🔥SPEAKING OF GROWTH! I have crazy, exciting news to share that has taken me so much time, patience, and courage myself.
Make sure to turn on "post notifications" and tune in to my page again tonight for what this exciting announcement is.
💕I've put so much of myself into this and I cannot wait for you all to see it.
💛👉🏼How are you showing up today for yourself?!
1873554:22 PM Dec 18, 2018
Instagram .. vs. Reality.. Time to talk about! 🍍 Scrolling through Instagram - profiles.. Scrolling through my Instagram profile.. A girl, always smiling, always eating, having fun with weights, doing muscle ups, walking on hands.. A girl with abs.. (and jup, I’m a little bit proud of myself.. I finally can see my little ABS.. haha.. I remember myself years ago.. when TO GET ABS was the one and only goal.. It was the reason why I started with Training, and last but not least it was the reason why I started Crossfit)..
👉🏼 but you need to know: It was a hard way .. a fuckin hard, and LONG WAY! Nothing happened over night. I train for years! I had no strength and no mobility when I started.. I had no plan, no idea what it really takes to become better at Crossfit.. On Instagram everything looked so easy.. but it isn’t.. ripped hands, sore muscles, horrible hairstyles!! .. fails.. more fails.. that’s reality most of the time (in my case)..
👉🏼 it’s so much hard work.. and a long way.. to get ABS .. to get stronger and faster.. and TO BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF! but .. hell yeah, it‘s worth it ❤️🔥 #itsworthit
So true in life, health goals, financial goals, relationships... Instant gratification. Have you ever gotten something TRULY valuable instantly? I've been thinking about this. It took years of learning to get my college degrees. It took years of getting to know myself before being able to give my true love my love. ❤ It took 9 months to grow each of my amazing children. It took years of working and saving until we could afford our lake home.
The good things take work.
The good things take consistency.
And most of all, the good things take BELIEF!
There is no such thing as a magic pill. I see it all the time. People quitting before it gets good. People just wanting the discomfort to GO AWAY - fast! When I help people with health goals...the ones who succeed are the ones who stick with it. Don't talk themselves out if it and take my support.
Whatever you are working towards, don't quit before the magic happens. It will be WORTH IT! Consistency, determination, support... #itsworthit#youcandoit#support#consistency
306 minutes ago
Two days post TCA peel. My eyes aren’t swollen, but my face is still pretty puffy! It’s getting redder and angrier, but it still doesn’t hurt. I look scary but I feel fine. It does feel super tight so I am slathering on oils and salves whenever I can! It’s going to start sloughing any second...stay tuned! #aestheticianlife#tca#itsworthit#daytwo#nofilterneeded
Good Morning! ☀️☕️ It’s a beautiful Sunday. Got my workout in early this morning, feeling amazing of course 😄. It’s never too late to go and chase what ultimately makes you feel great, confident, high self esteem, set higher goals for yourself. I’m living proof. I came out the mud. I hit rock bottom, but I climbed and crawled my way back up. It’s never easy. You just have to want the change more than anything ever. I was hungry and now my hunger is even more uncontrollable. The difference now is that it’s a healthy hunger. Hunger for health, success, learning about myself more, travel to distant lands, etc... Positive thoughts, positive energy and being around positive people got me to where I am now. I am blessed to have struggled and to understand the meaning within that struggle and suffering. I grasped the pain and learned from it. I’m stronger than ever not just physically but also mentally. Omar Machin is back and I will always be a force in whatever I put mind to. Believe that. If you counted me out, you definitely can’t count. 🙏💪💯
#machinstrong💪 #machinonamission💥 #gymratlifestyle#soontobe40andfabulous#day17of28daychallenge#joinmeorwatchme👀🧐 #beinspired#motivation#itsnevertoolate#betteryourself#itsworthit#trustyourprocess#letsenjoythisbeautifulday☀️🙏☕️
My name is Sara Hamlin and this is my Thrive Experience!
Taking things consistently was never my thing. I have tried so many different supplements, always getting disappointed after either getting sick from them or taking them for months with no results.
When I sampled Thrive, I loved it day 1, but I thought there has to be another product out there that is a little cheaper that will give me the same results. So I searched and tried other products that said they would give me all day energy. However, that wasn’t the case I was still tired and still drinking pop to have that boost of energy.
Six months past and I couldn’t do it anymore. I was wasting money on other products that didn’t even come close to what Thrive did for me in my short 3-day sample.
I have been able to take this amazing product now for over 2 years. The simplicity has made it so I don’t have to worry about taking multiple pills throughout the day. I start my day with 3 simple steps. 2 capsules on an empty stomach before my feet hit the floor, 20-40 minutes later drink my Lifestyle Mix and then place the DFT on my skin. Those 3 steps I take consistently and because of this, I have had energy to get me through my day, and with that energy I am able to take better care of myself.
Every weekday my husband and I wake up at 4:15am to get to the gym by 5:00am. We workout together for an hour before we head home to get our kids up and ready for school. On the weekends we go a little later in the day but we still go. I love how I feel after we workout.
🌙 🍷 Late night 101 planning sesh with my mom. She has been a part of Young Living for quite a few years and it took 5 years for me to listen to what she was saying and to take the step towards cleaner living. Persistence. It paid off. I see the light now! 😜
It has been amazing spending this time with my family before we move to Iqaluit. I moved out when I was 16 so we are making up for lost time now and cramming everything into a few weeks! It has been busy but so good!
I am thankful for this opportunity and grateful to have the loving and supportive family that we do. Our families have rallied around us during this transition and have allowed us some normalcy in the chaos. Thanks team! ❤️ #reallife#takingrisks#itsworthit
Been on this curly hair journey over a year now and have come so far!
Left: I was considering if I should finally commit to the journey and see what my hair could do or go make an appointment for a Brazilian blowout. I definitely didn’t fully believe it was capable of transforming much. I thought short term: “If my hair doesn’t look super different in a few months I’m quitting and getting a Brazilian blowout.” To my surprise I saw curls forming and could not have been happier.
Right: I finally decided to get a devacut and did a big chop. My hair had come a long way, but still was not doing what I wanted it to do because of the damage I was still holding on to. I just went for it and definitely felt some regret after, but my hair finally felt revived and refreshed.
A full year later and I have zero regrets on starting and staying committed to this journey. There’s no secret or magic product. Just a lot of research, dedication and tons of trial and error! Writing this as my hair is currently straightened 😆 but the curls will be back soon! Kind of miss them and that’s something I never thought I would say 🥰... #staycommitted#trusttheprocess#itsworthit ➰➰
3018 hours ago
Do you remember the beginning? The butterflies? The fresh love? Sometimes we need to take a moment and look through our wedding photos together or watch our wedding video together.
If you’re married, your marriage has a purpose. God brought you two together for a reason.
519 hours ago
Alexandria High School student leader Logan Irwin encourages students to wait for marriage to have sex. There are many other students that have chosen to wait. We stand with you Logan! It is worth it! ❤️
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So normally Saturday are hectic for me... Boxing... Bootcamp... Cycle lessons... But this Saturday has been all out eating and bumming around.... Wedding buzz (brothers wedding tomo).... So since everything else is off... I decided I'm definitely going to make my step count! So went out and got the 10k...then mum wanted some milk so I volunteered to walk to the supermarket! Steps done 👊
Listen up! When dealing with a persistent skin concern its going to take dedication, consistency, and ZO Skin Health to unleash your skins potential. Shed the dead and reveal that ZO Glow 💙
5116 hours ago
Putting in work even when I don’t feel like it, realizing my body is changing because I’m pushing it beyond its limits. Seeing muscle growth and development! LOVE PROGRESS! **Special shoutout to @mattyt55 my love for pushing me and being my motivation! I cannot thank you enough for supporting me & pushing me! I love you babe!! 🥰❤️ #dowork#itsworthit#youareworthit#fitness#fitfam#hyde
22216 hours ago
So many are sick again this winter. If you have been sick more than once in the last year message me I would love to add you to our HEAL Group. Most importantly find a way to build those Immune Systems! You will be amazed at how great you feel!
Gunnar Peterson, the director of strength and endurance for the LA Lakers,🏀 talks about his own experience with MitoQ. He uses the supplement to balance his energy fluctuations and improve his endurance. Claim your first bottle via 🔗 in bio.