6.11.2015

Dealing with Insecurities.

Forever and ever ago I did a post called Weight Loss Undressed where I pretty much bared my body to show the effect of weight loss - or extra skin. 

Currently.
 



The dreaded mom apron - partly from fat, weight gain and loss, pregnancy, and two c-sections. Whatever the reason a lot of us have it and I get asked so many times how to lose it. 


The bad news is that you can't get rid of it with ab exercises - although it sure won't hurt to try.  The best way to shrink it is with diet, not really what you wanted to hear I'm sure, but that's the fact of the matter. From my post back in 2013 to now I have noticed a considerable difference in my stomach, just last night I felt a muscle under my belly button area which I have never ever noticed before - that is what motivates me. I just need to know that I'm molding the best version of me, not compared to anyone else. 

Do you know why I don't let every lump, bump, mark, and roll bother me?

Because everyone has them, they don't make me special, but my attitude towards my body does.


Have you ever been around anyone who does nothing but complain about their body? It's annoying, we all have insecurities, but constantly pointing yours out doesn't make you any more comfortable - that comes from within. I could name off 10 things I would change about my body, talk ain't shit unless you back it up with work.

My number one insecurity is my backside - so I get myself to the gym and work on it. I'll never have one of those perfect little booty's that is rampant on IG right now, but I know that and I'm happy with the progress I have made because I put in the work. I also highly suggest unfollowing anyone on IG who makes you feel like shit about yourself - that ain't healthy.


That right there is a solid 9 months of hard work, unfortunately when you are trying to lose fat you can't pick where to lose it from and my body prefers my top half. Who's excited to see what this can look like in another 9 months?? {{raises hand}}



22 comments :

  1. You really do look amazing and are so inspiring. One day I'll have the balls to let Paige do my macros. I have to get over my fear of gaining weight doing the IIFYM.

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  2. Meg, you are the best! Thanks for keeping me going when I think it's a dead end.

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  3. Very inspirational! Thank you for reminding us that we are not alone in the fight with our insecurities!

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  4. That little sign SHOULD read: 10 Things Every WOMAN Needs To Remember This Summer!! I think it applies to all of us, not just the mommies. (Although let's be real, I have no human kids, but my furbaby is my kid, so I guess I can still call myself a mom lol) #loveyourself

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  5. can you share how much it costs to have Paige do your macros/calories? I've been targeting 40% carb, 30% fat, 30% protein for a while. That worked great, but I've since changed my goals and changed my workouts. I'm not sure how to alter my macros and calories to adjust to that. Thanks!!!!!!!!

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  6. Girl, I fall more and more in love with your blog every day. THANK YOU for posting these progress pictures. It's a great reminder that results come from CONSISTENT hard work. My body loses weight incredibly slowly (faster, now that I'm hooked up with Paige and the IIFYM group - thank you!), and it's really taken me 6 months of working out 6 days a week to get my body to even start changing. I'm not discouraged - the time will pass anyway. Here's to putting in the hard work EVERY DAMN DAY! <3

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  7. Seriously, BLESS YOU for being so open with us! Seriously struggling this swimsuit season, and yes we all have body issues...keep up the great work!

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  8. Thank you Meg!! Also, I think our booties must be twins...lol. I literally work and sweat myself to death 5-7 days a week, and slow, slow, progress...ugh!!! Oh well, progress is progress - and at least I am improving and not getting worse! Love ya girl!!

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  9. I bet your husband doesn't notice those things. I just started following your blog and omg!!! You help me feel so much better about myself, I am really grateful to have found you and thanks so much for sharing your journey, I could never but your courage and bravery helps me a little everyday!!! :-D

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    1. ahhaha, he has always loved me no matter what I looked like :)

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  10. You are legitimately, gorgeous. And the smile you're constantly wearing is honestly something I'm so envious of. You're self aware, but you choose to focus on the positive side of things. I love it.

    Side note- I've been seeing tons of posts about dry brushing lately. I have really deep cellulite pockets on my thighs, and thought about trying it. Have you tried it? Does it actually work?

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    1. I tried it, but it's a hassle since I shower most days at the gym - can't hurt to give it a try though!

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  11. Yes, and the fact people need to understand everyone has their own "comfort level" when it comes weight-loss.. No need to say "you look great you dont need to lose anymore" ... Last week I did a happy dance after fitting into a pair of work pants from 9 (!) years and three kids ago!!! .. .. Love seeing your progress,!

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  12. I love all your posts Meg! Your Instagram and blog is one of few that truly inspire for more reasons than just physical results. You're real, you work hard for your results and you're proud of them. Thanks for being my daily inspiration. I loved the 10 things every mom needs to remember this summer...so true!

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  13. I needed this post today - positive woman power. Love your honesty, your encouragement, and your push to get out there and kick ass!!!

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  14. I just found your blog and Instagram a few weeks ago, and I'm so glad. Thank you for being so honest about what real people's bodies look like! Mine looks very similar to yours, and I sometimes feel discouraged about that extra skin on my belly hiding the hard ab work that I do. Thanks to you, I started tracking macros and have already lost weight and uncovered more muscle! Huge congratulations to you for the progress you've made so far and for your awesome attitude.

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  15. You are a superhero! It amazes me that you find time to workout, blog, work, and spend time with your family. You are truly inspiring! Thank you for sharing your life with us! I really enjoy all of it! I'm exceptionally non-creative with my food, so I really appreciate your posts on that.

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  16. I think you are lovely and inspiring!

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  17. Great post!! And you have made amazing progress. Keep up the hard work!

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