WIAW: “Fit” Shaming

Happy Wednesday!  I swear one of these days I will get better at posting more than once a week!  But this month is NOT one of those times.  I have been traveling a lot and making some life transitions.  I swear I will post about it when the time is right :)

IMG_9422IMG_9445 IMG_9441Spent the weekend traveling to see the boy and had an amazing time.  We went to a gorgeous wedding and I got to see old friends!

I posted on Instagram the other day regarding ‘fit’ shaming and then actually saw that KatieFitScript posted a blog about the same thing as well.  I think it’s an interesting topic and something I think my clients get a lot of when they are trying to make lifestyle changes.  I also have felt the scrutiny of others if I eat healthy while on vacation, or skip the cake at the office, or plan a workout into my day while with friends.  I either get “well you don’t eat that”.  Or “you don’t really eat all that do you?” if I decide to eat something deemed “unhealthy”.  Or “you’re thin enough, you don’t need to workout”.

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Breakfast//Cookie Dough Protein Oatmeal//3/4 cup oats cooked with water and ProZero whipped vanilla protein powder (Discount Code: dietitiandeanna) in the microwave for 2 minutes topped with 1 Tbsp homemade coconut butter and 1 Tbsp You Fresh Naturals (Discount Code: dietitiandeanna) chocolate chip coco-nut butter.

The thing is, if I had always listened to the “shaming” that others put on me, I would never be where I was today.

I would have never started a blog.

I would have never competed in an NPC bikini competition.

I would have never opened my own small business.

I would have never realized how strong I am, mentally and physically.

I would have feared making changes because it made other people uncomfortable. And people don’t like that feeling.

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Lunch//Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast// 3 slices Alvarado Street Flax bread soaked in 3/4 cup egg whites, vanilla extract and cinnamon cooked over the stovetop and then topped with SF honey and FF reddi-whip.  Side of mixed veggies and the rest of the egg whites (only soaked the bread in about 1/2 cup of the egg whites).

And the funny thing?  2-3 months down the line, those same people who were “uncomfortable” at first will probably ask HOW you do it. How you made the changes, how you make the choice to take care of yourself, how you overcome your fears to take the next step.

IMG_9519 IMG_9529IMG_9467Snacks//MuscleCombat Crunch bar in Cinnamon Twist, Gala apple (not my favorite variety!) almonds, and the last of my FiberOne sea salt caramel bars (didn’t actually love these-want to make my own!).

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Dinner//MahiMahi sandwich//Trader Joe’s Mahi-Mahi burgers, 2 slices whole wheat high fiber bread made into an open-faced sandwich, broccoli slaw, and a hunka hunka of a sweet potato.

Don’t be afraid to order a customized meal at a restaurant, to bring your snacks, to apply for that job, to go for a run, to start a business.

Own your life.

Own your choices.

If this is really your LIFE, people will finally begin to notice and will want to know HOW you do it. Not tell you that you shouldn’t or can’t.

IMG_9539 IMG_9540Bedtime meal//3 organic brown rice cakes 3 ways-one with PB, raisins and chocolate chips, one with REAL (not sugar-free) strawberry jam, and one with Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter along with a strawberry banana protein smoothie (1 frozen banana, 1/2 scoop Optimum Nutrition all-natural vanilla whey, 2-3 frozen strawberries, unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon and ice).

Have you ever been “fit” shamed?

And finally, progress Photos:

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Effects of Running on Too Little Sleep

Happy What I ate Wednesday y’all!  Can you believe it’s already Hump Day?  I surely can’t.

Oh and do you like my new glasses?  They are Coach and I am really indecisive and went back to my eye doctor 4 times before I decided on this pair :)

IMG_9274I am up bright and early on this Wednesday to write my post for you :)  I have been neglecting sleep the past 2 weeks and it was really starting to take a toll on my body.  I was feeling lethargic even 2 hours after I woke up, feeling like I needed a pre-workout before workouts (I don’t take any supplements other than fish oil and BCAA’s occasionally, pre-workout during times of need), and my body was not running properly (TMI).  I also felt like my body wasn’t recovering from my lifts and that my metabolism wasn’t as high (wasn’t as hungry, holding onto water, couldn’t get in all of my meals).  The effects of too little sleep are profound!  So, I have been making it a priority to get to bed by 11 pm (I wake up around 6:30-7 am) at the LATEST and my world has been turned around.  Anyway, let’s get into my meals for the day-this was Monday and I was traveling so my meals were a little sporadic.  This was not a “typical” day by any means!

And for those of you who are asking, how did I get to this point with my eating and body image?  How did I make the mental shift to improve my self image?  And what were the steps and habits I took that I implemented to get to a “balance”?  Well I want to discuss that.  I hope to have that post up today tomorrow for you!

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B: 3/4 cup oats dry cooked with water and 1/2 scoop ProZero vanilla plant-based protein powder, 1/4 banana, 2 Tbsp YouFresh Naturals cinnamon pecan almond coconut butter, and 1/2 packet vanilla roasted almonds.

IMG_9354L: Tuna packet with a packet of mustard, 1 packet vanilla roasted almonds, 1 apple

IMG_9390 IMG_9399S (pre workout): Frozen banana, 1 Tbsp YouFresh Naturals chocolate chip almond coconut butter, small piece Ghirardelli 72% cacao dark chocolate, a Yup Brand Peanut butter protein bar

IMG_9324D (post workout): Dinner was actually a huge pile of roasted  broccoli, an omelette with spinach, red onion, and FF mozzarella cheese which went unphotographed, and 4 Mission extra-thin corn tortillas broiled (to make into chips) and then dipped in salsa  :(  I leave you a picture of my sushi from Saturday night instead to make up for it. This was a California roll topped with salmon and white fish….YUM. I also ate some of my Mom’s salmon and pieces of 3 other rolls we ordered. We went to a Hibachi grill.

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Bedtime snacks: Lindt chocolates, rice cakes topped with PB2, chocolate and peanut butter Cap’n Crunch, and an Ezekiel wrap topped with a mix of peanut butter and PB2, real raspberry jelly, and a small sprinkling of chocolate chips

That was my day in a nutshell!  Sorry I am short on time today but promise to have that post up later this week discussing the tips I used to improve my body image and improve my nutrition habits for LIFE!

Love you all. And THANK YOU for all the support you have been showing me.  Sometimes, blogging is super scary to share your world but to have you all reach out to me means the world.  I wish I could help you all as well but my time is a limited resource :)

Have your sleep habits ever effected your life?

Forgot my progress pictures updates for this week:

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