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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