nataliepalombi

Self Love Build Confidence

Empowering women to get healthier so they feel CONFIDENT
️85 lbs
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Today I cried on the treadmill.
Another reason I should have known not to wear makeup when working out - apparently you can cry it off. 😏

I want to encourage you to push forward. To never give up. To work toward your goals. 
But, I won’t tell you that it’s all sunshine and daffodils.

The journey toward a healthier you - mentally and physically - isn’t supposed to be easy.
It won’t be easy.
It can’t be easy.

If it WERE easy, it wouldn’t be a journey, after all.

There are days when you may just cry for inexplicable reasons, thoughts you can’t articulate.

Growth is hard but it’s worth it.

I felt like a failure today because I keep thinking I should be further along in my journey than I am. 
Lance reminded me I can’t possibly be a failure because I’m still going and I haven’t given up. 💕

So don’t give up. Keep pushing. You’re winning.

Today I cried on the treadmill. Another reason I should have known not to wear makeup when working out - apparently you can cry it off. I want to encourage you to push forward. To never give up. To work toward your goals. But, I won’t tell you that it’s all sunshine and daffodils. The journey toward a healthier you - mentally and physically - isn’t supposed to be easy. It won’t be easy. It can’t be easy. If it WERE easy, it wouldn’t be a journey, after all. There are days when you may just cry for inexplicable reasons, thoughts you can’t articulate. Growth is hard but it’s worth it. I felt like a failure today because I keep thinking I should be further along in my journey than I am. Lance reminded me I can’t possibly be a failure because I’m still going and I haven’t given up. So don’t give up. Keep pushing. You’re winning. - 11 days ago

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What is a NON-negotiable for you? I mean, what is something you absolutely MUST do each day or each month? .
My step goal for the month is a non negotiable. I had a couple of low step days this weekend since I was sitting and soaking up lots of superb leadership training so I’m making up for it now 😉 .
The Old Me wouldn’t have bothered to set such a goal anyway - much less stick with it 6 months! - but certainly wouldn’t have decided to get up and walk while on vacation, after sleeping an average of 4 hours/night for the last week LOL
I’m so glad that I now have the energy to do this kinda stuff - and who says supplements don’t work?! 😛 .
I got up and walked 3.5 miles this morning before we had to check out
of our hotel 😎
The weather here in Orlando has been SO nice - and I stopped to get a pic of this weird Ripley's Believe It or Not! building that was a few blocks away.

What is a NON-negotiable for you? I mean, what is something you absolutely MUST do each day or each month? . My step goal for the month is a non negotiable. I had a couple of low step days this weekend since I was sitting and soaking up lots of superb leadership training so I’m making up for it now . The Old Me wouldn’t have bothered to set such a goal anyway - much less stick with it 6 months! - but certainly wouldn’t have decided to get up and walk while on vacation, after sleeping an average of 4 hours/night for the last week LOL I’m so glad that I now have the energy to do this kinda stuff - and who says supplements don’t work?! 😛 . I got up and walked 3.5 miles this morning before we had to check out of our hotel 😎 The weather here in Orlando has been SO nice - and I stopped to get a pic of this weird Ripley's Believe It or Not! building that was a few blocks away. - 19 days ago

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I was the sluggish, always late, coffee guzzler.
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Never had time or energy to workout - or at least not consistently.
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I wanted to get my act together.
Be healthier, get better rest, regular exercise, and EAT better for my health.
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It was just a struggle because I was stuck in this repeating cycle, this gross rut!
I also didn't think I was WORTHY of making a change.
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Then I came across these magical beanz LOL...
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at first I thought, "are these people on crack?!" and then I tried for myself.
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Wow, it wasn't crack and I didn't feel jittery or sweaty.
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I also slept better and had more energy, and stopped feeling like snacking all the time.
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Fast forward from September to now and I'm down almost 50 lbs, get 10K steps/day consistently,
and I've even started doing @bollyxfitness with a little bit of weights a few days a week.
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My skin and hair even got better because I'm staying HYDRATED!
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I've found what works for ME and I can't be happier!
The best part is that I've even landed smackdab in the middle of
the kindest group of positive people who love to uplift one another and start EVERY day with gratitude.
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I'm gathering around the virtual campfire every day with these folks, we share tips and ideas with each other, and we support one another with good vibes.
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What if you could be part of something awesome, what if you could feel better, AND reach your goals more easily?
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Would you want to give it a try?

I was the sluggish, always late, coffee guzzler. . Never had time or energy to workout - or at least not consistently. . I wanted to get my act together. Be healthier, get better rest, regular exercise, and EAT better for my health. . It was just a struggle because I was stuck in this repeating cycle, this gross rut! I also didn't think I was WORTHY of making a change. . Then I came across these magical beanz LOL... . at first I thought, "are these people on crack?!" and then I tried for myself. . Wow, it wasn't crack and I didn't feel jittery or sweaty. . I also slept better and had more energy, and stopped feeling like snacking all the time. . Fast forward from September to now and I'm down almost 50 lbs, get 10K steps/day consistently, and I've even started doing @bollyxfitness with a little bit of weights a few days a week. . My skin and hair even got better because I'm staying HYDRATED! . I've found what works for ME and I can't be happier! The best part is that I've even landed smackdab in the middle of the kindest group of positive people who love to uplift one another and start EVERY day with gratitude. . I'm gathering around the virtual campfire every day with these folks, we share tips and ideas with each other, and we support one another with good vibes. . What if you could be part of something awesome, what if you could feel better, AND reach your goals more easily? . Would you want to give it a try? - 24 days ago

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😭Okay so you're having a rough day.
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They happen!
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Keep breathing.
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Push through.
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Look in the mirror and say,
"Girl, you've got this!" 💪
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EVEN if you don't believe it in the moment.
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The truth is - you DO have this.
You had it yesterday, and you'll have it tomorrow.
You're a badass, bona fide and for real.💁🏻‍♀️
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I know you are.
I've been there and I understand how those rough days
can creep in and try to undermine progress.
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We'll get through this together!
Tell me - what are you struggling with today?
Let's talk it out 💕💕💕

Okay so you're having a rough day. . They happen! . Keep breathing. . Push through. . Look in the mirror and say, "Girl, you've got this!" . EVEN if you don't believe it in the moment. . The truth is - you DO have this. You had it yesterday, and you'll have it tomorrow. You're a badass, bona fide and for real.🏻‍♀️ . I know you are. I've been there and I understand how those rough days can creep in and try to undermine progress. . We'll get through this together! Tell me - what are you struggling with today? Let's talk it out - 1 month ago

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What’s your favorite recent purchase??
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I got to meet up with @shortshitgettingfit aka @creativeakers yesterday and we explored the @morphebrushes store at @northparkcenter!
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I came away with a handful of brushes and tools, and some FOUNDATION that actually matches my neck 😂😂😂 but what I’m super excited about are these @Jaclynhill eyeshadow palettes!! I had “Dark Magic” already and these were just caaaaaaaalling to me.
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I’m no MUA so don’t expect fancy looks, but I love to play!!!

What’s your favorite recent purchase?? . I got to meet up with @shortshitgettingfit aka @creativeakers yesterday and we explored the @morphebrushes store at @northparkcenter ! . I came away with a handful of brushes and tools, and some FOUNDATION that actually matches my neck but what I’m super excited about are these @Jaclynhill eyeshadow palettes!! I had “Dark Magic” already and these were just caaaaaaaalling to me. . I’m no MUA so don’t expect fancy looks, but I love to play!!! - 1 month ago

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You’ve messed up.
Maybe you messed up pretty big!
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Who cares?
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It’s over, it happened.
Move forward.
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Whatever you did in the past, whatever mistakes you made...
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They aren’t who you ARE.
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Dust yourself off, pick that beautiful chin up, and move forward because you DESERVE it!
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💫 What’s a mistake you’ve made in the past, that you’ve been lugging around with you ever since??? Let’s RELEASE it!! 💫

You’ve messed up. Maybe you messed up pretty big! : Who cares? : It’s over, it happened. Move forward. : Whatever you did in the past, whatever mistakes you made... : They aren’t who you ARE. : Dust yourself off, pick that beautiful chin up, and move forward because you DESERVE it! : What’s a mistake you’ve made in the past, that you’ve been lugging around with you ever since??? Let’s RELEASE it!! - 4 months ago

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What’s a goal that you’re aiming for, by the end of this year? What’s holding you back from reaching it?
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This is Labor Day (top) and last night (bottom)... 29 lbs but feels like a freaking million!
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If I can do this, I know you can too.
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Stop beating yourself up and telling yourself that you can’t!
All it took for me was to switch up my supplements. :
Now I’m more energetic and able to make healthier choices each day.
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Eating clean and balanced 80% of the time with a treat here and there.
Working out just a little bit 3-4x a week and walking more steps during the day.
Meal prepping a few days at a time.
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Do I have rest days? Hell yeah!
Do I have whole give up days? Nope, not anymore.
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You’re worth it.
You’re strong and you’re able to do anything. 
I believe in you, so you should believe in yourself too!
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Set goals. Go for them. Stop giving up on yourself, gorgeous!

What’s a goal that you’re aiming for, by the end of this year? What’s holding you back from reaching it? : This is Labor Day (top) and last night (bottom)... 29 lbs but feels like a freaking million! : If I can do this, I know you can too. : Stop beating yourself up and telling yourself that you can’t! All it took for me was to switch up my supplements. : Now I’m more energetic and able to make healthier choices each day. : Eating clean and balanced 80% of the time with a treat here and there. Working out just a little bit 3-4x a week and walking more steps during the day. Meal prepping a few days at a time. : Do I have rest days? Hell yeah! Do I have whole give up days? Nope, not anymore. : You’re worth it. You’re strong and you’re able to do anything. I believe in you, so you should believe in yourself too! : Set goals. Go for them. Stop giving up on yourself, gorgeous! - 4 months ago

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How do you feel today?
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You may be tired, and stressed, and beating yourself up about whatever you ate last week. :
But here’s a little fun fact:
You didn’t undo your hard work, in one day.
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One meal didn’t derail you.
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It doesn’t make you somehow less worthy of love - especially SELF love!
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So girl, STOP that negative internal dialogue and  realize that you ARE a badass and you WILL continue toward your goals. 
A cheat meal on a holiday isn’t the end of the world!

How do you feel today? : You may be tired, and stressed, and beating yourself up about whatever you ate last week. : But here’s a little fun fact: You didn’t undo your hard work, in one day. : One meal didn’t derail you. : It doesn’t make you somehow less worthy of love - especially SELF love! : So girl, STOP that negative internal dialogue and realize that you ARE a badass and you WILL continue toward your goals. A cheat meal on a holiday isn’t the end of the world! - 4 months ago

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👂🏼 Listen, I KNOW you’re scared.
Doing things outside your comfort zone takes courage.
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It’s also the BEST way to grow yourself - your big dreams are right past the boundaries of that comfort zone, after all. :
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If I had stayed comfortable, I’d never have come this far. I know you have it within you. ✨
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It’s time to rip off the band-aid and do hard things.
Then you’ll be SO proud of yourself. 💕

🏼 Listen, I KNOW you’re scared. Doing things outside your comfort zone takes courage. : . It’s also the BEST way to grow yourself - your big dreams are right past the boundaries of that comfort zone, after all. : . If I had stayed comfortable, I’d never have come this far. I know you have it within you. : . It’s time to rip off the band-aid and do hard things. Then you’ll be SO proud of yourself. - 4 months ago

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Worthless. Ugly. Unwanted.😞
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For years, I thought these things applied to me.😖
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After all, my biological parents gave me away.
I thought, "I must be worthless because even my own parents don't want me."
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So, for most of my life, I struggled with self-esteem and abandonment problems.
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I'd eat for comfort, because food can't leave you.
I'd settle for toxic partners because I didn't believe I deserved better.
I'd deny myself self-care because I thought that everyone and everything else was a higher priority than my own wellbeing.
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It doesn't have to be that way.
Realize that you ARE worthy of love.
Maybe someone put you up for adoption as a child.
Maybe someone cheated on you.
Maybe you stopped taking care of yourself.
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Release those negative thoughts and perspectives and KNOW that you ARE a badass.
You ARE worthy.
You DESERVE the good things life has to offer - the GREAT things too!💕
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✨Share with me, what is one feeling that you want to overcome?🌟
Let's end the internal negativity, once and for all.🌈

Worthless. Ugly. Unwanted. : : For years, I thought these things applied to me. : : After all, my biological parents gave me away. I thought, "I must be worthless because even my own parents don't want me." : : So, for most of my life, I struggled with self-esteem and abandonment problems. : I'd eat for comfort, because food can't leave you. I'd settle for toxic partners because I didn't believe I deserved better. I'd deny myself self-care because I thought that everyone and everything else was a higher priority than my own wellbeing. : : It doesn't have to be that way. Realize that you ARE worthy of love. Maybe someone put you up for adoption as a child. Maybe someone cheated on you. Maybe you stopped taking care of yourself. : Release those negative thoughts and perspectives and KNOW that you ARE a badass. You ARE worthy. You DESERVE the good things life has to offer - the GREAT things too! : Share with me, what is one feeling that you want to overcome? Let's end the internal negativity, once and for all. - 4 months ago

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When was the last time you dreamed of a better life for yourself? 
What’s holding you back from it?
I never thought I’d love myself enough to consistently workout and eat healthier.
But here I am, doin the damn thang. 
I’ve been getting 10K steps/day or more, since the beginning of September, eating according to my macros, and drinking at least 110 oz of water each day, without feeling grumpy or restricted or hungry even once. 
I’m so glad I said yes to trying something new.

When was the last time you dreamed of a better life for yourself? What’s holding you back from it? I never thought I’d love myself enough to consistently workout and eat healthier. But here I am, doin the damn thang. I’ve been getting 10K steps/day or more, since the beginning of September, eating according to my macros, and drinking at least 110 oz of water each day, without feeling grumpy or restricted or hungry even once. I’m so glad I said yes to trying something new. - 5 months ago

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I can’t believe it: I’ve reached (and passed) the 75-pounds milestone! This is one of the MAJOR #milestones for me because it’s the halfway mark.
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Most importantly, it is the result of activity-based daily goals: Exercising, eating healthily, getting enough water, and rest 😁
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For anyone who asks me how to do it and how to keep it going, my BEST advice is: Find what works for you and is SUSTAINABLE. .
If you are restricting yourself from all your favorite foods, if you are doing exercise that you don’t enjoy, if you’re eating foods that you don’t enjoy just because they’re healthier options... stop that! .
Start over and make gradual changes. Add more water to your daily regimen, and start adding veggies. Make the veggies in a way that you’ll enjoy them, try new preparations until you find what you like.
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Find exercises that you enjoy - or at least hate less. Do a little bit and slowly add to the length of your workouts until you get to at least 30 min/day. .
As you go along, you’ll find that you start to enjoy it more because of the way you feel afterward.
Overall, I want you to know: You’ve got this! 💪🏼 💕

I can’t believe it: I’ve reached (and passed) the 75-pounds milestone! This is one of the MAJOR #milestones for me because it’s the halfway mark. . Most importantly, it is the result of activity-based daily goals: Exercising, eating healthily, getting enough water, and rest . For anyone who asks me how to do it and how to keep it going, my BEST advice is: Find what works for you and is SUSTAINABLE. . If you are restricting yourself from all your favorite foods, if you are doing exercise that you don’t enjoy, if you’re eating foods that you don’t enjoy just because they’re healthier options... stop that! . Start over and make gradual changes. Add more water to your daily regimen, and start adding veggies. Make the veggies in a way that you’ll enjoy them, try new preparations until you find what you like. . Find exercises that you enjoy - or at least hate less. Do a little bit and slowly add to the length of your workouts until you get to at least 30 min/day. . As you go along, you’ll find that you start to enjoy it more because of the way you feel afterward. Overall, I want you to know: You’ve got this! 🏼 - 5 months ago

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Comment if you love bold colors!
We wore our grey shirts with patriotic red and blue logo the other day so I decided to use some @juviasplace Dalia and @stylcosmetics Jessica Rabbit for my blue and red shades! I didn’t blend great but I didn’t mind how it looked because I was just trying to go with a patriotic look LOL
I had fun with this look!

Comment if you love bold colors! We wore our grey shirts with patriotic red and blue logo the other day so I decided to use some @juviasplace Dalia and @stylcosmetics Jessica Rabbit for my blue and red shades! I didn’t blend great but I didn’t mind how it looked because I was just trying to go with a patriotic look LOL I had fun with this look! - 5 months ago

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Double tap if you’ve EVER had those days where ya just don’t wanna!! This morning I didn’t want to workout.
Instead I thought about my goals, got up, took my supplements, and got to it.
The plan for the day was SHOULDERS and omg I feel so great now and proud of myself!
Did some time on the treadmill afterward while watching an episode of @TheOriginals LOL (guilty pleasure).

Double tap if you’ve EVER had those days where ya just don’t wanna!! This morning I didn’t want to workout. Instead I thought about my goals, got up, took my supplements, and got to it. The plan for the day was SHOULDERS and omg I feel so great now and proud of myself! Did some time on the treadmill afterward while watching an episode of @TheOriginals LOL (guilty pleasure). - 5 months ago

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I wear purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
@juviasplace Makeda on the lid with Zobo in the crease (and upward lol) - both from the #MasqueradePalette

I wear purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. @juviasplace Makeda on the lid with Zobo in the crease (and upward lol) - both from the #MasqueradePalette - 6 months ago

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My friend messaged me today that she’s watching my progress and that I “make it look easy” to lose weight and get healthier.
Dude! What!? Losing weight is hard for everyone, and these  supplements I take, just make it a lot less difficult - so what y’all see on social media is me CELEBRATING that 😉
I just finished a weekend workout and I’m kinda impressed with myself. I’ve ALWAYS struggled to get my daily workouts in, but especially on the weekend. Today it was a non negotiable and it was yesterday, too. I got it done without any negativity or anticipation - YAY!

My friend messaged me today that she’s watching my progress and that I “make it look easy” to lose weight and get healthier. Dude! What!? Losing weight is hard for everyone, and these supplements I take, just make it a lot less difficult - so what y’all see on social media is me CELEBRATING that I just finished a weekend workout and I’m kinda impressed with myself. I’ve ALWAYS struggled to get my daily workouts in, but especially on the weekend. Today it was a non negotiable and it was yesterday, too. I got it done without any negativity or anticipation - YAY! - 6 months ago

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What's the longest weight loss plateau you've ever had?
I had hit a plateau and been holding steady for awhile... FINALLY I've busted through it thanks to my secret weapon
WOOHOO!!
It's not so much the weight that matters, but the way you feel.
The things you can now do, that you couldn't before.
Enjoying life more because there's so much more
that you can experience when you have the energy
to get out and about, and aren't held back by physical limitations
(like long walks or stairs or uphill inclines).
I love my body and I love getting to see what it can DO!

What's the longest weight loss plateau you've ever had? I had hit a plateau and been holding steady for awhile... FINALLY I've busted through it thanks to my secret weapon WOOHOO!! It's not so much the weight that matters, but the way you feel. The things you can now do, that you couldn't before. Enjoying life more because there's so much more that you can experience when you have the energy to get out and about, and aren't held back by physical limitations (like long walks or stairs or uphill inclines). I love my body and I love getting to see what it can DO! - 6 months ago

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Did my eyes in black & gold in honor of my team (the Saints!) for the start of football season ☺️
The day after dental work my face was so sore 😭
Today I had more to do (permanent crowns and a root canal revision)... once I get the permanent crowns on, I’m good till 6-month routine checkup. Phew!
Lesson learned: Get stuff checked out and go to the dentist REGULARLY because if you wait until something hurts and go to the emergency place, they MIGHT not do a great job AND it’ll cost a TON - and you’ll just end up having it all redone a couple years later 😯

Did my eyes in black & gold in honor of my team (the Saints!) for the start of football season ️ The day after dental work my face was so sore Today I had more to do (permanent crowns and a root canal revision)... once I get the permanent crowns on, I’m good till 6-month routine checkup. Phew! Lesson learned: Get stuff checked out and go to the dentist REGULARLY because if you wait until something hurts and go to the emergency place, they MIGHT not do a great job AND it’ll cost a TON - and you’ll just end up having it all redone a couple years later 😯 - 7 months ago

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