a random but delicious clean-out-the-fridge type of dinna 👉🏻 brown rice, ground turkey cooked with @primalpalate ranch seasoning, leftover roasted brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes, and some @traderjoeslist vegan pesto (thinned out with a little water) happy Tuesday!!
Thank you guys SO much for all the love, support & encouragement on my last post 🤯
I wanted to let you guys know that I walked & stopped & day in the middle. I wasn’t worried as such but did have a small-voices wonder if I’d let you all down...
I think the overwhelmingly opposite response can tell us all something important..
There is significant beauty in the honest truth.
There is profound joy & pride to be found in owning your best effort. Hundreds of people ran up the whole mountain, it was not impossible... but I pushed MYSELF to MY limit & did MY best...
In owning that & valuing it, I have let you all cheer for MY achievement.
Hells YES to your best effort.
Hells YES to that 1/2 push-up on your knees.
Hells YES to that slightly-less-modified burpees.
Hells yes to doing 1 rep more.
Hells yes to 100m further.
HELLS YES to how HARD it is for YOU & HELLS YES to doing it anyway.
& also a little hells yes to posting #iwokeuplikethis photos of me & Jim that show his little vegemite face, on-backwards shorts & little tummy. 😍 .
TWO days til TURKEY DAY!!🍗⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here’s my advice for the day: EAT IT UP!! Eat up all the food. Eat up all the time spent with your loved ones. That’s what the holiday is for!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tips for the day: move your body! Go for a walk before or after your meal. Don’t forget to fill up on vegetables too! Take a pause between dinner and dessert. Drink lots of water. Get a good night sleep. Resume regular life the next day - don’t wallow in what you ate the day before. 🧡
time to hold myself accountable again with these • I used to be the.fit.omnivore, when I first started doing a fitness style IG, which eventually I changed to my old handle of alli.wanderpants • I've gone through many iterations of this IG shit: food focused, workout focused, sticking to a very specific aesthetic, trying to figure out these fucking stories, and back again • I like the communication possibilities with IG, and I'm a visual person (which is why you'll find me doing minimal activity on twitter) • I love that I can tell stories, say nothing, include intense and simple visuals and hopefully reach unique and far off people • I'm always finding people who inspire me with color, words, transformations and ideas • hopefully I do that sometimes for others ••• but for real, school, stress, eating and drinking and a lack of working out has brought me back to action and fml, it isn't even technically the holidays yet!
I’ve always hesitated to share transformation pictures because I see them as VERY high-level snapshots that don’t speak to all of the work, struggle, etc. that went on in between them, BUT Thanksgiving is upon us, and I wanted to share a little #transformationtuesday and my take on this message: Just as you didn’t gain all of the lbs overnight, you’re also not going to lose them that way either. Theses pictures are from 2016, 2017 and now. A whole lot of ups and downs happened in between them, and I did a solid mix of progressing and regressing. I can also tell you that when I took each of them I felt more proud and confident than I ever had before. My point here is, you do not have to hit your goal weight, lose x amount of lbs or see definition to feel beautiful and confident. I was as proud when I took that first picture as I was when I took the third because I was focusing on improving my physical and mental health, and I was seeing and feeling awesome changes inside and out. And, on the flip side, just because you do hit your goal weight, lose x amount of lbs or see definition doesn’t mean that all of your insecurities go away. I had plenty in the first one, and I’ve still got lots that I’m working through, but they aren’t holding me back like they used to. Moral of this (novel of a) story: One green juice, smoothie or salad won’t make you a shredded health and wellness goddess the next day, and one Thanksgiving meal won’t make all of your progress disappear overnight, SO you might as well enjoy the hell out of this weekend, make all of the memories with friends and family, show yourself and that beautiful and capable body some gratitude, and do and eat what will make you feel GOOD. They say slow and steady wins the race, but I’d argue that determined and patient do.💛
I went to watch Bohemian Rhapsody earlier and it was the Queen soundtrack still running through my mind getting me through today’s leg workout....Scaramouch Scaramouch can you do the fandango? Nope, BUT I can do burpees and endless amounts of squats and lunges 😝 Take that Galileo 😂
New blog post is live 👀 Third gym I’ve visited in Dublin on my quest to find the location that is going to host most of my spare time 😂🙈i probably need to get a life but I also need muscles 💪🏼 Overall @bendunnegyms is a serious contender to choose 😏 Full review can be found in the bio! #bendunnegym#bendunnegyms#dublin
I am currently sat eating my dinner in a turban 👳🏻♀️that’s right a turban 🤲🏻 I’m also eating my dinner and yes I have wrapped a cloth around the foil so my hands didn’t burn....yup it seriously is a blue washing up cloth...seriously....😂! Why not, I mean I am sat with a turban, so why not go all out 👍🏻. I had this , I think a couple of days ago and I liked it so much, that I’ve eaten this in total of 3 times. Tonight my dinner is on the 3rd go, and yup it was that delicious. Who needs to go out when there’s a chef, sitting under neath this roof in turban....l know I don’t 😏😉
It's always amazing to see the little changes in your body. One of the best recommendations I can give you is to take progress pictures all the time, be snap happy who cares 💁🏽 no matter if you're having a good day or a bad day. Because even if you're having a good day today your best days are still to come and there's always room for progress ☺ here's my changes from the last two years ....
A light weight, get your heartrate skyhigh kinda workout. Starting at 10 reps, doing all exercises back to back. 20 sec plank between rounds, minimal rest, then 9 reps, 8 reps and down to 0. And goodbye I’m done 🚑 Can’t say I regret doing it, even tho I was seariously considering giving up (not a choice) a few times there 🙃
Hi hi, both old and new friends! 👋🏻😊 It has been a hot minute since I've introduced myself on here! I'm Lauryn. I'm 25 years old living and working in New York City. For work, I am in talent acquisition in the retail industry AND I work as a health & fitness coach and business mentor! 🤓💕In both of my jobs, I have the opportunity to help people - to support them along a journey and make their lives easier! Alas, I feel that I am living a purposeful life. But anywho! I love to workout (duh), read, listen to podcasts, cook and try new recipes, jam out to spanish pop / reggaeton, drink all coffee and lattes, travel, play with new skincare routines, eat charcuterie boards and drink wine, and walk aimlessly around new cities to see what hidden gems I can find 🤘🏻. You obviously landed here for a reason, so I'm jazzed we can connect in one way or another. If there's anything you'd like to see from me, def comment below! Otherwise, thanks for following along! XO
Gal is feeling better and back into home workouts today 🙈 Boyfriend has taken it upon himself to be my trainer for the next 8 weeks because we want to see how far I can go 😂Started T25 and honestly, the cardio workout was much easier than I remember, probably because I’m hella lighter than last time I did it 🤷🏻♀️Feeling in a lot better form today which is fab because it’s cooking day at college tomorrow 👩🏻🍳 Have had a pretty grim evening because family has cancelled on me for Christmas dinner and I’m pissed off about it but not surprised 🙄 Tired of being the only one trying to keep the family together and honestly, I’m not bothering myself anymore. Had a good cry, put my big girl pants on and got my workout in. Myself and T will have a nice Christmas by ourselves anyway 🎄 My one family makes me so much more excited to start my own family so that I can see what a real family can actually be 🙃 Still upset but I’m just gonna try chill. I hope you’ve all had a great day 💞