Tried an entirely local plant-based restaurant 🌱don't know why I have never been before but it was DELICIOUS!! It was a nice change knowing everything I was eating was free from refined sugars, dairy, animal products, and just made with simple wholesome ingredients 💕left feeling very full & totally nourished ✨
Captured 🎥 this pic earlier today when I enjoyed some quiet time while the kids napped 😴😴- Was able to get a workout in 💪🏼, watch some of the eclipse 🌑 and enjoy this #lacroix . Days with a little wild tot have been hard to function lately but as a man told me today in the post office. That it just seemed like yesterday that his 51 year old was that small. Some days might be tough but I honestly wouldn't change it for anything. 😌 How do you handle sleepless and long days with the kids?! 😜
Today was the Mondayest of Monday's - started with having the fire department at my apt before 7 am and the shower not working - but it's nothing a little hip hop vinyasa couldn't turn around! Love all the positive vibes at @mirepoixstudio ✨
☀️ Taking advantage of the warm weather to grill out -- grilled chicken that was marinated in olive oil and 21 salute seasonings, grilled potato wedges, steamed Brussels sprouts and of course grilled 🍍🍍 rings 👏🏼--- Hope you all enjoyed this amazing day, where were you during the #eclipse ?!?!
kicked this new week & new moon into gear FULL FORCE today 🌕🌒🌑 and tested myself both mentally and physically - today was day 1 of fasted cardio which i haven't done in 4 months (lord help me) and my new training plan which is designed to continue to build and maintain as much muscle as possible while i start to lean out so all of my exercises are intense and sets are until failure... oh yeah and it was leg day so i think you can guess how i'm feeling right now 😵💦 as a trainer you sometimes tend to get comfortable in your workouts and not test yourself with things you may have once decided you didn't like (aka single leg squats) so that's why i love working with my coach, she tests me physically and her plans kick my ass which i personally love - my legs on the other hand.. are already feelin' it BIG TIME 🍑🔥 the DOMS are going to be so real tomorrow you guys stay tuned • what did you do to push yourself today? #13weeksout
🌸Evening #fitfam . So I've already established that I'm not big on food photography or "artistic edibles" but I wanted to share my dinner 😄. The #salmon was simply marinated in olive oil , garlic, basil, salt, pepper and lemon juice for a couple hours then wrapped in foil and baked in a glass dish for 35 minutes (perfectly cooked !) The pasta is just a box I stumbled on in the store and is enriched with greens ... (swipe for photo ) and for the heck of it I added a few julienne cut sun dried tomatoes and sliced hearts of palms (who else loves these almost flavorless vegetables?) That's it and it was like a party in my mouth lol ... so good ! 😋It took no time to make and satisfied the protein and carb amounts I try to get in a meal . I sure wish I had the time to stage this better but wanted to share regardless . Have a great night ! I'm still thinking about last nights #gameofthrones episode , holy sh*t! 💀🔥
Haven't posted on here in forever 🙈 the last two weeks have been crazy! I haven't worked out or ate even remotely close in two weeks either 🙊 I was in a funk after finishing my first round of #bbg and while I loved loved loved Kaylas guide, I think it's time to move on. So today I stared #alexajeanfitness#healthybodyguide and holy cow 😳 I couldn't finish the 4 rounds of legs. Idk if it was the lack of workouts or garbage I've been eating, but if felt soooo good to be back at it and ready to go! I've ate healthy all day and can already tell a huge difference in how I feel 😄 on another note, I'm obsessing over @halotopcreamery 😍 I think Gary wants some 😂😂this flavor is amazing! Finishing my evening with this and some gossip girl 😌
YOU GUYS ive been sooooooooo on point with my nutrition! 🥗💃🏻!
BUT HONESTLY this feels amazing to have this much to eat and STILL be on track with my goals. All portioned out perfectly. #happydance
Once you make this a lifestyle you find actual happiness & joy when you make healthy choices, loving your body & surrounding yourself w/ other people who feel this way too! 👯💃🏻🖤✅
OH BTW we have officially started accepting applicants to our:
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Where to start? Looking at the picture on the left, from February 2014 is not easy. This brings back a lot of memories. This was without a doubt the hardest and most difficult time we had to face as a couple yet. Chris and I both dealt with depression, Chris had extreme anxiety attacks, we had major financial problems, Chris lost his job, he had no friends or family (besides mine) in Germany, we didn't work out or leave the house unless we really had to, and we didn't take care of us at all. We planned and booked a vacation for a family reunion in Florida in 2014. As soon as we got there, I could just see how happy Chris was and knew that this is where he belongs. Once we got back to Munich, I knew we had to change something. We applied for my green card, sold everything we owned, I quit my job, we booked a flight to New Hampshire to stay with Chris's family for a few months, packed 4 suitcases and two carry-on's, grabbed the Ghia butts and moved back to the US in October of 2014. We literally had nothing, except for clothes and us. In April of 2015, we finally made it to Florida. We rented a small apartment and started to live our life again! We saved every penny we had, we set goals, we planned and we dreamed. In July of 2016 we decided to build our very first house in which we moved-in in June of 2017. 3 years in between those two pictures! 3 years that changed our lives forever.
Don't let anyone ever tell you, you can't do something. Don't ever think it's too late to change something or do something different. Don't ever think, what if it doesn't work out. It can only get better, never worse. Not a day goes by that I don't think about how far we've come. You have the ability to do amazing things, you just have to remember! 💋#transformationtuesday
Trying to remember to stretch more after I exercise 🤸🏻♀️ The trainer had us do a little bit but I decided to add a few more minutes after I got home. When I started bbg I couldn't even touch my toes!! Now I can wrap my wrist over my toes and touch my heel 🤗 I love seeing random progress where I'm not even looking for it #nevermissamonday P.S. Sorry for the low quality photo, I had to contort my entire body to take the pic 😝
Mondays are a double-edged sword for me - on the upside: I have off & don't have to work! ☺️👍🏼🎊🎉 on the downside: it's my designated grocery shopping day! 👎🏼🙄😫😒 #woof#hateitsooomuch Anyways, made a pitstop at Kroger first, then stopped by Trader Joe's to pick up a few staples (horseradish hummus, turkey breast, Everything Bagel seasoning, & dried mango - love them all SO much) and of course, had to toss a few new items into the cart (butternut squash zigzags, cauliflower & broccoli veggie burgers, superfood pilaf, & onion salt)! ☺️ I mean seriously, does anyone go to TJ's without deviating from their list & trying new shit?! #ithinkNOT
There's a tropical storm going on here so the sky's looking really dark and gloomy. Thought of going for a walk earlier before work, but the rain was pouring so hard and I feel like the wind is too strong too.
Will hit the gym after work. It's week 4 legs and cardio day from #kaylaitsines#bbg program. Can't believe it's almost a month since I started working out again. Haven't had any junk food cravings for that long and it feels so good. 👏 have an awesome day ahead, #bbgfam ! 👊
Here's some more "fun" exercises to incorporate into your routine
▪️Landmine rows: Set up for the rows by placing a handle attachment under the bar and hinge at your hips with a flat back and slight bend in knees. Keep your shoulders from elevating and brace your core as you retract your scapula and pull using your strong back muscles!
▪️Plank pull downs: set a weight for the cable that provides a challenge for the reps you are doing (today I did 3 sets of 15 per side supersetting with the landmine rows). Avoid letting your hips rotate and stay square to the floor as you pull the cable towards you. This is hard and a fun plank progression and dynamic stability exercise.
Thank you 2017 eclipse for the great lighting today 😎 We only had about a 93% eclipse here but it was still so cool to see the crescents in shadows and the sky when you took a picture! 🌙 Did anybody get to see the total eclipse??
Truth. It's not going to be easy. Change doesn't come at the push of a button. It takes time. Hard work. Dedication. It takes ups and downs. Peaks and plateaus. There is no short cut. And no one else can do it but you. 🖤
BBG Week 7 officially has begun (one day late 🙈) let me tell you, the start to this school year has been rough!! Working at an International School is amazing, but there are also things that make it harder than working at a school in your home country. I'm subbing for a teacher who has been waiting in their family's visas, so they can live in China, AND teaching/prepping for my own 9 classes. I'm not complaining, in fact I'm very happy to help, I'm just saying that we ALL have our own challenges and my challenge is balance. I'm trying to make everything perfect for all these classes and staying at work until 6-7 pm (sometimes later) when I should have that time at home with my husband. Yesterday I woke up tired (hate that feeling) because I was stressed all night and couldn't sleep. BUT today is a NEW DAY. I got up at my normal time (5 am), did #bbgweek7#bbglegs ate a whole grapefruit and washed my hair finally (only 3 days, but wow it was gross) 😅💁🏻. I will try my best and give EVERYTHING my all. Today I will balance my life 👊🏻💛
Holy moly, there are only 10 days left of August 😱 Fall 🍂 will be here before we know it and that means all the snacking that comes with football season 🏈 (at least in wisconsin). I found this Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Banana Peppers recipe on @tasteofthesouthmagazine and I'm obsessed. Definitely going to make these for football Sundays this year. Only 5 ingredients, 234 calories, 28g P/ 6g C (3g of net carbs) / 11g F 🙂
It's time for my monthly infrequent check-in 😂 I'm still here and still gymming and working out and living my best life BUT it is now winter in NZ and I am a snow bunny at heart which means that I've been spending more time on the slopes and at my university ski lodge over the weekends which has been GREAT for my skiing, shocking for my liver, and equally as shocking for my physique 😅 skiing IS great cardio (especially if your home field is smol and requires some traversing for some of the better runs) but I'm still struggling to balance gym + skiing to the extent that I need to to change how I look. It's frustrating because I love gymming and I love partying with my friends at the lodge after days skiing together and I don't really love how I look at the moment and I don't know how to fit the 3 together 🙄 Worst comes to worst this winter is just going to be one big long dirty bulk? 😂😂
Can I be totally honest?
I cannot tell you how frustrated I've been with myself trying to lose weight. I see girls that do the @kayla_itsines program that drop weight like it's nobody's business. Last year I felt so good. I felt like I hit my prime weight. But this year..the struggle is real. I have lost 5 pounds from becoming vegetarian in 1 1/2 months, but I still feel like it's almost impossible to reach my goal. Do you guys ever feel this way? I am now 34 years old and for some reason my metabolism seems to only slow down the more time goes on. I am on week 21 of the bbg program and I eat freaking clean! Minus a few cake pops from starbucks here and there. Idk, I honestly just get discouraged. I could use some positive vibes from ya'll. ❤️ xo
Leg day looks a lot like arm day 🤔💪🏼 & it felt like it too! 💦 So much barbell & weights work but it was a great workout! 👌🏼I did #legday on Sunday to finish up week 31 & then decided to do it #week32Legs today (not my finest decision) 😭 The doms were real 🔥 & I am a terrible fit human & don't stretch or foam roll enough 😬 Something I need to change!!! Tagged by @killingcommandos for a #sweatyselfie 💧😘 Tagged babes you're up! 💗
😅84 degrees! Yes you read it right!! 8️⃣4️⃣🔥Trying to get my butt in gear on this Monday, I head down to the gym and almost passsss out when walk in!! 🏋🏻♀️ The AC was broken! ❌It was SOOO hot🔥!! I could have easily turned around and went back to my cool❄️apt but I was thinking my #bbggirls would be so proud of me if I stuck it out and did my BBG workout 👊🏼💪🏼! So I did it! ✔️And I feel great!!💟Thank you to all #bbgfam for your help and support! I SO appreciate being a part of this community! #bbg#bbgfam#kaylasarmy#kaylaitsines#bbgcommunity
Happy Tuesday y'all! It's another chilly morning here but it's a beautiful day to be alive (as how @whitneyysimmons loves to put it!) Starting a new gig today doing what I love (social media, marketing, wellness & beauty - can this combination gets any better?), new clients and some exciting projects in the pipeline! 🤗 It's been quite a whirlwind of a year - and those emotional up & downs and mindfucks are real! One moment - you think you're killing it. Next moment, you are will questioning what are you doing with your life! #girlbosslife If you're going through the same thing - know that you're not alone and surround yourself with like-minded people! Remove all the negative energy and people in your life ✖️An important lesson I've learnt so far (applicable to both business AND fitness) - PATIENCE! 👌🏼That's coming from someone who's very impatient! Sending you lovelies lotsa positive vibes today 💚 Share your goal(s) below and put it out to the universe X
One of the best things about being an adult?! 🔜 Deciding what (and when and where) is appropriate for dinner 🍎🍯🥜 So if I want this delicious looking apple as my dinner in bed tonight, that's exactly what I'll do 😉🙌 I'm trying to not give into many pregnancy cravings so instead this little guy will get some fun food that's nutritious in different ways! Starting last week he does taste a portion of my meals so I'm trying to stay healthy and adventurous with my meal plan! ..but let's be honest, sometimes I have to cave and have some ice cream 😉
My oh my how times flies ⏱ With one thing after another, I pushed my ig page and my fitness to the back burner. These last few months have been pretty harsh on me, but I'm glad to be back. I got into a bad kayaking accident that damaged my left knee 😔 I'm still in the recovery phase and I'm still working hard to come back to my "former glory" 🙌
However it was today that pushed me in the right direction. Maybe it was the eclipse 🌑 whatever the reason I'm glad it happened.
I went to the store today to get some clothes and I'm shopping in my regular sized section L-XL. But when I tried everything on, nothing looked right and nothing felt right. I felt like caterpillar 🐛 So I put everything back in the rack and tried to look for other clothes. I saw a cute shirt in the plus sized rack and thought oh that would be a cute as an oversized shirt. But when I tried it on, it fit to a tee 😳 I literally stared at myself with the "oversized" tee for a long time. How did I get to this point? On my last fitness cycle my large shirts were starting to feel slightly loose. How did I go from that to requiring plus sized?
That's when I checked my ig page and realized it's been since April 12th since my last real workout ☠️ Just a few days before my injury. In just 4 months, I've allowed myself to go back to my bad habits such as binge eating, eating fast food more often, drinking soda, and not even trying to do something about my overall health 🤦♀️ I went from prioritizing my health to completely ignoring it. And it's showing now.
I've worked so hard for the last few years to build up some sort of habits to help me be healthy and I'll be damned if I don't take this day as the biggest wake up call 😼 While I'm not 100% back, it's time to start doing something. Today is the first and last day I want to be in the plus sized section. I'm back y'all and regardless of what's happening in my life I'm making sure I do something healthy everyday 🙏💪✨
FDOC and leg day 💥 Okay so let me be real honest... today has been a terrible body image day. I was feeling amazing and then I stepped on the scale at the gym. I was immediately overwhelmed with thoughts that lessened my worth and made me second guess any progress I've made over the past 1.5 years.
Have I gained weight? Absolutely! Is some of it muscle mass? Yep! And some of it is fat too and THAT IS OKAY!
We are told so many falsities about weight. I felt incredible one second and after seeing a simple number I stepped back thinking I was less lovable than one minute before. How absurd is that?
Screw the scale! You are strong and can pick up heavy things and run long miles and eat whole pizzas and laugh with your friends and today the sun and the moon actually lined up so are we really gonna be upset that we have some tummy fat? YOU ARE A BAD ASS. EMBRACE THE SQUISH LADIES.
Barefoot hikes are my favorite way to recharge. If I'm feeling kinda sluggish, sick, or been on my phone/computer for too long, this a great way to balance my energy. Also if you deal with endometriosis or even period cramps, climbing on hot rocks is an amazing way to bring warmth to the uterus 👣 #grounding