Do it for the AFTER Selfie 

Since the beginning of 2017 I’ve been quite persistent in making not only a fitness change but also, more importantly a lifestyle transformation. Tonight I really just wanted to share in on how my journey is going. It’s truly only been about 8 weeks since getting really serious about my health and goals.

I talked about my regiment in an earlier blog but my schedule is something like this:

  • work out somewhere between 5-6 days a week. I have an alternating schedule of strength and cardio training.
  • My meal plan is tailored to me portioning out the appropriate carbs/protein/healthy fat ratio per meal, 4x per day
  • When I cannot make it to the gym I do Les Mills on demand which is a God sent. I take Les Mills classes so it’s a perfect fill in when needed. It’s awesome and I love it. Highly recommend!

Let me just reiterate that this is a journey. There’s no such thing as a quick fix. If you want it, work for it plain and simple. Now that I’ve established a good relationship with food and working out again I am going to get a bit more strict. My next goal is a 12 week goal and I am so excited about it. This regiment and goal will be shared on a later blog.

Now, I just want to share some of my photos through 2017 thus far.

I was kind of shocked the other day in the far right photo I can see some definition in my stomach (Hallelujah!) These photos are personal but I don’t mind sharing because they’re real, they’re me, and this is my journey.

On a very real level though, if I can do it you can too. Figure out what your goals are and start putting in the work. As my title says- Do it for the AFTER selfie. You are solely in control of your health so if you’re making a transformation keep the photo of what you want to look like “after” in your head and every time you want to give up or eat badly put the photo in your head. You CAN do this! Take pictures because even if you think you aren’t seeing results photos can really put things in a better perspective and I guarantee you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Have a great Monday and thank God that you’re alive today. Thank Him for the body He gave you and the amazing things it’s capable of.

Thank God for life
AMEN!

XO,

Arika


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