Briana Christine

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🙋🏼‍♀️Former 100LB Transformation Success Story
⚠️5’3 | HW: 211lbs | CW: 146LBS
❤️Mom of 4

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“Above all else, your body will become a home for your children. Your lap will become a place of security, your chest a place of warmth, your arms a place of assurance. Every inch of you will be used to care for these children, and though it is completely and utterly exhausting on most days, the super hero stamina is still a miracle worth noticing.” —Ashley Gadd (The Magic of Motherhood)
#flashbackfriday where I kicked off the start to this amazing week, “backpacking” through Yosemite! 💪🏻💕 #MomStrong
Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what could happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can do to get closer to where you want to be. 💕
So here's the thing... I've never felt like I really fit in anywhere when it comes to being a "fitness guru." My body has never looked liked the chiseled bodies that are typically associated with personal trainers and other health and wellness professionals. At my leanest, yes I have abs and a flat stomach, but I also still have cellulite and a "thicker" frame that is associated with a naturally curvier woman. I fought for years to "fit the mold" and I hated myself for it. It was the most inauthentic period of my life. Then this amazing thing happened. I started to embrace my body and the various unique phases and stages of life I was going through. Thick or thin, flat stomach or a stomach with folds, it was only through genuine self-love that I was able to find true happiness. The kind of happiness that radiates from the inside ... not because of what I weigh, or what size jeans I'm wearing, but because of who I am. 💕
It's my first official day home from vacation and this morning I did my weekly LIVE weigh-in/personal progress update inside of my VIP INNER CIRCLE. 💕

Before I even stepped on the scale I confided in the VIP group that I was physically feeling terrible as a resulting of having had completely gone off the deep end with my nutrition while away on vacation. Then I stepped on the scale and sure enough it confirmed what I already knew to be true, that I gained a well-earned 10 pounds since my weekly weigh-in last week. 💕

Yep, you read that right... 10 pounds in 7 days. Now, is that 10 pounds all FAT? No. It is mostly made up of water from my body's inflammatory response to consuming foods which I know it is intolerant too. 💕

Am I throwing in the towel and continuing the downward spiral of behavior that makes me feel lousy both inside and out? No. 💕

So what am I going to do about it? I've already picked myself up by my big girl panties and I've carried on! 💕

I'm 100% on track with my nutrition today, I just crushed my 14 DAY FAT BLASTER lower body workout, and then I posed in all of my sweaty glory and took this photo for you all so I could make this post before getting in the shower and carrying on with the rest of my day. 💕

The bottom line? You WILL experience setbacks in life, but they are only as catastrophic to your journey as you allow them to be! 💪🏻💕 Try VIP for 2 WEEKS completely FREE:
THEY DID IT! I’m so incredibly proud of both Tristen and Parker for completing their very 1st half-marathon, and of Jason for his dedication to training again in order to even run in this race, which was his first in almost 3 years since he was sidelined by doctors after they found a hole in his heart.💕
So grateful I don’t have a thigh gap. Almost dropped my phone in the toilet but my legs were like, “Nah girl we got you!” 😜
If only I had a penny for every time I was asked lately, “What is your goal?” My goal is to be healthy, and to not obsess about every minuscule detail of what my body is or isn’t. My goal is to stay motivated, engaged, and deeply connected to YOU and the rest of this awesome community of women, on a daily basis, because it keeps me inspired, challenged, and that connection I share with you all makes me strive to be a better person than the day before. And lastly, my goal is to make sure that NONE of those things have anything to do with what I weigh, or what size clothes I wear. 💁🏼‍♀️ So now it’s my turn to ask... what’s YOUR GOAL?
I love this photo of Finn & Arwyn so much, I’ve decided to hijack it from my husbands Instagram feed so it could live here as well. Fun fact, we took nearly an identical photo (swipe right) with Tristen & Parker back in the summer of 2014 before they got too old and too cool to want to take photos with us. Can any other parents relate? 💕 #LoveMyFamily
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. Wether that thing you fear is changing your nutrition, working out, learning a new skill, or just learning to love who you are present day... you have to temporarily bury your fear of failure (or past experience with failure) in order to TRY! And yes, I know for most of us (myself included), that is easier said than done. 💕•
If you are struggling and overwhelmed with the idea of even knowing where to start but you are in desperate need of a change, I suggest you start small and make the process as least overwhelming as possible!
Make a small 14 DAY commitment to join me LIVE this coming Monday (June 18th) for my 14 DAY FAT BLASTER program. In addition to new workouts, recipes, and a kick-ass meal plan (breastfeeding-friendly!), I will also be intimately tackling many of the mindset issues that hold us back from reaching our full potential mind, body, and soul through a daily MINDSET MASTERY series LIVE at 5pm/pst over the course of the 14 DAYS. If you are ready, the link to join is in my profile 💕
Two things... 1️⃣ Happiness is a choice. It doesn’t always feel like it, but even when you are in the pit of despair—you have a choice about how deeply you will continue to allow your insecurities, frustrations, and self-limiting beliefs to rule your life. As someone who has battled depression myself (at multiple points of my life), I can say with first hand experience that depression (or mental illness) specifically is not a choice... however how you manage it and chose to not to let it rule your life is a choice. There is nothing worse than depression and the victimization that is felt by those who suffer... but there IS an alternative to get help vs. remain in despair. 💕 2️⃣ Real self-acceptance begins when you stop waiting to turn into a hypothetical “perfect” version of yourself and consciously enjoy being who you are in the present moment. So do more of that, ok? 💕#MondayMotivation
What if you focused as much energy on loving your body TODAY as you do on wanting to change it? I'm sharing this image because I think it perfectly conveys that is possible to love who you are even when your body isn't where you want it to be! Work on loving who you are today... I promise it will make the process of transforming yourself so much more rewarding when you hit little milestones along the way! 💕#BikiniBodyMommy #curvyFit #TBT