Legggiesss from yesterday! Idk why I’m sore as balls today. Mostly my quads 😛 -Single leg dumbbell RDL
-Curtsy lunges superset with goblet squat (double pulse)
-Cable good morning superset with cable pull through
Training guides available at guides.brittanylesser.com
BCAAs: fruit fusion @womensbest
Aaaayyyeee guess what? FREE shipping with every @womens est order for the next 72 hours with the code: Free 🌎✈️ Currently, I have no super crazy fitness goals. I’m not cutting, I’m not bulking, I’m kind of just going with the flow and.... MAINTAINING. I feel like people feel the need to have to be working towards a specific goal. There is a time and a place for that, but sometimes you don’t have to do be all or nothing.
For me personally, I’ve always been up or down and never really complacent with just maintaining. This doesn’t mean I don’t have goals though - of course i will always continue to try and get stronger, focus on progressive overload, push my body during my lifts, increase volume over time, and focus on working on my weak spots. But I’m just not having super specific goals like “get shredded, gain 5 lbs muscle, etc”. And that’s ok!!! I’m happy with where I’m at, happy with my body, and dieting and fitness isn’t top priority in my life right now. I do definitely want to switch up my training though, as I’ve been feeling a little stagnant in that area. I guess the whole point of this caption is to remind you that you don’t always have to have crazy specific goals. It’s ok to maintain and live life and enjoy where you’re at!! I think I’ll always be pushing to build some muscle and improve my physique, but it’s more so a side effect of training for life if that makes sense. Yannnooo?
What are your current fitness goals? Comment below ♥️
Legggies from this morning! I trained fasted so I brought @womensbest iced tea lemon bcaas with a dash of creatine 😜
1. Romanian deadlifts
2. Bench squats
3. Elevated reverse lunges
4. Prone hamstring curls
5. Hip abductors (2 ways)
6. Kettlebell swing with reset
7. Swiss ball ham roll ins
8. Frog pumps
INTERMITTENT FASTING - what is it and is it necessary?
Intermittent fasting is simply a window of eating. There are tons of different ways to do it, but essentially it’s when you eat during a certain period of time, and fast during the other. For example, a common window is 16/8. let’s say you stop eating at 8pm... you’d fast until 12 noon the next day and eat your allotted calories between 12pm and 8pm, then repeat.
Main thing to note: intermittent fasting is NOT magic. You can gain fat while doing IF if you’re eating more calories than your maintenance. You can also lose fat if you’re eating less calories than maintenance. It is simply a Way of eating. Similar to eating 3 meals a day, or 6. Is it necessary? No, again, it’s not magic, just as eating 6 small meals is not necessary or magic. It works for some people,and doesn’t work for others.
For me personally, I am a huge fan. I have never done it to a T, but more so listened to my body. I did feel as if it actually helped heal my relationship with food. I felt myself having much better dietary adherence, while still being able to eat out and eat what i wanted without anxiety and without thinking about food constantly. Not the case with everyone; but that’s my own experience. I typically find it easier to stay lean while doing IF and not having to track my macros or calories. If I’m hungry, I eat. I don’t ignore my body just because I choose to follow IF sometimes. In the beginning I did have to get used to it, though.
I suggest you try it for yourself and see if it’s something that is right for you. But again, if you have a specific goal.... calories intake, training program and progressive overload, stress management, sleep, and energy expenditure + all of those other factors are much more important.
Leggggies from today! Focused on going a bit heavier, more sets, but just less overall exercises. Haven’t been able to go suuuper heavy in a while due to my neck getting stuck every so often which is super annoying and my sciatica, but I’m making due!
-Squat with cable abductor (i literally got stuck mid way lmao)
-Dumbbell Romanian deadlift
Outfit all by @gymshark and bcaas lemon iced tea by @womensbest
TWO DAYS postpartum vs. SEVEN MONTHS postpartum! Look how wittttle my baby was 😭
Just uploaded a YouTube video on how I lost the baby weight! In a healthy and sustainable manner of course... nothin crazy at all, y’all already know my usual approach to health and fitness 🤗😍
Did you know you don’t have to restrict food to live a healthy life and still reach your fitness goals?
Eating out also doesn’t have to be a “cheat meal”. I used to avoidddd going out to eat because I couldn’t stay “on track” and thought it would ruin my progress. TBH, it gave me anxiety to do so and I wouldn’t order what I actually wanted, I’d only order what I felt was safe.
Now, I’ve ditched the diet mentality and decided to live my life. That doesn’t mean I completely give up my fitness goals, as staying active and fit is still extremely important to me and what I love. The difference is I do so effortlessly, and a lot more relaxed. I haven’t consistently counted macros in years, I’m able to eat what I want guilt-free and I’m so much happier and full of life. I was a slave to the scale (bodyweight and good scale), and restricted myself from so many foods and life experiences. Not a way I want to live ever again.
The key for me has been to listen to my body. Eating when hungry, and stopping when full. We are naturally intuitive eaters, but it’s also about being smart. If I am craving something, i eat it. But I also don’t feel the need to over eat because I know I can always eat it! I feel that when you restrict yourself and then you finally allows yourself to “cheat”, you go all out and over stuff yourself because you feel like you have to go right back to restricting. Make sense? Eat healthy, Whole Foods most of the time. Eat what you want if you truly want it. Be smart about it. LIVE YO LIFEEEE. Be healthy, happy, and free. It’s possible, I promise.