Here are a few of my glute transformations over the years.
Pic 1 right 22 left 30
*left barely working out, would Go a few months then lose interest from not seeing results, no idea how to eat etc. Never happy or comfortable with my body, probably pissed this picture was ever taken since I was never thrilled to be seen in a swimsuit since body confidence was a big fat 0
Pic 2 left 26, right 30
*left worked out 6 days a week, almost all cardio, maybe some resistance training but only light weights you know to “tone” 😂. Still no clue how to eat so it was pretty much eat the least amount as possible and then maybe binge on something and feel horrible about it. Still not 100% confident but slowly achieving some positive self image, but still feeling lost at gym and with food because I couldn’t get the results I wanted.
Pic 3 left age 28 right age 30
*left completely had changed my entire thought process inside and outside of the gym. Started tracking macros and eat all the food. Started lifting challenging weights. And believe it or not NO cardio. Super happy with the results and confident in my own body.... but I became obsessed. I couldn’t skip a gym session even if I was sick, if I did I would feel absolutely horrible. I never NOT tracked a macro, I hit those numbers every day and never missed a day. I would never enjoy treats and barely ever had a fun night out because I thought it would ruin my progress. So overall I worked my ass off and finally had a body that I loved but became so buried in it it affected my overall happiness.
FINALLY addressing the right pic in all the pictures... today I’m 30... two kids later... and the happiest and most confident I’ve ever been. Sure, she might have something to do with it, and the years and years I’ve worked on personal growth. But one of my main reasons I feel so good is because I found a thing called balance. I workout because I love it. I don’t when I need rest or if I’m sick or if I just don’t want to do that day. I track food a lot of the time, but also take breaks (yes actually weeks off from a food tracker) and just eat intuitively. I LIVE MY LIFE according to what works for me at that time and it is what works!