Erin

FitGirl since 11/2017 🦄🌹🌈 Learning how to be healthier and happier every day, and staying accountable 💪👊✌️😎

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The amazing woman I chose for woman crush Wednesday is my grandmother... She is one of the most amazing people I have ever known and also one of my biggest supporters. Earlier this year she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. They have detected it relatively early so hopefully intervention will prevent the disease from progressing quickly. She has recently joined a boxing program for women with Parkinson's to fight back against the symptoms. Exercise releases dopamine in the brain and research has shown this can reduce the symptoms and slow disease progression. She told me that there are women with all stages of the disease in the class, even ones in wheelchairs. I'm proud of my grandma for taking life into her own hands even when faced with this terrifying disease. I hope I could be as strong and brave as she is ❤️👊💪❤️ #WCW #fitgirlsguide #immyownhero #fitgirlphotochallenge

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My favorite Christmas movie is The Muppet Christmas Carol ❤️💚 can't wait to go home for Christmas and watch it with my family! #fitgirlphotochallenge #ChristmasMovie #muppets

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Okay super weird angle BUT I was trying to show off my favorite stretch: the hurdle stretch! If you have super tight quads, this stretch is the best! Definitely just what I needed after a pretty intense leg day 💪😎 #sweatyselfie #stretching #fitgirlsguide #immyownhero #28dayjumpstart

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One of my favorite quotes! #mermaid #quote #fitgirls #fitgirlphotochallenge

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Day 15 arms workout is complete! Called out by @fitgirl.vika to get sparkly today 😁💪🦄 #fitgirlsguide #immyownhero #28dayjumpstart #progressnotperfection

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I love how colorful my lunch is!! #womp #fitgirlsguide #28dayjumpstart #immyownhero

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Woot! Halfway through the challenge! Starting to notice small changes, and can't wait to see my progress in two weeks! #28dayjumpstartchallenge #immyownhero #fitgirlsguide

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Lovely day to enjoy coffee on the porch ☕️☀️😎 #mugshot #fitgirlphotochallenge #fitgirls

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Day 13! Today's workout was pretty tough, so I'm glad I did it this afternoon rather than in the evening like usual. Blasting music makes it way easier to get pumped to workout too! Bouncing back from my slump 💪 #sweatyselfie #fitgirlsguide #immyownhero #28dayjumpstart

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My best frands, in no particular order, including both of my sisters (1st and 3rd photos) and of course my #fitgirlmascot Jagger! ❤️💛💚💙💜🖤💟 #fitgirlsguide #immyownhero #fitgirlphotochallenge

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Day 11 wasn't great... But coming back fighting on day 12 #fitgirlsguide #immyownhero #28dayjumpstart #sweatyselfie #progressnotperfection

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Yesterday was sort of a fit girl train wreck for me... Was super anxious about my presentation and forgot to make lunch, and then didn't have a chance to go somewhere to eat, so I was starving when I got home... I ate some cereal because it was easy. Then the power went out because it was snowing (that's San Antonio for you) so I couldn't make dinner and I didn't want to exercise in the dark... A lot of excuses, I know. I'm annoyed with myself for messing up when I was doing so well. Trying to tell myself one bad day isn't a big deal and I just have to stick with it. #needsomemotivation #immyownhero #28dayjumpstart

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@fitgirl_natalia is hosting a Christmas giveaway for current fit girls! Check out her original post for more information on entering! #fitgirlnataliachristmasgiveaway
#fitgirlsguide #fitgirlvarsity #fitgirlgiveaway #fitgirlchristmasgiveaway

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I love this candle because it has a wooden wick and the crackling sound is perfect #fitgirlphotochallenge #fitgirls

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Today was not a good day... My anxiety has been starting to get out of control and with the stress of giving a seminar tomorrow, I had a mini breakdown at work. I almost didn't do my workout today, but I made myself do all the exercises. It definitely was half hearted, but something is better than nothing #28dayjumpstart #immyownhero #fitgirlsguide

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I'm wearing an infinity scarf (aka a snood) that I knit last year for today's #fitgirlphotochallenge because it's actually cold (and raining!) in San Antonio today! #fitgirl #handmade #knitting

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Technically not Tuesday anymore but whatever... The picture on the left is from my senior year of college (Feb 2013), when I was super stressed, in an unsupportive relationship, and my depression/anxiety caused me to push a lot of friends away. The picture on the right is from the end of my first year of grad school (May 2014). During that time I graduated, worked on a vegetable farm, moved 2000 miles, started a PhD program, made amazing friends, ended that toxic relationship, and eventually decided to start an exercise regimen. There is a 20-30 pound weight difference between these pictures, and right now I'm sort of in the middle of the two. I want to transform myself again, and actually maintain it this time 👊👊👊 #TransformationTuesday #fitgirlphotochallenge #fitgirlsguide #immyownhero

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Accidentally took a 2 hour nap this evening... Woke up at 9 pm and was thinking working out close to bedtime is a bad idea. But then my fit girl conscience was like "girl, you know you're going to bed late now anyway. Just do it". So I listened, and it was hard, but I did it! #sweatyselfie #fitgirlsguide #immyownhero #fitgirls #28dayjumpstartchallenge

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About to try out these pumpkin lasagna rolls... Hope they're good! #womp #fitgirlsguide #immyownhero #28dayjumpstart

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Day 8! Did not feel like working out this evening, but I made myself get off the couch, put on my lipstick, and sweat. Here's me doing squat presses with two 10lb kettlebells... I was dying towards the end but it's worth it! Also, this is 2x speed, I definitely can't move that fast! #28dayjumpstartchallenge #immyownhero #fitgirlsguide #lipstickworkouts #kettlebell

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This year's letter to Santa. For some reason I wanted to practice my cursive too lol let's see what Santa brings me 😜🎄🎁🎅
#fitgirlphotochallenge #fitgirlsguide

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Week 1 complete! Stayed on track with the meals and workouts, but still gotta work on drinking more water. Also, down 2.8 pounds! 😁 #28dayjumpstartchallenge #immyownhero #fitgirlsguide

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I always go back to Washington for Christmas so I don't have many decorations or ornaments here in San Antonio. But my favorite ornament with me is this pink elephant. My favorite animal is the elephant and so being pink makes it that much better 😊💗 #fitgirlphotochallenge #pinkelephant #christmasornament

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Was running late to a meeting this morning and I didn't have time to eat breakfast... But at least fridge oats are super portable! #fitgirlsguide #28dayjumpstart #immyownhero

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