Focused for chest day! With a little bit of tennis elbow, it’s a little hard to get the right lift in. Always remember!! Push the weight right and focus on the muscle. Let your body recuperate and rebuild those areas that hurt so you can get back at it!
My #transformationtuesday today is going to be a mental/confidence transformation. I started my fitness journey 5 years ago. Ive faced many obstacles but my battles have made me stronger. My journey has been much more than physical. My life has changed so much. At one point I had no confidence. I was depressed. I was always criticized by my parents. I grew up in an abusive home. I was in a very dark place once. So dark that I thought I was never going to see light. Suicidal thoughts constantly ran through my mind. I was fighting demons within me. I was tired of the comments about the way I looked or the comments about my weight. Growing up with parents who criticized you over everything became too much for me. I tried so hard to be accepted but it felt like it was never enough. .
As I'm approaching 30 in 3 days, I want to share with you of where I am at today. Today I know I'm ENOUGH! Today I know I'm BEAUTIFUL! Today I share you a picture of someone who have fought hard to be where she's at and she's damn proud of who she is. Those deomns try to get to me, but the fire in my soul doesn't allow it. It's ok to fall and loose that spark sometimes, but make sure when you rise, you rise with the whole damn fire 🔥You are going to encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Sometimes it's necessary to be faced with those defeats, that way you can see who you are and what you can rise from.
I'm going to end this with something I hope you know, if not, please listen. Know you are worthy! Love yourself and take care of yourself. Your story, your feelings matter!! YOU MATTER! Never feel like being you is a burden. NEVER apologize for being you! If you water yourself down for others, you lose the joy of being YOU. My road to self love has not been easy but damn it feels good to be on this path Don't be afraid to ask for help. Don't be afraid to talk and share. Sharing your story, that's bravery. Allow yourself to heal because you deserve it ❤
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Eat less from a box and more from the earth.
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Got my ORM for #benchpress tonight. -
Definitely wasn’t a personal best but weighing 165 and considering I have rarely put anything over 135 on the bar to workout with the past few months, I’m not mad about it! -
One of my favorite stretches on leg day 🧡
So I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. Before I got pregnant with Kodiak, I was 215lbs 🙈 This was the biggest I had ever been, topping the 214lbs I was the day I had Luna (I went to 180lbs within the first month) I had gotten off of hormonal birth control that had played a HUGE part in my weight gain, and also I came to find out my thyroid wasn't working to the best of it's ability, which put me on a synthetic thyroid medication called levothyroxine. I had no idea how much I had gained, because I wasn't weighing myself, and that first appointment (5 weeks pregnant) I was SHOCKED. I topped my pregnancy off at 234lbs. A number I was okay with. And up until Kodiak was 6 months old, I was 218lbs. I just couldn't shake the rest off. Finally things seemed better, I eliminated certain foods and healed my thyroid! I'm now down to 197lbs and have gone from a size 16/xl to a size 12/L. For reference, Kodiak is 9 months old now. I know women are often afraid of spitting out the numbers, and it's scary sometimes, because you see most women in the 150's, but I'm not ashamed of my numbers anymore. Because they are just numbers that don't define me. The reason I started this journey was because I was sick of being uncomfortable, I was sick of not wanting to be in pictures with my kids anymore. I was sick of watching my weight go up and just being mad at myself. So here is to a healthier lifestyle filled with self love, a little bit of pizza and cardio 😏
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Are you a fight or flight person My natural instinct is fight! It always has been. If you jump out and scare me, look out because an automatic punch is coming👊🏻 haa. I tend to rush into a situation before thinking and deal with the consequences later. It always astounds me when you see the ones who are videoing those in need instead of jumping in to do whatever they can to help. Not that they are wrong, it’s just not my natural instinct. And it’s a strength and times and a weakness at others. I’ve had to learn to navigate this. BUT, I do believe there are moments we all are called to fight no matter what and you have it in you! I love to empower women in their fight - righteous fights. The Bible in Psalm 68:11 calls us warring women. In Psalm 144:1 it says, He trains our hands for war and fingers for battle! This is why when the enemy comes in like a flood we don’t run!!!! We lift our voices and we say, “NO MORE!” Our voices matter and He uses them to govern the earth. So when you want to run- stand your ground. Turn around and war! He has made our hands for battle and made our arms to bend bows of bronze (Psalm 18:34). Your voice is powerful and moves angels and demons. No more running! FIGHT. YOU WERE MADE TO WIN! He is with you! -
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I’m exhausted, I’m physically drained. Working 12 hour shifts and then going to the gym is a love hate relationship. Gym time is my time, time to clear my head and focus on myself, but then again i would love to be lazy and be in bed. My night still isn’t over.
I didn’t go to the gym today . But this picture was actually during a GYMSHARK try on 😍🔥.. but needless to say at this moment in time you all have been seeing me say never miss a Monday or some sort . Tht actually came from me not being able to do my usual bcus I am busy with my sons sports . But tht didn’t mean stop going completely right As of right now I go Monday’s for sure and Saturday mornings and whatever day I might be able to get in.. you can’t tell tho right My point is don’t stop just bcus your days are limited NOPE still go even if it’s just ONE day . It keeps u motivated keeps u excited for when you do get tht time . I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me and what I have in store for you my ppl ! Right now my goal is mentally to get my mind ready to HELP as much as I can I know great things are coming 😊. Whatever you’re doing keep pushing even if you don’t have time 💪🏽😌💞💞💞be a visionary @gymsharkwomen @gymshark @gymsharktrain @benfrancis
Crop top : gymshark
Bottoms : gymshark shorts
Focusing through the Holidays is always hardest for me so I’m going to post my day to day. Hopefully it’s not to much. 😂 😆 😝
Day one October 22nd 2018
Fasted from 6:45 am to 12 pm
Half Decaf and half regular ice coffee at 7:15am with dry creamer and no sweetener.
9:30 am Walked 15 min on my first work break around the parking lot.
10:00 to 12:00 I drank 4 cups of water
12:00 walked 15 min through parking lot.
Ate one low fat Greek yogurt and another half and half coffee.
1:00 to 2:30 I drank 4 cups of water
2:30 I walked on my 15 min break.
3:00 to 5:30 I drank one cup of water.
5:30 to 6:15 I did a cardio kickboxing class.
6:15 to 6:30 • 3 sets of 15 decline crunches • 3 sets of 15 decline AB twists with 25 lbs • 3 sets of 20 leg raises • 3 sets of 15 standing side bends with 45 lbs
7:00 to 7:30 I ate 8 oz of skinless boneless bbq chicken and one cup of steamed broccoli. Two cups of water.
8:00 to 9:15 • 4 sets of 12 reps at 25 lbs flat bench dumbbell flies/ 12 reps of flat Smith machine bench press at 185 lbs • 4 sets of 8 reps incline dumbbell press at 40lbs • 4 sets of seated machine flies at 105lbs, 135lbs, 140lbs and 145lbs • 4 sets of seated matching chest press at 130 lbs
10:00 to 11:15 two cups of water.
Working out with Shiloh around is a challenge... but I got it done anyway 💁♀️
People often say they don’t have the “motivation” to workout.. or they struggle to “find motivation” and ask me how I do it
These days I don’t really lack “motivation” to go to the gym because it’s just become part of my lifestyle. It’s something that makes me feel so good and I also have physical goals that I want to meet too! But I thought I’d share a few tips that I find help if your just having one of those days where You would much rather do nothing.. or just can’t be bothered, Because I’m human too and yes sometimes I do have those days!!
👯♀️ GO WITH A WITH A FRIEND.
Feeling like someone else is counting on you to attend will make it less likely you’ll skip the session and you can help push each other through the workout while reaching those PB’s .
📔 MAKE A PLAN.
Chest on Monday, Kickboxing Tuesday and Legs on Wednesday Whatever it may be, write it down and lock it in for the week! Don’t forget that rest days are important too.
🏋🏻♀️ VISUALIZE SUCCESS.
Imagining what it would look and feel like to achieve a goal or to complete an exercise. How you’d feel if you went to the gym and how it would bring you one step closer to your goals!
⛰ DON’T OVER-PROMISE.
Having goals is important but make sure you are realistic at the same time. Otherwise you may be setting yourself up for disappointment. Make sure the bar is reachable! even if it means aiming for just 15 minutes on a bike each day, walking to work or go to the gym 3 times this week instead of only once.. Don’t forget to celebrate the smaller milestones along the way!
Find things that work for YOU! Maybe it’s Zumba Swimming Powerlifting Yoga Bodybuilding Or simply walking around the lake The options are endless so don’t ever force yourself to do something you don’t enjoy because it won’t last.
Top left: summer 2015 (after about 6-8 weeks lifting)
Bottom left: May 2017 where I placed 3rd🏆
Right: Current (taken two weeks ago)
Can't wait to hit the stage again in 2019 and so happy with all the progress I've made so far! 🤗
Workouts are for no one else but YOU! If you do not like your workouts then why are you doing them It’s supposed to be the time of day where you focus on your body! Focus on loving yourself and reaching your goals! People complain about how they have to go to the gym but in reality they should just be soo happy to go and crush there workout! Be proud of yourself and proud of your workouts! If you don’t like your workouts then switch it up!!! I personally love weight training and walking for30 minutes 4 days a week. It’s my favorite time of the day! Just remember to live your workouts and love yourself! It’s never a punishment being able to workout is a reward 👑
If you keep doubting yourself, you will only bring yourself down✨ I don’t train upper body as much as I want to so I believed I couldn’t lift as much especially on back day, but lately I’ve been noticing myself getting stronger and my strength is building up💪🏽👏🏽 like sissss you gotta keep it up!!!!😊🔥
🎧: @wizkhalifa - Say Yeah
Even the motivated need motivated!
Em paz com tudo.
Aprendendo a deixar ir
e confiando no que está por vir.
A arte de permitir realmente muda nossa vida.
You might see me shy away or hide from negativity on here, but you will never see me quite.
That’s one quality that stays constant.
I’m determined to see better, do better, and be better. Aren’t you
Let it flow. My lifts aren’t perfect and I’m not waiting for them to be to share my photos. This is a life in progress. This is my journey 💛
What is one thing you’re practicing to get better at👇🏻
Bumping into @joeyswoll30 at @xsport tonight was definitely motivating! Following this man in instagram, but shacking hands is a whole new high! #lifting