I was never one of those “girls’ girls”
I’ve always been more of a tomboy 🤷🏼♀️ Yes even with the red lipstick and heels💋💄 👠
The whole girl tribe, thing just didn’t feel right to me! #SororityGirlDropOut
Then these babes happened.
And, even when they’re dragging me out to a dive bar at 1am for karaoke...when I gotta be up early for a photoshoot in the morning🙄😂... I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Never get tired of being proven wrong. Never stop being open to being proven wrong.
Sometimes it’s the things & people you least expect, that you appreciate the most! 🙏🏼 #FitFoundationTakesIndy#CoachSummit2018
💪🏼 B B G 💪🏼 I'm taking a break from BBG workouts, my lower back has gone worse. Today it's extremely painful and even whilst standing I can feel the pain. No idea what exactly triggered it but it's really uncomfortable. #bbg12weekchallenge
Long post alert ❗️❗️⚠️
There is 1 year difference between these two pictures (the rooms are different as it was taken on vacation so the lighting is different too). Despite of not being a massive physical change, there has been a huge change on how i feel, how i treat my body and what i want to achieve by working out and eating healthy. It is not only for aesthetics but for how it feels to love your body and see the things that it can achieve if you nourish it and treat it right.
During the past year, i have been through many ups and downs related to work, relationships and family, i ve been leaner than in those pictures but also i’ve been bigger than in the pictures but exercise has made a huge impact in my mental health and in the way i see life now and it is a great feeling.
I am currently focus on gaining some strength and keep listening to my body, as what you feel inside is what you need to follow.
This is just my story, and everyone is different, but the community out there supporting each other and motivating each other is something we should all feel proud about and keep doing.
Is that it??? Feels like it should be way more 😩 Vacations always screw me up!!
I’ve been trying to put into words how I feel about the trip to Indy this year and honestly it’s been hard.
It’s my 4th annual conference as a fitness coach, as a part of this community that has become a second family.
But this year, it’s different.
This year has been a struggle. Filled with lots of curve balls we never saw coming, lots of overwhelm, && most of all, a pretty devastating loss.
In the beginning I tried to brush it off, and pour myself into those around me. To nurture and care for the people I care about because that’s my natural instinct in times of crisis and struggle. I hop to and handle ISH like the BAMF project manager I am.
But eventually it caught up with me as I saw myself pouring so much of myself into others and not taking enough time to focus on me.
That’s where this community has served as a constant in my life. A source of support, a reminder to invest in myself as much as I invest in others.
Because ultimately, you have to fill your own cup before you can pour into others.
So this year, I return to this conference humbled. To return to the roots of why I started my health & fitness journey, to work on myself and fill my own cup first, so I can turn around and pay that forward by helping others the way this community has helped me time and again.
It’s not just about weight loss or healthy lifestyles.
It’s about learning how to take care of yourself and your health. Creating healthy habits and coping mechanisms as you navigate this complex and often trying journey of life.
And ultimately to not only know how to better and take care of yourself, but surrounding yourself with a community that feels more like a family who supports you every step of the way.
Indy, I’m ready for you 🙏🏼✨ #FitFoundationTakesIndy#CoachSummit2018
BECAUSE IN THE END ...
When I was 18 I had just had an argument with my first proper boyfriend and although we had made up I went to my best friend's house to ask her how to break up with someone. She asked me why and I said I couldn't bear the thought of us breaking up if this is how an argument felt. She laughed and told me that I couldn't give up the possibility of all of the wonderful times just in case someone broke my heart. I guess she was right but it doesn't make the lows after the highs any easier.
After the most incredible week spending time with all of my best friends from university - something we haven't done for a week since being at university - I'm actually pretty gutted that it's all over. The year build up could not prepare me for how amazing it would be. I spent no time on my phone or on social media because I was having so much fun! I'm not sure if it's just me but sometimes after a challenge or adventure I get really sad. As lucky as I am to have a job that I enjoy this trip has made me realise more than ever that the best memories are made with your friends ... because in the end you won't remember that brilliant result you got on a case or that technical legal argument you won but you will remember the days sat in the sunshine drinking rum and coke with the people who know you better than you even know yourself 💗 #OnlyLiveOnce#LivingInTheWeekend
🇬🇧Breakfast in a jar. I’m going to the gym fasting at 6.30am and I have my brekkie afterwards. I’m in love with white chocolate whey protein porridge. This one was with mango. 🇪🇸Desayuno en bote. Voy ahora al gimnasio en ayunas a las 6.30 de la mañana y me tomo el desayuno a la que salgo. Estoy enamorada de la proteína de choco blanco en el porridge. Este es con mango.
🇬🇧3 months and a half for my Spartan Race. I’ve been very worried about my health, loosing time and energy keeping me away from what I love the most, affecting mostly my mental health. I’m going to run that race, no matter what. 🇪🇸Tres meses y medio para la Spartan. He estado tan ocupada preocupada por mi salud física que al final he dejado de lado mi salud mental y he abandonado lo que más amo del mundo. Voy a correr esa carrera, pase lo que pase.
It’s been a while since our last proper date. Nothing better than a theme park day to celebrate love. Paradoxically, the thrill of a rollercoaster makes me relax and keeps my anxiety levels “down”. As Carlos says, “the trip is yours and you decide how you want it to be”. So I want it to be fun. Come what may.
Here's to the days you made it out
Today's run didn't go to plan. It was hard - my legs were tired, I never quite found my rhythm and I ended up cutting it short, but I made it out and sometimes that's enough.
P.S. these @sweatybetty leggings are life.
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I think my fave part of my new lifting program is knowing this summer, I won't have to schedule my LIFE or my hikes around my workout schedule! #WINNING ••••
And speaking as a girl who has been known to accidentally schedule a 10 mike hike the day after leg day...THATS A HUGE WIN! 🤦🏼♀️ ••••
😂😳😂🤦🏼♀️😂 My booty was on 🔥🔥🔥🔥 ••••
But seriously, knowing I can schedule my workouts around my life, and still look good & feel good is so important with summer on the way! ••••
And if you need a fitness program that works around your life, it's not too late to message me. We're doing signups now, the program is 30-40 min per day, 4 days a week and PERRRFECT for people (like me) who's summer schedule is as crazy as they are.... ••••
And speaking as a girl who likes to jump out of perfectly good ✈️ airplanes, that's pretty crazy 😜 🤷🏼♀️😂
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💪🏼 B B G 💪🏼 WEEK 4 DAY 2: ARMS & ABS. Forgot to take my standard pics before packing up. Managed to do the workout half heartedly. #bbg12weekchallenge
ITS FRIDAAAAAAAY 😎 What are everyone’s plans for the weekend? Our owners are pumped to checkout @lungesinleggings tomorrow... hopefully we can look as cool as @wellnessbynatalie thanks for the fierce shots, girl you are killing it 🔥💪🏽
The universe works in mysterious ways. I’ll tell you why, but first let me start w/ the good news:
I just signed with a book agent! ✍🏼😳📖🙌🏼 Yep, after getting off the phone w/ her Wednesday night, my whole body felt electric. I just knew this was meant to be. She got me,
my idea, my passion, and most importantly she got my book.
But it didn’t really hit me til the contract showed up in my email inbox Thursday morning. And I just lost it, in the middle of the Microsoft lobby.
This is really happening. This crazy thing I created in my crazy brain, its coming to life. And I just can’t believe it.
But, how? How did it happen?! Honestly, it’s a combination of the universe, supportive friends and this crazy thing called social media!
About 4 years ago, I read a book by a woman named Jen Sincero, her book (You are a Badass) reignited my childhood dream of being an author, and made me realize for the first time in my life, through her own example, that I could do it too!
Then about two years ago, I finally shared that dream w/ my best friend Crystal on a train in Scotland! I knew everything: what my book would be about, who it was for and what I wanted to say, IN VIVID DETAIL. I just didn’t think I had the credibility yet.
She encouraged me to write it anyway!
So I did, in secret for over a year, when my roommate Rae finally convinced me to share what I was doing on social media. She told me people would resonate with my journey of chase my childhood dream, and more importantly, people would really connect with what I was writing! This was something people needed to read!
So I did, reluctantly. It made me feel vulnerable & completely sick to my stomach to talk about & pursue. I was afraid to fail & fail publicly. But I wanted it so badly that I shared anyway. Somehow doing so, made this real, and it terrified me!
That’s when a girl I had connected w/ on social media last summer reached out. She worked in publishing, followed me, loved my message and wanted to see if she could help.
For about 30 minutes I told her about my book: my vision; why there isn’t another like this in the industry; the value I had to offer; why people needed to hear....
New birthday sweater courtesy of my lovely mom! My parents sent me a birthday box with lots of little goodies, which even included homemade cookies from my mom 😭 It’s hard being so far away from family (London to California) so things like this give me extra feels ❤️ #momsbakingisthebest
🇬🇧I feel like a trapeze artist when climbing this pull ups machine 🇪🇸 Me siento en el circo subiéndome a esta máquina de dominadas
🇬🇧Spring seems to start (at last) here in the UK and my body asks for salads! I love salads because you can use whatever you like, this one is with basmati rice, egg, avocado, cucumber, red pepper, seeds and tuna. I have lumbago, I spent part of m holidays in the hospital and it seems difficult for me to recover but I’m staying healthy! 🇪🇸Parece que por fin empieza la primavera aquí en Reino Unido y mi cuerpo pide ensaladas. Me encantan porque puedes usar de todo. Esta de aquí es de arroz basmati con atún, aguacate, huevo, semillas, pimiento rojo, tomate y pepino. Estoy con lumbago, pase parte de mis vacaciones en urgencias y parece que no salgo de una y entro en otra. Aún así estoy comiendo muy sano!
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When I asked someone if I should bother posting this non health/fitness photo they said it would make a nice change to see me with my clothes on 😱 so here ya go...and yet for some reason I look wayyyy more awkward this way 😂😅 am I the only person who’s no good at posing for other people?
Fitness update...I haven’t properly worked out for over a week and have been enjoying life to the max in the meantime...back to PWR for me now though. I’m now on Week 4 of the beginner workouts with very little time to get in proper shape before going away....If anyone out there has recommendations for healthy vegan recipes (with high protein) or vegan recipe IG profiles to follow send em my way please and thank you 💚