Posing with my friend the deathmill & smiling through the feeling of vomiting everywhere.
Tons of people out there post cute af selfies at the gym (myself included), but I’m here for the raw of it all too. So, this morning my tomato face was in full effect, I could have rung out the sweat in my clothes & I thought I was going to 🤮 after kicking my butt during my hiit sesh. Nothing about this sport is glamorous til you’re on stage & even then I’m not convinced it’s glamorous. You’ve got spray tan in cracks that ya don’t really want it in, you’re tired, hungry & the stage lights can make ya sweat. Did I mention you can’t wear deodorant? Yah- you can’t so, there’s that. It may look glamorous, but this sport is intense & I’m about it! Not to say this sport isn’t fun bc it dang sure is— it just takes determination & hella focus.
If you read all that👏🏼 & here’s today’s workout deets:
•4x10 sumo dead’s
•4x15 landmine squats superset landline straight leg reads
• 4x15 DB single straight leg dead’s
•3x20 banded kickbacks superset banded lat kicks
•3x20 weighted walking lunges superset body weight curtsey lunges
•4x15 weighted overhead reverse lunges
30 min HIIT circuit: treadmill
-5 min warmup (walked on incline)
-Sprint :30 & then Walk 1:45 (repeat 7 times)
-5 min cooldown (walked on lower incline)
*my treadmill goes up to 10 incline & 10 mph* So, I did the following: 2 rounds at 7 incline-10 mph, 2 rounds at 8 incline-10mph, 2 rounds at 9 incline-10mph & 1 round at 10 incline-10mph. -
Yeah buddy bookmark this ISH— it’s gonna burn soooo good!🔥
#shineon from the sunshine state☀️
To my first time competing, it was definitely a memorable experience. I’m proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone & fully committing to a 30 week prep. I’m very happy with the physique I brought to southern states- the leanest I’ve ever been at 106 lbs. I felt so confident on stage, wasn’t nervous at all & loved every minute being up there. I learned a lot from the many mistakes I made, which I know will only stimulate my growth in this sport. I’m grateful to place 3rd as first time novice for bikini in such a big show. My plan is to continue working towards making my weaknesses my strengths. 😼 Next time I will be even better. .
Thank you to all the beautiful souls who supported me on my journey. 💕 All of my gratitude & appreciation to both of these amazing & talented masterminds for all their guidance:
Posing @indiapaulino .
Show day glam:
What did you do this morning? Did you wake up when your alarm went off or did you hit the snooze? Why hit the snooze and say I’ll start hitting it tomorrow. Tomorrow is never guaranteed by any means. If you have goals get up and get after it, you are the one who set the alarm so don’t snooze it! I don’t go on no sleep and long hour work days and use that as a excuse to not hit the gym. I have my goals in my vision and I am chasing after them! .
I don’t want to be a body builder or the next Michael Jordan, I just want to be the best me.
🤓🙌🏻 Breakfast and Business 🙌🏻🤓
Y’all! I normally live my daily life doing IF (Ibtermittent Fasting). 👊🏻 However, the past two weeks have included EXTRA workouts leading me to need more calories 🙌🏻 I’ve been SOO hungry, so instead of stressing about it...I’ve been listening to my bod and eating! 😜 .
This is my GO-TO breakfast! ✅ Plan it! Prep it! And then eat on them for the week 🙌🏻🤸🏻♀️💖
Check it out ~ Loaded Baked Omlet Muffins (from my favorite....Skinnytaste) 🙌🏻
✅ nonstick cooking spray
✅ 9 large whole eggs
✅ 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
✅ black pepper
✅ 3 strips cooked chopped bacon (we use Turkey Bacon)
✅ 3 tablespoons thawed frozen spinach, drained
✅ 3 tbsp diced tomatoes
✅ 3 tbsp diced onion
✅ 3 tbsp diced bell pepper
✅ 2 oz shredded cheddar
1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray the muffin tins with cooking spray.
2️⃣ In a large bowl whisk the eggs, season with salt and pepper.
3️⃣ Mix in the remaining ingredients.
4️⃣ Fill and place tins on a cookie sheet and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until set.
Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 2 omelets
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 165 calories
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 4.5g
Try them out for sure!!! They’re delicious, nutritious and easy to make 😎 WHAM BAM THANK YOU M’AM!!!
Hello beautiful souls! Day 7 of #shineyourpractice is #baddhakonasana and I chose the seated variation. I’m in love with our gallery, we’re doing an amazing job here 😍🙌🏼 ☀️ Hosts☀️:
Day 1: Parshvottanasana (intense side stretch)
Day 2: Prasarita padmotasana (wide legged forward fold)
Day 3: Padahastasana (gorila pose)
Day 4: Hand to opposite ankle downward facing dog
Day 5: Parivrtta trikonasana ( revolved triangle)
Day 6: Ardha matsyendrasana (seated twist)
Day 7: Supta baddha konasana (butterfly) Day 8: reclined pigeon pose
Day 9: Agnistambhasana (firelog)
Day 10: Halasana (plow pose)
Day 11: Setu bandha sarvangasana (shoulder bridge Day 12: headstand
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I woke up today down another 1.6. That makes a total of 3.6 pounds just this week😱 I really don’t want to just focus on the number on the scale but with as much weight that I want to lose it’s nice to just use it as a tool!
Today was day 3 of the #lift4 & my shoulders are deeeead😝 I’m absolutely loving this program! If you like lifting weights you should definitely try it! I seriously can’t wait to see where this program takes me💪🏼
105lbs to 170lbs.
“Women gain a lot of weight and then preach self-love, instead of taking responsibility for doing something extreme to their bodies”
Yes, it’s true.. The first phrase is, that is. But I don’t preach self-love because I’m avoiding a fault of mine.
I’m waking up 65lbs heavier than I was 3 years ago & preaching self-love because I’m coming face to face with what it is to be in love with my body. Finally. .
Fun little fact: the last time I did a split jerk was two months ago and I really really REALLY struggled to get 70lbs up. During the @crossfit open, I remember struggling so hard to clean 85lbs, and this was with the entire class cheering me on to get it.
Apparently I’ve never done a clean & jerk before, but I managed to PR both at 90lbs AND it felt good / I probably could’ve gone higher if I hadn’t underestimated my weights at the beginning of testing my 1RM.
It’s been a month since @gymberly.fit increased my daily intake and although some days I still struggle with accepting that food is not the enemy, I’m loving the strength and energy that have come with it ☺️
(Left: May 2018, Right: yesterday because I forgot to take one today 🤷🏻♀️)
I’m great at putting everything and everyone before me. #momlife BUT with our same day in day out.. I honestly feel less worn out if I pour into myself some time throughout the day!!! I prefer morning before the boys wake up but I don’t let that be my excuse to miss a day if I can’t it in until the afternoon!! #selfcare#loveyourself#fitmominprogress#progressnotperfection
Worlds 2018. While this photo captures a lot of emotion, it also captures the biggest lesson I learned from competing this year – controlling my frustration. If you perform and act with frustration it is likely to not turn out pretty. From the first seconds of the match until the end, I had little control over my emotions and I let my frustration get the best of me. This resulted in a performance that I believe was not my best. I put entirely too much pressure on myself. I thought I was doing everything I could to prepare – I woke up at 5 am and worked out, I worked full time Monday-Friday, I trained at night, I watched my diet…. I even took vacation time and drove to Dallas to attend a training camp. I thought Worlds 2018 was going to be like Worlds 2017 where I went 8-0. I wanted to win for myself, my team, and my family. But that didn’t happen. One and done. So I am taking this lesson to heart and I am learning to RELAX and just have fun training. I am going to remember that just making it to the tournament is an ACCOMPLISHMENT because of all the SACRIFICES made to get there – financial, physical, emotional sacrifices. I have a lot of appreciation for my coaches and all my training partners because they are who CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT I LOVE! It is hard to lose, but losses can lead to the biggest lessons. #TrainForLife#womensbjj#progressnotperfection
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Transformation Thursday! Shout out to Mert! "Here we go, this one is for the win for my inner child for all those memories, for those countless “what could have been” statements. No more regrets, just dreams coming true. I owe this to my inner child. 🙏🏻 When you start believing in yourself and that you deserve to have it all yet have no attachment to outcome, something magical happens.
Just a decision and your attitude towards it make all the difference. What are you waiting for?" #InspireYourChildren#ProgressNotPerfection#YouAreYourOwnLimit#BeYourOwnHero
Comment YES if you are interested in learning more about our program 👇
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Sometimes happiness is a feeling. Sometimes it's a decision.
I've decided today I'm going to be happy. ☀️
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This morning was not my best.
My body did not want to show up.
My mind didn’t want to show up.
I let the struggle win.
It was not my greatest workout by a long shot....
But I showed up.
In fact, I showed up early, because I know today is going to be busy.
And I still did it.
I still finished my workout.
Will I let that stop me? NO!
Tomorrow is a new day, and tomorrow I will be better. 💪🏼
The last time I wore these pants (4/28/18) was the first and last time until today. After seeing the snaps (on the left) and how unflattering the pants were I felt embarrassed and disgusted, and never wanted to wear them again. I haven’t done laundry and have no clean pants for work except these so I unhappily put them on and realized they fit me a hell of a lot better and I’m feeling fine and confident in them! It’s the little things, baby! #progressnotperfection#babygains#amiesarmy#thenandnow
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The grind continues! Little outdoor calestics by the pool this morning before heading to #southbeach today! 😎☀️
Every struggle~every challenge gives you the opportunity to grow, to find one thing that can turn your situation around and define you in your future as someone that overcomes. You decide to be someone that took something that might break others and choose faith over fear! To stare your worst fears~ Failure, loss & pain and realize there is something far worse. Giving Up. :( Never really trying. Not knowing what you COULD have accomplished if you had given it 100%! YOU DECIDE. DEFINE YOU! #faithoverfear#truth#growth#hope4epilepsy#epilepsy#epilepsyawareness
Credit for picture to hope 4 epilepsy~
Had the sweatiest, most amazing sesh with best brobean @nadiaskorta this morning.
5 x 5 Heavy hip thrusts (140kg)
10 x 3 Bulgarian split squats
15 leg raises
10 DB snatches
And then just played around with some plyo after! SO MUCH FUN!!
What are you guys up to today?😍👊🏼
I love football. I love having a son that plays football. Last night we hit the field for some conditioning. Running bleachers, sit-ups, sprints, burpees, and it wasn’t long before we were both hot, tired, and getting silly! I sure love this kid! #freshmanteam#highschoolfield#familyfitness
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It’s not gonna happen overnight...It might take awhile...But it will happen if you just keep going 😘 #progressnotperfection
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Emotional vs Physical Hunger...
There is a major difference between the two but how can you begin to identify that?
Through this journey one thing I have pushed to unlock is understanding the difference of Emotional & Physical Hunger. At times they can be incredibly difficult to identify.
Especially when it comes to having a poor relationship with food for many years, that identification process can be even harder.
1. If I’m going through circumstances whether bad or good I make sure that I am aware of the thoughts running through my mind and what I allow myself to fixate on. Do I want to celebrate? Do I want to escape? Those are two questions I ask myself when I’m “hungry.”
2. Am I hungry because the structure with my nutrition has been all over the place today? How has my water intake and caffeine been? How was my training intensity last night vs my sleep? Was it a refeed day yesterday and that’s possibly why my cravings are not being met?
3. When it’s emotional and coming from deep rooted habits I push myself with this thought:
Am I going to wake up feeling fueled or feeling lethargic?
If I overeat right now am I going to be driven to go workout later, or will this possibly spiral the rest of my day?
Do I really want to deal with self sabotaging thoughts that will follow what I am about to do?
More often than not I am successful with these checks and balances along with reaching out to my accountability partners for perspective, but there are still battles I do not win, and to that my reflex reaction is to get right back up. -
This comes with years of consistently getting right back up...so remember this will not be quick, this will not be easy but it will be worth it and you are worth it!
She’s the kind of woman that will drive you crazy by doing absolutely nothing except being herself <3