That moment when you realize you climbed more flights of stairs than the Empire State Building....but also to achieve that I looked like I was about to explode, and everyone at the gym was looking at me like I was crazy. Maybe I am 😈
@sweatybetti and I have officially hit 6 MONTHS into personal training🏋️♀️ and I couldn't be prouder of this girl!! It's never been about reaching a goal weight for her. For her it's always been about freedom. Betty is now able to do things she never thought she was capable of. She has learned how to eat healthy, she is more active, and over all taking better care of herself. If you know Betty you've probably noticed that she is now confident 😎 in who she's become and is embracing both her strengths and weaknesses. With all the blood (not really) sweat and yes TEARS she's put in damn right she gets to be selfish and show out. We still have a lot more work because she is not a quitter and her journey is still only beginning. #trainwithjeska#personaltrainer#bestself#powerhousesquad#dallasfitness#instadfw#dfw#fitness#exercise#workout#girlsthatlift#weightlossjourney#progressnotperfection#doitforyou
When Facebook memories reminds you of how far you've come! I can't help but laugh at the lack of mobility and quads in the first picture. Three years, one hundred more pounds on the bar, all of the squats and mobility practice, and I'm feeling ready to lift today. Picture on the left was my first attempt at a very scaled Nancy. The other two were doing reps at 135# #crossfit#girlsthatlift#quadsfordays#squatsfordays#transformation
Rise & shine all ☀️
I'm officially just under 4 weeks out from my first ever bikini competition now, and I have to say my mindset has undergone a massive shift over the last few days.
Last week was a hard one, I'm not going to lie.
Anxiety took the reigns for a few days, as it does from time to time. That's just a part of who I am, and I recognize that.
BUT: one thing I've learned over the years about my own mental health is that no matter how strong the feelings of anxiety become, they are always temporary.
They will always fade away again eventually, and I've learned how to re-pattern my mindset to diminish them when they rise to the surface. It's just a matter of riding them out and using them to become a stronger and more positive person in the end.
A huge part of this prep journey for me is and has always been about overcoming my own mental limitations and becoming stronger for them.
Overcoming the challenges that I have in my own life in order to become an even more whole and fulfilled and passionate human being.
I believe that everything happens for a reason, and that each of our own imperfections as human beings are what make us so individually beautiful.
Everyone has their own demons that they have to work through, whether they choose to voice them out loud or not.
I want to make sure that I always voice my own.
Because if there is just one person out there who reads this caption in its entirety and finds the strength today to push past their own demons as a result of it...then that to me is worth the risk of being completely transparent.
We are ALL strong enough to pursue our dreams.
Do what you love.
Pursue your passions, and use them to make yourself grow.
You are more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
Crepes for dinner with @andyv_fitness
Crepes made from watered down Kodiak Cakes batter
1) mixed berry Triple Zero Oikos Greek yogurt with raspberries and blueberries
2) toasted coconut vanilla light&fit Greek yogurt with sliced banana
3) strawberry cheesecake light&fit Greek yogurt with sliced strawberries
FIT is a lifestyle! FIT is making daily decisions to live the best life possible while achieving your optimum health.
Don't be over-consumed with the number on the scale but rather the number of days you can add to your life by making wise choices.
Choose to live abundantly.
good morning lovelies 😻💕 woke up feeling extra blessed for everyone and everything that continues to give me a reason to smile. with that, you can start to adapt to an all around happier way of living & it makes everything SO much easier! it's now tuesday & although these last two weeks have been so stressful, I'm taking it one day at a time and it's only reminding me of the LAST. MONTH. OF. SCHOOL. 😭🎉 Have a great week!!!!
So I finally feel like I'm starting to settle in my new home and I think a big part of what has helped that is getting myself into a good routine. I have been absolutely loving working with the team at @squamish_rebel and am excited for what's to come! 💪
Slowly starting to feel strong again and determined to keep the gains coming as I enter a build phase.
Who else loves training shoulders and legs together!? 💁I've posted a circuit workout below that you can do in under 30 minutes! 👇Circuits are great option when you don't have a lot of time to spend at the gym, and they can still be an extremely effective #workout . 💦For this one, all you'll need is a set of Dumbbells. If you try it, let me know how it goes! 💕
*Start with a 5-10 minute warm-up*
1. Sumo squat with upright row x 10-12
2. DB Lateral raise x 10-12
3. DB Squat to shoulder press x 10-12
4. DB front raise x 10-12
5. Mountain climbers x 30
Repeat each exercise one after the other, taking rest only as needed. Repeat circuit 3-4 times.✌️📸 @lindsaykay_photography
⚡️GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY TUESDAY⚡️Tried to channel my inner Starbucks unicorn Frappachino 🦄 with my gym outfit this morning since I didn't get the chance to try one 😭Been taking some time away from social media the last week, only to get on when I'm posting something, but I have to say that it's been the exact mental de-stresser I needed 🙌🏼 For those who have sent me messages and have commented on my posts, THANK YOU - I will do my very best to get back to you as soon as I can! I just have some very big things going on right now that really require my absolute attention. So I promise, I never ignore anyone 💜Thank you guys for your continuous support on here and my YT, it sincerely means so much. We are reaching 6k on da YouTubez and have reached 25k here on IG, I am so mind blown! You guys make me smile every day, so thank you for that 💜💋#TeamUnicorn#StrongWomen#StrongerThanMyStruggles#HappyTuesday ----------
↓OUTFIT DEETS ↓
Sports Bra: @almondon
Headphones: @sudiosweden (YES, I recommend and I use them almost every day!)
Shoes: @nikewomen Tanjuns
I get asked A LOT how I'm able to get up at the butt crack of dawn, or get to the gym every day of the week. Here are my thoughts. I don't have a trainer, I don't take any classes, I'm not training for anything, I don't weigh myself, do not have a "goal weight", and I don't workout with anyone...I just realized that making excuses got me no where. That extra 60-90 minutes of sleep? Meh. And if you go to bed before 12:30am, you're way ahead of me in the sleep category anyway. ;) I realized that working out because I "hated my body", got me no where. Complaining about things I didn't like, "My triceps wave when I wave, my shirts are too tight, my muffin top + jeans- look out!, I'm always tired", GOT ME NO WHERE. It's not easy, I'm always tired at 4:37am when my alarm goes off, but gosh am I a slug THE REST OF THE DAY, and regret not going, if I don't just GET UP & GO. Guess what? Day after day of doing that? It's gotten easier. Something clicked. I no longer workout because I hate this or that about my body, but I realized what a gift it is to be able to move my body, to have a supportive husband who is home in the morning with the kids, to have energy through the day, and that I workout because I "love" my body (in the sense of treating it with respect, not a vain perspective.) . I want to do it to see the strength God's given us physically, how it's just as much for my mental health, as it is to be physically healthy. Sure I have problem areas, and things I'd like to see improve, but I NO LONGER talk poorly about those things, or beat myself inside of my head anymore. I don't workout to look like anyone else, and I CANNOT compare myself to anyone else. God made me so very different than anyone else. I DOOO NOT care what the tag says on a shirt or pair of pants. The scale? That doesn't matter either. I don't count calories. There isn't 1 single food group I avoid. #poptarts Women, stop treating yourself so poorly, in a way you'd be appalled if someone else did that to another individual. And by gosh, don't do it for anyone but yourself, and for me, to honor the body I've been given. More on this later. But today was a freaking killer #legday & I felt #unstoppable
Transformation Tuesday plus story time!
March 25th show day, 105lbs
My physical transformation started September 1, 2016, my mental transformation started long before that. I first got into competing 15 years ago (yes, I was 16) I was obsessed with the gym, lifting, the whole lifestyle I loved everything about it so I decided to do my first show as figure - way back then there was no bikini class. I had a rude awakening. I should not have been on that stage and didn't realize it until it was too late. Backstage I had other competitors scoffing at me, laughing, saying I shouldn't be there. When I got on stage the anxiety hit and I literally froze. No posing, no moving, nothing. A judge got on the mic and told be to do something in front of hundreds of people. Slightly traumatized. I walked away from it all, I was angry, humiliated and just defeated menatally. I was so bent out of shape over it all I literally threw my 2nd place trophy in the dumpster. It took me a long time to get back into the swing of things, I've missed it so much. I don't regret getting on that stage so many years ago, I've learned that you have to do what makes YOU happy. And really just not give a fuck what other people are saying or doing, focus on your own shit! Not everyone in your life (including family) will support or understand what why you want to compete or work so hard for this and that's OK! And seriously, the sport has changed so much over the years and has become an amazing community, I feel at home again! .
Here's to being HAPPY! 🍻
Our #transformationtuesday pic! I see some #gains lol the individual pics were both taken in the last year. It's hard to see this without progress pictures. So we never care when someone catches us taking a post workout picture.
You are only limited by the walls you build yourself... out weight, lifestyle, relationships, career are held back only by these walls we build
it's time to
LET GO, TRANSFORM, and... ＢＲＥ∆ＫＦＲＥＥ
NO EXCUSES • JUST RESULTS
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Transformation Tuesday:💙 Beachbody Body Beast 💚 Mid Jan-> April
If you think you can't, you're not wrong. Believing in yourself is key. You CAN if you FOCUS on your goals. 💞
In the first quarter of the year I hurt my ribs pretty bad. 🤕 I wrapped and took time off, still focusing on nutrition. 🍴 I kept my goals in mind.
I ate more than the people around me, putting faith in a crazy meal plan. 🍱 I went to the gym when I wanted sleep. 😴 I turned to my teams Weightloss Supernova and Body By Evolution when I failed only to be picked up again and I celebrated victories with fellow Beasts. 💪
Thank you Sagi Kalev, you're the best! 💚 Next stop Hammer and Chisel!