Long journey between these pics. This was 10 months apart with hardly any time off from competition mode.
I started when mens physique first hit the scene. No coach, no posing knowledge- just (over)dieted and did my best with what I knew. 10 months later I hit my peak. I then went on to do more shows with hardly any downtime, I wasn’t responding to the program anymore, metabolism was shot and my body was basically yelling at me to hit the breaks.
I learned the importance of patience and building your foundation. Next year I’ll beat the guy on the right, guaranteed.
*** ENTER THE HAMSTER KIT GIVEAWAY!!! ***⠀
🐹🐹🐹 Are you ready for the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY from @jurassicpets for #BlackFriday ?! We're giving away a FREE hamster kit which includes a cage, food, PLUS A HAMSTER!! Comment below telling us why you'd like to win a hamster for a pet to enter! (18+ only). 🐹🐹🐹
Move over, turkey! Dungeness crab has become a holiday tradition on Thanksgiving dinner plates. It doesn't get anymore fresh than buying from local fisherman, so come on down to Monterey's Municipal Wharf II and #BuyLocal ! 🦀 Support local fishermen and businesses this holiday season.
Congratulations to our newest home sellers Daryl & Vickie on a successful sale of their home! It wasn't easy but we got it done! We got their home under contract in less than 30 days to only find out that the home appraised for $14,000 less. Being an expert negotiator and knowing the market data really well, we went back and forth providing substantial evidence and were able to have the home appraisal re-certified $14,000 more at the purchase price. Needless to say, the rest of the transaction went very smooth and we were able to connect them with a top agent on the west coast of Florida who met them with open arms, introduced them to the area and now officially will be moving into their new construction home very soon. We're so fortunate to be able to impact lives through homeownership and are grateful for everyone who has been involved in our journey.
Holidays getting you down? A little essential oil can go a loooong way! It's the blood of the plant and one drop is as potent as 28 tea bags!
🌿On Guard is great at warding off external invasions such as common colds and flus. Being around a lot of people over Thanksgiving makes you a little more susceptible so add a drop to your water or put a little around your pulse point on your neck.
🌿Lavender is fabulous at calming the mind. Keep the peace during family gatherings and will also help with sleep after a overstimulated day! A drop on the sole of the foot is perfect.
🌿Balance is a blend of woody herbs that helps ground you when things get a little busy and full. Prepping a big dinner seems to always get my energy a little frenetic. Ground it with this!
🌿Serenity is a lovely blend that helps to calm the Shen (spirit) and addresses anxiety. Great to diffuse during the holidays to help keep a calm, spacious energy throughout the house! 🍁🙏🍂🦃#essentialoils#doterra#holidays#tuesdaytransformation
Cheers and happy #nationalentrepreneursday to all you hard working creatives out there doing the daily hustle! Tip of the day, give yourself grace. That’s just one of the things we talk about on today’s blog about where we’re sharing “5 Ways To Nail The Wedding Ceremony When The SunIs Directly Behind The Couple” (link in profile if you want to check it out). There will always be things to do and not enough hours in a day, but remember to take time for yourself. As my dear friend @marymarantz always says, we didn’t leave our 9-5’s to work 24/7. Double tap if you agree!
This photo was captured 24 years ago. Though several ambulance providers have come and gone, paramedic Cindy, seen on the right, actively works in Monterey County as a paramedic and a preceptor. While sharing her years of knowledge and experience with the next generation of paramedics and EMTs, she remains dedicated to Monterey County along with the rest of your EMS team! #wearemontereycounty#ems#monterey#paramedic#emt
Stewart and Jasper Orchards, Monterey Store gives you a big THANK YOU for supporting us and we appreciate all of our Instagram followers! To thank you, please come in and we will do beautiful gift wraps for any of your holiday gifts.....with farm to table elegance.