This is something I need to see everyday. I struggled my entire life with the thoughts that because I wasn't a size 0, that meant I wasn't good enough. I wasn't worth enough to love or to build relationships with. I wasn't worthy of love, friendship and beauty. And it wasn't until this crazy year of self love that I learned how wrong I was. The size of my jeans has no impact on who I am as a person. And it most certainly does not define me, or my worthiness.
At my Super Saturday event, someone said it doesn't matter how you move your body as long as you MOVE. And it's so true! I used to use my size as an excuse to continue to sit on the sidelines and feel miserable about myself instead of just trying. I felt that if I couldn't do the moves in a workout perfectly, then I just shouldn't do them at all. ••••• One of the many reasons I love the programs I do is because there's always an alternate way of doing a move that works for me and where I am NOW. I'm still having to modify because of my heel and there are still some things I can't do because of my size (not that I don't try - I'm just not strong enough...yet 😉). But every day I push play and give it my all is another day that I get closer to my goal. ••••• In addition to my Total Body Circuit workout, I added a 5 minute bonus workout from @shaunt from his #Fallin2Fit challenge. This momma's going to sleep well tonight after all of this! 💪🏻
I just want to paint the picture for y'all.
Imagine it's 900 degrees outside, you are at the beach but for some sick reason you have to wear jeans, a tshirt, long socks and work boots. You have to hold one of those reflective things below your face, and then run back and forth in the sand for 8 hours without jumping in the water.
That is the actual only way I can describe how today at work went..
I only keep my phone on my while I'm at work or if I run errands so this isn't he only walking I've done, BUT I can honestly say I did 6 miles while I worked this morning! Only a 4 hour shift and I was lifting and walking like crazy! No wonder I was sweating so much 😂💪🏼💦💦 And I have a workout I'm doing tonight at 8pm with Emme. I'm excited to be getting in a rhythm with our families new schedule.
I went solo so I only got the 1 video but here's my workout rundown:
1. Barbell bench press 6 reps 3 sets
2. Barbell bench press close grip 3 reps 3 sets
3. 1 1/4 in line dumbell bench press 6 reps 6 sets
4. Machine pull up 10 reps 5 sets
1. Leverage decline chest press 8 reps 3 sets
2. Reverse grip pull down 8 reps 3 sets
3. Machine shoulder press 8 reps 3 sets
4. T-bar row 8 reps 3 sets
Incline 2, warmup for a few minutes, then sprint at a 5 for 25 seconds & rest at a 3 for 1 minute. 12 sets, then cool down and stretch.
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I am a work in progress. My body, my mind, my spirit and soul. Two weeks ago I had a rough week, where everything was just terrible and because my back was still hurting I couldn't work out. I could tell that I needed to release the stress. Because I couldn't workout, that stress got released in the form of tears, in not one but two breakdowns over little things. Well, I am happy to say last week was much better, o got a massage and some work done on my back and I have been pain free for the most part since Thursday. So today, because I finally feel like I am in a great place to succeed mentally and finally physically, I am starting a 100 Day journey of logging everything I eat, do, etc whether it's good or bad. I look at this picture and I thankfully no longer see flaws but areas to improve. My goal is to lose 43 lbs in the next 100 days, which is about 3 lbs a week but if this journey has taught me anything so far it's that as long as it's a loss, you're doing everything right and/or you can feel/see changes than the goal you set is just a numeric guidance and it doesn't define you or your success. There is so much in the world and our lives that we can't control but loving myself and taking better care of myself is something [for the most part - I'm looking at you back pain] you can control. I'm taking control and I hope I can inspire you to take control too. I'm using @ketohabits 100 Day Tracker to help and will be logging onto My Fitness Pal daily (ashcol1, add me!). Join me and let's make the rest of this year better! ❤
Rack pulls 80Kg x 5. Only my second time doing these so didn't push it too much but 80 felt pretty easy so will be adding that weight next time.
My head/neck is coming up too fast on these which I don't do with deadlifts so need to remember that next time.
My motivation to get anything done has pretty much been non-existent most of the day. I tried to blame it on anything and everything! I'm too tired. I'm hungry. I'm sore. I can't focus. The list goes on. But a very special someone reminded me that all of these amazing things I'm planning to do in my life aren't going to happen unless I put in the time to make them happen. So, here I sit in my home office space with a cup of coffee in the early afternoon and I'm ready to actually make it happen 😉#mondaymotivation
Completely living the 'hot mess' train today. 💁🏼Pre-workout, workout, recover, + Bible Study complete before 8am. • All followed by breakfast, shower, and just finished laundry 💥 Now I'm going to enjoy my Cafe Latte superfood frappe and some reality tv 😘 #hotmessexpress
After an insane weekend (moving boxes back from the garage, 2 workouts and a 90 minute black light Buti yoga sesh) I am so tired. I was so tempted to skip this morning's workout. But it's the last week of my 3 weeks program- and doubles week- so I got it done.
Then, of course, the babe got cranky 🙄
I could have made excuses and cut it short. I could have half assed it. Instead, I swapped my 10lbs heavy weights for a 14lbs baby and we got it done together. .
You can use your kids as an excuse or you can use them as a reason. I am working on myself for me, so I can be a better person for her. That make sense?
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Throwin' it back on a Monday to two years ago.
What happens when you give a bunch of sales kids some beer on a Friday after a long work week of crushin' CC's.... Sometimes I miss it. This is one of those times.
(How many offices have a room of musical instruments though?!)
(Also...how many offices have a musical prodigy who can just make things up on the fly?!)
Well goodnight boys and girls. My preworkout has kept me going. A good shower. Trash is taken out. Dishes put away. Working on my side hustle. I've even did my kbeauty routine. Double cleanse, sheet mask, serum, and moisturizer.
My muscles need to recover. Soreness I see in my future.
Keep pushing yourself. If I can do it, you can do it.
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This morning has been utter crap. Cleaned for a hour to find out my fiancé took the only pair of headphones I can use... leaving his at home, my kid has been going off all morning about how she isn’t loved and hates being the oldest. My shake spilled all over me. Nothing has gone right. My exercise wasnt as good as I hoped. All this bs before 9am!! 💩💩💩now lets look at some positives. My room is clean. Madi is feeling better after Grammy and mommy talked to her. I found out I can fit one of Mikes size large t shirts and it’s not hella tight. I actually did a workout today and it was my first day on this video. I finished it and that’s all that matters. And I made a damn good shake today... so even through the bs... there is hope and positive
I love 🥃bourbon and festival food (funnel cake, mac & cheese, chicken & waffles, and some of the best fries I've had in a while), and I definitely got my fix of that yesterday. I had the best time at Bourbon and Beyond - meeting celebrity chefs, trying new bourbons, and seeing Stevie Nicks. 😭❤️
Throughout the day I was reminded of how thankful I am that I have spent this year making my health and body a priority. I didn't feel like I was "cheating" because my brain doesn't see that food as "bad." I'm at a festival, I want the food, and I enjoy it while I'm there because I believe in #balance . I also didn't spend the day miserable with back pain. Sitting on the ground, lots of standing, and a decent amount of walking, all used to make me dread events that I was trying to enjoy. Other than some dehydration soreness, my body held up pretty well. I woke up this morning not feeling like I needed assistance getting out of bed.
This is why I do what I do. This is what makes the 5AM workouts worth it, the meal planning, the yummy Shakeology, the healthier choices. Not because I hate my body and want to change it, but because I love it and enjoy life more in this body when it is healthy. 💚
My thoughts from my personal development this morning:
You are always one decision away from and entirely different life.
Think about it today.
As you go through the motions remember that you always either going backwards or forwards...you don’t stay stagnant...so if you’ve been the same weight for 3 years it doesn’t mean that the invisible damage being done by Food isn’t happening on the inside.
Our decisions matter, always.
I’m so sorry I have been largely absent from the fitness world this week. I am feeling the after effects and can’t wait to get back on track! On October 2, I’m starting an accountability group that will run for three weeks, and the focus will be putting yourself FIRST. That was a big struggle for the ladies in my fall group, and I want to really focus on it because I struggle with it too. I have five ladies joining me to kick off their health through the end of the year. Isn’t it time you put yourself first? If you’re ready to say yes to you, comment below or message me! I would love to help you fill your cup. 😍
I workout for different reasons. To aid in my weight loss goals. To relieve stress. Because it's fun and I enjoy it. But today it was to regain strength.
The first workout back after a stomach bug is just humbling. I went into my new program, a workout I had never done before like "let do dis" and 10 minutes in I was like "lawd! I'm weak!" Strength is gone. Gone! But it's cool because I get knocked down, but I get up again, you're never gonna keep me down!