Strength: 5x6 front squat
@555fitness WOD honoring FF Henry Miller Ladder Co 105 who died in the rescue efforts on 9/11/01
50 overhead squats
5 pull-ups every minute on the minute until 50 reps complete
Tried the narrow grip to challenge myself.
Get after it!
Planning starts as a joy and builds to stress. Why is it often we find ourselves moving from finding something a love to work? I think effort gets a bad name. What have you loved that you haven't struggled to achieve our maintain? The struggle is with the rewards!!!#hardtruth#hustlehard
A little #transformationtuesday here. Left is 2012 on my wedding day In November, I had been battling myself and how I viewed my body, I still saw myself as being overweight and I still didn't think I was "fit" enough. I was working out three times a day, skipping meals, eating only veggies and protein with only occasional carbs. I was struggling on so many different levels and it was really getting out of hand. I was only eating half of my daily calories that I needed.... fast forward 5 years, two pregnancies and two cross country moves later to the picture on the right. Me finally learning to love the body I have, finally learning to except that there is no perfect. Do I still catch myself looking at my body in negative ways? Yes because that's one hell of a habit to break. But it's so much easier now with the support I have let myself have. Fitness is not about being perfect it's about finding what's healthy.
That's the stigma, because unfortunately we live in a world where if you break your arm, everyone runs over to sign your cast, but if you tell people you're depressed, everyone runs the other way. That's the stigma. We are so, so, so accepting of any body part breaking down, other than our brains. And that's ignorance. And that ignorance has created a world that doesn't understand depression, that doesn't understand mental health. #nationalmentalhealthday#october10th#bethechange#struggletostrength#notjusttodaybuteveryday#therapist
This is WHY I love what I do! This weekend I very much enjoyed the pig roast and fair food!! 🐷🔥🍞🍔🍗🍰🍪🍪🍪It's all about balance I know I'm consistent and I will get right back on! If you have restrictions it's more like a diet and that's not what we are about 💪🏻 it's life we have to live life we find our balance! If you want to feel better in the inside and the outside just comes with the process why wouldn't you give yourself a chance? I have special offers this week! Message me!! #balance#ayearfromnowyoullwishyoustartedtoday#livelife#nutrionalcleansing#behappyinyourskin#struggletostrength
Old pictures for motivation. My whole life I always felt pressure to be a certain weight because everyone always told me how beautiful I was ... and how everyone was always worried about my race and how strangers would come up to me everyday asking about my nationality. At one point I thought there was something wrong with me. I hated to do my hair and makeup because it brought a lot of attention to me and I hate attention. had to deal with not speaking Spanish or other Spanish people thinking I was ashamed to be half Spanish... and people always questioning me about be half Honduran. I felt like I always had to prove myself... or even more if I felt more white or spanish. I don't feel anything and I am proud to be both. I noticed other mixed people had to state it or feel like they had to prove themselves. until I finally realized that no matter what race you are and how many times you tell people no one will ever believe you. So I stopped caring and I dont answer to anyone anymore. Along with my weight. wanted to say Finally getting the hang of it... and things finally went through my breakthrough of feeling stuck...and called weight watchers in July to cancel my membership. the lady on the phone was like just give us one more try and we will give you a month free. I didn't feel like myself at this weight ...and just because I gained weight didn't mean I was lazy.. life and loss happened.. and I started to go backwards.. than it just clicked I've always been active and athletic even if that meant gaining a lot of weight it didn't stop me and now that I have a healthy almost 8 month old I'm ready to get down to my goal weight... doesn't mean I'll look the same and sure people could say things to you after you have a baby.. but in the end it doesn't matter... do whatever makes you happy and don't feel rushed..adjusting to a newborn is hard... even trying to eat better... but at this time I feel ready and I am so motivated for my daughter..changes takes time and I'm not giving up.. I want to be as healthy as possible for my daughter... and as long as I'm healthy that's all that matters ... gonna get back to my goal weight even if it's a mom bod 😀.
I started terminal leave from the Army one year ago today. The past 365 days have been a mix of blessings and really deep struggle. Today my anxiety caught me in a snare and dragged me under for a a few moments. I felt the weight of the past year tighten my chest. What am I doing with my life? Is anything I do purposeful enough? Does it matter to other people? Why can't I keep my house clean (seriously that keeps me up at night 😬)? Why does life seem so easy for some people (comparison is the great killer of joy)? Am I doing too much? Am I doing enough? Blow after blow the questions came at me and I ended up feeling lost and like a huge failure. BUT, I finally recognized that these questions and dangerous keep me from living a full life, and make me horribly ungrateful for the abundance of blessings in my life. My reading for today was really powerful: "keep bringing your mind back to the present moment. If you use your magnificent mind to worry about tomorrow, you cloak yourself in dark unbelief." 😳 whew. I had to take a moment to lay down and surrender to that truth. Can we all come together and realize that none of us really have our 💩together and that's ok? All we have to do is give whatever we have to give every day. Some days we have 100% to give, and some days we can only give 10% of our best. The thing that matters is that we keep moving forward in faith and rely on the strength of a God who has a hope and future for all of us. #struggletostrength#getuncomfortable#holdthevision#trusttheprocess#bettereveryday#faith#hope#dogsnuggleshelp#stillinmypajamas#beautifulday
A little throw back #mondaymotivation we all have to start somewhere right? These was my 10 month progress photos I'm not sure the weightless (started at 178) but as you can see that looks pretty good for 10 months! If I didn't connect with Stephanie at body definition I know I would still look like that person on the left side.. I was tired, not eating the right stuff and very unhappy.. I hid it well... now fast forward to today! I'm full of energy changed from the inside out and pushing myself to try new things I never thought I would! If anyone is open to learning something different? Please reach out! This lifestyle has changed me! Having a meal plan set for you makes everything easier no guess work in what your supposed to eat having this program makes everything so convenient!!! #itchangedmylife#struggletostrength#ayearfromnowyoullwishyoustartedtoday#bodydefinition#struggletostrength#opentolearningnewways
Honesty hour the world of bodybuilding is not full of cocky self absorbed meat heads do those people exist in this sport absolutely but for the most part it is people who look in the mirror every morning and see room for improvement they see uneven shoulders a weakness in their back room for bigger arms and the list goes on it is people who work their assses off day in and day out long hours in the gym losing sleep to cook and weigh out food and eat the same thing for a week at a time its pushing our bodies to their absolute limit for a dream nobody sees but us bodybuilding is not for the faint of heart it takes more mental strength than I ever expected the biggest thing I've learned is that people will always find something to judge you on so fuck em are you living your dream are you passionate about this then run with it I've had people point put my extra skin the fact that I have a flat chest now that I lost my ass that I'm too small that I look sick but what they don't realize is those are all superficial small prices to pay in order to gain all the things I've learned the people I've met and the knowledge that I am strong enough to get anything in this world that I want and I would never not even for one second regret a single sacrifice I've made to make this dream a reality #140poundsdown#bodybuilding#womensphysique#powerlifting#womenwholift#girlswholift#fitchick#fitwomen#struggletostrength#fitness#motivation#dedication#inspiration#weightloss#ihadbrainsurgerywhatsyourexcuse
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