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It’s not makeup. 
It’s war paint. ⚔️ ~MUA @gracewitthuhn ~
#fire #shesfire #fierce #slay #errrrday #queen #boss #babe #boricua #fighter #warrior #barbarian #notabarbie #steampunk #steampunkinspired #punk #darkhair #nerd #brunette #beast #curls #curlyhair #undercut #notyouraverage
Being predictable, normal, or agreeable have never been qualities I held in particularly high regard. I’ve always been a fan of the odd ducks and the underdogs; the black sheep and the brazen. Bottom line: it takes cajones to be a complex person in a world that favors compartmentalism. #different #bold #underdog #brave #boss #bossbabe #strong #flexible #defy #definition #break #molds #iconoclast #yoga #yogateacher #yogapose #handstand #variation #inversion #playtime #bodybuilder #fitgirl
Being predictable, normal, or agreeable have never been qualities I held in particularly high regard. I’ve always been a fan of the odd ducks and the underdogs; the black sheep and the brazen. Bottom line: it takes cajones to be a complex person in a world that favors compartmentalism. #different  #bold  #underdog  #brave  #boss  #bossbabe  #strong  #flexible  #defy  #definition  #break  #molds  #iconoclast  #yoga  #yogateacher  #yogapose  #handstand  #variation  #inversion  #playtime  #bodybuilder  #fitgirl 
Colder days call for big, warm sweaters in a hot color 🔥... black will always be my standard, but I do have a thing for red ❤️💋#red #coldday #warm #color #vibrant #somethingdifferent #sweater #sweaterweather #bigsweater #cozy #huggable #justkidding #donttouchme #cute #fashion #winter #winterfashion #brunette #curls #curly #curlyhair #crazyhair #ownit #boricua #bodybuilder #bossbabe #slay
More practice with forearm stand - really just digging this inversion right now. It has alluded me for a long time but, after following a consistent lifting and nutrition program for the past 2+ years, boom, here it is. Coincidence? I think not. I get playful flack at times for being a bodybuilder and being more aesthetic than functional.  But overall, consistency leads to progress - both toward your original goals, and, in this case toward some surprise outcomes as well. #yoga #yogafun #yogapose #yogateacher #forearmstand #inversion #pinchamayurasana #pinchaplay #playtime #upsidedown #core #corecontrol #consistency #lifting #bodybuilder #gymrat #strong #fitness #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #progress #improvement #improvementseason #stupidhumantricks #idoweirdthings
More practice with forearm stand - really just digging this inversion right now. It has alluded me for a long time but, after following a consistent lifting and nutrition program for the past 2+ years, boom, here it is. Coincidence? I think not. I get playful flack at times for being a bodybuilder and being more aesthetic than functional. But overall, consistency leads to progress - both toward your original goals, and, in this case toward some surprise outcomes as well. #yoga  #yogafun  #yogapose  #yogateacher  #forearmstand  #inversion  #pinchamayurasana  #pinchaplay  #playtime  #upsidedown  #core  #corecontrol  #consistency  #lifting  #bodybuilder  #gymrat  #strong  #fitness  #fitgirl  #fitnessmotivation  #progress  #improvement  #improvementseason  #stupidhumantricks  #idoweirdthings 
My fears have come to fruition many times, and yet I’m still here. Trust me, hell does not scare me. The flames that would burn most people alive ... now merely keep me warm 🔥⚙️⛓ [ PC @arts_of_cory MUA @gracewitthuhn ] 
#fire #fierce #hellcat #steampunk #strong #survivor #slay #slayer #badass #boss #bossbabe #beast #bodybuilder #barbarian #boricua #fitness #fitnessmotivation #photoshoot #bodysuit #tophat #curlyhair #sledgehammer #smash #notyouraverage #corywilabyphotography #facesbygrace
My fears have come to fruition many times, and yet I’m still here. Trust me, hell does not scare me. The flames that would burn most people alive ... now merely keep me warm 🔥⚙️⛓ [ PC @arts_of_cory MUA @gracewitthuhn ] #fire  #fierce  #hellcat  #steampunk  #strong  #survivor  #slay  #slayer  #badass  #boss  #bossbabe  #beast  #bodybuilder  #barbarian  #boricua  #fitness  #fitnessmotivation  #photoshoot  #bodysuit  #tophat  #curlyhair  #sledgehammer  #smash  #notyouraverage  #corywilabyphotography  #facesbygrace 
Just a really interesting mix of shy, sweet, and “seriously don’t f*ck with me” 👊🏻🔥 #fierce #feisty #feistylittlething #tinybutmighty #ormaybejustcrazy #sassy #badass #beastmode #barbarian #notabarbie #boricua #bodybuilder #boss #bossbabe #slay #errday #introvert #introvertproblems #quirky #weird #eyes #iseeyou #browneyes #browneyedgirl #brows #browsonfleek
5 weeks post show. Aesthetically I’m holding up pretty well. And it’s easy to “feel good” about myself as a result. But being long and lean is not my body’s preferred resting state - it’s those Latina and Viking genes that keep my body stout and strong, like a good little barbarian. Admittedly, I’m not as concerned about “losing my show body” as last year. After seeing my body get into show shape twice, I know what it takes to get there, and I know I’ll get back there. Not every day is going to be a good body image day, but that’s where the mental fortitude comes in, along with the physical strength. Big S/O to my coach @mel_fitnspire for the intelligent, well laid-out plans. They are a road map to the next level 🙌🏻 #improvement #improvementseason #gains #downwiththethickness #grow #muscle #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift #girlswithtattoos #girlswithglasses #beastmode #boricua #barbarian #notabarbie #notyouraverage #motivation #fitnessmotivation #selfie #mirrorselfie #tatertot
5 weeks post show. Aesthetically I’m holding up pretty well. And it’s easy to “feel good” about myself as a result. But being long and lean is not my body’s preferred resting state - it’s those Latina and Viking genes that keep my body stout and strong, like a good little barbarian. Admittedly, I’m not as concerned about “losing my show body” as last year. After seeing my body get into show shape twice, I know what it takes to get there, and I know I’ll get back there. Not every day is going to be a good body image day, but that’s where the mental fortitude comes in, along with the physical strength. Big S/O to my coach @mel_fitnspire for the intelligent, well laid-out plans. They are a road map to the next level 🙌🏻 #improvement  #improvementseason  #gains  #downwiththethickness  #grow  #muscle  #girlswithmuscle  #girlswholift  #girlswithtattoos  #girlswithglasses  #beastmode  #boricua  #barbarian  #notabarbie  #notyouraverage  #motivation  #fitnessmotivation  #selfie  #mirrorselfie  #tatertot 
My chest is woefully weak right now, so was riding the struggle bus a little with these. But as always, consistency and hard work will pay off. I’m going to be SO GOOD AT HUGGING. Well, don’t really like to be touched, but whatever. It’s good to have skills for the back pocket. #flexfriday #chestday #shoulders #striations #improve #improvementseason #growth #gains #fitnessmotivation #fitness #fitgirl #girlswholift #muscle #girlswithmuscle #beastmode #gettingthere #consistency #push #grind #work #workhard #bodybuilder #boricua #barbarian #notabarbie #hugs #hugsforeveryone #justkidding #leavemealone
My chest is woefully weak right now, so was riding the struggle bus a little with these. But as always, consistency and hard work will pay off. I’m going to be SO GOOD AT HUGGING. Well, don’t really like to be touched, but whatever. It’s good to have skills for the back pocket. #flexfriday  #chestday  #shoulders  #striations  #improve  #improvementseason  #growth  #gains  #fitnessmotivation  #fitness  #fitgirl  #girlswholift  #muscle  #girlswithmuscle  #beastmode  #gettingthere  #consistency  #push  #grind  #work  #workhard  #bodybuilder  #boricua  #barbarian  #notabarbie  #hugs  #hugsforeveryone  #justkidding  #leavemealone 
When I’m old, I’ll be a wild woman with crazy hair and a road map of tattoos, with bright eyes and deep laugh lines. I’ll drink my whiskey neat and tell stories about my adventures, and still have more plans to keep moving until that’s no longer possible. I’ll be this way, because I’m working toward that purpose now. Creating memories worth living for, doesn’t happen passively 🖤🖤🖤 #thursday #thoughtfulthursday #musings #introspection #explore #adventure #adventurer #life #livebig #neversettle #wild #staywild #brighteyes #laughter #liveyourlife #loveyourlife #grow #tattoos #girlswithtattoos #inked #inkedgirls #stories #memories #glasses #girlswhowearglasses #notyouraverage
When I’m old, I’ll be a wild woman with crazy hair and a road map of tattoos, with bright eyes and deep laugh lines. I’ll drink my whiskey neat and tell stories about my adventures, and still have more plans to keep moving until that’s no longer possible. I’ll be this way, because I’m working toward that purpose now. Creating memories worth living for, doesn’t happen passively 🖤🖤🖤 #thursday  #thoughtfulthursday  #musings  #introspection  #explore  #adventure  #adventurer  #life  #livebig  #neversettle  #wild  #staywild  #brighteyes  #laughter  #liveyourlife  #loveyourlife  #grow  #tattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #inked  #inkedgirls  #stories  #memories  #glasses  #girlswhowearglasses  #notyouraverage 
The narrative after a show tends to be overwhelmed by how quickly our stage bodies fade rather than how quickly we return to a more balanced life. I get it; seeing your body change can mess with your head (to put it mildly). For me personally though, I love to lift. Gym is church and iron is therapy, so to feel my strength and energy return is a gift. I saw @jwow_figurejen post these negative pull ups a while back and couldn’t wait to try them. Now that my energy levels are returning to normal, I can squeeze in a little more gym fuckery 😜 Verdict: if you’re looking for a satisfying burn, these will leave your lats cooked 👌🏻 Form and control are meh, I was pretty taxed from my workout. This was just a finisher for funsies. Can’t wait to continue to improve them!
The narrative after a show tends to be overwhelmed by how quickly our stage bodies fade rather than how quickly we return to a more balanced life. I get it; seeing your body change can mess with your head (to put it mildly). For me personally though, I love to lift. Gym is church and iron is therapy, so to feel my strength and energy return is a gift. I saw @jwow_figurejen post these negative pull ups a while back and couldn’t wait to try them. Now that my energy levels are returning to normal, I can squeeze in a little more gym fuckery 😜 Verdict: if you’re looking for a satisfying burn, these will leave your lats cooked 👌🏻 Form and control are meh, I was pretty taxed from my workout. This was just a finisher for funsies. Can’t wait to continue to improve them!
Feeling so inspired by the amazing women I got to meet/hang out with this weekend. Bodybuilding has brought us together, but each of us is such a unique story. We may spend a lot of time in the gym, but we are also business professionals. Nurses. Trainers. Project managers. Accountants. Students. Sisters. Aunts. Wives. Girlfriends. Single cat ladies. It’s an understatement to say any of us are a coin with just two sides. It’s not just column A or column B. It’s more like a spectrum - fluid and flexible as opposed to rigid and compartmentalized. To be honest “she can do both” doesn’t even cut it. Because she does so much more 🙌🏻💪🏻 #motivation #mondaymotivation #squad #goals #ambition #drive #growth #muscle #mind #strong #strongwomen #fit #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitgirl #girlswholift #bodybuilder #boss #bossbabe #beastmode #athlete #shecandoboth #shecandoitall #allthethings #effyourexpectations #givestatusquothemiddlefinger
Feeling so inspired by the amazing women I got to meet/hang out with this weekend. Bodybuilding has brought us together, but each of us is such a unique story. We may spend a lot of time in the gym, but we are also business professionals. Nurses. Trainers. Project managers. Accountants. Students. Sisters. Aunts. Wives. Girlfriends. Single cat ladies. It’s an understatement to say any of us are a coin with just two sides. It’s not just column A or column B. It’s more like a spectrum - fluid and flexible as opposed to rigid and compartmentalized. To be honest “she can do both” doesn’t even cut it. Because she does so much more 🙌🏻💪🏻 #motivation  #mondaymotivation  #squad  #goals  #ambition  #drive  #growth  #muscle  #mind  #strong  #strongwomen  #fit  #fitness  #fitnessmotivation  #fitgirl  #girlswholift  #bodybuilder  #boss  #bossbabe  #beastmode  #athlete  #shecandoboth  #shecandoitall  #allthethings  #effyourexpectations  #givestatusquothemiddlefinger 
“So. What’s your story?”
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First of all, I don’t have a story. I AM the story.
“So. What’s your story?” • • • First of all, I don’t have a story. I AM the story.
I realized many of my posts consist of the aesthetic results of my time in the gym. I’m not the strongest, I’m not throwing around the biggest numbers, but I show up, I do it consistently, I do all the work, and sometimes a little more. I threw in extra lat pull downs at the end of Monday’s back workout, because I’m a glutton for punishment. And gains 💪🏻 #back #backday #lift #girlswholift #shoulders #caps #lats #grow #growbabygrow #gains #muscle #girlswithmuscle #fitnessmotivation #dowork #neversettle #bodybuilder #barbarian #notabarbie #beastmode #grind #gotime
I realized many of my posts consist of the aesthetic results of my time in the gym. I’m not the strongest, I’m not throwing around the biggest numbers, but I show up, I do it consistently, I do all the work, and sometimes a little more. I threw in extra lat pull downs at the end of Monday’s back workout, because I’m a glutton for punishment. And gains 💪🏻 #back  #backday  #lift  #girlswholift  #shoulders  #caps  #lats  #grow  #growbabygrow  #gains  #muscle  #girlswithmuscle  #fitnessmotivation  #dowork  #neversettle  #bodybuilder  #barbarian  #notabarbie  #beastmode  #grind  #gotime 
Man, I love a good selfie. When the environment comes together, the phone comes out, you know the rest. But as much as a fit chick loves to admire herself (don’t lie. Just own it 😂), I always carry with me the reminder that physical beauty carries no actual importance. It fades, it’s subjective - it just doesn’t matter when it comes to the shit that REALLY matters. When you really love someone - a best friend, a sister, a lover, anyone - do you notice how their physical features essentially disappear over time? He/she might still be beautiful to you, but it’s the beauty in how you feel, rather than just what you see 💕 #selfie #selfiesunday #sentimentalsunday #thoughtful #mood #musings #throwback #tattoos #girlswithtattoos #fitgirl #bodybuilder #boricua #brunette #beauty #itshowyoufeel #notwhatyousee
Man, I love a good selfie. When the environment comes together, the phone comes out, you know the rest. But as much as a fit chick loves to admire herself (don’t lie. Just own it 😂), I always carry with me the reminder that physical beauty carries no actual importance. It fades, it’s subjective - it just doesn’t matter when it comes to the shit that REALLY matters. When you really love someone - a best friend, a sister, a lover, anyone - do you notice how their physical features essentially disappear over time? He/she might still be beautiful to you, but it’s the beauty in how you feel, rather than just what you see 💕 #selfie  #selfiesunday  #sentimentalsunday  #thoughtful  #mood  #musings  #throwback  #tattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #fitgirl  #bodybuilder  #boricua  #brunette  #beauty  #itshowyoufeel  #notwhatyousee