Throwback to my first fight camp 👊🏼 2 weeks out of that tournament, my training partner captured these photos of my arms flexed and relaxed .. at that time, Ronda Rousey was still the talk of Women's combat sports. I wanted to look strong like Ronda, she was my role model for a long time and I wanted to be an MMA Fighter just like her (until Muay Thai stole my heart ❤️ haha!) When I saw these photos I remember feeling proud because when I'd been sparring that day, I really felt strong and crisp. I showed it to one of my friends at the time, when she saw these pictures she told me I looked manly and too 'buff' (so funny how that's considered an aesthetic term when it doesn't describe your physicality WHATSOEVER). I became self conscious all of a sudden.. a bit insecure. I've always been broad shouldered and 'buff', I'm not a small frame. I grew up working on a horse ranch and had to work really hard losing a lot of weight as well, when I turned 18. Now looking back at it, if I could tell my self anything in that moment of looking at this photo filled with self doubt after my friend's comment, I'd say this. Strong is actually fucking beautiful. Whatever strong looks like to you, however it feels - do and be about it 💪🏼
I say this to my clients all the time! Shift your focus from the scales, the mirror or the 'Gram and let's look at/deal with the way you FEEL about yourself 👏🏼
What would you tell your younger self, at a moment where you were self conscious? ✌🏼
Start your day the right way 💁🏻💫on Sunday I finally got to meet my Mentor, who I've been with for 5 months now (can you believe how time flies!?).. that lovely lady is @kathrynottobrino 🤗 she's normally based in Melbourne but flew to Perth and ran one of the best seminars I've ever been to. I'm always trying to learn new things, about my self and my life - but this seminar was nek-level. We created Vision boards, we dove in to what really matters the most to us and how to achieve those things. Then we set some Intentions for this year .. not 'fluffy' goals but actual Intentions. One of my intentions is to start each day like this ☝🏼grounded and full of clarity. I work hard and do a lot every single day, so this time in the morning is really important for me. Thank you so much @kathrynottobrino for being so lovely, honest and genuine. You're one of the toughest, honest and most encouraging mentors I've ever had, I don't know where I'd be right now if I hadn't come to you in September 💜💫So, whose in YOUR corner? We all need someone! -
Ever judged yourself so hard you take away something negative from a really positive situation? Guilty 🤦🏻♀️ I took this photo the day of my weigh in for my fight back in November. You know what's hilarious and STUPID both at the same time? I stared at myself in the mirror at this moment and was still SO unhappy with myself. I'd just completed a 8 week fight camp, I was the lightest I have ever been, the fittest I've been to date and visibly, looked the best I've ever looked aesthetically. Was I satisfied? To some degree, yes. I was proud of myself for making it to weigh in day, uninjured and on weight, but I looked at my reflection and picked apart so many 'flaws'. For some reason I believed that this moment, making weight, would define me as a better person. I saw the faults instead of ALL the win's.. but then I put my Coaching hat on and thought of this 👉🏼if this was my client, reaching a goal and accomplishing something they'd never accomplished before with their weight and composition, I would NEVER say 'Oh, yes that's great BUT look at your thighs, look at your shoulders, where are your biceps? You're not perfect ya know..' .. I'd celebrate with them, I'd tell them how proud I was of them, I'd probably cry tears of joy and hug them, knowing how much that goal meant to them.. so WHY the fuck don't we talk to ourselves, like we would our Clients or our best friends, our family? Come oooonn, just Live your life, celebrate your High's and Learn from your Low's 💜I decided that this year I will bring in an even tighter rig to the ring, for better performance and because I know there's always room for improvement but I also did a lot of work on accepting myself over the December/January period. Accepting myself, where I'm at and choosing to better myself because I want to I love my body and what it allows me to do within the sport I love. My challenge this week is to be insanely positive about every thing - so let's start with correcting a horrible thought I had November 10th. My body is beautiful and unflawed at every and any stage of my journey 💜💁🏻
Ooh la la, did you notice the Name change? It's still me! Shanice.. let me explain! 🤗
Here's what's happening: This past week alone, I've had 2 people cry in my consultation room, desperate and hopelessly in tears. I've had 4 new Clients come to me because they're metabolically damaged, overweight, stressed or depressed and unhappy. My heart aches for each and every one of these beautiful people, and they're the perfect examples of WHY I wanted to break into the Fitness and Health industry 2 years ago 👣I. Love. Helping. People. And I've become acutely aware that the Fitness industry really doesn't need more clutter - people, the same people turning to the fitness industry for HELP need authenticity. I want nothing more then to spend my days working alongside people to show them their potential, to encourage them and, like what I do through @thefightvault - to tell their stories, because writing is also a fierce passion of mine 🔥
I wanted to shift the momentum of the ProLeague, its time to innovate and shake things up! I wanted to really personalise this business for my clients, but also just for anyone who follows this journey- because truthfully, this journey is mine. My Clients know ME, Shanice - and I want everyone else to know that too. No bullshit, no pretending.. just me 🤗🤘🏼This is not just a business page, I pour my self into this page as much as I also aim to provide support and education 💜
So, here's to a really exciting 2018 - simplified, personalised and ready for takeoff 💫
Happy Friday x
There was this concept I really loved, when we did the photoshoot to celebrate the ProLeague's first birthday. I had this idea to carry a balloon 🎈 for the photos, to resemble the ProLeagues 1st Birthday ☝🏼but the wind wasn't very strong and the balloon wouldn't pick up.. until I started dancing. No music, no one to dance with, just me in a field with my balloon, dancing around for the camera.. this is one of my favourite photos from that shoot! 💃🏼 Last year, very little went as planned - but a heck of a lot went RIGHT. I've adopted the mentality that life is an adventure, so when things aren't going to plan it's like being stuck in the game of Jumanji - use your strengths to solve the riddle and just have fun. Dance in the field with your disobedient balloon, listen to your favourite music when you're stuck in peak hour traffic, use a candle and read a book when the power goes out, try a new cafe for your work when home Wifi isn't working.. solve the puzzle, have fun 💫
Sundays are MY day 💫I'm actually working in the gym today, but I will be home by the afternoon and from there, my priority is setting myself up for a brilliant week. Meal Prep is one of the biggest tasks I have to do today, it literally makes my world go round and not pear shaped during the week 😂 Other then meal prep, my priority is getting some down time. Some time for myself. Journaling, writing, Netflix, maybe a light run, puppy cuddles.. The purpose of this picture? Well it's the most delicious meal from Tropico but the idea of sitting down at some point on a Sunday and enjoying a home cooked meal, taking the time to check in with myself and to just be present? That's something I don't neglect or compromise for anyone 🌼Sunday's MY day 💜this is Self Care, something so many often neglect. What do you do to take care of yourself? When was the last time you asked yourself how you were feeling? xx
What will YOUR 2018 be?? WHO will you be? 🤔Is it time to Redefine Your Health? Your Fitness? Your Happiness?
FINALLY - Registrations are open for my signature 6 Week Boot Camp 'Redefine. 💙💫 I only have THREE spots left, after Pre-Sale! If you're interested, email me today on firstname.lastname@example.org 🤗This is an Intensive Boot Camp designed to provide You with my undivided, unlimited support, to help You achieve Your desired Health and Fitness Goals!
On a side note - if you were wanting to read my Article on What to do with those Christmas calories, head to the link in my Bio! 💙have a great day everyone! ✊🏼(more details on FB - find the ProLeague's page to see more!) x
If you watched my story yesterday (yes, I know it was a bloody long thread 😂✊🏼) you would've heard me talk a little bit about how I'm feeling after 2017. Well, a day later - I've completed the most honest, bravest and rawest post of my life. This photo perfectly encapsulates the way 2017 has been for me. I've over come a shit load of adversity this year, and I'm incredibly proud. To recap - I wrote about:
⭐️Why did I walk away from the Church.. yeah, if you didn't know - now you do. ⭐️My battle with depression.
⭐️Why I moved to Thailand.. and why I came home.
⭐️Why 2018 is going to be my best year yet.
I'm grateful beyond words to every single person that has been a part of this journey with me, I'm humbled and so thankful for all the support and encouragement I've received .. sending so much love to you all. My Riddlers family - you guys have been so much apart of this journey, showing me how to be tough as nails and strong. My friends and family away from the gym, those 'Ride or Die' souls in my life .. thank you. I love you. Happy New Yeaaaaaar ✊🏼xx Link in Bio! #thailand#phuket#beach#sunset#memories#takemeback#photo#photography#saysitall #
If your hair doesn't look like this at the end of training, did you even clinch? 😆 so much fun with these girls yesterday.. whose idea was it to do AMRAP Deadlifts?? Oh yeah.. that was mine 💁🏻here's what we did:
Bench press / KB Swings / Shoulder DB Press
1.5 Hours of Muay Thai (padwork, clinch and bagwork)
9 Min AMRAP (Deadlifts, Sledge Hammer and Box Jumps)
Core Finisher: Weighted Sit Up's and Leg Raises...
Give it a go 😏Happy Friday!!