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Cardio sesh finisher πŸ’¦ . . Single arm kettlebell snatch 10x/per arm Kettlebell swings 10x
Soooo... I haven't posted in a solid min πŸ˜¬πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ and it's been so nice to take a step back from social media & not worrying about likes or comments on pics that we post with typically the intention of the sole purpose for that. . . Reality isn't always as expected. Things don't always go as we would like them to, but I think it helps us grow to understand how to handle situations that we don't always want.
Monday Morning Werk πŸ’ͺ🏼 Hitting back squats @135lbs 4x7 is actually quite an accomplishment for me. After reinjuring my lower back this spring, I've been working on recovery & healing. Focusing more of front squatting (PR'd last week 135 2x1 πŸ™ŒπŸΌ), rolling and proper form +movement. Thank you @impactandmomentum for helping me with recovery, giving me advice on different exercises to do, and introducing me to this cool place & amazing atmosphere.
While I might not be doing a show this year πŸ™ƒ... my goals of leaning out, have not changed. I just have to remember to listen to my body, figure what works best for my body type, and find a new way to get myself there. #babyabs
I've been asked a number of times by friends & family, strangers etc. if I was a personal trainer or ever become one. And I've always answered that "yes" I'd like to be one. But in the back of my mind, I never thought I was good enough to be one. Not because I lack knowledge or think I couldn't do it but because I will fully admit to having the mindset of "you should look the part" and thinking that I didn't look 'good enough' to call myself a personal trainer. It wasn't until recently that I've been reevaluating my life and wanting to do what makes me happy, and realize that I don't need to have that perfect bod to be a PT. That also long as I have the knowledge and the ability to motivate and help others, that's all that should matter. So here we go!! πŸ’ͺ🏼
The human body is amazing, although it can be a little annoying at times. Realizing body imbalances is hard. Specially knowing you've been working so hard and to see it not being completely effective. I've been doing research on how to change these issues, anyone have advice for fixing imbalances? πŸ€”
Trying to balance in the sand is a lot harder than I thought πŸ˜‚πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ. Over the weekend I decided to make time for myself, and that's exactly what I did. I woke up and went to the beach for some relaxation, meditation, and reflection. As enjoyable as this summer has been, it's also been stressful. And sadly I've been realizing that stress has been keeping me from things I've been wanting to do. I'm very sad to say that I have dropped from this prep for the Oct show and I'm not sure when I will get on stage again. It's not to say that I don't want to be on stage (believe me I do) but there was too much stress revolving around it.. (i.e. letting my coach go, realizing my metabolism was really declining, hormone issues coming back to the surface, etc). While I know I could continue this prep, I'm sure it would do more harm then good for me in the long run. So while I continue to work on all those things and make my body healthy again, I realized how much other stuff I've pushed aside. ^yoga for an example. As my love for bodybuilding/weightlifting will always be there, I've always admired yogis and aspire to be one some day πŸ˜… (maybe). So who knows, maybe I'll look back in a year and realize how far I've come.
After a rough week, thoughts about dropping out of this prep and other health issues, I had absolutely no desire to head to the gym today. Procrastinated as long as I could but finally got my ass there and I'm so happy that I did. Renewed my motivation for this prep and ready to bring the best that I can.
Dead πŸ’€ Lifting from the other day just trying to keep up with the guys lol. WOD: METCON: 21, 15, 9 muscle snatch/KB swings EMOM 10 mins: power clean/deadlift AMRAP 8 mins: push press 6/chin ups 6
Check-ins haven’t been going as planned lately πŸ™ Not totally sure why but I'm realizing how much, little sleep & stress can affect the body. Coach says it's time to be selfish now for the rest of prep, and I think he's right. Time to kick it into high gear 🐎.

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