Welp! I've decided to finally do it 🙃 Its only taken me a little over a year but I've finally decided to start a Youtube channel 📺! I'm super excited about it and ready to be my creative and spunky self for the world to see 😂. Id totally love to hear any suggestions you guys have for video ideas or anything of the sort! . . 1st video/intro will be up sometime next week!
Hello Winter ❄️
Nothing more than bed head, baby abs and me being proud of where I'm at mentally and physically.
Slightly died yesterday 💀. 8x4 on cleans, squats and deadlifts = death.
“You can only grow if you're willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." . . The movement of a snatch is still awkward/different to me but I've been learning to enjoy it.
Cardio sesh finisher 💦 . . Single arm kettlebell snatch 10x/per arm Kettlebell swings 10x
Soooo... I haven't posted in a solid min 😬🤷🏼♀️ 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 💪🏼 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 🙌🏼), 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 🙃... 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!! 💪🏼
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? 🤔
Trying to balance in the sand is a lot harder than I thought 😂🤷🏼♀️. 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 😅 (maybe). So who knows, maybe I'll look back in a year and realize how far I've come.
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