Jim Larsen says it best! “This is not a gentle message ;-) As a coach I watch people WANT things all day long.
But when it comes time for ACTION, they hold themselves back. I know what they're doing. They're hedging their bets as a cheap method of psychological protection. If they never really give it their all- then they can hold onto an excuse and reason for not achieving their goal. "Oh, I didn't really fail cuz I didn't really try." You also didn't get results, so how does that feel?” #micdrop#howdoyoulikethemapples#realtalk#successisachoice#rodanandfields#opportunityofalifetime
✨Nowadays what seem right is wrong and what seem wrong is right...u gotta be your own judge 💯 #FollowYourHeart
New music dropping soon check out my latest unreleased songs on SoundCloud/DonGritty 🔊
Moving on to the next phase can be the toughest decision we make! We become so familiar with our past and unfamiliar with what’s to come. But we gotta be bold enough to do it cuz time ain’t gonna wait on us💯 Don’t wait another day! Join my team TODAY! #RealTalk#DontWait#BossUp#LetsGo#WinningTeam
Flexed. Not flexed. Low rise pants. (What are those? 🤣) Remember not to compare yourself to the perfectly posed (and flexed) photos you see on social media. ❤️
After an indulgent few days from having friends from Italy in town, I’m feeling a bit puffy and bloated but I have no regrets. You can’t miss out on 95% of life just to weigh 5% less!
Something I’ve been thinking about lately that I wanted to talk to you girls about is the idea of “getting back on track”. Even though my eating has been 50/50 (if that 😬) these last few days, I don’t feel I need to get back “on track” because I was never “off track”!
A few days of enjoying time with friends who are visiting, or having a few more unplanned cheat meals than expected doesn’t mean you fell off track. Saying “I need to get back on track” every time you hit a little bump in the road or a life event comes around is the exact type of mentality that keeps people in a perpetual cycle of feeling like our efforts are never enough that we NEED to be on track 100% of the time. When, you don’t!
It can also make eating healthy/working out feel like this huge event that you need to prepare for. I often get asked, “How do I get back on track???” which implies there’s some huge roadblock, when in reality it’s just about taking things one step at a time, one day at a time. There’s no trick or magic path to getting back “on track”, it’s literally just putting one foot in front of the other, making healthy choices and moving your body.
I don’t think the phrase “getting back on track” is inherently bad or negative, but it becomes a problem when it’s used as a crutch for keeping ourselves in a cycle of always scraping to figure out how to “stay on track”. Life will have ups and downs, always! And the language we use when we talk to ourselves matters. This journey is largely a mental and emotional battle more than it is a physical one. Your body can do just about anything, it’s our minds we have to convince. #realtalk#bodylovebabes#fbggirls www.annavictoria.com/bodyloveapp
This is your #transformationtuesday#realtalk reminder
Getting from A to Z or even B isnt always a straight line, there is usually a lot of crazy in between and whatever is transforming will touch more than one piece of your life
And yet on the other side you become this amazing new person #caterpillarlife
So if your in the middle of the dark, the scary, the changing, #keepgoing bc I promise when you get to that other side you will crave another adventure like it and life will be soo beyond good 💞💞
In preparation for our upcoming immersive take on how we perceive fear in Trump’s America, we’re compiling open-source data from major cities on use of force, stop-and-frisk protocols, and racial profiling in state-by-state police departmental data for traffic stop hit rates in minority and differently abled populations. 🗃🗂
The Citizens Police Data Project is an open-source code compiling datasets, data processing scripts, and FOIA responses from Chicago PD. The product of a decade-long collaboration between University of Chicago’s Law School’s Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, it’s designed to serve as a national model for transparency. 🚨📊🚦
Internal Chicago police files document thousands of police uses of force over more than a decade. Nearly 90 percent were against people of color.⠀
A new trove of data obtained by the Invisible Institute, and presented as part of the Citizens Police Data Project, provides one of the most comprehensive looks at a big city police department’s use of force. The Invisible Institute obtained more than 67,000 “tactical response reports,” covering uses of force by Chicago police officers against adults between late January 2004 and April 2016.⠀
The data shows not only police shootings, but also thousands of regular police uses of force over more than a decade, documenting cases in which officers tackled, tased, or used other types of force on civilians.⠀
Nothing is impossible to me as long as i believe in myself...its just a thin line to become a doer from a dreamer❕i tryed it,i was on it and then for some reasons i quit,i lost myself but, never my hope....while the time was running out i was just looking without inner strenght to do something...so i have learned to depent on no one,to stand up every single time,to eliminate every single thing that brakes me and to be the only responsible for my future...
maybe every chance you got is the last one and if its true that "you are only as strong as your next move" now i have to make this fucking move count ! that's why some things will never be the same again, never.....
#nevergiveup ☚ #pieceofmine#mindset#keepitfcknreal#evolve#worldwise#realtalk#imasoldier
I’ve heard a lot of chatter about this over social media (and with my close friends) recently & I have something to say & share about this topic.
I cannot tell you how many tears I have shed over the course of my life about my Critics. Through almost every phase of my life, I have accomplished a lot because I work very hard & I believe in not wasting my talents. AND it continues to amaze me how - the better I do - how many critics appear, critics who have no clue how much it takes to put myself out there again & again. Oftentimes failing. Sometimes rising. Sometimes fighting real health issues & real life pain. And always, always leading and showing up with a big heart & love and respect and genuine support for others.
Most of the time, these critics have been women - women who see through the lens of their own insecurities & lack of perspective. Sometimes it’s men - and that’s a whole different story. I’ve learned a lot from these moments, especially in recent years. For that, I am grateful...because I’ve found a lot of ease in my life from releasing the weight of ‘I need to be loved by everyone.’ Having Critics - I know now - means I’m out there doing something. Making impact. Living my purpose. Happy.
What I want to leave you with is this: let your critics watch. Let them judge. Let them throw tomatoes. AND put them in the nosebleed section of your arena. Learn from them - because the pain you feel from their words & actions has a lesson in it. And you keep doing you - growing, trying, failing, rising, Loving, evolving. Keep the people you love & who love you back in the front row (note: these people are generally not your Instagram followers or people you feel compelled to impress). Focus on loving you & sharing your gifts with the world. Your critics will learn to do the same in their own time ♥️
Lines on the sidewalk captivate me more than most art nowadays.
Just because you partake in arts & crafts using cheap materials doesn’t make you an artist.
Doing so for personal enjoyment is acceptable...
trying to sell it to the masses is a con. Word.
Bangle party and also this amazing @lovebinetti dress is 50% off at the shop right now! We have tons of other really cute pieces to help pretend we are headed towards fall temperatures when really it’s hot as ⚽️🏀 ⚾️outside and is going to get hotter. #realtalk
Me when my 5 am workout alarm went off: Nope, going back to bed...
My brain: Don’t forget today is the first day of school.
Me: Aw, shit I better get moving...
Why is it so much easier to show up for others than it is for ourselves?! I seriously would have thrown in the towel today but I’m so happy I didn’t because...
First day of school plans:
Nutritious breakfast cooked by the hubby & boys woken up bright & early by their brand new alarm clocks and we all smile & laugh & enjoy the morning together & then I take a classic first day of school picture & everyone thinks we are a nice normal family who has their shit together.
Reality: I walk in the house after workout and everyone is still sleeping so we frantically scatter throughout the house rushing around, I cook them toaster sticks, throw PB&J sandwiches in their backpacks & hop in the car to make tracks & then I bribe them to smile big while I take a classic first day of school picture & everyone thinks we are a nice normal family who has their shit together.
"Early motivation" fu support i had a hard time dealing wit this but all i need is me nothing else..just keep working hard. the people u want support from friends or family want the talents u have so they envy or try to pull u down cuz they see u might get that ticket b4 they become successful so fu support from unsuccessful people they not record labels wit millions n billions of dollars....#realtalk#highlifemoneygang#wholelottachampshit
This journey to becoming a doctor is not easy at all. I decided to be transparent with y’all and open up about my struggles lately. What is it that keeps you going when you’re having a hard time? 🆕 link in bio 🆕