On the 12th day of Christmas, I was able to volunteer at the annual “Big Season of Service Day”at my Church. We completed 12 Different Projects. I wrote Christmas Cards and separated Christmas Gifts for the kids at Silver Spring School. .
Silver Springs – Martin Luther School inspires hope through education, healing, and specialized support for children and their families facing emotional and behavioral difficulties. .
I took the opportunity to pray over each card and gift that each child will receive. #BeBrave#BigSeasonofService#everyonedeservesagiftonchristmas#misspajrhigh2019#mhsapageants#roadtonationals#roadtolittlerock @pennsylvaniajhcapageant @misshighschoolamerica
74 kilos... about 6 kilos under my best. I hit my opener of 70kg with ease. I jumped to 74kg with the hopes of hitting that with the same ease. On the first attempt at 74kg (first video), I strained my back standing up the clean. I lost my core strength. I had a soft elbow on the jerk because my core couldn’t stay tight. I walked off the platform and knew my options were to attempt another lift and hope I didn’t make my back worse or to be happy that I achieved my goal of earning a total and walk away. I chose to attempt another lift (second video) with the encouragement of @amerikain and @rachel_lesorgen. I walked back out on the platform, this time with pain. I left it all out there. I was relieved to see the three white lights! My goals are shifting. I know what I’m capable of achieving and I’m looking forward to continuing this journey! 📹 @rachel_lesorgen #a1crossfit#crossfit#a1barbellclub#49kgweightlifter#standownsquad#standown#unbrokendesigns#aofinals#cleanandjerk#jackedlikejen#girlswholift#weightlifter#weightliftingisfun#roadtonationals
Provavelmente um recorde pessoal de repetições com essa carga, mas principalmente um recorde pessoal de uma sequência de treinos bem sucedidos... não me lembro de uma temporada mais atribulada no trabalho e mesmo assim cada treino parece tirar o que tenho de melhor, pode não ser o melhor esperado, mas certamente é o melhor disponível!! Obrigada coach @oishi_powerlifting pela maestria e impecável planejamento. Sem esquecer nunca da @nutriskinbrasil que mantém esse “saco de pé” e essa máquina movendo-se, obrigada! Bora!
Ryan’s butt seemed like the logical cover for this video. Here’s 545 on my broken hip. Thanks to @weightlifting_doc and @jesscabac for gluing me back together. Pain is a difficult thing. It’s frustrating and you leaves you confused - do you rest or push through it. The answer is different for everyone but remember pain is temporary and to try to find variations or RPEs that allow you to still train.
What is your “why?”
My mother, my first friend, my best friend, my forever friend. She is MY “why.” My mother has always been the biggest cheerleader at all events throughout my childhood and currently. If my mom is able, she will be on the sidelines screaming louder than any other parent or spectator. I’m lucky is an understatement. This weekend I competed in another powerlifting competition where I finished 1st in my weight class, but I finished the day with an unsuccessful deadlift, attempting to set a new state record. My mother is in this video in the left upper section, you can clearly tell that my mother gets excited when I am happy and doing what I love, but even more so when I am fighting for something that means so much to me. My mom has always been proud of me, and I will continue to do everything in my power to keep her proud. I love you to the moon and back mama.
P.S. MY MOM IS SO CUTE! 😍
Finding your “why” won’t always be easy, and you may not know what your why is right away. One thing I know for sure, once you find your why, you will be more careful and selective about your daily actions. ♥️
While snatches went decent enough this past weekend, clean & jerks were a major disappointment. In hindsight though, I probably didn't earn them to be anything more than that.
My poor clean & jerk performance on Saturday was indicative of my lackluster preparation for this meet.
In the months leading up to the open, my mind was scattered, my focus was nonexistent, my lifts were sloppy, and my training inconsistent. I let life get in the way. Not an excuse, just a statement of fact. ****
Because of all this, my conditioning was not where it needed to be. I was exhausted after snatches, but there was little time to recover as I had to get right into my clean and jerk warm ups immediately following.
I rushed through my warm ups, never getting the chance to settle in to my technique, and it showed when I had to walk out on the platform.
I knew my opener at 155kg was sloppy, but I thought it would be enough for 2 white lights. Instead I got a no lift call.
Already pissed with myself, my second attempt was even worse and I missed the jerk completely.
When it came time for my third attempt, I was severely frustrated, but knew I could not allow a repeat of the 2016 AO. So I went out and stuck the jerk at 155, a far cry from my goal of finally making the jerk at 165 in competition.
Despite all this, there were some positives... with a 290kg total, I qualified for nationals for the first time in my life (grant it, not as satisfying as my 297 total as a 94kg lifter that only actually weighed 89).
So with new opportunities come new goals. I have might sights set on a 300+ total at nationals in May. ****
If you've taken the time to read this far (first, thank you), please know that none of the above is a complaint. I accept responsibility for the outcomes I reach in life. I will continue to set the bar high for myself because every day is a new opportunity to grow and become better. ****
I am grateful for my experiences this past weekend. Looking forward to getting back on track in the months to come! 💪🏻🏋🏻
#roadtonationals #@aspireweightlifting @aspireathleticperformance
#usaw # #weightlifting#snatch#clean#jerk
We are very excited to announce that we have officially paid and registered for JAMZ Nationals in Las Vegas next month! We qualified with our score at the JAMZ Diamondback Championship last weekend. Thank you to everyone that donated to our team to make this possible! #SVELITE#Royalty#Nationals#roadtonationals#searchfortheCROWN
Half the guts ...... ALL the glory!!! 🙌🏼🏆 the last 12 YEARS of my life have been HELL... wanting to die.... HELL... I NEVER gave up tho.... I knew SOMEDAY it would get better.... LOOK AT ME NOW! It DOES get better y’all!!!! All my people with autoimmune diseases ... there is life to be lived.... If you’re suffering from depression .. don’t give up... keep going... if you’re in pain.... don’t give in don’t let it control you.. if you have anxiety .. take a deep breath and think of something that brings you peace... then keep going... I’m not in pain anymore but depression and anxiety are a big part of my life tho no one would ever know.... I fight it and I fight it hard! I’m no one special... I don’t have anything you don’t have.... you have more guts than me actually 😉 if I can do this... YOU CAN TOO!!!! Don’t quit. (That 2 day old competition tan with bronzer lol.... we know it looked amaze balls for the show tho!) @kyle_b_photography @foxfitnesstx @justaddbronze @tx_bodybuilding
So probably gonna be a long post, so what! Read it anyways. Little different #transformationtuesday . This popped up in my memories on FB. I usually don’t talk about my personal life or go too deep into things, but this picture moved me to do so. I took this exactly 3 years ago. I may have been smiling in the picture, but my heart was shattered. I was going through personal issues. This was a little after a year when my mom died and my 4 1/2 year relationship had ended, not well. I was emotionally and mentally destroyed. When I took this picture, I had stopped eating. I didn’t eat for days and would workout. I wanted to die. I thought things could be repaired and I tried for 8 more months, but that only left more damage to my mental and emotional health which led to turning on my body. I knew I had to leave and finally got the courage to leave. There was an immediate peace, but I still struggled. It took my heart and mind a LONG time to heal and there are days I still get mad, but now at the end of the day, I have peace in my heart and spirit. Just because it’s not physical (which did happen too) doesn’t mean it’s not abuse. It’s ok to leave. It’s better to be alone and love yourself then be with someone who doesn’t love you. Who makes you feel like you are never enough. And through it all, I’m not damaged. I still want to love and have faith in love. Most of all, I found how to love myself again. I have forgiven him and did try to be friends with him, but I felt I was being dragged back to the same negative mental place I had. I had to accept that you can forgive someone and not have them in your life. I truly hope this helps someone. Please know you are not alone and you are worth more than what you’re being told.
Steady progression is what the grinds all about.
Every year after my first, I’ve managed to keep pushing myself to gain 10lbs more than the previous years bulk (this time with @nbono07 helping me brake plateaus). Last year was 200 and right now we’re sitting around 208-210lbs so we’re right on track. Plenty of people think there’s some magic that gets involved with altering the body but all you need to do is whatever the f*ck your body needs to see the desired results.
You wanna bulk up, EAT UP. You already eat “everything” and don’t gain weight, well eat everything twice. 😳🤯 But honestly get on top of your macros and training and things will actually come together nicely. #NFGU 🐺
Coach: @nbono07 🧬
Action>Talk 🖤💛 This off season through the holidays has been nothing short of rough. I have ate a lot of sweets, drank a lot of beer, and skipped all things cardio. Recently I took some front/back shots just to see where I'm at and whoa... that was an eye opener.
I think the real problem is that I'm terrified. I'm terrified of success... boy does that sound dumb or what? But it's true. I have finally got Nationally Qualified and ready to step on a big girl stage... where I can compete to earn what I really thought was never possible but would be super cool to have... a Pro Card..... and I am shitting the bed. Why? Because who am I to deserve a Pro Card? At least that's what I've been asking myself. So for that reason alone I have been slacking big time. 🤦🏽♀️ Yesterday I read some of my book Miracle Morning and got a fire lit under this booty. Now I have quite a bit until I complete again but it's time to take action and responsibility. Off season is not for fun and games and cookies. It's about growth physically and mentally and is just as important as a prep.
So... don't talk about it, be about it! If this is also you start right now! No other time is better to start than the present. I am blessed to have a great brand to help fuel my success, a great coach that makes sure I am ok physically and mentally, and my support system at home. Time to make them and myself proud.