I’m gunna start off by getting straight to the point. After I leave it all on the table, floor, out on the stage in 2 weeks time i’ve made the decision to move back home away from Kansas City for awhile for personal reasons. With that being said things have not been easy lately. Life doesn’t ever stop for anybody. But even with that being said I can say with confidence that I’ve never worked harder before in my entire life. I once heard a quote from a great man saying “It’s not about hard you can hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done” this quote has never been more true than it is now. I’ve taken some hits but it’s never once kept me from going forward. My drive has never been stronger and I’ve never been more motivated
With this being said back to prep. I can once again say with confidence this is the best I’ve ever looked. I’ve taken criticism from my last show and busted my butt to bring them up. They said i needed to be leaner, more lower lat development, more back thickness, more hamstring separation. Well fuck a duck, look at that. It ain’t fucking perfect but shit I brought those fuckers up and we still got two weeks to get leaner and dryer and get rid of this water. #thisisntevenmyfinalform I’ve worked on posing, critiqued myself to death and can’t wait to do battle October 6th. I’ve been pretty quite but i’m prepared to make some noise. Those who have been there and supported me unconditionally I fucking love you! This contest is dedicated to all of you who have never lost faith in me. I’m gunna make you all proud!
This was probably my favorite look from my Day Boot styling challenge, and I can’t wait to wear it again and again. I’ve got some Weekend Links up on the blog and wishing you all a happy break! 😘 #AllDamnDay#DamnGoodDenim#tradlandswornwell
Wore this to an all-day work training yesterday. Most of the professional settings I work in require something in between casual and business casual. I find that a formula of: plain shirt and/or sweater, dark rinse jeans or pants, and slightly dressy shoes or (in some settings) clean white sneakers works pretty well for that. These loafers are favorites of mine to that end. I have had them for years, and though there was an initial break-in period, they have softened over time and now can be worn all day comfortably. They have also held up surprisingly well in the rain- I think the break in period speaks to their durability. I especially like them because they take a very simple outfit from weekend to all-day training without a lot of extra effort. What do you typically wear to work (work at home counts, too!)? Do you have a formula that works really well for you? (I’m sure you all want to think about this on a Friday 😂). Hope you’re heading into a good weekend!
// @babaaknitwear cardigan, natural no. 18 //
// @everlane microrib tee, grey, m //
// @everlane cheeky jean, black, 27r //
// @everlane modern loafers, mine are tts but size up if you don’t have narrow feet //
DAY BOOTS 🌞
A very gigantic thank you to the folks at @everlane for letting me try the brand new Day Boot! Today I'm going to to find out if they can really go #alldamnday in my non-glamorous life of public transportation, an office job, and dog walking, and then I'll post a full review up on the blog this weekend. .
Initial impressions: SO PRETTY, leather like butter, doesn't really feel like a heel. Toe box is a little tight and I am VERY nervous about scuffing them. Questions? ⬇️
Wearing head-to-toe Everlane today because I am an unashamed fan-girl. Silk blouse in black (thrifted, no longer in stock but they'll probably release a similar version in the new clean silk line), Easy Chinos in ochre (back in stock now!), and Day Boots in black (c/o Everlane). Bag is vintage Dooney & Bourke.
When I saw all of the incredible NEW fall additions from Everlane, I knew I had to go check them out in person! Everlane is a San Francisco clothing and accessories company, founded in 2010. Primarily an online retailer, Everlane has only two physical locations — one in New York + their SF flagship in the heart of The Mission. What makes Everlane such a special company is its commitment to ethical production and pricing transparency. They have created a brand of closet essentials, with great attention to detail and high quality craftsmanship + materials. Everlane has recently launched their Authentic Stretch Denim Collection + Boss Shoe Collection. And of course, their Day Boot is a fall must-have. Check out all the details in @thegoldengategirl stories! ⬆️
Where did you begin? I fully committed to being a videographer when I did 2 full-time jobs in the summer of 2001. I worked from 11pm-5pm (not a typo) and slept and ate in between. I’d practically sleep through the whole weekend but I had all the money I needed to buy my first set of video gear. #hustle#video#videographer#work#alldamnday#beginnings#edit#Repost @shenandoah.fit
You just need to start... Remember us from South Braddock Street?
Everyone starts somewhere and for us, the start was 6 years ago on South Braddock Street. (hear our story below)
Whether it's starting a new fitness journey or starting a fitness business, we all start somewhere.
When you start something new, it may not be the perfect environment.
When you start something new, it may not be comfortable or easy.
When you start something new, you may not know what you're doing.
But starting something new allows you the opportunity to learn and grow.
Learning and growing allows you to become a better version of yourself.
And just like how we've learned how to best serve our community over the years, you can learn how to best serve your body by starting at Shenandoah.Fit
You may be scared to start your health journey but we are here to help.
Where you are today isn't where you will be in the future... ...as long as you start.
Welcome to the best hour of your day.
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These past 2 weeks have been very significant for the Jewish religion ✡️ Last week was #RoshHashana the Jewish new year and today is #YomKippur a day of atonement.
I won’t go into a history lesson here, but the reason I speak about it is because Jewish or not, we can all use a day to reflect on the past, and maybe set an intention for something we want to work on during the next few weeks, months, or year.
I spend a lot of time telling my students to live in the right here and right now - not to dwell on what did or did not happen in the past or focus too much on what’s new or what’s next.
This is the intention I’m setting. To enjoy every moment. Be here and now. Live in the present. Share your intention with us 🌟 #chitourguide
Wearing these boots #AllDamnDay . Link in bio to shop – plus, read our founder @alisharamos's story on simple ways to find calm during a busy day. 🙏 (On the journal now!) #selfcare ⠀