✨Happy girls are the prettiest✨ .
For years, I was an expert at positioning myself in pictures to make me look best. Knee popped, hand on hip, turn to the side, tilt my head, angle behind the person beside me- I knew ALL the tricks! Now I don’t have to become a contortionist when pictures are taken of me. I look at pictures of myself and I like what I see. It’s not because I’ve lost 15 pounds or toned up- it’s because there’s a SPARKLE in my eye again. It’s because I’M HAPPY! I feel comfortable with myself and it shows!
Everyone deserves to feel this happiness and confidence. Every girl should LOVE what she sees in the mirror. I’ve been at the place where I didn’t, and I reached out. I asked for help, I worked on myself and it’s paid off. I wanna help you girl. Reach out to me and let’s help you love the girl in the mirror 💕
I used to never understand how people made gym selfies look good and BA, because I always looked ridiculous whenever I even tried to pose in front of a mirror. But then I realized, in key to looking like a bad ass at the gym and in your gym selfies is that you must have a 🍑. 😉 Ladies don’t be afraid to get uncomfortable with your food intake and training to grow the booty🍑🙌🏼
I’m my opinion, I want this platform for people to share with others. What I mean by that is that I want to share motivation and encourage those that may not have the blueprint of their life all the way figured out and to help them figure it out. My life has been a struggle in my earlier years, but it was all a challenge to see who I’d become. I would like to say I have overcome one of the hardest parts til this day. From that, now I’m all about giving and helping others in anyway I can. Anyone that I associate with will become successful. What success means to me is becoming genuinely happy with life no matter what you’re doing! Lets get it my peeps!
A large component of injury recovery is functionality. 🔸Specifically in regards to stability and balance. If you can deadlift 2x+ your bodyweight easily but can’t balance on one leg, you probably need to go back and fix something.
🔸Personally I’ve experienced symptoms of extreme sciatica in my left leg, and as a result my left hamstring has significantly atrophied. Consequently I lost a lot of stability in that leg. I am drilling in more Bodyweight movements that trigger these balance issues to rebuild not only the muscle but also my confidence in that leg in other heavier compound lifts!
Glute activation 🍑
Why activate your glutes?
Simple , because most of the time you’re sitting so your glutes are inactive. 🍑
If your glutes aren’t activated properly they won’t be prepared to handle the exercise as well or transfer the stress to other muscle groups
Loving my @alphalete leggings!! 🙌💪🏼 Thank you @christianguzmanfitness for letting me use @officialalphaletegym for all my filming!! 🤗 Stay tuned for what we filmed there!! 📽 Also, remember tomorrow is the @alphalete launch in case you're wanting to grab a pair of leggings like these!
Being able to earn an exclusive party AND treat one of my rockstar coaches to some INSANE VIP action is more than I could have ever imagined.
So blessed to be a part of a company that allows me to be my own boss, created my own success, + get rewarded for how hard we work.
OH! And the celebrity photo ops are a pretty sweet perk! Hey there @autumncalabrese + @joelfreemanfitness ! Thank you for changing our lives!
Why did I want to become a personal trainer? It wasn’t to get rich, if that’s what you thought 😂
I wanted to show girls that they don’t always have to be pretty and perfect. You’re allowed to make weird ass lifting faces. You can grunt when shit is tough. And yes, YOU CAN SWEAT.
You can be a girly girl and gym rat at the same time. On most days, I look like a wet rag but I get dressed up and feel like a princess too!
You don’t have to be cute at the gym. Yes, wear your cute outfits if you want, but you can also show up in your 7th grade track uniform because WHO CARES?! You come to the gym to WORK, not to preform mating rituals.
Most importantly, I want girls to know how to stick up for themselves when asshole men try to put them down. When guys try to spot me without being asked, I make it rudely clear that I did not ask for their help. When some dumbass says “you’re gonna break your back lol” on my bench post, I let them know how uneducated they are. Women are fucking bad asses and I’ll spend my career showing them that 💪🏼
What would you tell your younger self?
Taylor, you are going to go through a lot of shit in that head of yours. You don’t know it yet, but you have extreme anxiety and depression. It really throws a wrench into your childhood. You’ll remember a helluva lot of bad times: panic attacks, crying, getting sick. But those around you won’t let you forget the good times: even with puke on your shoes, you still had friends (god knows why). School will be what seems like a never ending mental trauma for you. But, you made it. When you didn’t think you’d make it to high school, you did. When you didn’t think you’d make it to college, you did. When you really wanted to drop out, you didn’t. You stayed to get that bachelors degree, even though we didn’t finish my MAT program. After college, you were diagnosed with a lifelong condition that will affect your life and how other’s see you. One day you’ll tell everyone- that day is not today. You are so much stronger than I could have ever imagined myself of being. I have had so many moments in my life where I wanted the world to end. I have scars to show the hardships that ensued. I continue to persevere. I am immensely proud of who I am today, but I never would have made it without being the hot mess express child that I was. I know I will continue to deal with all my conditions. Though treated, they’re never gone. Keep your head up, T, you made it.
Now, what would you tell your younger self?
I love summers but it gets super rough when the heat makes my body feel bloaty and swollen, looking huge lol. Idk if it’s just me but hot weather makes me super hungry and crave sugar like crazy 🙃. My diet has been okay but can’t lie... I’ve had soft serve at least once the last two weeks. Should I feel guilty? Idk. But what I have punished my body with the most this week is alcohol. Omg. I HATE alcohol so much. I’m super light weight because I rarely drink it, only a cocktail or two for a work function or happy hour a few times a year. I feel like most of my friends just want to drink since it’s hot outside. Yesterday, I tried to loosen up and drink a little and I ended up almost throwing up not from the quantity but from mixing!!! I got a hangover one hour after drinking which was crazy. Today... I felt like 💩 but forced myself to do cardio/abs to sweat some of this alcohol out. While working out, I definitely didn’t feel too good about myself. Since I started lifting, I’m going through the “bulk” unintentionally where my muscles are growing and I’m looking bigger. I lifted my shirt up while on the treadmill and was discouraged by my bloated stomach and rough looking legs. I don’t have cellulite but since I started doing squats, I see the fat deposits spread out to different areas... hm. Anyways, at least I did a 2-miler and 4 ab exercises. I’m trying to enjoy my summer as much as I can. Going to the big Apple tmr to have a matcha dessert binge so that’s why I worked out on a Friday today lol. I think after July 4th, I will start cutting until Labor Day weekend. Developing that plan in my mind until then... #ranting#workout#fitness#fitnessgirl#fitnessmotivation#summerbody#bloated#thicklegs#thickthighs#fitnessfriday#fitnessjourney#thoughts#cardio#abs#absworkout#treadmill#imweak#muscle#tone#bulk#needtocut#sweat#slowlybutsurely#staypositive#instafit#girlswholift#workhard#work#fitspiration
6.22.18 Never judge anything until you know more information. I left this gym 3 different times feeling like it didn’t fit my needs compared to the other gym I had been going to. Today I found myself wrong. There are 3 factors of this gym that I overlooked and have now made the decision today that this will now be my main gym. It took me over a year to figure this out. Better late than never. I’m excited! #gymmotivation#betterlatethennever#girlswholift#girlswithmuscle
Me...me.... and also me post-run😆.
Ok so the pic on the left clearly isn’t my most flattering.... but it’s me so Idc. Insta doesn’t have to be all “best pose” “best caption” all the time. The challenge is to be you in a world that is trying to make you want to be like everybody else🤔.
I havnt been eating on point everyday but I’m trying to get back into my routine. Abs aren’t as defined as they are some days but I’m cleanin up the diet and I still see progress every week. Off to grab some meal prep supplies🙌🏻 Happy Friday All!