It may not seem like much, but there have been many ups and downs between these two pictures... Top was right as I started really getting into fitness (2013). I had an idea of what it meant to be healthy and work out, but I wasn’t AT ALL comfortable in a gym. It takes a while to be comfortable not only working out but just being yourself. Now I’m confident and can step foot in any gym and just do me. Don’t ever give up on your shot at a healthy lifestyle. #transformationtuesday#keepgrinding#nevergiveup 💪🏻
At one point I was always comparing myself to other people. I wanted to look like so and so. I doubted my training, hard work and diet because other people pushed fad diets and whatever routine they had down in the gym. I was not happy trying out stuff my body was screaming “NO” over, or training I didn’t believe in. I knew I was not a “show pony” but a working dog, so training like a show pony wouldn’t help me accomplish any of my goals.
I am currently at my happiest point with my nutrition, training, balance and body. If my body says it’s hungry, I listen. I don’t try and deplete myself of needed calories or cut carbs. Great for other people if Keto is working for them, carb cycling, being a woman below a 12% body fat and so forth. Truly, if that’s working for them I say hell yeah. 🍺
For me? I’m loving fueling my body to perform: Running faster than I did last week, achieving more tricep dips and pull ups, feeling energized during an endurance workout and not tired because I cut my carbs and calories to lower my body fat. I want to do more than just lift, but also not be a cardio queen! No one way is right, do it all. I want to look like ME! After all, the only genetics I posses are going to be mine. Instagram “fitness” (more like porno) can kiss my grits! I have balance, discipline, and I enjoy plenty of hot Cheetos and ice cream y’all. Yeah, it can be done... you can create the body you want and still eat! .
Love yourself. Work hard, do the ground work and be honest with yourself about your choices and habits. More than anything, trust the process and tell others to shove that yo-yo diet stuff up their 💩
When the weather is gorgeous and hubs asks you if you want to go for a run you grab your shoes and go! 🏃♀️ I was trying to push my pace and happy with the result 😀
That smirk on your face when you’re feeling & looking like a badass! Our summer sale is up to 40% off storewide (many sizes are running out quickly) click the link in our bio to get on the sale. Time to grab your GWL favorites 😍 #girlswholift
#transformationtuesday belly addition. 😩😂 we are still working on that thick waist and belly 😩. It’s come a long way though. Of course it has to be the LAST place for me to lose . That girl on the left .... she was tired and unhappy . The girl on the right , she still has bad days but she feels stronger and more confident . It’s going to take more hard work to get the last 30lbs off and maybe it will take another year .::: but I’m not giving up . 💪🏻
TUESDAY TIP! 🤓 REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED
Happy Tuesday EVERYONE! I was flipping through some pictures on my phone the other day and stumbled upon this one and all I could do was smile. -
This picture was taken in February during my bulking season and I remember vividly remember taking this picture. I remember the giant waffle I ate before heading to the gym that day and I remember the even larger bowl of pho I ate when i finished my lift. I remember being insanely, outrageously, over the moon excited to start this prep and to see what all of these gains would shred down to. I remember the pure joy I felt during this picture and the wonderful expectations I had for the prep to come.
I’m posting this as my Tuesday tip because I feel we often forget where It is we started and especially how excited or anxious we might have been to dive in. This prep hasn’t been easy, and more often than I care to admit, I’ve struggle with wanting to give up and shove a pizza down my face, but I didn’t. I pushed through and It wasn’t just because I have a goal or because I’m the most dedicated person out there, it’s because I remember the feeling I had before started. I remember what I was thinking and the lack of limitations I put on myself in that moment.
It’s important to remember why we started something because it will help us to keep going. To persevere, to push through, to say yes I can, to not stop, to tell that tiny voice in your head to shove It. Remember why you started, and let It help you finish.
Happy Tuesday friends! And happy remembering! 🖤
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Living my best life...just went all in on week six day 2 back and biceps of LIIFT4 ...I can’t even explain the burn my body is feeling but I know I am working my butt off to make my goals..those burpees had me gone😂😂but we have come too far to give up now...it only gets better with time and patience...these two ladies have been such a major part of my fitness journey..my crew my fit fam my fit sisters for life...we show up everyday with our crazy work hours and just kill it...no matter how long it takes we are in this...feeling amazing and just loving life and most importantly loving myself...great way to end my awesome Tuesday.. @joelfreemanfitness
Living in the moment is rough because most of the time I have to think about what’s ahead in order to ENJOY the moment
This is when you have to find balance in life between “work” and “play” but even then you’re so tired you can’t find the motivation!
This is the first genuine week I’ve had off in over a year between school and work and other things popping up. I’m trying to just enjoy some downtime while I look for a job and figure out where I want my life to go but I can’t help but feel like in need to be doing more. I started fitness coaching because I wanted to turn what I loved into a way to help other people find their best selves, but I can’t help but feel that I’m supposed to be doing more faster. But then I think about what if I’m not good enough or if I’m disappointing people. But I just have to say STOP ✋🏻!!!
When my head spins out of control, you have to remember that if you ever want to be there and show up for other people, you have to show up for yourself first! I turn to where I’ve written down why I wanted to start and COMMIT to my fitness journey and if kicks my butt in gear!
I’ve been a little lazy, but I’m going to enjoy it! But I’m also working on job applications and fitness coaching as well as kick butt at my own fitness journey!
I have a lot coming this week for so stay tuned!!
Don't ever let anyone bring you down to their low level of shittyness. You are better than that. Enemies will always try to find a way to create the LIE of doubt by trying to shoot you down all because they are jealous of something about you. What sucks is when people who come from a similar cultural background try to do it to you instead of showing support. Be aware of WHO IS FOR YOU AND WHO IS AGAINST YOU, because to not know is damaging to your spirit. Know who your true haters are. Not everyone who follows you is your supporter. They are enemies in disguise posing as supporters.
Never be afraid to fail, because failure is the best experience and teacher in life. You don't fail because of the trolls; you fail because it is meant for you to learn a lesson from it and develop the drive to be successful the next time around. Succesful and wealthy people have failed a number of times before they even saw success. Most importantly, they did not let something such as trolls throw them off balance.
The most dangerous thing that you can do is let these trolls take over to where they make numerous attempts to put you down so that you feel bad about yourself just like how they ALREADY feel bad about themselves. Never stoop to their level so that doubt sinks in because that's where these bitches want to see you. NO, FUCK THAT! You keep moving forward. 🔝🔝🔝🔝🔥🔥🔥
Back on my grindddd ladies and gents 💀 I wish I had something something super motivational to share with y’all but all I’ve got is that I made it to the gym today and trained legs when I really didn’t want to....so yeah no whining just winning. love, your fav outfit repeater
We were able to train today, so we decided to make up for yesterday's missed session. Squats & Deadlifts, for Deload week.
After my working sets on deads, I wanted to try something that I had seen a few others do. Compare Sumo to Convi.
225lbs Sumo vs 225lbs Convi.
The Sumo wouldn't even leave the ground lmao, and I may have pissed my pants a little. 😂
I'm a convi for liiiife... obviously! (I know I wasn't supposed to lift it, but I'll live. I pulled it once. Also, it's muted because IG sucks ass)