People I know have asked if I can write something up to help them lose weight or get strong. As much as I would love to help, I’m not in the position to do so at the moment. If you’re really interested, I can guide you to the right person to assist you. I strongly believe that before you become a leader, success is about growing yourself. In time when you are the leader, success is about growing others.
Bodyweight is going down and bench is staying strong 👌
It always surprises me how far I've come - from dreaming about benching bodyweight to being able to rep it for casual sets of 10
I’m back! Yeah, again. Life has been nothing but crazy since I got pregnant. Complicated pregnancy, 37 hours of labor and 4.5 hours of pushing a child out of my body, gallbladder removal after half a dozen attacks a week for a month, and now my baby has medical issues. If I can make it through the day, that’s a huge accomplishment right now.
I hope to be getting back to training (semi) regularly when my husband isn’t playing soldier in the field for months on end.
I was surprised by how effortless this workout was. I expected to flop on the floor like a fish, but I challenged myself with 3x5s, and it was just what I needed. Started with 115lb squats and 155lb deadlifts. Slowly but surely working towards my goal of competing at raw nationals before I get too weak to do it. 😈
“How did you start to fall in love with yourself?” ➖
I started by realizing that I already AM the vision I have for myself, but instead of trying to mold myself into that vision and failing time and time again, I needed to realize everything surrounding me, everything I was holding onto that didn’t fit that vision. Those were the things I needed to change, things I needed to chip away at. ➖
So I challenged myself to let go of self inflicted fears, to let go of fears and insecurities placed in my mind by bogus societal standards as well. I challenged myself to try the things I had always turned away from but was naturally good at. ➖
I allowed myself to be challenged. I allowed myself to break down through the struggles so that I could build myself back up. I allowed myself to realize how amazing it was to love what my body CAN DO instead of what my body looks like. I fell in love with my mind, my curiosities, my heart. ➖
That’s how I fell in love with myself. I allowed myself to enjoy freedom to be exactly who I am meant to be. Wild, messy hair, loud, goofy, caring, emotional, strong, resilient, bigger than life, free spirited, ETC... NEVER. GOING. TO. FIT. INTO. ANY. BOX. ➖
I saw the vision of who I am, who I’ve always been meant to be, and chipped away everything that did not belong. ➖
and then I met ME and fell in love. ➖
now when I see myself I don’t recognize myself as the version I’ve seen so many times, this version is now blooming into that vision I saw. And as I’ve realized it more and more each day. Because now my vision is meeting my reality. ➖
It just takes time, perseverance, focus, reflection, dedication... wherever you are on your journey: DO NOT STOP. ➖ 🖤💪🏼🖤 #motivation#motivationmonday#selflove#selfcare#strong#strongwomen#strongwoman#strongman#womenwholift#strongmantraining#liftingchangedmylife#grrrlarmy#grrrl#grrrls#grrrlpower#grrrlstrong
🦄🦄🦄 GRRRL 🦄🦄🦄
Nothing better on a Tuesday then my new @grrrl_clothing outfit and some axle! .
If these pants don’t make you happy I’m not sure anything will 🤣😍
Use: Unicorngrrrl for a discount at the checkout .
LEG DAY BITCHES!! I freakin LOVE deadlifts!!! So I warmed up with some squats and moved on to some floor work. I have to admit, it felt pretty great, too!!! The big 3 are still my favorites. I started this journey in a power lifting gym and I guess it’s where my ❤️ still is because these 3 classic lifts just always feel good! I’m never going to be that skinny girl, but that’s ok with me! I can pick up heavier shit like this!! #iam1stphorm#duespaid#legionofboom#1stphorm#strongnotskinny#strongisbeautiful#grrrl#warriorfitness
Joining in with #onoffgrrrl#grrrl#grrrlarmy here’s mine! When I’m on, I’m a powerlifter, premed student, and introvert so any kind of dressing up and going out requires major mental energy for me. My off switch is staying at home, preferably in a hoodie, and in bed or cuddling on the couch with my hubby and kiddos.
“A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and winks”. I wanted a warrior to remind me that I’m always stronger than I think. I never thought I would be able to do the things that I do know. I have trained in Muay Thai and traded a few punches. I have lifted more than I thought possible and I have traveled out of my comfort zone. I am a warrior in my own way.
5th set of 5 @ 115(55%). My dear pal started recording late.
Week 2 started today.
Weight moved easily, like it should. Had zero motivation to get in there today.
I’ve been having a lot of good days, but today I’m just feeling off. Still got the work done though.
Last weeks Amrap sesh 💀⚡💀
Squat amrap 80kg 👹
Too out of breath at the end 💦
Deadlifts at 85kg were not having it. Onwards n upwards hopefully they move forward soon. Big up to team #britishbarbell crew for the best support, advice, spotting, and ofcourse best stock of sweets🍡🍬🍑 👊🙌
Sono rimaste solo le ultime 2 t-shirt frullale super scontate sullo shop (link in bio, @eilish_gioielli ). Direi che sono il modo migliore per affrontare il lungo inverno che ci aspetta 🙌
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Io realizzo gioeilli, punto. E questo voglio fare da oggi fino a che ne avrò modo. Ma la possibilità di ideare anche altri accessori, avvalendomi di collaborazioni con altri artigiani, é una cosa che mi piace moltissimo e mi mette in moto il cervello. Pensare ad una collezione, dove i gioielli sono i protagonisti, ma dove poter anche aggiungere altri accessori nello stesso mood che la completino, mi piace da matti.
Ho sempre avuto un concetto molto personale di "moda": penso di aver seguito la massa solo negli anni delle medie, dove omologarsi era indispensabile per sentirsi accettati. Per il resto mi son sempre voluta distinguere, ho sempre preferito un capo che mi facesse sentire a mio agio e felice anche se datato, più che uno alla moda ma in cui mi sentivo inadatta.
Il mio mondo é fatto di colore, ironia... é pop e un po' kitsch, che non guasta mai 🤣, e vorrei riuscire a riportarlo in delle collezioni sempre più mie, sempre più complete e che sappiano meravigliarvi e farvi sorridere.
psyched to be hanging with @radiofreebk tonight! if you've ever wondered what glitter sounds like, tune in at 8 pm to catch us doin our thang on @therodenthour 🐀✨🐁
Sometimes I do shit that surprises even myself 😂🤯 pretty sweet to have some of these moments captured on video thanks to Truck @zen4sirhc! Thankful that my body still moves and operates the way that I need it to after some of these hits 😅.
Resultados del CONCURSO — HA SIDO DIFICIL PERO YA HEMOS DECIDIDO! 👍🏽Aquí los nombres de los monilos y monilas que se llevan una entrada doble 🎟🎟:
🏅 @koldinger - Bilbo! Por su palabra “manilapuleitors” (of my heart)
🏅@helenagredawiles - Pamplona! Por “Manila Parker Bowles” .
🏅 @pepe_daudi - Castellò! Por “enmanilao, obsesionado, engorilado con The Mani-las”
🏅Manu Rubio - Donosti! Por “manilmía, qué cosas se os ocurren”
🏅@sperela - Madrid! Por su palabra “maniler” y por su otra palabra “manilanders” (habitantes del planeta Manila)
🏅 @potierrez - Burgos! Por “manihilistas” .
🏆BARCELONA: es gratis, así que tenéis entrada tod@s, pero recordamos grandes palabras como “manilocomio” (@lauraheadshe ) “manilomano” (Neus Herrador), etc etc y podéis venir al escenario a gorronearnos cerveza si queréis! .
Lo mismo para @anitamunlet en Oñate, también es gratis, pero “me manichifláis” nos ha emocionado profundamente y nuestra cerveza es tu cerveza. .
VLC, sois unas genios, @madamebluesy nos creó nuestro propio “maniland” y @montypeiro instauró la “Manila persecutoria”. Esperamos que finalmente salga una fecha en oh vuestra majestuosa ciudad
@choco_lino nos propone manilavillosas pero no sabemos de donde es, como ocurre con otro@s creador@s que nos han manilivillado con su inventiva pero no nos han dicho a dónde querrían venir a vernos. .
GRACIAS A TUTTI POR PARTICIPAR, MANILAÑANA SOLTAREMOS OTRA BOMBA! STAY TUNED!
Con cariño y amanilimor,
Mariana, Maika y Olaia, the Manila Hermanilas 🌴🌴🌴🌴
@littletank thank you!!! "Don't judge my body for what it's capable of...by what it looks like. Show us your off & on switch - it can be kicking, lifting, pushing, pulling, throwing, fighting, running, whatever your ON switch looks like to you.
Share your fierce goddess energy with the hash tags :
So this is me. Kirsten to some, Mum to 2, LittleTank to others.
I'm a parent, Other Half to my man, strength coach and a pretty straight forward kinda person.
My ON switch in the picture is me pulling one of the Dinnie Stones. In 24 years of training I have done quite a lot and I continue to evolve and do more.
Strength training is who I am. It is hardwired and I'm pretty sure if my DNA was broken down you'd see I'm almost 100% Gym Rat.
This is one of my personal fav ab supersets🙌🏻
Hit this for 20 reps each then rest for 1 min then repeat a minimum of 3 times.
All these need to be slow and controlled- I edited the video for IG and sped things up for time constrictions.
⚀8 lb weighed weave through scissor kicks
⚁Sit ups >180 degrees. X20
Be slow when lowering yourself to the ground. This is an advanced sit up that lengthens the eccentric portion of this exercise, and really pushes you past your normal limits. .
⚂Weighed sit up to standing. X20
Keep your feet planted and your core tight and engaged throughout this entire set. .
⚃Around The World Plank on Buso ball.
X10 spin forearms clockwise
Really try and keep your 🍑 down during this exercise and keep your feet planted. It's hard. But push through👊🏻
Sweatpants and sweat shirt are from @vspink🦄
Hijab is from a bazar in @istanbul ✈ #motivationmonday#abguide#absworkout#royalblue
As you guys probably saw on my story the other day, I said YES to the dress!! 👰❤️ which is soso exciting and omg I love it so much I didn't want to take it off 😂😍 It was a super fun experience getting to try on different styles of dresses and since I went in with my mindset that dress sizes are all over the place it was easier grabbing anywhere from my "normal" size to 6 - 8 sizes up 🙌
The designer of dress I went with runs small so on top of it already being a bigger size that "normal", I also have to get it taken out in the hip area 🍑 which also didn't bother me one bit!! It was all going great until the seamstress reminded me to try to watch myself over the next bit 🤦 She didn't say it in a rude, judgemental, or malicious way but I realized that oh my goodness I really need to ensure my body stays pretty much the same 😣 for the next year 🤷
Though my body honestly has hardly changed in the last two years this scared the hellllll outta me. All of a sudden I found myself judging everything I eat and thinking okay I need to start eating less and better 🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅 but heck no I am not going down that road again.
Yes, I WILL eat healthier considering my diet has been horrrrrrible the last while and has consisted of too much of "treat myself" and not enough "you want to live a long, healthy life" 😂🤦 but I'm not about to start counting my macros and all of that shit again 🙅
Learning to love my body has been a rollercoaster of a journey but I will continue to ride it every single day because that is what I deserve 🙌❤️ Hope everyone had a great weekend 💃❤️ #antihighlightreel#yearofselflove#pt3#selfloveisthebestlove
If you don't follow @chibirdart you need to 🙌❤️
She is not fragile like a flower, she fragile like a bomb 🍉💪 My off switch being a new grad nurse and shared custody mum to my on switch of my new love of lifting. I use to go to gym to loose my baby weight but know I go to get physically and mentally stronger but I started liking my body for the first time in a really long time
WHAT AN AWESOME CLASS WE HAD LAST THURSDAY! We were 16 at the peak of the class, for some people it was their first class, others were able to help with the teaching.
L'autodéfense féministe et queer est essentielle dans nos vies 🔥
Merci à chaque personne qui rend le collectif possible 🙌