Fact: when I'm done with a fartlek run , RBF for the win in this photo shot. Also, fact: I was a state qualifier in cross country running, indoor and outdoor track. I never lost my stride.
Fartlek is Swedish for "speed play," and that is exactly what it’s all about. Unlike tempo and interval work, fartlek is unstructured and alternates moderate-to-hard efforts with easy throughout. After a warmup, you play with speed by running at faster efforts for short periods of time (to that tree, to the sign) followed by easy-effort running to recover.
Benefits: Stress-free workout that improves mind-body awareness, mental strength, and stamina.
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Story time: My first show prep last year I was too focused and too selfish. “But Justin, you have to be focused and selfish in this sport!” Yeah perhaps but when you’re a parent it’s not fair to your kids to have to sacrifice so much. While my kids support me and have been my biggest fans, I honestly should have done better as a dad. I’m a single parent and their rock. They look up to me (thankfully). I was going to the gym too much, not taking them out because “I’m too tired”, and didn’t take them to eat out because “I can’t eat there”. This wasn’t fair to them. They’re just kids. They want a dad first. After taking a step back to realize my mistakes, I’ve worked REALLY hard to find a better balance while on show prep. I try do my morning cardio while they sleep. I’m home everyday in time to make dinner and talk about their day. I take them on bike rides whenever they ask — even after a full day at work and gym. I take them out to eat at their favorite places even if I have to sit and watch them eat. I say this not to brag but to share my experience as a competitive bodybuilder who’s a parent first. I really try to make sure I’m focused on being the best version of me but that I stop and enjoy the scenery and the memories along the way. *This pic was taken tonight after I took the kids to Waffle House and then Dunkin Doughnuts and then to just drive around. Had to stop and just be in awe of the sky. Enjoyed sharing it with my kids. * #6weeksout
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I spent all day thinking about my health: how I can do better, how I'm failing. I took a handful of photos and was heartbroken at how tired my eyes were, puffy my face was- this isn't to mention the burning in my chest and throat. You have relapsed, my face tells me. How did this happen?Years of struggling as an actor, writer, and mother with PTSD, MST and bulimia have gotten to me and I feel very, very old. I was in tears when I got to end of the photos... And I saw this one. I didn't, for once, feel that I looked bad. Maybe it's just a good angle. But it made me stare at it and want, so much, to feel that way about myself all the time. I want to like myself more. Feel empowered more. I have spent 25 years hating my face and have literally written a book on my decades of body issues. I have let myself slip, and I see it- I feel it. So tomorrow, I will wake up, and will take new steps towards health and career happiness. #mentalhealth#ed#bulimia#endthestigma#veteran#actor#writer#timberlineknolls#militaryveteran
These days more people are getting sick and ending up with diseases because of horrible eating practices and poor environments. Fast food, junk food, genetically engineered foods, toxic habits like smoking cigarettes, binge drinking alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, stress stress stress! Life is already hard but we treat our bodies like they don’t matter and wonder why we have all these physical and mental problems.
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A photo of the palette knife lion paintings I winkled out of the unsuspecting folk during their art session! I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did 😆 Art is such a great therapy when you need to escape yourself or process traumatic incidents, I’m so happy that I can help these brave folk just a little bit.. #militaryveteran#military#erskine#helpforheroes
When these texts start rolling in after your 11 yo made NBC Nightly News...this kid makes me so proud and @nbcnewscrew was certainly right at how well spoken he is! Keep it up kid, you have a very very bright future ahead of you! Also, another huge huge thank you to Chris and Molly @patriots_point for making this all become a reality!! It was a pleasure to spend our day with everyone that had a hand in this project! #nbcnightlynews#11yearsold#makingmommaproud#myoffspring#risingstar#militaryveteran#usslaffey
I dropped out of College at 18. Didn’t even make it a semester. I partied a lot I also did a lot of other bad things. Never thought I would ever go back to school, hated it. Then I became an Instructor for the Air Force and it was mandatory, or I would be shunned from the pack, the “hard chargers” or “go getters” (that’s the way I looked at it) In 3 years being active duty and a professional fighter in @bellatormma and @cffcmma, I completed two associates degrees for my CCAF. Now I’m one class away from my FIRST Bachelors degree. After being out of the Air Force for going on 4 years Aug 6th, here I am, with no reason to continue my education except for........Myself!! No one else is going to do it for you. No one is going to hold your hand or motivate you. No one is going to offer you a raise because you are doing a good job, or go the extra mile. You have to look out for YOU! Learn as much as you possibly can in every facet of life. Don’t look up to instafamous people. Look up to yourself. Look up to you for motivation. Thank yourself for getting out of bed and doing something to make you live a little longer or be a little smarter or be a little stronger. Help yourself, because when it comes down to it and you have nothing to fall back on. You will wish you would have done a little more. Thank you to all the mentors I had in my career in the military. Very thankful@I was around a lot of “hard chargers” #takecareofyourself#1#learn#learning#college#motivation#motivationwednesday#myrtlebeach#militaryveteran#veterans#military#usaf
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Here's some midweek fun 😊 a few little facts about me you might not know... Let's keep it going using the hashtag #gettoknowmebetter * I joined the RAF at 18 and served for 12 years including Afghanistan * I'm building 2 "at home" businesses during my maternity leave
* I'm a massive Harry Potter fan and will make sure Lyla sees all the films when she's older
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