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#WorldMentalHealthDay

Everyone has to overcome things in their life - no matter whether it's suicidal thoughts, the loss of a loved one, divorce, redundancy, or even just breaking a bone. Yet, what all of these things have in common, is that you need to take each one at a time. A step forward is still a step forward no matter how big it is.

Between these photos there's about 5 years and just over 20kg, but there's a lot more than you can put in numbers.

If you have a problem, please speak up for the sake of yourself and others. It will be the best thing you ever do. โค
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#WorldMentalHealthDay  Everyone has to overcome things in their life - no matter whether it's suicidal thoughts, the loss of a loved one, divorce, redundancy, or even just breaking a bone. Yet, what all of these things have in common, is that you need to take each one at a time. A step forward is still a step forward no matter how big it is. Between these photos there's about 5 years and just over 20kg, but there's a lot more than you can put in numbers. If you have a problem, please speak up for the sake of yourself and others. It will be the best thing you ever do. โค . . . #health  #fitness  #wellness  #wellbeing  #suicide  #mentalhealth  #suicideprevention  #anorexia  #eatingdisorder  #disorderedeating  #bulimia  #bodyimage  #fat  #muscle  #bodybuilding  #fitfam  #fitspo  #healthandfitness  #healthandwellness  #diet  #vegan  #paleo  #gym  #transformation 
A few shots from training the other day.

Paused deadlifts @ 140kg: 4 x 2
CG Bench Press @ 70kg: 4 x 3 
@thestrengthathlete @bryce_tsa
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Some clips from yesterday's training.

127.5kg x 3 x 4 @ RPE 6. Easy money $$$. Deadlift just feels smooth as anything lately.

After that was bench @ 80kg x 3 x 6 which also felt incredibly smooth. Not easy, just smooth. Probs an RPE of 7.5.

@thestrengthathlete
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Some clips from yesterday's training. 127.5kg x 3 x 4 @ RPE 6. Easy money $$$. Deadlift just feels smooth as anything lately. After that was bench @ 80kg x 3 x 6 which also felt incredibly smooth. Not easy, just smooth. Probs an RPE of 7.5. @thestrengthathlete @bryce_tsa . . #deadlift  #fitness  #health  #healthandfitness  #powerlifting  #weightlifting  #bodybuilding  #gym  #fitfam  #fitspo  #legday  #diet  #IIFYM  #food  #instagood  #instahealth  #vegan  #paleo  #vegetarian  #plantbased  #plantfuelled  #workout  #crossfit  #progress  #bulking  #fatloss  #weightloss  #muscle  #musclegain 
Squats today @ 102.5kg x 3 x 5. 1st video =1st set. 2nd video = 3rd set.

My squats go through weird phases of feeling like a breeze and feeling extremely awkward. This was the latter. However, I'm glad that I filmed it so I could see that the bar didn't move as badly as I thought. The warm ups were all fine, it just seems to be when I get to my working weight where the troubles take hold ๐Ÿค” Managed to hit all the reps with an accidental pause on the last set so couldn't have been too bad!

@thestrengthathlete @bryce_tsa
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Squats today @ 102.5kg x 3 x 5. 1st video =1st set. 2nd video = 3rd set. My squats go through weird phases of feeling like a breeze and feeling extremely awkward. This was the latter. However, I'm glad that I filmed it so I could see that the bar didn't move as badly as I thought. The warm ups were all fine, it just seems to be when I get to my working weight where the troubles take hold ๐Ÿค” Managed to hit all the reps with an accidental pause on the last set so couldn't have been too bad! @thestrengthathlete @bryce_tsa . . . #deadlift  #fitness  #health  #healthandfitness  #powerlifting  #weightlifting  #bodybuilding  #gym  #fitfam  #fitspo  #legday  #diet  #IIFYM  #food  #instagood  #instahealth  #vegan  #paleo  #vegetarian  #plantbased  #plantfuelled  #workout  #crossfit  #progress  #bulking  #fatloss  #weightloss  #muscle  #musclegain 
3 sets of paused sumo's @ 140kg from each angle.

My deadlift lately has felt INCREDIBLE. Didn't even need caffeine. Made a coffee and only drank half.๐Ÿšซ No straps ๐Ÿšซ No belt

Shit is flying โœˆ๐Ÿฆ… @thestrengthathlete @bryce_tsa
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3 sets of paused sumo's @ 140kg from each angle. My deadlift lately has felt INCREDIBLE. Didn't even need caffeine. Made a coffee and only drank half.๐Ÿšซ No straps ๐Ÿšซ No belt Shit is flying โœˆ๐Ÿฆ… @thestrengthathlete @bryce_tsa . . . #deadlift  #fitness  #health  #healthandfitness  #powerlifting  #weightlifting  #bodybuilding  #gym  #fitfam  #fitspo  #legday  #diet  #IIFYM  #food  #instagood  #instahealth  #vegan  #paleo  #vegetarian  #plantbased  #plantfuelled  #workout  #crossfit  #progress  #bulking  #fatloss  #weightloss  #muscle  #musclegain 
Some high-bar squats @ 82.5kg 3 x 8. Felt smooooth.

Bench was after that and I've never hit the groove so easily on every rep.

Training and life are good ๐Ÿ’ช

I've now started working with @thestrengthathlete and @bryce_tsa to get my nutrition and training in check, dropping down from 6 days/week to 4 days with each session being a lot lower in volume.

Things I'm expecting from this change and coaching overall: - More time to socialise - More time to work - Less attachment to my self worth from my body image - Better understanding of my mind and body - Less worry over being a higher body weight/body fat - A better relationship with food - Possible boredom/discomfort from lack of gym time

As my mind and body have been all over the place over the last (few) year(s), I figures it was time to actually sort myself out and I'm incredibly excited to see what can happen. 
Alongside coaching I'll be having weekly therapy and also, working with an ED charity down here. The plan is to take the next year or so to properly focus on fixing what needs to be fixed, and becoming the best me I can be.

Onwards and Upwards! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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Some high-bar squats @ 82.5kg 3 x 8. Felt smooooth. Bench was after that and I've never hit the groove so easily on every rep. Training and life are good ๐Ÿ’ช I've now started working with @thestrengthathlete and @bryce_tsa to get my nutrition and training in check, dropping down from 6 days/week to 4 days with each session being a lot lower in volume. Things I'm expecting from this change and coaching overall: - More time to socialise - More time to work - Less attachment to my self worth from my body image - Better understanding of my mind and body - Less worry over being a higher body weight/body fat - A better relationship with food - Possible boredom/discomfort from lack of gym time As my mind and body have been all over the place over the last (few) year(s), I figures it was time to actually sort myself out and I'm incredibly excited to see what can happen. Alongside coaching I'll be having weekly therapy and also, working with an ED charity down here. The plan is to take the next year or so to properly focus on fixing what needs to be fixed, and becoming the best me I can be. Onwards and Upwards! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š . . . #health  #healthandfitness  #gym  #vegan  #vegetarian  #paleo  #workout  #bodybuilding  #weightlifting  #crossfit  #food  #IIFYM  #follow4follow  #instagood  #fitfam  #fitspo  #instafitness  #instahealth  #healthy  #follow  #healthyfood  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthylifestyle  #healthyliving  #fitness  #weightloss  #bulking  #legday  #fitblr 
Working on my Overhead Pressing. 50kg 3x5, 3x3.

Still trying to keep my glutes engaged for the whole movement.

Work in progress.
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Working on my Overhead Pressing. 50kg 3x5, 3x3. Still trying to keep my glutes engaged for the whole movement. Work in progress. . . . #health  #healthandfitness  #gym  #vegan  #vegetarian  #paleo  #workout  #bodybuilding  #weightlifting  #crossfit  #food  #IIFYM  #follow4follow  #instagood  #fitfam  #fitspo  #instafitness  #instahealth  #healthy  #follow  #healthyfood  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthylifestyle  #healthyliving  #fitness  #weightloss  #bulking  #shoulderday  #fitblr 
Found this yesterday in Tescos ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ“‰ 320kcal for the ENTIRE tub
๐ŸŒฑ Completely vegan
๐Ÿ’ช 15g of Protein

DELICIOUS.

Very much hoping they're bringing out more flavours soon!
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Found this yesterday in Tescos ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ“‰ 320kcal for the ENTIRE tub ๐ŸŒฑ Completely vegan ๐Ÿ’ช 15g of Protein DELICIOUS. Very much hoping they're bringing out more flavours soon! . . . #health  #healthandfitness  #gym  #vegan  #vegetarian  #paleo  #workout  #bodybuilding  #weightlifting  #crossfit  #food  #IIFYM  #follow4follow  #instagood  #fitfam  #fitspo  #instafitness  #instahealth  #healthy  #follow  #healthyfood  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthylifestyle  #healthyliving  #fitness  #weightloss  #bulking  #backday  #fitblr 
Better than Trek? ๐Ÿค”

Found these in Sainsbury's the other day and after trying their vegan protein sachets, I knew they'd taste good. โœ… The macros were definitely better with less fat and sugar but relatively the same amount of protein โŒBut Trek definitely still come out on top in taste.

As you can see, I couldn't decide, so picked up both ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Better than Trek? ๐Ÿค” Found these in Sainsbury's the other day and after trying their vegan protein sachets, I knew they'd taste good. โœ… The macros were definitely better with less fat and sugar but relatively the same amount of protein โŒBut Trek definitely still come out on top in taste. As you can see, I couldn't decide, so picked up both ๐Ÿ˜‚ . . . #health  #healthandfitness  #gym  #vegan  #vegetarian  #paleo  #workout  #bodybuilding  #weightlifting  #crossfit  #food  #IIFYM  #follow4follow  #instagood  #fitfam  #fitspo  #instafitness  #instahealth  #healthy  #follow  #healthyfood  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthylifestyle  #healthyliving  #fitness  #weightloss  #bulking  #backday  #fitblr 
Cannot tell you how HAPPY I was to find these in Waitrose for ยฃ1! (They were on offer - normally ยฃ1.95)

Ever since turning vegan I've wondered why oh why nobody has made a ready-to-drink plant-based protein shake and finally ๐Ÿคฒ the Lord ๐Ÿ™Œ has answered. 
The chocolate one tasted like normal chocolate milk with a little tang at the end whereas the vanilla chai was a lot stronger and a bit more sickly. I enjoyed both, but I think the chocolate might be a more regular choice. .
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Cannot tell you how HAPPY I was to find these in Waitrose for ยฃ1! (They were on offer - normally ยฃ1.95) Ever since turning vegan I've wondered why oh why nobody has made a ready-to-drink plant-based protein shake and finally ๐Ÿคฒ the Lord ๐Ÿ™Œ has answered. The chocolate one tasted like normal chocolate milk with a little tang at the end whereas the vanilla chai was a lot stronger and a bit more sickly. I enjoyed both, but I think the chocolate might be a more regular choice. . . . #health  #healthandfitness  #gym  #vegan  #vegetarian  #paleo  #workout  #bodybuilding  #weightlifting  #crossfit  #food  #IIFYM  #follow4follow  #instagood  #fitfam  #fitspo  #instafitness  #instahealth  #healthy  #follow  #healthyfood  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthylifestyle  #healthyliving  #fitness  #weightloss  #bulking  #backday  #fitblr 
I have to say, the new vegan beetroot option at @byronhamburgers looked delicious ๐Ÿ˜

In reality, it was extremely disappointing ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Room temperature, mushy, and mono-flavour. I had to pile on the ketchup and mustard just to give it some taste ๐Ÿ˜ž As soon as you pick up the burger, it all squeezes out over the sides meaning you're not left with much between the buns! The jackfruit bean burger option was exactly the same... Even tried the courgette fries which the waitress said were delicious. However, they're basically overcooked slices of courgette COVERED in batter ๐Ÿ˜ท
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I have to say, the new vegan beetroot option at @byronhamburgers looked delicious ๐Ÿ˜ In reality, it was extremely disappointing ๐Ÿ˜ญ Room temperature, mushy, and mono-flavour. I had to pile on the ketchup and mustard just to give it some taste ๐Ÿ˜ž As soon as you pick up the burger, it all squeezes out over the sides meaning you're not left with much between the buns! The jackfruit bean burger option was exactly the same... Even tried the courgette fries which the waitress said were delicious. However, they're basically overcooked slices of courgette COVERED in batter ๐Ÿ˜ท . . . #health  #healthandfitness  #gym  #vegan  #vegetarian  #paleo  #workout  #bodybuilding  #weightlifting  #crossfit  #food  #IIFYM  #follow4follow  #instagood  #fitfam  #fitspo  #instafitness  #instahealth  #healthy  #follow  #healthyfood  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthylifestyle  #healthyliving  #fitness  #weightloss  #bulking  #backday  #fitblr 
The last few weeks have been tough. One of the things you can't really show through instagram pictures is everything that goes on in your head. Pictures are great for showing the highlghts of your life, but rarely do they show the lows. After all, why would you want remember bad experiences?

For the last year, and in particular, the last few months, my mental health has declined dramatically. In the last few weeks, I've had a breakdown almost daily, felt like crying constantly, and contemplated my existence on several occasions. I've had struggles with eating, sleeping, socialising, and essentially, all aspects of a normal day to day life. It feels like a different person has inhabited my body; one only sees the negatives and can't find anything to look forward to. This person is riddled with panic attacks, tears, and thoughts so frequent I've wondered whether this person is just who I am now.

Yet, nobody goes though life without battles. They may be different to your neighbour and manifest themselves in ways you never thought existed, but they are battles - and battles can be won.

The first step to my recovery was opening up. It's easy to feel ashamed, embarrassed, and pathetic in these situations as your mind is so screwed up it's trying to show you only a negative outlook when in fact, these feelings are more common than you think and don't negatively impact who you are in anyway. I told friends, family, and doctors which immediately made me feel more comforted and not alone. 
Once you open up, the next step is to search for a solution using the resources at your aid. For me, medication has always been a "break glass in case of emergence" type deal because I was worried about how it would affect me. Would it change who I was? Would I feel numb? Would I no longer feel any negative emotions? To all three, the answer is no. Medication just gives your mind that helping hand. For some, this might be the ultimate solution. If you have no distressing thoughts and just feel bad/panicky for no reason, then medication can help to balance out whatever's physically happening. (Continued in comments)
The last few weeks have been tough. One of the things you can't really show through instagram pictures is everything that goes on in your head. Pictures are great for showing the highlghts of your life, but rarely do they show the lows. After all, why would you want remember bad experiences? For the last year, and in particular, the last few months, my mental health has declined dramatically. In the last few weeks, I've had a breakdown almost daily, felt like crying constantly, and contemplated my existence on several occasions. I've had struggles with eating, sleeping, socialising, and essentially, all aspects of a normal day to day life. It feels like a different person has inhabited my body; one only sees the negatives and can't find anything to look forward to. This person is riddled with panic attacks, tears, and thoughts so frequent I've wondered whether this person is just who I am now. Yet, nobody goes though life without battles. They may be different to your neighbour and manifest themselves in ways you never thought existed, but they are battles - and battles can be won. The first step to my recovery was opening up. It's easy to feel ashamed, embarrassed, and pathetic in these situations as your mind is so screwed up it's trying to show you only a negative outlook when in fact, these feelings are more common than you think and don't negatively impact who you are in anyway. I told friends, family, and doctors which immediately made me feel more comforted and not alone. Once you open up, the next step is to search for a solution using the resources at your aid. For me, medication has always been a "break glass in case of emergence" type deal because I was worried about how it would affect me. Would it change who I was? Would I feel numb? Would I no longer feel any negative emotions? To all three, the answer is no. Medication just gives your mind that helping hand. For some, this might be the ultimate solution. If you have no distressing thoughts and just feel bad/panicky for no reason, then medication can help to balance out whatever's physically happening. (Continued in comments)
Excuse the acne ๐Ÿ™ƒ but one of the areas I've been seeing continually improvement in is my back, and one of the most rewarding feelings is your lats against your arms!

This is a post-back workout relaxed shot. Hoping to build up my row, deadlift, and pull-up to new heights โœˆ
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Excuse the acne ๐Ÿ™ƒ but one of the areas I've been seeing continually improvement in is my back, and one of the most rewarding feelings is your lats against your arms! This is a post-back workout relaxed shot. Hoping to build up my row, deadlift, and pull-up to new heights โœˆ . . . #health  #healthandfitness  #gym  #vegan  #vegetarian  #paleo  #workout  #bodybuilding  #weightlifting  #crossfit  #food  #IIFYM  #follow4follow  #instagood  #fitfam  #fitspo  #instafitness  #instahealth  #healthy  #follow  #healthyfood  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthylifestyle  #healthyliving  #fitness  #weightloss  #bulking  #backday  #fitblr 
My legs have always been a weak point in terms of both strength and size, but lately I've been noticing some real progress. My legs clearly aren't the biggest around, but it's nonetheless nice to see some form of progress!
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My legs have always been a weak point in terms of both strength and size, but lately I've been noticing some real progress. My legs clearly aren't the biggest around, but it's nonetheless nice to see some form of progress! . . . #legday  #health  #healthandfitness  #gym  #vegan  #vegetarian  #paleo  #workout  #bodybuilding  #weightlifting  #crossfit  #food  #IIFYM  #follow4follow  #instagood  #fitfam  #fitspo  #instafitness  #instahealth  #healthy  #follow  #healthyfood  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthylifestyle  #healthyliving  #fitness  #weightloss  #bulking  #fitblr 
Loving this deadlift variation at the minute from @doctor.deadlift. Banded conventional deficits. Focusing on speed and powaaa to get that bar flying โœˆ
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Loving this deadlift variation at the minute from @doctor.deadlift. Banded conventional deficits. Focusing on speed and powaaa to get that bar flying โœˆ . . . #health  #healthandfitness  #gym  #vegan  #vegetarian  #paleo  #workout  #bodybuilding  #weightlifting  #crossfit  #food  #IIFYM  #follow4follow  #instagood  #fitfam  #fitspo  #instafitness  #instahealth  #healthy  #follow  #healthyfood  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthylifestyle  #healthyliving  #fitness  #weightloss  #bulking  #backday  #fitblr