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Team RWB Twin Cities (first ever) adult climbing league has come to an end. Thank you all for your dedication, determination, and teamwork. Together, we soared to new heights! 🦅 🇺🇸
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Also, I want to thank the fine folks at @verticalendeavors for their support. 💪🏻
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 #eaglefire #eagleup #climbingeagles #teamrwb #teamrwbtwincities #veteransupport #workout #teamwork  #teamredwhiteandblue #weartheeagle #eagleethos #indoorclimbing #onbelay #veteran #navy #army #airforce #marine #thestruggleisreal #wedontjustrun #allarewelcome #newheights #nonprofitorganization
Team RWB Twin Cities (first ever) adult climbing league has come to an end. Thank you all for your dedication, determination, and teamwork. Together, we soared to new heights! 🦅 🇺🇸 . Also, I want to thank the fine folks at @verticalendeavors for their support. 💪🏻 . #eaglefire  #eagleup  #climbingeagles  #teamrwb  #teamrwbtwincities  #veteransupport  #workout  #teamwork  #teamredwhiteandblue  #weartheeagle  #eagleethos  #indoorclimbing  #onbelay  #veteran  #navy  #army  #airforce  #marine  #thestruggleisreal  #wedontjustrun  #allarewelcome  #newheights  #nonprofitorganization 
Today I felt like taking a break from reality. I love how I can be whoever/whatever I want at Renaissance Festivals and people praise me for “being different”. Usually being different makes me feel uncomfortable because it comes with negative stigmas. #acceptance #enjoyinglife #cosplay #fairy #meninkilts #wingfairy #renfest #renaissancefestival  #loveyourself #selfacceptance
9️⃣ months ago, I met this man. 
8️⃣ months ago, I became this man’s girlfriend.
7️⃣ months ago, I talked about healthy relationships with my therapist because I had the urge to run.
6️⃣ months ago, I reminded myself to live in the present and enjoy his company.
5️⃣ months ago, I wondered why he still wanted to spend time with me.
4️⃣ months ago, I decided to slowly let down my guard. 
3️⃣ months ago, my therapist reminded me that it was okay to feel happy. 
2️⃣ months ago, I entered into a downward spiral of depression. 
1️⃣ month ago, he was still by my side, holding me and doing his best to lead me through my darkness.
2️⃣ weeks ago, he gladly took off work so he could come to family and friends day while I was in a 3 week therapy program.
1️⃣ day ago, I realized that I’m no longer in the darkness of depression and this man is still here. Better yet, he still looks at me with the same intriguing gaze he gave me nine months prior. @ct_rollins thank you for never giving up on me when I gave up on myself ❤️ #emotions #emotionregulation #skillbuilding #veteran #thestruggleisreal #reachout #mentalhealth #22project #ptsd #depression #staystrong #notallwoundsarevisible #veteransupport #suicidepreventionawareness #nostigma #trust #trustingagain #feelingblessed #thismanisamazing #askforhelp #healthyrelationships #allowyourselftoheal
9️⃣ months ago, I met this man. 8️⃣ months ago, I became this man’s girlfriend. 7️⃣ months ago, I talked about healthy relationships with my therapist because I had the urge to run. 6️⃣ months ago, I reminded myself to live in the present and enjoy his company. 5️⃣ months ago, I wondered why he still wanted to spend time with me. 4️⃣ months ago, I decided to slowly let down my guard. 3️⃣ months ago, my therapist reminded me that it was okay to feel happy. 2️⃣ months ago, I entered into a downward spiral of depression. 1️⃣ month ago, he was still by my side, holding me and doing his best to lead me through my darkness. 2️⃣ weeks ago, he gladly took off work so he could come to family and friends day while I was in a 3 week therapy program. 1️⃣ day ago, I realized that I’m no longer in the darkness of depression and this man is still here. Better yet, he still looks at me with the same intriguing gaze he gave me nine months prior. @ct_rollins thank you for never giving up on me when I gave up on myself ❤️ #emotions  #emotionregulation  #skillbuilding  #veteran  #thestruggleisreal  #reachout  #mentalhealth  #22project  #ptsd  #depression  #staystrong  #notallwoundsarevisible  #veteransupport  #suicidepreventionawareness  #nostigma  #trust  #trustingagain  #feelingblessed  #thismanisamazing  #askforhelp  #healthyrelationships  #allowyourselftoheal 
I’m sure you all have heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. But have you heard the saying “it takes a village to heal a vet”? After spending the last three weeks in group therapy, I have witnessed, first hand, the healing powers of a group setting....A support system.....People who get where I’m coming from.

If you are struggling, please find the courage to ask for help. You’re battle buddies are here for you, if YOU chose to let them help. 
#emotions #emotionregulation #skillbuilding #veteran #thestruggleisreal #reachout #mentalhealth #22project #ptsd #depression #staystrong #notallwoundsarevisible #veteransupport #suicidepreventionawareness #nostigma
I’m sure you all have heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. But have you heard the saying “it takes a village to heal a vet”? After spending the last three weeks in group therapy, I have witnessed, first hand, the healing powers of a group setting....A support system.....People who get where I’m coming from. If you are struggling, please find the courage to ask for help. You’re battle buddies are here for you, if YOU chose to let them help. #emotions  #emotionregulation  #skillbuilding  #veteran  #thestruggleisreal  #reachout  #mentalhealth  #22project  #ptsd  #depression  #staystrong  #notallwoundsarevisible  #veteransupport  #suicidepreventionawareness  #nostigma 
Today was a tough day and going home to an empty house will be even tougher. As a HEALTHY form of self soothing, I bought a bouquet from the farmers market. Now to summon the strength NOT to buy ice cream or a box of donuts on my way home 💪🏻 #emotions #emotionregulation #skillbuilding #veteran #thestruggleisreal #reachout #mentalhealth #22project #ptsd #depression #staystrong #notallwoundsarevisible #veteransupport  #anxiety #tryingsomethingnew #nomorepills #pillsarenottheanswer #flowerpower #natureheals #racingthoughts #eatingdisorderrecovery
Today was a tough day and going home to an empty house will be even tougher. As a HEALTHY form of self soothing, I bought a bouquet from the farmers market. Now to summon the strength NOT to buy ice cream or a box of donuts on my way home 💪🏻 #emotions  #emotionregulation  #skillbuilding  #veteran  #thestruggleisreal  #reachout  #mentalhealth  #22project  #ptsd  #depression  #staystrong  #notallwoundsarevisible  #veteransupport  #anxiety  #tryingsomethingnew  #nomorepills  #pillsarenottheanswer  #flowerpower  #natureheals  #racingthoughts  #eatingdisorderrecovery 
I offered to unload my boyfriend’s dishwasher while he is at work. Should I be concerned that he has more shakers than he does plateware? 
#bachelorpad #personaltrainer #powerlifter #perfectshaker #bottleblender #runeverythinglabs #destroytheenemy #gymlife #trainhard #preworkoutshake #postworkoutshake #wheyproteinisolate
TGIF ya’ll 🎉 
To start this long weekend off, I tried acupuncture for the first time. 
Why acupuncture? 
I’ve been struggling with anxiety and have been refusing to try a new drug. I am soo very sick of trying new anxiety, depression, and/or ptsd drugs 🤬 As an alternative, my doctor suggested acupuncture. I don’t notice a difference after my first session. My body is still in a tense state. I wonder when I should start to notice improvement. Has acupuncture helped any of you?  #emotions #emotionregulation #skillbuilding #veteran #thestruggleisreal #reachout #mentalhealth #22project #ptsd #depression #staystrong #notallwoundsarevisible #veteransupport #acupuncture #anxiety #tryingsomethingnew #nomorepills #pillsarenottheanswer
TGIF ya’ll 🎉 To start this long weekend off, I tried acupuncture for the first time. Why acupuncture? I’ve been struggling with anxiety and have been refusing to try a new drug. I am soo very sick of trying new anxiety, depression, and/or ptsd drugs 🤬 As an alternative, my doctor suggested acupuncture. I don’t notice a difference after my first session. My body is still in a tense state. I wonder when I should start to notice improvement. Has acupuncture helped any of you? #emotions  #emotionregulation  #skillbuilding  #veteran  #thestruggleisreal  #reachout  #mentalhealth  #22project  #ptsd  #depression  #staystrong  #notallwoundsarevisible  #veteransupport  #acupuncture  #anxiety  #tryingsomethingnew  #nomorepills  #pillsarenottheanswer 
Tonight the Eagles worked on their teamwork skills. Trust and communication are HUGE in the sport of lead climbing. Great job Eagles 🎉

#eaglefire #eagleup #climbingeagles #teamrwb #teamrwbtwincities #veteransupport #workout #teamwork  #teamredwhiteandblue #weartheeagle #eagleethos #indoorclimbing #onbelay #veteran #navy #army #airforce #marine #thestruggleisreal #wedontjustrun
Today I learned about drum circles and how music can help us connect with our emotions. Best therapy session ever! 
#drumcircle #healingthroughmusic #emotions #emotionregulation #skillbuilding #veteran #thestruggleisreal #reachout #mentalhealth #22project #ptsd #depression #staystrong #notallwoundsarevisible #veteransupport
Whelp, that was an interesting bouldering moment 😂 My foot slipped off a hold as I was down climbing. I peeled off the wall and my arm whacked a large, protruding hold. Now, I have a wall burn and a lovely little bruise. 🙄
#rockclimbing #indoorrockclimbing #exercise #ketolife #getfit #challengeyourself #enjoylife #chalkyhands #funworkout #armday #bouldering #chalkyhands #gripstrength #womenwhoclimb #climbinggram #getsome #easybruiser #bruise
I can barely contain my excitement! This morning, I became an official VA volunteer. My first volunteer assignment: Kayaking with the Recreation department 🤯😁🎉 #veteransaffairs #vamedicalcenter #kayaking #veteransprogram #upperbodyworkout #urbanpaddling #minneapolis #volunteeringisgoodforthesoul #stayactive #getoutside #neverstopexploring #enjoylife #thegoodlife
Traveling and exercising.
This weekend exercises included tire flipping, tree yoga, hiking, and cliff squats.

#natureworkout #hikingischeaperthantherapy #fat2fit #strongish #ketoathlete #ketoworkout #getstronger #workingout #tireflip #yoga #cardio #powerlifting #squatgoals #northshoremn #superiorhikingtrail #onlyinmn
@flagnorfail I couldn’t resist from ordering these shirts before we went camping in Northern Minnesota ❤️ #flagnorfail #onlyinmn #devilskettle #superiorhikingtrail #northshoremn #uffda #youbetcha #dontchaknow #ilovenature #explore #neverstopexploring #waterfalls #hikingischeaperthantherapy
You are witnessing the virgin ascent of these beautiful new @scarpana Vapors. It hurt sooo good ❤️ #rockclimbing #indoorrockclimbing #exercise #ketolife #getfit #challengeyourself #enjoylife #chalkyhands #funworkout #armday #bouldering #chalkyhands #gripstrength #calves #womenwhoclimb #climbinggram
Destroy The Enemy: Climbing Edition.

@runeverythinglabs When my fingers are cramping and I think I can’t climb any longer, I see the DTE logo and am motivated to get back up the wall. 
P.S. I absolutely ❤️ the flavor of pear passion! 
#rockclimbing #indoorclimbinggym #onbelay #chalkyhands #runeverythinglabs #dteenergy #destroytheenemy #ihateslopers #slopers #crimpinainteasy #thestruggleisreal #armday #gripstrength #gettingstronger #gettingtothetop #dcsuperheroes #funshirt #merica
Destroy The Enemy: Climbing Edition. @runeverythinglabs When my fingers are cramping and I think I can’t climb any longer, I see the DTE logo and am motivated to get back up the wall. P.S. I absolutely ❤️ the flavor of pear passion! #rockclimbing  #indoorclimbinggym  #onbelay  #chalkyhands  #runeverythinglabs  #dteenergy  #destroytheenemy  #ihateslopers  #slopers  #crimpinainteasy  #thestruggleisreal  #armday  #gripstrength  #gettingstronger  #gettingtothetop  #dcsuperheroes  #funshirt  #merica 
Today was back day. No matter the exercise, I struggle to keep my lats engaged throughout the entire range of motion. They want to take a break half way in 😂

For fun, I asked @ct_rollins to record my attempted pull-up. (I have a goal to do at least ONE pull-up before I die. I’ve worked at pull-ups while I was in the military but never succeeded without assistance.) Also for fun, I tried the peg board. Dang that’s tough!!!! Instinctively, I kept trying to put my feet on the wall like I do at the climbing gym. I have a long road ahead of me. Oh well, now I have videos so I can compare my progress at the end of the summer. 
#backday #backdayworkout #weakling #beginnerlifter #lats #growingstronger #becomingbetter #onedayatatime #gymday #funworkout #pullups #pegboard #thestruggleisreal #ketoworkout
Today was back day. No matter the exercise, I struggle to keep my lats engaged throughout the entire range of motion. They want to take a break half way in 😂 For fun, I asked @ct_rollins to record my attempted pull-up. (I have a goal to do at least ONE pull-up before I die. I’ve worked at pull-ups while I was in the military but never succeeded without assistance.) Also for fun, I tried the peg board. Dang that’s tough!!!! Instinctively, I kept trying to put my feet on the wall like I do at the climbing gym. I have a long road ahead of me. Oh well, now I have videos so I can compare my progress at the end of the summer. #backday  #backdayworkout  #weakling  #beginnerlifter  #lats  #growingstronger  #becomingbetter  #onedayatatime  #gymday  #funworkout  #pullups  #pegboard  #thestruggleisreal  #ketoworkout