Daily reminder: You can achieve anything that you set your mind to!
Am I the only one who finds it harder to train in extreme heat? Montreal was hit with a heatwave for the last couple of days, and it took everything in me to leave my AC in order to go to the gym. Obviously, I ended up going every day but I would lie if I said it was easy. I had to remind myself of my long term goals and push through it, no matter the obstacles put in my way!
With today’s beautiful weather, I’m currently enjoying sunbathing in my pool and I will be hitting legs later tonight 💪🏽 What are your Sunday plans?
I wanted to take a minute to talk about something really important in this day and age: body image.
What is body image? Well, body image is one’s perception of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their body.
Coming from someone with my physique, you guys must think that I don’t have any reason to be insecure in my body. First off, I would like to make one thing clear. Guys can and are insecure in their bodies, and there’s no shame in that. There are no rules that girls are the only ones who can feel that way.
Although there’s a lot of pressure to look a certain way, there comes a point where you need to do this for yourself, and yourself only. We live in a world where we see people and immediately judge them by their looks, their clothes, their physique... and that shouldn’t be the case anymore.
Working out and eating healthy is a choice I make every single day because I want to, not because I have to. Love yourself the way you are, and remember, there’s always room for improvement if that’s what you want! Never mind what others can think of you!
I really hope you guys will follow in my footsteps and do this because you decided you wanted to! If so, what are you trying to improve right now?
Every day, I strive to be the hardest working athlete in the gym, not because I want to show off my body but because I want to show off the backbreaking work I put into what I’m accomplishing. My body is my temple, but it does not define me. The grind I put into it though, does. Give your 120% every single time you hit the gym, because you get out what you put in.
My focus right now is to crush every goals of mine, who’s with me?
When posting a picture or writing a caption, I take my time in order to really think about what message I want to send across. The reason behind my social media presence is rather simple: I want to be able to inspire and motivate each and every one of you to become the best version of yourself.
Everyone has their own battle to fight through, and even though I always seem so focused and ready to kick ass at the gym, I too, sometimes, sruggle to find motivation to workout.
Motivation is something so complex. One minute you are all fired up, and the other one you’re not. It’s human to have harder days, but you need to acknowledge them and be able to look pass them. It’s important to remember that motivation comes from within you.
When I say “become the best version of yourself”, I don’t only mean in the gym or physically speaking. There’s so much more to it! In order to accomplish that, you need to keep in mind that the best version will always be your vision, not anybody else’s.
I would love to know what your vision is, so drop them in the comments 👀
A lack of focus while being at the gym leads to a lack of gains. You can't expect results by sitting at home doing nothing. ▪️
I would suggest to set some monthly goals and focus on the process. You should also change up your routine every 4 to 6 weeks. It's important to have variation in your workouts. ▪️
The only person who can stop you from achieving your goals is yourself and I hope you won't be your own bully. Reach for the top my friends 💪🏽
I know I've been posting a lot of smoothie bowls lately, but this is honestly my go-to breakfast every day. You can incorporate so many different ingredients and make it as healthy and fillIing as you want. In this specific one, I decided to mix some veggies and fruits to make it more nutrient-dense. Leafy green vegetables are important to include in a balanced diet. I used spinach for this smoothie bowl, but you can use kale, cabbage or even broccolis. *
It may be hard to stay on track while dieting or just eating healthy and balanced meals, but my advice to you is to be as creative as possible! That way, you won't be tired of eating the same thing over and over again. I love playing around with the toppings, you can literally put anything such as: almonds, dark chocolate, chia seeds, granola, fresh fruits, dried fruits, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, almond butter, sunflower seeds, puffed rice cereals... the list goes on! Have fun with your food and I promise you, you won't ever feel like you are restraining yourself! 🍓🍌🍯