Rest up and get to doing things you WANT to do this weekend! For me, that's catching up on a workout I missed Monday (hit 155# for a 3 rep max!!! Stoked), cooking, having fun with friends, and enjoying the wonderful snow coming to us this evening on the Front Range. LOVE snow. What about you all? ❄❄☃️☃️🌨🌨🧣
Putting my money where my mouth is and putting in the work. Super happy my cleans didn't look like total garbage today. How many of you love working out? How many of you are of the opinion that movement is the worst thing ever? I feel you, I feel you. I love the workout high, but belieeeeve me I want to be doing ANYTHING but working out sometimes. Happens. Like @melrobbinslive says, motivation is garbage! You're never going to feel like doing it. Habits always > motivation. Been toying with the idea of putting together some fun, dumbbell-only workouts that take <= 20 minutes to complete. Good as a finisher to a workout, or a stand-alone workout if you've not the time nor the will to workout for long. Would there be any interest in that kind of thing? Probably do it regardless for myself, but would love to share it if someone would benefit from it! Let's get fiiiiiiiit people. Bodies were made to MOVE. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻🏋️♀️🏋️♀️🏋️♀️😎
Your first 10,000 attempts are your worst, right? If you wanna do big things in life, you have to lean into the difficult stuff. Maybe you won't be great until 10,000 tries or 50,000 tries, but what matter is that you *keep pushing*, even when it feels hard, even when it feels like all you do is fail. It sometimes sucks, but... hustle beats talent when talent doesnt hustle. Work. Your. Hustle.
"No, I didn't wake up like this. I changed my lifestyle for this. I workout late for this. I changed what I eat for this. I sweat for this. I cried for this. I lift heavy for this. I made this and this is worth it". .
What, you thought this would all be easier? You thought things would just be handed to you? No no no. If you want it, PROVE IT. .
And if, by chance, you need help reaching your nutrition goals, feel free to hit up my friends at @lionbearhorsemealplanning . Delissssssh meals, all friendly to your needs. There's acorn squash in that overnight oats bowl. Acorn squash. Never would've thought to include that, but it's so good! 👍🏻
My favorite part of a Saturday is having more time to devote to activities I enjoy doing outside of work, and shocker, one of them is the gym. As with all things in life, if you try and blaze through things without concern about quality, the result can be sub-optimal. I swear, when I slowed down those snatches, I didnt bump it out quite as far in front of me.... forever something in working on improving. As for squats, forever trying to make it so it doesnt hurt the bottom of my kneecaps after... perhaps a #upowercheck might be enlightening wrt to that issue @jvbfit 😁😁😁 You gotta make time for the stuff that excites you and makes you happy, people. Carry on with your Saturday, lovelies. ❤❤❤
Surround yourself with people willing to push you to go the extra mile. You just might be surprised by what you can accomplish with that kind of support. Walked into class not knowing what we were gonna do today. Ended up playing around with split jerks which I haven't touched since.... before the 2018 opens. Was a little nervous about doing them, but the coach and everyone in the class was super supportive! Very happy with this split jerk at 115# considering that! #proudofmyself
"There are moments when you fall to the ground. But you are stronger than you feel you are now. You don't always have to speak so loud, no, just be as you are. Life is not always a comfortable ride, everybody's got scars that they hide. And everybody plays the fool sometimes, yeah, just be as you are." - Mike Posner
Act as though you havent achieved all you have and that you're still a newbie. Be humble. Listen to [constructive] criticism and be willing to modify your approach to get to your goals. When you first start out with something the passion, the desire, the HUNGER to be better, to be great, is so strong. Use that hunger to your advantage to get where you want to go. 🙃
Shown: one of the rope climbs I did today, which was the first time I've ever tried going all the way up the rope in a class. Feeling like a boss (but knowing I've so much to achieve yet).
I'd like to call today's workout "death by double unders". Not how I'd envisioned these going, but it happens! 😮😵☠ Sometimes a workout, a task at work, plans outside of work or the gym, WHATEVER doesn't turn out the way you want. Such is life. How you choose to react, however, is 100% within your control. You can go for a victim mindset, and choose to only see everything that went wrong and happened TO you, or you can own up to your part in how everything went wrong and find ways to improve. Which will you choose?
From a friend's birthday scavenger hunt that had us running all over town taking photos and making a Facebook fan page for kitty kat, to hiking on a calm Sunday in foothills, this weekend was jam packed with good times! 10/10 would do it all again. Hustling is important, but just make sure you aren't hustling so hard you forget to stop and take pleasure in what's around you and in the people you've surrounded yourself with.
"There are enough people in the world who are going to write you off. You don't need to do that to yourself." - Susan Boyle ❤
Treuer words were never spoken. Don't let imposter syndrome get you down. You are bigger than some habitual thought pattern you let yourself groove. Thoughts are incredibly powerful, and when you begin to utilize thoughts FOR you and not AGAINST you, amazing things tend to happen. Why? Because you become what you think about. If you think you'll never be strong/smart/confident/capable/etc enough, then your brain will find ways to prove to you that that's true. If, however, you start being your own hype man, if you tell yourself that you may not be the person you need to be now to become the person you want to be, but you're willing to work through hell and high water to get there, that you're willing to put the cart before the horse and start adopting habits of the person you want to be.... you may find that things start coming to you more easily. The struggle of self improvement, of becoming more than you were before, isn't overwhelming, because you know you can take it, because you're already in the process of achieving the highest expression of yourself. I want so much that if you get nothing else from scrolling past my feed, that you understand that I, a rando (or not) on the internet, want you to be able to live a life fully alive, fully woke, and to find true happiness, peace, content, and to realize that by just changing your language towards yourself... you can make mental boulders crumble as you drill through them with an unwavering persistence. Don't write yourself off. Write yourself a story of the amazing version of yourself that you want to be... and just be it already. You have that power already within you. You've got this.
Seems I'm breaking at the knees too soon (as opposed to initiating the squat with hips driving back first). Slowed down the video to try and better get a look at my movement. Been having some pain at the bottom of my knee caps whenever I do squats, especially weighted ones. You all agree with that assessment? Like to keep myself in check.
Segue: Been trying to decide where to take this account. It started out as a personal accountability thing/sharing successes of coming back from debilitating anxiety. After a certain period though, that began to feel very inauthentic to me. I hate posting just to get a dopamine high from a like. I've also realized one aspect of the human experience I hold very near and dear to my heart is connection with others and feeling like I'm helping. I since have decided to push it closer to a motivation-type account, using fitness and my participation in it to draw parallels to life and growth. I'm quite big on growth mindset and leaning into failure. Do you all feel that an account like that helps you to feel motivated/inspired to do the same in your own lives? Do you feel like the content herein helps promote those kinds of values? Really curious to hear your feedback. My end goal is simply helping to spread positivity, growth through struggles, and a mindset capable of taking on your own goals and desires. 😊
Felt poopy, but went to workout anyway since I hadn't worked out since monday... still feel a little poopy, but now it's an accomplished kind of poopy so.... yay? Sometimes you just gotta put in the work and push past discomfort.
Show up, even when you don't want to, because that's when real progress happens. The person willing to go in to work hard on the mundane days, on the days when they're tired or feeling uninspired, on the hot/cold/wet days... the person who consistently puts in hard work and gives all of themselves to the task is the one who is going to succeed. If you think a natural talent for an activity will carry you, remember this well "perseverance is a great substitute for talent" (Steve Martin) and "hustle beats talent when talent doesn't hustle" (Ross Simmonds).
Another great #coloradoweekend in the books. The colors changing in the mountain are getting me stoked for fall! Stop waiting for "X" event to happen to decide that you can be happy now. If you look for the good in life, you'll find it, just like if you look for the bad.