Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right. • Don't be afraid to try new things. Don't be afraid to pursue your dreams just because one person tells you they are unattainable. See something you want? Go get it! The only real limitations we have exist in our mind.
#transformationtuesday#gainingweightiscool Thank you @ariannadantone ❤ - Picture to the left 2011 -98lbs Picture in the middle 2014 - 120 lbs Picture to the right 2017 - 135 lbs - Of course I always feel that my body hasn't changed... then I see the first picture.😳 - My biggest challenge has been to put on decent size, I'm little, I'm 5'1 and I've tried it all, except eating more food than usual 🙄 ( women we're sooo afraid to eat ) I've always been thin not skinny and that's how I like my body to be, but I've realized that if I never step out of my comfort zone, I will also never see a true transformation. - I'm not currently avoiding mirrors or the scale, I'm avoiding negative self talk and just embrace the body I have. ( c'mon Paola, it's not bad 😛) I can't deny that I'm starting to like my body with some extra pounds😏 Do I like being tiny and shredded ? Hell yeah. But there's a time for everything and it's time to change 😉
➡En este artículo explicaremos los beneficioso y resultados de seguir una rutina de fuerza y las cosas que debes eliminar inmediatamente de tu cabeza. ✏️ Atención a la colocación de las gomas 📩 Link en la bio: https://oneentrenamientopersonal.com/blog/pesas-y-mujeres/
I feel like with anything in life you can get so caught up in your end goal that you forget to stop and look back at how far you have come. There's a starting point for everyone and just because you aren't where you want to be right now whether it be toward fitness, work, school, or anything in life doesn't mean you won't get there. It's important to take in every moment of the process and be proud of yourself for taking the steps toward those end goals! Stay positive! Happy Tuesday 🙃 #positivity#takeastepback#reflect#killingit#teamcrush#teambpi
Love my new @shieldsofstrength angel wing. So thankful for such kindhearted people who make me smile. My bestie is the best! 👼🏼"For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways"
When people ask why I stopped competing, I tell them the truth — One day my heart just wasn't in it anymore; I wanted to focus less on myself and more on my relationship. However, one MAJOR factor that I've never talked about (because its embarrassing and also heartbreaking 💔) is that I also stopped competing in #NPCbikini because of how hard it was on my body. I was/am a natural athlete, but since I sustained such low body fat, it threw off my hormones – adult cystic acne + 2 years without any period at all was not only a physical issue, but an emotional one for me as well. The thought that I could've self inflicted harm to my own body, for selfish gain, so much so that I couldn't have babies ... it's unbearable. Now that it's been over a year since I've competed, I feel like my hormones are finally balancing out ⚖️ My skin is clearing up and breaking out less from doing e2 laser treatments at @silkskinbodyspa 💆🏼 But more importantly, I feel like a woman again! 💁🏼 #PraiseJesus#Hallelujah This might be TMI for a #TransformationTuesday , but I would rather be transparent about the side effects competing can have on your body. Even with proper coaching (my metabolism is still on point 🔥), every body responds differently. Moral of the story: invest in proper coaching, a good aesthetician, and your future 👨👩👧👦💕 #FaithinFitness
Please excuse the language... but this is still one of my absolute favorite quotes. Maybe I'm not a size zero or 120lbs. My thighs certainly touch & I'll never be 'skinny.' But friends, my body is strong, my body is healthy, and my body has purpose for every muscle on it 😈💪🏼
If there's one thing I love about social media, it's that it can bring people together. I think it's amazing when you can share the same passion with others who are just as in love with the lifestyle. I've spent a lot of time alone throughout school & to have someone who has a similar mindset, similar goals, pushes and uplifts you is wonderful. Someone who supports you and cheers you on when you succeed... Those are the type of people you surround yourself with. Em is currently prepping for her first OCB show and I couldn't be any more excited for her!!! Go follow her and watch her journey 😊 Of course had to get some post workout mirror selfies
And that's what I thought of the YMCA. Beautiful facility...crap for workout equipment and the free weight area is probably the size of my family room. And it seems to have planet fitness kind of rules. #ymca#killeen#npcbikini#npctexas#npc#nogo
Bodybuilding is a grind. Days turn to weeks turn to months turn to years. Maintaining consistency throughout that duration is the key to continuous improvement. ________ Also remember, we are likely doing this because we love doing it. So if thinking about the gym has you making this face: 😖Then dig deep into a potentially ugly space and think hard about what's REALLY bothering you.
Standing tall and proud after a nice quick cardio session followed by lower body weight training attack 🔥💪🏻 sometimes I wonder if people think my shorts are too tiny and to be honest I am surprised I still wear them to the gym . I hate feeling restricted always have . Mainly it keeps me on track and reminds me how far iv come . 6 years ago when I first wore booty shorts to the gym I felt so uncomfortable I hated how I looked . Now I feel strong. I know I don't look sexy like some girls with curves in all the right places . I am 25 years old and I am showing my muscle that I work damn hard for! I will continue to wear my booty shorts to the gym and own it 😈 #motivation#athlete#runner#iamanoutlaw#outlawfamily#chicago#naturallyfit#fitnessmodel#bodybuilding#npcbikini#gains#goals#nike
#transformationtuesday results take time, effort, and consistency. if you're not where you want to be right now, 🚫 don't give up 🚫, you're headed in the right direction. there is no quick fix to weight loss or muscle growth, but there are some shortcuts 💞 And I'm here to tell them to you! ❣️ If you're trying to lose weight, incorporate HIIT into your workout routine. ❣️Make a routine for your meals & the gym. You're far more likely to stick to it. ❣️If you're trying to gain muscle, incorporate heavy weights into your workout. 30 weighted sit ups is better than 1,000 crunches. ❣️ Find someone to hold you accountable. Having to answer to someone (or all of you guys) makes it less likely for you to quit.
Was able to go back to the gym last night after being on bed rest for about three days ☹️ Not gonna lie, my workout was absolutely awful. I get anxiety at the gym every so often but it had never been this bad, I almost got up and left because I didn't think I could finish my workout. I'm not sure if it was due to excess caffeine, or the fact that I hadn't gone to the gym for a few days and was psyching myself out, or maybe a combination of both and other factors. But I had shortness of breath, my heart was racing, I was shaking, sweating, and felt very uneasy. This had never happened to me before so I freaked out even more. I was sitting on the bench and just got ahold of myself and forced myself to take a few deep breaths, meditation style. In the middle of the gym too because who cares if people look at me weird lol. This really helped calm me down and I was able to push through my workout, even if I wasn't fully there mentally the breathing exercise helped me calm down enough to at least finish. I know quite a few people who struggle with anxiety at the gym and don't know how to deal with it so my advice and what helps me personally is this: 1. Stop what you're doing completely for a few minutes, let yourself calm down. 2. Drink water. 3. Take a deep breath in, hold it for a few seconds, and slowly breathe out. Do this a few times. I know anxiety is a pain to deal with and it's different for everyone. But I hope if this is something you struggle with this can help! Hope everyone has a productive day 🤗
I'm VERY guilty of this. But it's such a waste of time to be sorry for who you are and what you do. Don't be sorry for wanting to lose weight and dedicating time for yourself to workout. Don't be sorry for not wanting to drink every time you go out. Don't be sorry for turning down food from people and bringing your own healthy meals. Stop being sorry for everything! Do what you want, and anyone who doesn't support you is not meant to stick around 👌🏽 #fitness#motivation#healthy#wellness#personaltrainer#hfs#npcbikini#fitnesslifestyle
I've never been more thankful for a much needed refeed day. It may not be a "Fanwood Bagels" bagel but it'll do! ----------------------------------- ▪️ @p28foods bagel ▪️ 25g avocado ▪️ 1 slice ff cheddar cheese ▪️ 1 medium 🍳 ▪️ 25g tomato ▪️ 1 slice turkey 🥓 ▪️ 1 tbsp ketchup