#sundayfunday Working out without a shirt helps with 3 things. 1. It's hot as 🔥 in here 2. I can come to terms with how my body looks. My brain is constantly thinking I'm bigger than I actually am. I may not be tiny, but I'm not as bad as I perceive myself. 3. It surprisingly boosted my confidence. Sure I don't have the flattest of abs, but I look pretty damn strong. One of the main reasons why I've never really cut before was because of my ED. After being stuck in that mindset for so long, it's hard to not be extra extreme and extra critical when it comes to aesthetic goals. I gave myself the last 2 days off from tracking macros so my brain wouldn't start freaking out if I ate something too high in fat or not enough protein. Today is my official reset day. I'm off from work, so with a wide open schedule I could wake up whenever, work out whenever, and take a better look at my food intake. Today's main focus is protein: I'm always a few g's short even with a protein shake😑Once I nail that, I move on from there. My workout today focused on form for squats/deadlifts, and some more accessory work to help me improve (like doing 120 walking lunges😳). This lifestyle is not about looking a certain way for other people. That's what bodybuilding competitions are for. Real life isn't like that. You're not going to be 💯 all the time. You might not even be 💯 80% of the time. Fitness is about being the best version of yourself that you could possibly be. It's about striving for more and digging deeper, but also being able to take a step back and take in the journey. #happysunday kids! • • • • • • • #edrecovery#recoverywin#recovery#fit#happy#healthy#warrior#liveyourlife#powerlifter#powerlifting#girlswhopowerlift#fitness#fitspo#fitfam#girlswholift#girlswholiftheavy#heavylifting#liftheavy#power#weightlifting#bodybuilding#strongwomen#gymlife#gymrat#gymshark#yellowstonenutra#selfiesunday#girlswithtattoos
Remember yoga Saturday? Well we brought it back yesterday! It started in February and 5 months later I'm taking 5-6 yoga classes a week and she's 1/4 of the way through yoga teacher training! I'm so glad that we can share this journey together. 😍
Happy ☀️day! I pieced together this quick clip with some of my pulls from yesterday. Now that I have come out of a mini-cut and am eating tons of carbs 😍 my strength in my compound lifts has been improving tremendously. Sometimes you need to give your body a pretty substantial amount of food to say "Hey! We might be small but we're about to pick up some heavy stuff today!" Nutrition has such an impact on training and I've decided it's time to grow and really make some gains 💪🏼🌱 Whatever your goals may be, try changing things up and it might surprise you to discover that your goals, or your approach to those goals may need to change! 💞
My Weight Gain - 💪🏻🤗 . It's scary to know that the left was me this time last year. This was during a phase where my diet only consisted of spinach day in and day out...PLAIN. I would bring a whole bag to class to snack on when I was hungry. I was petrified of gaining weight for my prom/graduation. Everyday my friends would yell at me for my extreme eating habits (y'all are real), yet I continued to cut out everything in my diet except veggies; thinking this was the fastest way to lose weight. I was still weight training during this time which is a very ill-thought-out idea since I never had energy from my dumbass diet lol. I developed some health issues from this so I discontinued it soon after. Glad I grew out of it and now find pleasure in training hard so I can eat even more 😉 . 103➡️117 . If you are looking to lose weight, I suggest using a tracking app. I use MyFitnessPal. It really is a big help, but your macros all depend personally on you and your goals, so you will have to do some research! . #strongerthanyesterday#weightliftinggirls#fitnesstransformation#fitnessmotivation#gainingweightiscool#bulkingseason#fitness#collegelife#foodisfuel#heavylifting#bodypositivity#bodytransformation#bikinibody#bootybuilding
JULY 22nd wod "The debt is owed" This is what CrossFit is about! Challenging your body by going as fast as possible combined with heavy lifting. Break the bodyweight movements so you can move with minimum breaks. After you have finished your air squats take 1-2 minutes time to rest before you start your first deadlift. 2-3 attempts should be enough. After the heavy lift again Your score is your time and max weight lifted. #crossfitkohtao#kohtao#crossfit#traininparadise#bodyweighttraining#heavylifting
"What's that curved bar?? Let's throw plates and chains on it and see what happens."😂😅🤣#fail 📽: @c_taira • • • Shoutout to @deadweightstrength and @powered_by_oreos for having us in their badass facility. They have all the tools and toys for all forms of strength training. A place for chalk, iron, and heavy lifting 👊🏽🤘🏽💪🏽
Mornings are my favorite - they are slow and calm and peaceful and an opportunity to have another killer day. I start every morning with coffee and a book (and cuddles from lil savvy) just to clear my head and get new focus for the day. If the day before was good, be happy and reflect. If the day before was bad, put it in the past and make positive changes .... --- ••• Today's a rest day for me with little planned other than enjoying a full day off of work & training 😌 Tuesday is max squat day and I'm already excited 😈 how do you love to spend rest days?!
~~Morning gym sesh thoughts~~ "Don't lift heavy, you'll get bulky" GIRLS: you do not have enough testosterone in your body to get bulky!!! And no, you aren't going to lift heavy weights and wake up one day and be like "omg, my muscles are WAY too huge!" • • Building muscle takes time, and 3 lb dumbbell curls are never going to get you the "toned" look that you desire. Tone = lose fat and build muscle. LIFT HEAVY LADIES 💪🏼 *also I am so so happy no one walked in when I was taking this pic.... that would have been rlly awkward*