This year has been great in the gains department, strength gains, muscle gains (along with some unwanted fat gains too- but that's to be expected) at the end of last year I was on a mission to get as strong as I've ever been and also bigger than I've ever been, both were accomplished, with a big 3 total of 1,560lbs and jumping my body weight all the way to 278lbs at one point. For the last month or so I've been dialing down on heavy weight and working mostly on reps and giving my joints a break. Also I've been dropping weight while trying to retain as much muscle mass as possible, so the fat loss is slow and steady to try and keep the gains. Today I'm 267lbs. I'm not where I wanted to be by this time of year but I'm still happy with all the progress (+plus I still have 4 months to bring the fat down as much as possible before winter bulk starts up again) anyway today was shoulder day, got a great pump. Here are pre work out (left) and post work out (right) pics #powerbuilding#bodybuilding#powerlifting#bench#deadlift#squats#fitnessmotivation#fitness#fitlife#trainhard#strengthtraining#strength#powerful#pumped
There was a sweet anointing at Word of Deliverance today! Some of y'all just don't know how blessed I am! And I thank God! Lord knows I'm not perfect , but no matter what I will be as perfect as I can be just for him and nobody else‼️😇🙏🏽 #powerful#sunday#god#bless
Meditation is practiced in cultures all over the world! • Originating in the Indus Valley (modern day Pakistan and northwest India) circa 5,000 to 3,500 BCE. Archaeologists discovered images depicting people sitting in meditation postures. . • Through time many of the world’s religions adopted the basic concepts of meditation. Although varying from culture to culture, people believe meditation is an essential cornerstone of spiritual development. Read more at http://bit.ly/1MoOuY4
This biopic tells the story of civil rights activist Rosa Parks (Angela Bassett. As a secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Parks defends local children who have been victimized by racism. But when she is arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, Parks inspires the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. #sunday#black#history#powerful#moving#motivation#great#story#film#stirring
"If I could, I'd want to go back, not to change what happened, but in fact to witness it while it was happening. The way I turned into what I am today, this definitely tickles my soul. How gradual, how beautiful, how natural that process must have been. I want to see my 4 year old self roaming around the house, laughing on big things, crying on small ones. I want to see my 7 year old self, learning to question how things work. I want to see how that child who couldn't keep her eyes from shutting once the clock ticked 9 learnt to stay awake till 3 in the morning, sometimes even whole nights. I want to see how this self of mine learnt to smile when she wanted to cry, lie when she wanted to scream the truth. I want to see the process, every moment of it, I want to study it in great depth, how an innocent little girl who never used to lie, who used to trust everyone around her, who used to hold her mum's hand and walk with support turned out to be the one who cries at 3 AM, decides to be left alone, chooses between whom to trust and whom to not. I want to see myself, maybe while transiting into 14, going through my first heart break, or 15, choosing to not to get hurt anymore, could be 16, learning to love again, or 12, the first time I learnt to lie, or 13, simply existing without an identity. Just imagining the thought of being right beside her when she was crying on the floor, trying to curtail her breaths, wet cheeks, numbness, rainy outside, curtains, and oh that room, how hard and how beautiful it must have been, though I lived it, I want to live it again, all that pain, that happiness, everything, because it's only after you turn into what you are that you realise the importance of what led you to this self of yours, no matter whether it was pain, tears, wonder, happiness, or whatever, it was beautiful, simply beautiful." -tw.