Repost from my work @shopatecafeandstore because the art is inspiring and the food is inspiring and the people are inspiring; what blessings a change brings! There are so many amazing people I've met (my beautiful boyfriend one of them) from changes in life I've been afraid to make. Twenty-three and finally getting the hang of it, a little 🌞 #brigittebardot#shopatecafe#italian#italianfood#inspired
The Commando Temple goes international!...this is Willis, Mayyah and Rob's tuk tuk guide in Madagascar. Rob gave him a t-shirt as they left as he commented on liking it, and he later tracked Rob down on Facebook and sent this pic. 😁
If you are in the area this evening there will be a Calisthenics class and Olympic Lifting Class. Come and check us out! ..........................................#commandotemple#gym#deptford#bestronger#strong#guns#madagascar#inspired#fitspo#socialenvy#fitforlife#londongym#healthandfitness#calisthenics#olympicweightlifting#olympiclifting#lifegoals#inspiringothers#motivated .......................... Shoutout to the top Coaches within the facility:
@silverbackblair Removing Pain and Creating Monsters, @mayyah84 Not Just Strong For a Bird
@commandotemplestrongman - Biggest Lump of Muscle in the Gym, @fitszz - Hangs Like a Monkey off Bars,
@northlondonweightliftingclub a guy who cleans and isn't a jerk, @focused.strength - Can Drop It Like A Squat,
@marshcoaching - Lifts Like A Vegetarian, @rawfreedomhealthandfitness - Can Rub Away Your Pain, @mythology_training - The Nicest Guy Who You Wouldn't wanna Mess With
@cuongzi Floats Like A Butterfly, Stings Like A Badass
Prep: This one's long-winded, guys.
Tonight's one of those nights where sleep evades and thought pervades.
I'm always trying to share positive and uplifting posts in hopes of inspiring even just one person, but tonight I'm going to level with you.
People change through their experiences and their responses to them. After all isn't everyone just an amalgamation of their experiences and their environment?
It wasn't until the end of this last August (coincidentally during the eclipse) that I found something in myself that stayed dormant since my high school days.
As a teenager I always had this unwavering and unbendable dedication to my passions. I spent a lot of time refining those skills and it made me a 6x world champion and 7x national champion.
I moved when my body felt like it couldn't, hell I even broke my leg and started walking on it weeks early because I was so eager to get back to what I loved most. Nothing was going to stop me. I knew that there was something big in my future and I had to work for it no matter what it took.
I lost that drive somewhere along the way. I was at a dead end job for 10 years. I started to become a husk, moving through my days like a broken record. On repeat every single day. I let myself become the very definition of STAGNANT.
I lost the love for the things that helped me escape routine. It was to the point where even martial arts, the one true love in my life, became just another thing.
It's been almost a year now since I've been close to it. This year has flown by so damn fast. I miss it. I miss the time spent on those mats. I miss the blood and sweat poured into those fight camps. I miss putting it all on the line in that ring.
When you truly love something you don't leave it. Not permanently. It's just a matter of time. The peices will all fall into place soon.
When they do and you that cage door closes again I hope the person across the canvas is ready for what they're about to face.
Hey Mamas to be 👋🏻 felt the need for this post today:
The more I get into this pregnancy, and I’m being totally honest here, the more I’m starting to feel less like ME.
I’ve always been used to hitting the gym, being body confident, always into my hair and makeup, and lately I’ve been feeling totally totally down in the dumps about how I’m looking at the moment. So this is a big one for me, after watching another lady on her pregnancy journey, and hearing her talk about ‘overlooking the way you look’ and focusing more on what I’m actually doing, growing a tiny human and giving life, that that in itself is a ridiculously beautiful thing, I’m feeling inspired.
There are more important things going on right now than worrying about how nothing fits me, it’s uncomfortable wearing a bra and my shoes feel too small 🙈 at the end of the day all of these little things that have been bogging me down actually mean that baby is getting closer and closer to being here. So I’m Feeling super grateful that I’ve been able to do this, as I know not everyone gets the chance. Yeah, I’ll still have my little winge to @adwaldo that I can’t sleep, or my back hurts or that I need another wee after JUST going, but all in all, Nothing else matters now other than bringing this new little life into the world safe and sound 💕👶🏻 #overlookthewayyoulook#pregnancy#pregnant#mama#tobe#love#beautiful#baby#inspired#happy#quotes#quote#confidence