And her world crumbled right before her. She was thought at the young age that she wasn’t needed, she lost her roll model and became the center of attention in a bad way, she was know to be “the bold kid” the one sick with cancer. “The soon to be dead”. Time passes and she climbed at the top of her crumbling mounting, she built her life through smiles and good deeds that no one saw, she became a sister, daughter friend and so much more, she before had nothing but out of nothing she was born strong, courageous, caring, gracious, smart, kind. She is the one who look at and you though, wow she is so happy I wonder how can that be. Out of nothing she became everything and more.
You guys, STOP ✋🏽 I just have to share... tonight at the gym I was finishing my lift (headphones blaring, head down, just working in my own little world as I usually am) and I noticed this young woman lifting. She was doing awesome. As I finished up and was changing my shoes, she was on a rower doing cardio. I powered off my headphones as I packed up to leave and I could hear her struggling, grunting, and even crying. I could tell she was getting frustrated with herself. I was behind her, so she couldn’t see me; but I was crying with her. Literally was crying for her as she yanked at my heartstrings without even knowing it. Y’all, I swear to you she is me 6 years ago. I debated interrupting her cardio to chat with her, but she finished up just in time. I introduced myself and we chatted for a bit. Again, she is the old me...just getting started in her fitness journey, overweight, frustrated, and hard on herself. I shared some of my story with her and gave her my contact info so if she adds me on social media she may see this post and I hope she does. I hope she realizes how amazing and strong and beautiful she is. I hope she realizes she can do anything she sets her mind to. I hope she realizes how she touched my heart. I hope she realizes how inspiring she is. And most importantly, I hope she realizes she is not alone in her struggles and that she never gives up ❤️🙏🏽 I actually cried more when I got in my car. Tonight I was in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. These are the moments I live for. These are the moments that make me realize why I do what I do and that I need to stay focused and grinding on my studying, because I have so many people to help 🙌🏽🤓💪🏽👯❤️ #onedayatatime#justkeepswimming#believeinyourself#nevergiveup#raiseeachotherup#sheisme#yougotthis#sheinspiresme#serendipity
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I do not train to look a certain way, I train to pick up heavy ass objects and run with them.
That being said, I train hard and eat well. I have 1-2 cheat meals per week and otherwise prep my meals. I feel better, I'm #stronger and my #crohns behaves better when my #diet is on point.
I'm pretty happy with my shape these days especially my delts, although I'm trying to up my weight now. The #strongman weight classes are 175 for lightweight and 231 for middle weight. I'm currently 195 so yea I need to #eat my way up to 220 at the very least! My previous heaviest was 235 for the record, that was before my finance career took off.
My #workout tonight was pretty solid:
5 sets of 8 on DB shoulder press with the 90's
5 sets of 8-10 on incline DB bench with the 100's
Close grip bench press
Seated cable rows
Tricep pushdowns - ended up doing the entire stack for sets of 10
So yes, shameless elevator selfie 😂
La travesía de mi sushi 😂😂 Me pasó de todo antes de poder dejar el plato hecho, me reía de mi misma por lo que estaba haciendo y cómo estaba quedando, fue un desastre! Jajaja pero para sorpresa mía, me gustó mucho causar este desastre 😄
De medio paquete de fideos con salsa helada a esto! No quedó perfecto para nada jajajaja menos para una mente perfeccionista pero es un avance gigantesco para mi 😌 Ignoramos muchas de las cosas que comemos sin tener conciencia de nuestra salud y de lo que ingerimos para mantener un cuerpo, una máquina, un embase o como quieran llamarlo, pero es aquello que nos mueve y nos da energía para seguir nuestras ideas 💡 de lo contrario nos convertimos en personas infelices y lo peor de todo...sin una buena alimentación jamás se encontrará una eficiencia total de aquello que podemos lograr. Cuando comencé a alimentarme mejor entendí varias cosas que aún nisiquiera comparto con el mundo, pesaba 62 kilos, me saltaba comidas por "el poco tiempo", casi nunca me hidrataba y era común que todos me vieran entrenar sin comer, todos los inviernos recaía y aveces hasta me quedaba dormida mientras hablaba . Ahora voy en 55.5, no salto ninguna comida aunque se retrase por algún motivo , mi bolso siempre tiene comida y agua! 😍Y entreno mucho mejor, incluso aprendo más rápido 🎉. Mi foco no era bajar de peso, si no aprender a comer sano, llevar una vida saludable y mejorar mi rendimiento en toooooooodas mis actividades diarias siendo consecuente conmigo misma, y aquí voy 🚀🚙. .
Day 110 straight of working out!
Today was a killer workout. Yesterday I told myself I waa gonna push myself to do even more no matter how I felt. And it happened that it was a killer one...i didn't expect to do aa much as I did...but i threw on some old school Ozzy Osbourne and went with the beat...a lot of people may not see how its great to workout to his music...but once you get started you feel the motivation go though you're body as you work with the music. 🎶
You can throw on any of you're own favorite tunes....my music preprance ranges anywhere from pop,hip-hop,dance,disco and rock. And I workout to all music types except i don't really like country music lol .
**** encuragment of the day:
You can't spell ChaLLENGE without chance...if you're gonna rise ro thw challange you have to prepare for the change.
Many people eat as a form or bordum or depression...do you're self a favor and if you feel you're hungry but don't know what you want grab a glass of water and start a little workout...you're body will thank you later. ****
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Sister friend, this program is amazing so far! I love these workouts and what I'm doing is generally the intensified version.
All but one person does the same intensity and it is doable for everyone! The workouts are 30 minutes and they are fun!
There are meals laid out for you and they are simple and clean. You get walked through prep work for the week and the night before. There are treats and snacks built in throughout the week!
It's not about what you are giving up but about what you are gaining and how to incorporate these strategies into your daily life - make it your lifestyle!
Feel good with me!! It's amazing!
A year ago today,I still remember vividly the day i was knocked out ,like someone hit me on the head with a hammer.At the exact moment is when true fear came over me. Fear I had never felt before. Fear that I wish I never had to feel. It's just almost like I was outside of my body watching this nightmare.
But I am now 100% a different woman then I was a year ago. I am stronger, more confidant and so much more grateful.
People often ask me why I always smile and look happy.
My smile and happiness made by you:)
Life is unpredictable because we're not in control.
Mass Gain Chronicles Day 50:
Still shaking off the travel cobwebs today and all the good times from the weekend. High volume deadlifts were just what the body needed to continue to get back into the swing of things.
Part of today’s session:
3x20 DL @ 135
3x20 DL @ 135 (4” deficit)