#InvertandShapeYourAsana#yogahallenge . Today's pose is the #treepose . I went with the #handstand version.
"Women who are big or small, short or tall, are most likely to be so simply because they inherited the body configuration of their kin; if not their immediate kin, then those a generation or two back. To malign or judge a woman's inherited physicality is to make generation after generation of anxious & neurotic women. To make destructive & exclusionary judgements about a woman's inherited form, robs her of several critical & precious psychological & spiritual treasures. It robs her of pride in the body type that was given to her by her own ancestral lines. If she is taught to revile this body inheritance, she is immediately slashed away from her female body identity with the rest of her family... the attack on women's bodies is a far-reaching attack on the ones who have gone before her as well as the ones who will come after.
...A woman cannot make the culture more aware by saying "Change". But she can change her own attitude toward herself, thereby causing devaluing projections to glance off. She does this by taking back her body. By not forsaking the joy of her natural body, by not purchasing the popular illusion that happiness is only bestowed on those of a certain configuration or age, but not waiting or holding back to do anything, & by taking back her real life, & living it full bore, all stops out. This dynamic self-acceptance & self-esteem are what begins to change attitudes in culture."
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With The Wolves 🐺 .
We come across lots of people, opportunities and life changing moments. Each of us can choose on are own. Not what someone else is doing because it's what's happening, or everyone else is doing it. But because are owned choices, and journeys make us unique. I choose to be just that my own personal journal, my own personal assistant and my choices are mine. #me#inspire#breakingthegirl#doyou#strongwomen#focused#neversettle#neverstopexploring
Fitness is supposed to be fun! I find the best way to stay motivated is to find something you enjoy. Instead of focussing on the destination, sometimes it's nice to just sit back and enjoy the ride 🤸♂️
Smashing out my Sunday workout thinking it's still 8pm.... when in fact it was 9pm!... whoops daylight savings! Hehe..... every Sunday I like to practice posing. I know I need coaching for posing. So that's next on the list. Kinda getting scary now! It's getting closer and closer to the date. 😳😳😳 #pumpit#preptime#gymnut
I just got to that point in my life where I was sick of not getting results and felt so uncomfortable in my skin!! 😫 felt so unhappy, no confidence and just not happy with myself!
You feel me?! 🤷🏻♀️ I would Go hard on Monday and by Friday my goals were out the window when the chips and pizza wlujd cone out!! I am all about that balanced life but, it didn't stop with the pizza and chips and Then Sunday would come and I would feel so bad that I would start fresh again on Monday. 🔁I was on a constant hamster wheel soooo frustrated and wondered why I was not having progress. 🤷🏻♀️ Well after trying on a pair of jeans and literally having to not only do the wriggle, jump around, and near stuff myself into them I stood up and my button poppped!!!! 👖😡 Thankfully I can laugh about it now but, girl I felt devastated!!! 😂🙈I decided that moment that enough was enough and I had to make some changes from the 60/40 habits I have developed back to 80/20 lifestyle. ✋🏻 So here I am feeling as happy and confident as can be.
I found something that works. 👊🏻 Where I don't feel deprived.
Where I can have my wine and chocolate too.
Only 30 minutes and fits into my crazy busy lifestyle. 🙏🏻 I want to help that girl like me!
The one who is ready to quit the yo-yo and be the best they can be.
The girl that wants to get off the diets and make this a real lifestyle!! That mama that is sick of hiding and wants to feel confident and sexy as hell in the skin she is in!! Is that you?
Are you ready or nah?
Let's talk!! Let's do this together girl!! !! 💯💓
My next group starts soon!!!
Ready to wake up fresh Monday morning and work hard at my goals. Forcing myself to be motivated at the moment, but it’s a wonderful distraction ❤️ image by my babe @ohmygoditsvalo @emcoulterphotography for @suicidegirls - from my #DavidBowie inspired set “Stardust” #suicidegirls#sg#sguk#lingerie#redhead#glamour
celebrate what you accomplish but raise the bar each time you succeed ⬆️
never hit this weight in the complex before yesterday's competition and clearly surprised myself - 95% of my max 🏋🏼♀️was definitely feeding off of my cheering squad @cheslap @carlooki @nicoley_woley @cknud112 😘
Thank you to everyone who took my 2 day defense and footwork seminar. Special thanks to @thewatnyc and Ajaun Phil Nurse for hosting the event. We had a strong female representation both days and kudos for the men who were secure enough to realize they can learn from any sex.
@fedhere @kmsaree @manhattanmauler
I am trying to gain 5-7 lbs back of muscle. I was happy when I weighed 180 but ill be happy weighing between 175-180. I do watch what I eat, I'm not dieting. I have my cheat days/meals. But I also work my ass off in the gym every day and I left heavy to gain! I've lost 10 lbs in the last 3 months. Due to a few personal issues that really affected me physically and mentally, It has been a rollercoaster this summer full of bad, negative, good, and positive emotions. Everyone has their moments whether they want to admit it or not. We get depressed, down on ourselves, feel like giving up. And I'll be the first to admit I was one of them. Thankfully, I have surrounded myself with amazing friends who have been there for me and given me words of advice, guided me through these rough times, and who have continuously made me smile and laugh at the end of the day. As well as my amazing family. But the ONE THING that kept me going is my faith. We don't know why things happen to us. We don't know why we lose people, lose jobs, lose friends. But it's reality. And all we know is GOD has his plan for all of us. And it's his path for us. So we can question all we want, and eventually we will discover why things happened the way they did. May take a day, a month, or years. But we always must have continued faith in our GOD. And this is what has continued to make me feel safe and ok. Because I know he his plan for me. And I'm going to be ok. We just need to continue to hustle, be positive, smile, eliminate all negativity, and pray. He's got you.
"A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow just as abundantly as her laughter.
A strong woman is both soft and powerful . She is both practical and spiritual.
A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world." #StrongIsSexy#Strength#StrongWomen
Thank youuu @bluelinebeasts for welcoming me into your family. It's a true honor to be a part of a brand that values my two favorite things (law enforcement/fitness) ANDDDD sells products that I actually love. I turned down a lot of companies just on the sole reason that I wasn't a true fan of their merchandise. I'm happy to say that @bluelinebeasts has great quality products available that make it easy for me to represent them. Not to mention how bad ass my shirt looks. 😈 Ready to kill it in the gym! #inlove 🖤💙🖤
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Fueling up for my next camping/van trip. We went #vegan#plantbased a bit ago. Would not change it. I have actually gained weight. This is positive. My body is actually retaining nutrients now. Depression and anxiety is pretty non exsistent now. Clear mind. Brain fog is minimal. Every bite is an explosion of naturally abundant flavors. Today was tri color quinoa, garlic, onions, carrots, zuchinni, bok choy, raw thai pepper, mushroom with cumin. Tuesday, my dog, new friend and myself leave on a journey in the van...
I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself.I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don't play victim, you don't make yourself look pitiful, you don't point fingers. You stand and you deal. You face the world with a head held high and you carry the universe in your heart ❤️ Big project is burning in my heart ❤️ #strongwomen#freedom#biglife
Today I purchased #peaproteinpowder for the first time, among a series of other health goods and foods.
Nutrition counting as of tomorrow.
I have been trying to implement healthier choices: more veggies, less sugar, less dairy, no soy, less animal by-products.
But shit gets real tomorrow. Im ready 👌💪 I desperately want my old body back!
#throwback to when I was blonde & was ABOUT that #squat and #lift life! Cardio was my pass time 😂
I wish I had a gym accessible to me!!!! #pcosdiet#bodygoals#strongwomen#girlswholift