Dreaming of sunshine on a Saturday instead of study 🙄 Rest day for me so I’m ready to kill it tomorrow! Sunday trainings are my favourite I loooooveeee a quiet gym 🙌🏼
Self-reflection Saturday.. being a deep thinker 🤔
As you can probably tell from my captions, I’m naturally a very analytical person and quite a deep thinker. I love delving into complex topics and discussing ideas with others. On the contrary, I hate small talk and can be pretty awkward when you first meet me! 😁
I notice that a lot of people who write thoughtful comments on my posts often apologise for doing so. Never be apologetic for being deep, it’s a great quality to have. I think we often assume others don’t want to hear our inner thoughts but actually I think they can make for fantastic conversations. Regardless of whether I agree or not with someone, these kind of discussions definitely make me a better person: more critical, more open-minded and more creative in my approach to a topic. 😊
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is never be apologetic for being yourself. If people don’t like it, it’s their loss. Being unapologetically yourself allows you to develop more meaningful relationships with others and personally, I’m more concerned with the quality of my relationships with others than the quantity. 😉
What are you unapologetic about?
Navigating the shallow waters...😂 Feeling very comfortable on the SUP after working hard on my core strength the past 6 months! And by working on my ‘core’ I don’t mean ab work, I mean full body moves & engaging core: squat press, snatch, overhead lunges, pull ups, deadlifts etc. These will strengthen & strip fat....so if you want ‘abs’ then more of this & less of those crunches!!
PR’d my squat at 55kg today 😁 couldn’t be more stoked, especially as I went comfortably past my previous PR - a weight which broke my back. #onlyasweakasyourexcuses
Oookay, so my coach destroyed me yesterday, but that resulted me hitting a new PR in lat pull downs - yay. Not saying that I am extremely strong but occasionally we can all hit a plateau that we want to rise above! My right lat in this pic is going crazy.
I love finding cafes that source local and organic produce! This was a veggie burger from one we came across in Kiama last weekend. The bun was even made out of beetroot (I have no idea how 🤷🏼♀️)
I also couldn’t resist a chocolate vegan smoothie to go with it 😋🤤
Anyone else loveee battle ropes? 🤪 If you want to feel the burn and get your heart goinnn, try this fun variation I got from @mrslivefit
i’m getting some more on may 15 😂
, so naturally, here’s a photo of me making my delt look way bigger than it actually is 😂🤷🏼♀️
Only a few days left of my diet break, and then back on it starting Monday for about 6-8 ish weeks.. It hasn’t been a free for all, eat whatever break. I only upped my calories to maintenance, but I’m pretty much eating the same foods (80% clean, 20% whatever) just higher quantities. .
Honestly the first few days were harder than my diet. I was RAVENOUSLY hungry and it was tough to stick to my plan— I went over a few days but oh well.. no one is perfect 🤷🏼♀️
Anywaysss, for those that don’t know, the purpose of a diet break is to help ramp up your metabolism, and reset your hormones during a prolonged deficit. It also gives you a mental break. When we diet, we basically fuck up our hormones. Leptin (our satiety hormone) goes down ⬇️ and ghrelin (our hunger hormone) is increased ⬆️. When you’re hungry all the time, it’s more difficult to stick to the plan🙅🏼♀️ Additionally, a decrease in NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) results in us burning less calories than we normally do. NEAT is basically the calories that we burn doing anything other than exercising, so fidgeting, walking, standing, etc. We just tend to move less, which means less calories burned 🔥⬇️
Our bodies work like fine tuned machines when we give them what they need (aka maintenance calories.)
I’ve felt awesome these last few days.. lots of energy, sleeping better, improved mood. My body is definitely thanking me 😊
If you made it this far in my long ass caption, you’re a trooper.
Sweet potato fries for a sweet weekend 💕🍟 TGIF!
*1 sweet potato - cut into fries
*1 tablespoon cinnamon
*1 tablespoon paprika
*1 tablespoon olive oil
*Sprinkle of pink salt
*Directions: preheat oven to 400F. Mix ingredients together in a bowl and then transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour and voila! #fries #fryday #friyay #vibes #lemlevkitchen
Shine bright like my five head ✨ after the Melbourne rain got me gooooood 💦💦💦 Perfect afternoon for some Netflix and chill 🤓 .
Does anyone else get “creepy old dude from the 80’s” vibes with this style of glasses? Because I do 😂🤷🏻♀️ #fashun
When work becomes your favourite play ground it’s always a blast 🙌
I love the people, the place, the atmosphere
If your in Saskatoon do stop by and say hi!!😊
Excited about the near future 💕
One lower body day a week I try to focus on some balance/ coordination exercises. If you know me, you know I am very clumsy and not well coordinated AT ALL. It's so cool to see how much I've been able to improve in this area since I started lifting. Pistol squats have been a goal of mine, and I cranked out a set of 6 on my right leg for the first time tonight (1st video)! See how impressed and surprised Brett is 😂. I've been doing pistol squats with the support of a pole or bench (2nd video) for a few months to work up to this. I also did some single leg deadlifts (3rd video), squats balanced on dumbbells (4th video), and weighted step ups (5th video). This was after a couple heavy exercises- deadlifts and hip thrusts. 😀
Sweet Salmon Teriyaki Bowl 🍚
Need a quick dinner idea ? Roast together salmon, veggies and potatoes in olive oil on a pan. Then drizzle teriyaki sauce on top and mix into a bowl.
To make gluten free teriyaki sauce
1 1/2 cups cold water
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
3 Tbsp corn starch
1 tsp sesame oil
Best way to end a long week! #fridaynight
How is your Friday?? Breakfast for dinner and these beautiful flowers from my besty @jess_wakefield
make me soooo happy!
I have been feeling "under the weather" this week and only worked out once. I feel like my body is fighting off a cold, so I'm relaxing and working on my @ancestry
family tree with my Dad! Found out I'm more Scottish/English than anything else, followed up by Swedish! I am also am a mix of like 10 things though, sooo... that's fun! 😁
I wasn’t going to post this because of how AWFUL my dark circles are in this, but yo I’m a college student.. and this week got the best of me. It’s cool, though🤷♀️
I don’t have any videos because I did my leg workout within an hour.. and it usually takes two. So, we was rushing.
KILLER LEG DAY:
•elevated squats on each leg
•leg press and singles
•RDLS and singles
Peep the socks. Also, swipe right to see what happens when you try to drop into that pose after leg day.. I landed on the floor. Is fine.👽
This is what happens when I’m left home alone 😂
That awesome (meaning, confused) feeling when you get to the gym and realized you packed like a weirdo. 🤦🏻♀️ Grey on grey is NOT working...and please don’t DM me with 50 Shades of Grey jokes - this is NOT an invite for that sort of thing. ⛓
Cleans up diet for one day...searches for abs 🧐😂🤷🏼♀️
Press down for your glutes 😉
HIIT workout for your timeline
FRIDAY BOOTY PUMP // I had a kick-ASS (I am so funny) circuit going on today after my workout so I wanted to share it, so give it a try... LIKE / BOOKMARK / TAG YOUR WORKOUT BUDS!
I video taped two of the exercises for you, so SWIPE ➡️➡️
(Well technically I filmed more than just these two however I messed them up 😢 BUT fret not because these two will make the booty BURNNN 🔥🔥🔥 I did the following:
1. 30 seconds of alternating jump squats on the bench as fast as I could - S Q U E E Z E the glutes ladies 🍑 (and men)
2. 10 split squat jumps on each leg (FYI try to keep the hands up straight by the ears so that the core is engaged throughout)
I did three rounds, with as little break as possible. Safe to say I was dead at the end.
GOOD LUCK! 🍑🍑🍑 DO IT FOR THE BOOTY