been posting a lot of lifting pictures lately but i’m still a barre instructor 🙌🏼🧘🏻♀️
on social media, things aren’t always what they seem. been dealing with depression lately and it’s hard to get myself out of bed, never mind my apartment. but once i finally do, it’s like, “why didn’t i do this sooner?” sometimes you feel lonely, left out, invalidated, but you can’t really control what other people do or if they want you around or not. just gotta be your own friend.
top is form @gymsharkwomen
and leggings are from @cottononbody
Toning my midsection without doing sit ups... yaasssss please! 🙋🏻♀️ I did this quick and easy core circuit three days ago and my abs are still sore! 🔥And the best part is I didn’t do a single crunch. 🙌🏼 In fact, I haven’t had to do a “real” sit up in the last 2 months and that makes me one happy girl! ❤️ I am loving all the ways these loops and sliders can be used, especially these creative and sneaky core moves. 👊 #absinprogress #absworkout #coreworkout #summerbodygoals #strongnotskinny #workoutmotivation
Soft centre cookies 😋 Taste way too good, ate way too many 🙃 Video will be up in a few weeks ❤
I feel it is only fitting that my first food post is my all time favorite go to breakfast/lunch/snack/anytime combo:
🌱sprouted grain bread
🥑smashed avocado (seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice, Himalayan pink salt, and black pepper)
everything but the bagel seasoning
I could literally eat this for every meal of given the opportunity. Filled with fiber, monounsaturated fats, and protein-this meal really has it all🤤
🖤Sunday Funday 🖤 Loved seeing my lil bro and lil sis this weekend. Going out with them on St. Patty’s Day weekend only reinforced the idea that I’m too old for this sh**. Props to the people that have the stamina to drink all day and stay out til 2am. I’m tapping out. On my way to brunch and then it’s naps on naps on naps. #ThisIs30 #sundayfunday
Good evening and welcome to another chilly evening ⛄️Was absolutely gutted today as was meant to do the Reading Half Marathon 🏃🏻♀️ but it was cancelled because of the snow ❄️ England definitely cannot handle any form of abnormal weather 🙄BUUUT booked another one in 10 days so it’s okay 😇 Anyway! Whipped up this quorn bolognese and would you belieeeeve that it is completely vegan 🌱 Here is the recipe it you’re interested (if not... keep scrolling)
1️⃣ Fry a red onion until see-through
2️⃣ Add garlic and mushrooms
3️⃣ Whack in some chopped tomatoes (about 3/4 of a tin), veggie stock, tomato purée and marmite and then the quorn mince
4️⃣ Add oregano, salt and pepper and let simmer
And heeeeey you have plant-based bolognese 💕👅💕
Enjoy and have a lovely evening 💗
Not very #instagramable
but super yummy😬 Vegan Mexican inspired stuffed peppers with soy meat, kidney beans, sweet corn and tomatoes - topped with some soy yogurt🌶🌽🍅🤩
Heute mal kein so instagramtaugliches Abendessen, dafür trotzdem genauso lecker😬 Vegane, mexikanisch-angehauchte gefüllte Paprika aus dem Ofen. Mit Sojahack, Kidneybohnen, Mais und Tomaten. Serviert mit einem bisschen Sojajoghurt🌶🌽🍅🤩
Flexin’ & Progressin’
Always room to improve physically, mentally, professionally, etc.
Aufgrund der aktuellen Umstände bei dem lieben Dani, @par1se.fitness
und mir 🍦🍫🍰... 😁😂🤣, möchten wir heute ein paar Worte zur Ernährung (IIFYM) sagen. Ihr findet dementsprechend den zweiten Part auf seinem Account 🍏🥑🥞🍔. 🔊 Ich höre sehr oft folgende Fragen:
▪️ Kann ich FastFood/Süßkram essen?
▪️ Muss ich auf... verzichten? ❔ Wirst du dick, wenn du Junk- & Fast Food isst? NEIN 🚫, solange die Lebensmittel in deine Kalorien passen. ❔ Also kann ich den ganzen Tag so sowas essen? NEIN 🚫, auch nicht. Funktioniert zwar, aber darunter leidet ganz klar die Gesundheit, Sättigung, dein Wohlbefinden wird beeinträchtigt und damit ist die langfristige Durchführbarkeit deiner Ernährung gefährdet. Dir fehlen sonst auch einige Vitamine, Mineralien und Spurenelemente. Dazu kommen oft viele gesundheitsschädliche Transfette, wenig Ballaststoffe etc. 💡 Ob du zu oder abnimmst liegt an deiner Gesamtaufnahme der Kalorien. Solange du im Kaloriendefizit bist, nimmst du bspw. ab. Ja, auch mit Junk und Fastfood 😉😜. ➡️ Die Qualität spielt allerdings eine wichtige Rolle. Bedeutet, dass du zuerst einmal deine Nährstoffe abdecken sollst. Decke deine Proteine und Fette sowie deine Mikros. Wie ich immer so schön sage, esst euer Gemüse 😉🍅🍆🥕! Carbs ist ein variabler Faktor und keine Sorge, nach 18 Uhr verdreifachen sich die Kalorien nicht 😁. Makros sind außerdem wichtig für das Sättigungsgefühl, deine Leistungsfähigkeit, die hormonelle Lage, Muskelabbau etc. 💡 Es gibt kein Zauberlebensmittel und wir ersetzen Mahlzeiten auch NICHT durch Shakes 😉. Alle XY-Diätprogramme funktionieren schlichtweg ausschließlich weil du ein Kaloriendefizit hast. Das wars dann aber auch schon, ergo muss nicht sein 🤡. 🐊 Ich persönlich bin ein absoluter Freund von IIFYM 🤗. Meine Hauptmahlzeiten decken meine Nährstoffe (meist) ab dazu kommt "gelegentlich" dann mal Ben&Jerry's 🍦, Lindt 🍫 oder anderes 🍰🍹. Für mich gibt es keinen Verzicht, denn das ist auch Blödsinn. Dementsprechend
bin ich persönlich auch gegen Cheatdays. #balanceisthekey
❔ Wie schaut eure Ernährung aus und wie handhabt ihr Junk- und Fastfood?
#realtalk #cwoffit #friendship #iifym
Can I be this color forever ?
I hope ya’ll had a wonderful & safe St. Patty’s Day weekend! ☘️
What’s amazing to me is how connected I feel when I am alone. When I am here. This is the time I am able to listen into a higher power, strive for my greater self, and rediscover my purpose on this earth. I read something recently that said to “be the person you needed when you were younger.” To be honest, I don’t feel I really NEEDED anyone else to come along and save me. My parents and sisters were more than enough for a great life. Looking back what I needed most was to realize that even though people would judge, hate, bully, and criticize....it was still okay to be ME. To let go. As I get older this statement rings true as I find myself being goofy, child-like, free, funny, and open. Going against the status-quo. Letting out my feelings and thoughts even though putting them out there opens them up to all feedback - negative and positive. Who did you need when you were younger? The world may need you to remember and bring that light back into the world today. #livingduncan #kauailife #soulful
Scissors and Bicycle for @marchmatness
I always struggle with the reverse bicycle... very hard to remain long in the spine and stable!
This egg and avocado sammie was 👌🏻!! I used a toasted, grain free biscuit from @zenbelly
that I had made earlier in the week! This is the perfect breakfast!
HIGH VOLUME is kicking my arse! 🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑 5 sets of 20 squats, 5 sets of 15 Deads, 5 sets of 10 Good Mornings. Only 50% of max, but what looked like a mild workout on paper turned out to be a Cardio Blast. I SS every other set with the 10 reps of Ab Roller to offset the backpump. Finished with 15 minutes of StairClimber to hell and Voila! DONE. ✅✅✅✅✅✅ Happy Sunday, FitFam!!
Have a dumb selfie 💁🏼from me today as my body is sore from the gym. Had a lovely snow walk to stretch out my legs after hitting 80kg dead lifts 🏋🏼♀️ Happy snow day peeps ❄️
Anyone watching Sport Relief tonight, make sure you check out “Famously Unfit” 9pm bbc2 - I’ll be on it training one of the celebs 🙌🏼😁🏋🏾♀️ Tameka who plays Kim in Eastenders had an extremely tough time, but overcome many fears to get fitter, raise money for charity & kick some crazy obstacle courses ass!! All celebs & PTs worked hard & gave up our time for free for this awesome charity, so please tune in 🙏🏼😁⛹🏽♂️🧘🏼♀️🚴🏼♂️🤸🏼♂️🏋🏼♀️🧗🏽♀️🏊🏽♂️ Contact me NOW for your FREE "Feel Fitter Fast" consultation.
DM me or shout YES below 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Personal training, tailored specifically for you, because YOU matter ❤️ Push your limits... Be #limitless
Cardio time 💕.
Those of you who voted ‘no’ are such bad influences god damn it 😂😂.
But thanks for those of you who voted yes! Getting my butt into gear 💪🏻😰
Rest days are for walking to the grocery store and trying a different flavor of @gtskombucha
🌱 (how had I not tried the multi-green flavor before?!)
In all honesty, I REALLY didn't want to take a rest day today. I planned on getting up and running four miles for 5k training. But I woke up feeling exhausted with a sore throat, and I realized how desperately my body needed the rest after such a busy, tiring, exciting week.
You don't have to push yourself all the time. It's GOOD to slow down. Your body needs to recover just as much as it needs to move and be active.
I'm going into BBG week 10, more miles for 5k training, and going on my first back packing trip next weekend. That's a LOT. As much as I want to move today, my body's going to need to recover to conquer everything ahead of me.
So today, I'm taking a step back and just chilling out.
Don't forget to listen and give yourself what you need to grow 💚
In support of the @i_weigh
movement led by @jameelajamilofficial
my husband who is also my very best friend,
my experiences as a racialized woman,
my experiences as a trauma-survivor,
my short 4’9” body and big personality,
my passion for ashtanga yoga,
my ecofeminist values,
my social work education,
my future as a counsellor/therapist,
my complicated past, my strength in overcoming it all, and my promising future
It always feels so strange when I don’t post for a day😂
I understand how youtubers feel now when they skip an upload and they say they missed their viewers...
It’s hard to explain, but I just really enjoy interacting and helping other people with fitness😂
Anyways, yesterday was my rest day, but the thing is is that I think I’m getting sick😭( also I have like a really bad bruise like in my leg where my thigh bone meets my hip so I’m basically limping everywhere and I have NO IDEA how this happened)
Ok back in topic😂 Today is supposed to be leg day but I don’t feel like it would be safe to do with feeling sick and my leg ya know??? I’m probably just going to slide down my workouts by a day and do that.
Tag a friend who understands the struggle of life getting in the way of the fit life🙄😂
Which days are your rest days??
Jordo pose in the elevator after my workout yesterday morning ♥️
About 6 hours after this photo was taken I went Go Karting for my boyfriends birthday and successfully cracked my ribs 😅😂 so that’s great.... #gohardorgohome #sports #hardcore
Will be going a little lighter in the gym until this heals up but still planning on getting some exercise in!
ready, already 5 drinks deep dont even need the vest anymore cause the booze will keep me warm.. 🍻🤼♂️🦇
amazing transformation that shocked me just as much as it shocked her! Absolutely incredible to think that these two photos are of the same person 😬
“Debated on whether to upload this or not but I’m in actual shock 😱
Posted the photo of me in the can-can dress on Snapchat this morning and soon after got a notification from Facebook to “view my memories”.
The photo on the left popped up from 3rd year of uni, 4 years ago and I barely recognised myself!
Complete change in body shape, diet and mindset. Constantly working on myself (and growing my delts)💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻”
Very proud of this woman. And even happier to be a part of her journey. Keep up the good work, Rachael! 👊🏻
It’s Sunday, plan the week ahead and smash the goals you set. You might be confident enough, like Rachael, to post about your own progress very soon 😄
#sundayfunday #preplife #progress #pt #personaltrainer #strongnotskinny #getstrong #strongwomen #fitfam #fitspo #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #ne1 #newcastle #newcastlept #train #gym #fitness #fatloss #weightloss
all the greats - açaí bowls are my jam.
post run snack ⌚️🍫 our new DOUBLE CHOC BROWNIE flavour now has 60% less sugar and sweetened with honey 🍯
HAPPY SUNDAY ❣️ my gym is currently closed due to power issues:)))))
A Sunday well spent...👌🏼 spent my morning training at the gym and this afternoon has been filled with flat and life admin, lesson planning and food prepping ready for another busy week ahead 👊🏼 #sunday #workout #foodprep
30 day challenge day 4 was to satisfy your cravings with one of the rwl sweet smoothies! I chose the banana and peanut smoothie as it’s one of my favourites! 😍😋🥜🍌 #rwl30days
Sundazee are for brunch and hitting legs heavy 😛
Woot woot lets kick this Friday off with some plyometrics shall we??
This workout kicked my butt, but come on ladies we gotta get ready for bikini season!!👙☀️
These workouts help get your heart rate up, while getting us a whole body workout!
(like okay I’m listening)
Overall it doesn’t take up a hugeeeee chunk of your day (thank lord) and does wonders😍
So here’s the workout:
3 sets of 15 reps with 30 seconds between each set
3 sets of 40 reps (when both knees have come up is one rep)
3 sets of 15 reps
3 sets of 10 reps
Boyyyyy is this a killer when you’re wearing a sweatshirt for a nice sweat sesh😂💦
I followed this up with abs and then I stretched/rolled out!!
Tag your workout buddy and get ready to kill it next time you’re in the gym🤗💦