For the last few weeks, I have very little motivation in the gym. I’ve had a hard time getting to the gym (I think I’ve only gone a total of 5 times in the last two weeks). But today I realized something. I realized that I was going for all the wrong reasons. I was going to the gym to look a certain way. I forgot about how the gym made me feel. So forcing myself to go with the mindset that I wanted to look a certain way made the gym feel like a chore. I forgot how great I felt after a good sweat. I forgot about all the positive endorphins that were released.
With that, I have once again found a balance in being happy with my body (even if I have not reached my goals) and getting myself to the gym to feel good (not specifically for looks). Balance is YOUR BEST FRIEND.
Life will be a lot easier when you can balance your fitness goals with the real reason you love the gym!
If you’ve made it this far down the caption, then enjoy this post workout photo of me😊
Heavy leg day insane with @buckedupsupps
pre workout #getbuckedup
...put up 270 on the front Smith squat for 10 and still good to go! .....this is why I will always have tree trunk legs lol
Happiest birthday to my great grandmother Corazon, I'm so proud of you. Hahaha, living 101 years with us. You are indeed a strong woman, and I'm glad that you still see these wonderful changes happens around you, tho you can't remember Airra, you'll always remember you Ayang. 💕 Imissyou, lola. And more birthdays to come, I bet. Hehe! #happybirthday #blessed #101 #lola #great #grandmother #strongwomen #strongwoman #proudfamily
First session back after 5 weeks off because of the comp and moving a gym. Was thinking of competing at the Victorian Log & Deadlift Championships in July as I haven’t tested my log and deadlift since last year but no training = not ready! Aiming to get some strength (& fitness) back after my longest lay off in years, it will come back but may take a little longer - looking forward to seeing how my body responds and my new program by @coco_strongman
in the next week or so. #strongwoman #logpress #ballaratgyms #strongwomantraining #cbfitness #cocosgym #strengthwillcomeback
Boy, it is fresh today! ❄ These ladies decided to turn up none the less to the Booty Core Blitz class this morning & workout in the warmth of the sun for the session. Absolutely killed it 🍑💪
This medieval cathedral had me in tears it was so beautiful 🖤
I woke up this morning and the first thing that came to my mind was this:
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"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life" - #MuhammadAli
We have to take risks, we have to keep moving forward, we have to live intensely whatever it is:
if you are in LOVE feel it with all your heart, surrender and enjoy every single moment with the person... if you are AN ATHLETE commit yourself, sacrifice, do your best every time doesn’t matter what... In your CAREER work hard, have integrity, be honest... LIFE is too short! Pain and suffering will always be part of everything but they are temporary and we will become stronger with the experiences we go through.
The REGRET of not taking the risk, not knowing what could have been it will stay forever haunting your mind... it’s like a poison it will kill you slowly..... #worldboxing #womenwhoboxe #boxingismylife #girlswholikegirls #lgbtinz #strongwoman #strongmindset #bereal #fighttilltheend #punchequipmentnz #punchequipmentnz #punchequipmentaustralia
Happy Sunday Party Crashers!
Today’s awkward pose is I forgot my sweater/belt and trying simply look complete.
As I cleaned my room last week I noticed this novelty dress I had completely forgot about and as I live in overalls 99% of the time this is me taking in ancient. 🐪🐫🐪🐫 1950s Egyptian novelty dress including hieroglyphics and killer horseshoe pockets, a vintage camel wicker purse, and some Bakelite, and oh my snake sandals. Channeling my @vintage_egyptologist
vibes, but 1950s style. Do you all follow this smart cookie? I do and it’s delicious with vintage and HISTORY/HERSTORY.
Let’s be real for a second. I battled depression for a little over a year due to heartbreak. It’s something many people don’t know and it’s not something I enjoy talking about because it was a really dark time in my life. -
I have learned that I have a story so many can relate to. That there are people out there in exactly the same spot that I used to be in. I share mine so they can know they are not alone. -
For me, beachbody was my saving grace. It gave me something to fill my time with and focus on. Believe me, when you are so focused on yourself, you don’t have time to think about anyone else.
It took me a long time to learn that I am completely in control of my happiness. I had enough of the sadness, I was ready to be happy again.
Today I am the happiest I have ever been. I have gained back the self confidence that I lost and I feel stronger than ever. I am thankful for the healing.
Heartbreak sucks and depression is real. If you are battling it too, know that things get better. Find your saving grace and take control of your happiness so can shine like the star that you are ⭐️
My dad taught me never to give up no matter what life throws at you, always Be tough and always always always have a great attitude no matter what! #attitudeisgratitude
You were a kind soul, a giver, the toughest man I’ve ever met!!! I am a strong, genuine, kind, independent woman because of you! I hear your words, your advice on life that’s on repeat in my head daily.
Soooooo I say today👇🏻
THE ONLY PERSON YOU SHOULD BE BETTER THAN IS WHO YOU WERE YESTERDAY!!! I empower every woman to uplift other women, higher your vibration, and shine like the...☀️ #sun
always be thankful because you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.
Happy Father’s Day to my daddy in heaven, I am a tough woman because of you, I miss you daddy. #happyfathersday
#sunshine #lakeaustin #austin #texas #atx #blonde #makeupartist #countrygirl #texaswoman #strongwoman #instagood #instagram #mermaid #blondehair #blondemermaid
💋#love #girl #joinmyjourney
“so on this beautiful day in sunny Austin. I just had the time of my life being a blonde tomb raider on a jet ski today (I ride horses 🐴 I like to go fasttttt ♥️😉🐎) #adrenalinejunky #thankfulforlife #gratitudeisthebestattitude #lakelifestyle #missyoudaddy
i know you’re with me in spirit *
In 6 days, I get to step out on a platform and showcase my hardwork. This has NOT been an easy road, but this road has been worth every struggle. I may not have the biggest muscles, but I put in my best effort. 🤙👀
Good pump from today. Lighting sucks ass in my gym, which makes for difficult flexies. SIX DAYS!
A lot of people seem to be struggling these days with falling off track with their goals or feeling like they aren't where they should be in life..
Remember this one thing.....
You can start over at any moment you choose. 🙌 How about today?