Ended the week with booty 🍑 day! This last phase has reminded me how little my daily squats and lunges were doing for me before I started. Sure it was better than nothing, but new techniques and moves from this program have helped shape me getting muscles I didn’t know I had. I think we take for granted how having strong muscles (big AND small) behind us is beneficial to every day activities. Don’t get me wrong, the benefits of simply having a nicer shape is great, but feeling stronger is even greater! Here’s to rest day tomorrow!!
Out my comfort zone. Never would I though I’d be able to wear crop tops or just like cute clothes in general. I’ve always had a struggle with feeling confident in my own body. I was the girl that always weared t -shirts with jeans in high school and at the gym baggy gym clothes. I’ve learned to love myself and feel confident in my body over this year a lot. I’d lost 5lbs in December so been working on my diet and workouts. Slowly I’ll be where I want to be with my body and my life. I though I had it figured out by now but no I haven’t I’m slowly learning to go with the flow and go follow my dreams. Always love yourself. #life #struggles #learning #growing #be #yourself #27yearsold
If you’re a monkey, I’m a monkey 🐒
Thank you for being my best friend through all my struggles & all my harmonies.
Thank you for never condemning me based off past truths & understanding that I am trying.
If the inverse is true, then I’ll stand by you.
I remember the very first day I put scissors to my skin I swore that I would never do it again I hated the feeling, it hurt. I hated the healing process I hated the scars. But then I found myself turning to it one day after another until days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months and months turned into years and before I knew it I was struggling with an addiction.
My addiction is a razor blade, a butter knife, the dull side of old scissors and even a tack if I'm desperate enough.
My addiction is the sight of blood dripping down my arm uncontrollably, it's the little red lines, and the pain I cause myself.
I don't know why when I am feeling lost that I turn to hurting myself. I don't know why I turn to that little razor blade that has gotten me through the years. But my story doesn't stop there this isn't a story of hopelessness it's a story of what god can do in your life. Now I won't sit here and say things are perfect for me, there not, i won't sit here and say that I haven't cut recently that would be a lie, but I can sit here and say that God is amazing God took a broken girl who self harmed for five years of my life and he turned me around and said "no this isn't how it ends for you, this isn't going to be it" I'm not saying that I'm perfect by any means, I'm not saying that being a believer makes you perfect; Christians aren't perfect but we trust that God knows what he is doing.
I have scars on my arms, my stomach and my thighs and I will probably have them for the rest of my life. But I have learned to love my scars, because they tell a story. They tell a story of my pain and my past. But they also tell a story of Jesus.
I'm not putting my story out there for sympathy, I don't need it, I don't want you to feel bad for me these were my own choices. I'm putting my story out there because I am ready too move on from this destructive cycle, I'm sharing my story so people will reach out, I'm sharing my story to show the love of Christ you are not alone. #overcamecutting #delivery #jesus #Gods #mercy #grace #plsams #bible #verse #godsplan #corinthians #journal #struggles #yaweh #messiah #christ #lord #heaven #father
when i heard people say that when they were in the closet they were hiding a part of themselves i thought they only meant sexuality but its a bigger part, dressing or not dressing a certain way even though you feel uncomfortable, acting or not acting excited about something because it might send the wrong message, playing the role of a stereotype so they dont realize who you really are, saying hurtful ignorant things towards your own community so you can just exhale without your entire body shaking, wearing a religious item so they dont question what you really believe in despite the fact that it feels like its burning into your chest, keeping your mouth shut about things they say that offends you because you cant say why, being so good at lying that you know how to act and what to say in any situation so they can leave, literally playing a role for such a long time that you dont even know who the hell you are and when someone asks who you are and what describes you, you have no answer other than the ones youve trained yourself to say because your too scared. some of us need our own oscars because even Meryl Streep cant do what we do for such a long ass time. #lgbtq #lesbian #gay #qwoc #woc #lgtbtqia #poc #struggles #comingout
This boy had a good weekend!! We seen that smile come back with a well deserved 2nd place!!! He learned where he needs to work and found some new strengths!!! He didn’t get pinned. He had close matches with a 12-8 loss and a 10-8 loss. He was pushing so hard and I wanted those wins for him so my voice may be pretty hoarse now 🙊😬🤼♂️ i cant post videos because I am a crazy wrestling mom and get way tooooo loud and excited. But I am proud of his comeback today after being frustrated last night!!! Buddy if you believe in you like the rest of us do then you will conquer amazing things in your life!!!! So blessed for our amazing wrestling family and the support, Love and acceptance they have for Tayven and our family!!! Good work Bulldogs!!!! 🤼♂️💙💛
You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord , make me dwell in safety.
Psalms 4:7-8 ESV
My life has not been all sunshine and rainbows, it hasn't been all happy times, I've gone through valleys and dark times, I've been in the mud and had my heart broken more times than I can count. I know that when I praise my God for the joy that He has brought me, it can sometimes seem as if my life is in a better state than others, I can assure you it's not. I deal with problems that most people don't know about or don't understand, but only God can truly comfort me and He alone gives me peace and safety in the turmoil that is my mind and heart and even though I struggle and get down and depressed and fight my demons on a daily basis, God still brings me comfort, He doesn't get rid of my problems, He shows His strength and grace through my weakness and in my constant weakness, His love abounds.
#solideogloria #hisgraceissufficient #struggles #ptsd #depression
i can’t even say the word “lesbian” out loud without having an automatic feeling of guilt for some reason, i dont even fully know what im guilty for or what i think im guilty for #struggles #lesbian #lgbtq #poc #woc #qwoc
Don't be inspired by my success, be inspired by my struggles. ☝️
When you're in pain, when you're tired, when you're feeling like throwing in the towel, DON'T!!
Be satisfied with the struggles as you see the beauty in the foundation of your strength. -
Painful days truly exemplify how WILLING you are in what you're working towards. -
Champions are not born, they are developed. If God is for you, who can be against you? -
Don't be scared to train on hard days. Trust God to help you persevere.
Those days challenge your faith. They work to develop you the most and it stretches you more than you know. -
God will flag you down and say "Welcome me. I have the power."
Today, God spoke and said, "You don't need to go fast, you just need to GO." ☝️ -
#TOUGHTRAININGDAYS #PUSHTHROUGH #PAINISTEMPORARY #STRUGGLES #GROWTH #STRENGTH #PERSEVERE #ENDURANCE #DETERMINED #GYM #TINAVATION #BIKINIBEAST #NPC #BIKINI #PREP13 #FAILFORWARD
Min mor var lidt forundret over at det regner i en regnskov #struggles
Do you know how hard I was sucking in so my fat doesn’t seep through those tiny holes? 😂📷:@d7shots
My after workout snack
So happy these strawberries actually taste good. Hard to find this time of year.