Officially down 42 lbs from my highest weight!! I promise you, if you decide to put your foot down and make a change, you will not regret it ❤️ I remember being shocked by my pics and dreading the idea that it could take months or years to just get to where I felt more comfortable.. I’m so glad I made the decision to never give up bc the time passes either way.. I only wish I’d done it sooner.. I still have a long way to go.. let yourself get fed up and use that fire to drive you 🔥 if you’re not sure where to start or tired of getting on and falling off the wagon over and over again, check out my Get Fit Program.. link in bio ☝️
I LOVE YOU 😘 WITH ALL MY HEART & SOUL 💯🤗
Shoulder mount conditioning- striving for control!
Exercise is the celebration of what you body can do. It’s always better celebrating with friends!
. 📷 @d_w_photography
don’t ever take for granted the beauty in being cared about. yesterday i met a man who had no one. he had been abandoned by everyone in his life and all he wanted was to be cared about.
all he wanted was to have some one.
to have something.
to be happy.
as we sat and cried together i began to evaluate my own life and realized just how lucky i am to have a family, to have friends, to be loved.
i just wanted to give you all a reminder to be kind to one another and be there for one another. no one should have to live their life alone and not know what it is to be loved.
if you need some one, i will be that person for you.
happiness shouldn’t be a privilege.
I was in literal paradise 🌴🥥 when these pictures were taken, yet I was on the verge of a breakdown 🤷♀️
Before I left for this trip, I told myself this was my time to get my life figured out.. this vacation is where I would set my goals and attack 😈
WHO IN THE WORLD GIVES THEMSELVES LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO FIGURE OUT THEIR ENTIRE LIFE?!
During this trip, I felt ⤵️⤵️
Full of doubt
Partnered with a side of little direction
All while feeling uncomfortable in my own skin
I didn’t understand that thinking “big picture” was overwhelming given the fact that I haven’t even tried yet
This is what ultimately gave me feelings of doubt and lack of direction
Fast forward not even 2 months later, and I am farther than I imagined possible when I was standing on that balcony 😉
Silly me thought I could get my shit together in 2 weeks 😂 but smart me understood this was the pivotal beginning of creating my life into what I knew I was capable of achieving 😈
Long story short: your goals can be be scary enough to bring you to your knees, but that doesn’t make them unattainable 🤷♀️ just START somewhere
#roar #progress #goals #grow #adapt #workhard #transparent #fitchicks #fit #lifestyle #letsgetbettertogether #determination #discipline #bossup #bossbabe #workinsilence #dowork #journey
These last few weeks have been a blur. I missed several workouts (which never happens), I’ve missed meals, I haven’t slept much, & I ate like an asshole at the buffets in Vegas. 🤷🏽♀️Just keepin it real.
I can’t really put into words what I’ve been feeling or what I’ve been going through. But life happens. Unlike many others out there, I choose to keep things fucking real. I share a lot of the good things in my life because I always like to stay positive. But I also share the difficult times & my struggles, because as you can see, it all EFFECTS my physique & my training. I don’t sugar coat shit. I no longer put up with people who treat me like dirt. I don’t give a shit whether you think I look like a man with these muscles. And I could really care less if you think that I’m an asshole because I’m honest.
What matters is that all of the things in life that have tried to break me, I’m still here... I’m still fighting, still working my ass off, still working to create the best version of myself, & still trying to make a successful & happy life. And even though I may have lost sight of it for a while, I still have my mother fucking self respect.
Happy Saturday everyone.
Don’t let anyone kill your vibe.
#bodybuilding #figure #grind #fuckaverage #muscle #fitchicks #tattoo #fitnessmodel #motivation #rideordie #selflove #workharder #idgt #whateverittakes #theglowup
I had SO much fun yesterday reuniting with my girl, @morgan_miller1010
for leg day and good food 🤗 Having someone like her with similar goals and viewpoints makes the friendship that much better ❤️ #swolemates
SATURDAY TRUTH BOMB!
I am the first to admit I am a terrible host for a few reasons:
1) I STRESS when I have to cook for others
2) I HATE HATE HATE cleaning!!!
However, I do really ❤️ having people over!
Today I am having family over to meet my cousins new baby girl(which I am super pumped about) and the stress of having a perfectly clean house and food ready can make the rest of my day unenjoyable... BUT one thing I’ve learned over the past few years is stressing over little things like having a clean house and perfectly cooked food is SILLY!!!!
Anxiety is something I struggle with but one thing I know that helps ease my mind every time is getting my WORKOUT in!
So even though the house is still a MESS and I have NO food planned, I will be pressing play on my 30 min workout in my basement!!
Cheers to being IMPERFECT and HAPPY!!! I hope everyone enjoys their Saturday and commits to not stressing over the small stuff❤️ #stressfree #hostesswiththemostess
- My love , don’t ever settle for anything less than what awakens the deepest concerns of your soul || 📷: @kellyd._ca
Can I ask you guys a question? 🙋🏼♀️
Why do you follow me?
What attracted you to my page?
Which posts do you like the most?
What would you like to see more of?
(Please say more silly boomerangs..)
I’m trying to re-evaluate my feed and this would be a huge help. You guys know me best!! 😘
• L I F E • One more week until I’m off on another adventure with my mini me! Til then - staying dry, working hard and planning my next cheat meal! Any suggestions for where I should go next?? 😋🍽
1st pic: Dec 2015
2nd &3rd pic: Sept 2018
Hey guys! Ashley here.👋🏼@ashleyxstrickland
These are the four crucial things that took me from the first pic to now:
1.) MENTAL STRENGTH.
-This is something that I had to work on for a while and I still do! I decided to be in competition with MYSELF. I showed up and put in work on days I didn’t feel like it. I gave myself honest criticism when needed and also gave myself a break when needed.
2.) A COACH.
-In my case, I am blessed to have my husband @thefirstgerald
as a coach. He’s programmed for me, inspired me, pushed me farther than I thought possible and given me a new perspective on lifting and being an overall athlete.
3.) A PROGRAM.
-You can not achieve a goal without a plan. Having a solid program has helped me to keep progress, held me accountable and kept me CONSISTENT!
4.) PROPER NUTRITION.
-I wasn’t eating nearly enough protein and nutrient dense foods to fuel my body. I became educated on how to properly keep track of what I was putting into my body without being too restrictive.
The sole purpose of this page is to inspire and help others smash their goals. DM us for programming/personal training- whatever your fitness goals may be. 💪🏼