Having a really hard time with my meals lately. I’m in one of my “I just don’t want to eat “ slumps. I’m still tracking just to be informed on how bad it is and I think I’m averaging about a 1000 calorie deficit. Sometimes more sometimes less today I still have 1800/2700 left. And when I do eat it’s really crappy foods. I’m really just not posting this to light the fire back in my ass to start eating again. I can’t get bigger if I’m not fueling my body. That by far has been the hardest concept for me to get. I can’t survive off of ice cream and chips. And I’m not even kidding when I say that’s pretty much been my main source of food. It’s horrible I know but eating is really hard for me. It’s not that I have an eating disorder or anything like that because I love food and I’m not crazy strict on the foods I eat. I’m just not hungry a lot of the time, or I prioritize other things over eating. So here’s to me using this post to eat more tomorrow!
It’s going down on a Tuesday! There’s nothing like a little extra “explosiveness” to get ya out of those squats... 😉
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While there’s a certain focus in this photo which I’m not gonna deny 👀 I’m actually mostly proud of my back shaping up. I have fat to lose to reveal everything but there’s actual definition coming through on my back and shoulders despite that! I spent years doing mostly bodyweight exercises (which were still hard work!!) and while it helped it’s the weights I do now that have started to change everything substantially. So don’t be afraid of em if you want more progress. Also I can now finally do several full push ups in a row for the first time in my entire life 😍 possibly my favourite exercise progress I’ve experienced so far as I’ve always found them so impossible. Again I can only really put this down to adding weights and doing BBG Stronger👌🏼🏋🏻♀️
Currently conditioning/ getting ready for Strongman/ Strongwoman season!! I knew that I wanted to enter this season in the best shape of my life, so I've been working hard! I'm 27lbs lighter than when I last competed but I'm just as strong, and now actually starting to surpass some of those numbers 😊 I've still got a long way to go, but I'm happy with my progress, and can't wait to see how I perform this year! I'm about 7 weeks out from my first competition of the year! 🎉
So I was about falling asleep after work today and had absolutely no drive to go work out. I'm forever grateful to have a gym partner in crime to motivate each other to go and I'm so glad we did! I used to avoid leg day at all costs (it's the worst lol) but now I'm finally squatting my body weight for reps 😁. I could compare myself to others who can do a lot more than me but my legs have always been my weakest body part and I'm proud of the work I put in. To anyone who needs a little motivation: working out is definitely not fun most of the time, but the way you will feel afterwards is so worth it!! Thanks again soo much @lacyriser for getting me into lifting and making me do things I would never try on my own! ❤️👊 #girlswholift#motivationtuesday#cantwaittogetstronger
Hair is a mess, but I’ve been trying this new thing: I haven’t been applying foundation when I put on makeup lately. I add some color to my lips and maybe some mascara but that’s about it! It really seems to be helping my skin clear up, especially since I never clean my makeup brushes as often as I should lol
I use to ALWAYS feel like I needed foundation to cover those unwanted blemishes and so called imperfections. But I realize as I get older that other people’s opinion of your skin doesn’t mean a damn thing! The only opinion that should matter is YOURS. Going natural is just as beautiful as being all dolled up. Remember that 💋
I want a more muscular ass. I've been slacking on pushing myself to do heavy and had settled in a comfortable spot where I really was just maintaining, yet spending way too much time farting around the gym. Now I want to utilize my gym time better, and one way of doing that is making sure I do weights that aren't easy, or even just mildly uncomfortable. I want to be crying at the end of my workout. Here are the last few reps of hip thrusts with a weight 55 lbs heavier than I'd normally do.
Fell off the wagon after this 800 mile move 🙈 Exhausted is an understatement. All new changes that I’m slow like adjusting to, but still trying hit the gym when I don’t feel drained. Once I’m officially moved into my actual apartment, the journey continues 😈
GAINS 💪🏼🍑 I was going to make my caption inspirational and talk about self love or transparency but honestly it doesn’t matter because at the end of the day no matter what you read or listen to... you have to want it. You have to want it bad enough to do something about it. So whatever it is, go fucking do it.
I have so much respect for community. Lately I’ve been listening to a TON of podcasts exploring ideas that I’ve always had a vague idea of but never really taken to time to invest in or think on. It’s been beyond eye opening. This sense of community and learned behaviours, how we are affected so deeply by how connected we are to people and the community around us, how many people set out their lives to abide by the social norms and constructs instead of chasing what they’re passionate about ☹️ ever since I was a kid I was always told I was “different” just because I was lead by my heart, I refused to invest my time in things I wasn’t passionate about and my goals never revolves around earning money or buying a house, starting a family. I don’t drive for perfection, just for betterment. Not only for me but for everyone I hold close.
I meditated on these thoughts this morning because of my gym session - I realised I have a whole community there, every single time I walk into that place I wave to, or chat to someone. We share knowledge and goals and it’s beautiful. I haven’t felt this sense of community in such a long time, and from what I’m learning, it might be a key factor as to why my mental state has improved so much in the last month. ✨🙏🏻