It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Where we wrap up our love and give it to those in our lives. 🎁 But why is is so fucking hard to give it to ourselves. Why are we waiting for that magic number, the perfect size to love the home we reside in? It's so silly, but so hard. All I ask for Christmas from my self is some patience. Some acceptance for myself. Because I know I deserve the love I give to others 🖤
The dreaded off season bod transformation👀
But in this sport transparency is important. Not just for others outside of it but for fellow competitors that go through the same process every year.
June 26, 2018➡️ December 12, 2018
Approximately 15 pounds later and a priceless about of mental strength later. This years off season was much easier for me to take on. I knew it was time to be “normal” again and I didn’t care what I’d end up looking like along the way. That’s not to say I didn’t hide from the mirror a few times this season🤭.
But what’s different from last off season?
- I don’t check for water retention every freakin day lol. I accept I’m holding a little water and move on.
- I make room for foods I enjoy more regularly, yes they still fit my macros. But now I’m not afraid to have them and my body usually thanks me.
- I’m not worried about what other people think!!! I hear this a lot from competitors, how they’re worried people will say “wow they let themselves go” or “why didn’t they stay on that diet?”. Some people will never understand that a physique two weeks out is NOT a maintainable one. And that’s okay!
- I’m TRULY murdering my workouts. I get carried away all the time with how much time I spend at the gym😂. But it’s led me to have a great mind muscle connection, and not to mention I’m at my heaviest hip thrust weight yet🍑. Am I excited to look like the photo on the left? Yes and no. Yes because prep starts in just two weeks and I can’t wait to see all my hard work. No, because I WONT look like the photo on the left😉. I will have my best physique to date this show season. I will be undeniable⚡️
Team No Xcuses Training
Apollon Nutrition Code: TNXT
Coach: @hartz_fit , @tnxt_jamie
Dedfit code: SYD
One of the best parts of visiting home is doing home workouts with these awesome dudes! 🙌 I realized I hadn't squatted weight in 9 months (oops😅), so I wasn't sure how it would go but it went pretty well!😊 Worked my way up to 135lbs & finished 4 sets of 5 reps. I want to do more consistent weight lifting, but I say that every time 😏. It does feel great though! I just need more time & energy to do all the fitness things I enjoy! There is too much to choose from! #weightlifting#squats#weightedsquats#homeworkouts#homegym#fitfam#workoutbuddies#squad#girlswithmuscles#girlswholift
#transformationtuesday Bikini back pose edition 🤷🏼♀️
Any hateful comments will be deleted and blocked immediately btw ✌🏻.
I posted this on my story yesterday and received a ton of questions asking what I changed this year to make the improvements I made since a year ago and there are two huge factors that I know completely contributed to my physique and body composition changes!
1: CONSISTENCY!!! On the left, I was not consistent. I did hit my macros, but I let loose for a couple months with doing really big splurge cheat meals once a week. If you’re already eating in a surplus, besides the mental aspect of having a cheat meal (taking a break from tracking and enjoying a meal out with others) it’s just not necessary. Period. If you’re eating surplus daily and on top of that eating like an asshole on the weekends thinking those “gains” are all muscle...think again.
2: INTENSITY!! I have been pushing the weight and seriously giving my workouts MY ALL! I always go in the gym determined to beat my last workout. I train with the passion I have to win my pro card some day. I train with fucking purpose. If I ever find myself being lazy during my workout, I think to myself “It’s up to you, Hayley, do you want first...or last call outs?”.
I have not felt comfortable with my physique these last two weeks. But I have made so much progress compared to last year (like HELLOOO rear delts!!). And that’s not even a lot of time to gain muscle! In January I started my prep and have been reverse dieting only since June...so I am extremely excited to see how much more I can improve with an additional year of LEAN gains 😉.
Online Coaching: www.healthwithhayley.com
Happy Tuesday peeps ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s my last week of internship until my winter break! I am so excited but also sad that this rotation is ending because I am having a great experience. I honestly have loved every minute of it and talking to people and supporting them through whatever they are going through is so rewarding. Even if I only impact one person, it means a lot to me to know I can help someone ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
New Years is just around the corner, and this is the time where a lot of people make new goals and aspirations. It is important to make goals that are realistic and attainable for you and your lifestyle. Make goals you can successfully complete and keep long term. If that means starting small that’s okay, it’s all the little efforts that count 🙌🏽 What are some of your goals for 2019? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Got some new gym shark gear that I am in love with. Obsessed with their energy seamless pants that I’m wearing, I want them in every colour 😍