💪🏻 GYM SANCTUARY 💪🏻 For years food was my outlet. It was my emotional crutch for when I was feeling bad or depressed. What I had when I was just bored and there was nothing else to do. Food was my best friend, and at times it felt like my only friend. I ate and I ate, and it was an abusive relationship. I never felt good about myself afterwards, but I kept going back because in the moment it gave me emotional pleasure.
On my journey I’ve found a new best friend, and left food behind for something better. The gym. The gym is where I can relieve stress. Do amazing things with my body that I never thought possible. Every time I am finished I ALWAYS feel great about what I accomplished. Is there even such thing as a “bad” workout? I don’t believe so. Maybe you don’t hit your goals on a certain day, but deep down you know you’ll get there. I don’t feel anything after a gym sess except accomplishment. I feel pride in myself for what I can now do.
I replaced one emotional crutch with another. This emotional crutch I have now is far sturdier and longer lasting. When I’m in the gym each just me and my music grinding it out. It wasn’t always like that this, but the more I went the more it became just that. Me and my gym relationship are goals. We will be together for the rest of my life, and isn’t that something we all want. A forever kind of love and relationship. I found mine. I ❤️ you gym.
Summer Shredding 17lbs Transformation. March 3rd 2017, 177.0 vs. June 3rd 2017, 159.4. You have seen me go from Teenripped➡️MotivationalMatt and my physique has changed back and forth throughout those times. This is proof that not everyone can have ripped abs all the time or a flat stomach. We all are different. Life hits us at many different angles and it affects us in many ways. Yeah I don't have veins crawling up my body rn but I now have the best physique I have had in my 20 years of living and I'm not done yet. Can't wait to see what life has in store for MotivationalMatt #Alphalete
I know what it feels like to have "tried everything" but not have found what works!
I've tried this diet and that diet and tracking this and not tracking that.
And I was always coming back to the same place - always looking for more results or wondering why something didn't work for me!
And I know what it feels like to hide on the beach in the summer or never buy a pair of shorts because you hate your legs. Trust me- some days I do still feel like that.
It's hard and we are hard on ourselves! If something doesn't work right away we usually give up! And that used to be me!
I wouldn't follow anything fitness related through! I'd give up when it was hard or I didn't see results in a week 🤷🏼♀️ +
But that was until I FINALLY found a HEALTHY and SUSTAINABLE way to live my life! No cutting carbs, no counting calories or points, no insane amounts of cardio and no restricting myself! 💙
And that is why I decided to coach, and run these challenge groups because I want to HELP as many people as I can! This is the RIGHT way to get in shape (not a quick fix that doesn't last). And these are for EVERYONE no matter where you are on your journey! If you commit and follow the plan you WILL get to where you want to be ✊🏻 I PROMISE 😇
So are you ready to lose the weight and rock that bikini this summer or no?! 👙 😎 send me a message and we'll get you started .
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Ate way too many cupcakes this weekend. 😝. Ready for my post Valentine's Day #workout
A year changes someone. For me I gained confidence and lost weight. I have never felt so comfortable in my own skin! So do something today that you would thank yourself for in a year. Who is ready for some change?
Nikki knows how I am feeling after this long weekend. It's tough getting back into the routine of the week, but you gotta push through.
Some Monday motivation! Get out there and get your sweat on.
"My strength comes from my abdomen. It's the center of gravity and the source of real power" ~ Bruce Lee
is side Tri cable pulldown. We love this exercise because of the contraction we ca get at the bottom. Remember that some exercises are movers and some are shapers. We like to use this to "shape" our triceps into the classic horseshoe!! Simply stand sideways with an underhand grip and start with your hand at chest height. Pull down ending with your wrist just past your outside leg. Hold the squeeze for at least a 1 sec count. Return slowly to the starting position.
I'm such a good spotter. @enialelyl
with the 15pounder
My 1-minute protein brownie! #hungry
Last meal of the day. 1 more month left of #bulkingseason
. Current weight: 238lb. 15 percent body fat.