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I'm not sweating...I'm glistening. 8 miles, 1500 feet with A lot of crazy climbing on this hike. My knees and quads are screaming! All worth the struggle to enjoy the magnificent views. Couldn't think of a better way to spend my birthday! * * #birthdaygirl #43yearsyoung #lovinglife #betterwithage #enjoythemoments #naturesgym #ohmyquads #fitchick #hiking #feedmysoul #ironandsoul
I definitely don't feel like a beauty and I look more like a beast but I had to press the reset button. After days of binge eating, hiding under my covers and no exercise I had to flip the switch. There was a time when I didn't know how to pull myself up from the heavy weight of my heart. Or how to climb out of the black hole of depression. But I know now. I know what works for me, what saves me. And although my energy is low and I'm feeling pretty shitty, i need to do something about it. Otherwise, I know where this leads. I've been there far too many times...and I never want to go to those depths of hell again. That's my responsibility to myself. * * #depressionsucks #heavyheart #thistooshallpass #getup #kickass #repeat #iamresponsible #icandothis #justfortoday #whatsdoneisdone #moveforward #beastmode #timetolift #ironandsoul
Warriorโ€™s Way Podcast episode 22 is available now! #jiujitsu #bjj #warriorswaypodcast #podcast #martialarts #judo #karate #ironandsoul #rollinswisdom
(Pst, it's not a video, just a screenshot of a paused video.) Long post warning. This exact moment has been on my mind a lot lately. My first ever win and in the female absolute bracket, at that. A total of 6 girls signed up, two white belts, three blue belts and a purple belt, of all different weights. A no stripe white belt, at the time, tied for third place amongst blue and purple belts. I still can't believe I actually got the win. I won due to points because tapping her was the last thing on my mind. I can still recall the last minute and a half of the match thinking 1) how is this roll not over yet?! 2) There's no way I'm actually winning this and 3) Maybe I am better than what I give myself credit for. I found out after the fact that the score person didnt start the timer until 2ish minutes into the match. So we ended up with a near 7 minute match when they were only supposed to be 5 minutes, which is why the roll felt like it took forever! I lost the next match to a blue belt, but i walked away feeling accomplished, nonetheless. I'm disappointed for not having the time to compete since the beginning of July, but I plan out getting out there this winter as much as I can. There's just so many emotions that go along with just this one picture i can't even put them into words. I can't even begin to thank everyone enough who has supported me and kicked my ass along the way. ๐Ÿ˜‚ it means a lot to me! That smile says it all! #bjj #ironandsoul #girlpower #brazlianjiujitsu #breakpointfc #thirdplace #jiujitsu #win #winning #twostripes #iknowhavetwostripes #hellyeah
I'm starting to pay a lot more attention to this now....and it's kind of scary! I've never checked ingredients. When trying to be healthy I only focused on calories and macros. Now I'm paying closer attention to ALL the details. It's work, but my mind, body and soul will appreciate it. * * #eathealthy #nochemicals #wholefoods #checklabels #organic #foodformedicine #mindfuleating #healthnut #holistichealth #healthylifestyle #nodiets #nourishment #ironandsoul
Day 1, Starts Today! In 1 hour! I'm so glad it's only 1,000 degrees today! I hope I don't die..... * * #crossfit #bootcamp #day1 #backatit #ihopeidontdie #endurancetraining #strength #conditioning #burpees #ugh #icandothis #determination #godhelpme #intrepid #fitnessjourney #ironandsoul
Healthy eating is just so colorful! Kale + Spinach + Tomatoes + Zucchini + Cauliflower + Red Peppers + Chicken + Coconut Oil = YUM! ๐Ÿฅ— * * #veggies #feedme #healthyeats #healthylivin #nourishment #cleaneating #mindfuleating #respectmyself #nomorediets #wayoflife #foodforfuel #eattotrain #traintoeat #mindbodysoul #fitnessjourney #ironandsoul
Left the sneaks at home and threw on the 'ol hiking boots... Cat Mountain - Adirondacks * * #adirondacks #catmountain #hike #naturelovers #wellworththeclimb #feedmysoul #naturesgym #breathein #myfeethurt #serenity #lovethislife #ironandsoul
At that exact moment I thought, what if the earth really is flat? #flatearth #conspiracytheory #ohiomma #ironandsoul #thoughts #random #whatif #cleveland
It doesn't matter how others see me. What matters is how I see myself. * * * #badass #unicorn #immagical #selflove #beconfident #believeinyourself #dontquit #soulpurpose #ironandsoul
One more week til Crossfit Bootcamp starts again! I don't need too much motivation when it comes to lifting, because I love it. But I need the push when it comes to cardio and endurance training. Can't wait to meet up with these awesome and amazing peeps again and torture ourselves. Bring on the burpees!!! * * * #crossfit #bootcamp #cardio #conditioning #endurancetraining #powerlifting #healthyeating #gettingback #hardcore #fitchick #strongaf #fitnessjourney #intrepid #ironandsoul
Hit a PR today with my Deadlift! 260 lbs!! What's the secret to being able to lift heavy? SLIPKNOT! * * #deadlifts #slipknot #1repmax #personalrecord #liftheavyshit #powerlifting #womenofstrength #girlswithmuscle #fitchick #gymrat #fitnessjourney #irontherapy #ironandsoul
I look back to this moment, I could have put him away but he got out, like my dude @msieger55 said, the only reason we watch our fights so many times is to understand and breakdown the mistakes made and to make adjustments. We are never satisfied and Iโ€™m glad to have the team behind me and coaches to help me fix and correct mistakes, but regardless, we are growing and Iโ€™m excited for the future! #ironandsoul #ohiomma #ohiobjj #ohiograppling #usawrestling #ohiowrestling #winning #ohioovereverything #419 #ironcoregym @ironsouljj @ironcoregym
Vacation! It's always been my perfect excuse to say "fuck it, I can eat what I want!" And I'm 100% right about that. But experience has taught me that while I can enjoy myself on vacation I don't have to overdo it like I have been known to do in the past. Although I enjoy indulging in fried foods and lots of desserts, I often pay the price. Not only do I feel like shit mentally from doing that, but I also feel like shit physically....and it winds up putting a damper on my vacation. So now, it's about balance. There's that annoying word again.....BALANCE. Since I was on vacation I certainly was more lenient than usual but I remained mindful of what I was eating. I chose healthier options for snacks, ate more veggies and stuck with higher fat and lower carbs. I did enjoy some ice cream on 2 seperate evenings and have no regrets. When seeing all the food choices and realizing healthy food is hard to come by in certain settings, I feel good about the choices I made. It all comes down to how I want to FEEL. I'm affected on every level by the food I eat, so I am being conscious of what I put into my body...even while on vacation. Not trying to be perfect, just trying to be aware, balanced and feeling my best! No diets...just healthy living. * * * #nodiets #balance #healthyliving #feedyourbody #feedyoursoul #nourishment #nojudgmemt #mindfuleating #enjoylife #foodisyourmedicine #fitchick #eattotrain #foodforfuel #vacation #ironandsoul
Road trippin'.... Beach hoppin' New York to Maryland to Delaware to Cape May NJ! * * #myfavoritebeach #goodmemories #beachbums #vacation #feedmysoul #oceanair #saltyhair #ironandsoul
I'm back! Feeling good about taking time to work out on my vacation. Keeps me focused and motivated! Now....time for the beach! * * * #oceancity #maryland #powerhousegym #gettinitdone #vacationworkout #powerlift #bodybuilding #eatingclean #nevergiveup #staymotivated #inspire #liftheavyshit #beachvacation #mindbodysoul #fitness #fitchick #womenwholift #ironandsoul
Although I'm on vacation, my dedication is not! And I met this awesome woman at Powerhouse Gym in Maryland. Former bodybuilder, now Powerlifter. She has a story and it is inspiring! @moxymomentum * * * #makingfriends #strongwomen #unite #powerlifting #bodybuilding #inspiration #dedication #dontquit #staystrong #focus #liftheavyshit #trainhard #eatclean #vacationworkout #healthyliving #everydamnday #oceancity #maryland #powerhousegym #ironandsoul
Its fight week! the smell of victory in the horizon, the hunger for action, the satisfaction knowing youโ€™ve done everything you can to be at your best. The pain, the struggles, the hours and hours behind the scenes. Confidence levels rising as the hours go by, the countless dreams of winning, the visualizations, the thought process put in all comes down to this weekend. Thankful for the people who have been there for me through this camp. So many of you to name but you know who all are. Hope to see a lot of you in Cleveland this weekend! Itโ€™s a stacked card with great fights and an amazing environment. Hit me up for tickets!! #ironandsoul #august18th #clevelandnautica
Woot Woot! Hit a PR today with my deadlift....255 lbs!! Of course we didn't get that on video! My second attempt at 255, after several lighter sets, was unsuccessful. But it's all good, I did it once, and I'll do it again. Feeling proud! * * * #deadlifts #liftheavyshit #personalrecord #strongasfuck #chickswholift #womenofstrength #powerlifting #bodybuilding #dontquit #trainhard #eatclean #behealthy #fitnessjourney #mindbodysoul #irontherapy #ironandsoul
A strong woman wants a strong man....in Mind, Body and Soul. Anything less, would be settling....And only dust settles! * * #dontsettle #measureup #beequals #strongman #swolemates #soulmates #bestrong #beopen #livelovelift #weightlifting #bodybuilding #healthyliving #mindbodyandsoul #fitness #womenofstrength #ironandsoul
They are more heavy than you imagine ๐Ÿ˜Ž #gada or #indianclubs is a great way to target you all upoer body muscles all at once . This kind of effect you cannot give to your muscles in any kind of machines in any gym this is for sure. There are dozen of workouts done by these. I will be showing all in upcoming videos. ๐ŸŽต- #ironandsoul #henryrollins love this speech
It's 6 am and today is already a success. Completed 2 out of 3 so far ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸตNew day, New attitude. I don't need to drag yesterday's feelings and behaviors into today. My day will start off with some yoga and meditation to help clear and cleanse my mind and body. Then a Reiki session to help clear and cleanse someone else's mind and body. Later, it's iron therapy! And all day will consist of healthy eating. This day is focused on nourishing my mind, body and soul. Let's do this! ๐Ÿ’ช * * * #newday #coffee #meditate #yoga #reiki #exercise #nourishment #mindbodyandsoul #trainhard #eatclean #doover #nothinglost #attitudeofgratitude #kickass #alldaylong #powerlift #bodybuilding #getbackup #setbackshappen #iamhuman #embracetheprocess #fitnessjourney #keepinitreal #motivation #inspiration #irontherapy #ironandsoul
Yeah...it happened. I may be worshipping the porcelain God tonight. I've been a bit off today. Actually, A LOT off. When it gets like this, it's usually sugar I turn to. I managed not to eat sugar but I made up for it with everything else. Emotional eating sucks, makes me more depressed. So I share this because it's important for me to keep it real. This is part of my reality, one of my struggles. This is me....being publicly vulnerable, sharing my imperfections. * * #keepingitreal #bingeeating #disorders #depression #imhuman and #imperfect #thistooshallpass #startover #tomorrowisanewday #sleepitoff #fitnessjourney #setbacks #comebacks #ironandsoul
Far from perfect here! Just trying to be the best human I can be and maybe inspire someone along the way. * * #perfectlyimperfect #progressnotperfection #wearehuman #inspire #motivate #keepitreal #fitnessjourney #helpothers #succeed #powerofexample #stayrelevant #berelateable #ironandsoul
Monday, Funday, Legday!! I was warned we are hitting them hard today!!! @luquiisamuelli No ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—!! * * * #legday #powerlift #squats #deadlifts #reppingout #liftheavyshit #quadsofsteel #glutes ๐Ÿ‘ #gainz #bodybuilding #womenwholift #fitnessjourney #fitchick #weightsbeforedates #irontherapy #ironandsoul
Are abs starting to come through? Maybe. But what makes me happiest is I'm learning balance. Being mindful of what I eat without depriving myself completely. It's not easy for me. I have a serious sweet tooth that once I get the taste of sugar, I go on awful binges. So much so that it has led me into bouts of depression. That's what sugar does to me. So I'm aware of my triggers. And while i may indulge on a few too many chocolate covered almonds on occassion, I'm ok with that. Right now that is my guilty pleasure. But for the most part, I stick to high fat (healthy fats) and lower carbs (healthy carbs). It's not a diet, it's a way of life that makes me feel my best. And thats what its all about. * * * #nodiet #wayoflife #balance #mindfuleating #itsallgood #healthylivin #healthylifestyle #fitchick #powerlifting #girlswholift #womenofstrength #abs #mindovermatter #loveyourself #respectyourself #eatwell #foodforfuel #bodybuilding #soulshaping #happyliving #ironandsoul
Friday night lights style for me, Jen and Mike gotta fight next week, mines the following week after. So we were just sharpening our weapons for war. Itโ€™s a fucking bloody month letโ€™s fucking go ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ #fightcamp #ironandsoul #ohiomma #wegotowartogether #mindonpoint #iseedeadpeople #tittleseason
When I'm not deadlifting, I'm balancing energies ๐Ÿ•‰๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Restorative Yoga & Reiki With Charlene and Maegan Tonight 8/03/18 @ 6:30 pm Happy Buddha Yoga North Goshen NY * * Yoga and Reiki can be used in conjunction with one another to experience ultimate transformation. Yoga can be likened to peeling away the layers of an onion. As each layer sheds more and more unravels about the self. It is between these sensitive layers where the application of energy work such as Reiki, can have a life-changing response. Once one is completely open to receiving, Reiki will go to the area of the Body, Mind, and Spirit, where it is most needed. * * * #reiki #yoga #reikiandyoga #reikimaster #restorativeyoga #holistichealth #energyhealings #souljourney #mindbodysoul #wellness #goshenny #happybuddhayoga #healyourself #soulessencereiki #ironandsoul #spirituallyfit #soulfulhealth
Awesome salad thanks to the kind woman who gave me tons of free veggies from her farm! Kind people are my kind of people! * * * #letseat #grateful #veggies #yum #healthyliving #mindfuleating #eatyourveggies #nutrition #goodfood #lovemysalads #feedyourbody #feedyoursoul #bodybuilding #fitchick #ironandsoul
Are you there Quads? It's me, Maegan. (Yeah, I used to read Judy Blume books when I was a kid. One of them titled, "Are you there, God? Its me, Margaret") Ok, anyway....moving on. Today, motivation was ๐Ÿ‘Ž So my 1 hour leg workout was strictly fueled by discipline and dedication. Only way I'm going to build those muscles, is if I work for them... * * * #legday #stopwhining #stfu #justdoit #discipline #dedication #fitchick #gymrat #noexcuses #workhard #trainhard #playhard #squats #ohmyquad #giterdone #healthylifestyle #everyday #keepmoving #ironandsoul
These things are important in a healthy relationship. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅ—๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฝ @luquiisamuelli * * * #foodporn #allthesnacks #hangry #feedme #loveme #relationshipgoals #ironandsoul
One of the most inspiring things Iโ€™ve ever read in regards to fitness comes from this man. https://www.oldtimestrongman.com/articles/the-iron-by-henry-rollins/ Iโ€™m gonna put the link in my bio #henryrollins #ironandsoul #mondaymotivation #staypositiveandloveyourlife
Today's workout... Back Attack! It's time to get some definition back there. Pullups are a struggle for me, but I'm determined to get better at them. * * * #backattack #pullups #weighttraining #bodybuilding #fitchick #womenwholift #gymrat #healthylivin #ironandsoul
This year has been nothing more than an amazing journey of self discovery. I've lost weight, I'm only 25 pounds away from my goal weight for the wedding. I've gained the self confidence, I should have always had, I'm starting to learn how to love myself. I've made awesome connections with lots of other jiu jitsu practitioners, I pretty much will have a gym to train no matter where we travel. But more importantly, I've encouraged and motivated the people around me to become better versions of themselves. I just want to thank my jiu jistu instructor/coach for his support throughout my journey so far, my amazing teammates who have shared blood, sweat, and tears with me and my awesome fiancee for all the continued support on and off the mats. If it wouldn't have been for them I wouldn't be where I am mentally and physically!! #feminism #girlpower #jiujitsu #bjj #brazlianjiujitsu #ironandsoul #engaged #training #weightloss #motivated #encouragement #justdoit #getatit
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