Took this picture on my 11 mile run this morning...
Number 4,568 why I'm happy to be back in #Minnesota
Vacation workouts can often be challenging. I’ve realized that you have to remain flexible and willing to make it work with what you have...After being on our feet all day (13,000 steps) I returned to my Dads house and busted out my workout in under an hour. Any of you that know me know that part of this is just simple discipline. The other part is that I feel better mentally, emotionally and spiritually when I do so. What’s your daily dose??? #travelingtrainer #personaltrainer #travel #fitnessonthego #discipline
⚠️VULNERABLE POST⚠️ every once in awhile I’ll do a weight loss post. okayyyy...sooo... a lot of people dm asking me for weight loss tips so they can lose weight and be happy. Well... I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but losing weight won’t inherently make you happy. Correlation=/=causation. Speaking from personal experience. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m much happier being 60 pounds lighter, but that doesn’t mean I’m happy all the time about it. sometimes I look at myself and ask “why the fuck am I not where I want to be? I feel like a failure.” Sure, I’m more comfortable wearing certain things, but the girl on the left was always told to cover up and don’t show too much skin and blah blah blah. I heard that for 12 years! So even tho I look better, I sometimes feel so self conscious about what I wear and how I look. Everyone tells me how good I look but tbh I don’t feel like it all the time. They’ll say how much they love my confidence. Well for on I’m confident, but also self conscious (I know, hell of a combo). I’m working on my self image and my relationship with food. I’ve been hard on myself because all I wanted to see was results and if I ate a little more than I should’ve, I would be hard on myself. Now I have never had an eating disorder, just a mixed relationship with food. Moral of the story, happiness comes from within and loving yourself (as cheesy as that shit sounds 💀)! You have to get your mind right first. And yeah basically eating right and working out was how I lost so much🤷🏾♀️ and I’m addressing one more thing, some people are worried about losing their curves if they lose weight. Well, I’d you’re genetically supposed to have curves or be thick, than you will still have them after the weight loss (peep last pic) thanks for the read! #curls #3ahair #3bhair #3chair #4ahair #4bhair #4chair #productjunkie #naturalhairjourney #productjunkie #teamnatural #naturalhairproducts #naturalhairproblems #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlhair #nappy #nappyhair #washday #curlyhairproblems #curlyhairproducts #curlyhairwashday #sheamoisture #textureshot #fitness #agfitness #afrogirlfitness #blackgirlfitness #toned #intermittentfasting #fattofit @afrogirlfitness
This is the most I’ve ever weighed. I guess the bulking is going well.
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On the left was the night I graduated university about 5 years ago and on the right was last week. The night I graduate I had lost about 30lbs over the previous summer so defiantly not my highest weight (and I’m wearing an under skirt) but I felt so much better and more comfortable wearing it this time around.
Romanian deadlifts hit your whole posterior chain (that’s yer backside😉) So if you’re looking for stronger, firmer legs & glutes you gotta RDL.
✅Keep your chest up tall
✅Give yourself a double chin (attractive, I know;) but it helps so that you’re not craning your neck up at the bottom👍)
✅Spine neutral (lower back not hyper-extended, shoulders not rounded)
✅Start the move by pushing back into your hips (like you’re trying to touch the wall behind you with your butt.) You’re not just bending over at the waist, you’re pushing your hips back.
✅Your shins stay vertical. Your knees are soft, but they’re not moving forward as you descend. ✅Keep the dumbbells in contact with your legs the whole time! Don’t think about reaching towards the floor with the dumbbells. Think instead about getting a big stretch in your hamstrings & the DBs will move down your legs.
✅Reverse the move when you feel a big stretch in your hamstrings(right under knee level.)
✅At the top of the move tuck your tailbone under and give your glutes a big ol’ squeeze!
🛑Keep in mind that I’m in no way saying that this exercise is going to burn fat from your legs. Spot reduction isn’t possible. Eating in a calorie deficit consistently will result in fat loss. What I am saying is that in combo with that, RDLs are 🔥 at getting the backs of your legs & your glutes stronger, firmer & more shapely.
Hope this is helps! Questions? Drop ‘em below!
Found a BEAUTIFUL original roll of 1897-1898 morgan dollars uncirculated and toned from a local coin dealed!! Snagged 3 that were colorful and reflective at a great price 😍😍😍 #prooflike #morgan #toned #original
Weekends needa slooooow down 😅 Stop tryna love me and leave me please and thank you 💁♀️💁♀️😊
A sketch from the other day (strathmore toned sketchbooks are the best)
LAST workout with weights in THIS round!!!! 💪👏 Tomorrow will mark the last day of THIS program... but this isn't the END!! This is just another milestone - another program completed - another goal met - another goal to be set!! ✅
💯 I REALLY enjoyed this program - the flexibility, efficiency, and the RESULTS!! 💪 I have so many ideas floating around in my head for the challenge group starting in October!! (you can see I've had to start jotting them down!) 8️⃣ weeks - that's ALL!! 16.7% of a full year 😂 Your commitment will take you to Thanksgiving!! You'll be so THANK-FUL you started with us 😁
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