Years ago I watched a YouTube video by @thematthewhussey
which has stuck with me.
He said that starting out he didn't have the types of friends he wanted and needed yet, so he read books to enrich his mind and found friendship and mentorship in the pages of the books.
Whilst I probably won't find any mentors in my @the_cisi
study text, I now understand what he meant by getting lost in the pages of a book and filling your mind with knowledge.
Sure, the study life isn't sexy and is kind of isolating at times, but I get to wear yoga onesies and drink way more coffee than I should. #SmallWins
🔹Multiplied by consistency and time, this is what lasting success looks like, an increase of 1.25 pounds. It’s easy to get caught up in the big numbers and the “10 abs in 5 days” talk, but time and time again we realize that it’s all a bunch of crap. Focus, and more importantly BELIEVE, in small wins consistently over time. Is it easy? Not always. Is it worth it? I dunno, but all the cool kids are doing it, and they’re getting great results. Drown out the noise, focus on yourself, and WIN a little EVERY DAY.
#incrementalgains #fitnessinreallife #consistencyisthekey #committotheprocess
Life is a journey.. remember to dream big, stay positive and work hard until you accomplish your short term and long term goals. Try to not get caught up on what others are accomplishing because we all have different paths in life and most importantly,quit worrying about not “being there yet” because you are exactly where you are meant to be right now. #MentalHealth #SonomaCounty #ItsAJourney #TrustTheProcess
In which: searching for answers, listening to the doctors, slight answers found. (S/o to everyone that’s been by my side through this struggle over the past several months)
I’ve posted this a lot more on my fitness insta (I post all things food/fitness/exercise science) but decided to share here as well. I’ve been going through figuring out my GI issues- between food allergies/sensitivities, lots of bloating, pain & discomfort-I’ve officially been diagnosed with IBS. I’ll soon be moving onto the next phase of dealing with things: the FODMAP diet. .
I’m choosing to share it here in hopes I can help others as I go through this as a mid 20s, grad student, fitness professional (it changes more than ya think when it comes to this since i eat so clean!)—Plus sharing new recipes I find. So pop on over to @samanthaaadearfit
To follow along on this journey (& learn some cool fitness things). .
Just wanted to share that y’all are never alone in life- no matter what kind of struggle you have. .
. 📷 @reps4riley
#samanthaaadearfit #samanthaaadear #hikeVA #ibs #ibsawareness #fodmap #foodallergy #giissues #health #fitness #trusttheprocess
We shall start focusing on our journey and stop trying to follow somebody else's 💖
A little bit of core work after chest & back 💧
💥Practice -> Train -> Compete 💥
Many people might not quite know what these terms mean so let’s define them.
-PRACTICE: repeated movement in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire, gain, or maintain proficiency in it. Done at low intensity and/or load. -TRAINING: the action of undertaking a program of exercise in preparation for an event usually combining acquired skills. Done at low to high intensity and/or load.
-COMPETING: striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same. Done at high intensity and/or load.
📝 Here are some examples of each: -PRACTICE: spending a set amount of time developing (one set of skills) inversions and handstand push up technique with cues and progressions to focus on making those movements look better, get more efficient, and become consistent like a habit. All of this is happening without racing a clock or another person while being low heart rate and less intensive!
-TRAINING: singular or multiple modality components with sub-maximal paces and/or loads. For example: 5x5 back squats at 70% of your 1RM. Or 10 min EMOM of:
Odd: 5 Ring muscle ups
Even: 10 Alt DB Snatch 50/35
-COMPETING: sporting competition, group class where you are trying to race/lift more than another person, strength or conditioning sets where you are trying to beat your own personal record, etc
Remember, with just about everything there is no clear black and white and there might be some overlap. The biggest rule of thumb we can give is that your overall program will vary which one of these components will be the highest priority based on goals, sport season, schedule, and many other factors. The biggest mistake we see is that too many people are competing more frequently than they are training, more frequently than they are practicing. If you want to get a pull up, muscle up, rope climb, squat snatch, double under, the list goes on and on... you should be practicing those skills, then put them into training, and then if you want can compete at those skills. If you do not have a skill yet that you want but you do not practice it this is what we do 🤦♀️🤦♂️!
If it's too easy it feels boring. If it happens just like that it feels unearned. One of the things I enjoy the most is that slow grind - watching the process and slow unraveling of results before my eyes. Although I admire the cheetah, never was myself one. More like a tortoise or a tiny snowball, slowly rolling down the hill...getting a bit bigger and faster. Gaining momentum. Learn to enjoy each and every step. Don't wish to get there fast.
#process #trusttheprocess #slowgrind #struggle #victory #red #enjoytheprocess
Aqua Colored Glasses is the way I always wanna see the world!!!💙👓 Yes, they are knockoff Chakra Sunglasses, but I'm diggin em!😁😎 Just posted my first video on my IG channel!!!🙆♀️🙌🏼
Respect these mans words talent is talent but coming up against someone who put there time, effort and hardwork into something they put their mind to possibilities are endless #Trusttheprocess
Believe you can do and be whoever you want to be. Hold on to that feeling and feel it. I believe in you even if you don’t! 😘🤗💪
I actually believed in some white haired man, coming down the chimney (even though we didn’t have one) and putting presents 🎁 under the 🌲 for me and every other child in the world in one night. But at times (actually most my life) I didn’t even believe in myself. I didn’t ever believe I could live on my own as a single mom. I didn’t believe I could ever be truly happy. I didn’t believe I could love myself again. I never thought in a million years that I could be whoever I wanted to be.
Hmmm. If you think about this, doesn’t make much sense does it? It’s true though. Now look at me happy, the healthiest I’ve ever been, confident, and loving myself (flaws and all).
If I can believe in 🎅🏻 I can believe in me 💁♀️.
#believe #trust #positivevibes #lovinglife #confident #momlife #momofgirls #happy #trusttheprocess #mypurpose #goals #happylife #amys_sweetlife
Last time I wore this dress, the back wouldn’t close. Look at me now 💪🏼 every day I find little things that give me an extra push to keep doing what I do🙏🏽 #trusttheprocess #Herbaliferesults
Transitioning is a great travel into yourself. I used to hate every little sign of femininity that could eventually pop up from the tomboy I've always been. People would say I had none at all, and I was super cool with that. I always suffered when somebody would point out at something which would resemble something girlish or feminine about who - or what - I was. I found it both funny and sad at the same time when, in the last maybe 4 years, the only person telling me I was feminine was my fiancée - the one who would have known me better than anyone was sticking to me the last label on heart I could ever acknowledge as mine. And that was frustrating and a little confusing, I guess. And now that I can finally see the boy in the mirror smiling back at me, and I can touch him and I can finally identify myself with the guy dancing in the window's reflection, I think I'm finally understanding what she meant the whole time. Femininity isn't about your gender identity or your chromosomes. And I'm not even talking about gender being a spectrum, which would be an eventual turning point from here. It is about those shades and undertones which make you more than a character and turn you into a real life person. It is about manners and touch and all those slight, subtle ways of being alive. In order to understand what masculinity is about, and while you're understanding how to be a boy, you learn that femininity can be a part of you, without that having anything to do with you being less of a man than you want or feel you are. And now that I'm comfortable enough not to feel threatened by that, I find funny and empowering to embrace the feminine side of me just being myself. I'm still at the beginning of my journey and I still have so many things to learn about being a boy - and becoming a man from that. But I guess i learned something about it today, and paradoxically I learned it from acknowledging that everyone has a feminine side, and I'm no different, so why should i turn down on it at all? #femininity #ftm #masculinity #howtobeaboy #trusttheprocess #learning #lessonslearned #ftmkid #ftmboy #transkid #transboy #transitioning #beingaman #beingalive
The universe has your back. Instead of trying to control the outcome, just enjoy the journey ✨
A very tiny part of a new intuitive painting I started - which I really don’t like (yet).
I’m learning not to judge. I find myself silently balking (even louder) to comments of “bad, wrong, sin” ...
EVERYTHING comes for a reason. There is something to learn in the situation, some way in which we’re being guided. So even if it’s uncomfortable or feeling bad (situation, painting, choice) open your eyes and detach from labeling it good/bad.
What is it here to teach you? Give it a new perspective. Find gratitude in the small pieces you DO appreciate. The rest will come together in time.
It’s not happening TO you; it’s happening for you. Changing your perspective about it keeps the channels of movement open.