You won’t always be motivated. You must learned to be disciplined.
💪 Happy Friday fam! I know trying to stress less, eat healthier, or get to the gym isn’t always easy — especially with the colder/wetter weather and holiday madness — but it’s always worth it.
💯 I often see posts about a workout that “wasn’t the best” or “didn’t feel like going but went” — and I always say those are the ones that count the most. That’s discipline at work!
🍔 I’m currently heading into the gym now for indoor cardio (my least favorite) but getting it in and getting it done. And since these count the most... it means I can go across the street for In-n-Out Burger after right?! 😂
Just hanging out. 🐒
🎪 Hard to believe it’s been over 3 years since I took the plunge and added circus disciplines to my workouts! Unfortunately shoulder issues have prevented me from dabbling with duo trapeze more this year but I’ve really enjoyed these new and different challenges.
🎉 Enjoyment is HUGE when it comes to consistent with physical activity. If the gym isn’t your scene, try a studio or going outside. If you can’t stand treadmills, take a Zumba or dance class. Whatever it is, find something you enjoy and you’re much more likely to want to keep doing it! Take it from someone who’s been lifting for 10+ years and still going strong. 😜
❓Do you enjoy your workouts or any “non traditional” ways of being active? Let me know in the comments!
CH-CH-CH-CHIA! Anyone else remember those commercials? 😂
🌱 Chia seeds are tiny but mighty! They’re a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and digestion-friendly fiber. A 1-ounce serving even has 5.6 grams of protein making it a perfect snack or topping. Have you tried chia before? I put that ish on just about everything 😜
🍴Chia Pudding with Kiwi, Banana, Granola & Greek Yogurt.
If you want it, go get it.
Alt caption: When I hear there’s free food. 😂
🙌 Happy Friday fam! Trust you’ve all had a solid week of working towards your goals and have a great weekend in store.
🍩 Just for fun: caption this with your favorite food promo. Me: “When I get the notification for free donuts at Krispy Kreme.” 😂
Say hello to my little friend 🏋🏽
💪 Happy Wednesday Fam! Serving up a killer exercise idea for you all today: the Hack Squat. This classic exercise is a severely underutilized GEM... seriously, how often, if ever, do you see anyone doing these in your gym?
🔥 Hack Squats are king for building killer quads while working your glutes and hammys. Your legs will feel like jello that’s been thrown out the window: during and after. Need proof? Watch my face as I progress... 😂
✅ This variation is also great for taking stress off the low back while helping you tighten your form for squats and deadlifts. The strict range of motion eliminates momentum so you can savor that burn.
📌 Give this one a save and try it on your next leg day!
Let’s TACO about Pineapple🍍
🍍 Pineapple is a nutrient-packed fruit and doesn’t have to wait for your fruit salad, smoothie or pizza to make an appearance!
🥘 Pineapple is rich in fiber and enzymes to help your digestive tract, help you digest protein, and can reduce gut inflammation, bolting, and water retention. It’s a great for tenderizing your meats!
🌮 Decided to use some leftover pork from an event and make my own taco bowl. Maybe someday I’ll be adventurous and try making my own al pastor pork! 😂
❓What’s your perfect taco or burrito? I could eat an al pastor pork with pinto beans, Spanish rice, pineapple, cheese and a whole grain flour tortilla every day 😍
🍴 Al Pastor Pork with Pineapple, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Kidney Beans, and Jasmine Rice.
Balance isn’t something you find, it's something you create.
💪 Getting my work and workout done early so I can enjoy dinner out and the new Cirque du Soleil show tonight. No guilt. No “treating” myself. Just living life!
🙌 What do you all have going on this weekend? Hope you’re creating that healthy balance of hard work, good eats, and just enjoying life! Happy Flexy Friday fam!
BOSU Balls are a great way to recruit your core muscles while building your balance and control. And since you all know I love me a good BOSU Ball Exercise, you know I had to give this move from @russlifts
🔥 Happy hump day fam! If you’re looking to fire up your core, hip flexors and balance all at once, look no further than this V-Sit Scissor Kick while balancing on a hump— I mean BOSU ball! Between the wobbling and my hip flexors firing up, it‘s a great challenge.
🔑 This is an intermediate-advanced exercise so make sure your low abs and hip flexors are strong and warm for this.
📌 Give this one a save and go for it.
CONTROVERSIAL question: avocado... yay or nay? 😂
🥑 Avocados are the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of heart healthy fats. Now, many people often think fat equals the devil but...
💯 Good fats actually improve blood blood to the brain, help you absorb certain nutrients vitamins like A, E, and K, and keep you feeling fuller longer if you’re trying to keep your calories in check. So, get yo’ fats on today!
🍞 Bringing you a twist on your typical avo toast. This is an easy way to kickstart your day with a balance of healthy fats, protein and carbs. Happy Monday fam, hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!
🍴 Avocado Toast (Whole Grain) with Egg, Pomegranates, Clementine Slices, Chia Seeds and Feta Cheese.
If you fell down yesterday, pull yourself up today.
💯 Many people think being healthier is black or white. You either work out all the time, cut out sugars or you just sit on your couch and eat donuts all day.
🚫 Not about perfection. Be consistent, do the work, improve a little each day, and be balanced: take a day off and eat a slice of pecan pie on Thanksgiving without feeling guilty.
💪 Happy Flex Friday fam! Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving with family, food and gratitude. If you feel like you stumbled yesterday.. today’s your day!
📸 Throwing back today with a shot from my last cut. I remember being so surprised when I saw this. It’s crazy what lighting and a photographer can capture. This is the guy I’m trying to beat!
🦃 Anyone else squeezing in that pre-Thanksgiving workout? I’m hitting legs today and push tomorrow morning!
💪 Training on straps has shown me how much “weaker” my lower abs are than other areas. I’ve been working on my hip flexibility and lower ab strength with exercises like this Baby V Hold. I call it a baby because I can’t go much higher yet or hold for longer than 9 seconds 😂
🙏 For my friends in the US and abroad, I’m grateful for all of you, your support, and your encouragement! I’m looking forward to a day of family, food, and gratitude and hope you all enjoy yours!
Who ordered this sexy snack? 🤤
Rolled oats are incredibly easy to prep and this makes them a perfect snack for a staving off the munchies or filling up with the good stuff at meals.
🥣 Oats are also among the healthiest grains on earth: loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and fiber to help you feel fuller and improve digestion.
❓What’s your favorite way to eat oatmeal? I love just adding peanut butter and dark chocolate chips 😋
🍴Oatmeal with Kiwi, Strawberry, Dark Chocolate Chips, Granola and Chia Seeds.
Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.
🏃 The quote says it all. Hope you’re all enjoying your journeys and have a great weekend of rest, recreation, or both planned. Happy Friday fam!
Anyone fear the deadlift? 😱
⚠️ Deadlifts are seen as a fantastic, but scary, lift because of how crucial form is and the injury risk. Rather than developing good form though, most people avoid it entirely!
🏋🏽 Try a Trap Bar Deadlift. Trap Bars keep the back free from unnecessary strain and your shins from getting scraped. They’re also easier to learn but, advanced lifters, don’t discount its potency! You can lift heavier, better target your quads, glutes and hamstrings, and still build killer grip strength.
Did you know that Vitamin C is more than just for your immune system?
🥗 Our body also uses the Vitamin C found in fruits and veggies like tomatoes and red cabbage to make the connective tissue that give strength and support to our muscles and bones.
💪 Going to need that vitamin C because the grind for my goals doesn’t end on Friday! Anyone else working out this weekend? Or are you all about that rest and recreation?
🍴 Skirt Steak with Pinto Beans, Jasmine Rice and Red Cabbage-Tomato Salad.
2016 vs. 2018 #transformationtuesdays
✂️ Just a couple pounds away from my cut goal weight and these next few should be the most noticeable. I’m a couple months behind schedule because of setbacks but I set a goal and want to complete it!
⛄️ Most excited to see how I stack up to my 2017 pic (swipe) aka my “leanest” year. It’s me vs me but I wanna win! 😂 From here I’d like to start adding on the winter coat (bulk) with a “clean slate” and make slow, measurable gains.
Bodyweight moves like pushups never fail to give you a killer workout. They focus the work on your arms, core and lower body simultaneously and train them to work together.
🔥 This wall push-up variation from @kfit112
is no joke! I was going pretty low on the wall my first time and was worried about busting my face... can anyone relate? 😂
🔑 Form is key when you’re working traditional pushups and their variations. Keep your legs, hips, neck and head in one straight line!
📌 Give this one a save and try if you dare!
🥞 Love brunch but don’t want all the artificial sugars that comes with some of those options? Try this!
🍯 Honey is a healthier and more natural alternative to those artificial syrups and is also cheaper than maple syrup. Yogurt makes a great substitute for cream with half the fat content that’s packed with protein!
🍴 Dark Chocolate Chip Banana-Oat-Egg Pancakes topped with Plain Yogurt and Honey.
⁉️ Do you have a favorite healthier substitute for something? Love getting ideas from you!