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Sam

Gym loving, weight lifting, coffee drinking.

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Because sometimes I put on a dress and act like a girl! . . . #christmas #christmasball #xmas #quizdress #thedress #ootd #because #me #ball #girl #fitness #fitmom #girlsthatlift
When she pops back to visit for the weekend and you just have to train! I don't know what made me happier,having my gym buddy back or that I can squat again!! Kept the weights nice and light and just had some fun! @donnapankhurst . . . #flexfriday #fridayfun #squats #cleanandpress #complex #wod #olylift #olympiclifting #overheadsquat #legs #legday #girlsthatlift
#mondaymotivation Right! Just a few weeks of not lifting and eating crap has taken its toll, I'm looking more than a little fluffy and a lot less defined than a few weeks ago. #backfatbetty has made a reappearance lol! While we all know sometimes rest is exactly what our body needs, when fitness is your hobby, your social life and your career it can really mess with your head when its taken away! Today is 2 weeks post surgery on my leg and instead of being sensible and watching my calorie intake while I wasn't training I've pretty much comfort ate my way through it. Tell me I'm not the only one that does that? So even though I'm sat there moaning I feel awful, I've still been munching on chocolate or ice cream?! Why do we do it?! So anyway, for my own sanity I'm going to need a mini cut before Christmas, nothing drastic just reigning it in a bit. Starting today, because we all know come Christmas week I'm not holding back... fat pants are coming out and I'll eat my weight in choc and Xmas dinner and puddings! . . . #flat #fluffy #fattyoverhere #cantstopeating #bulklife #christmas #whoateallthepies #backgains #backday #gymwanker
So this break from training is actually so much harder than I ever imagined. It's over a week since I touched a barbell, and I'm pretty sure I can hear mine calling me to get back at it! I've never been good at resting, but being forced off my feet has been no fun at all. I feel pretty gross... frumpy, fluffy and lazy... It's driving me crazy to be honest! I've had a fair few messages asking where I've been hiding, sorry I've not been replying! I'm taking a bit of break from all social media, from spending too much time staring at the screen of my phone instead of paying attention to everything around me. And as much as I love catching up with everyone I follow on here, I've loved the fact I'm not spending hours pointlessly scrolling my feed just for the sake of it. And I reckon seeing you all lifting while I'm on the recovery bench would drive me totally insane lol. Instead I've used my time to catch up and have proper conversations with friends I've not seen in ages, rather than just a double click here and there and I've been able to research some stuff I've been thinking about for a while and had my brain fully engaged without distractions! I might be back on here when I'm training again... but at the moment I'm enjoying being unplugged! So for now, you can have a pic of my face... no make up and messy hair, pretty much how I've spent the last week... much love šŸ˜˜ . . . #unplugged #selfie #love #rest #recovery #muchlove #life
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Had a bit of fun with my training today. Did lots of complexes, just for the hell of it. I'm completely off plan this week, but I'm enjoying myself! . . . #cleans #cleanandjerk #cleancomplex -#olylift #weight #weightlifting #allthefun #girlsthatlift #fun #complex #lift #grind #strong #train #gym #instafit
Omg the doms are real today! My legs... my poor bloody legs... that overload on Monday has killed them. And then a heavy back session yesterday morning followed by snatch training at weights over 90% last night my upper body is in tatters too. Literally the only part of me not hurting today was my arms. Was. I had intended on a rest day, but then after a phone call throwing all my plans for the next few days up in the air I needed the gym to chill out... so we trained bis and tris. And now there isn't a single body part that doesn't hurt. And I've got a running class to take in just a couple of hours. Help. Oh and have a laugh... I totally got caught in the changing room taking these selfies, the girl that walked in wasn't amused haha! . . . #gymselfie #gymwanker #instatwat #selfie #humpday #arms #babybiceps #bulking #fluffy #almosttimetocut #girlsthatlift #instafitness #fitspo #doms #hurt #strong #strongnotskinny #bodybuilding #aesthetics #weightlifter #feminine #gains #fit #healthy #life #instagood #biceps #triceps #girlswithmuscle
Second session of the day. All the snatch. Finishing with these powers. Today was probably my last chance to work this lift before having a couple of weeks off training. Plenty of faults, lots of room for improvement, but I just wanted to test the weight. A 35kg double for a PB, and then a 37.5kg Single. I already can't wait to get back to training and get those numbers in a full snatch! . . . #snatch #olylift #weightlifting #olympiclifting #learning #gettingstronger #fattofit #strongnotskinny #workinghard #instafitness #gains #strengthgains #girlsthatlift #squat #fit #strong #happy #thanks
Got to the gym this morning, and his first question was "how much do you bench" ermm... he wasn't impressed with my reply of "I don't?" . So apparently now I do, and it's going into the programme. Urgh. Thanks coach. 5 sets of 8 at a measly 30kg today. #povertybench . . . #fridayfun #girlsthatlift #butdontbench #shit #weak #suchagirl #strengthtraining #haha #weightlifting #olylift #coach #strongnotskinny
Friday at my favourite bar! And squats feeling much better than the last attempt! Only just hitting parallel on the heavy sets because I'm a big baby when I don't have someone to spot me! Squat pyramids... 10 @ 50kg 8 @ 55kg 6 @ 60kg 4 @ 65kg 2 @ 70kg 2 @ 75kg Then back down again. My legs may never forgive me. Followed that with sumo deads pyramid and walking lunges. Then exhausted with a superset of curls and extensions. Getting plenty of volume in! Simple but effective. Ouch. . . . #legday #squats #shesquats #friday #weekendvibes #gymbunny #gymwanker #instatwat #instafit #gymlife #fitness #soinsta
Ahhh back in the gym and straight to work! Mondays session was shockingly bad, and I've been too ill the last couple of days to train, so I needed a good one today! . . . #snatch #olylift #olympiclifting #britishweightlifting #coach #squat #weightlifting #doyouevenlift #lol #girls #girlsthatlift #gym #gains #strongnotskinny #gymwanker #instatwat #instafit
My body is a constant work in progress, I'll never tire of seeing what I can achieve next and how I'm able to sculpt it into how I want it to look. . Although I have been much less focused on aesthetics recently since a friend gave me a few home truths about trying to do too much at once and to focus on what I actually wanted... getting stronger. And he told me to stop being a girl and worrying about getting 'fat' again to just "eat like a beast". So that's exactly what I have been doing haha! I've increased calorie intake massively, which means all of my lifts have gone up, and while I might also be tipping the scale at the heaviest I've been in a couple of years, I don't actually think that's a bad thing?! . #fluffyabs #babybiceps #abs #vanity or #selflove ...? Who cares #hatersgonnahate #strongbodystrongmind #flexfriday #aesthetics #gym #gainz #strong #girlswithtattoos #girlswithmuscle #fitmom #momlife #workinprogress #progress #instafitness #flex #bulking
There are days when lifting is just the best therapy. . . 2 hours worth of training and loud music playing in my ear was the perfect distraction from my overactive mind playing tricks on me. . . #girlsthatlift #olylifting #weightlifting #britishweightlifting #coaching #strong #progress #mindfulness #anxiety #fighting #battle #gym #lift #strong #strongbodystrongmind #cleanandjerk
It's risky, Its scary, It's terrifying to jump. There's a huge chance it won't work out. That's the point. Be brave, do it anyway! #quotestoliveby #love #life . . . #scary #brave #letgo #jump #boxjumps #legday #fitnessmotivation #insta #legs #gymshark #plyometrics #power #strong #crossfit #gymwanker
Balance is not something you find, It's something you create. . Life is super busy at the moment, just how I like it. But it's also taking it's toll on my body, and mind. Im drained. I give so much of my time and energy away, which is what I love, but sometimes forget to take a bit for myself too. I've given some people far too much of me recently, and it's never given back freely... so it's time to put some of that energy back into myself. As the saying goes "never make someone a priority if to them you are only an option" Today I came home from the gym, shattered, and instead of the usual routine of work admin, housework and shopping I just chilled out, did a bit of yoga and stretched for ages! Probably the most relaxed I've been in a while. Just in time of course to go and pick the kids up from school for the next lot of chaos to commence! . . . #balance #life #yoga #stretch #eaglepose #handstand #eagleposeheadstand #gym #strong #strongwomen #momlife #bossbabe #fitmom #instatwat #healthy #strongbodystrongmind #life #tired #instagood #pose #fit #strength #mentalhealth #wellbeing #curvy #thick #thickthighthursday
Be Confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing we were something we aren't. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. And it is only when you accept everything you are, and aren't, that you will truly succeed. . . Looking back at the time I've felt most confident in my own body. This summer for the first time ever I sunbathed topless and actually looked at a photo of the cellulite on my ass and thunder thighs without cringing! . . #yesihave #cellulite #stretchmarks and a #wobbly #bum #butidontcare #curvy
Box fitness is one of my fave classes to take! Yesterday I got to join in on a @dynamic.fit session and Iā€™d forgotten just how much I love taking part in group training! These girls work so hard, and are really encouraging of each other! #squadgoals #nocompetition . . . #boxing #boxercise #grouptraining #fitnessclass #bootcamp #boxfit #exercise #workout #training #crosstraining #cardio #instructor #dynamicfitpaderborn #dynamicfit #fit #strong #girlsthatlift #strongwomen #bossbabe #hustle
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