▫️ London. 24. Sometimes bendy, sometimes strong. ▫️ @esquaredfitness_uk FLORENCEW15 ▫️ thehiitlister@gmail.com

This week’s pump trumps last week’s slump 🙌🏼 Feeling strong and back in my element after last week’s dip with some solid Yard Work at @mymanorlondon with @beckyhelpsy : repping it out with incline loaded carry runs, d ball over shoulders, GTOHs, DB snatches, KB swings and hill sprints. Same time next week @squad.sc ? The #f45challenge might also be over but I’m keeping some good habits going until the next one 👊🏼
From one @f45_training to another 👯‍♀️ I felt absent in training this week. My legs didn’t feel like my own. I let myself down by letting stress eating take over me. The more I stressed out about leaning out, the more I spiralled. But @gymbratcat always helps me snap out of being a Debbie Downer. She’s one strong woman who makes me sweat the small stuff less, inspires me and I’m grateful to have her as a friend ❤️ (especially since I dragged her to watch #jurassicworldfallenkingdom and basically wasted our evenings because it was so horrifically shit. Yes we were the ones sniggering at the back #sorrynotsorry 😂) Onwards and upwards 🙌🏼
Couldn’t have asked for a better week at work, but I’m absolutely shattered and looking forward to a nice stretch and night in tonight, resetting my body for better training and eating 😌
My face when someone tries to give me work at the end of the day 😂 Wish I could do @turfgames all over again. Not gonna lie though, my workouts have been feeling a little underwhelming for the past few days (especially tonight - huge disappointment with a certain studio 🙄) - I feel like they haven’t been challenging/I probably haven’t pushed myself out of my comfort zone enough and my nutrition not quite back on track. I’m missing the likes of @un1t_london and @metabolicldn ! I’m looking forward to be able to run in a few weeks’ time so I can crank that engine up and feel speedy and strong again 💨 thanks for the pap @jonpaynephoto ! #fortheathletewithin
Pulling my weight at this morning’s @f45_fulham Docklands - great to be back but the leg DOMS from @turfgames was very real on the plyo lunges and box jumps, and appetite is still all over the place so need to pull my weight on the nutrition too 🤨 Papped at @farm_fitness 📸
This might have been a last minute decision, but also one of the best I’ve made this year - @turfgames done and dusted with @almhayes_fitness @ninadeedotco @wuthecleaner @robbothan and hundreds of other friends and athletes 💥 A day of speed, strength, technique, carbs, all the fun and sun... what more could I possibly ask for? Incredible performances all around 💪🏻
Sometimes being strong means gritting my teeth through challenging projects at work - or a 3 minute deadhang with screaming calluses. Sometimes being strong means ignoring my comfort zone and going on an adventure on my own - or adding that extra plate to the box to see how high I can jump. Other times being strong means saying no to shit that doesn’t float my boat - be it time wasters or a workout that doesn’t challenge me. Sometimes it’s even just feeling like a badass sprinting for the bus with a massive gym bag... full of snacks 🤤 But in all seriousness, being strong means that no matter what life throws at me, I can catch it in a clean squat, then press that shit away from me in style. Because #StrongIsNotASize 💁🏻‍♀️ - Fashionably late but thanks for getting me involved @bicepsandbronzer , @britishwl and @womeninsport_uk !
Over the hump and feeling like a lion 🦁 Apart from actually looking like I have a mane (need to sort my hair colour out), I’ve had a good confidence booster at work, some solid training at @kxulondon @another_spacelondon and spent time with my favourite people 👊🏼 Or maybe it’s all the @pulsinandbeond bars I’ve been having... 😅
Panic training? Nah, just a bright and early warm up to @turfgames at @benjaminalldis_pt ’s killer lift + row this morning... with the nemesis @joe_corrie 😈
A different kind of active this weekend with all the dancing at Field Day with @emmaly.o @lunch_and_lycra and @soraya.stanley , Saturday morning @f45_fulham Hollywood and night antics ✌🏻 Now for @natvoyle ’s birthday at @barryslondon 🎉
It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light... like taking time to train myself back to recovery and making a last minute decision to do @turfgames 😅 I decided against doing it a few months ago because of my injury, running is still touch and go but let’s see how this goes. Can’t believe I’ll be competing against @leeestephens @joe_corrie and @caitlin_dimbleby 😫 #fuuuuuuck
Reset, rethink, reposition. I’ve had a restful long weekend checking out the new @12x3gym Paddington, getting @black.adam ’s birthday burpees in at @f45_fulham and soaking up the sun, but also an unnecessary 3 day refeed 🤦🏻‍♀️ I’m not best pleased with myself. I’m hitting reset and holding myself accountable though, here’s to 3 good weeks to the end of the challenge... and beyond ✌🏻
Another beautiful day in Brighton with @maikenf - from sweating it out at Hollywood at @f45_brightoncentral , to refuelling at the delicious @redroastercafe , to a fun hike at Devil’s Dyke, with of course, perfect company 👯‍♀️
Looking forward to the bank holiday weekend... but it’s no @dfrostsurfandyoga 😩 #tbt
All sweat and smiles with @misslfitt_ at @claudmarvon ’s spin party tonight - came in at a cheeky 3rd place, was having too much fun with the music to notice 🎉
Halfway through the challenge and feeling great - faster and stronger thanks to my deload week of sun, surfing and yoga, and training buddies like @mariamtee @black.adam @maikenf and @gymbratcat 👊🏼 Doing this loosely in my way to keep the bad habits at work away and that fits with my routine and lifestyle feels good ✌🏻 (no excuse for the awkward leg though)
Only went and did double West Hollywood at @f45_fulham and @f45_brightoncentral (death by bench hops... with pre-existing DOMS from this week 😩) and explored Brighton with @maikenf 👯‍♀️ We missed the royal wedding but I’m in love with this town 😍
Creating space for an incessant mind and body. I’m an overthinker and always will be. It’s been even more challenging in the past year - I don’t think I’ve ever worked harder or put more (unnecessary) pressure on myself aesthetically, at work and in life. It has gotten too much at times, but learning to make proper time and space for my body has made me more self-aware and more at peace with myself. We don’t always need to do things at 100mph. It’s okay to slow down. It’s okay to have a night in. It’s okay not to be okay sometimes, or admit you need a hand. It’s okay to just be ourselves 💁🏻‍♀️ If you need to vent, I’m here 🙋🏻‍♀️ #mentalhealthawarenessweek
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