Started feeling sorry for myself the other day for a few personal reasons. Today, I stopped. I determine the changes in my life. I can’t sit on my butt and cry about the cards I have been dealt. I need to make the most of them and play the game harder until I win. Im a goal seeker and a competitor. I will find my weakness and build them up. I am a leader. Not only to others, but for myself. I will lead myself, especially through faith in Jesus (he gets all the credit in my book!). I am head strong. I will not back down from any struggle. Physical or mental. Life is short and there are no time for lousy excuses or self pity! I need to Keep moving forward.
On a side note: here is my muscle building progress (my gains.) Since the last 7 months, I have shifted my focus to muscular development. Eating a lot more food and lifting heavier than ever. I’m proud of this strength no one can take away from me. A lot of people don’t get it. Why do I want to be strong? Why are you so self centered? Blah blah blah. To me, it’s like asking why would you want more money? You can never have enough of either. Im not obsessive about mu body, but if being strong and enjoying it is a crime than sue me! Lol I like being strong because it defines me inside and out. I need to be strong for myself, because no one can be strong for me. I’m just feeling like a lightening bolt hit me and woke me up from a slump. Feels amazing what some gym time therapy can do! :)
One of my favorite healthier desserts! Poached pears ❤ I made these with ground ginger, cinnamon, pure organic maple syrup, bake until soft. Serve warm with a scoop of dairy-free coconut milk vanilla bean ice cream. A gluten free and dairy free and paleo friendly dessert idea 😉 #todiefor #glutenfree
Morning cup of wisdom.
Happy Thanksgiving! ❤ I’m thankful for my awesome boyfriend for buying me a special gluten free and dairy free pumpkin pie! He knows me all too well 😉 A girls gotta have her pie and eat it too!🎃
Oooo kill em’ 😉 woke up feeling confident, despite my bloating and lack of ab visibility. a little tweak in my dieting, a pinch more cardio and the abs will come around in no time. Still focusing on my muscles growing!
Meal preppin’ for that body transformation! I did eat a tootsie roll day for Halloween… But other than that, it’s been growing’ foods.
Grillin’ in the fall? Yeah buddy! Not gonna lie, I’m thinking about #demgainz. Grilled up some chicken, steaks, taters and bells with quartered onion in olive oil. Pair it with some spinach, and I’m set for the week! I need to get my mind right and focus on my goals. Meal prep and 5am workouts is what needs to be done. NO EXCUSES. Since I’ve been working 60-90hr work weeks, I’ve been so drained that working out feels like torture. I need to torture what tortures me and come out on top like I always do. Feeling pumped and ready to do this!
This is what snack time looks like. Ginger pear tea with raw honey and almond joy chia pudding. #heaven #fitfood
Found this little guy while I was stressed at work. I’ve been really trying to put all my worries and stressors in God’s hands. I have been praying myself to sleep every night and I meditate during my breaks. This was a great reminder that I need to trust in my Lord and have faith in HIM. Thankful for such a loyal and loving savior.
Breakfast. Spinach, raspberries, banana and maple almond butter smoothie 🍃🍓
Seeing some veins and getting lean! I’ve decided I’m going to train soon for my first-ever fitness competition. I know my areas of strength and my areas of weakness. I can and I will build my self up and can’t wait to shine on stage! Here’s the kicker: I DON’T EVEN CARE IF I WIN! I just want to work as hard as possible and show the world what I’m made of. People can judge me, tell me “I’m full of myself” or “self centered”… But you know what? I do love myself and that’s nothing to be ashamed of! I think the world would be better if WE ALL loved ourselves. So cheers to something new and for working hard. Think I can’t do it? Let me prove you wrong ;) #fitness #bikinicompetitor #npc #bodybuilding #girlswithmuscle #themusclepump #health
Yup. It’s #winewednesday
Breakfast: tried a little something different. Had a chocolate sprouted protein shake with banana, spinach and avocado. I paired it with fresh fruit and @justinsnutbutter maple almond butter. A well balanced breakfast if you ask me. High in good fats, about 22g of protein and nutrients from the greens and fruit. #health #fit #justinsnutbutter #musclepump #leangains #healthygains
So “NO” to the #tubearm and give yourself shapely #shoulders! Adding a little #muscle will go a long way by giving you more shape and a sexy lean look. Can’t beat a girl with strong arms… Just sayin’.. 😉
Here’s a classic throwback #tbt. We all start somewhere. Every fitness success has a story. Mine, was college. The freshman 15..or 20 caught up to me. I found myself in an unhappy place physically and mentally. It’s taken me a year to learn and grow confident in my health and fitness. Let me repeat: LEARN. It takes education to get fit. You have to learn and really want to know what it takes. I got serious, buckled down and saw great results. I was sick of feeling unhappy with how I felt about myself. I challenge you to start today! #weightloss #fitness #health #glutenfree #success #fitfluential #progress