Maybe we don’t have to control our thoughts. We may just have to stop letting them control us. •
Couple of clips from today’s chest & back day, last week we filmed back movements, now we filmed some chest action
📽DB bench press —> PR alert 🚨, after hitting one smooth set of 6 with 55’s (same weight as last week), decided to try the 60’s, and ended up sticking with them for all working sets
📽DB bench press —> my first set with the 55’s
* Areas of improvement: try to get more stability on left shoulder, which will translate in less shakiness of wrist and try to push ROM to be a little deeper, without compromising shoulders 📽Push ups —> taken to failure, I think I got like 10-12, pretty happy with upper back tightness, naturally loosing a little bit of such tightness as approaching failure *Areas of improvement: keep working on keeping scapulas retracted and depressed during entire movement
Do you EAT the FOODS
you actually love?
Happy Saturday y’all! How many times have you skipped out on the yummy foods you like because you think it’s “BAD” for you or its not “healthy” -which makes you think it won’t let you reach your goals☠️😫
MY FRIENDS... listen up.. you CAN eat the bagels/waffles/cereal/chocolate/popcorn and still reach your goals✨
Everything comes with moderation. That’s with anything in life..Don’t take away all the foods you actually enjoy or you will find yourself down the wronnng path☝🏼
Your body breaks down the foods you eat by:
Eating waffles will digest in your body as carbs...just like a “healthy” banana would! Don’t overcomplicate things for yourself! •
Today is #nationalwaffleday and your girl is having a long rest day with some waffles! @kodiakcakes have been coming in clutch lately! See I love waffles so you bet I’ll be eating these everyday 👏🏼🤪 •
If you feel like you aren’t sure what to eat to reach your goals NEVER hesitate to reach out to me! DM awayyyy↗️
Learning to let go. .
We have the power to either control our situations or control how we let these things out of our control affect us. If there’s something out of your control that you’re letting effect your energy, change the way you respond. Become aware of how things are impacting your mind and learn to let go. Accept the situation for what it is, and concentrate your energy on positive things that are impacting you in a positive way. .
You have complete control over the people you associate with, things you indulge in, your thoughts, and responses. Become aware enough with yourself that you are able to realize when something or someone is draining you or negatively effecting your energy, and let it go. .
It is NOT easy (especially for me being the control freak I am), but becoming aware of how things are affecting me and learning to stop trying to control the things I can’t and choose to let go, has made me so much more at peace. .
I was 20 weeks pregnant here & 19 years old. Embarrassed, insecure, & frankly I was a baby having a baby. 🤰🏼👶🏼
▫️I think back to this point in my life & just think wow. 😳 I wasn’t in a healthy relationship, wasn’t mentally in a good place & I was just miserable in most aspects & doing nothing to change it. 😓 Sadly, I think I even just felt like this was how life was for everyone. 😬🤷🏼♀️
▫️Little did I know that these years were some of the best for my life! ✳️Logan made me a mama! This made me live my life to give him a better life & set an example for him👩👦(now Isaiah too) This led me to get better jobs, buy our first home🏡, & made me a better person to make him proud. I had to think of someone other than me & I needed that SO much to grow. I didn’t think I was enough at that time, but he was. That was my motivator. 👍🏼
✳️It forced me to step out of my comfort zone💥. Leaving my current relationship, home, friends & completely starting over. 🌅
▫️I can now say I am more appreciative & aware because of those dark times. 🖤
🗝I appreciate @mandofarias05 so much & never take for granted his love or our relationship we have. Before those times I don’t think I would have even known what a gem 💎 I had found in him. I also wouldn’t have my Isaiah. I always wanted 2 kids & I just got another in a different way 😘
🗝I learned I can do anything I put my mind to 🧠. No one can tell me no because I am in control of my future and when I decide, I do! ✅ 🗝I learned so many lessons in budgeting & being resourceful! Now we get to live the life we want to. We travel ✈️ , don’t stress about having grocery money 💰 & that peace ✌🏼 is because of those days of having nothing & learning to prioritize. I also learned I can live without a lot of extras for the things I really want. 🗝Prioritizing! 📈This was a huge thing for me! I had to give so many things up. My pride was too big to ask for help so I HUSTLED. I still struggle with asking for help but boy this pushed me to never give up & I’m so thankful! 🙌🏼
✔️If you’re going through a hard time, just know you’ll be grateful for the things you learn & as @deangraziosi says “you’re paying your success tax!” 👏
My Life Lesson #16 : Best & Worst
Yes. This is an old version of me. I now look at him with empathy. He was sad, lost, alone even though he was surrounded by a lot of people, desperate, scared and had no idea that he had a problem, let alone how to fix it. (A guy had just pointed a gun at him as well which didn't help.)
This was the worst period of my life.
Not too long after, my wife left me. I cried. And cried. And cried. I felt such an immense amount of pain and hurt that came like an avalanche down on top of an already big pile of figurative shit.
That was the worst day of my life.
Fast forward 10 years and if you asked me today what was the best thing that ever happened to me, I would answer two things... My depression and the day my wife left me.
My depression was horrible and if I could wish away the pain and torment I would be tempted to. But actually, it's the pain and torment that was the catalyst for my change and growth and all of the learnings that I have had and subsequently been able to share.
I loved my first wife with all my heart but we were only together for a season, not a lifetime. And if she hadn't left me then I would never have been in the right place to meet Libby. Someone who is more perfect for me than I could have ever imagined at the time. In my last post I talked about letting go of the need for an apology from the person that caused our trauma. For a long time I wanted an apology from my wife for what she had done to me. Now, I am grateful for what she did. It was exactly what I needed without knowing I needed it.
The point is, we really have ZERO idea what is actually the best or the worst. We just put our own skewed perspective on our life events.
Perspective can be trained just like a muscle. The more you train it the more you will be able to, in the moment, understand that this might feel like the worst, but very soon it might just be the best.
SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT 😭🙆🏻♀️🏘
ahhhhhhhhhhh, what?!??! I know 🙈
I’m taking my first huge adult step and moving across a few state lines, away from my family here in California, but into the arms of this gorgeous lil city!!
Tulsa, Oklahoma <33333
I’ve been feeling extremely stuck here in the valley ever since I’ve gotten certified as a personal trainer, and that’s not because I’m not thriving in what I do, but because I have always wanted more.
I want to continue my education.
I want to get my bachelors in health & exercise sciences, but the colleges around here just weren’t offering that to me.
I was enrolled in classes at my local community college that i didn’t even need, but was going to take just to feel like I was progressing and that didn’t feel right to me.
I was beyond ready to fly from the nest that was built for me these last 23 years and begin building my own nest.
I even told my family months ago, that if the right opportunity arose, I would take it in a heartbeat.
So when I visited Oklahoma at the beginning of this month, my friend told me that her lease was up in October and what I thought about coming back and getting a place with her.
I was hit sideways for a second because... the amount of joy I felt inside of me was shocking.
I never saw myself back in Oklahoma, but at that moment in time, I felt like I was home.
Like I was exactly where I needed to be.
I felt it with every bone in my body, that that was the opportunity I was waiting for.
Days later we were apartment hunting.
and within the first few places we saw, we found the most beautiful apartment that we didn’t have to compromise anything for, and just felt like, home.
so we did it!!!
we put in an application and now we are set to get our keys on the 21st of sepetember!!!!!
I am just so unbelievably excited/nervous/anxious/READY to be there and to begin this new chapter of my life <333
So anyway, this was just a super long update on me <3
If you guys have any tips for first time movers, plssss let me know!
I need all the help I can get <333
I hope you all have a beautiful & safe weekend! sending so much love <3 #newbeginnings#bigchanges
Weekend Warriors 💪💪 Every day I get to work with the most badass individuals I've ever met. Every Saturday they get the chance to come in and truly shine. Bigger and better challenges week after week and every single time, they come in and show out. Collective energy is real! Don't believe me? Come in saturday morning and feel the positive kickass energy for your self... It'll have you feeling like you can take on any obstacle thrown your way! I fucking love it 🔥🔥 What are you doing over the weekend to keep yourself accountable and committed to your goals?
As soon as we cease our attempts to own and control the environment we are living in, we open up ourselves to new possibilities. 🖤
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🦵🏼🦵🏼🦵🏼 life couldn’t be any better atm! Completely focused and dialed in on the up and coming gains this fall/winter! Nothing is more exciting then watching your body change and hitting new PR’s. Every champion was once a beginner who refused to give up. KEEP GOING and HUSTLE 💪🏼 ONLY UP FROM HERE⬆️⬆️⬆️