Sometimes you just need that little oomph 💪🏼 Personally I used to hate training upper body simply because I felt as if I had no strength 😅 but over the years of consistent training I have started to notice just how much stronger I am & how much more I can lift & now enjoy training upper body #itsthesmallthings
With that I have always had a goal of being able to pump out chin ups like it ain’t no problem 💁🏼 Even though it’s one of my goals, I never really dedicated time to increase my chin up strength.
Even though I need to jump a little & can’t do more than one continuously, I used to struggle to do this, so that’s an achievement in itself!! One of the biggest things to remember when trying to achieve a goal; is that it doesn’t happen overnight. It will take consistency, dedication & TIME!
So stay focused & you shall achieve! 💪🏼 P.S dads commentary though 😂
Struggling a bit tonight, but trying to ground myself and find balance. Not every day is gonna be your best day but that still doesn’t mean you can’t make the best of that day! Sending peace and positivity to who ever needs it tonight! ❤️✌🏼
✔️ Postural improvement
✔️ Butt lift 🍑
✔️ Overall body fat loss
✔️ Better & controlled eating habits
✔️ Consistent training habits ✔️Improved energy
Two months difference top to bottom.
Slow and steady wins the race for a fitter and healthier lifestyle.
It's not easy starting out, but find your groove , your pattern and STICK TO IT!
CONSISTENCY & PATIENCE is your best friend!
💣 You can expect more from her!
We start 80 Day Obsession on May 28th! Are you in? Are you ready to feel amazing this summer? Have energy, have your clothes fit better, and feel better? If so - message me! I can’t wait to work with you!
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It was refreshing to be unplugged, outside and present the entire weekend📵 We got a lot of work done getting our camp ready for the summer while also spending quality time with the fam jam💕It was a relaxing but packed weekend and it could have been super easy to over indulge but I made sure to stick to my goals👍🏼I got up every morning and did yoga on the dock followed by my favourite shake (🍓🍌) Reaching your goals take discipline and consistency🧘🏻♀️ •
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The secret of your success is in your daily routine. What is one part of your routine that is getting you closer to your goals?
Week 3 for Coach Tegan & Nat. All is going well. Building strength slowly for their comp in November. (Video sped up to fit). Here at Big 5, we have an amazing transformation group which involves barbell work. Contact us if you'd like to know more.
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@cluelessgraduate teaches y’all how to do a proper push-up. He forgot to mention to keep your hips locked. As simple as the excercise is, people find ways to screw this up. Don’t be one of them. If we do something we do it RIGHT.🔴🦍🐒🏋🏽♂️
Sometimes I forget about the pancake ass I used to have until I look at my old pics 😂 Here are some things I did:
•I always incorporate squats (barbell/goblet/cable/sumo/smith machine- depends on how I feel). Squats are great for building quads. I first saw results on my quads doing squats.
•Leg press: My fave. I aim to do at least 4-5 sets and as many reps (12-20+)
•Squats and leg press are my main exercises I do for legs. Then do different exercises since I get bored doing the same routine.
•I start to see results when I increase weight and I see definition when I do high reps (15-20 reps).
As I am going through old Muny memories, I am looking back and thinking "how did I let myself get so far out of control?" .
If there was a particular time that my health began to spiral out of control, I can pretty much narrow it down to the weeks in which the photo on the left was taken. I was fresh off of a break up with Juan, feeling completely unsure of what my next steps were going to be (because we were no longer moving to NYC together), I was crying ALL THE TIME, and for the first time began to turn to sweets and other unhealthy forms of coping to try and take the pain away. The truth is, it didn't take me long to realize that by trying to mask or avoid my pain, I was only making it worse. .
In a matter of 6 months, I couldn't even recognize who I was anymore. I was making decisions that went against everything I believed in, I was spending any moment I didn't have to be at work or auditions, curled up in my bed, I was consumed my negative thoughts and emotions, and every time I looked in the mirror, I HATED what I saw. .
The confident girl, who had just graduated, and was ready to take on NYC, was locked away SO DEEP INSIDE that I wondered if I could ever find her again. *
It makes me sad to think that there are others out there who are feeling all of the heartache that I have known so closely.... but if there is anything I can help you to understand, it is that YOU ARE IMPORTANT! You are worth FIGHTING FOR! And when you fall down, HAVE HOPE.... because that is only setting you up for your come back!
Five years have passed between these photos.... and now when I look at the one on the left, I feel a sense of pride. I feel pride for deciding to make a commitment to myself and going outside of my comfort zone to connect with a community that, quite literally, turned my world and my views of myself, upside down! .
Today I celebrate the girl on the left..... because she mustered up the courage to change her situation! .
I can't offer a magic solution, but if you are looking to break your own chains and find a way forward, PM me. Im happy to share the baby steps I took to rediscover my love for life and the one body I have been given.
no biggie, not excited at all for MY FIRST BAR MUSCLE UPS!! OMG. The second video is the tail end of my first muscle up, which pretty much felt like I won the lottery, Miss Universe and the Crossfit games combined. Love to all the 9 am ladies (and dudes) for celebrating with me!! and special thanks to my coach @thetopher220 for all the muscle up progressions and coaching!! #patienceiskey#consistency#anythingispossible
There are going to be some bad days for sure in your life - you gotta stick with it! You gotta learn to not accept defeat and move on. Some people give up too quickly, on the first hurdle they trip over and say 'that's it I can't go any further'. This is NOT the way you live your life. You need to just stick with it, don't give up too easily.
We need to learn to fix things instead of throwing them away, and giving up on it. If you have read this beautiful caption, leave a comment on how you feel and we can have a chat! Love you all!!
"For you and for me the highest moment, the keenest joy, is not when our minds dominate, but when we lose our minds. And you and I both lose it in the same way...through love." ~ Anaïs Nin.