I wasn’t gonna post anything for #mentalhealthawarenessweek but hey; mental health will always be something I’m passionate about. I won’t lie today I haven’t been out of bed all day except to eat and even that was a struggle, because of my mental health. Mental illness is not fun, it can be destructive and lonely. I drew this during a hospital admission after a flashback so it’s still quite meaningful for me. I guess it’s a kind of representation of my trauma amongst other things. Anyways, it’s all very well everyone speaking out this week, but there needs to be more than that! Mental illness doesn’t just last a week.
The theme this year is stress, which obviously is something that affects everyone but can also be a big contributor to both physical and mental illness. So please don’t wait until your stress levels are overwhelming, instead take a step back so you can recognise when you need some down time.
So just a reminder that you have no idea how much someone may be struggling, and it could be anyone. Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most. Ask how someone is doing, invite them to go for coffee, even send them pictures of puppies! Just a simple hug goes a long way. You will never regret being kind. And if you are struggling, there is no shame in reaching out. Surround yourself with people who boost your self worth rather than break it down. There will always be someone willing to lend an ear. Your struggles are never ‘invalid’ or ‘insignificant’, your mental health is important! Look after yourselves 🙏💜
3rd interpipe Dnipro half marathon 2018. Мое время 2:00:26. Для кого-то это медленно, для кого то быстро. Я планировала именно 2 часа. Может быть, если б цель была другой, результат был бы соответствующий. Но...пока так!!! Часто слышу вопрос: зачем оно тебе надо??? Вы знаете, уже сейчас могу сказать что Кайфую от бега!!! Это как медитация, возможность отключить мозг и просто слушать свои шаги, сердце, дыхание. При всех тяжести физической нагрузки, бег успокаивает сознание! Вот закрутила😂😂😂 Советую всем попробовать. Странное состояние, но оно мне нравиться. Может быть вы находите такое же умиротворение в чем то ещё))) Было бы интересно узнать. Если есть варианты пишите))) #halfmarathon2018#halfmarathon#running#runukraine#dneprrun#youcandoit#mygoal#trainforlife#cardio#ямогу#nevergiveup#худеемвместе#domore#coachgirl#fitness#fitnessgirl
When I saw myself in a family photo from Thanksgiving 2016 I realized I didn’t like the way I looked. I never realized I had been so unhappy with the way I look until that day. I decided to make a change in my life. It has been a long process along the way. I set goals for myself and only told people that I knew could help me along the way. I had a few friends that would really help motivate me to get my butt in gear. There were plenty of days that I didn’t feel like working out or that eating something from fast food would be easier. Of course I have had setbacks especially with my bad knee. I’m only human I make mistakes along the way. I surrounded myself with only people that would help bring me up and I know I was a pain along the way and I appreciate everything you all have done for me. I set small goals to start and crushed them. In 2016 I couldn’t to a regular squat to save my life and on Friday I was doing squats with 115 pounds. This has not been easy for me. This is all hard work and dedication to know that I am better than that. It’s not about perfect it’s about Effort. And when you bring that Effort everyday you see transformation. When you feel like stopping remember on why you wanted this! You have to do this for you and only you! I am down a little over 60 lbs and 24 inches of my stomach ALONE! I have literally lost half my stomach. Never give up great things take time. And I’m just getting started. Thank you @vklingler@lockman2fit and @first_things1st. You have changed my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. #fitnessmotivation#nevergiveup#progressnotperfection#lifestlechange#justgettingstarted#transformation#justwatchme
I'm in the process of training for my second half marathon. Each week I'm increasing my long distance runs until I get up to 12 miles. This week was my 8-mile run, and I NAILED it. Just last week I ran my 7-mile run with an average pace of 11:12. This week I ran a mile further and cut my average pace down to 10:30 per mile. Homegirl is killing it!
Hopefully I can beat my PR from last year's half marathon.
Now it's time to enjoy my mom's semi-annual Thanksgiving dinner. I sure earned it. 😂
Il n’y a pas de secrets pour avoir le corps qu’on désire, juste trois maîtres-mots : discipline, patience et persévérance.
Il y a à peine 1an que j’ai commencé la musculation et pour les gens qui me demandent si j’ai constaté des résultats, je vous dis oui et bien qu’espérés ; je suis passé de 60kg à 75kg aujourd’hui, avec une concentration du muscle au lieu de graisse, bien sûr pour y arriver il faut une alimentation équilibrée (évitez tout ce qui est gras, trop sucré et fast-food, et favorisez plutôt les légumes, produits contenant une proportion importante de fibres pour la construction des muscles, sans oublier bien sûr les fruits). In fine, dormir 7h/8h est un must pour un développement musculaire naturel et bénéfique.
I don't like to post pictures of myself but I want to encourage you to love yourself the way you are. Follow your dreams and your goals, no matter how far they seem, you can achieve anything! 😄💕 1 month ago I couldn't even pull those pants and now...they are falling off! I'm super happy with the weight loss progress & muscle building transformation ❤️❤️ Only 60 days and already feeling stronger, more confident and healthier. Not half-way in terms of realising my goals but I'm on my way, super motivated! THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 🏋️♀️💕 Stay strong while fighting to reach your goals, your mind is stronger than your body, don't forget! 💃
No me gusta demasiado subir fotos mías de cuerpo medio o cuerpo entero pero quiero animaros a que sigáis vuestros objetivos, sean cuales sean, y a quereros como sois 😄💕 Hace un mes no podía subirme estos pantalones, ni siquiera más allá de la rodilla... ¡y ahora hasta se me caen un poco! Lo que antes se arrapaba a mi pierna ahora me va holgado 🙉 Estoy super contenta con mi progresión en perdida de peso y musculación ❤️❤️ Apenas 60 días de entreno y ya me siento más fuerte, más segura y sana. No he llegado a la mitad de mi objetivo aún pero estoy en ello, ¡motivadísima! GRACIAS POR VUESTRO APOYO 🏋️♀️💕 No os rindáis en la lucha por conseguir vuestros objetivos, vuestra mente es más fuerte que vuestro cuerpo, no lo olvidéis, ¡a por todas! 💃
I choose to SWEAT out the stress because it's a whole lot cheaper than booze, drugs or therapy. Plus long term effects on your body that are amazinggggg
20 minutes at home with a personal trainer online. That's all it takes. Get on this fitness train, you won't regret it. Do it for yourself and your family. Ps thanks endorphins for the hiiiiiiigh✌🏼
Been thinking a lot lately about my “why”. Why am I doing this competition, why am I putting myself through all these workouts, cardio, food tracking, water tracking, skipping of events etc. Honestly there have been so many times that I’ve thought to myself I should quit this is dumb or not worth it. Then I remind myself of “why” I started this in the first place. I wanted to prove to myself that I am mentally and physically stronger than I think I am. I’m a very humble person, and sometimes I don’t think I give myself enough credit to how strong I am. I beat myself up all the time thinking I’m never good enough at what I do. This bikini prep has already taught me so much about myself, what I can handle, and how really cool the human body is. And NO bikini competitors are not some floosy getting up on stage to strut in a bikini. If it were that everyone would do it. Those girls on stage you see work dang hard to get where they are. If you’re not happy with your physique, YOU are the only one with the power to change it. Being big boned is big BS. No one can make you work for your goals, only you can. Back to my “why”. I wanted to set a new fitness goal for myself because fitness and health are my true passions. This exceeds any goal I’ve set for myself in the fitness realm, and learning about how my body reacts and changes will only help me that much more when I become a personal trainer one day. The best way to learn how to change a body composition is through changing your own I would say, first hand. This is such a cool experience that is extremely hard but I know will be worth it in the end. Thank you to everyone supporting me this far, you have no idea how much it means to me.