Decided to do what I think is best for me and I stopped doing #80dayobsession for the time being. Maybe I’ll pick it back up later. But after a long day of work and some other stuff going on in my life, its just not for me right now. Instead i started #3weekyogaretreat. And my boyfriend is actually joining me for this one.
As it's #transformationtuesday 😉 I want to share with you an insight to my fitness journey.
I have always been very active, played volleyball and basketball at school and then in my early twenties Yoga became my huge passion and I dedicated myself fully to this sacred practice.
My body always looked pretty much the same through my twenties.Then when I was 32 I broke my ankle and was unable to move for 3 months. For someone as active as me this was mentally very challenging. I gained 7kg and I know it might not sound like a lot but I just didn't feel like it was the body I knew and I wasn't comfortable with that extra weight.
I used to train for traithlon so as soon as I got clearence from the doctor I started to swim and bike. The weight I gained was stubborn and just wouldn't shift despite all the cardio. I decided to try weightlifting. So fastforward 2 years of trial and error and I am absolutely in love with it! I got my strength and confidence back.
I don't care about my weight now, I am working out because I love how it makes me feel. I enjoy the endorphin kick and the mental clarity that I get post workout.
I now combine weight training with yoga for a holistic approach to the body and mind. 🧘💪 #girlswholift#girlswhosquat#fit#fitnessinspiration#fitgirls#fitgirl#fitnessjunkie#fitfam#gymjunkie#transformations#transformation#fitlife#yogafit#gymjunkie#fitfam
0 42 minutes ago
Lat pulldowns = A game changer for back gains 👍I cant believe this is me🤭 Ive never video taped myself at the gym (mostly because its not allowed in Japan) but this shocked me (in a very good way🙌) Ive always been small and skinny and found it hard to build muscle but after falling in love with the gym and being consistent, i finally see some gains 💪 Recently i was finding it hard to progress and hit a plateau but @krissycela and her @toneandsculptapp has helped me change things up 😆🙌 Always excited to wake up at 5am to go to the gym ❤️ so happy to see ive made progress when i thought i didnt 👍 This made me realize how important it is to be PATIENT and super CONSISTENT and it has motivated me even more for more gains 🔥 •
from @aviancedestinee -
Here’s 5 tips on how to build that booty:
1. Food - eat meals that are high in protein & carbs before and after workout
2. Don’t neglect the sweet potatoes!
3. Set aside a “Glute only” day where u focus more on isolating & targeting the glutei only (should be a little different from your typical leg day)
4. Set aside a day for REPS (medium weight with high reps 15-20 reps) & a day for STRENGTH (heavy weight with short reps 5-8)
5. LIFT! Don’t be afraid of the weights! Your legs and butt carry the largest muscles in your body so WERK them! •
Yes, it is possible to build a booty in the gym BUT please be aware of your body type. Don’t get so caught up in looking like someone who was probably born with a big butt or even bought one. Truth is, no 2 bodies are exactly alike so while you may want to look like your fitness inspiration, their body composition is completely different from yours & you may never look like them. Not because you’re not working hard enough, but because that just may not be your body type. So I say that to say don’t be in the gym killing yourself to look like someone else, I want to encourage you to embrace what you have & put in the work to make improvements! Focus on being the best YOU. 〰
Arms and shoulders today...I did something to my ribs again so they are swollen and sore 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️. Hoping for progress someday with my arms. Pandora has excellent music today so I was able to burn a few extra calories dancing between sets 😂😂
1 24 minutes ago
Over the years I have changed my hair color, and red was always my favorite go to color... but this blue/teal I have had since August is making me change my mind ☺️💙💙
Today was supposed to be back day. I drove around base to base to go to the gym and they all were closed early 😒 and i have no idea why.
Luckily there’s always a backup plan! Checking out a new gym @f45_training ( @f45_training_northgate)later on today 🙌🏻 it’s supposed to be strength day! I’ll let you know how it goes!
1 35 minutes ago
I forgot to take a post workout selfie today, but I’ll put it to you this way: I forgot my sports bra and it was jump rope day. If you’re wondering about the black eyes, that’s why.
1 65 minutes ago
Stay Ready so you ain't gotta get Ready 🥊,
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2 206 minutes ago
I bet you do bro 👌🏽
1 86 minutes ago
Back on Humpday 😜 👊
2 219 minutes ago
PERFECTION DOES NOT EXIST 🚫
You want to do everything perfectly, and that’s great!! But let’s me real, there will definitely be moments when you’re not and that’s great too! 🤷🏼♀️ There will be moments when you eat a cookie, or two, or three. There will be moments when you wake up and just cannot get yourself to the gym. There will be moments when you do not want to have a productive day and skip your to-do list!
But good news, all of these moments are NORMAL!! It’s NOT about perfection, it is about persistent!
Focus on doing things right MOST of the time. Make mistakes. Recognize the mistake and learn from it!
Success comes when you stop trying to be perfect and start trying to be the best you can be in that moment ☝🏼
Hello, me again...
Didn’t really expect to look like this in January but oh well. I know I shouldn’t complain when people say I have abs but I wish I could bulk!!!
Anyways, hope you’re having a fantastic Monday and you do something that brings you closer to your goals 👍🏼
Okay, don’t lie 😬 Have you ever done a detox or maybe you’re thinking about doing a detox or maybe you’re CURRENTLY doing one?
🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️ I’ve done a juice cleanse before and let me tell you I have never had worse stomach pain in my life. This was before I knew anything about nutrition and how the body works.
Let me preface this with DO NOT DO DETOXES!!!
Some people believe that detoxes can “cleanse” their body of all the bad foods before a diet, they may want to get rid of a lot of alcohol they just consumed or maybe they are just sick of eating unhealthy stuff all the time and want their body to “reset.”
Often times people go on detoxes under the impression that it will do something great for their body when in actuality, detoxes can harm you massively ‼️‼️
When detoxing you may risk nutrient deficiencies and a grouping of other health problems if you are too aggressive or if done for an extended period of time ⏰
So let me tell you a little bit about these cool things that we humans have: your liver and kidneys 🙌🏼
If something toxic and highly reactive comes into your body (a free radical), such as alcohol, tobacco, pesticides and many others 🙊, your body will work to remove it 🚭
In your cells you have what are called peroxisomes. Their job is to DETOXIFY! 😮
Peroxisomes detoxify ❌harmful❌ substances in the body by using the enzyme, oxidase and oxygen and turn the toxins into hydrogen peroxide.
But hydrogen peroxide is still toxic, but our bodies are smart cookies and know that already 🍪
Catalase is an enzyme which is used to convert hydrogen peroxide into water 💧 which is not toxic for our bodies! (if you didn’t know that we need to chat 😉)
Peroxisomes which contain these amazing enzymes (oxidase and catalase) that NATURALLY detoxify free radicals and toxins are abundant in our liver and our kidneys 🥇
“WHAT?! SO YOUR BODY NATURALLY DETOXIFIES THE BAD THAT I PUT IN IT???”
Yes girl, you got that right! 🎉
So, now that you have had your science class for the day, stop your detox, drink your water, and go eat a balanced meal! #digforyourgoals .
What do you think about detoxes ⬇️⬇️
3 12218 minutes ago
How often do you appreciate the extra little things in life?
Just looking back on this picture, I definitely appreciated it being sunny☀️ and almost 60 degrees vs the usual grey skies☁️ and 20 degrees in January.
Everyday and even on the worst days, I guarantee if you look a litter deeper you can find some good. So what if 373893 negative things happened, stop🛑 focusing on them and starting trying to the find the positives!! I promise it makes the world of a difference!
Today, I didn’t have to scrape my car off like I have for the past idk even know how many days. So automatically a little extra good was added to my day😊. Lmk what extra good was added to your day?
Anyway happy Tuesday friends! Hope you’ve all had a fantastic day🤗.
15 23824 minutes ago
LOOK 👏 AT 👏 THAT 👏 BICEP.
Slowly seeing progress likes this makes it all worth it. My arms did not look like this last week! So freakin stoked.
5 16814 minutes ago
Just left an amazing networking event on workplace wellness and still feel the energy! My goal as a fitness professional is to not only help businesses succeed by adding the right fitness equipment into their facilities but also succeed by helping employees change their lifestyle through health/ fitness. Healthy employees = a successful business!
2 17054 minutes ago
The sense of purpose prep provides is an addiction I keep going back to.
Purpose gives me discipline and a focus like no other. I think it’s important to practice discipline in our every day lives as it forces us to adapt in ways we wouldn’t experience otherwise. While discipline does not have to constitute extremes lengths, I love the challenge that comes with undertaking such a mentally and physically exhausting routine. I live for the increased intensity that comes as each week brings you closer to the stage. I adore the very nature of this lifestyle and revel in being completely consumed by this hobby for both the good and the bad. Bodybuilding has received such a negative rap in recent times, particularly among the Irish scene but if you look beyond the social media hype and examine the core fundamentals of the nutrition, training and structure this can teach you, you’ll see there’s a lot more to this game than that of aesthetics, restrictive diets and excessively routine training plans.. but that’s just my opinion 💁🏻♀️
4 1092 hours ago
Doing the classic shoulder touch pose as I never know what to do with my hands in selfies 🙃
Did myself a home workout today; my outfit was clashing, my lunges were shaky (does anyone have tips on how to improve balance?!) and I was a sweaty.
Also does anyone have any good workout recommendations for back/side fat?? Help would be appreciated!