Today at the bookstore I had two realizations: .
(1) Most of the books in the “Health & Fitness” section are super diet-y and contain bogus health information🤦🏼♀️
(2) I’m part of the problem because I myself own 8 of the 📚s on display! I did the math. I had wasted ~$160 on books filled with nonsense! Then I started thinking about all the things I could have bought with that $160 instead🤔 .
My point is: I love a good health book so long as it is well researched—backed by science🔬🧬🦠 Unfortunately, there is just so much garbage out there and we eat it up (myself included) because we are so ready and so desperate for change.. .
I no longer wish to be a consumer of these negative messages🤚🏼So from now on I think I’ll take the 💰 I used to spend on diet books and buy a cute workout outfit instead👟😎
Just a video of one of my accomplishments for the week 😌 I may not be able to squat an insane amount like everyone else but I’m still proud.
Let me tell you some more about my fitness journey 🙃 after getting into the gym for over a year and moving to Hawaii from being in the military, I could barely run anymore. My ankle was in so much pain from not taking care of it over the years after a terrible ankle sprain (I was trail running and stepped on a giant rock 😑 luckily someone noticed I wasn’t with the group and someone came back for me), and I had just kept running on it along with going to the gym and lifting heavy. -
🙏🏼I finally got diagnosed with tarsal tunnel syndrome (I know I mentioned it in one of my other posts but this is a lot more detailed) after getting both an X-ray and MRI done on my ankle. The doctors couldn’t find anything wrong until I had to take a nerve test where they attached a bunch of electrodes onto different parts of my foot and leg to test my nerves and compared it to my right ankle. I started seeing a podiatrist on a regular basis and getting steroid shots to see if it’d help by numbing the pain but nothing worked. I had already tried different medications along with getting custom orthotics so the only other choice left was surgery for tarsal tunnel release. He told me there’d be a chance it wouldn’t work but I wanted to go through with it anyways.
After surgery I could barely walk. I was on crutches for about 4 months with 2 of them in a cast and the other 2 months in a boot and a knee scooter. I was crushed I couldn’t even go to the gym anymore and my positivity went downhill. I started feeling sorry for myself and playing the victim because I was still having the same issues before surgery. I kept telling myself I couldn’t do anything anymore. I couldn’t go on hikes anymore or even go out and walk around the mall. I started going to pain management and physical therapy once I had my boot on but I kept telling myself I wouldn’t get any better. The doctor at physical therapy told me I’d never be able to run again. -
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Ustedes me han apoyado tanto y de igual manera quiero apoyarlas a ustedes! A diario me dicen que yo las motivo😍, pero ustedes no saben que al estar desde el otro lado de la pantalla viendome, enviando sus mensajitos ó dejandome sus comentarios igualmente son un gran apoyo para mi. Por eso lo poco que sé y sigo aprendiendo y poniendo en practica en mi lo seguire compartiendo con ustedes! Hoy se les subiré una rutina de piernas y gluteos🙌
Sé que la mayoria aqui son mamis y no disponemos de mucho tiempo, pues les compartire rutinas cortas pero super efectivas para hacer en casa ó el Gym😍esperen el post a la tarde🙌💪🔥
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Legs starting to show up again! Gaston bottom right showing support ☺️
Don’t give up on your goals
If you started your journey in the New Year, you may find yourself struggling with motivation right now.
If not then fabulous, keep pushing on.
If you are struggling, it really is ok and you’re not alone
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Check your training style
There’s many different styles of training you can do from circuits, weight lifting, body building (all weight lifting isn’t the same) body weight, boxing and so on.
Change up your programme to get you excited about it again and keep you interested
Remind yourself why you started, it may not feel like it now but you’re making progress, think of where you’ll be this time next year if you keep pushing through the tough times
Is your goal achievable in the time scale you’ve set?
If not, don’t give up on it, change it to a long term goal and set some smaller ones along the way but whatever you do, do not give up! .
Check on the time you’re training
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I got these comfy ass leggings at Marshall’s for $20 so I guess you could say I’m #winning
Been back at the gym consistently recently and I feel gooooood.
Check out @rpstrength for their diet templates: aka the gateway to a healthy relationship with food🙏🏻
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My face this Sunday after setting out to run 16km but accidentally running too far in one direction, ending up practically in Sale and doing 18km instead! Feeling much better than after the 11km last week, let’s hope it continues as the kms increase 🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️ #running#marathontraining#marathon#girlswholift
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Self-love Sunday’s! I was feeling this week’s training in my back, so I’ve been doing this foam roll routine to loosen things up slowing but surely.
1. I use the the foam roller to assist my 3rd world squat so I can focus on opening my hips.
2. Roll out the glutes. Crossing your leg put the muscles in a lengthened position so you can dig in on them when you lean into that side.
3. Work on the lower back. I love laying with the roll extenuating the natural curvature of my lumbar spine. It helps work out any stiffness down there.
4. By bringing my knee in lengthening those muscles that normally extend the hips which need a lot of love after movements like deadlift or cleans.
5. The thoracic spine can commonly become stiff with our modern lives. Although some curvature is healthy, we often slump, and that posture can stick! Pushing on those vertebrae and encouraging some movement feels great. You also will often get some satisfying crack out of it.
Try this routine next time you think your back needs a little lovin.
DM me if you have any questions regarding recovery methods, corrective exercise, or training! I’m here as a resource to you!