Ever catch yourself waiting to be “perfect” before you start something or allow yourself to live?
I sure have. I’m a perfectionist .. or else I used to be. My architecture background taught me to zoom in 64000% [the most you can zoom in on adobe illustrator] and make every pixel “perfect.”
When I just typed that number (64,000), I realized just how crazy it is. Imagine walking around a city with a magnifying glass of that magnitude. Holy shitballs batman. You’d go nuts!!
It’s kinda the same when you decide to lose weight. Or gain muscle. Or make a change and set a goal.
Your brain starts buzzing.
You’re feeling the feels.
You get excited and maybe motivated.
You decide you have a goal.
You want to start.
But then what happens? You lose motivation a bit and make excuses because the time isn’t right.
...I’ll start when _______.
...But it’s the holiday season.
...my family is going through a rough time.
...I’m starting a new job.
...I’m moving and am not sure if it will work.
Guess what? You’re not alone. But.... it’s tough love Wednesday - and I’m calling you out for your bullshit.
There’s never a perfect time. There’s never an opportunity to reach perfection. It doesn’t exist.
Why? Because once we reach our current version of “perfection,” we create a totally new version and a new set of goals or expectations to reach.
But, guess what?
Each day is another chance to discover ourselves and find out more about who we are and what we want.
The way to become more perfect is to more closely understand ourselves.
Self improvement, self-growth, increasing your emotional intelligence and empathy towards others are just a few things to name a few!
Does this resonate with you? If so, let me know below.💙
New Years Schedule commencing week beginning the 7th January @rejuvenate_ni
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Kick start your New Year with this high intensity class. Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6.15 and Saturday morning at 9am. £50 per month for 3 classes per week. £40 per month for 2 class per week. £6 per drop in class.
Personal Training – 1:1 or 2:1
Pauric – Suitable for intermediate/advanced trainers or those looking to improve their athletic performance in given sport.
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Individual goal specific programs available or generic programs at a reduced rate available. The generic programs have been thoroughly tried and testing with our small group training over the last 24 months with fantastic results. Full video library off all exercise included. Not suitable for beginners, need to be competent in a gym.
Your forearms are complex body parts and there are multiple muscles involved. Therefore to train them properly it takes more than closing your hands and holding onto things. We use various circuits at summit to hit all the ranges of motion (flexion, extension, ulnar deviation , radial deviation, supination, pronation) to stay strong and healthy.
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Steps to change your life
1. Stop complaining and appreciate how lucky you are every day.
2. Embrace loneliness and reinvent yourself in the process.
3. Say goodbye to the people that don’t bring positive energy into your life.
4. Commit to the goals you set and never look back .
I'm thankful for all the beautiful things in my life, learn to show gratitude🙌🏻. The power of gratitude makes life even more beautiful 💙
What’s it like to dedicate your life 100% to your sport? @kimswim talks to me about becoming an Olympian on the latest episode of the Mindful Strength Podcast.
We talk about the journey and how it’s so tough as a young person, self awareness, using yoga and meditation as tools to enhance training. I’m usually talking to guests about how they cross train to enhance their yoga, but this week it was about using yoga to enhance sport.
Click the link in my profile to listen, and I’m still sending out a few more tanks before Friday to anyone who leaves a podcast review in iTunes! Woohoo!
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Performing a suitcase carry with the weight in one hand is actually significantly harder and a greater challenge to your core than performing the exercise with weight in both hands (called the farmer walk by some). When you pick up the weight with one hand your body has to work hard to stay upright. As you walk, the lateral glute medius on the side of the weight works with the opposite side QL muscle to keep your pelvis level and body from collapsing over as your leg swings forward.✅ .
In fact, research has shown that carrying double the weight in each hand (like using two 35 lb kettlebells in this example) places significantly less compression on your spine than when carrying a single 35 lb bell in one hand (meaning it’s easier on your body). When you carry weight in one hand your body is being challenged to a greater degree to stabilize the uneven forces moving up your spine.✅ .
Suitcase carries are great core stability exercises for any athlete to perform, especially weightlifters and powerlifters. In order to perform a heavy squat an athlete must first walk the barbell out of the rack a few steps before setting their stance. During the execution of a heavy snatch or clean, an Olympic weightlifter may stumble one foot forward quickly in an effort to recover an off balanced lift. In each case, every step forward or backwards an athlete takes moves the body through the frontal plane of motion (a plane of motion that is rarely trained in the traditional barbell lifts). Training a walking carry can help therefore eliminate ‘weak links’ in core stability that may be limiting your potential performance &/or leaving your body open to eventual injury.
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The most vulnerable post I have made. Saying I’m terrified to share this is an understatement. •••
Here are three versions of me at 3 very different times in my life. I was going to give a detailed description picture by picture however, I’m not here to tell you my sob story. I’m not sorry for the things I have been through and if it weren’t for the girls in the first two pictures; I wouldn’t be able to be proud of the girl I am now (third picture)
Preface: I was aware of weight and body image since 7 years old. In 8th grade, I discovered if I didn’t eat and over exercised, I’d be skinny, not knowing eating disorders were even a thing. Later in life I hit a low with my anxiety & depression disorders, resulting in the inability to leave my home and finding comfort in food: hence the first picture •••
One day, enough was enough and I knew what had “worked” in the past for me and took that to a whole new level. I struggled with my eating disorder and over exercise off and on for years. Never good enough, the scale never showing me low enough numbers. I would have huge panic attacks about food. When I couldn’t control the chaos in my life, I controlled my eating (or lack of) habits and exhausting my body. •••
The third picture is the me today. The one I am proud of. The one that uses exercises to strengthen me as a women; both mind and body. Eats food for fuel & because it’s delicious. A girl who learned (and continues to) how strong she can be.
You may think one photo looks better than the others. That’s okay. I will say though both overweight and underweight, I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t happy until I started accepting and loving myself as is and finding freedom in my food & exercise. •••
If the two girls in pictures 1 & 2 were able to become the women in picture 3; then I promise... you can too. I love you and you deserve to be happy in this world💕
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December weather🌴 Back in LA but Instagram me is still in the Bahamas🤷🏼♀️🐠 Missing the Island and the Helios family but also happy to be home and back at work🙏🏽💙 Don’t forget check out @heliosretreats for their amazing upcoming retreats in 2019!!🙌🏽☀️
Hey 👋🏻 I just repped what I hit for my top set 2 days ago. Aka I stopped being a little biatch. Jk, fatigue is all over the place right now since I’m coming off of last training cycle. Gotta keep reminding myself to stop chasing numbers and think of the big picture. If you follow the plan, trust the process, get your mind right, and do what you need to do then the end result (is there even an end?) will be great.
210lbs x 7 @ RPE 7 (compared to 4 reps on Saturday 🙃)
Been doing a lot of accessory exercises and movement prep exercises that have been helping my lifts a ton. BuT JuST wArm uP UnDeR thE BaR thOugH RIGHT
Also, hi 👋🏻 @aesthetic_strength 620 or bust. iloveyou