Give yourself grace! Today I started back on an exercise routine. It has been a back and forth journey for me the last 2 years. ⠀
You see I started a program and kept at it for 80 days almost 2 years ago. Then I finished the program and took a few days off. That turned into a few weeks, which lead to months. ⠀
I could focus on all the progress I lost or how I've gained most of the weight back. But I’m going to give myself GRACE and not judge myself. ⠀
You see that won’t get me any farther along on my journey. In fact it would probably give me another reason to put it off. ⠀
Do you need to give yourself grace?
Hell yeah!! I love it! The only thing I can say is take the leap... what are you dying to do, to try, to accomplish? DO IT!! Don’t put it off and don’t make excuses! You have absolutely nothing to lose because even if you fail in some way you grew, you learned and you believed in yourself😀 you can do whatever you want in this life. Believe in you ❤️ #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid#ocbchesapeakeclassic#ocbbodybuilding2019#believeinyourself
Ok so there’s so many things wrong with this photo not least the #sliders I am wearing which for me are just as ugly as Uggs (sorry Uggs lovers/admirers 😘). There’s also the downward angle of the camera making me look around 5’2 when I’m 5’7 and that to the right of me looks like an entirely different house!!! What do love I 💕 about this photo ? Ok it may sound a bit out there or #spiritual but it’s the little rainbow of colours sitting above me on my left and my right. Nature is amazing and so is light 💡 but me I always like to think that these magical little things that show up may have a deeper meaning or are like a message from something bigger than us. It wasn’t a good day for me today 🙁 I was rejected for a business idea that I had put my heart into even going as far as to create an Instagram account, a Facebook account and I had been offered 2 places to work from but today that little dream ran smack bang into a wall 😮 so when I asked my sister to take this photo I really wasn’t feeling very good. When I saw these beautiful prisms of light either side of me I just felt that everything will be ok 👌 and there’s a reason why something’s work and somethings don’t #believeinyourself#rainbows#positiveoutlook#staypositive ➕ #inspiration#rollwiththepunches#thatslife#lookdeeper#keepongrowing#onwardsandupwards#staystrong#looktothefuture#womenentreprenuer#womeninbusines#keeptrying
I know I've been a bit MIA these last few days 🙈 I've been transitioning into my second Army school for the year!
I'll be spending the next 6 weeks or so in AZ learning how to be a better leader & how to do my previous job at a higher competency level.
Why did the Army decide to send me to a school for my old job after sending me to school to learn a new one as a recruiter? Well, that's just one of life's great mysteries 🤷🏻♀️
Either way I'm here for it & ready to check this last block towards promotion in early 2020! 🇺🇸
My bestie and I were chatting about this the other day:⠀
So many of us were extremely creative as kids only to have it all fall by the wayside when we become career driven adults. ⠀
The things that we DO create now are often for work, for others, or for a specific result or outcome. Many of us no longer create for the sake of creating. ⠀
How do you keep the creative fire burning? Let me know in the comments!⠀
People may knock you down but we always get back up❤️ we all are strong❤️💪🏼 we all are beautiful no matter what people say we will always know deep down that we are all perfect in our own ways just have courage #courage#hope#love#believeinyourself#itsoknottobeok ❤️ we are all beautiful ❤️
We are all strong❤️
We are all smart❤️
We are all brave❤️
On Monday, my birthday, the day I decided to release ‘Own Your Shit’, I was struck with the most negative self-talk and anxiety/sadness. I fully fell into my victim and I sat in the drenches of self-pity all day. I didn’t want to see anyone or do anything for my birthday. Throw in sleep deprivation and there I was, drinking a delicious cocktail of shadows.
Yup, my shadows were screaming in my head - “you think too much”, “you’re so insecure”, “why would anyone want to be your friend, you over think everything”, “you’re so annoying”, “you talk so much”, “why did you do and say that?”, “you’re not good enough”, “wtf is wrong with you?”, “what are you doing with your life?”, “who are you?” etc. it’s endless.
My head got so messy...
The message was clear - Movement + Silence.
So I’ve been walking and moving my body more frequently. I have caught up on sleep and I have decided to pull myself out of this self-pity, victim party I threw for myself. I’m going to be sitting in silence starting at the end of next week.
I know these voices in my head are not who I am. The truth is, my thoughts are not me. I am not these words. I am a strong, empowered woman who is here to create transformation for people. I am uniquely attuned to my intuition that guides me through everything. I know my power and the truth is, what anyone else thinks of me is none of my business. I don’t care. I know how to show up for myself and I know how to empower my clients to show up for themselves.
No, this isn’t a sales and marketing post. This is a celebration post.
I believe in myself and my gifts. My offerings. I am so deeply passionate about this work. I live and breathe this shit. If I can support another human in creating transformation for themselves, I am living.
I am not here to support you in your victim party. I am here to get you out of it. My style of coaching keeps you accountable and gets you moving quickly. I’m not here to dwell. I’m here to inspire.
People who have worked with me have all experienced transformation.
If you’re doubting me - you’re actually doubting yourself...
For all my new followers that don't know my story. Looking back at my old pictures of my transformation made realize how patient and mentally strong I BECAME!! I translated all my fears into the gym became it is my therapy. Growing up i was never a positive person, but now I have learned to stay positive even when times get unbearable. I have learned not to break under pressure!!! it's mind blowing as to what fitness has done for my life. I remembering I was going to the gym for the first time. I got so motivated I did not wanna leave the gym at all!! i would train 7 days a week with no days off!!! i would work out 6 hours a day (3h in the morning 3h at night) with out pre-workout or coffee. No stimulus at all!! that's how bad I wanted it i would work day and night just to accomplished my goals!! my first 6 months i lost 140 pounds with no cheats and no cardio just Bodybuilding and carbcycling. i was very brutal on my self. There was a couple times I would cry I'm not gonna lie, because I could not eat the things I wanted!!! I would get angry but I knew I had goals, I was on a mission and I was not gonna fail!!! I believe everyone has the power to change there life and make a difference in others!! you just have to stop lieing to your self and change your mindset. After you change your mindset the rest is history have a blessed day 🙏🏻 #weightlosstransformation#fitfam#fitness#bodybuilding#motivation#inspire#nopainnogain#noexcuses#gohard#grind#gym#workout#lifestyle#classicphysique#gains#goals#nutrition#diet#health#shredded#believeinyourself#torresbuiltcommunity#torresbuiltmentality#heartattacksurvivor#legbuilder#highintensitytraining
100 Workouts Complete!!🙌💪
I’d be lying if I said when I started this back in July that I didn’t have doubts about completing this. And there’s really not a difference physically in these before and after photos and I’m okay with that! I can’t tell you differences in weight because I haven’t stepped on the scale in over 3 weeks!🤷♀️
What these photos prove is that fitness and good nutrition can still be part of your life but it doesn’t mean you stop LIVING your life! In the last 3 months, ➡️there were mornings I didn’t want to get up and work out at 5am but I did it anyway because I knew how much better I would feel after! ➡️There were kids’ birthday parties and a dinner out for my anniversary. While I focused on eating “clean” most of the time, I absolutely still enjoyed 🍷 and 🍰
Posting these photos is NOT easy for me. But I hope it inspires you to see that YOU can do it too! Only you can put yourself in a box and decide to let those excuses in your head tell you that you can’t do something.
This isn’t the finish line! It’s just a continuation of sharing my experience and I hope my story inspires you to keep pushing and believe in yourself!!
No matter how much it hurts, you have to keep going. This rain is killing my knees. I can't describe it any other way. But, it is what it is. I have to accept it. I do what I can to make it better. And it will. I refuse to let anything get me down. This is a no drama zone. 🖤
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In life there will be many obstacles that get in your path to success and/or happiness. A lot of things out of your control and people that don't want what's best for you. That negative voice in your head that's constantly trying to make you doubt yourself. Just keep grinding and pushing. Stay focused on the main goal by accomplishing small tasks first. Slow and little progress is better than no progress. Even when the odds are against you, if you have full faith and belief in yourself you can truly get anything done. Stop making excuses, that's only holding you back from you living the life you want to live. IDGAF how corny it sounds, but you have full control of your life. YOU create your own destiny. Don't let your current bad situation dictate how you'll live the rest of your life. Deadass, you got this...YOU huuuuuuuuurd? .