I trained twice last week but they were “hehe haha” kinda workouts - just a little something but not following my program....that doesn’t sound crazy but I hit the gym 5 times a week on average so it felt like I missed a lot. I always feel a lil de-motivated when I’m inconsistent but I keep reminding myself progress isn’t linear ‼️ & that it’s okay to feel lost. My appetite isn’t back fully so I’m not going to force myself to stick to my calories. Just gonna go with the motions of this week and see how I feel. It really be like that ~ the journey.
It’s been an emotional week, thought I was ok but clearly my girls knew better, they texted me a time and address- no questions asked, told me to put on my red lipstick and do my hair... and it ended up being everything. Those who show up for us when we need them the most are rare gems. I can’t even put into words the amount of gratitude and love I have for these women who went out of their way to show me how much I matter to them. I’m not used to that at all, it was foreign. Normally I’m the one giving everything I’ve got to those I care about... turns out God is teaching me to be open to receiving and it’s an incredible lesson indeed. One I will continue to work on. Didn’t know how hard this one could be. God is always conspiring in our favor. #shenanigans#friends#soultribe#strongwomen#support#love#gratitude#universallessons#amgrowing
I'm taking my time off sick to make difficult decisions with something I did a while back.
I love the work I see from all my talented photographer friends and I always want to collaborate with them. I'm in awe of the stunning art they make with their models.
The difficulty lies in my lack of body confidence and this detachment I feel from my body. I am so hateful of how I look I find something to criticise in every photo of me I see. It's a hard learning curve to move beyond that and just revel in the joy of the beauty that the photographer and I create. I especially loved all the amazing noises of encouragement @theonlywildkat made while doing this shoot with me!
This is one of a few photographers I've planned to work with, with a couple more coming up in the next month or so. Let's see if my confidence builds as I spend more time in front of the camera and learning to focus on the good in the photos and not just criticise myself for how my mouth, or arms, or tummy or legs etc look.
That smile though 🙌🏻 to be on that stage meant the world to me. I remember when I started my prep earlier this year being nervous to talk about it because I was worried what if I don't even make it to stage. It's amazing to see the culmination of daily efforts. It's so true all the small things add up. 💪🏻 With the guidance of a phenomenal coach like @marcin.konkel I not only got to stage, placed first in my first competition but also thoroughly enjoyed the entire process. And that is because of his attention to detail macro and micro, going above and beyond for all his athletes and a relentless positive attitude always encouraging each of us. He not only coaches us but he has created a team of wonderful athletes all supporting and cheering each other on, it really made my first time on stage so special to be there as part of Team Konkel, you guys are the best ♥️
The ears of the Lord are always opened to our call, today I encourage you to call. Wherever you find yourself or whatever you find yourself in today. Call unto God and He promise that He will answer and show you great and might things you never knew.
How often do you turn your eyes to the stars?
Which answers are you looking for, stargazing?
Every person has their reasons for that, but some great minds have shared their thoughts to inspire you to live, love and create. "Remember to look up at the stars and now down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.
Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up". _ Prof. Stephen Hawking. .
Let the Indian-ness show wherever you go!
Life is too short to blend in!
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Inktober Day 6
This post is dedicated to our canine friends and their faithfulness.
The Mahaprasthanika Parva is the penultimate chapter of the Mahabharata, which describes the journey of the Pandavas and Draupadi across the Himalayas on their way to heaven on Mount Sumeru. Draupadi and the four younger Pandavas die on the way as they had displayed the vices of partiality (Daupadi), gluttony (Bhim) and vanity (Arjun, Nakul, Sahdev). Only Yudhishthir and a dog, which had accompanied them from the start of their journey, survived and continued towards Mt. Sumeru. They were intercepted by Indra who requested Yudhishthir to ascend onto his divine chariot which would take him to heaven, however when told that the dog couldn't enter the chariot, Yudhishthir declined Indra's offer. He claimed that the dog was his loyal companion and betraying it would be a great sin. On hearing this, the dog transformed into its original form, Dharmaraja, and blessed him for his compassion and righteousness.
I never give up a person that is terrified,
nor one that is devoted to me,
nor one that seeks my protection,
nor one who is afflicted or destitute,
nor one that is weak in protecting oneself,
I shall never give up such a one till my own life is at an end. - Yudhishthir
Mahabharat, Parva 17, Chapter 3
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
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These two weeks and especially this week has been beyond draining. I’ve been sitting at my desk for 12-15 hours a day trying to absorb as much material as I possibly can. They’re not kidding when they say “med school is like drinking out of a fire house” IT SURE IS. I am truly struggling.😫 but in exactly 14 hours, I will be DONE with this exam. Very much looking forward to it being over 🥴
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If someone is judging you that's their problem. Never sacrifice who you are, or who you aspire to be just because someone else has a problem with it. I love the person I am and I will never change that. The day I stopped caring about what other people thought of me and I stopped holding back, I felt on top of the world. Be whoever you want to be, no one can take that away from you 😌
Are y’all tracking me on @bandsintown ?
Don’t forget to stay tuned with all the places I’ll be playing this year and next on the bands in town app. You can search me (Jesslee) through the app or get there by clicking the “tour” tab in my highlights under my bio.
I have a couple fun announcements I’ll be making this week along with dropping some of the exciting dates I’m playing soon, so stay tuned in on my feed! Better see ya if one is near YOU😜💕🎶 #OverHim#newcountrymusic#touring
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