Got my first delivery of meals from @preptnutrition today. i usually prepare my own meals which i don’t mind doing however due to my busy lifestyle, every minute counts. the ordering process was easy, delivery was on time and the quality of the meals are exceptional. no complaints, very happy customer. i’ll still prepare my breakfast and dinner daily but not having to cook 20+ meals for the week will free up hours of my time 🙌😊 #preptnutrition#busylifestyle#healthyeating
Guys, real talk- the human body is a pretty amazing machine. the picture on the left was from december, 2015. what's the biggest difference in these photos? i'll tell you it has nothing to do with the exterior. the person on the left was chasing an ideal body type. an ideal weight. i wanted the flat stomach, "toned" arms, and bubble butt. worked out consistently. never paid attention to my diet, just stuck to the low f*t foods and avoided all junk food so i considered that eating "healthy". fast forward to today. i stopped chasing a body type and started focusing on building strength, testing my athleticism through various modes of fitness, and pushing myself outside of my comfort level and into much more painful ones. i learned to let my body rest every once in a while (still working on this one 😜) , listening to it. i started paying attention to my diet. i found that my body reacts, performs, and recovers best on a high carb diet, so i learned how to track my macronutrients. i also realized i was under eating, restricting too much from my diet chasing that "ideal" body type. so i upped those calories! the biggest change from the picture on the left is my mindset. my lifestyle is not for everyone and i don't try to force it on anyone. i just like to stress to my clients that you have the ability to transform. if you are not satisfied with where you're at right now. do something about it!! change your mindset. pay attention to your body and what works for you, it doesn't need to be an all or nothing process. too many people put blinders on trying to look a certain way and in doing so miss out on their true potential to be great. it's all about finding the balance, find what makes you the best version of yourself! #fitnessmotivation#humpdaythoughts#fitnessjourney#transformation#foodforthought#fitnessgoals#healthylifestyle#trainer#motivation#strongnotskinny#strongwomen#health#womenshealth#crossfit#crossfitgirls#fitness#flexibledieting#macros#diet#nutrition
On rare occasions i do enjoy something other than my usual coffee creations 🍓🥛😋
👉starbucks venti unsweetened teavana shaken passion tango tea w/ coconut milk and a packet of stevia 🍃 is my go-to! light refreshing and substantially less carbs & sugar than the venti teavana shaken berry sangria herbal tea!
🔄 liquid calories can add up quickly and are one of the easiest things to swap for healthier alternatives. 👏👏
🌺 tag a friend who may enjoy a this yummy drink! 💕
If you saw my story yesterday, you saw my new bra from @girlfriendcollective !! honestly wasn't sure about buying from this company, because i didn't know many people who have tried them. apparently they have awesome leggings, but i decided to try the paloma bra first so i didn't spend too much money.😅 you guys, this is the softest bra i have ever felt. it's made out of 79% recycled materials, and get this.. recycled water bottles!!! literally i cannot get over how comfy it is. a seamless look, there's two thick layers, and under the waistband, there's a textured fabric to keep it from sliding around. only thing that would make it better is if it had a cute strappy back. but i'm kinda digging the basics. i'm definitely coming back to check out their leggings, because at this rate, they could be as good as lulu lemon.😍 and what i also love, they send it in a recycled shipping box, and don't use plastic to wrap it. instead they put it in a cute little fabric bag you can reuse! can you tell i'm obsessed?! do yourself a favor and go check them out.😉
Down on your knees b****!!! ok chill... are you having difficulty increasing weight when doing overhead cable tricep extensions?
try dropping to your knees... by doing so, you lower your centre of gravity which provides a more solid anchor point which makes handling heavier weight more manageable.
get that volume. go get it.
Someone asked me the other day what i thought of the whole 30 diet? my response was i think it's a great wholesome whole foods diet.. but is it sustainable for you? for some it may be, and that is great,, but for others it's not, because of the mindset behind it…
before trying the latest fad or another “diet” to lose weight. ask yourself a few questions….. am i able to eat foods i enjoy?
am i labeling foods good and bad?
what happens if/when you eat a “bad” food?
what happens to your eating habits after the diet?
if i eff up will it set me in a tailspin of unhealthy thoughts and eating or over exercising?
it takes patience, time and effort to lose weight. what i have found to be most important, and a game changer, is focusing on is your mindset. you have to change your mind on how you view food and exercise to truly change your habits and make it a lifestyle…. . . . . . . . . .
📚 always learning 📚
on monday, i had an amazing session with bobby edwards (physiotherapist) to assess what has been going on with my shoulder.
he tested me in a multiple of different movements to see when i would and wouldn't feel pain. after a solid 2 hour session, i walked away with resetting techniques for my shoulder and form adjustments for each of my big 3 lifts 🙌
bobby watched my lifting videos, tested my strength and looked at my movement patterns. from there, he discussed with me ways in which i could be more efficient in my lifts
today was my first day back in the gym since that appointment and bench form was my focus today ❤️ i have removed the crazy arch and substituted it for a mild arch. in assessing my strength, it was clear that i have more strength when a mild arch is used. i also twist less in my hips which could lead to other problems down the road.
as you can see in the video, i am a bit fidgety in this position as i am not used to it. starting back with low weights and working my way back up. 📹 4x7 at 65lbs