One of the workouts from earlier today, still doing unilateral work to strengthen my left side. Will be feeling this tomorrow!
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Don't mess with the flow of your body!! Drink water when you feel thirsty, eat nutritious foods when your body craves fuel, sleep when you feel tired, move when you have energy to burn, and take a rest day when you need it. Your body knows what you need, listen to your body & your body will listen to you⚡️🌞🌱🍃 #vegan
I remember when I first started pole dancing. I couldn’t climb the pole. Watching my instructors invert was mystifying. I thought, if I could just learn how to do that, it would be enough. And after one year I was able to do just that! But the goal posts kept shifting. There was always a new challenge on the horizon. That’s part of the fun. And also part of the stress. My Nationals routine from almost 4 years ago included this move. I tried it the other night for the first time in a few years and it was..... a struggle. It’s crazy how something that once seemed impossible can come to fruition.... But these gains are temporary and even more so when the goal is short-term expedited success. Be kind to your bodies in the pursuit of mastery of any skill. Is the journey itself giving you joy? Can you enjoy and explore the skills you have right here and now? Goals are great. But finding fascination with the process is the single most effective way I have made real progress, both physical and artistic. Happy and thankful my body allowed me to revisit this shape. I will take it where I can get it and enjoy it while I have it. 🤗 🎵Wandering Star by Portishead _______________________________________________________ #bodyandpole#ownyourunknown#poledance#poledancing#poledancer#poledancersofig#dancer#dancenyc#nycdancers#musicinspiration#pdspinpole#spinpole#spinnypole#spinning#pdtrick#pdmove#pdinvictussplit#mondaymotivation#motivation#fitspo#fitnessmotivation#gains#portishead#wanderingstar
Second time moving up to 120 for incline bench press. Stability was good and kept form very well, but I think I could have hit a little better depth but overall very happy with the lift. Getting to this weight too so much time and being consistency week in and week out.
Today was a BIG day for me - #crohnsfitnessfood released her interview with me on her new podcast. 🔈 To say I was nervous to chat with her would be an understatement. Not only was I nervous to share my IBD story but I am also super nervous that no one will care. 🙄 I mean, come on, I’ve spent the majority of my life since high school practicing IBD silence. I didn’t grow up with a family who talked about bodily functions at the dinner table - we weren’t all prim and proper or anything, we just didn’t. I learned to keep things to myself, that’s just who I became - most IBD symptoms are super embarrassing and the best way for me to deal was to keep it all to myself. Now that it’s out there for the world to hear - because ya know, the whole world will be tuning in to hear my story 😉, it has kind of given me a surprising sense of relief. The journey I’ve been on the last year has been slowly turning me into the person I’m meant to be - I truly believe this. I’m definitely not done evolving - I have no idea where this journey is going to take me but I’m committed to it and super excited. Would I have ever thought I’d be ask to share my story - NOPE! Am I committed to doing things outside my comfort zone this year - YEP! Get used to new and different from me 🙃 Fellow warriors ➡️ share your story, I promise you won’t regret it! Who cares if know one cares, or even if it helps ONE person get through a rough day - take that as a WIN! 🎉
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”. Hoy es el día de Martin Luther King 🤴🏾 Quien luchó , defendió y apostó por nuestros derechos Mis derechos ‼️Y demostró que con paz✌🏾si se vence ORGULLOSA DE SER NEGRA
LEG DAY 🍗 - This gym will always hold a special place in my heart even though I dislike coming to it now ahahahahha. This was my first gym 🖤 - I used to come prior to my ASB class to get a workout in because it felt so damn good. Sometimes I’d just come to dance because I was still too nervous to touch weights. Regardless this is where I began to learn my way around the gym and build my confidence. - If you’re barley getting in the gym feeling clueless. Don’t worry we all have a day 1. You don’t have to be great to start but you have to START! Ask questions around. Believe me there’s nice enough people willing to help! - Have an amazing Monday & go get your workout in 😈💪🏽 #legday#bootyday#fitfam