It’s been tough to stay on the grind these last few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I am still training. But with no goal in mind I feel like I’ve just been going through the motions. Apparently even tho I wasn’t able to compete after my last prep I still have “post show blues” So what to do now? For now I’m taking it one day at a time. Allowing my body to recover from prep. Discipline is what has taken over at this point because motivation definitely isn’t there. I’m working on setting a new goal. That should help pull me out of this funk. Have you ever experienced post show depression? How’d you get past it?
Okay this isn’t actually my post workout gym selfie bc I had to leave the gym in a hurry, but I’m posting this anyway! The exciting news I have for y’all is the official date for the release of my new items will be SEPTEMBER FOURTH!!! @MINDBODYBUILDINGSOUL
🖤 I’m going to have crop sweaters similar to this one, other options, and MENS STUFF TOO BC Y’ALL HAVE BEEN ASKING AND I AM SO ECSTATIC TO KNOW THAT EVERYONE WANTS SOMETHING 😭 Shoutout to my supporters, y’all are seriously the best ♥️ In the meantime! Stay tuned for another big announcement tomorrow too! 🤗🖤 lol I’m too excited about it to put it all in one 😂 #shapeyourpotato
Hahaha everyone at work knows if I'm not at my desk I'm in the loo, ain't got no time for anything else!!
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I’m super excited about this!🎉
When you feel like quitting; keep.going!! ✨
It is not going to be easy, there will be days that you struggle, and there will be days you feel invincible. We ALL have them, even the pros. So don’t ever get down on yourself, know that you can do it, take it one day at a time, and just k e e p g o i n g. ✨✨
and we always catchin a vibe, ain’t nobody like youuu
All I want is 🍕!!!!! comment ⬇️ your favorite pizza place!
Oh just me... being one of those Instagram girls showing off their assets on the counter. 😂🙋🏼♀️
BUTT I worked it today. Pushed myself and got a PB with dead’s.
5 sets ➡️185lbs➡️3 reps
AND supersetted with Bulgarian split squats. 🔥🍑🔥 Plus 4 other lifts.
And I’m done. Gooooood night Minnesota! 😜
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You probably wouldn’t enjoy my life. While I think it’s pretty awesome, it’s likely not for you.
Sure, it looks fun—NASA, fitness, laughter, and love—but behind the scenes, it’s a whole lot of monotonous crap that requires an abundance of dedication, discipline, and passion for self-improvement.
I hold myself to a wicked high standard. THE SICKNESS demands I constantly tend to my own garden. I cut myself zero slack, I thrive on accomplishment, and I really leave myself with no other choice but to GET AFTER IT.
But me “getting after it” probably looks way different than you might imagine. I’m not the balls-to-the-wall type who shortchanges their sleep, grinds it out for hours in the gym, flips tires, and carbs up on plates of pancakes on cheat day.
My life is the opposite of that. And it’s definitely not fancy.
My training is basic, and I hate working out. I don’t define progress by pounds lost or muscle gained; I measure it by the smallest gains in my ability to perform—centimeters deeper in a stretch, increased range of motion, or slightly better control.
When I disappear from social media for a few days, you probably think I’m off doing something extreme, like racing cheetahs or waterskiing on the backs of sharks.
In reality, I’m probably on one of my “knowledge marathons” binge-learning and expanding my mind down an all-consuming rabbit hole of research that would absolutely bore you to death.
Moral of the story, the grass isn’t always greener. You probably wouldn’t enjoy my life because most of it is spent doing a whole bunch of unsexy shit that doesn’t look cool on social media. But the irony of doing all that unsexy stuff is that it ultimately leads to a pretty sexy life.
And while these basic behaviors bore the shit out of most people, they fire me up. And just like everything else I do that isn’t fun, enjoyable, or “cool”—I take pride in doing it.
Shortcuts are a trap for those who aren’t willing to take the boring path to a better life. So take the long road—the hard road—because doing the uninspiring shit you hate ultimately leads to an inspiring life you love.
Pulled over at the first stop I could to get this photo. Grand Junction is so, so beautiful 😍
1️⃣ Upright Barbell rows 5x10
2️⃣ Cable rope upright rows 5x10
3️⃣ Kneeling 1-arm lateral raises 6x12 ss. Underhand-grip front raises 6x12
4️⃣ Plate upright rows 6x12 ss. Plate front raises 6x12-15
5️⃣ Around-the-world raises 5x8+ ss. Bent-over flies 5x12
white shorts for leg day.. risky bidness ☠️
🎼 I'm too shiny
Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough
Strut my stuff, my stuff is so shiny
Send your armies but they'll never be enough 🎼
Name that tune 😝
Fact VS Crap Tuesday
You cannot reach your weight loss goals and sustain them by drinking a detox tea.
To reach those goals and keep them, you must make some lifestyle changes to go along with them.
Yes it involves diet changes and working out but the best part is you can find a balanced lifestyle that helps you reach your goals and still allows some fun!
Quit wasting money on garbage that doesn’t work and won’t work. All you’ll get out of it is a smaller bank account and increased frustration.
Look who joined me at the gym today! Since he took the day off to go to my neurosurgeon appointment, I decided to make him do a second workout this evening with me. #checkinforcharity
For those wondering, not much news on the neurosurgery front. I’m looking at a cervical fusion, but because I have such complex issues and I’m high risk, my doctors here in Houston may send me to either Johns Hopkins or Cornell. I’m already signed up for Dopey and the Chevron Houston Marathon, so we aren’t sure yet if we’re going to try to do it before the end of the year or wait and do it immediately after that. I still have a couple more consultations and more tests before anything is set in stone. The neurosurgeon said to expect 5-7 months recovery time before I can start back to serious training and racing. This is life with EDS, though. I will get through it.