I've been a bit quiet on here recently. Not gonna lie, I was struggling to cope seeing other people's running and fitness stories whilst being restricted to short, slow treadmill runs rehabbing from my injuries. But today marks a recovery milestone - first outdoor run in 12 weeks 😀.
Long discussion with physio about where and what I was allowed to do, but really happy to be able to jog around the reservoir that forms part of one of my regular training routes. The mostly flat section of that trail has just enough unevenness and loose stones etc to ease my ankle away from the predictable smoothness of the treadmill and start strengthening the injured tissue.
God but it made me puff and my legs ache even for such a short time 🤣.
Followed it up with a seated arm workout and core workout in the gym - well it is Saturday afterall 😉.
#roadtorecovery #fitnessaddict #fitnessjourney #tellingitlikeitis #keepingitreal #rehab #run #runfree #fitnessgoals #myjourney #middleaged #womenwhorun #ThisisMEnz #believetoachieve
Today I asked my Virtual Gym Babes what their Friday Flex means to them & well to me... I see STRENGTH, DETERMINATION, PERSEVERANCE & a woman who has OVERCOME!!
A childhood that fought the comparison of her older sister.
At 15 had a toxic relationship that ended in domestic violence. Went through family betrayal & abuse. Spent 2 weeks in a psychiatric hospital & watched my bunk mate be raped.
At 16 left the house, lived out of my car & took showers at local YMCAs. Moved in with friends & parties my way through High School.
At 17 I was told if I didn’t look a certain way or wasn’t skinny enough, they wouldn’t love me.
At 18, entered an abusive relationship, both mentally & physically. I was working multiple minimum wage jobs during the day, partying at night, living off cocaine & alcohol. Got roofied and was sexually assaulted.
At 19 got a dui. Got pregnant.
The rest is history!!
No one else has my story. Not everyone has been abused, THANK GOODNESS! But at some point, everybody has experienced the feeling of not being good enough! But one day I decided I wouldn’t be the victim to my own life story anymore & decided to let the weight fall off! Because I realized that I survived the worst parts of my journey already & there is nothing the world can throw at me that I can’t handle!!!
Truthbomb: Dealing with the worst that can happen can prepare you to chase the best that can happen for the rest of your life! @shaunt
So let me ask you again... What does YOUR #FlexFriday
#myjourney #mystory #iamstrongaf #warrior #overcomer #recoveredaddict #soberliving #livingmybestlife #momboss #strongertogether #flexrepresent #iambeautiful
😅...well, not exactly 0 - it’s one of the most effective #workouts
I’ve ever done!!
I’ve been MIA for awhile and this is why! I needed to get back on track...#fitness
was always part of my life before becoming a mom and with the busyness of the last few years and amid some personal challenges, it kept getting lower and lower on the priority list...I was the only thing getting in my way, so I decided to take a short hiatus to refocus on my #health
and spend time with my little one before he starts kindergarten this year.
It’s been the best decision I could’ve made...when I thrive, so does my son and what better reason could there be, really...but I’ll be back at it soon I’m sure, I can feel the #creative
forces pulling me back to my #studio
Hip poppin’ into Friday like ✌🏻
Guess I'll take part in #facetofacefriday
today😁 Summer 2017 ----> now. Crazy man. I was out taking pictures with my brother and he took that of me. I never posted any picture that someone has taken of me bc I was just that upset with myself. It's a really great feeling to be freed of that🙌
Postpartum is all about giving yourself some GRACE! Put lots aside today that I wanted to get done in order to catch up on some sleep. Fed Olivia, pumped, fed myself, and took a nice, much needed nap. Ahh can’t tell ya how nice it felt. 👏🏼💁🏼♀️
I was having a conversation with someone recently and when I told them I had training, they automatically assumed my trainer was a male. 😂🤔🤷🏼♀️🤦🏽♀️(my literal thought process in emojis). When choosing a trainer I think it comes down to how you click wether male or female, it is a very personal choice and what you feel comfortable with. There are definitely a few reasons as a female I chose a female trainer. In my opinion women clients usually need advice and suggestions for general health matters like nutrition, and life issues that cause stress. You’re morely to have more in common with your female trainer and she will be able to relate personally as a female. Secondly for wealth of knowledge and practising what they preach and their passion.
I’ve been with my trainer @bec_bfit
for over 3 years now and I wouldn’t be where I am now with out her guidance, support and PASSION for helping women be the best versions of themselves!
Wether you choose male or female. Make sure they have a passion for what they do! Because this gal sure does💕💕💕💕
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After an amazing event with a Senator this weekend, I did a lot of reflecting. I realize that I have a lot of work to do on myself. For every positive comment I received, I responded with something to make myself small. People would congratulate me on the event, I'd say it was someone else. Someone congratulated me on my new business and I reminded them that last year I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do. Someone congratulated me on my new house and I said it's the smallest one one the block. .
The good news is that I am reflecting and have decided that I don't want to feel that way. I don't want to make myself small. I truly feel as if I have only scratched the surface of what I can offer the world. I am trying hard not to self sabotage. .
Today I am working on being proud of myself and what I have accomplished. Sheesh, it is truly about changing your mindset. .
Work in progress over here: ) .
#imatter #lovingme #workinprogress #myjourney #myspiritualjourney #reflective
Coming across these videos just made me 1000% more grateful for my NUTRITION PROGRAM & my dedication 🤩
SWIPE TO SEE PROGRESS OF MY PULL UPS ⏩⏩⏩⏩⏩⏩⏩⏩⏩ .
Growing up I’ve always wanted to be fit, I just never had the confidence to join a sport or even try out! Little did I know I was going to run into something that CHANGED my life COMPLETELY 🧐😍 .
Almost 3 years on this amazing nutrition and I wouldn’t change it for the WORLD 🌍
DM ME YOUR GOALS & let’s get to crushing 2019 🔥
Take It Easy He Said ...OK!
Progress is progress. Recognize what you’ve accomplished. It’s not about perfection, it’s about effort. Don’t compare. Love yourself. Keep going. 💪🏼 #strongnotskinny #myjourney
Auditions are challenging but I’m enjoying the process. It reminds me of when I started doing stand up comedy. Doing open mics at 1 am for three people. @garyvee
is right when he says you have to enjoy the process or you’ll hate what you’re doing. If I can chase my dreams then so can you.
I have been rejected, miss used, and have failed many many times. Yet this picture still remains relevant in my life. For many reasons such as faith in gods plan, that are darkest times create are brightest moments, and that the only thing that has the power to last forever is love. Not hate, fame, money, not even success. Life will continue to move forward with or without you, so make the most of it and enjoy it...you only get one. 👆🏼🙏🏼👌🏼