My current go to stretching routine ✨ I always warm up a bit before stretching, I’m so cautious with these things cause I don’t want an injury again 😫 I usually hold each position for 30 seconds and try to do this routine every day 🤗 Always make sure you don’t force your body into positions it’s not ready for!
Oh and every single leg stretch I do for each leg obv 😸
Would you say this was a FAIL? Probably not... because it's EDITED. Behind the scenes of a yoga photo is a disaster. Trust me...swipe to see 🤣🤣🤣 I fail more times than succeed. It's part of the process!!! Get used to failing!!!
How many times have you failed and said, I quit!?!? Because you didn't master whatever you were trying to do the first time? Because someone said you couldn't do something? Because your mind says that's impossible? Well guess what YOU CAN DO IT! Just because something doesn't work the first time or the 17th time, you👏🏼are👏🏼working👏🏼towards👏🏼it. My yoga practice and business life is full of fails and no's and I can't do that but I don't quit! I push and push and push and then guess what...I succeed. ·
If you are sick of giving up or quiting or listening to people talk you down, stand up! Don't quit what you are doing, WHATEVER it is! Take it from this crazy yogi who has bruises and scars. We have this 1 life here on this amazing planet - DO WHAT YOU WANT!!! Unless it's drugs or murder or something that doesn't grow your soul because that's bad. 😘
#liveyourbestlife #nevergiveuponyourdreams #unedited #zyiaactive #pinchamayurasana #yogafail #yogabloopers
Stay Dedicated !
It won’t happen Overnight!
👀 A who legs DISSSS?
Strength training saved my life. 💪🏼🏋🏻♀️🤗
I was stuck in a cycle that was going to kill me.
Doing hours of cardio every day. Searching for the sweat and the calorie burn.
My weight fluctuated daily, but I never saw lasting progress.
I was hungry all the time, and one little diet slip up, one treat meal or indulgence, felt like I was set back for weeks.
Weight loss was a fragile balance that I couldn’t figure out.
So I punished myself by going harder, doing more, burning more cals and restricting my food more. That had to be the answer, right?
I was tired, depleted, hungry, and miserable.
I reached my breaking point when I realized that I couldn’t keep doing more and eating less. I didn’t want to have to live my life this way any more.
I got real with myself. I dove into educating myself about fitness and health, and I worked with a trainer to change my workout program.
✨FINALLY, almost immediately, I saw results. 🤗
I felt my muscles working, and I could see them growing. My body was changing shape in front of my eyes. From bottom-heavy pear to strong, hourglass. It was everything I was looking for, and I got it doing the exact opposite of the cycle I had been in for so many years.
More than that, it saved me from myself.
Strength training taught me the importance of feeding myself. Really fueling my body. Eating ENOUGH to keep the progress coming.
My physique became resilient, and treat meals were a welcomed part of my balanced program.
The shackles of doing more and more cardio to burn calories finally broke.
It was a freedom that I was sure I would never have.
Most importantly, my priorities shifted from losing lbs to celebrating what my body can do! I learned to celebrate the life that my physical body holds inside it.
This all gave me the safety and space to examine the soul that my body is holding, and to celebrate how beautiful, smart, and powerful she is.
I am so grateful for my journey because it taught me to value myself and my body.
Strength training saved me.
Have you ever struggled in a similar way? Share in the comments.
How many times did you lost track?
One of my goals for 2019 was to be in the best shape physically and emotional that I can be.
Like, must New Year's resolution that commitment that I had made with myself didn´t last long.
So I decided to recommit and go back on my Health&Fitness journey because we still have 9 months to go. .
I´m committed to follow true my 30 days programme and share on social media so I can stay committed to my self and inspire other ladies to join me on this journey. .
Let´s do this❤️👊
Just breathe....... Take in the beauty, don't miss the moments, no regrets, this life is yours💜
1/2 Turkish Get Up to a Push-Up 😱
Dont know what that is? Swipe 👉
We're celebrating a non-scale victory today 🎉! The very very first time I ever tried these last year, I couldn't use more than a 5lb weight. Today, I used a 12 for all three sets 💪. It's awesome to be going through this program again and seeing just how strong I've gotten in the last 12 months.
It's also really helped to have a community of like-minded women behind me, supporting me, and working just as hard as I am day in and day out ☀. Sometimes the only thing that gets me to do a workout is seeing that some of them have already gotten theirs in 🤷♀️. Sometimes it's seeing how much progress those women have made over the months that motivates me enough to get off my ass and not be lazy. Other times it's hearing their stories and learning about what they've had to overcome and how this lifestyle helped them take their life back 💕. I'm pretty self-motivated as it is, but there are days like today where I need that extra little push so I can stay on track with my goals. SUPPORT SYSTEMS ARE LIFE 👭.
Who's part of your support system that gets you through the hard days?
#catchfirenation #nonscalevictory #lookingback #throwback
🔙 #reflection #makingprogress #gettingstronger #supportsystem #community #fitgirlvideos #fitgirlsrock #fitgirlsinspire #girlgang #squadup #strongisthenewsexy #strongfit #fullbodyworkout #catchfireheart #sandiegofitness #sandiegofitfam
Flex that muscle hustle, mama bear. Rock what you've been working for, girl! Don't be shy... all those squats, all those biceps curls, all those dips are paying off. I see you 😉
Be confident, love your flaws, love your new postpartum body, love your new life, but most importantly love yourself, girl.
Putting yourself first is not selfish. In fact, the more you care about yourself the happier you will feel and what happens when mama is happy? The whole family is happy.
Yup, happy mama = happy family. So there you have it, LOVE. YOURSELF. MAMA. 💕
#postpartum #postpartumjourney #postpartumfitness #fitmominspire #fitmomsofig #momlife #motherhood #fitmoms #momswholift #mominspiration #momblogger #momblog #themotherhoodisreal #ig_motherhood #motherhoodsimplified #f4mgbh #fit4mom #strollerstrides #strongisthenewsexy #mamabear #HIITitmama #womenstrong #strongwomen #mamahood #sisterhood #strengthinmotherhood #girlgang
Okay, you got me, I cheated! No, this isn’t my workout from today! This is my workout from a few days ago before I came out on my holibobs 😬
I have a problem see... I can only get WiFi in the hotel reception so I can’t do my workouts while I’m away 😫 Well I could, but in all honesty I wouldn’t want to spoil anyone else’s holiday by having to watch me exercise in real time, it’s just not pretty! 😂
Still though, that’s just this hotel. Most places I’ve been away on holiday to have had WiFi across the entire hotel, so I’d have been able to continue my workouts as normal and wouldn’t have missed any! 🤩
But then I guess we’re all entitled to a wee break every now and then, and I actually think I deserve this one. Since the start of the year I’ve been working a full time job and working on my business part time, as well as working out NEARLY every day, so a wee week off isn’t going to kill me. Will it?! 😳
🤔Who’s ready to get started on their fitness journey to a healthier + sustainable mindset & lifestyle change?🙋🏽🙋🏽♂️ I am here to help those looking for that extra push or motivation in their #fitnessjourney
💪🏽😁I will push YOU past your limits as you GROW physically, mentally, & emotionally all while falling in love with the process!💛Sooo who’s ready to kick butt?👊🏽💥🍑Time to start feeling & looking great inside && out⚡️LET’S GETTT IT!!⚡️ DM me for more info📥 #fitlatina #colombianfitgirls #strongisthenewsexy
Long post alert:
How amazing are these 2 women?
Lillian Wapnick, my dad's first cousins wife (in the middle) who turned EIGHTY today and my mom... SEVENTY NINE! She recently suffered a heart attack and then double bi pass and heart valve replacement. So she is doing pretty amazingly post MAJOR surgery! Age is not promised to us so we really need to appreciate our health and appreciate getting older... While we may not love the wrinkles, the aches and pains etc that comes with age, not everyone has the blessing of age so let's embrace it (or try)
On another note and probably a separate post really but I got told today at the 80th that I was masculine! And that I looked like my mom's body guard for having muscle... To be honest, I wasn't phased by this and flexed my arms even more 😎👀... But seriously, it does annoy me as we are soooooo much more than our bodies. And when people feel the need to reach out and comment, they may not know what a person feels inside... I was amused and didnt take it on as I like my muscles and work hard for them... But don't judge me when you know nada about me! Nuff said... And while I'm at it, I don't post much social stuff on my insta cos I generally don't post my highlight reel... In fact most of my catch ups with my guys and gals don't feature on here... Every so often i post a pic of what I'm up to but I generally post more fitness and food... Doesn't mean I don't do stuff outside the gym... So honestly, if you think that is all of me, go ahead, but all I can say is I keep most of what I do outside the gym private 😎... So basically, don't judge a book by its cover #clichebuttrue #humanrightsrant
Quando comecei a treinar a palavra Empoderamento não era tão citada e nem o significado dela, hoje eu digo que sim, o Crossfit me ajudou muito nesse encontro, que sim nós não somos frágeis, somos fortes! E conheci muitas heroínas, guerreiras, mulheres fortes por fora e por dentro. Várias mulheres treinando, se motivando, criando metas, indo se divertir, trocando problemas ou até mesmo lutando contra eles, sozinhas. Mulheres que iam lá por diversão, como terapia ou profissão. Aquelas que levam a sério, outras nem tanto e aquelas que vão mesmo é para dar risadas e melhorar nosso dia. Quantas vezes eu já fui treinar estressada, triste e saía de lá leve, com várias ideias para um problema que até então não tinha mais solução. Por isso digo que o Crossfit não é só um esporte e sim uma comunidade, onde aprendemos e ensinamos. Aprendi a respeitar meu corpo, acreditar mais em mim e também a não me cobrar tanto, a ser mais firme nas minhas escolhas e não deixar ninguém palpitar na minha vida. Quem nunca ouviu.. “Nossa você tá muito forte, vai ficar masculina” ou “Desse jeito nenhum homem vai querer você” aos poucos você vai entendendo que as pessoas se baseiam em padrões que elas criam na cabeça delas e falam para que você duvide do que acredita. Não escute, lute, faça o que gosta, essa é a forma como elas pensam e não vc e ok, siga em frente! Se ame, se respeite e viva!! Se achar bonita não é errado, amor- próprio não é egoísmo, se critique menos.
Somos muito maiores do que nos definem.
#crossfit #crossfitgirl #crossfitbarigui #crossfitbr #woman #strong #strongisthenewsexy #nikewoman #girl #love #fit #fitness #motivation
Thank you @studiomantra
for giving me the opportunity to teach the Mantra Fit class this week! I had so much fun subbing for @melodeefit
! I’m typically a client here at this awesome yoga focused studio, so I felt right at home! Everyone that came this week worked so hard and we all left drenched in sweat! Yaaaaaas! 💪🏽💦💖 #groupfitness #groupfitnessinstructor
Got asked if I used steroids the other day at the gym. That’s a new one 🤯 I just laughed at this old guys remark and told him nope, just hard work. A little surprising to hear because I honestly don’t see myself as this super ripped buff queen like I see all over the gram but his comment made me realize ✌🏽 things:
1. People STILL aren’t used to seeing a muscular female. C’mon guys, we’re not in the ‘50s anymore 🙄
2. When it comes to fitness / being fit, people will always find a way to discredit simple hard work. Whether it’s accusations like steroid use, genetics, or simply just age, trust me- I’ve personally heard them all.
My purpose for using this platform isn’t to bore you with my gym stories. I aim to inspire and motivate, so here’s the bottom line and I will repeat these 3 things til the day I die:
1. There is no substitute for hard work
2. Putting in that work is SO WORTHWHILE. For your mind, body, and confidence - it’s life changing on a cellular level.
3. Your mindset is the key to unlocking #gains
whether that’s gym gains or just life gains - the 🔑 to succeeding starts in your head. Ditch the excuses ✋🏽😶 .
I’m not going to sugarcoat anything on here, getting in shape is HARD. Staying fit is also hard, and continuing to make progress is even more difficult. But it’s not impossible!!You don’t need steroids or other crazy supplements, you don’t need to be in a certain age group, and you definitely don’t need a specific set of genes. But what you do need is a “I’d rather die before I quit” mentality and high level of discipline. It takes *consistent* hard work and purposely seeking *discomfort*
*words with asterisks have an emphasized importance* 😉
If you want it, it’s yours for the taking! Get up and go get it, and forget everyone else’s opinions and silly comments along the way. Show up, put your head down, and put in the work💪🏽