It was booty day. The burn was real.
These little bands look so innocent but they are a**-kickers! Literally!!
Why am I doing this crazy program with weird equipment and timed nutrition?
Because I CAN when so many others can’t. .
Because if we don’t challenge ourselves we get complacent and I don’t want to be complacent. I want to always strive to be the best I can be in all areas of my life. Why should my health and fitness be any different?
Being content and being complacent are not the same. Content says I will find the blessings where I am. Complacent says I don’t care.
I pray you are content. But please don’t be complacent. .
#SelfCare Report ...
My 3 months post surgery was grrrreeeeat ! (Tony Tiger voice)
I am transparent but private person; so last year I was at a fork in the road sort of speak, I wasn't sure if I will be here celebrating my birthday. I wasnt sure if I wanted to have this major surgery. I say this because my health had deteriorated and I could not focus on me while I was my Mother's caregiver (it's a given, she was my priority and once she stopped taking all her medicine, I knew I was borrow time). Let me say this, I don't care how old you are your mother knows when your not well. My mother knew how sick (eventually told her) I was but I am her daughter she knew how much I can be strong minded and focused on her. When I would visit my mother, delicately in her soft voice tell me take care of myself. I will hear every word but never said anything. In August, after my mother transition and her first memorial service, I was standing outside just staring at the sky. I heard her voice , she said 'it's time baby to take care of yourself". Later that month, I received a birthday greeting from a framily, who said I have a message from your mother for you, she came to me in my dream and that message solidify what I need to do. Message received Mommie !
I have been reflecting on 2017, we lost classmates, friends from illnesses , it resonates that self care is imperative. Fam, we must take care of ourselves. So, I had made a executive decision that I still have work to do here. The beautiful thing is I'm blessed that I have a tribe. I had framily that assigned as my POAs because they have been my trusted ride or die , framily that prayed for me, checked on me, etc ... note: you can't inform everybody what's going on with you (leave it at that #truth )
I'm still not out of the woods, I have to return in 6 months for a thorough test. But, I've made a life changing decision to be better with my health. I feel so much better than where I was prior to October. Right now, I'm #winning#WontHeDoIt#bebetter#lovemyframily 😍
Weak or Smart. .
I am a morning runner. I’ve always been a morning runner. I love getting up while it’s still dark and knocking a solid run out. If I run later in the day, I get antsy thinking about the run, I tend to not feel as awake because I’m so used to working out in the morning, and tend to evaluate my runs as being less effective. .
But this morning when I got up, I noticed it was even colder than expected. I had 400 repeats on the docket and my legs were still feeling it from yesterday’s squats. I also teach both of my classes today and have an article that I need to finish revising, making me concerned about being wrecked at work from a hard run. I fortunately have the flexibility today to get into work earlier and then run late in the afternoon. So in a very unlike me move, I made the spontaneous decision to delay my run.
As soon as I did, I felt a twinge of guilt. I worried that I was simply being a wimp because of the
cold. Even though I had countless reasons as to why a run later in the day would be more effective not only for the training adaptation but also for my day in general, I still couldn’t shake the feeling that I was quitting. .
Why? The only reason is engrained habit. I have told myself that I have to run in the morning, and if I don’t then it means I’m failing my training plan. This mandate of course makes no sense on days when I do have the opportunity to run at other times. But as I’ve mentioned before, as much as habits can be powerful tools for positive change, they also can become shackles for negative behaviors. And this is a perfect example of the latter. .
Don’t let your training (or life) become the prisoner of habit. Be proactive and intentional in making adjustments to
increase the effectiveness of your training and how it contributes to your life.
Interested in a Customized Training Program? One that can help break unnecessary habits and shape positive ones. Email in bio or DM.
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Porque ya nos tocó un fin de semana sin sol en enero 🌥, siempre ten todas tus opciones a mano. Ven por tus #Tralyx fotocromáticos a nuestro Rincón Rudy en @motorexlab
Av. Las Condes, justo al frente del taller @motorexchile anterior.
The sweat was real tonight. I went to the gym just to pick up my work phone I left there the night before but @elpogs had other plans for me. Next thing i knew I'm in the cardio lab for the hybrid grit class. I thought i was sweating my backside off there, but if you ➡️ you'll see what I did to myself after another 30 min of treadmill sprints to get my steps in. Now that my legs are 💀 gonna eat sleep & do it all over again tomorrow!
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WHO’S READY TO #MAXOUT ??
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You can't always control what life gives you. You can always control your reaction. That is when you know your true power.
Big love to @jenny.e.long for helping me start this journey and to my beautiful wolf @wonderrer for making it less scary and so absolutely rewarding.
How pretty is this coin!!!!??? #ninemonthssober#onedayatatime#choosewisely#dobetter#bebetter
🔥 Day 1: Total Body Core 🔥 & 🍑 Day 2: Booty 🍑 DONE!
I cannot wait to see the results after these next 78 days! I can say the workouts have pushed me every move but that's the only way to get stronger.
And this meal plan... 😍 I am staying on track easy with 6 meals a day! Anyone interested in a recipe???
3 AMRAP with 255 today (second set shown). Getting ready for a bw bench battle at @valdyrbarbell.
1st set I actually hit a rep PR of 17 and when I went to check the video I realized my storage was full 😢
Video or it doesn’t count.
Como hace unos días no veo la Luna hoy la saco yo.
Energía, la representación de nosotros en el Universo y en todo esto. Lo pequeños que somos ante la inmensidad que hay allá afuera. Queriendo conquistar un pedazo de tierra cuando nada aquí nos pertenece por lo que todo es para todos.
Busca la grandeza en la energía que irradia el Universo, en la Luna, testiga de miles de historias en miles de tiempos. En la bondad en tí, en esa luz que habita y brilla poderosa incluso en la más intensa oscuridad. Sólo lo bueno va a parar los absurdos que ocurren hoy.
Fotografía y texto @eduarsalas
Learn To Love The Process
Learning to love the process is one easy yet difficult thing to master when working towards a goal or chasing your dreams. Yes, I said Easy but Difficult. Its one of those easier said than done situations. Often I hear successful people say how important it is to learn to love the process in becoming who you aim to be. Enjoy the struggles, the ups and downs, the uncertainty and all that transpires during your journey to greatness.
If you want to become significantly better at anything, you have to fall in love with the process of doing it. You have to fall in love with building the identity of someone who does the work, rather than merely dreaming about the results that you want.
Happy belated Birthday MLKJ ♥️
We are living in a challenging time yet we have more opportunities now to create change than any other moment in history.⠀
The legacy you leave will depend on the actions you take now. How will you be remembered?