3/7: today's prompt asked me to seek "a word that bursts..." and so it's my turn to use 'pain.' Whether physical or emotional, pain knows no boundaries and has no problem making itself the center of attention. It bursts your belief that everything is fine. It bursts your plans. It bursts everything in its path.
Hi 👋🏼 I'm Erika! I finally made a fitness and wellness account because I need my own space to share this side of my life. 💪🏼 I started with a trainer 3 years ago to get me started and I've been doing my own workouts for a little over 2. I'm currently in graduate school so exercising and creating delicious, healthy meals are my outlet 👩🏼🏫🏋🏼♀️🍎 When I workout, I usually pull from videos or other fitness queens' accounts because I get bored so easily and like to try new things! 🤓
Taking a step back today and reminding myself it is ok.....
It is OK to have emotions ✔️
It is OK to do nothing ✔️
It is Ok to relax ✔️
Tomorrow is a NEW day! ☀️ What you choose to do next is where your sparkle will shine through.✨
SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND💎
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successfully completed indiana dune's 3 dune challenge with @lauren_d_bellagamba 💪🏼. had so much fun with @lululemonchi's sweat collective. now time for some r&r and pretending tomorrow isn't monday. #thegreatescape#lululemonchi#yogaeverydamnday
Change your mindset.
Change your life.
It won't happen accidentally.
You won't just wake up one day and be a different person.
You won't have your dream relationships, your dream job, your dream body, your dream life, without first creating your dream mindset.
How can you do that?
Start by thinking about the person you want to be.
What type of attitude do you want to face the world with?
What type of thoughts do you want to have?
How do you want to interact with others?
How do you want to treat yourself?
What do you want to be a priority?
Decide who you want to be, and change your thinking to be aligned with that type of person.
Be consistent in thinking that way.
Then take action to begin changing your life.
Eventually, you can live the life you want to live.
No one else can do it for you.
You have to want it. Wholeheartedly.
When you want it and you work for it, you can achieve it.
Change your mindset.
Change your life. 💕
The PNW will always have my heart, but man this place is gorgeous!! Such a fun hike up to a breathtaking view, and she even convinced me to walk out onto the bridge. It's always an adventure with this girl, and Arizona is no exception!! ☀️✈️💕
Pika and his dad went camping this weekend. So cute! A quick post about this guy and mental health:
Lately, I have admired this guy's courage to follow his heart and to follow the promptings of the spirit. He is so brave and so positive. The goals he has set for himself are so inspiring. I am excited to see him succeed and grow. It's been beautiful to watch him grow since we were kids, it's even more amazing to continue to watch him reach his potential. He taught me to focus and to regain my confidence. He inspired me to follow my heart and my life's purpose. Ever since I came out of the mental illness closet and embraced my vulnerability this year because of his encouragement and support, my path and journey has never been more clear until now. That is a true, honest, kind, righteous, present and beautiful man right there. Wow. How blessed am I?! So many incredible men AND women have opened up to me about their quiet struggles, thanking me for my courage and my story. But I have been blessed to hear and learn from you incredible people. You have encouraged me and inspired me to be my best authentic self. Without your stories, I would not be taking the journey I am now. Thank you and I love you.
Which brings me back to this beautiful man, it all comes back to him. Who recorded a heartfelt video and posted it on Facebook this past summer. Who used his experience to push, love and support me to be ME. Because of that video, so many men and women have been able to open up and seek help, looking to me for strength and example all because of this dude. Even after that video, I struggled to stay authentic and true to myself but he was always there reminding me to stop trying to be someone I'm not and to come back to ME... and to stay there. So here I am firm, being as authentic, REAL, unapologetically ME and beautiful as can be. God knew I needed someone like him to help me fulfill my purpose here on earth and to recognize my worth. Peter camping with our Pika this weekend... incredibly, selflessly, amazingly, wonderfully, truly beautiful. I will live an unapologetic life and enjoy every single minute of it just like that dude.
Sunday thoughts 👊
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Check out this super simple pan seared salmon with balsamic glaze and strawberry salsa on @kosherinthekitch #summer#supper#healthy#quickmeal LINK IN PROFILE!
It’s a great day to be alive; smile.😁 Life is full of ups and downs and if one aspect of your life is thriving it usually means another part is lacking. I can say that I appreciate the good and the bad and can take things as they come. My work life is thriving and I couldn’t be happier about that. I just picked up a third job🤷🏼♀️😂 (but I might drop the second). I love staying busy that’s the only way I feel like I’m getting the most out of my day. The gym has been on the back burner because of the hurricane but since then I’ve been back with a vengeance.😈 Bring it on life, I’m ready for ya. 💪🏽🙏🏽 #fit#fitness#ss#selfiesunday#gym#fitfam#gymislife#life#balance#career#beyourbestself#smile#cocoabeach#florida#floridaliving#irma
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What an amazing week in NYC. My heart is full and I am leaving inspired by all the amazing souls who came, played full out and are taking courageous, imperfect action each day to bring their Purpose to life. I am grateful for all my true friends who had my back during this book launch and for everyone who is now implementing their Purpose, not just reading about it. New York, I love you and I'll be back soon. I❤️NY. True friendship, true Purpose and true integrity is hard to find. New York, you've got it in spades.
This is how you accomplish goals, no matter what they may be.
Getting a great body or making millions isn't about being the strongest or the smartest, it's about work ethic and being determined every day whether you feel like doing it or not.
When I need motivation, one of my favorite things to do is read motivational quotes to help get me out of a slump and it works every time.
This is one of my favorites:
A well built physique is a status symbol. It reflects you worked hard for it, no money can buy it. You cannot borrow it, you cannot inherit it, you cannot steal it.You cannot hold onto it without constant work. It shows discipline, it shows self respect, it shows patience, work ethic and passion. That is why I do what I do."-Arnold Schwarzenegger
About Thursday's routine 👆🏼since I was riding solo today and my camera girl took off @lecksis
Self love, self acceptance, self confidence they all start with you 💕
It's not about being perfect but about being strong! It's takes passion, determination and the willingness to change, transform and evolve!
I chose to not be who I was over 3 years ago, I chose to redesign my life. A life I love and feel proud of!
Find happiness within you and leave your sparkle wherever you go 💕
Happy Sunday IG friends! Hope your morning is relaxing with all your favorites like soy au laits, mixed berry turnovers, and some leisure reading. Learning all about the ways we can overcome resistance and be the best version of ourselves, from a faith-based perspective. #resistinghappiness
Here's to hoping the pumpkin design on my latte inspires some cooler, fall-like weather! 🍁🎃🍃
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