I feel freaking goood lately & I’m honestly really proud of myself. I was in a dark place a few months ago. For about 4 months I was preoccupied with feeling sad, hopeless, and defeated. I couldn’t focus and couldn’t get my anxiety/pains under control.
Now, I’m hopeful, happy and optimistic. I’m actually excited for this season I’m in. Season of healing, growth, and an abundance of happiness and love. The healing process isn’t linear, but when majority of your days are good, you know you’re on my right track.
I’m so focused on myself (for once), my life, my career, my goals & aspirations, my fitness journey, relationships, and being the best mama I can be.
It feels good to feel good. I am in control of my life, my healing, and my happiness. If you are going through shit, you fucking got this. Life can be wild... but you are a match for your mountain and a lot stronger than you think 💕
BACKKKK WORKOUT! One of my faves 😍😜 1. Pull ups (I did assisted)
2. Single arm lat pulldown
3. Seated cable row (wide grip)
4. Seated face pulls
5. T bar row
6. Inverted row
Do 3-4 sets and 8-12 reps each exercise (except pull ups I’d try to go for strength so do as many reps as possible). Thank your workout partner 👯♀️
One of the best things I’ve done for myself in terms of overall wellness is to fix my relationship with food, fitness, and my body. I’ve put my body (and mind) through a lot since starting my fitness journey.
Started out just wanting to be skinny and never feeling good enough. I forced myself to like running and that spiraled into an unhealthy obsession with how long I could workout, how skinny I could get, and watching the number on the scale drop lower and lower. At one point I dipped to 118lbs at 5’9 and didn’t get my period for 2.5 years.
Then I found bodybuilding. I wanted to be strong, but I started competing and got into the prep, get super lean, and then struggle with putting on any type of body fat and eating normal amounts of food post show. I struggled a lot with living a normal life and truly thought I’d never be able to stop tracking macros.
Now? I’m at such a great place physically and mentally. I’m comfortable in my body and i accept it the way it is. Is it perfect? No. Some people may say It’s whatever or nothing special and that’s true. But I’m okay with that because my mental health is more important than how I look. I feel really, really good. I eat what I want in moderation. I do not restrict myself from anything. I am not anxious around eating out, taking rest days, or focusing on how long I’m in the gym. My body is working efficiently and my hormones are balanced. I am living my life and damn happy doing so.
Of course I still want to make improvements to my physique, it’s fun to see changes and continue progressing. But it’s also cool to be happy with where you’re at. I’m a little bit of both. Overall wellness is also extremely important to me. Fueling my body with nutrient dense foods, moving my body to stay healthy, and focusing on mental health and how I feel. Don’t forget that wellness is much more than just how we look.
I also want to help you guys in any way that I can... I want to use this space to help you guys Stay fit and healthy, or improve your confidence or just inspire in any way. What do you struggle with in terms of wellness? What do you want to see more of? What do you need or want more info on?
QUADS AND GLUTES!
1. Belt squat (3X12)
2. Back squat (4X5)
3. Romanian deadlift (4X8)
4. Step ups (3X10 each leg)
5. Hip thrust (3or 4X6-8 reps)
6. Bulgarian split squat (3X8 each leg)
Honestly this workout sucked I’ve been really bad at eating lately so I was hella dizzy and weak af lmaooo but I still squatted decently! Make sure to fuel yourself so you can train better and recover. Soooo important! Gonna start listening to my own advice 🤭I usually workout fasted but when it’s 5pm and still barely eaten it’s a problem 🤣
Otherwise, it’s a good ass workout so let me know if you try it!!! Tag your workout partner @natalieafit
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A little HIIT workout for you all! Tabata style you can do 40 sec on 10 sec rest or something similar... 30sec/30sec etc. and repeat for 10-15 min.
1. Jumping lunges
2. Jump squats
3. Toe rappers
4. Crab toe touch thingy shits idfk😂
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Outfit by: @gymshark
Just uploaded a bikini haul to my YouTube! All bikinis are from @zaful - I do a full review (because I know they can be hit or miss). but honestly most of these were hits for me so I think they’re stepping their game up 👏🏼 Since summer is coming up and they’re suuuuper affordable 👙
BOOTY FOCUSED CABLE ONLU workout. You can use these ideas if you’re short on equipment and need to implement some of the exercises into your booty/leg day, or do it as an entire workout. These are mainly accessory movements, so don’t forget to keep compound movements into your routine! A little mix of both is perfect 👌🏼 1. Crab walks (10 back and front, 20 total)
2. Side squats (10-12 each leg)
3. Glute kickbacks (10-12 each leg)
4. Cable pullthrough (12-15)
5. Side lunges (8-12 each leg)
6. Goblet squat (12)
7. Reverse curtsy lunges (10-12 each leg)
If you do this as a full workout, do 2-4 sets depending on your fitness level & timing!
PUSH DAYYYY. It feels so nice benching without boobs lmao! It’s fun to work chest again. Focusing on compounds and then added in some accessories!
1. Close grip barbell press (6-8reps)
2. Seated overhead DB press (6 reps)
3. Bench press (6 reps)
4. Bench push up (8-12 reps)
5. Overhead triceps extensions (10-15 reps)
6. Tricep dips (10-15 reps) you can make these harder by adding a weight or putting feet out farther. Easier, bring them closer.
Do 2-4 sets each (Depending on where you’re at with your programming/training)!
ABSSSSS. Mama’s who have diastatis recti, this is not for you (I know I’ll get questions). Focus on healing your core. I have an IGTV with some of the exercises I did and i always recommend @hannahbower2 core guide.
1. Windshield wipers
2. Leg lifts with butt raise
3. Flutter kicks into scissors
4. Single leg lift sit up
5. Russian twists
This hits lower and upper abs as well as obliques. 2-3 sets each of 10-15 reps!
LOTSSSSAAA SUMO AND HINGING in this workout!
1. Good mornings
2. Sumo deadlift
3. Sumo Romanian deadlift
4. Sumo DB squat
5. Single leg DB hip thrust
6. Kneeling Glute cable pullthrough
3-4 sets 8-12 reps each! Give it a shot & tag your workout partner 💕
Outfit by @gymshark
IG vs reality hehe TWO MOOOODS both happy 🤗🥰♥️the sun + gym = happy places. What are you guys happy about today??? This was After Doing a tabata workout and dying...coming for you guys soon! So glad @natalieafit and I found each other cause we have each other to help create bomb ass content for you all! weeee!
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