These 2 pictures are 14 weeks apart.
The first picture I was probably at the lowest point of my life and after battling depression for months, it came to a point where I’d stop training completely.
I had lost every last bit of motivation I had.
I decided to seek help because I knew I had to, the thought of it was pretty hard but it’s the best thing I could have done...I decided to compete next year, and this time it’s not to win, but to show myself how mentally strong I am.
I couldn’t have overcame the mental adversity if it wasn’t for @amybrackenxx always being there for me and always edge me on to be better in every aspect possible. This time around I know with the right people surrounding me, I’ll give everything I have.
In light of this Christmas season I'm posting some of the most famous historic paintings of one of my favorite periods of art, the #Baroque period, which focused in depth on religious matters using darker color schemes. Never forget what is truly important and truly beautiful in life. Count your blessings for we have so many! ❤ Enjoy learning:
1. Christ Crucified is a 1632 painting by Diego Velázquez depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus.
2. The Descent from the Cross is the central panel of a triptych painting by Peter Paul Rubens in 1612–1614.
3. The Madonna of the Rosary is a painting finished in 1607 by the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio.
4. Portrait of Pope Innocent X is an oil on canvas portrait by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez, executed during a trip to Italy around 1650.
5. The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa is the central sculptural group in white marble set in an elevated aedicule in the Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome.
6. Caravaggio created one of his most admired altarpieces, The Entombment of Christ, in 1603–1604 for the second chapel on the right in Santa Maria in Vallicella, a church built for the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri.
7. Death of the Virgin is a painting completed by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio.
8. The Adoration of the Magi is a painting by the Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.
9. The Three Graces is an oil painting of the Three Graces by Rubens.
10. The Taking of Christ is a painting, of the arrest of Jesus, by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 1602. (Information courtesy of wikipedia)