I woke up this morning knowing I was going to the gym but for the first time ever I walked in with out a plan. I didn't want to just do weights and didn't wanna just do cardio but I wanted to leave the gym feeling like I had exhausted my whole body, and that's exactly what I did! I did a medium resistance weights circuit for 4 rounds with no rest! Exercises ranging from leg press, squats, chest press, military press, flys, plyo jumps, press ups, whatever I felt like doing, I just did it! I then finished with some cardio on the cross trainer and walked my merry self home 🙌🏻
After months of having a strict training regime, not missing a rep or a set it felt so good to just do me, give my body a workout I felt it almost craved! I love structure and routine and this is why following a plan works well for me, I NEED it. But every so often I need a little blow out! Also my point here is that you must enjoy your training in order to reap the benefits, do what is challenging but what is FUN! This is where health and fitness become a lifestyle, JUST DO YOU 💫💜 I'm going on a date night tonight with my man so can't wait for a delicious dinner and some relax time, happy long weekend to all, enjoy this beautiful weather! 😘
#PressPlayDBW: Sit back, relax and enjoy our founder Flo (@iflofreely) reading an excerpt from the affirmation letter of the week:
I love you and this is something I want to say to you. Certain pains can make you sick if you hold them too closely. So it’s okay to put them down for a while. Give the arms rest. Your arms that is, the ones that have been carrying deadly pains so close to your heart. It’s okay to give your heart space from the thing that threatens its heartbeat. Sometimes.
It’s okay to be cold for a while. Not dead, but cool to the touch. The opposite of warm and inviting. And if that’s dead, then it’s okay to be dead to the things that threaten your life for a while. Okay to step outside your body and wonder what your body might do next. Just until it’s safe enough to jump back in your body again and do that right thing.It’s okay.
I’m not telling you to disappear and go numb and stay that way. I’m telling you that sometimes you have to take a break from the life you’ve lived to stop that life from breaking you. And it’s okay. Okay to take a break sometimes.
And you don’t need explanation or special circumstance. You don’t need coherent announcements. You can just pull back more and more for a while and recede into the safe space you’ve abruptly fashioned for an emergency or for moments just like this. And it’s okay.
Every fire that calls your name is not worthy of your answer. And every person who mimes love isn’t worthy of your love. Every scar you wear wasn’t always this small and sanitized. Some were once big and infected. So it’s okay to be still for a while and give time time and give space space and tell yourself that doing nothing is okay.
These words were not easy to say, because you were raised to be a fighter. Every single day of your life you were required to fight your way to the next day. But, it’s okay to put give yourself rest for a while. Okay to decide: not today.
Dear Nadine, I wanted to tell you that you’re one of my favorite in the showbiz. You’re not pretending to be someone you’re not. You stay who you are and you don’t care. And that’s how it supposed to be. And you’re totally right. I know that you’ve been through a lot this past few days, all I can say is stay strong. Don’t listen to your bashers. They know nothing. I’m proud of you. Very proud. Keep it up. I’ll always love you no matter what.
Ps.: @nadine , you’re sooo fine. 🔥