I think it’s pretty obvious that when you start your day with a playlist called “beast mode” you’re ready to kick some ass🙌🏼🔥 Id like to say I got the best sleep ever with no interruptions, but who am I kidding... would that even be real life?🤣 my workout is done💪🏼 HAPPY HUMPDAY🖤
Woke up cranky with only four hours of sleep...😴...then, the struggle between nap or workout? Somehow, it got done! Maybe it was the bright sunshine, maybe it was the promise that I would feel a little bit better to take on the day. Whatever the reason, I have no regrets that I chose this! ☀️💪🏽🙃 #BeachbodyOnDemand @beachbodyyoga Get WellRounded workout complete with @elisejoanfitness
FAVORITE obstacle from last weekend’s competition! What an adrenaline rush flying through the air...hoping to make the catch....hoping the bar doesn’t spin out on me....hoping to make the landing pad at the end and not fall on my face 😂Can’t say enough about how well run @ultimateninjas_chicago first NNL comp was 🌟🌟🌟
We all slept 💤 sooooo good last night BUT that means these babes woke up with extra extra EXTRA energy 😜 Taking today’s workout to gym so these littles can play with beloved friends in child watch and I can have a lifting dad with daddy. 😘 🏋️♀️💏
Overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude today.
Without my testimony, I would not be the person I have become.
All of the personal trainers I had as a child.
All of the diet trends I tried.
All of the days I woke up hoping "today will be the day I change my life".
All of the boys I cried over because I wanted to be more than just their friend.
All of the weightloss pills I purchased from infomercials.
Everything that I thought was a moment of weakness and failure was actually a lesson in disguise.
Today I am thankful for everything that I have LEARNED from everything that I have lived.
I am thankful that it has led me into my passion and that I get to use it everyday to pay it forward.
**SWIPE** My WCW is me this week! And I wanna talk insecurities .... I remember for a while not wanting to post many pics on Instagram and missing out on creating content because of how my forehead might look: I felt like it overshadowed pics and I wasn’t gonna wear a hat for every photo; as a matter of fact I ONLY wear a hat in the gym and that’s to keep my hair in place...it holds my straighten with this method . I didn’t want to crop pictures either to reveal just eyebrows down cause that’s lame and i absolutely HATE bangs or hair directly in my face ! Then this year I was like ummmmm “F*** it “ you better embrace everything about you because it’s all beautiful... look at Riri ... look at Tyra and Tika Sumpter all women I think are just gorgeous and they also have big foreheads . I decided to work it like them ! Be apologetically you . If you’re out there and avoiding pictures because of something you don’t like about yourself stop ! Capture your moments and be fabulous .
👋🏻 I WAS THE JANUARY, NEW ME GIRL! 👈🏻
Countless days of failure and cries and countless times i lost motivation. YEARS. Of starting over.. having babies, adding to much to my plate forgetting about myself and always coming back to the starting line. -
But i always got back up. We all do that and i don’t think we recognize how many times we start over on the "littlest"of things. Keeping the house cleaner..being a better parent.. being better in general.. growing our hair.. ETC! ⌛️
But with weight. It’s a heavy feeling and it’s a heavy burden to most women. Most people.THIS woman. THIS person.
Yes, still today. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt Chancie creeping in on me. She is someone I’ve completely lost ON PURPOSE and remade and then regained again. I had to completely lose her to build her up.. to the person i wanted to always be. I deep down feel like she’s always been there but always had so much weighing down on her mentally & physically that she wasn’t recognizable. 👀
If you have to STOP the world for a little while.. FOR YOU. Then do it. Do as little as possible and just FOCUS ON YOU. 😘
Do you NOT deserve that much? -
The people and the things that matter WILL BE THERE.. with you or when YOU get back.
I didn’t think I’d lose and have to give up as much along the way. But i did and those things weren’t meant for chance.. & that’s ok too. ❤️ -
So If you see me in public.. Let’s Chat. We are all in this together and i don’t think people realize how much we need EACH OTHER. Even if it’s just to say you need a HUG! I’m down for that too!!! •
My favorite meal of the day! Let’s be real, I am a big time food junkie I love food and when I eat I eat a lot. A usual cheat meal for me usually consists of two cheeseburgers, large fries, two slices of pizza and I usually every cheat consists of ice cream with some kind of cake right sometimes two slices of cake after or sometimes I will just eat a whole large stuffed crust pizza. I am confident enough to say I can enter an eating contest and I am pretty sure I could win, so if anyone is up for a challenge let me know?! . Not over doing my cheat meals is something I am working on changing 😫. My worst cravings during prep are sweets and pancakes! 😫😬 so this off season I am really focusing on bringing healthier sweet options so that it’s easier for me to stay on track during my off season as knowing I am not doing a show it’s easier for me to give in to food. The nice thing about off season or just being healthy is that you can be creative something I can’t do during my prep for shows. So right now what I am doing with my oatmeal is I make it into a pancake then just adding a little bit of sugar free whipped cream and sugar free syrup with strawberries and raspberries! 😍👌🏼 it’s so yummy and helps with my cravings. It’s finding the right balance and what works for you. It’s a work in progress and I am also still learning a lot so be patient and try to figure out what works best for you. #bigjonfitness#breakfast#healthy#offseason#figurecompetitor#momswithmuscles#bodybuilding#bulking#gains#instagood#npcfigure#eattolive#foodie#healthyfood
REAL TALK - I was never one to suffer from feeling down or depressed until I had my daughter. I remember like it was yesterday seeing her for the first time, she was the most beautiful, precious and innocent little baby I had ever laid eyes on. I got to hold her for a second before the nurses all rushed in to take her away from me. She wasn’t breathing and I felt helpless. 6 days in the NICU, my postpartum depression grew stronger being away from her & not being able to hold or help her was such a horrible feeling! .
We couldn’t wait to bring her home and even though we we’re so excited, I was scared. Being a new mom I was worried I wouldn’t no how to care for her. I quickly went down a very dark hole. I had many sleepless nights watching her to make sure she was breathing. Weeks and months passed & I knew I had to do something for me, I had to find an outlet to plug myself into, get myself healthy, & work on my physical and mental health. Safe to say I found my outlet, almost 2 years later and my life has forever been changed. I am the happiest, healthiest and most confident I have ever been. .
Its never too late to make a change! You deserve it 💛 #postpartumdepression#mentalhealth#idoitforher
Shoulder day is DONE! There was a time that I was obsessed with being skinny. I thought reducing my calories and upping the cardio would get me to that goal. I thought lifting weights would make me bulky and not give me a lean look. A few years ago a decided to do my first weight lifting based home workout program that was being released with our wellness company. I fell in love with weights and loved how I felt and how my body was responding while using them. Feeling strong is a good feeling y’all! Especially when you’re someone that always felt weak prior to being on a health journey! 🙌🏼❤️💪🏼 So now I like that flexed look but I’m not mad at the lean look when I’m not flexing either. These pics were taken seconds apart. One flexed and one relaxed. I only pull these guns out when I need too! 😂😂 Don’t be afraid of weights ladies you just might love how they make you feel! #mytherapy#momswithmuscles Thank you @sagithebeast for helping me learn to love myself and teaching me how to lift heavier! 😘 Your programs have had a huge impact on my life! ❤️
Core work and balance today.. this was a challenge- I loved it!! My trainer said something that really resonated with me today- - “If your not failing and falling, your not doing anything very interesting” 💕 .
Why are we so scared to fail, to fall, to take chances?? THIS is where growth and change happens. If your always playing it safe- you will never reach your full potential...in anything😘