R e s t i n g 🌸 .
In all honesty, I’m not very good at it. I like being busy and fitting in as much as I can into every day but sometimes we have no choice but to listen to our body. .
A hell of a lot has been going on in the last few weeks, so I have taken more rest days than usual and my body is really thanking me for it. I just got my ass kicked by the awesome @i.am.fitness.ldn and was able to push myself hard throughout the whole class after 3 full days off training! 💦💪🏼 .
Listen carefully to your body. It will tell you what it needs! 💙 .
This is what pushes me to get up each day and move forward. Someone, somewhere, is is depending on you to do what you’ve been called to do. I’ve enjoyed the view from the top of mountains most people are afraid to climb. I’ve also been broken and shattered to the point that there is nothing left to break. Life has made me unbreakable, fearless, and free...and I’m thankful for it all. Every breathtaking moment and every soul crushing loss. What would have crushed me many years ago doesn’t cause me to blink today.
I open my soul and express my joy and my sadness, often appearing as though I’m emotional and vulnerable. We all are. Most men refuse to accept that...terrified of how they would be perceived. Yet their emotions control their actions. I’m not afraid to appear this way because I know who I am. I’m invincible and will only be conquered by death. I’m not afraid of that either. I’ll fight him until my last breath. There is nothing life can throw at me that would hurt me more than what I’ve already experienced. It would only challenge me to evolve into something more than I already am.
I’ve lived a full and amazing life. I couldn’t be the man I am today, do the things that I do, or help people the way I do if life would have happened any differently than it has. I was created and built this way. It wasn’t my choice, but I have been called to help others see that there is a purpose for their pain.
The storms of life are there to teach you, to mold you into who you’re meant to be. Use them to your advantage and never give up on yourself or your dreams. Don’t fight the storm. Let life break you. Find out what lies inside of those shattered pieces of you.
If you want to grow something, you pray for rain. Soak in every drop and grow beyond your potential. There is a purpose for your life. Find it and give it back to the world. #NeverGiveUp#YourFreedomAwaits#Recover#Build#Grow#Evolve#StandardGentlemen#NoShineOnMyArmor#GiveMoreThanYouTake#Honor#Humility#Integrity#Character#Chivalry#Masculinity#Loyalty#Strength#Strong#Service#UnchainYourMind#Overcome#LiftOthersUp#Positivity#Attitude#Confidence#Wisdom#Inspiration#Virtue#BestSelf#Gentlemen
Do you allow your body time to rest and recover? If you don’t.... then start! .
Today I took an unexpected rest day. Why? Because I’m feeling both mentally/physically fatigued and I train 6x a week on average... so hell yes I can take a rest day if I need it. And while it felt nice to spend my time stretching and foam rolling, I’m still the kind of person who easily becomes anxious and stressed when I don’t go to the gym. I like routine and having a plan, and when things don’t go as planned, I tend to freak out a little (or a lot if you ask @reecest.amant 😂).
So this post is simply reminding you, that if you’re someone like me who has a hard time taking rest days.... do it! Listen to your body when it tells you that it needs time to recover. Muscle growth happens when you are resting (because in the gym you are literally breaking muscle down) so make sure you are getting enough of it! .
Also, how cute is Elecko? He literally just sat there on the mat with me for almost the whole time I was stretching ❤️
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F R I E N D S 💚 We had a great morning supporting our friends Ben and Laura Davis as they campaign to open their next location for @nobleclayfit Ben and Laura have been friends of mine (LM) for years! Ben and I used to coach together and Laura was also one of our mamas in our very first Postpartum Series!! 😍 The collaboration and connections between @birthfitatlanta and @nobleclay will continue to grow in the coming years! Look for our programs at Noble Clay when they open!! #birthfit#birthfitatl#atl#atlanta#fitness#postpartum#prenatal#trainforbirth#recover#rebuild