Haven’t lifted since Friday so decided to hit the big 3 and do bunch of accessories after. Also was running on two twinkies. —
375x1 (post injury PR lol)
I hit the working sets after bench and hit a triple for squats. Deadlifts was just that single. —
Gym session done for the day💪🏾 I have to be honest I’ve been finding it hard to find time to get to the gym. Life’s getting so busy, lots of events with family and friends to see and I’ve been pushing my training to the side. I’ve made a commitment to myself and now you guys that I will wake up early and get in 2 morning gym sessions before work every week, as well as my session with my PT and 1 other session. I am the only one stopping me from reaching my goals, I can do this, I got this, and so do you❤️
N A T U R A L Full mouth rehabilitation/Smile Makeover. A combination of crowns, veneers and implants were used to treat this patient. It’s incredible how dentistry can absolutely change and transform lives 🙌🏼
𝐿𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑜 𝒻𝓁𝓎
As the clock of time turns around and we welcome a new season, there is so much bounty from this year to be grateful for. A full harvest moon illuminates the memories of a year overflowing with adventure, connection and the sweet nectar of life’s lessons. 🍁🍁🍁
These days are, like the juicy peaches of this time of year, delightfully sweet and filled with delicious moments of reflection, insight and integration. 🌾🌾🌾
As the leaves on the trees turn brilliant shades of gold and amber, I follow the cycle of the natural world around me and look at this time as an opportunity to let go. 🍂🍂🍂
I am releasing old stories that no longer serve me. 💋
I am releasing fear of becoming all that I was born to be. 💋
I am releasing resistance. 💋
I am releasing shame. 💋
I am preparing to embark on an internal journey unlike any I have ventured on thus far. 💚💚💚
I am releasing animal products.
I am releasing refined sugar.
I am releasing cannabis.
I am releasing tobacco.
I am releasing processed foods. ✌🏽✌🏽✌🏽
Some of these are things I have already mostly eliminated. Some of them are crutches i use on a daily basis to soften the fierce edge of reality. 🔺🔺🔺
The gift I am giving to myself this season is a deep systemic cleanse. 🌱
I do this on behalf of the planet, my great original mother who is needing some good detoxing too. 🌎
I am clearing my body chemistry from significantly altering substances with a prayer that we as humans can participate in the restoration of our environment. 🌤
I am clearing my system of potential parasites with a prayer that all parasitic energy and tendencies be flushed clean from this dimension. 🔥
I am clearing my liver with a prayer that all toxic anger may be metabolized, composted, trauma recognized as a teacher and fertilized to sprout a new, more fully whole future. 🌈
I am #fallingintobalance
With god 🥀
Confident. Fulfilled. Proud.
These are feelings I’ve chased down for years, if not my entire life, in hopes that I would find that “thing” that would help me finally experience them...
At first, I thought losing the weight would make it happen, until I did & nothing changed.
I then thought quitting my job & starting my own business would make it happen, until I did & still nothing.
I thought finding the man of my dreams would finally be IT, until I found him, & altho he is amazing, he still didn’t make me feel them the way I had always dreamed of.
I so badly wanted to look myself in the mirror & say I was confident in who I was, I was fulfilled in how I was living my life, & I was proud of the woman staring back at me. It’s easy for other people to look in & say “but you have it all, why are you still struggling?” It’s hard to share the truth, & the truth is
It’s impossible for you to truly feel that within yourself when you’re constantly looking outside of yourself for validation.
No one can make you feel confident babe. No one can make you feel proud or fulfilled, unless YOU feel that within yourself. Sure, you can temporarily experience these emotions, but you & I both know how quickly the dissipates once we are alone with our own thoughts.
For me, I’ve found bits & pieces of them along my journey, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized how much I relied on external factors to determine if I was “worthy” enough to genuinely feel this way about myself.
My realization? That I am the only person that defines what confidence, fulfillment &pride looks like to me, which means I am the only person that can tell myself if I’m worthy enough to feel these feelings or not.
My truth? I am SO fucking worthy…Even when I’m a mess. Even when I don’t have the answer. Even when I’m scared. Even when I’m growing.
Please realize that these feelings are something that can ONLY come from you deciding that YOU are worthy of feeling them, regardless of where you’re at or what you’ve achieved. You CAN feel confident, proud & fulfilled now babe, you just have to stop telling yourself you can’t “until...”
You are worthy. You always have been. You always will be.
Say it with me: “What makes me vulnerable, makes me beautiful.” 💚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Feeling some *major* @brenebrown vibes today, and after rewatching her TED talk from 2010 on vulnerability, I had a huge realization. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have been through a whole lot in life (haven’t we all?!). It could have hardened me. Made me cold and guarded and bitter. But it didn’t. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Instead I came out on the other side willing to try new things, be open minded to whatever life throws my way, and savor every moment. And coming back from an amazing trip abroad reminded me what it felt like to be vulnerable. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Traveling by myself in Ireland for a straight day on planes, trains, buses, and cobble stone streets made me remember how willing I am to put myself in new situations. ☘️
And the reward was out of this world 🌎 The trip was magical ✨I’ll never forget it as long as I live. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But none of it would have happened without unabashed vulnerability. Without putting myself out there, ready for seriously anything. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What makes me vulnerable, makes me, and my life, so lusciously beautiful. 💚
Stay vulnerable, my friends.