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abbigaile urioste ☯︎  ∙ LA | 30 | Gemini ∙ Lightworker ∙ USPA newbie PL • @caviargoldmed i ♡ @builtbydoughnuts

went 6/9, dropped down a weight class and added 33lbs to my total- even with a sketchy bench

I worked really hard training for this meet but I also let life get in the way sometimes and it all showed

overall, I’m proud of myself and excited to keep getting better

squat opener: 220 lbs 🔴⚪️⚪️
2nd attempt: 242.5 lbs 🔴⚪️🔴 depth
3rd attempt: 248 lbs 🔴⚪️⚪️ PR

bench opener: 99 lbs 🔴⚪️⚪️
2nd attempt: 104.75 lbs 🔴🔴⚪️ jumped commands
3rd attempt: 110 lbs 🔴🔴⚪️ fail

deadlift opener: 254 lbs ⚪️⚪️⚪️
2nd attempt: 270 lbs ⚪️⚪️⚪️ PR
3rd attempt: 281 lbs ⚪️⚪️⚪️ PR

huge thank you to @saltyoperator for the solid programming & @builtbydoughnuts for pushing me during training and taking care of every little detail so I could focus on my lifts

#builtbydoughnuts #doughnutsanddeadlifts #powerliftingwomen #girlswhopowerlift #gwpl #powerlifting #deadlift #sbd #uspa #crossfitcoveted #covetedopen #saltyoperator

happy birthday to the man who taught me how to shave my legs and change a tire, use a bandsaw and paint my nails, to be confident and humble, direct and kind, strong and gentle, to work hard and smell the flowers, to be slow to speak and quick to listen, to have an opinion and an open mind, to not take hurtful words personally and admit when I am wrong, the value of commitment and following my heart, the power of forgiveness and self-love,
that beauty comes from within and my thoughts are physical, that it shouldn't take hours to get ready but I better brush my hair before leaving the house, that you wear tight pants and a loose shirt or a tight shirt and loose pants – but never both 😉

Happy birthday to the man who's jokes made me cringe as a child and find their way out of my mouth far too often these days, who always expects my best and knows how to lift me when I'm low.

Happy Happy birthday to my father and my biggest fan. I love you Charlo.

The first time @builtbydoughnuts showed me how to deadlift, I hated it.

My hamstrings were so tight and my form was shit. I discovered sumo and it finally clicked. It took me 2 months to work up to 135lbs and I was stoked to finally see a plate on each side!

Fast forward to 4 weeks before my last meet and I was struggling to pull 205x1 and decided to try conventional for the heck of it and it flew up. In January, I pulled 225, 255 and 265 at the Camp Pendleton Open.
Now 5 weeks out from my next meet, @saltyoperator has me pulling 238x3. I never would have believed I’d be repping weight heavier than my opener 6 weeks later.
This program is challenging my body and mind in new ways every day but it’s helping me prove myself wrong and that I am stronger than I think.

Main shot: this week 238x3 @ 90% (238lb)
Inset: 1/12/19, 2nd attempt @ 255

#builtbydoughnuts #doughnutsanddeadlifts #powerliftingwomen #girlswhopowerlift #gwpl #powerlifting #deadlift

📸: @kanyewestt_official

Dear My Butt,
As long as I can remember having you, I remember hating you. When we were young, I allowed that hatred to stop me from wearing shorts and compare myself to my sisters and friends. I told myself that you were fat and gross and if anyone saw you, they wouldn’t like me or worse, find me attractive. I tried all the exercises, diets, creams and potions to make you go away - you never did.
Slowly, I learned to accept you, tolerate you (tbh, the Kardashians helped) but it wasn’t until I started lifting that I have fallen in love with you. I no longer care how many dimples you have because you can do things and move more weight than I ever imagined. Every time we train, you are a badass😉!
No longer will I hide you or feel embarrassed of you.
I’m sorry it took me 30 years to realize that you make me STRONG and SEXY and BEAUTIFUL!
♥️ me

#builtbydoughnuts #doughnutsanddeadlifts #powerliftingwomen #girlswhopowerlift #gwpl #selflove #thickthighssavelives #natural #celluLIT #strengthcomesinallsizes


That feeling when you are walking into the @rosebowl_fleamarket trying to channel your inner @slobbyrobby and you run into him at the entrance!

I fucking did it.
I competed in my first powerlifting meet.
I look at this picture and can’t believe that bad ass chick is ME!

Still tracking down the videos of all my lifts but here’s a quick recap:

237lbs (PR)


264.6lbs (PR)

My goal was to go 9/9 and hit 3 PRs
I went 7/9 and hit 2 PRs with a total of 606.3lb

I went into this meet with the mindset that I was only competing against myself.
I was not concerned with what anyone else was lifting or how I measured up in my weight class, I was focused on proving to myself that I could do it and making myself proud.
Well turns out, I was the only female in my weight class so I got 1st place and a gold metal!

Not bad for my first meet. I'm so happy and proud of myself and I can't wait to compete again!

With that, there’s no way I could’ve done any of this without my awesome coach @alex.ggf - who kept me progressing, pushed me to do more, reeled me in when I was getting ahead of myself and kept my overthinking mind centered during the meet and especially on the platform!
my training/life partner @mattt2388 - who believes in me more than I deserve and pushes me outside my comfort zone - in the gym and out!
our awesome gym fam @missionfitnesscenter - who welcomed us with open arms and continue to be a huge part of my powerlifting journey!
@amanda_myna @swaggedyandi @lightworker8894 & @coreyhockey - who made the trip down to watch and support us this weekend!
& everyone who texted/DM/posted your support!
🙏🏼 It means the world to me 😘

the Cap to mah Gem 🤟🏽

One of the best days of my 2018 at Blair Ranch with @creepin_on_hupp

I dig this picture.
I took a few weeks ago, instantly loved it, went to post it... then picked myself apart enough until I agreed not to post it.
But fuck dat.
I look cute. and happy.
My camera roll is full of pictures I told myself weren’t good enough for the world. Ima start posting em. ...
Happy Friday or whatever gets you through the day.
Deadlifting today. Gonna hit a PR, already decided.
#selflove #biggie #notoriousbig #friday #deadlift #girlswholift #girlswhopowerlift #loveyourself #journey

who run the world? ♀️
#cousins #grateful

This year has been wild.
I remember this time last year. Shit [life] was starting to feel heavy and I remember thinking, “Just get through the holidays and 2018 will be so much better.” 🤣
2018 was a lot of things.
NOTHING close to what I told myself it would be.
Filled with MANY new challenges and experiences.
And plenty of valuable lessons.
In 2018,
I put on 8 lbs of lean muscle
I turned 30
I quit my “really good” job
I fucked up, bad
I made one of the most difficult choices of my life
I injured my foot, bad
I saw the end of one of my closest friendships
I squat my body weight +
I signed up for my first powerlifting meet
I’ve hated myself
I’ve hurt people I love
I’ve grown
I lost 10lbs of fat
I’ve stretched
I’ve shrunk
I’ve held back
I’ve overstepped
I’ve fallen
I’ve gotten back up
I’ve spent days in bed
I’ve broken promises
I’ve made new ones
I’ve forgiven myself
I pushed myself past my breaking point
I played small to make others comfortable
I’m healing
I’m relearning myself
I’m letting go of who I told myself I was supposed to be and I’m slowly finding and seeing and accepting ME
I’m still figuring it out

And it looks NOTHING like I told myself I would.
As Thanksgiving approaches, we’re supposed to be thankful, right?
Despite the shit year I’ve had and all the evil in the world, I’m supposed to focus on the positive and be grateful for it?

And I am.
And even though 2018 has been nothing short of a shit show, I am #grateful.
Thank you for being a part of my journey.
📸: @swaggedyandi

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