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Ali🌺💪🏽  Lifting weights 🏋🏽‍♀️ Basketball 🏀 Food 🍩🍕 NPC Competitor 👙 Team #Asquad

Been feeling a little discouraged lately with my body. Feeling bloated a lot. You might look at this picture and think I’m crazy but when I look in the mirror I 100% DO NOT see what shows in this picture (good lighting def helps) but I’m my own biggest and hardest critic, which can be good and bad. I’m extremely hard on myself but sometimes I think I take it too far and I’m too negative and put myself down too much. I need to try to focus more on how far I’ve come these past 6 weeks and how much work I’ve put in. .
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STOP FOCUSING ON THINGS YOU CAN NOT CONTROL! It’s hard not comparing yourself to other girl’s ( especially on ig) but all it does is break you down and bring negativity in and discourage you. Stressing and being negative just takes up energy. Comparing myself to another girl isn’t going to change how I look. Those girls work hard as hell too and are gonna be on that stage either way and I can’t control that. So why waste the energy comparing myself and picking myself apart? (Easier said than done, I know) .
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Being positive has a bigger impact than you may think. I need to remind myself this more! Anyone who is struggling or thinks they aren’t making progress, STOP! Instead, look back at how far you’ve come and how much work you’ve put in. You did it and ARE doing it so keep going and don’t give up!
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Coach: @a_squad_coach

Slide⬅️⬅️⬅️. Hitting that part of prep where my energy is dropping and it’s getting harder (both mentally and physically). Personally I struggle the most mentally. There’s times where I don’t want to go to the gym, and I don’t want to eat my meals in my diet or I’m hungry and just want to eat something or have a snack. It gets hard. Prepping for a show is harder than it looks, most people only show the good/happy side of competing and make it seem easier than it is. This is a lifestyle, this is my life and everything revolves around prep. I need to remind myself that the struggling and hard work is all gonna pay off in the end and to just keep pushing. Trying to stay mentally strong and motivated and keep my eye on the prize 💪🏽💪🏽 .
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‼️SURPRISE‼️For anyone who hasn’t figured it out yet, I’M COMPETING AGAIN! I am currently 4 weeks out from my second NPC bikini competition. This was a super spontaneous and last minute decision and my prep is shorter than usual(9 weeks) but I’m determined. I honestly never thought I would want to compete again but I needed a goal and something to work towards so here we are. .
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My first show I was tiny and super lean...weighing 117lbs (I am 5’7). Although I won both my classes, I’m going for a fuller look this time. Currently I am 139, but I put on so much muscle since my last show and I don’t think the scale is a good representation of my body, so I don’t really pay attention to my weight. It’s def been a hard and rough 5 weeks so far but I’m trusting my coach and trusting the process and I’m excited to see the package I bring this time around. 💪🏽👙
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Coach: @a_squad_coach

Decided I want to be more open with my followers and show them the REAL me, and not just what I show in pictures. Wasn’t sure if I should post a picture wearing this but I’m really proud of the progress I’ve made. Been working my ass off the past three weeks and I’m feeling really good. .
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This past year my depression has been really bad, I rarely talk about it but I’ve realized a lot more people can relate than I thought and I want those people to know they aren’t alone in this. Most people assume I’m just stuck up and cocky and have a perfect life (yes, people have actually said that to me). But in reality, I’m the opposite and extremely hard on myself. I struggle a lot and it can be really hard just doing every day tasks. This past year I wasn’t working out as much and just had no energy or motivation. Spent a lot of time alone on my couch and couldn’t bring myself to get out of the house much. Depression is debilitating. It’s hard for other people to understand because it’s not a physical disease. It’s not something you can see, and that’s what makes it so much harder. No one knows what goes on inside your head. I may look happy on the outside but on the inside I’m constantly fighting a battle with my mind. .
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It was really hard to finally get myself back in the gym, but I did it. And I’m glad I did. It has actually helped my depression. Setting a goal and knowing I HAVE to go to the gym and HAVE to eat my meals, helps me to focus on things other than my depression and anxiety. It has made me feel like I have a purpose again.
Seeing progress each week makes me feel good about myself and I’m learning to love myself again, and remember why I love fitness so much. .
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Coach: @a_squad_coach

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Getting back in the gym and working out hard again has definitely been a struggle for me. This past year or two I took some time off. I was playing basketball more and lifting every now and then, when I felt like it. I also dealt with two different injuries that set me back and made me lose muscle and the motivation to get back in the gym. But I decided it’s time to get my butt back in there and and gain that muscle back (and more of course). I forgot how good it felt to be in the gym constantly and see changes in your body. As sore and tired as I am, I feel GOOD. I feel like I’m doing something productive and working towards a goal again, finally. And of course having an amazing support system doesn’t hurt. Shoutout to my coach @a_squad_coach and my man @alpha_rlo who support me and push me day after day💪🏽 .
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