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Courtney Gardner  Team Bodybuilding.com ๐Ÿ’™ Fitness Gurls @Undergroundprep Athlete๐Ÿ’š Strong, Sexy, AND Smart (Sยณ) ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค“ Full Time Corporate Career ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ‘ป @courtgard

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*CURRENT FEELS* Happy AF ๐Ÿ˜„

Yesterday was so long and mentally challenging, but today I am one happy girl! Not only did I walk away with a @musclecontest silver medal and a NPC national qualification, but I also got to meet a crew of badass women AND got cheered on (in person and virtually) by all the important people in my life. How. Lucky. Am. I?!? Oh ya, and I crushed a marg and some Mexican food last night too ๐Ÿ˜‚ (followed by way too much chocolate peanut butter - thank you Chels ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ). This prep was not easy, but you know, when are they? ๐Ÿค” Between a bad sinus infection that turned out to actually be an abscessed tooth and a double root canal to one of the most emotionally/time demanding quarters of my sales career to some big changes in my family home life- HOLY SHIT. There were some really hard days. Some days that I cried and some days that I almost threw in the towel. BUT my support system got me through it. Sometimes it was just seeing an Instagram post, sometimes it was a phone call or a text. THANK YOU. Thank you for believing in me and giving me the courage to push through. You all fucking rock and I love you.
#HappyGirl #BestSelf #happyvein ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ“ธ @marksingerman
Glam @karenpangMUA

Anxiously waiting to step on stage for pre-judging of @musclecontest's Los Angeles Championships!! Thank you all for the amazing love and support throughout my prep and today!! My god, I feel lucky to have so much support.
Honored to be stepping on stage representing @bodybuildingcom
Bikini - @toxicangelzbikinis
Tan- @cheatthebeach_bikinisnmartinis
Makeup- @karenpangMUA
And HUGE shoutout to my coach @modafizique for getting me to this point!
#Teambodybuildingcom
#musclecontest #losangeleschampionships #bikinicompetitor #NPC

Instagram ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ vs. Reality ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿค“ When the camera is turned towards you vs when it's not and only your bestie can see ๐Ÿ˜œ. #BTS with the King of Covers @jasonellisphoto this past weekend wearing @elisabettarogiani! Comic relief and footage provided by @r_greenfield ๐Ÿ˜‚. Don't take yourself too seriously ๐Ÿ˜
@trainmag @trainforher @shape @oxygenmagazine @muscleandfitnesshers @womenshealthmag @muscle_and_fitness @bodybuildingcom

"Success doesn't happen overnight. Keep your eye on the prize and don't look back" quote from one of my favorite boss babes @erinandrews
Success is a process. It's a journey with ups and downs. Some days are going to be really long and really hard. Some days are going to be incredibly rewarding. Celebrate the small wins, the little progression, and acknowledge the set backs. Most importantly, surround yourself with people who want you to win and succeed as much as you do. Those are the people that will get you through the shitty days and remind you to keep your eye on your prize, whatever it may be. Build your badass tribe and keep pushing.
#MotivatedMonday ๐Ÿ“ธ @marksingerman
Glam @karenpangMUA
#BestSelf #success #eyeontheprize

Happy #SundayBumday! Same field, different angle ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ the goal of every bikini competitor is to keep the booty gains while finding the abs. Current motto is #staybootystay ๐Ÿ˜‚ 6 days away from stepping on stage!
๐Ÿ“ธ @lee_lhgfx
Glam @karenpangmua
#nopantsarethebestpants

Happy Saturday babes!! It's officially peak week!! EEEK! I'm feeling pretty damn good ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž But more importantly @bodybuildingcom is still doing Bonus Days!! While supplies last @bodybuildingcom is offering an extra 10% off any purchase you make โ€” even sale items ๐Ÿ˜ˆ. Plus, theyโ€™ll throw in a free 20 ounce Smart Shake Lite shaker with every order. Click BONUS10 to apply the promo and start shopping ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™ link in my bio!
Awesome photo by @marksingerman
Glam by @karenpangmua #Teambodybuildingcom #bodybuildingcom #bonusdays

vulยทnerยทaยทbilยทiยทty (n) the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Iโ€™ve been thinking a lot about vulnerability lately.. what it means and why most people hate being in a position of vulnerability. I would say that my passion for fitness (โ€œbody-buildingโ€) stemmed from a very vulnerable point in my life. I had been in an emotionally abusive relationship where I was constantly emotionally attacked. Luckily I was strong enough to get out of that relationship, but it did leave me scarred and feeling weak. So what did I do? I threw myself into fitness and building my body so I wouldnโ€™t ever (physically) feel weak or vulnerable again! Was this the best way handle the situation? Maybe not. BUT my god it helped me get through a difficult time and helped me heal.
Now Iโ€™m a very different stage in my lifeโ€ฆ I am physically and mentally strong, I know who I am and where Iโ€™m going (well, most days๐Ÿ˜œ). However, I still fear emotional vulnerability. Itโ€™s scary to let new people โ€œin.โ€ To expose yourself to the possibility of being hurt. The more I think about my fears and sort through my feelings, the more I realize so many of them are unfounded. If you find yourself holding back in relationships, ask yourself why! Most likely there is A LOT more to gain then there is to lose. Address your fears and live life to the fullest! Say yes to the love and relationships you deserve ๐Ÿ’™
Lens by @marksingerman
Glam by @karenpangMUA
#vulnerability #deepthoughts #BestSelf

Happy #MotivatedMonday ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ. What motivates you?! For me, I want look good in red ๐Ÿ˜whether it's a red bikini or red power dress (see IG story ๐Ÿ˜Ž). Sometimes it's the little silly things that motivate you ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Photo by @lee_lhgfx
Glam by @karenpangmua
Bikini by @boutinela
#allredeverything #favecolor

Happy Independence Day! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Feeling so blessed! Hope everyone had an amazing 4th!! #happy4th #independenceday

Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ!!! It's been a great weekend so far! Crushed legs at the Mecca yesterday and rocked my @bodybuildingcom teammate @yamimufdi's adorable @liftand_belifted crop ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ. Did the Santa Monica stairs with @whitneyjohns and @misskarenpang this morning ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…. Now TBD ๐Ÿค”. 3 weeks until I compete in @musclecontest's LA Championship ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ and today is the last day to enter @bodybuildingcom's #returntoolympia contest!! Click the link in my bio for more info!!!
#happysunday #Teambodybuildingcom #bikinicompetitor #themecca

THIS IS A BIG DEAL!!!! Eeeek!! @bodybuildingcom is returning to Olympia after a 3 year hiatus!! What's even cooler?! You could win a trip there too ๐Ÿ™ˆ deets below โฌ‡๏ธ ๐Ÿ”น3 winners: Best Male Transformation, Best Female Transformation and Biggest Fan
๐Ÿ”นCustomers transforming alongside employees with winners meeting in Las Vegas for a trip to the Olympia
๐Ÿ”นBiggest Fan will be chosen randomly from weekly challenge submissions
๐Ÿ”นCustomer votes for Employee Winners, BB.com picks customer winners
๐Ÿ”น Make sure to use the hashtag #returntoolympia!! โ€ผ๏ธRegistration cutoff date is July 2nd โ€ผ๏ธ #olympia #bodybuildingcom #vegas

When he thinks you're thinking about him, but you're really thinking about sushi... ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ™ #ifitfitsyourmacros #sorrynotsorry
Lens @lee_lhgfx
Glam @karenpangmua
Lingerie @loungeunderwear

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