jessstjohn jessstjohn

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Jess St John  • Flips & Lifts • Vegan • Team Canada Cheer Alumn (for now) • Mental & Physical Health Advocate • Soon to be CPT

@humanestrength tagged me to write about how exercise has impacted my mental health. I can honestly say that training is often what keeps me going. Training is an outlet for me. When I’m stressed or upset or angry, I get it out at the gym (or outside, or do something physically exerting). To me it’s a physical solution to a mental problem. I have depression, which probably isn’t obvious for anyone who isn’t extremely close with me. I’m not going to go too in depth on how bad it can get, but I rely on training to keep me from drowning in it. Exercise gives me a sense of accomplishment on days when I feel like I’m worthless. It makes me feel good about myself. It reminds me that I’m good at something. It helps me appreciate my body for what it can do. I’m always astounded by progress because it reminds me that I’m capable of reaching goals I once thought were impossible. It makes me feel like I’m living and helps to give me a purpose. Not every training session is great (we all have bad days), but 99.9% of the time, training is something I can turn to to flip my mood (literally haha 🤸🏼‍♀️)
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That’s a real one in your reflection, without a follow, without a mention 💚
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Swipe for the full workout and some genuine hilariousness brought to you by myself, @khaldeiahalali, and @nikolanatalina who I didn’t even know was at the gym until I finished my handstand. You freaking kill me 😂
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Ooh an object! I must handstand on it! - me, always. 🤸🏼‍♀️
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P.S. the left side of this photo is blurry because my phone was in my sports bra before this and I was sweaty - just lovely, I know.
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I take my training very seriously... IF YOURE NOT HAVING FUN WYD?!!! I must say my 12 year old self would be very proud that this hyperness still hasn’t worn off; and, my 13 year old self would be thrilled that, at 27, I still have no shame in jamming out to Hannah Montana at full volume 🙃
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“I’ve been capable of this in the past, therefore, I am capable of this now.” Today’s positive affirmation brought to you by #throwbackthursday ↔️ swipe to see some pics and vids from my past that inspire me today! #tbt
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#flexible #tumbling #cfg #gymnasty #cheer #flexibility #flips #calisthenics #vegancalisthenics #femalecalisthenics #vegains #underarmourwomen #standingfull #full #needle #scorp #functionalfitness #mobility #ROM #double #doublefull #flip #happy #sweat #positivevibesonly #sendit

Today was supposed to be a rest day but when it’s hot and sunny outside I just can’t sit still 🙃🙃🙃
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Song/anthem: most girls @haileesteinfeld
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#upsidedown #calisthenics #femalecalisthenics #vegancalisthenics #handstand #handbalancing #bodyweighttraining #vegan #vegansofig #vegains #plantbuilt #pullups #handstandwalking #crossfit #cfg #gymnasty #veganfitness #veganmuscle #cheer #abs #girlswithabs #pupper #stretch #happy #fitfam #positivevibesonly @instagram please fix the quality of my video...

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