jodileigh jodileigh

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𝐉𝐨𝐝𝐒 π‹πžπ’π π‘ 𝐌𝐒π₯π₯𝐞𝐫 πˆπ…ππ 𝐏𝐫𝐨  β–ͺ️Evolutionary IFBB Pro athlete β–ͺ️Passionate @theposingprofessor β–ͺ️Grad student: MFA-Writing β–ͺ️#Blogger: #beyou advocate - for real β–ͺ️For coaching πŸ‘€β¬‡οΈ

Flashback Friday πŸ–€ Back to 2005, I think? Maybe 2006? This was from a shoot with Texas photographer, Gene Carangal. I seem to have returned to this hair color family. Should I grow my hair out too...or keep it in the asymmetrical bob I currently have?
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πŸ–€ #flashback #girlswithabs #pinkbikini #ifbb #wayback #womenwholift #evolutionary #strongisbeautiful #fitwomen #confidence #beyou #curves

All of the details for my next monthly posing workshop, THIS Sunday, are located on my website: www.jodileigh.com/store/. The link is in my bio.
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πŸ† Whether you are a competitor who has a show around the corner or are preparing in advance for next spring or summer, this workshop is for you. Registration via my website is required. ALL divisions for both men AND women are welcome.
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πŸ† I do also offer individual appointments, online and in person. Spots are available beginning November 27th. Contact me via email or DM or sign up via my website link.
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πŸ† Visit @theposingprofessor for more photos, videos, testimonials, and information.
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πŸ† Photo: @jmmanion, @aroundthenpc_jm πŸ† Suit: @goddessglamsuits
πŸ†Tan: @liquidsunrayz
πŸ† MUAH: Me
πŸ† Prep Coach: @bigcoxie
πŸ† Show/Promoter: @legionsportsfest, @chrisminnes
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πŸ† #throwbackthursday #tbt #legionsportsfest #ifbb #ifbbpro #theposingprofessor #posingcoach #posingclass #posingpractice #quads #goals #onlinecoach #smallbusiness #womenwholift #fitover40 #practicemakesprogress #goddessglamsuits #npcbikini #npcfigure #bodybuilding #figure #bikini #motivation

I spent the day of my birthday alone in Austin, Texas. I did that by choice. I felt a need to escape, to be in my head but out of home. Not everything of the day went according to plan, partly due to the fact I didn't have a permanent-Sharpie sketched blueprint for my birthday. I began with an astounding lower body workout at @gymoneinc, where this picture was taken. I was surprised at just how good a workout I had. After that, my day wound around like a winding, curving road, similar to the ones I drove on the wrong side of the car on the wrong side of the road in New Zealand. I remember a point in the day I began to feel anxiety & frustration because the day's events weren't matching my mind's vision for my birthday. I had to forcibly loosen my grip on the steering wheel, take deep breaths, remind myself I have choices no matter the type of road I travel, & accept the choices I make. I can change lanes, drive myself into a ditch, stop on the shoulder & wait for traffic & weather to clear, or follow the bends of asphalt. I chose to bend with the bends.
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πŸ–€ The last two days since my trip have been a rough & tough tumble, my heart & brain thumping and clattering in a whirlwind of depression & sadness like clothes in a permanent press cycle of a dryer. I had to stop the madness. So I accepted I was struggling. Admitted it. I began writing a new short story. I pushed words out of me as if I were giving birth. I heaved & moaned, cried & groaned, sighed & zoned. Then I talked to a close friend, went to sleep, woke up today, did cardio & took a shower to run off & wash off the pain of the last two yesterdays. I applied glitter eyeshadow & purple lipstick, wriggled into my favorite jeans, packed my food and packed my computer bag, & entered the living world.
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πŸ–€ Just now, I finished writing that short story. Five pages & 1,600 words later, I managed to write a partially true & partially false piece of fiction from a first-person point of view that I feel suitable for my Thursday submission deadline.
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πŸ–€ I don't always understand how my brain creates its works or how my heart determines which rhythm to beat. I am just glad they do & don't drive me into a ditch.

Adding purple to anything makes it a million times better.
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πŸ’œπŸ–€ Photo by: @danrayphoto
πŸ–€πŸ’œ Time frame: The day after the 2018 IFBB Wings of Strength Arizona Pro Show in September
πŸ’œπŸ–€ Bodysuit: @urbanoutfitters
πŸ–€πŸ’œ Heels: @stevemadden
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πŸ’œπŸ–€ #motivationmonday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #motivation #inspiration #dedication #fitover40 #womenwholift #girlswithmuscle #ifbb #ifbbpro #quads #quadzilla #shredded #purple #ilovepurple #bodysuit #blackbodysuit #heels #thickthighs #curves #beyou #bedifferent #womenempowerment #shelifts #shesquats #strength #strongisbeautiful #greeneyes #darkhairdontcare

Here at Big Tex Gym in Austin getting in a Friday night workout with my friend @savvysavit, co-founder of @beefpuffbarbell. Chelsea has made an amazing recovery this year from major back surgery and has bounced back to her powerlifting roots with renewed strength. She and her husband took me to dinner tonight for my birthday. (Remember: every day in November is my birthday. 😜) Thank you, Chelsea and Andrey, for the great company and delicious Austin barbecue!
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πŸ–€ Gym: @bigtexgym πŸ–€ #beefpuff #beefpuffbarbell #womenempowerment #girlpower #girlboss #birthdaygirl #motivation #goals #fitover40 #fridaynight #gymselfie #glasses #buzzcut #wellmarbled #shortiesrule #smile #friendship #womenwholift #girlswithmuscle #flexfriday #fitnessfriday #strongisbeautiful #notjustameathead #keepaustinweird #austin

If you look closely, you'll see nestled into the pillows is the mahogany wood box that holds Roxi's ashes. When I brought them home on Friday, October 12th, almost six weeks after she died, I had an anxiety attack when it was time to go to bed. What do I do with her box of ashes? I fretted. I paced. I wailed. I despaired. When she was alive, I took her upstairs with me and put her into bed while I washed my face, brushed my teeth, checked my pores, flexed my abs, and moisturized my wrinkles and cheeks. Then I got into bed and attempted to push her out of my spot while she grumbled. It was a ritual. A ritual I don't have anymore. Ashes don't grumble. Ashes don't snuggle against my stomach or lick the lotion off my thighs. Ashes aren't warm. Ashes don't have heart and don't have beats. They don't have cute, soft snores, and they don't have paw pads, of which I loved rubbing all four of her dainty ones.
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🐾 I still don't know what to do with this box this box this box that holds an adorable fuzzy soul that kept me warm and giggly and whole. I did not know what to do with this box when it came time for me to go on this trip. I never left Roxi alone at home on trips. I brought her to my parents' or my friends' houses. But that is a silly thing to do, to ask a friend to watch and feed and walk and treat my box of ashes I hold close to my memory of my fur baby girl. So I nestled her into my big bed pillows that she loved. I sat her monkey beside her, and her favorite squeaky toy she had for five years, and her bone, and her blanket she had since she was six weeks old.
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🐾 I can't stop my life because hers stopped. That's part of what this solo birthday trip to Austin signifies. But I can't get over the sadness quickly either. I miss her dearly. There will never be another Roxi, and I am so fortunate to have had such a special, unique little dog who fit me like cheese fits macaroni. While one day I will choose another fur baby girl to have as Roxi's little sister, I first need to move through my grief at my pace, in my way, on my time.
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🐾 #gonebutnotforgotten #roxidoxie #imissmybestfriend #greeneyes #realtalk #texas

Happy Hump Day! One more day, and I'll be 46. 😳 Actually, by about 1:00 am tonight, I'll be on the latter end of my forties rather than the early end.
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πŸ–€ Someone recently asked me how I feel about being my age now as opposed to being in my twenties. Oh gosh! As much as I loved being in college at UT in Austin and not having an almost full head of white/gray/metallic/wizard hair and not having wrinkles, I can look back and see I did not love being insecure, unsure, unable to understand my depression and anxiety and to work through the waves of it. I still have moments that are similar to my twenty-something self. I mean, I've grown and evolved as a woman; But that doesn't equate to being a different beast entirely. I just have grown into myself...not out of myself. The areas of me that have needed to shed weight are doing just that, and the areas of me that needed to gain strength and size are doing just that. And I'm not just talking about my waist and butt, which have respectively shrunk and grown. I'm talking about me as a whole person. Just like shaping your body for the stage takes time--years--so too does shaping your mind and heart. And we're never done. Or at least we should never be done. If you just accept your shape--inside and out--and say f?!$ it; I can't change this, so why try (even subconsciously say it and let that thought process seep through your actions and choices), then I feel you aren't reaching your potential and won't know what it's like to feel the fear of being outside your comfort zone and the exhilaration of conquering your fear.
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πŸ–€ Okay, enough rhetoric. I stole my booty pose from @anastasiarider's post today and the Booty Queen, @amandalatona's, quintessential booty pose. And Amanda and I discussed this...she's the Booty Queen and I'm the Booty Wizard and you may call both of us, "Your Royal Highnass." πŸ‘πŸ˜‚
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πŸ–€ That's all, folks. Say happy birthday to me every day this month, and we'll stay on good terms. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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πŸ–€ #bootygoals #humpday

My mind and mood have been so heavy lately. I feel like the Texas weather has seeped into me. Blankets of clouds, droplets of rain, changes of seasons.
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🍁When I deal with the deep throes of depression, I have an overwhelming urge to quit everything and run away. I use a lot of energy to not succumb to that, that quitting, that running. So I'm doing what I can to stand, to continue to work for my clients, to keep contact with friends, to go to the gym, to read, to write. And to accept the blurry spots. To accept that my windshield right now appears a bit smudged and smeared from the grief and the tears of the sky that now holds the most special being I had the fortune of taking care of and loving on.
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🍁I absolutely cannot celebrate my birthday at home without Roxi. So I am taking a solo trip to Austin. If you have recommendations for great gyms, terrific tacos, and bombastic baked goodies (cakes and cookies), please share your suggestions in the comments. I plan to celebrate my day by being out and about in Austin, my old stomping grounds, and starting my 46th year by being kind to and patient with myself and putting one foot in front of the other, by doing and doing and doing until I weather the storm with a bit better set of windshield wipers that will help me to clear my vision and see the road ahead.
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🍁Photo by: @egprophoto
🍁Shirt: @freepeople
🍁MUA: Me (I did my hair too, but it's messy, so it's obvious that's not professional. πŸ™ˆ)
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🍁 #motivationmonday #beyou #greeneyes #mondaymood #rainyday #texasweather #headshot #birthdaygirl #november #scorpio #fitover40 #ifbb #ifbbpro #mua #different #imissmybestfriend #austin #roadtrip #realtalk

Off season. On the left, I'm standing normal, not flexed, not twisted, nothing sucked in or stuck out. On the right, I'm standing in a typical selfie pose that I do, with just enough twisting for curvature and sucking in of my abdomen to not look like I have a food baby. Right now, I weigh 122 to 123 lbs. My peak week weight 5 weeks ago was 117 lbs. Remember: I'm only 4'11".
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β–ͺ️For those who tuned in to my live Instastory, thank you. I have it shared in my stories if you want to listen to me ramble. I know I have a lot of comments and messages to get back to; just give me time and I will. I do read them all, and I do my best to respond to the ones that are heartfelt and meaningful.
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β–ͺ️#flexfriday #fitnessfriday #offseason #fitover40 #curves #scorpio #birthdaymonth #womenwholift #strongisbeautiful #girlswithbiceps #biceps #shelifts #igfit #girlswithmuscle #girlpower #ifbb #ifbbpro #goals #nofilter #realtalk #dedication #shelflife #bootygoals #bootyfordays #glutemotivation #motivation #fitnessjourney #progress

Well, I see all of my fellow November Scorpio gals are laying claim to November as their birthday month, so I'll jump on that bandwagon too. My 46th birthday is next Thursday. This whole month belongs to me. And to Roxi, since she was born on November 24th. I will readily accept any and all gifts that fit any of the following categories or stores: purple, glitter, Sephora, Target, food, tennis shoes, purple, glitter, Sephora, Target, food, tennis shoes. Am I repeating myself? I'd say I'm sorry, but don't the benefits of getting old include getting to repeat yourself and getting to lose the filter on one's mouth? πŸ˜‚ Oh, and I'd like a beach, please. With a house overlooking the beach that has a gym in it. And while we're performing miracles for my birthday month, could someone bring Roxi back? But not Frankenstein or Marvel Comics style. Just Roxi. With her google moogly eyes and her perfect little triangle face and itty bitty paws and velvety soft fur and her ability to understand everything I said. πŸΎπŸ’” Okay. I know that's not possible. But purple and glitter are available in wide abundance and there's a Sephora in every shopping district. Sephora's are like churches in Texas. On every corner. And I can't tell you how much I want to get on my knees and say, "there just might be a god after all," and "I find some kind of spiritual awakening," every time I walk into a Sephora. And for those who worry about depression robbing me of my ability to crack jokes or stealing my wit, don't. I think some of us who battle with, deal with, live with depression are often the funniest human beings. Because we're fully aware of every single point on the emotional spectrum. And that's what a Scorpio feels. Every emotion to the fullest, most colorful intensity. Did I mention it's my birthday month? Just checking. Thanks. Bye.
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πŸ–€ #scorpio #beyou #birthdaygirl #birthdaymonth #november #greeneyes #fitover40 #ilovepurple #duh

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