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Maria  When you ❀ life, life ❀s you back. Dreamer ☁️ Doer πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Itty bitty powerlifter πŸ¦‰ #teamhellbent πŸ”₯ @belles_of_hell πŸ‘Έ

Coming off a 25lb squat PR like, "Where am I? What just happened? What day is it? Are these my legs?" πŸ€”πŸ˜…
I wasn't expecting 240 this morning, and definitely not 245 but it happened. (Swipe for that.) With all the technical cues I've been getting, I'm definitely feeling more confident and forever thankful for this Hellbent family. There are no Sunday scaries for me tonight. Just full speed ahead into a new week, and the next 19 days until meet day! I think my birthday is in there somewhere too. 😏
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #chickswhopowerlift #rpspowerlifting #5thset #thisismyfamily #powerliftingovereverything #girlswhopowerlift #stillsmall #butstrong #ididntpoop #musthavebeentheburger #saco #hellbentfamilyvacation

Out past 11, not in gym clothes and I ate another burger. Who am I?
Happy Birthday Greg and congrats to my bestie @xoxobarbie on the new home! 🏠 Can't wait to see the decor in my new bedroom! πŸ€—β€οΈ
#andnowwesquat #raresighting #ihavethebestfriends #allthecelebrations #imnext #julythings #summernightsthough

Hi guys! πŸ‘‹πŸ» This is my friend Jordan. Many of you already know that because you follow her at @gi_joe_barbie and when I've had random conversations, you've reacted with such enthusiasm when I mention her. "Oh my God, I love her!" "She's a beast" "I love her confidence." Yes, yes and yes!! I completely agree! But what you see on social media is just a snap shot, a tiny bit of what I am blessed enough to experience everyday. The secret is, she's even better in real life. Seeing this smile after a 510lb squat makes me feel privileged, and grateful. It reminds me that a smile can change someone's day and Jordan is the proof. Never ever change, my friend. πŸ¦‰πŸ˜ˆπŸ–€
#neverleavehomewithoutasmile #andnitraflex #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #teamsibya #gorillasquad #5thset #myfriendsarestrongerthanyou #notmyrackheight #chickswhopowerlift #powerlifting #inlovewithmyfriends #inlovewiththislife #powerliftingovereverything #nofilterneeded

Not quite the deadlift PR I was hoping for, but I'll take the 255 for tonight... the rest will come on meet day. πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #rpspowerlifting #5tset #onthursdayswedeadlift #ionlygotthisbecausenoonewaslooking #saco #hellbentfamilyvacation #23daysout #letsgo

#TBT #FunFact When I was a little girl, I'd pray every night before bed that I'd marry someone "really cute" and have two kids by the time I was 24. πŸ˜‚ I wasn't even sure what that all meant but that's what my mom told me I should pray for. Lolz, mom. So when I was 24, I was like f that. I told myself by the time I was 30, I'd be some high power marketing exec and maybe I'd wear a business suit every day, but really hot ones. And then I turned 30, and was like f that.
As 34 creeps up on me, I've learned you can't live life with expectations. You CAN work towards your goals (and you should make those BIG goals), but understand that the plan can always change. There may be roadblocks, a detour or two, and you should welcome those. The back roads and scenic routes are the most beautiful part of the ride. 😎
#currentlyalevel9 #thursdaythoughts #amireallyinmy30s #imreallyachild #andimokaywiththat #80sbaby #deepthoughtsonathursday

This is my reaction to failing my 2nd attempt on a new one rep max. I kept hitting too high but I knew I had it. So on my third attempt, I nailed it! I promised @meshelldiane and @gi_joe_barbie I'd get 110 to make them proud but I'm also proud of myself. I even danced a little bit, but it was ugly. Thanks for not getting that @d_inkedsavage2358. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ and thanks @jrowe66 for being just as pumped as I was!
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #rpspowerlifting #chickswhopowerlift #mondaynightbenchnight #dancenotcaughtonvideo #thankfully #maxweek #5thset

MOM crush Monday to this beauty and my forever friend @missfitmomma. You were a stunner when I met you 10+ years ago but as a mom you're beyond beautiful and always glowing! Jessica Simpson, eat your heart out. πŸ˜› Can't wait to meet Brooklyn and see you again soon! πŸ’•πŸ’•
#MomCrushMonday #foreverfriend #loveyoutothemoonandback #babynumber2 #girlsruntheworld #sorryJP

Timehop reminded me that one year ago today, the girls and I competed in our first full power meet. #FunFact- I also ugly cried in public one year ago today. πŸ˜ͺ
I was beyond disappointed in myself and felt like I let the girls and guys down. And even though my total still qualified me for Women's Worlds, I texted Michelle later that night to tell her I wouldn't do it. Caught up in all the emotions, I decided that powerlifting wasn't for me, but I slept on it and thought about it (obsessively) and came to the conclusion that giving up wasn't in the cards for me either. Yes, I was discouraged but it only meant I had more to prove come September. And now, one year later, I'm squatting 200 (vs 170) and testing a new max next week. I'm 27 days out from meet day and 11 days away from my birthday. If all I accomplish this year is a pro total, I won't be mad about it. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #rpspowerlifting #neversettle #whitelightsandprs #hellbentstrong #nouglycrying #theresnocryinginpowerlifting #hellbentfamilyvacation #5thset #littlebylittle #chickswhopowerlift #keeponkeepingon #birthdaywish #woooo #27daysout

#TBT because it's a 95% deadlift night, and we test our new 1 RPM next week. I cannot wait to beat this. 30 days fam. Let's go @belles_of_hell πŸ˜ˆπŸ¦‰
#bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #rpspowerlifting #chickswhopowerlift #saco #5thset #deadliftsaremyfavorite #30daysout #hellbentfamilyvacation #sassybeltflip #neversettle #letsgetit

While I feel stronger than it appears most days, I'm never quite satisfied, but it's reassuring to look back for a little motivation to keep going. And since it's #transformationtuesday in Insta world, let's call this BH (Before Hellbent), nearing the end of my Pure Barre instructor career to ---> current itty bitty powerlifter/powerbuilder. I don't know what else to call it really but whatever it is makes me crazy happy. And for me, happiness is all I need... and the occasional donut. 🍩
So yea, maybe visually there's not much of a difference but in terms of performance in the gym, on the platform, my mental state and confidence, the changes are off the charts. That's a transformation you can't find in Insta world. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
#stillsmall #butikeepworking #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #justwantthatprototal #chickswhopowerlift #idontevenselfie #whatdoido #fitchickshelpmeout #jk #idontreallycare #unlessthelightingisgood #rpspowerlifting #saco #hellbentfamilyvacation #32daysout

What's better than bench night Tuesday? Bench night Monday at 90% after a deload week and 33 days out from meet day! πŸ˜³πŸ˜ˆπŸ¦‰
#ohfuck #herewego #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #5thset #peakingcycle #lettheanxietysetin #chickswhopowerlift #benchnight #tunnelvision #saco #hellbentfamilyvacation #rpspowerlifting #whenadultscry

It's Wednesday, you should already know... but if not, let me introduce you to the Belles of Hell @belles_of_hell. A year and a half into this powerlifting journey and we're still here... together, and we're not even close to done. 38 days until we introduce ourselves in Saco! Love you girls! πŸ˜ˆπŸ¦‰πŸ–€
#wcw #bellesofhell #hellbentbarbell #teamhellbent #chickswhopowerlift #gwpl #rpspowerlifting #saco #hellbentfamilyvacation #family #sisters #ourcombinedtotalslaysyourlife #38daysout

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