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

I'm really not ready for the snow to interrupt my training schedule and all the other things that go along with it, like the DRIVING, the screaming texts from my brothers to go home, wearing a sweatshirt in the gym because I'm cold, and cutting training short. 😑
BUT THIS SONG helped me get 16 reps on a 200lb AMRAP. Did I blast it in the car like some single passenger carpool karaoke beforehand? You bet your ass I did. 😎🎀
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #deadliftnightruined #chickswhopowerlift #5thset #gwpl #thursdaysareforthrowbacks #andnowimsad

We're so H.O.T. πŸ”₯
H(umble) O(pen) T(ransparent)
Before I met Brit, so this time last year, I was most definitely none of these things. I could come up with a pretty inappropriate acronym for C.O.LD., but I won't. I spent years building walls, setting ridiculous boundaries, while wearing a cloak to protect me from everything and everyone. Fear and anxieties plagued me and I hardly recognized it. A few days after Christmas, I read a HOT blog post written by Brit, who I never actually spoke to before. She likely threw me some smiles in the gym that I more than likely ignored or was fearful to share back. However that afternoon, I read her words and I cried. At the time, I was NOT a crier (my how things have changed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ͺ) but her story was so close to my own that her transparency made me recognize my own struggle. I saw her in the gym soon after and decided to humble myself, let go of my social anxiety and tap her on the shoulder. She turned around and hugged me. (I was also not a hugger.) She saw me. She saw through the walls, ignored my cloak and saw ME.
I have never failed to believe that people come into our lives for a purpose, but this is a true testament to having faith and putting your trust in Him. Believe me when I say every person you meet is placed in your life for a reason. And believe me when I say they are not all meant to stay. You will know the difference, and He will show you.
I pray you all have a Brit or soon meet one to walk with through life. Also, @brit_ditzig, I love you much. πŸ€—β€οΈ
#gratefulforyou #smilelikesunshine

This is my friend Jenna, but most of you already know that. She's about to hop a plane to Orlando but she's not going to Disney World. Nope. She's headed to the other happiest place on Earth... for a powerlifter, the WPO. It's been 7 months since she's stepped on the platform but in that time she's trained through difficult schedules, life obstacles and supported everyone else through peaking cycles and meet days. If you've been around us on a meet day, you know that fire red hair and energy is hard to miss! I know this girl has had that agonizing feeling of witnessing everyone step on the platform, the "Is it my turn yet??" feels but Hey... good news @jrowe66, it IS your turn! 😈
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #queen #wpo #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #woooo #chickswhopowerflift #gwpl #hellbentstrong #itsyourturn #worldpowerlifting #family

Do any powerlifters count past 10? If so, none of them were at @hellbentbarbell tonight. I don't know how many reps I got on my 5th set AMRAP because I'm an iPhone storage hog and ran out of space. My little love bug @gi_joe_barbie captured the last few reps, but it could have been 14, 15 or 16. However, all that matters is that it was over 10... on a bench night! If you can't tell by my reaction, I'm kinda psyched about it. I kinda like this off season.
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #chickswhopowerlift #benchnight #powerliftingproblems #5thset #happypowerlifter #illtakeit #notmadaboutit

Yesterday was a day but I said, "I got this," zipped up my 11-year-old forgotten about zebra print boots, ate a burger and jammed out to @ElleKing with my bestie. And at the end of the night, as I limped back to the car, I remembered why I hadn't worn those boots in 11 years. 😏
#itsfine #imfine #justatipgirl #yourenot23anymore #bestiedaysaremyfavoritedays #elleking #collegestreet #itwasagoodnight #bestiesandburgers

✨I shall take the heart. ❀️
For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world. ✨
#wizardofoz #tinman #ifoundmyheart #andtoto #halloween #wewonhalloween #chickensoupforthesoul #chickensoupformysoul #workbesties #billisthewizard

7am squat face... on a Sunday. Not entirely mad about it, particularly because of the girl standing behind me @gi_joe_barbie and @meshelldiane, and @biggsamokjr_13 too.
Squatting is hard without them. They hype me up, they build me up and more importantly they are confident in me and my strength, which is still a hurdle for me. I'm working on it... week after week, squat after squat. I'm getting there.
5x3 @ 190 today, first time without wraps. πŸ€—
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #chickswhopowerlift #gwpl #5thset #poweredbyburgers #andfries #sundaysquats #andnowtimeforjesus #andthenmycouch

Things that make me smile: deadlifts, good friends, burgers, Nitraflex, donuts, Frenchies, and poop jokes. I get 4 out of 7 and a muffin tonight. πŸ©πŸ”πŸ’©
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbeny #hellbentbarbell #deadliftnight #chickswhopowerlift #gwpl #5thset #familynight #deadliftsoverbench #idontwannadeload

My best friend protects me from pretty much everything, including (but not limited to): bad interior design choices, overpriced designer clothing, bad burgers, zombies, zombie farmers, clowns, possessed dolls, chainsaws, etc. Not sure I can wait 12 days until our next adventure! πŸ˜©πŸ˜‰ #blondebesties #burgersandbesties #justatipgirl #whyyousogreatfriend #notbasic #thisismybestie #shesgreat #twentyyearsandcounting

I don't need a hug to know @meshelldiane cares. Thanks for always being my cheerleader, friend. I appreciate you more than you know. πŸ–€πŸ˜ˆπŸ–€
Swipe for a real set of 3 at 185. There's still work that needs to be done and there always will be. That's why I love this powerlifting thing we do. Thanks for the spots today @tonyscaife @d_valli28!
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #neversettle #chickswhopowerlift #gwpl #sundaysquats #withmyfrands #family #burgerfuel #5thset

πŸ”‰on. What did I love most about tonight? My favorite 10-year-old Motley Crue tee, Feed Me Fight Me leggings or the encouraging commentary from the @hellbent_barbell fam?
4th set here for triples, swipe for last sloppy reps of my AMRAP for 12 at 210 and an "I'm good." Answer to my question: family first. πŸ˜ˆπŸ–€πŸ’©
@belles_of_hell #bellesofhell #teamhellbent #hellbentbarbell #family #chickswhopowerlift #gwpl #feedmefightme #5thset #motleycrue #motleymaria #heypooper πŸ‘€

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