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Annette Sofos  Natural Bodybuilder | Figure Competitor | Masters 50+ | πŸ’«DreamπŸ’«BelieveπŸ’«AchieveπŸ’«| #teamBK πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

I FEEL PRETTY
no not a statement about my current feels in fact the last few days i’ve been struggling with lack of confidence and self doubts sneaking in to the point of questioning whether i should keep doing what i do. this came out of a couple of situations which i analyzed and just took on board the negatives, feeling like i was at a stand still not making any sort of progress.
i used that negative energy/feelings to fuel a productive upper body session this morning ... and as you do took the pre & post train shots ... then i went to the movies with a friend πŸ’•
I Feel Pretty is a movie with some powerful messages. messages that remind me that when i look at this post-train pic i can clearly see i am making progress, i am growing ... and if i can grow my upper body i can certainly grow my lower body! it is a movie that reminds me to heed the advice that i usually offer others - βœ… trust the process βœ… tick the boxes each day
βœ… trust the process βœ… put in maximum effort every training session
βœ… trust the process βœ… hit your macros βœ… trust the process
it is a movie that reminds me that i need to be happy with being me πŸ™‚
and on that note - go see the movie πŸŽ₯ 🌈☺️
#bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #natty #figuregirl #masters #fiftieschick #offseason #gainztime #timetogrow #strengthandconditioning #strengthandconditioningcoach #trusttheprocess #risetothechallenge
#chickswholift #strongchicks #fitchicks #abs #powerbuilding #deadlift #squats #benchpress #nevertooold #embracelife #bethebestversionofyou #trainharder #trainsmarter #beunstoppable #icaniwill #youcanyouwill #followyourpassion πŸ’•

when you’re prepping do you track EVERYTHING! bloody oath i do!!! some might say i’m OCD - i say that if you want to bring the best conditioning to the stage then you do what ever it takes.
last year i wanted that #bkconditioning bad ... every morsel of food including herbs, spices, sauces and sprays of coconut oil were entered into MFP. every herbal tea & pepsi max - entered. i wanted to leave no stone unturned. i wanted to get up on that stage knowing i had done all that i could to be the best version of me πŸ™ŒπŸ» and i did just that πŸ‘ŒπŸ» if you want half arsed results then have a half arsed mind set - if you want the best .. you work with the best and you do whatever they ask you to do to get there ... you trust the process!
the future excites me πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ ... 2020 is the target ... season a or b ... don’t know! i just know that when the time comes i will work even harder .... last year was awesome - but the best is yet to come ☺️πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
#bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #natty #compprep #flexibledieting #iifym #macros #tracking #mfp #dowhateverittakes #strengthandconditioningcoach #workwiththebest #bkconditioning #teamBK ❀️
#chickswholift #fitchicks #figurechicks #figuregirl #masters #offseason #chasingdemgains #powerbuilding #trainharder #trainsmarter #nevertooold #beunstoppable #bethebestversionofyou #followyourpassion #chaseyourgoals #findtherainbow πŸŒˆπŸ™ŒπŸ»β€οΈ

the things that put a 🌈 in your day and a πŸ˜€ on your face .... big shout out and thanks πŸ™πŸ» to @doughhouse_ for helping me make a special ladies day β€˜special’ ... well in 5.5 weeks 😁😁 #cookies πŸͺ#bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #compprep #comppreplife #dieting #compseason #seasona #icn #anb #figuregirl #friendship #liftingeachotherup #icaniwill #youcanyouwill #masters #fitchicks #chasingourgoals #followingourpassion #beingthebestwecan β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜πŸ’•

today is just one of those days .. where you feel kinder lost even though common sense tells you that’s a load of bulls*^! 😝
i’m on holidays, it’s rest day, it’s raining β˜”οΈ... i’m week 4 into a mini cut and it feels like it’s been forever, i want my food back, nothing seems to be shifting and i look in the mirror and just see grumpy, frumpy & fat 🐳 ... i should go train, i could have a rest day tomorrow ... oh but i had a massage this morning so not a good plan πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
i need to get out of house but the thought of dealing with people is all too hard πŸ™ˆ
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and then you just laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ at how ridiculous you are being 😝 and bit*h slap yourself back to reality! -
mind you ... i’d still be happy too spend the day in a bed of pancakes πŸ₯ž πŸ˜†πŸ€ͺ
#bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #offseason #minicut #dieting #feelslikeprep #arewethereyet #wewantsallthefood #flexibledieting #iifym #macros #followtheplan #trusttheprocess #strengthandconditioningcoach
#chickswholift #strongchicks #fitchicks #fiftieschick #abs #powerbuilding #deadlift #squats #benchpress #chaseyourgoals #followyourpassion #findtherainbow #liveyourlife #loveyourlife #bethebestversionofyou πŸ™ŒπŸ»

SQUATZZZ - today’s session got me all like πŸ˜«πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜€πŸ˜­πŸ—πŸŒ‰
After 12 months absence they have been back in my programming a couple months now ... unfortunately low bar squats flared up my elbows pretty quickly to the point of having to get treatment with my oesteo so last few weeks we’ve had to switch to high bar which the elbows seem to cope with. but had to de-load again and start from scratch.
i simply get so frustrated with myself and my inability to execute this movement smoothly ... i feel like everyone else is out there deep squatting πŸ’― β€˜s of kgs with ease and here am i can’t even pull off a perfect rep with a light load πŸ™„ why am i so useless πŸ€”πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
so my frustration turns to anger, i have a teary ... then i build a bridge and get over it!
i’ve simply got to keep chipping away and focus on improving the parts of the movement that i’m not doing well ... progress is always going to be at 🐌 pace but we keep pushing ➑️ .... cause that’s the girl that i am #idontquit πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
#bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #legdays #squats #icaniwill #doingwhateverittakes #strengthandconditioning #movetoimprove #igotthis #nevertooold
#chickswholift #strongchicks #fitchicks #fiftieschick #trainharder #trainsmarter #liftstrong #technique #focus #bethebestversionofyou #beunstoppable #chasingmypassion #findingtherainbow 🌈πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

GOALS! do you set them? goals are what help to motivate and push us .. my current big goal is too far in the future to focus on ... so its broken down into short term goals which are within sight, tweak the plans as we go, reassess & push into the next one. my coach is the brains behind it all, he tells me what i need to do, i tick the boxes every day. with every program he puts up i know there are targets built in ... i usually set myself some goals within each block, always more than one - reason being is that i won’t set myself up to fail which is possible when things possibly go pear shaped ... if i can tick one goal off my list than i know i am pushing toward that big goal down the track!
the past 6-8 weeks i’ve had a few upper body niggles so i didn’t hit some of my targets, and you’ll see leg press in my 3 month time frame ... but in fact i’m not currently doing a standard leg press so that one was never going to get a tick.
i also started a mini cut mid march so my body comp numbers are all over the shop atm .. i know i’ve gained some size πŸ’ͺ🏼
my point i guess is that it’s the smaller things that lead to the bigger win, and that goals should be re-evaluated and changed if need be, dependent on outcomes. as long as you are progressing you are moving in the right direction ➑️
#bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #natty #figuregirl #masters #chasinggoals #offseason #growtime #chasingdemgains #strengthandconditioning #strengthandconditioningcoach #nevertooold #itsthereforthetaking
#powerbuilding #deadlift #abs #benchpress #squats #trainharder #trainsmarter #liftheavy #liftstrong #bethebestversionofyou #beunstoppable #followyourpassion #findtherainbow 🌈

cinnamon banana & oat waffles have taken over my life πŸ˜‹ so bloody easy to whip up and super yummy πŸ™ŒπŸ» the food you can eat ... even when you’re dieting #flexibledieting πŸ‘πŸΌ
#bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #natty #offseason #dieting #minicut #gettingsomeshredon #shortterm #growtime #chasingdemgains #strengthandconditioning #iifym #macros
#powerbuilding #squats #benchpress #deadlift #abs #fitness #chickswholift #fiftieschick #figuregirl #trainharder #trainsmarter #liftforlife #loveyourlife #chaseyourgoals #findingthepotofgold πŸŒˆπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

takes a lot of courage for me to post raw pics like this ... but on the eve of my 58th birthday ... there is nothing offensive about this pic! i am proud of what i do, proud of how hard i’ve worked with my coach to build this physique, excited to see how it improves in the future.
so it’s a day early ... but β€˜happy hump day’ 😁😁😁 (probably should have brushed my hair πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)
#bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #natty #figuregirl #fiftieschick #nevertooold #strengthandconditioning #wontstop #bootybuilding #bethebestversionofyou #chaseyourgoals
#powerbuilding #deadlift #squats #benchpress #abs #liftheavy #liftstrong #embracelife #loveyourlife #beunstoppable #followyourpassion #findtherainbow πŸŒˆπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’•

still on a high from the last few days of my training block .... back into de-load .... sigh!! πŸ˜‚ this mornings upper body sess done ... still have a few niggles that we’re managing well .... chomping at the bit to start into the next training cycle and push this girls physique to the next level πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ˜€
be your own competition... be the best version of you 🌈
#bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #natty #figuregirl #masters #fiftieschick #strongerthanever #offseason #growtime #chasingdemgains #itsthereforthetaking #pushforit #beunstoppable #bethebestversionofyou #strengthandconditioning
#chickswholift #strongchicks #fitchicks #powerbuilding #squats #deadlift #benchpress #trainharder #trainsmarter #chasingmygoals #livingmylife #lovingmylife #findingtherainbow πŸ‘ŠπŸΌβ˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

2 weeks into my mini cut ... starting to see some shape come back! 1.7kg down ... still a few more to go to get the bf% ⬇️ and hopefully see some πŸ’ͺ🏼 under the fluff ☁️ #bodybuilder #figuregirl #naturalbodybuilding #masters #fiftieschick #minicut #shredlife #offseason #growtime #strengthandconditioning #bethebestversionofyou
#chickswholift #strongchicks #fitchicks #powerbuilding #chasingdemgains #squats #benchpress #deadlift #abs #liftheavy #liftstrong #liftforlife #livingmylife #lovinglife #chasingmypassion πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

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