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Shaun  Raw Vegan Athlete (Sharing a very small piece of my reality with the world)

Do me a favor....instead of looking in the mirror and noticing all the things wrong with you and all the things you feel you need to change... take a moment to acknowledge all the things you love about yourself! Maybe it's your strength, your will to keep fighting. Maybe it's your passion for the people and things you love. Maybe it's your wit and how you have the unique ability to bring light to those around you. Sometimes the most special things about you are not always the things that can be seen with the eyes, but felt by the heart! Embrace your whole self, inside and out because baby....there is none like you!
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#PostYoga #Yoga #YogaGlow #Glow #Love #SelfLove #Live #ThatPeace #Namaste #BestSelf #Happy #Vegan #Natural #NaturalHair #Fit #HotYoga #Ebony #EbonyFit #InfernoPilates #BikiniFit #Bikini #NRC #NPC #Bodybuilding #AintNoOffSeason #StayOn #StayUp #Beast ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

Research supports that endorphins, a morphine like substance secreted by the brain, depresses pain and expands our awareness of pleasure. There are many ways to release those wonderful natural opiates but they require a bit of work from you! #GetMoving ๐Ÿ˜˜
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#SheHigh #NaturalHigh #GetUpsideDown #FeelTheVibrations #KeepSpace #SaveSpace #Yoga #Yogi #Yogini #Pilates #HotYoga #InfernoPilates #Natural #Vegan #NaturalAthlete #NaturalHair #RawVegan #NRC #PurposeLiving #Fit #Bikini #NPC #NRC #Train #Motivate #Bodybuilding #Ebony #EbonyFit #TexasFit #Beast ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

One of the most important #LifeLessons I've ever learned has been taught by the world. That lesson is to #SaveSpace My space is important to me and not open to everyone. My space is my own and filled with love, friends, dreams, and infinite possibilities. In my space, things very near and dear to me, are protected. #SaveSpace because sometimes not sharing is caring ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ
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#CasaOm #ProtectWhatsSacred #LoveMore #Laugh #BeHappy #Happy #VeganYogi #Vegan #Yogi #Yoga #Pilates #PilatesGirl #CoreStrong #Natural #NaturalAthlete #NaturalHair #Ebony #Fit #Fitness #Focused #NRC #Bikini #BikiniFit #Beast ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

One of my awesome friends cleaned out her garden before leaving the country for a few weeks and guess who got all the tomatoes๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ I wake up craving these babies because they are so fresh and juicy! #HomeGrownIsBest My hubby thinks it's strange that I wake up eating tomatoes like they are apples, but I mean basically they are ๐Ÿ™„ #NaturesFruit Thankful for friends with green thumbs๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ My thumb is black (Literally and figuratively) ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ
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#EatFresh #EatClean #HomeGrown #MotherEarth #Nurturer #Raw #Vegan #RawVegan #EatWithPurpose #EatLiveFoods #LoveThySelf #Yogi #Yoga #Fresh #Natural #NaturalHair #NaturalAthlete #Bikini #BikiniSeason #BikiniFit #Summer17 #Tomato #Breakfast #With #Beast ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

Happy Birthday to this guy๐Ÿค—
When I started competing I did lots of research before picking a coach. For me it wasn't about just winning, I wanted to see what people looked and felt like after their prep. My first coach @gaugegirltraining was awesome like no lie. She kept it 100 the entire time! It was gonna be hard to find someone to replace her! So I stopped looking for a replacement! She can't be replaced! But during my first prep and every prep since Hassan would always encourage me and speak life into my tired soul ๐Ÿ˜ด. I know the work he can and has done so I decided to coach myself and hire a trainer @coach.hassan Truly most butt kicking awesomeness trainer ever but he cares about you! Not just in it for the wins! I don't invite a lot of people in to my corner but when I need him he is there. I've qualified for nationals every show and he is part of the reason why. He's a coach but he is my friend first๐Ÿค—
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#GetYouSomebodyThatCanDoBoth #Health #Coach #Trainer #Friend #TexasFit #Texas #HoustonCoaches #NPC #BodyBuilding #Lifting #Vegan #IFBB #ProStatus #ProCardOneDay #ButToday #Living #Like #A #Beast๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

Left pic: 2013 Right pic: Now (2017)
The picture on the left was the exact day before I started weight lifting! Weight training and food timing is the only real difference here. Before I only ran, cycled, did yoga and I ate intuitively, still vegan. Now, I run once a week maybe, still do yoga and Pilates, lift weights and I eat intuitively, raw vegan! Before I ate maybe 3 times a day. Now I eat 6 sometimes 7 times a day๐Ÿ˜ณ I had a goal of gaining about 10 pounds of muscle this year and honestly at one point I came close but I spend a lot of time in the hot room teaching and taking class so I was fighting a losing battle. I was eating up to 8 meals a day which was exhausting! I couldn't keep it up. So I just decided to live life! One of the most important things I've learned over these past 4 years is acceptance! I don't beat myself up anymore trying to fit a mode that was not created for me. I am my idea of perfect! ME! #TransformationTuesday Just so you know, the biggest transformation I made on the inside๐Ÿค—
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#Transformation #Vegan #VeganFit #RawVegan #VeganLifter #Natural #NaturalHair #NaturalAthlete #NoFilters #NoFillers #Bodybuilding #Ebony #EbonyFit #Houston #TexasFit #Yogi #Yogini #Pilates #HotPilates #HotYoga #NRC #NPC #Bikini #BikiniFit #BikiniSeason #Fit #Motivation #Beast ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

My success will never match yours and yours will never match mine. My idea of success is different, as it should be. I no longer drive a luxury car, because I'm not a luxury type person. I no longer want to dress in labels, my money is invested in things that are more important to me. I no longer buy into the lies that the media or society expect of a successful black woman in America. My success is my freedom! I earned that shit and I won't sacrifice it! I also wore shorts to the gym....whole other type of freedom ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ
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#DreamBig #BeTrueToSelf #GoalOriented #Success #Vegan #VeganFit #VeganLifter #Bodybuilding #NPC #NRC #Bikini #BikiniFit #Texas #NPCTexas #Houston #EbonyFit #NaturalFilter #FilterFree #NaturalHair #NaturalAthlete #Yogi #Yogini #Pilates #Natural #Train #Motivate #Live #Smile #BeYou

One of the students approached me saying "I'm so happy I got here today! I came for 'you' because I know you where looking for me last week!" While I am so happy she came and I'm so excited to see everyone all the time I don't want it to be about me! Your workouts should be for and about you ALL THE TIME! No matter what you do...pilates, running, cycling, yoga, weight lifting, boxing etc should never be about another person! I am here, as a vessel, to help guide you but I don't want any of the glory or recognition! YOU SHOWED UP FOR YOU! YOU DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND GOOD FOR YOU! YOU TOOK CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE TODAY FOR YOU! Not because of me! I don't workout for my husband, I don't workout for the gram, I don't workout (at this time) for any show! I do it because I know my health (mental and physical) need this! I am my why! I am honored to lead such amazing people but my joy comes not from recognition but from seeing you all succeed ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ
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#FindYourWhy #Fit #FitThursday #NoThrowbacks #StayPresent #BeAccountableForYou #WorkHard #PlayHard #Yoga #InfernoPilates #HotYoga #Houston #HoustonFit #Natural #NaturalAthlete #Vegan #VeganBodybuilder #VeganLifting #Bodybuilding #NPC #NRC #Bikini #BikiniFit #BikiniSeason #Ebony #EbonyFit #Raw #Beast ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

1) This is my new favorite shirt (deal with it) 2) I'm so in love with what I do 3) My abs ain't loyal (they come and go...today they came) 4) I love my husband 5) Number 4 was random AF but fact 6) Yoga and Pilates are #Life .
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#Facts #InternationalYogaDay #Natural #NaturalYogi #NaturalAthlete #NaturalHair #Yoga #Pilates #VeganYogi #HotYoga #BlackGirlsYoga #InfernoPilates #SummerFit #Bikini #BodyBuilding #NRC #NPC #TexasFit #Houston #EbonyFit #Happy #EduTrainer #Raw #Beast ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

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