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I have been living in this hoodie this week. This liquid diet has me completely exhausted, physically weak, and mentally drained. But this #westmichiganmayhem hoodie is a reminder that I am—any other time—physically and mentally the strongest I’ve ever been. I am 💯 #mayhemtough and I WILL #overcome. Oh, and don’t mind the schmears on the mirror; house-sitting for a Great Dane who puts his nose on EVERYTHING. .
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#rny #rnylife #rnyinstacrew #rnygastricbypasssurgery #rnypreop #rnystory #wls #wlscommunity #flabtofab #fattofit #11daystillsurgery #liquiddiet #preopliquiddiet #prernyliquiddiet #Imsohungry #yesIcryaboutit #ladylineman #womenstacklefootball #semiprofootball #ifIcanplayfootballIcandoanything

Oh, this girl misses football so much!! All weekend I’ve had the biggest urge to throw on pads and a helmet and pummel into people . . . but alas, due to the timing of surgery, I will be missing out on this ENTIRE football season. There was a small chance I could’ve joined in for the last month or two of games, but with surgery getting pushed back by a full month, my dreams were dashed. Skipping one season of play is a small price to pay for this opportunity for life-changing surgery. So while I’m disappointed, I’m looking forward to returning to the field next season stronger, faster, and even more powerful and fearless!! .
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#rny #rnylife #rnyinstacrew #rnygastricbypasssurgery #rnypreop #rnystory #wls #wlscommunity #15daystillsurgery #womenstacklefootball #semiprofootball #ladylineman #calamityjane #westmichiganmayhem #mayhemtough #overcome #fromlinemantolinebacker #Imissknockingpeopledown #femaleathlete

One year ago last night was my first football practice with the West Michigan Mayhem, a semi-pro women’s tackle football team. I almost died (in my own mind) but I left that night feeling more powerful than I’ve ever felt in my entire life. My rookie season brought me to the highest highs and some of the lowest lows of my adult life. The 6 months that I spent as a lineman changed my body slightly—gained tons of muscle, shed some fat, but lost zero pounds—but changed my heart and soul in deep and profound ways. You could say that football helped me find myself, or at least, a version of myself that is strong, powerful, resilient, teachable, confident, and unstoppable. I went from flinching every time a teammate hit me to blasting competitors off their feet on the field. Of all the wonderful lessons playing football taught me, the greatest was learning that I can do ANYTHING I set my mind to, no matter how physically and mentally difficult and/or draining it is. It was after this football season that I made the decision to pursue bariatric surgery. Football gave me the confidence to love my body the way it is, but also to love my body enough to do whatever it takes to get it healthy and functioning at its highest possible caliber. And just think, next year—when this body is smaller, faster, and stronger—maybe I’ll join the Mayhem again as a linebacker instead of a lineman! #gastricbypass #rny #rnystory #rnypreop #flabtofab #mayhemtough #overcome #calamityjane #youcantakethegirloffthefootballfieldbutyoucanttakethefieldoutofthegirl

We lost but we got to play women's professional football. I have the opportunity to play the best sport out there. #WomensProfessionalFootball #WomensFootballAlliance #WestMichiganMayhem #MayhemTough #ComeToFightComeToWinandOvercome

It's game day.... last game of the 2017 regular season. Let's go Mayhem. #WomensProfessionalFootball #WomensFootballAlliance #WestMichiganMayhem #ComeToFightComeToWinandOvercome #MayhemTough

Mayhem Week 3 Top Performers. #23 #11 #45 #mayhemtough #roadwin #overcome

The Mayhem are on the road tonight against the Flint City Riveters.
Tonights game will be broadcasted live online on the Michigan Regional Sports Network.  Fans can listen either by going to MRSN's website at www.mrsn.us or by calling from any phone to 641-552-5131 #roadgame #week3 #mayhemtough #overcome

Check out our Facebook page, or our website www.WestMichiganMayhem.com to see pictures from the Mayhem season opener!! #2017season #winathome #mayhemtough #overcome

Mayhem come out with the win, 15-14 against the crash. #seasonopener #overcome #mayhemtough #westmichiganmayhem

Work hard play hard has taken on a new meaning for me. I've been working hard so I can play hard on the football field. First game is this Saturday. Wish me luck!

#womenstacklefootball #workhardplayhard #firepowerfit #wontstop #hithard #workhard #alyxssbc #football #tacklefootball #puttinginwork #shelifts #fitlife #athlete #westmichiganmayhem #mayhemtough #mayhem @dralyxulbrich

Ready to give this season everything I have! So excited to play tackle football with the @westmichiganmayhem

Sunday morning, back at it. #pushyourself #mayhemtough #2017season

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