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When ur 5'9" and so some part of ur body (usually the noggin) gets cut out of ur pics bc of IGs crop limit πŸ™„. Oh well πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ. Bigger problems in the world.
ANYWAY. Guys. I'm starting to feel so much healthier... mentally, physically and spiritually. It's freaking amazing. I don't weigh myself anymore, but I havvvvve lost almost 2" around my waist in the past few weeks 😳 (not actively trying to lose weight or track macros - my primary goal is health/wellness right now). What?! Mentally, I'm having a much more balanced and positive positive:negative thoughts ratio. My new therapist had me start journaling all of my negative thoughts throughout the day and my internal dialogue when they happen. Thursday and Friday I was a W R E CK. Saturday and Sunday I was much more positive. And today I feel open, excited, and vibrant ✨✨✨. Eb and flow, guys. Eb and flow. Spiritually, I think I FINNNNALLY found a home church here (@southeastchrist ), picked up a new prayer challenge book AND a new Bible study (on stress management... appropriate πŸ™ƒ), and I feel a lot more open to how God is working in my life in this season. There are ups and downs, but I don't want to miss out on what He's trying to do in my life NOW just because it's not the way He's done things BEFORE. Yafeelme?
Anyway. I'm gonna go take all of this positive energy and channel it into a training session. Hopefully some of these good vibes rub off on y'all and get your week off to an amazing start πŸ’›
#TenacityIntensityPurpose #TeamPEScience #TeamBodybuildingcom #Bodybuildingcom #BiteMeals #MyLifeInGreyscale #TheYearOfTheIGTheme #GuacIsExtraAndSoAmI #DontLookDirectlyAtTheSolarEclipseTodayPlz #XoxoGossipGirl

Historically speaking, my strength has often been a derivative of my pain... and more specifically, the faith in my ability to push past it, have faith, and use that pain as a catalyst for growth.
If you are hurting in any way today, I encourage you to remind yourself of every time you have been in pain and grown from it. If I were a flower, I'm guessing the point where I began to emerge through the dirt into the light would be a painful barrier to push past, but it's worth it to bloom.
You a strong. You are powerful. You are capable. Never forget that πŸ’™πŸŒ±
#TenacityIntensityPurpose #IrrefutablePursuit πŸ“Έ: @shuttereyephoto

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Things not going your way? Maybe your life isn't looking how you "expected" it would look at this point in time? Or maybe there's simply a tough circumstance that you're trying to wade through. |Perspective.|
Try flipping your view upside-down, sideways, inside out, backwards, however. Simply look at it differently. Just like everything around you takes on a different look when your physical point of view shifts, situations take on a new light when we make the commitment to change how we look at them.
For me? Being more accepting of the many things I can't change. Rather than getting stuck in blinding self-pity, I'm looking at these situations as a chance to not only grow, but perhaps try something new. His plan for my life is always better than mine, so I remain faithful and trust the things that, to me, are unseen/unknown/unwritten. My God's got it all on lockdown πŸ’™
#TenacityIntensityPurpose #ILikeCoolWalls #ThisFeltGoodOnMyBack

Working on the "Lolasana Step Ups" from @the_southern_yogi 's "Ab Asanas" brook 😊. I've been doing a lot more plank work lately, and I've definitely noticed a difference in my daily posture as well the way my core looks. While I'm no expert, integrating yoga and strength training has proven to be quite complimentary πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ. Getting ready for the #BodyBuildingcomSpokesmodelSearch has been a process so far, and I'm using this as a chance to get out of my comfort zone in all aspects. Feels good to uncover more sides of my #BestSelf 😊
I'm gonna test out IG live for the first time in ~10 min (10:20am EST) and will stay on for about 15-20. Bring some questions or funny stories or whatever and let's share some time together this morning πŸ’•πŸ™πŸΌ
#IrrefutablePursuit #TenacityIntensityPurpose #Bodybuildingcom

Tenacity: persistence, determination, strength of grip.
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Intensity: extreme degree of strength, force, energy, or feeling.
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Purpose: the reason for which something is done or created; the reason for which something exists.
#TenacityIntensityPurpose #fitness #thickthighs #hipdips
@em_dunc @tenacity.intensity.purpose

Can we all just take a moment to check out this and 😍😍 Loving the color combo and that beautiful soul shining through ❀️❀️
#Repost @ridwana_zaman (@get_repost)
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me: @lululemon is so overpriced i will never buy from them again
also me: *buys two more pair of leggings*
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on a serious note, this phrase has helped me through my days. ever since @em_dunc started hashtaging it, i started applying to it to my everyday life, relating to it, and using it to get me through those mentally tough days. waking up everyday with #tenacityintensitypurpose. being able to wear it now, knowing a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a mental health organization, and that will in turn help others, that's something i can get behind.
TENACITY INTENSITY PURPOSE
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tenacity: the quality or fact of being very determined
intensity: great energy, strength, concentration, vehemence
purpose: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists
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#recovery

"Madness is beauty." ✨
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Me today as I run around from task to task with my hair not washed since the Arnold and in the same cinnamon bun that it was in when I trained legs today πŸ™‚. I blame tax season 🀣. Just keep telling myself, "Inhale. Exhale. Repeat." 🌬With a period in between, not a comma, so as to treat each action as it's own phrase. We got dis πŸ’™
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Watch: appropriately named Luna watch from @mvmtwatcheswomen (code EMDUNC for 10% off πŸ•“)
Bracelets, rings, & plain gold chain: @forever21 πŸ’«
"Never Give Up" necklace: a gift from a sweet follower of mine this past weekend at the Arnold. I cherish it and have worn it daily since πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’™ #InhaleExhaleRepeat #TenacityIntensityPurpose #JoinTheMvmt #Ad

Good hair day, good skin day, good quad day, good delt day... I'm feelin good this morning πŸ’…πŸΌ
Reminder to embrace where you're at, wherever that may be today. I have a Katherine Logan quote on my wall that says, "The place you are in needs you today."
Let that be a reminder to be present at all times. In whatever body you're in, whatever headspace you're in, whatever life transition you're in. Soak it up, honey child. This is your day, and it needs you ❀️
PS digging them carbed-up muscle-y curves kno wut I'm SAYINNNNN πŸ’ƒπŸ»
#IrrefutablePursuit #TenacityIntensityPurpose #WonderWomanMentality #ILikeSocks

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Birthday leg day for the win 😈
This is my favorite go-to hamstring exercise. I usually go for higher reps on this and really focus on the hammy stretch at the bottom/glute squeeze at the top. Also, if you aren't making dumb faces, are you even really lifting? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚
#hamstrings #girlswholiftheavy #thickthighssavelives #grindandbegrateful #irrefutablepursuit #tenacityintensitypurpose #bestself #legday #fitspo #leobaby

When ur 5'9" and so some part of ur body (usually the noggin) gets cut out of ur pics bc of IGs crop limit πŸ™„. Oh well πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ. Bigger problems in the world.
ANYWAY. Guys. I'm starting to feel so much healthier... mentally, physically and spiritually. It's freaking amazing. I don't weigh myself anymore, but I havvvvve lost almost 2" around my waist in the past few weeks 😳 (not actively trying to lose weight or track macros - my primary goal is health/wellness right now). What?! Mentally, I'm having a much more balanced and positive positive:negative thoughts ratio. My new therapist had me start journaling all of my negative thoughts throughout the day and my internal dialogue when they happen. Thursday and Friday I was a W R E CK. Saturday and Sunday I was much more positive. And today I feel open, excited, and vibrant ✨✨✨. Eb and flow, guys. Eb and flow. Spiritually, I think I FINNNNALLY found a home church here (@southeastchrist ), picked up a new prayer challenge book AND a new Bible study (on stress management... appropriate πŸ™ƒ), and I feel a lot more open to how God is working in my life in this season. There are ups and downs, but I don't want to miss out on what He's trying to do in my life NOW just because it's not the way He's done things BEFORE. Yafeelme?
Anyway. I'm gonna go take all of this positive energy and channel it into a training session. Hopefully some of these good vibes rub off on y'all and get your week off to an amazing start πŸ’›
#TenacityIntensityPurpose #TeamPEScience #TeamBodybuildingcom #Bodybuildingcom #BiteMeals #MyLifeInGreyscale #TheYearOfTheIGTheme #GuacIsExtraAndSoAmI #DontLookDirectlyAtTheSolarEclipseTodayPlz #XoxoGossipGirl

Gratitude- (noun)
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
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Gratitude is so very important to me. It can change your perspective on even the worst of days. Persisting in gratitude every day allows me to realize how truly lucky I am. This week I will be saying goodbye to many good friends as I prepare to move 3 hours a way on Thursday. And I am incredibly heartbroken. πŸ’” But I am also incredibly grateful: for the people, for the experiences, and for the memories. I am beyond blessed. πŸ™πŸ»
Take some time on this beautiful Sunday to consider all you have to be grateful for. I bet it'll bring a smile to your face. ☺️
#grindandbegrateful #bestself #beyondblessed #selfiesunday #fitspo #irrefutablepursuit #tenacityintensitypurpose #girlswholift #futuregrizzly

Hip thrusts have become one of my favorite glute exercises! I usually superset them with RDLS or straight leg deads. I still can't go heavy because of my back, but that just means lighter weight and higher reps! This was my 4th set of 10 with 5-10 pulses at the end, supersetted with RDLS!πŸ”₯
Killer leg workout done βœ”οΈ now time for boating!!! β˜€οΈπŸ‘™πŸš€β˜€οΈ
Hope y'all have a wonderful Saturday!! Get out and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!!
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#hipthrustisamust #legday #becauseglutes #iam1stphorm #1stphorm #blackandgreyeveryday #groutfit #swampass #sweatyaf #pumpkinbutt #hipthrust #fitchick #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #badassbabe #dontbeadnb #gluteworkout #glutegains #motivation #strongwomen #strengthisconfidence #tenacityintensitypurpose #neversettle #duespaid @bretcontreras1 @1stphorm

"Being relentless means having the courage to say 'I'm going for this, and if I'm wrong, I'll make a change, and I'll still be fine'. You can't control or anticipate every obstacle that might block your path. You can only control your response, and your ability to navigate the unpredictable. Whatever happens, you have the smarts and skills to figure out and arrive at the outcome you wanted in the first place."
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#relentless #iam1stphorm #1stphorm #tenacityintensitypurpose #determination #keepgoing #neversettle #duespaid #swampass #tomatoface #sweatyaf #pineapplebun #flex #fitchick #girlswithmuscle #buffbabe #strongereveryday #bossbitch #onlinetrainer #personaltrainer #humpday #groufit #50shadesofgrey @breehenryy @1stphorm

Why are we so afraid to live?
It seems nowadays we value feeling safe and secure above all else. We seek what's comfortable and familiar. But all too often we sacrifice and settle just to remain somewhat content and "secure."
But why? Why do we stop chasing what fulfills usβ€”what makes our souls truly alive?
We fear. We fear risk. We fear trial. We fear unknown.
For what though?
Are risk, trial, adversity, etc. really that bad if in return we gain fulfillment and a more complete life experience?
Stop being afraid. Stop settling. Start living.
#humpdayinspo #bestself #positivevibes #bestself #irrefutablepursuit #tenacityintensitypurpose #grindandbegrateful #bemore #bealternate #selflove #dothescarystuff

The gym felt right again today. I FINALLY felt like my back was stable enough to hit a light leg day. Today's workout was focused on high reps and lifts that didn't put too much strain on my lower back. It still felt amazing, even if it wasn't the most hard-core workout. Here's what went down:
-Very light squats 4x12
-Cable RDLs superset cable squats 3x12-20
-Leg press w/ foam roller between legs 4x12
-Wide stance leg press 3x12
-Leg extensions 3x15-20
-Leg press machine 3x8-12
-Adductors/abductors 3x12 each
-Ended the workout with some back rehab movements like planks, bird dogs, etc.
-Then played beach volleyball for 3 hours 🏐
#girlswholift #fitspo #bestself #irrefutablepursuit #tenacityintensitypurpose #grindandbegrateful #thickthighssavelives #thickfit #bemore #squats #mondaymotivation

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her. πŸ’ž Luke 1:45

So incredibly grateful for the amazing group of people God has surrounded me with this past year. Having people in your life who support not only you, but also your values and your goals is crucial for mental well-being and success!
#grindandbegrateful #bestself #blessed #fitspo #positivevibes #irrefutablepursuit #tenacityintensitypurpose #bemorenotless #betheremnant #bealternate #attitudeofgratitude #selfiesunday

It's hard to swallow your own pride. I had to today.
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This is me trying to lift my current PR in deadlift. I could but in poor form. Tried to not let it get to me, found excuses to blame- bad week, period, lack of coffee, etc. Not going to lie, I was disappointed. I expected so much more from myself today. Had to swallow my pride and drop weight to continue my workout. I know not every workout will be my best. But I also know, that I want to keep going no matter what.

Keep going. Keep working. Keep pushing. Keep striving. πŸ’ͺ🏻
#bestself #irrefutablepursuit #grindandbegrateful #tenacityintensitypurpose #girlswholiftheavy #thickfit #fitspo

Literally just because I felt pretty at the gym the other day even after sweating balls on the stair master πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ in other news, if you didn't know I will be getting married in a little over six weeks and have my second powerlifting meet in eight weeks. I also finally finished college, and now have my Associate's Degree in Cyber Security/Information Assurance. πŸ€— Life has been crazy and hectic to say the least and while training has been on point, nutrition has taken a back burner. (Like it always does when life gets crazy for me) I still want to make weight for my weight class and feel good when I get married though, so it's time to remember that everyone goes through troublesome times and that it shouldn't be an excuse to let things go. This is basically just me, saying I suck some days, and trying to stay accountable to do the right thing. I hope that this helps someone out there who is struggling just the same as I am and seeing that they're not alone, and that it all it takes is one step in the right direction to get there. You just have to be willing to take the first step. 🌟
#ProjectMe #ShreddingForTheWedding #6WeeksOut #8WeeksOut

Incase you were wondering... @officialtgifridays has an AMAZING macro friendly dish!!! This is the Jack Daniels chicken and I ordered it with broccoli and sweet potato fries 😍. You can always make things fit into your plan and find healthy options.... and it was DELICIOUS πŸ˜‹ -------------------------------------------- #sweetpotatofries #fries #bbq #macro #iifym #iifymgirls #broccoli #delicious #foodporn #fitnessjourney #omg #fitstagram #fitspo #fitmom #momswholift #momsofinstagram #strongnotskinny #strongwomen #muscle #nomnomnom #fitmomof2 #eating #strongerasacommunity #tenacityintensitypurpose #igniteyourfire #grindandbegrateful #bestme

Today's shoulder workout was therapy and nothing else.
I've been lacking in motivation and inspiration the past week or so thanks to my back injury. πŸ™…πŸ» But today's workout felt awesome. So here are some tips to get your butt in the gym when you're having a hard time just getting there! πŸ‘‰πŸ»
1.) Mix up your pre-workout early, and put it in the fridge. Because you don't want to waste supplements, you're more likely to go after making your pre-workout ahead of time.
2.) Put your gym clothes on! Again, wouldn't want to waste a cute outfit. πŸ’πŸ»
3.) Tell someone you're going to keep yourself accountable.
4.) Make your pre-workout meal. Again, wouldn't want to waste those carbs.
5.) Plan a yummy post-workout meal. (Today I had a huge plate of Mexican style veggies, veggie burgers, and some tortilla chips/guac. 😍)
I hope this helps you all fight the battle of getting to the gym!
#fitspo #humpday #motivationandinspiration #bestself #irrefutablepursuit #tenacityintensitypurpose #grindandbegrateful #bealternate #girlswholiftheavy #gains #duespaid #irontherapy

I really need to put more focus on single arm variations because there is some real muscle imbalance going on πŸ˜…

This quote seemed appropriate given my #TenacityIntensityPurpose mantra πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡
I'm currently reading "Grit" by Angela Duckworth πŸ“–, and one of the key components of developing grit is perseverance.
In other words, those who are the grittiest are playing the long game.
It isn't about speed - "Lose 20lbs in two weeks!" "Double your income in two months!" "Fix all of your health problems with this magic pill!"
Grit isn't glamorous or sexy, and it's not likely to be sensationalized or romanticized like an insane 2 week fat loss plan or get rich quick scheme.
Being part of the technological generation is awesome. We have so much at our fingertips at any given time. But it also puts us in this trance-like state where we expect everything to happen overnight.
Is it POSSIBLE for amazing things to happen in the blink of an eye? Sure. But in most cases, sacrificing speed for patience results in an unsustainable result.
You want a rockin bod? Eat well and train hard over and over and over again for a long time.
You want a prosperous business? Hone in on and improve your craft for years on end.
Patience is truly a virtue, one that many know not. You may see people around you accomplishing things at lightning speed - but I promise you, those who take their time and do the mundane (but important) tasks tirelessly to improve themselves are the ones who will stick around.
You don't plant your seeds and expect harvest the next day. Time is of the essence.
Tag a friend who may need this reminder of patience, diligence, and tenacity today πŸ’›πŸ’›
#TenacityIntensityPurpose

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