I did judo (a martial art) for years growing up. I pushed myself hard because my dad was an 8th degree black belt and a prominent figure in Canadian judo. And if I pushed myself hard, he pushed me harder.
In reality he pushed a little too hard. He wanted a champion headed for the olympics and I partly wanted that but I also wanted to get my nails done and hang out with my friends. I didn’t understand what I was giving up.
At 14 I stopped doing judo. It’s one of my biggest regrets. I wasn’t the fastest but I was strong. I was tough. I didn’t win my fights in seconds, and I didn’t throw opponents over my head. It was a slow game. I took them to the ground won through submission. But I won.
So I understand the long game. That quick fixes aren’t what work for me. It’s takes time. Dedication, Determination and discipline. I’m not quitting this time.
The Olympics is no longer the goal. But my dreams are still BIG and I have a lot of them.
So here is to infinity and beyond (because my kid is obsessed with toy story)! Keep watching my journey, it keeps me accountable. If you need someone to hold you accountable and push you (but not too much) send me a message. I’m here to help! #fitness#journey#fitspo#fitnessjourney#fitnessgirl#motivation#fitlife#fitfam#fitmom#judo#jump#dedication#longgame#girlswholift#strong#fitforlife#nike#momoftwo
Good night to all those that have been following my journey. I hope to some this applies to you, I hope some of my content gives you that extra boost of motivation you needed for the day. I hope I help you not give up because being fit/comfortable with body image/ loving oneself is a long journey with a lot of derailments along the way. Just remember stay positive and put one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward!!
I am proud to show my clients results from the past month! @Yahyaomerr walked in the gym with me a month ago barely capable of lifting the bench bar and now has worked his way up to being able to bench a plate for reps.
There were tough days and ups and downs but we've always pushed through and stuck to the plan and hopefully will reach your goal of 190lbs in the near future.
If you would like to follow his weightloss journey he will be posting it on Instagram @yahyaomerr and the next update picture will be coming within a few weeks! The progress is incredible and ahead of schedule.
What’s your daily routine like? What are some of your favorite go-to supplements? My top two must haves right now are @nuleafnaturals#cbd oil (not pictured, see my Highlights) and the #ashwagandha . I carry the oil in my purse & keep ashwangandha in the cooler at home. Would love to hear what’s your must haves! Share below ...
It has been 5 weeks since I laced up my running shoes after my disappointment, and injury during my last half.. Yesterday I decided to share with you all what I was going through, and I honestly couldn’t be more glad I did.. My heart feels full with all your words of care, compassion and encouragement.. I decided I would go out and make today day one, taking it easy as to not irritate or relapse my recovery but I needed to literally take the first steps.. Was it my best run?? No, nor was it very long.. Instead of looking at my watch feeling frustration or pressure, I pushed out any negative thoughts with the powerful encouragement I received from you all.. Today was day one, and tomorrow will be what it will be. One foot in front of the other♀️
I completely resonate with this!!! When you have experience some shit, both good and bad, to really start to break down and comprehend the person who you want to be. I totally agree that there was that one day, the kind of light bulbmoment when I took the first step of many towards making the changes and improvements in my life that I wanted and needed. It was fucking confronting! It was always uncomfortable, challenging, hard and continuous. But, it was also the beginning of the most incredible part of my life so far. And because of that one moment, when I finally embraced dropping my bullshit excuses and taking action towards becoming the most amazing version of me, that my life began to transform. #girlpower to all the women out there on the same mission - to simply be the most incredible version of you! You all fucking rock!!
Something is special about this morning .... yes, the our rising superstar , our rising sun saw the first light of the sun .... How could I not wish him "Happy Birthday on this sunny morning !!?? Good morning Sunshine ... #HappyBirthdaySidhant#HappyBirthday#sidhant#sidhantgupta@sidhant .
.This is not just a Happy Birthday post hero .... this is a dedication to you my rising sun .... We believe that you will rise everyday & you will rise higher , you will shine everyday & you will shine brighter. ... Smile like this always .... #angel#MyRisingSun#love#dedication .
° @redcon1 from @supplement_needs finally found somewhere over this side off the world for some supplements .
MRE "Real Whole Food" Powder
Beef - Salmon - Eggs - Chicken
Rolled Oats - Yams - Sweet Potato - Blueberry & Goji Berry
Breach - Branched Chain Amino Acids
Leucine MTOR Protein Synthesis.
Coconut Water Powder
Hydration Focus .
5g EAA (Essential Amino Acids).
30g Highly Branced Cyclic Dextrin "Cluster Dextrin"
Don't just count the reps - Make the reps count
"On the line's of bodybuilding"
It is important to count reps in terms of tracking & knowing progression (Linear Progression - Progressive Overload - Volume - Weight - Intensity - Rest Period) but, it's also important to make sure those reps actually counted, using near enough the exact same form.
Momentum or "cheat reps" to say, exhaust the eccentric "negative" part of a movement can have their place for extra muscle fibre contraction/stimulus/stress but not in term's of measuring overall progression.
Failing at 8 reps at complete muscular failure is a hell of a lot more benefical than swinging the weight for 12 reps taking stress of the muscle to use momentum for reps for the sake of reps
That also doesn't mean stretch & squeeze with incredibly light weight's & dumbbells with these new revolutionary programme's ....
Look at some of the greatest physiques of all time regardless of ...
They had hard, dense physiques & commonly all trained similar .
Train smarter not harder?! ....
Train Smarter & Harder...
Train both to reduce the risk of set backs, plateau's or injuries, programme specifically for you (i.e. exercise selection) to maximise your own potential ability to progress & promote growth..
Mechanical tension & Metabolic Stress..
Adaptation - Force Adaptation.
Track & Log
Progressive Overload is such a fool proof way to build muscle it's that simple. Keep it simple
It doesn't mean you just have to train that way but training purely to progress in strength & growth it's an effective way to..
Science is cool but the broader number of people like simple & effective simultaneously .