Get it Tuesday!
Today I showed up. I felt strong, focused, and empowered. 
You have to think about who you are and who you want to become. You have to think about positive thoughts and think of a mantra that you can repeat over and over to yourself until you believe it like… ‘I am an athlete’ ‘I am strong’ ‘I am creating a better me’ ‘My struggle will lead to my success’ 

Find your mantra and say it until it becomes your reality.

Get it Tuesday!
Today I showed up. I felt strong, focused, and empowered.
You have to think about who you are and who you want to become. You have to think about positive thoughts and think of a mantra that you can repeat over and over to yourself until you believe it like… ‘I am an athlete’ ‘I am strong’ ‘I am creating a better me’ ‘My struggle will lead to my success’

Find your mantra and say it until it becomes your reality.

YOGA!!! πŸ’† After a few months off from yoga I’m going to be incorporating it back into my training regiment once a week as I think it’s important for a number of reasons. Yoga helps with my flexibility, it gives me peace of mind, and it challenges me. I still remember my first yoga class and our teacher started the lesson with reminding the class that it doesn’t matter what type of sport you do or what type of athlete you are because yoga is completely different and you need to ‘leave your ego at the door’. I thought that was a very interesting statement and she was right! Try something new and challenging this Fall/Winter πŸ˜‰ #JudgementFreeZone #BecomeFearless #LiveWithPassion #LiveLifeProject πŸ‘‰ What’s your favourite type of yoga? πŸ‘‰ What move should I begin to master?

YOGA!!! πŸ’† After a few months off from yoga I’m going to be incorporating it back into my training regiment once a week as I think it’s important for a number of reasons. Yoga helps with my flexibility, it gives me peace of mind, and it challenges me. I still remember my first yoga class and our teacher started the lesson with reminding the class that it doesn’t matter what type of sport you do or what type of athlete you are because yoga is completely different and you need to ‘leave your ego at the door’. I thought that was a very interesting statement and she was right! Try something new and challenging this Fall/Winter πŸ˜‰ #JudgementFreeZone #BecomeFearless #LiveWithPassion #LiveLifeProject πŸ‘‰ What’s your favourite type of yoga? πŸ‘‰ What move should I begin to master?

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Find Someone Who Makes You A Better Person: I was going through our wedding photos this weekend and I came across this gem. This photo makes me smile because it reminded me of how lucky I am. Find the person who is your best friend, who you can laugh with until you cry, who you can have disagreements with that quickly get resolved, who help you understand another perspective, who gives you more love than you know how to give, who makes you smile without even speaking, and who is there during the good times and bad times. Find the person who completes you and who you complete and never let go. #Happiness #Love #Respect #KnowYourWorth #Marriage #BestFriend

runningthegoodrace haha, you’re right! I do keep him a secret ;)

theresajennhealthandfitness:

Find Someone Who Makes You A Better Person: I was going through our wedding photos this weekend and I came across this gem. This photo makes me smile because it reminded me of how lucky I am. Find the person who is your best friend, who you can laugh with until you cry, who you can have disagreements with that quickly get resolved, who help you understand another perspective, who gives you more love than you know how to give, who makes you smile without even speaking, and who is there during the good times and bad times. Find the person who completes you and who you complete and never let go. #Happiness #Love #Respect #KnowYourWorth #Marriage #BestFriend

runningthegoodrace haha, you’re right! I do keep him a secret ;)
Find Someone Who Makes You A Better Person: I was going through our wedding photos this weekend and I came across this gem. This photo makes me smile because it reminded me of how lucky I am. Find the person who is your best friend, who you can laugh with until you cry, who you can have disagreements with that quickly get resolved, who help you understand another perspective, who gives you more love than you know how to give, who makes you smile without even speaking, and who is there during the good times and bad times. Find the person who completes you and who you complete and never let go. #Happiness #Love #Respect #KnowYourWorth #Marriage #BestFriend

Find Someone Who Makes You A Better Person: I was going through our wedding photos this weekend and I came across this gem. This photo makes me smile because it reminded me of how lucky I am. Find the person who is your best friend, who you can laugh with until you cry, who you can have disagreements with that quickly get resolved, who help you understand another perspective, who gives you more love than you know how to give, who makes you smile without even speaking, and who is there during the good times and bad times. Find the person who completes you and who you complete and never let go. #Happiness #Love #Respect #KnowYourWorth #Marriage #BestFriend

Arms and cardio done! I feel squishy; that doesn’t mean I am but I’ve been inconsistent for the last 10 days which most likely has contributed to this feeling/thought. But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that today is day 1 of my new program and beginning my ‘off season’ with the goal of maintenance. I put those carbs and German beer from this weekend to good use this morning. I’m still reverse dieting this week and having pizza on Saturday. Next week I will begin adding in more food and calories slowly

Arms and cardio done! I feel squishy; that doesn’t mean I am but I’ve been inconsistent for the last 10 days which most likely has contributed to this feeling/thought. But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that today is day 1 of my new program and beginning my ‘off season’ with the goal of maintenance. I put those carbs and German beer from this weekend to good use this morning. I’m still reverse dieting this week and having pizza on Saturday. Next week I will begin adding in more food and calories slowly

Almost There!

Well, it’s been a week since I have been back in town, back at work and trying to get myself back into a routine. It hasn’t been easy to say the least because every day there has been errands to do plus work plus meal prep, gym etc. But I am getting there! I have had a pretty relaxing week when it comes to the gym, not overly intense but just right. Same with nutrition, I have been eating healthy but have been also enjoying some food that hasn’t been in my plan. Now it’s time to pull it all together before too many not so ideal habits form and get going. Although there isn’t anything major coming up Fitness Model-wise I still need to keep on top of my game. Yes, it’s hard at times to give it 90-100% at the gym 5-6 days a week plus be consistent with my meal prep but it has to be done in order to maintain the gains I have made this past year but especially since the summer. It’s just what it is. You can’t expect to reach your goals and then throw your hands up and ‘take a break’ long term because you WILL lose your gains. It’s hard work but that’s what’s involved if you’re constantly trying to make improvements. Breaks ARE okay and ‘mistakes’ ARE okay but you have to try your best to be mindful and on top of things before you slip too far. If you slip too far (which this has happened to me in the past) then it’s really hard to break through and earn those gains. It’s not impossible, just challenging. I find maintenance harder than competition prep but that’s okay because it gives me something to practice.

Have a great day everyone!
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