There’s ONE thing I love more than winning and that’s MY WHOLE TEAM WINNING! 🦈Sharks breed sharks🦈 and you won’t get to where you want to be unless you surround yourself with people who are going to push you and inspire you to be better. Before the year/decade comes to an end I just wanted to take a second to thank everyone who’s made a positive impact on my life. Thank you to everyone who’s helped me through my sad girl year and to everyone who I just don’t get to see or talk to as much just because we’re now busy adults - I still love you all❤️ New years won’t mean anything unless you put in the work to make positive changes in your life. So surround yourself with fuckin hustlers &smash out your goals! Don’t just forget about them after January. I hope everyone has a blessed and safe start to 2020✨
10/30/17-I remember being so pissed that I had to drive an hour back to Princeton to see you after I had just driven an hour home from my boyfriend’s house. I took this photo to show you what portrait mode was, because prior to the phone you had you were rocking a flip phone. Who knew this would be the last picture I would ever take of you. I waited too long to visit you. I made excuses not to call/text because I was “too busy”. I didn’t try hard enough because after living and growing up with you I thought we would have our whole lives together, but I was wrong. Tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. Get to know, really KNOW your family. Travel, quit that job you hate, forgive those who have wronged you, live your life! Everyday is a gift and you should cherish every moment❤️
The holidays are a joyous time for most, but for people dealing with grief/mental illness/depression these can be the worst few months of the year. I encourage you all to be kind to those around you. You never know what battles someone might be facing internally. You never know how badly someone may want to break down, and all they can do to get through the day is to fake a smile and to act like everything is okay. If you are impacted by holiday/seasonal depression please do not hesitate to reach out to those you love or a professional. You are not weak! The strongest thing you can do is to seek help. Take time for yourself and show yourself some compassion. I know personally how difficult these months can be. I know how hard it is to do simple tasks like get out of bed and make it through your day. Please reach out to me if you have no one to turn to. I hope everyone has a blessed holiday and please REMEMBER TO BE KIND‼️
Y’all know I hate corny shit, but this last month and a half I have truly been humbled again and again by the iron. Constantly reminded that I cannot push or pull the weight I worked so hard to get up to this entire year. My lower body has always been significantly stronger than my upper, but after my 20 mile run I injured both my hips, my left foot, my left big toe, and my pride. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve skipped leg days just because I’m so frustrated with myself and tired of being disappointed. I’ve been a lil extra moody & Maybe I’m sounding dramatic😂, but I’m sure some of you may be able to relate. It’s time I give up the fuckin pity party and start working on shit I suck at now. Here’s 115lbs on the bar. Extremely unimpressive, but to even have a barbell on my back and be able to move pain free is such a huge win. The moral of this story is #keepmoving
When you put your mind to something there is nothing you can’t do. I haven’t ran more than 2-3 miles in probably 5+ years. I haven’t trained to run, anyone who knows me knows I barely even do cardio. I did lose 10lbs just because I didn’t want to carry too much weight. 20 miles in 3 hours and 45minutes. No breaks, no pre workout, just heart. Thank you to everyone who came out! Big thanks to my aunt and uncle who flew in just for this. Next time you think you can’t do something - think again! Time for me to go die now. My legs are completely shot & cannot stand😂 - my gofundme link in my bio will be live till Monday ! Thank you so much again❤️
Sometimes you just have to stay low key, focus on your own goals, &get that sh*t done. Went from 32.6% body fat to 24% this year. Still super high and not where I want to be, but consistency and patience will get me there. #MondayMotivation 💫
Inspired by @alexfine44 I have decided to start my own fundraising campaign entitled #KeepMovingKeepSurviving - on Oct 12th I will be running 20 miles with no prior running training to raise $10,000 to donate to Kara and @projectaware Kara is an organization that provides free grief support to people of all ages. I reached out to Kara when I had hit rock bottom. When I could barely get out of bed to go to work, when I couldn’t bear the sadness and anger I was dealing with from not processing my grief and they listened and helped me get through an insanely delicate time. Project aware is an organization I have been working with for almost 2 years now. They clean up dive sites and raise money for marine life and oceanic conservation. The Project Aware team is also tremendously compassionate and they continue to reach out to me to make sure I am doing okay. I am running because I believe that your mind is your strongest asset and if you train your mind then your body will follow. About a year ago my mindset had hit rock bottom. I didn’t see a purpose to continue living and I woke up every morning begging God to exchange my life for Chris’. My mindset, my faith in God, my physical body was all crumbling and I finally woke up one morning in Sept 2018 and decided that the only way to keep moving and to keep surviving was to strengthen my mind. If you knew that you could achieve all of your dreams, wouldn’t you stop at nothing to achieve them? Why is it that we so often give up on things we want because we convince ourselves that our goals are out of our reach? I have committed to running 20 miles because I know that my mind is strong enough to complete this challenge. I know that I can accomplish anything because I made it out of what I thought was an endless darkness. I encourage you all to take a look at your own mindset. What are you holding yourself back from? My fundraising link will be posted in my bio. If anyone would like to run with me, please do not hesitate to contact me so I can give you all the details. The donations will be split 50/50 between Kara and Project Aware. Thank you all for your support❤️
Laura has been smashing PR’s all week🏆 I met Laura at Equinox while cleaning up my special event table. If you’ve ever done a special event table at Equinox you’ll know how boring and annoying they can be. Most people don’t want to talk or they just want free crap. Laura had said to me, “I do Pilates and have been working out by myself for quite some time but I down to try new things.” A year later, here we are! Laura works hard every session and has now fully committed to becoming #BodyBuildingLaura I could not be more proud of her and her progress. She’s even inspired her husband to start working out! Laura is the fanciest “Lady Who Lunches” that I know😂 and I’m so happy that my standing around waiting for the time to pass actually brought me one of the funniest, kind, and loyal clients ever!
Here’s a short clip of me lifting for fun. A lot of people keep asking me if I’m training for something or if I’m looking to eventually compete - NO! I just like to fitness for fun 🕺🏻, the second it stops being fun for me then that’s when I’m going to be done with it. I lift for me, to show myself that my body is as strong as my mind. I lift for my clients, to show them that consistency and hard-work equates to success. I lift because I love getting lil pumps & taking selfies 🤳🏽 like a pretend @casssmartin 😍 Also, while I have y’all here. Ive been invited to speak at a women’s empowerment event next Saturday with my annoying colleague @barrogafit 👯♀️ if y’all wanna hear us inspire the shit outta you then HMU to buy some tix ✌🏽 PS: I did get 85lbs for 1 rep BUT I needed my camera man to spot me so I don’t die. If I wanna be a fitness influencer I should prob go to the gym with my own tripod🤷🏼♀️ I’ll do better next time.