HEALTHY KETO TACO’s!🌮🤤🌮 Shredded slow cooked chuck roast, Sautéed bell peppers and onions, avocado, chopped tomato and plain Greek yogurt. Cheese optional...😉 I had a craving, felt like spoiling myself a little and I didn’t really want to cheat so instead I got a little creative. Definitely not disappointed with these at all or any feelings of feeling restricted. So so good...🤤😍🤤
One legged deadlifts. I do these using this bent over row machine to take some of the need to stabilize myself out of the exercise. Allowing me greater activation of all 3 of my glute muscles. Stability exercises are very important and I do always incorporate them but this time, in this exercise I didn’t want to focus on all the little stablizers. My goal was to completely target my glute and push hard it for some growth while separating it as much as possible from the rest of my leg muscles. This type of technique is more so for an esthetic result with much less focus on functional movement. Key points to remember: keep your engage your core, keep your back straight and spine in complete alignment (no looking up), shoulders pulled back and down, hing only at your hip, keep the majority of your weight in your heal, minimize and limit the movement of your knee, squeeze your glutes through both phases of the movement and do not move fast. This is a concentration movement. Have fun with it and tell me how you like it. Enjoy!😅
Studies have shown that after only a few weeks on a very low calorie diet it increased hunger and hunger hormones for OVER A YEAR!!! Yes, over a whole year!😱🤯😱 This means that after just a few weeks of you trying to drop some serious pounds most likely your progress will be so short lived and will only end up backfiring on you. How frustrating!🤦🏼♀️ Making it even harder for you to lose weight afterwards and this is only one aspect. This is why I recommend using a moderate calorie deficit as opposed to crash dieting. Look for true, knowledgeable professionals who have your best interests at heart rather than your checkbook or one pushing gimmicks on you. Everyone’s body has unique requirements and this is why the same thing does not work for everyone. DM me for more information on online nutrition guidance...
Seated Neutral Grip Rows. The point is NOT to pull your elbows back as far as you can while leaning back which only ruins the true purpose of this exercise, creating a dysfunctional movement pattern leading to muscle imbalances and then bad posture. The point is to engage the all the correct muscles, moving in the correct pattern and getting the results that you are looking for. ~SIT UP STRAIGHT, as if your back is against the wall. Pull with your shoulder blades, not with your elbows and finish the movement by lifting your chest as high as you can, keep it up there and keep your head held high. This does not mean chin up. If you’re not able to do this then chances are it probably means you’re lifting a weight that’s heavier than you ready for. SYMMETRY! A symmetrical body is a beautiful body and more importantly a functional body. Enjoy!
Under Construction 🚧 🔨 NO flattering angle shot here, straight on. Getting in shape will never be an overnight process. It takes dedication, persistence and consistency but the rewards of such a lifestyle are endless. Eating right, training hard and recovery are key and all part of one’s self respect, self care and self love. No one is perfect all of the time, especially me but I do do my best to take good care of myself. If you truly love yourself you will treat your mind and body with respect, love and care. We’ve ALL been blessed with this amazing gift of life and it only makes sense to show our appreciation for it and to it by taking good care of it. Yes we all have times when we drop the ball, we’re human, imperfect beings but the point is to get right back up and get back to it. Plus the better you care for yourself the better you feel, the better you look, which simply translates to HAPPY and who doesn’t want to be happy. Not to mention it’s so difficult to be happy in a sick body. LOOKING GOOD IS THE SIDE EFFECT OF GETTING HEALTHY! ☺️❤️💯🙌🏼💯❤️☺️
Healthy Keto Beef Strew! 🤤🤤🤤 Low carb, healthy fats and lots and lots of veggies! Ingredients: Beef Chuck, Parsnips(instead of potatoes), Red Bell peppers, Portobello mushrooms, Purple, white & orange carrots, celery, zucchini, onion, spinach. Seasonings: Salt, pepper, chyenne, bay leaves, a ton of Garlic and coriander. If you do your food prepping in large quantities you can always freeze a good portion of it and portion out the rest for the rest of week. I usually cook in large amounts and have my freezer stocked with a variety of things that I’ve already made. This saves me a lot of time and over time gives me a variety of options that are already prepared. Healthy by no means has to be boring or flavorless. I usually like what I make more than what I can find at the store or at a restaurant and besides keeping me on track with my goals it also save a ton of $$$☺️
Growth can be uncomfortable but for a truly happy and successful life it’s an inescapable necessity. As humans we cannot truly be happy unless we are continuing to grow and achieve. Anything less translates into one who is settling and when you are settling you are honestly, actually accepting less than what it is that you truly want. Good enough is rarely really good enough but instead is a justification, an excuse that we are using to make ourselves feel better for why we didn’t. Why we didn’t step up, why we gave up, why we are no longer fighting for what we want. We are trying to make it okay to settle for less than what we truly want. Life is a precious gift and should be spent in gratitude, appreciation and continual positivity and in ones self growth. That’s the whole point! One of the most painful parts of self growth is the acceptance of the fact that unless we let go of what chains us to where we currently are we cannot continue to expand. Whether it be people, places, things or thoughts they all have an effect and result on us personally, our world and have to be let go otherwise we will continue carry with us those weights, anchors and chains that will prevent our growth...
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. OLD SOULS: Theres is a beautiful thing inside you that is thousands of years old. Too old to captured in poems. Too old to be loved or understood by everyone. But loved so very deeply by a chosen few...
It really is all about self love, self respect and your self worth. Guard your space! You have to protect yourself and your space just as you would do for anyone that you love and care for. Energy is transferred between people on a conscious and unconscious level. Be and surround yourself with those who bring good energy, positivity and good intentions to you and your life and make sure you also play it forward... What goes around comes around. What you put out you get back. Chose to contribute to the positivity in world that you’d want to see, experience and enjoy yourself...❤️💯❤️💯❤️💯❤️
Pile squats as this leg day finisher. I’m using this machine for the adjustment of where the load(weight) is and for the slight change in the path of its movement. Since by this point my legs are pretty burnt out this is allowing me more ease in maintaining form so I can stay focused on exactly which muscles I want to do the work. This is how I control how my muscles shape and develop. I prefer to do everything with a purpose...☺️🙌🏼💯
What if... our religion was each other, if our practice was our life, if prayer our words? What if the temple was earth, if the forests were our church, if holy waters ~ the rivers, lakes and oceans. What if meditation was our relationships, if the teacher was life, if wisdom was self knowledge, if love was the center of our being? What if this was our world, what if this is what our world could be...
Snatches, because my 5 mike bike ride to the gym just wasn’t enough.🤷🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️😅
I haven’t done these in months, plus today is only my 2nd workout back after way to much time off due to an injury ect... My form could use a little cleaning up but overall not to bad if I may say so myself.
TRUTH! Especially in LA where so many wear masks rather than their true faces. In any kind of relationship it’s not all or always about the length of time put in but more so in the sincerity of the thoughts, efforts & intentions invested.
There’s is a beauty in imperfections, flaws & how each one of these things makes each & every single one of us so uniquely beautiful. Accept, embrace & love who you are! God does not make any mistakes!!!🙌🏼 Each and every single one of us was created so perfectly unique, with such purpose & with such great care that it should be appreciated & celebrated daily with nothing but gratitude. So often & easily we can loose sight of this in this busy & so distracting world that we live in but we have to know & remember that very single thing that we need in this life to be happy & successful was already given to us when we were created. It is kept safe & hidden within ourselves, awaiting its discovery. If we can just remember that our outside world is only a reflection of our inside world & our relationship that we have with ourselves we can do & achieve anything that we desire. There is always a way, you only have to look inside. You were created to be, you are & you will always be perfect, whole & complete...💯🙌🏼❤️❤️❤️🙌🏼💯
Throwback! It’s been a LONG minute since I used to look like this. Most people will never understand what it takes to become this. All the hard work, all the sacrifices, the countless sleepless nights, early mornings, the long long days of a constant grind, all the social invites from your friends that have to be declined & turned down just so that you can stay on track. This kind of look, this kind of body doesn’t just happen over a few weeks or even a few months, it takes years & years of consistent & constant work at the gym, in the kitchen & during your everyday life. I haven’t even mentioned the psychological toll it takes transitioning from looking like this to what’s considered more normal & then back & fourth again. As a woman I love my curves but once you’ve gotten use to seeing yourself & living without them in a hard & ripped body their return is hard to accept. You feel fat, unattractive & at times even out of control & the crazy part is that you’re probably still looking like a superhero to everyone else, still in much better shape than most but for a while you’re not able to see it for yourself. At least that’s how it’s been for me. This final and very “TEMPORARY” look is the fine tuned version for a competition. I don’t look like this in my everyday life. Not to say that I couldn’t force my body to stay in this look but to what sacrifice? Most don’t understand how unhealthy your are & have to be in order to get here & how you will end up having to pay for it later. That being said for me this look, getting competition ready has always more about the mental challenge. Forcing myself to run at my fears, proving to myself that I can do anything that I set my mind to as long as I’m willing to put in the work & to make all the sacrifices that are required to get here. Ignoring all of the incorrect voices that I’ve collected throughout my life telling me that I’m not good enough, strong enough, smart enough, pretty enough. So many think that this is easier for me for whatever reason that they come up with to justify why I can and they can’t. I’m human & I struggle just like you. I AM MY ONLY COMPETITION & I ONLY COMPETE AGAINST MYSELF! “YOU CAN TOO”!!!💯
KETO life🤤🤤🤤 3 Egg Omelette... Innards: 4oz Grass fed Organic Ground beef, 1/4 Red Onion, 4 Baby Portabella Mushrooms, 1 Slice Swiss Cheese, Raw Sharp 1 oz Cheddar Cheese, 2 Strips Uncured Bacon.
As you can see my 👀’s where much bigger than my stomach😅🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤