Friday nights at the bar.
495lbs for 3s at RPE 7.5-8. My back is so tight from deadlifts yesterday. I feel really good about these because I was still able to brace and keep my form. I think I finally found my perfect footing. Ready to see how things progress not that I'm feeling confident.
I literally just got off the phone with my mother. We were on the phone for 2 hours. The Bible talks about wisdom and how important it is to hold on to it, especially in terms of your mother. In a scary way it's almost comforting that I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. Looking back on life with my mom and realizing everything we've been through together I understand that I'm in my perfect struggle. This struggle will set me up for my perfect success that's just for me.
The reason I'm going to be successful is because 1. God and 2. I'm a fighter. So I have nothing to be worried about as long as I keep fighting and as my great grandfather said before he died "Hold on to the Lord, and he will hold on to you"
Pumped for training, pumped for life. *in my Martin Lawrence voice* Nationals! Baaaaby!! Where you at!!!? #GodIsGood#BrickByBrick
My old boss reminded me how important it was to pray while you work and on your way to your goals. It's obvious that's what we should be doing but even with the workout; before I started I jus said a little prayer and ask God to give me strength to get through it because I wasn't feeling the best.
When I was high school I worked for him cutting grass. I would be in sun 100+ and cut grass from sun up, to sun down and still go to track practice. I used that money to pay my phone bill and by some clothes because my mom couldn't get it for me. I've always busted my tail.
The point I'm trying to make is faith without works is dead. You have to work as hard as you pray and pray as hard as you would and now i understand that. I don't give me trainees short cuts and I don't give myself short cuts. Sometimes how you feel is really a lie and you have to remember where you're going not where you are.
My uncle said when things get hard and your path seems like it's disappearing, you have to belive that you can re-define that path when you can see it and work anyways. Believe in yourself even when you dont.
You can't tell me nothing. God is good.
I said this once before that I don't really like to post pictures like this. I've had several people tell me that they thought I was vain or stuck up. I don't really acknowledge my body too much at least not in that form or fashion. I've been smaller and weaker than everyone else and I just wanted to get bigger and stronger. I do wanna look 210 and still be around 181-185
Galatians 6:14 is tattooted on the side of @richfroning and hes a reason why i got mt "strength" tattoo on my ribs. It says. "As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world's interest in me has also died". All I can do Is thank God for my talents and gifts , even the ones he hasn't revealed to me yet because I've always prayed to be stronger and be stronger than the situations I've been in throughout my life and that's real. I just wanted to be able to handle whatever got thrown at me. All I can do is Glorify him with what I do.
For those beginning there fitness journey don't be fooled by instagram. It's full of garbage and trash. It clouds people's judgment and idea of what's real and what isnt. I've been lifting for 6 years almost 7 consistently. I am not on steroids. I do take supplements,(fish oil, preworkout etc) and I bust my tail everytime I hit the gym. If you keep quitting and you keep stopping because it's a little difficult you'll never see your full potential. I didn't wake up swole or anything but I knew if I pushed myself I would wake up with something. Just keep at everyone. Keep it honest and consistent and you'll get there.