Started our Sunday morning right by walking and supporting a community dear to our hearts! As we walked I remembered one of my favorite quotes: "Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle". We all need to try and be GENUINELY kind to one another. Happy Sunday everyone!
I hope all of you are having a lovely Sunday 🌸🌺
Posting some clips of this past weeks workouts 💪🏻🏋🏼♀️
Lightweight high rep Hip thrusts for da boootayyy🍑
Pistol squat practicing (still gotta work out keeping that other leg straight!) 😜
And my absolute favourite ...PULL UPS! Recently I've had a shoulder injury and have been getting massages, proper rest and training to get back to where I was...and now I'm back and better with a new PR of 5!🌟🌟🌟 #HTFIT#keeppushing
Elivate Yourself: Lifting yourself to the highest human potential, that's capable within your means. Your means... Infinite. We're here to take you a little bit higher // #ElivateYourself#ElivateNutrition#DoYouEvenCrossFit
🖤 Elivate Athlete Patricia Lara @patyxfit
🌺🌸 Elivate Floral Tank
In any industry, networking is crucial. If it weren't for the relationships I've built in the #chicagofitness community, I'd be out of luck when it comes to event training--I don't own a Yoke nor anything that resembles an atlas stone (my gym doesn't have room & my budget is tapped after buying log/farmers/Husafell this season).
Huge thank you to @shortal45 for getting me hooked up on Sundays at @atlascrossfit 🙏🏼 Everyone has been SO friendly & super cool 😎 Using your Yoke & new 150# sand ball are helping make me so much more confident while training for Nationals!
@startingstrongman @nikechicago @strongwoman.society @strongmancorporation
you see this beautiful woman, this one right here, my namesake, smiling like no other. (yes, there is a beautiful little prince in this shot too and a beautiful aunt Mel in the background!!!)
but this woman, my auntie is a cancer survivor. since her diagnosis she's been so strong. she's still taking care of all of us. I love her so much. grateful she's so strong and that she's going to be just fine and most of all I'm grateful she's my aunt Ro. (photo credit @danielryne) #livestrong#luciostrong#hashtag
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pecan pancakes! 😍What is it about the changing weather that also changes your taste buds? A month ago I wouldn't have even have thought about pumpkin, now I can't get it off my mind! Swipe for the recipe, I doubled the milk though... It made them go further! Make sure to almost cook thoroughly before flipping- They are a 10! 🌟 #pumpkineverything#pancakesunday#breakfast
What's a negative belief or story you've had in the past that you had to unlearn?
Beliefs are our mental stories about ourselves and about the way the world is. Often, they are unquestioned or unconscious. Limiting beliefs are those specific stories that hold us back in some way from becoming who we truly want to be.
If we want to create lasting change in our lives, we need to let go of our limiting beliefs and cultivate empowering beliefs that support our growth.
What's a limiting belief you've had in the past that you had to unlearn?
Good Morning Friends And Family, After 13 very long days in the hospital after suffering a pretty serious stroke on September 12th I am still here, however I may be getting discharged as early as today.
After two different medications not working to break up the couple different blood clots I had within my body they finally switched me to a third one that my body seems to be responding well to.
I will still have to go through some physical therapy to regain all my strength and may be out of work for a while longer even if I am discharged today or in the next few days.
Please keep me in your many thoughts and prayers! gofundme.com/newstart17 #gofundmedonations#gofundme#lasvegas#stroke#strokesurvivor#daddy#livestrong
pictured here: beauty, strength and happiness. Not pictured here: weakness, illness, self hatred.
Context: Last night, after three years of hard work bringing my life back under control, I get a message. From a guy who knew me when I was at my highest weight, after I'd gained a huge 60 lbs (30kg, 4 stone) in the first year of recovering. We haven't talked in a very long time.
Last night, after losing over 40 lbs (20kg, almost 3 stone) this year due to fucking hard work, self dedication and finally feeling in a good place about my body, it turns out he wants me back. Because now I'm skinny enough. Before you read these messages bear in mind that this guy 100% knew that before I'd met him I'd been really ill with food issues and absolutely knew what he was doing when he sent this. "i really like youre "size zero"..!!! but are you ill like victoria beckham...?. u understand....i will have u like my girlfriend J(serious) if you hold youre hot cocain-model-size...!!!" And the proceeded to blame me when I wasn't interested in what little he had to offer. This is a guy who knew exactly what the situation was.
People. Anyone who wants you based on the way you look, on how you fit their ingrained model of attractiveness, they ain't worth shit. Never let what the idiots think define you, because you're always worth so much more.
Last night, I had a choice. I could have let this trigger me into returning to my fucked up eating and exercising habits, which I did. For about ten minutes. And then life reminded me that it was worth so much more, and that I was too.