We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too.
———————————————————————-This is the last 8 months in 60 seconds. This is waking up at 5:00am so that I can be ready to work by 9:00am. This is hours of training, cardio, and meticulous dieting.
After last year, I knew I needed a change. If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan- not the goal, right? I researched a lot of coaches and my main criteria was simple- I wanted a coach who was willing to see my potential and invest in an athlete who had little accomplishments in the sport yet.
I contacted several coaches and when I found Matt, it felt less about wether I could pay his fees and more about if I could follow his plan. I felt as though he was qualifying me as an athlete as much as I was him as a coach. I imagine, as a coach you can realistically only divide your attention well amongst a handful of athletes...and you want to invest in those who are committed. I was. I have never had a coach as detailed, attentive and invested in my success as Matt. He is relentless is correcting my form, encouraging me to go as hard as I can, and pushing beyond (what I thought were) my limits.
When I attended Dexter last year, he said “get yourself a coach who rarely tells you yes or pays you a compliment. Get yourself someone who tells you “that’s better, BUT... Get you a coach who will tell you when you’re not ready, not good enough.” When Matt tells me I got something right or that I am ready- I have earned that remark.
This prep has been different in almost every way. I’ve trained harder, eaten more strategically, I’ve practiced my posing religiously, ensured I get sleep so my muscles can repair and recover, I’ve made zero excuses. I have given this prep all I’ve got.
Win or lose today, I know I’ve given this prep 100%. I know I’ve followed my plan precisely. I KNOW I’ve got a completely different physique than last year and I know I am on the right path!!!
put your hands up if you love roasted veg 🙋🏻♀️🍆🙋🏻♀️🥕
i love making a huge amounts of roasted veggies and loading my plate up with them! such a colourful, nutritious and yummy meal which requires ZERO effort. the dream 🙇🏻♀️
Happy Saturday friends! Molly here. 🙋🏻♀️ Currently soaking up a few days down on 30A in Florida and I’m thinking a lot about both rest and effort.
What if we were able to find rest and take off some of the pressure that we often load on? What if we approached each day with everything we have - for THAT day? We could drop the fear and insecurity of not being “good enough” and approach the day with a confidence that all we have in that day IS enough. 💪🏼
You are enough. Just as you are! I hope you know that today and let it take some of the weight off in whatever you do (or don’t do).💕
This showed up in my explore tab today and I clicked on it. It was originally posted by @halfmybody and I absolutely agree what she has to say about it below. What I do have to add is that a lot of these foods that are misrepresented to be on the left here are actually great, especially those eggs and bread! A healthy amount of protein (I eat a lot of eggs) and carbs for energy has been essential in my fitness journey.
From halfmybody: ❌IMO, it's complete rubbish❌
I see this picture to insinuate that those who are overweight just eat those "bad" foods and those who are "smaller" are the only ones that eat well.
Just because someone is overweight does not mean that they have overeaten on carbs - someone can eat all healthy foods and be overweight too!!!!! Being overweight can also be caused by medical issues. At the same time, "smaller" people may just only be eating unhealthy food.
❌You can't tell by someone's size what types of food they are eating. I've seen this picture around a lot and I find it to be a generalisation BASED ON STEREOTYPES and could be taken as offensive.
I absolutely agree with the above and it's so frustrating to see stuff like this generalizing people's journey. Body size is dependent on so many things: genetics, bone structure, workout regimen, any medical conditions, etc that it's very ignorant to assume just because someone's body looks a certain way that they only eat "certain" things! What do you guys think?