The Lion does not concern hmself with the opinions of sheep.
This tattoo was not done on a whim. I’ve toyed with the idea for four years off and on. When I was younger I was obsessed with fitting in with the cool crowd. Having everyone like me, one of my best friends now, @bbelanger1018, I BEGGED him for an invite to his 7th grade birthday party because all the cool kids were going. For a long time it wasn’t about being me it was about trying to be who I thought I needed to be to fit in. And through the years, I’ve realized, I’m gonna do what I want with who I want when I want, and since then, I’ve dumped 90 percent of the crowd I use to chase, and now, I got real friends because of who I am, what I do, and how I treat people. Be a lion, not a sheep, and once in a while, rip a fucking head off just to remind them who the fuck you are.
Big thanks to @vladwood for hooking me up, and doing a great job on my first ink
So I finally bought a pair of @Versagripps due to “everyone” calling it a game changer! I use to use gloves meh ok then straps meh ok... But let me tell you about these Bad boys 😍 I double my PR today and my hands didn’t feel like I was crushing my own bones. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase 🏋🏼♀️ I see new gains in my near future.... #breakingrecords#newgains#versagripps#fitmom
Do you struggle with pull-ups?? You are NOT ALONE!! 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
My goal by the end of prep is to get 10 unassisted pull-ups so I've been working on them a few times per week! -
There are many variations to work on mastering the pull-up! This one has been my fave. -
Here are some others:
1️⃣Start with chin ups. They are usually easier than the wide grip pull-up.
2️⃣ Use the pull-up assist machine and kneel on it. Start lighter and work your way to your body weight.
3️⃣Reverse pull-ups. Stand under the smith machine bar and pull yourself up to the bar while staying on the ground.
4️⃣Use a chair to assist
5️⃣Use a band to assist
Make pull-ups one of your goals!! It's a great back/lats exercise and it will make you feel like a badass!! -
Leggings- Victoria's Secret Sport
Because everyone else is following the Instagram/Social Media tradition of #TransformationTuesday I’ll participate as well.
Every now and then I receive nasty comments or messages saying that the weightloss I undergone was a fake and photoshopped. Questions asking why my skin elasticity isn’t as bad as others if I really lost 100+ pounds, etc. Even comments as far as accusations of taking steroids and skin surgery.
It used to bother me. Then it used to bother me when people would say, “prove it” and I was foolish enough to think I needed to.
I don’t boast because I have nothing to boast about and I have nothing prove because I didn’t begin the journey to prove anything to anyone; except to those who doubted someone’s belief and goals because they didn’t have enough faith in their own. You should never doubt anyone’s goal. If you’re not helping them, you have no business judging them, criticizing them, giving them feedback. All of that is insecurities that show what you were too afraid to do for yourself.
Sum it up:
-I have loose skin, it’s very bad when I don’t have enough water through the day/week. -I did lose 100+ pounds, 130 to be exact and I didn’t do overnight or under a year. -I crash dieted, depended on cardio, starved myself, worked on negative calories, cut water, spit water into water bottles to dehydrate myself to see the scale go down, took water pills to shed any bit of weight on the scale, went on VLCD for long periods of tome and feared carbs, and then rock bottom, BINGED ATE, Because I didn’t know how to have a healthy relationship with food.
Those are things that people don’t know but that’s not what most people ask. My weightloss journey was a 4+ year dedicated timeframe. Why did it take 4 years? Because most of the years, I went about on mine, making mistakes in every area, then stepping back to learn everything all over again. It was frustrating as hell, it tested me, but it made bare everything else I had to face easier; even comments from people who don’t like me for their very own reason, which is fine, it doesn’t make me not like them, just makes me want to show them so that they can try believing in themselves again. 👇🏼👇