First off how do y'all stay so cute on the platform I was sweating bullets and on the hot mess express 😂 Yesterday I decided to #lift4giselle at #SBDtoDBC, a mock powerlifting meet that raised over $3,000 for the Delete Blood Cancer organization! Giselle lost a battle to lymphoma at 22 and although I never met her - I personally know how lymphoma can take some of the best people away all too soon. I'm so happy we were able to honor her, her family, and her mission. ❤️️
Did not deserve first place when my squat was ass to no grass. 🙈 I ended up with a 185 squat, 90 bench (no video but my biggest fight😟), 275 deadlift. *Edit: I weighed in at 101.6 😱 Imo I think more fair numbers would be 550 total at 113lb with a 314.49 wilks. Baseline set for #macybabylifts 😂
Shoutout to @powermltia for the shirt and to @superduperdane for being with me the whole day, you're next 🤗
While I've never been overweight, I've always dealt with body image issues. I remember eating cereal twice a day and nothing else, thinking that was sufficient amount of calories/nutrients. Or that being able to see my collar/hip bones protrude was beautiful. Or actually believing that "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" (like what???) Shooot, I'm STILL going through it I'm just consciously reshaping and unlearning these societal pressures and ritualizing self love whenever my anxiety and doubt takes over.
I wanted to share that it's been 3 years since I stepped into the gym for the first time but it's only been 5 weeks consistently sticking to a program. And this video goes to show how freakin mental it all is! You can see how much doubt I had. I was supposed to do 150x4 and ended up doing 165x4. Camera quality is poo, depth is a bit high for my liking (or just a bad angle) and nerves made my form sloppy buuuut I got over a huge mental barrier yesterday. Posting this to remind myself to stop being a lil bish (and hopefully to find some female gym partners. 😅)
I found this book when my friends were experiencing very tough losses that affected me more than I admitted. This read made me look forward to the transition rather than fear it; gaining insight on near-death experiences, religious philosophies, physics and the spiritual realm. I still turn to its lessons on how to appreciate the present life. Remember, "you cannot go backward in your evolution: you can only progress." -
Deepak Chopra, Life After Death: The Book of Answers // 📷: @pachuung
Reflecting on this time a year ago (see what I did there)... I can't believe we're already more than half way through 2016. #NoteToSelf What do you have left to accomplish before this year ends?
My hearts happy if yours are too. Can't wait to meet you, Baby Caleb ✨💙
Such wifey material
From downing wine by the bottles and sweets by the pints to geeking about anatomy/science or rhyming about unrequited love. You share my vices and strengthen my virtues. Life just wouldn't be the same without #biancaonbreak. Happy 23rd year of existence! 😘 #queenbappreciationpost