Tip: Achieving Personal Success

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Achieving personal success, I keep it simple > ME AGAINST ME. If you’re making your goals complicated, that is your own wrong doing. If you take one day at a time, and respect the process you will no doubt STRESS LESS & ACHIEVE MORE.

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Today’s Weigh In

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Today’s weigh in: 163lbs/74kgs – 🙈

Hmm, so I’m down in body fat but evidently gained a little muscle. Sometimes it’s as if I just think the word muscle & I grow it! #GiftAndCurse 😏

I’ve gained 8lbs in 12days but feel leaner. Standing at 5’5 the charts, pies & graphs are telling me I’m absolutely overweight & at risk for a list of health issues, smh but I ain’t hearing it. #KissMy (_|_) 😌

I’m feeling stronger & running longer distances with more ease (increased my cardio endurance for sure!) so it’s time to change up the resistance training regime. No more heavy lifting (not that I was doing much of it 😳) instead I’ll switch it out for moderate-light weight at much higher reps. I’m not insecure about my weight, more concerned with feeling comfortable and I simply don’t want to carry too much more. If the scale exceeds 165+ I’m calling the WWF 😝

All this to say, tell your scales to kick rocks – Don’t let a scale reading fault your efforts, keep your chin high and adjust your approach as needed – BASED ON YOUR SPECIFIC GOALS. Also pay attention to how you feel, we often neglect what our bodies are trying to tell us because we’re more concerned with dropping 10lbs as quickly as possible! We also forget other contributing factors like, muscle weighing more than fat, nutrition, stress…etc. Focus more on building strong, capable bodies for health, strength & for yourself! ❤️💪

#AintAfraidOfTheScale #PolyProud #Genetics #BlackGirlsRock #Body #Strength #Health #FitChix #FitLife

Leg Routine

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MONDAY IS LEG DAY!!! This is what it’s looking like for me tonight: 👉

1. 10min warm up on Stairmaster + 20 Pop squats

2. 30x Step Ups w/20lbs DB

3. Leg Press Drop Set (plate weight): 8x 360lbs > 10x 270lbs > 12x 180lbs > to failure @ 90lbs

4. Walking lunges, no weight 20steps minimum

5. Deadlift Drop Set: 4x 225lbs > 6x 205lbs > 10x 155lbs > 15x 135lbs

6. Body Squats w/35lbs plate to chest (ass to grass) – in standing position raise to toes (work those calves!) ☝

1 set of everything followed by 2 extra sets of #2 #4 and #6… 💃

Personally I finish with 30-45mins of cardio (jog or slow Stairmaster) but if you find yourself walking like a baby giraffe perhaps you should spend 10-12mins stretching and hit a low impact machine like the Elliptical. 💪

#Monday #LegDay #Workout #Training #MakeItCount #Quads #Hamstrings #Calves #Glutes #Booty #Body #Physique #Strong #Power #Health #DontForgetToSQUEEZE #BabyGiraffeStatus 😎

What’s On Your Plate?

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Meal number who the heck cares …I’m hungryyyyy!!!! 😫

1. Baked Tilapia: seasoned with no-salt Jamaican curry spice, cayenne pepper & turmeric.

2. Legumes: caramelized Spanish onion with kidney beans & chickpeas then lightly seasoned with onion powder and garden herbs.

3. Vegetables: steamed Brussels sprouts and carrots in lemon & lime juice, sprinkled with black pepper. 🍴

You haven’t even finished reading this and I’ve already finished everything on this here plate! #NomNom 😋

#CleanEating #FoodPorn #GetInMyBelly #PolynesianAppetite #Protein #Vegetables #Legumes #Fish #Peskatarian #EatingForAbs

STAND UP! Anti-Bullying

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STAND UP for what’s right! With school now back in session I want to bring light to something I feel very passionate about – ANTI BULLYING! ➰

Although I acknowledge that the majority of my followers are looking for inspiration on a fitness level I think many of you that take the time to read my posts know I am a huge advocate for overall wellness, embodying health across the mental, spiritual and of course the physical you. ➰

For as long as I can remember my parents taught me to be a good person, to treat others with kindness and respect. Positive energy attracts positive action so with this post I want to say this – let’s take the time to teach our children that the good of our behavior towards others is an act of love and respect. Anything less is not only intolerable and uncool but disrespecting ourselves and our blessings. ➰

Many kids think bullying those that are ‘different’ for an array of reasons is cool. But if YOU, whether you are a parent, an aunt, uncle, big sis or brother, neighbor or friend can be a HUGE influence. LEAD BY EXAMPLE and show/teach these kids that the many differences among society is the very essence and beauty of humanity! Bullying must stop, please join me and advocate anti-bullying among our youth! ✌

#AntiBullying #LeadByExample #StandUp #Wellness #TeachTheBabies #Love

Aloneness Vs Loneliness

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Aloneness should not be confused with Loneliness. 🙇

Every effort that has been directed toward avoiding loneliness has failed, and will fail, because it is against the fundamentals of life. What is needed is not something in which you can forget your loneliness. What is needed is that you become aware of your aloneness, which is a reality. And it is so beautiful to experience it, to feel it, because it is your freedom from the crowd, from the other. It is your freedom from the fear of being lonely. #Osho ❤

@Laz_lewy @lenayx2 …I miss you both #LiLaLa 🌺

#Osho #Homesick #Sisters #SeekingFocus #FindingPeace #Wellness #Love #AnotherSelfie 😌 xox

The Strength of a Woman

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#FlashbackFriday #PSA: The strength of a woman is not determined by the amount of weight she lifts, curls, squats. Nor by the distance she runs or the quickness of her feet. It is not measured by the stretch in her pose or the make of sweat she creates. ➰

A woman’s strength is measured by the fact that she does. That she endures. Fearlessly and with resiliency, without mercy or excuse …she just does. ➰

The picture, the video you witness for a few seconds is a mere fraction of what it takes for change. Strength is not so much the action itself but in the will to remain consistent! ➰

For those that are wow’ed by your fav fitspiration’s training abilities and exclude yourself from being capable of achieving something similar I’ve got something to tell you – You do not have to be the strongest chick on the gym floor but you do need to remain consistent! ➰

Word of the day is: CONSISTENCY!!! 🌟

#Consistency #ConsistentEffortsBreedResults #Strength #Fitspiration #Inspire #Motivate #DoWork #Beastmode #Health #TheFitLife #Wellness #Tuvalu #Samoa #Polynesian #Thick #Curves #Body #Physique #Strong #Powerful