Spent my Saturday night in the gym and then did some reading before cuddling up and watching a movie. I used to love to go out and party when I was younger, but now I honestly find it to be a waste. It’s poison to the body, and I despise hangovers. I prefer to wake up feeling refreshed on a Sunday after a good nights sleep than deal with the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption. Of course it’s okay to occasionally let loose because balance is important in life. But if you’re spending every weekend going out, spending money on alcohol, and wondering why you aren’t hitting your goals - maybe it’s time to make a change. If you’re worried about losing friends because you aren’t the “cool party girl” anymore well, you don’t need those friends. If you want to get somewhere in life you need to surround yourself with people that are also going places. Make new friends that have goals and opt for intimate gatherings with deep conversations. That’s where growth takes place. Who else is in a growth phase?
HAPPY FREAKIN FRIYAY! 😈 killed legs and booty today and feeling great! Hope everyone killed their workout and is ready for the weekend. I am 🤪 Waist training by the best @neosportsmiami 👌 . . . . . . #allnatural#bodied#fitthick#gymlife#fitness#bootybuilder#peachsquad#iworkhardformine#noexcuses#assonfiyah#waisttraining#florida#fitnesswomen#curvy#lift#gettingthickerthanasnicker#givemeallthegains#gainsaf#fitnesstransformation#goals#selflove#motivate#onlinecoaching#thickthighssavelives#friyay#goodvibesonly
Everything you choose in your life is YOURS. Make choices that are good for you. The people, places, and things you choose will make you who you are and who you will become! Go for that job. Be with that person who sees what you don’t. Enjoy your time with friends who support you. Take insane risks. Go all in. You have one life. Live it for you. 🖤 Happy Sunday! New week, new goals letsgooooo! What is one choice in your life that you’re proud you made?!
Lately I've been reading about marriages ending abruptly due to various reasons ranging from abuse, ghosting to their partner pursuing someone else. I feel like we live in an age where relationships are no longer valued as much, as our choices of meeting new people are always a swipe away so we can choose to abandon if we don't feel like it. . Being at the receiving end of my own relationships ending similarly, I've felt that. From being on one end of the spectrum where the partner was oh-so-romantic to suddenly becoming distant and eventually leaving. All within a few days which made me wonder — Wth just happened? . In the months of coming to terms with their departure, I've come to this understanding: Learn to love without attachment. I've struggled with being enmeshed with my partner without a sense of separation from self. Not only did I lose my individuality but I become attached to them in such a way that, them walking out of my life left me crumbling. I've made them my whole world and when that world was gone, so did I. . To love without attachment is not the same as being detached. When you are detached, you are loving from a place of fear resulting in being unengaged or avoidant. 'Non-attachment' is still to love but to avoid 'clinging' — a term I've been using a lot lately where we are unable to let go, the need to control, or to hold something tightly in our grasp causing them to suffocate. . When we practise non-attachment, we can choose to love without fearing that anyone who chooses to depart will leave us feeling lost. When you recognize that you are a whole person — no one is there to complete you and so, them leaving would not break you apart. . It's probably my greatest downfall to love so deeply and hard but I can still do so without attachment. They are free to go if they want to but I will always remain grounded in my own self.
Hey 👋🏻 GENIUS ✨remember who you are!! You’re a beautiful, precious, unique being and you are incredibly important here on planet Earth 🌏 you are soooooo loved, so focus on believing all of this with every fibre of your being, because nothing else matters. You’ve got this my love 🌸💖🌸 #mondaymotivation#motivate#inspire#changetheworld
Just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Time spent with yourself is much better than time wasted with people who don’t make you feel good about yourself. Use your alone time to learn new skills, discover what’s really important to you, and grow your confidence. Alone time is a necessary part of success. #youcanhavesuccess
So this is 208. Probably the heaviest I’ve ever been. No, this isn’t to say “look at me”. This is an observation of shift in perspective. ... Before I started power lifting, I always envied the guys who could hit the gym regularly and drooled over those who had the 8-pack abs yet still seemed to eat whatever they wanted (still do tbh, haha). ... I used to look in the mirror and, not hate what I saw, but never really thought I was good enough. ... Old Me would look down at the scale, read 208 and shatter. I’d think, “What have I done wrong?”. ... Current Me looks down at the scale and sees what 208 really means. It means I’m strong. It means I’m getting stronger. ... I don’t have the 8-pack abs. I may never get to see them pop, idk, but that’s ok! ... These days I look in the mirror and, yeah, I’m not stoked about how I look sometimes, but I see passed the surface. I see how far I’ve come. ... Yes, I still look for areas to grow and get better (physically, mentally, and emotionally) but I don’t fixate on them. ... Definitely a longer post than lately (sorry?) but thought I’d share. ... Officially ONE WEEK until the competition I’ve spent 12 weeks training for. A little nervous but still excited! ... Let’s all be a little nicer looking in the mirror, shall we? ... STAY UP EVERYONE! ... #fitness#fitnerd#beyou#beyourself#behappy#beconfident#lookingback#mirror#youcan#bepositive#positivity#beyourself#justbeyou#keepitup#motivation#encouragement#empower#pokemon#fitguy#fitgay#motivate#happy#saturdayworkout#atthegym#gymtime💪 #perspectives#mindsetmatters#postworkout#chestday#backday#letsgoooo
There’s a new video on my YouTube channel! It’s a complete tour of my apartment 🥳 Check out my stories for a swipe up link or my bio! - - This pic is a bit different from what I usually post but I hope you enjoy this corner in my apartment where I put all of my study books! 📚 - - Also, it’s also time to reflect on last week’s goals. One of my goals was to hit the gym 4 times, but I only went 3 times. I’ll try again this week! However, I did manage to drink more water, I’ve been super productive & got pretty organized so it’s been a successful week! - - Did you reach any of your goals this week? Were there any improvements?
Anyone else who has been through a major weightloss realize that maintaining the weightloss is actually the most difficult part? . No one prepares you for what happens after you loose the weight. I thought everything in my life would magically become perfect but that’s not the case. Loosing the weight was hard and it’s made me into a strong person but it doesn’t stop there. I’ve had multiple conversations this week with people about failure and how failure is necessary to be successful in life. I think about all the countless times I started some sort of diet and failed. I was the queen of trying something for a month and giving up. . Each and every one of those failures got me to where I am today. I was so mad at myself for giving up that I finally had enough and told myself I could do it and I did do it. Now that the weight is gone, I find myself still struggling in different ways. I found myself in a rut for a bit and needed a change. Maintaining weightloss is an absolute mental thing (for me personally). We all get into our own heads and I know I am my biggest critic. In moments that I am frustrated or whatever it may be, I find myself critiquing every aspect of my life. I find myself second guessing if I can do this. . It’s in those moments where I feel like I’m failing and maybe I had a bad workout or maybe I didn’t eat as clean as I planned, that truly are the difference maker for those who are successful and those who are not. I’m human. I have bad days but I’ve learned to take those bad days and turn them into something amazing. . Realizing how much I just ranted on there, my advice to anyone out there struggling or in a rut, take every moment, every failure, every step of the journey and learn from it. See what you could do differently and what you can change and freaken do the damn thing it’s that simple. Don’t get caught up in anyone else besides yourself. Focus on you, keep grinding and you will get there 💪🏻
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞. This is the quote that made me open my books today and study as hard as I could. I also made a list of books (classic literature) I want to find and read, because I want to keep stimulating myself to better myself and to read more books 📚 - Also, it’s weekend! 🥳 I have a lot of stuff planned; fun and not so fun stuff, but being lazy and hanging around doing nothing is not one of them! Who’s with me? Tell me your plans for the weekend in the comments below 🍂✨