Don’t stop to think about what others are saying/thinking/doing. In the end, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you believe in yourself. Believe in yourself, love yourself, be true to you. You can do this! One day at a time. Never give up. Never stop moving forward. #neverunderestimateyourself
It’s hard to sum up a race that was so extreme. Xmarathon 2018 was my first adventure race and it’s fair to say I am addicted. In a team of 4 you are dropped at a start location - McKillop bridge on the snowy river to navigate your way using a map and compass. It’s hard to compress 220km of steep terrain, extreme temperatures, exposed rock, caves, snake laden Australian dry bush, big black spiders, long grinding fire roads, long kms of steep uphill, steep technical downhills, river crossings and swimming your bikes across, and walking around in an oven whilst also pushing yourself to the limit for 42 hours. The moments I would bottle to feel again and again - suffering heat stroke in the first two hours and vomiting for a few hours but pushing through it to realise the feeling on the other side of it is euphoric, you feel invincible. When you are down to your last packraft you can fit 4 in it until the little one says.....roll over. Long technical mountain bike descents and you realise it’s your turn to be team leader. Swimming in a swampy, mosquito ridden, stagnant rock pool and thinking it was heaven on earth. Yelling at the only teammate you have left for impulsively deserting you in a moment of passion to run all the way back down the hill looking for his lost green lights in the Australian bush. Night time paddling on the snowy river and a French voice says behind you - “stop paddling, turn your lights off and look up” and in the dead calm of the night you see the most magnificent night sky full of stars lit up above you - that moment was absolute pure perfection. Crossing a finish line after 252km and 42 hours despite all odds and realising that little switch inside of you just got flicked and quite simply you can do anything. #neverunderestimateyourself#believeinyourdreams#keepchasingyourdreams#xma#xmara2018 #xmara #252km#travelplaylive#travelplaylivemagazine
When you’re massage therapist touches your arm and goes, “Wow, you’ve got some biceps. Those things are gettin nice! You must be working hard!” It feels pretty good. 😏💪🏼
Not all the time do I see or feel a difference in my body, but that’s why I take pictures.
NEVER underestimate yourself. When you work hard, good things come. And people notice!
It went like this:
Me: “Maybe I can do crow on my fingertips?”
Matt and I laughed. 😂
I’ve never tried crow on my fingertips and of course I want to attempt it when it’s freezing outside on a paved street. Well I didn’t fall on my face and I actually held it successfully. Nailed it 👍#neverunderestimateyourself
Skillfully captured by: @theyogimatt
#transformation#wednesday#cleaneating#workout#workhard#focused#determined#nobullshit#neverunderestimateyourself#getfit#2018#newgoals#gym#train#workforit PSA I don’t post my workouts or meals to get “likes or compliments” This is hard and dedicated work . So I decided to face my demons and show the raw and ugly truth of what I have been fighting my entire life since the age of 10. I have always struggled with my weight Bc I ❤️❤️❤️❤️food . With horrible GI issues , years of pain and torture, 7 months of medications and steroids to heal my gut , I am still battling it . A little over a year is the difference in pics and during all these years I have trained hard in the gym but was eating wrong !!! It really is 80% food and 20 % workout !!! First pic in Dominican Republic November 2016 , second pic is August of 2017 and last picture is today , although I haven’t lost a lb since January 5th I am still losing inches !!! I still have another 15 to drop and I hope by summer I will get there.... if you put in the work , you will reach your results!!! I am forever grateful that Olga Fleshel never lets me give up no matter how shitty I feel at 6:45 am !!! This is not an easy journey and everyday is a struggle! #nevergiveup No magic pills , no detox , no SURGERY, and no more yo-yo diets ! This has now become a part of my lifestyle!! Yes I drink alcohol and eat chocolate and pizza , but come Monday I am back on my prep and ready for the next goal to be reached !! I started CLEAN and LEAN eating on June 7th , 2017 so far I am 35 lbs lighter and 1000 times stronger !! Ladies we all have to begin somewhere and you should never be ashamed or scared to start!! Last but not least , don’t ever let anyone judge or body shame you , ppl who do that are fighting their own demons. It has been a very long and painful , but rewarding 9 months !! 🙌🏻🤘🏻🙏❤️🥂 — with Olga Fleshel. @olgafleshelfit