So I did this thing…I dyed my hair blue-black. And frizzed it up in the process. So I tried this @toughoutfitters headband for my kettlebell class tonight…stayed in place & so did my headset. So for all you frizzy haired Floridians like me, it’s worth a try. 💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️ #brickafit #cpt #personaltrainer #personaltraining #wei#weightlifting #onlineworkouts #groupworkouts #bodybuilding #fitness #fitfam #weightlifting #mobility #stretching #kettlebells #bikini #bikinicompetitor #bikiniathlete #npc #npcbikini #npcathlete #npccompetitor #functionalfitness
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❌Disclaimer: NOT MY PICTURES!❌ . Above are examples typical #fit#fitspoue photos out there on social media, & they lead me to today’s fit-tip... . FIT-TIP FRIDAY: A standard body! . Social media makes it REALLY hard to remember what a standard, everyday, HEALTHY body looks like. Yes, those👆🏼 types of bods are awesome, & the girls put a lot of hard work into them, BUT they are not a “standard healthy body” & seeing them day-in and-day-out often skews our sense of reality . In turn, this can make a lot of people start feeling down on themselves wondering why they can’t always look that shredded, why they can’t have a body like that, what they’re doing wrong with their diet and training... . The truth behind those bodies that we see on fitspo girls is neglected, & that’s a big problem. . When you see pictures of girls that are so fit and so shredded, and seem to stay so fit and so shredded every single day & in every picture on their IG feed, there’s some things you need to remember: . 1️⃣ Some people are genetically blessed & can maintain their health on very low percentages of body fat. . 2️⃣ Some people risk their health & have a whole mess of issues metabolically & hormonally (& even mentally) just to maintain a “lean” look. . 3️⃣ Some people are using performance enhancing “supplements” to keep body fat percentage low year-round. . 4️⃣ Some people are hold onto old photos from competition times or photoshoot times & upload them periodically. . 5️⃣ ...some people photoshop. . A standard, healthy body is going to have a higher body fat percentage. It’s going to have less definition and cuts. It’s going to have more energy and strength. It’s going to be metabolically and hormonally happy. It’s going to function much better. . Unfortunately, we don’t see as many of THOSE bodies glorified on social media but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there, & that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with them. . If you’re falling into an Instagram #fitspo wormhole & find yourself comparing & beating yourself up— STOP!! Remember that there’s always more than what meets the eye. . Lead a healthy lifestyle, love yourself, respect your health ❤️ . . . #musclebymaria #mbm
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#Repost @caseysamsel_bikini ・・・ All checked in for the @titonej #arkansaspro tomorrow! This gal is number 6️⃣ and ready to give a show! Pro Bikini will be on first at the State House Convention Center at 10AM and we will be having a blast! I can’t wait to have @team_casey in the house supporting me🙌🏼 You girls are so sweet to be here! & I will be staying after prejudging for a little while to say hello to all of the amazing Bikini athletes who have messaged me and who are also competing tomorrow! Best of luck to all of you and see you tomorrow!💙🎉 • • • @angelcompetitionbikinis @protan_official @steelfitusa @d4musclefit @ifbb_pro_league
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What you see: a girl in workout clothes What I see: My hat that I will never see again because I lost it on my commute home 😢 (I literally wear that hat EVERY time I’m out of the house and in the gym)
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Thank you to everyone that wished me luck and sending me love 💕 Couldn't be more happier having a great team, strong support system and amazing friends made this journey fun & memorable. Pre judging is done, and back in my hotel getting some rest for tonight's show. 💕 Love ya'll. . ☆@team_elitewarriors ♡@ufcgymhonolulu my home gym ♤@juan_ufcgym . . #ufcgymhonolulu #traindifferent #fitness #Hawaii #Honolulu #fitmom #bik#bikiniathlete #npc #npcbikini #aloha #fitnessmom #bikinilife #gym #gymlife #healthylifestyle #love #fitnessmotivation #alohamuscle #bodybuilding #bikiniathlete
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2017👉2018 • A lot can change in a year. Mindset, goals, relationships, health, and priorities are just a few that have changed for me. • • • I usually keep my romantic relationships personal and not on social media for the world to pick apart, I firmly believe that is the way it should be. But, to be completely honest I have not been proud of my relationship track record. Each relationship has had its own flaws and dysfunctions. Each one a learning experience that I have grown from. • This time last year I was finding my independence from a not so great relationship. This person was so manipulative with finding their way back into my life that even though I took every step to block their number, block them on social media, and make it clear the situation was done but they would persist. This was not out of love, this was out of their own fear of being alone. Ultimately this person found someone new to latch on to and has since left me alone. (Praise Jesus 🙌) • • THIS, however, has made me super cautious moving forward in the dating world. I have been guilty of pushing people away, not giving people the time of day, and keeping a safe distance while not leaving the door open for the opportunity to form a connection on a deeper level with anyone new. • And that is OK! I have grown so much over the past year it blows me away. My focus has not been on finding someone to spend my life with, it has been on building my own life. It has been an incredible year; I have made new friends, experienced new places, and finally achieved my six year goal of competing in a fitness competition and I have so much more I want to achieve! • • With all of that being said, I do realize I have closed part of myself off. It is time to let go of what has been holding me back and just live my damn life! • Sorry for my long winded rant, but maybe someone else can relate. Sometimes you just have to let that shit go. ✌️
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