#holdstrong #diabetic 🏋️♀️ #motivatedonthate #thepeopleschamp Lover of free weights, Ferraris & foodie finds Expeditor npc n.e. Faith 💯 ☝ W.P.D.💪
First week back in the #gym and while it's not my heaviest pull, I'm just happy to have 335 under me again, especially since I can't eat the way I'd like to, to be able to lift heavy. Deff excited to be at the bar again
Thanks for the push @lukeapicephotog my brolic buddy who pulled 675 tonight.
#deadlifts #holdstrong #bodybuilding #lift #video #strongissexy @apollongym
She stood in the storm and when the wind didn't blow her away she adjusted her sails
( this was my favorite part of the photoshoot playing in the waterfall and feeling like a kid again there's plenty of shots of me just smiling and goofing off under the water)
#wcw #humpday #instagood #igfitness #summer #photoshoot #loveyourself
I don't train looking like a model. I come in here with a job and I get down dirty doing it... I feel the most sexy when I'm in my high tops, under armour wrap on my head, t-shirt drenched, pump tight and blinders on. I feel the prettiest being real and if u can't respect my rock then you can roll out. #lovetheskinyourein
But real talk I want #macandcheese
#bodybuilding #motivatedonthate #thepeopleschamp #bealeader #igfit #strongissexy
“Therefore, I’m all right with weaknesses, insults, disasters, harassments, and stressful situations for the sake of Christ, because when I’m weak, then I’m strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10 CEB #thankyou to @lukeapicephotog my good friend and talent behind this shot
It felt great to be back in one of my gyms today @apollongym especially here with this type of motivating environment, after nearly a week off . It was very difficult to limit myself and do less intensity when I'm beginning with my favorite workout which is legs. But I mustered through and mentally I feel incredible... I'm going to have a long journey ahead of me with my body but I can compromise with the doctor as long as I'm able to get into the gym itself. #saturdayselfie
I FINALLY got my Tomahawk Steak!!!! Served with roasted bone marrow yummy yummy Thanks to the wonderful @chrishaydenphoto !!
After being really sick for almost a week now this totally brightened up my mood thank you Chris for all that you do I'm very very grateful and totally stuffed LOL 🐄is my #wcw
#ilovemeat #holdstrong #blessed #foodporn #beef #foodie #passion #noms
I'm definitely at that place in my life where I want balance.
I would LOVE to come home to someone, have a weight night #date night, have weekend getaways or sat night sleepovers, fancy Sunday morning brunches with the girls followed with sweaty lifts, cuddle with a strong human then share later with a loving doggie, #diet right then savor quality, strive for saving but enjoy some real life fun, invest in my future to provide a #future... Deff in that 30 yr old #balance place in life... where I can mix #bodybuilding and a healthy, lively world
#holdstrong #relationshipgoals #love #betrue
He was a good friend and even better man. The best die young. Watch over us big guy. God bless your family
@Regrann from @savka_browneski - Lets Come together to share the Love and support, The latest of Sean "The Wolverine" Harris's passing❤️🙏🏼❤️ .. Miss this guy already 😰#Repost @dieseldolls (@get_repost)
$60 (proceeds will be going to Sean's 2 boys)
Food,beer & wine. We will be celebrating @ifbbproseanharris life. Come one come all 💙💙💙💙 we will love to have family friends and fans 💙💙💙💙 - #regrann
#holdstrong #bodybuilding #monday
Day 1 of lifting heavy... Chest and shoulders... shit is no joke. Having to change up all of my workouts and regiment to put back on mass is not an easy task especially when majority of the time I train alone. Lifting with intensity and super heavy is all mind set along with having to eat a certain way to get to your goals. I actually don't like carbs unless they're bad for you carbs like pancakes and sugar. I hate potatoes I hate pasta I don't eat bread I hate rice I mean I hate rice but I have a goal to do so even though this is not my training style nor is it the way I like to eat, I prefer to eat mostly fats, I have a job to do and for the next 8 months you're going to see one focused girl. No excuses EVER. #holdstrong
#igfit #bodybuilding #flex #goals
It's been a week since I competed in #Vegas and being up 14 lb from stage weight, to a normal coach or competitor they may think that I've been binge eating my face off... which I haven't. Unfortunately my body cannot control cortisol and coming home to not the most positive environment and coming off of the show, caused my stress hormone to go completely haywire and for 2 days I was suffering from BAD edema. The water weight was causing breathing issues, headaches, nerve pain and burning, swelling... all due to the emotional and physical stress I was dealing with, even with following #keto.
It's funny cuz usually after show I just eat with my cravings while following a diet so if I want something I just have it in a smaller portion but now that I have #diabetes I find myself turning away from more and More Foods after looking at the macronutrients associated with them. While I'm known for loving my #food, since having this disease I noticed my passion for food changing to more of the positive emotions that are surrounded by food instead of the actual food item itself. I love the bonding with people, the memories made, the sensations on your pallet where before it was focused on the item. And because I don't treat myself as often, I get More enjoyment out of it because knowing the health concerns that I have, I'm not tempted to cheat
For the next 8 months I have 4 goals in specific:
1. Put back in the size and mass I lost due to cushings in a safer, more manageable way... still trying to figure out how though...while managing my condition
2. Get my sugars under control so I don't have to be on as much medications and keep my health over Aesthetics as a main importance
3. De-stress my life. Save money and be back on my feet again, while separating myself from toxic environments.
4. Share my story more to influence the masses.
8 months before I prep again... before the underdog comes out to fight once more. That's the timeline I've chosen... #God will bless me with my time.Now its REALLY time to work and put blinders on.
I've learned alot about myself over the past week. I know much more not only about my physical needs but also about my mental capabilities and emotional strengths. There were tears of joy, moments of heartache, times where my body was caving in, minutes of relief when I prayed to the man above... I pushed myself to limits I didn't even know I could mentally. THIS week while extremely exhausting was even more beneficial even though i didn't win bc I have been given the opportunity to grow and be more than just an athlete in the #npc... I'm a motivator and from that ill transform into an even better version of myself because this wasn't my time to win, for I have any even bigger victory ahead, one full of glory and best of all, knowledge about how to be a stronger titan, friend, athlete and human being. Always remember to #holdstrong and #nevergiveup on what you know will be yours.
#tothefuture #godisgood #bethechange #wcw #womancrushwednesday #instafit #diabetic
The joy is written all over my face, with the back drop of the #lasvegas strip illuminating as brightly as my smile.
While I've mentioned great thanks to my supporters for their participation in my journey, I'd like to make mention to a specific few who made this trip & my journey to it possible.
Cortney, who not only has been my cheerleader, side kick, gym partner, manager but was the 1 who w/ pure kindness, made this trip a reality for me. You're a gift from #God & your presence in my life, while sometimes I want to kill ya! you enrich my world w/ your 💟& goofy humor.
@colettenelsonofficial who not only is one of the most intelligent & driven ppl I know, but a kind, caring friend as well. She has made sure my health has been the biggest priority & when I get home, I won't be alone in the planning of managing my disease or future preps. Like sisters 💟 we will make our dream of ifbb happen
My uncle @rstruzzi for ALWAYS having my back health wise & w/ boys! You helped make this trip possible in so many ways & one day we will get the card.
To my paramedic friend Keith, who diligently monitored my condition while in L.V. & also was a fantastic host, who showed so much kindness from his big heart.
Steve & Deb Lundquist who are like parents to me. You both have believed in me from the beginning & helped give me the confidence at times I felt down. You have been a huge contributor in many ways to seeing me go for the title & I'm forget grateful.
My grandpa, who while hates me dieting, always made sure I had $ for meds & an ear open for listening.
@m_imbriale for helping to supply my prep food through his business. much appreciated!
George B. For cooking my food & making it taste as incredible. dieting was so much easier
And to the following individuals who have been my ROCKS, checking in on my health, keeping me sane &making sure that I know I make a difference as the titan bc of 💟 not a pro card. Love u all! #holdstrong
@deenyc007 @lorijjk @jamiemelissa_fit0626 @fifty_shades_of_piink
@rebeccar_fit @ulysses_ii @tracigarlette @tnxt_star @tnxt_jamie @pump_action_paul