You’d think I’d have understood how tragic life could be as a child who grew up obsessed with Disney movies where the main character always loses a parent or sibling or best friend. But alas, my painful optimism wasn’t willing to accept that truth. My mom was sick for 9 years before she passed, and I lived in this weird state of denial the entire time. -
Life is hard. We can’t deny that. But we can tackle it, together. -
Thank you to everyone who has ever extended me a hand when the chips were down. I needed you and I love you. 💜
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I haven’t done BB squats in ages!! I was really quad dominant, and struggled to activate my glutes and core properly during the movement. But I’m happy to report that after spending yearssss working on proper glute activation, my booty cheeks are working! 🍑😍🤣💃🏼
#2fit #glutes #squats #folsom #sacramento #eldoradohills #bb #barbells #personaltrainer #courage #community
I do bridge variations 2-3 times a week, baby, which has truly impacted my ability to maintain size in my booty cheeks! 🍑💥 You know... glute goals are everything!! Cheers to @tilyoucollapse for this epic outfit! 😍😘
#legday #bridge #calves #glutes #growth #hypertrophy #2fit #workout #folsom #sacramento #eldoradohills #ca
A million things lead to this point. But the day I shed my fear of failure and made the decision to go for the things I’ve always wanted, was the day my depression truly fell away. Thank you to the people who encourage me no matter what, to the people who never cringed at these crazy dreams of mine! You’ll always be my MVPs! 😘 Cheers to fun workouts with @antonio_smothers!
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I had no idea how much one statement could change my life. Personal development gurus tout this idea of positive affirmations but if you’re anything like me, stubborn as hell, you can’t imagine that repeating words or phrases could ever change the way you FEEL inside! But I was wrong, as I often am...
One night, about 6 months ago, while I was laying in my bed, shaken with panic as I couldn’t stop imagining someone breaking into my home to hurt me, I said to myself, “I am safe.”
I had no idea what I was doing in that moment, but I just started repeating the phrase over and over again. I was trying to fill my mind with those words, instead of the scary images that never left me. And it worked!
It didn’t happen overnight but eventually I found myself automatically repeating the phrase, “I am safe” whenever I became afraid. And it actually makes me FEEL safe!
Eventually I added more context to the phrase... “I am safe because my dog will alert me to any intruders, I am safe because I...
Much of last year, I couldn’t even go to the gym without being triggered. Every creepy guy (yeah, you know what I’m talking about) would send me right into a flight or fight frenzy. But what’s blowing my mind recently... is to learn how many of the people I care about have also been in this position, where their past trauma is affecting them so deeply, they simply can’t go to the gym to face the many uncontrollable variables that could hijack someone’s amygdala. I’m not sure if there’s a great solution, but I want to encourage people to be mindful of those who could be suffering around them. You never know how hard it could have been for someone to leave their house and they might really need your support 💜
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It’s crazy to look back at how isolated I had to be in order to feel safe when I was going through the worst of my PTSD. It was the loneliest place in the world. The only time I was truly okay was when I was alone at home with my puppy... 🤪 Thank goodness for Oliver!
But today, that feels like a lifetime ago! If you are going through it, hold on tight and never give up! You can do this! 💜
Cheers to great friends, an amazing summer, and coming out on the other side! 💃🏼
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Happy dance because I got to workout with the marvelous @jdlembach in my studio today!!! This girl has been a true light in my life over the past couple years. Thanks for being you! 😘
12 DB Leg Curls
12 DB Sumo Squats
12 DB SL Calf Raises
12 DB SL Hinge
12 DB Bridges
12 BW Step Ups
How many rounds can you do?? #community #courage #love #strongertogether #2fit #folsom #sacramento #eldoradohills #personaltrainer #glutes #legday #squats
I woke up one day and realized with absolute certainty that my happiness would always be limited by my ability to pursue what I believe to be my life’s purpose. In that moment, I let go of my fear of failure and started to outline my very first novel. Within a few short days, I started writing, and I’ve since maintained a writing habit of 5000 words a week.
Regardless of what happens, this choice, this decision to go for it, has reignited my thirst for life and adventure in a way I never could have imagined!
I want to encourage you to listen to that little voice in your heart that already knows exactly what it wants to do in this life. Find that thing, and fight for it baby! Make this life worth living! 😘
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Thinking about you party people on the boat today! Do something fun for me! 💃🏼😘
#handstands #lake #boatlife #folsom #sacramento #eldoradohills #2fit #personaltrainer #community