It’s been about 3 years since I have left the FDA (fitness and dieting anonymous). A group that I named myself where working out and dieting ruled my life. 3 years ago I decided to find an alternative path. A path that doesn’t involve six packs or biceps. It doesn’t involve deprivation or guilt. There is no punishment when I don’t do exactly what I am told. This path listens to me gently instead of shutting me down with force.
Now I workout because I want to workout. I lift because I want to be strong. I lift to release my aggression and stress- we all have it and letting it go is healthy. I am strong because strength is freedom.
I eat whole foods. I eat because I need fuel for my body- to make it strong. My body tells me what and when to eat because I listen to it. When I eat the right things, I know it. When I eat the wrong things, I definitely know it.
No one can take these choices away from me- not even myself.
I let it go. I let go of the guilt that I needed to be a certain size. I let go of the six pack abs and tiny waist. I let go the obsessions. And started to fall back in love with myself. With the healthy, beautiful features that I was blessed with. This is me. I deserve better than this.
High Intensity KB workout:
Repeat 5 rounds for time:
1 min Kettlebell Swings
1 min Pushups
1 min Kettlebell farmers carry (heavy)
1 min Mountain Climbers
1 min Kettlebell front rack lunges
Rest 1 min
I want YOU to fall in love this week. With you. Do something for you. Take yourself out on a date. Workout because it feels absolutely amazing. Eat because it makes you feel good. Show yourself some love. Make other people jealous :)
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"It's like, it's like your rib cage is a jail cell, holding all that love in. So, I want you to take your fist, take your fist, and grab your heart and hold it in the air, hold that love in the air and open your fingers, one at a time if you need to, and let that love out. " #loveart
fresh to 💀 #feelingfreshasfuck #greens
If I am thankful (and slightly embarrassed as a kid) for one thing, it's for your love and influence of music- in my heart and soul fo sho. Cheers dad 🍻 ⚡️🌹#beatles #tubaman #grateful #mydadisabadassmusician
Hugs not drugs #sisters👭
I don't think I have ever felt as at home as as I do here. I think back on all of the cities, the apartments and places I have lived. I used come back from California wishing that I lived there. This time I came back craving these mountains and this awesome,alive community. Home is where your heart is. Mine really is here. #colorado #grassaintgreener #wineaintsweeter #welcomehomehunny
Life, out of the depths, will clarify things for you only if you wish to see your challenges as an opportunity of growth. Sometimes we need rain. #itstimetogrowtoday
If you know me.... #steinerohhowlovely #mirandahillardplease
The Hollywood shows were amazing. Unfortunately there was a threat in the middle of the first show that had my heart in my throat. The interesting thing as I reflect was that my fear was actually for @bobweir And @deadandcompany . And my fellow neighbors. I truly felt it for my life last. These lessons are learned through the message of this music. Despite it all, the energy from this crowd was peaceful and alive. I am so thankful for finding this music and for my two friends who helped me get there. #pleasespreadpeace #wavethatflagwaveitwideandhigh #grateful ✌️
I finally made it home #homeiswherethedeadis #grateful