It’s not news that everyone seems to be chasing the gains nowadays and it’s not news either that everyone seems to have an opinion on it resulting in many, many, many avenues of information.
However, it’s rather simple and can be boiled down to two basic concepts:
I haven’t gone into much detail on here about my past and I guess it’s for a couple different reasons. It’s not that I wanted to hide it or anything because I’m very open to talking about what I went through (definitely wasn’t always that way) so it’s not as though it’s too painful to discuss or post about. But at the same time I didn’t want to be defined by what I went through, I didn’t want a label. I just wanted to be how I am today: healthy, happy, and free. And the last reason is rather simple– I’ve moved on and hardly ever think about that part of my life anymore. I’ve experienced 100% true and real recovery, and I can say that with complete confidence. It’s not a part of my life anymore so I don’t think to talk about it anymore.
However, I understand that there are others who are still going through this and reading others’ stories always gave me hope and encouragement. So this post is for you. Whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever you’re going through. And please know that you have my love and I’m praying for you <3
Interestingly enough asking how to improve your pull-ups is one of the most common requests that I get from women when I have consultations with them. Don’t get me wrong I love it because I love how women are looking to get stronger nowadays but I just find it interesting since it’s such a specific request. It also seems to be a goal that proves to be a right pain-in-the-butt because pull-ups are so. dang. hard. haha!
I posted awhile back on Instagram on how I decided to do a small cut for my best friend’s wedding this year. I’m her maid of honor and my decision honestly wasn’t based on being in her wedding but I’ve been wanting to lean down a little so why not have a goal date? I figured it’d keep me on track to have a set date in mind. So I got my macros all calculated and got back to tracking for awhile, and things were working out smoothly.
I honestly am not trying to lose a huge amount of weight, maybe like 5-7lbs and it’s not even about the weight. If I didn’t lose a single pound but my muscles got a bit more defined then I’d be totally cool with that. It’s not about the numbers for me anymore, really and truly. I just want to lean out a bit in some areas for a couple different reasons. Personally, I’m curious to see what muscle I’ve managed to build recently and leaning out is one of the easiest ways to compare progress. I often go through cycles of building and then cutting to look at progress pictures of what I’ve managed to accomplish and improve on. I want to see what muscle base I’m currently working with and if there are any areas that I want to grow more. I’ve been absolutely thrilled with my upper body progress lately because it’s FINALLY coming in after over two years of putting in hard work. So that’s been really motivating and definitely one of the areas I want to work on more.
It has been waaayy too long since I got a post up, life has been hectic lately! I wanted to get at least something up on the blog so I decided to share my upper body workout from this past week. It’s a mix of some strength as well as a dash of HIIT for some extra cardio since I’m doing a small cut right now. I like doing workout this way because, well, I don’t like cardio haha! So it’s like a sneaky way for me to work some cardio in.