Sometimes I can’t believe that this is actually me, that I achieved this physique through hard work, patience, time, consistency, perseverance, focus and just all around mental toughness and grit. . The mental battle that encompasses competition prep isn’t for everyone and I was surprised to find out it was actually one I could handle. . The only way to find out if you’re tough enough to handle something you may be doubting is to just go for it! Work your ass off and if you fall in love with the process then you know you’re meant for it, and if you don’t, then pursue another passion of yours until you can’t imagine a day without doing what you love ❀️ . Never stop pursuing your passions, never give up on a dream πŸ’‹ . . . . @seeyoulaterleaner @1stphorm #flashbackfriday #happyfriday #fitness #bodybuilding #bodybuilder #pose #routine #npcbikini #bikinicompetitor #roadtopro #fitspo #motivation #dedication #inspire #pursue #passion #health #workout #legionofboom #iam #neversettle #aesthetic #muscles #abs #gains #lifestyle #fitlife #strong #girlswithmuscle #consistency
Preworkout stack! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ What’s in my @1stphorm shaker cup?? πŸ‘‰πŸΌπŸ‘‰πŸΌ πŸ”Ή 1/2 scoop BCAAs - πŸ”Ή 1 scoop megawattV2 - πŸ”Ή 1 scoop glutamine - . I sip on this mixture on the way to the gym and while I warm up! I also carry a super large water bottle with the other half of BCAAs and another scoop of glutamine to drink during my training session πŸ’™ . Why do I supplement with these? πŸ‘‰πŸΌπŸ‘‰πŸΌπŸ‘‰πŸΌπŸ‘‰πŸΌ #BCAAs - for increased muscle growth, decreased recovery time and optimal amino acid levels to get you through your training session πŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ #MegawattV2 - (the goat) for explosive energy, delayed muscle fatigue, and increased mental focus and vascularity πŸ’ͺ🏽 #glutamine - for faster recovery, enhanced muscle growth, supports gut health, and immune system support πŸ™ŒπŸΌ . ✨Get your own preworkout stack of the pros and click the link in my bio for FREE shipping on all 1stPhorm products! ✨ . . . . #preworkout #stack #supplements #iam #legionofboom #duespaid #neversettle #wedothework #goodmorning #routine #daily #habits #consistency #energy #focus #clarity #evolve #grow #strength #gains #fitness #bodybuilding #bikinicompetitor #flex #recovery #girlswithmuscle #happygirl
I’ll let y’all in on something I’ve been dealing with for years and maybe someone will have insight- . At first doctors thought it was endometriosis so I had laparoscopic cauterization surgery that turned into exploratory surgery because I had no lesions- Then I had an MRI which came up clean, then colonoscopies which came up clean. I’ve been prescribed ibuprofen, norcos, Vicodin, nothing helps. . NO ANSWERS from 4 different doctors for my excruciating pain; pain so bad that IV morphine couldn’t help. . Day 1 and 2 of my cycle are days from hell, literally I’ve wanted to end my life because of it. Then pain eventually dies down after 5/6 hours or after I numb my body with pain killers and pass out. So when I lose my cycle due to low body fat during prep I am immensely happy to no longer suffer. . No I don’t want to be back on birth control, no I don’t want to use non hormonal devices, and I definitely don’t want a hysterectomy, which has been offered as an option. . This whole week I’ve suffered with hormonal havoc just due to ovulation- retaining water, bad sleep, night sweats, sugar cravings, puffiness, you name it! . Then today I literally felt my body release all of that havoc and I made it through my gym session feeling like a new human. . Fitness has always saved my life in one way or another and I hope all of you can find safety in it as well no matter what you do πŸ’œ . . . . #healing #recovery #endometriosis #pain #thestruggle #noanswers #iam1stphorm #neversettle #nevergiveup #gymaddict #journey #roadtopro #cravings #fitnessgirl #fitspo #health #npcbikini #bikinicompetitor #offseason #thick #bulking #love #bodybuilding #medical #haven #fitchick #camo #girlswholift #strength #fearless
Life becomes so much easier the second you accept yourself for who you are and who you want to become πŸ’›πŸ›πŸ¦‹ . It's okay to want to change things about the way you look or aspects in your life. Just remember to focus on being the best version of yourself and truly being happy with where you are AT knowing you’re pursing where you want to BE instead of wanting to be somebody else. πŸ’œ . . . . #thoughts #wisdom #beyou #betruetoyourself #happiness #stateofmind #fitness #health #wellness #wellbeing #journey #roadtopro #npcbikini #bikinicompetitor #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #duespaid #thisisme #focus #growth #improvement #gains #lifestyle #bodybuilding #girlswithmuscle #peach #triceps #goals #influence #motivation
INSTAGRAM FITSPO- Works out 2 hours a day πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Gets 8hrs if sleep πŸ’€ Happily works a steady job making great money πŸ’° Affords all the supplements, matching workout outfits, and healthy grocery hauls πŸ₯— Has a lots of friends πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ Has perfect skin πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Lives a balanced life with no worries 🍷🍩🍌πŸ₯¦ . REALITY FITSPO- Lucky to train 1 hour a day πŸ˜“ Can’t sleep through the night 😳 Feels the need to work more play less πŸ“š Can’t afford all the supplements, buys clearance leggings from TJMaxx, clips coupons and raids parents fridge πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Lost a lot of friends and doesn’t have time to enjoy life with the ones who actually have stuck around πŸ’” Has blemishes, red spots and stretch marks πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Wishes for a more balanced life without anxieties but what does that even mean anyways?πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚ . If y’all can relate the pressures of social media gimme a πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ in the comments below and know YOU ARE NOT ALONE! . Find your happy medium in life and remember to always do whatever it takes to ensure your own happiness πŸ’œ . . . . #socialmedia #influence #gymmotivation #fitnessgirl #fitchick #offseason #bulk #iam1stphorm #neversettle #legionofboom #topknot #preworkout #bodybuilder #lifestyle #notperfect #justlikeyou #relatable #flaws #failure #growth #progress #fitspo #happy #balance #routine #fitness #fluffy #girlswholift #curves
Happy Friday Friends! πŸ€—β€οΈ . It always feels really good to freshen up, do your hair and make up and make yourself a bit more presentable to the world πŸ˜† . Is the saying... when you look good you feel good? Or... When you feel good you look good? πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚ Either way, I think giving yourself some extra attention on days you don’t feel your best can set you up to make decisions that will continue to fuel your best self, and after all isn’t that goal?! πŸ€—πŸ’œ . . . . #beyourbestself #sassy #redlips #fancy #fierce #fresh #happygirl #fashion #fashionista #new #feelingmyself #iam1stphorm #neversettle #fitness #health #selfcare #selflove #wellness #routine #offseason #lifestyle #fitlife #bodybuilder #pose #nofilter #npcbikini #bikinicompetitor #tgif #datenight #nightout
I don’t think we give enough credit to the one thing our body needs the most... WATER!!! Plus we are so blessed to have an abundance of it at our finger tips so chug up and listen to all the benefits below!! ⬇️⬇️ . πŸ’¦life- you can’t live without it because your body is made up of 60% water. πŸ’¦fat loss- water can increase your metabolism and decrease cravings. A lot of people confuse dehydration with being hungry so chug before you stuff yo face! πŸ’¦water retention- crazy enough, if you’re retaining water, drinking a lot of water will help you flush out the retention! πŸ’¦energy- being fatigued can mean you’re dehydrated, so drink up! πŸ’¦digestion- water helps break down food and allow it to be more bioavailable for your body! πŸ’¦nutrient delivery- water helps to transport nutrients into the cells and allows for better circulation! πŸ’¦skin health- water naturally moisturizes the skin and can help with blemishes and give you a glowing appearance! πŸ’¦wellness- water actually helps flush the body of toxins and bacteria! . Honestly, there’s nothing better or more precious for your body than drinking water and being hydrated! . . Photographer: @nickrethman πŸ“· . . #iam1stphorm #duespaid #neversettle #legionofboom #thirstythursday #water #hydrate #hydration #fuel #nutrition #dieting #essential #photoshoot #fitness #fitnessmodel #longhairdontcare #bikinicompetitor #fitlife #fitspo #bodybuilding #nutrients #lifeline #lifestyle #gains #gym #lockerroom #break #recover
About a week ago, I had an extremely hard time even hip thrusting one 45lb plate on each side but my leg press strength was on point- 570lb. . I injured my low back about four years ago deadlifting and it will never be the same despite chiropractic care for over a year, massages, braces, time off, yoga, strengthening, etc. πŸ™„πŸ˜£ . I told myself I’d get four 45lb plates on the smith machine for hip thrusts and so I did! (Crazy I couldn’t leg press as much that day thoughπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ). . LAW OF ATTRACTION- what you tell yourself you WILL accomplish, you will. Keep the focus, keep the patience, keep the determination and you will succeed. Do the work and the results will come πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’― . I may not be as strong as others, but I’m as strong as I going to be right now and I will improve πŸ’œ . . . . @seeyoulaterleaner @1stphorm #glutes #humpday #happyhumpday #hipthrust #wedothework #iam #neversettle #duespaid #legionofboom #offseason #gains #bulk #girlswholift #weighttraining #roadtopro #traininsane #workhard #dedication #growthgamestrong #trap #npcbikini #athlete #bikinicompetitor #booty #peach #improve #conquer #legday #weightlifting #bodybuilding
When you lay your head down to go to sleep at night, what do you think about? πŸŒ™ When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing on your mind?β˜€οΈ . One thing I truly believe we all should practice is reflecting on the good and the bad things you experienced that day, take note of things you could fix or do better and don’t dwell so much on your mistakes but learn from them! . Wake up the next morning with a grateful attitude and choose to be happy 😊 setting the tone of the day on a positive note will definitely help you make smarter and more productive choices throughout the day! πŸ’œ . . . . #goodnight #goodmorning #begrateful #choosehappiness #sleep #rest #recovery #mentalhealth #iam1stphorm #neversettle #routine #daily #fitness #tips #wellness #training #nutrition #bodybuilder #hustle #workhard #weighttraining #habits #fitchick #offseason #npcbikini #bulk #cutie #thoseeyes #fitness #health #fitchick #lifestyle
Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything- Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place πŸ¦‹ . Find your why, find your purpose, find your passion, and fucking run with it 🌺 don’t let anyone or anything hold you back from becoming the best you 🌻 . . . . #passion #happymonday #mondaymotivation #journey #health #fitness #addiction #dedication #iam1stphorm #roadtopro #offseason #improve #conquer #mindset #workhard #playhard #neversettle #duespaid #gymselfie #fitness #fitspo #bodybuilder #gains #lifestyle #fitlife #purpose #topknot #weightlifting #girlswholift #becomethebestyou
Happy Sunday everyone πŸŒ»πŸŒ€πŸ€— Anyone else sick of the cold and wishing bikini season was here?! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ y’all I live in Michigan and we just got hit with 5 inches of snow ❄️ but I am grateful to live in a state that experiences all the seasons! πŸπŸŽ„β˜€οΈβ˜”οΈ . COMMENT BELOW where you are from!! ⬇️⬇️ . . . . #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitlifestyle #bikinicompetitor #bikinigirl #tall #lean #fit #beauty #fitchick #aesthetic #photoshoot #fitnessmodel #pose #npcbikini #iam1stphorm #neversettle #hustle #dedication #throwback #passion #roadtopro #fashion #babe #gorgeous #stunner #diet #training #nutrition #fierce
Felt pretty cute in my weights and pizza crop from @paigehathaway πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ• . One thing I’ve learn this past year is that none of us deserve anything in life. I’m sure a lot of you will disagree with that and think I’m being a bit harsh but it’s true. Anything in life must be earned and a true reward should be given as a result of hard work πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ . Opportunities don’t always pop up out of no where; you must put in the time and the effort to get the result you want. Want a raise? - did you show your boss you’ve worked hard enough to earn it? πŸ’° Want to lose weight? - are you training hard enough and eating properly? πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Want to go back to school? - have you even applied? πŸŽ“ But you don’t deserve a raise, you don’t deserve a better body, you don’t deserve the rights to knowledge unless you APPLY yourself and earn it! . Nothing worth having in life ever comes easy; you must do the work and earn what you can claim as yours. πŸ’œ . . . . #wedothework #neversettle #iam1stphorm #duespaid #hardwork #earnednotgiven #builtnotbought #bodybuilding #fitness #dieting #weightloss #effort #roadtopro #offseason #gains #lifestyle #fitlife #fitchick #npcbikini #girlswholift #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #sweatymess #topknot #opportunity #goals #hustle #grind #dedication #PaigeHathaway
Drake always gets me feelin’ some type of way and his song Fire and Desire helped calm my pre-stage jitters but also made me feel sexy and sassy before I hit that national stage in Miami! πŸŒ΄β˜€οΈ . Getting all the feels to be this woman again β€οΈπŸ–€ @seeyoulaterleaner . . . #Time #Patience #Consistency #Routine #Hardwork #preplife #tbt #throwback #allthefeels #vibes #hotellife #complife #npcbikini #bikinicompetitor #throwbackthursday #fit #fitspo #lean #aesthetics #bodybuilder #roadtopro #happiness #grind #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #neversettle #bling #glam #fitnessmodel #fitnessmotivation
Do you ever feel like you’re trapped in your own body? Like this isn’t the ME I know anymore? Like you forgot who you used to be so you’re desperately trying to get back to that person? . I’ve been feeling like this lately and it’s got me wondering who I am right now... Who’s this girl? What does she want? Where is she going in life? What are her goals? . If you feel this way at all, let’s get reacquainted with ourselves. Let’s have a heart to heart chat about the person we are today compared to the person you think you should be today. Don’t dwell on the past you, but use it to create the present and future YOU. Be all you know you can be and more πŸ’œ . . . . #findyourself #soulsearching #mentalhealth #mindset #happyhumpday #humpday #booty #peach #bulk #thick #offseason #gains #growth #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #neversettle #present #future #goals #lifestyle #fitlife #npcbikini #bikinicompetitor #sassy m #strong #passion #reflection #inspire #motivate #dedication
β€œIt is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” β€”Aristotle Onassis πŸ–€ . Trying to focus on me and where I’m going in life. Trying to focus on my ambition and my passions. Trying to see the light through this phase in my life. Yet β€˜trying’ is not caring enough to succeed in the first place. Trying is just merely an excuse for poor planning and lack of execution. ❀️ . Make a plan, execute the plan, win the day, succeed. #WEDOTHEWORK πŸ’™ . . . . #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #neversettle #gymselfie #workhard #training #dieting #nutrition #plan #execution #journey #roadtopro #offseason #iifym #npcbikini #thick #curves #fitandthick #bikinicompetitor #topknot #gymaddict #girlswholift #booty #crop #focus #headdown #determination #plan
Happy Monday! πŸ˜„ its a brand new week and I’m hella happy about that! I had a rough weekend to say the least and honestly my tank is EMPTY πŸ†˜ . Physically and emotionally I am drained so I’m going to proactive things to help reset my mind and my bodyπŸ’†πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . What are some things you do to help get you back to feeling πŸ’― again?! COMMENT BELOW ⬇️ . . . . #selflove #selfcare #happymonday #reset #bounceback #bathroomselfie #fitchick #happygirl #smiles #cutie #plaid #brunette #longweekend #newweek #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #neversettle #dontgiveup #mindset #beproductive #routine #grind #dailymotivation #motivated #sassy #bikinicompetitor #offseason #bulk #roadtopro #gains
Plateaus... they happen to all of us. They’re a natural part of the fat loss progression and can happen for a number of reasons, usually due to a slightly slower metabolic rate. . Here are a few tips and tricks to bust through any weight loss plateau! . 1️⃣ Lower Your Carbs slightly- 5-20 grams then gauge your progress from there. Assess how you feel and see if that helps. . 2️⃣ Lower Your Fats by 2-10 grams- fat has 9 calories per gram whereas carbohydrates have 4 so this could help just because you’ll consume less calories. . 3️⃣ Add some extra intervals to you HIIT sessions or add in another day of HIIT training. . 4️⃣ Increase your N.E.A.T - non-exercise activity thermogenesis- which basically means move (get those steps in!) and fidget more to burn more calories. . 5️⃣ Be Your Own Worst Critic- make sure your tracking and logging diligently and remain adherent, don’t cheat yourself. . At the end of the day you should always be assessing how you feel and see if there are any adjustments you need to make to your plan! Remember to allow for some wiggle room because after all, this is the only life you get to live πŸ¦‹ . . Photographer credit: @stagetimephoto πŸ“· . . #livelife #happiness #strong #plateau #lifestyle #fitlife #lifting #weighttraining #diet #nutrition #bodybuilder #npcbikini #bikinicompetitor #offseason #gains #goals #competition #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel #journey #hustle #grind #roadtpro #legionofboom #iam1stphorm #duespaid #neversettle #determined #PaigeHathaway
I had a killer leg and glute session the other day and I wanted to post this picture but then I actually started being concerned what others would think now that I’m not #lean and #shredded πŸ˜• . Social media gives us the perception that we aren't good enough. It gives us the feeling that if we can't look the way that our #fitspo idols do, then we've failed. It tells us that if we don't have rock hard abs or a nice round booty, that we aren’t #killingit in the gym or in life for that matter. . With the amount of weight loss related posts and training routines we see on social media it’s hard not to feel like we aren’t living up to the #fitlife standard. . So remember this: You are lean enough. You are big enough. Your waist is small enough; if you believe it all to be and if you can genuinely be happy 😊 . You don't have to be extreme if you don't want to OR you can be as hardcore into fitness as you like. . You aren't any less worthy because you aren’t shredded anymore or because you can’t lift as heavy anymore. . . . . #happyfriday #flexfriday #legday #shape #curves #thick #offseason #choosehappiness #genuine #beyou #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #roadtopro #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #duespaid #training #gymselfie #workhard #routine #tgif #dieting #lifestyle #balance
I’ve been getting a lot of people asking me for my morning waffle recipe and this is the protein I use! . Why @1stphorm level 1 protein and not anything else?! πŸ‘‰πŸΌ πŸ”Ή Level 1 has the best consistency to bake with and to blend smoothies or ice cream bowls with. πŸ”Ή Level 1 helps to increase your metabolism by keeping your body in an anabolic state; this protects you against muscle breakdown. πŸ”ΉLevel 1 can promote a leaner physique whether your goal is weight loss or muscle gain. πŸ”ΉLevel 1 is Low-Temperature Processed- provides the body with the highest bioavailable source. πŸ”ΉOne of the best qualities of this protein!!! πŸ‘‰πŸΌ No Bloat, Gas, Burps, or Upset Stomach and it doesn’t taste chalky! It actually taste like the flavor it says it is! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ . THE FLAVORS! πŸ˜‹ β˜•οΈ Caramel latte. πŸ₯œ Chocolate peanut butter cup. πŸͺ Cinnamon cookie batter. 🍦 Ice cream sandwich. 🌱 Mint ice cream sandwich. 🍫 Milk chocolate. 🍨 Vanilla ice cream. πŸ“ Strawberry milk shake. . . Click the link in my bio to get FREE SHIPPING on your entire purchase! πŸ“¦πŸ“¬ . . Photographer- @nickrethman πŸ“Έ . . . #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #duespaid #neversettle #protein #supplements #nutrition #fitness #bodybuilding #fitchick #npcbikini #goals #lifestyle #trainhard #bikinicompetitor #roadtopro #gains #recovery #diet #chocolate #icecream #routine #liftheavy #girlswholift #gymgirl #health #habits #fitlife #tasty #workout
Do you see that smile?! πŸ˜„ Do you see that sass?! πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Can you feel the happiness?! ☺️ And how about that side glute?! πŸ‘ . It wouldn’t be a #humpday without a peach pic! And might I add, my girl @sarahlizfitness is showing some fierceness on the far left too πŸ˜‰πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ . We are half way through the last week in the January and the first week of February! I hope you all are making great use of your time, being productive and being progressive! . . , . #wednesday #happyhumpday #progressive #productive #passion #fitness #npcbikini #bikinicompetitor #bikinigirl #competition #stage #showtime #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #duespaid #neversettle #growth #redhot #fierce #sassy #crown #roadtopro #happiness #joy #bodybuilding #brunette #aesthetic #lean #fitlife