It’s been about 4 months since I started doing deadlifts.
I love Sumo deadlifts, I hate Romanian deadlifts and I’m sitting in the middle with Conventional deadlifts.
I keep adding in a variety of deadlifts each week to keep working on them and today I got a new 11 rep PB for Romanian.
Almost my body weight.
I am aiming for 10 reps at 60kg by the end of 2019!
I’ll just keep chipping away each week and see how I go!
Who else loves/hates deadlifts?
Excuse the unflattering angle and facials but i'm pretty proud of my train today... At 4 months pregnant, today I got a 1 rep max of 60kg on bench.
I went from training for a strong woman comp. to not being able to train for the first 3.5 months due to complications, which have now self resolved.
This affected my weight, energy and mood most of all.
Over the past two weeks, I have been slowly easing my way back in and achieved this today.
I know I will end up restricted with my training again as this pregnancy goes on, but I'll keep working hard and listening to my body.
Couldn't have achieved this without my amazing husband by my side. Thanks baby ❤ @joshpaish #4monthspregnant #strongwoman #girlscanlifttoo #ilovemyhusband
IN WOMAN WE TRUST. We are so proud to announce that we are now ambassadors for Young Woman’s Trust. @youngwomenstrust
Young Woman’s Trust is an incredible organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women.
Their mission is to give economic power to young women by firing their imaginations and aspirations and raising their voices, by challenging sexist work roles that trap young women in poverty and rebuilding work places free from discrimination and inequality.
Young Woman’s Trust work with young women aged 18-30 to define their own vision of happy and purposeful activity; opening up opportunities for young women by smashing career stereotypes; building a society that values the unpaid work it relies upon women to do; and creating respectful, equal workplaces. So the one million young women who are struggling to live on low or no pay can thrive and all young women can see a fairer working future.
The exposure and campaign plans that they have this year will take the awareness of this amazing charity to a whole new level. Economic justice for women is vital for a functioning, fair society so we, as ambassadors are incredibly excited to be a part of it. #youngwomenstrust
This is a different type of transformation. The left Pic was taken January 2018. I was under a lot of stress as my 10 year marriage had come to an end. Whilst I still had a healthy appetite the weight dropped and I was only 57kg - which is a really unhealthy weight for me. My body fat was under 10% for months and my periods all but stopped. At the time I looked at photos and thought I looked great! I had tone and definition and Abs! But that's only because my weight was so low. I trained and trained and trained, to help me through my break up and stop the feelings of loneliness but eventually it broke me.
Fast forward to December 2019. I'm happy again and the weight is now at a healthy 64kg. I love my shape now, I've filled out, I've grown a booty, my abs have held on and I'm getting stronger every day 💪🏻. I love training again and it makes me happy when my size 8 clothes are getting tighter because it means I'm growing in all the places I need to! I don't want to be skinny, I want to be strong. My periods are back and above all else I'm smiling again and enjoying life.
I look at the first photo with a bit of sadness for that Rachel, she was a broken woman but when I look at the second picture I'm proud of what I've overcome and what I've achieved and it shows in my body shape.
#transformation #happy #body #bodybuilding #tone #definition #strong #strongwoman #fit #fitness #fitnessmodel #model #modelling #achievement #dedication #discipline #definition #weights #addicted #gymwear #strength #positivity #happiness #transformation
Monday reminder and affirmation is to be gentle with my own self and give myself some credit too as I am really doing the best I can and could ever do or be😇
Dear All Single Parents/ Moms -
You are a doctor , teacher , nurse , maid , cook , father , referee , heroine , hero , provider , defender , protector and a true super - woman too👩
So Pls wear your Super Hero 🦸♀️ Cape Proudly as your twice the work , twice the stress and twice the tears truly give you back twice the hugs , twice the love and also twice the pride : ) ❤️❤️
#mother #motherhood #mom #momlife #strongwomen #strongwoman #singlemom #singleparent #singleparenting #singlemomlife #hustler #joysofmotherhood #keepgoing #keeppushing #mykids #mychildren #yoga #yogapants #yogamom #yogafamily #lovelovelove #giveyourselfcredit #strength #superhero #garimabhandari #treepose #vriksasana .
Yoga Pants- @curvy.tights
Sports Bra - @nikewomen @nike
Yoga Mat - @mandukayoga
Practise makes perfect... BULLSHIT!
Perfection is like the unicorn of adult world... we’d all like to hope it’s real but it doesn’t exist 🦄
When we aim for perfection, we come up short and feel like we’ve failed, which affirms our inaccurate belief that ‘we’re not enough’.
If we want to set ourselves up for success then we need to release the mythical quest for perfection and replace it with that knowing that...
PERSERVERANCE LEADS TO PROGRESS.
Progression... healing... growth... transformation... that’s the stuff that matters. Not rainbows coming out of butts and sparkly horns on heads. 😜
I have been trying to master the art of handstands for a serious amount of time now. There have been some hilarious stacks, shit loads of swearing, heaps of thoracic adjustments/stretching and a few bruised shoulders... but I haven’t given up.
Have a mastered them? NOPE.
No where close.
Have a made progress? YEP.
I can actually get my legs up now
Whatever that thing is for you at the moment, just keep keeping on. Every time you show up, you’re preserving and when you persevere the progress comes.
I feel like some needs to know today that...
YOU’VE GOT THIS 👊🏻
My wife is killing it!🥊So mentally strong🌬🔥
If you can't bear fear, do it scared 🌜🌈
I feel like way too much of a millennial if I say YOLO 😉
Its in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips
The stride of my steps
The curl of my lips.
Im a woman.
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please.
And to a man
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees
Then they swarm around me
Like a hive of honey bees.
Its the fire in my eyes
And the flash of my teeth
The swing of my waist
The Joy in my feet.
Im a woman.
- Maya Angelou
#mayaangelou #strongwoman #proud #independentwoman #poems #loveyourself
Quit and then what?
1. Do what feels right for you
2. Embrace change
3. Live in the present moment
4. Lift yourself up
5. Meditate 🍀