We only achieve what our mind believes. Cathie is one of the best in Australia in her divisions. She learn a lot from each show and took the feed back from each show to improve and get a national placing. What's holding you back? #TeamAbelFit 💪🏽
#throwbackthursday to my first prep last year. Looking back on it now, I took a lot of it for granted. I grew so much during that time, not just in the gym, but as a person too. I made new friends.. I became stronger mentally and physically. I set myself a goal & I stuck to it. I laughed... a lot.. I cried.. I smiled more.. I became 100% happy in all aspects of my life. There's no way I could have achieved all this without my #sidekick @mayheminmotionpt . She stuck by me and believed in me. I owe her everything!! #ilovechoo#myboo
In the last 6 months I have been extremely focused, strong, and relentless in my quest to achieve the best possible result I can. But today, for the first time in my entire prep, I started to doubt myself. Now I'm starting to worry and question the 'what ifs?'. What if I'm not good enough? What if I don't succeed? 😕
Admitting that I'm anxious about stepping on stage and seeing my competition makes me feel incredibly vulnerable. I have insecurities that my legs/glutes are not lean enough. I worry that my body shape is too bulky for my division. In all honesty I'm scared sh!tless. Exposing these fears and feeling vulnerable is a very uncomfortable place for me and it makes me feel weak. But I couldn't be more wrong. The truth is it makes me human 💕
So a little reminder to everyone that it's okay to be scared every now and then. It makes us honest, and it makes us humble 🌟
Enjoying every day of this prep! Still feeling full and enjoying all aspects of training! Calories are still high and weight is still slowly dropping!
When your work load is super high it's important to listen to your body and accomodate for what life throws at you!
Heading down the coast this weekend to catch up with @legionprince_icnpro to go over some posing! ✌️💪
WANT IT, DO YOU? 🔮 | If you want something, like you truly want it more than anything else ... you will be willing to work your arse off to get it! You will grind day in and day out. You will see 'failures' as opportunities for learning and you will come at it with a growth mindset, willing to make every minute of your day count 🌟
Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticises you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive 😘❤
Be ruthless in your pursuit, be confident, be courageous, be persistent and find motivation every morning when you wake up to seize the day 💪🏼 Life is what you make it! .
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❗️NEW Hip Thrust PB ❗️
I cracked 120kg Thrusts today in my first attempt and managed to get through each set of 8 with the third one being obviously more taxing. I usually use a standard bench for these which is higher than recommended if you follow the knowledge provided by @bretcontreras1 But today I got to use one of these boxes as a back rest which has a height significantly lower than the bench and I think it definitely made a difference as I felt strong asf. 💪🏼 Here's to PB's and peaches 🍑
♦️WEAKNESSES♦️let's be real- I have no peachy booty. Being obese all my life I've added to a long hormonal imbalance. Unfortunately this is my weakness. I'm super happy with my upper body but my legs, hips and peachless body is stubborn. I've had a rough week mentally with comp approaching and then today I weighed at 69.6kg! The last time I weighed that was still overweight in primary school! Then to follow coach sent me a transformation photo. Definitely started my day off well! Whilst I have my lows, I don't stay down there often. Keeeeep pushing! Don't let the negatives hold you back, look at the whole picture and how far you've come. 130kg-69.6kg #compprep#leanlife#chasinglean#gains#8weeksout#icn#firstcomp#dreamtogoal#bikini#fitnessmodel
Comp prep for me is definitely a love hate relationship 💔
With such high expectations it's hard to always stay motivated when progress/goals don't always go as planned.
Every morning from now on I'll give myself a little reminder of all the small achievements I have made up to now. #selflove
Give it a go! no matter what your goal, it's important to remind yourself why you started and what your capable of. 😀
Feel good Thursday 🤜🏻🤛🏻
6 and a bit weeks out from ICN Rookies QLD
I'm excited and nervous,
Time to push this body to its full limit whether I want to or not I'm so close to completing 1 of so many goals for 2017, 🙌🏼🙌🏼💪🏽
If we are talking basic fat-loss, we are usually thinking eating less and moving more or 'calories in vs calories out'.... so when it's not working it's common to think we are eating too much or 'over-eating'.. But the most common mistake we come across when it comes to trying to lose body fat is those who actually aren't eating enough... Head to the blog section in our web page (link in the bio) and find out how under-eating is causing you to lose muscle, lose strength and gain fat:
So proud of him 😍
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Week 12 update.
This photo on the left was 2015 November on the right is today, 5 weeks out this will be my last photo ill be posting till comp. Will be posting daily videos.
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While the idea of entering a amateur bodybuilding competition seems exciting for many, it's important to understand the mental, physical, social and financial strain that comes with it.
Mental strain. Many facets at work here, but the first I want to mention is food. If you don't have a good relationship with food now, you're going to have an even worse one after you compete... if you make it that far. If you are constantly heavily restricting and then bingeing on food, you don't have a good relationship. If you look at carbs or sugars and think they're the devil, you don't have a good relationship. If you can understand that there is a good reason for not completely restricting yourself from any time of food, you can diet relatively comfortably and controlled, you are currently eating enough food/Calories to fuel your body and grow, and you understand food is fuel and exercise is a tool - not a punishment for eating bad, then congrats, it sounds like you have a good relationship with food.
Secondly, under mental strain, is willpower. I'm not going to lie to you - dieting down to close to the border of essential required bodyfat (depending on the division you plan in entering) is not fun. It's literally starving your body to oxidise fat. Your metabolism will slow down, your cortisol hormone will rise, your leptin hormone will lower, you will feel lethargic and slow, and your mind will start to play tricks on you. You may become preoccupied with food. Obsessed. Your mind will make your every thought about food and if you have your favourite snack laying around, sometimes there's nothing you can do to stop yourself from eating it. The last thing you'll want to do is go and do another hour of cardio.
Physical strain. As mentioned, your hormones will lower, stress hormone will rise, and it becomes my duty to make sure women do not lose their cycle (amenorrhea). Possible hours of cardio per day, on top of your weight training, will take its toll on your body. Your immune system may lower, your bones may start to ache, and let's not even mention glycogen depletion workouts.
Throwback to that time The Ironclad Way turned this donut connoisseur from first timer to ICN Champion Fitness Model, AWNBS Elite Team and 5th place WNBF World Titles 👊🏼 @sammi_adele #throwbackthursday
1 hour later, 878 calories burned and a pair of legs that are on fire🔥🔥 I made the stair master my b#*ch this morning and conquered an hour of stepping👏🏼 Anyone that has been on one knows it's hurts a lot more than it looks like it does! #cantstopwontstop#cardiogamestrong