Well y’all I did it!! My first ever 10K race and I got in at 1:10 min.. which would have been a little less if we hadn’t stopped to do multiple photo shoots 😜🏃🏼♀️. We had a super fun morning with @icebreakernz teaming up with them on this @vancouversunrun. I was also wearing a complete @icebreakernz outfit (top, bottoms, jacket and socks) and I’ve never felt better running before, even in the hail that came down around km 8! Anyways go check out my stories for more on today’s run AND head to the @icebreakernz IG page to follow our takeover we did this weekend too. I think races are going to be my new thing now!! Who else loves to run or has done a race before?? #sponsored#icebreakerambassador#movetonatural#merinowool#vancouversunrun
1,2519414 April, 2019
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” I heard this before yesterday’s hike with @theranchmalibu and it was exactly what I needed to remind myself to keep moving forward. 🙏🏼 The past few days have truly been physically and mentally challenging. I stretched my body and mind to new maximums by hiking 10+ miles each day. I broke through limiting beliefs that I wasn’t ready and I couldn’t do it. The “no I can’t” in my head transformed and evolved into a “maybe I can” into a “yes I can“. And I did! 💪🏼
As the new week is upon us and you see an obstacle in your view, know that you can. The limits you place on yourself are not permanent. You can remove your boundaries, one step at a time. ⛰
I did it y’all. I let Instagram get the best of me.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with information on here? Like, which freakin diet IS the right one?!?...Keto mama and macro Betty are always at odds, weight watchers is now WW and your intuitive eating friend is demonizing ANY use of nutrition (which is counter the original intuitive eating program/method btw).
I get it, and I have to say. I’ve been there. Even as I was getting my PhD in Exercise Physiology I was constantly questioning my own knowledge. Imposter syndrome hit hard (the more you know the more you realize you don’t know) and all of the sudden everyone seemed to have the answers except for me. 😰
Then one day I got real honest with myself. I called myself out for listening to all the marketing schemes and reminded myself to get back to my roots. I’ve always loved fitness and nutrition and have dedicated my life to understanding the science. It was time to shake off my fears of being boring and unpopular, forget trying to fit into a box, and start living according to evidence-based methods.
If you’re in this headspace right now where you feel like there are too many options and complete information overload, I get you. Here’s what I recommend to get back to trusting yourself:
1) Only listen to a few trusted voices. That means unfollow accounts that are clutter, and really listen to the few (qualified) people you trust.
2) Forget about there being one right answer. There’s not. Many ways of eating and exercising are backed by science. But that doesn’t mean they are all appropriate for all populations.
3) Remember humans are variable. I tell my students this all the time. Every single one of us is different. So, even though we follow science, there will always be some areas that need personalized tweaking. (This is where you may want to get help from someone you trust — see step one)
Do you get overwhelmed by the amount of noise on social media? 👇🏻
I can honestly say that joining @ipswichjaffasrunningclub was the best decision I made in 2019.🧡
Today I did the long run with 3 girls from the club instead of plodding round on my own and it was absolutely brilliant; the miles flew by and other than the hills it was 12.5 miles of easy running.🏃🏻♀️
I procrastinated so much about joining a club thinking I wouldn’t have time and that I wouldn’t be fast enough, but it was just time wasted as it really doesn’t matter how fast you are and I’ve found so many people in the same situation as me; juggling work, children and running and we all manage to fit it in because we love it! Here’s to more Friday runs with friends!😉💥💛 #runwithfriends#longrun#bettertogether#runtogether#ipswichjaffa#runalways
1841017 January, 2020
Today it was just therapy....🏃🏻♀️
I had a shocking start to the week; hit a huge deer whilst driving my car to the station yesterday morning.😩 I just went to work on autopilot even though my car was a mess and the power steering has gone completely.😭 Anyway, I ended up missing my intervals track session @ipswichjaffasrunningclub last night - no car when you live in the sticks is a huge issue!🚗 I’m not great when I don’t start my weekly training routine off the way it’s supposed to - I like to tick Monday off, and frankly I could have done with running off the stress and trauma! So yesterday was an unplanned rest day and today I just needed the escape of time to myself. 7 miles and I have finally started my @runup2christmas 🎅🎄🏃🏻♀️ #suffolk#onwardsandupwards#justrun#runningistherapy#trailtuesday#run
207103 December, 2019
Any skinny fat girls out there?! 🙋🏻♀️Yes, it’s a thing.
I (Alex) spent all of my 20's as a skinny fat woman. I haphazardly worked out without any routine or strategy, mainly copying what my friends did or running on a treadmill. I drank too much alcohol and never followed any diet consistently. My idea of a healthy dinner was frozen potstickers over a bed of lettuce.
The truth is, being skinny doesn't make you healthy.
A big turning point for me was when I finally buckled down with my fitness and started weightlifting for our wedding. •
How do you know if you’re skinny fat? Here’s a test:
* You wake up skinny, but by the end of the day, your stomach has bloated as if you've gained 20 lbs.
* You have a muffin top yet are slender everywhere else but your midriff.
* You tend to reduce food intake during the day if you plan to fit into a skinny dress in the evening.
* People dismiss your weight fluctuations and concerns due to your petite or slender size.
* Despite a sometimes poor diet, you don't seem to gain weight.
* No matter how much cardio you do, your weight also seems to stay the same.
* You've never seen muscle definition.
* You can't do a push up to save your life.
What has worked for you? 🔊
Running has NEVER been my outlet. 🏃🏻♀️Definitely not a treatment for anxiety and, in fact, causes me some anxiety. It is, however, how I channel a stronger version of myself. 💪🏼
It is never easy, but I’m told that nothing of value ever is. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from running it’s that the things that make us most uncomfortable also make us grow.🌱
I doubt I’ll be breaking records anytime soon but everyone starts (or restarts) somewhere. So here I am. Committing to running yet another half marathon and this time with bitter cold winter training being a new obstacle to overcome. 🌬❄️ With great respect for that, I will not quit, but instead, continue to find that inner strength and continue my grind. I hope you do too! || Define your journey ||
32120 February, 2020
Como defines el poder? ⚡️✨ Como mides tu fuerza y tu alcance ?
Te invitamos a encontrar la respuesta en @champsfitness.rgv 🤫💪🏼 Tu primera clase es gratis!
21119 February, 2020
Deri godekce yeniden geldi 35 azn.
Ölcu S.M.L.XL. .
I see it, I like it, I wanna...try it....😜
I rarely record my workouts but I saw this one earlier in the week and couldn’t help but notice how do-able it was from anywhere! (So little equipment needed.) Knowing I was hotel bound later in the week I saved it for later. 🙌🏼
Not pictured, tricep dips with alternating knee tuck and bench jumps. HIIT IT! And tell me what you think.💪🏼 And remember, just because you are on the road or out of routine doesn’t give you a reason not to get your daily movement in. #NoExcuses 👊🏼💥 Go sweat that make up off, sis.
How many of the couple’s yoga poses can you do? Swipe to see a few of the “hard” poses. We compiled a list of 23 couple’s yoga poses that you can actually do on our blog.
There are many compelling individual and couple’s yoga benefits. For example, you are gaining mental clarity, preventing injuries, detoxing your body, and adding variety to your exercise routine. Practicing yoga as a couple compounds these benefits. What’s more, is there are surprising benefits that you can only get from doing yoga alongside your partner. Some studies show that this activity increases relationship satisfaction and improves sex life. Think of practicing couple’s yoga as an opportunity to connect and be present in a way apart from your regular, busy lives.
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Just have to share!!!! Let’s talk lashes! I never had them, I mean, I did but they were so short! Yeah, I wore mascara which made them more visible but still not what I always hoped for. Now.....Thanks to Rodan Fields Lash Boost and my husband remembering wanted it— these babies are growing!!! I am finally getting the lashes I always wanted. I have only used lash boost for 6 weeks. I put it on each night before bed and there you have it! Tell your significant other you want this for Valentine’s Day and reach out to my girl @jess.williamsteamrva! From one girl to another!!!! #rodanfields#fitmom#confidence#valentinesday#bbg#fitness#lashes#healthylifestyle#active#getoutandsweat