Maxed out on a 360lbs 1RM for my squat today. By far my weakest lift, which used to be half decent, before I shattered my ankles. Some years ago I fell off a building, which ended a lot of things, including proper ankle function. It's been a long road and to this day I have many limitations including chronic pain and arthritis. Every day starts with limping. I also basically have zero dorsi-flesion in my one ankle. When I squat, if I want to be able to get to parallel I have to 1: Wear lifting shoes with a heel 2: Low Bar Squat 3: Squat wide 4: Hinge Like crazy. Although these weights are nothing impressive, I do what I can given the situation. Ive adapted my squat style and I focus on my squat more than any other lift. Attack your weakness! What ever your current baseline is, you can always improve. The relentless pursuit... My squats today were paired with 'rocking seated box jumps'. A beautiful contrast of fast and slow in the same movement pattern. #comeback#squats#overcome#powerlifting#jumps#boxjumps#sweatylift
God is good! ... Forty days after major surgery and am grateful. It's been a challenging 40 days full of pain, tears, ups, downs and everything in-between but I'm here, I made it. I have a purpose that I will continue to fulfill and walk out, with or without a voice. ... Yes you guessed it, my voice still hasn't returned to normal, depending on the day I could sound like Minnie Mouse, Darth Vader, a little little girl or The Gingerbread Man from Shrek if you let my little sister @thatgirlrae__ tell it...lol, nevertheless, my doctors and I are confident my voice will return to normal if not better than ever. ... I am still healing and recovering but again I am here, thankful and grateful for the gift of life and purpose that's been given to me from my Good Good Father! ... What are you grateful for today??? 🤔🧐 ... #grateful#thankful#blessed#live#love#life#hope#inspire#encourage#impact#bornovercomers#endure#overcome#triumphant#overcomer ... Click the link in the bio 🖱️
OVERCOMER. The emcee on a TV show I was on the other day called me a flower child, which made me happy. I nearly posted a photo where I look like a hippie among some flowers and label that "flower child," and I still may do that at some point, but today this label -- overcomer -- is more important to me. I came across this frame while going into AMC to think them for playing worship music outside. Their outdoor intercom was blasting music from @MosaicMSC and it was really blessing me! Side note colon the music is selected by corporate. Which makes me like AMC more :-) Most importantly, Jesus is strength in my weakness and He is helping me overcome some things! If you are struggling with any fears or making the same mistakes over and over, start seeking the Lord in declaring that, through Christ, you are an overcomer. Believe it, speak it, live it.
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As an entrepreneur you’ll encounter days where life will throw at you some extreme challenges. In our positions, sometimes we can’t take days off and you will need to find the strength to push through it. - - “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger - - #kevinengland#strength#inspiration#growthmindset#entrepreneur#businessowner#motivation#overcome
This is what it’s all about. This kid is a 4 year old trying to shoot on a 10 foot basket with @jacobperry_3 It’s amazing what a basketball 🏀 can do and the amazing ways it makes others look up to you. Always remember the little things, how you change others life. It’s very special. 💫❤️⭐️🏅🐥 #lovekids#basketball#coaching#overcome#faithoverfear#love#determination
Today has been hard. It’s the first day of prep that my body has told me, I’ve figured out what you’re doing and it’s trying to shut me down. My coach is leaving tomorrow for the military. Rough day at work that made me just want to lay down. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I started changing for workout 2 and saw my physique and realized, this is where the changes happen, this is where I achieve overall level conditioning, this is where I am going to suffer and enjoy it. Thank you to my wife, and two friends prepping with me, thank you to @vogelitis for my amazing physique development as a natural up to this point, my posing coach @ruff_diesel and my take over coach @nedarick Lets bring it home strong everybody. Love you all and I’m going to make you proud. #npcprep#challengeyourself#trainharderthanme#growthmindset
WORD UPGRADE 101: Instead of using the words CRAZY or INSANE - as in, “that’s so crazy (insane)!” - which are associated with disabilities, we can aim to become more inclusive by replacing them with alternatives such as: . WILD ABSURD INTENSE EXCITING FRUSTRATING OUTRAGEOUS RUDE CONFUSING AWESOME EXTREME FASCINATING LOVELY SUPERB EXTRAORDINARY And many more... . Upgrading your word choice helps to transform ableist language (words associated with disabilities which have become casual or slang utterances), and elevate our culture toward a vision which is more unconditionally inclusive. This is in your power. Every day. One conversation at a time. ❤️🧡💛🖤💚💙💜 • #inclusion#wordsmatter #youmatter#iwelcomeyourdifferences • • •
On my ass... a place I’ve been knocked to more times than most 🧘🏼♂️ • There will ALWAYS BE ANOTHER OBSTACLE! I’m guilty of getting into this mindset where I think “there can’t be any more obstacles, everything is FINALLY going to run smoothly!”.. wrong. And I need to stop looking for the easy path, and start enjoying the path that I’m on. After all, anger is just a punishment we give ourselves when something else goes wrong. • #knowledgeiswealth#overcome#neverbackdown#willtowin#patience#knockeddown#getbackup#comeback#determination
Insecurities do nothing but create fear and stop us from acting. When we feel nervous, tense or insecure, we want to avoid the situation rather than proactively going after it. Once you understand your insecurities and accept yourself, you will go very far.
I’ve been horrible about posting updates on my eating habits. I’ve really been trying to stay away from sugar and carbs. Which means I’m eating a lot of salads and drinking a ton of Diet Coke. 🤪 I had a hamburger salad last week that was amazing. Pickles, lettuce, turkey burger, tomatoes and purple onions. I used mustard and ketchup for dressing. Yummmm!
Pit stop at my apartment gym because I still don’t have a full length mirror! 🙃 This is my first time wearing a dress for work that I use to wear all the time prepregnancy. It’s a size 2. 😅 I know for a fact that I am NOT a 2 or close to being that size. Still felt really great to zip it up and not notice any bulging fat. It’s the little victories!
Whether or not you’ve been sick with an eating disorder, how do you cope with a drastically increased weight in this society, regardless of the causes? ***Looking for all answers EXCEPT those involving weight loss and dieting*** Eating Disorders are not about weight, they are about so much more, but they leave you convinced otherwise, and the intrusive thoughts are so invasive and disturbing, that trying on a bathing suit can leave you gasping for air, tears streaming down your face at the first sight of the reflection staring back at you. I had to gain 35LBs to recover fully from Anorexia. I thought I was 💯 ready to go bathing suit shopping in my healthy body, but I was shocked to find out otherwise. It did not go well at all. But what’s the best thing to do to keep moving forward with recovery?! #exposuretherapy : Repeating uncomfortable experiences over and over again, until they lose their power over your mind. I went back the very next morning, to try buying a bathing suit all over again. I psyched myself up beforehand, mentally preparing myself in the best ways I could think of, based on the thoughts and feelings I experienced during round one. I filmed my experience doing it, which brought up some interesting insights and feelings. Should I post these videos?
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