By standing together we pull each other up! Our #wcw and #www this week is Jessica Chastain for recognizing the inequities in the Hollywood pay system and choosing to do something about it: “She [Octavia Spencer] had been underpaid for so long. When I discovered that, I realized that I could tie her deal to mine to bring up her quote. Men should start doing this with their female co-stars.” -Jessica Chastain. ... Yes they should!
I have been feeling like a fraud. 🤷🏻♀️ Who do I think I am, to say the things I say? 🤷🏻♀️ Who do I think I am, to want to do the things I do? 🤷🏻♀️ Who do I think I am, to think it’s available for me, that I’m worth it, that I deserve it, that I can do it? 👽 Who do I think I am? I’ve found myself continually looking outwards at everyone around me, and their seemingly perfect lives, questioning… WHEN? When will I figure it out? When will I feel like I’m no longer stumbling and fumbling my why through everything I do, second guessing and questioning myself? 😫 When? Yesterday I went to a coaches meet-up here in Bali. It really took something for me to get through my self-sabotaging conversation about how I didn’t deserve to be there. Again, who do I think I am, calling myself a “coach”. Man… How crazy is this internal dialogue trying to keep me small?! I have been working with people since 2010. Coaching and supporting people on their health, wellbeing and life. Changing lives, opening possibilities, supporting transition, transformation, self-expression and growth. SINCE 2010!! Actually even earlier than that! I was assisting transformational leadership in my late teens! . And yesterday, STILL I found myself questioning, who do I think I am, to call myself a coach? 🌀 I’m seeing the perpetual cycle of conversation I have around fear. Around feeling like I’m not enough, that I can’t do it, that I won’t be okay, that I’m a fraud. . These deep engrained human beliefs that I know we ALL live with. What I’m also seeing, and today I’m CELEBRATING, is that even in the face of these fears and limiting beliefs, every single day, I am stepping forward REGARDLESS. I am doing the work daily, to change these beliefs. To hear them and acknowledge that they’re there, but to no longer allow them to run my life. To keep stepping forward regardless, into the life I know I was born for. 🙅🏻♀️ I will NO LONGER let FEAR be greater than my DESIRES. 🔥 The work I have to share is important. 🔥 Who I am as a person in this world and everything I’ve been through, is important. Fuck “who do I think I am…” Instead - 🔥 Who the fuck am I NOT to?
Allow your strength to be subtle or earth shaking whatever you need to stand strong on your own two feet. Find strength for your own heart and highest good. You are strong in your own beautiful, unique and completely perfect way. 💜🙌🏼🙏🏼 #strength #standstrong #youarestrong #youarebeautiful #yogagirl #yogawoman #yogastrength #yogi #yogastudent #yogateacher #sandiegoyoga #sandiegoyogateacher #blackandwhiteyoga #strongfemale #ownyourstrength
Love yourself, be proud of your journey and believe in your strength ❤️😋😋. #dailyreminders #dailyremindertoself #selfcare #selfloving #ownyourstrength #power #peace #love #betterworldforall #foodforthought🤔 #wisdom #happinessishandmade #goodthoughtsgoodvibes #positivity #optimisim #love #yycblog #yycblogger #calgaryalbertacanada #lifestyleblogg #calgaryblogger #pakistanicanadians #pakistaniblog #goodmornigworld
Push, keep going, keep asking, keep appreciating your strengths, keep honouring your magic! 🐇 * * * #realtalk #appreciateyourstrengths #knowyourself #yycfashion #startsomewhere #startnow #doyourthing #loveyourmagic #ownyourstrength #yycmentalhealth #confidence #vintagedreams #vintagedream #smallstepsbigdreams
Level ⬆️ your #FestivalHair! This 🦄 hair from @janina_ehrenberg is the perfect color inspiration to #SHOWYOURPRIDE this #FestivalSeason. 🌈🎶 Find the formula below! #WellaHair . . FORMULA: Freelights Base: Color Fresh Create Color Fresh Create Neverseen Green, Future Yellow, Tomorrow Clear, Pure Violet + High Magenta
Bad camera angle but Tre Griffin nails a 212.5kg squat for his test week as he prepares for the @sunflowergames July 27 - #KCBBFam #kcbarbell #strength #strongAF #lifting #fitness #strengthtraining #ownyourstrength #perform #weightlifting #powerlifting #crossroadskc #KCFitness #KCStrength #artofstrength #personaltrainer #kansascity #downtownkc
This color is giving us all the bubble gum feels! 🍬 This look from @mr.mishwu was created with #KolestonPerfect ME+! Find his formula below and shop Koleston Perfect at the link in our bio. #WellaHair #AskForWella #KolestonPerfect #SHOWYOURPRIDE . . FORMULA: Top: Koleston Perfect 8/96, 0/00, 0/65 Back: Koleston Perfect 0/30, 0/33, 0/65+, 0/00, 0/28, 10/0, 0/66, 10/95, 0/65
Yesterday I went to Topeka for the first annual @n.o.v.meet. Came home, crashed for a few, did some work, had my cheat meal, watched a little TV - This morning I was up at 5:55 because I have someone driving to the gym at 10am to discuss joining us. She met me at the Heavy Metal Open in KS and wants to be a part of our PL team - I hold myself to a high standard at meets. I am coaching my lifters, talking to people in the warmup areas, helping others who aren’t with us if they need it, and acting like a professional - I am not there for photo ops with “lifting celebrities” because they won’t do shit for me, my gym, my business, or my lifters. I am there for what I am paid for, to be a coach and to represent @kansascitybarbell well - I am up working, writing programs for the upcoming week, checking the latest workout updates from clients, creating a few new programs for new #KCBBFam members, drinking this cup of coffee, and getting ready for the week ahead - When you own a business, you have no set hours. I am one of the faces of KC Barbell and I refuse to be just the face who checks in once in a while. I will ALWAYS be a coach first - #KCBBFam #kcbarbell #strength #strongAF #lifting #fitness #strengthtraining #ownyourstrength #perform #weightlifting #powerlifting #crossroadskc #KCFitness #KCStrength #artofstrength #personaltrainer #kansascity #downtownkc #doshit #oldmanstrong
Sometimes it's challenging to rest when you are working towards something you want. Sometimes it's hard to not try to fix everything for everyone, especially if you're an empathetic person. Give yourself time to rest and recover... It's all about the long game peeps. . . #ownyourbody #ownyourstrength #ownyourmind #ownfitnesspnw #fitness #recovery #functionaltraining #functionalstrength #sustainable #strength #health #healthandwellness
I used to be super self-conscious about my shoulders. I thought they were too big. My brother used to call me, “linebacker shoulders.” I was mortified. I thought I looked man-ish. 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ It’s amazing what time can do. These broad shoulders are a result of years of intense gymnastics training. My shoulders have carried the weight of the world at times. My shoulders allow me to spot countless other gymnasts through their skills. My shoulders show young girls to embrace their bodies: they should be proud to be strong. 💪🏼 Don’t ever be ashamed. Own your strength. Love your muscles. #gymnastmuscles #formergymnast #gymnasticscoach #proudtobestrong #ownyourstrength #loveyourmuscles #respectyourbody #trainingathletes #shapingyoungminds #teachinglittlegirlstobestrong #strongisbeautiful❤️ #strongandproud #strongwomenrock #womenwithmuscles #flexitbaby #flauntyourfearless #embraceyourbody #neverbeashamed #strongshoulders #thisisme #selflove
They look so good together! Super excited to release Wish You Weren't Here: The Steel City Genie Book 2 today. Available on Amazon ebook, print is coming soon. _ What's one wish you have for your weekend? 🎆💥
I’m about to embark on a mini road trip to New Hampshire to see my old college friends. I don’t know about you, but when I have a kid free car I pump the music loud and sing at the top of my lungs. . The car is the only place I sing now. 10+ years ago I went to school for music education until I decided it was too hard. In reality, I didn’t try hard enough. I compared myself to people who practiced hours and hours and I got by (barely) with bare minimum. Hanging out with friends and partying took a much bigger precedence in my life. . Over the years I’ve convinced myself and others that I stopped singing because of how others made me feel and maybe I didn’t have the nicest interaction with one teacher but I can only imagine his frustration with having to deal with someone who gave very little effort. . It may only be for fun with family, or who knows maybe Adam and I will surprise you with a video of us playing music but I feel ready to put the worry aside about being judged and compared and I want to put the work in because music DOES bring me joy even if I stuffed it away for a decade. . For now, I’ll belt it out in my car but I vow to put my phone down more and play music with my husband. ❤️🎼 ps call me out on this if it’s the only post about music you see 😘.
If success was easy to gain, everyone would be successful. If strength were easy to gain, everyone would be strong. That’s what makes it so sweet: to be successful and strong takes hard work. To be strong and successful sets you apart. To be strong and to be successful you need to get uncomfortable. You need to get to the space where your mind is convicted in what you’re going to do- and your body will follow suit. You are successful and you are strong in MIND first. It happens INWARD. If you don’t envision it, want it, reach for it, you’ll never get it. Psych yourself UP, not out. Being good is easy, being great is a mindset. @dsk8154 @precisionrun • #strongwomen #getstrong #mindset #strong #successful #wantit #workHARDER #wantit #bodyfollowsmind #mindandbody #success #workhard #dontquit #getuncomfortable #bemoreYOU #bemorehYOUman #slaymore #smilemore #ownit #ownyourstrength #ownyoursuccess #getbufflikeyourtrainer #no10zone #run #runner #pr #findyourpace #peacepace
This is a story about coffee - In a one square mile radius in downtown KC, you have 6+ different coffee shops - Spokes is one of them, and about 4 blocks away is Messenger coffee who supplies Spokes with their beans. - On 18th street you have Grinders coffee shop at Thou Mayest’s old location, while one block away Thou Mayest is going to return to the crossroads with a blaze of glory. - Kaldi, Starbucks, Mildred’s, PT’s, and I am certain I am missing a few. - Every shop has a unique vibe. Each one offers a similar menu of espresso, drip, pour overs, and more. Each one has different beans and unless you’re a coffee connoisseur, you’d be hard pressed to tell many of them apart. - In a city of several hundred thousand people, these shops thrive and grow when they offer: - 1. Quality service 2. Consistent product 3. Clean facilities 4. A brand people identify with - You’ll pay anywhere from 1.50 to 4.50 for a simple cup of coffee. I’ve paid both and will continue to not worry about price when the shop has the four above criteria I identify with. - What’s this have to do with Kansas City Barbell? - Gyms are similar. You can find us, CrossFit, Orange Theory, F45, boot camps, commercial gyms, other locally owned gyms, and more in the KC metro area. - Every person swears their gym is the “best gym ever” and they have the “best coach ever” but that is such a subjective phrase highly dependent on that persons’ point of view. - Each gym has an identity, a brand, a culture, a vision, and a style that makes the gym unique and accessible for their demographic. - We hope to be your gym for all things strength. We want to show you what we are all about. We also know not everyone will find a second home in our gym but we know some of you will. - There’s plenty of coffee shops and gyms for everyone. There’s plenty of people who want to learn what it’s like to be stronger. - We’re one of the places you can do this at, and we want you to see if we’re a fit for you. - #KCBBFam #kcbarbell #strength #strongAF #lifting #fitness #strengthtraining #ownyourstrength #perform #weightlifting #powerlifting #crossroadskc #KCFitness #KCStrength #artofstrength #personaltrainer #kansascity
New Blog Post Up Peeps! A quick read on my annoyingly positive attitude, and why I'll never change! . . https://ownfitnesspnw.com/2019/06/10/positive-negative/?fbclid=IwAR0iNsdPOnkVNBLr63GBSmhwohXksK6jogg-2YrvhAk0jf7kTg8clGFhtU8 . . #fitness #healthandwellness #weighttraining #ownfitnesspnw #personaltraining #ownyourbody #ownyourstrength #ownyourmind #fitfam #strong #happy #positivethinking
You'll live all your life searching for a meaning. For a purpose, for a goal and for a mission. That's why we are always tired, we are always running after things. And we forget that it's temporary. It will end someday. The ending is unknown. Work, work hard. But give time for yourself to enjoy the little things that pass when we think about the next route. #newchapter #ownyourstrength #freeyoursoul
The people asked for it - We got it. Texas DL Bar - Texas squat bar coming soon - #KCBBFam #kcbarbell #strength #strongAF #lifting #fitness #strengthtraining #ownyourstrength #perform #weightlifting #powerlifting #crossroadskc #KCFitness #KCStrength #artofstrength #personaltrainer #kansascity #downtownkc