I Am A Champion
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via larmoyante)
“I would see all the girls who were doing it longer than me and the way they would stand up. They just had their shoulders back and they were standing straight up and their heads were always up. No one was ever looking down or feeling ashamed of themselves. I saw them, and I was like, I want to be like that too.”

—Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (via acacialeibka)
Posted on Sep 22, 2014 with 2 notesShare
I dont usually do #MotivationalMondays but after watching The Olympia this weekend, my motivation shot through the roof. 👍I called it and I was so happy that Ashley was crowned Ms. Bikini Olympia 2014, second year in a row! 😍😍🎉🌟 I’m aiming for a physique like that and it is going to take time but I will get there. @ashleykfit you were amazing on stage!

I dont usually do #MotivationalMondays but after watching The Olympia this weekend, my motivation shot through the roof. 👍I called it and I was so happy that Ashley was crowned Ms. Bikini Olympia 2014, second year in a row! 😍😍🎉🌟 I’m aiming for a physique like that and it is going to take time but I will get there. @ashleykfit you were amazing on stage!

Posted on Sep 22, 2014Share
Journey To Fit: Day 50 ~ Glutes, Hammies & Plyos (21.9.14)
Glute Hip Thrusts:
95x12
100x12
100x12
100x12
Sumo Squats:
95x12
100x12
105x12
105x12
Leg Press:
120x12
140x12
145x12
Barbell Sumo Deadlift:
105x8
110x8
110x8
110x8
Lying Leg Curl w/ Medicine Ball:
8x15
8x15
S. Ball Hamstring Curls:
10
10
10
Side Cable Leg Lifts:
2.5x12
12.5x12
7.5x12 
Dumbbell Side Lunges:
8x12
12x12
15x12
Plyos:
Squat Jumps:
15
15
Jumping Lunges:
15
15
Box Jumps:
15
15
Running Stairs & Bleachers: x3

Took a double shot of C4 to sweat out my cold! Those side cable leg lifts are much harder than the regular ones

Journey To Fit: Day 50 ~ Glutes, Hammies & Plyos (21.9.14)

Glute Hip Thrusts:

  • 95x12
  • 100x12
  • 100x12
  • 100x12

Sumo Squats:

  • 95x12
  • 100x12
  • 105x12
  • 105x12

Leg Press:

  • 120x12
  • 140x12
  • 145x12

Barbell Sumo Deadlift:

  • 105x8
  • 110x8
  • 110x8
  • 110x8

Lying Leg Curl w/ Medicine Ball:

  • 8x15
  • 8x15

S. Ball Hamstring Curls:

  • 10
  • 10
  • 10

Side Cable Leg Lifts:

  • 2.5x12
  • 12.5x12
  • 7.5x12 

Dumbbell Side Lunges:

  • 8x12
  • 12x12
  • 15x12

Plyos:

Squat Jumps:

  • 15
  • 15

Jumping Lunges:

  • 15
  • 15

Box Jumps:

  • 15
  • 15

Running Stairs & Bleachers: x3

Took a double shot of C4 to sweat out my cold! Those side cable leg lifts are much harder than the regular ones

Posted on Sep 21, 2014 with 1 noteShare
Life Lessons 4

Sometimes the only person you can rely on is yourself. Sometimes you can give so much in a friendship yet no one else gives you the same amount back. The only person you can expect something from is you, don’t give the fear of disappointment to someone else.

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”

—C. JoyBell C (via slacked)
Posted on Sep 20, 2014 with 2 notesShare
Journey To Fit: Day 49 ~ Back & Shoulders (20.9.14)
Bent Over One Arm Dumbbell Row:
30x12
35x12
35x12
35x12
Inverted Row:
10
10
10
Seated Cable Row:
50x12
55x12
60x12
Seated Lat Pulldown:
45x15
50x15
45x15
40x15
Standing Barbell Press:
40x10
50x10
50x10
Upright Row:
40x15
40x15
40x15
40x13
Cable Side Lateral Raises:
7.5x12
2.5x15
2.5x15
2.5x15
Rear Delt Fly:
40x15
55x15
55x15
40x15

Journey To Fit: Day 49 ~ Back & Shoulders (20.9.14)

Bent Over One Arm Dumbbell Row:

  • 30x12
  • 35x12
  • 35x12
  • 35x12

Inverted Row:

  • 10
  • 10
  • 10

Seated Cable Row:

  • 50x12
  • 55x12
  • 60x12

Seated Lat Pulldown:

  • 45x15
  • 50x15
  • 45x15
  • 40x15

Standing Barbell Press:

  • 40x10
  • 50x10
  • 50x10

Upright Row:

  • 40x15
  • 40x15
  • 40x15
  • 40x13

Cable Side Lateral Raises:

  • 7.5x12
  • 2.5x15
  • 2.5x15
  • 2.5x15

Rear Delt Fly:

  • 40x15
  • 55x15
  • 55x15
  • 40x15
Posted on Sep 20, 2014 with 2 notesShare

Dessert reception ft. dirty mirror

I seriously love my legs in this picture.

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 with 1 noteShare

Pictures from my tour at the UN!

Posted on Sep 20, 2014Share
Update.

It’s the third week back at uni and I’m finally getting into a rhythm and a schedule.

I have been awful in posting any personal posts lately and I apologise for that. I can’t promise that I will be posting personal posts on a daily basis but I’ll try my best.

  • Last night I watched The Olympia and it was crazy! All the girls in the bikini division were in tip top shape and I don’t think I could have decided the top 6. I wasn’t surprised to see Amanda Latona, Yeshira Robles, India Paulino and Stacey Alexander in the top 6 but to see my girl Ashley Kaltwasser win Miss Bikini Olympia again was fantastic. In my opinion, she definitely has brought the athletic look meets the bikini athlete in one package and that is the stage I’m hoping to reach.
  • I’m halfway through my third week in my training program and the results I’m see in my delts and back is outrageous! I’m definitely seeing baby wings and my rear delts coming through. I have had a few problems hitting my carbs and instead of getting stress about it. I just challenge myself to do better the next day.
  • The UN semester is going surprisingly well and I’m glad that I chose to apply for the program. I’m learning so much about the policies, laws and regulations of the organisation and seeing everything from a different perspective. I had a brush with the Secret Service on Thursday :) :( We had a tour in the UN on Thursday I’ll upload the pictures later.
  • I’ve finally got my Honour’s committee sorted out and it is finally hitting me that I am writing a thesis and it is my last year in university. I’ve just started my secondary research and I hope to have started writing the introduction by the beginning of next month.
  • I’m loving my new Isolator Fitness Bag. A lot of my friends in the UN semester have threatened to steal it because they love it too. I think I’m starting a trend here getting people to take their nutrition and health seriously. 
  • I have an Honour’s Welcome Event tonight so I get to dress cute and formal. Sometimes I forget that I don’t always have to wear my gym clothes around. People can still see that I train in my normal clothes.

That’s all I have for you today, folks! :P

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