sohelpmejesseca
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I’ve slooOoOoOoowly started fitnessing regularly again. I definitely feel a little slower, a little weaker, and my endurance is lower but I needed a mental reset. My life has been in nonstop go mode and the gym started becoming another thing in my life that had to get done, another thing I felt like I just couldn’t do perfectly or wasn’t doing quite well enough. It wasn’t because of anyone else, it was because of me - I lost focus on why I do @crossfit - because it’s fun, because I feel better after I’m done, because it’s somewhere I feel like I’ve won. If I no longer feel this way, then i have to rethink what I’m doing. I dialed it way down, took a bunch of days off and I’m easing back into it, I go to class, I do the workout, I don’t worry about the time and then I go home AND THAT IS OK. I’m sure at some point I’ll be back to my fifty two workouts a day but for right now I’m having some grace with myself and finding the joy in fitness again. 📸: @ariel_door . . . . #crossfit #powerlifting #bodybuilding #gymnastics #weightlifting #gymrat #gym #fleoshorts #gymgypsy #tbt #instagood #instalike #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirls #girlswholift #wod #workout #lift #love #wallballs #bayarea #bestoftheday #photooftheday #strong #squats

Today someone asked me if I was going to sign up for the Open, but as I sucked wind trying to do nine deadlifts I realized that I am no longer fit. 📸: @ariel_door . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #weightlifting #girlswholift #gymnastics #powerlifting #bodybuilding #gym #gymrat #instagood #instalike #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirls #bestoftheday #photooftheday #workout #wod #love #strong #tbt #train

In honor of last year’s open and when i used to workout 🤣🤣 did a wod today at a snail’s pace. Couldn’t figure out why i felt so janky until i realized I’d lost 5 pounds this week 🤷🏼‍♀️ god bless huh. . 📸: @stephanief110 . . . #crossfit #weightlifting #crossfitopen #gymnastics #powerlifting #bodybuilding #wod #workout #gym #gymrat #instagood #instafitness #train #tbt #love #girlswholift #strong #fitfam #fit #fitspo #crossfitgirls #fitgirls #bayarea #bestoftheday #photooftheday

I’ve taken a short break from fitness so that when i come back my weightlifting belt can give me an even better pouch. Miss you all, just taking a brief mental health break this week. Oh yeah and i have a cute new dog 😈 @luna_sparklefluff 📸: @zachauphoto . . . . #crossfit #weightlifting #gymnastics #bodybuilding #powerlifting #gym #gymrat #gymnastics #instagood #instalike #instafit #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirls #crossfitgirls #bestoftheday #photooftheday #workout #wod #sweat #girlswholift

sohelpmejesseca
(@sohelpmejesseca)

13 Days 13 Hours Ago

I️ know I’ve been lacking in fitness recently, but look at this sweet face! I can barely stop kissing @luna_sparklefluff face. That burns calories right?? . . . . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #crazydoglady #rescue #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #cute #love #bestoftheday #photooftheday #instadog #instagood #instalike #weightlifting #powerlifting #bodybuilding #mdassurvivor #dogstagram #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram

sohelpmejesseca
(@sohelpmejesseca)

18 Days 13 Hours Ago

BOOP! Hey y’all it’s Luna! I can’t figure out how to use this weird machine right but Mom says I have my own page. Whatever that means! @luna_sparklefluff

This is Mella, she was one of the longest staying residents of the Miami Dade Shelter. She was likely to be put on the euthanasia list because she exhibited so much fear. She shook like this every day and night for four months. Swipe left to see her in the glass room and swipe left again to see her freedom ride. I can’t wait to introduce you all to her, but NONE of this crazy rescue would have been possible with the generosity of @minimoos_atx followers, my amazing friends @meeno24 and @rojo006 and the hard work and unfailing dedication and selflessness of @soflo_packmaster and Adrianna of @miamidadedogs. Y’all give me hope for this world. You are my heroes. Mella is her old name, but i would like to introduce you to Luna Celeste Sparklefluff. Yes, I’m serious. #crazydoglady #mrssparkleflufftoyou . . . #saveadog #savealife #saveadogkeepyours #adoptdontshop #dog #dogs #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #pet #pets #petsofig #petsofinstagram #cute #love #crossfit #instadog #bestoftheday #photooftheday

sohelpmejesseca
(@sohelpmejesseca)

20 Days 14 Hours Ago

Alright y'all, as promised here is the first movement in our new "series," the power clean. I am far from perfect, but here are a few tips and cues that work well for me. Remember that depending on limb length and the ration of femur to tibia you'll have slightly different starting stances. First set up with your feet under your hips, maybe every so slightly wider, but should never be outside your shoulders. You want your feet under hips because this helps you to generate more power. Your shoulders and low back should be tight so that the upper half of your body moves in one unit as you come off the floor. Your hips should start somewhere around parallel - again depending on your specific body - just make sure glutes are engaged. Your hip to shoulder angle should stay the same until the bar has passed your knees, once the bar passes the knees you can sweep the bar in toward your hips while bringing your hips to the bar. This should be done by maintaining active lats and ideally is NOT done by bringing the bar to your hip and then thrusting forward. As you bring the bar and your hips together, squeeze the glutes and pull the bar straight up, bringing your elbows back. Once you've pulled as high as you can you bring your elbows quickly underneath and as high as you can get them. I tell my athletes to pretend they're trying to poke me in the eye with their elbows. Sounds silly, but helps people make the mind body connection. As you're turning over, and "pulling yourself under" the bar, your feet will move from your power stance to your squat stance, landing with your butt back like you're getting ready to sit in a chair. I've included three videos, all are power, even though my butt lands closer to parallel each time. Ideally the bar won't crash on my shoulders, the timing should allow my body to move around the bar, but hey no one's perfect - except maybe Lydia Valentin

2018 started with a barbell. Snatches, pulls, jerks, squats galore. For the first time (maybe ever) my jerks felt like they moved in a semi straight line. Then saw this on my programming “back squat 20 reps at 100kg in 5 minutes,” 🤘🏼 see ya next year legs. I made 15. Now I’m crippled on the couch making gifts. Happy New Year my loves. . . . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #fnxathlete #fnxfitambassador #blackironwonderwoman #weightlifting #bodybuilding #powerlifting #compete #gymnastics #gymrat #gym #instagood #instafit #instalike #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirls #bestoftheday #photooftheday #girlswholift #love #lift #squats #strong

Here’s to 2018 being the year of gratitude, self-love, forgiveness, and compassion beyond measure. My only resolution this year is to accept, transcend, love, release, embrace and forgive - myself and others. It sounds generic, but anyone that actively works on personal development and self acceptance knows that it is WORK. It’s hard to examine the things you’ve done, the things done to you, the conditioning been subject to. I am grateful for how far I’ve come, I am so grateful for the bond my sisters and I share and I’m grateful for the best friend that’s become a sister. I’m grateful that I get to write these next chapters. I’m ready for the love and light that 2018 will bring - because I will work to create it. Here’s to vibrating higher. What are your resolutions? . . . #blackironwonderwoman #2018 #newyearseve #nye #crossfit #crossfitgirls #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirls #motd #makeup #abh #beauty #beautyblogger #loveyaself #love #lift #weightlifting #powerlifting #bodybuilding #gymnastics #gymrat #gym #vibratehigher #bestoftheday #photooftheday #instagood #instabeauty #instalike

sohelpmejesseca
(@sohelpmejesseca)

24 Days 15 Hours Ago

How I feel about doing DT today after LeeAnnes party last night. Trying out @fnx_fit Orange Dreamsicle AM Restart to get me movin’ & groovin’. 💥💥💥💥💥💥 Rise and shine y’all. Let’s workout 🙃 post your DT times to comments for some extra motivation!! 5 rounds 12-9-6 @ 50kg Deadlift Hang Power Clean Push Jerk . . :📸: @s.kip . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #weightlifting #dt #bodybuilding #powerlifting #gymnastics #gymrat #gym #fnxfit #fnxathlete #compete #photooftheday #bestoftheday #love #lift #herowod #instagood #instalike #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirls #girlswholift

Doing some more things with the barbell. I’ve definitely added a few pounds recently so I️ figured I️ might as well put it to use. Jerk still isn’t where i want it, but at least my shoulder is stabilizing. 2 cleans + a jerk, some heavy pulls and worked up to a front squat triple at 80kg followed by a front squat EMOM ☠️ . . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #weightlifting #girlswholift #fit #fitspo #fitgirls #fitfam #strong #sweat #bodybuilding #powerlifting #gymnastics #gymrat #gym #bayarea #bestoftheday #photooftheday #love #instagood #instalike #squats

Does anyone else hit a slump in the winter? I️ feel like as soon as the cold weather hits, the wheels start to come off my fitness: motivation is low, body is stiff, old injuries flair up,barbells are cold (haha). And of course, this always happens right before the Open! It really gets me down sometimes and has even made me want to quit. ❄️🌧☔️☃️☔️🌨❄️ Recently I hit a particularly blue patch in my fitness and I had to ask myself why I started, why do I dedicate SO much time to this. The answer is that I found it fun - so how do I get back to it? For me the answer has been taking the pressure off myself. I go into workouts with no expectations, I try to throw out (mentally) my old lifting numbers and focus on quality, I am focusing on the less glamorous rehab and strength instead of the flashy movements. I go into the gym and remind myself that fitness & movement are a celebration of my body & health. I am enough - wherever I am in life and wherever my fitness happens to be that day. You are too. ........ The good news is that going back to basics, building strength, healing your body, and focusing on quality will always pay off. When you love your body (or at least try to) it loves you back! . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #weightlifting #bodybuilding #powerlifting #fitspo #fitgirls #instagood #instalike #bestoftheday #photooftheday #tbt #love #lift #girlswholift #compete #train #wod #workout #strong #gymnastics #gymrat #gym

This is me doing some stuff with a barbell. You know it’s the day after Christmas when your pulls feel light but your double unders are a struggle. Followed my lifting with a post holiday sweat-a-thon: 1500m row 100 DU 50 Cal Ass Bike 100 DU (baby giraffe legs) 1500m row #sendhelp . . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #weightlifting #powerlifting #bodybuilding #gymnastics #gymrat #gym #instagood #instalike #fit #fitness #fitspo #fitgirls #girlswholift #love #bestoftheday #photooftheday #wod #workout #strong #sweat #train #wod

Christmas face. For the folks asking what make up I use : too much, haha. My favorite things are barbells and highlighters 🤷🏼‍♀️ . . . Eye : @urbandecaycosmetics @toofaced Just Peachy & @anastasiabeverlyhills Modern Renaissance, @maccosmetics eyeliner in feline Eyebrow: @nyxcosmetics @anastasiabeverlyhills Face : @toofaced (Hangover RX & Born This Way Finishing Powder) @benefitcosmetics (Hello Flawless, That Gal, Porefessional), @nyxcosmetics (Color corrector and contour kit) @anastasiabeverlyhills (Glow Kit), @narsissist (blush) . . . #motd #ootd #crossfit #crossfitgirls #makeup #weightlifting #powerlifting #bodybuilding #beauty #beauty #beautygram #bestoftheday #photooftheday #strong #love #tfjustpeachy #abh #instabeauty #instalike #instagood #loveyaself

Handmade my Christmas gifts this year. Wine racks and blankets galore. Going to need to order a bottle of @321gaux wine to put in here! Merry Christmas eve y’all. . . . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #handmade #rusticdecor #rustic #redwoods #woodworking #homemade #instagood #instalike #fit #fitfam #fitspo #balance #strong #girlswholift #gymnastics #weightlifting #bodybuilding #powerlifting #christmas #christmas2017

Who’s ready for the 12 days of Christmas tomorrow 🎄☃️ prioritize your fitness and then prioritize dem gains 😇 📸: @zachauphoto . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #weightlifting #bodybuilding #powerlifting #gymnastics #gymrat #gym #instagood #instalike #girlswholift #bestoftheday #photooftheday #cute #love #fitness #fitfam #fit #strong #wod #workout #fitspo

My penpal drew me this as a Christmas gift. Pretty damn cool.

2007 to 2017. Sometimes I️ look back at my late teens and early twenties and cringe at almost everything. I️ didn’t know how to love myself or love others. I️ housed a lot of anger and I️ took it out on myself and others. I️ hated my body, my face, my personality. I️ didn’t know how to give or receive love so I️ didn’t let anyone in. I always thought I was not enough, not doing enough, I’m too much, i do too much, feel too much, don’t feel enough 🙄. Turns out sometimes I am too much and sometimes i fall short, but i can hold space for both of those things because I’m a human being and I’m doing my best - and that’s ok! Like many other women (maybe all) I️ still struggle with body image issues and believing I’m *pretty* enough (like that’s the most important thing 🤷🏼‍♀️), but I’ve come to appreciate so much more about myself that doesn’t show up in photos. Y’all know I love make up and I’m proud of the body I’ve built, but what I’ve worked to cultivate on the inside is something I consider way more valuable. I’m so grateful for the personal growth, self love, love and understanding for others and a compassion for humans that I️ didn’t think was possible, that I hold within myself now - because that exists whether I’m dolled up or sweaty and stinky. God bless the glo up. #vibratehigher #butalsogodblesscrossfit #loveyaself . . . . . #crossfit #crossfitgirls #weightlifting #bodybuilding #powerlifting #gymnastics #gymrat #gym #selflove #instagood #instalike #instabeauty #bayarea #strong #girlswholift #bestoftheday #photooftheday #tbt #love