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Newest recruit ???? #thirdleg
10/28/2020 11:01
Cause I’ve got me, myself & I... ???? Last night in my Q&A on my stories, I lightly touched on how I started out on my fitness journey, as one of the most common questions I get asked is “what was the ‘turning point’?...” so I wanted to share below a bit more of my background/journey... I have always been into fitness of some form. Back when I was young, I danced before I could even walk. It was my ultimate dream to be a professional dancer but it got cut short. I sustained an injury through wear and tear which meant I could no longer dance again. I experienced years of no purpose, attempting the gym numerous times with money wasted on memberships I never used because I was so scared & didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Tried all sorts of training with different PT’s, but due to the knee injury, I really struggled with a lot of the exercises. I ended up I just giving up & the consistency wasn’t there. You name it, I’ve probably tried it. Last year I hit rock bottom and knew that no one was going to save me but myself. I had to make a change. Enough was enough. I had an unhealthy relationship with food & alcohol which I was using as coping mechanisms to mask what was really going on underneath. A solid year of self development has transformed me not only physically, but most importantly, mentally. I am a different woman. The aesthetics were fun for a while, but recent events (pandemic, stress etc) have emphasised the importance of truly looking after yourself from the inside out. Self care is not selfish, it’s necessary. You have one entity to live in for the rest of your life... YOU. ???? Any pain you may be suffering right now is an opportunity, not for others to see how strong you are, but for you to see how strong you are. ???? Quit doubting yourself - YOU CAN. ???? #selflove
10/26/2020 07:15
FULL BODY HIIT ???????????? (with DB) If you’re wanting to finish this week strong or start the new week with a bang... get this workout saved & get ready to sweat ???????? WORKOUT: 1. Alternate lunge to squat jump 2. Squat to upright row 3. I MISSED OUT A VIDEO OOPS ‼️???? (if you want to include it, the exercise is a hammer curl to lateral raise using DB’s) 4. Squat press knee crunch 5. Jump out to jump jacks & db press 6. Rotating squat jumps 7. Lateral bear crawl to kick through 8. Jumping alternate lunges with DB twist (keep DB close to body!) 9. Box to plank with arm variation 10. Plank step outs to cross body climber 45 seconds on. 15 seconds rest. Repeat X 3 ???? SAVE IT. SHARE IT. DO IT. TAG A FRIEND & challenge them to this workout... ???? Let me know how you get on! ???????? (More full body, real-time HIIT & LISS workouts are available on my fitness plan @alexandrashappybody. No equipment needed! ????????)
10/25/2020 01:14
Workwear Haul YouTube video may have flopped but made a reel instead. ????????‍♀️???? Vid still pending... just waiting for Mercury in retrograde to kindly disappear. ???? (YouTube link in bio)
10/22/2020 06:10
OBLIQUE CHALLENGE PT. 2! ???? ???? ???? If you tried my oblique workout last week then you know it will have your core on fire. ???? I set you the challenge of doing it 3 times a week for 2 weeks & seeing if you noticed any progress. ???????????? Here are some more exercises to target those obliques, switch it up & intensify the workout with some added dumbbells! ???? LET’S GO! WORKOUT: - heel taps/reaches - slow bicycles - DB pass throughs - DB dead bug - alternate elbow to knee crunches - forearm plank lateral taps 40 seconds per exercise, 20 secs rest... repeat x 2! (Or 3 ????) If you haven’t started yet, it’s never too late! Start today. ???? (Tip: make sure you’re incorporating good nutrition too as abs/obliques will become more visible with less fat around this area!) TAG A FRIEND to challenge them too. SAVE it. SHARE it. ???? (More full body, real-time HIIT & LISS workouts are available on my fitness plan @alexandrashappybody. No equipment needed! ????????)
10/19/2020 01:20
Since I appeared on a TV show, I’ve always said that I wanted to stay true to myself. Whatever that meant. I’ve turned down numerous deals that just didn’t align with me and wasn’t what I stood for. I’ve always believed in having a purpose & fulfilling it with discipline, hard work & authenticity - no matter how long it takes. I have been working on a project for almost a year now that is so special to me and ultimately came about because of the support/feedback I’ve had from you guys. It gave me this desire to create something really incredible & unique, but by no means has it been easy. I’m facing things that I’ve never had the experience of before, a lot of it is overwhelming but I know that to achieve something great there will always be an element of risk involved. No one is given a manual on how to do life/create a business, and I’ve learnt, not even some of the biggest in the business have it all figured out. It's constant, becoming an entrepreneur is a way of life. Everyday has to be better than the last. I always wanted to build a brand with purpose, products that made people feel good, and I cant believe its almost ready ???????? Moral of the story, fight for what you believe in. We only regret the chances we didn’t take. ???????? Instead of worrying about what might go wrong, imagine all went better than we ever imagined? ???? Chase your dreams. Take risks.
10/16/2020 09:12
OBLIQUE CHALLENGE!! ???? ???? ???? Obliques are one of my favourite areas to train as I never even knew they existed on my body until this year (they make me feel like an action barbie doll ????) Here are some of my favourite exercises to get them poppping! ???? (Posting more exercises later this week.) WORKOUT: - bear twist throughs - crunch rotations - plank rotations - side crunch extension variation - cross body climbers 40 seconds per exercise, 20 secs rest... repeat x 2! (Or 3 ????) I challenge you to incorporate this workout 3 times a week for the next two weeks... take before/after pictures and let the results speak for themselves. ???? Let me know how you get on! ???? (Tip: make sure you’re incorporating good nutrition too as abs/obliques will become more visible with less fat around this area!) TAG A FRIEND to challenge them too. SAVE it. SHARE it. ???? (More full body, real-time HIIT & LISS workouts are available on my fitness plan @alexandrashappybody. No equipment needed! ????????)
10/13/2020 01:11
Street to chic real quick. ???????? Heading to the gym but still wanna be stylish & cosy for winter? ???? No problem... ???? I booked to join a fitness class today to see if I can get out of the funk I’m in at the moment. Wish me luck ????????
10/11/2020 01:11
#WorldMentalHealthDay. As someone that used to suffer horrendously from panic attacks & anxiety... I know how it feels to be in that dark place. Going to sleep every night thinking about dying. Ending up in hospital from such intense panic attacks. My mind literally spiraling into what I can only describe as a black hole. I want to give some tips that helped me on my journey to getting rid of this demon because that’s the only way I can describe it. It’s important to try to remove the fear & emotion & view it as a separate entity. Welcome it, don’t try and fight it. 1. Exercise - genuinely, has probably been the biggest factor in helping my anxiety & my biggest motivator to keep consistent. It has pulled me out of my darkest moments, it keeps my mind right above any physical/visual aspect. Mental strength is key. ???? 2. Nutrition - this obviously works along side exercise to help perform to the best of your ability, but reducing how much processed/man made food we consume is vital. Fuel your body with whole, nutritious foods and your body/mind will thank you for it. ???????? 3. Alcohol - I used to be a huge drinker (I was in denial about it at the time) as to me it was just social but I was socialising A LOT ???? I’d get alcohol shakes, paranoia & was a huge trigger for my anxiety. Since reducing my alcohol intake (I drink it very rarely now), I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with any of the side effects from it. 4. Offload - To a friend, family member, stranger, therapist. I’m naturally a very open person & always felt comfortable talking about my feelings (I’d say that’s been a blessing because it helps relieve the stress/emotion). Please never be afraid to tell someone how you’re feeling. Suppressing your emotions can do more harm than good. Even if you just write it down, get whatever it is off your chest, don’t bottle it all up inside!!! ????????????‍????‍???????? I wish you all love & light. Just know that you are NOT your thoughts. Your experiences don’t define you. Emotions are only temporary and there is always hope. You just have to believe. ????
10/10/2020 12:43
Let’s discuss “IMPOSTOR SYNDROME” ???? Some of you may be very familiar with this, others may not. Quite simply, it’s the feeling of being inadequate, fear of failure, feeling like a fraud, that your success is only down to luck/good timing... the list goes on. It is prevalent in both men & women, however more so for women given the history of inequality in the workplace. Times are tougher than ever right now so I want to be the person to remind you of all YOUR strengths and qualities. Here are some tips to shift your mindset OUT of the “impostor syndrome” zone: - You are NOT your thoughts. It’s just an annoying voice inside your head that you should tell to be quiet and politely ‘f*** off’ ???????????? - Write down a list of all your skills & strengths. - Start somewhere, if you’re a perfectionist like me, you have to learn to let go. Understand that you’re allowed to make mistakes along the way. In fact, it’s crucial that you do, as this is where you will learn & grow the most. - Focus on what you can do (not what you can’t), don’t be afraid to ask for help. Positive thinking is KEY - you attract the energy you put out. Law of attraction is real guys! - Take risks! Ultimately, we only regret the chances we didn’t take. I have some huge projects I’m working on which I am terrified yet SO excited about and due to launch soon. I can only pray and hope (& pray some more ????) that the outcome is how I have dreamed it to be, but I am prepared to take that risk, because I have self belief & confidence & you should too. ???? #impostorsyndrome
10/08/2020 03:43
Full body DB workout! ????????‍♀️ WORKOUT: - Alternate jumping lunge to squat - Squat cross punch - Front to lateral raise - Squat to pulse - Deadlift to press - Barbell rows 20 reps of each exercise. 60 seconds rest between each round. Repeat x 3/4 Use whichever weights feel comfortable so that you’re not compromising your form but still feel the burn. Go heavier as you progress for that extra intensity. ???????? ???? TAG a friend to challenge them to this workout. ????‍♀️ Let me know how you get on!
10/07/2020 12:20
THE POWER OF SAYING NO. ???? I always used to be the ‘YES’ girl. Always had the fear of missing out (AKA: FOMO) Always wanted to be in the most ‘happening spots’ or wherever everybody else was. What that also meant, was that I was just following what everyone else was doing and not digging into my true self, better yet, my full potential. This was hindering me from really seeing what I was truly capable of. ????Ultimately, it stemmed from insecurities, wanting everyone to like me & think I was cool, to feel accepted... yada yada yada. However, as I’ve matured, through experience, knowledge & trust, the greater I have developed a sense of self confidence & empowerment. Setting boundaries is extremely difficult but once you start to tap into who you truly are, your belief systems, what makes you happy, your purpose etc, the easier it will be to say NO. Saying no doesn’t mean you don’t like people, or not interested in what you might be missing out on, it just means it’s not a priority. For instance, I’ve turned down a few social events this week because I’m prioritising studying & other business focuses because I want to better myself & create bigger opportunities for the future. Pick and choose your moments that will stay in your memory, not just doing it to please others or as a distraction from what could really take your life to the next level. It takes confidence and practice but you will feel so empowered once you do. Promise! ☺️ Respect yourself and your values... & others will too. #boundaries
10/05/2020 08:36