Same Shirt, New Shoulders😯💪🏻
I posted the picture on the left in 2014 celebrating shoulder gains (yes, believe it or not) & took this pic on the right maybe in January this year to capture them!
FIVE YEARS APART
I think in the right pic I’m around 25 pounds heavier too! Prob from all the mental gains tbh 😜
Takeaway: BUILDING MUSCLE TAKES TIME!!! Okay before I get sappy, let’s get real, building muscle, as a natural female athlete is no joke.
Even under PERFECT circumstances. And this is flexed! I still have a ways to go!
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in what still needs work that we don’t recognize how far we have come. You’ve heard it!
Shoulders have ALWAYS been a major focus on growing for me.
When I first started my journey into fitness I was still a volleyball player and had constant shoulder pain and couldn’t risk training them before a practice or game day!
So I only trained them 1 or if I was lucky, 2x/wk! Now I train em 2-3x weekly!
I could legit outline every practical thing I did between these photos but we’d be here forever.
But the truth is, like we are different, so are our own bodies.
Sometimes my body responds well to one stimuli for a solid 4 months then mixing it up, I reap better results. We are ever evolving!
A transformation photo does absolute zero justice to the process and real transformation of lifestyle & internal mind that must occur to make this transformation happen
I turned toxic relationships with myself, food, & my body into healthy, loving, & fulfilling ones😍
I also became educated in training and got certified, studies clinical nutrition & dietetics for most of my associates & almost a year in a bachelors program before switching to Psychology
I invested a lot of time & energy into treating myself like a guinea pig & learning new things
There’s a lot of habits, rituals, and people to thank for contributing to the growth I’ve had on all levels
I’ve experienced the worst and the best of it all. But I’m grateful for all of it.
I’m a whole different person between then & now
Do everything with Purpose, passion, & persistence!
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