Most of what I share on here is fitness and food but there's so much more the my life than that! For those of you who don't know I'm currently a paralegal trying to get pupillage to qualify as a barrister and sometimes that means I have to put a suit on and crack on with my work!
Usually I share my achievements in the gym but today I wanted to show you the other side of my life - yesterday I had a fab working day starting with an important Court hearing in Leeds then heading down to Liverpool to meet with a client before heading back to Cardiff
I can't even describe how tired I am now but after days like that I always like to have some time to reflect on what I've achieved so far and to motivate myself to work hard in the future!
Congratulations Kurt - the gold medallist in the middle! PIDDDS helped Kurt achieve his goals of being the fastest runner! Check him out standing tall and strong we are SO proud! 🏃🏼♂️🥇💜 #PIDDDS#achievements#running#dubai#winner
🙌🏻 Thursday’s Legs, Buns & Guns class at @mpfitgyms KILLED it this week.
Strong turnout, strong technique.
🏋🏻♀️ We dived head first into coaching the conventional deadlift and barbell shoulder press.
And spoke about how both of those lifts MIGHT be dangerous when done in a timed manner. ———
Both require what I described as a ‘strong pillar’ in that our breathing, core/lower back, glutes need to be TOIGHT. You know, because they’re kinda all tied together to support us, give us a strong foundation to create power/tension and generally LOOK AFTER US as we lift. And that (technique/form) has a huge carryover to people’s shape goals - lift with poor form, we don’t use the intended muscle groups as much and shape change gets left on the table.
When we add them into a timed setting, most people become breathless, that control goes and rather than a ‘strong pillar’ we have more of a ‘weak, floppy pillow’. ———
Risk of injury goes 👆🏻 effectiveness of the exercise goes 👇🏻 and that’s pretty 💩.
So we worked on simple sets of 5.
Learned how to breathe and brace that pillar.
And technique looked badass as a result.
Hopefully everyone takes those technique pointers away to their own training and other classes to lift safe AND more effectively.
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Not saying you can’t enjoy yourself around the weekend, but to me, sacrifice that 5 to 10 years to exchange for the life I’ve always wanted is more exciting than partying.
I find joy in my achievements.✊
It will be almost three years in June that I decided to take charge of my life and do what I wanted to do! I wanted to cause one of my dreams, become a police officer. Some know and some don’t but there is a lot to JUST to get to the stage to allow you to apply police services. For some it may come easily, on the first attempt, unfortunately/fortunately things don’t often come easy to me and I need to strive a little harder and never give up, which is what I have done for almost three years. It has been a rollercoaster ride at time but been worth it all the way. TODAY I finally received that one piece of paper that is needed to take the next step, one of the best days ever! I may still be in denial if it real or not, or that I, I have finally made it to that step..... I must thank @amandamartret for the start to my physical butt kicking and to @titan__training for taking over and pushing me to the end - of course there at a few others and they know who they are. I only assume my dad has watched me through this as well and helped me reach this goal and dream. Thank you all! ....... now it’s time to freshen up that resume and submit my applications! #lifegoals#achievements#myfutureawaits#futurepolicewoman#womeninpolicing#futurepoliceofficer#femaleofficers#lawendorcementdreams#livinglife#lovinglife#herewego#thankyou 👮🏻♀️
He alimentado bocas que han hablado mal de mí, he secado lágrimas de rostros de personas que causaron las mias, he levantado del suelo a aquellos que hicieron lo imposible por verme caer, le he hecho favores a personas que nunca harían nada por mí y he estado ahí para personas que nunca estarán ahí para mí. Que si estoy loco? Quizás...Pero de algo estoy seguro y es que nunca dejaré de ser quien soy por como sean los demás conmigo. 💪🏽✌🏽 #focus#determination#dreams#goals#achievements#success#striveforglory#bekind#behuman
It sounds weird, especially when I’ve been in this parent game for 10 years but I’ve never toilet trained anyone ever! My first born was a very independent daughter who toilet trained herself before I could even think that she was ready, and my second born was toilet trained with the childcare he was attending. So when the time came for me to toilet train this beauty I didn’t know where to start. I took advice everywhere I could and so many people had different opinions on how to do it. I wasn’t sure I’d ever see the end of his Spider-Man @huggies DryNites but we have! We did it! Officially nappy and pull up free!! #life#kids#toilettraining#trickystuff#mum#son#daughter#lifelessons#australia#sydney#happiness#dryNites#spiderman#wedidit#achievements#raisingkids
At first I was embarrassed to post this, cause I could not believe how unhealthy I was, but let me just tell ya'll about the girl on the left, she was unhappy, didn't know what direction life was going in, didn't really have many people around her on a daily basis that motivated her to be healthier, to do more with life, she was starting to become complacent and lost. People say different people bring different things and ways out of you, well that is a very true statement. I distanced myself from certain people and changed my entire lifestyle. I became more positive, more outgoing, and looked forward to life more. I am now the woman on the right. I am a full-time student, full-time awesomesauce job, and now an entrepreneur and a happy stepmother and significant other. My life is TOTALLY DIFFERENT! There's hardly a day that goes by that I am not happy. I have learned that in order to get past the pain you have to find the positive and trust me when I say, THERE'S ALWAYS POSITIVE POSSIBILITIES!!! I live through positivity, I HATE negative energy and will no longer sacrifice my livelihood to be around it. My exam room at work is known as the awesomesauce room cause you have to be awesomesauce to enter 😁😁😁 idc how corny it sounds, but it's me, it will always and forever be me, I vow to NEVER go back to the girl on the left! I will always and forever be Paula Neal putting positivity in the universe so that I get nothing but positivity back. Thank you buddy for sharing this with me, you really showed me how far I've come, through hard work and dedication anything is possible!! #PositiveBrownGirls#Motiv8#girltowoman#nevergoingback#hardwork#dedication#SouthernBellaCatering#entrepreneur#student#LeadMA#goals#achievements#inspiration#gogetter#getherdone#Libragang#Iameverywoman#PaulaNeal#healthieroptions#healthierlifestyle#notadiet#lifestylechange#youcandoit P.S. this post is just in time for @realcoleworld new Album #KOD the specific song #Motiv8#JCole