Hey there Instafam! Some of you know me well, and others are a bit newer to the party (welcome, by the way)! 🖐
Every now and again I like to use a post just to remind my followers exactly what it is I’m doing here. I’m a Russian native 🇷🇺, Canadian-raised 🇨🇦, currently residing in the beautiful Toronto. I began re-thinking mainstream health discourse after going down the rabbit hole of dieting to lose weight, which only led me to lose my health and sanity around food, but also discover the dark and dirty secrets of the "health" 🤡 industry.
Once I dug into the lies they feed us, and had enough of going hungry and trying to burn off calories with endless cardio, while binging on cookies and icecream and feeling guilty, I was determined to find a sustainable lifestyle that would help me stop the struggle with weight and food, and support my health.🙆♀️
And so I did.🙌 Through years of research and testing, and sifting through contradictory health claims, I discovered a way to create wellness with whole plant foods without dieting ever again.🍎🥦
Years later, Ever Bloom was born❤, and I, Anna Bloom, still certain real wellness begins with the foods we eat, have married my passion to my purpose. 💥For the past 7 years I've been living a life of food freedom💃, and now I help people do the same with coaching and mealplans designed with each individual client in mind, so they can feel energetic, satisfied and healthy effortlessly.
Weak ass goals and setting an expectation for “success” and reaching those goals still basically being under achieving makes me want to scream!
Chatted with @kylie_francis about this a bunch yesterday. And here’s something I’d written previously for @gym.gypsy:
“Somewhere along the line, the typical advice for goals became pretty weak. Instead of shooting for the stars and falling short to still land on the moon, we’ve built a social norm of setting goals that are closer to shooting for the next zip code, only to land in the driveway. A combination of fear of failure and fear of hard work has set millions of people up for insignificant, uninspired goals. Anemic aspirations do not create opportunities for significant success! If a best-case scenario of succeeding in meeting goals is still a crappy destination, where do you land if you fall short?”
Tag someone who sets big ass goals so that they still fail ahead of the pack.
Aloha Ohana. I wanted to give my daughter @selenavanessa some big time props👊🏽💯 She completed her 1st year of college @universityofarizona Flew home, had 1 day of rest then started 2 restaurant jobs working at Surlas Restaurant and Ciao Bella restaurant here in Modesto. At the same time she kicked off her own lei business @mainlandleis She has been taking and fulfilling lei orders from Stockton to Los Angeles doing her best to make it happen! Here she is with her friend/customer @bulldozer_44 at his graduation (congrats Coleby!)wearing the leis he bought from my daughter. They are beautiful leis. My wife and I are grateful for her hard work and hustle. When most kids come home from college and party or hangout, our little business lady is out there trying to figure out how she can stay productive and make a little progress each day to become a 100% self sufficient and successful business. Keep doing your thing my love! You got our support 💯🤙🏽💚🙏🏾. Let’s do this! Boom💪🏽💯 @310_chelle @alakeolanui @_taitum @keaksk @righte0us_1 @kahanaalohakd @i_will_be_great_ @mahalo_aina @ktwn.chauncen @keolanui1 @kama_aina_ @samoanstuntman @pono216 @arnelpineda2007 @chefsurla @robby_j89 @p_rubia63 @missmacey @muscleplayers @rowe_over @cucs209 @mikeamitch @eric_ybarra_ @ebone45 @teegmoran @sirfredosauce @migfern77 @kelihua @danygarciaco @garciacompanies @fightlabs @okfarms @hehiau_official @leileilove81 @markdmdg
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Sup me from about a year ago 👀 Sometimes it's painful to post old photos.
Not because of how I looked. It's painful because I remember exactly how I felt. I graduated, wrapped up my 8 year speech and debate career, and got my first full time job within a matter of months. I was like HELL YEAH I've done EVERYTHING I wanted to do, now I have all the free time in the world I never had before to do all the things wooooooo.
Ya not so much 🤦
I was so excited by all my newfound free time and wanted to use it to achieve my fitness goals, but I couldn't stick to anything. Time and time again I would try, go a couple of weeks being consistent, then go off the deep end 🙃 It felt like overnight I went from priding myself on being the hardest worker I knew to feeling like my existence was meaningless - and honestly that's putting it lightly.
Today - sure, I feel lost sometimes (what else are your early 20's for), but I no longer deny myself the possibility of achieving everything I've envisioned for years. I do the work daily and love doing it. Most importantly, I stopped telling myself my goals were stupid and not meant for me.
I've said it before and I'll keep saying it - if you wake up thinking about something every single day, there's probably a reason why. Get to it.
Eat great during the week, eat junk food during the weekend because “I deserve it” and “I worked hard all week.”
Not anymore 🙅🏽♀️
I’m not giving up at the end of the week just to start again on Monday. My body doesn’t like it, it confuses my mind, and it’s worth it to put myself and my health first 💪🏼
My nutrition has been ON POINT this week (minus the teriyaki sauce on date night) and I’m determined to keep my streak alive. I’m staying away from all those cravings and instead fueling my body and drinking looooots of water 💦
PLUS, I’ll start Monday feeling amazing... and not like crap 😊
We crush our tequila with a Tahona to make Suerte as tasty and enjoyable as the perfect summer day. To impart this delicious insight into your life, grab a bottle and look for tips on how to crush summer like a 2-ton stone. #SuerteMeansLuck#CrushIt
When it’s a hot Saturday and everyone is out going to the beach, having deck drinks and doing all sorts of other things and you’re busy hiding in your house feeding your introvert by speaking to absolutely no one except your dog ✌🏻
Saturday’s program: chest and triceps. The big man and I just did what we do. Go in and work. I didn’t write out weight or reps. I just pushed hard and moved to the next exercise. Then, I got a surprise. DTP triceps. Lol! Yay. Get the work in, y’all. Crush it. #crushit#chestandtris#swolemate#madeofsomethingdifferent#pointsonthescoreboard @shanewayland @kagedmusclesupps @project.iron.therapy
5.26.18 Chest & Tris
6 minute treadmill warm up
BB Flat Bench Press
DB incline bench press **pushed 40s today. Felt good** Pec dec flies
Cable DTP Triceps pushdown
100 body weight calf raises