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Those post workout highs...actually post cardio and lacrosse ball rolling! Hurts like a son but when you're done your body feels so alive with blood flow, and unrestricted! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ BTW, check in today: 152.5lbs and 16.8bf. Finishing week 6, beginning week 10 and down 2lbs this week! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ’ฆ #slowandsteady #bikinicompetitor #bikiniprep #10weeksout #gettingwaisted #murves #glutes #cardio #riseandgrind #rippedchicks #bestself #gym #goals #weightloss #fatloss #muscle #fitmom #fitfam #fitness #instagood #motivation #mombod #postworkout #selfie #selflove #squats #bootybuilding
Those post workout highs...actually post cardio and lacrosse ball rolling! Hurts like a son but when you're done your body feels so alive with blood flow, and unrestricted! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ BTW, check in today: 152.5lbs and 16.8bf. Finishing week 6, beginning week 10 and down 2lbs this week! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ’ฆ #slowandsteady  #bikinicompetitor  #bikiniprep  #10weeksout  #gettingwaisted  #murves  #glutes  #cardio  #riseandgrind  #rippedchicks  #bestself  #gym  #goals  #weightloss  #fatloss  #muscle  #fitmom  #fitfam  #fitness  #instagood  #motivation  #mombod  #postworkout  #selfie  #selflove  #squats  #bootybuilding 
For no other reason than I'm straight up building this Cake and these Quads, it being #flexfriday is just the ๐Ÿ’ on top! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #putinwork #bootywerk #workforit #earnednotgiven #fuckgenetics #ibuiltthis #builditandtheywillcome #selflove #selfie #postworkout #legday #quads #doms #squats #lunges #bestself #bodybuilding #bootybuilding #fitfam #goals #girlswholift #rippedchicks #fitfmom #instagood #picoftheday #weightloss #murves  #bikini #leggings
For no other reason than I'm straight up building this Cake and these Quads, it being #flexfriday  is just the ๐Ÿ’ on top! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #putinwork  #bootywerk  #workforit  #earnednotgiven  #fuckgenetics  #ibuiltthis  #builditandtheywillcome  #selflove  #selfie  #postworkout  #legday  #quads  #doms  #squats  #lunges  #bestself  #bodybuilding  #bootybuilding  #fitfam  #goals  #girlswholift  #rippedchicks  #fitfmom  #instagood  #picoftheday  #weightloss  #murves  #bikini  #leggings 
I have few weaknesses; dark chocolate, margaritas/mules, and anything with cream cheese ๐Ÿคค. So, naturally I pounced on the excuse to make National Blueberry Cheesecake Day work in my favor! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ @myoatmeal Cheesecake oats, egg whites, fresh bloobs, and big melty morsels of @yupbrands Sugar Cookie! Attagirl Crystal ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ#yupbrands #delicious #hotdamn #mademyday #blueberrycheesecake #blueberry #cheesecake #dessert #brunch #breakfast #lunch #mealprep #tupplife #macros #iifym #flexibledieting #positivevibes #food #nomnomnom #nutrition #weightloss #yummy #eatclean #cleaneating #recipes #cooking
I have few weaknesses; dark chocolate, margaritas/mules, and anything with cream cheese ๐Ÿคค. So, naturally I pounced on the excuse to make National Blueberry Cheesecake Day work in my favor! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ @myoatmeal Cheesecake oats, egg whites, fresh bloobs, and big melty morsels of @yupbrands Sugar Cookie! Attagirl Crystal ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ#yupbrands  #delicious  #hotdamn  #mademyday  #blueberrycheesecake  #blueberry  #cheesecake  #dessert  #brunch  #breakfast  #lunch  #mealprep  #tupplife  #macros  #iifym  #flexibledieting  #positivevibes  #food  #nomnomnom  #nutrition  #weightloss  #yummy  #eatclean  #cleaneating  #recipes  #cooking 
๐Ÿ’QUAD DAY๐Ÿ’ with an #abcheck ๐Ÿ˜‰  I was stopped this morning during cardio by an older lady (70's) to let me know that after attending two of my sessions that she enrolled wanting to attend solely my BURN & BUILD classes ๐Ÿ˜Š She also asked how I do what I do. Where I got my energy from. That I made it look easy (she said all this while I'm sure I looked like I was dying doing HIIT ๐Ÿ˜…) At first I didn't know what to say! - 'I don't know. I just do.'- But I quickly started thinking about my real answer. Before I left I told her the key is to keep coming, to stay consistent, to always focus on improvement. Working out doesn't get easier because you get stronger and you should always push harder.' ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ BTW, she was freaking impressive in class! Her Inchworms, Cleans, Reverse Lunges and Deadlifts were on point! Super motivational seeing what she can do because she never stopped! ๐Ÿ’“ Like the scale, #ageisjustanumber #fuckthescale #keepmoving #workout #legday #exercise #foutainofyouth #getfit #gethealthy#eatclean #cleaneating #nutrition #rest #bestself #selfie #selflove #swole #mombod #motivation #abs #fitness #fitmom #instagood #weightloss #fatloss #true #flexfriday #bootybuilding
๐Ÿ’QUAD DAY๐Ÿ’ with an #abcheck  ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was stopped this morning during cardio by an older lady (70's) to let me know that after attending two of my sessions that she enrolled wanting to attend solely my BURN & BUILD classes ๐Ÿ˜Š She also asked how I do what I do. Where I got my energy from. That I made it look easy (she said all this while I'm sure I looked like I was dying doing HIIT ๐Ÿ˜…) At first I didn't know what to say! - 'I don't know. I just do.'- But I quickly started thinking about my real answer. Before I left I told her the key is to keep coming, to stay consistent, to always focus on improvement. Working out doesn't get easier because you get stronger and you should always push harder.' ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ BTW, she was freaking impressive in class! Her Inchworms, Cleans, Reverse Lunges and Deadlifts were on point! Super motivational seeing what she can do because she never stopped! ๐Ÿ’“ Like the scale, #ageisjustanumber  #fuckthescale  #keepmoving  #workout  #legday  #exercise  #foutainofyouth  #getfit  #gethealthy #eatclean  #cleaneating  #nutrition  #rest  #bestself  #selfie  #selflove  #swole  #mombod  #motivation  #abs  #fitness  #fitmom  #instagood  #weightloss  #fatloss  #true  #flexfriday  #bootybuilding 
#tbt to when I did a little #transformationtuesday last year after I did my own #bikiniprep for my birthday. Not too shabby Crystal, not too shabby!  Left is 2012 & Right is after a little off season & an awesome vacation in St Thomas. I prepped for a little over 8 weeks to lean out after that! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸฝI blew her out of the water last November...can't wait to see the "damage" I do this August & October ๐Ÿ”ฅ #bringit #imready #letsdothis #focused #noexcuses #neversettle #yourchoice #chooseyourhard #youcandoit #bestself #youvsyou #iammycompetition #bikinicompetitor #momlife #mombod #fitfam #fitness #fitmom #beautiful #beforeandafter #weightloss #fatloss #health #goals #abs #bikini #throwback
#tbt  to when I did a little #transformationtuesday  last year after I did my own #bikiniprep  for my birthday. Not too shabby Crystal, not too shabby! Left is 2012 & Right is after a little off season & an awesome vacation in St Thomas. I prepped for a little over 8 weeks to lean out after that! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸฝI blew her out of the water last November...can't wait to see the "damage" I do this August & October ๐Ÿ”ฅ #bringit  #imready  #letsdothis  #focused  #noexcuses  #neversettle  #yourchoice  #chooseyourhard  #youcandoit  #bestself  #youvsyou  #iammycompetition  #bikinicompetitor  #momlife  #mombod  #fitfam  #fitness  #fitmom  #beautiful  #beforeandafter  #weightloss  #fatloss  #health  #goals  #abs  #bikini  #throwback 
"Man, this rabbit food is getting old." "I'm sick of the same thing over and over again." "Eating for my goals is just too damn hard." "Why can't I eat what I love!" #saidthisgirlnever ๐Ÿ˜Ž Same macros as my eggs and oats...#yolo #livefull #dieempty #yourchoice #chooseyourhard #yourunlimitedpotential #withoutcompromise #frenchtoast #cherries #yolkporn #eggs #food #breakfast #brunch #lunch #health #instagood #fitfam #diet #weightloss #fatloss #iifym #flexibledieting #macros #bodybuilding #nutrabio #nutrition #mealprep
"Man, this rabbit food is getting old." "I'm sick of the same thing over and over again." "Eating for my goals is just too damn hard." "Why can't I eat what I love!" #saidthisgirlnever  ๐Ÿ˜Ž Same macros as my eggs and oats...#yolo  #livefull  #dieempty  #yourchoice  #chooseyourhard  #yourunlimitedpotential  #withoutcompromise  #frenchtoast  #cherries  #yolkporn  #eggs  #food  #breakfast  #brunch  #lunch  #health  #instagood  #fitfam  #diet  #weightloss  #fatloss  #iifym  #flexibledieting  #macros  #bodybuilding  #nutrabio  #nutrition  #mealprep 
Another year of school is coming to a close, and my youngest is moving up to 1st grade! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ  These fine looking gentlemen are my why.  They are the reason I am up at 3am, so I'm a mom and not a #gymrat after work. They are the reason I meal prep every weekend so I have more QT with them in the evenings. They are why I chose health as a priority for myself and my family.  Do all these things help me achieve my personal goals? Yes! But do these choices make my day to day life more convenient? Hell no! None of this is selfish! 3am is not easy! Meal prep is not something I always feel like doing! Juicing is always a pain in my ass, and not always saying yes to my kids when they want dessert, or fast food or pizza is hard! I want them to be happy, I don't want to hear the whining.  You know what else is hard? Unhappiness. Illness. Disease. Body shaming & bullying . I've chosen to educate myself with everything I can get my hands on. I've learned to sift through the bullshit. I am determined to set the right example for my kids, for they ARE the future. I may not be the best mother (by any means) but I'll do what I can and hope that when at school or at a friends, what I teach them helps them make the right decisions for them. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ’š #momlife #truth #true #thankfulthursday #realtalk #life #family #love #live #momofboys #boylife #myloves #handsome #1stgrade #4thgrader #wesurvived #health #happiness #momsthatlift #motivation #inspiration #noexcuses #neversettle #fitfam #fitness #weightloss #yourchoice #goals #selfie
Another year of school is coming to a close, and my youngest is moving up to 1st grade! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ These fine looking gentlemen are my why. They are the reason I am up at 3am, so I'm a mom and not a #gymrat  after work. They are the reason I meal prep every weekend so I have more QT with them in the evenings. They are why I chose health as a priority for myself and my family. Do all these things help me achieve my personal goals? Yes! But do these choices make my day to day life more convenient? Hell no! None of this is selfish! 3am is not easy! Meal prep is not something I always feel like doing! Juicing is always a pain in my ass, and not always saying yes to my kids when they want dessert, or fast food or pizza is hard! I want them to be happy, I don't want to hear the whining. You know what else is hard? Unhappiness. Illness. Disease. Body shaming & bullying . I've chosen to educate myself with everything I can get my hands on. I've learned to sift through the bullshit. I am determined to set the right example for my kids, for they ARE the future. I may not be the best mother (by any means) but I'll do what I can and hope that when at school or at a friends, what I teach them helps them make the right decisions for them. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ’š #momlife  #truth  #true  #thankfulthursday  #realtalk  #life  #family  #love  #live  #momofboys  #boylife  #myloves  #handsome  #1stgrade  #4thgrader  #wesurvived  #health  #happiness  #momsthatlift  #motivation  #inspiration  #noexcuses  #neversettle  #fitfam  #fitness  #weightloss  #yourchoice  #goals  #selfie 
๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ 255 on Elevated Deads ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ Hell yeah! Gotta work on keeping those lats locked and shoulders together so I don't lose form...but damn proud! Cheers to it being Fridayeve! ๐Ÿ˜† #letsruntheday #ownit #yourchoice #yourunlimitedpotential #bestself #withoutcompromise #dieempty #livefull #lit #onfire #bodybuilding #workingonme #workinprogress #goals #gymlife #video #deadlifts #upperbody #weightlifting #fitness #fitfam #motivation #inspiration #alwaysimproving #bikinicompetitor #digdeep #fatloss #weightloss #instagood #riseandgrind
๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ 255 on Elevated Deads ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ Hell yeah! Gotta work on keeping those lats locked and shoulders together so I don't lose form...but damn proud! Cheers to it being Fridayeve! ๐Ÿ˜† #letsruntheday  #ownit  #yourchoice  #yourunlimitedpotential  #bestself  #withoutcompromise  #dieempty  #livefull  #lit  #onfire  #bodybuilding  #workingonme  #workinprogress  #goals  #gymlife  #video  #deadlifts  #upperbody  #weightlifting  #fitness  #fitfam  #motivation  #inspiration  #alwaysimproving  #bikinicompetitor  #digdeep  #fatloss  #weightloss  #instagood  #riseandgrind 
"A true friend supports you because they want to see you succeed." A HUGE thank you to @fitgirl_nanny for my birthday gift! She knows me far too well. Although we have yet to "meet" I know we share a special friendship. Always there to support one another when we need it most. I love ya chica...I'm sending every positive vibe I can muster your way ๐Ÿ’—. A smooth sea never made for a skilled sailor...and you my friend will overcome and surpass all expectations! #staystrong #wcw #youareloved #youinspire #youarenotalone #teamnutrabio #swolesister #bikinicompetitor #friendship #truth #true #quotes #support #love #friends #igfamily #fitfam #lululemon #leggings #birthday #gift #cards #preciousmoments #memories #npc #fatloss #weightloss #inspiration #motivation
"A true friend supports you because they want to see you succeed." A HUGE thank you to @fitgirl_nanny for my birthday gift! She knows me far too well. Although we have yet to "meet" I know we share a special friendship. Always there to support one another when we need it most. I love ya chica...I'm sending every positive vibe I can muster your way ๐Ÿ’—. A smooth sea never made for a skilled sailor...and you my friend will overcome and surpass all expectations! #staystrong  #wcw  #youareloved  #youinspire  #youarenotalone  #teamnutrabio  #swolesister  #bikinicompetitor  #friendship  #truth  #true  #quotes  #support  #love  #friends  #igfamily  #fitfam  #lululemon  #leggings  #birthday  #gift  #cards  #preciousmoments  #memories  #npc  #fatloss  #weightloss  #inspiration  #motivation 
Thermos Fuel V.9...something I've added to my daily supplement line up for prep.  Don't get me wrong. I do NOT advocate supplements over real food and work. NO pill is going to make achieve results without true effort on YOUR part. You've heard it before: "You can't cheat the grind. It knows how much you have invested. It won't give you anything you haven't worked for." #truth  Nothing will ever replace proper nutrition and the proper training program. With that being said, have a little extra oomph never hurt! I am up at 3am and in bed by 9pm, if I'm lucky. 18hrs...I have long ass days! I train, I have a 6am group training session, I work 40+hrs a week, sometimes I do one on one training after work and then I have mom/"wifey" duties when I get home. It's a lot, but I'm not complaining. It's my choice, my goals and I enjoy it. I'm fortunate to have the support I do from my parents and @seanos86 To keep pushing.  While my normal life is busy, prep throws another load in there so @nutrabio's Thermo Fuel is going to keep this machine running on all cylinders! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’š #noexcuses Btw, they do make a Women's Thermo Fuel V.9 and I highly recommend the ladies start with that! I chose this out of personal preference and my tolerance level. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ No jitters, no crash, no nausea, dizziness, headaches or IBS issues! Code/FITMOM21 gets you a discount when you order from their website. #thermogenic #supplements #selfhelp #fatburner #thermofuel #nutrabio #withoutcompromise #caffeine #energy #greentea #banabaleaf #weightloss #fatloss #metabolism #metabolic  #gym #lifestyle #bodybuilding #goals #motivation #fitness #instagood #eatclean #digdeep #diet #beachbody #glutenfree
Thermos Fuel V.9...something I've added to my daily supplement line up for prep. Don't get me wrong. I do NOT advocate supplements over real food and work. NO pill is going to make achieve results without true effort on YOUR part. You've heard it before: "You can't cheat the grind. It knows how much you have invested. It won't give you anything you haven't worked for." #truth  Nothing will ever replace proper nutrition and the proper training program. With that being said, have a little extra oomph never hurt! I am up at 3am and in bed by 9pm, if I'm lucky. 18hrs...I have long ass days! I train, I have a 6am group training session, I work 40+hrs a week, sometimes I do one on one training after work and then I have mom/"wifey" duties when I get home. It's a lot, but I'm not complaining. It's my choice, my goals and I enjoy it. I'm fortunate to have the support I do from my parents and @seanos86 To keep pushing. While my normal life is busy, prep throws another load in there so @nutrabio's Thermo Fuel is going to keep this machine running on all cylinders! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’š #noexcuses  Btw, they do make a Women's Thermo Fuel V.9 and I highly recommend the ladies start with that! I chose this out of personal preference and my tolerance level. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ No jitters, no crash, no nausea, dizziness, headaches or IBS issues! Code/FITMOM21 gets you a discount when you order from their website. #thermogenic  #supplements  #selfhelp  #fatburner  #thermofuel  #nutrabio  #withoutcompromise  #caffeine  #energy  #greentea  #banabaleaf  #weightloss  #fatloss  #metabolism  #metabolic  #gym  #lifestyle  #bodybuilding  #goals  #motivation  #fitness  #instagood  #eatclean  #digdeep  #diet  #beachbody  #glutenfree 
Life is compromised of choices. Even the smallest ones add up to make big differences. #chooseyourhard  I can't vouch for the accuracy of the macros on each plate, but it's a great visual on how small swaps can make a BIG impact on overall macros and micros. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ #loveyourself #fuelright #eatwell #bewell #healthylifestyle #food #foodswaps #macros #knowledge #education #nutrition #choices #mealprep #diet #health #weightloss #fatloss #fitness #instagood #iifym #flexibledieting #protein #carbs #fats #calories
Life is compromised of choices. Even the smallest ones add up to make big differences. #chooseyourhard  I can't vouch for the accuracy of the macros on each plate, but it's a great visual on how small swaps can make a BIG impact on overall macros and micros. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ #loveyourself  #fuelright  #eatwell  #bewell  #healthylifestyle  #food  #foodswaps  #macros  #knowledge  #education  #nutrition  #choices  #mealprep  #diet  #health  #weightloss  #fatloss  #fitness  #instagood  #iifym  #flexibledieting  #protein  #carbs  #fats  #calories 
Humpday essentials ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ a little booty, a little cardio and a little core work before my 6am BUILD session. Bring it on stair mill, bring it on ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ฆ #riseandgrind #cardio #bootywork #glutes #core #fastedcardio #stairmill #goals #noexcuses #earlymornings #earlybirdgetstheworm #bestself #music #remixes #spincycle #radio #playlist #instagood #motivation #gym #bikinicompetitor #digdeep #fitness #fitfam #yourunlimitedpotential #withoutcompromise #weightloss #fatloss #selflove
Humpday essentials ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ a little booty, a little cardio and a little core work before my 6am BUILD session. Bring it on stair mill, bring it on ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ฆ #riseandgrind  #cardio  #bootywork  #glutes  #core  #fastedcardio  #stairmill  #goals  #noexcuses  #earlymornings  #earlybirdgetstheworm  #bestself  #music  #remixes  #spincycle  #radio  #playlist  #instagood  #motivation  #gym  #bikinicompetitor  #digdeep  #fitness  #fitfam  #yourunlimitedpotential  #withoutcompromise  #weightloss  #fatloss  #selflove 
Who knew Mexicans and Tuesdays had so much in common ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ˜ #tacosdehuevo #vivamexico #homeland #miraza #eggtaco #tacotuesday #tacos #mexicanamerican #mexicana #latina #foodie #mealprep #tupplife #protein #bacon #eggs #nutrition #macros #flexibledieting #iifym #lowcarb #tortilla #eatclean #eattogrow #cleaneating @caloriefixes