Louise Kjær (@louisekjr)

I've never been able to do sumo deadlift because of my injured shoulder. But the past weeks I've started new stuff. My stretching is starting to pay off and I'm now able to do these!! Still working on the technique and I'm very weak in sumo compared to my conventional deadlift πŸ€”πŸ™πŸ»

Sam Wong πŸ’‹βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½ (@sam_wong227)

The society we live in today, has changed the perception of what girls/women are supposed to look like. Whether it's based on religion, gender, political views, or ethnicity, it's really disappointing that we are judged no matter what nowadays. Like many people do, I struggled with constantly comparing myself to others and every time I would look in a mirror there was always something I wanted to change. I got lost in what I thought society wanted me to be, and therefore lost myself awhile back. I was miserable, and felt like no matter what, I wasn't good enough. Fitness was a blessing in disguise, because that was something I truly fell in love with & nobody could take that away from me. Like I said in a previous post, it has benefited me physically and mentally! Looking back, I'm most thankful for the transformation I've seen in the way I perceive myself. Now when I look in the mirror, I'm thankful for being healthy and happy with the young woman I'm becoming. I regret taking for granted the things God gave me, but I guess that's part of being human. Self love, being genuine, and having compassion for others is so important & something I've been practicing everyday. God has truly blessed me with so much like he has done for you, and I pray you too take a moment and reflect to find yourself in this crazy/fast paced world that we live in. Be the example and change you hope to see in today's world. Remember in history, our nation thrived with strong minded & confident men AND women. We live in America, which means we all have a voice and are capable of being leaders in some way. Be confident in who you are, be educated, and most importantly be authentic. πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’ 

πŸ’—Fitness & Everyday LifeπŸ’— (@melaniejchristiansen)

Who doesn't love a bowl of healthy nanaicecreamπŸ’πŸŒπŸ“πŸ’— #colourful #happydays