I wanted to do something different, something I haven’t done in a long time, to honor who I am, my mission, my belief, my purpose. I use to type cast myself, what I wanted to become, as a “fitness” account. And for the most part, I’ll continue to preach physical fitness and wellbeing, but I also wanted to make this become MY account. I don’t want to tread on trends already established. I’ve had some time to think, really really think, and I’ve made a big social media change, something I am proud of. As you may know, my IG account now reads, “Sean MJ 3”. This is in honor of my dad, who has been my hero, my rock, my idol, for 25 years of my existence. MJ is his first two initials and the 3 being that he is the third generation in the family of greats. I wanted to honor that because for most of my life, I’ve always been ashamed of who I am but I’m realizing how similar I really am, and it’s time to embrace my roots. I love you dad, we have so many more memories to make and I hope one day, you’ll get to meet the woman of my dreams, be the grandfather of my kids, and always still, be the hero I dream of being ♥️
Kinda freaking out about posting this picture because let’s be real...I have NEVER posted a picture of myself on social media in a bathing suit, EVER.
I hated wearing bathing suits as a kid. Especially being 230 lbs, I just stopped wearing them because all the pictures in magazines never looked like me. I was a size 18-20. The models a size 0 with toned stomachs. As a kid, seeing those pictures are so manipulative and I just didn’t know any better.
Until now, I fucking rocked the shit out of a bathing suit all week. I didn’t feel the need to hide behind my cover up ONCE. And let me tell you about the part that gives me straight up chills...
I’m sitting on the beach and watching all these women pass me in their bathing suits. All different sizes, shapes and weights. Different skin colors + ethnicities. Stretch marks. Cellulite. Tan skin. Pale skin.
And I just couldn’t help but get emotional because they were all so happy and just living their life. And I just thought about the negative relationship that I have had with bathing suits up until this trip. Those women, complete strangers, inspired me and they have no idea how beautiful they are.
So here I am to tell you: if you want to wear a 2 piece bathing suit, please do it. If you wanna wear a tankini or one piece, DO IT. Do it for all the young girls out there that need to see different body shapes in a bathing suit. Do it because you are beautiful and worthy of wearing whatever the hell you want.
So here’s a picture of me smiling, drinking vodka lemonade, thighs touching and enjoying my life. My bathing suit insecurities were left in Punta Cana and I’m never looking back ✌🏻💗
Soooo many things attempting to distract me this past week. My training has been completely thrown off...BUT, here I am though and all I can do is get up and keep trying MY best. There's going to be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes. These moments will change YOU. Let them make you stronger, smarter, and kinder. But don't you go and become someone you're not. Cry. Scream if you have to. Then you straighten out that crown and keep it moving. S/O to all those battling anything right now...you may struggle but what sets you apart is you NEVER quit.👊🏼
You won’t ever see me hit a workout without @1stphorm BCAAs! If you’re still drinking boring, plain water during your workouts, it’s time to switch it up! Msg me with any questions and I defiantly have suggestions. I’ll leave the link in my bio so you can check em out as well.
Here’s to a new week. BRING.IT.ON.✨
18.5. Final :30. Sprinted through the last 21 thrusters unbroken not knowing how much time I’d have left. @joemackie9 yelled “less than :30 seconds left” which was just enough time to hang onto the last 21 chest to bar pull-ups for dear life. Ran to the bar for a buzzer beater but not quite enough time. Thanks again to those around to yell at me. It hurt bad. Bye.
Leg day! This is what mine looked like:
-15 min/5.0 mi
-3x8 added weight •regular & sumo deadlifts
Normally I do 4 sets each of whatever I’m working on, but as it’s been several months since I’ve been in the gym, I decided to start off easy to work my way into it. Definitely feeling jelly legs already 👀 Happy Sundayyyy
Forced myself to get up and take Ludo for a walk tonight since I only had about 2300 steps. About an hour later, I’ve almost hit my step goal and have a worn out pup on my hands. Trying to up my cardio since I’ve primarily just been doing weight training for the past three months! -
I also rejoined @weightwatchers today! So far, it’s been the only thing that’s really helped me contain my eating and develop better habits. Right now, I’m just doing online, but may switch to meetings depending on how I do in the coming weeks!