The ideal goal is not to get skinny or lose weight per se, the ideal goal is to improve your body composition, which means more muscle and less fat. We do this with training, combined with good nutrition, not with “dieting.” Dieting also can’t make you stronger and it can’t make you fitter – only training can do that.

Tom Venuto (via motiveweight)

Stop thinking about losing body fat.
Focus on your performance instead.

It sounds counterintuitive, but this is important.

When you’re in the gym your main concern should not be burning fat and calories. Your sole focus should be improving your performance. Getting stronger. Doing just a little better than last time. Not only is this more positive (focusing on getting stronger instead of thinking “I need to look better”) and enjoyable, but it’ll also allow you to reap the physique changes you desire along the way. Focus on goals like deadlifting one and a half times, or double, your bodyweight, performing several chin-ups, pressing and pulling progressively heavier dumbbells, running more hill sprints, etc. Put the focus on what your body can do, and strive to get stronger, gradually. Do this and fat loss becomes a side effect.

Happy Friday! Chilling after my total body workout this morning. My body is broken down 😩 and beat up but I plan on treating it to some TLC with a massage later  on today! 😄

Have a great weekend folks. #fabandfitfitness #health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating #eatclean #exercise #blackwomenliftweightstoo

Happy Friday! Chilling after my total body workout this morning. My body is broken down 😩 and beat up but I plan on treating it to some TLC with a massage later on today! 😄

Have a great weekend folks. #fabandfitfitness #health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating #eatclean #exercise #blackwomenliftweightstoo

#mindset #quoteoftheday

#mindset #quoteoftheday

Back in action with @coachhank25.  First workout with him since the beginning of February. And boy did he let me know what I was missssssssing. He hit me with a MEGA #chest, #triceps and #shoulder workout this morning. Just the way I like. 😜👊💪@fabandfitfitness #noslackin #shutupandtrain #weworkin #build #bulk #muscles #pump #instafit #motivation #fit  #fitness #gymlife #pushpullgrind #grindout #flex #instafitness #gym #trainhard #eatclean #grow #focus #dedication #strength #ripped #swole #fitnessgear #muscle #shredded #squat #bigbench #cardio #sweat #grind #lifestyle #pushpullgrind #blackgirlsworkouttoo

Back in action with @coachhank25. First workout with him since the beginning of February. And boy did he let me know what I was missssssssing. He hit me with a MEGA #chest, #triceps and #shoulder workout this morning. Just the way I like. 😜👊💪@fabandfitfitness #noslackin #shutupandtrain #weworkin #build #bulk #muscles #pump #instafit #motivation #fit #fitness #gymlife #pushpullgrind #grindout #flex #instafitness #gym #trainhard #eatclean #grow #focus #dedication #strength #ripped #swole #fitnessgear #muscle #shredded #squat #bigbench #cardio #sweat #grind #lifestyle #pushpullgrind #blackgirlsworkouttoo

RP @fabandfitfitness “Be proud of your progress no matter how insignificant it may be to others. 


Ditch the scales and what anyone thinks about your journey!
#health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating #eatclean #exercise #blackwomenworkouttoo” via @PhotoRepost_app

RP @fabandfitfitness “Be proud of your progress no matter how insignificant it may be to others.


Ditch the scales and what anyone thinks about your journey!
#health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating #eatclean #exercise #blackwomenworkouttoo” via @PhotoRepost_app

Happy Monday ‪#‎fitfam‬

Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind. ~ Anonymous

#health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating #eatclean #exercise”

Happy Monday ‪#‎fitfam‬

Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind. ~ Anonymous

#health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating #eatclean #exercise”

Today’s workout: back, biceps, hamstrings and glutes. 😜😩 #health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating #eatclean #exercise #blackwomenworkouttoo

Today’s workout: back, biceps, hamstrings and glutes. 😜😩 #health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating #eatclean #exercise #blackwomenworkouttoo

Woke up thanking God for all the ways that he continue to shows me that He loves me! Even with my flaws and shortcomings…He continues to love me anyway! #thatsTrueLove  #Grateful! :-) (at Emmanuel Episcopal Church)

Woke up thanking God for all the ways that he continue to shows me that He loves me! Even with my flaws and shortcomings…He continues to love me anyway! #thatsTrueLove #Grateful! :-) (at Emmanuel Episcopal Church)