You know, the more time I spend on social media the more I realize its just so pointless and wastes loads of time, just watching everyone else live their life instead of focusing on your own, and it just seems to make you do that whether you want to or not. More so when it is full of the same people doing some of the usual things that Emily speaks about below.
Well this weekend was bloody delightful ❤ • The sun was shining ☀️ My mind was clear ??♀️ I hung out with people I loved ?? And I got my fitness fixes ?♀️? • A few years ago, a weekend like that would have been nothing to write home about! A breakdown really does make you really appreciate the small things ? • It was THAT great I can't even think of anything sarcastic to add ? Ummmmmmmm…..yeah no….I really do have nothing ?♀️ Sh*t maybe I lose all my humour powers when I am happy? ? • Anyone want to add anything? ?
'HANDSTAND WORKSHOP | THINK OUTSIDE THE GYM' ? • Myself and my love @georgiespurling did a handstand workshop at the awesome @lmotionstudios ?♂️ • I can't express how much fun we had and how much laughed ? But also how much @sistratton taught us ? • If you are interested in perfecting your handstand or just learning how to do them, he is your man ? • LINK IN BIO ☝️ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #thinkoutsidethegym #fitness #workout #fitfam #london #handstand #yoga #yogi #strength #strong #strongwomen #abs #muscles #health #healthy #healthylifestyle #fit #classes #gym #exercise #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression
STORY TIME ? . I used to represent Hampshire in gymnastics so it's safe to say I was pretty good at it ?♀️ Somersaults on the floor, double backflips (back handsprings for you American folk) on the beam, giant's on the bars….ya know that sort of thing ??♀️ . However obviously like most of us, we lose alot of our hobbies/special skills as we grow up because we are too busy flirting with boys and drinking WKD blues ? . I however did try keep my backflips going for many years because a) they were bloody impressive b) At parties when 'Run DMC' came on, everyone made a circle around me to watch me backflip and somersault…..I felt special ? and c) when I became a teenager, I used to do them infront of boys I fancied and I won't lie to you, it worked many times ? . HOWEVER, the last time I did one was when I was about 17 on a beach in Newquay (@saraharnold_uk was there for moral support) because I really fancied this South African boy (@donblignaut you listening ?) and I was so drunk I ended up backflipping onto my head ? And so ended my career as a gymnast because I was too scared to try one again ? . H.O.W.E.V.E.R last night I went to a gymnastics club with @lmotionstudios and although I had to really talk to myself, I was NOT leaving there until I did an unassisted backflip and I diiiiiddddddddd ?♀️?♀️?♀️?♀️?♀️?♀️?♀️?♀️?♀️?♀️ . Despite the fact I almost broke my back, stomach and neck in the process, I AM BUZZING I TELL YA ? ____________________________________ #gymnastics #gymnast #talents #athlete #london #fitness #fit #thinkoutsidethegym #proud #motivation #inspiration #strength #strong #strongwomen
I'll be honest, last week wasn't great for me ? But in the words of Bruce Nolan sometimes 'That's the way the cookie crumbles' ?♀️ . But, as I always say- things change ? And as much as we should celebrate the 'ups', we also need to accept the 'downs' as best we can because really, it's the only way forward ? . So this week, I am going to be kind to myself, practise self care and do lots of yoga ?♀️ . Also just a little note to other 'influencers' ??♀️ Something I have been thinking about recently ? Instagram is incredible for connecting people and creating amazing supportive communities BUT it also promotes fake & unattainable lives/images that can have a major negative impact on many people ? . So if you are going through a bad patch or having a sh*t day, perhaps talk about that? Rather than pretending life is rosy and everything is AMAZING……why not use your platform to educate the younger generation? Talk about real issues, things that really matter to you, how are you REALLY feeling, what you REALLY look like without making your thighs smaller or living in a world of 'Amaro' ☝️ . You have a responsibility to be honest to your followers and that is not something to be taken lightly ? . It's okay NOT to be okay ❤ ………………………………………………….. #yoga #yogi #pose #namaste #bikini #body #strong #strength #strongwomen #boxing #girlshobox #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression #honesty #nofilter #reality #fit #fitness #health #healthandfitness #abs #gains #handstand #headstand
I GOT PUNCHED ? 〰️ So most of you know by now, I am going to be doing a white collar boxing fight in November for a mental health charity ? It's going to be my one & only fight EVER ☝️ 〰️ And you also you know I already box about 3/4 times a week which consists of bags and padwork ??♀️ 〰️ HOWEVER, this morning @bantam_boxer asked if I wanted to try sparring for the first time because although full on fight training won't start until August, sparring is something I should probably start doing and get used to but I'll be honest, it's scares the absolute shit out of me ? I have never been punched before so it's obviously something I am very nervous about ? 〰️ I woke up this morning feeling very apprehensive and almost cancelled but I said to myself 'No! Emily this is something you HAVE to do' ? 〰️ So I went. And I sparred. And I shit myself. And I almost cried ? It wasn't that it hurt, it was just the shock of being punched in the face as that's never happened to me before ? I couldn't cry however because I was in a proper boys boxing club so I had to reign that shit in ya know? ? 〰️ To be completely frank with you, the whole thing was terrifying and made me realise although I have alot of strength when I box ? Boy do I have aLOT to learn ? 〰️ I am so proud I turned up and I am so proud of myself for doing this for a cause that is extremely close to my heart ❤ 〰️ But yeah, to sum up……turns out if you want to see me cry, just punch me in the face ? Who knew? ?♀️ 〰️ P.s I am aware this picture is NOT sparring but those pics will come in due course ? 〰️ ? @lee_mj_daley 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ #boxing #girlswhobox #london #whitecollar #strong #strongwomen #muscles #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression #motivation #dedication #abs #gains #inspiration #fit #body #fitfam