Kristy

Kristy @brains.beauty.barbells


Even the strongest women need someone to hold them and make them feel protected. No matter how emotionally strong a woman is but deep in her heart she desires to be loved and protected by someone special in her life. She might be strong in every possible sense but she will have a weakness for that one man she loves.
Today as you head out to the lake or fire up your BBQ to enjoy this day with friends and family please take just a moment to think of those who gave you this day. These soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen are and were not faceless names. They are daughters, sons, best friends, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, moms, dads, coworkers. Every single one was a person that someone else will never forget, a face missing at the lake today, a special way of grilling a burger that nobody can copy, the person who gave the night night kisses, made funny voices when reading a story and a thousand other memories. It has been the honor of my life to serve among heroes. 🇺🇸❤
Memorial Day is not just about BBQs and beach trips. But it’s OK to enjoy such things today and everyday, because the precious freedoms granted were bought and paid for by the blood and lives of our military men and women. Freedom isn’t free. What that means is our First and Second Amendment rights, and all the ones after that, came at a price. For many, the highest price. They gave their tomorrows so we can have ours. Let’s take time out of our lives to remember those we’ve lost, and thank them for our freedoms. Our great nation is hanging on a precipice. We must always keep in mind the sacrifices our armed service members have made in the name of advancing peace and democracy in this world. And on Memorial Day above all, we remember the soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who laid down their lives for those ideals. Thank you. We salute you. We remember you. And we will always fight to make sure you did not die for nothing. God bless.
Lift For The 22 is an organization designed to fight the suicide epidemic in the veteran community. The program is designed to help beneficiaries obtain a gym membership and put them in a program that will help them maintain a healthy fitness oriented lifestyle. Check them out liftforthe22.org #22tonone #22tozero #22toomany #lft22
I have an extreme dislike for fitness mantras that ruin real life like, "No Pain, No Gain." Here is why...I don't want fitness to be my life. Sure it takes up a bug chunk; however, I refuse to serve it. Fitness has to serve me. If it leaves my priorities out of whack or puts a hitch in my day, then it isn't serving me...it is hurting me. What I am trying to say is fitness should be a warm-up for life, not your whole life. Let your exercise time be a practice and therapy for the bigger motions you are hopefully planning to do next week when you go hiking, paddleboarding, snowboarding, skiing, etc.
"Always strive to be a better you." It's origins sprout from the ancient Greek philosophy of paideia, which espouses the belief that life's true goal is to attain one's ultimate potential. The nifty twist is the idea that rides shotgun: the closer one approaches, the more one's ultimate potential expands. Thus, the result is the pursuit of an ever-elusive quarry, the constant challenge to obtain the unattainable. The point is, there is always something more you can do. You can always make it better. You can always strive to be a better you. Happy Thursday 💛
Destroy what destroys you. #185lbs #adidas #legday
I can't take it...she is beautiful. 💛💙 #ballet #tap #dancer #blessed #daughter #childmodel #modeling #fashionkids #model #fashion
Rummaging through boxes and came across this gem. Oh how I miss these days. #MPbrussard #8thMP
Don't let this smile fool you...my leg workout killed me. 15x5 ☠Barbell squats ☠Pulsated front squat lunges ☠Reverse hack squat explosives ☠Leg press ☠Leg extensions ☠DB sumo goblet squats ☠Banded side kick outs ☠Calf raises
Not going to lie...this past week has been challenging. I'm tired, I'm hungry and I just wanted to give up after I became discouraged at failing a simple bench press...but I didn't give up and I will never give up. Just keep pushing forward even if that means starting over.
Mother's day tea with this little doll #blessed #happiness #love #mothersday #mother #daughter #thankful
At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour, but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun. #takemeback #Beachlife #peace #throwbackthursday #happiness #serenity #sun #cancun #travel
My gym facial expressions are better than yours 😂😂
Breakfast Burritos - made 12 servings. Such a convenient, cheap meal. I freeze and pull one out in the morning and microwave for 90 seconds, flipping over 1/2 way through. Let me also add I HATE beans and tomatoes, but find these super yummy. Macros: 300 Calories, 32g Carbs, 9g Fat, 19g Protein Ingredients •1lb. ground turkey •1 packet taco seasoning •1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed •1 (10 oz.) can Rotel tomatoes •2 cups spinach •5 eggs, beaten •5 egg whites •¼ cup milk •1 tsp. salt •½ tsp. pepper •1 c. shredded cheddar cheese •12-14 whole wheat tortillas Instructions 1.Brown turkey until no longer pink; season with taco seasoning. 2.Add black beans and tomatoes; mix well. 3.Over medium heat, saute spinach until just starting to wilt. 4.In a small bowl add eggs, egg whites, milk, salt & pepper. 5.Add egg mixture to spinach; cook until scrambled, stirring constantly. 6.Add egg mixture to turkey mixture; mix well. 7.Add a heaping ½ cup to a whole wheat tortilla. Top with 1 tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese. Fold & repeat. 8.Can be wrapped individually and frozen.
Have you registered yet? This event is an opportunity to build camaraderie, wellness, morale and connects military families with supporters and peer mentors. Come out and raise awareness and funds to help combat Veteran suicide. August 5th, 9am, Alpha Pavilion, Alpha, NJ #22toomany #22tonone #military #veteransuicide #awareness #airforce #navy #army #marines #battlebuddies #buddycheck #22tozero #ptsd #suicideprevention #neveralone
Working out is a family affair. If your children grow up in an environment where fitness is the norm...they won't think any differently. #fitfam #fitspo #crossfitkids #burpees #airsquats #situps #crossfit #kidsthatlift #hardwork #determination #healthy #lifestyle