Fundraising for #invisiblefilm is going more slowly than I would like but I am overwhelmed by the realization that this film WILL happen. There may be other rounds of fundraising, there may need to be other requests made, I may need to adapt and get creative, but I am committed to telling these stories and I am committed to creating connection and love among members of the #invisibleillness #community . It will happen! #commitment #grateful #producer #fundraising #fibromyalgia #ilovekettlebells #whyishaklee #instaquote
As I prep for my next competition in December I am looking back on what I have accomplished. I am happy with a PR in August even though it wasn’t the 80 reps I was prepared for. I am excited to train this fall with improved focus and patience. I am also more dedicated to my nutrition and the health of my muscles and joints. Improved mobility and a commitment to recovery is long overdue! #whyishaklee #gainzzz #ilovekettlebells #cmshereicome #iksfa #longcycle
On this day 13 years ago I was a freshman at USC and I was up very early to meet my new friend Josh to walk to class. I had no idea what was going on but Josh had seen the initial footage on his tv in his dorm room. Though he had only known me for a couple weeks at this point, Josh knew that seeing this footage would be very upsetting for me so he made sure I didn’t glance at the TV in our dorm lobby on the way out the door. My day was spent with Josh making sure both of our families were safe and staying alert in the event that downtown LA became a target. Our friendship was cemented that day and I will always be grateful to have a thoughtful and wonderful friend like Josh. #neverforget #9/11memorial
The past few months have been an incredible blur and today is the day that fundraising officially launches for #invisiblefilm ! This is a passion project nearly a decade in the making that will create connection around invisible illnesses and people who are directly and indirectly affected by them. This project is happening with the help and love of many people who are dear to me. It is taking a village and I wouldn’t have it any other way. #grateful #whyishaklee #producer #multipreneur #instaquote @pallavisastry @barebonez1 @thetortoise13
At this moment and for the next week, my best is to relax and let my eyes heal from Lasik and my body recover from the US nationals. Nationals are in the past and my journey to my CMS ranking continues. Not having to train with glasses falling off my head this training cycle and having @drpsalinas by my side making sure my body is performing optimally will be incredible. Money well spent where both choices are concerned! #grateful #ilovekettlebells #iksfa #whyishaklee #instaquote
I went into the US Nationals on Saturday very prepared to hit CMS with a minimum of 80reps in 10 minutes. Unfortunately I let nerves get the better of me and a last minute weight cut didn’t help either. I struggled a bit in this set and it definitely wasn’t pretty, but I held on for a new PR of 71reps with the 20kg Kettlebell - 28 right and 43 left - in only 9 minutes with an early hand switch after my right arm failed. My previous PR was 62reps in a full 10 minutes at the NY Open a few months ago. Looking forward to getting back to training soon and attempting CMS again in December in New Jersey!