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Rena Echols

🔥ᶠᵁᵀᵁᴿᴱ ᶠᴵᴿᴱᶠᴵᴳᴴᵀᴱᴿ 🔥 ᴺᴬˢᴹ ᶜᴾᵀ | ᶜᶠᴸ-1 | ᵁˢᴬᵂᴸ-1 ᵂᴬˢᴴᴵᴺᴳᵀᴼᴺ ˢᵀᴬᵀᴱ🌲 ᴾᴵᵀ ᴮᵁᴸᴸˢ 🐶 ᴬᴿᶜᴴᴱᴿᵞ 🏹 "ᴮᵁᴵᴸᵀᶠᴿᴼᴹᶠᴵᴿᴱ" @chaosandpain "ᴱᶜᴴᴼᴸˢ15"👇🏼

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This is a long and emotional post for me, literally in tears about how good this felt. I have been crossfitting for almost 7 years, through several injuries and it’s finally taken this injury to get this milestone. . . See I had big hopes of going to the fire academy a few months ago when I tore my acl and meniscus, I have never felt a more low point then when that happened. And every day has been a struggle since, to feel good about yourself when you can’t work, or provide for your family. I have been in tears more days in the last 2 months then I care to remember. I drank a lot for awhile and made crappy food choices but then I realized what an unhealthy place that was and I needed to move forward. . . So I came back to the gym and work on the things that I could still do, and also work the things I couldn’t do. It was really hard to face people, to not cry or bawl uncontrollably anyway to my gym friends and explain myself over and over and feel like a failure and a loser every time I did. (My gym mates never thought that for the record, just me). And then a funny thing happened where people would come up to me and say how proud of me they were, or small cheers from across the room. It case you didn’t know my gym is amazing and the people are unbelievable and it became my safe place. . . I’m not all better but I’m better than I was, a lot less emotional, less tears, and meeting each day excited for what I can do. That’s why this is a big deal. I worked REALLY hard for this, and through a lot of shit. Thank you @crossfit for pulling me out of this funk, not bad for 40 years old and one leg. . . Supps: @chaosandpain Booties: @tangocharlieapparel . . #firstmuscleup #gymnasty #finally #crossfit #crossfitwomen #crossfitchicks #crossfitgirls #crossfitgames #fitchicks #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #girlswholift #girlgains #gains #muscle #motivation #strength #tattoo #ink #bikini #bodybuilding

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Worked chest yesterday, back today, it’s been fun to workout differently then I’m used to. Don’t get me wrong I miss the feel of throwing a barbell around, all in due time . . Sports bra: @rogueamericanapparel . . #downbutnotout #rehabbing #comingback #rogueamericanapparel #crossfit #crossfitwomen #crossfitchicks #crossfitgirls #crossfitgames #fitchicks #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #girlswholift #girlgains #gains #muscle #motivation #strength #tattoo #ink #bikini #bodybuilding

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Somebody moved the rings lower, they were staring me down so I had to try... Closest I’ve EVER been, all the upper body work and leaning out is paying off. I’m going to keep grinding, working those little details, progressions and I’ll get it. . . #muscleup #gymnasty #gymnastics #workyourweaknesses #allinthedetails #crossfit #crossfitwomen #crossfitchicks #crossfitgirls #crossfitgames #fitchicks #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #girlswholift #girlgains #gains #muscle #motivation #strength #tattoo #ink #bikini #bodybuilding

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@tangocharlieapparel said “we want to send you some shorts.” And I said “Fam I can’t squat right now, I’ll be the worlds worst product demo person!” And they said “No worries homie, wear them around anyway.” . . They fit great and feel great, plus you can never go wrong with donuts. Thanks for the love @tangocharlieapparel ! Their shorts are live on their website now, get them while you can! . . Bootys: @tangocharlieapparel . . #dipsndonuts #tangocharlieapparel #vetranowned #internationalchestday #crossfit #crossfitwomen #crossfitchicks #crossfitgirls #crossfitgames #fitchicks #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #girlswholift #girlgains #gains #muscle #motivation #strength #tattoo #ink #bikini #bodybuilding

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Yesterday I had a lot of breakdowns, cried a bit even. I know it’s a part of the healing process, I get that while I’m healing my body I’m healing my mind and heart too. I’m finding that even though I am working around my injury coming to the gym has been providing me a safe place from the world and those emotions. So much so when I leave, I feel a bit lost. I don’t have a task after that except on the home front because I can’t work right now and then of course being stuck in my head again. Day by day it’s better, and the only direction is forward. . . Grips: @wodndone use “echols15” . . #downbutnotout #movingon #bionicleg #armday #crossfit #crossfitwomen #crossfitchicks #crossfitgirls #crossfitgames #fitchicks #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #girlswholift #girlgains #gains #muscle #motivation #strength #tattoo #ink #bikini #bodybuilding

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Again no super inspirational post here, just some random thoughts. Pain pills are god awful. I had surgery Wednesday and I got off that shit Friday morning and I still feel crappy. Maintaining my weight as best I can, easier when your nauseated obviously. Going back to the gym this week I hope for light upper body and abs, row machine will have to wait a bit. Mentally and emotionally I got beat down on this one, it’s hard to just even get out of bed, let alone shower, let alone take care of humans when every bit of your identity has been stripped away, however every day is just a bit better than the last . . Bootys: @pastparallel . . #downbutnotout #glassknees #hardenthefuckup #notaquitter #bionicwoman #crossfit #crossfitwomen #crossfitchicks #crossfitgirls #crossfitgames #fitchicks #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #girlswholift #girlgains #gains #muscle #motivation #strength #tattoo #ink #bikini #bodybuilding

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” -Winston Churchill. . . I’m ready.... . . #crossfit #crossfitwomen #crossfitchicks #crossfitgirls #crossfitgames #fitchicks #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #girlswholift #girlgains #gains #muscle #motivation #strength #tattoo #ink #bikini #bodybuilding

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