Holy Transformation Tuesday
Early 20s vs Late 20s😳
(I'm officially in my late 20s)😱
Back when I could eat whatever I wanted and never gain a pound. And the only exercise I did was exercise my right to buy alcohol. The garbage that little body consumed is crazy. Let's just call that my trash era.
Now, instead of eating dirty, I train dirty!💪 Grip and rip! Putting on muscle is my favorite thing! Let's refer to this as my beast era. .
I appreciate both stages of my life. I don't look back and dwell on how tiny I used to be because if we are being honest, that was probably the most unhealthy I have ever been. And now I'm the healthiest and strongest I've ever been. Mentally and physically. .
Like they say don't dwell on the past. It's already been written, move on! Your future hasn't been written yet so grab that pencil and get ready. It's your story so tell it how you see fit.
I wish I would’ve known then what I know now. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to stop beating herself up all the time. I would tell her to stop worrying about what others think if her. I would tell her to stop starving herself and taking diet pills. I would tell her to relax, take a deep breathe and to stop taking her frustrations out on her family. I would tell her to stop trying to be so perfect all the time. I would tell her that she is SO much stronger than she thinks is and that she just needs to start believing in herself. I would tell her that taking time for herself and investing in herself is 💯 worth it. And I would tell her that working out and eating healthy doesn’t have to be torture and that someday you might inspire others on their journey.
If you’re looking for a change, NOW is the perfect time! You don’t have to wait till the New Year to start your journey! Right now our programs are at the lowest prices of the year so let’s get started on your goals now! Send me a message when you are ready! ☺️
"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants."
From Tran to Fisher
From leaning on a stairwell to having a life partner to lean on
From a Cathy Tran Yoga account to simply Cathy Fisher
Changes in my name ultimately shifts in a change in how I identify myself & the identity others perceive
My birth name was Trần Nguyễn Hương-Trinh until I became a US citizen. Then for 22 years I was Cathy Tran. Occasionally Tranimal was thrown in the mix (thanks college😂) But the one constant was my Vietnamese surname: Tran. I was proud of it - its rich history, the dynasty & legacy, how it identified me as Asian-American. That's how I carried myself the past 30 years. I was used to being called Cathy Tran & there was a nice ring to Cathy Tran Yoga
Changing my last name required a lot more soul searching than I expected 😂
I dabbled with hyphenating it, keeping it, coming up with a new last name...
I knew that having an American husband & last name would have it's own implications. People forget that interracial marriage was only legalized in the US in 1967 (just 51 years!) & majority of the southern states (Texas included) had their anti-miscegenation laws overturned only because of Loving v Virgina.
You don't think of Vietnamese when you hear Cathy Fisher. People will have their assumptions & rightfully so because the name itself provides the minimal information they need to form a perception & judgment
For a while too I played w/ the idea of having a separate yoga & personal account. Most of my family & friends don't care to see my daily asana posts & some unfollowed/blocked me Understandably so, they don't know me as Cathy the yogi/yoga teacher. That was an identify that cultivated in TX. And so with all the ponderings I made the (thoughtful) leap to change my name, my account, & the intentions for it. I want to share more than just yoga - that's just one facet of me.
The names may have changed but what matters hasn't. I'm still the curious, mischievous, loud laughing, forever optimist, hopeless romantic little girl depicted on the stairwell 💖
Sometimes my workout partner needs too much attention. 🙄
Today was an upper body workout and it felt good to be able to lift heavier and by the end my arms were shaking. 💪 If you wanna change, you gotta do the work! There’s no magic pill or easy way to get healthy or reach your goals. Everyone is different and it takes time and a lot of hard work. But I promise you, it’s so worth it! ☺️
Soooooooo I totes truly appreciate the messages re my last post 🙌🙏 please don’t get me wrong (and I want to emphasise so I’m gonna use caps 😂) I DO NOT THINK I’M FAT 😅
My last post was about how sometimes we are doing better than we think, but our perception is off... so it’s ALWAYS best to focus on the good, on what you need to feel the best, on what is going to keep you going because then you will be on track no matter what 🙌
ALSO, yes I said I was a size 8 in year nine (ie when I was 14) and no that does not mean I’ve always been a size 8. The highest I’ve been is an 18 in pants and 14 in tops. These are my size 16 swimmers I used to wear to POSTNATAL (that means the baby is out) swimming physio. I was 30kg overweight after Bub so yes I have had weight to lose before and it was hard doing it on my own. Infact, doing it on my own was so dangerous because all I had was my low self esteem and google and I basically starved myself, losing my milk supply, before I stopped to reach out for help from someone who had the kind of results I wanted.
That’s why I’m a coach.
I know what it’s like to feel helpless.
I know what it’s like to be full of resentment because I “used to” be able to do this or that
I know what it’s like to be so desperate and try so many things that I just didn’t want to try one more thing and fail.
I wanted to help heal women’s relationship with food.
I wanted to bring some lifestyle back into their days
I wanted them to feel full of energy.
I wanted them to lose the guilt about what they “should” be doing or “should” look like by focusing on how they feel.
I never promise my clients they will have my abs. I never promise my clients they will look like me.
I promise my clients that they will look like a healthier, happier version of themselves and I will be there to help.
So sorry to those I haven’t replied to yet. And thank you to those who did take a minute to send me a DM. You guys are beautiful 💕 but trust me, I may have a hard time accepting myself, but I sure as heck am not down about the way I look after three babies 🙌🙌🙌💕💕💕
2002 vs 2018 🏆
I’m so very grateful to have found the light within me. 💁🏼♀️
So many lessons from then to now and it’s helped me to develop my playbook for success. 🦏
What would I tell that 21 year old kid? Keep going. You’re on the right track. Stay humble and it’s ok that you think differently. That’s called an entrepreneur, baby and it will make sense later to you. ✨
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Ten years ago today, at the age of 15, I started playing the bass. It completely took over my life and has remained my main passion since then. Many hours of practice, a few thousand dollars of equipment, and a music degree later, I’ve made it my career.
Though many people have helped me over the past decade, I’m particularly grateful to Eric Hendrickson for starting me on bass, my band mates in Ozai for challenging me to always improve, and Olivia and my parents for being so supportive.
Sorry the first picture sucks, phone cameras were crap back in ‘08.
#thenvsnow#tenyears#bass#guitar#bassist#musician#pro #15 #25 #careergoals#decade#10thanniversary#fender#yamaha
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Darryl Keith Ford: Then Vs Now (2015 & 2018)
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Working from home, I don’t get the chance to dress up much anymore. But today we went and had some pictures taken by my friend and I can remember a time when I would stress for weeks about what I was going to wear and trying to find the perfect outfit that I felt comfortable in... and I still never felt comfortable. One of the best feelings is trying on clothes now and feeling good about myself and not beating myself up or feeling like a failure. I’m so thankful that I found a system that works and I’ve been able to make this a lifestyle. If you need help getting started, don’t hesitate to reach out! I’m always here to help! ☺️
One year inbetween. That evolution of a sharp cut crease! A year ago I could never do them, always thought it would be impossible to learn and that itd be super hard to get them as precise as I see on here. With lots of practice and trying out many different techniques and tools I can now say they are one of my favorites and a go to of mine! Just want to show you guys that practice makes perfect and we all start somewhere!
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