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Note to self: thoroughly clean the blender, after using it to make piping hot habanero salsa!
I just made my shake to sadly realize that cilantro and peppers do not mesh well with vanilla and berries 😷 lol (at facebook.com/haydenbrahatcek)

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TWO more days (and counting) of #bodybeast 💪💃💙 it’s been great, it’s been a huge challenge (the most difficult for me, yet!)..but Hayden is ready to move on! #piyo on Monday!!
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I think all my hard work is starting to pay off, don’t ya think??? 😊 now my next goal is get my arms to look like this, WITHOUT flexing! But, I couldn’t even get them to look like that even if I tried! For now I’ll gladly flex it…because on Fridays we flex 😛 #flexfriday (at haydenbrahatcek.com)

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I’ve come prepared (once again!) 😛 (at facebook.com/haydenbrahatcek)

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I had to do abs today and yes, this is exactly what went down! Ha (at facebook.com/haydenbrahatcek)

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What was I thinking, when I decided to tack on an additional (cardio) workout in this crazy heat?! 😱🔥💀 LOL
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In all honesty, it did feel good and I’m so thankful my cardio endurance is almost back to where it used to be. I just had to be a bit dramatic. Why not?! LOL
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It hasn’t been easy, I’m not gonna lie 😣 this whole year I have struggled with nutrition (when it had become second nature for me, in the past) but I knew I wouldn’t allow myself to fully adjust to former bad habits.
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It has literally been about focusing (daily) on all my goals and trying new things to ensure I achieve them. Some days are rough, of course…but I will be persistent! Thank you for your support everyone and know I’m here for you, too 😘
(at haydenbrahatcek.com)

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I think that #bodybeast has officially ruined my workout gloves! Time for a new pair, don’t ya think?! Ps I won’t even tell you about how rank they smell. Good thing this pic is not scratch and sniff. (at facebook.com/haydenbrahatcek)

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This #tbt pic was taken a whole 10 mins ago. I know that’s a long time for me, eh?! Lmao I wanted to send love out to you 💙 may your day be totally groovy and fetch! (at facebook.com/haydenbrahatcek)

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I know I know…such salty language 🙈🙊 LOL hey that’s just crazy ole’ me with an occasional trucker mouth 😁▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃
On a serious note, how often do you find yourself thinking about your past and sometimes being held back by it?! Sometimes I still see the same person I was, making the same mistakes I used to make…which could potentially take me back to square one. I know I’m human and I have to continue learning and realize it will never become “easy.” Life presents challenges and I must continually become stronger each day.
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Bottom line: I was unhealthy for so long and that’s not who I am anymore. I was unhealthy for a reason: to be grateful for this second chance at life/health and to show people they can do it, too! Now that I realize this, I need to STFU and move on! Lol ▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃
Yes these are little reminders I tell myself to keep me in check, keep me growing and keep me grounded. You know what I mean?! 😊
(at haydenbrahatcek.com)

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Since I listened to Madonna during my entire workout, why not make an accountability vid to her? Yea, I gotta practice what I preach and share my progress (however small or large my victories might be 😊) happy #flexfriday 💪 (at haydenbrahatcek.com)

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Now THIS is what I’m talking about! The perfect post workout breakfast 💙 broccoli, a little bit of sweet potatoes and a shitload of eggs! *not pictured is the hot sauce, which takes it from a 10 to a 1,000 😛🔥
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What’s your favorite post workout meal?!
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