When you cut your hair off, you can't hide behind it anymore. You have to figure out who you are, what you're scared of people seeing and you have to confront it head on. #Fearless and #confident loving the skin you're in!
Reverend Joe Carter was the first black man in his parish to register to vote in the 20th century despite the fact that two out of three residents in the parish were black. Imagine the courage... huge respect for Rev. Carter!
Caption: Carter, expecting a visit from the Klan after he has dared to register to vote, stands guard on his front porch, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana "After Reverend Carter had registered to vote, that night vigilant neighbors scattered in the woods near his farmhouse, which was at the end of a long dirt , to help him if trouble arrived. "If they want a fight, we'll fight,' Joe Carter told me. 'If I have to die, I'd rather die for right.'
"He told me, 'I value my life more since I became a registered voter. A man is not a first class citizen, a number one citizen, unless he is a voter.' After Election Day came and went, Reverend Carter added, 'I thanked the Lord that he let me live long enough to vote." Photo by: Bob Adelman
One of the best, if not the best, things I discovered during the first round of the #HardcoreTrainer2 is that I love doing a workout soley focused on my posterior chain muscles (look at me, saying fancy things) which are back, hamstrings and glutes, with more focus, for me anyway, on the lower back, hamstrings and glutes. Strengthening these has really helped me increase my Deadlift and Squats weights and along with my original weight loss, I have less back, knee and hip pain while running. It's one group of bodyparts I'll continue to group together after I'm onto the next thing. Also, lower back soreness is one of the most not fun/great feelings to have. You never really know how much you use those muscles until they're sore. 2 sets of 10 with a drop set of 10 and then this finishing set with 75 pounds, then 50, then 25 then bodyweight really helps you feel the burn #fitness#lifting#hyperextensions#lowback#hunchbackofnotreDOM#comewithmeifyouwanttolift#comealongway#stillawaystogo
Burned just over 1k calories this morning and have improved on my fit test by 18% in 4 weeks! I'll take that, thank you!