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GGS Spotlight: Angel Stone

May, 17 GGS GGS Spotlight

angelstone1-450x279Name: Angel Stone
Age: Dirty 30’s
Location: Washington, D.C.

What does being a GGS mean to you?
Being a GGS means:

  • Accepting your fears then crushing them.
  • Letting your light shine. And, surrounding yourself with other shiny lights.
  • Forgiving yourself. Missing a workout or eating a cupcake isn’t the problem. Negative self-talk is.
  • Celebrating your strengths. If you’re funny, make people laugh. If you’re disciplined, inspire consistency in others. If you’re a writer, seduce me with your ability to use a semi-colon.

angelstone2-450x338How long have you been training?
Ten years of regular lifting. Four years of GGS lifting.

Favorite Lift:
Power clean. Executed perfectly, it’s poetry in motion.

Most memorable PR:
10 consecutive chin-ups

Top 5 songs on your training playlist:

For sprinting:

  • You, my everything (remix) by Ellie Goulding
  • Booyah by Showtek
  • Heavy Metal & Reflective by Azealia Banks

For lifting:

  • Higher Ground by TNGHT
  • Can’t be Touched by Roy Jones, Jr. *It’s an awful song, but effective.

angelstone4-450x301Top 3 things you must have with you at the gym/in your gym bag:

  • Fully
  • Charged
  • iPod

Favorite post workout meal:
Chocolate banana spirulina smoothie

Favorite way to treat yourself:
Oil Massage

Favorite quote:
Never let it rest until your good is better than your best.

angelstone3-340x375Favorite book:
Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

What inspires and motivates you?
I am inspired by courageous people. Courage is underrated!

Next training goal:
Run a 20-minute 5k.

Three words that best describe you:
Curious. Affectionate. Determined.

What do you want to say to other women who might be nervous to start lifting heavy?
Being nervous is good. It means you care, which means you will try your best. Do it!

And here’s a little nutritional tip from Angel, about broccoli. Enjoy! 

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