I had way too much quiet time for thinking this weekend but I kind of had a big realization that may seem pretty basic but hit me hard. I’ve always been insecure around really really attractive women, because I felt like it made me look bad. But that doesn’t make sense? I look the same regardless of who I’m around and someone else being attractive doesn’t diminish peoples ability to find me attractive. I’m still working on liking my own body/face/that whole thing, but being around pretty people doesn’t change the way I look, so it makes no sense to worry about it.
So I’m dating a tri athlete, which is awesome and kind of hilarious because I still feel like I’m the exact opposite of an athlete. Tbh, I put a lot of thought into it and the last time I ran a mile was in 7th grade… and I’m 26. So today, I went with the boy to watch a triathlon that his friend was competing in and I was SO INSPIRED. I already have serious admiration for all the awesome runners that I follow, and I always think it’s really awesome when yall talk about your running. SO I’ve decided I’m going to give it a shot. I’m going to download c25k and I’m going to become a runner. And that’s my new plan.
Free weight purists annoy me just as much as lifting purists (who are the people who harp on anyone who use any training equipment like a belt or chalk)
We get it you don’t like the selectorized weight machines. Little do most people know most Pro-bodybuilders use a LOT of the machines to sculpt and hit little trouble areas for better isolation.
Everything has a purpose, and even if it doesn’t fall in line with your goals, it still falls in line with someone elses.
This time last year I was unemployed, broke, and suicidal.
Today, I just got the keys to my first house.
Give it time.
Needed this today
when you hear people preach that it gets better, they aren’t…
This is the most inspiring and uplifting addition to this post that I’ve seen. It’s probably because I’ve talked to you and you seem like such a healthy, happy person, even when you’re struggling with your body and your food choices, that I can’t imagine you being that low emotionally. But to hear that you’ve been where I’m at and you made it through and you’re here is a really big deal to me because maybe I can make it too. I guess I never imagined that you struggled the way I am but you did and you’re still here. So yes I may have cried a little, but thank you so, so much for sharing this with tumblr because it made a difference for me.
ohhhwaffles93 tagged me in the latest picture on my phone post. So here it is! The last picture on my phone that I took was this Monday, at my son’s first day of first grade. Any chance to show off my handsome!
My son is really as cute as it gets.
Stop chasing other peoples bodies as your goal body.
Your body and their body are not the same. No amount of training and dieting is going to help you feel comfortable in your own skin. It may boost your confidence, but in the end you have to want to be in your own skin.
your wellness is just as important as your fitness and health.
I really don’t know how Alex ever won me over or dealt with me after he did. Without constant attention I basically give up on life. The worst part? No one cares. I’m in Houston, completely alone, and no one gives a shit because no one who cares about me lives within 200 miles. Fuck this, fuck everything, I just want to sleep for daaaaays. I require physical affection and I’m getting none of that.
The biggest women’s weight lifting myth is not that you will get bulky, it’s that getting bulky is a negative thing.
I’m back to counting calories. My goal weight range is between 115-125 and currently I’m right around 128. I know I can do this without getting obsessive again, I have to be able to.
Today was my last day off with my son before he starts first grade. We went to the zoo with friends and I’d say it was a great way to end the summer.
Finding your motivation again after slacking for months is always great.
Also, one year ago today I hit my goal weight of 120 pounds. I may be up from that by a few pounds right now but I’m pretty proud of myself for maintaining for a whole year. This was not my first drastic weight loss, but this was the first time I did it without buying into some program and it’s the first time I’ve maintained for this long.
I’m on healthy meal number 2 today because my body deserves it and I know I can do better.