New workout clothes!  I bought these because I wanted to treat myself, and because I never really had the time to look (SALES!!!) while we were in Greece.  Yesterday I kept saying to myself, “Do you really need this because you have some already”, but the sad and gross truth is that I need even more.  Some of the workout clothes I own and currently use are at least a year old, and no matter how much I wash them with that sweat-smell removing detergent everything still smells sour!This is also my motivation to get back on the wagon.  The last month before vacation and those two weeks in Greece have really allowed me to become lazy.  I’ve been training hard to get back into shape but so far no 10k runs.  I used to run these things on my days off just for fun but I lack serious motivation right now.  
 ps: Not pictured are the the amazing adidas tights I bought (a serious steal!) but looking at them now I realized I grabbed the wrong size!  I need at least a medium/large but I somehow went to the register with xs?  Yeah, no.

New workout clothes!  I bought these because I wanted to treat myself, and because I never really had the time to look (SALES!!!) while we were in Greece.  Yesterday I kept saying to myself, “Do you really need this because you have some already”, but the sad and gross truth is that I need even more.  Some of the workout clothes I own and currently use are at least a year old, and no matter how much I wash them with that sweat-smell removing detergent everything still smells sour!

This is also my motivation to get back on the wagon.  The last month before vacation and those two weeks in Greece have really allowed me to become lazy.  I’ve been training hard to get back into shape but so far no 10k runs.  I used to run these things on my days off just for fun but I lack serious motivation right now.  

 ps: Not pictured are the the amazing adidas tights I bought (a serious steal!) but looking at them now I realized I grabbed the wrong size!  I need at least a medium/large but I somehow went to the register with xs?  Yeah, no.

choosinglifein-colour:

Just a reminder that less does not equal healthy.

The low-calorie option is not necessarily the healthiest. Your body needs calories. Calories give us life. Calories are not bad.

choosinglifein-colour:

Just a reminder that less does not equal healthy.

The low-calorie option is not necessarily the healthiest. Your body needs calories. Calories give us life. Calories are not bad.

Kind of sluggish this morning but still an ok run.  Feet are seriously aching (blisters!) from yesterday’s excursion to the west coast.  Proud of what I could do :)

Kind of sluggish this morning but still an ok run. Feet are seriously aching (blisters!) from yesterday’s excursion to the west coast. Proud of what I could do :)

After an early morning run it’s all about the havregrøt!!!  I love Greece!

After an early morning run it’s all about the havregrøt!!! I love Greece!

mrsjonie:

10 Steps to Positive Body Image: One list cannot automatically tell you how to turn negative body thoughts into positive body image, but it can introduce you to healthier ways of looking at yourself and your body.  The more you practice these new thought patterns, the better you will feel about who you are and the body you naturally have.

Appreciate all that your body can do.  Every day your body carries you closer to your dreams.  Celebrate all of the amazing things your body does for you—running, dancing, breathing, laughing, dreaming, etc.
Keep a top-ten list of things you like about yourself—things that aren’t related to how much you weigh or what you look like.  Read your list often.  Add to it as you become aware of more things to like about yourself.
Remind yourself that “true beauty” is not simply skin deep.  When you feel good about yourself and who you are, you carry yourself with a sense of confidence, self-acceptance, and openness that makes you beautiful regardless of whether you physically look like a supermodel.  Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of your body.
Look at yourself as a whole person. When you see yourself in a mirror or in your mind, choose not to focus on specific body parts.  See yourself as you want others to see you–as a whole person.
Surround yourself with positive people. It is easier to feel good about yourself and your body when you are around others who are supportive and who recognize the importance of liking yourself just as you naturally are.
Shut down those voices in your head that tell you your body is not “right” or that you are a “bad” person.  You can overpower those negative thoughts with positive ones.  The next time you start to tear yourself down, build yourself back up with a few quick affirmations that work for you. 
Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel good about your body.  Work with your body, not against it.
Become a critical viewer of social and media messages. Pay attention to images, slogans, or attitudes that make you feel bad about yourself or your body.  Protest these messages:  write a letter to the advertiser or talk back to the image or message
Do something nice for yourself—something that lets your body know you appreciate it.  Take a bubble bath, make time for a nap, find a peaceful place outside to relax.
Use the time and energy that you might have spent worrying about food, calories, and your weight to do something to help others.  Sometimes reaching out to other people can help you feel better about yourself and can make a positive change in our world.

mrsjonie:

10 Steps to Positive Body Image: One list cannot automatically tell you how to turn negative body thoughts into positive body image, but it can introduce you to healthier ways of looking at yourself and your body.  The more you practice these new thought patterns, the better you will feel about who you are and the body you naturally have.

  1. Appreciate all that your body can do.  Every day your body carries you closer to your dreams.  Celebrate all of the amazing things your body does for you—running, dancing, breathing, laughing, dreaming, etc.
  2. Keep a top-ten list of things you like about yourself—things that aren’t related to how much you weigh or what you look like.  Read your list often.  Add to it as you become aware of more things to like about yourself.
  3. Remind yourself that “true beauty” is not simply skin deep.  When you feel good about yourself and who you are, you carry yourself with a sense of confidence, self-acceptance, and openness that makes you beautiful regardless of whether you physically look like a supermodel.  Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of your body.
  4. Look at yourself as a whole person. When you see yourself in a mirror or in your mind, choose not to focus on specific body parts.  See yourself as you want others to see you–as a whole person.
  5. Surround yourself with positive people. It is easier to feel good about yourself and your body when you are around others who are supportive and who recognize the importance of liking yourself just as you naturally are.
  6. Shut down those voices in your head that tell you your body is not “right” or that you are a “bad” person.  You can overpower those negative thoughts with positive ones.  The next time you start to tear yourself down, build yourself back up with a few quick affirmations that work for you. 
  7. Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel good about your body.  Work with your body, not against it.
  8. Become a critical viewer of social and media messages. Pay attention to images, slogans, or attitudes that make you feel bad about yourself or your body.  Protest these messages:  write a letter to the advertiser or talk back to the image or message
  9. Do something nice for yourself—something that lets your body know you appreciate it.  Take a bubble bath, make time for a nap, find a peaceful place outside to relax.
  10. Use the time and energy that you might have spent worrying about food, calories, and your weight to do something to help others.  Sometimes reaching out to other people can help you feel better about yourself and can make a positive change in our world.
quintessence-of-dust:


Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I love this!  Fucking awesome!  My big gripe is with the hosts - like wtf?  Of course she can do this, assholes.
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quintessence-of-dust:


Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I love this!  Fucking awesome!  My big gripe is with the hosts - like wtf?  Of course she can do this, assholes.
Zoom Info
quintessence-of-dust:


Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I love this!  Fucking awesome!  My big gripe is with the hosts - like wtf?  Of course she can do this, assholes.
Zoom Info
quintessence-of-dust:


Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I love this!  Fucking awesome!  My big gripe is with the hosts - like wtf?  Of course she can do this, assholes.
Zoom Info
quintessence-of-dust:


Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I love this!  Fucking awesome!  My big gripe is with the hosts - like wtf?  Of course she can do this, assholes.
Zoom Info
quintessence-of-dust:


Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I love this!  Fucking awesome!  My big gripe is with the hosts - like wtf?  Of course she can do this, assholes.
Zoom Info
quintessence-of-dust:


Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I love this!  Fucking awesome!  My big gripe is with the hosts - like wtf?  Of course she can do this, assholes.
Zoom Info
quintessence-of-dust:


Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I love this!  Fucking awesome!  My big gripe is with the hosts - like wtf?  Of course she can do this, assholes.
Zoom Info

quintessence-of-dust:

Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I love this!  Fucking awesome!  My big gripe is with the hosts - like wtf?  Of course she can do this, assholes.