big-gal-yoga:

#SizeDoesntMatter Instagram Yoga Challenge hosted by @mynameisjessamyn and @yoga_davina Backbend Week

Reblogging this because this is awesome.  See this girl in the photos above?  Do you see her strength, balance, and flexibility?  I only wish I had that.Not to be all personal and make this a post about me, but I wanted to share this because size does not matter.  Size does not equal healthy nor does it equate ability or inability. 
When I first started running I was heavy.  Not just heavier, but heavy.  I started running at roughly 100kg.  And since the place I live in has no gym I had to run outside with everyone looking at me and judging me.  People would drive by s-l-o-w-l-y in their cars to get a look at the fat girl jogging up a sweat.  At first I was self-conscious but then after I started to get better I eventually just said fuck it.  Yeah I’m heavy, but I’m also able to run 5-6 minutes/km.  All those shit heads that decided to make comments and talk shit behind my back weren’t worth my time because I was doing something for me.  My size wasn’t the challenge, it was my mindset.  After a year I was running circles around people half my size.  I wasn’t running because I wanted to be a certain size… I was running to become a better runner and athlete.  Weightloss was just an added bonus.
My size does not hold me back from doing anything I want to do.  My size does not hold me back from being who I want to be.  Whatever weight you are today is not a failure, it is your reality.  Embrace who you are and get real about your strengths.  Your size doesn’t define you so go out there and get whatever you want.

big-gal-yoga:

#SizeDoesntMatter Instagram Yoga Challenge hosted by @mynameisjessamyn and @yoga_davina
Backbend Week

Reblogging this because this is awesome.  See this girl in the photos above?  Do you see her strength, balance, and flexibility?  I only wish I had that.

Not to be all personal and make this a post about me, but I wanted to share this because size does not matter.  Size does not equal healthy nor does it equate ability or inability. 

When I first started running I was heavy.  Not just heavier, but heavyI started running at roughly 100kg.  And since the place I live in has no gym I had to run outside with everyone looking at me and judging me.  People would drive by s-l-o-w-l-y in their cars to get a look at the fat girl jogging up a sweat.  At first I was self-conscious but then after I started to get better I eventually just said fuck it.  Yeah I’m heavy, but I’m also able to run 5-6 minutes/km.  All those shit heads that decided to make comments and talk shit behind my back weren’t worth my time because I was doing something for me.  My size wasn’t the challenge, it was my mindset.  After a year I was running circles around people half my size.  I wasn’t running because I wanted to be a certain size… I was running to become a better runner and athlete.  Weightloss was just an added bonus.

My size does not hold me back from doing anything I want to do.  My size does not hold me back from being who I want to be.  Whatever weight you are today is not a failure, it is your reality.  Embrace who you are and get real about your strengths.  Your size doesn’t define you so go out there and get whatever you want.

Enough veggie chili and “creamed” (no cream/dairy) cauliflower soup to last me until November! :). #getinmybelly #vegetarian #foodporn #dinner #healthyeats (at Klæbodalen)

Enough veggie chili and “creamed” (no cream/dairy) cauliflower soup to last me until November! :). #getinmybelly #vegetarian #foodporn #dinner #healthyeats (at Klæbodalen)

Monday October 13th, 2014

Breakfast:

  • 3 tbsp 4% cottage cheese
  • 250ml tomato juice
  • 2 cups of coffee

Mid-morning snack:
Atkins decadencebar

Lunch:

  • Small salad - mixed greens, 1 small tomato, 2 small boiled eggs, 1 tbsp coop feta cheese, 1 tbsp pine nuts

Snack:

  • Handful of peanuts
  • 4 small squares sugar-free chocolate
  • 1 cup of coffee

Dinner:

  • 175g salmon (cooked in olive oil)
  • 250g boiled broccoli
  • 3 heaping tbsp homemade guac (avacado, lime juice, seasoning, garlic chili flakes)

Exercise:

  • Walked to school/work 1,4 km
  • Did floor work
  • Reached 15 000 steps today
  • Jillian Michaels 90 BR P1D1

I have to get real here.  I need to get back on track.  In hind sight I really haven’t eaten enough today at all.  This morning I had no time (and was almost late!) and was just exhausted after the long drive from Trondheim yesterday.  Lunch was another disappointment because I spent 20 minutes shopping and really only 5 minutes inhaling a small salad.  When dinner came around I made the kids something and held off because I wanted to eat something “good”.  I made quesadillas (whole wheat tortilla with shredded purple carrot, roast chicken, and gouda) for the kids and tried my best to not inhale them.  I didn’t start to eat dinner until 7pm which is pretty lousy.

My body was feeling really shitty last night and this morning.  Sitting cramped in a car for more than 7 hours takes a toll.  Cramps, poor circulation, and just pure exhaustion.  When I finally walked through the door I felt my hips aching and my legs felt water-logged.  I won’t lie - I must’ve peed at least a dozen times before 9 am.  Water, baby.

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Collard Green and Tahini Falafel - Gluten Free Vegan Falafel with minimal ingredients and no deep frying involved! So healthy and delicious!…RECIPE

Reblogging this now because when I get home in 10 hours (oh god 7+ hours driving and stretch-it-out stops) I want to make this!  It looks so amazing.
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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Collard Green and Tahini Falafel - Gluten Free Vegan Falafel with minimal ingredients and no deep frying involved! So healthy and delicious!…RECIPE

Reblogging this now because when I get home in 10 hours (oh god 7+ hours driving and stretch-it-out stops) I want to make this!  It looks so amazing.
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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Collard Green and Tahini Falafel - Gluten Free Vegan Falafel with minimal ingredients and no deep frying involved! So healthy and delicious!…RECIPE

Reblogging this now because when I get home in 10 hours (oh god 7+ hours driving and stretch-it-out stops) I want to make this!  It looks so amazing.
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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Collard Green and Tahini Falafel - Gluten Free Vegan Falafel with minimal ingredients and no deep frying involved! So healthy and delicious!…RECIPE

Reblogging this now because when I get home in 10 hours (oh god 7+ hours driving and stretch-it-out stops) I want to make this!  It looks so amazing.
Zoom Info

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Collard Green and Tahini Falafel - Gluten Free Vegan Falafel with minimal ingredients and no deep frying involved! So healthy and delicious!…RECIPE

Reblogging this now because when I get home in 10 hours (oh god 7+ hours driving and stretch-it-out stops) I want to make this!  It looks so amazing.

At 2k now (my knee is about to craaaaaack into two!) but the first km wasn’t too bad.  #running #runninngintrondheim #trondheim  (at Gamle Bybro Trondheim)

At 2k now (my knee is about to craaaaaack into two!) but the first km wasn’t too bad. #running #runninngintrondheim #trondheim (at Gamle Bybro Trondheim)

Early morning training at the gym.  No treadmill :(. Must make up for it in an early 5k tomorrow.  #comforthoteltrondheim #trondheim #fitness #fitnessonvacation (at Comfort Hotel Trondheim)

Early morning training at the gym. No treadmill :(. Must make up for it in an early 5k tomorrow. #comforthoteltrondheim #trondheim #fitness #fitnessonvacation (at Comfort Hotel Trondheim)