July 29th, 2014
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. -Aristotle
July 13th, 2014

1. Nine times out of ten, people are too worried about their own flaws to worry about yours.

2. Looking at fashion/beauty magazines will always make you feel badly about yourself, because that’s what they’re made to do. If you don’t feel inadequate, you’re not going to buy a bunch of products to feel better!

3. Sometimes you’ll catch yourself in a really flattering light and you’ll feel like you have the most wonderful body in the world, and then, later that day, you’ll catch yourself from a wrong angle and immediately regret every carb you’ve ever eaten. Neither one of these perspectives really matter, because in reality, we are constantly moving (and not standing at one angle in front of a mirror).

4. Even professional athletes have completely different body types, none of whom are “better” than the other.

5. Thigh gaps are about body structure, not fitness level. They’re just another unattainable goal to feel inadequate about.

6. Craving (and eating) an unhealthy food item does not equal “falling off the wagon,” or mean that you’re a bad person. And thinking “Well, I’ve ruined my diet, might as well just eat a pound of chocolate” is a silly way to react.

7. Often, thinking in terms of “diet” is dangerous, because “diets” end, and we all have to keep eating for the rest of our lives.

8. Department store dressing room lighting is the devil.

9. If people go out of their way to make fun of your or someone else’s appearance, it’s because they’re insecure about themselves in some way (and probably about the same thing they’re mocking). No one who is happy and secure with how they look feels the need to drag down another person’s body.

10. Humans aren’t meant to be perfectly smooth and blemish-free. Photoshop has totally distorted our image of what skin looks like, but we can still remind ourselves that it’s totally fake.

11. Celebrities and models are literally paid to be beautiful. It’s their job. It’s not ours (and, honestly, thank God it isn’t).

12. Eating clean (or vegan, or paleo, or gluten-free, or raw) doesn’t make you better than anyone else. We all have to find our way to feed ourselves well, and our food choices should not be a status symbol.

13. Not being able to do the hard version of a workout is not a bad thing. We all have to start somewhere, and being the slowest in the class is a thousand times better than not trying.

14. We all have “pretty days” and “ugly days,” and they’re mostly in our heads. Sometimes you just have to suffer through them, but it’s important to remember that they’ll probably go away.

15. Buying things that don’t fit you because you think it will motivate you to lose weight is always a mistake. You can always get something taken in, but seeing something sit at the back of your closet because you can’t wear it is depressing for no reason.

16. Being thin doesn’t always mean being healthy.

17. Workouts don’t always look sexy. Filtered, stylized pictures of yoga on Instagram might be really nice to look at, but real life isn’t like that. You don’t have to be pretty while getting healthy.

18. #Fitspo can be great, or it can be dangerous. Remembering the difference between exercise tips/healthy recipes, and pictures of size-0 tan teenagers in bikinis, is very important.

19. Everyone has issues with their body, even the people we think are perfect.

20. Some clothes are not designed and cut with your body type in mind, but that doesn’t mean that your body type is bad. If we’re all comparing our wardrobes to what runway models wear, we’ll never be happy.

21. What makes someone else feel beautiful — from clothes to makeup to surgery — is not any of our business to judge. It doesn’t affect us in any way.

22. Drinking a lot of water solves more problems than we could ever imagine.

23. In the end, you’re the only person in your body, and the only person that you’re actually in competition with. You can never be a better version of the super-fit girl in spin class, but you can be a better version of you. So don’t worry about what she’s doing, and don’t look over at her while you’re puffing away on your bike.

23 Truths About Body Image That Everyone Has To Deal With -
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The primary teaching of every religion? Don’t be an asshole.

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June 29th, 2014
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June 28th, 2014

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aimlessme:

Alysia Montano, 34 weeks pregnant, finishes 800-meter at U.S. Track and Field Championships (6/26)
By The Associated Press:

Alysia Montano will have a heck of a story to tell her first child.
Thirty-four weeks pregnant, Montano ran the 800 meters Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships. The five-time national champion finished in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds — nearly 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34 in 2010 in Monaco.
“I’ve been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process,” Montano said after the qualifying heat.
That the 28-year-old former University of California star finished last in her heat didn’t matter one bit to the crowd gathered at Hornet Stadium. Trailing the lead pack by more than 120 meters for most of the race, Montano received a rousing ovation as she finished her first lap and the cheering grew louder when she finally crossed the finish line.
“I just didn’t want to get lapped and be the first person to get lapped in the 800,” said Montano, the 800 national champion the past four years.
She was never close to being lapped, taking a nice relaxed pace from the start and maintaining it throughout.
That was according to the plan Montano laid out after consulting with her physician. Not only did doctors give Montano the OK to run, they encouraged her.
“That took away any fear of what the outside world might think about a woman running during her pregnancy,” Montano said. “What I found out mostly was that exercising during pregnancy is actually much better for the mom and the baby. … I did all the things I normally do … I just happened to be pregnant. This is my normal this year.”

Video of the race

Oh naw, this world is hers.

obaby91:

aimlessme:

Alysia Montano, 34 weeks pregnant, finishes 800-meter at U.S. Track and Field Championships (6/26)

By The Associated Press:

Alysia Montano will have a heck of a story to tell her first child.

Thirty-four weeks pregnant, Montano ran the 800 meters Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships. The five-time national champion finished in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds — nearly 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34 in 2010 in Monaco.

“I’ve been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process,” Montano said after the qualifying heat.

That the 28-year-old former University of California star finished last in her heat didn’t matter one bit to the crowd gathered at Hornet Stadium. Trailing the lead pack by more than 120 meters for most of the race, Montano received a rousing ovation as she finished her first lap and the cheering grew louder when she finally crossed the finish line.

“I just didn’t want to get lapped and be the first person to get lapped in the 800,” said Montano, the 800 national champion the past four years.

She was never close to being lapped, taking a nice relaxed pace from the start and maintaining it throughout.

That was according to the plan Montano laid out after consulting with her physician. Not only did doctors give Montano the OK to run, they encouraged her.

“That took away any fear of what the outside world might think about a woman running during her pregnancy,” Montano said. “What I found out mostly was that exercising during pregnancy is actually much better for the mom and the baby. … I did all the things I normally do … I just happened to be pregnant. This is my normal this year.”

Video of the race

Oh naw, this world is hers.

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1-800-fitness:

fitblr with inspiration, motivation, food + tips!

1-800-fitness:

fitblr with inspiration, motivation, food + tips!

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June 25th, 2014
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