Vicki. 28 years old.
starting weight: 182
highest weight: 190
I reblog things that I find helpful and inspiring, and personal posts.
I've come a long way from the sick girl I used to be, but I still struggle every single day.
If you post thinspo, there is a 99.9% chance that I will NOT follow you back.
I am trying to get HEALTHY and cannot be exposing myself to things that will play a part in tearing me back down.
Beginning of the month check in.
The last couple weeks have been a little lazy for me. Well not lazy, just busy. I haven’t gotten the workouts I wanted in. I don’t see as much of a physical change as I’d like to.
The scale is going down, but I think that’s due in part to shitty eating/not getting enough calories (which has been completely unintentional, I just haven’t been hungry.)
I’m not seeing the muscles I’d like to see, but I’m sure that’s due to the crappy workouts I’ve been getting in.
But today starts a new month and I am so ready to go.
Today, tomorrow and Sunday are going to be ridiculously busy for me but I’m going to do what I can.
This is all a matter of finding the right balance for myself, and until I find it of course there’s gonna be some ups and downs.
The important part is to continue to practice self-compassion and self-care and not get down when I don’t see the progress I’d like.
(Sorry not sorry for the rambling, I’m kind of proud of myself for getting to this point!)
5 1/2 miles today ✔
I’m so bright for my run today
Pre-workout on the left,
post workout on the right.
IS THAT A BABY BICEP? LOOK AT IT. I LOVE IT SO MYCH RIGHT NOW.
(I’d like to thank the shitty lighting upstairs at my house for being not so shitty and giving the illusion of muscle lol)
I’ve been crazy busy with party planning for a friend’s bridal shower and I just haven’t been getting the workouts in that I want. So I definitely feel/see a difference in the wrong direction with that.
And I hate that damn underarm flab/batwing, I’m getting SO FRUSTRATED bc I can’t get it to go awayyyyyy
BUT LETS FOCUS ON THE BICEP.
You know what’s ridiculous? The fact that diet culture leads us to believe that calories are evil
It’s ridiculous when you eat/drink something and someone says “do you know how many calories are in that?” as if to say how DARE you consume calories
Well news flash: you actually need calories to live, they are literally essential to life. Sorry not sorry if choosing to live is offensive in some way
- Carbs do not make you fat.
- Nothing in moderation makes a difference to how your body looks.
- It’s ok to treat yourself!
- Your body can handle extra calories relatively frequently.
- Water has no calories.
- Sugar is not the devil.
- Pasta is not the devil.
- No food in the world is the devil because food is essential to everything in the world ever.
And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Including the little voice in your head.
90 degrees. Perfect form, perfect angles
Chocolate cake makes women huge?
First, remember that no specific food or exercise regime will inherently cause a specific change to anyone’s body. You can eat chocolate cake and be a size 00. You can weight lift and still be shaped like Olive Oyl. Or you can only ever snack on carrots and be over 300 pounds. Not only do we each have different metabolisms and body shapes, but our overall lifestyles are going to have a greater effect on our bodies than one small detail. So teaching women that weight lifting will never lead to weight gain and will only make them slim down into fitness models? That’s almost as bad as teaching women to fear chocolate cake as though it’s going to instantly make them balloon up.
Don’t fear food. Don’t encourage women to fear food.
Second, and perhaps most importantly, stop acting as though being a “huge” woman is bad. Being huge isn’t something to be ashamed of. Being huge isn’t scary. It’s just what you look like - Some women will gain weight through their diets, some will gain through strength training, some will gain through age, and some will simply be huge because it’s part of who they are. All of those things are okay! Stop promoting this idea that women shouldn’t want to be huge. By repeatedly ~reassuring~ women that weightlifting won’t make them gain weight, you’re preying on the cultural idea that a woman’s body needs to be thin in order to have value.
You may think that images like this are promoting weight lifting among women, but all it’s doing is turning fat women into the butt of a joke. Sharing this image is just teaching the viewer “The only acceptable form of female strength is thinness. If you are bigger or want to be bigger, that’s scary and wrong! Dear God, don’t get big!”