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It feels so good to feel so healthy lately.

Today I did the lateral pull down machine at 80 pounds. The most I could ever do ever was 65 pounds. I’m so stoked! And I did a bunch of assisted pull-ups and felt like I was really trying.

I’ve gained about 40 pounds in the last 5 years, and though I do feel beautiful part of the time, I’m feeling like this is the right time to put my health first and improve my strength/flexibility/mobility/endurance.

I feel so happy, so healthy. Time to drink more water!!

Feeling healthy

I got back from my honeymoon two weeks ago, and it was the best time ever. I saw a manatee up close and ate amazing seafood and drank wine by the pool.

Now that I’m back, I’ve been working to get my fitness back in check and watch my habits. I’m really determined to lose this office/car/couch/beer weight and become a healthier person. I’ve been exercising 5x a week and eating the nutrients my body needs. No restricting, no binging. My husband has been super supportive and we’ve been cooking tons of healthy meals together! I’m tracking my water intake and getting lots more sleep. I’m doing very very well at work (two promotions in 7 months holla) and have been making art.

My life is incredible, and I want to spend my years preparing to start a family as a healthy woman. I want to be able to run and jump with my kids and lift heavy stuff when I need to. I love my lazy creative time drawing in front of the tv, but I also love riding my bike and walking through the neighborhood. I actually like eating salads now, but I also like good craft beers on the weekends. All good things, a good balance.

Anyway, I just want to share my optimism and make a checkpoint in my journey towards A Healthier Allison.

arabellesicardi:

arabellesicardi:

TBH i think matching sets are merely an option. I like combining mine!!! Look at these cute color combos. The yellow bra — Huit — is one of the most comfy bras ever. I love the fit of Huit stuff, you forget you’re wearing a bra but also when you remember it’s like “Oh damn, I’m perfect, actually.” And Fleur of England — the first set — they always come out with good stuff. And since it’s not just tulle or lace, you don’t have to worry about it ripping. It’s lovely and delicate of course, but not fragile. 

All of these are on sale at Journelle right now for about 30-70% off. Bra 1, Bra 2, Briefs 1, Briefs 2.

I just revisited the sale and I think they added a lot more stuff to it? And the sets are all cheaper now too. UwU

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Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.
Daniell Koepke  (via livelysoulmeetsbody)

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Trigger warning : EDNOS, BDD

Man, sometimes you’re at your house, loving life, dancing to music, singing in the Spring sunshine, and everything seems so perfect. And then you check your emails, see a sale on shorts at AE, and go to see if they have pairs you’ll like.

I like these because the length is long enough to cover the stretch marks and cellulite on the backs of my legs. But I’m just devastated that I’m not going to look “correct” in them, like the way this model does.

I hate that my brain continues to jump to the conclusion that I am not good enough at the weight that I am at. This model is a 00/0/2, and I am a 10/12. Why should that matter? Why can’t I just see an article of clothing I want to buy?

Some days are easier than others, and some hours are easier than others. But I’m going to continue to focus on healthy eating, hydration, consistent activity, and not on weight loss.

Hope this didn’t bum any of you out!

fitocracy:

Handy guide on how to avoid wrist pain in yoga.

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