Nothing like running a half marathon to boost your body image.
I have been feeling great all week despite the craziness called life. My students started state testing this week, so things have been all over the place.
Thank goodness for Girls on the Run (GOTR) because it’s the only reason I was able to workout Monday and today. I have also been tracking my macros a lot better lately, except I totally just ate four, yes four, servings of cereal with almond milk. It’s fine. Carb loading?
Okay, that’s all I have for now since I am technically working.
Never Tear Us Apart (reader x Bucky) [Accidents Happen part 4]
Hi, friends! I seriously meant to post this a few days ago, but life and illness made it difficult. Plus this is kind of a long chapter but I wanted to get it right. I hope I did! Let me know your thoughts. :)
Never Tear Us Apart (reader x Bucky) [Accidents Happen Part 4]
Characters: reader x Bucky, Steve, Tony, other Avengers mentioned
Summary: Progression of the relationship between reader and Bucky as they make plans, which get rudely interrupted.
Warnings: fluffy fluff plus a little angst
This is along one! It might be my favorite, though. I really wanted to portray the passage of time and how “real life” intervenes in a relationship. Plus the music! I had to add that kitchen scene. :D Thankfully, I’ve figured out the “Keep Reading” situation, so it won’t clog up your dashboard.
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Sunlight fell across your face through a slit in the curtains. Turning away from the brightness, you opened your eyes and gazed into the still-sleeping face of Bucky Barnes. It must’ve been a restful night, his face relaxed with his lips slightly parted. Most nights were good but every once in a while he would wake with a furrowed brow and clamped mouth. You knew he still struggled with nightmares, but he didn’t like to talk about it. All he ever said was that it was always better with you there. Which is what made today so hard.
It had been a two weeks since that fateful night of Fraggle Rock and the following morning of bliss. You and Bucky fell into an easy routine of friendly interaction during the day and as much of a workout in the gym as either of you could handle before the REAL workout took precedent at night. You had moved beyond the wrestling mats by then and had just a little more self control in order to make it to one of your rooms before disrobing.
This particular morning, you were aware which room you had stumbled into last night in a instant. Bucky’s room still consisted of 4 blank white walls, a bed, and a small bookshelf with a lamp on top. You were all for the minimalist look, but it could use a little personality. In a moment of inspiration, you grabbed a black Sharpie from the bookshelf and uncapped it. Rolling onto your stomach and scooting up to the wall above the head of the bed, you began to draw.
One more photo from yesterday’s Cap City Half Marathon. If you could only see the smile on Joey’s face. Can’t wait for him to hang out with Summer this summer. My friend, Luke, said that Joey will be staying with him for 2 straight months this summer. Joey and Summer will make great friends.
Speaking of Summer… After a carb loaded dinner, I set up the tent and we camped out last night. First time ever for her. It was fun watching her look around and smiling. I could tell she thought it was so cool to be sleeping in the backyard. Hope to do that a lot more often. ❤️✌️🏃
“Put them down, love,” he said softly. “You don’t have to make it seem like there was a choice.”
“I would say that I’m sorry, but I’m absolutely not.”
“And here I didn’t bid on that knife set for you.”
“For me?” Emma repeated. “I think you just wanted to save your money. Isn’t that why you got cheap at the end here?”
He crossed his arms over his chest, twisting the Iron Chef emblem in the left corner, and leveled her with an almost-serious gaze. “I’m choosing to see it as confident. I’m simply confident that I can still beat you, even with scraps of food.”
AN: This is another massive update because I couldn’t figure out where to split it, so there’s just 8K of cooking competition here. We might be a bit shorter on Friday. @laurnorder continues to be the word hero I do not deserve and you guys are all fantastic for reading this.
Ok like I said this morning the race is this weekend and I am getting that tingly floored feeling!!! I know I need to be good, eat responsibly drink tons of water….. (I will drink the water)
BUT… my friends want to regress to our more silly days and have a chicken wing eating contest on Wednesday… is that the same as Carb loading for a keto eater? 😂😂😂😂
They said the most they have seen someone get is 60…. we are dubbing it “The Quest for 61!” I put it in MFP just to estimate the damage….
I hope the other monsta x members are doing everything they can to keep Kihyun as healthy is possible especially if he is truly dedicated to losing weight. I hope Shownu especially is helping because he’s a swimmer and probably knows a lot about healthy weight gain and loss since swimmers carb load and he obviously knows the benefits of practical muscle rather than hard cut abs. Please keep my baby safe.
Caitlin’s been a little bit frosty towards me as of late – apparently, outing your best
friend’s deep dark secret can earn you the cold
shoulder. It will take me a while to warm up to the idea of Caitlin being a
meta-human, but regardless, I needed to show her she is still my best friend.
What better way to rekindle a friendship than with a night out on the town?
We carb-loaded at Big Belly Burger before hitting some bars
downtown. Caitlin wasn’t super into it – I guess she was just frozen in fear of
what she might become and wasn’t able to let loose anymore. So I bought us some
Kamikaze shots to get her to relax, which led to martinis, which led to Jack
and Cokes, which lead to I-don’t-even-know what. Somewhere along the line,
Caitlin forgot her woes and even rode the mechanical bull at some
country-western joint where I stood out like a sore thumb.
We hopped from bar to bar and somehow ended up at a Mexican place
which proudly declared it was home of “El Gigante,” a seven-pound burrito
that’s near impossible to finish. Impossible for a regular Joe, maybe, but for
two meta-humans? Challenge
accepted. Caitlin and I donned some
protective bibs and plopped down at a corner booth, ready to tackle the beast
(it couldn’t be any worse than a man who manipulates shadows, right?). Wrong.
That burrito was a massive monster of melted cheese, meat, salsa, and something
called “ghost peppers.” Holy Batman. Those peppers were hell. Literally. Two
bites in and I started sweating. Not a simple shiny sheen like after a simple
workout, but more like the
nasty-Niagara-Falls-sweating-after-trying-to-keep-up-with-Barry sweat. I saw my
reflection in the napkin dispenser go from slight blush to full on Hellboy.
Luckily, Caitlin saw my plight and grabbed my hand just before I passed out.
She blasted me with cold that cooled me right down. What would I do without
Together, hand-in-hand, we were able to finish the burrito.
We had our picture taken (it’s now hanging on the wall just to the left of the bathrooms,
which we both desperately needed after conquering El Gigante. TMI? Sorry.) and
we both got dorky t-shirts to commemorate the event. I’m hoping our little
adventure thawed some of the ice between me and Caitlin, but honestly, I’m not
sure how much of that night she will remember. We did have a lot to drink.
This story is based on the following FML submission:
Today, I called this girl I’ve had a crush on for 2 years to confess my love to her. However, as she picked up the phone, I got so nervous that I froze and couldn’t say a word. I was standing there, breathing heavily for 20 seconds. She got so freaked out that she threatened to call the police. FML.
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Tadashi sits on the edge of his bed, clutching his phone and chewing nervously at the inside of his thumb. The anxiety-filled man was currently fighting with the angel and the devil on his shoulder, trying to gather up the courage to call Y/N. She is a beautiful young woman, about to begin her first year at SFIT. The two had met when they were both in high school, Y/N being a wide-eyed freshman and Tadashi a confident junior. They quickly became best friends, but Tadashi wished for more than friendship from Y/N. This led the tall man to his current predicament: should he call and confess his love for Y/N, or should he continue his silence?
Hiro groans and rolls his eyes at his mess of a brother. “Would you just call her already?! You’ve been staring at your phone for a solid twenty minutes, Tadashi.”
“What if I freak her out? What if she doesn’t feel the same way? I don’t want to ruin our friendship over this, Hiro. She probably doesn’t like me. Yeah, no, I can’t do this,” the older boy pulls off his hat and runs his fingers through his matted down hair.
“You can and you will call her, ‘cause I am sick and tired of you always talking about ‘Y/N this’ and ‘Y/N that’ and moping around every time a different boy gets up the nerve to ask her out on a date and she says yes,” The younger Hamada crosses his arms over his chest, “Now, do you need me to call her for you or are you going to grow up and do it yourself?”
Tadashi huffs, firmly placing his hat back on his head. He pulls up your contact in his phone, and hits the call button next to your number. He nods confidently as the phone wrings, sure he’s got this one in the bag. He’s sure that 1000%, without a doubt, you’re going to say that you felt the same way and had been waiting for him to finally make his move. Hell yeah. I AM the man. His confidence crashes when he hears you pick up the line.
“Hey, Tadashi, What’s up?” He can hear your smile on the other end, but feels as if he’s suddenly frozen. “Are you alright Tadashi?” His nerves have taken control, and all he’s doing is breathing.
Into the phone.
“Tadashi, is that you?”
Breathing, breathing, breathing.
“Okay, well, whoever the fuck you are, you’re really freaking me out.” There’s no answer, just breathing. “If you don’t knock it off, I’m calling the fucking cops, asshole.” Much to your relief, the person who called you hangs up and the line goes dead.
“What was that all about?” your roommate, Honey Lemon, steps out of the kitchen and slides into her spot on the couch next to you. She hands you a mug of hot chocolate and takes a sip of her own, looking curiously at you. You were still shaking after the terrifying phone call, so you did something very out of character for you.
You burst into tears.
(•–•) (•–•) (•–•)
“Wow,” Hiro says, slack-jawed and staring at the train wreck he was apparently related to. “You know, I don’t think that could have gone much worse. Yep, I’m pretty sure that was definitely the worst possible outcome for that phone call.” He spins his desk chair away from his computer to look at Tadashi. The older boy is now leaning against his bed, long legs sprawled out in front of him, hat off once again and fingers tangling their way through his now unruly hair.
“I would appreciate it if you would stop talking,” Tadashi seethes. Groaning, he rakes his fingers down his face. “God, how did I fuck that up so bad? I froze up and now she thinks I’m a psychopathic loser. She’ll never want to talk to me again.” Tadashi covers his face with his hands and sighs.
“So what are you gonna do about it?” Hiro says, wheeling his chair over to his moping older brother.
“Nothing. I told you, she’ll never want to talk to me again.”
“Y’know, for someone who’s so smart, you’re really stupid sometimes. She obviously likes you: she gets all blushy and nervous and weird around you, just like you do when you’re around her. It’s gross,” Hiro sticks a finger in his mouth and pretends to gag. “But anyways, you should go talk to her before she gets a restraining order against you or something.”
Tadashi flushes at the thought of you being nervous around him. Could you really be into a total nerd like Tadashi? He rises from his slouch on the floor, picking up his phone and keys from the bedside table. He ruffles Hiro’s hair, grabs his bike helmet, and quickly and stealthily rushes down the stairs, successfully avoiding any and all questions from Aunt Cass about where he was going this late at night. It was only 10:00, but that was practically midnight to his aunt. He knew he could make it to your apartment by 10:30 if he hustled, so without further hesitation he jumped on his scooter and left his home behind.
(•–•) (•–•) (•–•)
Honey Lemon opens the door to find a breathless Hamada brother on the other side instead of the pizza delivery guy she was expecting. Tadashi can faintly hear (Your favorite Disney movie) playing from inside the apartment.
“Hey,” he says, awkwardly waving at the blonde girl, who does not seem particularly happy with him, judging by the piercing glare she’s sending his way.
“What the hell was that?” She says in a harsh whisper. She steps outside of the apartment and closes the door until it is almost shut so you won’t be able to hear the conversation. Her eyes were alight with a fury he had never encountered from the normally bubbly girl.
“I freaked out, okay? I was calling to ask Y/N if she wanted to go out with me, but I freaked out and blew it. I had to come talk to her in person because I screwed everything up. Does she hate me now?” Tadashi rubs the back of his neck nervously.
“I have no idea, it took me a solid ten minutes to get the story out of her because she was crying so hard. Crying, Tadashi. Y/N. She literally never cries,” Honey Lemon speaks quietly, not wanting you to overhear the conversation.
Tadashi has never felt like more of an asshole in his entire life, and pleads with Honey Lemon to let him talk to you. Sighing, She steps away from the door and allows the boy to enter.
He slips off his shoes and steps lightly into the clean apartment, which smells faintly like vanilla and has white Christmas lights and photographs on the walls. He lightly runs his fingers over a large, framed picture of the two of you that was taken at your high school graduation in the spring. You were wearing a (your school color) robe and his San Fransokyo Ninjas hat, while he wore a light blue shirt, grey cardigan, and your graduation cap on his head. You were both laughing in the photo, arms happily wrapped around each other. He had a copy of the same photo sitting on his desk at home. Smiling at the photograph, he walked into the living room.
You’re too enraptured by the movie to pay attention to who had walked into the room. You turn, expecting to see Honey Lemon holding a box full of carb-loaded-love, but instead find the man you’ve been in love with since you moved to San Fransokyo. Now, four years later, with him leaning against the wall in your apartment, you were startled to say the least, judging by the ice cream carton that had slipped out of your hand and was now all over your blanket. Noticing the stream of melted vanilla snaking its way from the carton seems to shake you from your stupor. You see Tadashi leave the room and come back moments later with a wad of paper towels, dropping to his knees in front of you and wiping the gooey mess off your blanket. Sitting back on his heels, he looks up at you.
“Hey,” he rubs the back of his neck awkwardly.
“Hey,” you repeat, your guard still up after the night’s strange events.
“So, um, I want to apologize for scaring you out earlier. The truth is, I was, uh, I was calling to tell you that I really, really, like you, but instead I froze up and freaked you out. Jesus, Y/N, it’s just–damn, you make me so nervous–” Tadashi’s nervous tirade is cut short by your soft lips pressing against his cheek. A blush blossoms across his cheek and reddens his ears.
“You are the biggest dork I’ve ever met, Tadashi,” you murmur, taking his hand. “I think I’m in love with you.”
“Y/N, I want to kiss you.”
“Well, what’s stopping you?”
(•–•) (•–•) (•–•)
A/N: Hey Guys! So that was the first fic I’ve ever published: I hope you liked it! I would love to take any sort of request or idea you’ve got (although, I am a kinda slow writer)! Thanks for reading!
Hey Tumblr, I haven’t made a personal blog post in awhile. Life at home has been kinda stressful and I’ve got unforeseen financial issues that I’m dealing with. Having a healthy and happy life doesn’t just include body fitness but fitness in all aspects of your life. I am very weak in my fiscal fitness area. I gotta do more to build myself a strong foundation and power through things I don’t want to do. Like exercises for my wallet.
Anywho, yoga is going well. Muscles are still sore from a strength sequence I did a few days ago. I’m also trying not to focus on the fact I pushed my cheat day forward by a few days. Trying to go longer without carb loading.