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So I lost 40 pounds this year and managed to love myself at all sizes and that’s exciting. My favorite pictures are always the most recent ones but honestly?? I loved myself 40 lbs ago, and ten pounds lighter, and ten pounds lighter. This was a crazy year. Thanks all for following along with me! My resolution for next year is to graduate to a better gym and begin lifting heavy, get a personal trainer for a bit to learn some thangs, and rock out another year in 2017 💫


Some props to:
Sasha at @wildbabeyogi for getting me a head start with shakeology and the 21 day fix exercise program when i didn’t want to head to the gym yet
All the strong and powerful fit babes I follow on here who showed me how empowering it can be to take control of your life and love yourself all along the way
The wonderful body positive people on here who have helped me learn self love when I needed it most the past couple years
And to myself, for kicking ass. 💪🏼

anonymous asked:

Few things 1, are you open for Ana buddy's? 2, do you find plus size people Attractive still? 3, current weight? 4, do you have a theigh gap?

1, are you open for Ana buddy’s? 

I’m not very good at keeping up with communicating lately, but feel free to message me any time.

2, do you find plus size people Attractive still? 

well, I’m personally more attracted to more fit or slim girls, but plus sized people are still beautiful!! I don’t think plus sized people are ugly at all, I’m just personally more attracted to smaller people, just like I prefer brunettes over blondes.

3, current weight? 

somewhere around 105lbs, but I can’t be certain bc they took away my scale.

4, do you have a thigh gap?

a little one, but my thighs tough at the top bc my muscles are too big from riding :c

dear clothing manufacturers:

  • make sleeves go all the way to the wrist
  • stop putting shelf bras in everything
  • make jeans for short people with big butts
  • make shirts out of anything more substantial than gossamer
  • stop putting hanger straps on everything, they’re fn annoying and we’re disasters who don’t use them anyway
  • fake pockets???!!? FAKE POCKETS??!!?
  • put pockets on everything i am serious
  • charge less than half what you’re currently charging for shorts
  • end ‘one size fits all’ forever
  • size women’s clothing the way you size men’s clothing: with MEASUREMENTS
  • basically stop everything you’re doing and start over completely and don’t be rude dusty dongs this time
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Happy International Women’s Day! Shoutout to some of the amazing girls in the show and their badass akumatized counterparts.

okay but one of my favorite things is when Stan puts his fez on Soos because like

okay the fez is normal sized right here right?

but when Stan takes it off to put it on Soos, it fucking SHRINKS IN HIS HANDS

IT’S LIKE HALF THE SIZE IT WAS BEFORE

LIKE I KNOW THEY DID THAT SO THE FEZ WOULD FIT SOOS’ HEAD AND ALL BUT THAT HAT IS LITERALLY A FRACTION OF THE SIZE IT WAS BEFORE

i choose to believe that this is in fact a magic fez

this will never not amuse me

Take Action

We’re all afraid.  Here are things you can do.

Note: Of course not everything in this post is feasible or achievable for all people.  It’s not meant to be one size fits all; rather, just suggestions for things to do if you feel powerless.  It’s also not meant to be fearmongering.  I don’t know if Trump will be able to achieve all he’s talked about, or how quickly it will happen if he can.  But it’s better to plan for the worst than to be caught off guard.

Get a Library Card

There’s more to libraries than checking out books and movies.  Libraries provide free Internet access and librarians can assist in things like research and creating résumés.  Librarians fight to defend intellectual freedoms.  Libraries offer printing and copying services for low costs.  Libraries can provide afterschool activities and storytimes for children.  You can research anything in a library, from how to start a small business to where to find a doctor.  And libraries are warm when it’s cold outside.  Support your local library.

Financial Planning

The stock market is already suffering as a result of the election.  We don’t know how many of his economic policies Trump will be able to implement, but we do know that economists have widely agreed that his proposals would cause recession.  If you have stocks, a 401(k), a Roth IRA, or any other investments or bonds, schedule a meeting with your employer/broker/accountant/financial advisor as soon as possible.  Find out what you can do now to try and protect your investments in the long term.

Create a budget if you don’t already have one.  Even if you’re completely broke, there may still be ways to budget.  Try and get the most bang for your buck with grocery purchases.   Check out Jack Monroe’s blog.  They’re focused around feeding yourself in times of poverty, based on lived experience.  Save all that you can.

The websites I’ve linked are not the only websites about these issues, and I’m not even sure that they’re the best. I’m very lucky to be financially stable, for the most part, so don’t take my word as gospel.  Search all over the web.  Look for coupons and discounts online, and keep on the lookout for deals in your community.  Don’t be proud: if you have the opportunity to get something that you need for cheap or even free, take it.

Get an ID

Voter suppression and the closing of DMVs in low-income areas is only going to get worse once the GOP has full governmental control.  Try and get a driver’s license or a state-issued ID card as soon as possible.  If the nearest DMV is far away, consider carpooling with others who also need IDs.

Make sure your ID is valid and not expired.  Some states allow you to renew ID online.  Check to see what’s available in your area.

If you don’t have a passport, get one.  They can be used as a secondary form of ID and it can take months to receive a passport once you start the process.  We don’t know if Trump’s immigration proposals will have an effect on the ability of citizens to apply for and receive passports, but it’s best to start the process now.  Here is a guide for transgender people regarding passport application.

Contact Your Representatives

Do this early and often.  I’m only half-kidding when I tell you to be like Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption and write every day.  Find your representatives here.  Contact them immediately, be it by phone, email, or physical letter.  Let them know that you oppose Trump and will oppose them in future elections if they stand by him.  Use the sample letter template in this post if you’re unsure of what to say.  Contact your representatives often about any issue that matters to you, and encourage others to do the same.

It’s best to send physical letters if you can, as they have to be opened, read, and digitized by officials, and so are harder to ignore.  But any method of contact is better than no method.  Make your voice heard.

Vote

I know that we just finished what feels like the longest presidential campaign in history, and that we’re tired and demoralized.  But the 2018 midterm elections are hugely important, and we cannot afford to ignore them.  Every seat in the House of Representatives will be up for election.  Historically, Democrats do not tend to vote in mid-terms, and that has to change.

Register to vote if you are not already registered.  If you have moved or changed your name, make sure your registration information is updated.  Tell your friends and family to register to vote.  Tell everyone to vote, and tell them often.  Volunteer with Rock the Vote or with local organizations.  We have no hope for change through apathy; we have to take action.

Protect Others

Those of us in positions of privilege, be it due to race, gender, religion, sexuality, or gender identity, have to stand with the people who have been threatened and targeted by Trump and his supporters.  If you see someone being harassed, take action.  Do not directly confront the aggressor in situations of active harassment; instead, engage the victim in conversation and ignore the aggressor.  If you see violence, immediately call 911.  If you can record the violence with your phone, do.  

If you hear bigoted talk in your workplace, make complaints to HR.  If you hear it in other establishments, demand to talk to a manager.  If you hear it within your social groups, it cannot be tolerated.  That doesn’t mean you have to shout at someone that they’re a homophobic asshole.  You won’t change anyone’s mind that way.  But saying something like “That joke isn’t funny because it contributes to stereotypes that hurt lesbians” might make an impact.  At the very least, you will have let the person know that what they’ve said isn’t tolerated. It’s hard to stand up to your friends, but it’s necessary.

Start a Gay-Straight Alliance or a PFLAG chapter, or join a pre-existing one.  Find diversity programs within your community, or try to form groups if there aren’t any currently.  Be there for your marginalized neighbors.  Make it clear that hatred and prejudice has no place in your community.

If you are able, donate to or volunteer with organizations that protect the marginalized, such as:

You can also donate or volunteer with organizations that protect refugees and others overseas, such as:

Donate clothes and food to food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations to help the poor.  Donate diapers and menstrual products as well.  Here are some of the most needed items.

Even if you are unable to donate or volunteer, you can still spread information about these organizations and the work that they do through social media or conversation.

Make Your Voice Heard

Find local organizations and protests.  You can find community groups on sites like Meetup or Craigslist.  Protests can be found on sites such as Popular Resistance and Protest With Me.  Join your county’s Democratic party.  Organize write-ins.  Take part in parades.  Make yourself visible and audible.  If your rights are violated at a protest, contact the ACLU.

Social media is another great tool for spreading information.  I’m not saying devote your blog, your Facebook, and your life to spamming one political post after another.  But putting out articles and resources in moderation, or reblogging them, can help to raise awareness.

Fight for the Environment

Trump doesn’t believe in climate change, and now he’ll be able to appoint the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  He’s also stated that he wants to pull us out of the Paris Agreement.

We have to fight for the planet.  No matter what other strides we make, the Earth is the only home we’ve got.  Don’t just write letters to your representatives about opposing Trump’s bigotry.  Make sure they know that you demand they fight for the planet as well. 

Here is a list of some of the best environmental charities.  Again, even if you can’t donate or volunteer, you can spread information.  Here are steps you can take in your life to reduce environmental impact.  Try to reduce the amount of animal products in your diet.  Obviously, that isn’t feasible for everyone, for many reasons, but animal agriculture has a huge carbon footprint, so if we can reduce our use of it as a society, that can only help.

Healthcare

If your healthcare comes through the Affordable Care Act, make doctor’s appointments right now.  Even if you think you’re perfectly healthy, there could be an underlying issue.  If the ACA is abolished, it will not be instantaneous, so take advantages of the services early and as often as you can.  Refill and reorder your prescriptions.  Consider getting an IUD if you’re worried about birth control.

See if you have access to any federally qualified health centers.  These health centers charge on a sliding scale and will work with their patients on payment plans.  The centers have existed for longer than the ACA, so hopefully even if the ACA is abolished, we’ll still have access to them.

Support Planned Parenthood.  We all know that they help to protect our reproductive freedoms, but they offer so many services beyond that as well.  Volunteer, donate, and spread information.  Looking for a job or know someone who is?  Planned Parenthood needs more than just medical staff.  Circulate their list of available positions.

Make a YouCaring account in case you need to crowdfund for medical treatment.  If you are disabled, chronically ill, etc., see if there are charities or government programs that might be able to aide you.

Legal Rights

If you are trans and want to change your name, try to do it now.  Likewise, if you are in a same-sex relationship and want to be married, get married now and have the ceremony you want later.

I am not trying to fearmonger.  We don’t know the extent of Trump’s plans when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community.  But we do know the vile things that his running mate Mike Pence supports.  And we know that the GOP controls Congress and likely the Supreme Court at this point.  So take advantage of the rights that you have now.

Support the ACLU.  They will stand up for freedom of expression against Donald Trump, as well as other civil liberties, and they have been hugely effective in these efforts for nearly a hundred years.

Support the freedom of the press.  Don’t just read free articles on websites.  Pay for journalism.  If you absolutely can’t afford to, at least disable your ad block on journalistic websites.

Reach Out

This is the hardest step and I know that no one wants to hear it right now, when the wounds are still raw.  But it’s necessary for us to move forward as a nation.

All bigots voted for Trump, but not everyone that voted for Trump is a bigot.  Some are ignorant or afraid.  We will have to reach out to these people if we want to change the future.  People can change, even bigots, as demonstrated in this Washington Post article about Derek Black, the son of Stormfront’s founder, who denounced his white supremacist views after he got to know the diverse population of his college.

Please understand, I am not asking anyone to risk their own safety.  If you will be harmed by Trump supporters, if you fear for yourself, then you come first and you have to take steps to stay safe.  But for those who have the ability to do so, we have to reach out.

Become involved in your community.  Get to know people.  Challenge their views.  Don’t scream at them about how they’re bigots or how they’ve supported sexual assault by electing Trump.  Have conversations.  Share your worldview.  Gently challenge their pre-conceived notions.  You don’t have to do it right now, when we’re all so scared and hurting.  But it has to be done eventually, or nothing can change.

Take Care of Yourself

We’re all scared and hurting, and that’s all right.  Being strong and brave isn’t about not feeling fear; it’s about moving on in spite of that fear.  We have many struggles ahead of us, and they won’t be easy, so we have to be sure to take care of ourselves.

Remember to breathe.  Remember to drink and eat and sleep.  If you feel like shit, find out why and see what you can do to feel better.  Talk to friends.  Spend time on your hobbies, or other things that will help you unwind.

Stay safe, everyone.  We’re all in this together, and I’ll be rooting for all of you.

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My Updated College Master List! 

Getting Ready for College

- The Ultimate Guide to Packing for College (x)

- How to Prepare for College Over the Summer (x)

- My Favorite School Supplies for College (x)


Wellness in College

- Why Balance Matters (x)

- How (and Why) to Become a Morning Person in College (x)

- Why College Is Not “One Size Fits All” (x)

- How to Practice Self-Care in College (x)


Organization and Time Management

- How to Budget Time in College (x)

- The Ultimate Guide to College Organization (x)

- 14 Productivity Hacks for College Students (x)

- Diagnosing Your Time Management in College (x)

- 45 Tips for Staying Organized in College (x)

- My 5 Favorite Apps for College Students (x)


Studying and Resources

- The Ultimate Guide to College Motivation (x)

- How to Get Your Best Grades in College (x) 

- The Ultimate College Resource Library (x)

- The Ultimate Guide to Writing a College Paper (x)

- How to Use and Assignment Planner with Free Printable (x)

- How to Prep for the Semester with Free Printables (x)


Finals

- How to Make a Study Plan for Finals (x)

- The Ultimate Guide to Final Exams (x)

- How to Reduce Stress During Finals (x)

So apparently I’ve been “misleading”

It has come to my attention that I am not a good representation of a person interested in fitness because I am “thick” and “bigger.” So at the risk of misleading more people, here’s a disclaimer:

- I am not skinny

- I’m not petite 

- “One-size-fits-all” clothing does not look flattering on me 

- I don’t have a low body fat percentage 

- I have rolls when I sit down, a lot more than I would like too 

- I don’t have a thigh gap 

- I’m not “ripped” or “shredded” or “lean” 

- My BMI is considered overweight 

- I won’t wear a sports bra and spandex in public because I don’t have the ideal body type to do so

But here’s what I am:

- a competitive soccer player of over 12 years. I won several titles, was MVP, played every position under the sun and worked harder than anyone on my team 

- Without experience playing basketball, I made my JV team in high school. by the end of the first season, I was moved up to varisty and was a starter within the year

- Never rowing in my entire life, I tried out for my college crew team. Within two months I was practicing and in the lineup for a D1 NCAA rowing team. 

- I’m a runner. I run on a weekly and daily basis. I’m signed up for my first half marathon this spring and I’m both excited and terrified. 

If my size is the determining factor in how fit I am then I am ashamed of what this world is coming to because I have more talent, work ethic, and determination in my thick leg than most people have in their body. I’ve never been the smallest on any of my teams but surprisingly that never stopped me from being one of the most successful. I’m so sick of this culture emphasizing thin as the key determinant for health and fitness level. I have my body and my body kicks fucking ass so you can take your “misleadings” and shove them up yours. There’s nothing wrong with being lean and shredded and impressively muscular. But those aren’t the only ways to be in shape and more people need to understand and accept that.

FITNESS IS NOT A PHYSIQUE 

1. angles do magical things
2. it’s all about the pose
3. no it’s not photoshopped, i hope you can tell it’s real by now (and by the size of my thunder legs)
4. but there are a lot of photoshopped fitness photos that float around and pretend to be real to sell programs
5. don’t be one of those people
6. don’t compare yourself to those people
7. put the work in instead of using an app for 2 seconds to pretend you did
#fakenessrantdone

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Witch Tip

Don’t be afraid to customize spells you find in books/online to fit your personal needs/means/personal beliefs. If you’re vegan, feel free to find substitutes for eggshells in a spell. Don’t have sea salt but a spell requires it? Feel free to use regular salt. Want to adapt a love spell into a friendship spell? Go for it! Spells aren’t a one size fits all thing, so it’s perfectly okay to adapt something to fit your needs! And just because you change something with a spell doesn’t mean it “breaks” the spell or anything. Intent is the most important part of witchcraft.

I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.
—  Kanye West
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