need exercise

anonymous asked:

Odd question but could you see borzoi fitting into farm life at all? Perhaps as dedicated hunting/companion animals with a sturdy fence between them and the tasty domestic prey species? I'm in a transitional period in my life and am trying to figure out if they figure into my intended future lifestyle, whether my reasons for wanting them are good reasons, whether they involve becoming a breeder, etc. and could really use the opinion of someone who lives and works with them on a daily basis.

I’m not quite sure what you are asking…so I’ll try in answer how I interpret what you are saying. 

Borzoi make great companions in basically every setting, as long as they get the adequate exercise needed while growing. Once they are full grown, daily walks and a good hike every so often is sufficient, unless you place to compete on the field with the dog. Then they need much more exercise beyond just running around a yard. They can live around other small prey animals as long as you teach them from a young age. Animals that might bolt suddenly aren’t always safe though, so a good sturdy fence is a must. They are a very easy breed to live with and raise as long as you understand them. Having a fenced yard is ideal for every day use. 

Breeding is a whole nothing ballgame. Placing borzoi takes a lot of work, they aren’t for every home and you have to be prepared to take the dog back if it doesn’t work out regardless of the dogs age. Successful breeders are typically very active in showing, coursing, obedience etc. They have paid their dues as owners and exhibitors. Like myself. Once you become a breeder the borzoi community looks at you completely differently. Others become very critical and less forgiving. So that isn’t always for everyone. Some people have one and done, once they see how hard it can actually be to place dogs if you aren’t well known or have a lot of advocates for your dogs. 

Robbie being unintentionally good at dealing with the children’s flaws.

Stingy claims everything as his? Robbie figures he’d never had something that was truly his and helps him make his own clothes. That are his only, have only ever been his and were made specifically for him.

Trixie causes trouble left and right? She needs attention, she is bored. So he entertains her and puts her in charge of something so she can feel important.

Ziggy is obsessed with sweets? Let him eat all the candy he wants. After a day of stomach pain and nausea he’ll never want so much candy again. Some things you have to experience to know they’re not good for you.

Pixel doesn’t like social interactions and sometimes spends hours playing video games right until the next morning? Robbie teaches him ways how to cope with being an introvert and feeling overwhelmed by sensations and explains things to the other children so they can be considerate. As for the gaming, the power goes out suspiciously often lately…

And what about Stephanie? Well, sometimes she can be a bit forceful and stubborn and can’t see other people’s side of the argument. So Robbie, simply by telling her no and annoyedly pointing out the things she missed/ignored, helps her be less narrow-minded.

And he does all of that unintentionally. He just does it without second thought, as if that’s normal and obvious while Sportacus stands flabbergasted and very much in love.

Mood: wants to support the groups but doesn’t want to support companies that take advantage of young children and teenagers who would do anything to achieve their dreams and who get overworked, underpaid and abused 24/7

If you’re overweight and you’re eating healthy food, people will not take you seriously (because they expect that eating healthy food means you should have the perfect “fitness” body already, and if you don’t have it yet, clearly you haven’t succeeded or some shit).

If you’re skinny and eating healthy, people will be “concerned” for you because you need to gain weight.

If you’re overweight and you have a treat (that you counted in your macros and calories) or even a cheat meal that you’re aware of, they’ll ask if you’re sure you should be eating that… because won’t one meal hinder your weight loss? (and if you previously felt good about eating it because you know life is about balance, you begin to feel skeptical).

If you’re skinny and you work out, they will tell you that you don’t need to… because exercise is only for weight loss, apparently, and not strength.

If you’re overweight and you work out, people will not take you seriously (see first point) and they will always try to correct you because they will assume you don’t know what you’re doing.

tldr; people don’t know your goals, they don’t know your progress and they don’t know your body. You will be judged whether you choose to go for that salad or if treat yourself and go with the fries. You will be judged whether you’ve just started your weight loss journey or are ¾ of the way there. You will be judged whether you want to lose weight or if you’re happy with the way you are. trust your body and your goals, and do it for yourself x

The art store had a massive sale the other day and because I have no self control I bought new watercolors that work really well for Alya. They’re so smooth and silky on the paper, it’s great.

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Inspired by Masquerade

Have you read @captain-erwinmerica‘s fic? DO IT NOW.

It got me again into reading ffs because the writer has an awesome style and I really hope he/she (whoops I really don’t know lmfao) will see an original work published! Plus, it also got me into writing something… rn I need some exercise while I review my first novel so I might get into some weird yoi au probably lol


Also posting another ver of this bc I’m Insecure ™

FINALLY, got the results

…of the biopsies.

All of the polyps (12 of them), are benign! 

Dr. wants me to have another colonoscopy in 1 year instead of 3 because there were so many. We’ll see how the insurance feels about that in a year, if I still have insurance at that point, thank you Trump.

Maybe now I can get my head back in the game here and focus on other things, like what I’m eating and my exercise habits, which have been slipping.

Originally posted by jurassicholmes

It's Good for You

Summary:  You need to find a way to get some exercise when you’re out on a case with Sam and Dean.  Dean is happy to oblige.

Characters:  Dean x Reader, Sam

Word Count:  1493

Warnings:  SMUT (oral, female receiving, unprotected sex), fluff

A/N:  I may be developing an exercise kink.  Who knew?

 If you’d like to be tagged in my fics send me an ask!

*GIF was found through Google credit goes to its owner.*

You slam the door behind you as you stomp into the motel room.  Dean is still in bed just rising up on his elbow rubbing the sleep from his eyes.

“Whoa, they didn’t have the right set of dumbbells, princess?”

“Ha, ha, Dean.  No they were closed.  A water main broke or something.  How am I supposed to exercise without a gym?

“You wanna come with me for a run?” Sam asks stepping out of the bathroom in his running gear.

You’re about to give Sam your “are-you-serious?” look when Dean chimes in.

“This one?  Go on a run with you?” Dean laughs from his bed.  “Don’t you remember that hunt when she was being chased by a ghoul?  She tried to speed walk away.”

“Shut up!” you throw one of your shoes at Dean.

Dean ducks down as it whizzes past his head.

“Don’t get me wrong sweetheart, you’re the fastest speed walker I’ve ever seen.”

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Pls stay with me here, but after the potential revelations for the new Wendig novelization that Rae Sloane was young Hux’s mentor, all I can think about is Teen!Armitage getting leave from the FO academy, completely ignoring Brendol, and going straight to Sloane like:

*tosses spare keys on space sidetable* *throws backpack on floor* *kicks boots off* *opens space fridge* & yells into the next room: “RAE HOLY SHIT YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHO FUCKING DIED IN THE LAST TRAINING EXERCISE”

How to study while struggling with mental-health

Em Português

  So, I’m new to this studyblr thing, but I haven’t seen something like this before. Studying can be hard while you go on and off with with your illness, and I believe the most important is bending your way of thinking. It’s hard word. But recovery is such a gratifying hard work. 


   You just can’t study sometimes, and that doesn’t mean you’re not being productive. Treat yourself, your body needs rest, food, exercise, relaxing. Everytime you do one of this, you can congratulate yourself. Congratulate yourself, even if it seems so small. In my bad days, texting my best friend is hard. And I let myself feel good when I do it. When I think that only if I’m studying I’m being productive, I tend to loose motivation, and get into the vicious circle of feeling bad brcause I don’t study and not studying cause I feel bad. So I find other ways to feel productive, and increase them until I can put small studies - and them increase them! This might take a few days, or weeks. But remember that you’re trying and that already is remarkable, so do congratulate yourself and do be proud that you got out of bad to brush your teeth. 

 You can try: 

  • Taking care of yourself 
  • Watching a TV show. 
  • Baking something! I love this one 
  • Stretching and walking. It can be just around your room, but it will wake your body up. Cuddle and playing with a pet if you have one. 
  • Reading anything. It can be the dumbest fanfic ever, but it will help you concentrate, so nice one! 
  • Playing a game. 
  • Sketching drawings or random quotes. And this ain’t meant to look pretty, just to be fun. 
  • Coloring.
  • Making yourself some tea. 
  • Anything really!

  “But others are so productive”. You know what is AWSOME? Living when your mind is fighting against you. You’re already formidable for anything you can accomplish because of this. Remember that you’re not to blame on how your brain works, and allow yourself bad days. And every time you do study, don’t ever think “finally, I lost so many times already” but be SUPER proud of you. I am. You’re doing great if you’re searching so much to find helpful tips already.


   Planing is great, but breaking schedules is ok. This happens to everyone, I promise. You wouldn’t blame yourself if you got stuck in the rain, or had to help a friend, right? So why do if you can’t get out if bed? You can’t always control it. So what I do is planing, and instead of feeling bad about what I haven’t done, I feel good about what I have done. Sometimes, looking at lost dates is hard. So I close my agenda and just make a to-do list, crossing the items when I get to them, and never following orders. And remember to put small tasks in your list as well! 


  Have a routine before studying, and have a routine before studying when you’re not feeling good. This helps your brain associate that it needs to concentrate. 

 I have three routines, for example:
 In my normal days, I just stretch, drink cold water and put some music I like and get straight to studying hard.
 On my sad days, I take a cold shower, eat a snack and play some concentration games. Only then I get to studying, and I start with baby steps - I tend to watching videos or listening to poadcasts first. It takes a while, but anything you can do you need to feel proud about.
  On my hipomaniac days, I go for walks or even runs. I need to tire my body a bit or I can’t focus. Then I take two glasses of water and a shower. Only THEN I study, and usually start with reading, to remind myself that while I have a lot of energy and feel good, it won’t do anything without discipline. 

  Find out what works for you. On bad days it will take a while, but if it gets you going, it is more than worth it. 


  Exercise. And again, it is okay when you can’t - and not a privilege of us neuroatypicals. But exercises are good ways to control your body chemistry. I have three exercise routines - again, for normal days in which I have energy, for days when I have less energy and for days in which I have WAY too much energy. You also don’t need to do this everyday, this is me, but have a schedule. And never fear to break schedules. Also, eat healthy.

  Remember: mental illness is all about chemistry, which is frustrating, but also means you can hack it. And not just with medication. 


  Talk about your feelings, and not only when they’re bad. If you can afford a therapist, great. If you don’t, regularly talk to hotlines or trustworthy persons. Or just write about it. It really works to reduce your number of crises.


  Power posing. Talking about hacking brain chemistry! I learnt this from a lecture called Our Body Language Shapes Who We Are, from psychologist Amy Cuddy - you can find it at TED. And it changed my life. Posing like Wonder Woman or all star spread for two minutes gets your cortisol (stress hormone) levels down, and your testosterone levels up! Sounds silly, but it does work. Also, it does look kinda silly so you can laugh and have fun while at it.


  Have safety plans for every bad emotion you feel. I make lists I can look at when an emotion is overwhelming and pick something to do. Things like anxiety crises, sadness, anger, apathy and self destructive thoughts. This will help you reduce the times of this bad emotions and refrain it from growing into worse things, such as episodes. 


  Motivation. Motivation is important to anyone. I love lists - especially because I can hide them if they’re making me feel bad - so I have one for this as well. Things such as: 

  •  I love learning 
  •  Studying is a way of having control over my brain 
  • I want to be a teacher that makes a difference

  I also love listening to Sia’s The Greatest, it’s kinda of my fighting song. If you have one, blast it and perform it ridiculously around your room until your dog is staring at you like you bring dishonor to the family - or is it just my life. 

  Find your motivation and keep it to your chest. ]


  Try out different study methods in different states. Look at posts at studying tips - always remembering that some might not work for you, and that’s not (just) because of your illness, and that’s ok, that’s why they are so many - and use them to build your study routines. Routines are great because they bring safety and help you when you’re lost. 


 Sometimes you can’t control your sleep. It is important to try, however, don’t blame yourself if your brain just make it impossible some days. This is to the folks that are on the bipolar spectrum and like me can go 5 days straight with a maximum of 4 hours of daily sleep. If you know you can’t control it, don’t force it. It will make you feel anxious and you get MORE enrgy and impulsiveness. Tiring your body and brain helps. 

  There are days when it is three a.m. and I just can’t sleep but am not feeling bad. On those days, I work for a maximum of two hours. It is a nice moment for putting your reading in day. But never do this for many consecutive days, you’ll feel like a zombie later. However, it can help with getting something done. And it is especially calming for unrest. 


  Remember that bad days happen and you’re allowed to feel, to cry and rest. And that you’re never a burden when you need help or talk about your feelings. You are only human. Have routines, break routines. Do crazy wishes like decorating a Christmas tree in the middle of June. Pamper yourself. And just never give up. 

Hope some of this helped.

anonymous asked:

I don't understand the obsession with specific breeds It's frustrating to see so many asks about it. There are so many dogs in need of homes in shelters and breeding for a specific dog just because you like that breed (not for, say, guide dogs for the blind or something) is irritating, to say the least.

It is actually super important to be informed on specific breeds. Especially if you’re planning to adopt a mix from a shelter. Blindly adopting a dog from a shelter without taking into consideration what they are mixed with can be irresponsible.

I know I don’t say it with every single ask, but whenever I give breed recommendations, it always includes mixes from shelters. I know it seems like I’m constantly pushing purebred dogs, but it gets really annoying to have to repeat myself over and over again with the tagline “and of course any mix from a shelter!”

But if you go to a shelter and you’re looking for a easy going, low maintenance dog, it is going to be important for you to know already in your mind what breeds have that personality. That way even if the shelter’s description of the dog says they are easy-going, you’re going to know that a Husky mix is not going to be easy.

Shelter dogs can have extremely different personalities living in the shelter than they will once you bring them home after a month. So, sometimes a shelter’s description of a dog isn’t the whole picture. Fortunately some shelters have foster programs where they really do get to know the dog because they live in their own home, but even still, their home environment is not going to be the same as yours.

Great example, my uncle adopted a “lazy, easy going” dog from a local rescue. He got the dog home and shared pictures of him. I immediately recognized… That’s a coonhound! Since then the dog has dug a gigantic hole in his yard, like… big enough to fit his entire body in, constantly bays, and needs 4 hours of exercise to be exhausted. Who could’ve told him that? Probably me.

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