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themysciranqueen:

Steve Rude’s Wonder Woman <3

These are amazing. I had never seen Wonder Woman like this until perpetua tweeted. H/T my friend!

I’m in love with these

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Parka days are here on PEI. Our for a walk before my last exam!

Parka days are here on PEI. Our for a walk before my last exam!

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I’ve been MIA on Tumblr since early June.
All due to some huge life changes. 
The last time I wrote I was in the middle of moving home with my parents as my boyfriend was headed to another city to start Flight School. He left…. and suddenly my life became a lot more simple and a lot easier. Every time he visited I was under more and more stress. It was weighing me down.
During the third weekend in June a close friend came to visit me and we attended a Fast Track Yoga certification workshop. Through a lot of girl talk and some serious self reflection during the workshop I decided to end my 2 year relationship.
I wish I could say it was harder than I thought it would be, but it was exactly what I needed to do. The relationship was killing me.

Now here comes a confession:
I ended a relationship where I was being verbally abused. 
And I only really “got” that once I was on the other side. He drank to excess and screamed. When I cried he told me I needed help. Help so that I could deal with him. 
The night of my graduation from my second degree ended with him screaming at me for an hour and then waking up the next day with no recollection. 
That my friends is verbal abuse. 


However.
I got out. I am better for it. And I am finally in a healthy and loving relationship which I will share about in another post. I didn’t realize things could be this good. But they are and no one deserves to be screamed at and put down. No one.

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exercisepsych:

Intuitive Eating: 

Reject the Diet Mentality. Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.


Honor Your Hunger. Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for re-building trust with yourself and food.


Make Peace with Food. Call a truce, stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing When you finally “give-in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating, and overwhelming guilt.


Challenge the Food Police. Scream a loud “NO” to thoughts in your head that declare you’re “good” for eating under 1000 calories or “bad” because you ate a piece of chocolate cake. The Food Police monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting has created . The police station is housed deep in your psyche, and its loud speaker shouts negative barbs, hopeless phrases, and guilt-provoking indictments. Chasing the Food Police away is a critical step in returning to Intuitive Eating.


Respect Your Fullness. Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show that you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what is your current fullness level?


Discover the Satisfaction Factor. The Japanese have the wisdom to promote pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence—the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting and conducive, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you’ve had “enough”.


Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food. Find ways to comfort , nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own appeasement. Food won’t fix any of these feelings. It may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a food hangover. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger will only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion, as well as the discomfort of overeating.


Respect Your Body. Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile (and uncomfortable) to have the same expectation with body size. But mostly, respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.


Exercise—Feel the Difference. Forget militant exercise. Just get active and feel the difference. Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie burning effect of exercise. If you focus on how you feel from working out, such as energized, it can make the difference between rolling out of bed for a brisk morning walk or hitting the snooze alarm. If when you wake up, your only goal is to lose weight, it’s usually not a motivating factor in that moment of time.


Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition. Make food choices that honor your health and tastebuds while making you feel well. Remember that you don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters, progress not perfection is what counts.



Love this.

exercisepsych:

Intuitive Eating: 

  1. Reject the Diet Mentality. Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.
  2. Honor Your Hunger. Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for re-building trust with yourself and food.
  3. Make Peace with Food. Call a truce, stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing When you finally “give-in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating, and overwhelming guilt.
  4. Challenge the Food Police. Scream a loud “NO” to thoughts in your head that declare you’re “good” for eating under 1000 calories or “bad” because you ate a piece of chocolate cake. The Food Police monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting has created . The police station is housed deep in your psyche, and its loud speaker shouts negative barbs, hopeless phrases, and guilt-provoking indictments. Chasing the Food Police away is a critical step in returning to Intuitive Eating.
  5. Respect Your Fullness. Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show that you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what is your current fullness level?
  6. Discover the Satisfaction Factor. The Japanese have the wisdom to promote pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence—the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting and conducive, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you’ve had “enough”.
  7. Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food. Find ways to comfort , nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own appeasement. Food won’t fix any of these feelings. It may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a food hangover. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger will only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion, as well as the discomfort of overeating.
  8. Respect Your Body. Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile (and uncomfortable) to have the same expectation with body size. But mostly, respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.
  9. Exercise—Feel the Difference. Forget militant exercise. Just get active and feel the difference. Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie burning effect of exercise. If you focus on how you feel from working out, such as energized, it can make the difference between rolling out of bed for a brisk morning walk or hitting the snooze alarm. If when you wake up, your only goal is to lose weight, it’s usually not a motivating factor in that moment of time.
  10. Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition. Make food choices that honor your health and tastebuds while making you feel well. Remember that you don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters, progress not perfection is what counts.

Love this.

(Source: body-peace, via kinesiologic)

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Personal training = totally worth it.

And I’m not saying that just because I’m a trainer.

I met my trainer a few years ago when I took a free intro session to kettlebell training. I got to know him a lot better when I started working at the university gym where he was the head trainer. He’s a kickboxing champion, and black belt in Kajukenpo (Kung Fu basically) while also being incredibly dorky and extremely nice. He also has a similar approach to fitness as myself. High impact functional moves that build strength, power and endurance all at once.

I decided I needed to start training with him because I’ve noticed in my increased running training, I’m not going quite as fast as I’d like. I used to do a ton of plyometric training to increase my leg power, and I haven’t been   doing that near as much anymore. I need someone to push me.

I had my first session yesterday. And here’s what we did.

Warm Up:
4 minute run then…
5 min AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)

20 bench tap downs ( I stood on a knee high bench, squatted down, tapped down one foot to floor, brought it back, then the other foot to floor. I did it in a jumping motion so it went faster)
10 TRX pushups
20 TRX rows

Round 1 - 5 min AMRAP
20 bench tap downs
10 TRX squat jumps
10 incline pushups

Round 2 - 5 min AMRAP
20 rope slams
20 sledgehammers - 6# (swinging hammer down and hitting a tire)

Round 3 - 5 min AMRAP
20 double rope slams
20  sledgehammers - 8# 

Round 4 - 4 min Tabata
Punching bag (20 sec on, 10 sec rest for 4 min)

Round 5 - 4 min Tabata
back and forth between double rope slams & TRX squat jumps

Round 6 - 5 min AMRAP
20 bench tap downs
10 TRX pushups
20 TRX rows

I only felt like puking twice. So that’s not bad. I also got a lot of rounds done, so I’m pretty pleased.

Today - everything hurts. everything. I love it.

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supersonicelectronic:

Fuco Ueda.
New work by Fuco Ueda.
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discoverynews:

Space Oddity: Astronaut Ends Mission With Music Video

Wonderful tribute to a Bowie classic. Have a safe trip home, Hadfield, Marshburn and Romanenko!

Incredibly proud to be from the same country as this astronaut. 
Chris Hadfield is the coolest Canadian around.

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my-other-plans-fell-through:


0fmiceandmeep:

cacophiliac:

Demonstration on how a lot of girls probably achieve the beloved “thigh gap”. Push your hips back, knees slightly apart. Tada, you have now given hundreds of girls a delusional hatred for their body amd made them think something is seriously wrong with them just because their thighs touch.

Everyone signal boost the fuck out of this ok

preach.


I can’t believe I never realized this.

my-other-plans-fell-through:

0fmiceandmeep:

cacophiliac:

Demonstration on how a lot of girls probably achieve the beloved “thigh gap”.
Push your hips back, knees slightly apart. Tada, you have now given hundreds of girls a delusional hatred for their body amd made them think something is seriously wrong with them just because their thighs touch.

Everyone signal boost the fuck out of this ok

preach.

I can’t believe I never realized this.

(via katebikerun)

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deathlehem:

george michael has a poster that just says “music”

Hahahaha. He would.

deathlehem:

george michael has a poster that just says “music”

Hahahaha. He would.

(via annetdonahue)

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Graduation yesterday, long run today, both equally important.Took 2 hours 40 mins, looking to shave lots of time of that baby but I&#8217;m glad I did it! Managed the whole thing without music and survived off the excellent (be it insane) conversation with my running buddy/soulmate. Does anyone else find it absolutely insane how fast time passes when you&#8217;re completing a long run?Also: No injury flare ups today! My Run 3-4 days a week with a crap tonne of cross training seems to be working!

Graduation yesterday, long run today, both equally important.

Took 2 hours 40 mins, looking to shave lots of time of that baby but I’m glad I did it! Managed the whole thing without music and survived off the excellent (be it insane) conversation with my running buddy/soulmate. 

Does anyone else find it absolutely insane how fast time passes when you’re completing a long run?

Also: No injury flare ups today! My Run 3-4 days a week with a crap tonne of cross training seems to be working!

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Graduation day outfit!

Graduation day outfit!

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Sometimes your throbbing foot just needs to be elevated.

Sometimes your throbbing foot just needs to be elevated.