"You are enough. You are so enough, it is unbelievable how enough you are."

— Unknown (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: jazzandelephants, via awelltraveledwoman)

My new spring fashion accessory. 

I also recently started running again after almost a year of pt on my hamstring. 

I believe this is the universe’s way of telling me I am not a runner.

My new spring fashion accessory.

I also recently started running again after almost a year of pt on my hamstring.

I believe this is the universe’s way of telling me I am not a runner.

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Why Women Need Iron

Women need iron. Not the vitamin. The barbell.

We are trained by the world around us to have fucked up ideas about our bodies; iron unfucks them.

We are supposed to be as thin as possible, as small as possible, perhaps until we disappear; iron teaches us to take up space.

We are taught that the only good direction for the scale to go is down, and to agonize ritualistically when it goes up. Iron teaches us the power of gaining weight for strength and gives us another weight to care about – the weight we are lifting.

We are taught to eat small amounts daintily and treat food as sin and pleasure. Iron teaches us to eat heartily, to see food as fuel for life, and to seek out nutritious food rather than avoiding sinful food.

We are taught to think of our bodies as decorative, an object to be looked at; iron teaches us to think of our bodies as functional, our own active selves, not passive objects for another’s regard.

Whole industries exist to profit by removing from us our confidence and selling it back as external objects. Iron gives us confidence from within through progressive training and measurable achievements.

We are taught to be gentle and hide our strength or even to cultivate charming physical weakness until we start to believe our bodies are weak. Iron teaches us how strong we can be.

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— I will tell anyone how much I weigh, it doesn’t bother me. I take up space. I am strong. I am determined to succeed. This attitude has put off so many people, mostly men, but I really don’t care. If they can’t handle a little confidence then do I really want to know them? Nope nope nope octopus I do not. (via notjuststrongforagirl)

Lifting and getting crazy strong are my new favorite things in life.

(Source: katrinadanch, via legit-fitness)

lovepuppy:

Love these girls. kmnml:joaniepepperoni: Photo by Peter Yang

lovepuppy:

Love these girls. kmnml:joaniepepperoniPhoto by Peter Yang

(Source: massappeal)

Yay! Spring!

sesamestreet:

It’s not easy being green…

But green’s the color of spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain
Or tall like a tree

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why
But why wonder why wonder
I am green, and it’ll do fine
It’s beautiful, and I think it’s what I want to be 

"And it has been
one hell
of a year.
I have worn
the seasons
under my sleeves,
on my thighs,
running down my cheeks.
This is what
surviving
looks like, my dear."

Michelle K., It Has Been One Hell of a Year.  (via kvtes)

My 2013 in a nutshell. Mean physically, mentally, spiritually. 

Maybe it’s the 70 degree day out there, but finally feeling alive again. Coming out of my hibernation from one hell of a mean year. 

(via awelltraveledwoman)

Living in Colorado everyone is so damn smug about mountain climbing. I mean, I bragged big time after my first 14er, so I’m not immune.
But if you ask me, I’d much rather walk into mountains, than to the top of them. 

americasgreatoutdoors:

Stunning view from the depths of “The Narrows” in the back of Zion National Park. Beautiful weepy waterfall behind an epically sized rock perched in the center of a massive slot canyon with river running through it.Photo: Kurt Stephan (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Living in Colorado everyone is so damn smug about mountain climbing. I mean, I bragged big time after my first 14er, so I’m not immune.

But if you ask me, I’d much rather walk into mountains, than to the top of them. 

americasgreatoutdoors:

Stunning view from the depths of “The Narrows” in the back of Zion National Park. Beautiful weepy waterfall behind an epically sized rock perched in the center of a massive slot canyon with river running through it.

Photo: Kurt Stephan (www.sharetheexperience.org)

(Source: icanread, via fruitsnutsflakes)

humansofnewyork:

"When I get really angry, I start crying. It sucks. Everyone else gets to yell and be scary. I have to be like: ‘No! I don’t want a tissue! Quit comforting me! I’m angry, I swear!’"

Same here. There have been few times in my life where I have actually been able to react with anger, not crying. Those were awesome moments. The rest just make me feel silly to be crying. 

humansofnewyork:

"When I get really angry, I start crying. It sucks. Everyone else gets to yell and be scary. I have to be like: ‘No! I don’t want a tissue! Quit comforting me! I’m angry, I swear!’"

Same here. There have been few times in my life where I have actually been able to react with anger, not crying. Those were awesome moments. The rest just make me feel silly to be crying. 

officialdollyparton:

Happy Valentine’s day y’all - you know I’ll always love you! :)

I’d give anything to have Dolly be my valentine.

vir-adahlen:

did someone say firefly valentines day cards?

for all y’all browncoats and your romantic interests

This is relevant to my interests. 

(via whedonesque)