“I think one reason runners are so impressed and mystified by mental toughness is because it’s the one thing you can’t quite quantify in our sport. You can’t give a number to how tough you are, you just have to keep proving it.”—Caitlin Chock (via arcadiaxc)
I know it hurts. I know it doesn’t feel good.
I know your hunger is different than mine.
I know it doesn’t taste the same as mine.
imagine you could grow up all over again
and pinpoint the millisecond that you started
counting calories like casualties of war,
mourning each one like it had a family.
sometimes I wonder that.
sometimes I wonder if you would go back
and watch yourself reappear and disappear right in front
of your own eyes.
and I love you so much.
I am going to hold your little hand through the night.
just please eat. just a little.
you wrote a poem once,
about a city of walking skeletons.
the teacher called home because you
told her you wished it could be like that
let me tell you something about bones, baby.
they are not warm or soft.
the wind whistles through them like they are
holes in a tree.
and they break, too. they break right in half.
they bruise and splinter like wood.
are you hungry?
I know. I know how much you hate that question.
I will find another way to ask it, someday.
I know they are all yelling at you to stretch yourself thinner.
l hear them counting, always counting.
I wish I had been there when the world made you
snap yourself in half.
I would have told you that your body is not a war-zone,
it is okay leave your plate empty.”—empty plate | Caitlyn Siehl (via alonesomes)
Switching from skim milk to rice milk makes one hell of a difference in my efforts to completely eradicate the ol’ love handles. Rice Krispies (GF) with rice milk, however … or PG Tips tea with rice milk … are pretty gag-inducing. The things we do for aesthetics and health …
so yeah schools coming up and that sucks but you know what else is coming up? ugly sweaters and scarves and PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES AND HALLOWEEN AND CUDDLING BECAUSE ITS COLD AND FALL LEAVES AND HIKING IN THE BRISK AIR AND THEN AFTER THAT SNOW AND HOT COCOA AND MALLS DECORATED FOR HOLIDAYS AND FRICK SCHOOL ALL OF THIS IS WORTH IT WOWIE
Im in need of some advice, when im doing weights I struggle with my left arm long before im even feeling it in my right arm (obviously my dominant). I've started doing like 10 extra reps with my left arm to try to even it out. is this common amongst everyone or am I just a weirdo? And do you have any other advice as to how to handle this issue? Thanks for being willing to listen and help. you truly are an inspiration.!.
I would say that its pretty common, I am the same way, my right arm is muchhh stronger than my left. I would recommend to keep doing as you are, keep trying to even it out until both arms are at the same stage of exhaustion. Hopefully with extra work on your weaker arm it will get stronger and you wont have to do this anymore! That’s all I can really think of or advise, its very common though! so dont feel like a weirdo :P Thanks for coming to me! I love helping as much as possible!
“The problem is that you don’t just choose recovery. You have to keep choosing recovery, over and over and over again. You have to make that choice 5-6 times each day. You have to make that choice even when you really don’t want to. It’s not a single choice, and it’s not easy.”—Marya Hornbacher (via lifetastesbetterthanskinnyfeels)