Oh Thought Catalog, you rarely disappoint. Especially with this article by Rei Morikawa.
Has it been an hour since I had lunch yet?
I have three big slices of pizza to digest though, so maybe I should wait an extra hour today.
Will it start raining before I’m done running?
I don’t want to get stuck in a thunderstorm, catch a cold and not be able to run for the next month.
There’s not a cloud in the sky for now, but let me check the weather app just in case.
Mostly sunny with zero chance of rain for the next three days.
All clear, damnit.
Looks like the perfect day for running.
Yay? It looks a little chilly outside though.
Do I need a jacket, or is a long sleeve shirt enough?
I don’t want to overheat though, so maybe a long sleeve shirt with shorts? Or a tank top with running tights? So many combinations to choose from!
Someone once told me that having to make a lot of decisions depletes your motivation. Okay, whatever.
I’m wearing a t-shirt and shorts.
I have dinner plans tonight at 6 and it’s 3:30 now.
I need a half hour to stretch, take a shower and get ready, and another half hour to get to the restaurant. That means I can run for an hour and a half.
I can squeeze in at least a 10 miler.
Alright, I’d better get going then.
Holy shit, it’s burning hot. I’m too lazy to go back though.
I can just roll up my short sleeves and that’s the same thing as changing into a tank top.
Why is my iPod shuffling all slow songs right now? Give me something a little more fast paced.
It’s only been 5 minutes but my fingers are already too sweaty to control my iPod, so I have to endure this crap selection.
Why don’t I have a go-to running playlist like everyone else? It’s not that hard.
My left sleeve keeps falling down and I’m tired of rolling it back up every 15 seconds.
I’ll just leave both of my sleeves down.
They have to be even, obviously.
Alright, I’ve had enough. If another ballad comes up on shuffle I’m hitching a cab home.
Running is such a repetitive motion.
Why did people start running?
I mean, I know that pre-civilization homo sapiens ran to catch animals to eat. But why did people start running recreationally and competitively, like in the Olympics?
Why do people intentionally put themselves through such agonizing pain and suffering?
Get jazzy on it… This is my jam!
I’m so glad Jason came up on shuffle, just when I needed him the most. Good things really do come to those who wait.
I’m going to run a bit slower so I can sing along. Been around the world*gasp* don’t speak the language! But your *gasp* booty don’t need explaining!
Dammit, I can’t breathe.
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Recently, a “miracle weight loss” company took a before/after picture of me and used it to sell their pills. Since that was false, I thought I would just post a picture here and say I lost weight by:
- A clean diet
- Drinking lots of water
- Running almost daily (endorphins y’all)
- Still having fun in college
- Being active
- NOT taking diet pills (like… y’all I am not a fan of pills. I don’t even take ibuprofen)
(via fitchick2000023)Source: beforeandafterfatlosspics
- 6 days ago
No no no no no.
THIS is why people keep saying “Fitspo is just thinspo with muscles” or whatever along those lines.
This is making people feel guilty over food or what they want to eat, that working out for “the body you’ve dreamed about for years” is more important. I’m basically reading this as, skip the food you wanted because you won’t get the body you dreamed about. That’s sick. That’s wrong. This is such an unhealthy mindset to go though.
What’s more important actually is your healthy, and it IS what you eat. You can’t workout or function without food…food gives you what you NEED to LIVE, not just workout. You have to make sure you’re getting ENOUGH to eat! Yes, all this healthy food is good for you, but so much healthy food is low in calories…it feels like you’re full but at the end of the day, if you track what you eat, 8 out of 10 are going to see they haven’t even reached their BMR, never mind their BMR plus extra calories they need when they workout. I see too many people, even fitblrs, being afraid of food - thinking that unhealthiness is going to do them wrong…wait..fitblrs? The people who are supposed to be healthy? Being afraid to eat a certain food, or excluding foods (in my opinion) IS NOT HEALTHY AT ALL.
You should NEVER feel guilty about eating! EVER. I don’t care if you ate three slices of pizza - that won’t ruin you at all and you can STILL get where you want to be. What happened to moderation? I see thousands of people feeling bad over eating a slice of cake, and then people receiving messages from these people about how bad they feel and these “fitblrs” and go along with it…not saying it was okay.
Moderation is key. You can literally eat a bowl of ice cream every day and still be able to lose weight or get your “goal body”. It’s all about having your MAIN consumption of food be healthy. 80% healthy food 20% whatever you want. As long as you ate good for the day, a slice of cake, or ice cream, or a chocolate bar IS NOT IN ANYWAY GOING TO RUIN YOU. You ARE NOT going to set yourself back, and ARE NOT going to wake up 5lbs heavier from one “unhealthy” snack or one “unhealthy” meal. You can have a whole day of bad eating and you still will be okay! What IS wrong is going by a day to day basis and eating shit and junk. THAT’s what isn’t okay. First and foremost, you need to get your eating habits under control before you even think about working out.
This message is not healthy. It’s funny cause that’s what the fitblr community is all about right? Oh..guess not, and this photo had three thousand plus notes on it - all from fitblrs claiming to be healthy and positive and all that shit.
Sorry guys, this makes me so mad. So many fitblrs think they’re so much better than everyone else, but sadly their not, they could easily be seen as thinspo…just doing whatever it takes to be skinny and build muscle. Because just because someone has muscle and whatnot, doesn’t mean their healthy either.
Just eat goddamnit.
Hallelujah the chorus has sung. THANK YOU.
I’m crying. Thank God you said it!
Pictures like these are literally what caused my disordered eating thoughts/ orthorexia & im so glad its being recognized now!!
(via zsuuv139)Source: health-gasm
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