Today’s daily positive- ran a very pleasant 5k for the Terry Fox Run (also handed in my form, solidifying the 160 dollars worth of donations for cancer research that I collected).
Also, I have a picture of myself doing what I love best!
Sorry I’ve been quiet a couple days. I’m having money stress, minor health issues, and onset of seasonal depression like a bag of bricks. Some updates:
- Working up some resources to post for you guys. Particularly, how to combat seasonal depression in a natural and healthy way, and also a neat guide on how to “plan” a nutritious and tasty meal without it being “meal planning” (food tracking).
- That fight gym I want so desperately to train at has agreed to let me join for $50 less per month than I thought. I still can’t afford it but I’m feeling a bit more encouraged to possibly attempt a partial crowdfund type thing? *self-conscious grimace*
- Perfected a handful of recipes that I’m super stoked about and will try to post them in the next few days!
- Got a whole pile of #dailypositive posts.
- Working on some more involved stuff for next week’s challenge. :)
I’ve found my new aesthetic, guys.
I fell asleep last night without posting my #dailypositive! Here’s yesterday’s:
I donated plasma for the first time ever. After draining a liter of fluid and replacing it with saline, they warned me that I would experience deep instinctive sugar and salt cravings and that I should eat some reasonable amounts of sugar and salt to help my body replace electrolytes. They weren’t kidding! The need was extreme. I bought two packages of those organic dark chocolate peanut butter cups and enjoyed them thoroughly (only thought to take a pic as I bit into the last one). Then I went home and had the most terrific nap. When I woke up I felt absolutely wonderful and went for a great workout. All good things. Those peanut butter cups were literally food of the gods, not even exaggerating.
I tried to search for you name, but it said you couldn’t be found. :/
Maybe try just Prewett? Weird :(
I am Miranda. I’m a 20 year old college student living it up in a beautiful Northern Vermont Hippie College. I have a boyfriend, two wonderful personal dogs plus my parents two love bug dogs, a cat, and my boyfriends menagerie as well. (I really like animals) I’ve recently become more interested in fitness, healthy food, and Witchcraft…a bit odd but it’s me currently.
I am an art student who is in love with sketching and photography.
I am joining the find your more challenge/project because I feel that I lost the weight (xx pounds of it) but I didn’t really lean how to eat healthy or how to feel ok with myself, mostly because I did it though cutting my calories to xxxx which allowed me to eat cruddy and still lose weight though I was hungry a lot.
I have recently ditched the calorie counting and started to eat to satisfy both my hunger and my taste buds again. Which has led to maintaining my weight. Since doing that I’ve found that my workouts are easier to get through and more fun than they were before! I think the find your more challenge will help keep me interested in living a healthy life free of obsessive calorie counting or weighing.
The prize for the video submission that gets the most votes is a $7500 scholarship. Due to a weird financial aid loophole, I received no grants and only a very tiny loan for school this year. I’m struggling badly to find a way to pay for my education (entirely out of my own pocket at this time), and winning this contest would help so much! I’d be very grateful for any help I can get.
- GO HERE
- Scroll down a bit until you see a search bar.
- Type in my name (Jess Prewett) and select my video from the search results.
- Click “Vote”. You don’t even have to watch it.
Any votes, reblogs or signal boosts would be so immensely appreciated! If you’re willing, please take a moment to do this one small thing that would help so much. <3
Find your more - Introduction
Hi guys. I was scrolling through my dash today and the Find Your More “challenge” came up. After reading about it I realized that its principles are pretty spot on with what I have been trying to do this past month. So I decided to join in.
So, hello again. My name is Hannah and I’m 17. I am kind of a nerd and am currently in my senior year of college. I homeschooled the last few couple years of high school and I’m currently taking courses through the online branch of my university. When I attended “real” school, I was fairly active. I played varsity volleyball and basketball and I enjoyed them immensely. I never changed my diet though so even with rigorous exercise my body never got where I wished it would be.
Fast forward a little bit, and at the end of the school year I found out I was pregnant. It pretty much shattered everything I knew about the world and my plans and dreams all seemed to go down the drain. I was told to leave the school (hence homeschooling) and I pretty much lost all my friends and everything that was normal and comforting to me.
Moving forward a few months, post partum (post baby) recovery was pretty easy and I returned to my old size immediately (props to basketball for keeping me fit when, unbeknownst to me, I was pregnant).
Its been two years since all of that..but these past two years I have struggled so much with myself. I wasn’t overweight or underweight, but I was still so incredibly unhappy with my body and with myself in general. My self confidence has always been low but I had been hitting lower than before. I think a lot of it was just out of loneliness. (No one really knows how to talk to the teen mom it seems. I’m a regular person, I swear lol.) On Facebook a friend of mine posted a challenge at the beginning of August for a work out program that focused heavily on clean eating and portion control with a 30 minute work out. It seemed easy enough, and I joined.
I have tried to get fit before but life got in the way. I work jobs at odd hours and I have a munchkin and college. But something in me snapped. I needed health to work this time. There are a lot of things I can be sad about and a lot of things I miss out on, but my body is my responsibility and I can, in fact, change it. And I succeeded with the program. I lost four pounds and a couple inches off my waist (note: I don’t need to lose very much so I wasn’t expecting massive results).
And let me tell you: I. Feel. Great. I feel empowered, confident, strong, and beautiful. I don’t know if I have ever been able to think that about myself. I truly feel like I can do or be anything as long as I practice. Being fit isn’t for the “naturally athletic” or “fitness obsessed” anymore. I began thinking why NOT me? Why not now? I’m working on solidifying this healthy lifestyle and fitness is a growing passion of mine now.
I started this blog to keep me and others motivated and to track my progress. It’s helping me find “more” out of life. I’m discovering I don’t need to cower behind insecurities and that failing doesn’t mean you’re a failure. I’m a recovering perfectionist with a beautiful son and a growing passion for life. I want to continue to find my “more”.
Lovely intro and beautiful pic! <3
Find Your More: Week One (Introduction)
Hello everyone! I’m Crow (or Crocus, if you prefer), and I’m pretty psyched to be participating in the find your more project. Over the past year and a half-two years I’ve been getting progressively healthier, both mentally and physically, and the tenets of Find Your More are aligned with the ones I’ve been trying to keep for a while now.
I live in Alberta, Canada, and right now I’m on a “gap year” between high school and university, working to save up money. I’m a runner, a writer, a Pathfinder (junior high level Girl Guides) leader, and someone who loves to read and to help others -a big part of my journey towards ‘finding my more’ is going to be reminding myself that it’s okay to help myself, too.
The picture above is me in my sacred place- a city park where I live, a stretch of prairie in the midst of a big busy metropolis. It’s where I find peace- and peace, I think, will also be a big part of my ‘more’.
I’ve opted to participate in thedragonflywarrior's Find Your More challenge as I've booked myself in for eight weeks of training sessions at the gym, and I want a frame of self-improvement to challenge the diet culture, numbers orientated one that my gym (a ladies one) inevitably promotes, even though the individual trainers are awesome.
The challenge reminds me of a self improvement idea that focusing on adding good things rather than worrying about fixing the not so good things, and just allowing your pile of good things to flourish and that why I’m pretty excited by this challenge.
All the good things! :)
Not a great pic, but I made a great taco salad tonight! Romaine lettuce, black beans, brown rice with lime, TVP taco “meat”, sweet yellow corn, a sprinkle of vegan cheese shreds, avocado, and some mango salsa.
120kg Deadlift! 120 KILOGRAMS. Yeah it was a grinder but I GOT THAT SUCKER UP FINALLY.
140kg is the next target because thats double bodyweight
#girlswithmuscle #girlswholift #Deadlifts #lifting #workout