trustedwings:

My friend Tyler is trying to lose weight and he asked my other friend Orlando to train him. Tyler was embarrassed to go to the gym though so Orlando is taking care of that by dressing up as characters when they go to the gym so that the focus isn’t on Tyler but on himself. So far Tyler has been trained by a Jedi and steampunk Batman. This is one of the nicest things I have ever seen done for someone else. Orlando’s kindness blows me away.
trustedwings:

My friend Tyler is trying to lose weight and he asked my other friend Orlando to train him. Tyler was embarrassed to go to the gym though so Orlando is taking care of that by dressing up as characters when they go to the gym so that the focus isn’t on Tyler but on himself. So far Tyler has been trained by a Jedi and steampunk Batman. This is one of the nicest things I have ever seen done for someone else. Orlando’s kindness blows me away.

trustedwings:

My friend Tyler is trying to lose weight and he asked my other friend Orlando to train him. Tyler was embarrassed to go to the gym though so Orlando is taking care of that by dressing up as characters when they go to the gym so that the focus isn’t on Tyler but on himself. So far Tyler has been trained by a Jedi and steampunk Batman. This is one of the nicest things I have ever seen done for someone else. 

Orlando’s kindness blows me away.

Protip: Squats while on the heavy day of your bleed cycle are NOT OKAY!!!

insertawesome-url-here:

eyecandybutts:

#the first chicks just like yeah all right lets get physically fit #the second woman is ready to slit somebody’s throat #the third guy just watched the second woman slit someone he loves throat #and the fourth guy is having explosive diarrhea and hoping to distract himself from the pain #using this level forty fist nunchuck

and at level 70 you fucking animorph into a gorilla

sherlockpins:

wizardroryweasley:

helloopandee:

how do people enjoy running wtf

pretend you’re running:

  • away from zombies
  • with The Doctor
  • away from Hellhounds
  • with Sherlock and Dr Watson
  • away from Croats

it’ll get considerably more enjoyable it works for me

Yes

This helps make it fun for me:

runsleepygirl:

fuckyeahcrossfit:

565 lbs deadlift

If the bar ain’t bendin..

finish-with-fitness:

This guy is a local icon in the town where I used to live a few years back. 
He was a maths teacher at a local high school, and every morning, (I’m not kidding when I say everyday) he would run 16km (just under 10 miles!) from his house to the school where he taught. Even though he retired from teaching a few years back, he has still been running 16km’s, everyday, and just running to the gym instead
To top of that sheer awesomeness, he waves to literally every car that passes him, and high fives anyone he jogs past, with the biggest smile on his face you could ever imagine.
He’s approaching 70 years of age, and he’s still fit and healthy as he was nearly 20 years ago. 
If this isn’t a reason to run, I don’t know what is!

finish-with-fitness:

This guy is a local icon in the town where I used to live a few years back. 

He was a maths teacher at a local high school, and every morning, (I’m not kidding when I say everyday) he would run 16km (just under 10 miles!) from his house to the school where he taught. 
Even though he retired from teaching a few years back, he has still been running 16km’s, everyday, and just running to the gym instead

To top of that sheer awesomeness, he waves to literally every car that passes him, and high fives anyone he jogs past, with the biggest smile on his face you could ever imagine.

He’s approaching 70 years of age, and he’s still fit and healthy as he was nearly 20 years ago. 

If this isn’t a reason to run, I don’t know what is!

Drop Ins, PRs, and Progress

So I spent Christmas week in Seattle with my baby sis and family, and we stayed in a hotel about 9 blocks away from BS and BiL’s house. I was, TBH, a little nervous, as the last time we visited, walking 2 blocks at a slow pace KILLED my knees and feet, and left me terribly winded. And when I say slow, I mean slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. S to the L to the O to the W.

So the prospect of walking 9 blocks to and from at least once a day was… I was nervous. Add to that the fact that I’d promised to drop in to their box with them for a Christmas Eve workout, and I was not super psyched about some aspects of the trip. Also, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but flying while fat is not awesome. Not because of the act of flying, but because of shrinking seats and attitudes of flight crew. On the way there, while taking my carry-on to have checked because their shrinking cargo space makes them try to bribe you to check your carryons before they force you to check your carryons, I was asked if I fit in a standard seat. Fair question, I’ll give them that. Beings as how last year I did, and I have lost considerable weight and inches since last year, I said, “Yep!” cheerfully, and smiled. She eyed me up and down, and asked if I was sure. Yep, I was sure. She stared at me, like she was willing me to break and confess that no, god, no, I don’t fit in a standard seat! Forgive me for my dirty, fat lies!!! I didn’t, and she tagged my bag and gave me the baggage claim/updated boarding pass. Not before tucking a nice little brochure about buying two seats for my fat (clearly lying) ass into it. Ugh.

Good news from that? I totally fit, and was able to secure my seatbelt and pull it about 6 inches tighter than last year.

Once in Seattle, the walk that I was so inimidated by was NOTHING. I was slow, but not [see above for ridiculous amount of Os].

The WoD was good at her box as well. It was strange and I was anxious, and it was far more crowded than they had prepped me for, but it was good. We worked on the snatch complex and then did a special holiday workout, Jump for Joy. It was basically jumping for 80 meters, for women. So depending on how high of a box you were jumping on to, you would do a different amount of box jumps. There was a lot of math involved. I am not able to jump on to the lowest box yet, so my mod is step ups onto plates. I’m currently stepping up onto 2 45# plates, and prior to this workout, I had only ever done 40, max. It’s been awhile though, so BS’s coach suggested I go for 50, and if I felt good, and able to, 75. I kind of zoned out, and hit 100. I overdid it a little bit, and my previously broken foot was having cramping and tiring issues the rest of the trip, but I did it! And didn’t die! New PR FTW!

Baby steps. Sometimes literally.

Flight home was uneventful. Which was pleasant.

New year is treating me right so far. How about you lovely followers?

To any of my followers that find themselves in this situation: I love you. You are enough. You are perfect. You are worth it. If you ever need a hug or a place to vent, my mailbox is always open.

New PR: 53# hang clean