You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!Aly Raisman
yesterday i made cherry pies for the first time ever. i still don’t know what they tastes like but they look amazing. although i can say i am never sitting and pipping that many cherries again. my fingers are still swore from ripping them apart. today i made chocolate mousse, it’s something i’m pretty good at making but since it needs to set i wont know till tomorrow. my course it going along really great, my books should be arriving later this week and the second thing i’m doing almost seems as though i know what i’m doing there too.
my workout was crunches, squats and push ups.
quite decidedly i’m not a huge fan of forward lunges, i don’t know why but they just don’t do it for me. i do however really like side lunges. those are great to do, really get me pumped for a good workout.
so today i did exercise with dumbbells, side lunges, squats, push-ups and crunches.
Lifting weights is inherently empowering, as it’s the first kind of exercise I’ve ever done with the goal of actually getting more powerful. But, what’s interesting is that lifting is the only kind of exercise I’ve ever done where the goal isn’t, in some way or another, tied to actually becoming less powerful. As women, we view exercise as a way to lose weight, or to maintain it. Which is to say, as a way to shrink, or to stay small. Not to say that vanity is necessarily any less of a motivation for women who lift weights than it is for women who spend hours on the elliptical, but there’s a difference between exercising to look strong and exercising to look small. Treating exercise as a means to be more, as opposed to viewing it as a never-ending struggle to be less, is absolutely a game changer. Also, being able to lift really heavy shit off the ground, onto your shoulders, and over your head is really, really fun.Christine, Buzzfeed (via missdeejers)
Send me asks.
I’m really bored and will be online basically, so ask me stuff.
my workout was a walk and exercises with dumbbells, at the end of this month i’m going get into the swing of things that are more rigorous.