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31 Jul 12 at 1 pm

arthlete:

This is for the “body acceptance” blogs who have been criticizing me this week, accusing me of being pro-thin, of body-shaming heavy bodies by drawing fit people, and of not accepting my body as it is by wanting to lose weight.

First of all, I’m surprised that you’re surprised that I make posts that involve weight loss. News flash: This is a weight loss blog. I am trying to lose weight and get fit. I have been, for years, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It doesn’t mean I hate my body, or worse, myself, so please spare me your you-should-accept-your-body for-what-it-is preaching, because I already do. I accept that I’m fat, but that doesn’t mean I can’t or won’t do something about it, if that’s what I feel like doing. Don’t label me the villain for wanting something different from what you prefer. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be smaller, the same way there’s nothing wrong with staying big. Aren’t changing bodies also included in the body acceptance movement?

People ask me what my opinion on fat acceptance is. To be honest, I have none. I myself am fat but personally, I don’t need a movement dedicated to my fat self. I like myself and I can’t see how other people’s opinions should matter much after that. I don’t need a subcategory of body acceptance, the general one works fine for me. If it’s genuine body acceptance, why must there be an adjective before it?

We’re all different and so are our preferences, so the key to keeping peace is to live and let live. If you disagree with my choices concerning my body and lifestyle, don’t look at my blog and don’t follow people who reblog my stuff because chances are, those people have the same preferences as I. I’m not shoving my opinions down your throats, so don’t shove yours down mine.

(via fitnessfoodfabulous)

arthlete:

This is for the “body acceptance” blogs who have been criticizing me this week, accusing me of being pro-thin, of body-shaming heavy bodies by drawing fit people, and of not accepting my body as it is by wanting to lose weight.
First of all, I’m surprised that you’re surprised that I make posts that involve weight loss. News flash: This is a weight loss blog. I am trying to lose weight and get fit. I have been, for years, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It doesn’t mean I hate my body, or worse, myself, so please spare me your you-should-accept-your-body for-what-it-is preaching, because I already do. I accept that I’m fat, but that doesn’t mean I can’t or won’t do something about it, if that’s what I feel like doing. Don’t label me the villain for wanting something different from what you prefer. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be smaller, the same way there’s nothing wrong with staying big. Aren’t changing bodies also included in the body acceptance movement?
People ask me what my opinion on fat acceptance is. To be honest, I have none. I myself am fat but personally, I don’t need a movement dedicated to my fat self. I like myself and I can’t see how other people’s opinions should matter much after that. I don’t need a subcategory of body acceptance, the general one works fine for me. If it’s genuine body acceptance, why must there be an adjective before it?
We’re all different and so are our preferences, so the key to keeping peace is to live and let live. If you disagree with my choices concerning my body and lifestyle, don’t look at my blog and don’t follow people who reblog my stuff because chances are, those people have the same preferences as I. I’m not shoving my opinions down your throats, so don’t shove yours down mine.
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21 Jul 12 at 5 am

(Source: , via l-etsgetfit)

Welcome to the crazy life of Amanda Gardner..so. Lemme fill yall in. Yesterday went great (woo!) did insanity and got an awesome four miles in. My family and I went to see the Dark Knight Rises, oh Christian Bale please marry me, at midnight. Why??? We all slept in late & I woke up at one thirty! Day, thanks for being half gone already. Running comes first, over insanity because it’s my sport and my passion and I love it.

My mom, Melissa who is staying with us, and I all went walking downtown later. We shopped did the usual, but I still had to run! Hot as all hell outside, I stuck it out and got in 3.25 miles, to get to my desired weekly mileage and because I was feeling laaazzyy. We were going out to dinner with some friends so I didn’t really push myself enough to get Insanity in. My self will is really taking a beating this month. Running on your own isn’t as bad as you think, because once you’ve had it programmed into your brain that you must run every single day, you really try do make it happen. But I miss my team a lot. When i’m tired and it’s hot out what motivation do I have to push my pace? None. Sometimes your brain just gets over stressed and you need a break!

All of the wonderful people on tumblr, thank you! Your wonderful pictures and posts  help keep me hella motivated, but I can’t say I won’t be happy to get back home. My plan is to double up on insanity tomorrow, because today I just missed the recovery video which is pretty easy. Love you all so much! Time for bed as it is FOUR A.M. We’re waiting for Melissa’s cab to take her to the airport. She’s leaving us. I’m pooped and in my Hannah Montana shirt, what a long day. 

Night! 

(via l-etsgetfit)


19 Jul 12 at 5 pm

Insanity Day 10 I skipped yesterday’s insanity (I’m bad I know) but I did it today and I won’t take the rest day Sunday. :) Plyo definitely killed me, especially those level 1 drills!

Insanity Day 10 I skipped yesterday’s insanity (I’m bad I know) but I did it today and I won’t take the rest day Sunday. :) Plyo definitely killed me, especially those level 1 drills!

18 Jul 12 at 8 pm

Haha, me taking pictures before my run. I really really don’t wanna do insanity. Got in a good 4 miles though :)

Haha, me taking pictures before my run. I really really don’t wanna do insanity. Got in a good 4 miles though :)

Hey guys :) Wow, I can’t believe I’ve stuck with insanity for 9 whole days! Even though it’s only been a week I feel like I should be seeing more results & it’s kinda defeating that I’m not. Buuut, if I was eating clean I probably would. Maybe I’ll do the eat clean diet cooler one to tone up & get back on track. The plan is VERY hard but the results are super great! Possibly adding more carbs because of all the exercise I’m doing right now..pondering thoughts.
This morning I binged, again, because of a trigger I have clearly identified. The dreadful “I’m going to work out right away so I won’t eat a lot” that leads to half a box of frosted flakes. I DONT EVEN LIKE THEM THAT MUCH. Oh Amanda when will you learn? But a pep talk from my bestfriend Azja & a sweat fest of Pure Cardio helped me feel better. Now I’m chilling with ice bags on my quads. Hoping for a better day and week. Love you guys.

Lets just say i’m not happy with these..

I hope in 60 days my stomach does NOT look like that. Wow I need to clean up my diet.

Today was a bad day, wow really, a bad day? Please take this free invite to the pantry and gorge on anything and everything. Yeah right.. That’s basically how today went. Is it just me or when your day is a little off schedule does it just throw you entirely off!? New goal: STOP EATING YOUR FEELINGS PLEASE. The cleaning ladies were here making it hard to move around my house, so I went out for my run that was supposed to be an easy 4. A whole 2 minutes in the Texas heat I am not used to just drained my energy, the spandex I was wearing was giving me an awful case of chubrub (not a good feeling at ALL) I felt like my inner thighs were on fire, and everything sucked. Plus I was feeling a little defeated from my progress pictures, it was a fat day. I only ended up doing 3 miles, say hi to more mileage later this week!

Let me just say this led to a total food fest. I just was SO hungry, I had some cereal. Still hungry. English muffin with egg whites, still hungry. Fell asleep on the couch and took a 3 hour nap. Took a shower and attempted to aqua jog in the makeshift pool (failed), still hungry. Feasted on pita chips, cereal, an apple, brownies, sunchips, salsa, more chips, chocolate chips, a lettuce wrap sandwich, pistachios, a couple pizza rolls, and some chicken bite things. Damn. That’s a lot. Usually working out makes me less hungry so I threw in todays Insanity, 

Halfway through my laptop was at 10 percent, went to plug it in during a break and the charger is broken. What did I do to deserve this? I finished on the desktop computer, ate half the chicken sandwich my mom got me without the bun, and retreated to the couch. Of course, as today’s events would suggest, my feelings took over and I ate 2 giant onion rings, Tom’s leftover fries, and a brownie. I feel 100 percent bloated and uncomfortable right now. Please let tomorrow be better? We have friends coming in from out of town and I hope this doesn’t throw me  completely out of whack. Wish me luck for tomorrow. :(

Amanda


16 Jul 12 at 12 am

Insanity Day 7:
To make up for a skip yesterday I did plyo circuit today after a nice LSD of 5 miles. All in my new nikes!!! No more workin out in running shoes. Something about those workouts just keep me coming back!! I’m addicted to the sweat I think hehe. But I was very proud because I made it though the entire suicide jump (I think) from plank sequence without stopping on the first circuit! Wooo:) Refueled with chicken rice & broccoli bowl

Insanity Day 7:
To make up for a skip yesterday I did plyo circuit today after a nice LSD of 5 miles. All in my new nikes!!! No more workin out in running shoes. Something about those workouts just keep me coming back!! I’m addicted to the sweat I think hehe. But I was very proud because I made it though the entire suicide jump (I think) from plank sequence without stopping on the first circuit! Wooo:) Refueled with chicken rice & broccoli bowl