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maddies-miles:

Posting this because on my run today a woman yelled from her Jeep as she was driving, “Put some clothes on!”
I wish I had the opportunity to tell her how it feels to hear that. YOU try running six miles on the streets in 80+ temps and come back to me and tell me that yea, wearing a sticky, itchy, and down right uncomfortable shirt is a good idea. 
Body shaming is just so aggravating.  All I’m trying to do is run in the most comfortable way possible. I’m not showing off, I’m not aiming to be provocative, I’m not even wearing tight spandex. But who cares if I was? Who cares if I wanted to flaunt my body? It’s my body and I have every right.

maddies-miles:

Posting this because on my run today a woman yelled from her Jeep as she was driving, “Put some clothes on!”

I wish I had the opportunity to tell her how it feels to hear that. YOU try running six miles on the streets in 80+ temps and come back to me and tell me that yea, wearing a sticky, itchy, and down right uncomfortable shirt is a good idea. 

Body shaming is just so aggravating.  All I’m trying to do is run in the most comfortable way possible. I’m not showing off, I’m not aiming to be provocative, I’m not even wearing tight spandex. But who cares if I was? Who cares if I wanted to flaunt my body? It’s my body and I have every right.

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youdtearthiscanvasskinapart:

pierceth3sleepingmice:

youdtearthiscanvasskinapart:

Body Positivity

I needed this. Thank you.

Any time.

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irunheaps:

runrunningrunner:

runnermotivation:

Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead. — Kara Goucher

This. And this again.

such a relevant quote right now

irunheaps:

runrunningrunner:

runnermotivation:

Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead. — Kara Goucher

This. And this again.

such a relevant quote right now

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crossfitters:

Danielle Sidell: Strict Pull-Ups last 3 sets at 50lbs

crossfitters:

Danielle Sidell: Strict Pull-Ups last 3 sets at 50lbs

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deviantfemme:

I want support for ugly girls and lazy girls and girls that can’t ever get their eyeliner right. I want feminism that includes girls who are too big or too black to be on body positive blogs. 

I want girls with acne scars and girls who don’t “pass” and girls with facial hair. I want girls who are, in fact, man hating lesbians. I want poor girls.

I need the girls who never took a course in gender studies but who still know the way that society treats them is bullshit. 

It doesn’t feel like a revolution when we’re only showing more of the same, when we only raise up the voices of some women.

I need to do better. We all need to do better. 

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acheloi-s:

I’m so horrified by this picture but I’m going to post it anyway because a) it serves as a reminder that even people with defined triceps and sholders have a roll of fat hanging over their shorts sometimes and b) my insecurities don’t get to be the boss of me.

acheloi-s:

I’m so horrified by this picture but I’m going to post it anyway because a) it serves as a reminder that even people with defined triceps and sholders have a roll of fat hanging over their shorts sometimes and b) my insecurities don’t get to be the boss of me.

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gracklesong:

marskittlesglitter:

radicalmuscle:

ruggerwords:

ruggerally:

notjustrunnershigh:

she-kicks-she-throws:

hungryghoast:

Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I was telling some of my students last night (especially the ones somehow even smaller than I am, including two very badass ladies) to look this performance up cuz it is legit inspiring.

There were like FOUR places where her height required her to JUMP when taller competitors could REACH. So cool.

I just watched this last night, and she is incredible. 5’ tall, 100# flat and she beasts through the course even making it up the ramp in one run. She’s positively epic. Makes me want to look into freerunning clubs around here.

She is literally one of my favorite people and a huge inspiration to me. She might be a heck of a lot shorter than me (literally 10 inches shorter), but to do what she can takes some serious strength and endurance. I can’t do half of what she does today, but one day I will.

This is badass!!!!

Someone finally made it!

I watched her, and the other woman who made it, and I was sooooo happy!

The full video is awe-inspiring

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trans-folx-fighting-eds:

T-FFED Team members encourage you to join our Visibility Project for trans and gender non-conforming/non-binary folx struggling with ED issues!

The ED treatment funding org Project Heal recently sponsored a photo exhibit entitled ‘The Many Faces of Eating Disorders,’ featuring the same archetype of mostly white, young, female, cis, able-bodied folx: http://www.refinery29.com/2014/06/70126/eating-disorder-recovery-photos#slide  We want to situate EDs firmly in a social justice context; demonstrating what eating disorders REALLY look like and who suffers (often in silence) when we look at the folx most likely to struggle and least likely to be able to afford/access culturally competent and relevant treatment.

Let’s interrupt the total lack of marginalized community representation in ED media portrayal and draw attention to the epidemic of EDs in our trans and gender-variant communities, esp. low-income communities of color who cannot afford boutique recovery programs. Lack of representative research and access to affordable, gender-literate treatment does NOT eclipse the fact that we struggle disproportionately! Come join us in increasing visibility of EDs in our communities and in mainstream ED spheres! Find out more information and learn about how we’re working to transform the face of eating disorder recovery at www.transfolxfightingeds.org!

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adjectivelyamber:

Legitimate question:

Today when I was out running, some woman passed me on a bike, and she slowed down to say, “Keep running! Good job!” as she was passing me. Or at least, I think that’s what she said, but I can’t be too sure ‘cause I had headphones in. But anyway, it was definitely something…

At first I was like “omg I get stuff like that and I’m thin!” but I think it’s definitely different. I never get comments like that from women, and, when it’s from men, it’s generally stuff like “how many miles today?” I do get comments of support (I guess that’s the best way to characterize it?) but it’s generally only when I’m doing something somewhat outside the norm like tossing a rugby ball to myself as I run or when I’m running on a ridiculously hot DC day. 

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"So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.

The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female."

World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport’s Most Dominant Players: Women (via cypher2)

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"The term “fattist” is lazy attempt to make “insecure bully who is projecting their own issues upon other human beings because they don’t want to suffer alone” sound intellectual. Kelsey explains in the article her own diet and how she is strict with her intake and only allows herself and her son few treats to maintain a thin figure. Cool. If that makes her happy, good for her. Some people don’t do that though. Some people eat what they want and are completely happy that those choices are evident on the body they live in. This is the root of the problem with fat shamers such as Kelsey. They’re not worried about the health of others, they’re angry that they must worry and we do not. They are people who fear becoming fat, have been fat or feel fat right now and can’t stand that there are fat people in the world that seem carefree. Don’t you know you are disgusting!!?!?!? Aka, why are you happy after allowing yourself pleasures I restrict??? You’re supposed to be unhappy being fat!! That’s why I work so hard to stay thin; because fat should be unhappy!!! WHY CAN’T I HAVE MORE MCDONALDS??? The reason I know this is because I was one of these people for a very long time."

Autostraddle - "Unashamed to be Fat: Wear Shorts, It’s F*cking Hot Outside" 

Everything about this piece is wonderful- you should read it

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mynameisjessamyn:

I am often asked about preparatory poses for #inversions, and my mind always immediately goes to #forearmplank pose. Once I started focusing on my #core work, kicking into inversions became a much more attainable goal. I like to hold this pose from 30-60 seconds, depending on how much I feel like torturing myself. Actually, as time has progressed and i’ve gotten more comfortable with it, there are definitely days when I look forward to forearm (and regular) plank. It’s a great place to turn off your mind and just exist in the pose.
(I’m sure some people might not expect someone with such an expressive belly to engage in daily core work, but looks can and should be deceiving. #fatkidforever #gimmedatcake)

mynameisjessamyn:

I am often asked about preparatory poses for #inversions, and my mind always immediately goes to #forearmplank pose. Once I started focusing on my #core work, kicking into inversions became a much more attainable goal. I like to hold this pose from 30-60 seconds, depending on how much I feel like torturing myself. Actually, as time has progressed and i’ve gotten more comfortable with it, there are definitely days when I look forward to forearm (and regular) plank. It’s a great place to turn off your mind and just exist in the pose.

(I’m sure some people might not expect someone with such an expressive belly to engage in daily core work, but looks can and should be deceiving. #fatkidforever #gimmedatcake)