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so-narly:

mpdrolet:

Bondi Baths, Sydney, Australia, 2011
Josef Hoflehner

so-narly:

mpdrolet:

Bondi Baths, Sydney, Australia, 2011

Josef Hoflehner

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#piccollage baby arms last year compared to this year 6 months from joining a gym. You really can’t just rely on body weight kids
fitness-fits-me:

fitness blog :)


Need to meal prep little veggie sides to stir fry

fitness-fits-me:

fitness blog :)

Need to meal prep little veggie sides to stir fry

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Proud of my shoulder/back progress. Now to get to 15% body fat. I’m good with exercise, but I need to get serious about my nutrition. I’ve cut out some bad habits (treat plates) most of the time. 
My thyroid levels are in normal range finally so I should see results within the month or two. 
It’s such hard work and you need to be patient to see results. And everybody’s body is different and unique. I build muscle easily and typically get bulkier build. I’m fine with that. I’m never going to have thigh gap. Not because I have too much body fat, but because I don’t have wide set hips and I build muscle easily.
I’m not doing this for anyone but myself. I think Josh would prefer me to just run and stay lean. But I like the muscle curvy look and I am happy and get in the “flow” of improving myself and my body’s abilities. 
I squat 3x 15 reps at 150 lbs. 
I can do 100 lb shoulder presses
I can swim 20 laps of the pool when I started at only 4 laps a few months ago. 

Progress makes me happy. I’m not training for anything but I’m spending my life enjoying the journey of growth and improvement.

Enjoying “flow” is the crux of happiness according to some psychologists. 


Nakamura and Csíkszentmihályi identify the following six factors as encompassing an experience of flow. [3]

intense and focused concentration on the present moment
merging of action and awareness
a loss of reflective self-consciousness
a sense of personal control or agency over the situation or activity
a distortion of temporal experience, one’s subjective experience of time is altered
experience of the activity as intrinsically rewarding, also referred to as autotelic experience
Those aspects can appear independently of each other, but only in combination do they constitute a so-called flow experience.


With fitness, I enjoy flow regularly. For you, it may be gardening, or dancing, or music, or cooking.

I encourage you to find that thing that makes you experience flow!

Proud of my shoulder/back progress. Now to get to 15% body fat. I’m good with exercise, but I need to get serious about my nutrition. I’ve cut out some bad habits (treat plates) most of the time.
My thyroid levels are in normal range finally so I should see results within the month or two.
It’s such hard work and you need to be patient to see results. And everybody’s body is different and unique. I build muscle easily and typically get bulkier build. I’m fine with that. I’m never going to have thigh gap. Not because I have too much body fat, but because I don’t have wide set hips and I build muscle easily.
I’m not doing this for anyone but myself. I think Josh would prefer me to just run and stay lean. But I like the muscle curvy look and I am happy and get in the “flow” of improving myself and my body’s abilities.
I squat 3x 15 reps at 150 lbs.
I can do 100 lb shoulder presses
I can swim 20 laps of the pool when I started at only 4 laps a few months ago.

Progress makes me happy. I’m not training for anything but I’m spending my life enjoying the journey of growth and improvement.

Enjoying “flow” is the crux of happiness according to some psychologists.


Nakamura and Csíkszentmihályi identify the following six factors as encompassing an experience of flow. [3]

intense and focused concentration on the present moment
merging of action and awareness
a loss of reflective self-consciousness
a sense of personal control or agency over the situation or activity
a distortion of temporal experience, one’s subjective experience of time is altered
experience of the activity as intrinsically rewarding, also referred to as autotelic experience
Those aspects can appear independently of each other, but only in combination do they constitute a so-called flow experience.


With fitness, I enjoy flow regularly. For you, it may be gardening, or dancing, or music, or cooking.

I encourage you to find that thing that makes you experience flow!

nickdrake:

ministry of silly walks

nickdrake:

ministry of silly walks

NY Times on Grimes, and the scrapping of her album

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/magazine/why-everyone-should-be-waiting-for-grimess-next-album.html?_r=0

I love Grimes so much, and find her so relatable. Sure, she’s also Canadian, and she’s vegan, loves the Vengaboys, and also a huge fan of Game of Thrones… (so basically we’d be best friends), but I just love how she puts her self out there, has opinions and views, and isn’t afraid to express it. Too many people are cookie cutter, not interesting, and just way too afraid to say anything that may rock the boat.

Claire is obviously a deeply sensitive person, which is a good thing, but also hurts her when fans are critical. Claire, you have fans that LOVE you, and love that you speak out, and it sucks that there’s drama that follows it, but you make the world more interesting. I would recommend talking to Thom Yorke, who also is someone I admire, who also speaks out, and continues to speak out and doesn’t care if he pisses people off. Maybe don’t go to Morrissey’s level, but there are role models who are deeply respected for their art and their views, and their role in making the world a better place. 

People are saying that Grimes dumped her record because she was hurt by what fans said about Go… and I think that’s unfair. She obviously knew deep down it wasn’t good, and I admire that she had the integrity to dump it and start over. We will wait patiently for the next one (I have been waiting for Grimes’ album for over a year now). 

I didn’t write the best review for “Go” but it is a great, fun, pop song. Just not world changing like her previous albums. 

ashtoniousrex:

backstories to random gifs are my favorite thing and they need to continue

HAhaha

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