go time

It is October. I refuse to let the rest of 2014 pass me by and not make good use of it. I’ve come so far this year. I’m going to make the most out of the time I have left. I have three months til New Year’s. By the end of those three months, I’m going to see some changes.

I’m going to start adding distance to my runs.
I’m starting a lifting routine.
I’m starting keto.
I’ve started meal planning.
My focus and determination have never been this strong before.

I’m going to end 2014 on my way to being a strong badass woman.



lifegains This recipe is not for the faint of heart. It will put some hair on your back.

Double espresso

1 TB butter

2 TB heavy cream

1 TB real pumpkin puree

pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg- to taste. I went heavy on the cinnamon.

I melted the butter in a saucepan, then added in…


Okay so that friend who was supposed to teach me how to lift wants to be more than a friend, and that makes things awkward, soooo…..new plan.

I’m going to schedule a quick start personal training session at my university’s rec center. I’ll get an orientation to the weight machines available, a fitness assessment, and one personal training session.

I’m kind of really nervous because I’m so self-conscious of my current fitness level, or lack there of, and my current weight. I don’t really want anyone else to know, but I want to start lifting, and I want to learn how to do it right. So I’m going to take advantage of my super awesome student services, grow some balls, and get lifting.


I lifted my way through recovery and I’ve progressed so much in the past year. It’s crazy how much things can change when you start believing in yourself. I want others to believe that they have the power to achieve anything they want and they too can lift their way through recovery. #recovery #edrecovery #progress #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #bodybuilding #fitfam #healthy #iifym #motivation #fitness


all i really need in life to be happy is coffee and weights

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Anonymous said: any tips on self confidence for girls?


Get up. Favourite lingerie. Favourite outfit. As much or as little make up as you like. Look in the mirror. Hair flip. I am a hot bitch. I deserve exactly what I want. I will never settle for less. Repeat until you feel it to your core. Make plans for world domination. Go out. Kill it.  

"I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can."  -  Kristin Armstrong (via psych-facts)

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"don’t call me beautiful
i don’t care
call me intelligent
tell me my laugh is contagious;
that i made you smile
tell me i have something to offer"  - Unknown (via psych-facts)

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Cold has hit full force. I feel like death warmed over.