That’s me at the top of Wolf Rock yesterday. Look…I just climbed a large hill and I’m smiling! 


“You’re not fat. You have fat.” 

I got a lot of messages like that when I called myself fat in a selfie I posted a few days ago. I appreciate the intention, but try as I might I can’t bring myself to care about the message simply because I don’t get it. What’s so wrong with using the adjective fat? Is it so bad that we have to skirt around the truth and structure sentences so we can distance ourselves from it as much as we can? 

Fat is just a word. It’s an adjective and a noun. We all have fat but not all of us are fat, which is why saying I have fat is not the same as saying I am fat. I understand that the whole ‘you have fat’ idea is trying to achieve something positive, but I think it’s also contributing to our fixation on the word fat and reinforcing the negativity we have come to associate with it. Fat is not an insult, but in the end it’s up to you if you’ll take it as one. But here’s what I suggest: If you’re fat, be comfortable with saying you’re fat because I bet Dany’s dragons that it’s not the only thing you are. You’re smart, funny, talented, brave, thoughtful, kind, loyal, and a dozen other things that having a fat body won’t change.

P.S. Anyone who thinks fat=ugly clearly hasn’t seen Rebel Wilson in leather.

(Reblogged from arthlete)

emerlyslimmingdowwwn replied to your photo: Screw the gym; it is way too beautiful today to be…

What app do you track your hike on? I love to hike but am always unsure with how far I go.

I use Walkmeter. Unfortunately, it is not free (I think it was a few dollars) but I use it all the time so it was worth it to me. What I really like about it is that it will keep a history of all of my hikes so I can see how many miles I went in a week, a month, and so on. I find it very useful. :)

Screw the gym; it is way too beautiful today to be inside. I did a 4 mile hike today in perfect weather and burned over 800 calories. Not too bad…

I can’t seem to get outside enough lately. I’ve been hiking almost every day if it isn’t raining. I remember just last year when a 2 mile walk on a flat trail was too much for me. Now I’m doing 3.5 to 4 miles almost daily in the woods without a problem. This past weekend, my boyfriend bought 2 books with all of the major hiking trails in CT. We have been hiking pretty much every weekend and now we are going to try out different trails. We are having a lot of fun with it.

Any other hiking fitblrs out there? I’d love to follow you.


Dove hired a forensic artist to draw how women see themselves versus how others see them - the results are moving.

(Reblogged from nerdontherun)

Today I went on an 11 mile hike. It took nearly 5.5 hours but I made it. This breaks my previous record of 8 miles. Also, the terrain was pretty difficult this time. I’m really sore and tired but I’m proud of myself.

Dinner tonight: sesame garlic stir fry with tofu, broccoli, and udon noodles.

I just went on an 8 mile walk…

and I feel great. Unfortunately, my legs don’t quite agree with me on that point…

They’d better get over it, though, because I want to run tomorrow morning. We will have to see, I suppose.

Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

Good run day

I finally completed week 6, day 3 of C25k, which means I was able to run for 25 minutes straight. I had to repeat day 2 quite a few times before I was ready. After this point in C25k, there is no more walking and I finally feel like I’m up to the challenge. I can’t run 5k quite yet, but I’m going to get there soon.