survival of the fittest
5'1, vegetarian, training for my first half marathon.
I quit smoking, started eating smarter and more often, started running and strength training,& lost 45 lbs.
There are no shortcuts. No one can do this for you. Now let's get to work.


today sucked but at least it’s not 2009

(via shawnasickness)




Just bought my first size 12 (UK size) t-shirt in about 3 years today and I am SO PROUD.

It goes to show that even if progress is slow, eventually you will be rewarded. I was trying on a size 14 and it was so loose and I was like: “surely a size 12 won’t fit…” and I tried it on and it DID and I almost cried.

It pays off. It does.

Love <3




♕ indie/bambi ♛
"Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
Good doctors listen more than they talk.
You can’t fix a burned roux.
Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
Measure twice, cut once.
Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
Kindness is not weakness.
Baking soda is not baking powder.
Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
Appropriate footwear is always key.
You can absolutely be too forgiving.
Real humor punches up, not down.
Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
You can always come home again.
But it won’t be the same.
Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows."

- 36 Things I Wish I Figured Out Sooner - Whitney Kimball  (via seabelle)

(Source: shessoprettywhenshelies, via goldenlady25)


Wow, smoothie bowl never looked so good!

Test your limits!

Saturday: Thunderstorms/hailstorm. Yesterday it was 60°. Today: SNOW. What the &$@?