"Self-sabotage is knowing exactly what you need to do to improve but not doing it. It’s procrastinating doing the very things that you know will make you happier. It’s waiting till things are 100% perfect till you do them, but that of course never happens. It’s remaining in the comfort zone because of the fear of failure or uneasiness of change. It’s a mindset that you may be completely unaware of until you really think about it. So think about it. Are you a prisoner of your own thoughts? If you are, take responsibility and acknowledge you put yourself into that prison. But know that you have the power to free yourself."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like. I promise."

Emma Watson (via young-wanderer)

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dinosaursandzombies:

theawkwardlifeofapsycho:

Why is this not taught universally.

the man is terrified haha!

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run-eat-study-repeat:

subfourfifteenmiler:

meganfastgirl:

more-running:

I don’t wunna do homework I wanna run

Same

same

Same

"I’m still learning to love the parts of me that no one claps for."

Rudy Francisco  (via pureblyss)

(Source: fuckyeahrudyfrancisco)

run-ash-run:

Okay so here’s the thing I’ve realized about runners: They use everything that happens to themselves, positive or negative, to get faster. PRed in a race? They will want to beat that time. Injured? They will cross train and come back stronger and thirstier for running than ever before. Bad race? They will run the next one faster to prove their speed. So just realize that no matter whatever happens in practice or a race can only make you physically faster and mentally stronger.

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‘Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.

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J.K. Rowling (via peachical)

"Take a long shower, think about all the things that stress you out and let them wash down the drain. Don’t think of them again today. Today is your day. Wash your hair and let it dry naturally, comb through it with your fingers. Embrace it. Run your fingers through it while it’s still damp, wrap it around them to make curls and pretend it’ll hold it’s beach wave look. Even if it falls flat and gets frizzy, tell yourself you are lucky you have hair. Don’t do anything with it, or pull it up. Messy buns are the laziest way to feel beautiful and I am a firm believer in them. Put on your favorite outfit, even if it’s sweatpants that hang off your hips and a tank top. You look beautiful in everything. Stand in front of the mirror and repeat that to yourself until you believe it, then smile. You’ll find it’s a little bit easier to. Repeat this everyday and soon enough you won’t have to tell yourself anymore you’ll just know. And when you stand in front of a person they’ll say “you look effortlessly beautiful”."

how to find the full feeling you’ve seemed to have lost

shyowl:

lunarfossil:

Such profound beauty in the desert.

hippie vibes

therunninglifechoseme:

Being a runner means putting in the miles when its cold, when its hot, when you’re tired, hungry, down-in-the-dumps. Before the sun comes up, and after it sets, we’re always focused, because every little thing makes a difference.