Reason 1385 why Tim is my soulmate: riffing Macklemore at the local junk shop.
(Edit: Yes, I reposted this - I realised that I’d left the phone number on the last post, so I deleted it.)
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Reason 1385 why Tim is my soulmate: riffing Macklemore at the local junk shop.
(Edit: Yes, I reposted this - I realised that I’d left the phone number on the last post, so I deleted it.)
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Reason 1385 why Tim is my soulmate: riffing Macklemore at the local junk shop.

(Edit: Yes, I reposted this - I realised that I’d left the phone number on the last post, so I deleted it.)

Probably wasn’t a great idea to pull a new deadlift pr the day before a full day of Crossfit WODs (120kg, what!!)

I feel utterly knackered.

Hello!

I’m still alive, but barely awake, so you get bullets:

- over the course of the Whole30 i lost 4.5kg (about 10lbs), which is a good start. Since then I’ve been reintroducing foods (read: eating like a pig): milk doesn’t really work for me, it turns out, and sugar makes me itchy in a place no-one wants to be itchy. Ahem. Sorry to be indelicate. So, no more sugar, no more milk (no more milky tea - sob! As an Englishwoman this saddens me to my core.)
- in addition to the weight loss, i found that my joints felt better and my scalp wasn’t as itchy. My skin is still a complete disaster, but that’s going to take more than a month.
- we got our building permit on Tuesday (pizza and beer ensued, by way of celebration; it turns out those are both off the menu as well, by the way) - very exciting!
- as a consequence, i started freaking out about all the house things i have to buy, and spent far too many hours web shopping bathroom and laundry supplies last night.
- and, as a consequence of the late night, i’m going to bed at 8pm.
- why, i hear you ask? Well, tomorrow, i’m going to a five hour powerlifting seminar given by Nathan Baxter at my gym. I don’t know if you’ve heard of him, but he’s a rilly, rilly big deal in the Western Australian powerlifting community. I’m hoping that this will give me a push to get back into it - i’ve been toying with the idea of training for another comp in February.
- and if that wasn’t excitement enough, Sunday is the local annual Crossfit competition, and my first competition as an individual.
- honestly, i’m a bit exhausted just thinking about it.

Do I Look Like a Man?

strength-to-endure:

At what point does physical strength become a trait reserved for men? When exactly do you cross the line? Is it the same point where courage becomes having balls? The same point where getting it done becomes manning up? Why is there no female corollary for these terms? And why do I, as a feminist, continue to use the dude ones?”

This is such an interesting article on so many levels. First is for understanding what body policing does to the people on the receiving end. None of us deserve to feel like our accomplishments are negated because of how someone perceives us.

But second, and more importantly is the masculinisation of fitness and strength. 

This is a brilliant example of the marginalisation of femininity and the binaries that women are subjected to on a daily basis. (you can be strong, but not too strong as to challenge men etc).

Why are there no female terms for these idioms? Because women are seen (and communicated in our language and culture) as weak, inferior and submissive. 

Strength and power and fitness are NOT the sole domain of men.  So take it, and give a great big middle finger salute to anyone who objects.

mozartandtaebo:

I am so proud of the CrossFit community for the outrage expressed when The Box released its last two clearly-photoshopped magazine covers. Camille Leblanc-Bazinett is this year’s fittest women on earth and they chopped off her well-muscled waist (notice the discoloration between her thigh and hip), and Lauren Fisher’s face was made to look hyper-symmetrical, mannequin-like, and lifeless. We see these women after three days of brutal competition. We see their abdomens jiggle and their thighs quake as they hoist twice their bodyweight overhead, sometimes squat it. We love the fact the work they put in transforms how they look. We love them for what they can do and how they look- the brawn, the bulk, the challenge to stereotypical femininity- not in spite of it. While it is extremely unfortunate a popular, relevant magazine fine-tuned to our sport is likely to go out of business now, my faith in the community is restored. We won’t stand for the lies any longer, especially when there is nothing to be ashamed of. It should be, conversely, celebrated fully.

mozartandtaebo:

I am so proud of the CrossFit community for the outrage expressed when The Box released its last two clearly-photoshopped magazine covers. Camille Leblanc-Bazinett is this year’s fittest women on earth and they chopped off her well-muscled waist (notice the discoloration between her thigh and hip), and Lauren Fisher’s face was made to look hyper-symmetrical, mannequin-like, and lifeless. We see these women after three days of brutal competition. We see their abdomens jiggle and their thighs quake as they hoist twice their bodyweight overhead, sometimes squat it. We love the fact the work they put in transforms how they look. We love them for what they can do and how they look- the brawn, the bulk, the challenge to stereotypical femininity- not in spite of it. While it is extremely unfortunate a popular, relevant magazine fine-tuned to our sport is likely to go out of business now, my faith in the community is restored. We won’t stand for the lies any longer, especially when there is nothing to be ashamed of. It should be, conversely, celebrated fully.

Whole30 is done! I can eat yoghurt and honey and brownies again! But I’m not sure that I will (the brownies, that is, I’ve already pounded down a bowl of strawberries with Greek yoghurt for breakfast - yummmmmm!)
I’ll do a more complete write up, but for now I’ll leave you with this happy smile of a woman who is not limited to coconut milk/cream with her fruit!

Whole30 is done! I can eat yoghurt and honey and brownies again! But I’m not sure that I will (the brownies, that is, I’ve already pounded down a bowl of strawberries with Greek yoghurt for breakfast - yummmmmm!)

I’ll do a more complete write up, but for now I’ll leave you with this happy smile of a woman who is not limited to coconut milk/cream with her fruit!

missmarisol:

footy-chic:

Dang it! Forgot to add on my bullet points that I’ve had several people ask me what my first regular meal will be and the only think I can say is oatmeal with peanut butter, chopped apple, and cinnamon. Yes, not pizza or cookies, just oatmeal. Times are hopefully changed for good!

This is exactly what I plan on having for breakfast on Wednesday.

Mine is going to be greek yoghurt and berries, although I did seriously ask myself whether ice cream for breakfast was acceptable.

Hey, gettingamyright - snap!
Got about three inches off the front and five off the back. Very surreal - I keep trying to run my hands through it and hitting air much sooner than I should.
I did consider a fringe, to cover up some of that enormous forehead, but I chickened out. It’s much more ‘lawyer’ than before, though, so that’s probably a good thing. Sad that most of the blonde has been cut out, but I’m trying to go for a more natural thing going forward.
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Hey, gettingamyright - snap!
Got about three inches off the front and five off the back. Very surreal - I keep trying to run my hands through it and hitting air much sooner than I should.
I did consider a fringe, to cover up some of that enormous forehead, but I chickened out. It’s much more ‘lawyer’ than before, though, so that’s probably a good thing. Sad that most of the blonde has been cut out, but I’m trying to go for a more natural thing going forward.
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Hey, gettingamyright - snap!
Got about three inches off the front and five off the back. Very surreal - I keep trying to run my hands through it and hitting air much sooner than I should.
I did consider a fringe, to cover up some of that enormous forehead, but I chickened out. It’s much more ‘lawyer’ than before, though, so that’s probably a good thing. Sad that most of the blonde has been cut out, but I’m trying to go for a more natural thing going forward.
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Hey, gettingamyright - snap!

Got about three inches off the front and five off the back. Very surreal - I keep trying to run my hands through it and hitting air much sooner than I should.

I did consider a fringe, to cover up some of that enormous forehead, but I chickened out. It’s much more ‘lawyer’ than before, though, so that’s probably a good thing. Sad that most of the blonde has been cut out, but I’m trying to go for a more natural thing going forward.