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“What about losing weight? If you got thin you would love your body and clothes will look good on you.”
-Anonymous

kropp-utan-hat:

I wasn’t even going to answer this, since it doesn’t even deserve to be posted, but I’ve got to make this public.

First of all, if you really feel such conviction in this belief, why are you on anon? Hint: it’s probably because you realize you’re being a total asshole and know people would respond directly to you. And, of course, you don’t want to deal with any repercussions. Nice. Real nice.

Moving on, your commentary makes no sense. You think thin people are happier with their bodies? Like they don’t struggle, too? The only reason they MAY struggle less is because of societal bullshit and the fact that “skinny” (as opposed to “fat”) is not a dirty word. But society wants EVERYONE to feel shitty about something about their body, otherwise how could they sell us shit?

Also, my clothes looks just fine on me already. Great, even. But even if it didn’t, my worth isn’t based off of what I look like, nor how my clothes looks. I could wear a fucking garbage bag every day and STILL have worth. Life isn’t about being the most socially-acceptable-looking or whatever. So fuck that notion, and fuck you for perpetuating it. 

Finally, I would much rather love my fat body than hate myself into being skinny. I will not hate my body just because you or anyone else tells me to. I am trying to treat my body and mind better, hopefully by eating healthier (more whole foods and whatnot), and maybe I’ll lose weight because of that. But that’s not my goal, and I won’t care either way. I just want to feel better, treat my body with more respect and stop hating it for no reason.

TL;DR: Kindly fuck off with your broken record bullshit. I’ll love myself and my body no matter what my weight, and you can go fuck yourself for trying to make me feel otherwise.

My little sister is the best. Go check out her body-positive blog and show her some support.

“Do you have any songs or playlists for running?”
-Anonymous

If you search my “music" tag, you’ll find a bunch of exercise/running playlists, as well as awesome individual songs.

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09.24.1449 NOTES Reblog
“Backbone point”
-Anonymous

Huh?

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09.18.147 NOTES Reblog
“You had a post about muscle relievers and tiger balm was on the list, have you personally used the product? I recently started strength training and am looking for a good product to help relieve tension. Thank you so much for your blog, it's really helped me!”
-kendallgrey-things

I have! Dancers at my university used Tiger Balm a lot. It smells really strong of cinnamon, which we all loved, so we’d crowd around the person wearing it just to smell them. It works really well for temporary pain relief, though for tension you’d be better off combining it with a massage or foam rolling.

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“Are you in Wisconsin? I feel like I recognize that lake haha”
-Anonymous

Yup! We went to Pewit’s Nest and Devil’s Lake. :)

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“why isn't blogilates "real pilates"? just curious! i just don't want to waste my time on something that isn't actually as advertised.”
-Anonymous

Pilates isn’t about weight loss. Pilates isn’t about getting a thigh gap. Pilates is a series of body-weight exercises (or using a number of machines, but still no weights) that attempt to fix muscle imbalances, fix posture, and improve balance. It works to decompress the spine, improve flexibility, and increase circulation.

What Cassey Ho teaches is a general fitness class with a few Pilates moves thrown in. Pilates isn’t “do a thousand squats,” it’s “make sure you’re not overusing your quads in this movement.” Pilates, in truthful practice, is an amazing way to learn your body and balance muscles that have been overworked.

“Hi! I just read your posts on Cassey Ho as well as some others, and I have to say that I agree and don't want to support that anymore. However I've been doing her workout calenders for a few months (without knowing it wasn't real Pilates?) and wanted to know if you knew of any good replacement videos or programs? Thank you!”
-Anonymous

I’m glad you’re looking for other options! Here are a couple, but I hope other readers will share their faves as well.

Where do you go for weekly/monthly workouts and videos?

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