"How do I find the beauty to become confident if I hate everything about myself? You did not hate yourself as a child. Somewhere along the way, you learned how. Retrace your steps and unlearn. Forgive yourself, and get rid of the negativity.”
This picture makes me cry. By no means is it the worst of its kind, but it represents a big problem we have here on Tumblr.
I love Tumblr. I find inspiration here every, single day. I love hearing from you guys, and seeing your familiar names pop up in my dashboard. But in between the recipes, workouts and tips, there’s an alarming (ALARMING, SADDENING, DANGEROUS) amount of Thinspo (pro-thin) and ProAna (pro-anorexia/eating disorders) blogs out there claiming to be pro-health. Some are quite obvious, and others not so much.
I’m not calling anyone out, nor do I think that all blogs with the following signs are terrible. I’m not mad at the girls who run these blogs: this is how they are reaching out and when you’re falling you hold on to whatever you can, including building a community of people who feel the same way. There’s a lot more going on than just the posts, so my purpose is not to bash them but to point out some of the characteristics of a blog that YOU might not want to follow. Communities can be great, but only if they’re helping. Many of these blogs reinforce the hurt we feel, which leaves us weaker not stronger. It’s up to the bloggers to change their tone if they choose. But it’s up to you to make sure the messages on your dashboard aren’t hurting you longterm.
Before you follow, look for some of the signs of an unhealthy blog:
Today I decided I wanted to try a few hard climbs that have been punishing me but I am also just really not in the same climbing shape as I was at the end of last semester.
So I decided to climb all the milds/spicys on 3 ropes in a row. It was actually pretty tiring! I mean… I was climbing up, coming down, climbing, etc. all in a row. So I really was sweatin by the end even if they weren’t technically as hard of climbs for me now.
I also am working on a climb called 9 Lives. Its probably equivalent to a…. 5.9. Not sure. Actually it very well might be a 5.10. But you have to jump and smear to get up to the first hold. And there are only 9 holds over the whole climb. There is also a jump from a weird position literally up maybe 5 feet and over 5 feet. Hard! I hit it but I did it at the end and was so tired I couldn’t hang on.
It was a good day of climbing though.
Really trying hard to get my arm strength back and get better! Fingers felt pretty good on some crimpers today.
Ehhhhh. I am still rusty after such a long winter break. Haha. But its getting better. Did some good moves. Figured out the beginning to a harder climb I want to do. Ripped the hands up a bit. Got chalk on my face.
First practice is next Monday at 7am (!!!) and basically I have a month to WHIP MY ASS into shape. At the end of February there is a student rock climbing competition that I may or may not be competing in!
Now that I have a goal, lehhhhh goooo!
Starting today. Going to lab for a bit then to the gym to do some serious damage (hopefully not to my self).
Sundays are rest days (I work all day anyways), MWF is climbing team, jogging 4-5 days a week, Tues Thurs + Sat will probably be extra climbing time. I will also be doing more at the gym.