“Girls and women of the world, could we stop apologizing for wanting and eating food? Because this is one of the most ridiculous things that we do collectively as lady-people, and not only does it annoy the shit out of me personally, but it is also INCREDIBLY SAD. Could we stop feeling “guilty” for wanting an effing brownie? Or a plate of fries? Could we stop actively seeking permission from our friends to go ahead and “be bad” and order the cheesecake? Could we all just go ahead and order whatever it is that we feel like eating, instead of saying, “Oh, I feel like a pig, you guys are just getting salads”?
Because—now I know this will come as a shock—WOMEN EAT. We get hungry. We get hungry for pizzas and Double Stuf Oreos and nachos and ice cream and giant French-toast breakfasts, and you know what? WE DON’T NEED TO FEEL BAD ABOUT THAT.
”—an excerpt from this beautiful article that everyone should read (x)
just wanted to congratulate you on your awesome leg pistol! I saw the pic and was like "psh that aint hard. i do yoga." um. i almost broke my face. and whole body. you're amazing AND your blog is a great inspiration, thanks and keep it up!
Thanks! It takes most people a long time to work up to them, even seasoned exercisers. It’s a lot of balance, control and flexibility. I still struggle on my right side (working on my ankle flexibility helps), but it’s getting better and better. From the time I started actively working on them to my first left pistol was about 6-8 months. My right took another 3-4, and it’s still hard.
If you’re trying to work on them, try the chair pistol progression I posted. It really helped me long term, and is still quite difficult to do! If you can do getups (or rollups/rollbacks) easily, you can also try a candlestick roll: the momentum helps considerably and works the right muscles to make pistols easier over time. G’luck!
I don’t know what prompted you to send me the dumbest message I’ve received in at least 6 months, but nowhere in the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “fitness” do I find the word “skinny.” Even synonyms for the word “fitness” focus 100% on health attributes as opposed to size attributes. So I’m sorry if you have this deep seeded complex that refuses to allow you to accept that, from all standpoints of medicine, science, and flat out fact, fitness is irrelevant to body size. That really sucks for you that your brain is struggling to let you come to terms with that. However, it is also 100% not my problem.