Hoo boy, it’s been a minute since I last posted. It figures that right after I say I’m going to do a countdown of pictures dedicated to last year, life jumps in and keeps me away. lol Since then, school’s started up and this semester’s a little tougher than last so…yeah. However! Con season is starting up for me so expect cosplay, con photos, and other crafty business in the coming weeks. Naka-kon’s my next thing down in Kansas. I’ll be part of a Hetalia panel as Cuba (surprising no one). I’ll also be bringing Bianchi from Katekyo Hitman Reborn and the Turkey cosplay I’ve posted here. I’m staffing registration too so if you any of you come early in the morning or Day0, I’ll probably be there! Feel free to say hello! (·ω·)
Thank you~! I was supposed have a group with a Steven Stone, but other cosplays got in the way. Since the group’s not happening, I probably won’t be bringing her this time around. If the forecast is anything like how it was last year, it’s probably for the best. lol
Like I said earlier, in celebration of Tick Tock Day and just the end of the year, I’m doing little look back posts, so this post is dedicated to my hair! After years of putting a number of perms in my hair, it finally got so damaged I had to get a Big Chop in January and shave nearly all of it off. The top pic is an inch or so shorter than what I started with this year (if you can’t tell because of the black scarf, I marked it with that lime green color). After visiting the barbershop, I had about a half an inch of hair left.
It took what seemed like forever for my hair to just grow the shoulder length that it was so this was an incredibly hard decision for me to just get rid of it, damaged or not. It’s almost been a whole year though and I’ve slowly grown to love my itty bitty afro. Now in December, my hair is already down my neck. It’s been hard having to relearn how to take care of my hair. I can’t just throw chemicals at it and straighten it when it’s being difficult and I’ve gone through a ton of products to find which one best suits my new texture. It’s all worth it though. I’m hoping my natural journey continues on splendidly in 2014. I’ve already started my year of protective styles challenge starting with crochet braid Havana twists. 2014 should be no problem. (-ω-)
(pics from top-bottom, left-right: hair’s original length, after shaving it, length in July, length in September)
So, every December 29th is supposedly what’s called Tick Tock Day. Basically, it’s a day when people regularly look back on their year and what’s gone wrong and/or right. It’s also a day to resolve unfinished business before stepping into the New Year. In honor of that, I’ll be doing posts until New Years about my memorable 2013 events. They may include convention stuff and my personal life. Sorry to y’all who follow me for other reasons. It’s just for a few days though. Just letting you guys know ahead of time.
Really late Christmas selfies. Thought I’d switch things up and try out Havana twists. Not really sure I like them or not yet.
Being fit isn’t about body size or shape. It’s about optimizing your body’s potential to do awesome shit like this.
this is so inspirational.
For real. I am so tired of people equating fit to being thin. Fuck that.
this is the first time i’ve seen this posted with body positive messages. great!
As someone who has done gymnastics in various forms, his height is incredible. Check out where his head is - nearly chest level! And he drops his legs down so easily, arms tucked back casually.
Rock on, dude. You’re amazing.
I hate that “you can’t be fat and fit” bullshit because it cuts an entire body type out of the equation.
People typically fall into three categories: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Ectomorphs are skinny, wiry people with fast metabolisms who build lean muscle (think track runners or gymnasts). Mesomorphs are of the archetypal athletic body type that builds muscle while burning fat; they become bodybuilders and hunky actors.
Endomorphs, the third category, are always dismissed as unhealthy for the bullshit reasons I will detail: While they gain body fat easily, they gain muscle just as easily. But since it develops under a layer of fat you can’t see it. This doesn’t mean it’s not there. An endomorph could be a bear-wrestling Appalachian trail-hiking badass and people would still look at them and think “wow look at that fatass I bet they never move”. Bitch have you ever seen a linebacker they’re fat and they run just as much as the other guys on the team. Which is another point: endomorphs can do cardio and still be fat. Their bodies don’t let go of fat without a fight and the lengths they’d have to go to in order to lose most or all of their body fat (too much exercise, too little food) could in fact be detrimental to their health. Hell, I know a cross-country hiker with a beer belly who runs six miles a day without breaking a sweat.
tl;dr the notion that body fat automatically equates to poor muscle and cardio health is a notion that only works under the assumption that everyone is naturally ectomorphic or mesomorphic. This is not true thus this idea is wrong and stupid.
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That was actually fascinating and informative thank you.
Thank you! I hope your holidays were equally wonderful! Since it’s almost New Years, I hope this coming year turns out marvelous for you and yours!
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