I'm Jess :)
20-something, LI/NYC, Weight Watcher, Future MD

This is my journey through MCAT studies, health, & fitness!
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Holy shit this is cute

I used to have a squirrel that did this! I named her Noodles and she brought by a bunch of other squirrel’s and they’d eat of my hand/knock on my front door for food. So cute, I hope she lived a good squirrel life.

😍😍😍😍

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mynameisjessamyn:

When I’m sick, I have a bad habit of being pissed off at my body. I mean, being active is my mental savior and anything which inhibits my activity level makes me ridiculously grouchy.
However, one of the most important things I’ve learned during this particular illness is that being grouchy about your body’s condition is not just stupid but counterintuitive. I mean, how are you supposed to feel better if you’re sending negative energy toward the beautiful machine that keeps you moving?
I’m still not feeling 100%, but the sweat pouring out of my body today felt so good. SO good. I am so thankful for my practice and how it never fails to restore my mind, body, and spirit. #yogafamily #yogabums #yogalife #yogapractice #yogahigh #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #yogangsters #fitfluential #fatyoga #flexibility #backbend #camelpose #feeltheyogahigh #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvespo #curvygirl #honoryourcurves #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #aimtrue

mynameisjessamyn:

When I’m sick, I have a bad habit of being pissed off at my body. I mean, being active is my mental savior and anything which inhibits my activity level makes me ridiculously grouchy.

However, one of the most important things I’ve learned during this particular illness is that being grouchy about your body’s condition is not just stupid but counterintuitive. I mean, how are you supposed to feel better if you’re sending negative energy toward the beautiful machine that keeps you moving?

I’m still not feeling 100%, but the sweat pouring out of my body today felt so good. SO good. I am so thankful for my practice and how it never fails to restore my mind, body, and spirit.
#yogafamily #yogabums #yogalife #yogapractice #yogahigh #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #yogangsters #fitfluential #fatyoga #flexibility #backbend #camelpose #feeltheyogahigh #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvespo #curvygirl #honoryourcurves #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #aimtrue

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1 month ago

transaervania:

next time you go to accuse a teenage girl of overreacting remember that when a bunch of elderly white men couldn’t agree on something, they shut down the government

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1 month ago
vegan-yums:

Chocolate almond breeze smoothie / Recipe

vegan-yums:

Chocolate almond breeze smoothie / Recipe

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2 months ago

love-health-workout:

The definition of a healthy lifestyle is not working out all the time, eating fruits and vegetables and lifting.

A healthy lifestyle is doing whatever you like, smiling, inner peace, eating whatever you like and whatever is good for your body and your soul, loving, being happy, laughing with the ones you love, feeling comfortable with your body and being positive. Enjoy being alive.

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2 months ago
spiritualinspiration:

Three Types of Friendsby TD JAKES
1. CONFIDANTS – You have very few of them – these are people who welcome you unconditionally. They are into you whether you are up or down, right or wrong, they are in it for the long haul. You can share anything with them. Having a good confidant is one of the keys that unlock the Kingdom.
These are people who you can share your deepest and darkest inner thoughts with, who won’t judge you but will feed you instead of draining you.
Have you ever had relationships where the person was emotionally immature and consistently draining you? It’s okay to help others but you must have someone who feeds you so you can feed someone else. They will confront you; they’ll get in your business and get in your face and tell you when you are wrong BUT will also come back and be by your side no matter what. They will never leave.
2. CONSTITUENTS - They are not into you but are into what you are FOR. They are for what you are for. As long as you are for what they are for they will be with you but never think they are for you. If they meet someone else that will meet their agenda they will hook up with them and leave you. Don’t mistake a constituent for a confidant. By the time you fall in love or are connected with them in a relationship, they will hook up with someone else and break your heart, leaving you wondering, “I thought our relationship was deeper than that.”
3. COMRADES - These are not for you nor are they for what you are for. They are just against what you are against. They are strange bedfellows. They are the enemy of your enemy who will team up with you to help you fight a greater enemy. They will only be with you until the victory is accomplished.
They are like scaffolding that is there until the building is built but is later removed because the building is built. Don’t be upset when they leave. They were not supposed to be there anyway. Don’t tell your dream to your constituents they will try to fulfill the dream without you. Don’t tell your dream to your comrades because they will not support you because they are not for you in the first place.

spiritualinspiration:

Three Types of Friends
by TD JAKES

1. CONFIDANTS – You have very few of them – these are people who welcome you unconditionally. They are into you whether you are up or down, right or wrong, they are in it for the long haul. You can share anything with them. Having a good confidant is one of the keys that unlock the Kingdom.

These are people who you can share your deepest and darkest inner thoughts with, who won’t judge you but will feed you instead of draining you.

Have you ever had relationships where the person was emotionally immature and consistently draining you? It’s okay to help others but you must have someone who feeds you so you can feed someone else. They will confront you; they’ll get in your business and get in your face and tell you when you are wrong BUT will also come back and be by your side no matter what. They will never leave.

2. CONSTITUENTS - They are not into you but are into what you are FOR. They are for what you are for. As long as you are for what they are for they will be with you but never think they are for you. If they meet someone else that will meet their agenda they will hook up with them and leave you. Don’t mistake a constituent for a confidant. By the time you fall in love or are connected with them in a relationship, they will hook up with someone else and break your heart, leaving you wondering, “I thought our relationship was deeper than that.”

3. COMRADES - These are not for you nor are they for what you are for. They are just against what you are against. They are strange bedfellows. They are the enemy of your enemy who will team up with you to help you fight a greater enemy. They will only be with you until the victory is accomplished.

They are like scaffolding that is there until the building is built but is later removed because the building is built. Don’t be upset when they leave. They were not supposed to be there anyway. Don’t tell your dream to your constituents they will try to fulfill the dream without you. Don’t tell your dream to your comrades because they will not support you because they are not for you in the first place.

(Source: lifes-sweet-nothings, via our-healthy-habits)

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2 months ago
hula-hips:

coachmelissag:

When you ELIMINATE something you REALLY LOVE from your nutrition, hey guess what, you’re more likely to fail.  What do I mean?  Think of it this way:
If you tell yourself, “OH MY GOD I LOVE CHOCOLATE CAKE SO MUCH, but I’m trying to lose weight so I can never have it again it’s so BAAAAAD for me and I’m swearing it off foreverrrrrrr!”  What are you more likely to do when you’re having a moment of weakness after not having your chocolate cake for six weeks….and there’s a slice right in front of you?  Yup, your’e going to devour it, and then feel guilty.  
So instead of eliminating something from your life, why not just moderate it?  Instead of saying “I’ll never have chocolate cake again,” tell yourself, “Chocolate cake is delicious and I choose to now use it as the treat that it is.  I will eat it happily at birthday celebrations.  I will enjoy a little on special occasions.  If I am truly CRAVING it, once in a while I will indulge.  I will realize that one serving size is enough, and I will feel satisfied!”  This helped me IMMENSELY!  Even now, after losing 80 lbs and being the fittest I’ve ever been, if someone sees me eating a huge piece of chocolate cake or ordering a pizza, or going out for some greasy food…they ask “oh my god, you EAT that stuff?  Ugh, it must be SO NICE to be able to eat whatever you want and not gain weight!”  
1) Yes, I do eat it.  Why?  Because I love it.
2) No, I can’t “eat whatever I want and not gain weight,” I pick and choose my times to indulge!  I don’t eat this stuff all the time, or even “once a week.”  I work my BUTT OFF, and I hold on to the 80/20 rule.  It’s that whole “work hard, play hard” thing…in relation to fitness :) 
Mindset, moderation, motivation.  It’s all you, and you got this! :)

Thank you

hula-hips:

coachmelissag:

When you ELIMINATE something you REALLY LOVE from your nutrition, hey guess what, you’re more likely to fail.  What do I mean?  Think of it this way:

If you tell yourself, “OH MY GOD I LOVE CHOCOLATE CAKE SO MUCH, but I’m trying to lose weight so I can never have it again it’s so BAAAAAD for me and I’m swearing it off foreverrrrrrr!”  What are you more likely to do when you’re having a moment of weakness after not having your chocolate cake for six weeks….and there’s a slice right in front of you?  Yup, your’e going to devour it, and then feel guilty.  

So instead of eliminating something from your life, why not just moderate it?  Instead of saying “I’ll never have chocolate cake again,” tell yourself, “Chocolate cake is delicious and I choose to now use it as the treat that it is.  I will eat it happily at birthday celebrations.  I will enjoy a little on special occasions.  If I am truly CRAVING it, once in a while I will indulge.  I will realize that one serving size is enough, and I will feel satisfied!”  This helped me IMMENSELY!  Even now, after losing 80 lbs and being the fittest I’ve ever been, if someone sees me eating a huge piece of chocolate cake or ordering a pizza, or going out for some greasy food…they ask “oh my god, you EAT that stuff?  Ugh, it must be SO NICE to be able to eat whatever you want and not gain weight!”  

1) Yes, I do eat it.  Why?  Because I love it.

2) No, I can’t “eat whatever I want and not gain weight,” I pick and choose my times to indulge!  I don’t eat this stuff all the time, or even “once a week.”  I work my BUTT OFF, and I hold on to the 80/20 rule.  It’s that whole “work hard, play hard” thing…in relation to fitness :) 

Mindset, moderation, motivation.  It’s all you, and you got this! :)

Thank you

(Source: lanalavie, via fitanne)

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2 months ago

I don’t care if I’m ever thin.

queenkatiee:

I just want to have the biggest, juiciest ass I can support with my bone structure.

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2 months ago

healthtay:

Moral of the story: Your thighs are fine.  Work it, ladies. You’re all gorgeous

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