I like the word ‘self-development’ much more than the word ‘self-improvement’. Self-improvement feels like it carries the connotation that the self is made up of a fixed number of traits, skills, characteristics, some of which you’d like to improve upon. But the self is not fixed; it’s constantly changing and evolving; every new experience influences our beliefs and theories about the world; today’s priorities may not hold the same value tomorrow. Self-development, however, seems to convey more of a sense of wholeness and integration of the different aspects that make up the self; a sense of accepting yourself in this moment but at the same time, allowing that there’s room for growth and expansion.
This is my transition to low carb
The left photos were after losing 60lbs, I was eating grains, fruit + I focused on high protein, moderate carbohydrate + low fat.
I was lifting for quite a while + it has to be said that I saw barely ANY progress compared to the progress I have seen and felt with eating more fat and much less carbohydrate
The photos show the difference between the above diet and keto (low carbohydrate and high fat). I now weigh 137lbs and I eat over 120g of fat a day. Keto has changed my life.
"In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time."
Create goals for yourself and work hard towards them but never lose sight of your complete and wondrous insignificance in this universe.
i love physical touch. like not even kissing and stuff just like. sitting next to each other with our arms touching or our legs overlapping or walking next to each other with our arms brushing i love knowing im real i love existing with people i love it
(Source: bratcore, via barbellsandtattoos)
My Dad looked at me and told me that I shouldn’t work out so hard. That my body has been through a lot and I deserve a break. I am skinny enough, and I deserve to relax.
He doesn’t get it. Of course I’m skinny enough. I’m skinny enough. I’m strong enough. Of course I am, because I am always enough. But I’m not as strong as I could be. I haven’t experienced how fast I could possibly run, I haven’t felt the full extent of what my legs can lift. I want the fullest experience of being alive, and I’m never going to get it on the couch. Yes, I deserve to relax. But I also deserve to see the full expression of my body’s abilities. I don’t work out to reach some aesthetic goal- I train because I’m not even close to done exploring what I’m capable of.
Giving away this box of Quest bars for my followers!
Reblog this as much as you wish between now and July 13th (obviously must be following me, ketocami).
I’ll choose one random winner and I’ll also go through all the reblogs and do a little promo of my favorite blogs (you don’t necessarily have to be a keto or even fitness blog)
**This is international but if the winner is outside of the US, I’ll probably ship the dozen bars without the box they’re in so I can put them in a bubble mailer to reduce shipping costs.
"Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges."