Just took a sort of speedy AAMC MCAT practice verbal section and didn’t actually try super hard on some of it and also it’s noisy here. I got a 10, so… if I just keep doing reading of less-than-easy things and do all the verbal sections I can, I think I could bump that up to a 12 or maybe even 13. Definitely need to order that ExamKrackers verbal book! 

stuff

1. I miss some of my very close/best friends. You know who you are. 

2. I am sincerely thankful for my new friends, too. Dunno how I’m so lucky. 

3. I have a serious problem with sugar, and I have to do something about it. I’ve been having some smaller wins lately, but the habit is still strong. I bought a diary thing to write down my food, mood, exercise, etc. So long, myfitnesspal… I cannot be so concerned with macros and things when what I really need to focus on are the following: cutting down the processed sweet stuff/flour/grains, and reacquainting myself with true hunger (away from calories). 

4. I need to be studying more for the MCAT but I’m tired. Fucking physics, man. It destroys me. 

5. One of my chem students told me tonight the only reason she’s probably going to pass chemistry is because of my sessions. It was really… weird and flattering to hear that. I enjoy teaching chemistry. 

6. My boyfriend listens to me vent about my food problems sometimes. He doesn’t do anything to try and be my therapist or some shit. He tells me how much he cares about me, and that he hopes I recognize that I am a good, talented person. Basically I want to hug him every second. But no. We’re busy. 

7. Too tired to work out today. Will work out tomorrow (lift & cardio, woo). 

8. Getting up at 5 a.m. to finish genetics project like a champ. 

9. Organic chem exam Friday. Should be awful considering I still suck at some of the Diels Alder chemistry. Fuuuu 

10. Goodnight, yo 

It would be really groovy if any good fucking coffee places were near where I go to school… or my house… 

My boyfriend just got a scholarship that fully covers his summer classes

I’m super proud of him. 

This post has been amended to take away my self-hate that seems to be relentless lately. 

laboromniavincit-incipe:

amonamartha:

lascocks:

Throw me over your shoulder and carry me off to Valhalla you viking goddess.

suddenly people care about female weightlifting because they see an athlete online that they are sexually attracted to. Because she is petite and blonde, everyone is going wild for her. Her name is Samantha Wright, by the way, she is a person, and a serious weight lifter. You should also know about other women in this sport, from around the world and not just focus on this one woman.


Meet Karnam Malleswari of India, Olympic weight lifting champion, FIRST WOMAN FROM INDIA TO EVER WIN AN OLYMPIC MEDAL.


Meet Zhou Lulu, female weight lifter for China, who shattered world lifting records in her category.

Meet Holley Mangold, American weight lifting competitor. She didn’t win gold, but she is also an amazing athlete and just because she is not petite or marketably attractive does not mean she should be overlooked or forgotten.

 

Lastly, here is Zoe Smith. She got a lot of flack for “looking like a bloke” and being “too muscular” and she fought back:

We don’t lift weights in order to look hot, especially for the likes of men like that. What makes them think that we even WANT them to find us attractive? If you do, thanks very much, we’re flattered. But if you don’t, why do you really need to voice this opinion in the first place, and what makes you think we actually give a toss that you, personally, do not find us attractive? What do you want us to do? Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favourably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?! Cause you are clearly the kindest, most attractive type of man to grace the earth with your presence. 

“Oh but wait, you aren’t. This may be shocking to you, but we actually would rather be attractive to people who aren’t closed-minded and ignorant. Crazy, eh?! We, as any women with an ounce of self-confidence would, prefer our men to be confident enough in themselves to not feel emasculated by the fact that we aren’t weak and feeble.
“ 

If you lust after a female athlete, that’s cool, no one’s stopping you and you certainly aren’t alone. But you could at least appreciate the actual skill and dedication that goes behind these kinds of sports, and understand that these women aren’t doing it for your approval or to look good. They are athletes as much as their male counterparts, and they could probably fuck you up if they wanted to.

Ya I hate this shit. There isn’t even a gif of her lifting. Is basically a set of a blonde girl in a singlet.

Why Are American Healthcare Costs so High?

Me, T, and a couple of other goofballs from the steel concert Sunday.

Me, T, and a couple of other goofballs from the steel concert Sunday.

My Workout For Tuesday April 15

I earned 302 points for my workout on Fitocracy!


  • Elliptical Trainer +302 pts

    • 0:40:00 || Moderate (+302 pts)

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