Virtuous Musings

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!- Audrey Hepburn

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barbellprincess:

naturallystrong:

lifefeaturinglauren:

Listen up, kids.
I spent a very, very long time living a frustrated life, not knowing how to efficiently deseed a pomegranate. There would be seeds everywhere, juice stains all over the kitchen and inevitably I’d be eating my salad and get a chunk of rind. It was not a fun time.
Until one day Matt left a simple comment on a photo that you do it in water. Life changing I swear. Maybe everyone already knows this and I was just the idiot standing in my kitchen covered in red stains but for those who don’t, listen up.
1. Quarter that beautiful fruit. 2. Put the quarters in cold water and break apart with your fingers. 3. The rind shit will float to the top so you can scoop it up and the beautiful seeds will sink to the bottom. 4. Drain the water out, watch the yucky rind float away and revel in the glorious fruits of your labour and the significant reduction in mess and time investment.
Pomegranate was almost dead to me until I learned this. Easily one of the best cooking tips I have ever received.

;)

This is genius.

barbellprincess:

naturallystrong:

lifefeaturinglauren:

Listen up, kids.

I spent a very, very long time living a frustrated life, not knowing how to efficiently deseed a pomegranate. There would be seeds everywhere, juice stains all over the kitchen and inevitably I’d be eating my salad and get a chunk of rind. It was not a fun time.

Until one day Matt left a simple comment on a photo that you do it in water. Life changing I swear. Maybe everyone already knows this and I was just the idiot standing in my kitchen covered in red stains but for those who don’t, listen up.

1. Quarter that beautiful fruit.
2. Put the quarters in cold water and break apart with your fingers.
3. The rind shit will float to the top so you can scoop it up and the beautiful seeds will sink to the bottom.
4. Drain the water out, watch the yucky rind float away and revel in the glorious fruits of your labour and the significant reduction in mess and time investment.

Pomegranate was almost dead to me until I learned this. Easily one of the best cooking tips I have ever received.

;)

This is genius.

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fit-madness:

flashe-s:

therealbarbielifts:

eatcleanmakechanges:

i-will-get-lean:

lordstilllovesme:

#transformationtuesday I understand that some of you may think I look better on the left. I completely understand that, but I would have to firmly disagree. Considering I weighed in at 98 lbs this morning, I felt it was time for a progress picture. The girl on the left would go on five mile runs and half hour elliptical sessions every day. The girl on the left would eat an apple, a cup of oatmeal, and buckets of coffee a day, thinking that that would be enough to sustain a healthy lifestyle. The girl on the left hid away in her bedroom looking up recipes on Pinterest that she knew she would never recreate. The girl on the left made her mom throw up from heartbreak when she stepped on the scale and showed her mom how low her weight had gotten. The girl on the left made her family miserable. The girl on the left threw a tantrum when her mom asked her to have a glass of milk. The girl on the left stuffed food into her socks when her parents were not looking. The girl on the left was dying. I never want to be the girl on the left again. Today, I am the girl on the right. The girl on the right laughs and smiles. The girl on the right goes out to the movies with her mom. The girl on the right participates in the dinner conversation. The girl on the right challenges herself everyday. The girl on the right gets to eat pints of ice cream. The girl on the right has a future. The girl on the right is going to fall in love and have kids one day. The girl on the right is who I choose to be. The girl on the right is who I choose to be every day for the rest of my life. I am not weight restored, but I think I look pretty damn good. I can HONESTLY say I like how my body looks in the second picture better than in the first. Just look at the facial difference. And am I fat? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I am getting healthy! I will never go back to the girl on the left.

I am in tears

Stop scrolling and read this

Perfect

This is so inspiring and perfect. YOU are perfect.

You look great :D It’s an amazing recovery, everyone should be proud! (and I bet your mom is :D) I’m so glad you are happy, keep going girl!

fit-madness:

flashe-s:

therealbarbielifts:

eatcleanmakechanges:

i-will-get-lean:

lordstilllovesme:

#transformationtuesday I understand that some of you may think I look better on the left. I completely understand that, but I would have to firmly disagree. Considering I weighed in at 98 lbs this morning, I felt it was time for a progress picture. The girl on the left would go on five mile runs and half hour elliptical sessions every day. The girl on the left would eat an apple, a cup of oatmeal, and buckets of coffee a day, thinking that that would be enough to sustain a healthy lifestyle. The girl on the left hid away in her bedroom looking up recipes on Pinterest that she knew she would never recreate. The girl on the left made her mom throw up from heartbreak when she stepped on the scale and showed her mom how low her weight had gotten. The girl on the left made her family miserable. The girl on the left threw a tantrum when her mom asked her to have a glass of milk. The girl on the left stuffed food into her socks when her parents were not looking. The girl on the left was dying. I never want to be the girl on the left again. Today, I am the girl on the right. The girl on the right laughs and smiles. The girl on the right goes out to the movies with her mom. The girl on the right participates in the dinner conversation. The girl on the right challenges herself everyday. The girl on the right gets to eat pints of ice cream. The girl on the right has a future. The girl on the right is going to fall in love and have kids one day. The girl on the right is who I choose to be. The girl on the right is who I choose to be every day for the rest of my life. I am not weight restored, but I think I look pretty damn good. I can HONESTLY say I like how my body looks in the second picture better than in the first. Just look at the facial difference. And am I fat? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I am getting healthy! I will never go back to the girl on the left.

I am in tears

Stop scrolling and read this

Perfect

This is so inspiring and perfect. YOU are perfect.

You look great :D It’s an amazing recovery, everyone should be proud! (and I bet your mom is :D) I’m so glad you are happy, keep going girl!

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ladyknucklesinshape:

rainbowseal:

a-frosty-heart-full-of-ships:

captainamerica-in-middle-earth:

muffled-satanic-cackling:

diaryofaworkingstudent:

two-stride:

infinitetundra:

lifewithanorwegianfjord:

this is mesmerizing. 

non equine blogs have reblogged this? Because that’s really cool because horses and stuff.

always reblog

Always reblog

Alright this is absolutely fantastic
But can we talk about how either 51,231 people have seen someone die or a bunch of people just reblogged a loop gif of a hurdle

Hello I am from tumblr and I understood that reference that  you have just made

im so confused and i demand to be informed

The reference is to Harry Potter. It’s referring to Thestrals which are skeletal flying horses that are invisible to everyone except people who have witnessed someone die. 

I actually get this reference now.

ladyknucklesinshape:

rainbowseal:

a-frosty-heart-full-of-ships:

captainamerica-in-middle-earth:

muffled-satanic-cackling:

diaryofaworkingstudent:

two-stride:

infinitetundra:

lifewithanorwegianfjord:

this is mesmerizing. 

non equine blogs have reblogged this? Because that’s really cool because horses and stuff.

always reblog

Always reblog

Alright this is absolutely fantastic

But can we talk about how either 51,231 people have seen someone die or a bunch of people just reblogged a loop gif of a hurdle

Hello I am from tumblr and I understood that reference that  you have just made

im so confused and i demand to be informed

The reference is to Harry Potter. It’s referring to Thestrals which are skeletal flying horses that are invisible to everyone except people who have witnessed someone die. 

I actually get this reference now.

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Anonymous asked: why are you a feminist? genuinely curious and not trying to be rude or anything i swear. if it came out rude im sorry.

dhpt:

social-darwin-awards:

offendedlyoffended:

freckledbuttchester:

because women get longer and harsher sentences for committing the same crimes as men. because women still don’t get the same education or pay as men. because women have to put up with sexual harassment, in the workplace or on the street, for fear of losing their jobs or being assaulted. because when a woman doesn’t respond to catcalls, she gets called a whore or a bitch.

because insulting a guy by calling him a girl or implying he has feminine traits is the go to insult. because a guy wearing make up or a dress or being sensitive is seen as a bad thing, because those are things women do, and being a woman is bad, being a woman is weak.

because women are expected to marry and have children, and if you tell someone you don’t want kids or marriage as a woman, people tell you that you’ll change your mind, or react with shock, or pity. and if you’re a man, people nod along and respect you for valuing your career, independence, etc. 

because women are called sluts if they enjoy sex or if they have a lot of sex. because people assume there’s something wrong with them, that they have daddy issues or a traumatic past if they have a healthy sexual appetite. because women are called sluts if they don’t enjoy sex. because women have to make up excuses to not have sex. because women have to lie about having a boyfriend because it’s the only way a guy will leave them alone.

because when you tell a guy you’re queer he’ll say, “REALLY? you don’t look like it. are you sure? maybe you haven’t met the right guy. maybe it’s just a phase”

because most lesbian porn is created for straight men.

because you can joke about raping or killing a woman and people will laugh. and if you tried to make the same kind of “joke” towards men, people would tell you that you’ve gone too far. because as soon as you talk about how women don’t need men, both men and women come out to tell you that you’re wrong, that you’re stupid, that you’re a worthless asshole. 

because when a man takes charge of a situation, he’s independent and a leader. but when a woman does the same thing, she’s a bossy bitch.

because women have their bodies touched without consent (from rape to people touching your tattoos without asking)

because women are used as sexual props in advertising or television shows or movies. because we’re sexualized from a horribly young age. because 10 year olds can’t wear shorts to school because they’ll be too distracting to boys.

because old white men try to control women’s bodies and reproductive rights.

because if you’re a woman and you have a strong opinion or emotion, men immediately ask if you’re on your period.

because even in fandoms, male characters are almost immediately loved/forgiven for anything, but female characters have to be nice and funny and sassy and beautiful and strong and fierce and interesting enough to be considered a good character.

because little girls are told that little boys pull their hair and treat them like shit because they like them. because little girls are taught that they play with dolls, not cars. because little girls are told to be careful and little boys can climb trees without a word. because little girls have an aisle full of pink princesses and little boys get science kits and super heroes. because grown men still get all the superheroes.

because when you say you’re a feminist because you want it to be EQUAL, one of the first responses you get is, “so can I hit girls now?”

because feminism still has a long way to go in being inclusive to trans, queer, disabled, and minority women.

Most of this is subjective or flat-out wrong, especially the ones related to legal matters, which I find offensive.

I mean really, “wage gap” and “women get longer sentences than men for the same crimes”? “Women aren’t as educated as men”? Those comments are so wrong your blog should have detonated as soon as you typed that.

  • The Justice Department seems to be admitting that prison rape accounted for the majority of all rapes committed in the US in 2008, likely making the United States the first country in the history of the world to count more rapes for men than for women. [x] [x
  • Men were 43% of victims of unwanted sexual contact/experiences in 2012 (not counting prison). Of 13,943,000 reported events, 6,027,000 victims were male. The definition of rape also excludes the majority of male victims, skewing statistics by putting them in a separate category. Of 2,537,000 reported rapes (unwanted penetration), 1,267,000 victims were men… which means 49.94% of rape victims are male (and of these, 79.2% - 1,003,464 men - reported being raped by women).
  •  If you include the statistics from prison-only rape, that means the US has more male victims of rape than female victims of rape.It’s estimated that 300,000 men and 5,000 women are raped or abused in prison every year. So of 2,837,000 reported rapes in 2010 (unwanted penetration), 1,567,000 victims were men, which means 55.23% of rape victims are male.

But you complain about catcalling. Tell me more.

thank you offendedlyoffended

best post on tumblr.

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goatsy:

Reblog if your cramps have ever

  • made you vomit
  • lasted between 2-3 days
  • stopped you from being able to walk or run
  • made you cry

It’s not considered a viable excuse on any occasion, and I would like to know why.

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