Anonymous: I 100% agree with you on the topic of college. The argument reminds me of a conversation I had with my grandfather before he passed away. He and my grandmother lived in a time where there were no credit cards, and even food stamps cost money. If you couldn't afford it, you simply couldn't have it.. Not everything should be handed to you, some things you have to work for. I get zero financial aid other than loans and I am thankful for that much. You are right, it's a privilege... not a right.

Appreciate the feedback! :)

“ You can be a human and give your human impact on the world without a Bachelor’s degree. ”

—    My friend Jack

specialagentofthelamb:

This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!

The government has no money. The government is broke.

(via runingly)

findyourline:

crossfit-cupcake:

29-palms:

imgonnamakeachange:

fit-personality:

We need carbs to survive, people! It’s just a matter of picking the right ones. Don’t fear the carb.

THANK YOU

there are actually no “good” or “bad” foods. i know plenty of athletes/gym goers who eat simple carbohydrates to fuel up for their workouts and for post workout recovery

just eat what makes you happy and makes you feel good

I COMPLETELY agree with
29-palms
. There are not “good” carbs and “bad” carbs. There are slow-processing and fast-processing carbs. They both have different purposes, different uses, and are beneficial at different times of your day in relation to your training.

Also something that always bugs me when people say it—actually the only “empty calories” are alcohol which are technically not a carb, fat, or protein (hence why they are considered empty). A fast carb is not “empty”. Sure it may be more calorie-dense or process faster, but it’s still has macronutrients that your body needs so inherently it is not “empty”. Just a little debate on word choice I suppose hahaha. Mmmmk I’ll stop now

First, we don’t “need carbs to survive” as carbs are technically not an essential nutrient. Why? Glucose can be made in the liver through a process called gluconeogenesis.  We can make glucose from non-carbohydrates like glycerol (from triglycerides—stored in fat tissue) and certain amino acids can also be turned into glucose (like glutamine, aspartate).  However, there are two very important organs of the body that prefer glucose: the brain and red blood cells.  Red blood cells lack mitochondria to burn fat, therefore, run exclusively off glucose.  The brain oxidizes (“burns”) roughly 120g of glucose a day.  The brain can, under certain conditions, like low carb diet (<20g carbs per day), start to utilize ketone bodies for energy.

So, while carbs are found in almost everyone’s diet we not need to consume them to survive. I would not suggest that someone go completely zero carb as there are certain micronutrients (i.e., B-vitamins) that are found in carbohydrates.

Also, alcohol is not “empty calories.”  Like fat provides 9 kcals/g and both protein and carbohydrates provide 4 kcals/g, alcohol provides 7kcals/g and almost any biochemistry text book will tell you this. Alcohol is not stored in the body and therefore is metabolized in the liver.  One of the results of alcohol metabolism is the increase in NADH:NAD ratio, which under certain circumstances (in the presence of insulin) can stimulates fatty acid synthesis in the liver.  Many alcoholics develop lipid droplets in their liver and can see the development of alcohol-induced fatty liver disease.

What this person said about carbs not being essential. They really aren’t. Eating many servings of carbs is not essential to being healthy and I’m tired of the argument “you have to eat 6 servings of whole grains a day to be healthy!!”.

I also dislike this “infographic” because it’s misleading and demonizes carbohydrates for the wrong reasons. Though all of these foods have carbs, the ones depicted on the left are whole foods while the ones on the right are processed foods. Just because cookies and candy are listed under “simple carbs” doesn’t make simple carbs objectively bad. Your body has to convert complex carbs into simple carbs before it can use it for energy. Most fruit and vegetables contain ratios of complex and simple carbohydrates and those foods shouldn’t be avoided simply because they contain quickly digested sugars. White rice also shouldn’t be demonized since it’s a good source of extra carbs without the damaging effects that whole grains have on the digestive organs. 

Thing to take away from this message: don’t eat junk food. Eat nutrient dense whole foods. Don’t worry your pretty little heads about good carbs/bad carbs/# of carbs, unless you have specific goals that restrict your carb intake to a specific amount. Do what makes you feel best.

The shitty thing about second day pizza is the cheese never melts the same when you reheat it. 

Hello munchkins :) So we got a new toaster because our old one broke. I set the toast for 30 seconds and this is what happened. Lmfao what a fail. 

I officially cannot cook toast. GG life, you win.

Anyway, quick non-paleo breakfast this morning of an everything bagel, cream cheese, smoked ham, tomato, lettuce, coffee. I have to run to work soon. I hope you all enjoy your day!

Anonymous: I love that color! What nail polish are you wearing?

For some reason I ripped the label off like an idiot. I’m pretty sure it’s Revlon Nail Enamel in Posh Pink, but it could also be Bubbly. I think Bubbly is the flatter one though. This has a bit of a shimmer. I got it at Ulta last year. 

I bought some strawberries, blueberries, and vanilla frozen yogurt. Smoothie time! Awwyeahhh

panda-rocket replied to your post: Did my nails :3 IDK about you, but I’m…

I always think that’s the perfect length when I decide to grow them out a bit longer than usual. I usually keep mine short since I do a lot of stuff with my hands and my nails take a beating

Yeah, mine chip or break easily, especially because I always do dishes by hand. Dem feels when one breaks off and you have to clip the rest to even out your hands. 

onegirlfourlives replied to your post: Did my nails :3 IDK about you, but I’m…

yeah, I’m pretty particular about my nails too. Not only length, but also color and shape!

I fail at shaping my nails so I just stick to the square because it’s easy peezy. Though mine could use some filing down on the sides because they’re a bit fanned out. Welp. 

I want to get one of those cool nail kits that comes with a UV light drying machine. Worth it y/n??