I want this on my wall. Tumblr, especially Fitblrs and Fitspo blogs, are always pushing images of fitness/healthy living that are all about going hardcore, the whole ‘no pain no gain’ mentality. The longer I train, and the more I learn about myself and my own body, the more I realize how skewed and just as detrimental to your health as images in the media that promote a negative body image leading to all kinds of disorders. These messages that are supposed to be positive backfire. I know, for myself at least, that it can make you feel inadequate, it leads to guilt on days you can’t go hard or if you miss a workout whether you had to or just didn’t feel like it that day, it can make you ignore signs your body needs a break, lead to injury and body image/eating issues. I wish there were more messages like this: JUST BE HAPPY. Dream big, live your life, smile, don’t sweat the small stuff, get your sweat on YOUR way. There is no ONE way to do anything. Honor yourself and DO YOU!