Name's Abby. I'm on a serious journey to become the healthiest and strongest version of me in all the ways that count. This is a record of my journey to losing weight, getting ridiculously strong, and finding love. I'm a gym rat, begrudging Floridian, kickass paralegal, sincere as they come, and a hopeless romantic. Love: My family, lifting, good eats, fitness, art, tattoos, my Apple TV, traveling, and life itself. I'm random as hell. ∞
  • actionsexpresspriority replied to your post “Michael is one of the very few people who I talk to on a deep, honest…”

    Put your faith in the process of the plan, then follow it.

    Thanks, bud. That’s what I’m trying to do. Day in, day out I’m working on loving and bettering myself. Can’t go wrong that way. :D

  • This would make such a sexy Dexter Halloween costume. Too bad I’ve already been there, done that.

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  • abbetiteforlife:

    Cajun seasoned chicken leg with yellow squash.

    Wow, I am a fucking awesome cook.

    I decided I’d go back exactly one year in my archive and reblog something to compare to today. This is exactly what I made for tomorrow’s lunch. Creepy as hell. 

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  • abbetiteforlife:

    How does one date this day in age? All of my friends who are married or with someone, met their spouse in high school or through a friend. I swear that Orlando has one of the worst dating scenes. You only go to a club or bar for one night stands. I’ve done the whole gym thing and look at where that got me. Plus Duane marked me as his territory at my gym. My coworker suggested CL, but I don’t feel like getting murdered. I suppose I just have to hope a stranger stops me dead in my tracks because he can’t fathom walking on by without knowing all there is to know about me…and stop my relationship with Netflix.

    A lot has changed in one year…not. 

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  • "Developing patience is like weight-lifting for the soul."
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  • "Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something."
    Unknown (via psych-facts)

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  • ourladyoftheiron replied to your post “Non-scale victories:”

    What are you doing these days?

    Working out crazy hard and pushing myself in the gym, which has helped me improve my eating. The eating is the hard part for me, so getting my workouts in line, helped me get my eating in line.  If anything I’m struggling to eat enough.  I always recommend people get in line the easier of the two and then tackle the other until your have a rhythm down. 

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  • Non-scale victories:

    •Taller posture
    •More limber
    •Bras are smaller
    •Less joint stiffness after sitting all day
    •Getting crazy stronger by the minute

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  • sarahgriswald:

    *panties off already*

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  • Are any of my people watchers of The Good Wife? Can’t wait for 9PM to roll around. :D

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  • ruletheworldinfiveeasysteps:

    You need to love yourself first, not to fix yourself up or make yourself worthy of someone’s love, but so that you KNOW you ARE worthy of love and able to let it in when someone else offers it to you. So that you teach yourself what real love is and can recognize a fake and walk away without…

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  • champagnethotti:

    Danielle Brooks is so damn beautiful, she is forever my woman crush.

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  • I just realized that I haven’t eaten in 8 hours and I only ate a small breakfast. I’ve had like 350 or so calories today. I worked out 6 days this past week and cleaned for three hours this morning. I don’t get why I have days like this where I literally forget to eat and then there are days where 1,000,000 calories couldn’t satisfy me.

    Trip to Chipotle to rectify this quickly.
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  • Michael is one of the very few people who I talk to on a deep, honest level about my life. He’s also one of the only people that I allow to speak frankly about his opinions of my life in return. He’s become a real source of constructive criticism in my life. He told me that we’re working on my body, my mind, and my emotions—losing weight is a very emotional journey according to Michael and I tend to agree.

    He told me he’s going to teach me patience. I have immense patience in certain areas, but lack in others. I’m working on being patient with my progress. I know it’s not going to happen overnight. My body is far from perfect. It’ll never be beautiful or flawless, but it’ll be strong and healthy. The things I’m not content with, I’m working on. I deserve patience and kindness, especially from myself.

    I’ve never been one for faith or “wait and see” or “things turn out like they should” but maybe some faith and patience is long overdue. Things don’t happen all at once. So I’m going to focus on myself. I’m going to have some faith that things will turn out as they should even if the end result isn’t how I see fit for them to be. Maybe it’ll all fall together and maybe it’ll all fall apart into something greater. Either way, I have no control so what will having a little patience hurt?

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  • Deep cleaning Abby has reared her ugly head. I hate that bitch.

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