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You work so hard, just to end up at home crying yourself to sleep; remember you’re trying, you are moving mountains that have plagued you since you were young, and you’re trying so hard.

Keep fighting, fight until you have won. Fight until you have found your way home, until the sun comes back and your heart learns to love the mornings again.

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Oh gosh. Presentation today. Wish me luck. Dying from anxiety.

Holy shit hello abs

Holy shit hello abs

It continually surprises me how hard yoga is.

I had a pretty good session tonight though. And the lighting was just awesome.

Hot yoga again this week :)

traded in my coffee for tulsi tea these past couple days.

I love my coffee but I feel that it is an additional stress on my body. While the caffeine makes me feel energized, it also fuels anxiety at times. 

Tulsi is supposed to be energizing but help with stress. Plus I enjoy the taste. So maybe this will become an everyday thing

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Homemade protein bar!

Recipe from this link: http://proteinpow.com/2013/09/dark-chocolate-peanut-butter-protein_6.html
It is a peanut butter and chocolate protein bar. Made mine with beet and everything! 

a-fit-fox:

Homemade protein bar!

Recipe from this link: http://proteinpow.com/2013/09/dark-chocolate-peanut-butter-protein_6.html

It is a peanut butter and chocolate protein bar. Made mine with beet and everything! 

Post workout

Post workout

Homemade protein bar!

Homemade protein bar!

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Feeling slightly less stressed today. I have a lot to do, but not to the point that its overwhelming.

I got a solid squat/booty workout in this morning and so that helps.

Unfortunately I broke a nail on a weight machine. Not a big deal but kinda sucks because I was planning on getting a gel manicure soon. wah.

Oh well, here’s to a better day than yesterday!

biodiverseed:

mossandfinch:

And salad whatever else.

#harvest

biodiverseed:

mossandfinch:

And salad whatever else.

#harvest

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Red Beach - The March of the Red Crabs

What you see in the five first photos are baby Christmas Island Red Crabs, Gecarcoidea natalis (Decapoda - Gecarcinidae), emerging from the ocean, and making their way to the forest, as seen in January of this 2014.

These crabs are endemic to the Christmas Island. For most of the year the red crabs are found within forest, but each year these crabs must migrate to the coast to breed (last photo). The estimated population of adult red crabs on Christmas Island was 43.7 million in 2001, so the migration is really impressive.

The arrival of the monsoonal rains allows increased activity of red crabs and stimulates the annual migration. During this breeding migration red crabs, like other terrestrial gecarcinids, must abandon their home ranges and travel down to the coast to mate and spawn. The downward migration normally requires at least a week, and the crabs migrate mainly during the first few hours of the morning and in the late afternoon.

The males excavate burrows, which they must defend from other males, on the lowest shore terraces; mating occurs in or near the burrows. Soon after mating the males start the journey back inland to the forest, while the females lay their eggs and remain in the burrows for 2 weeks. At the end of the incubation period the females vacate their burrows and make their way to the coastal cliffs, which almost completely surround the island, to cast their eggs into the ocean. The females usually release their eggs into the sea toward dawn, around the turn of the high tide, and then they return to the forest.

Eggs hatch immediately in the sea and the larvae (now called megalope) live in the sea for about a month before returning to land as juvenile crabs. These juvenile crabs start a first migration to the forest as seen in the first photos.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Kirsty Faulkner | Locality: Christmas Island (2014)

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I am having anxiety about not going into work because I feel bad. But I know that’s stupid because my homework is a priority over work. I can’t help it though.

Also anxiety because I didn’t workout this morning and I really want to right now but I can’t because of class.

I am just a simple midwest-living girl going to school for Dietetics with a minor in Kinesiology. I am 22 years old. I am currently following an online training and nutrition plan for the first time ever. I also try my best to eat real food prepared in traditional ways including sauerkraut, kombucha, pasture butter, and bone broth just to name a few. I love to lift, crochet, read, bike ride, swim and many other things! If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask :)