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Kelsie Beaton  S&C Coach. USMC HITT. Powerlifter. Lover of all things: Ocean. Music. Military. Dogs. Coffee. Beer. Bacon. Sweets. Cheese. NH ➑ NC

Forgot to post this yesterday...I'm terrible I know...#fbf to flying high and reflecting over this spectacular landscape.
We are so small. We take for granted entirely too much of the world (and people) around us. Sit back and think about something bigger than yourself. You'll feel a release of tension and a rush of fresh air flow over you. That is awe. Breathe it in. Cherish it.
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#flying #fly #soar #airplane #southwest #mountains #mountainrange #landscape #idaho #potd #photography #picture #samsung #nofilter #windowseat #edge #atpeace #love #inspiration #reflection #tension #release #breathe #cherish #wearesmall

#latergram lifting post while on vaca with the fam.
I didn't have my chucks. Or my belt. I felt tired and I thought I looked like πŸ’©...215# x 3.
I didn't look that bad, even though I was tired. I've decided I need to focus on increasing some strength without needing my belt.
Just gotta keep on keeping on and working hard.
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#girlswholift @girlswhopowerlift #girlswhopowerlift @savage_barbell #savagebarbell #savage #powerlifting #girlswithmuscle #girlswithguns #fitchick #upliftandliftheavy #peachgang #workhard #trainhard #eathard #deadlifts #ironaddict #donutaddict #thesehipsdontlie #thickthighsandprettyeyes #booty #datbootydoe #dropitlikeitshot #quadzilla #soflete @sofletehq #strengthandconditioning

That's right she's not.
Instead she curled up on the couch while everyone else was sleeping and watched Buffy.
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Now that the little princess is awake Balto 2 is playing. (We're all about polar opposites here lmao.)
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And still, no audience please. But if someone wants to bring me breakfast that is MORE than acceptable.
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#queen #noaudience #iwokeuplikethis #nomakeup #nofilter #coffee #coffeeismybloodtype #givemeallthecoffee #coffeeaddict #goodmorning #riseandshine #metime #alonetime #selfie #selflove #smv #sundaymorningview @sundaymorningview

We live in a world that preaches inclusion but only if you agree with the ones preaching.
We are not supportive. We are judgemental.

In a world full of social media that shows us how perfect everyone is, we find ourselves anything but.
We are not positive. We are negative.

We are not happy. We are insecure more than ever.

It is not healthy.

Do you know what the trolling and body shaming tells me about those who do it?
It tells me they're the most insecure of us all, and sheltered on top of that. After the hypocrisy makes me angry it makes me sad.
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These two pictures are maybe a couple weeks apart. Sometimes I see bigger changes in my lean mass and body fat in that amount of time than others. Sometimes from one week or two to the next I go from full 6 pack and some leg definition to a little muffin top like.
I can tell you I'm not as lean as I was this past summer and fall. My weight change is negligible, 5 ish lbs here or there, it comes and goes depending on A LOT of variables, but my body fat is higher than it has been.
But you know what! The scale does not mean fit or healthy.
At my leanest I was 128lb and 15% body fat. I loved it. I was happy and looked better than ever. But that isn't an easy body fat percentage to maintain.
I used a Bod Pod to test my body fat 3 times last year. These are my results.
1) February: 19.9% at 128lb
2) June: 18.4% at 128lb
3) August: 15.4% at 129lb
February was before my first powerlifting meet. June was before a cruise. August was before my second powerlifting meet. I wasn't trying to drop body fat. I was training longer and harder than I ever had to get stronger than I had ever been. (Which I was btw.)
Today, right now, I'm 129. Probably up more around the 19 to 20% body fat mark.
Yes, I do feel better when I'm leaner, but I don't love myself any less because I'm not as lean.

Love the F $#*K out of yourself. Even when, especially when, you feel less than perfect.
Perfect is one of the most subjective words in our vocabulary. Define it how you want and don't listen to anyone else!
#bodyimage #positivebodyimage #selflove #loveyourself #loveyourbody #loveyourself #beyourownperfect #beautyisintheeyeofthebeholder

#throwbackthursday to one of the first photos I ever took when I moved to New Bern, NC.
I used to go sit down by the water with my headphones and notebook and write well into the evening. Or read, sit in silence. Any and all. I had much more free time it seemed when I knew basically no one and lived by myself 800+ miles away from home.
Now I have a new home (don't worry I'm forever a New England girl) and it's not even in NC.
I never would have dreamed I'd be where I am with the life I have. Life is funny like that. And beautiful.
This was a good view, without it, without those nights of solitude, I would not be where I am, nor would I be who I am.
The lesson: even when you can't see the reasons why, especially when you can't, have a little faith in yourself if nothing else, that life will sort itself out, everything has a reason, and nothing is insignificant.
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#live #love #life #ramblings #write #listen #music #solitude #alone #struggle #harship #unkown #embraceit #newjourney #home #VA #NC #NH #livefreeordie #livefree #savage #always #photography #picture #potd #art #water #docks #park

My #mancrushmonday (and every day) casually telling me he loves me in the middle of Target. He's always making me laugh. (When he's not making me want to kill him that is.) 😘 β€’
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"...In your eyes
The light the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
In your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
In your eyes
The resolution of all the fruitless searches
In your eyes..."
#PeterGabriel #InYourEyes #SayAnything #movie #classic #love #relationships #itsthelittlethings

- Hold Me Down, Wrap Me Up, Don't Let Me Go -

Will you cover me
Like fresh fallen snow,
Soft, quiet, and wholly
When the world wants
To hurtle me towards
The vast darkness of space?
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#poetryisnotdead #drunkpoetssociety #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #writersofig #igpoetry #instapoetry #instagood #instamood #poetry #poem #prose #writing #write #quote #qotd #create #art #photography #photo #thefeels #typewriter #typewriterpoetry #kelsieraewrites #winter #snow #space #coverme

This is seriously accurate. I mean wtf is up with this?! πŸ˜’ I just need to embrace that this is forever how it'll be. Let's face it, I'm all about that #gymclotheslife.
#storyofmylife #whydoieventry #ineverseeanyonewhenilookpretty #ineverseeanyonewhenitry #yogapantlife #sweatpantlife #iworkinagym #gymlife #strengthcoachlife #strengthandconditioning #ishouldbeusedtoit

Oh how I've missed having salmon. Why has it been so long?!
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Silver Brite Salmon (from @traderjoeslist) with Herbs from Provence with Lavender. Asparagus with parmesan cheese and button mushrooms.
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#cooking #healthy #fitfood #healthyeats #traderjoes #salmon #asparagus #mushrooms #strengthcoacheats #getinmybelly #workhard #eathard #recovery #herbsfromprovence #lavender