Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Honesty is a difficult concept. If I’m being honest with myself, I’ve mentally been out of the game since January. I’ve gained some weight and struggle at every meal to keep my goals (which sometimes seem to just dissolve with my rising stress level). This morning I got dressed in my costume to head to @cfthunderdome (no regrets), but the one thing missing from the pictures you see here is the tutu I hand made. I decided on the drive there that I would not try to hide my body, and to just enjoy the goofiness of wearing a costume to a WOD, not worrying about my rolls and cellulite and overall lumpiness. Even though my insecurities were at the forefront of my mind, I worked out and tried to enjoy myself (even though I’m also still stuck in this walking boot and have to modify every movement 😬). I’m frustrated that I took steps backward from where I was a year ago, but I’m also trying to stop loathing my appearance. It’s so hard to do, but I’m just going to try. So here are some non edited pictures. Happy Halloween, my dudes. Be nice to others and be nice to yourselves. #vegansofig #veganprotein #fitfam #halloween #bat #fattofit #theanimalfreeanimal #hardcoreherbivore #happyherbivore #bodypositive #imnomodeleither #killerbabeclub #meatfreeathlete #nomeatathlete #fatgirlswag #chubbybabe #girlgang

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

This is the picture of a new adventure. Today I found out I have a stress fracture in my foot, and will need to wear this incredibly sexy boot for the next 5/6 weeks. Although I can't run or bear weight on this foot, I know this is what I needed to get my discipline back on track, food wise. I have two options here - lose focus, and gain weight by not maintaining macro tracking, or get ahold of myself and strictly track to make sure I'm hitting my goals despite the boot. I'm choosing the latter. Pray for me. I've watched a lot of people have to modify their fitness because of various reasons, and I know it can be frustrating, humbling, and emotional. I'm a fragile little dude. But here's to change! #killerbabeclub #walkingboot #girlsofcrossfit #catsofinstagram #theanimalfreeanimal #macros #veganprotein #hardcoreherbivore #fitfam

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Why hello, world, I take myself much too seriously, and quite like portraying that in pictures. Thus far in October: I've acquired a philtrum piercing (non-posers call it the 'Medusa' 🐍), dyed my hair like that of a raven's feather, chopped up my bangs real good, and updated the metal bars in my face. Halloween is upon us, so I've taken every opportunity to remind those around me of just how ~edgy~ I am by wearing almost exclusively spooky-themed outfits, nail designs, etc. I am relentlessly in search of activities related to all things Halloween, and am not sure how my life will continue with it's regularly scheduled programming once the season is over. Follow me on sc if you think you can handle just how ~*uNiQuE*~ I am. Okay, bye now. #killerbabeclub #ssdgm #vegansofig #whatveganslooklike #vegan #theanimalfreeanimal #halloween #spooky #spookygirl #tooghoulforschool #creepinitreal #nerdalert

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Pure Feminine Wrath y'all. This babe (I like to call her Amanda Warrior Princess) teamed up with me (some people like to call me Snaxx) to compete in Fight Gone Beer - benefitting the @houstonspca - last night. 1min max wall ball, 1min max SDHP, 1min max box jumps/step ups, 1min max push press, 1min max plate GTOH - 3 rounds with 1min rests in between...also we had to finish a beer each round before the 1min rest started. We took second place in our division (only a few teams competed, but it's still an accomplishment), and had so much fun and I'm so thankful that I never have to chug a beer during a WOD ever again. Killer Babe Club is the best place to be. Tomorrow we start a 2 month fitness challenge at @cfthunderdome. This fall is gonna be bomb y'all. #killerbabeclub #crossfit #crossfitrxd #allgirlliftingteam #fitfam #hardcoreherbivore #happyherbivore #plantbased #plantbasedpower #plantbasedmuscle #meatfreeathlete #nomeatathlete #theanimalfreeanimal #veganprotein #veganfitness #macros #fightgonebad #fightgonebeer

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

"Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow." Got this beautiful piece by the hilarious and beautiful killer babe, @c.reneeallday at @reddaggertattoo yesterday. The cost went directly to families effected by hurricane Harvey. That was one of the best times I've ever had at a shop, and this tattoo completely sums up the aching I have in my heart for my hometown, my new home in the city, and all my friends and family who have to now start their lives over. We are in this time of trial together - trust God, He loves you and will provide for you. #hurricaneharvey #harveyrelief #houstontattoo #killerbabeclub #jcluforever

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Right after today's partner WOD. Two movements today have been weight on my shoulders - 20" box jumps (since I fell a couple months ago, and it felt like my leg was ripped off), and rope climbs (which I've put off practicing for years because I'm afraid of heights). Although I did 16" jumps today, I tried working on getting on the rope. It was minimal, mostly because my movements are poop (I'm new at it!), but trying is better than nothing. We got a significantly lower amount of rounds than everyone else, but what matters is that we worked as hard as we could. Then we ran a mile. It's hard to be neutral about not being proficient at every movement/weight/height/time, but working to become proficient in all those aspects is what matters. Work and discipline to continuing working, even though your ego is bruised because you feel like a potato around a bunch of lulu models. I'm just glad we can gas each other up when we feel like we've reached our breaking point in a WOD. Warrior Princess + Snaxx 💖 #killerbabeclub #girlsofcrossfit #vegansofig #veganprotein #veganfitness #plantbased #plantbasedpower #plantbasedmuscle #meatfreeathlete #notyourbabe #nomeatathlete #hardcoreherbivore #happyherbivore #fitfam #theanimalfreeanimal #macros #iifym #girlsofcrossfit #allgirlliftingteam #cardio #crossfitrxd #crossfit #teamskins

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Just finished #wod4wheels last weekend with my incredible partner @shelby_j2012. The whole day was amazing, and seeing @cfthunderdome support adaptive athletes so passionately was so heart warming. These athletes put in their all and it's inspiring, and the true spirit of crossfit. Lately I've been happy with the progress I've made in the box - handstands, pull ups, PR's, RXing essentially every WOD. Food, however has been my vice. I haven't consistently counted macros in weeks, and I feel it. It's time to grab my discipline by the throat and get some real work done. Today I bumped up my protein to 150g and I'm psyched to see what will happen. I'm always nervous about adjusting my macro count, but I know when I count consistently things happen. My bff and cf partner Amanda (Warrior Princess) and I have big goals. We've been working so hard, and it's awesome to finally have a workout babe that wants to put in work. She has given me the gas needed to keep grinding to my ridiculous goals that seem unreachable at times. Stay tuned. 🎶Just can't worry about no haters gotta stay on my grind🎶 #vegansofig #veganfitness #veganprotein #plantbased #plantbasedpower #plantbasedmuscle #meatfreeathlete #nomeatathlete #notyourbabe #fitfam #fattofit #iifym #macros #hardcoreherbivore #happyherbivore #thickthighs #girlswholift #crossfitrxd #creepinitreal #crossfit #allgirlliftingteam #effyourbeautystandards #poweredbyplants #plantbased #girlsofcrossfit #killerbabeclub

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

🎶Werewolf bar mitzvah, Spooky scary, Boys becoming men, Men becoming wolves🎶 #creepinitreal #killerbabeclub #halloween2017 #getonmylevel

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Been saving these shorts until I finally felt comfortable showing my pasty tree-trunk thighs, but this morning I woke up and was too tired to care. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Got a pretty good tan this weekend on the Guadalupe, so I decided today was the day. I got a little nervous heading to the box, but it turns out no one cares about how my legs look. Who woulda thunk? Still grinding out these WODs, trying to perfect my macro-tracking habits, and trying to move up to RX+ weight whenever I can. Cheers to the grind, my dudes! 😘💪🏼#whatveganslooklike #iifym #killerbabeclub #creepinitreal #macros #plantbased #plantbasedpower #plantbasedmuscle #meatfreeathlete #notyourbabe #nomeatathlete #hardcoreherbivore #happyherbivore #crossfitrxd #crossfit #girlgang #girlsofcrossfit #fattofit #theanimalfreeanimal #daretowear #wod #pizzapower #allgirlliftingteam #fitfam #cardio #vegan #vegansofig #veganprotein #veganpizzagang #veganfitness
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