Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Flyest under the sea, I’m gettin’ crabby patties.🍔💯 We bought a car. Shout out to my family for being so supportive after my car died and helping us through our first experience of buying a car. 👽 #killerbabeclub #kiasoul #aliengreen #weouthere #vegansofig

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Focusing on squat cleans - really trying to catch as low as possible and get under the bar as fast as possible. Shout out to my #RA for flaring up so bad I couldn’t wear my sick vans, and genetics for my cartoon sized donk. 🙄 this is 95# BT-dubs. #vegansofig #veganprotein #iifym #macros #crossfit #cftd #girlsofcrossfit #squatclean #fitfam #theanimalfreeanimal #snaxx #bouquet #hardcoreherbivore #happyherbivore #meatfreeathlete #nomeatathlete #killerbabeclub #lovethighself #overweightbutnotoverlife

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Fire morning at @cfthunderdome 🔥🔥🔥 Got to spend time with friends, power snatch felt great in the WOD, and got to do some power cleans and squats afterward. I haven’t really done any heavy bar work since my stress fracture (almost no bar work at all), so it felt so good to add weight to that bar. Went up to 115# today. Also got these sick bb’s a few days ago. That landing tho 😍✨I weighed myself this morning and have gained about 5 pounds since getting sick a couple months ago, so I’m ready to go man. #killerbabeclub #vegansofig #macros #iifym #girlsofcrossfit #crossfit #vans #fitfam #lovethighself #overweightbutnotoverlife #cftd #veganprotein #hardcoreherbivore #happyherbivore #theanimalfreeanimal

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Life has been strange in 2018. Just in the last few weeks my car was entirely decommissioned, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and just last Tuesday my Grandma passed away (love you and miss you). But despite what seems to be a season of difficulty, loss, and inner/outer pain, I feel safe. God has been faithful, is being faithful, and will continue to be faithful. I’m thankful for my family (who provide help and support way beyond what we could imagine), my Sweet Pea, my friends, and for the things in life I get to enjoy. Things are going smoothly. It’s just one day at a time, one breath at a time. God has seemingly blessed me with the (at times naive) ability to find the silver-lining in bad situations. Even if it’s just a sliver of silver (say that five times fast). Things could always be worse. To quote the timeless and loved character, Mitch Baylor, from one of my favorite movies, Elizabethtown - “If it wasn’t this, it would be something else.” PS - this is a potato breakfast taco I shared with Booty King at the park this morning. This picture reminds me of a 35mm photo and it makes me happy. #killerbabeclub #vegansofig #whatveganseat #breakfasttacos #theanimalfreeanimal #overweightbutnotoverlife

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

// That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried // #killerbabeclub #vegansofig

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Good morning, 2018. I’ve been waiting for you. This year we out here. 🔪You know I'mma slaughter like I'm Jason🔪 #happynewyear #2018 #killerbabeclub #theanimalfreeanimal

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Promise you I didn't luck up, was grindin' all night didn't sleep 'til the sun up #killerbabeclub #saucin #bloodymoves

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Current fav activity is laying on my car and watching the sky. #killerbabeclub #lukeskywatcher #likefromstarwars #stargazer

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

I’m kind of at a loss for words. It’s so beautiful outside, and I just finished my first run in 2 months. 2.5mi. The sky is so blue and the leaves are rustling and the air is crisp and clean. I ran to gentle acoustic Christmas music and took my time. My foot felt good, ankle is just a little tight, but overall it felt good. Dealing with a broken bone, then an awful cold that still hasn’t fully cleared, as well as an infection has brought on some depression. Today I’m feeling a little more like myself. Praying for those that have chronic illnesses, for peace and joy. Merry almost Christmas y’all. #killerbabeclub #theanimalfreeanimal #run #cardio #fitfam #veganprotein #hardcoreherbivore #happyherbivore #vegansofig

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Last night // #fbf to the last time it snowed in Texas (2008?). I enjoy keeping the tradition of hitting at least one person in the face with a snowball whenever we get snow. Keeping it 2:0 so far. #flashbackfriday #killerbabeclub #snowintexas #houstonsnow #letitsnow

Ashley Castañeda (@ashleytothepashley)

Guess the curse of writer’s block has finally been broken. #killerbabeclub #pashleysback #babytaylor

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
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