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|| thicc bb // Killer Babe Club // vegan crossfitter //💍🌻// murderino // snaxx // be excellent to each other || 🌜Psalm 127:1🌛 👻thepashley

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)

Rarity - the left picture is this morning, and the right is Oct 2016 (a year and 3 months ago). Btw, if you’re uncomfortable with the side shot of a person, unposed & unsexualized, go ahead and move along. Starting 2016 I weighed 180/190lbs - I was actually too afraid to weigh myself because I knew I’d spiral into a self loathing depression (just being honest). Throughout that year I began running, doing crossfit 5-6 days a week, and counting macros. I lost around 35 pounds of fat, got stronger, leaner, and faster. I also found out that, even if I actually saw results, I would never accept them, and would always be thinking that my self confidence was waiting for me just around the next sub 10lb mark. Not to mention I was running because I felt so depressed over personal issues - wasn’t the healthiest mentally. 2017 came & my world changed. Moved to the Heights, got an amazing job, but was thrown out of my known element. Things were different, and I was scared. The entire year I felt like I was just trying to scrape by to maintain all the gains I’d made in 2016. But something I started learning, or trying to learn, was self love. Not hating myself when I didn’t count my macros, or when I knew I put on fat. Which I definitely have. I’d say around 20lbs or so. The thing is - I want to be faster, I want to be stronger, and I want to be leaner again. Just not at the detriment of my mind. I’m here for it in 2017. I want to learn to enjoy my life without worrying over something so arbitrary like how my clothes fit, or if people notice my double chin or enormous lumpy butt. My goal is to lose 30lbs of fat, start running and biking every week, and get back to crossfit 5 days a week. Having my immune system kicked in the groin repeatedly for the last month hasn’t helped, but I’m trying to rest and actually recover so that I can kill my goals for the next 4 months. I know the equation works, I’ve done it before. This time I’m going to enjoy the journey, or try to, and learn how to like myself - the only passenger in this trip. Cheers to it. 🎶They wanna talk about luck, but what about grindin’🎶 #fitfam #theanimalfreeanimal #vegansofig #transformation #crossfit #run #iifym

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
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