Justina's Corner

I'm looking for eternal happiness and finding it in weird places. Hey there! I'm Justina. Some things about me: I'm a nerdfighter, English major, music lover, spreader of all things positive. I'm awesome, and you're awesome, so let's be awesome together. I hope you enjoy your stay.
Recent Tweets @justina18
Who I Follow


A Shakespearean intersection in Pittsburgh, 1955.

By W. Eugene Smith

(via teacoffeebooks)

Just finished a workout with my trainer. He kept adding weight to the leg press while saying that he still didn’t think it was enough weight for me. 😳😂at the end of our workout he said that he’s noticed an improvement in my cardio because it’s getting harder to “kill me” his words not mine. 😂 I’m off work today and now I have the rest of the day to just chill and read. #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #fitness #fitspiration #inspiration #motivation #fat #workout #selfie #fitchicks #exercise #cardio

These alone at work afternoon cravings are something that I need to break. No longer am I going to binge on whatever sweets are lying around. It’s not a good craving to have. I know that I’m not hungry. In fact, I overate today—healthy things—but I still feel as though I overate. When I think about why I want to eat I guess I’m bored and I do not enjoy my job. There are too many negative people around trying to steal my happy and make me miserable too…and I’m literally an unsupervised fat kid in a bakery. I don’t need the unhealthy crap that is around. I’m better than that. I don’t want it.

An hour of cardio done! Regardless of how tired I felt, it felt even better to get it done. I also had a small victory today: I bought a pair of jeans that were tight but if you wore them they loosened but I randomly decided to try them on today an they were loose! 😊 That was motivation enough to get my butt to the gym. #weightlossjourney #weightloss #fitfam #fitchicks #gettingfit #cardio #selfie #

I’m trying to fight an afternoon sweets craving with peppermint orbit and fruity lip gloss. This is a habit that I need to break. It’s been persistent especially since I work in a bakery and have sweets readily available. I will persevere.

1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

I have to get ready for a coffee date with this boy who asked me something stupid and now I have to figure how his intentions. I just want to be in my room alone with my book. About zombies.

Random things I’ve amassed looking through instagram tags. #weightlossjourney #weightloss #fitfam #fitspiration #motivation #inspiration #instacollage

Workout with my PT this morning. I haven’t moved from my bed since I got home. I pushed myself a little harder. He liked the tempo. I also made the realization that I’m there to push myself—he’s not going to do it for me. I don’t think I’m going to be able to move my arms tomorrow. #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fitspiration #gettingfit #gym #selfie #endorphins #exercise #workinprogress #sweat #showerasap

#inspiration #motivation #truth #bodyacceptance