My name is SamanthaJane, But since I like you, you can call me Sam.

Welcome to my corner of the Internet! I use this space to document my fitness journey in all it's many shapes and forms

On the 9th October 2011 I was the first person in my family to run a marathon. and the following year I ran my second marathon

Since then I lost my love affair with running and I'm trying to find my place in the world of fitblrs and weightloss.

I'll write about other stuff too, because my life isn't just about running and losing weight, I'm much, much more than that. I'm a photographer and filmmaker. I'm a daughter, sister and girlfriend living far away from those who I love. I'm a Tasmanian living in Mackay trying to make a life for myself.

So take your time, look around.My world is yours to share.

HW: 82kgs

SW: 79kgs (December 2010)

CW: 73.0kgs (January 2014)

Felt that grit burn today! Turns out I just needed a but load more weight on my bar

Felt that grit burn today! Turns out I just needed a but load more weight on my bar

So this is happening again!

Weight: 75.6kgs (166.6lbs)

Next week I’ll be able to compare!

What’s the rule about exercising when sick? Is it if your symptoms are above or below the neck that you shouldn’t do it? And what about if it’s in your throat? Does that count as above or below the neck?


Not a runner, but now you are


Not a runner, but now you are

Why is it when you feel the start of a sickness coming on a nap can either make you feel a million times better or a million times worse?
Today my nap made me feel a million time worse




I dearly wish that people would view their bodies as they view flowers…

Veins everywhere?



Skin patches? Birthmarks?


hella rad~

Scars? Stretch marks?



Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?


heckie yeah~

Large? Curvy?



Small? Thin?



Missing a few pieces?


handsome as ever~

Feel like you just look weird?


you’re fantastic looking~

THIS is the best post ever. 

always reblogggg

Is feeling a bit itchy to run again after seeing all the run Melbourne posts on my Facebook/Instagram.

But I’m off to the airport to pick up my boy!! It’s been a long week and I’ve missed him lots!

I don’t need you to send me an email letting me know what’s happening on my dash… I know what’s happening on my dash… I’m on my dash… Constantly


"You want everything to stay the same until you’re ready for it to change. But you can’t do that. You can’t expect the whole world to stand still until you’re ready."
- Gayle Friesen (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via missmarisol)

You would think I was searching for a pink elephant rather than an a4 sized art book from all the blank stares I got asking for one!!

You would think I was searching for a pink elephant rather than an a4 sized art book from all the blank stares I got asking for one!!

Anonymous: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it? 




50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.


Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society 

It was ok… I got sweaty but didn’t feel like I really worked *that* hard plus I was kinda unco too… But I found when I stopped worrying about doing the steps perfectly and just got into the general rhythm of it I did better.


:) so true.


:) so true.

(Source: jacquimontero, via underactive-life)