Every week, we’re participating in #totalhonestytuesday, sharing the things we’d usually keep off of social media, and giving a little more insight into our real (and very un-perfect) lives. Hopefully, in doing this, we can all feel a little less pressure to appear a certain way online, and remember that everyone around us is much more than just the highlight reel we normally see.
What does your fridge say about you? See where you're doing well (fruit), where you can improve (grains), and just know what treats you won't give up (ie:beer). #eatclean #fridge #sneakpeek #dayinthelife #healthy #mealprep #food #totalhonestytuesday #getfit #getinmybelly
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I've been eyeing this book on my desk at work for some time now and finally got around to reading it (all that multitasking … I mean, task-switching). I'm guilty of trying to do so many things at once, leading to more stress and anxiety and irritableness on my part. Cheesy as this book was in some parts, I'll definitely be applying some of Devora Zack's tips to my work and personal lives. Cosmo makes no promises. (I swear I took this image AFTER I finished the book. Pinky swear.) #totalhonestytuesday #singletasking #unplugged #amreading #bookchallenge #selfimprovement
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I got this ceramic Christmas last December at Union Square's holiday market and it brings me immense joy every time I look at it. But it still took me two years to convince myself I was allowed to buy it and even the day I purchased it I had to go by the booth three times to be really, really sure. It only cost ten dollars but it's also such a luxury item that I had to work quite hard to convince myself I was allowed to want it (and buy it when it was totally affordable) after trying to avoid buy anything extravagant when I was underemployed–even though that time of my life ended a solid three years ago. Financial instability leaves scars basically. But I'm learning how to deal with them better every day. #totalhonestytuesday #birds #trinkets #pretty
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I am voting, not because I think I know who the best candidate is — I am actually okay with Bernie and Hillary in different ways — but because I think it's important. I tried to learn carefully about both candidates, and, in the end, I picked one. Was it the "right" candidate or the "best" candidate? I'm not sure! And no one ever talks about how scary that is.
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#totalhonestytuesday I love lifting heavy. I love feeling strong and learning the limits of what my body can do. What I don't love is the fact that I'm confined to a life of waistbands being scrunched up in order to not have my legs crammed into my pants like sausages. #ineedatailor #muscles #muscularthighs #gymlife #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #fit #lift #liftheavy #firstworldproblems
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053116. A few weeks ago, I went hiking with my friend and got lost on our way back. The hike was pretty rough and tough. No flat ground. All rocks and boulders. The way was somewhat steep. It was an adventure considering that it was a new place for us and we didn't prepare for the hike. We did not even study the route beforehand. But being the "pros" that we were, we got to the top, stayed for a good half hour appreciating the view of the beach and the California Valley. Sweating our asses off under the sun in a 90 degree weather was totally worth it. I couldn't really tell where we went wrong but it took us a number of thorny bushes and unfamiliar paths when we realized that we were going back the wrong direction. I got shot by a cactus. We run out of drinking water. No matter how much I covered my body with my sweater and friend's body bag, my legs got tiny cuts from sharp bushes. Just when we thought we were finally getting to where we started, that was when we were actually moving farther away. The constant thought of poison ivies and rattlesnakes made matters even worse for me. It took a hard and long journey but we finally made it down. I can't say that it was a horrible experience. Yes I got scared. Yes I feared that we might reach the point where we must call 911. But I can't say that I didn't enjoy this adventure either. It's another story to tell my grandchildren. My life right now is a long trail of question marks. I am hiking this unfamiliar track. I am unsure where I'm stepping on. I do not know if the view on top would be worth it or a disappointment. At times I am confused. I am lost. But either way, no matter how hard and (cactus shots) painful it gets, I will keep on moving. Whatever's waiting for me, I trust that it'll always be for the best. And you know what they say, people who get lost always end up finding their true selves in the process. And they're the happiest and most satisfied. (A day late for #totalhonestytuesday)
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#Totalhonestytuesday here on my #lifestyleblog #lifestyle: i admit that I don't take enough time on my mat these days, but just 20 minutes now and then really centers me and reminds me where I'm going. #yoga #yogablog #yogablogger #lulu #lululemon #fitness #fitnessblogger #fitnessblog #twentysomething #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #yogainspired #yogalove #yogapractice #butterflypose #lululemonathletica #lululemonaddict #inspiration #intention #meditation #onbrand #fitspiration
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#totalhonestytuesday When it comes to my creativity, I've been battling fears since I graduated college: fear of not being ready, not good enough, fear of my own potential, fear of what others think of me and my photography, and fear of the unknown. I've had a lot of chances to pursue photography and just go for it, but I've always allowed those fears to hold me back. Looking inward today, I see a stronger person. The me that's always been there inside itching to get out. It's going to be scary and hard but also rewarding and full of joy. Im ready to face it all. To my fellow creatives who struggle with self doubt, I feel you…but you GOT this. ❤️
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I had a totally unsatisfying lunch today. Everything took too long and I didn't get everything done that I wanted to accomplish. But I got to look at some beautiful roses. I called my mom and calmed her down. I am checking things off my to do list. And I am wearing a great outfit. Sometimes just taking a step back to look at the roses (literal or figurative) and count up the small things you get done is enough. #totalhonestytuesday #latergram #nofilter #brooklynbotanicgarden #roses #pink #hotpink
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