Amy Schumer’s Response to Her Nude Pirelli Calendar Shoot Is Yet Another Reason We Love Her

Oh, Amy Schumer, we love you because you are real, just like us. This photo of you posing half-naked in your lacy undies and heels with coffee cup in hand for the 2016 Pirelli calendar is awesome on its own, but you went ahead and amplified its awesomeness with this caption on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds:

“Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman. Thank you Annie Leibovitz!”

This is what beauty is. Amy’s bravery and confidence are what make her stunningly gorgeous. And sexy! Damn! This photo reminds us that this is what real women look like, not the photoshopped ones we constantly see in magazines. The world needs to see more photos like these because ¡ª and this might blow society’s mind ¡ª women have belly rolls and cellulite and stretch marks. And the more we expose this real side of women’s bodies, the more women will love their bodies. So thank you, Amy, for openly loving your normal and beautiful body ¡ª you’re inspiring more women than you know. And her facial expression is just the cherry on top. She’s like, “Yeah, I’m hot. I know it. And now you know it too. Now shut up and let me drink my coffee in peace.”

Related: April Will Be Your Favorite Month After Seeing Serena Williams’s Bare and Beautiful Calendar Shoot

Image Source: Pirelli / Annie Leibovitz

Amy Schumer’s Response to Her Nude Pirelli Calendar Shoot Is Yet Another Reason We Love Her

Oh| Amy Schumer| we love you because you are real| just like us. This photo of you posing half-naked in your lacy undies and heels with coffee cup in hand for the 2016 Pirelli calendar is awesome on its own| but you went ahead and amplified its awesomeness with this caption on your Facebook| Twitter| and Instagram feeds:

“Beautiful| gross| strong| thin| fat| pretty| ugly| sexy| disgusting| flawless| woman. Thank you Annie Leibovitz!”

This is what beauty is. Amy’s bravery and confidence are what make her stunningly gorgeous. And sexy! Damn! This photo reminds us that this is what real women look like| not the photoshopped ones we constantly see in magazines. The world needs to see more photos like these because ¡ª and this might blow society’s mind ¡ª women have belly rolls and cellulite and stretch marks. And the more we expose this real side of women’s bodies| the more women will love their bodies. So thank you| Amy| for openly loving your normal and beautiful body ¡ª you’re inspiring more women than you know. And her facial expression is just the cherry on top. She’s like| “Yeah| I’m hot. I know it. And now you know it too. Now shut up and let me drink my coffee in peace.”

Related: April Will Be Your Favorite Month After Seeing Serena Williams’s Bare and Beautiful Calendar Shoot

Image Source: Pirelli / Annie Leibovitz

These Instagram Pics Prove That Losing Weight Is an Emotional Roller Coaster Ride

These Instagram Pics Prove That Losing Weight Is an Emotional Roller Coaster Ride

I’m not shy to admit that losing weight was a huge struggle for me. Aside from making a lot of mistakes along the way (what| I can’t eat an entire jar of peanut butter?)| losing 40 pounds takes a long time. And it takes all the willpower in the world to stay on your healthy path| so if you’ve ever had to lose weight or are trying to drop pounds now| you’ll relate to this completely.

| After Stepping on the Scale| I Think| “OK| I Start My Diet Today””

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| But I Want to Eat Everything

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| Nope| Not That Salad

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| Yes| That Brownie. The. Entire. Pan.

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| And Sometimes I Do

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| And I Feel So Bad About It

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| But the Next Day I Get a Fresh Start

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| I Curse My 6 A.M. Alarm

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| But Remember That Sweating Makes Me Feel So Awesome

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| Even Though I Secretly Despise Those Fit Girls at the Gym

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| Their Determination Is So Inspirational

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| I Know I Can Look Like That One Day

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| But Boy| Do I Really| Really Hate Squats

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| I Am Loving My New Butt| Though

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| Too Bad For My Butt That I Love Eating and Drinking More

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| Stress Makes Me Want to Eat

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| But So Does Being Happy

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| Or Bored

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| What Can I Say? I Love Carbs

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| And Ice Cream

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| And Anything Deep-Fried| Served on a Stick| or Smothered in Chocolate or Cheese

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| Yep| I’m Always in the Mood to Eat

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| But I Stand Firm and Think About How Hot I’ll Look in My Bathing Suit

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| Or How Jealous My Ex Will Be

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| Or How I’ll Be Healthy For My Kids

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| Yep| Losing Weight Isn’t Easy

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| But Feeling Good in My New Body Makes It All Worthwhile

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| So I Make Spinach Smoothies For Breakfast

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| Run Instead of Hitting Happy Hour

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| And Do Some Reps While Watching Game of Thrones

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| It’s All About Baby Steps| but I’ve Got My Eye on the Prize

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10 Ways to DIY the Best Fruit Water Ever

10 Ways to DIY the Best Fruit Water Ever

It’s no secret that soda is bad news for your health (yes, even diet soda), but you might get tired of sticking to plain water all the time. Hydrating doesn’t have to be boring when you add pretty u2014 and detoxifying u2014 fruits to the mix. With no added sugar except the few naturally occurring grams, fruit water is a great way to ensure you’re getting the daily recommended amount of H2O. Plus, adding colorful fruit to a clear bottle or jar is just so pretty, you’ll want to do it just for the Instagram! Read on for 10 ways to get creative with fruit water this Winter.

| Cucumber and Lime

Cucumbers aren’t just for your salad! Add fresh cucumber and and tart lime for a subtle twist.

| Lime, Raspberry, and Mint

Fresh mint can help curb cravings and aid in digestion, and pairing with raspberries and lime makes for a delicious mixture.

| Lemon and Mint

Think of it like lemonade minus refined sugar. Pitcher-perfect water with lemon and mint is a refreshing drink that’s packed with health benefits.

| Orange and Berries

Water goes from blah to crave-worthy with additions like blueberries, orange slices, and pomegranate seeds.

| Strawberries Only

If you’re not a huge fan of other fruits or herbs like mint, go with just strawberries! Your water will be slightly sweetened and superrefreshing, and the best part is you have a snack waiting for you when you’re done drinking.

| Now That’s a Breakfast!

Your breakfast becomes instantly Insta-worthy when you’ve got fruit water and avocado toast.

| The Possibilities Are Endless

There are so many ways to customize your water, and any combination of fruits will be tasty.

| It’s Perfect For Summer Parties

If you’re hosting an outdoor party this Summer, keep a variety of fruit waters in a cooler of mason jars so your guests can stay hydrated all night long.

| Why Not Put It in a Wine Glass?

Wine is made from fruit, so this fruit water will trick you, right?

| It’s the Perfect Healthy Drink For Summer

Between healthy fruit water and healthy fruit smoothies, you can stay hydrated in so many ways all season long.

10 Ways to DIY the Best Fruit Water Ever

10 Ways to DIY the Best Fruit Water Ever

It’s no secret that soda is bad news for your health (yes| even diet soda)| but you might get tired of sticking to plain water all the time. Hydrating doesn’t have to be boring when you add pretty u2014 and detoxifying u2014 fruits to the mix. With no added sugar except the few naturally occurring grams| fruit water is a great way to ensure you’re getting the daily recommended amount of H2O. Plus| adding colorful fruit to a clear bottle or jar is just so pretty| you’ll want to do it just for the Instagram! Read on for 10 ways to get creative with fruit water this Winter.

| Cucumber and Lime

Cucumbers aren’t just for your salad! Add fresh cucumber and and tart lime for a subtle twist.

| Lime| Raspberry| and Mint

Fresh mint can help curb cravings and aid in digestion| and pairing with raspberries and lime makes for a delicious mixture.

| Lemon and Mint

Think of it like lemonade minus refined sugar. Pitcher-perfect water with lemon and mint is a refreshing drink that’s packed with health benefits.

| Orange and Berries

Water goes from blah to crave-worthy with additions like blueberries| orange slices| and pomegranate seeds.

| Strawberries Only

If you’re not a huge fan of other fruits or herbs like mint| go with just strawberries! Your water will be slightly sweetened and superrefreshing| and the best part is you have a snack waiting for you when you’re done drinking.

| Now That’s a Breakfast!

Your breakfast becomes instantly Insta-worthy when you’ve got fruit water and avocado toast.

| The Possibilities Are Endless

There are so many ways to customize your water| and any combination of fruits will be tasty.

| It’s Perfect For Summer Parties

If you’re hosting an outdoor party this Summer| keep a variety of fruit waters in a cooler of mason jars so your guests can stay hydrated all night long.

| Why Not Put It in a Wine Glass?

Wine is made from fruit| so this fruit water will trick you| right?

| It’s the Perfect Healthy Drink For Summer

Between healthy fruit water and healthy fruit smoothies| you can stay hydrated in so many ways all season long.

At Over 500 Pounds, I Was Finally Tired of Being Fat and Unhealthy

The following weight-loss success story was originally featured on DDP YOGA, a fitness and health community that helps people struggling with weight, lose hundreds of pounds with yoga.

There are some stories that are so incredible that Dallas himself questions if they are real. Dallas first met Jared while in Park City, UT, premiering the documentary The Resurrection of Jake the Snake, at the Slamdance Film Festival.

After an extremely emotional screening of the film, Dallas was outside the theater, thanking people for attending, and that’s when Jared first walked up to him. He was tentative waiting in line to talk to Dallas, and when he did, he said, “I just wanted to thank you for creating DDP YOGA. I’ve been doing it for nine months, and I lost 180 pounds so far.”

Dallas was a bit skeptical, so he asked Jared, “Did you happen to join TeamDDPYOGA.com?” As much as Dallas believes in DDP YOGA, he knew that losing this amount of weight was a monumental task ¡ª and at the same time, Jared was still a big guy. He had started his journey at over 500 pounds, so he was still at least 380 pounds.

“Yes, I did.” Jared responded.

Dallas got a little more excited.

“Did you happen to take your before photos?” he continued.

“I did after my first week.” said Jared.

“Thank God!” Dallas exclaimed. There was actual proof of such an amazing accomplishment.

Nine months later, Jared was invited to the DDP YOGA Performance Center to be a part of the new workout videos ¡ª starting at over 500 pounds, Jared had managed to get so fit that he could do the most challenging DDP YOGA workouts. Everyone, including Dallas, was amazed by the progress Jared had made since we had last seen him . . . everyone except Jared. It seemed like, although he was happy with his results, he didn’t quite understand how big a deal it was to everyone around him.

So that’s when Dallas asked Jared to read his very first blog entry. As you can see in the video, above, there’s an incredibly powerful moment when Jared realizes just how far he has come. After over 40 years of being overweight, Jared had managed to lose 300 pounds in just a little over one year, by eating real food and doing DDP YOGA. His story continues to inspire us all, and hopefully it will inspire many, many others that it’s never too late to change your life.

Image Source: DDP YOGA

At Over 500 Pounds, I Was Finally Tired of Being Fat and Unhealthy

The following weight-loss success story was originally featured on DDP YOGA| a fitness and health community that helps people struggling with weight| lose hundreds of pounds with yoga.

There are some stories that are so incredible that Dallas himself questions if they are real. Dallas first met Jared while in Park City| UT| premiering the documentary The Resurrection of Jake the Snake| at the Slamdance Film Festival.

After an extremely emotional screening of the film| Dallas was outside the theater| thanking people for attending| and that’s when Jared first walked up to him. He was tentative waiting in line to talk to Dallas| and when he did| he said| “I just wanted to thank you for creating DDP YOGA. I’ve been doing it for nine months| and I lost 180 pounds so far.”

Dallas was a bit skeptical| so he asked Jared| “Did you happen to join TeamDDPYOGA.com?” As much as Dallas believes in DDP YOGA| he knew that losing this amount of weight was a monumental task ¡ª and at the same time| Jared was still a big guy. He had started his journey at over 500 pounds| so he was still at least 380 pounds.

“Yes| I did.” Jared responded.

Dallas got a little more excited.

“Did you happen to take your before photos?” he continued.

“I did after my first week.” said Jared.

“Thank God!” Dallas exclaimed. There was actual proof of such an amazing accomplishment.

Nine months later| Jared was invited to the DDP YOGA Performance Center to be a part of the new workout videos ¡ª starting at over 500 pounds| Jared had managed to get so fit that he could do the most challenging DDP YOGA workouts. Everyone| including Dallas| was amazed by the progress Jared had made since we had last seen him . . . everyone except Jared. It seemed like| although he was happy with his results| he didn’t quite understand how big a deal it was to everyone around him.

So that’s when Dallas asked Jared to read his very first blog entry. As you can see in the video| above| there’s an incredibly powerful moment when Jared realizes just how far he has come. After over 40 years of being overweight| Jared had managed to lose 300 pounds in just a little over one year| by eating real food and doing DDP YOGA. His story continues to inspire us all| and hopefully it will inspire many| many others that it’s never too late to change your life.

Image Source: DDP YOGA

45 Quotes That Will Have You Running to the Gym

45 Quotes That Will Have You Running to the Gym

Whether the start of 2015 has inspired you on the healthy path or you’ve been on this journey for a while| we could all use a little inspiration on days when we feel like throwing in the towel (and grabbing a cupcake!). These quotes are just the thing to get you off the couch and into your sneaks!

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