Please considering donating to children with life-threatening illnesses through Make-A-Wish by supporting my team here: 2014 Trailblaze Challenge. Even $5 can make a difference in a child's life!

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Jessica. 4'10". 28 years old. Asheville, NC. Spartan & Tough Mudder. Hiking, kickboxing, trail running, lifting weights, spinning, circuit training.

SW: 185 lbs
over 40% body fat
CW: 120-122 lbs
20% body fat

Instagram: t1nyvessels
Facebook Fanpage: Jessica Lyn
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Indirectly involved in two big news stories in my city from this past weekend. One involved a pedestrian being struck and killed by a motor vehicle while walking on a sidewalk (a friend of my mother’s), the other involved a man being shot and killed by a police officer (Andrew’s cousin).

The sidewalk the woman was walking on was several feet from the road, yet this man was charged with a misdemeanor death and released on $2,000 bail. Also, in the case of the death of Andrew’s cousin, the news reported that the police officer was responding to a sexual assault call, which is false information. The victim was upset and was on the phone with his mother and a neighbor called the police because the man was yelling. He was alone in his apartment.

Crazy, messed up weekend. Pretty disgusted with WLOS and Asheville/Hendersonville Police.

Trailblaze Challenge Update!!
Our kickoff was on Saturday and I got to meet a lot of my fellow hikers during our first training session: 4.1 miles at the North Carolina Arboretum. A lot of the people I met are marathon runners, triathletes, etc. I shared my weight loss story with them and they were all amazed and so sweet to congratulate me. I’m excited to share this experience with them!!
For those of you who don’t know, Andrew and I are embarking on a challenge this October: A 28.3 mile hike (in one day) through the Appalachian Foothills. The purpose of the hike is to symbolize the pain and suffering that children go through every day when battling life-threatening illnesses. Our hike is organized through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish believes that “a wish experience can be a game-changer,” enriching the “human experience with hope, strength, and joy.” The charity has granted over 334,000 wishes since 1980. A child’s wish can be as simple as a new Xbox or as complex as wanting to be Batman for a day, fighting crime in the city. In an effort to grant more wishes across Central & Western North Carolina, we are raising $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a part of our Challenge. I will post updates as we train for our Challenge, but it would mean the world to us (and a child) if you could share this page with friends and family and consider making a small donation to our cause. We have received donations as small as $5 and as large as $400 thus far (we also donated $100 each). We believe that a little bit can go a long way! Thanks for listening and for having your hearts open. We have discovered how much more difficult the fundraising aspect of this Challenge is going to be (in comparison to the physical challenge), but I am hopeful that everyone has a little bit to give! 
We currently have $760 out of the $5,000 we need by November! (We are waiting until the end of the month to deposit cash donations.) 15% of the way there only 3 weeks into our fundraiser!! Woo hoo!!
You can donate directly to the charity by going to our donation page. If you choose to make a donation, please make sure you include your Tumblr name along with it. I am pulling together my resources to get a fitness giveaway going by the end of this month and every dollar you donate will equal an entry into the raffle!! So far I have a Shakeology package collected for the grand prize winner, and I am trying to get together workout DVDs/equipment, t-shirts, water/shaker bottles, etc. to throw in there as well!
Please reblog and get the word out! I believe in the power of the Internet, it has done some pretty amazing things! Let’s give back and make the kiddos’ wishes come true!
P.S. Your donation is 100% tax deductible so it’s a win-win, right?

Trailblaze Challenge Update!!

Our kickoff was on Saturday and I got to meet a lot of my fellow hikers during our first training session: 4.1 miles at the North Carolina Arboretum. A lot of the people I met are marathon runners, triathletes, etc. I shared my weight loss story with them and they were all amazed and so sweet to congratulate me. I’m excited to share this experience with them!!

For those of you who don’t know, Andrew and I are embarking on a challenge this October: A 28.3 mile hike (in one day) through the Appalachian Foothills. The purpose of the hike is to symbolize the pain and suffering that children go through every day when battling life-threatening illnesses. Our hike is organized through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Make-A-Wish believes that “a wish experience can be a game-changer,” enriching the “human experience with hope, strength, and joy.” The charity has granted over 334,000 wishes since 1980. A child’s wish can be as simple as a new Xbox or as complex as wanting to be Batman for a day, fighting crime in the city.

In an effort to grant more wishes across Central & Western North Carolina, we are raising $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a part of our Challenge. I will post updates as we train for our Challenge, but it would mean the world to us (and a child) if you could share this page with friends and family and consider making a small donation to our cause. We have received donations as small as $5 and as large as $400 thus far (we also donated $100 each). We believe that a little bit can go a long way!

Thanks for listening and for having your hearts open. We have discovered how much more difficult the fundraising aspect of this Challenge is going to be (in comparison to the physical challenge), but I am hopeful that everyone has a little bit to give!

We currently have $760 out of the $5,000 we need by November! (We are waiting until the end of the month to deposit cash donations.) 15% of the way there only 3 weeks into our fundraiser!! Woo hoo!!

You can donate directly to the charity by going to our donation page. If you choose to make a donation, please make sure you include your Tumblr name along with it. I am pulling together my resources to get a fitness giveaway going by the end of this month and every dollar you donate will equal an entry into the raffle!! So far I have a Shakeology package collected for the grand prize winner, and I am trying to get together workout DVDs/equipment, t-shirts, water/shaker bottles, etc. to throw in there as well!

Please reblog and get the word out! I believe in the power of the Internet, it has done some pretty amazing things! Let’s give back and make the kiddos’ wishes come true!

P.S. Your donation is 100% tax deductible so it’s a win-win, right?


Pan-seared beef medallions with a red wine rosemary sauce, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, and carrots. (at Avenue M)

Pan-seared beef medallions with a red wine rosemary sauce, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, and carrots. (at Avenue M)


Sunday afternoon’s ice cream stop after a long neighborhood walk on the Westside. (at The Hop West)

Sunday afternoonโ€™s ice cream stop after a long neighborhood walk on the Westside. (at The Hop West)

Run for the Paws 5k! All proceeds went to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue ๐Ÿพ (at Fletcher Community Park)

Run for the Paws 5k! All proceeds went to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue ๐Ÿพ (at Fletcher Community Park)

Post-race noms: a grilled chicken sandwich with cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion & a spinach salad w/ onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and soy ginger dressing. (at Universal Joint)

Post-race noms: a grilled chicken sandwich with cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion & a spinach salad w/ onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and soy ginger dressing. (at Universal Joint)

imcheeto:

tiny-vessels:

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these look magnificent!  what flavors are they?

Boston cream pie, apple cake, blueberry lemon, and vanilla w/ peach cream cheese (vegan). Short Street has the best cupcakes ever, ever!

imcheeto:

tiny-vessels:

๐Ÿ™Œ

these look magnificent! ย what flavors are they?

Boston cream pie, apple cake, blueberry lemon, and vanilla w/ peach cream cheese (vegan). Short Street has the best cupcakes ever, ever!