Category Archives: Sancho Thor and Boco

fitmod| calvinklein.

4 days out.

I PROMISE I will respond to all emails/messages as soon as the competition and move are complete! Please know that I do not delay replies just for sh*ts and giggles. You all are so important to me and I want to make sure I don’t rush any responses. Be patient with me 🙂

My stats right now:

  • height: 4′ 11
  • weight: 102
  • body fat: 9.3%

To be honest, I do NOT like being this small/lean and I definitely to not advise or encourage this sort of leanness year round. Your body will snap and chances are you’ll end up building a tolerance and will not be able to lean out to maximum potential at all. I usually am only actually this lean about 1 month out of the year, the rest of the year I average 116 lbs and about 4 bean burritos a week. (hahahah for real though.)

I’ve been bottle/hand feeding our little baby rabbit every morning for the past week and it has honestly been the one thing keeping me sane.btw. If you’d like to see all these random photos and my somewhat useless yet always intriguing status updates, feel free to ‘like’ the ciarale.com facebook page 🙂

UPDATE|Benjamin Connelly

I really have come to think that a select amount of people really really think I am stupid.

On the latest post Benjamin Connelly- the man of the year , I recieved 3 different comments from a Bree, Shannon, and an Anonymous (of course). With WordPress hooked up to my email account, I receive an email of every comment as I am the administrator of the site. Interestingly enough, ALL THREE COMMENTS ARE FROM THE SAME PERSON. -see below-

Check this out, your IP address comes through love, and changing the name doesn’t change your IP address. Thank you for attempting to “gang” up, but your efforts were in vain.

“An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.”

closetohome.

This is Boco and Rio 🙂 Boco is a chi/terrier mix and Rio is a blue and gold macaw. Diesel is an Akita/Boxer mix and was too busy being bad ass outside(aka laying under the ramada) to come in for a photo op. haha

Again, they live at my parents house far far away from me 😦 But as promised, for all you animal lovers/ciarale readers, I will keep you posted on their little antics!

The video. Well. They weren’t really working with me there. I  think they both were a little intimidated by the laptop. I think this was the only time Rio has been quiet all morning! haha enjoy!

Vote For Ciara to Be the Cover of Fitness Mag

First, I want to thank  all my readers who have been such a huge support system in my life and in my endeavors. It has given me confidence that I never had, and a motivation to keep moving forward. This is why I’m so excited to tell you I have a chance to be the cover of Fitness mag, and with your votes my youth and (no fake boobies 🙂 ) won’t be an issue! Click HERE to go to the page with the photo above. Click the button that says VOTE. After you click, a small box will pop up asking you to type in a word, this IS NOT SPAM and it is actually necessary to lock in your vote.  Okay, the most important part is that you can VOTE EVERY DAY! Don’t worry, I’ll remind you 🙂 Please send to your friends, tell your family, show your girlfriend, force your boyfriend…whatever we can do to make this a big move for ciaraLE.com!!

Here is the link just in case you want it for email/sharing purposes: http://photos.fitnessmagazine.com/face-of-fitness-contest/16/2011/498

UPDATE: was just notified that the link changes as I move up in rank!!! here is the updated link:  http://photos.fitnessmagazine.com/face-of-fitness-contest/16/2011/39

as of 4/19 7am- http://photos.fitnessmagazine.com/face-of-fitness-contest/16/2011/32

I will keep you all up to date to the link to the best of my ability! 😀 If the link has already changed, try moving the arrows till you find the above photo!! thank you SO much for voting!

spotlight: Dennis James

playing catch up with some photos from a family dinner at my parent’s house with the James’ . My uncle is huge. My dad is huge. My mom is huge. I’m…not.

If you don’t know who Dennis James is, here is his website and one of my most favorites photos of him:

now for the dinner fun! :

Obviously Boco is the cutest pup ever. And mom really knows how to decorate a home. I laughed so hard this night and I cannot wait till the next home cooked meal*daydreams*

click HERE to see a video from this night, and check out the video on my you tube channel to see Uncle Dennis posing!!

Q & A | what’s up with the underwear?

A lovely reader asked this question on last nights “nocturnal” post:

sara |         ciara – i LOVE your blog – your outfit and gym posts especially and have been following your blog for a while. but i am going to be honest – i am having trouble understanding the recent emergence of pictures of yourself in your underwear. to my understanding you are very proud of your body (which is really awesome) as well as what your body can do – and i get why you post gym pictures, but i don’t really understand the reasoning behind underwear pictures in the bedroom. if you are wondering why i am confused – usually when girls post pictures of themselves in their underwear, they are looking for attention/some form of validation/security, and i really don’t think that is the case here, so i am wondering what the alternative reason is :) ps i hope you don’t take this offensively – i am honestly just curious :)

Sara,

So glad to hear that you love the blog darling! I also love that you are a reader with a voice! I’d love to answer your question/s and please know that I do so as offering insight, not a defense. I take no offense in any way, so I offer no retaliation in return. ❤

You are right when you stated that I am not seeking attention, validation, or security. Instead I am seeking to be a catalyst for other females (and males alike) to find an avenue to feel beautiful, secure, and validated in their own skin…with out retouching. A sort of “if she can do it, so can I”.  We are constantly bombarded with stick thin females in bikinis, in thongs, or in the nude-this has been the standard for beauty and acceptable at that. For example:

My heart has delighted in being blessed with the opportunity to be an example for 40,000 different readers in the United States alone that a pair of thick thighs and a large somewhat jiggly derriere is indeed just as beautiful. Hence exhibit B:

This is my heart and the over all purpose of ciaraLE.com-to overcome the one way thinking society has grown into. To press through the over all lack of inspiration.  To stand in you’re knickers even if you don’t have a professional photographer to retouch you perfectly. To be able to stand by every decision. To live life without the shadow of timidity. To admire beauty in its most real form, you.

Before this becomes another novel of mine. I have one more tid bit that may help clear up your confusion. This blog is every bit as much of a fitness blog as a fashion blog. While I have Teen Vogue (love them!) , Glamour, and Cosmo Girl checking in on the blog, I also have Muscle and Fitness, Sports Illustrated, Fitness Mag, and Oxygen catching the wave as well. If you’re familiar with the fashion industry, models and photographers have portfolios-I guess you could view this entire movement as my portfolio. Every image-every word. While I LOVE my Nike spandex…they do not show a lot of definition that is vital in the fitness world and for the big guys in body building (no pun intended) who could be hiring me for my next fitness gig.  -pause- side note: if you are reading this and would like to contact me about advertising, fitness modeling, or representing your brand, please email ciaraLEgale@gmail.com. okay-unpause-  I completely understand why it would seem foreign to the readers out there who aren’t necessarily emerged in refreshing water of fitness.

I want to thank you Sara for asking such a great question as I’m sure many others had the same!

Much love to you and God Bless

-C

beat|my|style

now I know how Mike Jones felt when back the they didn’t want him and uhm…now they do.

you’re probably gunna wanna let this load and then put it on full screen.

you’re welcome.