Not a huge transformation, but this is my progress.
I’ve lost about 16lbs. Then gained about 6lbs of muscle (I’m hoping haha), flexibility, and strength.
We’ve heard it all before - progress takes determination and dedication both in the gym and the kitchen. But
A) that doesn’t mean because you can’t squat 130lbs right away, you’re not making a big leap from your couch
B) and most importantly that because you had a slice of pizza, you shouldn’t feel bad or guilty - maybe if you have a whole pizza to yourself!
I had Mexican food and chicken wings yesterday and I’m not beating myself over it. I love food and I love working out. It’s about moderation, having fun, and doing this for yourself.
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-Yoga in a different country.
-Yoga in a different country.
It must be done at least twice. Anyone care to join me?
Just headin’ out to scho- I mean work :)
DIY Harry Potter Monopoly Game from Design in Technology here. For how to make the board, cards, etc… go here. For the printable files (board, spells, potions, properties etc…) go here. *Read the comments on each post for additional tips and tricks for making this game. This must have truly been a labor of love and is so well done. This is obviously not for commercial use so please don’t sell it. First seen at Geek crafts here.
For lots more Harry Potter themed DIYs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/harry-potter
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This one deserves more.
Okie dokie. So I’m seeing a recent pattern that kind of disturbs me.
A fitblr will reblog a picture of a pretty healthy selection of food, but there might be one or two things that don’t constitute as THE healthiest choice you could EVER make. Someone will then reblog it from them with an added note of “omg croissants are SO not healthy” or “ew yeah I’ll eat processed chocolate when I want to be fat, no thanks” and so on and so forth.
First of all, I had a croissant this morning. Oh crap, that means I’m no longer living a healthy lifestyle, I should probably delete my blog and retreat into a small cave with a modest amount of wall-space for pictures of my glory days.
Right. Or I could calm down, because moderation is health, and restricting myself from every food I love does not necessarily mean I am nourishing my body. Being healthy doesn’t mean you can never eat freaking white bread ever again, or never drink a soda. It means that over-all, you are making the effort to take care of your body. If you want to go that extra step and cut ALL refined sugars, ALL non-whole grains, etcetera, that’s fantastic, and you should feel really proud! But so should the person who went from eating three cups of ramen and eight cookies for lunch to eating fresh fruit and a croissant. And so should anyone who has made a conscious effort to start taking care of their body, no matter how much they have changed.
Just chill out and let people make their own choices about their health. As an added note, the amount of asks I get per day about whether something is “okay” to eat is a testament to how much food-shaming still happens in the fitblr community, even though overall this is a fantastic, supportive community. Think about it. If someone wants to eat milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate and you disapprove of this, are you ACTUALLY going to make them “see the error of their ways” by adding a note like that, or are you just going to make them feel bad about food? FOOD IS GREAT. We shouldn’t feel bad about eating the foods we love!
I’m not saying we all need to form a circle of love and eat croissants. I’m just saying to live and let live.
13 - The most important relationship is the one with yourself.
I tried to capture my whole lunch but I couldn’t remember 100% of what I ate.
But I just wanted to say that food isn’t the enemy. And that this may be a terrible example because it’s a little extreme (i ate at a buffet) but to meet my fitness goals and body goals, I’ve strayed away from typical “clean eating”.
I found “clean eating” left me feeling guilty and hating my body whenever I ate something that wasn’t “clean”. It just lead to body image issues and “cheat days” turned into binging days.
I’m still obviously watching what I eat. I still avoid process foods or anything that includes ingredients that can be harmful short term and long term. I still have tons of lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and delicious carbs. I still love cooking nutritious food. But I’m trying out flexible dieting and tracking my macros and micros. If this lunch^ was my cheat meal, there is no doubt that eating well 6 days of the week would have led me to eat much much more than what I did.
So far I’ve been happier with myself. I don’t have cheat days necessarily because I’ll eat something when I’m really craving it anyway and fit it in my diet. For me, eating clean is not sustainable long term. People are different. What works for me, may not work for you. I just know that I can’t eat so restrictively for too long because naturally, I LOVE FOOD. And I’ve got a big appetite to fit that love.
So far I’ve been happier, while still getting results.
Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.–
i would love this.
Even after almost 4 grueling hours in the snow, water and mud he’s still the one taking care of me just because I got hit by a baseball.
Good morning :)
Me doing abs or 5mins cardio lol
Sleepy puppy!! Oh my goodness.