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A blog for a girl who wants to be fit, healthy and sexy. NOT SKINNY. Enjoy as I sprinkle the beautiful people that inspire me, nutritional factors and every now and then my blood, sweat and tears. Describing the pains & gains of learning to love cardio and vegetables. The awesome agony of doing proper sit ups and staying on the health bandwagon.
From: Baltimore, MD
Age: 25
Height: 5'0
CW: 200
UGW: 150 or whenever I feel fit enough

"Athletes train and eat, they don’t exercise and diet."
Phil Stevens (via gymcandy)

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geotrismegistos:

Convict Conditioning Master Step 6: One Arm Handstand Pushup

Shiit

And I struggle to do more than 30 push ups.

And I struggle to do more than 3.

anna-learns-to-love-herself:

on-my-own-journey:

fitnessandfabulousness:

geotrismegistos:

Convict Conditioning Master Step 6: One Arm Handstand Pushup

Shiit

And I struggle to do more than 30 push ups.

And I struggle to do more than 3.

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lifehackable:

Stretches that improve different aspects of your body.

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fitnessgifs4u:

Fit Apps: Nike Training Club’s Core Power with Serena Williams

  1. One minute of stability ball back extensions
  2. One minute of stability ball knee tucks
  3. One minute of stability ball transfers
  4. One minute of resistance band hip extensions
  5. One minute of resistance band lateral strap replaces

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You can’t sit with us #snbf

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You can’t sit with us #snbf

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The Problem with Fitspo
I admit it. I look at fitsporation, fitspo, healthspo… whatever you call it. We all need a dose of…View Post

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The Problem with Fitspo

I admit it. I look at fitsporation, fitspo, healthspo… whatever you call it. We all need a dose of…

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lovethyfatness:

[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]

Read the full thread of Michelle’s tweets on Storify.

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losing-every-extra-pound:

How to Stay Motivated
“you cannot ‘find’ motivation, you must create it!” - yoga-body 
50 Ways to Stay Motivated for Weight LossHow to Stay Motivated to Exercise12 Ways to Get MotivatedStaying Motivated to Lose WeightMore Articles about Motivation
Take it One Day at a TimeDon’t worry about tomorrow, focus on today. Focus on eating right for today, make it your goal for the day, and repeat it tomorrow, and the day after that and the day after that. 
Surround Yourself with Positivity“Change your thoughts, and you change your world”, it’s really true. Think you can, and you can do anything. Think positive, breathe positive, live positive, be positive as much as possible. Focus on the solution, rather than the problem. Surround yourself with good people, good food (food that’s good for you), and good thoughts.Create a Dream BoardBring your dreams to life. Look at them every day. Never lose sight of what you want. Fill it with your favourite quotes and pictures to inspire you. 
How to Make a Dream BoardDigital Dream BoardCreate a Dream Board
Visualize Accomplishing your GoalsIf your goal is to lose weight, create a mental picture of yourself having already achieved it. What will you look like, feel like, and move like when you have accomplished that goal? Living as if you are already there makes realizing your vision something you focus on daily. 
Make Realistic GoalsAsk yourself what you want. What do you want from life? Who do you want to be? Where do you want to be? And make realistic goals. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t have your dream body, it just means realizing that it won’t happened overnight. Make S.M.A.R.T goals. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, & Time-bound goals. 
SMART CriteriaExample of SMART goal
Reward Yourself, Be Kind to Yourself & Recognize your ProgressWhen you know you have been good to your body, treat yourself! Find a reward that inspires you- a new pair of sneakers or workout outfit, a new music CD for your walk or pamper your feet with a pedicure for all of your efforts. Give yourself a hug once in awhile! Train hard, eat right, sleep well, but once a week, allow yourself an indulgence. Enjoy your favorite dessert, get a massage, or simply take some time for yourself to relax.It’s Okay to Cheat!Once in a while, cheating will keep you on track! Planning a cheat, whether it’s a snack, a meal, a weekend or a week vacation, can make all the difference in the world. Allowing yourself a little “controlled” wiggle room, you can avoid falling off the wagon. And once your “cheat” is done, go right back to your plan.Forget about the Scale Focus on how you’re life is changing, on how you feel. Focus on how you’ve changed. Focus on the inches lost, the muscle gained. Focus on how much better you’re becoming and how much you’re gaining. Alternatively, weigh yourself once a week, or even once a month. Measure your entire body monthly as well. Take one picture of yourself daily in the same outfit for the duration of your journey. 
Don’t Compare Yourself to OthersFocus on yourself, on creating the best you possible. Remember that everyone is different, everyone has their own experiences, and their own unique imperfections. Different people are at different stages at different times. Comparing yourself to others can lead to bitterness, anger, jealousy, envy and even unhealthy competition.How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other PeopleLearning to Live: Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

losing-every-extra-pound:

How to Stay Motivated

“you cannot ‘find’ motivation, you must create it!” - yoga-body 

50 Ways to Stay Motivated for Weight LossHow to Stay Motivated to Exercise
12 Ways to Get Motivated
Staying Motivated to Lose Weight
More Articles about Motivation

Take it One Day at a Time
Don’t worry about tomorrow, focus on today. Focus on eating right for today, make it your goal for the day, and repeat it tomorrow, and the day after that and the day after that. 

Surround Yourself with Positivity
“Change your thoughts, and you change your world”, it’s really true. Think you can, and you can do anything. Think positive, breathe positive, live positive, be positive as much as possible. Focus on the solution, rather than the problem. Surround yourself with good people, good food (food that’s good for you), and good thoughts.

Create a Dream Board
Bring your dreams to life. Look at them every day. Never lose sight of what you want. Fill it with your favourite quotes and pictures to inspire you. 

How to Make a Dream Board
Digital Dream Board
Create a Dream Board

Visualize Accomplishing your Goals
If your goal is to lose weight, create a mental picture of yourself having already achieved it. What will you look like, feel like, and move like when you have accomplished that goal? Living as if you are already there makes realizing your vision something you focus on daily. 

Make Realistic Goals
Ask yourself what you want. What do you want from life? Who do you want to be? Where do you want to be? And make realistic goals. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t have your dream body, it just means realizing that it won’t happened overnight. Make S.M.A.R.T goals. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, & Time-bound goals. 

SMART Criteria
Example of SMART goal

Reward Yourself, Be Kind to Yourself & Recognize your Progress
When you know you have been good to your body, treat yourself! Find a reward that inspires you- a new pair of sneakers or workout outfit, a new music CD for your walk or pamper your feet with a pedicure for all of your efforts. Give yourself a hug once in awhile! Train hard, eat right, sleep well, but once a week, allow yourself an indulgence. Enjoy your favorite dessert, get a massage, or simply take some time for yourself to relax.

It’s Okay to Cheat!
Once in a while, cheating will keep you on track! Planning a cheat, whether it’s a snack, a meal, a weekend or a week vacation, can make all the difference in the world. Allowing yourself a little “controlled” wiggle room, you can avoid falling off the wagon. And once your “cheat” is done, go right back to your plan.

Forget about the Scale 
Focus on how you’re life is changing, on how you feel. Focus on how you’ve changed. Focus on the inches lost, the muscle gained. Focus on how much better you’re becoming and how much you’re gaining. Alternatively, weigh yourself once a week, or even once a month. Measure your entire body monthly as well. Take one picture of yourself daily in the same outfit for the duration of your journey. 

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Focus on yourself, on creating the best you possible. Remember that everyone is different, everyone has their own experiences, and their own unique imperfections. Different people are at different stages at different times. Comparing yourself to others can lead to bitterness, anger, jealousy, envy and even unhealthy competition.

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People
Learning to Live: Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

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