abnormaltaco:

Reblog this if you started worrying about your weight before you were even 16

run-for-funner:

glass-monsters:

accidentallyslippingaway:

rachel-dared-me:

numeralsoftheblindprophets:

superwholokean:

I think I was about 11 maybe 12. Me and my mum went on a diet together for the first time.

im not even 16 yet and im really self concious…

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Please like/reblog this if you’re a fitblr and I’ll check out your blog.

spinachandchocolate:

all of you should definitely check fit-khaleesi out bc she is an awesome human being!

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Okay, so my grilled chicken got a little ‘blackened’ tonight when I walked away from the grill to talk to the neighbors for a minute … or ten. oops! It still tasted good! I don’t mind crispy, blackened chicken skin from the grill. It adds …  crunch and character! haha! 
Decent day food-wise. Calories a little high, but not too bad, and MFP still shows me in a deficit, which I think means very little at this point as I gained weight last week while in a calorie deficit… but, whatever.
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Okay, so my grilled chicken got a little ‘blackened’ tonight when I walked away from the grill to talk to the neighbors for a minute … or ten. oops! It still tasted good! I don’t mind crispy, blackened chicken skin from the grill. It adds …  crunch and character! haha! 
Decent day food-wise. Calories a little high, but not too bad, and MFP still shows me in a deficit, which I think means very little at this point as I gained weight last week while in a calorie deficit… but, whatever.
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Okay, so my grilled chicken got a little ‘blackened’ tonight when I walked away from the grill to talk to the neighbors for a minute … or ten. oops! It still tasted good! I don’t mind crispy, blackened chicken skin from the grill. It adds …  crunch and character! haha! 
Decent day food-wise. Calories a little high, but not too bad, and MFP still shows me in a deficit, which I think means very little at this point as I gained weight last week while in a calorie deficit… but, whatever.
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Okay, so my grilled chicken got a little ‘blackened’ tonight when I walked away from the grill to talk to the neighbors for a minute … or ten. oops! It still tasted good! I don’t mind crispy, blackened chicken skin from the grill. It adds …  crunch and character! haha!

Decent day food-wise. Calories a little high, but not too bad, and MFP still shows me in a deficit, which I think means very little at this point as I gained weight last week while in a calorie deficit… but, whatever.

6macros, my macros, mymacros, keto, low carb, lchf,

I just read the ask about hot yoga. Would you suggest doing normal yoga for a long period of time before trying hot yoga or is it okay to jump straight into hot yoga if you have never done yoga before?

sassyyogi:

I actually did bikram yoga when I was really new to yoga (like 1 week into yoga) - and I survived it haha. I personally think that it depends on your existing level of fitness. If you have been doing other sport beforehand, I think it shouldn’t be an issue for you.

However, if this is your very first time getting active, then maybe hot yoga can be a little too intense for your liking. I think your first experience with yoga (or hot yoga) can affect how likely you are to return to the mat. So if you’re uncertain, I would say go for a few normal yoga classes first before attempting hot yoga. I can’t really say for anyone but my own experience!

The postures in bikram yoga itself is fairly manageable for beginners, it’s really the heat that kicks it up a whole notch :>

Hope this helps!!

The VERY FIRST yoga class I took was beach yoga, which wasn’t as hot as ‘hot yoga’ but was pretty darn hot. I thought I might die before it was done, but I also loved it!  It was challenging in a completely different way than anything I’d done before.

The second class I ever took was Hot Yoga and I’ve never gone back to anything else. It was difficult and I did have to stop and just breathe more than once, but that’s perfectly fine. Always do what your body is telling you. If you need to just sit down and breathe, then do that and join back in when you can.

I would agree, however, if you haven’t been doing ANY fitness at all, that starting with hot yoga is probably not the way to go.

Not the only one …

earthliving answered to your post “Is it just me?”

I couldn’t even finish that movie, so no you’re not the only one.

my-inner-motivator answered to your post “Is it just me?”

Yeah…I thought it was kinda boring and normally I’m all over love stories

losingfearfindingfit replied to your post “Is it just me?”

That movie is the worst.

life-in-my-thirties answered to your post “Is it just me?”

Movie wasn’t the best. The book is really good though.

candidchristie answered to your post “Is it just me?”

It was OKAY. But I don’t understand the obsession with it. I would rather watch Love Actually or something like that.

curvesandtigerstripes answered to your post “Is it just me?”

I missed this post when you made it but PICK ME I DON’T LIKE IT ONE BIT.

thatweirdoamber reblogged your post and added:

I haven’t even tried to watch it all the way…

unheardoceans answered to your post “Is it just me?”

Nope. I’m not a fan of it either. Honestly I haven’t even watched it all the way through! haha

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This makes me feel so much better!! I was sure I must be the only person who didn’t fawn over that movie and Ryan Gossling.

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joanholloway12 replied to your photo “Good workout tonight, but I could definitely feel it in my legs from…”

You can add it to coffee.

southerngirlinwi answered to your photo “Good workout tonight, but I could definitely feel it in my legs from…”

There are a lot of ways to cook with it. It is also good in coffee and baked goods. That is basically how I’ve had it.

I think trying it in coffee sounds like a good idea. I’ll give that a go tomorrow. Thanks !!  Can you tell I’m not much of a drinker?  :) 

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Tonight’s sunset. Florida Suncoast.
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Tonight’s sunset. Florida Suncoast.

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Good workout tonight, but I could definitely feel it in my legs from yesterday’s Jazz and mowing. Tue. is usually a rest day for me, and I think I did more yesterday than I do on ‘workout days’. 
I had to take it down a notch on some of the more complicated moves, cos my legs just couldn’t keep my feet moving fast enough, but it’s all good. That’s the great thing about Jazzercise - you do what fits your body any given day.
A lady in class tonight gave me a small bottle of HOME MADE Grand Marnier.  Very sure I’ve never had Grand Marnier and I have no idea how to drink it and I’m pretty sure it’s not KETO friendly. I feel like I should at least taste it so I can give some intelligent response to her about it, ya know? So what do you do with Grand Marnier? Do you mix it with something? Or just straight? Would it work in heavy cream like Kahlua?
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Good workout tonight, but I could definitely feel it in my legs from yesterday’s Jazz and mowing. Tue. is usually a rest day for me, and I think I did more yesterday than I do on ‘workout days’.

I had to take it down a notch on some of the more complicated moves, cos my legs just couldn’t keep my feet moving fast enough, but it’s all good. That’s the great thing about Jazzercise - you do what fits your body any given day.

A lady in class tonight gave me a small bottle of HOME MADE Grand Marnier.  Very sure I’ve never had Grand Marnier and I have no idea how to drink it and I’m pretty sure it’s not KETO friendly. I feel like I should at least taste it so I can give some intelligent response to her about it, ya know? So what do you do with Grand Marnier? Do you mix it with something? Or just straight? Would it work in heavy cream like Kahlua?

6workout, myworkout, myworkouts, jazzercise,

Can you tell us about your upcoming open water swim?

southerngirlinwi:

spinachandchocolate:

itsmyfitspo:

indommom:

fatmaninalittlesuit:

itsmyfitspo:

Hellz yeah I can! 

It is my first official open water race, and it’ll be 2.1 miles in Lake Superior. We’re swimming from Bayfield, Wisconsin to Madeline Island, if you know the area. 

Since this winter was so cold, water temperatures, even at the surface of the lake, are about 10* (F) colder than normal years. If you’ve spent much time in a pool, even 3* is a lot! So the lake, as of this morning is at around 62* in the area that we’ll be swimming. (THATS REALLY COLD)

I got a wetsuit for the race, (since they’re required this year so you don’t die) and also so I’d have one for future triathlons and such, and it is pink and wonderful and makes me happy.

My goal is to finish in under an hour, which is pretty quick once the current and waves are factored in, but my biggest challenge is going to be a mental one of just finishing in such cold water. 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAnd what else…. I’m swimming with my dad, who started swimming when I was in fourth grade and now its actually a race to beat him, so that’ll be fun. 

I’ve never been to the south shore of Lake Superior, so this will also be a nice mini-vacation :)

This is badass!

Jealous

See, this is why I love tumblr so much. When I tell people in ‘real life’ about the race, they think I’m crazy or ask why I’d want to do it. I talk about it here, and everyone is so positive and encouraging!! Thanks y’all :)

holy shit this is awesome! I wish I could do this :)

Wow, this is amazing. I was a competitive swimmer in high school, but I am totally terrified to swim in open water. Way to be a badass!

This is awesome!! I swim in open water, or I did before I hurt my shoulder, and the most I’d managed was about 1/3 of a mile in WARM WATER. I can’t imagine it in cold water and that far! That totally rocks!  Awesomesauce!

Followers Promo!!!! (part 4)

becoming-rachelgreysummers:

Are you guys from Tennessee? Cause you are the only ten-I-see! Sorry, corny, but it’s true. Y’all are all 10s!

Followers Promo!!!! (part 4)

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If you see yourself on the list, or a list of bloggers you particularly like, would you mind reblogging it? Who knows, you might help someone find their new best tumblr friend!

Some awesome blogs, if I do say so myself … :)

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Setting Goals

This is a summary of some good advice in the book ‘I Thought it Was Just Me’ by Brene Brown:

Set goals for growth, not perfection. No one achieves perfection. Goals based on achieving perfection quickly succumb to despair (I’ll NEVER be able to get there! Forget it!) and are dropped.

Don’t set goals like these which are too vague or unrealistic:

  • ‘I will be thin by December.’ 
  • ‘I will never eat anything unhealthy again!’
  • ‘I’m going to work out every single day.’

Instead, make small goals for growth and change that you can implement day by day. And, most importantly, give yourself permission to be imperfect:

  • ‘I will replace processed snacks with fruit this week.’
  • ‘I will drink a gallon of water each day this week.’
  • ‘I will go for a walk three times this week during lunch and play with my kids at the park on Saturday.’
  • ‘I will set an alarm for time to go to bed, rather than just time to wake up, so I get enough sleep.’

Growth and goal-setting are more work than dreaming of perfection. When we try to be perfect, we fail so often that we get used to it. After a while, we trick ourselves into believing that forecasting perfection is nobler than working toward goals. But working toward achievable, short-term goals is the only way to truly grow and change.

People who achieve great success generally don’t do it in one giant leap, but with a series of small steps (and setbacks!) which build on each other over time.

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"You can’t shame or belittle people into changing. This means we can’t use self-hate to lose weight… Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change. When we give ourselves permission to be imperfect, when we find self-worth despite our imperfections, when we build connection networks that affirm and value us as imperfect beings, we are much more capable of change."
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