slim-and-svelte:

healthy-evolution:

I started losing weight by counting calories. I wasn’t eating healthy food or even making an effort to do that. I just limited the amount of calories that was going into my body. That wasn’t the right way to do it, but that’s just the way I started. I got a myfitnesspal account and I was religious about counting everything that went into my body. That went on for about 3 months, and it really put into perspective for me just what I was eating. Before that I never paid attention to what was going into my body. 
After doing that for a few months my weight loss halted. I was disappointed but I wanted to push forward. So I decided to start exercising. But my problem was that I was too shy to work out in public. I was ashamed of how weak I was and how out of shape I felt. So the gym was out of question for me. So I found an alternative. Enter Jillian Michaels. I found the 30 day shred videos online and I just decided to do them cause what’s the worst that could happen?! I would go into my room, close the door and the curtains, and just throw myself into it. I remember the first day I didn’t even make it through the first 10 minutes without having to pause it and collapse. But by the time I made it to day 30 (which was really probably day 45), I had seen incredible results in my body and I was so much stronger already. So I did it again maybe 2 or 3 times. 
After that I came back to my home country and I went to get some blood tests done, and when I saw the dr he was so impressed (I had probably lost around 30lbs at that point). He lessened the dose of medication that I was on for my insulin resistance (did I mention I was 19 one 3 pills/day?) and he even told me that if I kept going until I reached my GW, my insulin resistance would be cured and I wouldn’t need to be on any medication any more. That was great news for me because I was terrified of getting diabetes which is common in my family. 
After being home for a couple of weeks and coming back to the U.S., both me and Michael started noticing how different everything tastes over here. Fruits and veggies had maybe 10% of the taste that we got used to in my country, and chicken and meat tasted like rubber. So we started looking into where our food was coming from. We read book after book and watched documentary after documentary. And what we found was shocking. Most of our food was fake! So we switched to organic and local foods. 
When I realized that knowledge is power, I got addicted to information. So I started reading about how the human body works and how food affects my body. And this is when the most important change happened. 
At this point I switched from everything white to everything brown and whole. Whole wheat bread, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, brown rice, brown pasta, brown whole wheat everything. Why was this so important? White bread has pretty much the same amount of calories that whole wheat bread does. The difference is in what happens when it goes in your body. When whole wheat goes in your body, it gets slowly digested and your body slowly absorbs all the nutrients and fiber that’s in it. When the whole wheat is processed into white bread for example all these nutrients and fiber are stripped from it so by the time you eat it, it’s already half digested. So insulin rush into the blood stream and starts storing fat. 
Another important thing I learned is that you need to give your body a couple of hours to digest what you eat before you start eating again. I’ve seen some people say they eat every 2 hours and I used to do that too. But if like I said before your body doesn’t have time to digest your food, then your blood is constantly being flooded by insulin and storing fat. If you space your meals like every 4 hours or so is better.
Exercise is also an important part of my weight loss. I’m not the type of person that absolutely loves exercise and I don’t really like spending hours at the gym. I simply work out maybe 4 or 5 times/week about 30-45mins/day. I also always vary my work outs. I don’t do the same thing every day. Some days I go run at the park, some days I enjoy just being on the treadmill, some days I lift weight, and some days I do a class at the YMCA like zumba, kickboxing, or cycling. This is really the reason I don’t have stretch marks.
WATER WATER WATER. ALL DAY. 
I’ve pretty much cut out anything that comes out of a box, can, or freezer bag. Also anything out of a factory or that takes less than a minute to cook. Anything that is not real food. My definition of real food is fruits, veggies, dairy, meats, poultry, and sea food. 
That^ being said, if I crave something that I don’t usually eat, I will get it, but I won’t keep it in my kitchen. I gave myself permission to eat whatever I want because the minute I tell myself that I can’t eat a specific type of food it will become the only thing I want, and then I’ll end up binging on everything, but nothing will satisfy my craving. 
I’m sure there’s more but these are the main points and everything I could think of right now. If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate in coming to me. Publicly or privately:)


This is so amazing

slim-and-svelte:

healthy-evolution:

  • I started losing weight by counting calories. I wasn’t eating healthy food or even making an effort to do that. I just limited the amount of calories that was going into my body. That wasn’t the right way to do it, but that’s just the way I started. I got a myfitnesspal account and I was religious about counting everything that went into my body. That went on for about 3 months, and it really put into perspective for me just what I was eating. Before that I never paid attention to what was going into my body. 
  • After doing that for a few months my weight loss halted. I was disappointed but I wanted to push forward. So I decided to start exercising. But my problem was that I was too shy to work out in public. I was ashamed of how weak I was and how out of shape I felt. So the gym was out of question for me. So I found an alternative. Enter Jillian Michaels. I found the 30 day shred videos online and I just decided to do them cause what’s the worst that could happen?! I would go into my room, close the door and the curtains, and just throw myself into it. I remember the first day I didn’t even make it through the first 10 minutes without having to pause it and collapse. But by the time I made it to day 30 (which was really probably day 45), I had seen incredible results in my body and I was so much stronger already. So I did it again maybe 2 or 3 times. 
  • After that I came back to my home country and I went to get some blood tests done, and when I saw the dr he was so impressed (I had probably lost around 30lbs at that point). He lessened the dose of medication that I was on for my insulin resistance (did I mention I was 19 one 3 pills/day?) and he even told me that if I kept going until I reached my GW, my insulin resistance would be cured and I wouldn’t need to be on any medication any more. That was great news for me because I was terrified of getting diabetes which is common in my family. 
  • After being home for a couple of weeks and coming back to the U.S., both me and Michael started noticing how different everything tastes over here. Fruits and veggies had maybe 10% of the taste that we got used to in my country, and chicken and meat tasted like rubber. So we started looking into where our food was coming from. We read book after book and watched documentary after documentary. And what we found was shocking. Most of our food was fake! So we switched to organic and local foods. 
  • When I realized that knowledge is power, I got addicted to information. So I started reading about how the human body works and how food affects my body. And this is when the most important change happened. 
  • At this point I switched from everything white to everything brown and whole. Whole wheat bread, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, brown rice, brown pasta, brown whole wheat everything. Why was this so important? White bread has pretty much the same amount of calories that whole wheat bread does. The difference is in what happens when it goes in your body. When whole wheat goes in your body, it gets slowly digested and your body slowly absorbs all the nutrients and fiber that’s in it. When the whole wheat is processed into white bread for example all these nutrients and fiber are stripped from it so by the time you eat it, it’s already half digested. So insulin rush into the blood stream and starts storing fat. 
  • Another important thing I learned is that you need to give your body a couple of hours to digest what you eat before you start eating again. I’ve seen some people say they eat every 2 hours and I used to do that too. But if like I said before your body doesn’t have time to digest your food, then your blood is constantly being flooded by insulin and storing fat. If you space your meals like every 4 hours or so is better.
  • Exercise is also an important part of my weight loss. I’m not the type of person that absolutely loves exercise and I don’t really like spending hours at the gym. I simply work out maybe 4 or 5 times/week about 30-45mins/day. I also always vary my work outs. I don’t do the same thing every day. Some days I go run at the park, some days I enjoy just being on the treadmill, some days I lift weight, and some days I do a class at the YMCA like zumba, kickboxing, or cycling. This is really the reason I don’t have stretch marks.
  • WATER WATER WATER. ALL DAY. 
  • I’ve pretty much cut out anything that comes out of a box, can, or freezer bag. Also anything out of a factory or that takes less than a minute to cook. Anything that is not real food. My definition of real food is fruits, veggies, dairy, meats, poultry, and sea food. 
  • That^ being said, if I crave something that I don’t usually eat, I will get it, but I won’t keep it in my kitchen. I gave myself permission to eat whatever I want because the minute I tell myself that I can’t eat a specific type of food it will become the only thing I want, and then I’ll end up binging on everything, but nothing will satisfy my craving. 

I’m sure there’s more but these are the main points and everything I could think of right now. If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate in coming to me. Publicly or privately:)

This is so amazing

mightyhealthyquest:

In my opinion the only person you should get healthy for is yourself :)

zaliti:

how to I lose stomach fat but gain healthy weight???

like I want a flatter stomach but I also wanna gain 15 pounds bc I should weight about 150 lbs????

red-black-and-queer:

fit-and-healthy-for-tomorrow:

victoriabefit:

fightblr:

levithedisneyprincess:

maybeiwantthetrouble:

boazpriestly:

xdw94xd:

This is apparently coming out in 3 days.

In 3 days, I’m going to start to be a total jogging addict, I think

I’ve been beta testing it and I can confirm it’s actually the greatest app ever. Full iOS release date is as specified, Android release this Spring.

It’s so intense, at one point during the first mission when radio contact was lost, I could hear them trying to contact me “Can you hear us?!” and I literally grabbed the mic and shouted, “I CAN HEAR YOU WHAT DO I DO?” even though that’s not how it works.

I’m just glad nobody was near me.

Only reason I want an Android phone, tbqh.

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

Alright yall sit your asses down I’m telling you a story

I have this app and it is one of my best purchases I’ve ever had. It endorses your running and makes you work.

The only downside is that it is fucking terrifying. One time, I was running, and got surrounded by zombies. Groaning and shuffling from all angles. And I have never ran that fast in my entire life. I completed my course(which usually takes 15 mins) in 5. I was also screaming a bit. I got some really weird looks, too.

So, morale of the story: This is a fucking scary app and I recommend it 100%.

I still haven’t tried this…

Need this

Best running app ever!

god i need this if i wanna get in shape

starlord:

literally my motivation for losing weight is the fact that chris pratt could go from being a marshmallow to a fat free marshmallow in like six months.

beforeandafterfatlosspics:

cupcakesandfreeweights
Hey guys, I finally got a tumblr! I’ve posted these pictures before, but follow me to keep up with my progress :) 
Height: 5’8”HW: 153CW: 137GW: Toned and Happy

beforeandafterfatlosspics:

cupcakesandfreeweights

Hey guys, I finally got a tumblr! I’ve posted these pictures before, but follow me to keep up with my progress :) 

Height: 5’8”
HW: 153
CW: 137
GW: Toned and Happy

run-rhianna-run:

Most students (and other people who are just a bit strapped for cash) will be extremely aware of how much money most gym memberships cost and how much money they don’t have to spare on a gym membership.
BUT FEAR NOT!
You do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.
I REPEAT. YOU DO NOT NEED A GYM TO BE FIT AND HEALTHY.
I’ll start from the beginning.
Being ‘healthy’ isn’t just about being thin, muscular, eating 100% clean ALL OF THE TIME or whatever else you assume healthy is. Being healthy is a combination of physical health (eating healthy and exercising regularly), mental health (realising that treats are perfectly fine, as is not exercising sometimes) and spiritual health (loving yourself no matter how ‘healthy’ you deem yourself to be).
Obviously mental health and spiritual health don’t necessarily have anything to do with the gym, though. And they will be both probably be discussed in more detail in a later post. Today, we’re focusing on physical health.
You don’t need an expensive gym membership to by physically healthy. All you need is a floor and some motivation (and some footwear if you’re doing anything outside or just want some beautiful workout shoes).
Body weight exercises mean you don’t need to buy expensive weights. Running outside means you don’t have to pay for a gym or buy a treadmill. There are endless options if you can’t afford a gym.
So I don’t clog up your dashboards completely with my incessant ranting, I have taken the liberty to collect together a bunch of posts and articles to prove that you do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.
No gym? NO PROBLEM!
A beginners guide to at-home workouts
Body weight exercises to try in your dorm room
Cardio based body weight exercises for burning calories
All of the links to do Insanity at home, online FOR FREE!
Zumba videos
Beginner body weight routine
Advanced body weight routine
How to start yoga
MapMyRun (great app if you don’t know where’s best for you to run outside!)
Part of my Student Survival Guide

run-rhianna-run:

Most students (and other people who are just a bit strapped for cash) will be extremely aware of how much money most gym memberships cost and how much money they don’t have to spare on a gym membership.

BUT FEAR NOT!

You do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.

I REPEAT. YOU DO NOT NEED A GYM TO BE FIT AND HEALTHY.

I’ll start from the beginning.

Being ‘healthy’ isn’t just about being thin, muscular, eating 100% clean ALL OF THE TIME or whatever else you assume healthy is. Being healthy is a combination of physical health (eating healthy and exercising regularly), mental health (realising that treats are perfectly fine, as is not exercising sometimes) and spiritual health (loving yourself no matter how ‘healthy’ you deem yourself to be).

Obviously mental health and spiritual health don’t necessarily have anything to do with the gym, though. And they will be both probably be discussed in more detail in a later post. Today, we’re focusing on physical health.

You don’t need an expensive gym membership to by physically healthy. All you need is a floor and some motivation (and some footwear if you’re doing anything outside or just want some beautiful workout shoes).

Body weight exercises mean you don’t need to buy expensive weights. Running outside means you don’t have to pay for a gym or buy a treadmill. There are endless options if you can’t afford a gym.

So I don’t clog up your dashboards completely with my incessant ranting, I have taken the liberty to collect together a bunch of posts and articles to prove that you do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.

No gym? NO PROBLEM!

Part of my Student Survival Guide

danfreakindavis:

*chugs a gallon of water*

danfreakindavis:

*chugs a gallon of water*

jaimaquiling:

EVERYONE STARTS SOMEWHERE. SO NEVER EVER LOSE HOPE AND WORK ON IT! :)

jaimaquiling:

EVERYONE STARTS SOMEWHERE. SO NEVER EVER LOSE HOPE AND WORK ON IT! :)