April 8th, 2014
pretenderdk:

fitty-bitty-body:

FITSPIRATION GUIDEBOOK
Alrighty, with January coming there’ll be an influx of new fitspiration and health blogs with different health goals, so I thought I’d put together a little guidebook. And HELLO to all of you! <3 Some of the posts are mine and some are created by other fitblrs with credit given to them, but this will hopefully help anyone on their fitblr path. This is what has helped me the most on my health journey and with my blog!
FITNESS
Fitspiration: The Good, the bad and the ugly
What we mean when we say “You can’t  spot reduce.”
BMR Calculator (minimal calories needed on daily basis)
Daily Caloric Needs Estimator (calories needed when working out)
50 Fitness Facts You Need to Know!
What I Learned From Being a Fitblr
Massive List of Workouts
Girl’s Guide to Lifting
Beginner’s Guide to Working Out
Best 39 Fitness Tips The World Has Ever Known
Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions in a Fitness Center and Their Answers
Exercises for Weight Loss
Reasons You Are Not Seeing Results
Blast Past Your Fitness Plateau
Top 15 Reasons To Run
HEALTHY LIVING
Tumblr Guide to Healthy Living (also includes recipes)
Meditation Guide
Healthy Eating 101
Angie’s Yoga Guides
Yoga Youtube Channels
Feel Amazing One-Day Guide!
Food Labelling and What You Should Know
How to Wake Up Early
(some) DIETS
A Guide to being Vegan
A Guide to being Vegetarian
A Guide to Paleo Diet
A Guide to Juicing
FITBLR DIRECTORIES
Age FItblr Directory
The Complete Fitblr Directory
Short Girl Directory
College Fitblrs
MISCELLANEOUS
How do I get more followers?
Tumblr HTML Guide
Tumblr Themes
HTML Help
As for the blogs, everyone I follow is my favorite, so I created a blogroll - check out who I follow!
 Hope this helps some of you and I’m always there if you have a question!
Love you all,
fitty-bitty-body.

Worthy of a reblog!

pretenderdk:

fitty-bitty-body:

FITSPIRATION GUIDEBOOK

Alrighty, with January coming there’ll be an influx of new fitspiration and health blogs with different health goals, so I thought I’d put together a little guidebook. And HELLO to all of you! <3 Some of the posts are mine and some are created by other fitblrs with credit given to them, but this will hopefully help anyone on their fitblr path. This is what has helped me the most on my health journey and with my blog!

  • FITNESS

Fitspiration: The Good, the bad and the ugly

What we mean when we say “You can’t  spot reduce.”

BMR Calculator (minimal calories needed on daily basis)

Daily Caloric Needs Estimator (calories needed when working out)

50 Fitness Facts You Need to Know!

What I Learned From Being a Fitblr

Massive List of Workouts

Girl’s Guide to Lifting

Beginner’s Guide to Working Out

Best 39 Fitness Tips The World Has Ever Known

Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions in a Fitness Center and Their Answers

Exercises for Weight Loss

Reasons You Are Not Seeing Results

Blast Past Your Fitness Plateau

Top 15 Reasons To Run

  • HEALTHY LIVING

Tumblr Guide to Healthy Living (also includes recipes)

Meditation Guide

Healthy Eating 101

Angie’s Yoga Guides

Yoga Youtube Channels

Feel Amazing One-Day Guide!

Food Labelling and What You Should Know

How to Wake Up Early

  • (some) DIETS

A Guide to being Vegan

A Guide to being Vegetarian

A Guide to Paleo Diet

A Guide to Juicing

  • FITBLR DIRECTORIES

Age FItblr Directory

The Complete Fitblr Directory

Short Girl Directory

College Fitblrs

How do I get more followers?

Tumblr HTML Guide

Tumblr Themes

HTML Help

As for the blogs, everyone I follow is my favorite, so I created a blogroll - check out who I follow!

 Hope this helps some of you and I’m always there if you have a question!

Love you all,

fitty-bitty-body.

Worthy of a reblog!

(Source: fittybittybody, via fitbeliever)

April 7th, 2014

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healthymargarita1796:

the-sexylosers-club:

sweatyeah:

legit-fitness:

fabstroid:

This is my fitblr

I love this! Safe fitspo :)

You are not a machine.

The last one :b

♥ Love this

(Source: fit-fabstroid, via wannaberunnerrr)

militaryfit-bombshell:

healthier-habits:

I’d take the carrots

Good, I like cheese puffs better. Sucker, hahahahaha. 

militaryfit-bombshell:

healthier-habits:

I’d take the carrots

Good, I like cheese puffs better. Sucker, hahahahaha. 

(via wannaberunnerrr)

April 6th, 2014
fit-personality:

With all the crazy crash diets and unhealthy choices people make to lose weight, I just wanted to talk about the ones that seem like they would work, but here is why they probably won’t:
Cutting out 3,500 calories a week will make you lose an extra pound. This one seems great in theory. 1 pound = 3,500 calories. But the thing is, this method was supposedly discovered in the 1950s during a “starvation study” and has no legitimate basis for working for longer than a few weeks. Add that to fluctuation with water weight and you are going to come up disappointed when this method ends up not working.
If a method of “dieting” works for someone it should work for you too. Every body is different. Every body also loses weight differently. In different areas, at different rates, different different different. Just because someone loses a lot of weight by cutting out dairy does not mean that the same will work for you. You have to figure out what works for you individually and what eating and work outs you can stick with for long periods of time in order to succeed.
You have to eat back all the calories that you burn during a workout. This idea is good if you aren’t eating enough calories in the first place. However, if you are eating above what your regular BMR is and meeting nutritional daily requirements, there actually isn’t a need to do so. In addition, this can often create an unhealthy relationship with food, making you think that you can trade off food for exercise or vice versa, and also requires you to very specifically track you calories.
Eating 5-6 small meals a day is the most efficient way to lose weight (yes I spelled efficient wrong at the top). “British Journal of Nutrition investigation found no weight-loss difference between dieters who ate their calories in three meals versus six daily meals. And, in fact, another study in the same journal concluded that eating two large meals a day can be the ideal weight loss strategy for some.” And a lot of people simply don’t have the will power to eat a small portion of food 6 times a day
Being a vegetarian will automatically make you healthier and lose weight. Coming from a vegetarian, I can definitely say this is true. While you can definitely be healthy, you can also be a vegetarian and live solely off of Cheetos and Red Bull. Meat eaters are no less healthy than vegetarians, it just depends on what kind of food you’re putting in your body. If you want to eat meat, sticking with lean meats such as white-meat chicken is a perfectly fine way to keep a healthy diet. On the flip side, being a vegetarian and incorporating a lot of nuts, eggs, and beans for protein is another healthy option.
Lifting doesn’t help you lose weight because you will get bulky. Lifting actually helps you lose weight more efficiently because it speeds up your metabolism. In addition, women don’t have the amount of testosterone in their bodies to make them huge and bulky like for men, so don’t be afraid to lift on girl, it feels good!
Carbs are fattening and you shouldn’t eat them when trying to lose weight. Carbs are the body’s main source of energy, and you have to eat them in order to stay healthy. It’s all about what kind of carbs you eat. The kind of carbs you want are COMPLEX (fruits, whole grains, brown rice, etc). The carbs that you should reduce are SIMPLE (cookies, candy, soda, etc).

fit-personality:

With all the crazy crash diets and unhealthy choices people make to lose weight, I just wanted to talk about the ones that seem like they would work, but here is why they probably won’t:

  1. Cutting out 3,500 calories a week will make you lose an extra pound. This one seems great in theory. 1 pound = 3,500 calories. But the thing is, this method was supposedly discovered in the 1950s during a “starvation study” and has no legitimate basis for working for longer than a few weeks. Add that to fluctuation with water weight and you are going to come up disappointed when this method ends up not working.
  2. If a method of “dieting” works for someone it should work for you too. Every body is different. Every body also loses weight differently. In different areas, at different rates, different different different. Just because someone loses a lot of weight by cutting out dairy does not mean that the same will work for you. You have to figure out what works for you individually and what eating and work outs you can stick with for long periods of time in order to succeed.
  3. You have to eat back all the calories that you burn during a workout. This idea is good if you aren’t eating enough calories in the first place. However, if you are eating above what your regular BMR is and meeting nutritional daily requirements, there actually isn’t a need to do so. In addition, this can often create an unhealthy relationship with food, making you think that you can trade off food for exercise or vice versa, and also requires you to very specifically track you calories.
  4. Eating 5-6 small meals a day is the most efficient way to lose weight (yes I spelled efficient wrong at the top). “British Journal of Nutrition investigation found no weight-loss difference between dieters who ate their calories in three meals versus six daily meals. And, in fact, another study in the same journal concluded that eating two large meals a day can be the ideal weight loss strategy for some.” And a lot of people simply don’t have the will power to eat a small portion of food 6 times a day
  5. Being a vegetarian will automatically make you healthier and lose weight. Coming from a vegetarian, I can definitely say this is true. While you can definitely be healthy, you can also be a vegetarian and live solely off of Cheetos and Red Bull. Meat eaters are no less healthy than vegetarians, it just depends on what kind of food you’re putting in your body. If you want to eat meat, sticking with lean meats such as white-meat chicken is a perfectly fine way to keep a healthy diet. On the flip side, being a vegetarian and incorporating a lot of nuts, eggs, and beans for protein is another healthy option.
  6. Lifting doesn’t help you lose weight because you will get bulky. Lifting actually helps you lose weight more efficiently because it speeds up your metabolism. In addition, women don’t have the amount of testosterone in their bodies to make them huge and bulky like for men, so don’t be afraid to lift on girl, it feels good!
  7. Carbs are fattening and you shouldn’t eat them when trying to lose weight. Carbs are the body’s main source of energy, and you have to eat them in order to stay healthy. It’s all about what kind of carbs you eat. The kind of carbs you want are COMPLEX (fruits, whole grains, brown rice, etc). The carbs that you should reduce are SIMPLE (cookies, candy, soda, etc).

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April 5th, 2014
sayattheexplorer:

Banh mi with chicken liver pate, sriracha, lemon juice, carrots, peppers, avocados and cilantro! 

sayattheexplorer:

Banh mi with chicken liver pate, sriracha, lemon juice, carrots, peppers, avocados and cilantro! 

(via beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood)

fitnessgyro:

I love this

fitnessgyro:

I love this

(Source: livalittlefitter, via grindlebone)

April 4th, 2014


saint:

I just found my cat doing his workout

or hiding from the dog

no the dog is his personal trainer


saint
:

I just found my cat doing his workout

or hiding from the dog

no the dog is his personal trainer

(via tumblrgym)

leanslimfit:

warriorabigail:

This is the perfect example of picking a lifestyle that’s right for you.

I love him so much!!!

leanslimfit:

warriorabigail:

This is the perfect example of picking a lifestyle that’s right for you.

I love him so much!!!

(Source: nilla-who, via rubyreed)

piecesinprogress:

This is a dish I’ve wanted to make for a long time but really wanted to get right and give it the time to make the recipe perfect and I think I’ve done it! The sauce is cheesy & garlicy but not overpowering and the green beans (still partially frozen when mixed with quinoa) turn out crisp. I used nonfat milk but full fat cheese to balance it out and finished off with a spicy parmesan crust.

You can play around with this using whatever veggies or types of cheese you like (broccoli & munster are great alternatives!). I suggest serving it with a protein like grilled tofu or chicken on the side and a salad but you could also mix your protein in (tuna is another good choice here!). Have fun with it!

For more gluten free recipes go here!

April 3rd, 2014

insecureskeleton:

healing-sunflower:

I keep switching from “wow I need to restrict and become super skinny and dainty” to “I need to eat clean and exercise more and be really fit” to “I can eat whatever the fuck I want, I’m supposed to be recovering after all” and it’s so exhausting. 

I can’t stress enough how accurate this is

(via backonpointe)