June 26th, 2014

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Salmon Tartare with Avocado, Olives & Tarragon…RECIPE

June 25th, 2014
the-exercist:

Lying Chest Fly

Lie on your back with your hips and knees both at 90-degree angles. Using your low abs, press your lower back into the mat. Raise your arms toward the ceiling, palms facing each other, keeping the elbow joint slightly bent.
Keeping your torso stable, open your arms out to the side until your elbows are about two inches from the floor.
Raise your arms back to the ceiling, bringing the weights together over your chest. This completes one rep.

the-exercist:

Lying Chest Fly

  • Lie on your back with your hips and knees both at 90-degree angles. Using your low abs, press your lower back into the mat. Raise your arms toward the ceiling, palms facing each other, keeping the elbow joint slightly bent.
  • Keeping your torso stable, open your arms out to the side until your elbows are about two inches from the floor.
  • Raise your arms back to the ceiling, bringing the weights together over your chest. This completes one rep.

(Source: fitsugar.com)

flu0rescented:

friendly reminder that you’re allowed to miss one workout or seven if you feel like it, if you don’t have enough time, if you aren’t feeling alright mentally or physically and you don’t owe anyone an apology. exercise is not an obligation, not a punishment, fuck fitblr quotes plastered on lean bodies that conceal an unhealthy obsession with weight control. full rest days are ok and taking a break and coming back when you’re ready is ok. (✿◠‿◠)

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handbymade:

Part one of Healthy Food Hacks found HERE

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June 24th, 2014
sweatsalty:

I was recently asked this question, so here are my tips:
First and foremost I think the most important thing is to learn to grocery shop. This may seem silly, but it’s very important. I have a lot of grocery lists tagged here. I generally shop the outside rim of the store (produce, dairy, frozen, meats) and stay away from the processed dry and sugary foods.
Learning to properly shop for yourself sets the stage for meal prep (the second most important thing!). Meal prep is really important for a busy schedule: if I don’t have meals prepared, I’ll end up buying bad food. 
Finding recipes and discovering new foods is also an absolute must! There’s some great recipes here.
Examples of meal prep:


You can cook steel cut oats on Sunday and eat it safely for breakfast for the next 1.5 weeks. Read this about breakfast!
You can prep sandwiches or salads or pastas the night before to bring to class.
You can cut up apples (squeeze w a little lemon juice so they don’t turn brown) the night before for snacks, too.
Prepare small bags of almonds and dark chocolate chips ready to throw in your purse.
It totally depends what you like to eat, but for me, my very quick go-to meal is a bowl of pasta. When I cook pasta, it ends up being 40% pasta, 50% veggies and 10% sauce. Cook the pasta, add in frozen veggies (usually petite peas, or spinach, or zucchini), add some sauce (sometimes tomato-based or just EVOO). Then season with kosher salt and pepper. This reheats really well if you invest in some good tupperware (I like this).


I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

sweatsalty:

I was recently asked this question, so here are my tips:
  1. First and foremost I think the most important thing is to learn to grocery shop. This may seem silly, but it’s very important. I have a lot of grocery lists tagged here. I generally shop the outside rim of the store (produce, dairy, frozen, meats) and stay away from the processed dry and sugary foods.
  2. Learning to properly shop for yourself sets the stage for meal prep (the second most important thing!). Meal prep is really important for a busy schedule: if I don’t have meals prepared, I’ll end up buying bad food. 
  3. Finding recipes and discovering new foods is also an absolute must! There’s some great recipes here.

Examples of meal prep:

  • You can cook steel cut oats on Sunday and eat it safely for breakfast for the next 1.5 weeks. Read this about breakfast!
  • You can prep sandwiches or salads or pastas the night before to bring to class.
  • You can cut up apples (squeeze w a little lemon juice so they don’t turn brown) the night before for snacks, too.
  • Prepare small bags of almonds and dark chocolate chips ready to throw in your purse.
  • It totally depends what you like to eat, but for me, my very quick go-to meal is a bowl of pasta. When I cook pasta, it ends up being 40% pasta, 50% veggies and 10% sauce. Cook the pasta, add in frozen veggies (usually petite peas, or spinach, or zucchini), add some sauce (sometimes tomato-based or just EVOO). Then season with kosher salt and pepper. This reheats really well if you invest in some good tupperware (I like this).
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

(via exercise-till-it-hurts)

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Spring Temari Sushi…RECIPE

noexcusesmakeyourselfproud:

gym—flow:

(From Fitness Magazine! Source is also on the photo!)

noexcusesmakeyourselfproud:

gym—flow:

(From Fitness Magazine! Source is also on the photo!)

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June 23rd, 2014

(Source: reddit.com, via fitbeliever)

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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June 22nd, 2014
undressedskeleton:

fitblrholics:

Substitute potato chips with pop corn. And no, not microwave popcorn. But the good old-fashion popcorn you that make on a stove. (Remember to use extra virgin olive oil) (x)

Great tip! 

undressedskeleton:

fitblrholics:

Substitute potato chips with pop corn. And no, not microwave popcorn. But the good old-fashion popcorn you that make on a stove. (Remember to use extra virgin olive oil) (x)

Great tip! 

ad-busting:

Studies have shown that toning shoes are bullshit:
"There is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone." -The American Council on Exercise

ad-busting:

Studies have shown that toning shoes are bullshit:

"There is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone."
-The American Council on Exercise

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Cucumber Rolls with Creamy Avocado…RECIPE

June 21st, 2014