Ending My Fitness Procrastination

Week 1

Saturday was my first official day and it went ok. Breakfast was healthy, and lunch was in the middle, because it was “healthy” but a frozen meal. Dinner was sushi because my sister owed me and B for the huge favor we did for her. I caved at night when our friend bought pizza but I only ate because I was hungry. Sunday was very productive because I printed out a calendar, made a motivation poster, figured out my workout schedule, made anstats tracking chart and put togrther an ab workout. Im so excited to get started! Lunch was a really nice chicken Caesar salad, and for dinner I went with B and his family to TGI Friday’s. I ordered pasta but only ate half. Overall, I have a good start and am proud of myself. Looking at old pictures I found one from when I lost weight. I’ll post it later, but it really motivated me to get back to that, this time in a healthy way :)

yogawithkarel:

Yoga for Stress

Yay! So I have had a bunch of these written down and now I am finally going around doing my guides and flows. I arranged it so it would somehow flow, it’s not perfect.

Also, yes, we all know yoga is pretty darn not stressful but these are some great poses to do when your stressed out and just need to find your breath and wind down.

Downward Dog - Ground your hands into the floor and engage your inner feet. Imagine a string at your tailbone, pulling it up and back. Take a few breaths here. Feel free to pedal your feet out and feel the stretch in your calves. This pose helps calm your brain.

Cobra - Spread your hands onto your mat close to your shoulders. Push up and elbows in. Press the top of your feet and your pelvic bone into the floor. Squeeze your shoulder blades together.

Child’s Pose - There are a few variations. I like to touch my big toes together, with knees open and stretch arms out. You can also keep your knees together and lay onto your thighs. Find what feels yummy to you.

Cat/Cow - Make sure your shoulders are directly above your wrists and your knees are right below your hips. Inhale on cow, lift your tailbone and your chest toward the ceiling. Exhale on cat, round your spine, head looking down. Do a few cycles of this. Do them slow and take deep breaths.

Sitting Forward Bend - Sit on the floor, if it is uncomfortable, sit on a pillow, lifting your tailbone up about an inch. Stretch forward, head down. Do not force this stretch. Reach to a comfortable place.

Plow - Roll onto your back, slowly bringing your legs up and over your head, with your toes touching the ground. Soften your throat. Stretch your arms onto the floor.

Happy Baby - Lie on your back, bend your knees to your belly. Reach to grab your toes. I like to wrap my arms around my legs and hold onto my feet. If it is difficult to reach your toes, grab a strap or a belt around your feet to help you reach. Rock side to side, close your eyes, breathe.

Reclining Bound Angle Pose - Bring the soles of your feet together, forming a diamond with your legs. Lay down carefully, arms out. Close your eyes and breathe. If it is uncomfortable, find a yummy position. Move your feet away from you until you are comfy.

I hope this helps you destress! They are very simple poses. You can easily do these when you wake up or if you need to wind down and want to sleep.  You can do a few cycles of this. I like to take each pose with three deep breaths before moving on. If you find a pose particularly yummy, feel free to hang out there! (:

Mat: Manduka Black Mat PRO in Mod (Limited Edition) Extra LongWearing: Nike PRO Compression Shorts, unknown top, and Live Towards Love Energy Crystal Yoga Bracelet Stack

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End of the week :)

Wednesday I didnt end up going to the gym at night, which only bothered me a little because I was on a roll! Haha I did go to zumba, so I guess that was something. Thursday we went running, and yesterday we eent to the gym. Eating hasnt beenthe greatest, but thats because I knew that I would start being picky on Saturday, which is today :) I’m looking forward to all this. I bought some groceries on Thursday, and ive been looking at different recipes to make. Im excited!

New week! :) mid week review

Monday I went to the gym with B and C. I’ll post a picture of what I did that day later. Eating for that day could definitely better, there was an instance where I ate something unhealthy without thinking about it, I need to fix that! Yesterday was ok in terms of eating, but I want to do better. Since we signed up for the Color Run, we are going to start running Tuesdays and Thursdays. They want a break from lifting 5 days a week, and this way we’re all doing the same and getting some cardio. Im just going to say yesterday was pretty hard. We walked/jogged 2.5 miles in about half an hour but my heart rate was at 190s pretty much the whole time. Not looking forward to tomorrow! Haha Then I planned to go to Zumba with my mom but we decided to go today at 8, so thats what we did :) I’m feeling pretty good, I had some waffles with cashew butter when I got back. Im planning on going to a yoga class tomorrow, hopefully that works out. So far the week has been pretty good in terms of exercise, now I just need to get the eating in order. My sister and I are going to start that soon too. Hope you guys are having good days :)

Hey guys!!!!

I know it’s been a while, I haven’t had internet for a while and it makes it difficult to keep up. I have some new achievements, as of a few weeks ago I can deadlift and squat 100 pounds, and yesterday I squatted a set of 10 with 45lb plate on each side :D I’m pretty excited about that. Also, I recently went on a swim suit shopping binge so I’ve had a recent surge in motivation. Hope you guys are doing well!

cutenfit:

healthier-habits:

Parmesan Vegetable Spiral: a bed of onions is topped by a medley of veggies (tomatoes, potatoes, squash and zucchini) then drizzled w EVOO, sprinkled w Parmesan cheese and roasted to perfection. Gorgeous new way to eat your veggies!
Recipe Link: recipebyphoto.com
Click here for more healthy recipes!

fuck that looks amazing!

cutenfit:

healthier-habits:

Parmesan Vegetable Spiral: a bed of onions is topped by a medley of veggies (tomatoes, potatoes, squash and zucchini) then drizzled w EVOO, sprinkled w Parmesan cheese and roasted to perfection. Gorgeous new way to eat your veggies!

Recipe Link: recipebyphoto.com

Click here for more healthy recipes!

fuck that looks amazing!

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Found the back cover of my heart rate monitor!!

I’m so happy and excites to use it now :) the timing couldn’t have been better!

Hey guys, its been a long time!

qu1te-c0ntrary:

My internet got cut so I’m on my phone until that gets fixed. I resolved to start eating better and exercising more when I started my summer vacation, which was yesterday. First day, not so great with eating or exercising. Things came up so I didn’t go to the gym, and my mom needed me to babysit at her house. I was more conscious than normal, but I could have done better. I plan to go shopping soon so I at least have some food. I really resolve to be more present :)

I posted on my personal blog, face palm
it’s a good body image day today

the lower part of my upper legs look smaller and so do my arms. I flex and you can even see my bicep muscles, now to lose the fat so it’s more visible!

I have a feeling that contrary to my attitude toward the gym most days, today I will be motivated

You will not believe the facebook drama I had to deal with today. some people, for all their intellectual conversations and ideas, are really immature and I an angry enough that I won’t dread deadlifts.

theyogamatstudio:

6 Steps to Perfecting a Handstand
1. Push-ups. Start doing as many push-ups as you can today and work your way up from there. Push-ups will help you gain the arm, shoulder, chest and core strength you need to master a handstand. If you cannot do push-ups, start with standing push-ups on a wall or inverted slightly against a counter or table top. Move to push-ups on your knees on the floor and soon enough, you’ll be able to do a true push-up!
2. Standing forward fold. Also know as Uttanasana, the standing forward fold/forward bend will give you the feeling of inverting at least the top half of your body. It will help your body adjust to the sensation of having your head below your heart. Check out the proper form and posture for Uttanasana here.
3. Wall Prep. To mimic the sensation of putting all your weight on your hands, you can stand 2-3 feet from a wall (depending on your height/arm reach), fold into a 90 degree angle at your hips, and place your hands against the wall. Push against the wall, reach your sit bones away from you, and engage your core.
4. Planks and Chaturanga. Much like the push-up practice, these poses will help you build arm, shoulder, core and chest strength and also help you practice balance. Try to go through some Vinyasa flows as well as holding each pose individually for as long as you can. Check out the proper form for plank and Chaturanga.
5. Supported Handstand. Practice doing a handstand against a wall, or with someone to grab your legs and hold you. Practice makes perfect, and you can practice a support handstand as many times as you need to before you do it on your own. Practicing against a wall will help you get used to the feeling of being inverted, and also help build your strength and balance.
6. Full, un-supported handstand! When you feel ready, move away from the wall and try a full, unsupported handstand. Use your core to lift your legs and body upwards and don’t forget to breathe! Breathing will help you stay balanced and focused. Check out the proper form and way to get into a handstand here, and try some different variations when you’re ready!
Good luck, Love and Light to all of you. Namaste.
(photo credit is unknown, was found via google search.)

theyogamatstudio:

6 Steps to Perfecting a Handstand

1. Push-ups. Start doing as many push-ups as you can today and work your way up from there. Push-ups will help you gain the arm, shoulder, chest and core strength you need to master a handstand. If you cannot do push-ups, start with standing push-ups on a wall or inverted slightly against a counter or table top. Move to push-ups on your knees on the floor and soon enough, you’ll be able to do a true push-up!

2. Standing forward fold. Also know as Uttanasana, the standing forward fold/forward bend will give you the feeling of inverting at least the top half of your body. It will help your body adjust to the sensation of having your head below your heart. Check out the proper form and posture for Uttanasana here.

3. Wall Prep. To mimic the sensation of putting all your weight on your hands, you can stand 2-3 feet from a wall (depending on your height/arm reach), fold into a 90 degree angle at your hips, and place your hands against the wall. Push against the wall, reach your sit bones away from you, and engage your core.

4. Planks and Chaturanga. Much like the push-up practice, these poses will help you build arm, shoulder, core and chest strength and also help you practice balance. Try to go through some Vinyasa flows as well as holding each pose individually for as long as you can. Check out the proper form for plank and Chaturanga.

5. Supported Handstand. Practice doing a handstand against a wall, or with someone to grab your legs and hold you. Practice makes perfect, and you can practice a support handstand as many times as you need to before you do it on your own. Practicing against a wall will help you get used to the feeling of being inverted, and also help build your strength and balance.

6. Full, un-supported handstand! When you feel ready, move away from the wall and try a full, unsupported handstand. Use your core to lift your legs and body upwards and don’t forget to breathe! Breathing will help you stay balanced and focused. Check out the proper form and way to get into a handstand here, and try some different variations when you’re ready!

Good luck, Love and Light to all of you. Namaste.

(photo credit is unknown, was found via google search.)

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renniesane:

Healthy PB Balls!
Filling: • 3/4-1 cup smooth peanut butter (or any nut butter) • few drops liquid stevia (or 2-4 tbsp honey, maple, or agave) • 1/3-1/2 cup coconut flour  • pinch of sea salt
Coating: • 1/2-3/4 cup dark chocolate chips • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
—> in a bowl, mix the peanut butter with the stevia (or honey) and the sea salt. Gradually add in coconut flour until a cookie dough-y texture is achieved
—> line a pan with parchment paper, scoop out the dough with a mini scoop or a spoon. Refrigerate for 20-30 mins.
—> meanwhile melt the chocolate and coconut oil in any way you like (I used a double boiler)
—> take out the dough from the fridge and coat them in the chocolate layers, then leave them to set on the parchment
—> return to the freezer for 30 minutes before eating
—> ENJOY! x
Renniesane / Tumblr
Makes 25 balls (with stevia), per ball: Calories: 81 Fat: 6.3 Protein: 3 Carbs: 4.8 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 2.4

renniesane:

Healthy PB Balls!

Filling:
• 3/4-1 cup smooth peanut butter (or any nut butter)
• few drops liquid stevia (or 2-4 tbsp honey, maple, or agave)
• 1/3-1/2 cup coconut flour
• pinch of sea salt

Coating:
• 1/2-3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
• 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

—> in a bowl, mix the peanut butter with the stevia (or honey) and the sea salt. Gradually add in coconut flour until a cookie dough-y texture is achieved

—> line a pan with parchment paper, scoop out the dough with a mini scoop or a spoon. Refrigerate for 20-30 mins.

—> meanwhile melt the chocolate and coconut oil in any way you like (I used a double boiler)

—> take out the dough from the fridge and coat them in the chocolate layers, then leave them to set on the parchment

—> return to the freezer for 30 minutes before eating

—> ENJOY! x

Renniesane / Tumblr

Makes 25 balls (with stevia), per ball:
Calories: 81
Fat: 6.3
Protein: 3
Carbs: 4.8
Fiber: 2
Sugar: 2.4

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