1. college fitblrs, reblog!

    fitjoyforlife:

    ladyknucklesinshape:

    closer-each-day:

    closer-each-day:

    As much as I love all the people I follow, I want to find some more college fitblrs! I’ll follow every college fitblr who reblogs this.  Let’s do this, you sexy people you.  

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    Thanks for reblogging this everyone!  It’s helped me find so many great blogs to follow :)

    I think we follow each other, I’m not sure though..

    holla

  2. gonnabeaskinnyme:

Weight loss blog! Lets do this together!!

    gonnabeaskinnyme:

    Weight loss blog! Lets do this together!!

  3. muffintop-less:

I often get asked by girls who have never eaten healthy or worked out before.. where to start! I totally get how overwhelming it can be! Here are some basic tips I have for those JUST starting out on a health and fitness journey! =)
Get rid of the junk food! This includes (but not limited to): regular and diet soda, cookies, chips, crackers, candy, white breads and pastas, fruit juice, sugary cereal, condiments like ketchup, mayo, ranch and other fattening/sugary dressings and marinades, fast food, frozen dinners and most packaged goods. Start making your own meals from wholesome lean proteins, veggies, fruit and healthy fats. Basically, eat as close to natural as possible!
Cut out the alcohol. It shuts down your metabolism, promotes fat storage and breaks down muscle tissue. It’s basically treated by the body as a toxin… If you’re serious about getting in shape, not drinking won’t be a problem.
Start exercising! The trick is to find something you enjoy so that you will actually DO IT. There are SO MANY options, some of which include: weight lifting, pilates, yoga, cross fit, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, powerlifting, olympic lifting, jogging, cycling, spin, zumba, interval training, jazzercise, jumping rope, dancing, running, hiking, mountain climbing, swimming… the list goes on!!
Develop patience and a positive attitude if you don’t already have them! You WILL have set-backs and losing weight/getting fit WILL take time. You will occasionally cheat on your diet, you will miss a workout, you will stumble, you will make mistakes… you’re human! Nothing worth having ever comes easily… if it WERE that easy, everyone would be in shape! Know that you are only a failure if you QUIT. So don’t quit! You will regret it in the long run!
Surround yourself with people who support you. There is nothing worse than having negative and/or jealous people around when you are trying to make a healthy, positive change to your life. There WILL be people you THOUGHT were your friends try to drag you back to your old, unhealthy ways. They might tease, taunt or grill you for your new habits. Some people can’t handle change. If you find that your healthy habits are being mocked or demeaned by those around you … ask yourself why your ‘friends’ would want you to go back to being unhealthy. Do they not understand the sudden change? If so, explain to them why you’re doing it… Or, are those friends just jealous? If so, CUT THEM OUT OF YOUR LIFE! 
Plan ahead! If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Prepare your meals and workouts in advance. Always keep workout clothes, a water bottle and protein powder with a shaker cup in your car so you never have an excuse not to hit the gym. Always carry an apple, a serving of almonds in a ziploc baggy and a packet of tuna with you.. that way you never have an excuse to hit the vending machines or burger joint!
Set realistic goals and track your progress! Keep a journal log of your workouts, your food intake and your stats each week so you can track your progress easily! 1-2 pounds of weight loss per week is a reasonable and healthy goal (depending on your current weight). The scale is not always a good indication of your progress though! Numerous factors can affect the number that are unrelated to fat gain/loss. The mirror, pictures, the way your clothes fit and your measurements are better ways of tracking progress!
You can do anything you set your mind to. Believe in yourself, don’t give up and you will get there <3

    muffintop-less:

    I often get asked by girls who have never eaten healthy or worked out before.. where to start! I totally get how overwhelming it can be! Here are some basic tips I have for those JUST starting out on a health and fitness journey! =)

    • Get rid of the junk food! This includes (but not limited to): regular and diet soda, cookies, chips, crackers, candy, white breads and pastas, fruit juice, sugary cereal, condiments like ketchup, mayo, ranch and other fattening/sugary dressings and marinades, fast food, frozen dinners and most packaged goods. Start making your own meals from wholesome lean proteins, veggies, fruit and healthy fats. Basically, eat as close to natural as possible!
    • Cut out the alcohol. It shuts down your metabolism, promotes fat storage and breaks down muscle tissue. It’s basically treated by the body as a toxin… If you’re serious about getting in shape, not drinking won’t be a problem.
    • Start exercising! The trick is to find something you enjoy so that you will actually DO IT. There are SO MANY options, some of which include: weight lifting, pilates, yoga, cross fit, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, powerlifting, olympic lifting, jogging, cycling, spin, zumba, interval training, jazzercise, jumping rope, dancing, running, hiking, mountain climbing, swimming… the list goes on!!
    • Develop patience and a positive attitude if you don’t already have them! You WILL have set-backs and losing weight/getting fit WILL take time. You will occasionally cheat on your diet, you will miss a workout, you will stumble, you will make mistakes… you’re human! Nothing worth having ever comes easily… if it WERE that easy, everyone would be in shape! Know that you are only a failure if you QUIT. So don’t quit! You will regret it in the long run!
    • Surround yourself with people who support you. There is nothing worse than having negative and/or jealous people around when you are trying to make a healthy, positive change to your life. There WILL be people you THOUGHT were your friends try to drag you back to your old, unhealthy ways. They might tease, taunt or grill you for your new habits. Some people can’t handle change. If you find that your healthy habits are being mocked or demeaned by those around you … ask yourself why your ‘friends’ would want you to go back to being unhealthy. Do they not understand the sudden change? If so, explain to them why you’re doing it… Or, are those friends just jealous? If so, CUT THEM OUT OF YOUR LIFE! 
    • Plan ahead! If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Prepare your meals and workouts in advance. Always keep workout clothes, a water bottle and protein powder with a shaker cup in your car so you never have an excuse not to hit the gym. Always carry an apple, a serving of almonds in a ziploc baggy and a packet of tuna with you.. that way you never have an excuse to hit the vending machines or burger joint!
    • Set realistic goals and track your progress! Keep a journal log of your workouts, your food intake and your stats each week so you can track your progress easily! 1-2 pounds of weight loss per week is a reasonable and healthy goal (depending on your current weight). The scale is not always a good indication of your progress though! Numerous factors can affect the number that are unrelated to fat gain/loss. The mirror, pictures, the way your clothes fit and your measurements are better ways of tracking progress!

    You can do anything you set your mind to. Believe in yourself, don’t give up and you will get there <3

  4. Reblog if you’re a 20+ fitblr losing weight!

    healthy-is-perfection:

    I desperately need more blogs to follow, but closer to my age

    I want to follow allllll of you

  5. beefit:

Feet up on 12” box - 70%
Feet up on 24” box - 75%
Hands on 12”  box  - 55%
Hands on 24”  box  - 40%
On knees                   - 50%
#BeeFit

    beefit:

    • Feet up on 12” box - 70%
    • Feet up on 24” box - 75%
    • Hands on 12”  box  - 55%
    • Hands on 24”  box  - 40%
    • On knees                   - 50%

    #BeeFit

  6. blondegirlfit:

dontstoptriing:

motiveweight:

Skier Jonny Mosely tweeted this picture of a sign that helped joggers equate their physical exertion to caloric intake. Depressingly you have to log 4.5 miles of running to work off one slice of pizza. It’s a reminder that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.

I’ve only seen one ice cream that’s 270 calories a serving- Ben and Jerry’s Phish food.  If you just stick with the “regular” brands that come in the big tubs, you can have a close to twice as much ice cream for the same number of calories!

Yeah I don’t think it’s good to equate food calories with how much you burn at the gym. Just like that saying “don’t reward yourself with food…”, the opposite is true as well.You shouldn’t reward yourself with food, but you shouldn’t punish yourself with exercise either. Eat a donut if you want. You don’t have to run a half marathon to make up for it. You’ll end up putting sugary food on a pedestal, and you’ll resent exercise. Food is not the enemy guys, even food like ice cream and pizza.

    blondegirlfit:

    dontstoptriing:

    motiveweight:

    Skier Jonny Mosely tweeted this picture of a sign that helped joggers equate their physical exertion to caloric intake. Depressingly you have to log 4.5 miles of running to work off one slice of pizza. It’s a reminder that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.

    I’ve only seen one ice cream that’s 270 calories a serving- Ben and Jerry’s Phish food.  If you just stick with the “regular” brands that come in the big tubs, you can have a close to twice as much ice cream for the same number of calories!

    Yeah I don’t think it’s good to equate food calories with how much you burn at the gym.
    Just like that saying “don’t reward yourself with food…”, the opposite is true as well.
    You shouldn’t reward yourself with food, but you shouldn’t punish yourself with exercise either.
    Eat a donut if you want. You don’t have to run a half marathon to make up for it. You’ll end up putting sugary food on a pedestal, and you’ll resent exercise.
    Food is not the enemy guys, even food like ice cream and pizza.

    • men: I can’t stand girls with low self-esteem, it’s such a turn off
    • men: Ew a fat girl ew stretch marks I want to be able to pick a girl up and kiss her and hold her in the air wow she has a flat chest mosquito-bite boobs oh gosh I don’t like boobs that big they get in the way I want a flat tummy on my girl oh she has to have a great body no love handles yuck beef curtains are gross I like big nipples I like small nipples yuck thunder thighs no that’s too thin you look anorexic I love curves no not plus-size just skinny girls with small waists and big hips wow caked on make-up is such a turn-off yet I worship this celebrity that has never been seen without make-up and I watch porn so my idea of a real woman is thousands of dollars in plastic surgery and I have unreasonable standards that real women will never be able to attain
  7. suspect-me:


The Euthanasia Coaster is a concept for a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers. In 2010, it was designed and made into a scale model by Julijonas Urbonas, a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London. Urbonas, who has worked at an amusement park, stated that the goal of his concept roller coaster is to take lives “with elegance and euphoria.” It is a ride to the death. The seven loops or “inversions” put the human body under such stress that it causes the brain to be starved of oxygen, as the heart simply cannot push blood against the enormous g-forces. Even if it kills you, it is designed to still be a fun death. An honorable thought, if rather macabre.

what the fuck

    suspect-me:

    The Euthanasia Coaster is a concept for a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers. In 2010, it was designed and made into a scale model by Julijonas Urbonas, a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London. Urbonas, who has worked at an amusement park, stated that the goal of his concept roller coaster is to take lives “with elegance and euphoria.” It is a ride to the death. The seven loops or “inversions” put the human body under such stress that it causes the brain to be starved of oxygen, as the heart simply cannot push blood against the enormous g-forces. Even if it kills you, it is designed to still be a fun death. An honorable thought, if rather macabre.

    what the fuck

  8. stopgivin-up:

Its crazy how a little change in hand position makes such a big difference.  Also try putting them in front of you.  It’s a great way to add more core.

    stopgivin-up:

    Its crazy how a little change in hand position makes such a big difference.  Also try putting them in front of you.  It’s a great way to add more core.

  9. justworkitgirl:

improving-for-good:

brb going for a run

oh hell yeah! 

    justworkitgirl:

    improving-for-good:

    brb going for a run

    oh hell yeah! 

  10. lean-mean-clean:

findmotivation-justdoit:

Make sure to have good posture everyone! 
x

this is so important

    lean-mean-clean:

    findmotivation-justdoit:

    Make sure to have good posture everyone! 

    x

    this is so important

About me

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass. -Maya Angelou

This didn't start out as a fitness blog, but has definitely transformed into one for me to keep me on track with my health goals.

Age: 24
Height: 5' 6"
SW: 185
CW: 123
UGW: I don't really have an UGW, but rather fitness goals. I started getting healthy by training for the Spartan Race, and now, I am a capoeista who cross-trains by running, lifting, playing other sports, eating healthy, and just having fun. Now that I've lost over 60 lbs, I work to maintain my health and spread the word of healthy living to others through example and practice :)