TGIF friends - tomorrow i am off to jamaica until the end of next week for a much needed vacation. i won’t have phone or internet & will be enjoying the time away from everything with no responsibilities. there seems to be a lot of activities to keep me active there, but i plan on living it up with food & drink too - life is meant to be enjoyed. i’ll be back in a few days. hope y’all have a beautiful week & get to do something special <3
10:05 pm • 22 June 2012 • 6 notes
Why Women Need to Lift Heavier Weights
Sure, you can lose weight by starving yourself and walking for 2 hours a day. But once you step off the treadmill and eat like a normal human being, the pounds you dropped will come back; usually with reinforcements. Cardio doesn’t build muscle. Eating 1000 calories a day doesn’t either. Weight training and proper nutrition adds muscle and burns calories while you are in the act AND when you are done with your workout. How much muscle you have is the ONLY factor you can control when it comes to how fast your metabolism works. You thyroid either works or it doesn’t. Fat-burner pills are over-priced garbage with false claims. 1 lb of lean muscle burns an average of 50 calories a day at rest. Build muscle and you will turn your body into a fat burning furnace.
9:30 am • 22 June 2012 • 33 notes
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings”
— Elizabeth Gilbert
8:56 pm • 21 June 2012 • 29 notes
Dear Mark: Women and Intermittent Fasting
Many differences exist between the two sexes. We look different. We sound different. We dress differently from each other. We like different things. Different genres of movies cause men and women to cry (differently). And although society, media, and culture drive and/or inform many of our differences, some are inherent and physiologically-driven. For example, men and women have different biological equipment – both external and invisible to the naked eye – that change how we interact with and respond to our environments, our exercise, our sleep, and our eating habits. Nowhere are these gender differences more evident than in the realm of health and nutrition, and yet it seems that I’ve overlooked a big one: different sex responses to intermittent fasting.
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8:54 pm • 21 June 2012 • 4 notes
Mine are mid-quad, on the front and outer sides of my legs. There is no way I could foam roll either, even the lightest pressure right now is excruciating.
I didn’t know that fish oil might help with this, thanks for the info!
5:13 pm • 21 June 2012 • 2 notes
Remember that workout I posted yesterday?
I thought I had DOMS yesterday but how silly and naive I was. I can barely walk today! Quads are definitely my least favorite place to get soreness because I feel like it affects everything - sitting in chairs, walking, going up or down stairs. I live in a two-story house and on the way to leave for work, realized I had left my phone upstairs and had to walk back up - my soul died a little at the thought.
Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic. I was wondering how other people felt. My boyfriend gets DOMS in his calves frequently but that rarely bothers me. I guess my calves are too beast! I don’t tend to mind it much in my upper body either.
Where do you get DOMS the worst? How do you deal?
4:51 pm • 21 June 2012 • 4 notes
I love seeing pics of couples who work out together - so adorable, & is definitely on my “needs to have” list now. luckily, my boyfriend fits the bill!
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11:37 am • 21 June 2012 • 297 notes
My most recent tumblr crushes!
FOLLOW THEM ALL kthnx.
so honored to be included in this list! FOLLOW THEM.
7:44 pm • 20 June 2012 • 12 notes
We got fresh strawberries in our CSA this week. I can’t even explain how delicious they taste!
6:39 pm • 20 June 2012 • 2 notes
last night’s workout
We did circuits in boot camp. It’s a bit complicated to explain how it was set up but by the end of the night we had done:
120 dynamic lunges (per side)
80 shoulder presses
60 mountain climbers
2 30 second planks
20 jumping toe taps on a step (per side)
12 flights stairs
Our cool down went like this:
1 wall push-up, 1 regular push-up
2 wall push-ups, 2 regular push-ups
3 wall push-ups, 3 regular push-ups
and so on through 12 sets of each
I have ze DOMS today, but am super proud of myself for getting through that workout. The Boot Camp class is the only one that ever regularly challenges me to stay in & keep going, which is why I like it so much. It is a battle of will and dedication to be there, to overcome the voice in my head that says “I can’t”. I love it.
4:47 pm • 20 June 2012 • 6 notes