First day off from the gym in a week, feels weeeird!
But my muscles are crying with gratitude haha. Plan is my protein-packed lunch, library for a few hours then chill, have a nice bath, cuppa, watch the Biggest Loser or some cheesy boxsets :) need to nurse this hangover, eww!
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”—Lance Armstrong (via healthprincess)
Doesn’t look like much on paper, but the difference was I reeeally went for it! Tried this new thing on the elliptical (I used to be an effort level 4 kinda girl), where I started on level 5 and every 5 minutes I upped it by one. So by the time 30 mins came round, I was doing level ten and sweating buckets! I also went backwards for every fourth minute :) changing it up kept my body from becoming complacent and also made the time pass quicker! IT HURTS now though :’)
This bodybuilder guy who’s friends with my boss came up to me and said “Wow..you train hard, man”. AMAZING MOMENT, in which I realised I’d much rather he told me that than “You look skinny, man”.
I learnt something big today: your only limits are self-imposed. It was all in my head that I couldn’t go above level 4.
Hi there (:
the problem is, i need to lose 8 lbs in 1 week, i know it's a lot in a short time, but i've tried exercise, eating like 500 calories, and sometimes i HAVE to eat becouse of my family, but right now i need, i really need to lose 8 lbs in 1 week, im not pretending to make it in a healthy way, can you help me? :c
Hello treacle :)
Okay well my advice would be to cut out salt, sugar and all carbonated drinks. As well as looking a lot less bloated, you’ll have more energy cos your levels won’t spike as much.
I recommend around 1,200 calories mainly consisting of protein (eggs, white meat, fish, nuts, hummus), fruits (mainly berries), vegetables and tons of fibre (try bran flakes for breakfast!). If you like it, unsweetened tea and coffee are great too. Drink PLENTY of water, it makes your skin look amazing and cleanses your whole digestive system.
Exercise-wise, try and do both cardio and weights. An hour a day would be ideal, not too much that you burn out or cause damage though. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn while resting.
Finally, try not to be too fixed on the 8lbs. I’m currently trying to lower my body fat % instead of my weight, I think it’s a much healthier goal :)
ohh! I wouldn't even dare weigh myself at a gym (if i went...hahah), they say you should always just stick with one scale!!
And i WISH I was 114lbs, but no worrriies, i will be soon! ha My boyfriends mum took us food shopping yesterday to stock our cupboards up - £66 on yummy things my boyfriend picked like chocolate, biscuits, crisps, etc! its killllllller but really rewarding having it in your room and not scoffing..ha :)
I like your new goal of not losing weight but losing body fat! SUCH a good idea! Good luck gorgeous; its a far more rewarding and realistic approach to take i reckon...i dont even know what my body fat is?? xxx
Ooooh I love a free food shop! I know but I like using the gym ones cos they give you height, weight, body fat %, bmi and your ideal ranges for all of them, it’s sooo good! Means you don’t get disheartened if you don’t lose much cos you can track whether its fat or muscle :)
So awesome about train tickets to see your fam! Excited?! x x x
speaking of missing you! ha i was actually getting ready for lectures this morning and wondering how you were :) and also if ive met you at some point and never realised it ....ha straannnge. how are you? x
I was thinking this too, we both go to sinners way to much to have not bumped into each other ;) eww lectures lol I just checked my uni email for the first time in a week and had a minor heart attack!! I have been crap but SO back on track today its not even funny! Also had forgotten that I actually quite like the gym, I kind of talk myself out of going but it’s really quite nice :) how are you treacle? x x x
I’ve been slipping into old territory again. Starve, binge, starve, binge. You have no idea how hard it is to admit that to you guys, and to myself. But I’ve really realised something - it doesn’t make you lose weight (I’m back to 140 now) & it makes you miserable (my depression is coming back). It makes me sad how happy and good looking I was in the first few weeks of this journey - it was so much easier before I came back to uni. But I’m going to get back to that, I really am. Cos I felt amazing. So, folks, this is day 1 of the rest of my life.
Day 1 of no binges. Day 1 of no fizzy juices, or junk food. Day 1 of thinking about what I’m putting in my body again - all healthy and natural stuff. Day 1 of exercising again. Day 1 of my new lifestyle choice.
Day 1 of the new me. Who needs a new year or even a Monday morning to do that?
so you’ve been awake for a few minutes now. thinking about what you ate yesterday. the stupid, stupid mistakes that you would love to go back and change. the calories that didn’t make you any happier. that extra digit that showed up on the scale. so you’re going to do what? sit on tumblr all day staring at the pictures of the girls that you wish you could be? read the blogs of girls who are succeeding? try to not eat for a few hours and then give into your depression? NO. you will achieve it. screw that scale. screw the people who told you you weren’t worth it. screw the food sitting in the pantry, the fridge, the stores, the restaurants. ladies, it’s day 1 of no more binges. day 1 of consistent pound loss. day 1 of sore abs, legs, and butts. count ahead a few days. where are you? day 30 of the guys noticing you. day 47 of proving your family wrong. day 59 of your skinny friends not lying when they call you pretty. day 70 of not being embarrassed in dressing rooms. day 82 of everyone asking if you’ve lost weight. day 95 of shopping in the small sizes. day 110 of people picking you up to give you hugs without thinking you’re too heavy. day 123 of feeling the jealousy of other girls looking at you. day 132 of being somebody else’s thinspo. you can’t get to those days without having a day 1. and those dates may seem far away, but think about this: day 2 includes being happy with your choices from the day before.