i really hate those posts that say “would you rather have this [food] or this body you’ve wanted for years”
YOU CAN HAVE BOTH ITS CALLED MODERATION
whats the point of eating healthy and working your ass off all day if you’re not going to have a little treat once in a while, its not like one cookie is going to take you all the way back to your HW
Yes, your body needs a certain amount of calories every day and when people restrict way too much, it can cause their body to go into starvation mode.
We all know one. That girl whose metabolism is like magic. The girl who looks like a VS model but eats like your brother (well certainly like mine). We all have that jealous glare as we eat our lunch as we watch. But should we really be jealous?
The answer is no. Why? Because while they can abuse their bodies now, it always catches up with you later. This is something my first PT told me and something that really stuck. You can’t just abuse your body and get away scott free. It just doesn’t work like that and it really got me thinking.
I’m currently seeing both ends of the spectrum of this in my family. My sister is 14 this year. She’s inherited my mum’s “amazing metabolism”. She eats junk and still remains tiny. When she came and stayed last year for a week, eating what she ate I put on 2kg while still exercising!! Then…I look at my mother who has had an amazing metabolism for most of her life and abused it…she now has diabetes, high cholesterol and the fact she’s older there is less chance she can bounce back as she once would of. She has to be medicated for the rest of her life for the lifestyle choices she made when she was younger.
So instead of thinking about it that ‘that girl always eats whatever she wants and never gains weight’, shift your thinking to the fact your body has given you a wakeup call NOW so you can improve your quality of life instead of suddenly pouncing on you later in life.
This is absolutely brilliant.
I’m proud to be taking my health seriously as a younger woman. I know that through this journey, I’ll learn what I need to live a healthier and hopefully, longer and happier life.
“shift your thinking to the fact your body has given you a wakeup call NOW so you can improve your quality of life instead of suddenly pouncing on you later in life.” - AMEN!
I really don’t think it affects it any way
Are you doing cardio and eating healthy as well?
I need new butt and thigh workouts. Any suggestions?
No need to thank us but thank you so much :) Congrats and keep it up… I’m proud of you!!
The way you explained it to me though was fine; I really don’t see why she’d take it offensive in any way (unless she’s super sensitive about her weight) but just tell her that if she wants to detox or whatever then she needs to eat healthy foods and drink a lot of water.
Hourglass, pear, apple or square? Whether you’re an extra small or a triple X large, you’re shape is your shape, for better or worse.
That means, if you don’t already have an hourglass like Kim Kardashian, you can’t get one through diet and exercise. It also means that if Kim wanted smaller, more square hips, she wouldn’t be able to have them either. We’re built the way we’re built.
That’s not to say that you can’t improve your shape or change the composition (fat/muscle) of your body. Of course, you can use diet & exercise to make the most out of the body you’ve got. But the hours spent pining over a body type that isn’t yours, is like being upset that you’re not a foot taller. Silly.
Fat accumulates on our bodies differently. Most women tend to ‘stock up’ under the butts & thighs, while men tend to bump out around the middle. Of course, it’s different for every single person and can vary by amount, body location, consistency, distribution and thickness. That’s why some people lose weight faster in certain areas, while other areas tend to lag behind. It’s also why your hips, despite getting smaller won’t actually disappear. This is due to genetics, not failure on your part. Hormones also affect how & where we store fat: something that diet & exercise can’t always control.
So want Angelina Jolie’s waistline? Jessica Biel’s back? Julianne Hough’s thighs? J Lo’s hourglass? You can’t get them. You don’t have their genes.
I love this article. BODY PEACE FOR ALL! <3
I think people need to remember that exercise addiction is a serious thing and can actually be a form of eating disorder.
It’s okay if you missed your work out tonight.
You need rest days.
And strength training days don’t count as rest!
One bad work out is not going to ruin your progress.
And you need to eat more if you’re going to work out more.
This should be a fun process. Try to remember that.
Well it depends on what you’re eating and if you’re exercising. If alls you’re eating is junkjunkjunk and you’re not doing any kind of physical activity then you most likely will not lose any weight. If you’re not doing these things then that’s what the problem is
Glad we inspired you :)
- If anyone wants to check out her blog feel free to do so
Currently working on a workout playlist but until then look at this: http://soon2befit.tumblr.com/post/18805145038
- I’m so busy with school so I hope everyone can forgive me for the slacking and it’s been mostly Brandi running it for a week now but I’m back and ready to pick up!
It sounds like you might be stuck at a plateau. Try switching up your routine and adding more weight/reps
I respect them too and that was just going way too far… there was no need for that. It’s kind of odd at the fact that us omnivores are immature but I just got a message that was quite immature…
No, my eating preferences don’t determine my personality. This was extremely rude though.