1. nerdcoreinc:

     

  2. Follow Me on Twitter!

     
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  5. lacigreen:

    There’s nothing shameful about getting help.  If you’re ready to begin the road to recovery, there are lots of us ready to support you.

    Natl Eating Disorders Help
    USA: 1-800-931-2237
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    1-866-633-4220
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    International
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  6. Say no to smoking. The difference is clear. If you have true friends you really care for, smokers or non-smokers, please pass on this picture to them.

    I was a “pack a day” smoker almost 10 years ago and I can tell you that it’s nerver to late to quit and turn it around. I noticed when I smoked that I always felt tired and had less energy. Instead of smoking find a hobby , start working out. You feel so much better once you stop. Your body is truly your temple, BE GOOD TO IT!

    HAVE A STRONG DAY TUMBLR!

    C.J. Havens

     
  7. Loving the new bald look so far. 

    Thanks for the likes and comments on the previous photo guys. I think this one illustrates the clean shaved head a little better. 

    Like the new look?

     
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  9. No hair! Was thinning at the top too much just decided to keep it shaved completely . Was recently enjoying a beautiful day at the Lake front when this pic was taken. It was such a nice day. Great work out weather is what keep running through my mind.

    Any thoughts on the new bald look ?

     
  10. For my female followers who are concerned about getting too “bulky”.

    kathryncamillefitness:

    When I first entered a weight room five years ago, my life changed forever. Lifting heavy objects and putting them down became more than just a past time, but a fundamental part of who I am. Weight lifting is about pushing oneself to the limits—achieving and exceeding the goals that you have set before yourself. You are competing against yourself to be the best that you can be. Ladies, don’t be afraid of the weight room! Lifting is one of the most overlooked and underutilized aspects of women’s fitness, yet yields the best and most timely results.

    What are the physical benefits of weight lifting?

    • Increased Metabolism— Weight lifters burn more calories while at rest. A pound of muscle burns 30-50 calories per day, whereas a pound of fat burns only 2-5 calories.
    • Lose Inches— Muscle is more dense that fat, and thus takes up less space. By gaining muscle and simultaneously losing fat, many inches may be lost in the process, even if the scale does not lower.
    • Get Sexy Curves— Lifting creates an athletic, lean, toned, and tight physique. Cardio is great for fat loss and heart health, but without muscles underneath, there will be no “toning”. Cuts and definition come from lifting heavy and often.
    • Increase Bone Density— As women age, it is increasingly important to combat osteoporosis and frail bones, which can be done effectively through weight lifting.
    • Anti-Aging Properties— The average person loses 7% of their lean body mass every ten years after the age of 20, which is why many people see a decrease in metabolic activity. Maintain the muscle and you will maintain your metabolism.
    • Better Neural Function— Balance and coordination improves with free weight lifting, as well as flexibility and core development.
    • Increased Insulin Sensitivity— Food will be stored as glycogen in your muscles and liver rather than fat cells.
    • Higher Sex Drive— After fat loss and increased exercise, blood flow to sex organs is increased, along with the stimulation of sex hormones, added with more energy plus better self-image and esteem.
    • More Confidence— Along with better aesthetics, achieving and pushing your limits builds self-worth and pride.
    • Increase Strength— This one is pretty much a given. ;)

    Sexy curves? So you’re telling me I won’t turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    No. Men have much higher levels of free testosterone (200 to 1200 nanograms per deciliter) than women (15 to 70 nanograms per deciliter). Therefore, it is physiologically and hormonally impossible for most women to put on the same muscle mass as a man. In order for a woman to “bulk up”, she would need to increase her testosterone level (i.e. anabolic steroids) and increase her dietary intake drastically, in addition to following a rigorous lifting schedule for many, many years because muscle mass takes a long time to pack on.

    How do I get started?

    The best way to get started with weight lifting is to work with a personal trainer or someone who has experience in the weight room. Always remember— proper form is more important than the amount you are lifting. However, if you do not have access to a trainer, check out one of these options:

    Starting Strength   The Female Training Bible   ExRx   /r/xxfitness


    There is no difference between how a woman and a man should train, so don’t be afraid to look on ‘male-oriented’ websites for tips and advice. Most are more than happy to help!

    How often should I lift?

    Please take note that strong muscles are not built in the weight room— they are built during rest! Ensure that you are leaving yourself enough time for the muscles to repair themselves. Most people lift 2 to 5 days per week. Listen to your body when you are first starting out— don’t be too rigorous. Safety comes first. It is best to never work out the same muscle groups on two consecutive days, so make sure your split is varied (i.e. lower body, upper body, rest day, lower body, upper body, rest day, rest day). There are some example splits on the Female Training Bible listed above if you need more guidance. Also, I am here to answer lifting questions, so feel free to ask questions!

    How can I achieve the best results possible?

    As with any exercise program, it is best to incorporate strength training, cardiovascular activity, stretching/yoga, and most importantly, a nutritional diet. Weight lifting requires that you eat an adequate amount of food per day, or else muscle mass cannot be gained. In a clinical study, researchers found that women who lifted only two times per week lost up to 3% body fat even if they did not change their dietary intake by a single calorie. Don’t be afraid to consume what your body needs, especially protein and healthy fats. Eat clean and lift heavy.


    Sources: [Raw Fitness] [Nick Mitchell] [Women’s Health] [Cathe] [Ezine] [BodyBuilding.com]

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  12. It’s going to be a fight today for lunch over who gets last nights dinner leftovers. Salad with Pesto Chicken!

     
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  14. Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram recently banned the scary pro-anorexia images known as thinspiration, or “thinspo.” But some claim that fitspo—pro-fitness inspiration—can be just as dangerous. Is it?

    Googled Fitspo and found this article this morning:

    Fitspo refers to images and words that women post with the purpose of inspiring themselves and others to live a fit, active life. Unfortunately, the images often portray dangerously thin, overly sexualized women with bodies that the vast majority of us will never be able to achieve. What’s more, slogans like ‘My weakness becomes my pain, and pain my pleasure’ are often just as shaming as those used in thinspo, and I worry they could fuel the fire for people with eating disorders. A lot of fitspo is a thinly veiled version of thinspo, promoting the same obsessive tendencies and impossible appearance ideals, and that’s a trap.”

    “ Unfortunately, the images often portray dangerously thin, overly sexualized women with bodies that the vast majority of us will never be able to achieve.” Sorry Cynthia Bulik but that statement is pure garbage. Anyone can shape and mold their body into what they want , all it takes is basic common knowledge, research , dedication and hard work which a lot of people refuse to do but not because they simply cant achieve it but because they quit or chose not to continue . As for the “overly sexualized” images as you call them , if you worked your ass off to get that kind of body then you would show it off too. I have a “FITUMBLR” and follow many and most promote strength and being strong not being Thin. 

    C.J. Havens


    Full article here: http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/2012/07/health-controversy-is-fitspo-bad-for-you-glamour-august-2012

    Thought I posted this a few days ago but it went to my primary blog, sorry guys!

     
  15. crazysexyfierce:

    happyhealthysteps:

    My Best Excuses for NOT Working Out

    I watched an awesome video and have decided to re-purpose my favourite and most applicable reasons for not working out (“I don’t want to get too big” doesn’t really apply to me, because my goal is fat loss, not size gain lol).

    - I don’t have any workout clothes.

    Bitch, this isn’t a recording of Turbo Jam. Your socks don’t need to match, and your shoes don’t need to be new.

    - I’m too busy to work out today.

    Don’t put it off. If you have 10 minutes, you can work out. Procrastination isn’t helping you or anyone else. Rip that shit.

    - I don’t really like working out. 

    Ok, I respect this one, but like the video says: do you like being fat? You have to pick one or the other. Like how you feel 90% of the time, and hate working out for 10%, or hate how you feel 100% of the time, and don’t work out. Your choice, but don’t bitch if you make the wrong one. 

    - I’m tired…

    …probably because you don’t work out. Working out increases the energy you burn, so it increases the energy you have. 

    - I want to hang out with my friends/family.

    Get friends that want to work out. Its a good excuse, our people are what’s important, but don’t let that stop you. Working out will give you more energy to hang out with friends and family.

    - I’m too sore.

    Work something else. Get some cardio in. Can you walk? Then you can jog lightly.

    - I worked out yesterday.

    … so? Even rest days should be active. Get a hike in, see some nature. Do some yoga, stretch. You took a shower yesterday and brushed your teeth right? Are you going to skip that today?

    - I just ate.

    So what?

     

    - I’ll do it later.

    Don’t lie to yourself. You know that you won’t. If all the time you have is right now, get it done.

    - I forgot my supplements.

    So? Supplements are a bonus. They SUPPLEMENT your diet to improve results. You don’t need them to work out, and if you take them without working out, you’re wasting your money. Working out is more important. Period.

    - I work too much.

    You and everyone else.

    - I don’t like to sweat.

    Seriously?! You must hate summer.

    - I can’t afford to get a gym membership.

    Working out is free. You don’t need a gym or fancy equipment. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Youtube has so many videos, and you can learn amazing new exercises that just require your own body weight. Think Shaun T’s Insanity.

    - I didn’t see results before.

    If you don’t stick with it, you won’t. Seeing results takes time. Give any workout plan you’re on at least a month, and take measurements. If you aren’t seeing change, try and understand why, or switch routines. Anything is better than nothing.

    - Eating healthy is too expensive.

    Organic food isn’t for everyone. There is a lot of hype and pressure to buy organic and eat 100% healthy or buy junk and eat 100% junk. It’s like the supermarkets and corporations that produce the food want there to be some kind of totally black and white dichotomy. Do I really need to state how utterly absurd and distorted this thinking is? You can’t afford organic carrots? Buy conventionally grown ones. A bunch of carrots is better than a bag of chips. Always.

    - It hurts too much the next day.

    Good. If you’re sore, you did it right.

    - I have injuries.

    There are ways to work around those. If you can’t find resources online, ask your doctor to refer you to a physiotherapist. *Disclaimer, use your bloody judgement, and when in doubt SEE YOUR DOCTOR. 

    NO EXCUSES!!! 

    I love this!!