Had a free training session at the gym on Friday. It was a bit pointless, as she didn’t really address anything I had actually asked, but she had me do a bunch of “non machine” exercises that I generally avoid because I don’t know what I’m doing; lunges, squats, etc. My legs were SO sore afterwards. Even yesterday, stairs hurt.

I was slightly thinking of skipping the gym today, but since it was a bit gloomy I knew I wouldn’t get out to do any wandering so I went and felt awesome afterwards! Woot :)

Realized I need to start getting off the machines more and start doing these basic/classic work outs more often.

Plank, REALLY need to work on my weak plank time. (And don’t even talk to me about push ups…)


flu0rescented:

friendly reminder that you’re allowed to miss one workout or seven if you feel like it, if you don’t have enough time, if you aren’t feeling alright mentally or physically and you don’t owe anyone an apology. exercise is not an obligation, not a punishment, fuck fitblr quotes plastered on lean bodies that conceal an unhealthy obsession with weight control. full rest days are ok and taking a break and coming back when you’re ready is ok. (✿◠‿◠)

(via the-exercist)



because-healthy-is-sexy:

MelVFitness posted this image on instagram a few days ago with the following caption: "Check out my transformation! It took me 15 minutes. Wanna know my secret? Well firstly I ditched the phonewallet cause that shit is lame, swapped my bather bottoms to black (cause they’re a size bigger & black is slimming), smothered on some fake tan, clipped in my hair extensions, stood up a bit taller, sucked in my guts, popped my hip- threw in a skinny arm, stood a bit wider #boxgap, pulled my shoulders back and added a bit of a cheeky “I’m so proud of my results” smile. Zoomed in on the before pic- zoomed out on the after & added a filter. Cause filters make everything awesome.What’s my point? Don’t be deceived by what you see in magazines & on Instagram. You never see the dozens of other pics they took that weren’t as flattering.” http://bit.ly/MVFvoornafoto 

because-healthy-is-sexy:

MelVFitness posted this image on instagram a few days ago with the following caption: 

"Check out my transformation! It took me 15 minutes. Wanna know my secret? Well firstly I ditched the phonewallet cause that shit is lame, swapped my bather bottoms to black (cause they’re a size bigger & black is slimming), smothered on some fake tan, clipped in my hair extensions, stood up a bit taller, sucked in my guts, popped my hip- threw in a skinny arm, stood a bit wider #boxgap, pulled my shoulders back and added a bit of a cheeky “I’m so proud of my results” smile. Zoomed in on the before pic- zoomed out on the after & added a filter. Cause filters make everything awesome.

What’s my point? Don’t be deceived by what you see in magazines & on Instagram. You never see the dozens of other pics they took that weren’t as flattering.” 

http://bit.ly/MVFvoornafoto 


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yogipeach:

If you want to beggin to practice yoga but don’t know how, these are my tips for start to practice yoga at home!
Sometimes we don’t know how to start and we start to do advanced poses and that make us feel so discouraged because we have trouble with the poses and at the end we get hurt and without any energy to try it again, so check these tips that i give you before you begin.
All body types can do yoga!, you don’t have to be super skinny or super flexible, you can start just now:
How can I start?




+ Equipment you need a mat, if is double better and check out that is non-slip surface for your practice, (I spend 30 dollars to buy mine) /// your clothes need to be confortable and you need leggings or pants for yoga, try to  not do it with jeans or clothes that doesn’t strech this ones can hurt you, you can do it with shoes but I truly recommend without, if you have cold in your feets you can use socks.
I just eat, how much time i need to wait?
+ Eat Don’t have a big meal right before/after class. You can have a light snack an hour or two before class and it will be fine. Do not eat 30 minutes after the class; after half an hour of your practice drink a warm glass of milk or fruit juice and in the lunch, eat easily digestible foods like soups,sprouts, fruits and vegetables. Avoid fried, meat and heavy grain foods. /// Drink as little as possible during the practice - and preferably not at all! Therefore, make sure to drink enough beforehand /// It is recommended not to drink or eat for 15 minutes for half an hour after the practice to allow the body to calm down again.
Where can I practice?
+ Create a tranquil atmosphere. Make sure you have enough floor space to move forward, backward, left, and right without running into or hitting anything. If you don’t already have this space, you may need to clear out some clutter.
How beggin my practice?
+ Practice Alignment the precise way that the body lines up in each posture. Good alignment is very important to minimize the chance of injury /// After the practice you should rest for 10 minutes in Savasana - relaxed and with normal breathing. Put on some extra clothes or a blanket so you don’t get cold. ///If you experience emotional reactions during or after the practice welcome and accept the emotions. If you like you can talk about it with your friends/tumblr/ me ü / your family.

Choose a time in which you will not be disturbed:Take 3- 5 breaths in every pose
Decide how often you want to practice. Ideally you should practice every single day, but you can practice anywhere from once a week to seven days a week. You will obtain the most benefits if you practice 5-7 days a week.
Deepen your practice. Once you have gotten started, find some ways to add variety and to take your practice to the next level. One way you can do this is by doing different types of poses on different days of the week.
Keep a yoga practice journal. Write down all of your experiences and what’s happening to your body/mind, you can use a notebook or share it in your blog/tumblr pose.
You can have mini goals or participe in yoga challenges on instagram or tumblr, this can help you to see your progress and stay motivated!.
What kind of poses or videos can I do?
yoga poses 
www.yogalearningcentre.com
www.yogatailor.com
www.myyogaonline.com
DoYouYoga.com 
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS Part 1
Day 1 - 30 Day Yoga Challenge - Let’s Get Started! 
Yoga para principiantes - beginners
Yoga With Adriene
About ladies holidays?


+ Menstruation you can take “ladies holidays” when menstruating. As a minimum it is recommended to practice lightly on the first day of menstruation but naturally it is individual what you feel like doing (or not doing) during this period. I always do when I’m in my shark days because this makes me feel too much better and is also recommended to omit inverted postures during menstruation (ex.shoulder and head stands).
Trust in you!
+ Stay Positive: Don’t feel bad if you teacher corrects your postures. Hands-on instruction is the best way to learn good form. Try not to judge yourself harshly in comparison to what others are doing on their mats. Everyone is at a different place on the path. Stay light-hearted and keep your sense of humor. Laugh if you fall out of a pose, smile when things get difficult. Enjoy yourself.
+ Confidence: Remember that your practice is an individual process. No one else is inside your body, so defer to your own judgement about what you can and cannot do. DON’T FORCE ANY POSE Over time, you will learn to discern the difference between something you may be afraid of or think you can’t do and something that is actually painful and possibly injurious. There is no hurry to get into any particular pose. Listen to your own body and respect what it tells you about how to practice.
Well I hope this helps you, please always feel free to ask me or search help if you have some doubts.
by Savannah
Namaste!

yogipeach:

If you want to beggin to practice yoga but don’t know how, these are my tips for start to practice yoga at home!

Sometimes we don’t know how to start and we start to do advanced poses and that make us feel so discouraged because we have trouble with the poses and at the end we get hurt and without any energy to try it again, so check these tips that i give you before you begin.

All body types can do yoga!, you don’t have to be super skinny or super flexible, you can start just now:

  • How can I start?

+ Equipment you need a mat, if is double better and check out that is non-slip surface for your practice, (I spend 30 dollars to buy mine) /// your clothes need to be confortable and you need leggings or pants for yoga, try to not do it with jeans or clothes that doesn’t strech this ones can hurt you, you can do it with shoes but I truly recommend without, if you have cold in your feets you can use socks.

  • I just eat, how much time i need to wait?

+ Eat Don’t have a big meal right before/after class. You can have a light snack an hour or two before class and it will be fine. Do not eat 30 minutes after the class; after half an hour of your practice drink a warm glass of milk or fruit juice and in the lunch, eat easily digestible foods like soups,sprouts, fruits and vegetables. Avoid fried, meat and heavy grain foods. /// Drink as little as possible during the practice - and preferably not at all! Therefore, make sure to drink enough beforehand /// It is recommended not to drink or eat for 15 minutes for half an hour after the practice to allow the body to calm down again.

  • Where can I practice?

+ Create a tranquil atmosphere. Make sure you have enough floor space to move forward, backward, left, and right without running into or hitting anything. If you don’t already have this space, you may need to clear out some clutter.

  • How beggin my practice?

+ Practice Alignment the precise way that the body lines up in each posture. Good alignment is very important to minimize the chance of injury /// After the practice you should rest for 10 minutes in Savasana - relaxed and with normal breathing. Put on some extra clothes or a blanket so you don’t get cold. ///If you experience emotional reactions during or after the practice welcome and accept the emotions. If you like you can talk about it with your friends/tumblr/ me ü / your family.

Choose a time in which you will not be disturbed:
  1. Take 3- 5 breaths in every pose
  2. Decide how often you want to practice. Ideally you should practice every single day, but you can practice anywhere from once a week to seven days a week. You will obtain the most benefits if you practice 5-7 days a week.
  3. Deepen your practice. Once you have gotten started, find some ways to add variety and to take your practice to the next level. One way you can do this is by doing different types of poses on different days of the week.
  4. Keep a yoga practice journal. Write down all of your experiences and what’s happening to your body/mind, you can use a notebook or share it in your blog/tumblr pose.
  5. You can have mini goals or participe in yoga challenges on instagram or tumblr, this can help you to see your progress and stay motivated!.
  • What kind of poses or videos can I do?
  1. yoga poses
  2. www.yogalearningcentre.com
  3. www.yogatailor.com
  4. www.myyogaonline.com
  5. DoYouYoga.com
  6. YOGA FOR BEGINNERS Part 1
  7. Day 1 - 30 Day Yoga Challenge - Let’s Get Started!
  8. Yoga para principiantes - beginners
  9. Yoga With Adriene
  • About ladies holidays?

+ Menstruation you can take “ladies holidays” when menstruating. As a minimum it is recommended to practice lightly on the first day of menstruation but naturally it is individual what you feel like doing (or not doing) during this period. I always do when I’m in my shark days because this makes me feel too much better and is also recommended to omit inverted postures during menstruation (ex.shoulder and head stands).

  • Trust in you!

+ Stay Positive: Don’t feel bad if you teacher corrects your postures. Hands-on instruction is the best way to learn good form. Try not to judge yourself harshly in comparison to what others are doing on their mats. Everyone is at a different place on the path. Stay light-hearted and keep your sense of humor. Laugh if you fall out of a pose, smile when things get difficult. Enjoy yourself.

+ Confidence: Remember that your practice is an individual process. No one else is inside your body, so defer to your own judgement about what you can and cannot do. DON’T FORCE ANY POSE Over time, you will learn to discern the difference between something you may be afraid of or think you can’t do and something that is actually painful and possibly injurious. There is no hurry to get into any particular pose. Listen to your own body and respect what it tells you about how to practice.

Well I hope this helps you, please always feel free to ask me or search help if you have some doubts.

by Savannah

Namaste!




fitness-and-diet:

TRADITIONAL PANCAKES- Health-ified
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes from Coco at Got 2 Running with Perserverance
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes from Carrie at Family Fitness Food
Whole Wheat Oat Pancakes (with yogurt) from Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Sarah at The Fit Cookie
Peanut Butter Pancakes from Melanie at Nutritious Eats
Coconut Buttermilk Pancakes from Melanie at Nutritious Eats
Coconut Buttermilk Pancakes from Nutritious Eats

BERRY Pancakes
Baked Pancakes with Berries and Cinnamon from Elle at We Can Begin to Feed
Strawberry Oat Cakes from Elle at We Can Begin to Feed
Blueberry Pancakes with Greek Yogurt from Mila at Tales from the Kitch
12 Minute Berry Pancakes from Lisa at The Splattered Apron
12 Minute Pancakes from The Splattered Apron

PROTEIN PANCAKES
Figure Competitor Pancakes from Kyra at The Get in Shape Workout Plan
Banana Spice Protein Pancakes from Katie
Oatmeal Protein Pancake from Kamila at Sensual Appeal
Basic Protein Pancake recipe from Kathleen at She Rocks Fitness
Basic Protein Recipe from She Rocks Fitness

PROTEIN PANCAKES- with Yogurt or Cottage Cheese
Greek Yogurt Protein Pancakes from Kristen at Be Fit with Kristen
Cottage Cheese Pancakes from Kristen
Banana Bread Protein Pancakes from Julie at PB Fingers
Banana Bread Protein Pancakes from PB Fingers

CHOCOLATE Protein Pancakes
Chocolate Protein Pancakes with PB and Honey Sauce from Kasey at Well of Health
Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes from Charissa at Colourful Palate
Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes from Colourful Palate

PUMPKIN Pancakes
Pumpkin Protein Pancakes from Laura at Sprint to the Table
Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes from Katie at Wish and Whimsy
Moni’s Pumpkin Pancakes from Moni at Moni Meals
Pumpkin Pancakes from Moni Meals

CREATIVE COMBO Award Pancakes
Paleo Coconut Apple Cinnamon Pancakes from Shannon at Badass Fitness
Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Ariana at Ari’s Menu
Cacao Protein Pancakes with Maqui Berry Yogurt Sauce from Kamila at Sensual Appeal
Cacao protein pancakes from Sensual Appeal

Holy yum! I’m also linking up with Jenn to see what everyone else is eating.
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fitness-and-diet:

TRADITIONAL PANCAKES- Health-ified

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes from Coco at Got 2 Running with Perserverance

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes from Carrie at Family Fitness Food

Whole Wheat Oat Pancakes (with yogurt) from Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Sarah at The Fit Cookie

Peanut Butter Pancakes from Melanie at Nutritious Eats

Coconut Buttermilk Pancakes from Melanie at Nutritious Eats

Coconut Buttermilk Pancakes from Nutritious Eats

BERRY Pancakes

Baked Pancakes with Berries and Cinnamon from Elle at We Can Begin to Feed

Strawberry Oat Cakes from Elle at We Can Begin to Feed

Blueberry Pancakes with Greek Yogurt from Mila at Tales from the Kitch

12 Minute Berry Pancakes from Lisa at The Splattered Apron

12 Minute Pancakes from The Splattered Apron

PROTEIN PANCAKES

Figure Competitor Pancakes from Kyra at The Get in Shape Workout Plan

Banana Spice Protein Pancakes from Katie

Oatmeal Protein Pancake from Kamila at Sensual Appeal

Basic Protein Pancake recipe from Kathleen at She Rocks Fitness

Basic Protein Recipe from She Rocks Fitness

PROTEIN PANCAKES- with Yogurt or Cottage Cheese

Greek Yogurt Protein Pancakes from Kristen at Be Fit with Kristen

Cottage Cheese Pancakes from Kristen

Banana Bread Protein Pancakes from Julie at PB Fingers

Banana Bread Protein Pancakes from PB Fingers

CHOCOLATE Protein Pancakes

Chocolate Protein Pancakes with PB and Honey Sauce from Kasey at Well of Health

Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes from Charissa at Colourful Palate

Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes from Colourful Palate

PUMPKIN Pancakes

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes from Laura at Sprint to the Table

Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes from Katie at Wish and Whimsy

Moni’s Pumpkin Pancakes from Moni at Moni Meals

Pumpkin Pancakes from Moni Meals

CREATIVE COMBO Award Pancakes

Paleo Coconut Apple Cinnamon Pancakes from Shannon at Badass Fitness

Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Ariana at Ari’s Menu

Cacao Protein Pancakes with Maqui Berry Yogurt Sauce from Kamila at Sensual Appeal

Cacao protein pancakes from Sensual Appeal

Holy yum! I’m also linking up with Jenn to see what everyone else is eating.

You may also like these similar posts:

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