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hotwinger:

Every member of The Wiggles has had sex, probably.

Optimism

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say-that-to-my-abs:

say-that-to-my-abs:

Here’s a couple of things I found for the anon looking for a master post about the benefits of  drinking water.

Also here’s a printable water tracker to help track how much water you’re drink so that you can make sure you’re getting enough. [here]

Didn’t realize this was still going around

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— 2 days ago with 5370 notes

bunny-bo:

ghost-anus:

have you ever met someone on the internet that you liked so much that you sometimes sit there and think “oh man there are people who are lucky enough to see this person IN THE FLESH ON A REGULAR BASIS and I wonder if they realize how LUCKY they are”

Do you ever wonder if people think that about you?

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— 2 days ago with 242323 notes
REMEMBER THIS HOLY SHIT. Stop comparing yourself to that that professional runner who can just go for miles and miles seemingly without a struggle. They were once on level 0. But they decided they wanted to be good at it, but it takes time! Just be persistent, and go at your own pace.  

REMEMBER THIS HOLY SHIT. Stop comparing yourself to that that professional runner who can just go for miles and miles seemingly without a struggle. They were once on level 0. But they decided they wanted to be good at it, but it takes time! Just be persistent, and go at your own pace.  

— 3 days ago with 20 notes
#yoga  #running  #tea  #fitness  #health 
Yeah, I have just removed those from my mind. 

Yeah, I have just removed those from my mind. 

— 3 days ago with 9 notes
#yoga  #running  #tea  #fitness  #health 
Hahaha fuck you. Except when you have a rest day, which everyone needs. :)

Hahaha fuck you. Except when you have a rest day, which everyone needs. :)

— 3 days ago with 2 notes
fitanne:

Article by Kathleen Trotter, Personal Trainer, for the Huffington Post [Original article]
One of the most important things to remember when you are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle is that your age, gender, activity level, nutritional habits, genetics, and fitness and health history will affect how you respond to exercise. No two individuals react to an exercise regime in the same way — everyone’s fitness and health journey will be unique. No one exercise, workout regime or diet can make you look like Megan Fox if you don’t have her genetics.
The trick to successfully adopting a healthier lifestyle long-term is to find a ‘recipe for success’ that works for your individual body.
I get frustrated by fitness advice that is written in a way that makes it seem like every ‘body’ reacts to exercise in the same way. A perfect example of a post that frustrated me is the “30 day squat challenge”, which is currently circulating on facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Day-squat-Challenge/109536482550422http://www.aprilathena7.com/life/30-day-squat-challenge-30-day-crunch-challenge/)
You are probably wondering why a trainer would think a ‘squat challenge,’ or any challenge that is attempting to get people moving, could be a bad idea. I love functional exercises like squats. In fact, I am sure many of my clients feel I like squats far too much!!
What I don’t love are posts (like the squat challenge) that contain an element of truth, but don’t contextualize the information given. The element of truth means that people are more likely to accept the information given without realizing that it needs to be understood in relation to other fitness variables such as age and genetics.
As much as I hate to say this, unless you are monitoring your food, doing additional forms of exercise and/or have excellent genetics, simply doing squats will not aggressively change your body or make you look like the model in the ad.
An individual’s age, gender, activity level, genetics, nutrition habits and fitness and health history effect how they will respond to any exercise program.
Another problem with the ‘squat challenge’ is that, if your goal is to lose weight and tone up, doing 250 squats is not the best method of achieving your goal. To lose weight you need to increase your lean muscle so that your metabolism improves. Hundreds of squats (probably done with poor form) are not the best way to increase your amount of lean muscle. To complete 250 squats properly you would need to hold little to no weight, but to increase lean muscle you need a strong enough stimulus. As your fitness level improves, you need to hold dumbbells. A better way would be to do 3-5 sets of squats with a weight you could lift for 12-20 reps.
Plus, you don’t become fit by doing any one single exercise. Sure, squats are great, but only when done in conjunction with other exercises.
Another problem with the challenge? The expectations are not SAFE!! On the first day of the challenge you are expected to do fifty squats. Most newbie lifters can barely do ten squats with perfect form, let alone fifty. The challenge builds up to 250 squats. Almost no one can do 250 squats with good form. Doing 250 squats will almost certainly contribute to an injury. You are better off doing less squats, properly.
Lastly, the advertisements for the challenge feature a woman posing in a bikini and connect the desire to be active with the desire to look a certain way. I truly believe that fitness should be just as much about how you feel — increasing your energy, sleeping better, decreasing anxiety — as how you look.
So, in short, when reading any fitness information, remember that adopting a healthier lifestyle is not just about making one change, such as doing daily squats. Think big picture. You need to sit less, become more mindful of your daily health habits, improve your nutrition and move more.
Also, always remember that how your body responds to any exercise will be influenced by your age, gender, genetics, fitness history, nutritional habits, and current activity level.
Don’t misinterpret my advice. I am not suggesting you throw in the towel and decide you are simply a product of your genes, and therefore all exercise is futile. I am simply suggesting that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others — especially those with completely different genetics. Learn to appreciate and love your body. Appreciate your genetic window. Work to be the best possible version of YOU!! Become more fit because you want to become healthier, not simply out of a desire to look like your favourite actress or model.


 

fitanne:

Article by Kathleen Trotter, Personal Trainer, for the Huffington Post [Original article]

One of the most important things to remember when you are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle is that your age, gender, activity level, nutritional habits, genetics, and fitness and health history will affect how you respond to exercise. No two individuals react to an exercise regime in the same way — everyone’s fitness and health journey will be unique. No one exercise, workout regime or diet can make you look like Megan Fox if you don’t have her genetics.

The trick to successfully adopting a healthier lifestyle long-term is to find a ‘recipe for success’ that works for your individual body.

I get frustrated by fitness advice that is written in a way that makes it seem like every ‘body’ reacts to exercise in the same way. A perfect example of a post that frustrated me is the “30 day squat challenge”, which is currently circulating on facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Day-squat-Challenge/109536482550422
http://www.aprilathena7.com/life/30-day-squat-challenge-30-day-crunch-challenge/)

You are probably wondering why a trainer would think a ‘squat challenge,’ or any challenge that is attempting to get people moving, could be a bad idea. I love functional exercises like squats. In fact, I am sure many of my clients feel I like squats far too much!!

What I don’t love are posts (like the squat challenge) that contain an element of truth, but don’t contextualize the information given. The element of truth means that people are more likely to accept the information given without realizing that it needs to be understood in relation to other fitness variables such as age and genetics.

As much as I hate to say this, unless you are monitoring your food, doing additional forms of exercise and/or have excellent genetics, simply doing squats will not aggressively change your body or make you look like the model in the ad.

An individual’s age, gender, activity level, genetics, nutrition habits and fitness and health history effect how they will respond to any exercise program.

Another problem with the ‘squat challenge’ is that, if your goal is to lose weight and tone up, doing 250 squats is not the best method of achieving your goal. To lose weight you need to increase your lean muscle so that your metabolism improves. Hundreds of squats (probably done with poor form) are not the best way to increase your amount of lean muscle. To complete 250 squats properly you would need to hold little to no weight, but to increase lean muscle you need a strong enough stimulus. As your fitness level improves, you need to hold dumbbells. A better way would be to do 3-5 sets of squats with a weight you could lift for 12-20 reps.

Plus, you don’t become fit by doing any one single exercise. Sure, squats are great, but only when done in conjunction with other exercises.

Another problem with the challenge? The expectations are not SAFE!! On the first day of the challenge you are expected to do fifty squats. Most newbie lifters can barely do ten squats with perfect form, let alone fifty. The challenge builds up to 250 squats. Almost no one can do 250 squats with good form. Doing 250 squats will almost certainly contribute to an injury. You are better off doing less squats, properly.

Lastly, the advertisements for the challenge feature a woman posing in a bikini and connect the desire to be active with the desire to look a certain way. I truly believe that fitness should be just as much about how you feel — increasing your energy, sleeping better, decreasing anxiety — as how you look.

So, in short, when reading any fitness information, remember that adopting a healthier lifestyle is not just about making one change, such as doing daily squats. Think big picture. You need to sit less, become more mindful of your daily health habits, improve your nutrition and move more.

Also, always remember that how your body responds to any exercise will be influenced by your age, gender, genetics, fitness history, nutritional habits, and current activity level.

Don’t misinterpret my advice. I am not suggesting you throw in the towel and decide you are simply a product of your genes, and therefore all exercise is futile. I am simply suggesting that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others — especially those with completely different genetics. Learn to appreciate and love your body. Appreciate your genetic window. Work to be the best possible version of YOU!! Become more fit because you want to become healthier, not simply out of a desire to look like your favourite actress or model.

 

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— 3 days ago with 533 notes
motivationintohabit:

1. What a beautiful day for a run! 2. This sucks. 3. Well, five miles is only two and half miles each way, which is basically two miles each way, so I’m really only running four miles. That’s not too far. 4. It’s starting to feel far. 5. How long have I been running? A year? 6. SIX MINUTES?!  7. I can barely remember what my life was like before I started this run. 8. OK, concentrate. There are still four-plus miles to go.  9. But who counts the first and last mile? This is pretty much an easy three miler.  10. Oh, shit! A fellow jogger! 11. Should I wave? 12. I’m totally gonna wave. 13. OOOK, they didn’t wave back. Never doing that again. 14. Just keep running, no one saw. Except that old guy who may or may not be averting his eyes. 15. Man, I think I’m hitting that “second wind” thing my gym coach was talking about. 16. Wait, never mind. I’ve been running down a decline.  17. If I leap to avoid dog shit, does that make me a CrossFit athlete? 18. What the heck is CrossFit anyway? 19. Mental reminder: Google CrossFit when I get home. 20. If I ever get home. 21. If I had a heart attack right now, I wonder who would find my body. 22. OMG, I hope I never find a dead body. Joggers always find dead bodies. 23. Bodies. Body. Bod-ay. Runnin’ all day, no one can catch … may. 24. OK, I must be halfway done by now. 25. What?! Only two miles in? 26. Alright, stay focused. What am I going to eat when I get home? 27. I’m running five miles so I should probably eat five slices of pizza. 28. Or I could buy one pizza and ask them to cut it into five slices. 29. I should probably get a side salad too.  30. … 31. Fuck the salad actually. 32. Man, what are these people doing in front of me? Walking?! 33. Is this a contest to see who’s the worst at walking? Because you are both champions in my heart. 34. Maybe if I pound my feet on the ground they’ll hear me coming and let me pass. 35. Oh, God. They didn’t turn around and now I’m right behind them. They’re going to think they’re getting mugged by the world’s sweatiest criminal. 36. You know what? Now seems like a good time to run in the street. 37. * Jumps off curb * Parkour! 38. Hi hi hi please don’t hit me with your car.  39. Pedestrian pedestrianizing over here, let me cross.  40. Thank you, Mr. Blue Honda. I’m trying to smile at you but it probably looks like I’m having a stroke.  41. Actually, I wonder what I look like right now.  42. * Checks out reflection in shop window * Yeesh. 43. Is that what I look like when I run? What am I, a newborn deer with a drinking problem? 44. Whatever, I must be almost done by now.  45. Heck yes. Three miles down, two to go. It’s all downhill from here.  46. Except for that very real uphill in front of me. God damnit. 47. Wait, is that… Is that… 48. A DOG!  49. Hi dog! You are so cute. You are now my mascot. I will finish this run for you, pup. 50. And — hello — what do we have here? Your human is pretty cute too. 51. Hope you like drunk fawns, Cute Human. 52. Watch my bambi ass prance up this hill. 53. Holy shit, prancing is exhausting. I am exhausted.  54. Honestly, I don’t even like running. 55. Why do I even run? 56. Why does anyone even run? 57. Why are we even alive? 58. OK, let’s not go down that road. 59. Focus. Focus on that sweet, delicious ‘za waiting at the finish line, calling your name with its cheesy breath. 60. Wait, less than one mile to go? I am KILLING this run.  61. I AM THE SWIFTEST GOD OF ALL TWO-LEGGED CREATURES. 62. YES, including ostriches. 63. Honestly, I should sign up for a marathon. 64. What is it, like 30 miles? 65. That’s just 15 miles each way, which is practically 10, and 10 is twice five, and I can run five miles EASY. 66. That’s it, I’m doing it. Thirty miles. 67. Thirty-mile marathon…30-mile marathon…30 Rock marathon. 68. On second thought, I’ll probably just binge-watch every episode of 30 Rock. That takes a lot of dedication and I will be winded from laughing so hard. 69. But I could probably do a marathon IF I wanted.  70. OK, almost home. Should I shower first and order pizza or order pizza and shower before it shows up? 71. Yep, definitely ordering first. I earned that shit. 72. Oh, no. Oh god no. Another runner. Should I wave? 73. No, be strong! Do not get burned again.  74. OMG, SHE waved first! Hello! Yes! We are both runners! Look at us run! 75. I guess running’s not so bad.

motivationintohabit:

1. What a beautiful day for a run!
2. This sucks.
3. Well, five miles is only two and half miles each way, which is basically two miles each way, so I’m really only running four miles. That’s not too far.
4. It’s starting to feel far.
5. How long have I been running? A year?
6. SIX MINUTES?!
7. I can barely remember what my life was like before I started this run.
8. OK, concentrate. There are still four-plus miles to go.
9. But who counts the first and last mile? This is pretty much an easy three miler.
10. Oh, shit! A fellow jogger!
11. Should I wave?
12. I’m totally gonna wave.
13. OOOK, they didn’t wave back. Never doing that again.
14. Just keep running, no one saw. Except that old guy who may or may not be averting his eyes.
15. Man, I think I’m hitting that “second wind” thing my gym coach was talking about.
16. Wait, never mind. I’ve been running down a decline.
17. If I leap to avoid dog shit, does that make me a CrossFit athlete?
18. What the heck is CrossFit anyway?
19. Mental reminder: Google CrossFit when I get home.
20. If I ever get home.
21. If I had a heart attack right now, I wonder who would find my body.
22. OMG, I hope I never find a dead body. Joggers always find dead bodies.
23. Bodies. Body. Bod-ay. Runnin’ all day, no one can catch … may.
24. OK, I must be halfway done by now.
25. What?! Only two miles in?
26. Alright, stay focused. What am I going to eat when I get home?
27. I’m running five miles so I should probably eat five slices of pizza.
28. Or I could buy one pizza and ask them to cut it into five slices.
29. I should probably get a side salad too.
30. …
31. Fuck the salad actually.
32. Man, what are these people doing in front of me? Walking?!
33. Is this a contest to see who’s the worst at walking? Because you are both champions in my heart.
34. Maybe if I pound my feet on the ground they’ll hear me coming and let me pass.
35. Oh, God. They didn’t turn around and now I’m right behind them. They’re going to think they’re getting mugged by the world’s sweatiest criminal.
36. You know what? Now seems like a good time to run in the street.
37. * Jumps off curb * Parkour!
38. Hi hi hi please don’t hit me with your car.
39. Pedestrian pedestrianizing over here, let me cross.
40. Thank you, Mr. Blue Honda. I’m trying to smile at you but it probably looks like I’m having a stroke.
41. Actually, I wonder what I look like right now.
42. * Checks out reflection in shop window * Yeesh.
43. Is that what I look like when I run? What am I, a newborn deer with a drinking problem?
44. Whatever, I must be almost done by now.
45. Heck yes. Three miles down, two to go. It’s all downhill from here.
46. Except for that very real uphill in front of me. God damnit.
47. Wait, is that… Is that…
48. A DOG!
49. Hi dog! You are so cute. You are now my mascot. I will finish this run for you, pup.
50. And — hello — what do we have here? Your human is pretty cute too.
51. Hope you like drunk fawns, Cute Human.
52. Watch my bambi ass prance up this hill.
53. Holy shit, prancing is exhausting. I am exhausted.
54. Honestly, I don’t even like running.
55. Why do I even run?
56. Why does anyone even run?
57. Why are we even alive?
58. OK, let’s not go down that road.
59. Focus. Focus on that sweet, delicious ‘za waiting at the finish line, calling your name with its cheesy breath.
60. Wait, less than one mile to go? I am KILLING this run.
61. I AM THE SWIFTEST GOD OF ALL TWO-LEGGED CREATURES.
62. YES, including ostriches.
63. Honestly, I should sign up for a marathon.
64. What is it, like 30 miles?
65. That’s just 15 miles each way, which is practically 10, and 10 is twice five, and I can run five miles EASY.
66. That’s it, I’m doing it. Thirty miles.
67. Thirty-mile marathon…30-mile marathon…30 Rock marathon.
68. On second thought, I’ll probably just binge-watch every episode of 30 Rock. That takes a lot of dedication and I will be winded from laughing so hard.
69. But I could probably do a marathon IF I wanted.
70. OK, almost home. Should I shower first and order pizza or order pizza and shower before it shows up?
71. Yep, definitely ordering first. I earned that shit.
72. Oh, no. Oh god no. Another runner. Should I wave?
73. No, be strong! Do not get burned again.
74. OMG, SHE waved first! Hello! Yes! We are both runners! Look at us run!
75. I guess running’s not so bad.

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