Y’ALL, busy/hectic/wanna pull my hair out is my middle name rn🤯
We have a huuuge fundraising on Saturday BUT I’m not letting my health take a back seat🆗
I may not have as much time and energy as I normally do but a little 20 min HIIT helps keep me sane😇
Set your timer and get to it today! No excuses. We all have 20 minutes to be better than we were yesterday🙌🏽
AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
1️⃣burpee tuck jumps
3️⃣kneeling squat jump
4️⃣plank walk to opposite heel tap
5️⃣alternating side plank reach
6️⃣shoulder push ups
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I don’t get to workout everyday but I wish I could because when I do, I feel amazing!
And it’s not even about looking a certain way or fitting into my favorite bikini (which is definitely also a good reason to get to the gym)....
But it’s more about what working out does for my mindset. Any feelings of self doubt or uncertainty just seem to melt away. Exercise has the ability to energize not only your body but also your mind.
If you’re looking to feel happier, less stressed & more content in your everyday life...just hit the gym. It’s the cheapest & easiest way to get mental clarity. .
💕LIKE IT YOU AGREE💕
Are you obsessed with the scale?😬
I am NOT a fan of the scale for measuring progress. The numbers that you see don’t necessarily reflect the changes that have been made in your body composition🙅♀️
We become obsessed with a number that doesn’t really mean anything!! I can tell you that I have been 145lbs and lived in two completely different bodies. If I was only looking at the number on the scale, it would have showed that I didn’t make any progress even though I had made a ton!!🙃
If it were up to me, everybody would ditch the scale and focus on how they feel!💪
How do your clothes fit?
How are your energy levels?
Do you like who you see in the mirror?
These things matter.
This is how we should track progress💥
If you are looking to change your appearance, the scale may be a tool that you use, but get one that measures your body fat %, skeletal muscle mass, and BMI as opposed to just how many pounds you weigh.
Focusing on these numbers will help you grasp your true progress and know where to make adjustments.
Have you ever struggled with being obsessed with the scale?
How do you measure your progress?
Let me know below😊
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The best fruit for weight loss are:
They're best because they are lower in sugar and carbs. Fruit is good for you, but watch how much you eat per day because the sugar and carbs can add up quickly.
I did ONE workout today and lost 10 pounds!!! 😱😱😱 ⠀
Said no one ever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is something I hear a lot from women who are trying to lose weight:
“I’ve tried eating healthier, I started working out and I didn’t see results. I lost motivation and gave up because it nothing was working.”
There are two things that instantly come to mind when this problem comes up.
1️⃣How long did you try for? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2️⃣What changes did you specifically make?
Changing your body is a process. Even more so if you’ve been a victim of dieting in the past, or you’re starting from an especially unhealthy lifestyle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When you start a new routine, there’s an adjustment period. Your body is most likely freaking out because you’re fueling it in a way it doesn’t recognize, so it’s just trying to keep you alive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You’re literally changing your body from the inside out. The reason you don’t see changes right away is because you have to heal on the inside first. When you start feeding your body the right foods, it has to work to put those nutrients to good use. You have to grow new, healthy cells.
Something else to look at is what you’re actually consuming. It’s easy to say you’re eating healthy. The best way to check on yourself is to keep a food journal for a week. You might be surprised to find out how many calories you’re eating in a day, and what your diet is mostly made up of. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The first few weeks is the hardest part. Working hard and not seeing results is frustrating, I get it. But if you quit now, you’ll never see the results you want. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In my program, The Love Your Health Method, you get 24/7 support from me personally to help you adjust to new habits and routines. You’ll know that you’re doing the right things, and you’ll start seeing results faster thanks to the 4 step method that I developed and used myself to create a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you resonate with this, DM me “💥” to get more details about how I can help you solve this problem for GOOD!
Black bean brownies by @wearesovegan 💛 Full Recipe:⠀
Makes 12 delicious gluten-free brownies⠀
1 can black beans (240g drained weight)⠀
1 cup brown sugar⠀
3 tbsp cocoa powder⠀
1/2 cup walnuts⠀
1 tsp baking powder⠀
1 tsp vanilla extract⠀
1 tbsp coconut oil (plus more for greasing)⠀
Large pinch of salt⠀
150g dark chocolate (suitable for vegans)⠀
1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a 12-slot muffin tray with coconut oil.⠀
2. Drain and rinse beans, then add beans, avocado, sugar, cocoa powder, half the walnuts (1/4 cup), baking powder, vanilla extract, coconut oil and the salt to a food processor.⠀
3. Melt 120g of the dark chocolate in a double boiler, then transfer to the food processor.⠀
4. Combine ingredients in the food processor for 1-2 minutes.⠀
5. Evenly distribute the mixture into the muffin tray (roughly one heaped tablespoon per slot).⠀
6. Cut remaining chocolate into 12 pieces and put one piece on top of each brownie, pushing down gently on each piece of chocolate so they become partly submerged in the mixture.⠀
7. Finely chop the remaining walnuts and sprinkle over brownies.⠀
8. Place muffin tray in oven for 20-25 minutes (we take them out after 22 minutes).⠀
9. Leave to cool completely before gently removing each brownie. The longer you leave them to cool, the easier they will be to remove them from the tin. Gently loosen the brownies out of the tin with the thin end of a fork. Enjoy! #vegfoodvideos
Surrounding yourself with like-minded people or at least people that will support you on your weight loss journey makes the experience a lot more pleasant.
Our family and friends carry some influence when it comes to our decisions around food, working out, sleep and our attitude towards healthy living. You dramatically increase your probability of success when you become a part of a health conscious community.
Over the past year I’ve learned that showing up daily is more important than crushing every workout. Consistently getting active yields better results than killing yourself every once in a while. In that same thread, the other thing I’ve discovered is every little bit helps.
I often hear “I don’t have time to workout every day” and I can almost guarantee everyone here can find 15 minutes in their day to go for a walk, do some arm weights while watching tv, or do squats while cooking. It doesn’t have to be a full blown workout to see progress it just needs to happen regularly.
So you want to start going to the gym but don’t know what to do…
The most asked question is whether you should do cardio or weights. Let me break it down for you👇🏽 If your goal is fat loss you don’t have to do hours of cardio🙅🏽 It doesn’t work like that. Cardio is not some magical exercise that will make you lose all the fat
Cardio is simply a tool to help you but it is not the only way to go. It can be helpful for cardiovascular health. Keep the heart healthy, good blood flow.
Cardio does burn more calories at the time, but lifting weights increases your metabolism. Meaning you may burn less calories at the time but you burn more throughout the whole day.
Weight lifting builds muscle and the more muscle you have the more calories your body burns. It is actually a lot of work for the body to keep on to muscle because it requires a lot of energy and stimulus. Therefore, you are not going to become all big and bulky once you start lifting weights.
Trust me if it were that easy, everyone wouldn’t be trying so hard to put on muscle.
Weightlifting gives your body definition. You can chose what you want to grow, by choosing the correct workout plan. You can grow your arms, back, shoulders, butt, legs, etc. Just depends on the workout plan you follow.
Can you lose fat without hours of cardio? OF COURSE! You don’t need to be doing hours of cardio and don’t need to be doing cardio every day. Besides, walking, I always recommend walking always try to get in 10,000 steps. Walking is not some extreme exercise and can actually be relaxing. Great for the parasympathetic nervous system.
"Don't eat carbs after 8 PM" -- ummmm....I can't hear you over the sound of me munching on a late night turkey sandwich 💁🏼🥪 ⠀
If you've ever been told or read online or in a magazine that eating carbs later in the day will make you fat or cause you to gain weight... don't believe it.⠀
The nutritional value of a food item doesn’t change with the time of day. Your stomach doesn't suddenly start to hoard carbohydrates when the clock switches from 7:59 PM to 8:00 PM. ⠀
As long as you're eating a balanced diet and maintaining a caloric deficit... it doesn't matter what you eat at night. ⠀
Whether you prefer 🍞or 🍏or even🍦as your late night snack, remember that no food in particular makes you gain weight. The only thing that will make you gain weight is eating at a caloric surplus. ⠀
If you're following a specific diet (keto, paleo, etc.) that works for you, that's fantastic! CELEBRATE THAT! But we should all try our best not to spread around advice that incorrectly demonizes food groups for others. That’s problematic.
Do your thing. Let others do their thing. ✌🏻❤️ respect etc
📍ENJOY YOUR DIET WITH THE 80/20 RULE 📍
I am not a fan of cheat meals or planned splurges. I think it is mentally healthier to work a moderate amount of “fun” foods into your diet throughout the week.
My thinking is this —> why not just fit a couple servings of ice cream or a slice (or two) of pizza 🍕into your nutrition targets for the day? That way, you can enjoy those foods in moderation without feeling the need to go bonkers with your eating on the weekend. The 80/20 rule is the best way to enjoy the “fun” foods while making sure you get plenty of vitamins & minerals and whole foods.
Weight loss comes down to calories IN vs. calories OUT. You can eat Twinkies and lose weight however , just because you Can lose weight on a junk-food only diet, it doesn’t mean you should...
This is a mindset about making MOST of your calories come from whole foods and using moderation to allow a smaller percentage from less healthy foods.
Instead of beating yourself up for eating “unhealthy foods,” focus on making the NEXT day’s nutrition stellar.
Know someone this could help? Tag them below 👇🏻
Looking for a delicious drink to have during a fasting, detoxing or just looking for a healthy tonic to drink. Look no further, because this drink is delicious and it comes with many health benefits.
🍎 Helps flush the toxins that live within you wreaking havic on your body
🍎 Improves Digestion
🍎 Improves Blood Circulation
🍎 Boost your Immune System
🍎 Balances Blood Sugar
🍎 Prevents Fat Build Up
Try it, I know you will love it.
ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar @bragglivefoodproducts (Organic & it must Contain the Mother)
1 Teaspoon of Raw Organic Honey 🍯
Pinch of Sea Salt
1 Cup of Filtered Water (Distilled Water)
Thank you @lizmoody for this delicious recipe and picture.