01 6 / 2014

"How do I get started in something?
DO IT.
How do I get better at something?
DO MORE."

(Seriously, if there was a shortcut we’d all be using it)

My Spanish and Lakota language skills need this advice…

(Source: jetpackexhaust, via barbells-and-sirens)

01 6 / 2014

Yesterday was not a particularly good day (aka really shitty) but once I hit a smooth spot I thought as long as it doesn’t just keep getting worse all evening I don’t care. The evening was cool, relaxing and lovely :) (minus the apparent allergic reaction to a mosquito bite…)

Yesterday was not a particularly good day (aka really shitty) but once I hit a smooth spot I thought as long as it doesn’t just keep getting worse all evening I don’t care. The evening was cool, relaxing and lovely :) (minus the apparent allergic reaction to a mosquito bite…)

(Source: dcprepster, via perfect-at-115)

12 5 / 2014

deadlift-khaleesi:

hannibals-souffle:

supernova-simplicity:

jeannecave:

eatingismyvirtue:

weloveshortvideos:

 HowToBasic has finally lost his mind

this is probably one of the scariest things i’ve ever seen

What the fuck

I have never known true terror until this day

I couldn’t even watch the whole thing.

I cannot comprehend this.

I couldn’t quit thinking WHO IS GOING TO CLEAN THIS MESS UP!?! I have fully claimed the fearless mother role…

(via alyssafit)

12 5 / 2014

I still don’t exactly feel comfortable sharing, probably because I barely see a difference between the two but I suppose there is at least some difference. I need to take a few that aren’t in my crappy hallway mirror and probably the least flattering thing I could put on…

07 5 / 2014

kadabralin:

fierceawakening:

art-vandelay-xvx:

and-the-devil-makes-three:

beardenvy:

queeniman:

lulz-time:

BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 
the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?
Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
Fuck you.

All but one of these comments restores my faith that at least a portion of the human race IS capable of logic and reasoning <3

kadabralin:

fierceawakening:

art-vandelay-xvx:

and-the-devil-makes-three:

beardenvy:

queeniman:

lulz-time:

BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 

the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?

Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.

Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.

"Get a better job," they said.

All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.

"Get a better job," they said.

Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.

"Just get a better job," they said!

You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.

Fuck you.

All but one of these comments restores my faith that at least a portion of the human race IS capable of logic and reasoning <3

(Source: betweenkttnsnriots, via jazzylifts)

04 5 / 2014

asanaambitions:

I am feeling very unmotivated at the moment because I have to many blogs on my dash that are at their goal already. So reblog if you are still working hard towards your goals… Be it a personal best, a goal weight etc.
I’ll check out everyone, and follow my favs.
Please don’t reblog if you reblog too much photoshopped “perfect” bodies.

and no pro ED, recovery blogs welcome.

I think there are enough people wanting to see progress in action even if it is slow that I’m gonna work up the nerve to post some before-during photos tomorrow…

03 5 / 2014

01 5 / 2014

thebirdandthespeedster:

a-blazingsoul:

gingerin-thetardis:

"Raven what’s on your face.

It is me”

^^^^^^ I laughed so hard

apparently you can’t change a post’s source anymore so proper credit:

[source]

The “kids” love to watch Teen Titans…

(Source: liveandletflyy)

29 4 / 2014

fit-angel-riss:

puresexualdesires:

Pics like this make me not want to eat…..damnit

When I took this picture, I was eating 2,000+ calories a day. EAT.

fit-angel-riss:

puresexualdesires:

Pics like this make me not want to eat…..damnit

When I took this picture, I was eating 2,000+ calories a day. EAT.

(via time--to-get-fit)

29 4 / 2014

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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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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(via seekfinelines)