Thank christ for LivingSocial.
I’m going to start Sunday and oh god I am so excited I always wanted to do this
V Vegan, Vg vegetarian, GF Gluten Free, R Raw, P Paleo
- Chocolate oat cookies (no refined sugar) - V, GF
- Asian noodle bowl - V, GF, R, P
- Pasta with raw noodles - V, GF, P
- Black bean burgers - Vg
- Corn and Black Bean Salsa - V, GF
- Roasted carrots and cauliflower with West African peanut sauce - V, GF
- Baked Eggplant - Vg, P
- Sweet potato hash browns - V, GF, P
- Quinoa banana waffles (no refined sugar) - Vg, GF, P
- Carrot Cake Pancakes - Vg, GF, P
Recipes and all will come for the most successful meals! The other ones will probably end with melodramatic posts about not knowing what I want in life.
70lbs and counting!
I beat an eating disorder, obesity, panic disorder, and a slipped disk in my back. I’m getting strong, fast, flexible, and lean.
All with a magic weight loss pill! Its called “balanced nutrition, calorie counting, running, and weight lifting.”
- Finish your arm workout with a plank chaser.
- Finish your ab workout with a plank chaser.
- Oh, you just do cardio then work your whole body? Plank chaser.
So the basic premiss is this: sometimes you just don’t do your muscles all the way. You’re like “chest day!” but then you don’t bring yourself to failure. You don’t grow.
Make sure your workout is REALLY over by chasing it with a plank—just like you’d chase booze with some cola, if you drank either of those things.
Step 1: Do your normal workout
Step 2: At the end, just get into plank. And stay there until you fail. Because, in theory, you just shredded your muscles you shouldn’t be able to hold it for very long, even if you normally can.
Example: today I did just my arms and abs (nursing a hamstring injury) so after everything was said and done, I just got into plank. I usually hold it for about 1:30, but I fell down after about 40 seconds.
- If you can hold it for as long as you normally can, you didn’t make a ton of progress today in your workout.
- If you can only hold it for a fraction of the time before you fall, congratulations. Now go get a protein drink.
Just discovered this through @crissfit. It’s like MyFitnessPal for exercise + a video game. Here’s my referral so we can be friends: http://ftcy.me/VspVNh
I can’t even explain to you how excited I am about this.
We clearly love food more than anyone else online. It’s probably the reason why were were fat.
And it’s the same reason we’re getting fit.
Moar food porn! Had @iamalbing over for dinnah last night since he recently kicked cancer in the face. Pizza happened.
Even though this still isn’t the most fitspo-food in the world, you can make it way better tasting and way better for you!
- Make it yourself. Frozen pizzas are loaded with preservatives, fats and unidentifiable ingredients. Plus: they’re not customizable, don’t have many veggies, and are often more expensive!
- Offer sides and snacks. Pomegranate seeds and olive to munch on make pizza from being the only thing on your plate. In my experience salad is usually the go-to but never as appealing. Plus, everyone snacked before hand so we took in less of the big stuff.
- Lots of fresh veggies. Great for your taste buds, low calories, and loaded with nutrients. Most importantly, it makes the food more satisfying so you can eat less without feeling deprived.
- Instead of traditional dough: find an organic or whole grain (or both!) dough at your grocery store. They’re pre-made, affordable, and usually next to wherever the cheese is.
- Instead of jarred sauce: try a no-salt added marinara (Trader Joe’s has a great organic one) and add cayenne, chili flakes and ginger. It has the readiness of canned sauces but without the other junk. Salt is what keeps water weight in your body! Plus, it’s no good for your heart.
- Instead of shredded cheese: use fresh motz. Again, it’s lower in salt and more satisfying so every piece is worth savoring. Just watch how much you’re adding! Cheese is one toping, not the only topping.
- Instead of pepperoni: skip the processed meats and add mushrooms or eggplant if you like hearty toppings.
- For added protein: crush up some pre-sliced (unsalted) almonds and add them to your sauce. They’ll give it a good texture and piney taste. Om nom nom!
Me and my bangs after the gym / right now.
This is totally what I thought Zumba was going to be like before my first class. Nope…