Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

This is not a place for self hate. This blog is a place for inspiring pictures, posts about food and fitness, and support to those who want and need it. The body is such a beautiful thing and it needs to be treated as such. My definition of healthy eating means consuming things that are good for you, not just because they are low in fat or sugar or carbs. I believe anything we put in our bodies should have a purpose. I have a lot of experience with this topic and hope that I can help people to reach their own goals as well as reaching my own with the support of my followers. I'm 5'1'' and the number on the scale doesn't determine my happiness (most days). I'm 22 years old. healthy bitches getting inspired

Posts tagged workouts.

Time to run… This should be interesting

Time to run… This should be interesting

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fuckfat-beslim:

thefitty:

sweat-is-success:

this is a really good one .. just keep on it and u will be there

You got this!

i think i’m going to do this, i need to build my stamina back up!

fuckfat-beslim:

thefitty:

sweat-is-success:

this is a really good one .. just keep on it and u will be there

You got this!

i think i’m going to do this, i need to build my stamina back up!

(Source: halfthewoman, via watchmeloseitall)

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Personal Trainer ›

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fitnessloveaffair:

Get Your Best Legs
First know that you can’t reduce fat in just one place. Your body takes a little bit of fat from everywhere, more or less in some places due to your genetics. Doing a ton of leg exercises isn’t necessarily going to make all that fat disappear, at least not by itself. We do these exercises to shape and tone the muscles so your legs have a great shape. If you aren’t eating healthy and doing cardio those sexy muscles are going to be hidden no matter how many squats you do. Gaining muscle helps, it increases the metabolism thus burning more calories, but you have to work the rest of your body and have a clean diet too.
Try to do one video or pick five exercises and do 3 sets of 8-12 reps (or until you feel the burn) about 3-4 days a week. Do cardio 3-5 days a week too, it can be running, biking, swimming, Zumba, kickboxing, whatever gets your heart pounding and sweat dripping. You can combine strength workouts and cardio into the same day if you want. Make sure to eat protein after your workouts, it helps build muscle!
These are, in my opinion, the best thigh and leg exercises and videos.  I’ve included links to instructions for most of the exercises and a  variety that you can do at home or at the gym. If you workout at home try to get some 8-10 lbs dumbbells, or get a backpack/duffel bag and fill it with heavy books to challenge yourself.
If you have access to a gym try these machines & equipment:
the leg/hamstring curl machine 
the leg  press machine 
the leg abductor/adductor machines 
squats with a barbell and/or  dumbbells 
barbell deadlifts  
lunges with dumbbells
 bulgarian split squat
If you don’t have access to a gym try these exercises at home:
wall squats
jump squats 
bridge/hip lifts (try them with your feet on a chair/bed) 
hip lifts on a balance ball (you’ll get an almost instant burn!)
leg lifts
 inner thigh lifts 
the fire hydrant 
sumo squats 
suicides
These are my favorite leg videos:
Inner Thigh Insanity
Slimmer Inner Thighs
Legs & Thighs Workout
Itty Bitty Bikini
Long Lean Legs Workout
POP Kicks Kickboxing
Bikini Beach Bum
Tone It Up Legs & Core

fitnessloveaffair:

Get Your Best Legs

First know that you can’t reduce fat in just one place. Your body takes a little bit of fat from everywhere, more or less in some places due to your genetics. Doing a ton of leg exercises isn’t necessarily going to make all that fat disappear, at least not by itself. We do these exercises to shape and tone the muscles so your legs have a great shape. If you aren’t eating healthy and doing cardio those sexy muscles are going to be hidden no matter how many squats you do. Gaining muscle helps, it increases the metabolism thus burning more calories, but you have to work the rest of your body and have a clean diet too.

Try to do one video or pick five exercises and do 3 sets of 8-12 reps (or until you feel the burn) about 3-4 days a week. Do cardio 3-5 days a week too, it can be running, biking, swimming, Zumba, kickboxing, whatever gets your heart pounding and sweat dripping. You can combine strength workouts and cardio into the same day if you want. Make sure to eat protein after your workouts, it helps build muscle!

These are, in my opinion, the best thigh and leg exercises and videos. I’ve included links to instructions for most of the exercises and a variety that you can do at home or at the gym. If you workout at home try to get some 8-10 lbs dumbbells, or get a backpack/duffel bag and fill it with heavy books to challenge yourself.

If you have access to a gym try these machines & equipment:

If you don’t have access to a gym try these exercises at home:

These are my favorite leg videos:

(via lilyskinned)

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Carpe Diem or die trying.: 20 min free-gym strength workout!! ›

skinnyandfabulous:

I was doing my recipes and workouts haunting and I found this for you guys!… You don’t really need a gym membership to workout in a great way, and with the guide of an expert!!!

First of all, you must complement this strength workout with a 30 min cardio workout. You can go for a walk/jog,…

(via thechroniclesoflipstick)

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10 Ways to Keep Your Running — and Your Motivation — Strong

  1. Sign Up for a Race — Nothing gets you motivated like a deadline. Some favorite races:Skirt Chasers, in which women get a 3-minute head start before the men are let loose; New York’s Fun Run and Happy Hour, which features post-race drink specials; and theZooma Half Marathon & 10K series, which includes post-race shopping, massages, and wine. Check out active.com for races near you.
  2. Hit the Bars — Pre-run: Grab an energy bar (we’ve picked the tastiest) so you have the fuel to run your best. Post-run: Toss back a beer. Research conducted at Granada University in Spain shows that a pint of beer, post-workout, rehydrates the body better than water. The carbs replace lost calories and researchers believe the sugars and salts may help the body absorb fluids more quickly.
  3. Get Your Perfect Training Plan (Free!) — The right training plan helps you feel ready at the start and lets you finish strong. Go the distance — happily — with our 12-week, 5K training plan for beginners.
  4. Ease Your Knees — Runners have a decreased risk of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, according to a National Health and Nutrition Examination survey. Running increases oxygen flow and flushes out toxins resulting in healthier cartilage and stronger ligaments around the knee. Already have knee pain? Find out how to nix it with these three moves.

See more tips after the break!

  1. Get New Shoes — Over time (as little as six months) running shoes lose traction and their cushioning breaks down, making you more prone to aches. Which to choose? Check out our top picks (narrowed down from 44 shoes tested by 275 women). Still some life in your old pair? Donate them to soles4souls.org, which provides shoes, free of charge, to those in need.
  2. Live Longer and Better — Beyond helping you manage your weight, running has been shown to reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health — all of which helps you live longer and better. Running is also a weight-bearing exercise, which can help prevent disabling osteoporosis.
  3. Think About Potato Chips — Good form makes you more efficient, which means you can go longer and stronger without using up more energy. Aim to maintain an even stride, with your feet under your body as you run, and keep your shoulders loose. Our favorite form tip: Nix the tension in your arms and hands by pretending you’re holding a potato chip in each hand.
  4. Join the Six-Legged Race — When you run with your four-legged friend, he gets just as many health benefits as you do. What’s more, running with your dog is a great way for you to bond and an easy way to stay safe on the road.
  5. Lose Track of Time — If you’re a data fanatic, try leaving the watch at home. “Training without a watch lets you run with a greater sense of comfort,” says Frank Webbe, Ph.D., a sports psychologist who works with runners at the Florida Institute of Technology. “It helps your performance because you’re paying attention to your body rather than to the watch itself.”
  6. Eat Dessert! — The average woman can burn 345 calories in just 30 minutes of running. That means you can have a 16-oz. milkshake, a two-inch brownie with two tablespoons of real whipped cream, a 1/2-cup of Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream, or (sorry, that’s “or,” not “and”!) three Godiva truffles, guilt-free. Find out how many calories you can torch with our Calorie Burn Tool.

(Source: fitsugar.com)

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Tummy-Toning Yoga Poses ›

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Core Exercises

Weekends are often jam-packed with traveling, errands, socializing, and chores — gardening anyone? All these activities can push your workout off the to-do list, but here are three time-saving moves, and with no equipment necessary you can do them anywhere. All three exercises will work your core. Plus the first move will also tone your glutes and hamstrings, the second targets your upper body, and the third move is great for your thighs and abs. Do the exercises in the order shown, and complete the circuit three times.



Reverse Elbow Plank
With Leg Lifts

Eight reps each leg
One-Legged
Dolphin Dive

Five reps each side
Side Plank Star

Hold each side
for 30 seconds

Still itching for more? Check out these Weekend Workouts to learn how to tone other areas of your body.

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7 Reasons to Try Interval Training

Interval training is the ultimate fitness mashup, blending the speeds of both the tortoise and the hare. The benefits of this workout — pushing your pace, then slowing down to recover just so you can push your pace again — will certainly motivate you to play with your speed. If you haven’t already added them to your cardio workouts, here are seven benefits of interval training.

    Whittle your middle
    While cardio exercise is necessary to lose fat all over your body, according to research published in the International Journal of Obesity interval training targets your waistline. Adding bursts of speed can help you lose stubborn abdominal fat, which is a boon for bikini season and your overall health. Having a waist size over 35 inches if you’re a woman puts you at a higher risk for heart disease and some cancers. Curious how your middle measures up? Check your waist-to-hip ratio here.

    Got a need for speed?
    The most obvious benefit, but still worth noting, is interval training will make you faster.Picking up your pace when training with intervals helps to increase your speed whether you run, bike, or swim. If you’re working towards a personal record for an upcoming race, don’t skip your speed work. Here are interval workouts for bikingswimming, and running. Triathlon anyone?

    Keep reading to learn five more reasons to kick it up a notch.

    Up your after burn
    Interval training increases the after-burn effect. This means that post-exercise, your body burns more calories, even at rest or sleep, after doing intervals than after doing a steady paced workout. Science suggests to maximize this effect, you should alternate between three minutes of speed with three-minute recovery, or slow bouts, for 30 to 60 minutes — after warming up of course.

    Save time
    No doubt about it, interval training is efficient. Pushing your cardiovascular system by adding intervals means you burn more calories in less time. By alternating between fast and slow, you can workout harder and longer, than if you were just pushing your max speed. Efficient intervals mean you can spend less time at the gym and more time in the sauna.

    Go longer
    Even though interval workouts might be shorter than your other workouts, this form of exercise will increase your endurance. Long runs and rides will be easier if interval training is part of your regular exercise routine. Another bonus is that climbing hills will feel easier too.

    Decrease Your Resting Heart Rate
    The fewer times your heart beats per minute, the less wear and tear there is on the mechanics of the organ. Interval training makes your heart more efficient so it pumps more blood with each beat, reducing the number of beats per minute.

    Interval Training Works With All Forms of Cardio
    Intervals may not be for everyone — it’s best to have a strong cardio base before pushing yourself with intervals. And interval training doesn’t have to mean sprinting. Use the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) to moderate your speed and effort. However, intervals can be done with every kind of cardio. You can play with your speed on the elliptical and the rowing machine. I like to think the walk/run programs are an introduction to intervals.

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Anonymous asked: Does p90x really work?

never tried it but I heard that It really does!!

 
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