1. When it comes to creating a healthy, trim, fit body, what fills your mind is just as important as what fills your mouth.

    — Sarah Patterson, The Weight Loss Mindset (via motiveweight)

  2. keep-calm-get-skinny:

youarecapable:

ihaveaskinnydream:

I outlined my body from my starting photo and put it on top of my current photo so I could see my progress in a new way. I think it came out very interesting. From 180 to 150. It really shows how weight comes off everywhere.

omg doing this when I reach 130lbs

^same. This is amazing :) good idea too!


Such a good idea for a before & after photo.

    keep-calm-get-skinny:

    youarecapable:

    ihaveaskinnydream:

    I outlined my body from my starting photo and put it on top of my current photo so I could see my progress in a new way. I think it came out very interesting. From 180 to 150. It really shows how weight comes off everywhere.

    omg doing this when I reach 130lbs

    ^same. This is amazing :) good idea too!

    Such a good idea for a before & after photo.

  3. (Source: run-done)

  4. Martial Arts Fitness

    funderly:

    Does anybody have a recommendation for a Martial Arts style fitness DVD that would be good for a COMPLETELY UNCOORDINATED BEGINNER?

    Les Mills Combat. I do it all the time. Just follow the person who’s doing the modified version of the workouts.

  5. Today’s workout is HIIT: Plyo from Les Mills Combat. I’m actually looking forward to this, though hoping that the headache passes before this evening.

    This is the full 30 minute workout, although I wouldn’t expect it to remain online for long: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTc3MzMwNDE2.html

    This program was definitely worth the $60. I wish that I had the money for the rest of the videos TBH.

  6. crossfitters:

Nicole Zapoli


This is madness and I like it.

    crossfitters:

    Nicole Zapoli

    This is madness and I like it.

  7. Getting home from a really tough race

    runnersgrumblr:

    http://alfa.gifs-planet.com/new/4377.gif

    Or trail running, a tough karate class, or…

  8. This is some solid advice.

    This is some solid advice.

    (Source: ellas-fit-diary)

  9. Today I went to a few different gyms. I asked about the local job market for personal trainers. The local YMCA is currently hiring two in addition to who they already employ, and another gym suggested that they would be hiring this Summer.

    The feeling that I walked away with is that the job market for personal trainers in my area is good, and (of course) even better in near by larger cities based on what I was told. I really like this idea.

    Now I need to learn more about what’s required for certification. I’m going to look over ACE and CSCS (since I already have a 4 year degree). If I can do this, I feel that my martial arts background, psychology education, and personal fitness life style can add a lot to it.

    We’ll see, but I walked out of the gyms with a good feeling about this.

    EDIT: Isn’t this sweet? My university does computer based ACE certification tests. In MY hall, no less (the hall that houses the psychology classes). How cool is that? I think this basically sells me on ACE haha.

    It looks like CPR certification is required to get certified as a personal trainer. Makes sense. I’m not sure where I would go to get CPR certified.

  10. Companies now tracking employee fitness: Healthy or creepy? →

  11. I made a quick page for my personal records (via RunKeeper) for those of you who are interested:

    http://stepnsteph.tumblr.com/personalrecords.

  12. As you can see, I went on a short run today in spite of this being my “rest day”. Going for a run in the rain seemed like the thing to do.

    My personal record for fastest average pace is 12:34 per mile. Today’s time is just a bit shy of that PR. Had I jogged a little more I’m sure that I would have beaten it. On the other hand, it was raining and I do have asthma. Lots of moisture in the air + asthma = bad, so I think that I did quite well.

    ……..and my father had a full-blown seizure while I was writing this. Get healthy, people. It’s not just about you. Sometimes others depend entirely on your strength.

  13. I’ll need to take a break from the bike trail for the next few days. Not only do I need to give my body a rest from that workout, it’s also going to be storming & raining. The trails will be muddy, and the temps are going to drop into the 20s (around -4 C).

    Thankfully I have a schedule to follow. The trail running has been a welcomed change to the usual, but working out inside sure beats going out in the cold.

  14. thedragonflywarrior:

Gettin buffered.

    thedragonflywarrior:

    Gettin buffered.

    (Source: tossmypastaandeatmycrust)