16th Jul ・ 2,388 notesreblog

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15th Jul ・ 16,275 notesreblog


Ways to Get Back on Track: Not long ago, you were energetic and determined to start your healthy lifestyle. Starting with enthusiasm and hope, you watched your food intake diligently, exercised like it was going out of style, and even avoided the temptation that seemed to lurk around every corner. You were confident that you were going to reach your goals once and for all! Then certain tragedy struck! You ate an extra piece of birthday cake. Realizing you had “blown” your diet, you ate another and another and couldn’t get it together the next day either. Or worse, you missed one workout, and that turned into a whole week away from the gym.

After that, your momentum to start over again was gone, and your gym bag hasn’t left the closet since. Every time you misstep on your healthy journey, you have two choices: to keep walking backwards, which will surely take you even further away from your goals; or to accept your lack of perfection as normal and forgivable, and take not one, but two positive steps down the path that brings your closer to the future you want.

If you’re reading this, you might have been walking backwards for a while. But instead of waiting for the next day, week, month or even year to overhaul your habits, start TODAY. And start small. You can’t go from the recliner to running or from burgers to Brussels sprouts in an afternoon. But you can do one, two or even a handful of small things that will help you regain your momentum for healthy living. When you feel like getting back on track is overwhelming, try one (or more) of these small steps each day:

  • Try a short workout. Even five minutes is better than nothing. For ideas browse our video library or workout generator.
  • Try a new recipe. Cooking healthy foods can be fun and it never has to be bland.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast. Your morning meal sets the stage for the rest of your day, so start if off right! Get lots of breakfast ideas here.
  • Drink your water. Try to aim for 8 cups each day and you’ll feel the difference!
  • Exercise for 10 minutes. Jump rope, march in place, or do some crunches. Small amounts do add up to something big!
  • Find a buddy. Get support from friends, whether you need someone to listen or a mentor to give you ideas and encouragement.
  • Take a walk. Don’t worry about how long or far you go—just get out there!
  • Create a motivational collage. Include pictures of your goal and reasons why you want to get there.
  • Go shopping for some healthy foods. Use this shopping list for ideas.
  • Check the nutrition facts before you go out to eat. That way, you can make an informed choice.
  • Ride your bike. Even a leisurely ride has benefits for your body and mind.
  • Work in the yard. Gardening and yard work is a great way to add activity to your day.
14th Jul ・ 1,675 notesreblog

I’m having a really shitty body image day today.

14th Jul ・ 0 notesreblog
I can’t even remember the last time I went to the gym.

I have been keeping active with yoga and walking, but I haven’t done a real cardio workout or Zumba class in so long. I tried to go to the gym for Zumba tonight but there was a huge accident and if I had decided to sit in traffic until everything cleared up I would have missed the class. I miss my gym!

11th Jul ・ 3 notesreblog

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11th Jul ・ 847 notesreblog

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09th Jul ・ 1,932 notesreblog


I made a double batch of baked falafel (I know my man is going to be ever so excited about it when he gets home from the climbing gym tonight 😘) and made a big bowl of goodness to go along with them. {Romaine + Arugula with Tahini-Garlic Dressing, Carrot, Cucumber, Mung Bean Sprouts, and Avocado}

08th Jul ・ 238 notesreblog


Motivation comes and goes.

The only thing that matters is that you eventually find it again and keep pushing ahead towards your goals.

07th Jul ・ 210 notesreblog

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06th Jul ・ 2,073 notesreblog

Veggie burger, tomatoes, and hummus on a bed of spinach.

30th Jun ・ 1 notereblog

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27th Jun ・ 62 notesreblog

I just ate an unnecessarily large and unhealthy breakfast that consisted of pineapple (the only healthy part), a bunch of chocolate chips, caramel dip, and a huge iced coffee. Ughhhh I feel so gross and full now, whyyyyy?

26th Jun ・ 1 notereblog


About a 7 week difference here. Not a huge difference but you can see my stomach has gotten smaller, my legs are leaning out and my arms are looking better. Important thing to note here is this: over the past two months my weight on the scale has not dropped more than 4 pounds. But my bodyfat percentage is down at LEAST 2%, and I look so much better! I can feel myself getting stronger, I’ve noticed my arms looking more and more defined, my shoulders growing, etc. Trust me when I say that lifting an extra ten pounds of weight brings more satisfaction than losing two pounds on the scale. My weight can fluctuate anywhere from 120 to 125 in the span of a single day but I don’t let it affect how I feel. The MOST important thing I can stress here is this: I LOVE(D) myself for who I am at both of these stages/in both of these pictures. I like the picture on the right better, of course, but there’s a lot more to it than that. I love the person in both just the same. That person you see on the left is the one who worked their ass off to become the one on the right. Once you can figure out how to feel that way about yourself, this journey becomes a lifestyle, NOT a chore. It’s all about your perceptions. My journey is just beginning and I couldn’t be happier about it.

24th Jun ・ 297 notesreblog