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1. They don’t think of their fitness as work, but rather a way of life
It’s kind of like taking a shower, sure you can go without one, but you just don’t feel right the rest of the day.2. They don’t skip workouts
They take training days as seriously as a Dr.’s appointment.3. They take their rest as seriously as their workouts
Appointments and meetings get scheduled around their workout time, not the other way around.
They know that in order to perform at their best and to get the most out of their body, they have to give it a rest. Rest days and sleep are as essential as the workouts themself.4. They eat to fuel their goals
Everything they eat serves a purpose. Protein for muscles, carbs for energy, and produce for vitamins,minerals and antioxidants. Treats are done, but never over-done.5. They tune everything out when they work out
Focus. They know that anything you give your undivided attention to works out better. Being in tune with your body allows them to make tweaks, and know which tweaks to make.6. They push through frustration
If you think it’s easy for the super fit to get fit, and stay fit, you’re wrong. They’re highly competitive and always striving to hit new goals. They struggle like everyone else with busy lives, stress, plateaus, fatigue, and frustration. But there’s isn’t a thought of giving up, it’s just a matter of finding their answer.7. They prepare their food in advance and don’t leave hunger to chance
They know what they’ll be eating the whole day. If they don’t bring their food, they know what they can order off menus and what they can find at a grocery store. Drive-throughs don’t exist in their world.8. They use their flaws as motivators, not a reason to give up
They see their flaws (even if you don’t) and despise them like everyone else. But rather than letting their flaws bring them down, they use them to motivate them UP.9. They envision the win-goal-finish line every day
The goal is crystal clear in their mind. The thought of the sculpted body, or winning the race keeps always keeps them motivated. Regardless of life’s pressures they race towards the winner’s tape.10. Persistance, persistance, persistance
Yes…they are persistent!11. There are no excuses
They learned early that excuses are time-suckers and don’t get you anywhere near your goal. Better to get it done then whine about why you didn’t.12. There is no giving up
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|13th Jan 2012✧11:151 note
how did you lose weight ?
I turned to healthy food and light exercising. I went vegetarian as well, mostly because I can’t stand meat, but it definitely helps you get your priorities straight.
Hope that helps =]
When I had finally decided to start working out, cleanse myself and become a healthier person, I wanted to lose all my fat first. I did not want the fat to harden underneath muscle. My goal was to lose fat, tone up, and stay healthy. For me, weight really does not matter, as long as there is no FAT :(
I posted a before and after in an earlier post, I lost the belly fat for the most part. Since I hadn’t really done too much of the weight training, I weighed 92 lbs (I’m a small framed girl, and its not UNHEALTHY for me specifically — to know such things, you should consult your doctor first - EVERY single body is different and the generalizations just don’t cut it).
That was around November; since then, I focused on toning up and building muscle with weight training. If you want tone, you should go for lower weights and higher reps and if you’re looking for bulk, do the opposite. As of now, I am at 100 lbs - I think some of that is muscle! haha, I hope.
I read so much of those women’s health magazines, and I found a few simple exercises that I used every day, even if it was just 15 minutes. It’s been about 6 months since I began, and I still use them whenever I can’t squeeze a full workout.
1. STEP UP WITH LEG LIFT
2. REVERSE LUNGE WITH FRONT BACK
3. LATERAL LEG LIFT
4. PLIE SQUAT JUMP
If you don’t know what these are: http://bcove.me/3hbr2rq3
I have this page tacked on my wall behind my computer, it helps with the motivation baby :
Exercises, Green Tea, and liters of water will help you to your goal. :D
Quinoa, spinach, chick peas, vegetable of your choice, sprinkled with feta cheese
You can’t go wrong with whole grains. I used quinoa as lunch for a couple of weeks in September, and it’s just amazing. Cooking just half a cup of quinoa leaves you with so much that I always ended having left overs.
This is great for people who are not able to devote much time to cooking. Especially if you’re a New Yorker! It’s simple, cooks as easy as couscous (which is also a great substitute for rice), and very filling.
|28th Dec 2011✧19:4419 notes
This is the stuff that makes me believe we can change the world, and what keeps me going to school x.x I can wait to grow up, but I’m definitely looking forward to projects like this; like there is a purpose for me on this Earth. So inspirational!
Sigh:) I finally got to sit and write my first post. Yay me!