Ask me anything! :)   Beth, 19, Australia :) My fitness and motivation tumblr! ..... "I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions." -Augusten Burroughs

Made some #cranberry and #whitechocolate #muffins, only 170 cals each ^^ #homemade #yumm #instafood

Made some #cranberry and #whitechocolate #muffins, only 170 cals each ^^ #homemade #yumm #instafood

— 1 year ago
#whitechocolate  #yumm  #instafood  #homemade  #cranberry  #muffins 

omg so doing this tomorrow! :D

— 1 year ago
#shaun t 
mybodyneedschangeandineedcash:

runandregenerate:

Shaun T proves to be my favourite person yet again

moderaSHAUN seriously, he too cool. best trainer ever! 

mybodyneedschangeandineedcash:

runandregenerate:

Shaun T proves to be my favourite person yet again

moderaSHAUN seriously, he too cool. best trainer ever! 

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— 1 year ago with 21970 notes

euclase:

mooglets:

bright-happy-healthy:

i just thought this needed to be pointed out to the tumblr community.

these are all photoshopped by enrico francis

it needs to stop.

Dear Enrico Francis Photoshop extrordinare,

STOP FUCKIN PHOTOSHOPPING BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND MANIPULATING THEIR BODIES AND FACES INTO UNNATURAL BARBIE LOOK-A-LIKES.

1. youre not very good at it. the manipulations you make are so fucking freakish that all i have to do is glance at your photos and know that its not real.

2. the natural beauty of these women is so profound that the fact that you feel the need to photoshop them is fucking INSANE. 

3. we do not need another fucking shit putting these unrealistic expectations of women (and men, cause you shop them too) into the world. its not right. you know its not, i know its not and tumblr knows. 

So Enrico, I beg you please give it a rest. be a good fucking human being and stop. learn to be a true artist and enhance the beauty youre working with as opposed to completely warping it.

and if you dont i will continue to publish your shitty photoshop all over this fucking website.

Can I just point out that in both images of Rhianna, her nose has been shopped to look more White, less African-American? 

I don’t know the names of the other WOC in these images, but he’s done the same to them, too. As well as lightening their skin.

He’s deliberately altered the appearances of these WOC to look more white. 

What an unbelievable scumbag.

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— 1 year ago with 517960 notes
fitforinfinity:

mrsjonie:


By adding stretches that focus on all major muscle groups before you exercise, you will get more out of your workout and decrease muscular soreness afterward. Don’t let it out of your routine.


and remember: dynamic stretches before, static stretches after!

fitforinfinity:

mrsjonie:

By adding stretches that focus on all major muscle groups before you exercise, you will get more out of your workout and decrease muscular soreness afterward. Don’t let it out of your routine.

and remember: dynamic stretches before, static stretches after!

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— 1 year ago with 917 notes
dontstoptriing:

i-think-you-are-lovely-so-i:

This is an excellent metaphor for what most people go through.  Though I think the art was intended to be an inspirational, “go get your dreams”  type image, i think its a lot more sad and true than that.  The unicorn is a mthical beast that doesn’t look anything like a rhino, except that they most have a horn.  There is nothing that a rhino can do to become a unicorn, short of destorying its mind and completely altering its body.  
This isn’t a stretch for what most people go through when they have body image issues.  They look in the magazines and she glorious beautiful people, people so beautiful they don’t actually exist.  And some try to work to be exactly like those people. But maybe they just weren’t meant to be shaped like that.  
A rhino can still be a beautiful rhino, it does not have to be a unicorn.  

^ all of my thoughts I haven’t been able to put together coherently every time I see this

dontstoptriing:

i-think-you-are-lovely-so-i:

This is an excellent metaphor for what most people go through.  Though I think the art was intended to be an inspirational, “go get your dreams”  type image, i think its a lot more sad and true than that.  The unicorn is a mthical beast that doesn’t look anything like a rhino, except that they most have a horn.  There is nothing that a rhino can do to become a unicorn, short of destorying its mind and completely altering its body.  

This isn’t a stretch for what most people go through when they have body image issues.  They look in the magazines and she glorious beautiful people, people so beautiful they don’t actually exist.  And some try to work to be exactly like those people. But maybe they just weren’t meant to be shaped like that.  

A rhino can still be a beautiful rhino, it does not have to be a unicorn.  

^ all of my thoughts I haven’t been able to put together coherently every time I see this

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— 1 year ago with 35975 notes
myannoyances:

I know I post these pictures way too often. It’s just that as I get closer and closer to the goal I started out with, I become more excited about the ways I’ve changed.
I started out as this awkward, loud, obnoxious 16 year old who just wanted to be thin enough to fit in decent clothes.
And now, I turn 21 this september, I’m obsessed with button-downs, ties, suits, vests and how they all tie in together, and I’ve become so much more confident. 
I’m still loud and obnoxious though so not everything changes.

myannoyances:

I know I post these pictures way too often. It’s just that as I get closer and closer to the goal I started out with, I become more excited about the ways I’ve changed.

I started out as this awkward, loud, obnoxious 16 year old who just wanted to be thin enough to fit in decent clothes.

And now, I turn 21 this september, I’m obsessed with button-downs, ties, suits, vests and how they all tie in together, and I’ve become so much more confident. 

I’m still loud and obnoxious though so not everything changes.

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— 1 year ago with 204 notes
beforeandafterfatlosspics:

I’m 6 feet tall.  Been eating unprocessed food and working out regularly for the last year and a half… However, these two sets of pics show how things have changed over the last few years…
If I could offer any advice, what worked for me was eating 90% unprocessed food.  I allow myself to eat as much fresh fruit and raw/cooked vegetables as I want.  I use very little salt or oil in my cooking, and eat a couple pounds of veggies (raw and cooked) each day, along with fruits.  I eat smoothies (all natural ingredients, nothing from a jar/powder), and eat frozen fruit blended in a blender that makes it taste something along the lines of ice cream. I limit high starch veggies (i.e. potatoes) and eat no rice, no pasta, no bread, almost nothing from a can, etc. I will eat meat, eggs, etc. almost every day, but I do get most of my protein from nuts, seeds, and veggies.  It is a total misconception that only meat has all essential amino acids, even romaine lettuce has all essential amino acids.  I’m not hating on meat, just saying a lot of “common knowledge” about nutrition is downright BS, and this “high protein diet” thing these days may not be as healthy as just eating mostly fruits/veggies, full of all that great stuff a body needs.
Of course, when craving it, I’ll eat just about ANYTHING for a meal/day, in ANY amount, but then it’s back to what got me here, and I truly enjoy my stirfrys, soups, stews, smoothies, fruit bowls, etc.
Once I stopped eating processed food, my palette really changed, and fruit actually tasted sweet, veggies had flavour, etc.  And, best of all (for me, anyway) I NEVER count calories, I NEVER measure food, and I still eat A LOT. I’m never hungry, and my taste buds enjoy the hell out of fresh, from the ground, edible plant stuff.  I never worry about reaching any kind of calorie limit, just eat when I’m hungry, and keep eating til I’m full… Wow, I really do think I have all the answers, don’t I?! ;-)
For exercise, I gave up my gym membership. Now I mostly just do pushups, chinups (I have a climbing board mounted above my door), explosive burpees, sprints, body weight squats, and some workout rubber bands I bought, and train on days when my body says it’s ready (i.e. not still sore from a previous workout). I gotta start working more on flexibility and balance, as I’m still stuck in the “getting muscles/losing fat” phase but ultimately health is more than that… 
I’ve been going a bit harder/more focused for about 3 months now with my workouts, and I’m looking forward to another 6-9 months to see where that gets me, really want that “V” that shows there’s some muscle/fitness going on…
I would like to say, for me, for the most part, SCREW THE DIET/FITNESS INDUSTRY!  Eating real food as close to the way it came from the ground as possible works for me, I move in ways that gets my heart pumping and muscles burning, and I trust  my body and its intuition. In my experience, so much of the diet industry is about rules and measures and eating food that is more harmful than health.  So much of the fitness industry is special programs with secret tips that promise an amazing/perfect body when the plain truth is move til you breathe hard and it gets tough and your body will respond and be the best it can be.
Yeah, there are exceptions in the diet/fitness arena, and some people do need the experts/rules, but so many people give up their power, responsibility, and knowledge to those that would rather, and let’s cut the BS here, THESE COMPANIES WANT TO KEEP YOU IN A SYSTEM THAT ALWAYS KEEPS YOU IN THAT SYSTEM. THEY WANT A PAYING CUSTOMER FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.  CALORIE RESTRICTED DIETS THAT INCLUDE ANY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF LOW NUTRIENT FOOD (PROCESSED FOOD) WILL ALWAYS BE A TRAP, IT WILL NEVER BE EASY, IT IS ALWAYS WALKING A TIGHTROPE, ALWAYS USIG THEIR SYSTEMS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK.
I’d like to finish by saying, if you choose a certain lifestyle, you can eat without fretting, workout with convenience and without paying, and just let your body do the rest.
No body is ever perfect, but better health is attainable to everyone, everyday.
Best of luck my brothers and sisters!
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beforeandafterfatlosspics:

I’m 6 feet tall.  Been eating unprocessed food and working out regularly for the last year and a half… However, these two sets of pics show how things have changed over the last few years…

If I could offer any advice, what worked for me was eating 90% unprocessed food.  I allow myself to eat as much fresh fruit and raw/cooked vegetables as I want.  I use very little salt or oil in my cooking, and eat a couple pounds of veggies (raw and cooked) each day, along with fruits.  I eat smoothies (all natural ingredients, nothing from a jar/powder), and eat frozen fruit blended in a blender that makes it taste something along the lines of ice cream. I limit high starch veggies (i.e. potatoes) and eat no rice, no pasta, no bread, almost nothing from a can, etc. I will eat meat, eggs, etc. almost every day, but I do get most of my protein from nuts, seeds, and veggies.  It is a total misconception that only meat has all essential amino acids, even romaine lettuce has all essential amino acids.  I’m not hating on meat, just saying a lot of “common knowledge” about nutrition is downright BS, and this “high protein diet” thing these days may not be as healthy as just eating mostly fruits/veggies, full of all that great stuff a body needs.

Of course, when craving it, I’ll eat just about ANYTHING for a meal/day, in ANY amount, but then it’s back to what got me here, and I truly enjoy my stirfrys, soups, stews, smoothies, fruit bowls, etc.

Once I stopped eating processed food, my palette really changed, and fruit actually tasted sweet, veggies had flavour, etc.  And, best of all (for me, anyway) I NEVER count calories, I NEVER measure food, and I still eat A LOT. I’m never hungry, and my taste buds enjoy the hell out of fresh, from the ground, edible plant stuff.  I never worry about reaching any kind of calorie limit, just eat when I’m hungry, and keep eating til I’m full… Wow, I really do think I have all the answers, don’t I?! ;-)

For exercise, I gave up my gym membership. Now I mostly just do pushups, chinups (I have a climbing board mounted above my door), explosive burpees, sprints, body weight squats, and some workout rubber bands I bought, and train on days when my body says it’s ready (i.e. not still sore from a previous workout). I gotta start working more on flexibility and balance, as I’m still stuck in the “getting muscles/losing fat” phase but ultimately health is more than that… 

I’ve been going a bit harder/more focused for about 3 months now with my workouts, and I’m looking forward to another 6-9 months to see where that gets me, really want that “V” that shows there’s some muscle/fitness going on…

I would like to say, for me, for the most part, SCREW THE DIET/FITNESS INDUSTRY!  Eating real food as close to the way it came from the ground as possible works for me, I move in ways that gets my heart pumping and muscles burning, and I trust  my body and its intuition. In my experience, so much of the diet industry is about rules and measures and eating food that is more harmful than health.  So much of the fitness industry is special programs with secret tips that promise an amazing/perfect body when the plain truth is move til you breathe hard and it gets tough and your body will respond and be the best it can be.

Yeah, there are exceptions in the diet/fitness arena, and some people do need the experts/rules, but so many people give up their power, responsibility, and knowledge to those that would rather, and let’s cut the BS here, THESE COMPANIES WANT TO KEEP YOU IN A SYSTEM THAT ALWAYS KEEPS YOU IN THAT SYSTEM. THEY WANT A PAYING CUSTOMER FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.  CALORIE RESTRICTED DIETS THAT INCLUDE ANY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF LOW NUTRIENT FOOD (PROCESSED FOOD) WILL ALWAYS BE A TRAP, IT WILL NEVER BE EASY, IT IS ALWAYS WALKING A TIGHTROPE, ALWAYS USIG THEIR SYSTEMS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK.

I’d like to finish by saying, if you choose a certain lifestyle, you can eat without fretting, workout with convenience and without paying, and just let your body do the rest.

No body is ever perfect, but better health is attainable to everyone, everyday.

Best of luck my brothers and sisters!

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— 1 year ago with 511 notes