I know I know. I’m sorry I really am. I really want to get back into that, but life set in for a while. I’ve been bouncing around different apartments and job hunting, graduation, money and currently looking for my next apartment with my boyfriend. Stress stress and more stress so I put my creative side on hold until I get more stable in my life. I know excuses excuses. But I promise once I get settled, I’ll come out with a lot. I have loads of ideas and photos saved up in my computer, they just aren’t made right now. Not only do I plan on making more photos, but I plan on completely revamping my FAQ, separating them into “nutrition” and “fitness” “etc” FAQs and MAAAAAAYBEEEE a whole new theme and errythang. I have plans I swear. Just not the time or the mental capacity right now.
For sure. Don’t completely forget cardio because it’s good for heart health, but yeah focus more on weight training than cardio. Lift heavy and less reps. So about 7-10 reps heavy. Check out my FAQ for more info about hypertrophy (muscle gain) :) Also eat more calories. Clean calories, but more if you’re having trouble gaining that could be a factor too.
Running Mix: 145 BPM (10:30 Mile)
Each song on this running playlist clocks in at 145 beats per minute, helping you stay on track for a 10:30 minute mile. This particular mix is made up of a balance between rock, alternative and pop songs:
- ”(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones
- "Use It" by The New Pornographers
- "That’s Not My Name" by The Ting Tings
- "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
- "Fantasy" by MS MR
- "Ooh La La" by Goldtrapp
- "My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson
- "Secret Country" by Minus the Bear
- "Tell Me Something I Don’t Know" by Selena Gomez
- "Here it Goes Again" by OK Go
- "Gumboots" by Paul Simon
- "The Big Money" by Rush
- "My Best Days" by Polar Bear Club
- "A Story to Tell Your Friends" by Every Avenue
- "Times Like This" by Jet
- "This Ladder is Ours" by The Joy Formidable
- "Jet Lag" by Simple Plan
- "Star Baby" by The Guess Who
- "I Don’t Wanna Dance" by Alex Gaudino
Total time = 1 hr 15 min
Click here to visit 8tracks and hear the mix.
Idk. You tell me. <3
I have never seen my muscles more defined since I’ve been doing yoga.
It would be beneficial to limit it for sure. Unless you get whole wheat (and check the label because some breads will say whole wheat but the first ingredient is unbleached white flour… not wheat) The FIRST item on the ingredients list should be whole grain or 100% whole wheat. If it’s not, these foods will act as sugar in your body. They spike your insulin level and then drop them below normal, leaving you hungry again and willing to eat almost anything.
Funny you should mention that the are addicting because they are….. literally. Recent studies have found that foods high in saturated fat and sugar (or in this case foods that act as sugar) literally stimulate the same parts in your brain as heroin, nicotine, alcohol and other addictive substances. You are literally addicted to these foods and you get a sort of weird sense of withdrawal when you don’t eat them yes? You feel lethargic, hungry, sometimes upset and you don’t know why? You feel the need to turn to chocolate, or maybe some chips and salsa (my personal cocaine)?
So in short, yes it would be beneficial to limit white breads and pastas. They cause you to gain weight quicker and act as sugars in the digestive process. Don’t get discouraged if you have a hard time. You are probably literally addicted to these foods. I know I am. Slow and steady wins the race. You may fall off the wagon from time to time, but you will cross that finish line. <3
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This is deep, man
one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon