Boromir said it
It is law
I ate 2,235 calories today. EAT YO FOOD PEOPLE!
One of the reasons i became so outspoken when i decided to come out of treatment and talk about my issues was because when i grew up and i was dealing with the pressures to be thin - it was that time in the tabloids when very very skinny girls were on the cover of every magazine and that’s what i was looking up to, so that’s what i had to idolize. I don’t want that for young girls to idolize, it’s very unhealthy - and there was nobody out there for me to look at and say ‘you know what maybe this is unhealthy, maybe starving myself isn’t the answer’ so i want to be that for a 13 year old girl at home deciding whether or not to eat dinner or an 18 year old girl deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down, y’know there needs to be a role model out there and for the first time in my life i actually feel like one…
Strength training is very important as is cardio. The more lean muscle you have, the more calories you burn throughout the day (yes that even means in your sleep). Start small and go up from there. Everyone starts somewhere.
I don’t know where you live, but if you’re near a Fitness 19 then you are able to sign up. It’s the current gym I train at and the age limit is 11. If we are allowing youngsters to join, I’m sure there are more. I know most accept at least 16 so you’re almost there if you’re not near a Fitness 19. And there’s also a bunch of stuff you can do at home with no or limited equipment.
As for calorie restriction. I personally don’t really believe in that unless you are used to eating a lot A LOT of calories. Most people trying to lose weight get into the mind set of “don’t eat. I can’t eat. Calories in, calories out. I can’t eat that. Too many calories” and that’s just not true. If you don’t eat enough, you will have a hard time losing weight. Make sure you’re eating enough. This could be why you binge. You’re restricting yourself too much and your body wants fuel. That or don’t be afraid to give yourself a cheat meal. Sugars and some fats literally trigger an addiction response in our brains. If you completely cut yourself off from what you love cold turkey then it’s likely you’ll binge sooner or later. Be kind to yourself.
How I began? I went vegetarian and lost 20lbs in 18 days (I was also grieving, don’t recommend it). If done correctly, vegetarianism is a very healthy diet. If done incorrectly, one can gain weight from sugars, desserts, pastas, breads etc. So do your homework if you want to consider it. After a while I decided to get more into fitness instead of weightloss and gained a bunch of muscle. Scared me at first because the number on my scale went up but I relaxed cause my pant sizes were going down. Lesson 1. The scale means nothing. Throw it out. It’ll drive you crazy. And I started slow. Started on the machines at the gym (I was 15 at this time) and graduated up to free weights and went outside more. Went out with friends. Walked more. Started running outside. I started small with everything (1 mile one day, 2 the next, then 4 etc). Same goes with weights. I started with what I knew then looked up stuff when I got bored. If you want to get fancy and follow something hardcore that will torch calories and efficiently strength train while lose weight, you may need to find a program and follow it. I know harder that it sounds, but it’s very good. Or you can ask your parents/guardians for a trainer. Mine taught me a LOT and helped a LOT. So that’s another option.
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Wow I only posted this 6 months ago and already the amount of notes is almost the same as the amount of followers I’ve gotten in three years! DANG!!! Talk about speed. Keep spreading the health! <3
To be honest…. I had never heard of it. I had to google it and watch the commercial on youtube to even answer this haha.
First impression: if you want visible 6pack abs. This wont do it. It will torch some calories because you’re dancing around and lose some fat, yes. Losing this fat may eventually give you a flat stomach. However speaking as a personal trainer, if you want strong visible abs, you need to train them accordingly. I can easily see someone doing one of those “popping” moves wrong and hurting their backs. Core workouts don’t have to be boring. You don’t have to do a million sit ups to get abs. In fact, I just reblogged a few gifs that show ho to use a stability ball in many different ways that all work your core. That being said, some people DO need to lose fat to see their abs. If you work your core you may be building your abs but if you don’t lose the fat, you wont see the muscle and vice versa with this hip hop abs thing. You may be losing the fat to see your abs, but if you don’t strength train them, they wont be BAM visible or strong. And be careful. Don’t hurt yourself. My back hurts just watching that “popping” move.
Actually it’s so worth it. Because I can go to dinner with family, and not cry in the bathroom. I can go on day trips with out planning out each restaurant I’d allow myself to go to. I can stop for a coffee during a long day at work, I can eat for a full day, and not burn off every calorie I ate. I can go a whole day at work with out sneaking into a tanning room to do jumping jacks.
I’ve gained 30 lbs. but I’ve also gained freedom. And that’s much more important.
This almost made me cry.
THIS IS THE REASON I WANT RECOVERY! GOOD JOB YOU’RE AMAZING AND YOU’RE WORTH IT AND IM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR THIS STAY STRONG AND KEEP GOING! <3
Aw, thank you. I wish you well in your recovery!