motivationintohabit"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."



I hope to be the shining light in the dark world of thinspo, unhealthy advice and incorrect information. Life is about being happy and loving yourself, and that includes your body. Feed it with the foods it loves, let it run free, treat it to a nice dinner and some wine every now and again and your body will take care of you too. <3

Cycling Instructor at The Fitness Center at Kilroy
Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at Mo-Mentum Fitness

Nationally Certified:
- Personal Trainer
- Group Fitness Instructor
- Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor
- Bootie Camp Yoga Instructor

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tattoome:

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ahhhh half pigeon &lt;3

tattoome:

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ahhhh half pigeon <3

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jfeelyy:


Anything is possible with hard work and persistence on your side.

jfeelyy:

Anything is possible with hard work and persistence on your side.

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“I really want to lose weight but I have trouble getting started! I've tried making myself a workout program using Blogilates & Nike Fit (or whatever it is) but I barely make it to day 2 of the plan. I feel like following workouts isn't really my thing. I need like cardio and activities easy for beginners. I'm 15 so I can't run off to a gym and I have limited space at home. Also I want to eat less calories but I binge a lot. Any advice on eating and getting started working out? How did you begin?”
-Anonymous

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.

Check out my FAQ and if you have any questions or concerns about what’s in there, come on back and ask me about it :)

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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

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“What are your feelings on Hip Hop abs? Do you think it's a good workout?”
-Anonymous

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.

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Exercises to do with an Exercise Ball:

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Shoulder Back Extension:

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Lateral Flex:

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Alternating Crunch:

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Squeeze Twist Crunch:

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Alternating Full Sit-Up:

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Arm Side Lift:

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Outward Kicks:

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Arm Front-Back Lift:

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Alternating Leg Bridge:

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Alternating Leg Pull-In:

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Always love new exercises for my clients! <3

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New mantra

New mantra

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“Wow you gained 30 pounds from recovery? Kind of doesn't seem worth it”
-Anonymous

fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

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fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

ionlyliftontuesdays:

fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

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.

Ily

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!

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Time to get healthy.

Damn

I actually like a couple of these, and I can see some of you liking specific ones as well. 

these look like something good to switch it up with

but what if i do all of them then i will be THE ULTIMATE SUPERHERO.

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“What is the truth about Starbucks and how will it effect diets? I always feel like I want to go there even when I make coffee at home!”
-Anonymous

I stopped going to starbucks once they took away the free soy for gold members which was like… a year ago? Anyway. You should do your research on which drinks you prefer. Most of Starbucks drinks have lots of sugar. And I mean lots. The syrups they put in (hazelnut, vanilla, etc) are pure sugar. If you are fine with plain coffee, then they would probably be fine, but in my experience you don’t go to starbucks for their coffee hahaha. Frapps and other concoctions are their money makers, which consist of sugar sugar sugar. So I would go onto the starbucks website and look up for drink of choice’s nutrition facts. You could be drinking one of the few drinks that aren’t so bad for you, but chances are you’re not. Try to figure out ways to substitute items in your drink to make it healthier, but I personally would just stick to at home coffee. You know exactly whats in that shizz :)

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“Do you have any advice for someone who wants to start running? I used to be an athlete, but in water sports, so running wasn't a thing I did. It's been a while since I've worked out so I'm extremely out of shape and even when I was in shape I was a slow runner. So do you have any tips on how to work my way up to running longer distances and being able to run faster? Thank you :)”
-Anonymous

Well swimming and running are two completely different forms of cardio and affect your body in two different ways. For example, I’m a cyclist. I can ride for hours. Get me in the pool and I’m dead in five minutes. PHEW! I’ve also had a hard time getting into running. Since it’s a new form that your body must learn, it’s almost like starting from scratch. Almost. Just start slow and work up from there. There are a bunch of great couch to 5Ks that you can start with. Once you finish those programs, graduate up to 10Ks then half marathons and so on and so forth. There are so many programs to follow to get into long distance running. I have a link to find one that works for you on my page (“running programs” under “tips”) and I also personally love the C25K app. They have more for once you finish the first C25K app. However I think those aren’t free anymore once you finish the first one….

Good luck love and RUN ON!

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“What are some of the best vegetables people rarely eat, that we should be consuming more for our bodies if that makes sense?”
-Anonymous

I’m slightly confused…. Not sure I understand the question….. Are you looking for rare healthy foods to add to your diet or regular healthy foods that most people just tent to avoid?

Idk of any rare foods…. maybe because they’re rare hahahah :P but a lot of foods that are really good for you that people either avoid or just don’t think to eat are (Also, idk how healthy you eat right now. You may already be eating these, but the average person doesn’t typically eat these) brussels sprouts, leek, kale, spinach, broccoli, eggplant, bell peppers, cabbage, all leafy greens, asparagus, bok choy, chives, zuchinni, beet greens, etc.

If any one else has any idea of great veggies that I may have left out, feel free to let this lovely anon know :)

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