Fast food makes me really sick so I don’t have a choice but to eat healthy. The Reluctant Raw Foodist
This one HIT HOME. Thank you www.-makeyourownhappiness.tumblr.com.
"The only thing you care about when you’re trying to breathe is to get fresh air. That’s it. And wen you get to the point where all you want to be is successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. And I’m here to tell you that number one, most of you say you want to be successful but you don’t want it bad. You just kinda want it. You don’t want it badder than you want to party. You don’t want it as bad as you want to be cool. You don’t want it as bad as you want to sleep."
"I’ve got an opportunity to make a dream a reality."
"Don’t quit. You already in pain. You already hurt. Get a reward from it."
“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.”
why we need more sleep (i’m talking to you! as in, myself. as in, i’m exhausted)
- You’ll eat more. 300 calories more, to be precise. A recent study found that sleep-deprived subjects, when allowed to eat whatever they wanted, ate more than when they had a full-night’s sleep, even though they stuck to their normal eating schedule.
- You may not live as long. Researchers may have found the secret to long life — a study found that women who slept fewer than five hours a night were less likely to live as long as those who got more.
- You’ll weigh more. Logically, if you are regularly consuming more calories every day it stands to reason you may weigh more, but the weight gain is not only caused by what you consume. Not enough sleep also causes stress on the body, which triggers it to slow metabolism and store fat.
- It shrinks your brain. Researchers found that chronic insomniacs had smaller, less-dense brains, which affected crucial parts of their neurological systems like decision-making.
- It raises your blood pressure. A study found that adults who missed an hour of sleep each night for five years ended up increasing their risk for hypertension by almost 40 percent.
- It increases your risk of getting sick. Not enough shut-eye has been proven to leave people susceptible to cold viruses.
- It can worsen your memory. Ever feel like you can’t remember your to-dos after a night of tossing and turning? Those REM waves we experience at the beginning of a sleep cycle can boost memory and creativity, so if you’ve underslept the night before, try a quick power nap to recoup some of your memory skills.
- You’ll skip your workouts. Lack of sleep means lack of energy, which probably means lack of gym time. In fact, research has shown that sleep deprivation is a key reason why people stay inactive.
- It makes you cranky. Or, as researchers say, more “primitive.” Without sleep we revert back to a more primal version of ourselves, meaning we can’t appropriately cope with emotions or respond maturely to situations.
- You’re not on your game. On top of all these consequences, not enough sleep just makes us feel, well, blah. We’ve all found ourselves reacting less quickly after a sleepless night, not to mention foggy-headed, so if you need to catch more z’s, check out some of oureating and exercise tips to help you sleep soundly.
I thought this was well-covered in the fitblr community, but since I keep seeing posts about this, and I’ve seen people give advice that makes that seem okay, I’m going to try to explain why it’s not. I’ve made this mistake before. I wish people would do a bit more research about what they are…