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By The Bootstraps

I stopped making the smoothies because I realized my body wasn’t responding well with some of the foods I was putting in there. It was only a week or so after I stopped that I realized my weight loss also stopped. 

For as long as I can remember, my body has always been super sensitive with the foods I put in it. Like, you have no idea. In ways its been a blessing—my mother gradually turned in the direction of being health conscious when I was just little because my body reacted so violently to white sugar and white flour—and a curse—because, now that I’m older, I don’t always make the right food choices, even when I’m trying and the ‘violent reaction’ part comes into play again. It’s frustrating, to say the least. 

And I’ve gained about three of my pounds lost, however I’m working on that. I really loved my smoothies, so I’m going to keep experimenting until I find one my body will accept graciously. I just keep reminding myself that I’ve come so far—twenty pound mark still strong!—and I’m just going to have to pull myself up by the bootstraps. 

I’ve been trying to work out regularly. The working out part is easier than the food part. {Bleh.} Running has become substantially easier—well, not easy, but less difficult, I should say. It still kicks my butt. I’m gradually adding in resistant training. I’ve been doing full man push-ups for a bit now, but I’m going to keep working on those. I can do about twenty consecutively without becoming super uncomfortable.  

fuckyeahfitspo:

eatright-staybright:

[WORLD’S FASTEST WORKOUT]

- Burns as many calories as a 40-60 minutes run.

- Makes your body adapt and improve very quickly.

- Increases metabolism for next 36 hrs

- Takes only FOUR minutes, no excuses. 

0:00 - Squat Thrust

0:20 - Rest

0:30 - Mountain Climbers

0:50 - Rest

1:00 - High knees

1:20 - Rest

1:30 - Jumping Jacks

1:50 - Rest

2:00 - Squat Thrust

2:20 - Rest

2:30 - Mountain Climbers

2:50 - Rest

3:00 - High Knees

3:20 - Rest

3:30 - Jumping Jacks

3:50 - Rest

4:00 - DONE !

I’ve reblogged this before but never actually tried it like I was meaning too. I just did it and it kicked my ass. Got my heart rate up real high. 

I think I shall try this. Tomorrow. Not at ten thirty at night. 

(Source: josephine-mcloven)

Fifty push ups. The real kind. I think it’s silly we call them man push-ups. That I have to clarify. Anyways, I did it across about a twenty minute period, which doesn’t seem like much, but, really, I think my arms’ll be dead tomorrow. Just sayin’.

Also? One fifty. GUYS. I DON’T KNOW. I’ve tried to lose weight basically my whole life. Nada. A pound or two here, but it always jumped back up. I don’t think it’s honestly sunk in how much I’ve dropped. What is it, twenty five pounds? It’s taken me a while and certainly not been a picnic. All I know is that there’s been honest to goodness effort ground into the last couple months.

Update: I just looked it up. Four months to drop fifteen pounds. Woah. But I feel like it’s picking up because I’m picking up, ya know?

Yesterday I was wandering through the health store down the street, and I found Quinoa Flakes so you can make it like hot cereal. Since I don’t like oatmeal, I thought it would be perfect so I snatched up two boxes of it. 

And I’m eating it now. Replaced the water with organic apple juice and sprinkled cinnamon over it. 

So. Delicious. 

It’s like autumn in a bowl, my friends. 

So, weighed myself today. One fifty-one. Wut? I don’t even. There’s this funny feeling in my gut and I think it’s euphoria. Can I screech and giggle and flail now? But I have homework to get to, so wish me luck!

eatfoodnottoomuchmostlyplants:

I need to really do this.

eatfoodnottoomuchmostlyplants:

I need to really do this.

I really think that aside from the eating right and the physical work, there’s a lot of mental work that’s being left out of the process. There’s a mental connection, just as strong as the food you put into your body and the work you put yourself through. You have to mentally let yourself change. 

I really think that aside from the eating right and the physical work, there’s a lot of mental work that’s being left out of the process. There’s a mental connection, just as strong as the food you put into your body and the work you put yourself through. You have to mentally let yourself change. 

sunliiight:

findingselflove:

Aim for HEALTHY not for skinny.

i really like this because i am 5’4” and every other stat i read says i should weigh right around 120. at my thinnest, my bones were poking out through my skin in my chest, ribs, hips, collar area, wrists, hands.. just everywhere.. and i weighed 140. my healthy weight that i am trying to get to is 150, and this chart here shows me that 150 is still “ok” to weight at 5’4”
either way, though, i wouldn’t go off any type of statistic or chart. i would just go off of how i feel :)

sunliiight:

findingselflove:

Aim for HEALTHY not for skinny.

i really like this because i am 5’4” and every other stat i read says i should weigh right around 120. at my thinnest, my bones were poking out through my skin in my chest, ribs, hips, collar area, wrists, hands.. just everywhere.. and i weighed 140. my healthy weight that i am trying to get to is 150, and this chart here shows me that 150 is still “ok” to weight at 5’4”

either way, though, i wouldn’t go off any type of statistic or chart. i would just go off of how i feel :)