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HW: 175 LW: 130 (anorexic) Height: 5'5 GW: 170GW: 160 GW: 150 GW: 140 GW: 130
UGW: 125-129 CW: 159.2lbs

"Body positivity means all bodies, not just ones that look like yours."
— 6 months ago with 11167 notes
gettinprettyskinny:

Feeling really low on motivation so thought I’d throw this bad boy up here to remind myself how far I’ve come. 164ish on the left and 134 on the right. 14 pounds away from my goal. I CAN DO THIS.

gettinprettyskinny:

Feeling really low on motivation so thought I’d throw this bad boy up here to remind myself how far I’ve come. 164ish on the left and 134 on the right. 14 pounds away from my goal. I CAN DO THIS.

(via beforeandafterfatlosspics)

— 6 months ago with 98 notes
beforeandafterfatlosspics:

sailordeer
I’m Annie, I’m 5’5”1/2 and lost 33 lbs in about 5 months! In the before picture I was 170, which isn’t even my highest weight of around 185. Now I weigh 141! Last time I weighed this much I was in sixth grade…
What I’ve been doing is just counting calories, about ~1400 a day. I don’t limit myself to what foods I can eat, just eating less of it (I’m not kidding myself, I can’t give up pizza and fried chicken). In the end, I’ve been making better decisions on what to eat because of limiting my calories. If I can lose it, anyone can do it! You just gotta have commitment. :)

beforeandafterfatlosspics:

sailordeer

I’m Annie, I’m 5’5”1/2 and lost 33 lbs in about 5 months! In the before picture I was 170, which isn’t even my highest weight of around 185. Now I weigh 141! Last time I weighed this much I was in sixth grade…

What I’ve been doing is just counting calories, about ~1400 a day. I don’t limit myself to what foods I can eat, just eating less of it (I’m not kidding myself, I can’t give up pizza and fried chicken). In the end, I’ve been making better decisions on what to eat because of limiting my calories. If I can lose it, anyone can do it! You just gotta have commitment. :)

— 6 months ago with 236 notes
onefitmodel:

bunnygetsfit:

MYTH: Fewer calories is always better. With Weight Watchers and nutrition apps like MyNetDiary now diet staples, calorie counting is still a big diet trend. But less isn’t always better. “You need to fuel your body, especially when you are working out,” says Haley. “If you don’t take in enough calories, your body may think it’s starving itself and actually holds on to weight as protection.” So fuel up often, and stash healthy snacks in your purse or at your desk.
MYTH: Lifting heavy weights will make you bulky. Lifting weights builds muscle, but strength training alone won’t turn you into The Rock. “It’s more likely that you will bulk up from eating the wrong foods (or too much food) in combination with not enough cardio,” Haley explains. “For example, body builders take in a ridiculous amount of calories and lift heavy weights, thus increasing their body mass (which some consider ‘bulky’). By eating a balanced diet, doing cardio and lifting heavy weights, you will be stronger and leaner.”
MYTH: Doing crunches will get rid of belly fat. Crunches create muscle, but they won’t eliminate any fat on top of the muscle (or that winter muffin top). “You need to combine cardiovascular work with your core training program (more than just crunches) to get rid of the belly fat,” says Haley. “Cardio will help you burn the fat. Core training will help create the muscle.”
MYTH: If you’re not sweating, you’re not working hard enough. You should never base your workout on sweating because everyone has different sweat glands and some sweat more than others. Instead, Haley recommends paying attention to your breath intake. “If it is becoming harder to breathe, you are working harder. If it never becomes harder to breathe, you will never see an increase in your cardiovascular endurance.”
MYTH: Heat and vigorous exercise helps you sweat out toxins. We’ve seen plenty of people layer on clothing in the summer heat, with the idea that sweating is the fitness world’s answer to a cleanse. But Haley explains why this idea just doesn’t work. “Sweating is a way for your body to release heat and even though it may contain tiny amounts of toxins, the amount is small enough to be almost insignificant.”
MYTH: You must stretch before a workout to prevent injury. Stretching can prevent injury, but it depends on the type of stretching! Our stereotypical static stretches (where we hold a position for a certain amount of time) can actually put your muscles to sleep. “Dynamic (active) stretches” — such as straight leg kicks — “are a better way to go because they increase blood flow and warm up the body, which ultimately helps you prevent injury.”
MYTH: Doings squats will make your butt big. “Doing squats will make your butt strong, give you a butt-lift (a perkier butt), and help tighten up your muscles,” says Haley. “It will not make your butt big.” So think firm, not pudgy.
MYTH: You can target trouble spots. “Every person is genetically different and can see changes differently on their body,” Haley says. So instead of focusing on your stomach or thighs, indulge in a well-rounded workout. “You do not want to just target trouble spots, but rather have a combination of cardio, strengthening and toning exercises to help create a lean strong body.”
MYTH: An empty stomach means more fat burn. If you work out on an empty stomach, you may not have enough energy to even get through it. “Your body needs fuel to burn fat. Working out on an empty stomach is just going to hinder your workout.” So eat, work out, repeat.

#important

onefitmodel:

bunnygetsfit:

MYTH: Fewer calories is always better.
With Weight Watchers and nutrition apps like MyNetDiary now diet staples, calorie counting is still a big diet trend. But less isn’t always better. “You need to fuel your body, especially when you are working out,” says Haley. “If you don’t take in enough calories, your body may think it’s starving itself and actually holds on to weight as protection.” So fuel up often, and stash healthy snacks in your purse or at your desk.

MYTH: Lifting heavy weights will make you bulky.
Lifting weights builds muscle, but strength training alone won’t turn you into The Rock. “It’s more likely that you will bulk up from eating the wrong foods (or too much food) in combination with not enough cardio,” Haley explains. “For example, body builders take in a ridiculous amount of calories and lift heavy weights, thus increasing their body mass (which some consider ‘bulky’). By eating a balanced diet, doing cardio and lifting heavy weights, you will be stronger and leaner.”

MYTH: Doing crunches will get rid of belly fat.
Crunches create muscle, but they won’t eliminate any fat on top of the muscle (or that winter muffin top). “You need to combine cardiovascular work with your core training program (more than just crunches) to get rid of the belly fat,” says Haley. “Cardio will help you burn the fat. Core training will help create the muscle.”

MYTH: If you’re not sweating, you’re not working hard enough.
You should never base your workout on sweating because everyone has different sweat glands and some sweat more than others. Instead, Haley recommends paying attention to your breath intake. “If it is becoming harder to breathe, you are working harder. If it never becomes harder to breathe, you will never see an increase in your cardiovascular endurance.”

MYTH: Heat and vigorous exercise helps you sweat out toxins.
We’ve seen plenty of people layer on clothing in the summer heat, with the idea that sweating is the fitness world’s answer to a cleanse. But Haley explains why this idea just doesn’t work. “Sweating is a way for your body to release heat and even though it may contain tiny amounts of toxins, the amount is small enough to be almost insignificant.”

MYTH: You must stretch before a workout to prevent injury.
Stretching can prevent injury, but it depends on the type of stretching! Our stereotypical static stretches (where we hold a position for a certain amount of time) can actually put your muscles to sleep. “Dynamic (active) stretches” — such as straight leg kicks — “are a better way to go because they increase blood flow and warm up the body, which ultimately helps you prevent injury.”

MYTH: Doings squats will make your butt big.
“Doing squats will make your butt strong, give you a butt-lift (a perkier butt), and help tighten up your muscles,” says Haley. “It will not make your butt big.” So think firm, not pudgy.

MYTH: You can target trouble spots.
“Every person is genetically different and can see changes differently on their body,” Haley says. So instead of focusing on your stomach or thighs, indulge in a well-rounded workout. “You do not want to just target trouble spots, but rather have a combination of cardio, strengthening and toning exercises to help create a lean strong body.”

MYTH: An empty stomach means more fat burn.
If you work out on an empty stomach, you may not have enough energy to even get through it. “Your body needs fuel to burn fat. Working out on an empty stomach is just going to hinder your workout.” So eat, work out, repeat.

#important

(via doingitfitspo)

— 6 months ago with 7262 notes
courtlovexo:

Senior ball 2012 to Senior Ball 2013, 80lbs down and 30 to go!
1st picture: 245 lbs
2nd picture: 168 lbs
UGW: 130 lbs 
Height: 5’6 

courtlovexo:

Senior ball 2012 to Senior Ball 2013, 80lbs down and 30 to go!

1st picture: 245 lbs

2nd picture: 168 lbs

UGW: 130 lbs 

Height: 5’6 

(via beforeandafterfatlosspics)

— 6 months ago with 583 notes
weloveefearless:

Seeing how much progress I’ve made is really motivating to me. Pushing myself to workout tonight!
Remember to take pictures if you are just starting out, it gives you a great visual to see how your body is changing rather than relying on the scale!

weloveefearless:

Seeing how much progress I’ve made is really motivating to me. Pushing myself to workout tonight!

Remember to take pictures if you are just starting out, it gives you a great visual to see how your body is changing rather than relying on the scale!

(via beforeandafterfatlosspics)

— 6 months ago with 1093 notes
thefitritionist:

Fitness Move Of The Day: Plank Jumps 
Get your body in a plank position: This should look like the start of a push-up, with your arms straight and legs extended behind you. Then begin stepping your feet out to the side, then back in. As you get stronger, jump your feet out to the sides, like a jumping jack
 
CHALLANGE: 3 minute non stop 
with 10 push ups right after! GOOOOO FITFAM!

thefitritionist:

Fitness Move Of The Day: Plank Jumps 

Get your body in a plank position: This should look like the start of a push-up, with your arms straight and legs extended behind you. Then begin stepping your feet out to the side, then back in. As you get stronger, jump your feet out to the sides, like a jumping jack

 

CHALLANGE: 3 minute non stop 

with 10 push ups right after! GOOOOO FITFAM!

(Source: trainingforbeastmode, via 10000steps)

— 6 months ago with 567 notes
beforeandafterfatlosspics:

cleanupyourlife
Left: January (229lbs/114,5kg) Right: September (~178lbs/89kg)Height: 5,25 feet/1.60m

beforeandafterfatlosspics:

cleanupyourlife

Left: January (229lbs/114,5kg) Right: September (~178lbs/89kg)
Height: 5,25 feet/1.60m

— 6 months ago with 150 notes