And this is what’s up, yo.
Just to be clear: I have no gym membership, nor do I belong to a health club of any kind. I own no fitness equipment whatsoever, not even hand weights. The progress you see here is a result of cleaning up my eating habits, doing body weight exercises, and lifting things I have around the house. While I watch TV (and believe me, I watch a metric fuckton of TV), I lift wine bottles, water bottles, liquid detergent bottles, furniture, duffel bags full of rocks, neighbourhood children… you name it. If it has a handle or if I can figure out how to hold onto it, I lift it. And lift. And lift. When I get tired, I lift more. About half of my lifting is for upper body; I also do lower-body exercises like squats while holding up one end of the sofa. You can get really creative with furniture. I bench press my bed every morning. As soon as I get out of bed, I’m under it.
Fitblr community, you are my inspiration and my strength. Thank you for being on my dash every day.
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I don’t know.. I don’t use Pinterest, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen this post.. Sorry! Does anybody else know?!
Oh my god…. this is making me speechless……
A good example that it’s not just about eating. There are so many other factors that contribute to weight and lifestyle. Address those factors in addition to improving nutrition and exercise and you will have more sustainable weight loss.
This makes me soo sad! :’(
Oh my god, you must watch this…
I CAN NOT wait to be a mom and teach my children everything I’ve learned about proper nutrients and being healthy and cooking them healthy yummy meals and all of that.. this is so sad.. I got shivers at the end.
This was so powerful though holy shit. All I can think about is my brother..this is the path he’s going down and there is nothing I can do:(
Shivers though. The whole time I watched it.
Exactly what my sister does to all of her kids…when she actually decides to feed them. It makes me fucking cringe. I could kill her for it.
The part with the french fries at the end made me tear up because it’s so real. When I was little if I got hurt, my parents would get me ice cream or candy to make me feel better. If I got a good grade I’d get… ice cream or candy, to celebrate. Fortunately for me I was a very active kid and never had a problem with weight gain, but other kids aren’t so lucky. I think it’s a common parenting tactic to feed your kids crap just because it tastes good and makes them happy, and this tactic has got to end. So many of those kids are going to end up unhealthy and miserable for the rest of their lives, and it’s heartbreaking.
Before: October 2011
After: June 2012
This before and after is different.
I was strictly eating 1200-1300 calories a day. I was running at LEAST 6 miles a day, I was spinning, and boxing. I would randomly lift 10 lb dumbbells here and there.
I was slowly getting sucked back into my old disordered habits, but in my head I was ‘BEING HEALTHY.’
I was hurting myself without realizing it. I look sick and rundown in the ‘Before’ picture.
When I saw this picture, I thought it was when I was 18 years old and dealing with my eating disorders…but this was only 8 months ago. Scary..
I’m happier & healthier now. And to be superficial for once, I look SO much better :)