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Alright.. so it took her several years to go from bigger to bombshell.. But you know, it takes time to change your life :) Remember that the next time you stand in front of the mirror, feeling like there is not enough progress. You will get there!!!

BEFORE: AGE 23 HEIGHT 5’10” WEIGHT 175 lbs BODY FAT 30%

AFTER: AGE 29 HEIGHT 5’10” WEIGHT 135 lbs BODY FAT 12%

This makes me feel so much better that I haven’t reached my goal in a year like I wanted.  As long as I get there, who cares how long it takes

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

oh my god, this is mind blowing!!

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Corny Bean Dip via Kath Eats Real Food 

This dip is very versatile. It can be used as a salsa with tortilla chips or as a topper for salads. Even cook it into rice!
Ingredients (Makes ~3 cups)
1/2 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 big tomato, chopped
1 jalapeno, de-seeded and chopped
1 tsp southwestern seasoning or a blend of cumin, cayenne and chili powder in equal parts
Squeeze of half a lime
1/8 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
Instructions
Mix first 4 ingredients into bowl, toss together.
Toss with dressing.
Chill for maximum flavor.
Serve with chips, in tacos, on salads etc.

Approx 150 calories per cup.

fitvillains:

Corny Bean Dip via Kath Eats Real Food

This dip is very versatile. It can be used as a salsa with tortilla chips or as a topper for salads. Even cook it into rice!

Ingredients (Makes ~3 cups)

  • 1/2 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 big tomato, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 tsp southwestern seasoning or a blend of cumin, cayenne and chili powder in equal parts
  • Squeeze of half a lime
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt, or to taste

Instructions

  • Mix first 4 ingredients into bowl, toss together.
  • Toss with dressing.
  • Chill for maximum flavor.
  • Serve with chips, in tacos, on salads etc.

Approx 150 calories per cup.

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thefitty:

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Originally from The Greatist
Sometimes I find myself cheating out my workout when it comes to the end, so when I saw this article, I knew I had to share it with you! So check out this list of 23 Ways To Push Through A Tough Workout:
1. Who’s really getting cheated?
Sure, no one else would know about skipping out on the last Chatarunga. But only one person loses in that situation (hint: it’s not the super-ripped chick sweating it out on the next mat).
2. Change pace.
Circuit training, a killer combination of cardio and strength training, can help break the monotony of a long workout. Run five minutes, then drop and do some push-ups. Wash, rinse, repeat.
3. Picture this.
Visualize cheering fans or crossing the finish line to bang out one more set or lap. Or just go mental: Imagine this workout is the equivalent of the Olympic trials (no big deal).
4. Grab a pal. 
Work out with a fit pal who will hold you to a higher standard. Stuck going solo today? Imagine they’re still there. After all, who wants to wuss out in front of an audience?
5. Break it down.
Set mini-goals when the going gets tough. This isn’t a three-mile run— just six measly half-mile runs.
6. Savor the pain.
“Pain is weakness leaving the body,” the saying goes. Pain is also proof that this workout is tough. Clearly you’re doing something right, so why stop now? (Just know when pain is signaling something more serious.)
7. Compete.
Whether comparing against the dude on the next treadmill over or your own time last training session, competition ups the ante and helps us forget about wanting to quit.
8. Remember the end.
That post-workout high? Yeah, almost there. The struggle of that final set won’t last— and when the workout’s over, it’ll be replaced by a much better feeling: pride.
Read the rest at The Greatist!

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myfitness-app:

Originally from The Greatist

Sometimes I find myself cheating out my workout when it comes to the end, so when I saw this article, I knew I had to share it with you! So check out this list of 23 Ways To Push Through A Tough Workout:

1. Who’s really getting cheated?

Sure, no one else would know about skipping out on the last Chatarunga. But only one person loses in that situation (hint: it’s not the super-ripped chick sweating it out on the next mat).

2. Change pace.

Circuit training, a killer combination of cardio and strength training, can help break the monotony of a long workout. Run five minutes, then drop and do some push-ups. Wash, rinse, repeat.

3. Picture this.

Visualize cheering fans or crossing the finish line to bang out one more set or lap. Or just go mental: Imagine this workout is the equivalent of the Olympic trials (no big deal).

4. Grab a pal.

Work out with a fit pal who will hold you to a higher standard. Stuck going solo today? Imagine they’re still there. After all, who wants to wuss out in front of an audience?

5. Break it down.

Set mini-goals when the going gets tough. This isn’t a three-mile run— just six measly half-mile runs.

6. Savor the pain.

“Pain is weakness leaving the body,” the saying goes. Pain is also proof that this workout is tough. Clearly you’re doing something right, so why stop now? (Just know when pain is signaling something more serious.)

7. Compete.

Whether comparing against the dude on the next treadmill over or your own time last training session, competition ups the ante and helps us forget about wanting to quit.

8. Remember the end.

That post-workout high? Yeah, almost there. The struggle of that final set won’t last— and when the workout’s over, it’ll be replaced by a much better feeling: pride.

Read the rest at The Greatist!

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I need this….

I need this….

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Get Her Off On The Right Foot: How To Talk To Little Girls (Via Huffington Post)

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If you follow my blog, you know that I do my best to try and promote positive  body-image (with a little self-love 101). I also try to discourage negative self-talk & body shaming which seems to be making so many of us miserable. It’s a freaking epidemic.

Aside from media pressure, there are a LOT of ways we inadvertently encourage body shaming in our daily lives. Here are just a few.

For one, we use physical appearance as a way to compliment each other and to lift someone’s spirits (You look great! Have you lost weight? New haircut? Love it!). We also criticize each other’s bodies at alarming levels (she’s too skinny, she’s too fat, she shouldn’t wear that, look at her cellulite). Little girls get messages from everything around them: we simultaneously tell them that looks shouldn’t matter, yet emphasize looks all the time. We try to tell little girls to love their bodies, yet criticize ours in the mirror while we dress for work (they’re watching & listening to every conversation you have with your girlfriends about which body parts you hate also). 

Every girl learns to hate her body by watching other women hate theirs or hate on each other’s.

We tell little girls how pretty they are, over any other attribute they may have. It’s usually the first thing out of our mouths when we see a little girl, or get a chance to say howdy. Look how pretty you are...

Stop the bad body talk… and body talk all together.

In the article below, the author provides an example of how to take ‘looks’ out of the equation when speaking with little girls. It’s challenging (I mean, they really ARE cute sometimes), but if we truly want ‘looks’ not to matter, we need to stop emphasizing how important they are.

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thefitty:

Burn 300 Calories in 22 Minutes! 

You’ll need: A 10- to 15-pound kettlebell ($30 and up).

The plan: Warm up for five minutes (shadowbox, jump rope—you decide). Then do each three-move round, performing every exercise for one minute. Take a one-minute breather between rounds. Try the sizzle session three times a week on nonconsecutive days.

ROUND 1

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WORKS: abs, butt, thighs

Stand with feet staggered, right leg in front, holding kettlebell horns at chest. Rotate torso to left as you bring left knee toward right elbow (as shown). Return to start. Repeat quickly on opposite side. Continue for 1 minute.

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Tip-top Toner

WORKS: arms, abs, butt, thighs, calves

Stand on tiptoes, holding kettlebell upside down by horns at chest; squat (as shown). Stay on tiptoes and stand, straightening arms overhead, then lower kettlebell behind head until forearms are parallel to floor. Reverse movement to return to start. Continue for 1 minute.

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Liftoff 

WORKS: shoulders, arms, back, abs, butt, thighs 

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding horns at chest. Lunge left leg back, raising arms overhead (as shown). Stand, kicking left leg forward as you lower arms to chest. Return to lunge. Continue for 30 seconds. Switch sides; repeat.

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ROUND 2

Low and Go

WORKS: shoulders, arms, back, abs, legs

Stand with feet wider than hip-width apart, toes out, holding horns at chest. Squat, lowering arms toward floor, then step left leg back and to right as you extend arms overhead (as shown). Return to squat. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.

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Thigh Thinner

WORKS: thighs, butt, calves

Stand with feet hip-width apart, toes out, holding horns at chest. Lift left heel off floor, then squat (as shown). Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.

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Whittling Warrior

WORKS: abs, butt, legs

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding kettlebell horns at chest. Lunge back with left leg. Stand, bringing left thigh parallel to floor. Bend forward, lowering arms toward floor, extending left leg behind you until parallel to floor (as shown). Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.

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ROUND 3

Plank Kick-out 

WORKS: shoulders, arms, chest, abs

Start in plank with right hand on kettlebell. Hold plank as you extend left foot to right side at a 45-degree angle (as shown). Return to plank. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.

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Butt-firming Bridge

WORKS: butt, arms, chest, back, abs 

Sit with knees bent, feet flat, back at a 45-degree angle, holding horns at chest. Lower your back to floor, then lift hips until body forms a straight line as you extend arms overhead to floor (as shown). Return to start. Continue for 1 minute.

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Chiseling Circle

WORKS: abs, butt, legs

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding horns at chest. Step right leg back and to left, then explode upward, swinging leg (as shown) in a circle. Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.

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Fresh strawberry oatmeal :) yummy!

Fresh strawberry oatmeal :) yummy!