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Just a girl trying to live life and be healthy. I struggled with my weight for as long as I could remember and I tried everything- pills, HCG, fad diets, etc. Sure, I got results... but I wasn't healthy and as soon as I strayed, the weight came back. FINALLY June 23rd of 2012, I got my act together and decided to get serious. I started hitting the gym more, started eating cleaner, dumped fast food and soda, and never looked at those fad diets again. From June 23rd 2012 to March 2013, I went from an 18 pant size to a size 8. I went from wearing XL T-Shirts to Smalls and Mediums depending on the make. As of September 1, 2013, I now wear a size 6 in pants! It took time- but feeling healthy is and was a major award. It felt great slipping on smaller clothes in the dressing rooms, not getting tired after an activity, etc. and guess what- healthy food does taste great! I feel fitspo on Tumblr helps keep me on track. This is my corner on Tumblr for anything health / fitspo related that I like. I hope you enjoy the posts as well and find inspiration! We can do this!
fit-personality:
"Ugh fruit has so much sugar omg it will totes make me fat." NO. Fruit is very high in water and has little to no fat (with the rare exception of things like avocado… which is God’s gift to man so we should eat that anyway). The sugar it contains is natural sugars which are good for you.
Speaking of sugar, it has way less than things with added sugar. 1 whole cup of strawberries has about 7 grams, while 1 can of soda has about 30 grams on average. I’ll take my strawberries with some lemon squeezed on that because there simply isn’t enough fruit for me in just the strawberries.
Have you ever tasted pineapple? Yeah. That shit is delicious.
Fruit smoothie? You mean the healthy delicious treat that is the perfect amount of smooth and cold and is just the icing on the cake of a hot summer day? Yes. Please direct me to the nearest Jamba Juice.
Oh, so many pretty colors. I think even dogs can see that beautiful piercing pink of dragon fruit.
Antioxidants. All the antioxidants.
Weird is good. There are weird fruits. See this list for proof.  
There is lots of dietary fiber in fruit. Who doesn’t like pooping regularly AMIRIGHT?
There is no cholesterol, extremely low sodium, and low calories.
It all just tastes fucking delicious and if we are so paranoid that something as healthy as fruit is making us fat I am probably just going to leave society and live in the wilderness amongst the fruits. I will live with the fruit and I will eat it and be happy because it’s good and lets all just have a great day and eat some rambutans god bless.

fit-personality:

  1. "Ugh fruit has so much sugar omg it will totes make me fat." NO. Fruit is very high in water and has little to no fat (with the rare exception of things like avocado… which is God’s gift to man so we should eat that anyway). The sugar it contains is natural sugars which are good for you.
  2. Speaking of sugar, it has way less than things with added sugar. 1 whole cup of strawberries has about 7 grams, while 1 can of soda has about 30 grams on average. I’ll take my strawberries with some lemon squeezed on that because there simply isn’t enough fruit for me in just the strawberries.
  3. Have you ever tasted pineapple? Yeah. That shit is delicious.
  4. Fruit smoothie? You mean the healthy delicious treat that is the perfect amount of smooth and cold and is just the icing on the cake of a hot summer day? Yes. Please direct me to the nearest Jamba Juice.
  5. Oh, so many pretty colors. I think even dogs can see that beautiful piercing pink of dragon fruit.
  6. Antioxidants. All the antioxidants.
  7. Weird is good. There are weird fruits. See this list for proof.  
  8. There is lots of dietary fiber in fruit. Who doesn’t like pooping regularly AMIRIGHT?
  9. There is no cholesterol, extremely low sodium, and low calories.
  10. It all just tastes fucking delicious and if we are so paranoid that something as healthy as fruit is making us fat I am probably just going to leave society and live in the wilderness amongst the fruits. I will live with the fruit and I will eat it and be happy because it’s good and lets all just have a great day and eat some rambutans god bless.
5 days ago
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say-that-to-my-abs:

Here’s a couple of things I found for the anon looking for a master post about the benefits of  drinking water.

Also here’s a printable water tracker to help track how much water you’re drink so that you can make sure you’re get enough. [here]

(via gaining-confidence-for-life)

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zovafit:

Dumbbell Sumo Squat: Perfect for shaping your butt & inner thighs. The sumo squat works your entire lower body & engages your core, shoulders and back. A great all round exercise!

zovafit:

Dumbbell Sumo Squat: Perfect for shaping your butt & inner thighs. The sumo squat works your entire lower body & engages your core, shoulders and back. A great all round exercise!

(Source: zova.com, via onefitmodel)

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