I know monthly challenges don’t fix anything but I really enjoy doing them as I feel a great sense of accomplishment once I finish and even if I don’t get to do a proper workout on certain days I still feel like I’ve achieved something, this month I’ve chosen a few different ones ^ plus of course the 30 day abs and 30 day squats beginner level 2
wish me luck and feel free to join me!

Let's do this.

So I talked to a friend of mine who lost like over 20+ pounds within 6 months and then has been building muscles for the past two years on how he did it.
You can already tell I guess how I asked him.. “HOW THE HELL WHAT HOW WHEN BUT HOWWW? ” …ahem.

Anyway he told me that he:
•ate A LOT on breakfast (as long as it’s just one plate)
•ate salad with grilled chicken or meat or fish on lunch.
•snacks such as yogurt, fruits, etc.
•4-5 liters of water a day
•exercised a lot.
•5 cups of green tea a day
• and didn’t eat or drink ANYTHING but water after 5pm

I thought it was a bit extreme and he would be starving and how could he even do it, but then I was soo soo not happy with my body so I decided to try it.

Let me tell you that I know a lot of people might think this is WAY too extreme but I ate ALOT on breakfast and I ate a piece of fruit as snacks in school( and I don’t even like to eat in school). My water bottle was always in my hand cause I always drank water and exercised to Blogilates beginner 2.0 calendar for 2016 with walking/jogging everyday. And had a cheat day on Saturdays because I love those late night snacks.

Anyways I did that for a week and now I lost 4.5 pounds !!

I was 192 and now I’m 188 and I don’t, nor have I felt weak or tired throughout the week because I ate breakfast at 7. Snack at 12, with water in between the two meals. Lunch at 3 and then exercised for an hour everyday (20 minutes Blogilates and the rest is walking/jogging/dancing).and I sleep usually at 8/9pm

So I just wanted to share this with you guys because it really did help me a lot. And I’m not a trainer nor do I know anything about health yet. I’m just a girl who is fighting the demon inside of her and wants to lose weight and feel good. But what I did didn’t make me feel worst and actually made me feel better about myself.

Love ya. Xx


New Video! So excited to announce my very first Baking Line with @WiltonCakes  The full line comes out later this year. l’ll keep you updated!

Your girl finally did a proper workout since starting uni 🙌😭
I’ve decided to follow the Blogilates Beginner Calender. Not the second one but the original one. I’m going to do the second one after I finish this one. I was going to start doing my workouts in the morning, but the person living above me started banging around really late last night. I know, excuses, but tomorrow morning I’m really going to push myself to get out of bed at 6am to do my workout.
Also, since I don’t have a scale right now I’m just going to do measurements instead.

anonymous asked:

Hi. I'm not sure if this is really what this blog is for, but I'm a young girl and I'm struggling a LOT with body image issues. My family hasn't been much help, making fat jokes about others. I'm looking at other girls around me to see that I'm doing fine, but they're all skinnier and stronger than I am. I've recently been not eating(just a few meals here and there, I'm trying to keep it under control) and I'm just worried. Are there any safe ways to lose weight and gain muscle? Please help!

Omg hi!!! I’m a certified personal trainer and a body-positive feminist who wants more than anything to help other women and girls love themselves so I really appreciate you asking for my advice on this!!

First of all:

Body image issues are never just about your body. Everyone has insecurities, and our culture teaches women and girls to project all those insecurities onto their own bodies. How many huge companies would go out of business immediately if all women decided they loved their bodies? Exactly.

You’re a smart, strong, creative, beautiful person, too smart to let patriarchy ruin the most sacred relationship you have - your relationship with your body.

And also, I know loving your body is so much easier said than done. Because the insecurities hiding behind body hatred are real. You might be feeling insecure about your place in the world (sooooooo many people feel this way too), and/or specifically insecure about your social experiences (also very common)… Whatever your true insecurities are, I promise so many other people are struggling with the exact same feelings. You are not alone. If there is an adult you can talk to, it can really help. At the very least, take some time to yourself, listen to music you like, and journal about your feelings and where they could be coming from… Also, just journaling in general can be so healing and helpful. You are not body insecurities. You are so much more. Get to know all those parts of yourself.

As for your family members making nasty comments… People who look down on other people do that because they feel so insecure and awful they feel they need to put others down to feel better. It’s really hard to grow up with that negativity, but remember that you have the potential to be stronger, wiser, kinder, and happier. You can be happier than your family members. You can be happier than the people you’re currently surrounded by. Because all you need to feel peaceful happiness is self-love. And the fact that you’re messaging me now about this indicates to me that you’re ready to start loving yourself.

As for the cutting back on meals, I want so badly to give you a massive hug, and then magically telepathically communicate to you how important it is for your growing body to get enough calories and nutrients. I promise you that eating less is absolutely not the answer. Starting to eat less at the age you are will only lead down 1 path, a path full of sadness and pain. It is so important that you understand this, so I’m repeating it: Eating less is not the answer.

Health, and body-love/self-love, is connected to eating nutritious food (lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, and whole grains like whole wheat bread and brown rice) and moving your body in ways you enjoy.

Happiness is not in numbers. There is no number great enough to give you happiness. You have to make happiness for yourself, by loving yourself. And your body is part of you

As for getting stronger, I love working out at home and there are 2 instructors on Youtube who are absolute amazeballs:

Yoga With Adriene - the sweetest and most knowledgeable yoga instructor I’ve ever seen

Blogilates - literally if a Disney princess was a pilates instructor

Their videos are beautiful and lovely and really fun to do and they seriously work. They’re basically my favorite way to get stronger for free.

I really hope you’re able to see this post and that it helps you on your self-love journey

Favourite Health/Fitness/Natural Beauty Youtubers:

They vary a lot in style and content but hope you like them! Feel free to suggest any other bloggers you think I might like, especially British ones!

anonymous asked:

its not safe to go out for a run in my area and i cant afford a gym membership can i lose wieght without exercise?

In short, yes you can lose weight without exercise! 
However, I hate to sound rude or like a bitch or whatever, but those reasons sound like excuses to me!

My gym membership ran out and I didn’t get a new one, and I can’t go out for a run or anything in my area either because it’s not safe! But I still exercise!!! I do workout videos, there are so many fun ones and people upload them to youtube so you don’t even have to pay!

And if you’re worried about your roommates or family hearing you work out and getting embarrassed there is even quiet cardio videos based around exercises that still get fat burning, but wont make any noises. 

So no excuses! 

Here are some really good workouts for you to do at home:

(I’ve gone out and searched my favourite videos and took time to do it- so now you can’t say no ;D )

  • Billy Blanks (great kickboxing videos)

               - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ4cduoc32Q

               - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x640lbMucc

  • Jillian Michaels 30 day shred

            - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x640lbMucc (level 1)

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEz0VGxsiqc (level 2)

  • Victorias Secret Workouts

             - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGz0VldLBuw (cardio workout)

            - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ZzdBgLtZg  (Butt workout)

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGJQgpxNVXU (abs workout)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGYM9Quh9J0 (legs)

  • Mari Winsor Pilates (the pilates Miley Cyrus does)

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW2eRv4kCag (20 minute workout)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar3DHQCzXcs (Buns n Thighs)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-6y08ErELQ (Ab sculpting)

  • Denise Austin

            - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F564qF8p-EU (kick boxing fat blast)

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY3_vOttNOs (total body fat blast)

  • Blogilates 

           - I recommend choosing any of her videos, but here are some QUIET CARDIO that she does: 

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTwzKKDGSl8

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8CRUrRekOQ

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cjG6wsyed8

  • Dance inspired workouts

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsVp7wRWG7I (pump it up)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU8uAFJwJL4 (ministry of sounds/ pump it up)

           -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq7IDD0Ye1Y (dance yourself thin)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPZBVwlOux0 (BALLET CLASS FOR TONING)

I feel like you now have no excuses! :)
Have fun and good luck!      

🌸🌸ways to practice self-care!!!🌸🌸

-take a warm bath with a cup of Epsom salt and a few drops of essential oils (like eucalyptus!!)
-make a healthy fruit smoothie with your favorite fruit🍒🍌🍓
-take a nap!!
-stretch out your entire body. there are some helpful videos on YouTube that can help you if you don’t know where to start! I really like blogilates for this kind of thing but do what works for you!!
-volunteer at your local soup kitchen or pet shelter🐶🐱
-write down all of your distracting thoughts in a diary
-write down your aspirations and dreams and try to make concrete (and manageable) plans on how to achieve them
-spend time with your family or pets
-bake!! if you really want to spice it up, try making something without a recipe
-drink your favorite kind of tea or hot cocoa
-do a hair and face mask and chill out while you wait for them to make you glo
-go on a walk/run. if you don’t have the motivation to go alone, try calling a friend or family member or taking a pet with you
-cook something with strong spices like tumeric or cinnamon to activate your senses👅
-read your favorite book or a book that you associate with a good time in your life
-clean your room or a part of your house. you’d be surprised how good you’ll feel after you clear some clutter from your physical surroundings
-drink a glass of cold water
-talk to a person you like (who is warm and nice to you)
-look in a mirror and point out 5 things you like about yourself, physical or not
-go for a walk in a natural setting like a park or trail (bonus if you’re barefoot!! connecting to nature will make you feel surprisingly better)


( 0 9 . 0 6 . 1 7 ) 🎧 sleeping powder - gorillaz

2 chapters reviewed so far today, i’d like to finish a third before i leave to my friend’s birthday picnic!

june study challenge day 9: how do you prefer to break up your study sessions? i like the standard pomodoro intervals (25 minutes on, 5 minutes off) although i take long breaks less often so i can make them longer (around 30mins instead of 10). today i’ve been doing mini workout videos from blogilates in my small breaks, i think it’s helped a lot in keeping me productive!


Left (2013. I started my journey with Blogilates Feb 2014) - 106kgs / 233lbs
Right (today, January 2016) - 69kgs / 152lbs

Highest weight - 110kgs / 242lbs
Goal weight - 64kgs / 141lbs
Height - 166cm

I started and quit and started and quit over and over. I was working with my friend who was a PT at the end of 2013 but wasn’t fully dedicated until I moved out of home, changed my eating, and started following Blogilates in 2014. I cannot stress enough that your diet plays a bigger part than working out!!! Fix your eating habits before anything and then it will fall into place when you create a healthy balance between the two.

I’m happy to answer any questions and help anyone who needs some motivation or someone to talk to :) xx