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What’s Between Us

Summary: Requested by @fantastic-fantasy-fanfics:  For your fluff week, could you please write a Steve x reader fic where the reader breaks her arm or something during a mission so she has to stay in the tower to heal. After a while she gets really bored and glum so Steve takes her out to cheer her up? Maybe by taking her duck feeding or to the zoo or something.

Word Count: 3,254

Warnings: None.

A/N: One of my favorites ever. I hope you all enjoy <3 

Originally posted by imagine-that-marvel


Stepping into the common room, Steve couldn’t help the affectionate smile that bloomed on his lips. You were sprawled on the couch, looking every part the most miserable person, groaning at the roof, head pulled back on the armrest. Your broken arm was in a cast, resting on your chest, the TV’s remote thrown on the floor right next to the arm you had hanging off the sofa. The television was still on, but you weren’t paying attention to it, and Steve suspected it was because you were bored.

He walked forward and cleared his throat, letting you know he was there. That sound made you sit up and you spun your head around until your eyes met. Steve grinned.

“Are you doing okay?”

You glowered. “No. I’m bored as all hell and there’s nothing to do in this stupid place that doesn’t require both of my hands.”

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hELLO lovelies, it’s taylor and I just survived finals, 2 of which I gave while I was sick. while I was sick, I decided to make my own masterpost on surviving exams without having to take on coffee and aspirin every hour and now I’m finally done with it! hope this helps :’)

I’m going to list down a huge list of tips, categorized into certain categories - and let’s begin!

general health –

  • get enough sleep, your body is already tired bc of being sick so it is important to rest, a lot.  Try to get at least 8-10 hours of sleep.
  • TAKE!! YOUR!! MEDS!! If you’re like me, and you keep forgetting when to take meds, set alarms for it!! It is super important to take your meds at the right time, so that you get well fast!
  • shower. I know you don’t feel like it, but it helps trust me. It will wash of germs and also cool down your body if you’re down with fever. (also, bc hey personal hygiene)
  • exercise! yep, I mean it. Being down sick make your mind sluggish and foggy, so it is essential you do some light exercises to stay awake.

eating and drinking -

  • eat proper food. by this I mean a healthy diet, which is self explanatory by itself.
  • drink fricking water!! stay hydrated!! set alarms again, if you keep forgetting to drink and also keep a water bottle by the table.

workout -

  • dont do any hard core, intense training. instead go for light exercises, yoga and dance workouts. here’s some small workouts that you can try out -
  1. a 5 minute yoga session
  2. the famous 7 minute workout
  3. a 10 minute cardio dance workout
  • but it is important that you do workout (tip 4 of general health) so just do it for god’s sake.

studying -

  • prioritize, lets be real no one wants to study for 10 hours with a bad headache.
  • use the pomodoro technique, this is for real going to save your life.
  • listen to audio lectures! this especially helps if you’re a auditory learner + plus, listening is much easier than studying out of a textbook and not understanding anything.
  • dont study for long stretches, it just sucks and it hurts your head.
  • try focusing a little more on the exam styles and techniques, but still put emphasis on memorizing the content bc hey, its for the exams and you have to know the stuff.
  • do NOT cram, the info just isn’t going to remain in your brain. instead, try understanding the concept, so that you can answer in your own words.
  • leave your phone alone; study, just study in that little time you’re actually studying.
  • enjoy the time you’re studying. you make it harder to study if you’re just dreading the look of your textbooks.

Check out my other masterposts ->

Hope this helps! If you are sick currently, i hope you get well soon, love! :^)

+ you can always send me requests for masterposts since my ask box is always open! (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡

Love, Taylor xo

YOI Couples and Duos at the Gym Headcanons (+ one trio)
  • Viktor and Yuri: keep to themselves and pretty much just stick to things that work best to keep them fit for skating, actually pretty nonchalant and focused
  • JJ and Isabella: the annoyingly hot couple who spots each other during weight training and takes time to make short couples' workout montage videos for Instagram
  • Otabek and Yurio: pretty much do their own thing completely since Yurio sticks with things like yoga, pilates, and core classes while Otabek does a good mix of bodyweight circuits and free weights
  • Chris and Mystery Man: Chris is the one who "accidentally" hogs the workout equipment while trying to take selfies while Mystery Man is the savior who gently points this out
  • Leo and Guang-Hong: the newbies who just wandered into an actual class for the first time with deer in the headlights expressions
  • Georgi and his new GF: Georgi is the one who tries to go too hard at the gym in attempt to impress her and ends up cramping and fatiguing out in the same run
  • Michele: *wants all the guys to stop staring at Sara*
  • Sara: *wants to stare at all the guys*
  • Emil: *casually works out while happily listening to his music, oblivious to the weird Crispino hellstorm going on behind him*
Workout/Health Tips

I’ve watched PLENTY of videos, read TONS of articles, and visited a BUNCH of blogs. I’ve compiled some tips that have helped me on my journey; I hope they help you as well. 

-Use chop sticks (when & if you can). The idea behind this is tip that eating with chop sticks makes you eat slower. The slower you eat, the more time your body has to begin the digestion process AND it becomes easier for you to tell if you’re full or not. When you’re scarfing down your 4 plates - even if they aren’t high in fat & are your healthy foods, you’re just eating on a probably already full stomach. *another way to eat slower that doesn’t involve chop sticks is to eat snacks with your non-dominant hand.

- Lemon & cucumber water. This one really doesn’t need much explanation - so many fitness bloggers and youtubers have sworn on this cleanse. Living at college it can be difficult, but my school does have fruit infused water sometimes which is great. If you’re living at school and your dining halls don’t offer infused water, here’s a tip - the lemons are most likely by the tea & the cucumbers are at the salad bar; it’s all about searching. Also, drink ice water as soon as you wake up and wait 5-10 minutes before eating; it boosts your metabolism.

- Smaller plates & bowls –> BLUE. Now this tip is all about our dear friend, Portion Control. If you decrease the size of your plate/the surface you’re eating off of, your body will be like “hey, that’s a whole plate of food, when the plate is empty, I’ll be full.” I included “BLUE” in this tip because it’s scientifically proven that the color blue suppresses appetite, making you eat less. Whereas red has the opposite effect - it makes you hungrier. (Why do you think McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, & Chik-fil-a all have red in their logo?)

- Wear your gym clothes & sneakers around the house. This one sounds weird but when I’m wearing my workout clothes & sneakers, I tend to be less lazy and more productive. It’s sounds insane, I know, but it works! Try it for a few days - you’ll probably spend less time in front of the TV and more time on your feet. Whether you’re cleaning around the house, going for a walk, or doing meal prep, anything is better than being plopped in front of the TV with a bag of chips.

- Green tea before bed. I’ve been doing this for the last 2weeks and it’s great. Green tea is proven to boost your metabolism, calm your nerves, and it prevents to flu and cold by 60%.  I recommend drinking your hot tea about an hour - two hours before you go to bed. Also, try to stop eating food 3-4hrs before bed.

- Eat healthiest part of meal first. This goes without much explanation but let’s say you’ve just finished a great High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout and you’ve gotten lunch. On your plate, you have your protein, a salad, & a small serving of carbs. The first thing you’re going to want to eat is not going to be the carbs - no matter how good that pasta looks. This is because if you eat your healthy portion first and happen to get full before finishing your entire meal, you’ve avoided the unhealthy portion. If you ate the unhealthy portion first and got full, you just missed out on the protein and nutrients your body needs after a HIIT workout. Also, when eating salads, try to get your dressings and sauces on the side.


If you’re interested in more tips I’ve found helpful, feel free to message me!

spartanluna  asked:

So, I just got some super frustrating news. I've been working on getting my body fat % down to at or below 24%, and having taped myself, I thought I was at 27%, so I've been excited. I go in to my recruiter's office to get taped and now I'm 7.5% off my goal. I'm trying to maintain my moto, but damn this is frustrating. I do 2 miles on the treadmill after work every night, at an incline of 10-14 at 3-3.5mph, my diet is good, could be a little better I suppose. BLARG.

This is actually a common occurrence for people. if you feel like you are getting in a rut with your workouts switch up the cardio. 

Try biking, swimming, jump rope, elliptical,

You see the body is ONE ADAPTIVE MUHFUGGA so if you do the same thing over and over without increasing the intensity or length of exercises then that is just 

The Law of Diminishing Returns

Heres an Example not many know this but theres a misconception that training with high reps only works muscular endurance. 

Originally posted by lesmemoiresdoutreagreg


You see when training with high reps with an exercise you can very well put on strength and size but the problem is as you become stronger and doing more repetitions, the noticeable gains in muscle mass and strength go down. 

So while thinking the more reps you add, the stronger you get they are actually making the increases in strength and size smaller.  

So while reps in the range of 20- 40 where muscle failure is hit and you can do no more with good form, That can actually build an impressive amount of strength and muscle. 

But the higher above this you go the smaller the increases in strength and muscle mass. 

the level of profits or benefits gained is less than the amount of energy invested.

As you keep adding to the number of reps you can do, strength is less affected and endurance is more affected. until you are doing so many pushups that changes in strength are no longer measurable.  That happens somewhere around 130-150 reps, according to the various researches.

SO I could do say 1000 Squats but Honestly while it be great my muscular endurance if im looking for Strength and Size it probably be better just to add more weight and do less reps. 

But there are folks like Herschel Walker who does 1000s of Pushups and Situps everyday and get INSANE BENEFITS but he is an anamoly

But anyways to get back to what you were saying.

Stop doing the Same old Same Old and switch it up. It keeps your workouts more fun and also helps you keep getting results.

BUT REMEMBER IF YOU ARE NOT SLEEPING A MINIMUM OF 8-9 HOURS WHILE WORKING OUT AND EATING HEALTHY NUTRITIOUS FOODS FOR THE MAJORITY OF YOUR CALORIES then you are honestly wasting Time because only when they all work together do you get the best results

From the 3 Legged Stool of Fitness Patented Jaxblade ;)

So Don’t give up. Stay consistent and keep at it

Originally posted by mateytatey

Dating Harry Would Include - 42

Work out:

- Being distracted on your own exercise because you can’t stop watching him when he workout with weights
- Catching your glare on him and taking off his t-shirt on purpose to see your reaction
- Winking to you with a smirk when he catches you looking at him for few seconds without a blink
- Teasing you about your insistent gaze “Please Babe, try to be a bit more discreet when you look at me !”
- Smiling embarrassed when you realize how obvious you were looking at him
- But rolling your eyes with an amused sigh when you can see him looking at you in the same exact way through the mirror when you workout
- Helping you to try the new machines, telling you where to pose your hands and how to do the movements properly
- Him using on purpose the machines next to the one you use to stay near to you if you need his help
- Helping you to lift weight when he sees you in need “ Be careful with that, it’s too heavy for you!”
- Slapping on your buttocks with the back of his fingers when he catches that you stopped your workout to be on your phone
- Pushing on his face when he tries to kiss you because he’s all sweaty and he just wants to annoy you
- Running after you to catches you and pressed his wet chest against you
- Raising his eyebrows with smirk when you complain about his sweat 
- Blocking you with his arms around your shoulders “You usually don’t complain that much when you have my sweat on you …”
- Giving you wet and noisy kisses when you can’t escape his grip
- His loud laughs when you make disgusted sounds when he presses his cheek on yours
- Sitting on the floor next to the treadmill to talk with him while he use it
- Him asking you to come dry his face with his towel while he runs
- Teasing him about how good his “boobs” jiggle  
- His grin when he teases you back “ Not as good as yours love! Nothing compares whith yours, trust me!”
- Him trying to catch your hands when you play  with the buttons of the treadmill to speed up the pace
- Sticking his tongue out each time you try to take a pic of him …

Weigh In 5.20.17

Starting weight: 242.1
Last weeks weigh in: 193.4
Todays weight: 190.0
Lost this week: 3.4
Total lost: 52.1

Glad to be down again but was hoping the bloat plus the week of being extra good would add up to more.
Mentally have been struggling more these last 2 weeks or so. Been wanting to eat whatever. Not wanting to go on walks or workout. Been trying to find the head space I was in before but it’s been a struggle. I did well this week but I was fighting myself the whole time. Just trying to keep moving forward.

#4 mini goal met today. #5 is 180 and ten lbs to go.

1000 calories burned!

You can call me fat, you can say I’m not sexy and you can remind me that I’m not size 6 conventional beauty queen.

But you can’t say I’m not trying my hardest to be happy and healthy.

I’m learning to love myself, and that’s important.

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2017.06.12 💃🏋 Jazzercise Interval Fusion

Although this says I got a good workout, and I guess I feel like I did, I’m getting a little annoyed with our ‘regular sub’ teacher.  Her cueing needs lots of help, which isn’t a big deal if she would do the the routines the same from week to week or even from the beginning of the song to the end (so you could work it out for yourself and not need cues), but she doesn’t, so you have no freaking idea what she’s gonna do next and you can’t guess, cos it may not be the same thing she did earlier. argh! Usually, we just have her once a week and I just deal with it, but we got her an extra day this week because our normal instructor twisted her ankle last Wednesday and it’s still hurting her.

Argh. Annoying. Well, we get a break from her on Wednesday, as Eileen said she was teaching, probably something very low impact, perhaps just a strength training class, but at least I won’t be annoyed with her cues.