Some Inspiration..
popular-k:

A lovely mini garden made with a broken clay pot! 
muffintop-less:

I finally found a “before” picture of my glutes! (yes, I’m aware they are different suits) ;) The picture on the left was during one of my “lose-weight” kicks in college which consisted of a calorie restricted diet with very little protein and almost entirely cardio based exercise. While I lost weight, my trouble spots stayed :( The picture on the right was from last summer. At that point I had been eating a diet high in protein, doing minimal cardio and lifting weights for close to 2 years. It has taken me a long time to build a booty and I’m by no means finished… But I’m proud of the gains I’ve made. :) Lifting weights doesn’t make you “manly” or “bulky” like most girls believe (that’s a myth!)… They give you CURVES in all the right places! Don’t be afraid of those heavy dumbbells and barbells ladies! Women do not have the levels of testosterone necessary to build muscle like men without the use of steroids and a SERIOUS lifestyle commitment. Lift weights, trust me, you’ll be glad you did :)

muffintop-less:

I finally found a “before” picture of my glutes! (yes, I’m aware they are different suits) ;) The picture on the left was during one of my “lose-weight” kicks in college which consisted of a calorie restricted diet with very little protein and almost entirely cardio based exercise. While I lost weight, my trouble spots stayed :( The picture on the right was from last summer. At that point I had been eating a diet high in protein, doing minimal cardio and lifting weights for close to 2 years. It has taken me a long time to build a booty and I’m by no means finished… But I’m proud of the gains I’ve made. :) Lifting weights doesn’t make you “manly” or “bulky” like most girls believe (that’s a myth!)… They give you CURVES in all the right places! Don’t be afraid of those heavy dumbbells and barbells ladies! Women do not have the levels of testosterone necessary to build muscle like men without the use of steroids and a SERIOUS lifestyle commitment. Lift weights, trust me, you’ll be glad you did :)

muffintop-less:

Weight Loss vs Fat Loss by The Metabolic Effect
Fat Loss Insight: Weight Loss & Fat Loss are not the sameYou can be burning calories and losing weight, but those calories and that weight may or may not be fat. The standard quantity over quality approach has been shown to result in muscle loss of between 20 and 50%.Taking the weight loss approach and losing muscle may make you smaller, but it won’t change your shape. If you are a large pear, you will simply become a smaller, and mushier, pear.Not to mention 66% percent of individuals taking the weight loss approach not only regain the weight, but end up fatter as a result. That which seemed to work in the short run, made things worse in the long run.Taking a fat loss approach means doing what you can to maintain muscle at all cost. It is a quality over quantity approach that seeks to control hunger, energy and cravings so that willpower is not the determining factor in success or failure. And, the fat loss approach leads to shape change and a tighter more toned body.Here are few hints to turn weight loss into fat loss:- Trade in starchy and fatty foods for more foods rich in protein, fiber and water. These control hunger energy and cravings (HEC)- Don’t rely solely on cardio and realize weight training is mandatory in a fat loss lifestyle. Without it maintaining muscle is virtually impossible.- Manage your stress through rest-based living. More leisure walks, more physical affection, more hot baths, more sleep and less late night TV.
(*The Pictures are swapped! The “FAT LOSS” is on the RIGHT and the “WEIGHT LOSS” is on the LEFT)
Source - http://www.metaboliceffect.com

muffintop-less:

Weight Loss vs Fat Loss by The Metabolic Effect

Fat Loss Insight: Weight Loss & Fat Loss are not the same

You can be burning calories and losing weight, but those calories and that weight may or may not be fat. The standard quantity over quality approach has been shown to result in muscle loss of between 20 and 50%.

Taking the weight loss approach and losing muscle may make you smaller, but it won’t change your shape. If you are a large pear, you will simply become a smaller, and mushier, pear.

Not to mention 66% percent of individuals taking the weight loss approach not only regain the weight, but end up fatter as a result. That which seemed to work in the short run, made things worse in the long run.

Taking a fat loss approach means doing what you can to maintain muscle at all cost. It is a quality over quantity approach that seeks to control hunger, energy and cravings so that willpower is not the determining factor in success or failure. 

And, the fat loss approach leads to shape change and a tighter more toned body.

Here are few hints to turn weight loss into fat loss:

- Trade in starchy and fatty foods for more foods rich in protein, fiber and water. These control hunger energy and cravings (HEC)

- Don’t rely solely on cardio and realize weight training is mandatory in a fat loss lifestyle. Without it maintaining muscle is virtually impossible.

- Manage your stress through rest-based living. More leisure walks, more physical affection, more hot baths, more sleep and less late night TV.

(*The Pictures are swapped! The “FAT LOSS” is on the RIGHT and the “WEIGHT LOSS” is on the LEFT)

Source - http://www.metaboliceffect.com

sadldy true

sadldy true

piecesinprogress:

This 3-level workout is designed to be a targeted routine in addition to your regular cardio. For me, I’ve always found it easier to do strength training in smaller sessions more frequently so I made this quick plan to do once in the morning and once before bed. It will get serious results but not feel like it’s taking a ton of time!

I included a checklist so you can mark off the days when you do your workout, you can check them off digitally or print it out and put it on a motivation wall! Try to do this 5-6 days a week.

It is important to remember that strength training alone will not burn significant fat and in order to see results you need to burn fat through cardio! This routine will strengthen and tone underlying muscles which will also help tremendously with posture and balance!
For more at home exercise plans go here!

canadian-gonesouthern:

reblogging again because fact.

canadian-gonesouthern:

reblogging again because fact.

iherzfood:

Guten Morgen zusammen,

das Frühstück ist bekanntlich die wichtigste Mahlzeit am Tag, deswegen sollte man sie auf gar keinen Fall skippen. Man fühlt sich nach einem schönen Frühstück einfach viel besser für den Tag gerüstet, ist aktiver, fitter und auch leistungsfähiger. Und je besser ihr morgens frühstückt, desto einfacher fällt es euch, am Mittag vielleicht anstatt eines fetten Schnitzels mit Pommes auf evtl. einen Salat oder etwas anderes Leichtes zurückzugreifen.

Mein liebstes "Fit für den Tag"-Frühstück ist definitiv ein Müsli! Heute zeige ich euch, was man vielleicht sogar als Alternative zu einem Nutella-Toast futtern kann, nämlich ein leckeres

Schoko-Erdbeer-Müsli mit einer fruchtigen Erdbeermilch

You need (1 Portion)

Für das Müsli

  • 4 EL fettarmen Naturjoghurt
  • 3 EL Müsli eurer Wahl
  • 5-6 Erdbeeren
  • 1/2 Banane
  • 1 EL Kakaopulver
  • etwas Süßstoff

Für den Shake

  • 300g Erdbeeren
  • 300 ml Magermilch
  • 1 TL Honig

How to

Manchmal muss es morgens einfach was Süßes sein. Aber anstelle eines Nutellatoasts oder eines Schokopudding, könnt ihr auf einen selbstgemachten Schoko-Joghurt zurückgreifen. Dieser stillt das Verlangen nach etwas Süßem ebenfalls, hat aber viiiiiiiiel weniger Kalorien. Probiert es unbedingt mal aus. 

Hierzu verrührt ihr den Joghurt mit einem Eßlöffel Kakaopulver und ein zwei Spritzer Süßstoff bis alles eine homogene Masse ergibt. Dann gebt ihr geviertelte Erdbeeren, eine halbe Banane und etwas Müsli hinzu. Damit das Frühstück “Healthy June”-konform bleibt, achtet darauf, dass ihr nicht zu viel Müsli nehmt - 3 EL sind völlig ausreichend, was Menge und auch Kalorien betrifft. Übrigens nehme ich zu einem Schoko-Joghurt gerne das "Schoko-Kirsch-Müsli" von Kölln. Absoluter Kauftipp!

Für die Erdbeermilch gebt ihr die Magermilch & die Erdbeeren in einen Standmixer und püriert alles so lange, bis eine gleichmäßige Milch ohne Stückchen entsteht. Wer mag, kann das Ganze gerne mit einem TL Honig (oder Süßstoff) süßen.

Ich hoffe, euch gefällt diese gesunde / gesündere Frühstücksalternative!

Was esst ihr morgens am allerliebsten?