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No-equipment workout: shoulders, legs and core
This is a circuit of 10 exercises. Perform each exercise for 50 seconds with a 10-second break (use the free Gym Boss app; if you don’t want to use a timer, you can also perform each move for 10 to 12 reps instead):
1. In-and-outs on the right leg
2. In-and-outs on the left leg
3. Bear to squat
4. Low plank to high plank (both arms at the same time if possible; on your knees if too difficult)
5. Plank walkout with right leg up
6. Plank walkout with left leg up
7. Down dog knee-to-elbow, right leg up
8. Down dog knee-to-elbow, left leg up
9. Bridge-up (substitute with a glute bridge if this move is too difficult)
10. Dancing crab

(Exercise descriptions on www.fitnesstreats.com/2013/03/bodyweight-workout-shoulders-legs-and-core-but-without-push-ups)

Repeat circuit for a total of 3 rounds!

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little things that actually make a difference to general life happiness:
•drinking lots of water
•eating fresh fruit
•thinking positively about yourself and others
•washing your face twice a day
•changing your sheets once a week
•hot baths with Epsom salts
•face masks using from things in your house
•sleeping more than 7 hours per night
•reorganizing your clothes, makeup, possessions etc
•keeping your living space clean

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Thought I’d share this with everyone

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Keto, Paleo, What-the-Hell-o?

I’ve heard these terms floating around the community a lot before but never really paid attention to them. However, now that I feel like I’m running out of ways to melt the fat off my body I have taken quite the interest. Perhaps there’s even more to nutrition that I did not know.

It seems like keto dieting really works for a lot of people, yet I’m very skeptical. I’ve heard a thousand times before that low carb dieting doesn’t work and can be dangerous. PLUS I’m not sure how well my body would even handle a high fat diet being as I don’t have a gallbladder anymore (fatty foods used to make me feel like I was dying).

Errg. The curiosity is killing me.

Thoughts? Links? Educational resources or personal anecdotes from anyone?

i’m gonna kill aaron t25 makes me sweat just as bad as running does

James Marsden (via psych-facts)

Sometimes you just have to be brave. You have to be strong. Sometimes you just can’t give in to weak thoughts. You have to beat down those devils that get inside your head and try to make you panic. You struggle along, putting one foot a little bit ahead of the other.

Starting Over: Fitness Journey 2.0

Greetings fellow fitblr warriors!

It’s me. I know, its been a really long time. I had surgery and then moved and it has all been very crazy but I’ve come to realize two very sad and unexpected things: I don’t feel satisfied with what I look like in the mirror, and I don’t like how I feel. 

This hasn’t happened to me in a very long time, not since I started my journey in April 2013. 

Now, I could just ignore these negative feelings OR I could do something about it.

Let’s go with the second option, shall we?

Once again, Aaron is the best at life coaching. He refused to let me stay at my pity party and did something important: he made me get mad—not at him, but myself and perhaps the universe, too. 

If I can’t be happy, I’ll have to learn to be content with sadness. I’m going to have to wake up and embrace fear every day. That’s something that won’t always be easy and that’s something I don’t even believe I can do, but I have to. Why? Because there are people in this world that I love more than anything and they believe in me and I don’t want to let them down. Because I’ve worked so hard for where I am right now and I don’t want to let myself down.

So, these are some of my goals to help me get back to where I once was and even better. Feel free to try this with me:

1. Work on sleeping a full 8 hours a night. For me, this will mean taking sleeping pills, but oh well. If I don’t take them I stay up until 4 a.m.

2. Correct my posture. It used to be so good and then I got in the habit of slouching after my surgery.

3. Remember to stay hydrated and take my vitamins daily.

4. Eat even more fruits and vegetables.

5. Complete Shaun T’s T25 program.

6. Go to the gym at least five days a week.

7. Write a little bit every day.

8. Read a little bit every day.

9. Take some time to laugh every day (watch some comedy, talk to someone who makes me laugh)

10. Keep in touch with friends and family. Talk to them about how I’m really doing and ask them how they are.

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