The side plank works your entire core. Targeting an often weak muscle that helps to move & stabilise your spine and pelvis, called the quadratus lumborum. By side planking, you’ll reduce your risk for lower back pain, become stronger & sculpt a slimmer stomach!
a month or two away til a year has passed when i suddenly decided to change
august 23, 2013 to now, july 5, 2014 ^.^
i’m 5’3 1/2 (since God wont permit me to be at least half an inch taller)
i’m turning 18 this august 12!
oh and before i started, i used to be around 170 lbs. now i’m around 130-135 lbs, since i still need to get a proper fine weighing scale. lowest i checked was 59kgs (129.8 lbs)
there are no surefire ways on how to lose weight. you just jump out of your seat and do it. 1 minute jumping jacks now, a 15 minute walk every morning/night, or even choosing a healthier dinner for tonight WILL help you and is the best way to start your transformation. you dont need to start everything in one go, just keep moving forward and next thing you know, you’re already there.
eating “unhealthy”? dont be guilty~ i spent last week crying in the theatre watching tfios and eating a whole box of pizza and drinking like a liter of orange juice alone xD and just yesterday, i ended up eating more pizza and pasta i could imagine, and my measurements havent changed a bit! a few ‘dirty’ meals here and there should never make you feel guilty. just keep it in moderation and be happy with yourself
if you’re just on here scrolling through and wanting to start, get your ass out of the chair/floor and just move right now! c:
It took me a while to have the courage to submit this, but once I looked at these photos again, I’m really proud of myself.
I started my journey in the beginning of January by starting to eat a lot healthier and cutting out junk food and candy almost completely. At times I still allow myself to eat a burger or a chocolate bar, and I don’t want to cut it out completely because I now know how to keep my weight and body balanced.
Next to eating healthier I also run at least one time a week for about half an hour and join a fitness group once a week for about two hours too. I started the 30 day shred challenge two times (first time three days, second time seven days) but stopped it both times because of injuries. Whenever I feel like it I also work out at home with fitness blender videos or just random exercises that come to my mind. Now I want to keep going and continue living a healthier life and even get to a better level of healthy living.
I’m not at my final goal weight, but already really close to it and if I feel good in my body before I reached my goal weight, I might stop losing and focus on toning up.
I know my weight/fat loss isn’t that much, but it’s enough to make me feel a lot more confident and happy with myself!
Height: 1.65m (5’5”)
SW: 65,7kg (144,8lbs)
CW: 58kg (127,9lbs)
GW: 55kg (121lbs)
•personal•don’t lose hope, it takes time, but you will reach your goal :)
I fluctuate but on a good day I can say I’ve lost 46 pounds!
I’m posting this as an encouragement to anyone who hates what they look like.
May 1, 2014 to July 22, 2014. Hard work pays off. Weight training has seriously changed my body and my life.
Don’t think of exercise as burning off food you’ve eaten or plan to eat.
It’s not, “I just burned 80 calories, now I can eat that yogurt tonight guilt-free.”
It’s, “I just burned 80 calories, now I’m going to eat that yogurt to give my body the energy it needs to continue burning fat and building muscle.”
Change your mindset.
"Screw skinny. Screw being obsessed with counting calories. Screw destroying your metabolism. Screw the scale. Screw negative self talk. This is not what life should be about. Please choose happiness, please choose health. I beg you - please choose life."