eatcleanmakechanges:

organicallygorgeous:

Fantastic information! Little iffy about the protein shake though- some whey protein can be of high quality.

^1. I disagree, our diets are already full of protein, and shakes are just extra caloires and carbs, the average american diet consists of at least 100g of protein. 

2.  I agree with everything except the heart rate.  Heart rate CAN tell you if you’re in a target zone using the Karvonen Formula.  Also using VO2 Max is a better way if you want to get technical for measuring how hard you’re working, the ASCM’s method of the talk test is a great way but it was made for people instead of using the 1-10 level of intensity along with the people who don’t know how to measure their heart rate or don’t know how (most people don’t) to measure their vo2 max.  Fick’s Equation is the best way to determine it:

\mathrm{VO_2\; max} = Q(\mathrm{CaO_2} - \mathrm{CvO_2}), when these values are obtained during an exertion at a maximal effort.where Q is the cardiac output of the heart, CaO2 is the arterial oxygen content, and CvO2 is the venous oxygen content.(CaO2 – CvO2) is also known as the arteriovenous oxygen difference.
*Taken from my KIN notes from this semester.  Any questions message me.

eatcleanmakechanges:

worth reading!!!

relevant to ladies and lads

eatcleanmakechanges:

worth reading!!!

relevant to ladies and lads

motivationforfitness:

stunnerdd:




Never really realized how much fat was inbetween organs too!




Visceral fat vs subcutaneous fat. Both can be reduced though one is more difficult than the other to get rid of. Proper eating habits and good exercise ethics will get you there.
(As a note: visceral fat, in small amounts, is 100% normal and healthy. It pads and protects our organs. You need some to be there!!)

motivationforfitness:

stunnerdd:

Never really realized how much fat was inbetween organs too!

Visceral fat vs subcutaneous fat. Both can be reduced though one is more difficult than the other to get rid of. Proper eating habits and good exercise ethics will get you there.

(As a note: visceral fat, in small amounts, is 100% normal and healthy. It pads and protects our organs. You need some to be there!!)

muffintop-less:

10 Benefits of Ginger

muffintop-less:

10 Benefits of Ginger

peacefulserenityxhealthylife:

BEFORE AND AFTER! :D

August 30 2011: 111.5kgs/ 245lbs

December 1 2012: 72.5kgs/ 159lbs

Total weight loss over 1 year, 3 months: 39kgs/ 86lbs

So, wow?! What an experience this past year has been, as you can see. I went through the grueling process of changing my life shortly after someone mistook me for my pregnant best friend. Needless to say, that was the jab in the heart that I needed to make me re-evaluate my life’s choices.

As I’m sure it’s evident to most who’ve lost weight/are in the process, the beginning is always the most difficult. It’s reassessing food choices, changing those habits that lead us down the path of internal (and external!) destruction. After a few months, the exercise became easier- enjoyable I’d go as far to say. Actually, I just got BETTER. Healthy choices were becoming my own preferred choice and my life began to hit the exponent.

Through dedication, sweat (alot, of sweat) and unwavering drive to succeed the ultimate health and fitness for myself, I blasted through 39kgs of unhealthy fat holding me back in more ways than one. Now, no longer do I hide my body behind long clothes. Anything more than the acceptable bare minimum is a little bothersome to wear! I’m proud of what I’ve achieved, I’m proud to finally feel comfortable in my own skin.

My mental strength has improved dramatically, that’s a given after pushing myself beyond what I thought my limits were so many times. I’ve realised a few somethings along this journey:

  • You only get out what you put in.
  • When you’re at your maximum and think you can go no further, that is where it counts. That is where you drill your mind to sculpt yourself into who you want to become.
  • When you’ve given your all, give a little more. It’s what separates you from the rest.
  • Health is the only thing that matters in this world. Without it, what do we have? Exactly.

So it is now that I invite you to share your success story. What have been your victories? What are your strengths? Where have you surpassed your own beliefs in what you thought possible? Create a post, no matter where you’re at in your journey. The smallest of victories are just as important as major successes. Let me know of your post, I want to read your stories. I want to be inspired further. Without the support, compliments and you lovely people- this journey for me never would have continued.

So, thank you.

x Danielle.

motivationforfitness:

The science of weight loss.

(GREAT video. I love science. Please notice he never claims that anything has been “proven.” There is no such thing as proof, only evidence to support.)

simplythinner:

lemon water, why you should drink it
1. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds.  They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.
3. Helps with weight loss:   Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (see #2) lose weight faster. 4. Aids digestion:  Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.
5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin:  The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.
7. Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I’m slightly worried about it.
8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.
9. Keeps you zen: Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.
10. Helps kick the coffee habit:  After I have a glass of hot lemon water, I actually don’t crave coffee in the morning. This is weird, I can’t explain it, but I’ll take it. 

simplythinner:

lemon water, why you should drink it

1. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds.  They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.

2. Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

3. Helps with weight loss:   Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (see #2) lose weight faster.
 
4. Aids digestion:  Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.

5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears skin:  The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.

7. Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I’m slightly worried about it.

8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.

9. Keeps you zen: Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.

10. Helps kick the coffee habit:  After I have a glass of hot lemon water, I actually don’t crave coffee in the morning. This is weird, I can’t explain it, but I’ll take it.