onefitmodel:

closer-each-day:

madisondblake:

I was craving some fast food. So I got some.

this caption is the best thing

BEST THING I’VE SEEN ALL DAY HECK YEAH I LOVE YOU

onefitmodel:

closer-each-day:

madisondblake:

I was craving some fast food. So I got some.

this caption is the best thing

BEST THING I’VE SEEN ALL DAY HECK YEAH I LOVE YOU

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.

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. 
muffintop-less:

Why is Swimming So Good?
Swimming works your whole body, improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility all at the same time. Your cardiovascular system in particular benefits because swimming improves your body’s use of oxygen without overworking your heart.
As you become fitter and are able to swim longer, your resting heart rate and respiratory rate will be reduced, making blood flow to the heart and lungs more efficient. If you’re looking to lose weight, swimming is just the ticket. On average, a swimmer can burn as many calories in an hour as a runner who runs six miles in one hour. Simply put, some call swimming the perfect form of exercise.Additional Health Benefits of Swimming:
Whole body conditioning: Swimming tones your upper and lower body because you’re using almost all of your major muscle groups. The best strokes for all-over body toning are the freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.
Low risk of injury: There is a low risk for swimming injuries because there’s no stress on your bones, joints or connective tissues due to buoyancy and the fact that you weigh 1/10th less in water. If you’re looking for a safe daily workout routine, swimming is ideal because you can rigorously work out with a reduced chance of swimming injuries. Many athletes supplement their training with swimming.
Low-impact exercise: So many people can reap the benefits of swimming. Pregnant women benefit from swimming because it helps strengthen the shoulder and abdominal muscles, which can be strained when carrying a baby. The elderly, women who have had a mastectomy and those recovering from an injury often turn to swimming or water aerobic exercises because it’s low impact, helps relax stiff muscles and isn’t weight-bearing. Swimming also increases circulation.

Improve blood pressure: Studies have shown that a workout routine that includes swimming can help reduce and possibly prevent high blood pressure, which lowers your risk for heart disease and stroke.


Stress reduction: You don’t have to be a water sign in the zodiac to feel the meditative and healing properties of water. Swimming is extremely relaxing because it allows more oxygen to flow to your muscles and forces you to regulate your breathing. It’s also a great way to relieve stress. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water so it’s no wonder why some feel such a draw to the water.
via Life Script

muffintop-less:

Why is Swimming So Good?

Swimming works your whole body, improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility all at the same time. Your cardiovascular system in particular benefits because swimming improves your body’s use of oxygen without overworking your heart.

As you become fitter and are able to swim longer, your resting heart rate and respiratory rate will be reduced, making blood flow to the heart and lungs more efficient. If you’re looking to lose weight, swimming is just the ticket. 

On average, a swimmer can burn as many calories in an hour as a runner who runs six miles in one hour. Simply put, some call swimming the perfect form of exercise.
Additional Health Benefits of Swimming:
  • Whole body conditioning: Swimming tones your upper and lower body because you’re using almost all of your major muscle groups. The best strokes for all-over body toning are the freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.
  • Low risk of injury: There is a low risk for swimming injuries because there’s no stress on your bones, joints or connective tissues due to buoyancy and the fact that you weigh 1/10th less in water. If you’re looking for a safe daily workout routine, swimming is ideal because you can rigorously work out with a reduced chance of swimming injuries. Many athletes supplement their training with swimming.
  • Low-impact exercise: So many people can reap the benefits of swimming. Pregnant women benefit from swimming because it helps strengthen the shoulder and abdominal muscles, which can be strained when carrying a baby. The elderly, women who have had a mastectomy and those recovering from an injury often turn to swimming or water aerobic exercises because it’s low impact, helps relax stiff muscles and isn’t weight-bearing. Swimming also increases circulation.
  • Improve blood pressure: Studies have shown that a workout routine that includes swimming can help reduce and possibly prevent high blood pressure, which lowers your risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Stress reduction: You don’t have to be a water sign in the zodiac to feel the meditative and healing properties of water. Swimming is extremely relaxing because it allows more oxygen to flow to your muscles and forces you to regulate your breathing. It’s also a great way to relieve stress. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water so it’s no wonder why some feel such a draw to the water.
via Life Script
muffintop-less:

My Tips for “Getting Abs”:
Clean up your diet - Nutrition is 80% of your results. If you’re not eating clean, you won’t be able to get rid of the fat on top of your abs, hiding all your hard work!
Drink water - Get plenty of H20 to help flush out toxins and relieve your body of water it may be retaining.
Avoid sodium - Adding salt and eating foods high in sodium causes water retention, which diminishes muscle definition.
Engage your core - Keep your core tight during all exercises.
Lift weights - An increase in lean muscle means a faster metabolism, which makes it easier to lose body fat.
I’m always making these little collages when I’m bored haha! This is me at one of my first fitness shoots! I posted on Instagram too (@saviirose). 

muffintop-less:

My Tips for “Getting Abs”:

  • Clean up your diet - Nutrition is 80% of your results. If you’re not eating clean, you won’t be able to get rid of the fat on top of your abs, hiding all your hard work!
  • Drink water - Get plenty of H20 to help flush out toxins and relieve your body of water it may be retaining.
  • Avoid sodium - Adding salt and eating foods high in sodium causes water retention, which diminishes muscle definition.
  • Engage your core - Keep your core tight during all exercises.
  • Lift weights - An increase in lean muscle means a faster metabolism, which makes it easier to lose body fat.

I’m always making these little collages when I’m bored haha! This is me at one of my first fitness shoots! I posted on Instagram too (@saviirose).