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Bikini Competition

Today at my gym I was discussing setting up some training sessions with a good friend I have who is a trainer . I already go to his classes and his workouts are very effective. He made a deal with me training wise. He said he would cut the price of his training sessions in half if I trained to be in a bikini competion and entered one. When he said this I felt my eyes widen and eyebrowns go up.

A Bikini competition 

What? I do love working out and I feel like I am in great shape but everytime I go to the pool I do feel a little hesitant when it’s time to take my t-shirt off and just be in a bathing suit. 

He says he thinks I could do it because I already have the build I would just have to workout more intensely and get on a very strict diet. 

The idea of being on stage in a bikini terrifies me.

But I’ve also never really done anything like this before. To have such a big goal for myself. I ran the peachtree which is a 10k but I didn’t really train for it because I love running so much and it was a piece of cake for me honestly. 

He really believes if I set my mind to this I could accomplish something if I work hard. 

Have any of you ever entered a bikini competition? If so message me with the good, bad and ugly of it!

— 1 year ago

guardianolympics:

Micronesia’s Manuel Minginfel drops his lift during the men’s 62Kg group B weightlifting competition Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters


Italy’s Erica Barbieri, in blue, tries to pin South Korea’s Hwang Ye-Seul during their women’s 70kg judo match Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images


US swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men’s 200m individual medley heats Photograph: Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images


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— 1 year ago with 2312 notes
I haven’t forgotten this blog…

It looks like I forgot this blog. Which I did and didn’t at the same time. School and work just overwhelmed me completely. But I still made time for working out, eating right and getting plenty of sleep (so important for a healthy lifestyle). I work every Tuesday through Friday 6am-12 at a coffee shop.

I have loved working here because the enviorment is great but also the food is very natural and healthy. I get 50% off meals. Sometimes with working this much, schoolwork and going to bed so early it’s hard to make sure I get proper nutrition. To overcome this I pack a lunchbox full of healthy snacks for the next day.

My favorite thing I bring is ingredients to make a spinach smoothie at my work’s smoothe maker. You can do this with any flavors you want but what I like to do is mix spinach with frozen mango,milk, a banana and protein powder.It sounds gross but it is actually quite tasty, just very green!

There’s a quick update. Much more to come!

— 2 years ago
fitvillains:

10 Minute Side Plank Challenge! Yup, 10 brrrrrutal minutes.
Trust me: you GOT this!
Any variation, forearm or straight arm. And yup, it’s 5 minutes PER SIDE.
Ideally, you’d choose the hardest modification you can handle. You can try to do it all at once, do it throughout your workout (while you recover) or break it up throughout the day!
A minute here, a few seconds there. Grab a timer or a stopwatch and hold it as long as you can! Balance it out on each side until you hit the 5 minute mark. It adds up fast!
Don’t cheat (it should be hard!) keep proper alignment (shoulders over hands, core tight, hips up - no sag- and legs flexed) and kill this!
Get to work! Let me know how you do! Xo

fitvillains:

10 Minute Side Plank Challenge! Yup, 10 brrrrrutal minutes.

Trust me: you GOT this!

Any variation, forearm or straight arm. And yup, it’s 5 minutes PER SIDE.

Ideally, you’d choose the hardest modification you can handle. You can try to do it all at once, do it throughout your workout (while you recover) or break it up throughout the day!

A minute here, a few seconds there. Grab a timer or a stopwatch and hold it as long as you can! Balance it out on each side until you hit the 5 minute mark. It adds up fast!

Don’t cheat (it should be hard!) keep proper alignment (shoulders over hands, core tight, hips up - no sag- and legs flexed) and kill this!

Get to work! Let me know how you do! Xo

— 2 years ago with 47 notes

Follow these tips and you’ll be a healther, happier you!
Accept yourselfBecoming more accepting of yourself can lead you to greater happiness and a more fulfilling life. Find your positive qualities and focus on them, they are what makes you, you. You must also accept your imperfections. Instead of dwelling on the things you can’t change, accept them for what they are.
Slow downStressed? Angry? Overwhelmed? In these times, the only things busier than our schedules are our minds. Slown down, take a break, breathe, meditate, anything to calm yourself down. Yes, things may need to get done, but we can slow down our minds and at least notice the joys found in our ability to do all these things. We miss most of life by not being present in the moment and thinking about that next thing we’ve got to do.
Let go of the small thingsIf you don’t, it will forever bother you. Something didn’t go your way? Who cares! Move on and find something new to focus on. If you dwell on the past you won’t be able to realize your bright future! If you stop letting little things bother you, you’ll instantly begin to feel happier.
Change your environmentIf your surroundings are a mess, your life is likely to be a mess as well. Clean up, organize, decorate! Make your space comfortable to be in. Let some sunlight in, pop your space with bright colors, all these things will improve your mood and lead to a happier you!
Be grateful for what you have Every single day, count your blessings. Even when the negatives seem to outweigh the positives, you are still alive. As long as you are alive, you will always have something to be thankful for.

Follow these tips and you’ll be a healther, happier you!

  1. Accept yourself
    Becoming more accepting of yourself can lead you to greater happiness and a more fulfilling life. Find your positive qualities and focus on them, they are what makes you, you. You must also accept your imperfections. Instead of dwelling on the things you can’t change, accept them for what they are.

  2. Slow down
    Stressed? Angry? Overwhelmed? In these times, the only things busier than our schedules are our minds. Slown down, take a break, breathe, meditate, anything to calm yourself down. Yes, things may need to get done, but we can slow down our minds and at least notice the joys found in our ability to do all these things. We miss most of life by not being present in the moment and thinking about that next thing we’ve got to do.

  3. Let go of the small things
    If you don’t, it will forever bother you. Something didn’t go your way? Who cares! Move on and find something new to focus on. If you dwell on the past you won’t be able to realize your bright future! If you stop letting little things bother you, you’ll instantly begin to feel happier.

  4. Change your environment
    If your surroundings are a mess, your life is likely to be a mess as well. Clean up, organize, decorate! Make your space comfortable to be in. Let some sunlight in, pop your space with bright colors, all these things will improve your mood and lead to a happier you!

  5. Be grateful for what you have
    Every single day, count your blessings. Even when the negatives seem to outweigh the positives, you are still alive. As long as you are alive, you will always have something to be thankful for.

(Source: myjourneytofit, via nostarvingbutfit)

— 2 years ago with 820 notes