:) good luck! xo
Never heard of them dear! But anything with that kind of claim sounds pretty suspicious to me…. Just make sure you’ve done your research!
They’re like leggings which are super tight and can help speed up recovery and improve performance. If you look on the Skins site it has a whole heap of info about exactly how they work and the studies that have gone into them. Ps you can always Google this stuff if you don’t know, just for future reference! Have an amazing day :) xo
Hey homies, recommended me some rad new music pls? Travelling gives me limited time to search Triple J for good stuff!
I think you have to prove to her that you’re old enough and wise enough to make your own decisions about what goes into your body. Show her the research you have done on veganism and why it’s the better choice for you. Show her documentaries on the topic (Forks over Knives is a terrific one - although it’s a little old) and explain to her that it’s what you think is best for yourself and the environment (or whatever your reasons are). Show her that you can be clever and educated on the topic and show her that buying vegan food and making vegan meals isn’t as hard or as expensive as she might think. Maybe make a few delish vegan meals for the family?! You have to prove that you’re not just being a picky kid I think :)
Good luck sweety, let me know how it goes! Xoxox
I think if you google or YouTube search ‘Riley Dann’ it should come up :)
You probably already have this line! Most people have at least a decent six-pack already just from daily movement (we put a lot of strain on our abs).
The problem is, the stomach is the first place our body stores fat for insulation, as this is where all of our vital organs are held. As a result, we all have a nice layer of belly fat over our abs, so we can’t see those beautiful stomach muscles. Even very thin people usually have about 1/4” of belly fat under their skin.
Whether you have a pot belly or a washboard, the make up of our abdominal muscles is exactly the same. The tough muscles that protect your organs are separated down the middle by a tendon called the linea alba. Horizontal tendinous lines cross the linea alba, which create that six-pack look. To allow the vertical indentation of your linea alba to show, you need to amp up both your exercise routine aaand your diet.
Try this: pinch the skin next to your belly button between your index finger and thumb, then pinch the skin on your side, under your armpit; compare the difference.
Now, stand up straight and flex your abs. You can probably feel each individual muscle grouping, as well as that vertical line. If you can feel it, but can’t see it, the only way to bring it out is to lose that belly fat. It’s incredibly difficult, requires excellent nutrition and daily cardio work. But it is possible.
Now, working the stomach muscles is important as well. Obviously, the bigger they are, the better you can see them, but no matter how big and bulky you get those abs, if you have a nice thick layer of fat insulation, you’ll never see them as clearly as you like!
My fave tummy exercises are these:
1. Bicycle crunches to develop your oblique muscles and upper and lower abdominals; these will define your linea alba. Wear comfortable gym clothing and lie flat on your back on your exercise mat. Have your legs bent, feet flat on the floor and hands behind your head. Tighten your abs as you straighten your left leg. Bring your right leg into your chest and twist your upper body so that your left elbow touches your right knee. Return to the starting position and repeat on your opposite side. Aim for at least one minute of crunches three times a week.
2. Lie flat on your back on your mat. Lift your legs and upper body off the mat so your body forms a V. This exercise is called the boat. Hold your arms straight and parallel with the mat for balance. Breathe slowly and hold this position, working up to one minute.
3. Plank! Get into a pushup position on your mat, resting your weight either on your hands or your elbows. Your legs should be straight and your body should form a straight, even line from your shoulders to your feet. With your stomach tight, hold this position for one minute.
Also incorporate moderate- to high-intensity cardio, such as running, swimming or elliptical exercise, at least three times a week. The most developed abdominals in the world won’t show through a layer of subcutaneous fat!
Aaand there is no way to selectively burn fat from one part of your body. The only way to showcase a linea alba indentation is to reduce your body fat percentage!
Make sure your diet is on point (and you’re getting enough food), drink a shite load of water, do you workouts and you should see your definition start coming up within a few weeks - IF YOU WORK HARD!
(Sorry for the essay!) Good luck!! Xxoxo
I certainly have felt that! It can sometimes be really difficult to get your butt there, but the main thing that helps push me through that fearful feeling, is NOT how guilty I’ll feel if I don’t go, but rather how GREAT I know I’m going to feel afterwards, how every muscle is getting stronger and better with each workout, how I know that if I keep it up I could be staring at my dream body in the mirror in a few months. Check out http://onefitmodel.com/post/29328069023/slipping-up-every-once-in-a-while-isnt-a-big-deal-but for some more info on what helps keep me motivated :)
Hope this helps my sweet xoxox
Haha, no way!! It started out as just a place to document my own journey, now I keep it running because I love being able to help people (even if it’s not as much as usual since I’ve been travelling)
PILATES PILATES PILATES
seriously it’ll change your life (and of course your bod)
Yeah! That’s exactly what I did to lose the fat when I first started!
Well done!! You’ve been doing amazingly :) I’m so proud of you!
I believe you should have a TREAT (not cheat) meal, like, once a week. As you gain more self control I think you should try to enjoy your favourite foods as much as you want, in moderation.
Try to develop a healthy, happy relationship with food where eating something that might not be as healthy isn’t “cheating”, but rather helps keep you sane and on track with your clean eating the rest of the time!
If you feel like you’re missing out on or being deprived of your fav foods, you’ll be more likely to binge or “cheat”, where as if you still get to enjoy them when you want, (in small amounts) it turns into more of a lifestyle than a diet :)
Good luck sweety! Love ya xo
Cut off your limbs cause we can’t spot reduce. Eat exceptionally well and work out sistaaaaaa.
Cravings are a good thing. On a basic, biological level, cravings tell us when we’re hungry, thirsty, sleepy and even when we need some human attention. The problem is that, because we’re so accustomed to having easy access to eat whenever we want and we’re able to choose from many unhealthy foods, the ratio of our wants and needs are all out of whack! It is time to step back and become aware of what we’re really craving and why. When we can look objectively at our yearnings for soda, chips, cake and cookies, we can make much better decisions about what we put in our mouths.
One of the best ways to get back in touch with your true cravings is to keep track of them. For a few days, keep a journal of the time of day, what you’re craving, and whether you’re at work, at home, on the road, with your kids, etc. You can still give in to temptation—this exercise will simply give you a clearer picture of how often you crave, what you crave and in what settings those cravings occur.
In behavior science, before we try to change any habit, we do an assessment like this to look at the person’s current patterns so that we can set goals for small, stepwise changes. You’ll likely notice a pattern quickly (e.g., I always want something sweet with my 10 a.m. coffee). Then you can put some measures in place to deter this craving or make a healthy choice before it happens (e.g., I’ll start bringing a piece of fruit to eat with coffee so I don’t grab a muffin from the break room).
With a little mindfulness, you can ditch the ”good food, bad food” attitude! Plan carefully and stay in tune with your body to make sensible decisions that will satisfy your cravings and promote weight loss.