Eating sugar is not going to make you fat. Eating bread is not going to make you fat. Eating chocolate or cheese or pizza is not going to make you get fat.
Eating too many calories consistently over time will make you fat.
I strongly discourage my clients to restrict themselves from eating things they enjoy like chocolate or bread. You can fit this stuff into your calories and macros and still lose weight. There is no magic food that just makes you gain weight.
I repeat, there is no magic food that will make you gain weight.
There are foods that are higher in calorie and lower in nutrients. Like donuts. They don’t really do anything for you nutritionally. They don’t have vitamins or fiber and they don’t keep you full for a while. So if you eat a few donuts you prob won’t get a lot of energy from them that you can use throughout the day.
If I eat something like a donut or candy bar I may still be hungry for all my normal stuff during the day because I didn’t get much energy from the treat. Eating all the normal stuff and the treat may put me in a caloric surplus. Doing this repeatedly could cause weight gain. Make sense?
I am not saying never have a treat. I am saying that the caloric surplus is what gives you weight gain, not the treat itself. My example above hopefully shows that.
I eat chocolate, bread, pasta, cheese, all this stuff. It’s all about calorie balance.
Side note: this is my current physique and I never post from the back like that because I am self conscious about that line on my back. But I saw @marieewold
post it and it gave me confidence. As she said- confidence is a state of mind and an outlook. It doesn’t come from looking a certain way.☀️
#fitspo #fitness #macros #iifym
Sounds like a bad idea. What time? 🤪
Haha there’s nothing quite like having a partner-in-crime who’s up for trying anything... 💙
“Ok you grab my foot, then I’ll jump over your head, then let’s backbend...”
This beautiful babe is one of the first yogis I ever met via IG, and also one of the sweetest! I can’t believe we’ve been making shapes together for almost 5 years now! 😍 @nayitavp #loveher
Who’s your partner-in-crime? (Tag them here!)
"where You l e a d,
i'll f o l l o w,
Your hands hold my t o m o r r o w.
and I know what You've got for me
is more than I can see.
So lead me on." 👣
Follow your dreams 💪💪❤️❤️
My fitness routine has changed a lot over the past year. I sometimes like to lift super heavy 🏋🏽♂️, or try to run a 5k 🏃🏽♀️, or sometimes I just like to walk the dog 🐶. But the best part about doing fitness for LIFE is for the concept of FEELING GOOD instead of just focusing on the way I look.
Yes, I do try to make a point to be consistent and continue to push myself mentally and physically regardless of the season or time of year, but showing up can look different on everyone. Your fitness routine can look super different to mine. But the fact that you are showing up and focusing on progression rather than perfection means you are already winning! 🙌🏼 When you stop putting so much PRESSURE on yourself to have the perfect, most effective routine, fitness can be FUN again 💪🏽 Recently I have loved working up a sweat in the gym during my lunch breaks and I have been trying to go 3 times a week. Because I only have 1 hour to workout and I have to freshen up quickly afterwards I take my @myabsorbi
towel with me to the gym. The face towel is super helpful to wipe up sweat during the workout and the large body towel is compact and fits nicely into my gym bag and dries super fast so no bad smells in my bag. I highly recommend it! (Absorbi Microfibre Sports & Travel Towel available on Amazon UK https://goo.gl/9H6htp) Check out my full review on my blog - ✨www.allaboutanika.com✨ #gifted
My Gym Outfit Details:
👟 - @addidasoriginal
💦 - @myabsorbi
FROM HIDING my body with my angles and arms, trying to stand a specific way to make me look “skinny” like most girls do. NOW TODAY Same jeans and top. And a 35 pound difference. no need to hide now! I stood right in front of my mirror, no strange angle, first picture and boom! Don’t have to take 50 pics to get “the right one”. The jeans aren’t tight and come up super high on the waist and you can no longer see my rolls through my shirt bc I don’t have many rolls left and the top is loose not squeezing me in 😁 gaining confidence is an understatement!! #fromfattofit #myfitnesspaljourney #myfitnessjourney #fitchicks #beforeandafter #bodypositive
Fighting the myth of cutting carbs completely out your diet to lose weight 🤦🏽♀️ Let's be honest we have all tried it in the past. But it's only a temporary "fix". It seemed like you loss so much weight but the moment you take one bite of bread your belly is on your knees again 😭😂. We've heard it before=> the only effective way to loose weight is "proper" diet and exercise. Non-processed foods, getting rid of ( REFINED) carbs and incorporating High Intensity Interval Training HIIT into your workout routines. As well as staying hydrated (with water) and simply "eating clean".
So often our “why” we decide to work out stems from the outside. I’ve gained weight. I had a baby. I am getting older.
Then something shifts and those “whys” become internal. I need to clear my head. I want energy. I am stressed. The people in this room just feed my soul. .
There is no right answer to “why”. Sometimes those whys change and morph. But it all needs to come from a place of love. You deserve this. Your body needs to move. You are strong. .
Find your why.
Last day. New ears. Totally Minnie.🖤❤
Why you should start drinking more water DAILY, if you aren’t already!🙂
🚰Helps improve your metabolism up to appx 24%
🚰 Drinking water immediately after waking up purifies the colon, making it easier to absorb nutrients.
🚰Help you with that natural energy boost and a more sustained boost than your morning cup of coffee! 🚰 Helps fo prevent stones by flushing toxins 🚰 70% of our bodies are made up of water, don’t become sponge bob when he comes up to land!
🚰Last and not least, drinking water can also help alleviate and or prevent heart burn and indigestion 💙
Seems like it’s just been one thing after another lately and every time we get comfortable/in a routine we’re traveling again. 🙃 I know we’re very lucky but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t ready to settle down for a bit and stay in our new home for just a little while for once, with consistent workouts/ meal planning again. December you can’t come soon enough... this girl is ready for some simplicity. 😅
Happy Tuesday ☺️☺️ I slept for almost 11 straight hours last night, and woke up feeling a lot more like myself. Yes, I am still sore but overall everything feels so much better after a solid nights sleep. ——————————————————————-
I thought a lot about the competition on Sunday, and I am feeling really proud of what I accomplished. Yes, I missed a few lifts but the reality is that it is damn hard to go 9/9 on a good day let alone the first time you ever compete. So as I take this week off from weight lifting completely, I plan to figure out what I want to focus on next. My main priority right now is to heal, and to have some fun doing things that will help me recover and feel strong for when I do go back to the gym. Lots of stretching, hiking, swimming, and possibly even yoga ☺️ ———————————————————————
This week there won’t be any videos of lifts, but I will share a few posts on what I am doing for my recovery 💜•
#postmeetblues #powerlifter #chickswholift #restday
I can almost touch the sky! 😂 Happy Taco Tuesday you guys! Current physique: 5’10” 145lbs 🧡
Hey chicks! Sarah here... Picked up this baby as a bday gift to myself after feeling reinspired at the FIT CHICKS retreat this weekend! What are your fave things to blend? I'm excited to make some new recipes and share with you!
#fitchicks #fitchicksacademy #vitamix #mynewbaby
“No matter what shape or size you are, you should feel confident in your own skin. You should feel like a beautiful woman, no matter what!”
Exceedingly low quality photo, pretty high quality cap gainz 🤷🏼♀️💁🏼♀️. ⏮
for the fastest finger!
Signify when you load it so we can uncover more 💃💃💃
One day she discovered she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire; and that not even she could hold herself back, because her passion burned brighter than her fears. 🔥🔥🔥 Ignite the fire within yourself and chase you dreams unapologetically! Don’t be the person standing between you and your goals ⭐️
#relentless #girlswholift #1stphorm
Only two more days until my favorite holiday! 🦃 🍂 And I’m getting my fat pants ready!
Will you be tracking this Thanksgiving or taking the day off? I’ll be posting a blog this afternoon with my plan.
"We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are. "
Who said that quote? Don't use the google you cheat.
-F O C U S E D- A lack of focus leads to a lack of progress. •FOCUS• LIFT• GROW•
Welp, today was complete shit. No, not training. Mommy duties called, and training was called short. I didn't get any photos or vids, so here's a ss from last week. I did manage to get 2 out of 4 sets done and @ 70% it felt L-I-G-H-T!! Guys, we have like 11 days til my meet! 😱
Light work tonight. Nothing fancy here to see. 🤷♀️