weightlossproblems:

Submitted by: evafernanda

Haha, this has never happened to me, but I can only imagine that I’d just laugh on the inside, smile and wave. 

weightlossproblems:

Submitted by: evafernanda

Haha, this has never happened to me, but I can only imagine that I’d just laugh on the inside, smile and wave. 

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myhealthyweighs:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars (vegan, gluten-free)

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myhealthyweighs:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars (vegan, gluten-free)

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myhealthyweighs:

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie (vegan)

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myhealthyweighs:

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie (vegan)

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myhealthyweighs:

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough (vegan)

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myhealthyweighs:

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough (vegan)

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piecesinprogress:

I’ve been taking these 8 oz snack sized smoothies with me to class all week and they’re perfect power ups, especially during longer blocks.They’re all delicious but I have to say the Chocolate Mocha Banana is just amazing, seriously try it!

All these work with the same basic ingredients: silk light original soy milk, oikos plain fat free greek yogurt, orange juice and frozen bananas. The frozen bananas take the place of ice to chill your smoothie but also give it a fantastic creamy texture! Try peeling and chopping the banana before storing it in a ziplock bag in the freezer overnight. I keep a few frozen bananas in my freezer ready to go!

For more healthy snack ideas go here!

ps- the jar I used in these pics was a recycled glass jam jar, I save them to use as travel mugs! :)

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myhealthyweighs:

Lentil Loaf (vegan, gluten-free)

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myhealthyweighs:

Lentil Loaf (vegan, gluten-free)

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heyfranhey:

backonpointe:

Here we go again! New month, new workout calendars!

In November, there are even more options: a basic calendar like you’ve seen in the past with one or two workouts each day, a student-focused one that asks for more workouts on the class-free weekends, a beginner plan that follows a 3 days on/1 day off method, and an extreme calendar that focuses on strength-training and includes HIIT. There is also a flexibility calendar that can be added to any of the workout calendars to help you gain flexibility throughout the month (coming soon in its own post).

Whatever plan you choose, and feel free to change whenever you’d like, the directions are simple: find the current date on the calendar, see what workout(s) it asks for, and pick one from each section listed for that date. For example, if today it says “Arms” and “General,” I’d find an arm workout and a general workout to do today.

If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP: November”. By all using this tag, we can see what others are doing during the month and send others encouragement along the way. Let’s all support each other on our journeys!

During the month, remember that you should take as many rest days as you need, modify any workouts that you cannot do, stay hydrated, get more low-intensity cardio, and eat well.

Have fun!

p.s. Any of the calendars can be modified. If you are training for a half-marathon, feel free to count that as your cardio on cardio days. If you’re sore in the arms from helping a friend move, substitute a butt workout instead. It’s all about you!

Arms

Legs

Abs

General

Challenges

Cardio

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

It’s November 1st! Let’s get it in with this awesome workout schedule! I’ll be posting my November Health & Fitness Challenge in a few minutes, as well. Who’s in? Who’s ready?

I made this smoothie this morning and it was soooo goood!!
Ingredients:
2 golden sweet apples
4 strawberries
7 blackberries
6 raspberries
1/2 banana
handful of ice
Directions: 
Juice the apples (without the core) and berries.
Place banana and ice into blender. Then add the juice from the apples and berries. 
Blend well. 
Tip: for a thicker smoothie, add the other half of the banana and a few more ice cubes!
ONE DELICIOUS BERRY APPLE SMOOTHIE!

I made this smoothie this morning and it was soooo goood!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 golden sweet apples
  • 4 strawberries
  • 7 blackberries
  • 6 raspberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • handful of ice

Directions: 

  • Juice the apples (without the core) and berries.
  • Place banana and ice into blender. Then add the juice from the apples and berries. 
  • Blend well. 
  • Tip: for a thicker smoothie, add the other half of the banana and a few more ice cubes!

ONE DELICIOUS BERRY APPLE SMOOTHIE!

The Reboot!

On October 21st I watched Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead, a documentary about a man’s journey to a healthy lifestyle, for the second time. I saw it for the first time last summer and wanted to do what’s called a “reboot,” but I couldn’t afford a juicer. When I moved into my apartment this fall, my mom gave me a juicer! So I watched the documentary again and set out on the 10 day reboot. Before starting the reboot, I had to make a few changes and prepare my mind and body for the next ten days. So I transitioned off of animal protein (which wasn’t too hard since I was already considering becoming a vegetarian/pescatarian) , off of dairy products, and off of processed foods. 

I made my first juice last night. You’re usually supposed to “prep” for five days, but I felt three was enough for me. Lol. So for dinner I drank kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, cucumber, ginger, a green apple, and a lemon. With each sip I was sure I was going to throw up. Luckily that didn’t happen. Instead, I was finally able to take a dump, which I hadn’t done in the previous three days, something that’s uncommon for me since I usually go at least once a day. This morning I decided to have something a little more tasty and made a strawberry, raspberry, banana smoothie with coconut water. It was delicious!

The premise of the reboot is to only eat fruits and vegetables for ten days. You can juice them, blend them, or cook them (in preferred ways like baking, or broiling). So, I’m considering today day two since I only ate fruits and veggies yesterday. 8 more days to go!

I definitely recommend watching the documentary. It can be found on Netflix and you can watch the movie trailer on YouTube. 

I’m usually against “dieting” and “fasting,” but this isn’t your ordinary fast. I’ll still be eating 3 or 4 times a day, I’m eating nutritious foods with tons of micronutrients, and it’s something that can be maintained for a long time if desired. I’m hoping this reboot will kind of cleanse my system and help me start eating healthier on a regular basis. Once I finish, I’ll slowly re-introduce fish, and some dairy products into my diet and continue eating mostly fruits and vegetables. I’ll also start back exercising. 

If you’re interested in seeing how this plays out, just stay tuned. You know I’ll keep ya posted! :)

And if you want to learn more about rebooting, just visit jointhereboot.com

Fat Cells = Balloons

There’s something my dad once said to me that I think of whenever I think about “not eating” as a means of losing weight. He said fat cells are like balloons. If you don’t eat, the balloons deflate, but they don’t disappear. In fact, once you start eating again, they’re much easier to inflate and blow up bigger the next time around. He said in order to get rid of them, you have to pop them with exercise. Lol.

It’s obviously not a very technical explanation, but it kind of puts things into perspective. 

Photos from our hike today :)