Following TumblrGym is like having a consistent support group! This blog is so dope, and constantly pushes me to put in the hard work to stay fit and healthy! Great blog folks, happy to be a follower! (Team BRING IT)
Alright so this is it! One year of work and this is what the result is:
Start Weight: ~257-262lbs Current Weight (at the end of the day): 234lbs
Here are some of my workout figures to just show how much of a difference working out and deidcation makes:
Previous Mile Time: > 12:00 Current Avg Mile Time: 8:30-9:00
Previous Bench Max: 225lbs (1 rep) Current Bench Max: 315lbs
Other notables, a lot of my knee problems went away, I have a lot more energy, feel a whole lot better. Also a huge boost of confidence and self-esteem. I definitely eat more healthy that I did a year ago, and take the time to research workouts and training programs. This is what one year of hard work and determination got me, and I’m still pushing to get stronger, faster and more fit!
This is my progress picture. It’s not a before and after, as i have not reached my after (do we ever truly reach an after?), it’s a before and during. I started changing my lifestyle almost two years ago, but within the last six months I have become really serious about becoming fit as heck. I’ve done a lot of research and read a lot of books, and I think that I know a lot and I would love to be able to share. One thing that I have really figured out is how to make lasting changes.
So if you’re like me, or like almost anyone in the world, you want to eat healthy and cheaply, BUT you don’t have lots of time to prepare. I have come to find that most of the world can do one or two of those things, but not all three. My friends, I have a great surprise for you. YOU CAN EAT…
“On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow”—Friedrich Nietzsche (via healthcrazed)
I gained 55 pounds after having two babies 18 months apart. After my second was born I weighed 198 pounds. I knew I had to do something to get in shape, I hit the gym hard. I have now lost a total of 63 pounds. Here is a photo of me at 180lbs and a photo of me now at 135 lbs
I unfortunately don’t have a full body picture from my highest weight, but this will have to do :)
SW: 228 lbs
CW: 117.1 lbs
Hi I’m Lane! I really don’t have a desire to lose any more weight. My goal now is primarily to increase my muscle definition, my indurance and continue to push myself to my limits.
I struggled with disordered eating for a while and it didn’t work for me. My binging and purging only made me gain weight. Every pound I lost was through healthy eating and exercise and I can’t tell you how proud I am to be able to say that.
Find the strength inside yourself. Let your own best body be your motivation. Good luck!
In my field of diet and exercise, I am often asked what the top 5 worst foods are. And the answers may be so shocking to you because they are foods that most of us consume daily! I have listed them here. But don’t worry, I have given you wonderful healthy substitutes to replace them and you won’t even miss them!
1. French Fries
Potatoes are bad enough when consumed in their raw state, as their simple sugars are rapidly converted to glucose that raises insulin levels and can devastate your health. But when they are cooked in trans fat at high temperatures, all sorts of interesting and very unpleasant things occur. It is theoretically possible to create a more “healthy” French fry if you cook it in a healthy fat like virgin coconut oil. Due to its high saturated fat content, coconut oil is extremely stable and is not damaged by the high temperatures of cooking. This is why coconut oil should be the only oil you use to cook with. Replace with Sweet Potatoes which are high in vitamins. Cut into French fries, place on baking sheet, dab on whipped egg whites, cook until golden brown and crunchy. Sprinkle with cinnamon if you like! Delicious and healthy! .And it is a well known joke in the field of nutrition that it just might be better to have one cigarette instead of one French fry! Now think of that!
Doughnuts are fried, full of sugar and white flour and most all varieties contain trans fat. Store-bought doughnuts are made up of about 35 percent to 40 percent trans fat. An average doughnut will give you about 200 to 300 calories, mostly from sugar, and few other nutrients. It’s too bad that Americans view doughnuts as a breakfast food as, nutritionally speaking, eating a doughnut is one of the worst ways to start off your day. It will through off your blood sugar and won’t stay with you so you’ll be hungry again soon. Instead enjoy a whole wheat English muffin topped with sugar free preserves! You wont even miss that gut bomb called a donut!
One can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites. I can’t think of any good reason to ever have it. The diet varieties are also problematic as they are filled with harmful artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Studies have linked soda to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay and heart disease, yet the average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft drinks each year. Plus, drinking all that sugar will likely suppress your appetite for healthy foods, which pave the way for nutrient deficiencies. Reach for a club soda with a splash of lemon juice or a twist of lime! Refreshing and calorie free!
4. Bacon and Hot Dogs or all cured meats that contain Nitrates
Many foods, especially cured meats such as bacon and hot dogs, use nitrates to preserve color and maintain microbial safety. Nitrate is harmless, but it can convert to nitrite, which can form nitrosamines, a powerful cancer-causing chemical, in your body. Opt for Nitrate free turkey bacon or nitrate free veggie hots dogs, the taste will be the same without all the calories, fat, and sodium.
5. Potato Chips
They are high in fat, high in sodium and good for nothing except weight gain, raising your blood pressure and increasing your waste line! And stay away from the low fat ones that contain Olestra. Olestra is not a healthy fat substitute as it is a fake fat which binds with fat soluble vitamins A, E, D, and K. These vitamins keep the immune system healthy and prevent some cancers, but Olestra binds with them and eliminates them from your system. Olestra has also caused digestive upset in some people too! new jeep colorado.Exchange your salty potato chips for whole wheat crackers, whole wheat pretzels, or air popped pop corn!
So there you have it! The worst 5 foods that you should never eat!
I urge all of you to ask yourselves the empowering question “How can I make losing weight learning about healthy foods creative, and interesting and fun?” Your mind is a powerful piece of machinery, which will give you great answers! One of those answers will most likely be to make it a point to try new low fat recipes, try a new fruit or vegetable, or buy a new low calorie cook book! Remember to make it exciting and you will stick with it!
My own progress can be defined as the ability to be human again. For an approximate four year I battled with bulimia. During the course of my disease I also had some anorexic tendencies, depression, anxiety, and more than enough near-death situations. When I opened my mind, my heart, and my soul to the idea of recovery, I went into it with everything I had left of myself. No more destruction, no more pain, no more torture. I will never hate myself again, I will never treat my body as if it were a useless piece of waste. I dedicate myself to eating better, to moderate and adequate exercise to keep my heart pumping and my blood warm. I will re-live all of my nightmares to help any who reaches for a hand to hold. Through fitness and nutrition I come closer to my goals every single day, I couldn’t survive this journey without those two key components. Instead of my rib cage you will see a sleek, tone figure with an abundance of healthy skin and muscle (and hey, a little natural womanly fat (: ). My progress is my recovery, my recovery is my progress.
We have gotten requests to do promo’s in the past here at the tumblr gym. But we honestly aren’t huge fans of just blindly posting links and telling people to follow them. But we figured that some of you would appreciate a chance to gain some exposure for your fitness tumblrs. So we would like you to submit your before and after pictures as well as some information about what has helped you make your progress and share some tips you might have to help others who have similar goals as you on their journey. This way we all have a chance to proudly share our amazing progress, have a chance to meet new followers who are similar to us, and inspire others by showing what is possible. It doesn’t matter where you are at now or how long you have been doing it. Be proud of your accomplishments and your bodies!
Shopping and realizing you’ve dropped a pant and shirt size. Going out to eat and realizing you have more control then the plate in front of you. Coming home exhausted and realizing you’ll still work out because you want it bad enough. I am strong enough to do this.