Did/do you ever use youtube videos to lose weight? If so, which ones? What were some ways you stayed on track and different tools you used? Can you post before and after pics? Ps: sorry for all the questions! —by x-positive-and-healthy-choices-x

Ehhhhh I don’t think so. I know I’ve watched various documentaries, workouts, and recipe videos on youtube. But nothing consistent that I used specifically as a tool for myself. 

I used to have before and after progress pictures but I’ve removed them for security reasons. Sorry!

thatkindofwoman:

Get into my belly, please and thank you.

This looks amazeballs

thatkindofwoman:

Get into my belly, please and thank you.

This looks amazeballs

—Eric Thomas

Hi! I'm on my way to restarting my fitblr (I had one for about six months a year ago, fell off the wagon, and am hoping to get back on again), and I had your AMR / BMR post from your old url saved (it helped me so much to understand how to lose weight safely :) ). I was wondering if you had a similar set of links for calculating your AMR and BMR still? Thanks so much! —by potassiumcarbide

Hi! I’m glad the post helped you. But I’ve changed my perspective toward calorie counting because using a random estimated value for thermal heat combustion is not an accurate way of determining how many nutrients your body needs, nor is it an efficient way to lose weight. In fact, in most cases counting arbitrary calories is counter productive.

I highly recommend you read these links before you decide to get back into it:

Here is the AMR calculator and here is the BMR calculator.

This is wonderful.

This is wonderful.

Some updates!

I’ve lost ~4lbs in the last couple weeks. Officially putting me in the 140’s. Awwyisssss. Good to be back at this number. :3

My hair is growing out nicely. I can actually notice that it’s a lot longer than it was when I first cut it in January. So I’m happy about that. ;3 

I’m FINALLY noticing growth in my eyebrows where there are bald spots due to over plucking. Hairs are finally starting to spring up in the area above my arch (where it takes foreverrrrr to regrow). I still have a long time to go until I can get them professionally re-shaped. But I think it’s completely worth it. My left eyebrow is 3 hair-rows lower than my right brown and it annoys me so much.

Remember when I mentioned that my friend went MIA a few weeks back? He finally got in touch with me after I bumped into his neighbor. He ran away to California for 3 weeks because he was having issues in his life, etc. But he’s completely okay. I was so relieved! 

I think that’s all the updates I have for now. Yay :3

What’s up tumblr :)

godotal:

A house near me is being remodeled and they tore down everything but the front

That’s because as long as there is at least 1 wall standing from the original house, then it can still be called an “old” home instead of a “new” home, and therefor your tax doesn’t increase. :) 

godotal:

A house near me is being remodeled and they tore down everything but the front

That’s because as long as there is at least 1 wall standing from the original house, then it can still be called an “old” home instead of a “new” home, and therefor your tax doesn’t increase. :) 

whiskeylifts:

jaymadeya3:

whiskeylifts:

I know some of you go to Planet Fitness, so I’m not posting this to call you out whatsoever. It’s clearly an opinion piece on an actual news story, BUT Nolan brings up a really good point on the PF facilities themselves:

Leave aside the direct insults to people who are fit and do know how to work out; Planet Fitness is doing a grave injustice to people who are not familiar with exercise, by selling them the myth that going to the gym should be an easy, pleasant experience free of troublesome sweating and grunting and other things that are inherent in getting a good workout.

I always want and hope that you guys don’t feel intimidated walking into a gym, although I know that can be hard at times. Everyone is on their own “fitness path” if you will, so it’s completely pointless to compare yourself to another person because you’re both (most likely) at completely different points of said path. That being said, I don’t feel Planet Fitness promotes a healthy gym environment the way they advertise they do. No matter what reasons you exercise or train for, hard work and dedication is required. Sometimes, the old phrase of “blood, sweat, and tears” actually comes into play, and it should. Trying to make everything easy on yourself does nothing but restrict you from pushing your own limits. That goes for literally anything you do. So the fact that a fitness center franchise promotes that hard work is inherently bad is appalling to me. 

These are only a small handful of my thoughts on PF and their “philosophy,” so I want to know what you guys think. What are your thoughts?

Hope everyone who goes to planet fitness or gyms like this stay there and stay out of our way at real gyms

Okay, with that kind of attitude, I really hope they stay out of whatever gym you are at because you seem like a real jerk for saying that. First off, what do you constitute as a “real” gym. Do home gyms count? If not, you’re pissing off a ton of my friends here who’ve shown exemplary progress with the home setups they have.

Furthermore, don’t you think we should be promoting people to maybe come lift in a more suitable environment than PF? Personally, when I started lifting with my best friend (who is easily way more experienced as she grew up learning proper form and knows her shit) I found out that I had SO MANY bad lifting habits I carried over from high school track and field training. Training with someone experienced and extremely welcoming erased any fears I had about my physique or where I was at with my progress. Had I not trained with her, I’d still be stuck in my old habits and would probably not see any progress or risk serious injury.

The point I’m trying to make is saying what you said, that you hope people who go to Planet Fitness or places like it, only serves to alienate people who may really have a vested interest in this. It also makes you look like a complete jerk. You can lift heavy shit, scream like The Hulk, flex your muscles and still be a nice human being because that’s the decent thing to do.

Marketing is the devil #666

I’m ridiculously bored,
ridiculously unmotivated,
and ridiculously disgusted with you

Every nerve ending that has wanted to love
is shriveled up into a dull ache
of a nostalgic past.
A numbness toward every affinity of you.

This is the rebirth.

My Workout For Monday March 10

I earned 787 points for my workout on Fitocracy!


  • Elliptical Trainer +454 pts

    • 1:00:00 || Moderate (+454 pts)
    • 1.33 mi, 820 cal, 170 hr
  • Adductor Machine +45 pts

    • 80 lb || 10 reps (+15 pts)
    • 80 lb || 10 reps (+15 pts)
    • 80 lb || 10 reps (+15 pts)
  • Abductor Machine +42 pts

    • 65 lb || 10 reps (+14 pts)
    • 65 lb || 10 reps (+14 pts)
    • 65 lb || 10 reps (+14 pts)
  • Stretching +50 pts

    • 0:15:00 (+50 pts)
  • Seated Leg Curl +26 pts

    • 40 lb || 10 reps (+13 pts)
    • 40 lb || 10 reps (+13 pts)
  • Glute Kickback +56 pts

    • 50 lb || 10 reps (+14 pts)
    • 50 lb || 10 reps (+14 pts)
    • 50 lb || 10 reps (+14 pts)
    • 50 lb || 10 reps (+14 pts)
  • Leg Extensions +24 pts

    • 30 lb || 10 reps (+12 pts)
    • 30 lb || 10 reps (+12 pts)
    • First time doing these…. So easy to lift. But the afterburn?? Wtf? Owwww!! ;(
  • Leg Press +90 pts

    • 150 lb || 10 reps (+30 pts)
    • 150 lb || 10 reps (+30 pts)
    • 150 lb || 10 reps (+30 pts)

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