MOTIVATION MONDAYS! today’s subject: CELLULITE, dun dun dunnn~
took me a shitload of courage to post this up, but i figured, FCK IT WHY NOT. i’m only human, and a LOT of us have cellulite, even the skinny ones. YES, EVEN THE SKINNY ONES. cellulite is basically fat cells stuck between skin and muscle, which explains that dimple-like surface.
a good way to decrease the appearance and burn that off? 80% clean eating 20% fitness, and NOT. STRAIGHT-UP. CARDIO. if you look at my “before” picture on the left, that is BEFORE i started incorporating weight-lifting in my routine, and ONLY stuck to hours of cardio. sure, i was lighter, but wtf does that matter? IT DOESN’T. if you look at my “after” picture on the right, the appearance of it has definite decreased and my skin and legs are and feel much tighter.
don’t get me wrong though, i def still DO have cellulite to work on, it’s just not as obvious. and THAT’S OK! WE’RE HUMAN! cellulite or no cellulite, that doesn’t mean we’re not already AWESOME for sticking to a healthy lifestyle! DBAGS 4LYF!!!
BODY FAT % [April]: 17.1%
BODY FAT % [NOW!]: 16.1% (fyi: i measure with calipers)
CURRENT STATS: height- 5’5 1/2, weight- 121lbs, chest/waist/hip- 32/26/32
i’m pretty impressed with myself for actually strictly following the “80/20 Nutrition/Fitness” rule. sure, one can hulksmash it at the gym, one can lift heavy weights, one can go running forever, but the most important thing IS indeed clean-eating, and REAL clean-eating.
i stay within my specific macros (meaning yes, i measure all of my food), i completely cut alcohol out and will maybe have a couple of shots or a beer every other month O__o, and i allow one cheat meal/one cheat drink (as in tapioca ahaha) a week. ;p
and most importantly, NO, i do NOT eat less than 1000cal a day, that actually works AGAINST you. and NO, i DON’T just eat salad. in fact, i almost NEVER eat salad; my teeth are oddly too sensitive to cold lettuce and it makes it uncomfortable for me to eat. plus, salad gets really boring to eat. yes, it takes a lot more time, effort, and especially money to eat clean, but that’s definitely what it takes to lead and keep a healthy lifestyle. i'm not trying to get “skinny” (FCK THAT, thigh gaps ain't cute), i'm not trying to outlift others (that doesn't measure shit), i'm simply aiming to stay healthy and happy. and so far, i AM that.
Tried my #figure #suit !! I still have LOTS of work to do, but I can’t say I won’t be happy with this body off season lol. #pink #progress #nofilter #fitness #competition
HELL YES TO MY FRIEND VAL!!! you’re gonna do GREAT b/c you’re LOOKIN’ super great! hard work and dedication really does pay off yall, she’s walking proof!
…couldn’t help it, d-bag power devours. current progression that YES i AM damn proud of b/c YES this DOES take real time and real dedication! this is coming from a former 167-lb girl who REFUSED cardio (which i still hate) and could NOT give up Starbucks fraps for a LONNNG time.
#projectLIFE [b/c you can NOT get real long-term healthy results in 2-3 weeks, by a Cancun trip, by your birthday in 5 hours, by tomorrow le LMAO]
CARDIO LEGS vs LIFTING LEGS
in stupid spirit of it being a year since i started serious weight training, i wanted to post a before/after picture of a year’s difference. doesn’t look suuuper different, but my body fat % has dropped so much since last April and i definitely FEEL much stronger and douchebagger LOL. there’s no rush, it DOES take time. nobody can swole up in a month. but don’t let that discourage you, just be patient and hulksmash! the wait is VERY worth it, trust me. team anti-skinnyfat!!!
HIIT BOOT CAMP GOODNESS♥ never in my life have i done 1000 REPS of ANYTHING O__o nor have i ever drank that much water ahaha~ crazy good burn! shout-out to nonameFit! www.nonamefit.com
lunges schmunges… =~= the one exercise [next to single-leg DLs] that makes me feel like a total poossay. shout-out to yall real girl lifters!
added these to my leg days a couple of months ago and i LOVE ‘EM. [still doin BB squats for strength but only 1x a week] GOBs definitely does its magic with hypertrophy and building muscle, along with bettering your form. i’m holding only 40lbs here, aside my 135lb BB squats, so no ladies, you don’t haaave to lift super heavy weights to DO SQUATS and get progression! (of course, nothing too little either, knowing you CAN push yourself to go heavier. but form and health first!) SO SQUAT FO DAT AZZZZZ!!!
iamthekitkatjam said: I could sing you praise all day!!! You inspire the heck outta me!
thank you sooo much! :) i’m nothing but HAPPY to inspire others, b/c that’s my only reason for having my “fitblr” :p keep it up! girl power! ;)
FLEX’EM FRIDAYS!!! [LEGS/ASS/CORE]
finally got myself a heart rate monitor watch, which has made me realize how much more work i get done with weight-training than cardio.
today’s cardio stats (25min) = highest HPM: 134, calories burned: 183
today’s weight-training stats (30min) = highest HPM: 168, calories burned: 355
total calories burned (65min) = 538
so to those girls who think weight-training isn’t “it”, then have fun getting “fit” hahaha #DOUCHEBAG