Fit for Me. Fit for Life.

This is my motivational blog. It is for when I lose focus, drive or momentum. This is where I collect pictures, quotes and miscellaneous that inspires me. Health is my first priority, everything else comes second.

Bad Procrastinator!

Didn’t go to BodyPump yesterday even though I had was on schedual and I had the energy to do it.

The train I have to catch to get to BodyBalance leaves in two minutes. I could have caught it if a) I had packed my bags the night before or b) I hadn’t been going through reasons not to go vs reasons to go while preparing breakfast. Not the right behaviour Elise! The right thing would have been to stop thinking about it and just get your butt into some black leggings and out the door!

I can go to Circle in half an hou, but I think the instructor that I like is gone today, so it might be the same german woman from Tuesday… oh bloody hell!

Fit for Me, Fit for Life

How a Man with No Arms or Legs Will Swim All Around the World

fitvillains:

Even WITH arms & legs, this would be quite a story. Let it serve as inspiration to overcome your own challenges, whatever they may be!

Via Gizmodo

Philippe Croizon lost his arms and legs in a terrible accident 18 years ago. Since then, he has trained to become a world class athlete. This summer, the Frenchman is going to swim between every continent in the world.

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gladiatorgirls:

Dear Fat…

It’s so frustrating! I manage to eat well and regularly for a period, then something happens, or nothing happens, and I go stuff my face! WTF is wrong with me?! I can fell my muscles but thye are hidden underneath a layer of fat. How the fuck do I expect to get rid of it if I can’t stick to eating right for more than a few days or a week? My problem is I want results fast and I hate myself when I don’t see them. Snap the hell out of it and stick to good nutritious food in reasonable portions! I am making a commitment to myself, starting right now, that until the last day of school, June 11th, I will eat right. Fuck you fat.

gladiatorgirls:

Dear Fat…

It’s so frustrating! I manage to eat well and regularly for a period, then something happens, or nothing happens, and I go stuff my face! WTF is wrong with me?! I can fell my muscles but thye are hidden underneath a layer of fat. How the fuck do I expect to get rid of it if I can’t stick to eating right for more than a few days or a week? My problem is I want results fast and I hate myself when I don’t see them. Snap the hell out of it and stick to good nutritious food in reasonable portions! I am making a commitment to myself, starting right now, that until the last day of school, June 11th, I will eat right. Fuck you fat.

muffintop-less:

Do not give up what you want most, for what you want now!

If only I could follow this advice

muffintop-less:

Do not give up what you want most, for what you want now!

If only I could follow this advice

muffintop-less:

Got another picture back from one of my shoots! =)
Sometimes in life, going against what is normal and expected DOESN’T have negative repercussions…A few weeks ago during a photoshoot I was assisting on, I realized I wasn’t going to get to run back to my office to drink water. (As you guys know by now, I carry that embarrassingly massive gallon jug around with me so I remember how much water I’ve drank throughout the day). I didn’t want to forego drinking water and get dehydrated and hungry during the shoot, so I brought the jug out to the set. At first, people stared. It was awkard and I was kind of embarrassed. Some people even made comments like “wow.. that’s a lot of water”. However as the day went on and my gallon began to dwindle, more and more people started coming up to me and commenting on how “healthy” I was. Before I knew it, I was explaining the importance of water and the girls were all running to get big cups of their own. By the end of the shoot, just about everyone there had made a serious effort to down more H20!
The point of me sharing this story is to illustrate that sometimes, when you take the initiative to do something healthy or different, people will balk at first…. but if you can get them to see the benefits by being patient and being a positive role model.. they will eventually come over to your side! In the end.. it’s their prerogative and not everyone will want to follow in your footsteps. But other people’s unhealthy habits don’t have to be yours if you don’t want them to. Create your own path, and lead the way! =)
p.s…. I finally did it!! Here ya go loves! =Dhttps://www.facebook.com/MuffinTopL3SS 

muffintop-less:

Got another picture back from one of my shoots! =)

Sometimes in life, going against what is normal and expected DOESN’T have negative repercussions…
A few weeks ago during a photoshoot I was assisting on, I realized I wasn’t going to get to run back to my office to drink water. (As you guys know by now, I carry that embarrassingly massive gallon jug around with me so I remember how much water I’ve drank throughout the day). I didn’t want to forego drinking water and get dehydrated and hungry during the shoot, so I brought the jug out to the set. At first, people stared. It was awkard and I was kind of embarrassed. Some people even made comments like “wow.. that’s a lot of water”. However as the day went on and my gallon began to dwindle, more and more people started coming up to me and commenting on how “healthy” I was. Before I knew it, I was explaining the importance of water and the girls were all running to get big cups of their own. By the end of the shoot, just about everyone there had made a serious effort to down more H20!

The point of me sharing this story is to illustrate that sometimes, when you take the initiative to do something healthy or different, people will balk at first…. but if you can get them to see the benefits by being patient and being a positive role model.. they will eventually come over to your side! In the end.. it’s their prerogative and not everyone will want to follow in your footsteps. But other people’s unhealthy habits don’t have to be yours if you don’t want them to. Create your own path, and lead the way! =)

p.s…. I finally did it!! Here ya go loves! =D
https://www.facebook.com/MuffinTopL3SS 

Lactose Intolerant Binger’s Problems…

I got a text from the mother of the guy I tutor, and apparently he didn’t have enough homework this week, so that left me with three hours between school and dance to gorge on lactose products. Yay.

I know I tend to binge more when I am unpreoccupied, like today (apple crumble with vanilla sauce, three cheese sandwiches, lentil soup that was ment to be my healthy dinner between work and dance, and a whole sea salt chocolate bar) and yesterday when I was sick (two Guld Nougat bars, one B&J’s Half Baked and a grilled cheese sandwich).

This sucks double balls when I do it with junk that has lactose, since if I continue I could develope gluten intolerance which can lead to a bunch of other lovely things like paralysation and cancer. Fun.

I really need to not eat lactose, even when I binge, because it can cause bigger problems than an (EXTREMELY) bloated stomach and the possibility of more excessive fat.

So my game plan:

1. Get back into the habit of drinking a bottle of water every class to prevent bingeing

2. Swear off lactose completely, including at other people’s houses and lactose-free food

3. Even if I binge, it will not have a trace of lactose in it because I will remind myself that I don’t want cancer (which reminds me that I need to buy sunscreen)

4. Check everything I eat for lactose. For real this time!

I keep yo-yoing between methods and opinions when it comes to my food and how I think about it, but I need to get this lactose thing under control first I think.

Side note: I fail at life today; I dropped my phone so the battery fell out and forgot to rest the alarm, so it goes off at 1am, but I snooze until 2am, and do the same at 7am til 8am, miss my first train, think I just caught my second train but infact it was pulling out of the station, not arriving. That is a math lesson and psort doctor appointment down the drain. Good job deepsleeperandnotammorningperson.

Tomorrow is a new day, and I’m going to talk to the therapist again, so hopefully that will help with school or food or motivation. Weight training should help too.

Fit for Me, Fit for Life.

Whoop whoop

Good things that make me happy:

1. I’ve upped my sqatting weights to 7kg on each side, and when I squat I can feel the muscles in my thighs separating as well as being rock hard. My the muscles in my calves can be seen individually now too, and my bottom is perkier and getting nicely shaped up.

2. I’ve gotten a new sketch book and have glued the last piece of candy (Guld Nougat) I ever plan on eating in there. Combining art and my fitness goals will be a good thing I think.

3. I had my first session with my school “therapist” and she seems to be pretty good. I feel like I can handle things a bit more now, and hopefully she’ll be able to help me learn how to deal with my school, food and other personal issues.

Mum: “You’ve gained some weight I think.” Wake up call!

1. Making a fit inspiration sketch book

2. Calling the sports clinic and booking a time for my knee (It hurt so bad I had to leave yoga after five minutes. YOGA!)

3. Packing a healthy snack, planning my dinner and getting my butt to indoor walking tomorrow

4. Look over my meals and make a loose plan I can follow

5. Write in my food dairy again. I can’t stop just because I don’t want to see the crap I’ve consumed the past few days.

Fit for Me, Fit for Life

Eating with Friends… No thank you

This week my friend who is currently living in Paris came to visit. I know that she has some body issues and ofcourse I don’t want to make her more insecure, so when she offered me chocolate I accepted and had a few pieces. Then I had a white hot chocolate, and white chocolate cheesecake, and cookies and chocolate and nougat and a jar of peanut butter and chocolate covered peanuts and more nougat and more chocolate. See a pattern here..?

I accepted my “trigger” (I know that if I eat one peice, I go on a few days long binge. I just work like that) because I thought I was doing something good for my friend. Now that I think about it, it wasn’t really good for anyone. I felt sick and guilty, and my stomach got bloated thanks to the lactose, and my friend didn’t benefit from it. If I would have said no, I would have set a great example that crap does not belong in a healthy body and I would have saved myself a few hundred calories and crowns. Had my friend been offended, I could always explain that I’m lactose or that I want to make healthy choices since my body is not a rubbish bin, and she would have to love it or leave it.

A friend will support you in your adventures, or atleast not sabotage you.

I’ve got to learn not to give into peer pressure. It’s fine for me to eat proper, home made food that isn’t as nutricious as I eat usually, but candy and that rubbish is not. The only thing passing my lips when I see that from now on is the phrase “No thank you”.

Fit for Me, Fit for Life