How do YOU stay motivated?
Let’s be honest: we all cheat sometimes. We all fall off the wagon. We sometimes cave to the sugary goodness that is Halloween candy. We’re human. It happens. But the most important question: How do you get back on track? How do you keep making progress towards your health-related goals? I’m going to compile a list of my favorites from you guys! But first, here’s what I...
s-uppertime asked: Okay, so I have a membership at a 24 Hour Fitness and I go a couple times a week and work out. I usually erg (I'm a rower) and bike (my coach recommends it). I really want to start running too but I'm kind of intimidated... I used to be a runner but I stopped. How do I start up again? I know it sounds bad but I feel kind of embarrassed... There's too many fit people running next to...
meggolovely asked: Hey, so my latest blog post was really inspired by yours and other healthy weight-loss blogs. Seeing and reading posts on here has helped me to make small changes to get a better lifestyle. Thank you.
theinexperiencedgirl asked: So if your body goes into starvation mode it clings on to the fat? What if it is in starvation mode for a long period of time? Granted, that's not healthy, but wouldn't you lose weight?
cupcak3d-deactivated20120416 asked: Woah, I do my soup the same way as you. Wewt ^_^
teenytinythighs asked: Oh hey, jsut stopping by to admit that I'm madly in love with you (and your blog) :D
run-like-an-animal asked: I'm interested in going vegetarian, I'm thinking I'll try it for a month and then decide if I want to stick with it or not. That said, I know it can get expensive to buy lots of fresh vegetables and fruits and nuts and the sort, and being a poor student, money is tight. Any recipes/advice/suggestions/comments on going vegetarian without killing your bank account? Thanks :)
wontstopuntilimfit asked: Okay, so I thought when you burned calories at the gym, you had to eat enough calories to make at least 1000. (Healthy eating, of course.) But after some posts by the people I follow, I did a little google research and have gotten different answers. Some say you don't eat the calories back, and some say you do. So, which is it? (I'm asking because I eat between 1000-1200 calories a day,...
collarbonespretty asked: hello there! you are by far my favorite healthy eating blog. I was just shocked when I wanted to add tuna salad to my diet plan and found that it has so much calories! I won't be able to eat that as I will pass my daily limit, could you please advice if it's any good or safe to eat in a diet?
eyeslikewildflowerrs asked: i was told that we burn 2000 calories naturally a day. that's why females should consume 2000 cals to maintain their bodyweight. can you ellaborate on this? :L im so confused on how its true..
do-it-for-you-deactivated201203 asked: hey i just wanted to drop you a line to say; you inspire me, and im sorry if that's cheesy but i only discovered your tumblr a week ago and you've already inspired me to begin to eat healthier and to excercise more. I'm by no means overweight or unhealthy but your tumblr has just been a wake up call. to love my body and to look after it. thank you so much!
wrapmeindreams asked: I have an urge to find out where you live (not in a creepy way, mind) so that I can give you a massive hug in thanks for this blog. You've helped me HEAPS! Everytime I read your blog I want to go running ;) Feels SO good. So yeah, hugs from Australia! xx
emilygoesahoy asked: (Part 2) Please help. With work-outs I should try. I have no time to work-out just like I said, I baby sit after school. Also, I have no motivation, which really sucks.. Im also a vegetarian. I started feel so good about myself, but ehh it just all went away. I try to push myself, like running a mile and etc. But its not coming off, or the results are not showing. Plus, I have been soo terrified...
Ultimate List: Best Up-Tempo Workout Songs...
Thanks to you, I went on an itunes shopping spree and bought a whole bunch of workout songs. Here are my favorites, all submitted by you wonderful people! Every single song by LMFAO. Especially Party Rock Anthem and I’m Sexy and I Know It. Except do not, under any circumstances, watch the music video for “I’m Sexy and I Know It”. You will be scarred for life. Trust me on...
lornasaurusrex asked: Am I the only one on the planet who gets hungrier when I eat fruit or veggies? Endless source of frustration for me!
suckmybig asked: How many calories do you need to eat in one day? I am 5' 4'' and weigh 130.
dream-me-ohdreamer asked: i know its terrible, but i NEVER exercise. i really want and need to change my lifestyle, so starting tonight i'm going to exercise. is there anything particular i should do? should i always stretch before AND afterwards? should i walk, do aerobics, or what?
ana-mation-deactivated20111112- asked: I'm confused as to why runs shouldn't be more than 3-5 miles?
whtvr-whtvr-deactivated20120501 asked: When running for weight loss, I understand you aim for long endurance at a low incline. Could you give an example of how long a good run should be?
getitgirllll asked: Im in college and I go to a science school, so there is always alot of stress. I want to lose about 30-35 pounds, i know it wont happen at once so right now im gonna focus on getting at leat 12 pounds lighter in the near future. I do not know where to start, my dad bought me a meal plan so i do not want to skimp on the disgusting caf food, i usually get soem veggies in a take out box. I read so...
gallifreyanturtles asked: Yesterday, while watching a movie with my mom, instead of reaching for the can of Pringles, I got my 5lb dumbbells and did arm work outs and situps while watching it. I just thought I should share that with someone that has inspired me a lot :3
Commonly Asked Question: How Much Weight Can I...
Trying to lose a certain amount of weight for Halloween/Prom/summer/graduation/spontaneous dance-off? Here’s an awesome calculator to help you out! It gives you a rough estimate about how much you should weigh by when depending on how many calories you eat, your activity level, and your height/weight and all that jazz. A Few Super-Important Notes: According to this calendar, I can lose...
Promoting Your Blog
I usually don’t post links to other blogs and say, “visit here!” However, some of you guys have amazing Tumblrs. Seriously, they’re awesome. So if you want to get your blog out there, submit a Reality Check via my Ask Box and I’ll create the best ones in Photoshop and post them with links to your blogs. You get exposure to my 7,000 followers, and I get new content....
sadveil asked: Hi! I was just wondering if there was anything that could help with bloating? Kickin blog! xx
msnicoledarling asked: you give the BEST advice! i was wondering if you could help me too. basically, i love sweets. i want something sweet(preferably chocolatey) after lunch AND dinner both days! i feel like part of its pavlovian, trained to want dessert after the meals, but part of its i just love them! how can i combat the instinct/urge but also indulge healthily? any ideas of websites with healthy sweets recipes?...
lavendergirl asked: I've been eating better and exercising for a few months now, and have lost 20lbs in the process!! I still have 30lbs to go, and my workout consists of boxing for 20 min (beating the dummy in my basement silly), and speedwalking at an incline for about 35 minutes. What else would be good to add in to my routine, so I can burn those last 30 lbs?
glimpsesofglitter asked: I know strength training is important but how important is it to losing weight? I am definitely one of those girls who is clueless when it comes to lifting weights..what do you recommend starting with?
acquiringfit asked: You're my second crush, just so you know :)
I’ve been getting a lot of asks about my workout playlist, which is pretty much composed of bands probably three people in the world listen to nowadays, like The Black Keys and INXS’ new stuff. Oh, and soundtrack music from my favorite movies. Frankly, I’m curious what other people’s playlists are comprised of. So instead of gracing all of you with my eccentric indie...
over-the-rainbows asked: Hi again! This is the girl who asked about losing weight for her role in a show! Thanks so sooo much for the advice! How many reps of those suggestions would you recommend?